No-Line Coloring Dog Gone Christmas Card

Hello everyone… I am back again today with a mixed media Christmas card. Today is No-Line Coloring Dog Gone Christmas Card. It is one of the new technique that I tried and need some more practice 🙂

No-Line Coloring Dog Gone Christmas Card With Joy Clair

I am sharing a full photo tutorial how to create the card on Joy Clair Blog today. I created using the new Dog Gone Christmas Stamp Set. This stamp is totally super adorable for creating Christmas cards and handmade gifts for dog-lovers.

No-Line Coloring Dog Gone Christmas Card With Joy Clair

I stamped the images with Desert Sand Mement Ink Pad on a piece of white cardstock. And then colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and used the Colorless Pencil to blend the colors.

You cannot see the lines of the stamped image becuase I stamped them in the lightest color ink so it is easy to color on top of it. This is the no-line coloring technique. It is fun coloring technique to try.

After I colored them all, I cut them one by one using micro tip scissors.

No-Line Coloring Dog Gone Christmas Card With Joy Clair

I hope you can enjoy this card and inspire you to create projects for this coming Christmas season. Let’s share the joy and cheers through handmade gifts! To find more inspirations and news updates, make sure to follow Joy Clair at:

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THANK YOU so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous and great day.

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Give Thanks Mixed Media Hoop Card

Hello everyone…Thanksgiving is two more days today. There are so many things in our lives that we can give thanks with a grateful heart. No matter how big or how small the blessings are, they are still blessings. And today, I have a Give Thanks Mixed Media Hoop Card.

Give Thanks Mixed Media Hoop Card

I am sharing how I created this card using Autumn Blessings Stamp Set together with Hoop It Up Die Set, Leaves and Petals Die Set, and Perfect Pumpkin Die Set on A Jillian Vance Design blog. I hope you all will visit me there 🙂

Before you go, the STAMPALOOZA SALE is going on right now at the website. The sale is until November 26th. There so many great stamps, dies, sequins, and many more that you can get and save 55% off on your order.

Thank you so much for visiting A Jillian Vance Design blog today. We thank you for all your supports!



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Thankful For You Mixed Media Card In Two Ways

Hello everyone… It’s the Thanksgiving week… We have so many things to be thankful for. One of them is YOU! My blog readers and crafty friends. THANK YOU for all your love and supports in this year…! You all have blessed me, encouraged me, and with your kind words you help me to grow and keep growing in many ways. And today I have these Thankful For You mixed media card in two ways… for you!

Thankful For You Mixed Media Card In Two Ways

First, I created the backgrounds using the Peony Number Two ARTplorations Stencil and Ken Oliver Color Bursts – Caribbean Set.

I put the stencil on a piece of watercolor paper, sprinkle the color burst powder on it, and sprayed with some water. Watching how the powder turn into watercolor is so fun 🙂

I lifted up the stencil of the paper, instead of wiped it of, I grabbed another watercolor paper, and put the wet stencil on the paper and I got another print watercolored background.

Thankful For You Mixed Media Card In Two Ways

I dried the papers with craft heater for speedy drying, you also can let it sit to dry. After they dried, I run them through my diecutting machine with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I added both background panel on base cards with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

Then I randomly stamped some of the images from Mixed Media Grunge stamp set using Memento Dew Drop – Sorbet Scoops, to create more texture look on the backgrounds.

Thankful For You Mixed Media Card In Two Ways

I die cut the Thankful Word Die using creme and light grey cardstocks. Each color I die cut 5 times. And then I stacked them together using the liquid glue to create the chipboard sentiment.

Before I added the chipboard sentiment on the card, I stamped the sub-sentiment from Wonderfall Time Stamp Set. I finished the card with some gold assortment sequins.

My cards today are inspired by the photo inspiration from the CUTplorations November 2017 Challenge. I used the color combo and theme. The CUTplorations Challenge team share their projects on STAMPlorations Blog today to inspire you! And… you still have time to play along with this month challenge. Link up your project HERE.

CUTplorations November 2017 Challenge

Before you all go…I have a discout code for you to get 20% OFF on the NEW RELEASE STAMPlorations stamp sets, and also for ALL regular, sale-priced, and new release stamps, stencils, and dies… including all the stamp sets released today! Use code: STAMPGIRLHELEN on the checkout. This code cannot be combined with with any other discount codes.

