2021 Spring-Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Coffee Feels Good Mixed Media Tags

Hello hello everyone! Hope you all are doing good. Today, I have another coffee themed project to share with you. I am excited to share these Coffee Feel Good mixed media tags at STAMPlorations Blog featuring the Coffee Feel Good Clear Stickers for their Sticker Monday post.

I also used the Stitched Tags Nesting DiesBlossoming Mini ARTplorations Stencil, and Coffee Background ATC Ephemera. If you are a coffee lover like me, you might want to grab this Coffee Spring/Summer Kit now! Beside the tags, you can get the rest products included in this kit, and more for great deal!

Here’s how I created these tags. First, I cut out a piece of 140 lbs watercolor paper using one of the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies  to make these three base tags. And, I applied thin layer of white gesso on those tag surfaces and let it dried. 

I taped the Blossoming Mini ARTplorations Stencil on top of the tag. I mixed some gesso with acrylic paints and added on the tag with pallet knife. I removed the tag under the stencil, and then add the other tag on it. I used different colors of acrylic paints for each tag. I set them aside to dry.

When the gesso and paint dried, I added some colors on the edges of each tags using Gelatos. I used my finger to blended the gelatos on the tag and then I added some splatters of paints on the tags. I dried the tags with craft heater.

I used three stickers from the Coffee Feel Good Clear Stickers. I added each sticker on a white cardstock and trimmed it around the sticker, and then using 3D foam tape I added each of them on top of three patterns from the Coffee Background ATC Ephemera. I added each cards on top of each tag with strong permanent adhesive tape.

STAMPlorations is also a Super Sponsor for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. This hop is hosted by our amazing Coffee Loving Cardmakers. The theme for blog hop and link up party is anything goes with coffee/tea/cocoa and Spring. This hop starts from Friday, March 19th through Friday, March 26th. There are 63 Sponsors who are generously providing so many prizes for this hop.

I had fun making these coffee mixed media tags. I hope you all will like them, too. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous and caffeinated day!

March Stencil Challenge | Foiled Background

Hello everyone!! March is here already. It is a new month and we have a new stencil challenge for you!

I use the Clustered Hearts ARTploration Stencil, Beautiful Friends Stamp Set, and Bracket Labels/Tags Nesting Dies.

For the first time, I tried the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo with Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Emerald Watercolor for the background.

I sprayed the stencil with iCraft Removable Pixie Spray and added the stencil on the heavyweight cardstock.

I added the transfer gel on the stencil using the pallet knife. After that I removed the stencil and let it dry for about an hour.

There are 2 ways to add the foil sheet on. First, you can run it through any diecutting machine and second way is you can run it through a laminator machine or foiling machine.

For my card, I run it through my Gemini Junior machine. After that, I pulled the foil sheet of the cardstock. It was super easy.

I added some splatters of spray paints on the background. Then I added the stamped sentiment label on the card with permanent adhesive.

I stamped and colored the potted flower with Arteza Woodless watercolor pencils and then I fussy cut it with scissors. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

This March Stencil Challenge at STAMPlorations is anything goes challenge. You can create any type of projects as long as you use any stencils on it.

You have until the end of the month to link up your project for a chance to win the prize! I hope to see your projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have wonderful day!

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.

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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.


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.

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Thank you so much and God bless you abundantly!