Happy News…The Cut Shoppe Design Team

The Cut Shoppe

Hello everyone… I have a happy news to share with you today! I am joining The Cut Shoppe Design team for April – September 2018 Term!

I am super excited to start and thank Ashley for giving me this opportunity to work with her designs.

I have been a fan for awhile… You can use the cutting files for any projects 🙂 Here are couple of my projects in the past that I created using some of The Cut Shoppe cutting files on my Bible Journaling, Cards, and Tags.

All Tied Up Alpha Cutting File

Filled With Love Cutting File

Splendid Spring Cutting File

Tall Type Alpha Cutting File and Fancy Feathers Cutting File

Check out more of the cutting files at The Cut Shoppe store… you’ll love them!!! For more inspirations and news, you can visit the Blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and Twitter. And… make sure that you also follow them.





Valentine’s Day Candy Treat Holder

A Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone… I am here today with a Valentine’s Day Candy Treat Holder idea to share with you. I created this candy holder for my daughters’ classmates on their Valentine’s Day parties.

A Jillian Vance Design Valentine's Day Treat Holder

I am sharing this project tutorial on A Jillian Vance Design blog using the Valentine’s Day Stamp Set and Minnie Pearl Tag Die Set. I also use the Tickle Pink cardstock color coordination set from Darice. The inks i used are Memento Dew Drop Rose Bud and Angle Pink from Imagine Crafts.

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

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


Poinsettia Greetings Tags

Hello everyone…21 more days until Christmas!!! Can’t you believe that? I always have last minutes Christmas projects to do… and making tags is one of them 😀 And today I have Poinsettia Greetings Tags to share with you.

I also share this project at A Jillian Vance Designs blog today. First, I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettia flower from Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set. I got with plain white cardstock and gold embossing. After I heat set the embossing powder, I cut them out using the matching Poinsettia Greetings Die Set.

Then I die cut the words: Peace and Joy that come with the Poinsettia Greetings Die Set using Red Metallic Cardstock.

Next to cut is the tags. I used the Mini Pearl Tag Die Set. I cut it twice using green cardstock. And then I stamped the phrases from To & From 2×2 Stamp Set on the back of the tag using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Last step is to add the Poinsettia flowers and sentiment die cuts on the front of the tags. I used the strong liquid glue to add them on the tags. And I tied up some green/white twine on each tag.

I hope these project today give you inspiration to keep working on your Christmas project. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

I also link this up at:

Mixed Media Tag STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas Blog Hop and Blog Hop

Hello everyone…I know it is October and we are enjoying the beautiful Fall season, but… it also means that Christmas is getting closer.

Today, we are at STAMPloratios has a small blog hop featuring the new Typografia Christmas collection. I am thankful to be part of this special event and 3 mixed media tags to share with you.

I used the Angles Oh High, Blessed Christmas, and Miracle of Christmas to create these 3 mixed media tags:

I die cut the tags using Luggage Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations, the larges die and white heavy weight cardstock.

Next I stamped each sentiment on each tag using red, black, and green archival ink pads.

Then I added Distress inks on each tag. I used the Mowed Lawn and Fired Brick on the tags. And then I sprayed with some water and dabbed if of the tags to create the distressed background.

I also used the Stitched Winter Landscape Die – CUTplorations on one of the tag. I then colored it with Wink Of Stella Gold Metallic Brush Pen and added some snow on the trees with White Gel Pen.

I finished each tag with some sequins: Gold assortment and Christmas assortment.

And my tags are done.

Visit STAMPlorations Blog for full list of blog hop to see the inspriations from the team and to enter the giveaway, too!

Oh before you go, here’s a special code for you to save 20% on any STAMPlorations products. Use STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Happy shopping!

THANKS for stopping by my blog today. I hope you find some inspirations 🙂 Have a fabulous day!

I play along at:

Challenge #302-303

Simon Says: Christmas


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
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!


DIY Give Thanks Layered Bookmark

Hello everyone… Fall has started here. Crisp air, cool weather and I start seeing some leaves are turning their colors already.

Today I have a Fall themed bookmark project to share with you all. This project, I also shared it at A Jillian Vance Design Blog. You also can see more inspirations from the team using AJVD products there.

First I die cut the bookmark from Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die set with watercolor paper twice and stacked them together for extra thickness.

On a piece of white cardstock, I sprinkle some of the Lime Colorburst powder, sprayed it to create the burst watercolored background, and when it was dry well, I die cut it out with the Quatrefoil Bookmark Overlay Die then added it on the bookmark with liquid adhesive. I also filled in some of the quatrefoil shape randomly to create the background of the bookmark.

Then I cut out one of the leaf from Leaves and Petals Die Set out of the watercolored background paper, and added it on the bookmark with same liquid adhesive.

Final step is I stamped the sentiment from Hello Fall 3×4 Stamp Set with Autumn Ombre ink pad on another watercolor background paper that I created. Then I die cut it out using the bookmark die, trimmed it wide enough to be on top of the leaf, and then added it on the bookmark with the adhesive.

Bookmark is done. Even though it has some layers, but it is still thin enough to put in a book. Also, the layers makes it thick enough as chipboard.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

I play along at:

September Challenge



STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party Week 3

Welcome again to STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party! It is a 25 Days of celebrating Spring. This it the week 3 and the Design Team has created gorgeous Spring Themed projects to share with you.

This blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog. Also, you are invited to the the Linky Party, too. More fun to have a party with prizes, right? Find out how you can win one of the prizes and special discount code, please read till the end of this post…

I created a mixed media tag for this week inspiration:

First I added the Droplets ARTplorations Stencil on the tag that I create from Canson watercolor paper. I secure the stencil with washi tape, and then I added some Imagine Crafts – GooseBumps on it. Slowly I removed the stencil and set aside to dry. Wash the stencil right away after using GooseBumps liquid.

Once the texture dry well, I spray some of the FireWorks! Spray (Angel Pink, Rose Bud, London Fog), then using a fairly damp paper towel, I wipe it off some of the paint on the GooseBumps texture. I also added some splatters on it from the same sprays. Unexpected, but I love the surprise how the watercolored resist background turn out!

I stamped the bricks, bubble wraps and arrows from STAMPlorations – Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set with Ranger – Black Archival Ink Pad.


I stamped the sentiment from STAMPlorations – Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set with Kaleidacolor – Bouquet ink pad on a white cardstock and cut it out into a strip. I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape.


I also added the dragonfly that I cut out from the new Dragonfly – Layering Dies CUTplorations. I used purple cardstock and vellum paper. I used Imagine Crafts – On Point Glue to put the dragonfly together and added it on the tag.

I finished the tag by adding some Vintage Photo Distress Ink all around the edge with make up sponge.


Blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog. Visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations blog and at each designer’s blog from April 5th through April 30th, 11:55 p.m. Pacific Time.

Winners will be announce on May 10 in the April Challenge & Hops winner post at STAMPlorations Blog. There are many prizes to win!!!

Now it is your turn to get crafty and join the party. By linking up you also have chances to win the prizes. Here’s how to play along:

  • Create a new winged-themed spring project project (any kind!).
  • Post it on your blog or online gallery (like Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up here.
  • Display our event graphic in your blog post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry)
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up by Sunday, April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).

And if you use any of STAMPlorations stamps, dies and/or stencils, make sure also to link it up at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

Before you go… I have a special code for you to use to get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fabulous Spring!

I also link up at:

MMW#24: Anything Mixed Media Goes with a Twist

Mixed Media April Challenge

HLS Mixed Media April Challenge

Simon Says: Splash It On

April 2017