Be Fearless, Be Strong, Have Faith

Joy Clair Clear Stamps

Hello everyone! Today, I have a simple and quick, patriotic themed card to share with you all.

This card is very easy and quick to create and I am inspired by our June Challenge photo inspiration.

I created using the new Color By Faith – Inspirational Arrows Stamp Set and Grungy Flag Background Stamp together with VersaFine Clair Ink Pads And MISTI.

I am sharing the photo tutorial and steps how to create this card at Joy Clair Blog today.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Hope you all have a wonderful day.


Project Thursday ~ You’re A Fantastic Friend

Precious Remembrance Shop

Hello everyone… Helen is here. For today Project Thursday, I have a fun black and white card for a fantastic friend to share with you all.

I am sharing this project over Precious Remembrance Blog. Stamps I use on my cards today are the new Little Things Stamp SetOh So Fun Stamp Set, and Blossom Stamp Set. I started with creating the black and white polkadots and tripes background.

I stamped the polkadots stripe stamp from Little Things Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad with MISTI and Creative Corners. I stamped one stripe, and then move up the cardstock 1 inch and then stamp again. I repeated the step until the whole panel stamped.

I trimmed the background panel very slightly smaller, I added one of the Mini White Doilies on it, bit off the edge and wrapped it on the edge of the panel,  and added it on an A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive.

I stamped the flowers from Blossom Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink Pad on a piece of Vellum Paper, then sprinkle them with White Embossing Powder that I mixed it with some Holographic Embossing Powder for extra sparkle. I heat set them with craft heater. Then, I fussy cut the flowers with micro-tip scissors. I used one of them on the jar.

Then I stamped the jar and sentiment from Oh So Fun Stamp Set and also one of the sentiment from Little Things Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad on a different white cardstock using MISTI. After that, I fussy cut the jar with micro-tip scissors and trimmed the sentiments into sentiment strips with paper trimmer. I added someVersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad on one of the sentiment strips using Sponge Dauber.

I added the jar on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue, next I added the flower on it. Then, I added the sentiment strips on the card with dries-adhesive glue, and the other one with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

My black and white card is done 🙂 I hope you all enjoy it today. THANK YOU for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Celebration!

Hello everyone! This June, STAMPlorations turns FIVE and we have a big 5th Birthday Celebration with lost of inspirations from STAMPlorations Girls, Link Up Parties, Prizes to win, Sales, Freebies, and more!!!

I am so thankful and honor to be one of STAMPlorations Girls and I would love to thank Shery for her kindeness, generous heart, and given us the opportunity to be part of STAMPlorations family!

Today, it is my turn to share my Top 3 Favorite Projects and couple new projects with STAMPlorations stash at STAMPlorations Blog today. Here’s a peek of them:

And here are a peek of my tow new projects that I created for celebrating STAMPlorations 5th Birthday this month!

And… A party wouldn’t be fun without you! We would certainly LOVE to have YOU to celebrate with us throughout this month!

There are 3 chances for you to join the party:

So now it is your turn to get crafty, CASE-ing projects and share with us… The CASEing, commenting, and linking up to the wishlist linky party end on July 3. Winners will be announced on July 10 at STAMPlorations Blog. We cannot wait to see your beautiful projects.

Before you go to check on the full project post, check out these amazing June Promotions at STAMPlorations Store:

  • $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)
    Each bag contains the Handmade with Love stamp ($3 value) + 2 or 3 randomly picked previously released products (combination of dies, stencils, and/or stamps) – total value of each bag is at least $20
  • 50% Off Flash Sale
    Every Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific. PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN
  • Freebie Days
    Every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die up to $10 value)… PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN

Isn’t it an amazing Birthday Celebration ever?  THANK YOU so much for celebrating with us and thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!!!

Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Final Day – How Have You Bean?

Hello everyone… Today is the last day of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!! It is a 1-week long link up party where you can participate and find inspirations from other coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing Super Sponsors!

I hope you all have been having fun and be inspired by so many coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers! This is one of my favorite crafty communities, lots of amazing and kind friends!!!

For this last day of the blog hop, I have a simple mixed media card that I would love to share with you all. All stamp sets and die sets I use on my card are from Our Daily Bread Designs, which is one of the generous 87 Super Sponsors of this hop.

I created my background with Gelatos. I scribbled the Pastel Gelatos on a Canson watercolor paper and blended them with baby wipe. I dried it with craft heater and cut it with largest size of the Large Banner Dies. I added the banner on an A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Using Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Pad and Mini MISTi, I stamped the tulip from Tulips Stamp set and the butterflies from Butterfly and Bugs clear stamp set. And then I cut them with their coordinating dies. I colored the tulip and butterflies with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers and blended the colors with ShinHan Colorless Blender Marker. I added some white dots on the tulip with Unibal White Gel Pen, then I cut out the bud off.

I cut out the to go cup and lid using the Beverage Cup Dies with ivory cardstock and white cardstock. Then, I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink them using sponge dauber. I added the tulip bud on the cup with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Next, I stamped one of the sentiment from I Love Coffee stamp set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne on an ivory cardstock and then I cut it using one of the Pennant Flags Dies.

I added the cup and sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and added the butterflies with dries-cleat adhesive glue.

And my card is done. I hope you all can enjoy it today!

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

When: Friday, May 25th – Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 6 am pacific

Theme: Spring / Summer

Any projects use: coffee, tea and/or cocoa images

Now it is your turn… Come over to blog hop with us and share your coffee/tea/cocoa projects with other loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing 87 Super Sponsors!

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog today! Your kindness and encouraging comments totally make my day!


Joy Clair June Challenge

Hello everyone… JUNE is here! Can’t you believe that? I will say it is officially Summer Break here. And Today I have a fun card to share with you all for June Joy Clair Challenge.

On my card to day I am inspired by the light house and sparkles from the Joy Clair June Challenge inspiration photo:

I use the new stamp Light House Stamp Set  and Happy Fourth Stamp Set. I had fun creating the background using VersaFine Clair Ink Pads: Blue Belle, Purple Delight, Tulip Red, Summertime, Green Oasis, and Nocturne (Black). I picked the ink up with make up sponge, and started sponging it on a white cardstock. I blended the colors as I go.

I treated the background panel with anti-static powder tool for heat embossing. I stamped the sparkle images from the Happy Fourth Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink Pad, sprinkled them with Gold Embossing Powder that I mixed with Holographic Embossing Powder for extra sparkle on them, and then I heat them with craft heater.

After that I cut the background panel with one of the ODBD Pierce Rectangles Dies and I added the background panel on an A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

On another heavyweight cardstock, I stamped the light house image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad, and then I heat set the ink with craft heater. I colored the image with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers and Colorless Blender Marker. After that, I fussy cut the image, and I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Blue Belle and trimmed it, and I added on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue. I finished the card with some more gold start sequins.

Now it’s your turn… To play along with Joy Clair June Challenge is super easy and fun… You only need to follow these steps:

  • create a project using Anything Goes as theme and photo inspiration
  • Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery and link back to us.
  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz Here.
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • You can use any brand of stamps, but…if you use any Joy Clair Stamp Set, you will have a double of opportunities to win.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!