Stencil Challenge | Coffee Is The Answer

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! May this year will be full of hope, peace, and good health.

Some of us might be stepping into this new year with some questions about what will this year bring with it, how life going to be, or when our kids will be able to go back to school, and more… there is still uncertaain feeling but I pray for you all that the LORD will keep you, and bless you, and shine His face upon you, and show you His favor. Let us put our hope in Him, the creator of all, the one who is certain and unchangeable.

On this new year, I have a fun card to share with you all. STAMPlorations kick of the new year with new challenges. I made this card for the January Stencil Challenge.

I used the Petals 1 ARTplorations Stencil to blend the inks on the background. I used Catherine Pooler Inks (It’s A Girl and Bellini) and oval blending brush.

First, I cut put the Travel Mug CUTplorations. Next, I put the positive and negative cuts on MISTI and then I stamped the travel mug image from the Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamp Set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad. I repeated these step to get a secong mug.

I stamped the sentiment on one mug and the lines on the second mug using the same ink pad colors with the background. I added both mugs on the card with permanent adhesive and 3D foam tape.

I hope my card sparks an idea for you. Now it’s your turn to create projects using your stencils you have in stash. STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge theme is anything goes as long as you use stencils. Plus… if you use any STAMPlorations products, you can also link up at the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

And… I have a special code for you to save 20% on ALL regular and saled priced STAMPlorations products. Use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN at check out.

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

25 Days of Christmas Tags | Merry and Bright Gift Tag

Hello hello hello everyone… It is the time of the year again we start making some holidays projects.

I’m super excited to be participating in 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted by Tracey McNeely. This is her 10th Year hosting this fun event. You will see so many amazing and festive inspiration from these companies:

On Day 6 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, I have a Merry and Bright Gift Tag idea to share with you all that I created using STAMPlorations tag/label die sets and clear stickers.

For the tag I used the Manila Tags Nesting Dies, Brackets Labels/Tags Nesting Dies, and Merry – Clear Stickers.

I cut out a piece of glitter green cardstock and white cardstock for the tag base. And then I decorated the tag with ribbon and a string of mini christmas light. I only which that christmas light can light up, too!

You can find more inspiration at Tracey’s blog and I hope you all are having fun hoping with us and enjoy this 25 Days Christmas Tags this year. Now… It is your turn to create Christmas tag and you can link it up here.

Christmas Special Sale

During this event, from November 6th until the 30th, selected products at Christmas Special Sale section are 10% to 20% off instantly! And my crafty friends on top of that… you can SAVE 20% more plus FREEBIE by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Stencil Challenge | Great Mornings Start With Coffee

Hello everyone! November is here and you have a good start. At our home, great mornings start with good coffee for sure, how about yours?

We have new stencil challenge for you at STAMPlorations! Play along this month for a chance to win one of these prizes:

• One Winner will receive a $20 prize code.
• Three (3) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $7 prize code.

Head over to STAMPlorations Blog for more detail about the challenge rules and inspiration from the team.

I made this coffee card for this challenge using Petals 2 Stencil, Coffeecionado stamp set, and Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies.

AMAZING DEAL ALERT

Starting today, November 1 (until indefinitely!!!), you will get 20% OFF (order of $15 and more) and you can choose your own FREEBIE (up to $7 value in-stock product) by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you put an order at STAMPlorations store.

You also can find all my stencil designs, Helen G. Designs, at this store.

*** It is an affiliate link which will not cost you any extra but we will receive a small commission that help us raising support for family and ministries.

Thank you so much and God bless you abundantly!

STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Blog Hop Day 5 | Christmas Blessings

Welcome all to the STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Blog Hop! We are so glad that you are here to celebrate with us on this Day 5. Today, I have a Christmas Blessings card to share with you all!

This Belated 7th Birthday Blog Hop Day 5 starts at STAMPlorations Blog. You can visit each the STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs along the way to see their projects featuring all the new stamps, dies and stencils.

Giveaway and Blog Hop

For chances to win those amazing prizes, you need to leave comment at each blog every blog hop day. So…make sure you visit us every day!!!

