Hello Fall

The Cut Shoppe

Hello everyone… We are at the last day of August already! Kids are back to school and Fall is on its way. It is one of my favorite seasons.

Today I am up at The Cut Shoppe Blog sharing this Hello Fall card using the The Cut Shoppe cut files.

On this card, I used Fall themed patterned paper that I have on my stash for the background. I use the pumpkin border from Fall Finds Cut Files and create the border for the card. I open the file with Silhouette Studio Software and ungroup them. I drew a rectangle. I resized both the pumpkin border image and rectangle into 5.25″ width. After that I weld them together.

I cut it with my Silhoeutte Cameo light using orange cardstock and then I added the backing cardstock using dark orange color. I trimmed the extra with micro-trip scissors.

For the sentiment for this card, I used one of the phrases from the Oakley Avenue Cut Files. I opened the file and ungroup them. I grouped back the word “hello” and “fall” and then resized them to fit on the card. I cut several of them with heavyweight white cardstock.

I decided to add some gold foil on the pumpkins. So, I added tacky glue on the lines using felt bullet tip glue pen (I used Martha Stewart brand). I let it dried till it turn clear and then I added the gold foil paper on it. Some of the glue dried completely but I kindda like how the gold foil on the pumpkin becuase of it. It look like distressed gold pumpkins now…

I added the patterned paper on the white card with adhesive glue, and then I added the gold pumpkin border. After that I added the sentiment at the space on the pumpkin border.

The card is done. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by and may you all have a wonderful day!


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Joy Clair Anniversary Blog Hop – Barn Party

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Hello everyone. Today we are celebrating someone’s birthday… It’s Joy Clair 4th Birthday!!! Come and join the birthday party with us and there are prizes to win too…

For this Joy Clair, I made this Barn Party step card for this special birthday…

On my card today I am using one of the new released stamp sets called Barn Party. This stamp set is packed with adorable farm animal, big barn, and fun sentiments. It is one of my favorite sets from this month release.

First, I cut the shapes of these stamp set using their SVG digital dies that comes with the set. I open the digital dies with Silhouette Studio Software and then cut them with my Silhouette Cameo.

I use the negative cut for stamping. I put it on my MISTI stamping tool, and then adding each shape inside the negative cut, add stamp them using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad.. It is so easy to stamp multiple times with this tool!

After stamping all the images, I colored them with Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and small waterbrush.

For the card base, I cut a heavyweight white cardstock using ODBD Side Step Card Die using my Gemini Junior machine. And then, I added couple cloud on the card using make up sponge, Tumble Glass Distress Ink Pad, and cloud masks that come with the Cloud ARTplorations Stencil.

Next step, I added each colored piece of the Barn Party on the step card using Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue.

And for the sentiment, I stamped it on a white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black and trimmed it into sentiment strip. For the piece to rise it up on the back of the card, I stamped the Wood Background Stamp on a piece of cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad using second generation stamping technique to get the softer look. I trimmed it and added the sentiment strip on it. I punched couple circles using WRMK Crop-A-Dile Eyelet and Snap Punch tool and added them on it as the nails on the wood.

Then I added some grass under the sentiment wood sign that I cut out of green cardstocks using ODBD grass die sets.

Card is done  and now… It’s time to party…

PRIZES

To celebrate this 4th Anniversary, Joy Clair is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners! YES… 4 winners!!! To have chances to win, you can simply leave a comment on the Joy Clair Blog and each participant’s blog by Sunday, August 26th for a chance to win.

TWO winners will be announced on the Joy Clair and the other TWO will be announced on Joy Clair Facebook Page the last day of the month, August 31st, 2018.

And… Here’s the complete list of the amazing designers and guest designers who are participating today:

Joy Clair Stamps

Martha Lucia Gomez

Cornelia Wenokor

Donna Idlet

Steph Ackerman

Lindsay Andreon

Monica Edwards

Kerry Urbatch

Jessica Pascarella

Helen Gullet –> You’re Here

Angie Cimbalo –> Next Stop

Nicole Winslow

Andrea Bjork

Monica Mier

Jenny Fruchey

Ceal Pritchett

And more way to celebrate… Joy Clair is having a Birthday Sale from today until the end of the month. You can save 30% on EVERYTHING at the store***!!! How awesome is that? Use the code BDAY-30 when you check out (***affiliate link).

