National Tea Day 2019

Hello everyone… Happy National Tea Day! Today we are going to celebrate it with special collaboration blog hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Honey Bee Stamps!

You can find all the details about this collaboration blog hop and details on the giveaway prizes at Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s Blog today. And today, I have these two tea themed cards to share:

I use the Tea Time Stamp Set, Tea Time – Honey Cuts, and Perfect Blend Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps.

On the first card, I stamped the lemon and heart on a white cardstock using Catherine Pooler Premium Dye Ink Pads to create the background and then using water brush, I colored the heart with the dye ink which is reacted easily with water. And then after that, I trimmed it shorter than the A2 card and I added it on the yellow card with adhesive glue.

I created distressed watercolor panel with smooshing technique using Catherine Pooler Premium Dye Inks and water. After it dried, I stamped the cup and cut it with the matching die with my diecutting machine.

I stamped the sentiment on the card with Black archival ink and then I added the cup on the side with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

On this second card, I used the same smooshing technique to create the soft pink watercolored panel with Catherine Pooler Premium Dye Ink and water. I trimmed the panel diagonally and added on a white card with adhesive glue.

I stamped the word “Tea” with dye ink diagonally aligned with the bottom paper. I just eye-balling it to create the word background.

I cut out a piece of burlap with circle die and I added it on the paper with permanent adhesive glue and I put couple acrylic blocks on it to keep it in place while drying.

I stamped the mug on a white cardstock with Black archival ink pad and colored it with Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils and waterbrush. And then I cut it with the matching die with diecutting machine. I added the mug in them middle of the burlap circle with strong adhesive and 3D foam tape

I stamped the flowers with Catherine Pooler Inks and then cut them also with the matching die. I added them on the top right of the mug with permanent adhesive glue.

Last, I stamped the sentiment with black ink on a white cardstock, trimmed it into sentiment banner, and I added it on the bottom of the mug with 3D foam tape and permanent adhesive glue.

I embellished the flowers and the card with some of clear gems that I had in my stash.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

Here’s the full list of the blog hop participants where you can visit each of the blog to see their project. While you are there, don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the giveaway prize.

Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s Blog

Lisa Bzibziak

Helen Gullett –> You’re here

Katie Brooks –> Next Stop

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Kerry Urbatch

Laurel Seabrook

Kathy Schweinfurth

Amy Tsuruta

Brenda Noelke

Carol Hintermeier

Honey Bee Stamps

Carrie Bryant

Amy Rysavy

Galina Filippenko

Carly Minner

Keiko Ichikawa

Jana Millen

Bibiana Cameron

Kelly Latevola

Jo Ann Danchik

Alba Castejon

I hope you all enjoy my projects today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have wonderful day!

Thursday Coffee Break | Thank You Mocha Much

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! Today, I have a fun mocha shaker card to share with you all

It is my turn to share a project at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for the Thursday Coffee Break. And today, we are taking a break with this shaker card.

I created this card using the Bloomin’ Spring Coffee Basket stamp setand Coffee Petite stamp and die set from our super sponsor, STAMPlorations.

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I hope you all will enjoy the post today! Thanks for stopping by.

Spring Fling Day Wrap Up | Bloom and Grow

Hello everyone… Today is the wrap up day for the STAMPlorations Spring Fling 2019! And I have one more Spring themed card to share with you all

It is an easy CAS card to make using the Sweet Spring Wishes Stamp Set, Spring Flower Layering Dies, and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I created the soft watercolored panel background using Catherine Pooler Inks and water. After that I cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added it directly on a white card base.

I cut out the Spring flower die with black cardstock and the layer die using vellum paper. I stacked them together with permanent adhesive glue. I added the twine on the card, secured it with adhesive permament glue, and then I added the flower on the twine wreath with the same adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Spring Wishes with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad right below the flower.

Check out all the 12 Days of Spring Fling Posts and Giveaway to see more of the inspirations from the STAMPlorations Girls. And here’s today’s extra giveaway prizes that you can enter to win:

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Coffee Queen Shaker Card

Hello…hello…hello everyone… Today, I have Spring inspired coffee queen shaker card to share with you all!

This month is special becuase Joy Clair is having a collaboration with The Cutting Café. We are collaborating stamps and cutting files from both companies on our projects.

And… It is my turn today to share a project today at Joy Clair Blog. I am sharing for more about how I created this coffee shaker card there.

I use the Coffee Quotes Stamp Set and Coffee Talk Stamp Set for the sentiments on this card.

And I use my Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut the svg cutting files from Coffee Cup Shaped Card 2 Template Cutting File and Layered Butterflies Cutting File.

I like how this gift card holder card turn out and I hope you all will like it, too! Don’t forget to check out the other projects from my teammates in this month featuring Joy Clair Stampsand The Cutting Café.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous, caffeinated day!

Spring Fling Day 12 | Recycled Mixed Media Tags

Hello everyone.. Birds and flowers are couple of the things that I love about Spring season. And they are the inspirations for these recycled mixed media tags today.

Have you checked the STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hops? Today is the Day 12 Spring Fling Blog Hop! There are so many amazing Spring themed projects from the STAMPlorations Girls in the last 12 days. You will love them, too! And… more to it… there are PRIZE to win on each day, make sure to check and leave comment on each day blog post and the girls’ blog posts.

Here’s my first mixed media tag that I created using the Wooded Stamp Set, Hello Coffee Stamp Set, Tag O’Coffee CUTplorations Dies, Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

When you receive an order from STAMPlorations, Shery always encloses a thank you card inside the package. I always keep those cards becuase they are fabulous. And today, I use one of those cards for one of the tags.

I applied a layer of white gesso on the card with brush. While I set it aside to dry, I stamped one of the flowers from the Hello Coffee Stamp Set on a coffee filter with Jet Black Archival Ink and I dried it with craft heater.

