Summer Fun With Isha

 

 

Hi everyone, Isha has been sharing her sun umbrella with some exotic birds this year! We just love this fun design.

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Materials used:- 
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Crimson Red (RD4), Bark (BR5), Sky Blue (BL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Royal Blue (BL6), Seville Orange (OR4), Summer Sun (YL2), Colorless Blender; Stamp: Avery Elle (Tweet Tweet); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark); Die: Avery Elle (Stitched Wonky Rectangle); Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Powder (Purple Orchid); Cardstock: Neenah (White), Bazzill Card Shoppe (Taffy)

Instructions:

Stamp image using Memento black onto Neenah cardstock.Coloring the image using the brush nib. Color the Tiki first using Bark, keeping the infusion time to 15 seconds.
Color the birds using various colors with the brush tip, keeping the infusion time from 3-7 seconds. Fussy cut.
Color the flowers directly using the bullet tip. Color around the image using Sky Blue marker and blend it using colorless blender.
Stamp and emboss the sentiment. Cut the mat layer using wonky rectangle die.
Adhere the mat layer onto the Taffy cardbase.

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We love the dimension Isha was able to create on the parasol and to think she achieved it with just the one Bark pen! Join us soon for more Chameleon Inspiration.

 

 

Celebrate Summer with Ekaterina

With many of us enjoying the hot summer, what a better way to cool down than with an Ice Cream? We love this multi scoop design and drooling at the prospect of a Chocolate, Mango and Pistachio scoop cone!

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By Ekaterina Oleinik

Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens; Olive Green (OL3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Spring Meadow (YG3), Cool Gray (CG8), Bisque (Nu1), Fawn (NU3), Crimson Red (RD4), Seville Orange (OR4), Summer Sun (YL2), Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Purple Grape (PR4), Sky Blue (BL3), stamps “I wish excellent mood…” from Lesia Zgharda and digital image from Elizabeth O. Dulemba.

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We love how easy it was for Ekaterina to create dimension with the scoops of ice-cream, they look so yummy!

So now all that remains is to find out what your favourite flavour of ice-cream is? Ours is Chocolate!

Summer Birds with Monica

Hi everyone, welcome summer! Today I am sharing a fun summery card that features images from Sweet stamps and Chameleon pens.

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I used Summer Sun (YL2), Bubble Gum (PK3), Warm Sunset (YG3), Purple Grape (PR4), and Sky Blue (BL3) to color the birds. I used a dies from Mama Elephant as the backdrop and Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp the image.

These birds are so “Tweet” and make the perfect summery card. What images would you color to create the perfect summer card? We would love to know, just leave a comment at the end of this post .

Summer Mermaids

 

We love summer, the chance to mess about on the water and maybe even see the odd mermaid! Well, may be a bit far fetched but we have a Mermaid Card from Ilina as the next best thing.

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By Ilina Crouse

Supplies: Chameleon Deluxe pen set, Little Mermaid 2 stamp by Lili of the Valley, Neenah White card stock, Labels framelits by Stampin’ Up!, Prima flowers, Organdy ribbon by Stampin’ Up!, Pool Party card stock by Stampin’ Up, Romance and Roses paper pad by Lili of the Valley, Memento in Tuxedo Black ink pad. Instrustions:
1. Stamp image onto white card stock using the Memento ink pad.
2. Color the image using your Chameleon Pens.
– For the mermaid’s body I used Olive Green and Aqua Marine pens. Infuse the Aqua Marine pen for 15 seconds using the toning medium, then starting from the middle color the body towards the tail, then infuse the Olive Green pen for 15 seconds and color from the middle towards the top of the mermaid. For the tail infuse the pens for 7 seconds. For the wings 5 seconds each, and for the shells on her head infuse the pens (the bullet nib) for about 2-3 seconds each.
-for the mermaid’s hair use the Bark pen and infuse it for 10 seconds using the toning medium and color the top of her hair, for the little strands of hair use the bullet nib and infuse the pen for 2-3 second.
– for the sea horses use Seville Orange (bullet nib and infuse it for 2-3 seconds for each part) and the Fawn pen (infuse for about 7 seconds for each sea horse)
– at the end outlne each part with blender pen and then with the Sky Blue pen, then go back with the blender pen to soften the lines.
3. cut the image using the label framelit.
4. Cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ mat from the patterned paper pad.
5. Cut 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ Pool Party mat. Layer the two mats together and tie ribbon in the middle.
6. Using dimensionals adhere the image onto the layers.
7. Adhere flowers.
8. Adhere the whole layer onto white card base ( 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece scored at 5 1/2″).

