Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 63 sneak peek

5th October 2018


Creative Stamping 63 sneak peek

Issue 63 is on sale on 11th October but we are so excited, we can’t wait to share this one with you!

In this issue we have not one but TWO A4 stamp plates featuring 12 Days of Christmas, designed by the amazingly talented Kay Whittaker. In this set you have twelve iconic images with the accompanying phrase for each, a selection of co-ordinating script sentiments and greetings and delightful background stamps to match each focal image. If this is not enough, we have a complete set of beautiful numbers to complete your projects, be it naming the days of Christmas or celebrating milestone moments, and in our jam-packed magazine, we show you how!

In fact this month’s issue is positively brimming over with inspiration, and we have a huge selection of cards to share with you on here.

Five gold rings by Jane Roy, Perfect paper


12 Days of Christmas stamp set

white 6”-square card blank

white cardstock

First Edition Perfect Christmas 6×6” paper pad

gold mirror card

alcohol markers

Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad

paper flower

Diamond Ranger Stickles glitter glue

3D foam pads


How to create

1 Cut a diagonal section from the front of the card blank and cover with cream patterned paper.

2 Line the inside of the card with gold mirror card and layer red patterned paper on top leaving a narrow border.

3 Cut a 4.5cm-deep strip of cream patterned paper to measure the width of the card. Shape with scissors to look like a snowy hillside and add to the card front using 3D foam pads along the lower edge.

4 Stamp the tree image and cut out. Colour in and add to the card front, tucking behind the shaped paper strip.

5 Stamp the sentiments and cut into label shapes. Add to the inside and front of the card, using 3D foam pads.

6 Decorate with glitter glue, a flower, gems and pearls to finish.


Top tip

Use a darker green pen to add dots to the tree to re-create the pine texture

Next up we have this beautiful inked card by Sarah Gray

Three French hens, Sarah Gray, Clean & simple


12 Days of Christmas stamp set

A6 white card blank

white & purple cardstock

lilac glitter tape

VersaMark inkpad

white Hero Arts embossing powder

Shades of Purple Altenew Mini Cube Inks

colouring pencils

Post-it notes


How to create

1 Stamp the first hen on the left of a 14.8x9cm panel of white cardstock using light purple ink. Stamp again on a Post-it note and cut a mask.

2 Apply the mask and stamp the next hen along in deeper purple before moving the mask to that hen and stamp the final hen in the darkest shade.

3 Add detail and shading on each hen with corresponding coloured pencils and add shading around their feet to ground them.

4 Add glitter tape to the top and bottom of the card front before fixing the central panel over the top with foam tape.

5 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment on purple cardstock and add it to the card front as shown.


Top tip

When masking images think about which image you want to be at the front of the design. By stamping and masking that first, everything else will appear behind it

We have a fabulous Stretch your stamps feature from SarahJane Smallwood-Smith who showcases the stamps beyond Christmas.

She has made this beautiful wedding card using the images. from the stamps, and you must check out her feature in the magazine for anniversary ideas and special birthdays!


Wedding day, Sarah Jane Smallwood-Smith, Stretch your stamps


12 Days of Christmas stamp set

Little Claire Designs Bunting stamp set

white & brown cardstock

white A6 card blank

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Naturals & Florals Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils

ink-duster brushes


black fine-line pen

3D foam pads

Spellbinders Open Scallop Edge Circles classic die set

circle nesting dies

manual die-cutting machine


How to create

1 Stamp bunting containing the word ‘wedding’ across the top of a 5¼x3¼” panel of white cardstock and add the ‘My true love’ sentiment across the top. Draw additional lines to the edge of the panel and add a simple bow.

2 Scribble green AquaBlend pencil crayon onto spare cardstock, add water and pick up a small amount on your paint brush to colour the bunting, keeping the darker shading to the top.

3 Layer onto brown cardstock, trimming a narrow border and attach to the card front.

4 Die-cut the second largest Spellbinders scalloped circle from brown cardstock and attach to the card front as shown using 3D foam pads. Die-cut a white circle to fit inside the brown circle, using and adhere to the scalloped circle.

5 Stamp the two turtle doves on white cardstock and cut out. Using a pink AquaBlend pencil, scribble onto a scrap cardstock, add water and pick up a small amount on your paintbrush to colour in the doves, shading a little as shown.

6 Cut out the doves and attach to the circle topper as shown using 3D foam pads.

Top tip

Use a stamp positioning tool for clear stamping and the chance to over-stamp sentiments for crisp detail

We got hold of some beautiful stamps from the latest Stampin’Up! catalogue and I couldn’t wait to try them, never having used these products before. I loved these, and created some contemporary designs in my favourite colours – green and pink! I got a bit carried away, so here are two cards using the set

Mistletoe diamond



white A6 card blank

white & pink cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Mistletoe Season stamp set

Cottage Ivy & Bamboo Leaves Memento inkpads

VersaMark inkpad

white embossing powder

heat tool

alcohol markers

pink gems

3D foam pads

How to create

1 Stamp the open mistletoe in Cottage Ivy ink diagonally onto a 6.5cm square of white cardstock. Matt onto a square of pink and colour in. Stamp the bow onto spare cardstock, colour in, cut out and adhere to the top of the mistletoe.

