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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Challenge #308-#309 Anything Goes

A Bible Journaling Page And A Mixed Media Card With Joy Clair

Hello everyone… Today I have two projects to share with you. It is a Bible Journaling Page and a Mixed Media Card using new stamp sets from Joy Clair.

My first project is a Bible journaling page using Color By Faith collection – Jesus Is My Jam. I love David and his heart. How much he loved God and most of the time his talked to God in songs and psalms. Today’s verses are from 2 Samuel 22. It is about his song of thankful to God for delivering him from his enemies. This whole passage fill with praises to who God was and for what He had done to David’s life.

A Bible Journaling Page And A Mixed Media Card With Joy Clair

I keep it clean-and-simple with my journaling so I can still read God’s word and promises 🙂

A Bible Journaling Page And A Mixed Media Card With Joy Clair

And my second project today is a mixed media card with no-line watercoloring technique using Everyday Collection – Christmas Cocoa. I love watercoloring and no-line watercoloring is a challenge for me 🙂

I am sharing both projects with full details how I created on Joy Clair Blog today. I hope they give you inspirations. THANK YOU for stopping by today and hope you all have a fabulous blessed day!

Christmas Card With ODBD Dies and Distress Inks

Hello everyone… We got some cold days lately and I am dreaming of snowy day…but I know that we won’t get snow until end of the year or early of the new year 🙂 Christmas is about 35 days from today and I have another Christmas card with ODBD Dies and Distress Inks to share with you.

Christmas Card With ODBD Dies and Distress Inks

First, I created the snowy night background using Distress Inks and some white acrylic paint. On a white heavy weight cardstock, I blended the Distress ink colors using blending tool, sprayed some water and dabbed it off with paper towel, and then I added some white acrylic platters using small flat watercolor brush. I trimmed it down to fit my front top-fold card base.

Then I cut out couple of the snow curvy slope shapes using the Curvy Slopes Dies, and added some distress ink on the edges and added them on the card with liquid adhesive.

I cut out the door pieces using the Welcoming Door Dies and Christas Door Greenery Dies. For the background wall die cut, I used white cardstock and added some Distress ink with blending tool to add some shadow. And for the door pieces and wreath pieces, I cut out using the solid color papers from Christmas 2017 Paper Collection.

I added them on the card using liquid adhesive and added some clear gems on the wreath for extra bling.

I stamped the sentiment from We’ve Moved Stamp Set with Black archival ink pad on a white cardstock, die cut it with one of the Pennant Flag Dies, and I added it on the top of the card with 3D foam tape. I also stamped the sub-sentiment beside the door using the same ink pad.

That’s all my card today. I hope this will give you some inspiration to create for this Holiday Seasons. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a fabulous blessed day!

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Simon Says: Snow White

Challenge #308-#309 Anything Goes




CLC Thursday Coffee Break: One Layer Mini Cards

Hello everyone… It’s Thursday again and it is time to take a little break with some of your favorite drinks and make cards together. Today I have one layer mini cards to share with you all.

I created these cards using the But First Coffee from A Jillian Vance Design, one of our Super Sponsors. I am sharing how I created these cards over Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

My mini card size is 4″ x 4″ that fit perfectly in regular A4 envelope and they are mail-friendly 🙂

I love to hear your gift idea for Coffee/Tea/Cocoa loving friends that you like to make. This is the season of giving and sharing more joy through handmade 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!

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Challenge #308-#309 Anything Goes

CASology Week 274: TINY







CAS Watercolored Poinsettia – Christmas Season

Hello everyone… I am back with Christmas card (again)…It is a CAS Watercolored Poinsettia Christmas Season card.

I have been making Christmas card using the Poinsettia Greetings stamp set from A Jillian Vance Design. I stamp and heat embossed the poinsettia with gold embossing powder. And then I colored them using watercolors brush pens and watercolor brush.

AJVD Christmas Season

After the watercolor paint dried, I fussy cut the flower. On my card today I only used the smaller size of poinsettia.

I die cut a one of side of the white card base using one of the Elegant Stitched Dot Edge Dies. I added a piece of clear acetate on the back of the die cut using strong double sided tape. And then I added the other piece of the edge die cut, aligned it a the bottom of the card and cut off the extra.

I added some gold metallic splatters on the card with flat watercolor brush and Finetec Gold watercolor paint.

I stamped the sentiment directly on the acetate window using StazOn Black ink pad. Then I added the flower with 3D foam tape and finished it with some of the Scralett Satin Sequins.

Today I am also sharing this card at A Jillian Vance Design Blog… I hope you find an inspiration to create your holiday project. THANK YOU so much for stopping by today. May you all have a fabulous blessed day!

Other products used:

  • Darice Heavy Weight Cardstock
  • Canson Watercolor Paper 140 lbs
  • Scrap Acetate Plastic
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Hero Art Gold Princess Embossing Powder
  • Finetec Gold Palete Watercolor Paint
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens
  • Arteza Watercolor Brush
  • Craft Heater
  • Mini MISTI
  • WRMK Evolution Advanced Diecutting Machine
  • 3D Circle Foam Tape
  • Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

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Challenge #267 – Make Your Mark


CUTplorations November Challenge

Hello everyone… It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it is time for the CUTplorations November Challenge at STAMPlorations blog.

Every month, STAMPlorations hosts at 6 challenges! And CUTplorations is one of them that challenges you to create a project inspired by the inspiration photo for the current month. You can create any type of project — card, ATC, altered project, mixed media, art journal page, scrapbook page, etc.– by following these rules:

  • Make sure you use die cuts and at least one STAMPlorations product. (A STAMPlorations product can be a stamp, stencil, thin metal die, or even a page from our coloring book. If you don’t own a STAMPlorations product, you can still join by using the free digital stamp we are offering here.)
  • Please don’t link up projects that you create solely to promote another stamp company.
    Include the challenge graphic and link back to the CUTplorations post in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize.
  • Link up by the last day of the month, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. For November challenge, LINK UP HERE.

And by linking up your project(s), you will have chances to win these prizes:

  • $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the CUTplorations team
  • $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are 25 entries: 1 random winner of up to $15 worth of CUTplorations dies

Here’s my project for this month challenge:

I am inspired by the leaf from the inspiration photo above. I used the Trendy Leaves 2 Stamp Set, Trendy Leaves 2 Coordinating Dies, Blessed Word Die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Luggage Tags Nesting Dies. All STAMPlorations products.

Technique I used to create the background is heat-embossing resist with dye ink. Since it is Fall, I used the Autumn Ombre Ink Pad from Hero Arts on the background and on the die cut leaf.

For the sentiment, I die cut the blessed word die using one of the glitttered cardstock I had in stash.

I hope this card give you an inspiration to create and join this month CUTplorations challenge!

And before you go…I have a 20% coupon code: STAMPGIRLHELEN for you to use at STAMPlorations store on all regular and sale-priced stamps, stencils, and dies! This code cannot be combine with other discount code.

THANK YOU for stopping by! Have a fabulous blessed day!