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We hope this watery scene has inspired you to get out your pens and color something fun this summer!

A Stampendous blog Day

You may recall that we recently had a blog hop with Stampendous, well we have bonus projects using their products from one of our designers Ekaterina Oleinik.

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By Ekaterina Oleinik

Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens;Aqua Marine (BG4),Warm Sunset (YO3), Fawn (NU3),Seville Orange (OR4),Bark (BR5), Blue Violet (BV4),Sky Blue (BL3),
Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio (CRS5044), Butterflies Die Set, Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle, Graduated Dot Stencil, Paste Spreader, Dreamweaver Regular Paste 4 Oz, Frantage Treasures Glitter 5-Jar Kit, Regal Bird Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps.

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Attach stencil to card and spread embossing paste using spreader.

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Mix the embossing powder and glitter together and sprinkle over paste.

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On white paper stamp the “Butterfly” and color with Chamelon markers.

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Then die cut the butterfly.

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On white card stamp the sentiment.

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Adhere butterflies and sentiment to the card to finish.

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Ekaterina has also created a bonus card, so why not hop on over to her blog at mmmm for more wonderful Stampendous and Chameleon inspiration. Shush, I have a sneak peak of her card just for you.

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The Chameleon Pens and Waffle Flower Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Chameleon and Waffle Flower blog hop, we are super excited to be teaming up with Waffle Flower and their unique and original stamp designs. Chameleon and Waffle Flower will be offering a prize package so do check out both blogs to be in with a chance to win!  All our design team have been busy creating wonderful designs to inspire you.

Ilina Crouse has created these cute designs.

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Supplies:- Chameleon Pens Deluxe set, Waffle Flower Hibiscus stamp set, Neenah White card stock, Stampin’ Up Whisper White thick card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Stampin’ Up! sequins, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 15.

Instructions:
1. Stamp the images onto Neenah white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
2. Color the images using the following color pen and times for infusion:
– branch – Use the Green Meadow – YG3 marker and infuse it for about 7 seconds for each leaf. For the stem use the Bark BR5 marker and infuse it for about 3 seconds and then color the branch.
– parrot- Use the following pens to color the parrot: Aqua Marine BG4, Summer Sun YL2, Seville Orange OG4, and Green Meadow YG3. Infuse the pens for about 3-5 seconds with the toning medium and color the parrot.
3. After you have colored your elements fussy cut them using paper snips, or if you have the coordinating dies, you can use them.
4. Using the Blue Print die cut the 2 layers from white card stock. Adhere the parrot and the branch and then stamp the sentiment. Adhere the seqins
5. Adhere the image panel onto the faux stitched layer and then adhere the whole new panel onto Whisper white thick card stock card base ( 4 1/4″x11 folded in half).

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Supplies:- Chameleon Pens Deluxe Set, Neenah White card stock, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White thick card stock, Stampin’ Up! Neutrals dsp stack, Stampin’ Up! sequins. Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.

Instructions:

1. Stamp images on Neenah white card stock.
2. Color the images using the following pens and infusing times:
-Large hibiscus flower: Use Seville Orange OG4 and infuse the pen for about 10-12 seconds for each leaf. Use the Summer Sun YL2 for the center of the flower infusing it with the toning medium for only 2-3 seconds.
-Small hibiscus flower: Use the Summer Sun YL2 pen for the flower leaves, infusing for 3-5 seconds each time. For the middle use the Seville Orange OG4 without infusing it.
– Leaves: Use the Spring Meadow YG3 pen for the leaves. For the large leaves infuse the pen with toning medium for 10-13 seconds and for the smaller ones for about 7 seconds.
3. Fussy cut the images using paper snips, or you can use the coordinating dies if you have them (I don’t, so I used my paper snips).
4. Cut your card base from Whisper White thick card stock and fold it in half. Using your paper trimmer “Chop” the bottom right corner.
5. Adhere a piece of patterned paper on the back of the chopped corner, so it makes the card “whole” again.
6. Stamp sentiment.
7. Adhere the flowers and leaves using dimensionals.
8. Adhere sequins.

