Wednesday, March 2, 2022

STAMPlorations new stamp release - It's a Hot Mess!

 Hello crafty friends and welcome!
Today is the start of a two-day blog hop to showcase
my brand new stamp line at STAMPlorations!
These are available for pre-order now until the 15th.

For a chance to win a Chris Dring Designs set of your choice, simply leave a comment
here, on the Inspiration Ladies posts, and on the STAMPlorations post. The winner will be
announced on March 10th.
Today we are showcasing Hot Mess!

Here are some cards I've made using this set:

This was a super easy card to create, thanks to the main panel
I selected from the Quick Cards #5 -Artsy Florals A2 Card Fronts.
I trimmed it a tad because I like the card base to show and act as
a matte at the same time. 😊 I stamped the sentiment from the
Hot Mess set on a piece of gray card, notched one end and
adhered. As a finishing touch, I added some silver sequins from the


Last week I blogged about using gilding flakes for the first time
on this post. This was another of the die cuts I used with it, and
I love how it looks! I started out by die cutting the largest die from
I sponged gray ink on opposite corners through the
Dots All Over Stencil and used another stamp from the
Hot Mess stamp set in the bottom corner.
I used gilding flakes on the solid die from the
Zen Coffee Cup Layering dies and cut the intricate layer from
black card stock. Using one of the stamps from the
Brave One stamp set, I repurposed it to use
as the steam coming from the cup!


In case you missed the STAMPlorations post on Monday, here
are the first three cards I made using this set:

All of these use ATC's from the Retro Fashionistas ATC Ephemera
and one of the border dies from Art Edges dies.

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting! Don't forget to check out what
the Inspiration Ladies have created and leave comments for a chance to
win a Chris Dring Designs stamp set of your choice!

I hope that you have a wonderful day!


  1. Fun sarky sentiments and lovely cards. HUgz

  2. I sincerely admire and appreciate you humor. What a fun and appropriate way to make others laugh. So glad you are part of the Stamplorations team, and I enjoyed seeing your cards!

  3. Love the new stamps, Chris, they look great with the ATCs! Great work, sistah, Jo x

  4. I LOVE THEM ALL! Especially the ladies and the coffee one!

  5. The Retro Fashionistas are perfect for snarky sentiments. They make the sentiments stand out!!! Love these

  6. Congratulations on your new stamp sets! I love those snarky sentiments, especially paired with the fashionistas. I can imagine them saying these sentiments with their stoic faces!


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