Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop Day 2

Hello hello hello…. I am here again today with another coffee themed card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

If you are new to this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to read all about it and to see the full list of the generous Super Sponsors.

This hop and link up party starts today, Friday, May 22, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020. We don’t have any specific theme but your projects still do need to have a caffeinated element [coffee, tea, cocoa, hot apple cider] to be eligible to enter the giveaways. All of your projects that you link up with us should be new…please no back linking. The inlinkz link up will be close on Friday, May 29th at 11:55 pm Pacific (Saturday, May 30 th at 2:55 AM Easter Time).

My coffee card today is featuring the stamps, dies and stencil from Super Sponsor STAMPlorations.

I used the new Bloomin’ Coffee Stamp Set and You Stamp Set, Coffee Joy Stamp Set, Pierced Curly Frame/Tag Nesting Dies, and Nestled Circles ARTplorations Stencil from Super Sponsor STAMPlorations.

You don’t wanna miss their COFFEE LOVERS SALE! All Coffee/Tea themed products are 40% OFF until May 31st. Use code COFFEE40 at check out (*** this code cannot be combined with other codes).

PLUS… Beside the prize they giveaway at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, STAMPlorations is giving away an extra prize pack! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog to read all about it and how you can enter. While you are there, grab the FREE Digital Stamp, too.

I blended the Distress Ink with the Nestled Circles ARTplorations Stencil on a white cardstock, then spray some water, and then I dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried the cardstock with craft heater and cut it using the Pierced Curly Frame/Tag Nesting Dies. I cut out a piece of kraft cardstock with the larger size of the die.

I stacked both stenciled panel and the kraft mat together using the E-Z Runner Permanent Strips from the Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Next, I used VersaMark ink pad to stamp the flower mug and word “you” from the Bloomin’ Coffee Stamp Set, and the label from the Coffee Joy Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor paper using VersaMark ink pad. I used MISTI stamping tool to stamp them all together.

I sprinkled them with some of the Fairy Tale Glitter Embossing Powder from Super Sponsor WOW! Embossing Powder. Then, I heat set the embossing powder with my craft heater. I fussy cut them with scissors.

I colored the flower mug image with watercolor pencils and waterbrush. Then quickly dried it with craft heater. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape from Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I added the word “you” on the card with permanent liquid glue. I stamped the other sentiment from the Bloomin’ Coffee Stamp Set inside banner with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad. I added the banner on the card with 3D foam tape from Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I hope you like this project today. And now…it is your turn to make something pretty while drinking your favorite drink!

Head over to Coffee Loving Blog to link up your projects, to see the full list of the the Super Sponsors’ blogs and prizes. We always encourage commenting on all project that link up for the hop.

We hope you will enjoy this hop and be inspired! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!


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Spring/Summer Coffee Lover Hop Day 1

Hello hello hello everyone! Happy Friday and it is the kick off day for the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

If you are new to this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to read all about it and to see the full list of the generous Super Sponsors.

This hop and link up party starts today, Friday, May 22, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020. We don’t have any specific theme but your projects still do need to have a caffeinated element [coffee, tea, cocoa, hot apple cider]. All of your projects that you link up with us should be new…please no back linking. The inlinkz link up will be close on Friday, May 29th at 11:55 pm Pacific (Saturday, May 30 th at 2:55 AM Easter Time).

On my card for this first day, I use the Coffee and Flowers from Super Sponsor Graciellie Design. She has a wonderful collection of Coffee/Tea themed digital stamps and papers.

I printed the image and sentiment on a Neenah Solar 80 lbs white cardstock using Brother Laser Printer and the before I colored it, I dried the printer ink using craft heater.

One of my favorite ways working with digital stamps is the Silhouette Print-and-Cut Feature. I can print and cut a bunch of image in a jiffy, no tears becuase of fussy cutting… hahahaha…

I colored the image using Arteza Real Brushes and waterbrush. I dried it with craft heater after that.

I trimmed the sentiment into a sentiment banner with paper trimmer and scissors.

For the background, I used the Distressed Line DecoFoil Clear Toner Sheet and Lapis Watercolor DecoFoil Transfer Sheet from the Super Sponsor Therm O Web.

I trimmed the clear toner sheet into 4.25″ x 5.5″ and I trimmed the foil transfer sheet slightly bigger that the toner sheet. I put them inside the carrier paper that came with the clear toner package, and then I run them through my laminator that I got from Amazon.

I trimmed the clear toner into 4″ x 5.25″ and I added it on top of a white card using E-Z Runner Permanent Strips from the Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I added the portion of the runner permanent strips on the back of the solid image to hide the glue.

I added the coffee mug and sentiment on top of the card with the same adhesive runner and 3D foam tape. I embellished the card with some of the pearl gems from my stash.

Need more inspirations? Head over to Gracie’s blog to see her project, more about her digital design, and more inspirations from her design team.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

Head over to Coffee Loving Blog to link up your projects, to see the full list of the the Super Sponsors’ blogs and prizes. We always encourage commenting on all project that link up for the hop.

We hope you will enjoy this hop and be inspired! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!

