Joy Clair October Challenge: Halloween and Die Cuts

Hello everyone! October is here!!! We are excited and love to this season. My girls have been planning what they wanna be on Halloween since Summer! And October is finally here, they are getting more excited, it is becuase they want to make their costumes.

Halloween and Die Cuts Challenge with Joy Clair

This month, the new challenge at Joy Clair is all about Halloween and Die Cuts. Since it is Anything Goes as theme, you can create any projects, post your project on your personal blog or online gallery and link back to us. You can use any brand of stamps!!!

  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited (each project, separate link).
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz here.

And here’s my take on this challenge:

Halloween and Die Cuts Challenge with Joy Clair

On my card I used October Fun Clear Stamps, Spooky Greetings Clear Stamps, and Fall Leaves Clear Stamps.

First, I stamped the leaves randomly directly on the card base to create the background.

Then I stamped the mummy and witch hat on a white cardstock, and fussy cut them.

Using Mini MISTI, I stamp the sentiment with 2 colors ink (green and black). I stamped them twice to get bold result. And I fussy cut it out.

I had extra galaxy watercolored background in my stash that I created with Gelatos and Acrylic Paint (tutorial here), and I die cut it with 2 sizes Circle Dies to create the ring. And I added it on the card with adhesive.

On top of the ring I added the mummy and hat with thick glue dots, and then I added the sentiment with 3D foam tape.

Then I thought this card need some sparkle, so I added some glitter on the witch hat with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen.

Need more inspirations? Go to Joy Clair Blog to see inspirations from the Design Team and more details on the challenge. You have until October  30, 2017 to create a new project and enter it into Inlinkz below. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store. One lucky winner will be announced on October 31!

Before you go… Joy Clair has a special event to celebrate World Cardmaking Day 2017! Mark your calendar and join us for the full day fun making cards together! And… there will be TONS OF PRIZES and Inspirations. also… there is a coupon code for you to use to save 20% of your purchase at Joy Clair Store.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and have a fabulous day!



I also play along at:

Challenge Weeks #302-303 – Anything Goes


Simon Says: Anything Goes

Mixed Media Card with Joy Clair Stamp, Foiled Paper, and Iridescent Gelatos

Hello everyone…Today with a fun mixed media card. I have been having fun creating galaxy and nebula background using couple of coloring medium, like watercolor paints, Color Burst and Gelatos.

On my mixed media card, I used one of Joy Clair new stamp set, Out Of The World, together with the Rinea foil papers and Iridescent Gelatos.

On a piece of watercolor paper (you can also use any heavy weight cardstock, as an option), I added some white gesso using old credit card. Then when the gesso was completely dry, randomly I scribbled some of the Iridescent Gelatos (Starbust, Nebula, Stardust, Galaxy, Black Hole) on the paper and then using my finger I mixed the colors. They give the metallic look and extra sparkle on it. Check it out on this short video below:

Come over to Joy Clair Blog to see the full details and steps how to create this fun galaxy card using Joy Clair Stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous blessed day!

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Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 5: Thanks A Latte

Welcome to the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog hop! This is one fun and amazing blog hop for all coffee/tea/cocoa loving crafters from all around the world! You all are invited to play along and share your projects with us for the whole week.

Today is Day 5 of the Blog Hop. If you are new and would like to play along, here’s the detail and information about it:

When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Gather your supplies and get ready for the whole week of blog hop, inspirations, and link up party! And…by linking up your projects, you have chance to win the amazing giveaway prizes at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Today’s card I created using the stamps and dies from A Jillian Vance Designs, one of the Super Sponsors. They have a fabulous coffee collection that you will love! Check them out!

On my card I used the Perk Up Stamp Set, Cup Of Love Stamp Set, and Grandpa’s Glass – Cup of Love Die. It is a one layer card. Visit A Jillian Vance Design Blog today for more detail and how I create it.

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by today!

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Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 2: Keep Calm, Coffee On

Welcome to the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog hop! This is one fun and amazing blog hop for all coffee/tea/cocoa loving crafters from all around the world! You all are invited to play along and share your projects with us for the whole week.

Today is Day 2 of the Blog Hop. If you are new and would like to play along, here’s the detail and information about it:

When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Gather your supplies and get ready for the whole week of blog hop, inspirations, and link up party! And…by linking up your projects, you have chance to win the amazing giveaway prizes at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

My card today is created using But First Coffee Stamp Set from Echo Park Paper, one of the Super Sponsors this season.