Join the Linking Up Party by linking up to 3 birthday/celebration-themed projects. Please read the simple rules above too to qualify for the prizes and this link up close on November 8.

And… even more chances!!! Join the STAMPlorations Stash Linky Giveaway. All you have to do is take a photo of your STAMPlorations stash (whether it’s just one product or a dozen!), share it on social media or display it on your blog, then link up. You can win a $50 gift code!!! It’s open until October 31.

On my square Christmas card today, I used the new Christmas Wreaths ARTplorations Stencil, and for the sentiment, it is the Christmas Blessings Phrase Die.

I traced the wreath on a watercolor paper with watercolor pencils. And then using small waterbrush, I pulled the pigment to fill the images. I dried the watercolored wreath with craft heater.

I added some paint splatters on the background panel with some shimmer spray paints using small brush. I dried the whole background panel again with craft heater. Then, I trimmed it and added it on a 5.5″ square glitter green card using permanent strong adhesive glue (sometimes, regular permanent adhesive runner not sticky enough on a glitter cardstock).

I cut out a piece of green glitter cardstock using the Christmas Blessing phrase die, and I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue. I decided to add some glossy accent on top of the red berries.

Birthday Bash Sales

All products in the store, including products I used on this card today, are 10% off instantly throughout October. Get extra 20% off by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when ordering — PLUS…when you put an order during this Birthday Bash Blog Hop, this not-yet-released stencil, Just Plaid square stencil (10 mil) will be added to your order!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have fun hopping and celebrating STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Day 4 with us today. Have wonderful day!


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STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Blog Hop Day 2 | Faith, Hope, Love

Welcome all to the STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday! We are so glad that you are here to celebrate with us on this Day 2.

This Belated 7th Birthday Blog Hop Day 2 starts at STAMPlorations Blog. You can visit each the STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs along the way to see their projects featuring all the new stamps, dies and stencils.

On my card today, I used the new Bloomfully Faith Stamp Set and Squares Flexi-Template.

Giveaway & Link Up Party

For chances to win those amazing prizes, you need to leave comment at each blog every blog hop day. Make sure you visit every day!!!

Join the Linking Up Party by linking up to 3 birthday/celebration-themed projects. Please read the simple rules above too to qualify for the prizes and this link up close on November 8.

And… even more chances!!! Join the STAMPlorations Stash Linky Giveaway. All you have to do is take a photo of your STAMPlorations stash (whether it’s just one product or a dozen!), share it on social media or display it on your blog, then link up. You can win a $50 gift code!!! It’s open until October 31.

I had so much fun creating this card. I tried to get a sort of modern, retro look with some texture on the background.

I swiped the ink pads across the white cardstock, overlapping a little bit between colors to get the secondary colors. After that, I sprayed it with some water, let it sit for a couple seconds, and then dabbed off the water with paper towel. I dried the background panel with craft heater.

Next, I taped the Squares Flexi Template on the background panel and then, I sprayed some more water and dabbed it off with paper towel to get the square ghosting look. I dried it with craft heater.

I put the templates back on and then sprayed some of the mixed media paint spray. This pray has some metallic residue in it that gives the metallic shiny look on the background. I removed the flexi-template off the backgroud panel and then dried it completely with craft heater.

I trimmed the background panel into a square shape. I wrapped some natural twine ribbon around it in the center of the panel, and then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Bloomfully Faith stamp set with black pigment ink in a white cardstock, trimmed it into a flag label banner, and then I punched the other side with small hole punch. I added the sentiment banner on the card, and tied it up with the twine. I put a dot of permanent glued at the back of it so it will stay on top of the twine.

I love how this CAS mixed media card turned out. Simple, yet has some texture and dimension.

Birthday Bash Sales

All products in the store, including products I used on this card today, are 10% off instantly throughout October. Get extra 20% off by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when ordering — PLUS…when you put an order during this Birthday Bash Blog Hop, this not-yet-released stencil, Just Plaid square stencil (10 mil) will be added to your order!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have fun hopping and celebrating STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Day 2 with us today. Have wonderful day!


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