STAMPlorations has a special Thanksgiving Sale from today, November 15th until November 30th. Stamps, stencils and dies are 40% OFF! (exclude New Release and Retiring Categories). Use the code BIGTHANKS on the checkout. Get Flat Rate $5 shipping worldwide for orders of $39 and up. FREE SHIPPING is automatically applied on qualifying orders. This code only can be used once per costumer. And…when you put an order, LEAVE a note in the order (or emails Shery) and mentions my name in the note, for example, in your email or note saying, “Hey, Shery, I just placed an order with the 40% off coupon after reading about it on Helen’s blog. I’d like the Fabulous word die as my freebie, please!”…when you do this, you can choose A FREE WORD/PHRASE DIE (up to $10 value) and have it included in your order (no minimum order).

THANK YOU for supporting STAMPlorations with your purchases in 2017! And Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. My hope is that these projects give you inspiration to crate today. May you all be blessed abundantly in this season.


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More Christmas Project Ideas With Our Daily Bread Designs

Hello everyone… I am back again today with more Christmas project ideas to share with you that I created using the new November Release stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs 🙂

My first project is a treat box that I created using the Glorious Gabble Box Dies and I decorated it with the Trees & Deer Dies and Curvy Slopes Dies. I die cut the trees out of the dark green solid papers from the new Christmas 2017 Paper Collection, and I die cut the deer from the yellow gold solid papers from the Wedding Wishes Paper Collection. For the curvy slope hills, I die cut them out of white cardstock and added some of the distress inks on them for the snowy shadow.

For the sentiment, I used one for the sentiments from We’ve Moved stamp set and die cut it with Pennant Flags Dies.

I tied up the box with the white-gree twine for extra embellishment.

And for my second project is a Christmas card with matching ornament that I created using the new Winter Cardinal stamp set and Snow Globe Dies.

I stamped the cardinal twice on watercolor paper with water-proof ink pad, and watercolored it with watercolor real brush pens. And then I die cut them, for the card I used Double Stitched Squares Dies, and for the ornament I used the Snow Globe Dies.

On the card, I also die cut the dark green solid paper from Christmas 2017 Paper Collection with Squares Dies as frame mat. And for the base, I die cut one of the patterned paper from Christmas 2017 Paper Collection using Pierced Rectangles Dies. I added the background paper on the white card base with permanent adhesive. I added the watercolor panel on the mat with permanent adhesive, wrapped around some twine ribbon on them, and added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I then added some of the fake snow on the image for extra texture and embellishment.

For the snowglobe ornament, I die cut the snow globe one more time with the dark gray solid paper from Wedding Wishes Paper Collection. I then die cut 4 circles using the Circle Dies for the back reinforcement and for the twine hanger.

I think I will make more of this card and ornament set for church family gift this year. What do you think? 🙂

For more inspiration using the November Release be sure to visit the Our Daily Bread Designs BlogAnd check out each designer’s blog to see more inspirations:

Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Kathy * Helen * Diana * Lori

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope these projects inspire you to make pretty things for this Holiday Seasons. Have a fabulous blessed day!


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Our Daily Bread Designs Special Pre-Order: Card Set and Card Caddy Gift Bag

Hello everyone… Christmas is getting closer… and this year I am making more handmade gifts and cards for Christmas, instead buying 🙂 It is a joy to be able to crate and give more meaningful gifts to the families and friends we love. Today, I have a card set and card caddy gift bag to share with you.

I created a gift set of cards and a matching card caddy using the Card Caddy and Gift Bag Bundle:

The sentiment I used is from the Snowman Family stamp set, new release from Our Daily Bread Design this month. For the bag, I stamped it on white cardstock several times and cut them out with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies. For the card sentiments, I stamped the same sentiment on white cardstock and cut them out with Pennant Flags Dies, also cut out the gold metallic base with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

To help you get a jump start on your Holiday Gift Giving, Our Daily Bread Designs is excited to offer a Pre-Order Bundle on the following products that we are releasing on December 1, 2017!  The Card Caddy & Gift Bag Pre-Order Bundle includes the following products: Card Caddy & Gift Bag Die, Gift Bag Handles & Topper Dies, Poinsettia Inset Die and a BONUS $5.00 ODBD Gift Code.