I tried a new technique to me when I created that background. I swiped the Hero Arts Autumn Ombre Ink Pad directly on a white cardstock and then I die cut it with ODBD Pierced Rectangle Die. I like that the background look like rustic painted wood panel or fence 🙂

Then I stamped the cups with Taylored Expressions Pumpkin Ink Pad using Mini MISTI and fussy cut them.

For the sentiment, I stamped it using Mini MISTI on a white cardtock with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, then I die cut it with ODBD Pierced Oval Dies. Don’t you love that sentiment?

I added the cups and sentiment on the card with some adhesive and 3D foam tape. I would say it is a one quick and CAS card to make 🙂 I hope you can enjoy it, too!

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


I play along at:


Simon Says: Clean And Simple

Challenge #300-#301 Anything Goes

HLS September Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

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Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 1: Must Have Coffee

Welcome to the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog hop! This is one fun and amazing blog hop for all coffee/tea/cocoa loving crafters from all around the world! You all are invited to play along and share your projects with us for the whole week.

Are you ready? Here’s the detail and information about it:

When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Gather your supplies and get ready for the whole week of blog hop, inspirations, and link up party! And…by linking up your projects, you have chance to win the amazing giveaway prizes at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Here’s my first project for the Day 1 using Joy Clair stamps, one of the Super Sponsors for this hop.

I stamped the sentiment from Joy Clair – Coffee Quotes on a white cardstock using Autumn Ombre Ink Pad and then I embossed it with Stitched Oval Dies, and then I die cut and embossed it again with the Double Stitched Rectangle Die.

I wrapped the natural twine on the corner of the card and secure it with some liquid adhesive. And then I added the panel on the card base with some 3D foam adhesive for extra dimension.

The leaves I used are from Joy Clair – Fall Leaves. I stamped them with the same ink pad, and I fussy cut them. And I tucked it under the wrapped twine on the card with some liquid adhesive.

I finished the card with some matching colors sequins assortment that I actually found them at Dollar Store a while ago 🙂

These 2 stamp sets are new released this month. There are many new stamp sets that you can check them out at Joy Clair Stores, including new coffee theme stamps and background stamps.

Coffee/Tea/Cocoa Loving Friends, Joy Clair have a special promotion during Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. 25% OFF IN ALL Coffee theme stamp sets.

Before you all go…Go over to Joy Clair Blog Post to see the team projects that will inspire you more and to enter their giveaway!!!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see more of coffee theme projects! Thank you for stopping by today and have a fabulous caffeinated day!


I play along at:

Joy Clair Anything Goes September Challenge: Texture/One Layer Theme

CLC Sip and Share Sketch Challenge


Simon Says: Clean And Simple

Challenge #300-#301 Anything Goes

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ODBD September New Release Reminder: Patriotic Theme Cards

Hello everyone…Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs September Release. It is a fabulous release month with patriotic theme stamps and dies.

For more inspiration using the September Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog. And here are the cards I created to share with you all today:

I created my first card above using Defining Force stamp set, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Sparkling Stars Dies, Double Stitched Stars Dies, and the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad Collection.

On my second card, I used the Remembrance stamp set, Rectangles Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Sparkling Stars Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, and the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad Collection.

And I used the USA stamp, Double Stitched Stars Dies and the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad Collection to create the third card. I love the new paper collection. It has so many beautiful patriotic patterned that you can use for background such this one I used on this card. I simply fussy cut the image to create the border background.

Before you go, make sure to visit each of ODBD designers’ blogs to check out their projects, too. Here they are:

Cathy * Sandee * Lisa * Diana * Lori * Dawn * Helen

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today at my blog. I hope you all are inspired and have a fabulous blessed day!



I play along at:


Simon Says: Clean And Simple

Challenge #300-#301 Anything Goes

HLS September Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

CLC Thrusday Coffee Break: Be Strong and Courageous

Hello everyone…Happy Thursday! Guess what?! One more sleep to the amazing Fall Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!!!

Are you ready? Here’s the detail and information about it:

When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Gather your supplies and get ready for the whole week of blog hop, inspirations, and giveaways at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Today I share the steps how to make this Fall themed mixed media tag at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. I created this tag with Dream of Being stamp set from Unity Stamp Company, on of the generous Super Sponsor.

So…Let’s grab your favorite drinks and get crafty with me!

Thanks for stopping by!

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