Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 65 sneak peek!

30th November 2018


Creative Stamping 65 sneak peek!

Issue 65 is on sale from 6th December but we couldn’t wait to share this one with you!

Let’s  do some cardmaking planning with our fabulous 12 Months of Flowers stamp plates – so many stamps that we needed a second plate to make sure we could fit everything in and bring you a whole year of crafting inspiration!

This issue features a flower for every month, plus the names of each one and the corresponding month for each. If you’re in any doubt about which flower goes with which month, we have the full list on the backing card, which also features its own inspiration as usual!

Inside this magazine you will find projects galore showcasing the flowers in all sorts of styles, traditional and contemporary, with detailed and layered cards alongside clean and simple makes.


This issue’s masterclass gets creative with Distress Oxide Ink techniques, and we have fabulous features from Crafter’s Companion, Pink Fresh Studio, Lawn Fawn and WOW!, with cards for men covered across the board, especially in our Digital stamps feature using Di’s Digis.


We have a couple of cards we couldn’t fit in the magazine to share with you here. Firstly here’s Jane Roy‘s Mother’s Day make, from her Clean and simple feature.

Mother’s Day

12 Months of Flowers stamp set
Clearly Besotted Happy sentiment stamps
white A6 card blank
white cardstock
Pink Paislee Summer Lights 6×6” paper pad
alcohol markers
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Stamp the sentiment at the bottom of a 6.5x11cm panel of white cardstock.
2 Stamp the flower image overlapping the left edge of the panel and colour in using alcohol markers.
3 Add patterned paper to the card blank leaving a narrow border.
4 Affix the image panel to the card front using 3D foam pads.
5 Embellish with a pearl to finish.

Top tip
Creating a card with few embellishments allows the coloured image to become the focus and creates a stylish CAS card

Next we have Kim Dellow‘s make, stretching the stamps to make a background panel:

Birthday daffodil

12 Months of Flowers stamp set
white A6 card blank
green & white cardstock
Jet Black & Rose Madder Ranger Archival Ink
Faber-Castell Polychromos colouring pencils
stamp-positioning tool (optional)
3D foam pads
How to create
1 Affix a layer of green cardstock to the card front and cut a panel of white cardstock to fit.
2 Stamp the words at an angle in a row down the left-hand side of the white panel. Stamp the same words in the same pattern onto two pieces of ribbon.
3 Tie one piece of ribbon around the other and trim then stick the ribbon to the panel with the tied part over the line of words.
4 Stick the panel to the card and add a stamped, coloured and cut-out flower and the sentiment to finish.

Top Tip
You don’t need to have a positioning tool to do this but it does make it easier. If you don’t have one, place the stamps in the order and angle you want on an acrylic block and re-use it on the ribbons and panel


Lastly, we have a fabulous make from Chair Moss, showcasing Lawn Fawn‘s Thanks a Latte stamps

Love ya a latteMaterials
white 41/4×51/2” card blank
Lawn Fawn Thanks A Latte stamp & die set
Lawn Fawn Gingham Backdrop stamps
Lawn Fawn Birch Trees, Mini Snowflakes, Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Window & Stitched Hillside Border dies
Lawn Fawn Large & Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables die sets
Pixie Dust Lawn Fawn Sparkle cardstock
Blue Jay, Mermaid & White Lawn Fawn cardstock
Clear, Jet Black, Peacock, Doe & Wild Rose Lawn Fawn inkpads
White Lawn Fawn embossing powder
heat tool
Studio Katia Sparkling Sea Confetti
Copic markers
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine

How to create
1 Stamp the gingham background onto the card blank. Stamp the images on white cardstock and colour, then use co-ordinating dies to cut them out.
2 Cut a frame from blue cardstock, trees from white cardstock, then the ground and snowflakes from glitter card.
3 Arrange the trees and adhere to the card base. Layer the ground at the bottom of the card front then layer the frame over the entire perimeter of the card.
4 Stamp the sentiment in clear ink on blue cardstock, heat-emboss in white and cut into small banners.
5 Adhere the coffee cups and sentiment using 3D foam pads, add snowflake embellishments and stamp steam from coffee cups directly onto the background to finish.

Top tip
Stamp the faces in coloured ink once all colouring is dry, to prevent smudging

That’s almost it from us this month, all that remains is to wish our lovely readers and stampers a very Merry Christmas, and give you a heads up for our new year issue – called New Year New You! Issue 66 will be on sale from 3rd January 2019.


You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 65 from when it goes on sale on Thursday 6th December, and feel free to send your letters and amazing stamping creations to me, or

Until next time – happy stamping!






Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.