Annette Allen has created this cute design

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Supplies:- Chameleon Color Tone Pens (BR2) Hot Cocoa, (NU3) Fawn, (BL3) Sky Blue, (BG4) Aqua Marine, (PK3) Bubble Gum and (YG3) Spring Meadow, Waffle Flower: Willy & Friends, Bowtiful and Doily Square Die, Heidi Swapp Hello Today paper pad, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Rose Bud ink pad, Misc foam squares and Neenah white card-stock.

Instructions:

1. Make card from card-stock (A2).
2. On separate piece of card-stock stamp images. Color all images infusing each Chameleon Pen for 5 seconds.
3. Trim images leaving a hint of white. Die cut Waffle Flower Doily Square Die on designer paper.
4. Using foam adhesives add a little dimension to the die cut doily square. Stamp the star image to card base where the final images will be placed.
5. Adhere the doily square to card base.Using foam adhesives, adhere the Waffle Flower colored images to card base in the middle of doily die cut.
6. Finish off the card by stamping the sentiment following the row of hearts image.

by Cathy

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Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set, Detail Pen, Bubble Gum (PK3) and Warm Sunset (YO3), Waffle Flower Lotus Stamp Set, Memento Sky Blue and Angel Pink Ink, Versamark ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Sapphire Die, Quick Kutz Oval Die.

1. Stamp image 3 times onto white cad using Angel Pink ink, infuse brush nib of pen for 10 seconds and color individual petals and centre of the flower. Cut out and layer.

2. On base card stamp dragonflies with Versamark ink, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.  Cover whole area with Sky Blue ink using a sponge dauber.

3) Stamp sentiment onto card with Versafine Ink edge with Sky Blue Memento ink die cut into oval shape and add faux stitching with the detail pen.  Adhere all elements to the card.

Isha Gupta has created this fun design.

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Materials used:
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Summer Sun (YL2), Seville Orange (OR4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Sky Blue (BL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Fawn (NU3), Olive Green (OL3), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Bark (BR5); Stamp: Waffle Flower Willy & Friends, A Bunch; Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Patterned Paper: Avery Elle Neutrals

Instructions:

1.Die-cut the panel. Create masks of monkey and flower images using post-it pad.
2.Stamp monkey on the left, place mask over it and stamp the monkey on the right. Now place the mask on the 2nd. Monkey and stamp flower image using Memento black onto white cardstock.
3.Color the monkey using BR5 by infusing the brush nib for 12-15 seconds. Now color in the over this using BR2.
Color the belly and face using NU3 by infusing the brush tip for 5-8 seconds. Color in the florals by infusing the colors for about 3-5 seconds. Create the grass area by using YG3 and OL3 by infusing the brush nib for 4-5 seconds.
4. Once the image is colored, use BL3 to create a bit of the sky around the image by stippling motion by infusing the brush nib for 5 seconds. Stamp the sentiment. Assemble card as the photo.

Now for a card with some bite, by Monica Edwards.

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Materials used:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set, Cool Grey (CG8), Waffle Flower stamp set Tiger and Lily.

Now we have a beautiful card by Ekaterina Oleinik

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Materials used:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens: Olive Green (OL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Spring Meadow (YG3),Purple Grape (PR4), Summer Sun (YL2),Lotus Stamp Set from Waffle Flower.

And last but by no means least the lovely Kasia Frezja

Materials used:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens; Olive Green, Crimson Red and Detail Pen, Waffle Flower  Leafy Stamps.

