Happy Spring Coffee Mixed Media Tag Tutorial

Hello everyone… Helen is here today. Spring is one of my favorite seasons… Today’s mixed media tag is inspired by this season, the flowers, and some coffee and donuts, too.

I am sharing full tutorial with pictures at STAMPlorations Blog today.

I used my Gemini Junior machine for diecutting, I also Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils, Marabu Mixed Media Art Spray, Dina Wakley White Gesso, archival inks, and acrylic paints.

Here are the STAMPlorations products I used on my mixed media tag today:

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I hope you enjoy this tutorial today and have a fabulous day, crafty friends! Thank you so very much for stopping by today.

I Like You A Latte Mixed Media Tag

Hello everyone… Still feeling the love in the air, today I have a mixed media tag for all coffee lovers…

For tag, I use smooshing technique to create the watercolor wash background using Catherine Pooler Ink Pads (Pixie Dust and It’s A Girl) on a watercolor paper. After that, I dried the paper and then cut it with the tag die from Tag O’Coffee CUTplorations Set.

I added the Dots ‘n Beans ARTplorations Stencil on the tag, and then added some White Titanium acrylic paint on the tag with make up sponge. I dried the tag with craft heater.

On another watercolor paper, I smooshed some more the Be Mine Catherine Pooler ink and water on the paper. Dried it with craft heater and then I stamped the heart beans image from the A Cuppa Love Stamp Set using Tulip Red VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. I fussy cut it with scissors and I added it on the tag with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue.

On a white cardstock, I stampe the cup from the same stamp set with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink Pad and colored the heart with Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils and water brush. I fussy cut it too with scissors and I added it on the tag with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped it on a grey cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink Pad and trimmed it into banner. I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape. I embellished the tag with some sequins from my stash.

Head over to STAMPlorations Blog today to see more coffee/tea themed inspirations from the STAMPlorations Girls. And… from today until March 4th, you can grab any Coffee/Tea collection and save 40% OFF by using the code: COFFEEBLOWOUT.

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


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A Watercolored Card and A Mixed Media Tag

Hello hello hello crafting friends… Today, I have a card and a tag to share with you all.

Sometimes, I need extra boost to my crafting mojo and joining some challenges help me to get that boost. If you like me, here are couple of challenges that you might wanna try and play along.

My first project is a card that I created inspired by the January CUTplorations Challenge from STAMPlorations where I got my inspiration from the colors and fashion model on their challenge image.

On my card, I use the CityGirl Stamp Set that I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad on a mixed media paper and colored it with Catherine Pooler Ink Pads and waterbrush. I dried the watercolor paint on it with craft heater and then I fussy cut it.

For the background, I use the Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil and using make oval brush to add the Catherine Pooler Inks on it. After that, I sprinkled some water and dabbed it off with paper towel for distress look.

And then randomly I stamped on of the image from the Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad on it. I trimmed the background panel into 4” x 5 1/4” and added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.

I added the girl on the card with 3D foam tape. For the sentiment, I cut a black cardstock using the Just Becuase Phrase Die and then I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I embellishe the card with some sequins from my stash

And the second project is a mixed media tag that I created inspired by the January Mixed Media Challenge.

I cut out a piece of 140 lbs watercolor paper using one the large size of the Luggage Tags Nesting Dies. And then I started building up the background using the Evolution ARTplorations Stencil and added thin layer of grey acrylic paint using make up sponge.

Next, I sprayed randomly and lightly light blue Marabu Art Spray and then sprinkled some of the lime green and teal Marabu Art Spray paints on it with fan brush.

I added thin layer of clear gesso on the tag cover the whole using my finger, and then dried it with craft heater. I added some of the Melon Metallic Gelato around the tag edge and blended it in with some water and finger.

I added some glitter texture paste on the tag with Rag Rug ARTplorations Stencil and dried it with craft heater.

I cut out couple of the Bloomdala Bliss Festive flowers with peach cardstock and teal metallic cardstock. I added the peach flower on the tag with gel medium and then added the metallic teal flower on top of it with permanent adhesive glue. I just added the glue in the middle of the flower and let the petals pop up loosely.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Sweet Spring Wishes Stamp Set on a white cardstock, trimmed it into word blocks, and then I added it on top of the flower with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

Final step, randomly I stamped the script from the Mixed Media Elements Stamp Set with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad. I dried it with craft heater.

I hope these 2 projects today will give you some inspirations to create something. THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today!


Fun challenges I play along:

Project Thursday ~ Artsy Gift Bag and Tag

Hello everyone… It is the “Getting Artsy Week”! Today I have an artsy, fun birthday gift bag and tag to share with you all.

Arty Gift Bag and Tag

I am sharing the Project Thursday details over Precious Remembrance Shop Blog today. I hope you all will visit me there.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Project Thursday ~ Personalized Gift Box With Stamps

Hello everyone… Helen is here today. So… Christmas is in less than 30 days now! I am getting starts to wrap some gifts. How about you? Today I have couple gifts boxes to share with you that you can make and personalized them.

I found several YouTube tutorials how to make boxes using Envelope Punch Board. I tried a tutorial to make these gift boxes today. These boxes are perfect for A2 handmade card set or flat gifts. First, I trimmed the cardstocks and scored them but before I put them together, I stamped the patterns on them. I am sharing the full details at Precious Remembrance Shop Blog today.

On this first gift box, I use the Everyday Stamp SetHappy Mail Stamp SetVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Glamorous ink pad.

And for the second box, I used the Everyday Stamp Set, Joy Stamp SetVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis ink pad, and VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) ink pad.

I hope this post today give you some ideas how to wrap your gifts in different ways this year. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fabulous day!

25 Days of Christmas Tags – A Jillian Vance Design

Hey all… Today, I am sharing a fun Christmas Shaker Tag as a Guest DT for A Jillian Vance Design for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Check out this fun event at Tracey’s blog. Over her blog, you will see LOTS of gorgeous and inspiring tags from many sponsored companies, and more… there are prizes to win, too. You have many chances to enter by linking up your projects.

I created this shaker tag using the Minnie Pearl Tag Die Set. I use the Jingle Bells Die Set to embellished the tag. I added some of the Pure Gold Satin Sequin Mix and some of the white fine glitter for the shaker filler.

For the sentiment, I stamped one of the phrases from the Big Christmas Greetings Stamp Set with Rockin’ Red CP Ink Pad. And then I stamped the “To;” and “From:” from the To & From 2×2 Stamp Set with the same ink pad on the back of the tag.

Need more inspirations? Head over to A Jillian Vance Design blog to see more tags from their designers.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous 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!!!

And… before you all go… check out this amazing SALE event over STAMPlorations store!

You can save 40% on STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies… AND SAVE EXTRA 20% MORE when you use my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!


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!!!