2 Using the bold mistletoe stamp, create two vertical borders onto a panel of cardstock using Bamboo Leaves ink. Blend ink up the edges to soften, then stamp the berries in VersaMark ink and heat-embossing in white. Stamp the sentiment towards the bottom as shown.

3 Matt the background onto pink cardstock then affix to the card front. Add the diamond topper using 3D foam pads and decorate with gems on the mistletoe.

Top tip

Use the same ink for stamping and blending for a subtle and stylish look. For example, Memento ink blends nicely with an ink-blending sponge and creates super sharp stamped images


Christmas present


White12.5cm-square card blank

white & pink cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Mistletoe Season stamp set

Cottage Ivy & Bamboo Leaves Memento inkpads

Mowed Lawn Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

VersaMark inkpad

white & clear embossing powder

heat tool

alcohol markers


green ribbon

3D foam pads

How to create

1 Stamp fir branches along both sides of a 10cm square of white cardstock, then matt onto pink cardstock and affix to the card front.

2 Use VersaMark ink to stamp the bow across a panel of pink cardstock and heat-emboss in white. Wrap green ribbon round the panel.

3 Stamp the mistletoe image onto pink cardstock using Distress Oxide Ink and clear heat-emboss. Cut out, leaving a narrow pink border, and affix onto the present then add a stamped tag and the bow.

4 Affix to the card blank on an angle and add pearls to the mistletoe to finish.

Top tip

Look towards the unlikely stamps to make backgrounds for present wrapping

Wow! What a lot of cards!

There’s one more, but we are giving it a special blog post all of its own, so look out for Copic colouring queen Clare Rowlands, the artist behind Daisy Mae design, and her extra project to complement her magazine makes in issue 63.

You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 63 from when it goes on sale on Thursday 11th October, and feel free to send your letters and amazing stamping creations to Nicky at or

That’s all for now, before I go, I’d just like to share an extra-sneaky peek of our stamps with issue 64, on sale on 8th November. Once again we have an extra gift, another first for Creative Stamping!

We love the stamps and dies together, and we are delighted to welcome John Lockwood, also known as John Next Door to out magazine with his first designs on our covermount!

As you’ll see in the next magazine, we have a wealth of inspiration using these stamps and dies together – we can’t wait to share it with you.

Happy stamping!


  1. Marjorie Appleby

    Lovely magazine however I bought mine today at my local supermarket and I have 2 sets of the same stamps. The first days with the words on

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hi Marjorie, I have sent you an email. Best wishes, Nicky, editor

  2. Barbara

    I went to Tesco and did not buy it's both sets of stamps were the same.

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hello Barbara, I believe you have now bought this magazine and Mike, our editorial assistant has sorted the issue of the missing stamp set for you. I hope they will be with you very soon Best wishes, Nicky, editor

  3. Margaret Smith

    A lovely magazine however I just bought it today and I have 2 sets of the first sheet of stamps with the words on but no stamps for the later days. Very disappointing.

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hello Margaret, please email with your details and we can sort this for you. There has been an error in packing a few sets of the stamps but we will be able to get the missing set to you.

  4. Margaret

    Lovely magazine except I have same problem as Marjorie i.e. I have 2 sheets of the set of stamps with the words but no stamps for the later days. It's very disappointing.

  5. Dianne Challis

    I have same problem, 2 sheets of the set of stamps

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Please email your address and which stamp set you are missing, to and we will get the missing set sent to you. Best wishes, Nicky Gilburt

  6. Lisa gough

    I too bought the magazine with two sets of identical stamps. I returned it and cannot find any in the local shops with two different sets of stamps, can I buy direct from you ?

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hi Lisa, Yes you can buy from or Best wishes, Nicky, editor


    How do I get into ppjump to enter competitions please I've tried everything

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hello Joan, please type the address into the address bar at the top of your browser and it will take you straight to the competition. best of luck!

  8. Colette Kilby

    Hello. I’ve just received he November issue with the address of ..../CS64 to enter the competition but I can only access CS63..... How do I get to this month’s competition page please?

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hi Colette, I have just tried that link myself and it took me to the CS64 giveaway page, I have no idea why it didn't work for you first time. Please click on to enter, good luck!

  9. Linda Mott

    I typed this in and this is what I got---This survey is not accepting additional responses at this time. Thank You!

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hello Linda, the giveaways for CS63 closed and the winners were drawn on 15th November. Sorry! Best wishes, Nicky, editor

  10. Gail Moran

    Hi, I have tried many times to enter www.ppjump/CS65 with capital CS and lore case CS bit cannot access

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hi Gail, I am not sure why this has happened. It appears to be working now but if it's not for you, please try this link Best wishes, Nicky, editor

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