National Iced Tea Day | A beauTEAful Day

Hello hello hello…. HAPPY NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY!!! It is one of my favorite national days! Summer is here and so totally need more iced tea!!!

Today, I am joining the Coffee Loving Cardmakers team celebrating this fun day. At Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, you can see more iced-tea projects from the team. And here’s my iced-tea card:

On my card, I used several Super Sponsors products:

I stamped the images and sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad colored the cup with Arteza Real Brushes. And I used Gemini Junior for all diecutting.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

Let’s grab some iced-tea and join our National Iced Tea Blog Hop!!! Visit and leave comments on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog and each Design Team Member blog listed there for a chance to win a $15 Gift Code to any Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Super Sponsor of your choice! The more you comment, the more chances for you to win! Commenting closes on Saturday, June 13th at 11:59 pm pacific. The winner will be posted on Sunday, June 14th at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

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


I also link up at these challenges:

Clear Scraps | Peace Tall and Slim Card

Hello crafty friends! Today, I would like to share with a tall and slim card. It has been a while I haven’t made this type of card and I had fun making this one.

This month, Clear Scraps is having a cross promo with TapeRunner. And today is my turn. On Clear Scraps Blog, I am sharing step-by-step tutorial how to make this Peace tall and slim card using the Fern Branch Chipboard Shape Embellishment and 6″ Fruit of the Spirit Stencil.

I cut out the tall and slim card base using Silhouette Cameo 3. For the background mat, I trimmed a piece of scrapbook paper into 3″ x 8 7/8″ and then I distressed one edge of the paper with my distresser tool (if you don’t have this tool, you can also use scissors, but be very careful!). I added the paper on the card with the TapeRunner.

I taped the 6″ Fruit of the Spirit Stencil on the card using painter tape. I also taped around the word and then using make up sponge, I added the two shades of green VersaFine Clair Pigment Inks on the card. I removed the stencil to clean the ink of the stencil.

I dried the pigment ink on the card with craft heater, then I added some anti-static powder on it. I taped stencil back on the card. Using the Ranger Embossing Dauber, I added the clear embossing ink on the word. I removed the stencil carefully of the card and sprinkled some of the Ranger Fine Clear Embossing Powder on the word, then heat set the powder with craft heater.

I cut the Fern Branch Chipboard Shape Embellishment with scissors of its frame. Using the same embossing dauber, I covered the chipboard surface with the clear embossing ink. I put the inked fern branch on top of a coffee filter, and then sprinkled the WOW! Trio Bundled Up Embossing Glitter (Sage) on it. I poured the whole jar on it to make sure it was covered well with the embossing powder. I tapped off the embossing powder on the coffee filter and I pour the rest of the embossing powder inside the jar.

I preheated my craft heater for couple seconds and then heat set the embossing powder. It was super fun to watch the embossing powder melt on the chipboard. I added the embossed fern branch on the card with the TapeRunner. And then, I embellished the card with some pearl gems I have in my stash.

Hope you like this one and find an inspiration to create today. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful day!

Anything Goes With Dies | Thank You CAS Card Set

Hello everyone! It is time for a new challenge. Today, I have this set of thank you card to share with you all.

I choose CAS style and stay with simply black-and-white colors so it also can be masculine cards. This is a quick card to make in less than 10 minute.

On these cards, I use the older flower stamp and die kit from Hero Arts, so does the sentiment stamp and die set.

I stamp the flowers and sentiments using VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad and diecutting using my Gemini Junior machine.

I added the flower on the card with permanent glue adhesive and popped up some of the petals with 3D foam tape. I added the die cut thanks sentiment word with 3D foam tape.

I hope you all find an inspiration to create today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day!


I link up at these challenges:

Card Chain Challenge | The 3000th Sender Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share about a fun card challenge and swap community where I met lots of crafty friends from around the world.

It is called the Card Chain Challenge. It is not a regular card challenge, it is a place where you can meet new crafty friends, make a card base of the given options, and send it to a friend.

Yes…This is an international card that challenge for us to not only make a card but actually send it out! And I have been participating with this card swap for since 2013. It is about 7ish year now!!! I was not always join every month, but I joined several times every year. If you want to see my first card, you can go here.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

Today, they are having a special blog hop party to celebrate the 3000th Sender! Yes there are 3,000 cards have sent out around the globe!!! The hop starts at Card Chain Challenge post and you can hop over to the each of sender’s posts, leave a little love and they will be randomly selecting 3 comments left between today and the 28th June to win some prizes.

I hope you will pay a visit to Card Chain Challenge Blog and participate for the CCC June Challenge. You will love it! There is a joy in the making and sending the card to someone.

Here’s my card that I sent to my friend in Netherland for the CCC May Challenge:

I picked the May Theme Options: Repeat (more than one of something)/ Fruit / Friendship. I made CAS card with this theme.

I stamped the circles from the Preciouse Remembrance – Little Things Stamp Set repatedly with VersaFine Clair ink pads in rainbow colors. And I stamped the sentiment from the Preciouse Remembrance – Positive Thoughts Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Nocture ink pad. I added the heart (from the Bits & Pieces : Love Coupon) in the middle of one of the circle using 3D foam tape.

Thats my card today. I hope it gives you an inspiration to join us at the next monthly Card Chain Challenge!

Thank you for stoping by my blog today and I hope you all have wonderful day.

Stencil Challenge | Mixed Media Card For A Wonderful Friend

Hello hello hello everyone! It is JUNE!!! We are are half way through the year 2020 now. This is surely a different year that we all experience. But my wonderful friends… There is still hope becuase the Living and Mighty God got this! Keep the faith and live in the hope every day.

Today, I would love to share this mixed media card that I created for the new STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge for June. For more inspirations and to read the challenge rules, visit their blog.

On my mixed media card today, I use Rubber Bands ARTplorations Stencil, Sweetly Stamp Set, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I taped the Rubber Bands ARTplorations Stencil on a heavyweight white cardstock, put it inside a box, and sprayed the Spray paints (red, blue and yellow) to create that fun rainbow background. I added couple more paint splatters on it with each color spray nozzle.

I dried the background panel with craft heater and then cut it with one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added the background panel on a white card with E-Z Runner Gran.

I stamped the flower image from the Sweetly Stamp Set on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black, and I colored it using watercolor pencils and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush.

I dried the finished watercolored image with craft heater and then I cut it with one of the circle die I had in my stash. I added the circle image on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sweetly Stamp Set with Something Borrowed CP Ink Pad on a white cardstock, trimmed it into a sentiment strip and I added it on the card with permanent glue.

Becuase the picture cannot capture the glitter look, I made a shore video for you to check out the glitter galore on the card:

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all will join our challenge this month. Happy crafting!