Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Topflight, Christmas in July and Carabelle.



We celebrate Christmas in July again this week at home

Topflight



I wanted this time to give my card a more traditional side

I once again worked with the beautiful stamps Carabelle Studio


"Des cadeaux de Noël"



Here are my Copic colors:

G07-G12-G24 and G28
R01-R05-R14-R46 and R89

My papers are from the collection

My Mind's eye "Comfort and Joy"

Nathalie Fournier for Topflight



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas Tags

Welcome to the Topflights Stamp blog.   Steph here again showcasing the Stitched Angel Ornaments Stamp set from Creative Expressions.  Be sure to check out the store to see all the amazing stamps from around the world.  This set comes from England. 

We are continuing this week with a Christmas in July theme and I've made some Christmas tags this week.



I stamped the tree, the star and the angel with embossing ink and heat set each with gold embossing powder.  Next, I fussy cut each piece.


My first tag starts with a shipping tag which I covered with blue pattern paper.  I stamped and embossed small stars on the tag then added the large star on top with foam adhesives.  Merry Christmas was added on a slight angle under the star.


For my next tag, I used some fun and festive Christmas paper and placed the angel on top with foam adhesives.


Finally, I placed the tree atop a green  print with foam adhesives for dimension.  I stamped Merry Christmas, and for a different effect, I cut it apart and added the words in 2 spots on the tag.



These will look absolutely adorable on Christmas packages, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by and please pop by my blog for more crafty inspiration. 

See you next Tuesday.

Steph

Monday, July 24, 2017

Oh Little Town....

Hi guys.  It's Clare with you today to share with you my second project of Topflight Stamps, Christmas in July.  A little less traditional today but I have chosen to go with some bright and zingy colours to make a vibrant snowy town scene.


I prepared my card using Paperartsy Fresco Acrylic paints.  I stamped a row of Rubberdance Textured Houses onto white tissue paper, heat embossed and put them onto my card with matt medium.



I am really excited to have this set of stamps!  I can se so many uses such as new home cards and I cant wait to use these in a journal spread. 



I added some extra colour to the houses using some Neocolour II water soluble crayons before adding some of my own doodles and highlighting the windows.  Finally some sparkly stickles to layer the houses with snow!

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Thank you for stopping by today.  There is something new on the blog everyday so remember to check back to see what the rest of the team have been creating.

Happy Crafting,

Clare.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Crafty Individuals Reindeer Card

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

It's Donna here today and I have a Christmas card to kick our Christmas in July Sale. All items in the Christmas/Winter Category are 25% from today through Friday, July 28!! No code needed. 



I made this card using the Crafty Individuals Snowflake Rudolph stamp. I just stamped with Versafine ink and water colored the image. I also add some Zazz Icicle Glitter glue to the snowflakes to add a little sparkle. And I added brown to the edges with a Tombow Mono marker. I love that this stamp is so detailed you don't have to add much to the card to make it interesting. 

Snowflake Rudolph

Be sure to come back each day this week for more Christmas in July Inspiration from our Design Team.
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Steampunk Art Journal

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Today we have an gorgeous art journal spread created by our Guest Designer Lisa Hoel. She loves to create Steampunk projects and this one is just stunning. To see how she created this Steampunk art journal check out her blog.



Lisa used a wonderful Carabelle Stamp Set called The Heart Has its Reasons and the Visible Image set called Scripted Streets.


The Heart has its Reasons

Scripted Streets

Friday, July 21, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in July!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Irit here today and I am going to share my Christmas in July inspiration for Topflight StampsLet's begin from two odd things first.

How can we even think about making Winter and Holidays  projects with this heat outside? But, actually we all do. Lots of sites  show Christmas releases and projects right now. It make the outside less hot, for me at least. Second important odd thing is that I am Jewish and we don't even celebrate Christmas, but we do celebrate New Year and Winter season.

But for me Christmas is all about my childhood. I was born in Ukraine and moved to Israel when I was about 15, so I still remember and adore all Holiday symbols, colors and tastes and I really love to craft for my friends and part of my family.

Finally, here is my Christmas in July card for you to see.



As you can see it's a layered scene made with one single stamp set- IndigoBlu " Looks like rain, dear" red rubber stamps set.
For my card, I used the small stamps from the set, all five of them. Some were stamped directly on the card stock and some were stamped and hand cut and then glued over the card. The sentiment spot was stamped, die cut and added on the corner.



As you can see I used 4 wave dies (just non-branded cheap ones) to make the snow landscape.
I used  acrylic paint to make the blue background and added "snow effect" with white pearlized 3d paint.



I hope that you liked my Winter inspiration today and next week I am going to share the totally different project made with the very same stamp set. And as for now- run to the shop and see the largest in USA selection of non-USA artistic stamps and  the best ever Holiday section.

If I made my very first Holiday project you  should think about it too. And if you want to visit my blog and to see more of my work- you are mostly welcome!

Irit

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time to Make The Christmas Cards!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Karen Bearse here to bring some HOHOHO to your day! I decided to start working on my December Daily by making a journal card. It is all ready for me to add my journal info on it.



This card was made using the wonderful Christmas Tree stamp by Katzelkraft. It has fun doodles inside the tree & Merry Christmas written in different languages.


I hope this helps you with your Christmas card decisions, I have a wee tutorial on my blog you can check it out here! See you next week when I will be playing with something that requires lots of snow... Thanks for stopping by & please sign up for our newsletter so you get all the deals!!

Karen