Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 88 sneak peek!

25th September 2020


Creative Stamping 88 sneak peek!

We’re kick-starting your Christmas stamping with issue 88 featuring stamps AND DIES from John Lockwood, also known as John Next Door. It’s on sale from 1st October, you’ll find it in your usual supermarkets, craft retailers and of course you can always order online at

Issue 88 is packed to the brim with festive stamping ideas using this fantastic set, and of course it’s so versatile we’ve got all-occasion cards covered too, so you can use this set all-year-round!

In addition to all the stamps on here, you also get this fabulous die set to make your cutting just that bit easier, and you too will be able to make stunning cards like this Christmas pop-up box from Sam Calcott, who joins our Creative Stamping Design Team this month.

You’ll find ideas and inspiration throughout the magazine for this brilliant die set, plus technique-led features and skill-building ideas for all levels!

We couldn’t fit all the amazing inspiration into the magazine so here are a couple of extra cards for you.

Firstly, we have Lisa Robson’s beautiful festive make:

Season’s greetings


Floral Christmas stamp set

white A6 card blank

watercolour cardstock

red & green mirror card

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Quickie glue pen

irridescent glitter 

watercolour pencils



3D foam pads 

manual die-cutting machine

How to create

1 Using the individual sprig stamps, stamp into each corner of a piece of watercolour cardstock trimmed to fit the card front. Colour using watercolour pencils and a waterbrush. 

2 Stamp the hanging wreath onto another piece of watercolour cardstock and colour as before, then cut out leaving a narrow border.

3 Stamp the sentiment at the top of the panel, before adding the wreath on 3D foam pads. Matt and layer this panel onto red and green mirror card and adhere to card blank.

4 Use a Quickie glue pen add irridescent glitter to the little berries.

Secondly, we have an extra card featuring John Next Door’s brand new stamp releases, and check out our special offer I the magazine so you can save money on these gorgeous products too!

Snowflower tag card


white A6 card blank

pink, grey & white Crafts Too linen cardstock

pink pearl cardstock


John Next Door Snowflower stamp & die sets

Floral Christmas stamp set

Smokey Grey VersaFine inkpad

Summer Craft Artist Petal Inkpad set

Clear Aladine IZINK embossing inkpad

white Aladine IZINK embossing powder



heat tool

John Next Door Additions Luggage Tags die set

manual die-cutting machine

How to create

1 Die-cut the small tag from grey and pink cardstock, then cut one more tag from vellum.

2 Stamp flowers in pink on the pink tag.

3 Stamp the snowflowers in clear ink onto pink pearl cardstock and white heat-emboss.

Die-cut using the matching die and create one flower, adding the centre stamen and a pearl in the centre. Arrange with white foliage from the pine branch die plate as shown.

4 Stamp the sentiment in grey ink onto the vellum tag and offset the other tags behind this adding white ribbon through the holes at the top.

5 Layer a white rectangle of cardstock onto pink and grey cardstock, then affix to the card front. Affix the tags on top using 3D foam pads.

That’s all from us for this month, but look out for our downloads post where you san get your Monster Madness Digi stamps.

We can’t go without the sneakiest peek at issue 89, on sale on 29th October, with a fantastic stained-glass theme and oh-so-useful sentiment die!

Look out for issue 88 when it hits the shops. As always, we love to see your makes so don’t forget to send them to me, or share them on our Facebook page. Have you visited CraftWorld yet? We have a Reader’s Gallery on there and we are always looking for cards to share in the next issue! Make sure you get in touch.
In the meantime, happy stamping!

Nicky, Editor

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