Joy Clair August Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1 and Giveaway

Good morning everyone… Christmas is 131 days from today. That special day is getting closer! And I officially have started my Christmas card project this Summer 🙂 I would love to send out more handmade cards this year.

Today, I have several cards to share with you showcasing the new Christmas stamp collection from Joy Clair.

Joy Clair Ugly Sweater Background

Stamping with Ugly Sweater Background Stamp is easy using stamping tool like, MISTI. I used my regular size MISTI to create the backgrounds on above and below cards. I stamped them with Cloud White VersaMagic Ink on red and green cardstocks. I heat set the ink with craft heater, then I sprayed them with mixture of Perfect Pearl spray. I dried them with craft heater again, then once they are dry well I distress each edge of the cardstock with distresser tool.

Joy Clair Ugly Sweater Background

For the tags, I die cut the tags with one of tag die set and stamped the sentiment from Christmas Coffee Clear Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. I arranged the sentiment words on MISTI and stamped the tags multiple time without removing the stamps.

I wrapped some twine around the background panel, and tied up the tag. Then I added the finished background panel on black cards with lots of adhesive. I also secure the tag with some glue dots. I finished each card with the candy cane felt stickers that I found in my Christmas stash 🙂

Joy Clair Ugly Sweater Background

On this sweater card, I was inspired by some projects I saw on Pinterest 🙂 It is actually super easy to make. First, I arranged the border stamps from the Ugly Sweater Background Stamp on the piece of 4.25″ x 5.5″ white cardstock that I put on MISTI. Then I picked up the MISTI lid, and added the ink one by one. I used the colors from Sorbet Scoops Memento Dew Drop Set of 12.

To create the collar for the sweater, I die cut it with 2 sizes of circle dies. I also die cut the neck shape with the circle die.

I added the sweater background on the card base with adhesive runner, and then I added the collar with On Point Glue, it is a perfect glue for thin and small things. I added some extra dots on the sweater with irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Bronze.

JC Ugly Sweater Background

And here is another take on the sweater. I added felt holly leaves and berries on the collar. I think it turned out cute 🙂 What do you think?

Let’s start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL designers blog.


Just left your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day! Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:

Joy Clair Blog

Donna Idlet

Martha Lucia Gomez

Helen Gullett – YOU ARE HERE!

Lindsay Andreon

Kerry Urbatch

Lori Kobular

Steph Ackerman

Jessica Pascarella

LeeAnn McKinney

Tomorrow you will see the entire Color by Faith Collection and all the New Background sets!!! Make sure you come back and visit us.

Oh…. before you go, I would like to share this special card drive, hosted by my friend, Christina. If you make Christmas cards this month, or have some laying around that fits to this card drive, please do send them it. They will bless many children at the hospital with congenital heart disease. And Joy Clair is one of the sponsors for this event. Please visit Christina’s blog to read more the details and rules.

Thank you so very much and I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!

***Link to Joy Clair Store is affiliated link. I’ll receive small cash commission when you click through to purchase. THANK YOU!

I play along at:

Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge – August Anything Goes

WAW Anything Goes Challenge #296 – #297








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37 thoughts on “Joy Clair August Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1 and Giveaway

  1. Those are awesome Christmas cards and
    Would be fairly simple to replicate. I really
    LOVE the colorful sweater card!
    My favorite sets are the Coffee Christmas and Coffee Quotes

  2. Love the sweater with the neckline.
    this will be one stamp that you will
    definitely need the Misti (a lifesaver).
    The cards are all wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Helen, super fun cards and bringing us inspiration for all of our Christmas cards!! My FAV is that “sweater” card with cute neak cut out and all the pretty colors!! You are rocking these holiday vibes and that one is just so cheeky to send our fun friends. It would be great to use as an invite for an “ugly sweater party too!!! I’m thinking of so many possibilities!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!