This special Pre-Order Bundle is shipping immediately and available for purchase through November 20, 2017! For more inspiration using the Card Caddy & Gift Bag Pre-Order Bundle visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog

I hope this project also can give you inspiration to start your own projects. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous blessed day!


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3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party

Hello everyone… WELCOME to the 3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party. This is a special blog hop with 36 participating designers showcasing the 11 news stamp sets. And there are prizes to win! So let’s… get blog-hopping!

This blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog, where you can read the full details on the blog hop and wish list linky party. Many chances to win the prizes… The full list of participant blogs is at the end of my blog post.

For this blog hop, I created 2 projects showcasing the new stamp set, Wonderfall Time stamp set, designed by Sherry Russ. There are 18 pieces of Fall/Thanksgiving themed, clear stamps in this set.

The first project is a mixed media tag. I cut out the tag using the ATC Tag Builder Die Set and heavy weight white cardstock. I applied some of the clear gesso on the tag using old credit card. I dried it with my craft heater.

3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Next step, I added some of the Distress Crayons on top of the tag, blended with my finger, and I sprayed with some water while holding it right side up on top of a paper towel. This way the ink run down the tag to create the background. Then, I added some of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edge of the tag.

After the background dried, I stamped the leaves and pumpkin with Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad. And then I colored the pumpkin with Arteza Real Brush Pens and watercolor brush.

Last step, I stamped the sentiment with the same ink on the tag, and then I stamped the sentiment on a white paper strip, and added some Vintage Distress ink to colored it. I added the sentiment trip on the tag with strong liquid adhesive.

3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

For my second project, I created this card with the same stamp set. First I cut out the tag using the same die ATC Tag Die set, and then stamped the background with Memento Dew Drop – Desert Sand.

I scribble some Distress Crayons on a white card stock to create the Fall colors, I stamped the leaves and fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors. I added the leaves on the tag with mini stapler.

And then I stamped the sentiment on another white cardstock, cut them out into banner and paper strip. I added the banner on the tag with mini stapler, too.

To make the card, I cut out some of the Fall theme patterned paper from Close To My Heart (expired), added them on a kraft  card base with adhesive. And them I added the tag on the card with thin 3D foam tape and then I added the other sentiment paper strip with thick 3D foam tape. And I finished the card with wrapping some of the natural twine ribbon.

Those are my projects to share with you for this Giving Thanks Blog Hop! I hope they inspire you to create today!

***GIVEAWAY and Prizes Info***

Visit STAMPlorations Blog to start the Blog Hop, to see how you can Link Up your wishlist and to see the list of prizes you can win! Commenting on the participant blogs and linking up at the Wishlist Linky party ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. And the winners have until December 31 to claim their prize.

Let’s blog-hopping… stop by each of these participant blogs to see their fabulous projects and to leave them some love 🙂


Before you all go…I have a discout code for you to get 20% OFF on the NEW RELEASE STAMPlorations stamp sets, and also for ALL regular, sale-priced, and new release stamps, stencils, and dies… including all the stamp sets released today! Use code: STAMPGIRLHELEN on the checkout. This code cannot be combined with with any other discount codes.

STAMPlorations has a special Thanksgiving Sale from today, November 15th until November 30th. Stamps, stencils and dies are 40% OFF! (exclude New Release and Retiring Categories). Use the code BIGTHANKS on the checkout. Get Flat Rate $5 shipping worldwide for orders of $39 and up. FREE SHIPPING is automatically applied on qualifying orders. This code only can be used once per costumer. And…when you put an order, LEAVE a note in the order (or emails Shery) and mentions my name in the note, for example, in your email or note saying, “Hey, Shery, I just placed an order with the 40% off coupon after reading about it on Helen’s blog. I’d like the Fabulous word die as my freebie, please!”…when you do this, you can choose A FREE WORD/PHRASE DIE (up to $10 value) and have it included in your order (no minimum order).

THANK YOU for supporting STAMPlorations with your purchases in 2017! And Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. My hope is that these projects give you inspiration to crate today. May you all be blessed abundantly in this season.


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A Wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year

Hello everyone… I am here today with A Wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year, clean-and-simple card that I created using Christmas Blessings Stamp Set and Holly & Swirls Die Set from A Jillian Vance Design.

I am sharing the steps how I created this card at A Jililan Vance Design blog today. Come over to visit me there and I hope you all will have time to create something beautiful today. THANK YOU so much for stopping by today!



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