Instructions:
Cut a circle in the card, on a rectangle of green cardstock,and paper doily. Assemble together, stamp the flowers color with Chameleon pens and attach to card with crystals on the circle.
Stamp the words using an old ink to give a faint shadow effect and then trace the outline with the detail pen.

Now we mentioned a prize didn’t we? How about we give away a 5 pen pack of your choice, to enter simply leave leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up for our news letter , just fill in the box in the top right corner of this page. The draw will close at 12pm BST on the 9th August 2015.

Now hop on over to our friends at Waffle Flower for more inspiration here http://waffleflower.com/2015/08/chameleon-pens-waffle-flower-blog-hop/

 

 

 

National Coloring Book Day

Hi everyone, did you know today was National Coloring Book Day in America? Traditionally coloring has been popular with children, but adults have discovered that coloring is a great way to reduce stress! The Huffington post stated that “The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates the brain area related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.” So who wouldn’t like to improve their skills and creativity so break out those  pens and get coloring!

Ilina is a busy Mum but has found time to relax and create this beautiful colored page using Chameleon pens.

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Can you believe that all those beautiful shades were created from our Deluxe set of 20 pens? But if you prefer something more structured there are coloring books with many different design styles, so you could say there is something for everyone! Ilina created her design from one of the free downloads from Dover available at http://www.coloringbookday.com/press.html.

Cathy has colored this image from The Angel and Fairy coloring book by  Search Press.

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This design was created using only 10 Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Olive Green, Sky Blue, Purple Grape, Bubble Gum, Warm Sunset, Spring Meadow, Royal Blue, Bisque, Bark and Seville Orange.

Now for your turn, share your coloring book page on our Facebook page to be in the draw to win! We are having an Grown-Up Coloring Contest!! – Submit your Masterpiece To Win Prizes! Just hop on over here https://www.facebook.com/ChameleonPens to find out more about it!

For more information on National Coloring day visit http://www.coloringbookday.com/index.html.

Winner Wednesday

Hello everyone, we know some of our readers have been anxious to find out who the winners of the Stampendous and Spellbinders blog hop were, but we had to wait until we had a day that rhymed with Wednesday so that our title would work! Hee Hee.

So a drum roll please……….

First the winner of the Spellbinders draw

Brenda T

Who wrote “these are great projects! I’ve not seen your pens before, but they look like they would be great fun to play with”

and now for the Stampendous prize package

Lacey

Who said “So cute!! Love owls and foxes! The pens are very cool, I would love to win them for a very talented girl I know.”

Winners please contact us at blog@chameleonpens.com to claim your prize.

Make Stained Glass Letters to Celebrate Your Name

Today we are joined by the talented Phwanda Moore to show us how to get creative with letters.

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Hi, I’m a calligraphy and mixed media instructor in Northern California. Most of my students want to learn lettering for personal projects, so I enjoy trying new pens like the Chameleons. I’ve discovered they’re a great tool for making chunky letters ~ those hand-drawn letters, often fashioned from a variation of 4 – 8th century uncials. We artists have been reinventing them lately with colorful shades, sketching, and sparkle!

The Chameleon Pen with its built-in shading is perfect for our project today: Celebrate Your Name. I happen to have an unusual name (it’s Cherokee and pronounced “Fonda”) but I think everyone’s name is interesting! Here’s a card I made for my friend, Viktoria.

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Supplies: 2B pencil, eraser and graph paper, 4-8 squares to the inch; a Chameleon pen (or two, in neighboring colors: yellow/orange, red /violet, blue /green); a Chameleon Detail pen or several black micron-type markers in a range of sizes, 03, 05, 08, to make both fine and bold lines; a very fine-tip colored pen in the same color/s as the Chameleon marker, such as the 0.25 Pentel Slicci gel pen, for sketching techniques and heavier copy paper or mixed media paper for alcohol markers.

How to Design Stained Glass Letters: You can download my templates from the Chameleon store or draw your own letters. To draw, choose capitals like uncials, Neuland type, or even block letters. Sketch the outline freehand with a pencil on graph paper, evaluate, and erase when necessary.

