Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 49 sneak peek!

9th October 2017


Creative Stamping 49 sneak peek!

This issue’s edition of Creative Stamping hits the shelves on 12th Oct, so put the date in your diary!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so this month we’re bringing you our stunning Christmas Sparkle stamp set! Issue 49 of Creative Stamping hits the shelves on Thursday 12th October, and as ever, the team has been hard at work to bring you inspiring ideas using your free stamp set, plus all the latest releases from the stamping world! Including mixed media marvels from Visible Image, festive designs from Sizzix and a sneak peek at brand-new designs from Hobby Art!


In this issue’s Take One Stamp feature, Liane Hodges showcases the versatility of the star stamp with stunning results. If you’re looking for more inspiration for Christmas designs or all-occasion cards, then look no further!

The most wonderful time



free stamps

white 7”-square card blank

white & pink cardstock

Pale Silver Centura Pearl cardstock

white embossing powder

VersaMark inkpad

manual die-cutting machine

Crafter’s Companion Textures Elements Snow 8×8” embossing folder

Creative Dies Stars Nesting die set

Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

Quartz Stamps by Me Bobby Dazzler Ultra Fine Dust

adhesive sheets

Zig 2 Way Glue Pen

heat tool

3D foam pads

How to create

1 Emboss a piece of Centura Pearl cardstock, trim and matt it onto the card front.

2 Attach an adhesive sheet to a piece of white cardstock and die-cut it into a star. Remove the backing and cover it with glitter.

3 Die-cut a nesting star from pink cardstock, stamp and heat-emboss the star onto it and layer both toppers onto the card front using 3D foam pads.

4 Cover a white 7” border with glitter as before, mount it across the bottom of the card front.

5 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment onto border of pink cardstock and affix it to the glitter border using 3D foam pads to finish.

The lovely Jo Boland brought us fun festive projects using the latest ranges from Sizzix, we couldn’t squeeze all of Jo’s projects into the mag so here are some quick and easy Christmas tags to have a go at!

Festive tags



kraft tags

black, green, red & pink cardstock

manual die-cutting machine

Sizzix Framelits Stocking & Holly die & stamp set

VersaMark inkpad

Autumn Red Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops

3D foam pads

baker’s twine

How to create

1 Die-cut stockings from three contrasting cardstock colours, and stamp the stocking image onto them using VersaMark ink.

2 Stamp and die-cut holly leaves, embellish them with Crystal Drop berries and affix one to each stocking.

3 Mount the stocking toppers onto kraft tags using 3D foam pads and thread the tags with baker’s twine to finish.

That’s all for this issue, you can order your copy of issue 49 from when it hits the shelves on Thursday 12th October!


And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for our special 50th anniversary issue of Creative Stamping! That’s right, we’re turning 50 and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with Hunkydory to bring you an exclusive A4 Winter Warmers stamp set! You’re not going to want to miss this one, so pop the 9th November in your diary NOW! 

Happy stamping!

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