Then, I added the stamped coffee filter on the card with gel medium, dried it with craft heater, and I cut it with the tag die from Tag O’Coffee CUTplorations Dies using my Gemini Junior.

I added some colors on the tag with Gelato and water brush. I dried it again with craft heater. I applied some Gold paste on the tag using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil and mini rubber spatula.

I stamped one of the brach from the Wooded Stamp Set using Coffee Archival Ink. I stamped it with second generation technique to get the light shadow-y image on the tag.

I stamped the bird, brach and cups with archival ink pads on watercolor paper, and then I colored them with Arteza Woodless Watercolor pencils and water brush. Then, I dried them with craft heater and fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors. I added them on the tag with Dries-Clear Adhesive Glue.

I stamped the sentiment with Green Leaf Archival Ink on a white cardstock, trimmed it into banner shape, and then I run it through the die cutting machine to add the stitching embossed using the same tag die on the edge of the sentiment banner. I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape.

Here’s my second mixed media tag that I created using the Always Tea Time Stamp Set, Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil, Forest of Leaves ARTplorations Stencil, and Stitched Tags Nesting CUTplorations Dies.

For this tag, I recycled the k-cups cardboard box. I used gel medium to add the gift wrapping tissue paper on the cardboard. I leave the wrinkle in for extra texture. I dried it with craft heater. I cut it with one of the Stitched Tags Nesting CUTplorations Dies.

I added some white gesso on the tag with brush and when it is almost dried, I removed some of the gesso using the Forest of Leaves ARTplorations Stencil and baby wipe.

I added some dots in the tag using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil, Jet Black Archival Ink, and blending brush.

I added a very thin layer of gel medium on the tag, let it dried until it felt tacky, then I added the Gold Foil Sheet on the tag. I used bone folder to added the gold foil.

I had some watercolored panels with green, lime and yello color that I created in the past with Catherine Pooler Inks and water.

I stamped the tea cups from Always Tea Time Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink, and I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors. I stacked them and added on the tag with Dries-Clear Adhesive Glue. After that I added some white splatters on the tag using brush with white acrylic paint and water.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock using the same black ink pad, trimmed it into a banner, and I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape in the middle and adhesive glue for both edges.

I had so much fun creating these tags today. I hope you all like them too! And before you go… enjoy the special Spring Fling Sale (no coupon needed) and an extra 20% code to use when you check out: STAMPGIRLHELEN

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by today!


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April Challenge

Cupcake, Blooms And Coffee

Hello hello hello… Spring has sprung here. We see more flower buds on the trees at our backyard, more new rose leaves at my garden, and my orchid is blooming, too!

Inspired by all of them…today, I have this cupcake, blooms and coffee card to share with you all.

I use the newest digital stamp from STAMPlorations where you can now grab it here to use on your projects. I use the Print-And-Cut feature from the Silhouette Studio software and cut it with my Silhouette Cameo 3.

I printed the image on a white cardstock using my inkjet printer and then I colored it with Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils and using Water Brush I blended the colors.

I also use the Dots ‘N Beans ARTplorations Stencil to create the background directly on a white card. I added the Plum color from the Ranger Mini Archival Ink Pad Kit 2 Set using a large blending brush.

I cut out a black cardstock using one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Dies from STAMPlorations and I added it on top of the card with Tombow Adhesive.

And then, I added the colored image on it with the same adhesive.

I cut out a piece of white cardstock using the Hello Word Die and I cut it 3 times. I stacked them together with adhesive to create a chipboard sentiment word.

I added some glue on top of the word using the DecoFoil Adhesive Pen, let it dried completely, and then I added the Gold Foil Sheet on it and just press it down with my finger. It is not so smooth but I like the distress look on it.

I added the gold foiled word sentiment on the card with adhesive glue.

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


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Hello | Mixed Media Card

Hello everyone… Today I have a mixed media card to share with you all.

On my CAS, mixed media card today, I use Bubble Dance ARTplorations StencilConvallaria ARTplorations StencilHello Word DieStitched Tags Nesting DiesTrendy Spring Blooms Dies.

I use the Covarallia stencil to create the background. I added the Archival Inks directly on a white card using oval blending brush.

On a watercolor paper, I added some green color burst powder, spray with water, and then I dried it with craft heater. Then I use Signo Unibal White Gel Pen to trace the bubbles using the Bubble Dance stencil. After that I cut it with one of the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies. I added the tag on the card with Xtreme Adhesive.

I used alcohol inks and glossy photo paper to create the orange panel. Before the alcohol inks completely dried, I added some red foil sheet on it. I cut out some flowers out of the alcohol ink panel using Trendy Spring Blooms Dies.

I cut out a white cardstock and a black cardstock using Hello Word Die. I stacked them together with Dries Clear Adhesive and I added the white Hello bit off on top of the black Hello to create a shadow look.

I added the flowers on the card with Dries Clear Adhesive Glue and then added the Hello word sentiment on it with the same glue.

I embellished the tag with a bow using white twine and I added it inside the tag hole with Dries Clear Adhesive Glue.

It is the first Sunday of the month and it is the time for the April Mixed Media Challenge at STAMPlorations Blog.

The rule is simple: your project(s) have to be new and anything mixed media goes (including cards!) as long as you use a stencil (or stencils). You can use any stash you have. You also need to use the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge blog post. Please make sure you read all the rules here.

I hope you all can play along and share your project with us this month!

If you use any STAMPlorations stamps/metal dies/stencils, you can link up to their Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

If you don’t have any, feel free to use the free digital stamp on your project that you can grab it here. Or… you can grab some STAMPlorations goodies and save 20% OFF on your order by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a fabulous week!