Mixed Media Tutorial | Coffee Wood Slice Ornament

Hello hello hello everyone… I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones. And… Christmas is just around the corner now and I don’t know about you, but everyone in our house is excited, especially the kiddos for sure.

It’s no secret that my husband and I are coffee lovers… and I think we need another coffee theme ornament this year. Today, I have a picture tutorial how to make this mixed media coffee wood slice ornament at STAMPlorations Blog.

I used 3″ pre-drilled wood slice that I got from Amazon for this project. You will need stencil, die set, stamp set, brushes, foam brush, gesso, texture paste, gel medium (or modge podge), permanent archival ink pads, cardstock, and craft heater. And you will need some times to spend to create this ornament becuase the drying each layer is needed.

  • First, add some gesso on the wood slice surface using flat brush or foam brush. Let it completely dry.
  • Add the texture/modeling paste on the wood with the Dot’s ‘n Beans ARTplorations Stencil using the palette knife (or old credit card will work, too).
  • While the texture paste still wet, sprinkle some clear glitter embossing powder.
  • Heat set the embossing powder with craft heaters. Do not over heat it becuase the gesso and texture paste can start bubbly.
  • Apply thin coat of Mod Podge or Gel Medium and let it dry.
  • Stamp the coffee cup from the What’s Brewing Stamp Set with archival black ink pad on red cardstock and white cardstock.
  • Add some silver metallic watercolor splatter on the red cup.
  • Fussy cut the red cup, and fussy cut just the lid and sleeve from the white cardstock.
  • Add the lid and sleeve on top of the red cup with adhesive glue.
  • Add the cup on top of the wood slice ornament with gel medium and add some thin coat on top of the cup also to seal it.
  • Cut the coffee word using the Coffee Word Die CUTplorations out of metallic cardstock.
  • Add the coffee word die cut on top of the cup with gel medium and add some thin coat on top of the cup also to seal it.
  • Add the twine on the ornament and tie it up.

It is done. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and can try it to make your own personalized ornaments for this Holiday seasons. Before you go… enjoy this 20% OFF your order at STAMPlorations Store by using my coupon code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

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


Color By Faith Bible Journaling | Matthew 13:45-46

Joy Clair Stamps

Hello everyone… Today I have a Bible journaling page to share with you all from Gospel of Matthew chapter 13, verse 45-46. I love the truth that we can find from this passage.

the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!”

The Lord came to search for us and to find us. He left his own kingdom, came down to live among us and to die for us becuase He loves us so much and we are His “precious pearls.” Isn’t that one amazing truth?

I am sharing the project process at Joy Clair Blog today that I created using the new Color By Faith – Bible Journaling Stamp Sets: Pearl of Great Price Stamp Set and  Light Bulb Moment Stamp Set, Gelatos, VersaFine Clair Ink Pads, Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils, Deco Foil Transfer Gel, Deco Foil Sheet, and Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue.

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


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Leafy Wreath Thank You CAS Card

Hello everyone… Today I have a leafy wreath thank you card to share with you all.

This leafy wreath CAS card is not bulky though it has some layers of leaves. To create the wreath, I use the Trendy Leaves 2 Stamp Set and the Trendy Leaves 2 Coordinating Dies.

I created a watercolored paper with distress oxide ink pads and water using smooshing technique. And then after I dried it, I stamped the leaves with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink Pad. And then I cut them with the coordinating dies. I arranged those leaves and glued them with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set with Distress Ink Pad. Then I trimmed it into sentiment banner and added it on top of the wreath with adhesive glue.

I added some splatter paints using the Distress Ink and waterbrush.

My card today is inspired by the CUTplorations Challenge inspiration picture for this month:

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 and the 4th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Linky Party.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day.


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Project Thursday ~ Mass Produce Thank You Cards For Winter

Precious Remembrance

Hello everyone! Today with mass-produce thank you card ideas for this coming Winter / Christmas season.

Every month starting November 2018 until May 2019, I make 60 Thank You cards for donation at a Kids Camp programs. When comes to making a lot of cards or mass producing, I like to use clean-and-simple (CAS) style. I use these three CAS card designs for Winter camp which I made 20 cards for each design.

I am sharing full details at the Precious Remembrance Shop Blog about these cards. I hope you all will enjoy the post.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

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!!!