Next, imagine a stained-glass look and draw sections inside the outline. Keep it simple, aim for about 3 – 9 areas. Make them all different sizes and use the letter’s shape to inspire you.
Once your letter is complete, outline it with the smaller end of the Chameleon Detail pen or a 05 black micron.

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With the Chameleon pen bullet tip, color and shade the sections of your letter. Choose a direction for your light source (think of the sun) and make those areas lighter. (After you fuse the pen, test it on a piece of scrap paper.) Also aim for contrast. For example, if you have a darker shade down, add a lighter color next to it.

Drawing / sketching techniques are fun and add interest to your design ~ short lines, cross-hatching, scumbling, dots, diagonals. With the Chameleon’s shading, these little marks are even more enhanced when you layer them on the lighter areas. Scumbling is my favorite, where you just let the pen tip meander rather aimlessly over a section. Try it! Leaving some spaces white will help create interest and contrast. Take a final look at your letter, and smooth the rough spots with the bullet color tip or a finer black pen. Sometimes making the outline a bit bolder (Detail pen) is a perfect fix.

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Look up the meaning of your name (via book or online) and print it below the initial. Celebrate who you are with Stained Glass Letters, and then show us what you make!

 

Phawnda Moore is an award-winning editor / designer with decades of experience in corporate communication, special events, and educational publications. She studied design at UC Davis, class of ‘92, and loves exploring creative techniques. Her art has been featured on the cover of Bound & Lettered and in numerous professional publications. Phawnda teaches lettering and mixed media workshops by blending modern tools with traditional design principles. For more information, contact her via: www.journalismdesign.net
Visit her on Facebook: CalligraphyAndDesignByPhawnda

Stampendous Blog Hop Day 5

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Welcome back to the final day of the Stampendous/Chameleon Blog hop, we hope you have been inspired to get creative with all the amazing projects from both design teams.  Today Isha shares a little Christmas cheer, with this jolly Santa card.

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By Isha Gupta

Materials used:
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Crimson Red (RD4), Bark (BR5), Olive Green (OL3), Sky Blue (BL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Cool Gray (CG8), Deep Black (BK4), Fawn (NU3), Bisque (NU1), Spring Meadow (YG3), Royal Blue (BL6), Seville Orange (OR4), Grass Green (GR3), Colorless Blender; Stampendous Jumbo Cling Dear Santa; Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Neon Amplify White; The Perfect Airbrush; Dreamweaver Design Beam Stencil (LX7028); White Embossing Paste, : Stampendous Scarlet Embossing Enamel, : White, Black (Neenah) Cardstock.

Instructions:

1) Stamp image using Memento black ink onto Neenah cardstock.
2) Start coloring the image using the brush nib. Color the face first, keeping the infusion time to 3-5 sec.
Color Santa’s coat using Crimson and keeping the infusion time of 3-20 seconds depending on the area.
Color in the belt and shoes using Gray marker, keeping the infusion time of 5-10 seconds.
Color in the gifts using the bush nib and keep the infusion time of Orange, Green and Blue for 5 seconds and Purple for 15 seconds.Color the belt buckle using black and keep the infusion time of 4 seconds.
Cut the image.

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3) Apply Amplify to the fur area and use heat tool to achieve the puffy look.
4) Using the Perfect Airbrush spray inks onto the cardbase using Sky Blue, Bubble Gum and Spring Meadow.

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5) Apply embossing paste using the stencil.

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6) Remove stencil and sprinkle some Embossing Enamel, use heat tool to melt the powder.

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7) Cut a strip of black cardstock and just add some embossing enamel and heat from the back till it melts.
Adhere a strip of vellum to the cardbase. Adhere the black strip using 3D foam. Adhere Santa image using 3D foam.

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We just love how the highlights give Santa that rounded look!

Now for your last chance to play with these pens? We have a great prize draw where you can win a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice and some Stampendous goodies. To enter just leave a comment at the end of this blog post and sign up for our newsletter HERE, the draw will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 20th July and the winner will be announced on the blog.

Now to hop on over to Stampendous to see what the designers from our hop partners have created.

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