Stay Home and Drink Coffee

Hello everyone… I hope you all are safe and healthy. I stay home and drink coffee to survive this… Hahahahaha…

It has been 70 days we are in the “stay home” stage!!! And now that school is done and Summer Break has started… But I do love love love having my kids at home with me!

I played with the new Coffee Queen digital stamp from Graciellie Design. This is a fun digital stamp set to use on projects.

I also use couple patterned paper from the Coffee Lovers digital paper pack for the background and oval mat. I trimmed the background paper to fit on the white card. And then for the oval mat, I cut out the stripe patterned paper with Divinity Designs – Ovals Stitched Rows Dies.

I opened files, resized and added sentiment on the mug using Pixelmator Pro (photo edit software). You also can use Word or Pages to work with digital stamps.

I printed the image on a white cardstock using Brother Laser Printer in black and white. After that, I added some DecoFoil foil sheets (black and green) on the image and run it through the laminating machine.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils, waterbrush, and Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush. I dried the watercolor with craft heater and after that I fussy cut the image with scissors. I added it on the oval background mat with 3D foam tape. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive.

I added the extra silver dots on the card using DecoFoil Glue Pen and DecoFoil Silver foil sheet.

Here’s a quick close up how the foil sheets and glitter brush give extra sparkle on the card:

Before you go… This coming Friday, May 22 is the kicking off the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop hosted by Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I hope you all plan to join this amazing hop and link party. It will be fun, full of amazing prizes from the generous Super Sponsor!!!

I hope this card today give you some joy and spark a creative idea! Thank you so much from stopping by. Stay safe and healthy!


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Stencil Sunday | Dry Embossing With Stencils

Hello everyone! It is Sunday Stencil day! I would like to share 4 ways you can use your stencils for dry embossing.

Yes! You can use stencils for dry-embossing with your cutting/embossing machine.

I use Gemini Junior to emboss all these backgrounds. I tried couple ways of sandwich-ing the plates to get good enough result. You need to check your machine sandwich for this technique, sometimes you need to try different ways like I did. You will need a rubber embossing that made specially for your machine. This rubber mat is a must have in bitween the sandwich plates.

I am sharing thes four embossed backgrounds on STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday Feature Blog Post that I created using: Brick Wall ARTplorations Stencil, Faces: Beauty ARTplorations Stencil, Petals 3 ARTplorations Stencil, and Arrow Which Way ARTplorations Stencil.

Isn’t that amazing that you can use your stencils in many different ways? I hope today you can try this technique and share your projects with our Stencil Challenge this month.

Before you all go away… check out the amazing Spring Fling Hop & Linky Party… PLUS… Spring Fling Sale that is going on this month. Products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off — instantly! No code needed! And… here an extra 20% OFF coupon code: STAMPGIRLHELEN that you can use when you check out. You can save up to 35% off all your order!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have wonderful day.

Clear Scraps | Rainbow Birthday Cards

Hello everyone… I love creating background for my cards and using stencil is one of my favorite techniques. And today, I would like to share these two rainbow birthday cards. 

I am sharing the step-by-step tutorial to make these 2 birthday cards using the 6×6 Party Stencil at Clear Scraps Blog today.

I used the same steps to create the backgrounds on both cards. The first card is a shaker card.

I taped the stencil directly on top of a piece of white cardstock that I already trimmed to fit on my front card.

For the rainbow colors, I only used 3 primary color inks: red, yellow, and blue. I used Catherine Pooler Inks (Rockin’ Red, Tiara, Something Borrowed). I added the ink with blending brush one color at a time and then blended the two primary colors to get the secondary colors.

After that, I removed the stencil off the cardstock, and then I sprayed it lightly with water using the Distress Sprayer bottle. I dabbed the water off the paper with paper towel and then I dried it with craft heater. Then, I repeated the same steps to make the second background panel.

I cut out one of the background panels using on for the stitched scallop circle die from Craftin Desert Divas.

I cut out a piece of clear acetate out of an old packing box. I used Scor-Tape to secure the acetate piece on the circle window.

Next, I added 3D fun foam on the back of the panel using the Scor-Tape and then added more double sided tape on top of the fun foam.

I trimmed a piece of blue cardstock to use it as front card mat. I added it on top of a white card with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue.

I added some sequins in the middle of the card and then I added the stenciled background panel right on top of it. I pressed it firmly to make sure the taped adhered well.

For the sentiment, I used the Today and Everyday Stamp Set from Divinity Designs. I stamped a sentiment on a white cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad, dried the ink and then cut it with the Double-Stitched Pennant Flag Die. I added the sentiment pennant on the card with 3D foam tape.

And for the second card, it is a very simple and quick card. I added the stenciled background panel on a piece of red carstock mat with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue. Then, I added them on top of a white card with the same permanent adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) on another white cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad, and then I cut it with Double-Stitched Circle Die. I added the sentiment label on the card with 3D foam tape.

I hope these cards spark an inspiration. There are many stencils at Clear Scraps store that you can use to make handmade cards. Check them out!

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


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