THANK YOU ALL for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy this Blog Hop Party!



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Painted Wood Burning Sign – Splitcoaststampers Tutorial

Hello everyone… Today I have an excited news to share with you all… I am a guest at Splitcoaststampers and sharing a tutorial on how to create the Painted Wood Burning Sign.

You can go to Splitcoaststampers Tutorial Site to read the tutorial and also you can watch the tutorial video there and Splitcoaststampers YouTube Channel.

On my wood sign sample today, I am using the new released digital stamp from Graciellie Design called Stay Strong.

And here’s another sample of the same project that I created a while ago using the Graciellie Design – Happy Moments,. You can go to my blog post here to read the tutorial.

I hope you all enjoy the tutorial. We would love to see what you create with this Painted Wood Burning Technique and share with us at Splitcoaststampers Gallery.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Project Thursday ~ Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards

Precious Remembrance Shop

Hello everyone one… Helen is here. It’s Project Thursday time… And today’s project is a set of mixed media Artis Trading Cards that I created using stamp set, bits and pieces, paper snippets, buttons, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads.

I am sharing a tutorial on these project on Precious Remembrance Shop Blog, too. On these artist trading cards, I used the Little Thing Stamp Set and the Coffee Love Stamp Set.

I stamped the triangles from the Little Things Stamp Set on tissue paper using VersaFine Clair Nocturne (Black) Ink Pad. This is a pigment ink, so it will take time to dry. I set it aside to dry while I was working on the cards.

I used watercolor paper 140 lbs for the artist trading cards. To create the background, I use the ink smooshing technique with VersaFine Clair ink pads and Staz-On All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner Spray. Since these ink pads are oil-based inks, water won’t work with them. But the stamp cleaner works like magic!

The Ink Pads I used on these card backgrounds are:

First, I dab a little bit of the ink on a craft mat, then I spray it with the Staz-On All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner Spray. I smooshed the watercolor paper in the ink. I did one color a the time and then dried them with craft heater tool.

I added thin layer of my homemade texture paste using palette knife on each card. This way give some texture on them and muted the colors a little bit.

After the texture paste dried, I added the pieces of stamped tissue papers on them using gel medium.

Once these cards dried, I added each of them on purple cardstock mat, green cardstock mat, and orange cardstock mat. After that I hand-stitched couple of the edges with white embroidery thread. And I added them again the last 3.5″ x 2.5″ card mats with strong adhesive glue. Lots of layers… I know!!!

Next step, I stamped the cup from Coffee Love Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – ParadiseVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Summertime. I fussy each of the cup with micro-tip scissors.

On this first artist trading card, I added the blue cup. I added the XOXO word from Bits & Pieces : Love Coupon. I secured it on the cup with mini stapler. I added the cup on the card with strong adhesive glue. I added the sentiment from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) on a white cardstock, trimmed it into paper strip, and doodled the framed around it with Faber-Castel PITT Artist Pen. I embellished this card with some of the Sweet Lavender Buttons.

On the second and third artist trading cards, I did the same steps that I used to create the first card above.

I also used one of the sentiments from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) and one of the card from the Paper Snippets : TODAY. I embellished it with some of the Baby Blue Buttons.

And on this third artist trading card, I used one of the cute little cassettes from Bits & Pieces : Daily Thoughts to embellish the cup and the sentiment is from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black). I trimmed the sentiment paper and added on the cassette with adhesive glue. I embellished it with some of the Light Mint Buttons.

For finishing touch, I added some of white gesso on the edges of all the artist trading cards with my finger for extra distress look on them.

Thank you so much for stopping by today… Have a wonderful day!


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DIY Personalized T-Shirt and Coffee Mug with Cutting Files and Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl

The Cut Shoppe

Hello everyone… Today, I want to share with you all couple fun DIY personalized t-shirt and coffee mug projects that I created using cutting files and glitter heat transfer vinyls.

Personalizing items are fun, special, and perfect for gifts and even for yourself to use. And… thankful for digital cutting files, you can create any thing and any style with them. On my projects today are a Personalized T-Shirt and Personalized Coffee Mug using the Brush Up Alpha, the Bountiful Blessings, and the Java Scripts. I am sharing full tutorial at The Cut Shoppe Blog today. Head over to their blog to read more.

Thank you for stopping by… have wonderful day!