25 Days of Christmas Tags – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog… Today, I have couple Christmas tags to share with you!

If you new to this 25 Days of Christmas Tags, you want to head over to Tracey’s blog to read all about her story and details about this event. You also can play along by linking up your tags…and…you’ll have many chances to win the prizes from the amazing sponsors.

Today, I am joining STAMPlorations design team and have created two tags to share with you all.

I use the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations for the both tag bases. On the first tag above, I cut out a glitter silver cardstock with the tag nesting dies.

I use the Joyful Christmas – Typografia Christmas Stamp that I stamped on a watercolored paper with Rockin’ Red Catherine Pooler Ink Pad. After that, I sketch a Christmas Tree shape outline with pencil, and I cut it with scissors. I added some shadow around the tree with Grass Skirt Catherine Pooler Ink Pad using sponge dauber. I added the tree on the tag with dries clear I adhesive glue.

I created a watercolored paper with the Rockin’ Red Ink Pad, and then I made the mini bow using the We R Memory Keeper 3D Bow Maker. I added it on the tag with same adhesive glue.

I tied up the green/white baker’s twine on the tag.

On the second tag, I cut out the tag base with the tag nesting die out of the heavyweight white cardstock. And then, I use the Holly Background – ARTplorations Stencil and Distress Crayons (Festive Berries and Peeled Paint) to create that background. I added the crayon on the stencil and then using baby wipe to blend it in. After that, I added some splatters on it using the Distress Crayon Metallic Antique Bronze and watercolor brush. I dried it with craft heater.

I stamped the Blessed Christmas – Typografia Christmas on a heavyweight white cardstock with Memento Rhubarb Stalk In Pad and then I cut it out with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.  I added it on the tag with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I added the ribbon and mini wood clip on the tag.

I love making these Christmas tags… It give the jolly feeling in my heart even though it is still Fall! I hope you all also feel the same… For more inspirations, make sure to head over to Tracey’s blog and STAMPlorations Blog for a chance to win one of two – $25 gift certificates to TWO lucky people!!!

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If you are using any stamps, or dies, or stencils from STAMPlorations on your tags, you can also link it up at STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fantastic day!!!

CUTplorations November Challenge | Thankful Barley Card

Hello everyone… I always remind myself and my daughters that there is always one thing we can thank God for every single day.

Today, here’s the inspiration image for the November CUTplorations Challenge. I created a card inspired by the color combo, give thanks phrase some of the wheat grass.

On my card today, I use the Thankful Word DieCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, and Barley ARTplorations Stencil.

I created the background with watercolor paper, Distress Oxide Ink Pads, and water using the smooshing technique. After I got the layers of colors, I added some splatter of water, let it sit for couple seconds, and then I dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried the panel with craft heater and I cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I added the Barley ARTplorations Stencil on top of the background panel and then using sponge dauber I added the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink on it. After that, I added some more splatters on it with Finetec Silver Watercolor Paint and then I dried the background panel with craft heater. I added the finished panel on the card base with dries-clear adhesive.

I die cut a white cardstock using the Thankful Word Die and then I added some of the Finetec Gold Watercolor Paint splatters on it. I added the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape.

I embellished the card by wrapping it with some of the natural burlap twine ribbon.

That’s my Give Thanks theme card for this November CUTplorations Challenge. Oh and… when you use any STAMPlorations products on your projects, you can also link it up at STAMPlorations Neverending Anything Goes Challenge:

Before you all go…. Here’s a special discount code for you to use at STAMPlorations StoreSTAMPGIRLHELEN to save 20% OFF on all your order.

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


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Week 358 – 359 Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Make Your Own Background

Mixed Media Blessed Wreath Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you all have a fabulous Autumn season so far… The leaves are changing their colors for sure in the area where we live. They are beautiful in their own ways…

Today I have a mixed media blessed wreath tag to share with you that I created using the  Lattice ARTplorations StencilWonderfall Time Stamp Set,  Blessed Word Die, and Stitched Tags Nesting Dies.

First I cut out the tag base our of watercolor paper. And then I created the background with Art Sprays and water using smooshing technique. I dried it with craft heater and then I the black acrylic paint with make up sponge using the Lattice Stencil.

I added the white gesso on the tag with my finger to muted the background little bit.

I stamped the leaves from the Wonderfall Time stamp set on a watertcolored paper that I created using watercolor paints. After that, I fussy cut the leaves.

I added twine wreath on the tag with adhesive glue and then I arranged those watercolored leaves on the wreath with adhesive glue.

I die cut the Blessed Word Die out of brown cardstock and then I painted it with Metallic Gold Wink of Stella Brush. I added it on the tag with adhesive glue.

I finished this tag with some white acrylic splatters.

I link this tag back to the new November Mixed Media Challenge at STAMplorations blog.

I hope you all can play along with our challenge this month and share your mixed media projects with us. Oh and… when you use any STAMPlorations products on your projects, you can also link it up at STAMPlorations Neverending Anything Goes Challenge:

Before you all go…. Here’s a special discount code for you to use at STAMPlorations StoreSTAMPGIRLHELEN to save 20% OFF on all your order.

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


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Week 358 – 359 Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Mixed Media Art Journal | Shine Your Light

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… This week we were learning about being salt and light at our church youth meetings. Though we might have read the message from Matthew 5:13-16 many times, read it one more time will give us more insight to what Jesus say about who we are, our identity, and our roles in community.

My mixed media art journal today is inspired by God’s word in the Gospel of Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

First, I added some watercolor paint on my Mixed Media page with watercolor paints, and I dried it with craft heater.

Next step, I added some paint splatters on the page with Heidi Swap Color Shine Spray and Marabu Art Spray. Dried it again with craft heater.

I used flat brush to add some of the brush strokes on the page with Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive, let it sit to dry in couple of minutes, and I added some of the Deco Foil Transfer Sheet Teal on it.

For the image and sentiment, I use the new digital stamps from Graciellie Design called Dreamy Girls Digital Stamp Kit and the little flower on her, is a little peek of a new digital kit releasing it soon!!!

I printed the girl image on regular copy paper, and printed the sentiments on mixed media paper 90 lbs. Next, I colored the girl with Primacolors Premium Pencils and Colorless Pencil. After that I fussy cut it with micro-tips scissors. I added it on the page with Dina Wakely Gel Medium.

I fussy cut the word Shine withmicro-tips scissors, and then I trimmed the words, Your & Light, with paper trimmer into 2 pieces. I added them on the page with gel medium. Next, I highlighted and added shades on them with Faber Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.

I finished the page by adding more shadow around the page with the Stabilo Woody Black Pencil and smudged it with my finger.

Thank you for stopping by today… Don’t hide your light, let it shines bright wherever you go…


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Week 358 – 359 Anything Goes

Simon Says:  Take Flight

Mixed Media Tutorial: 1 Stencil, 3 Mixed Media CAS Cards

Hello everyone… Today I am super excited… It is my first time posting a mixed media tutorial. I have 3 mixed media CAS cards to share with you that I created only with 1 stencil.

Head over to STAMPlorations blog to read my full tutorial on how to create these three mixed media CAS cards. I hope you all enjoy and try this tutorial today.

Oh and… when you use any STAMPlorations products on your projects, you can also link it up at STAMPlorations Neverending Anything Goes Challenge:

Before you all go…. Here’s a special discount code for you to use at STAMPlorations StoreSTAMPGIRLHELEN to save 20% OFF on all your order.

Here are the STAMPlorations products I use today on these cards:


THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by today! Hope you all have a wonderful day.