Anything Goes With Dies | Graduation Gift Box Card

Hello everyone! This month is a graduation month. I know it is not the kind of graduation that we all imagine but there is one thing we can celebrate: God’s goodness in the graduate’s life.

I would like to share with you all this graduation gift box card that I made:

I used the Neat and Tangled Box Die to make that gift box. I die cut the yellow cardstock for the base box, then I cut out another purple patterned pape with the box die but this one I trimmed it to use it just for the front.

I put the box together using permanent adhesive glue, and I added it on the front of the card with same adhesive glue. I tucked in the a piece of tissue paper inside the box and I secured it with some glue.

I used an old graduation stamp set from Close To My Heart. I stamped the hat and certificate scroll with black ink pad on a white cardstock and fussy cut them with scissors. I added them on the box with adhesive glue.

Then I stamped the sentiment right under the box with the same black ink pad.

Today is the new May Anything Goes With Dies challenge goes live. There are several challenges on Happy Little Stampers blog that will give you inspirations to create this month. Hope you all can play along with our challenge and share your projects with us.

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

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2020 Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello everyone! Welcome to the STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party! We’re kicking off this Spring season in a fun way.

For this blog hope today, I made this Spring themed mixed media card to share with you all.

I am a believer that we all are meant to bloom in wherever we are planted and strive through any circumstances. Life is a gift. Don’t give up, bloom my friends… bloom!

On my mixed media card, I used: Petals 2 – ARTplorations Stencil – Helen G. Designs , Brick Wall – ARTplorations Stencil – Helen G. DesignsLeaf Prints 3 – ARTplorations StencilInspirational #1 – Clear Stickers, Mixed Media Elements Stamp SetMixed Media GrungeCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorationsColor Confetti – ShakerBlends

I used heavyweight cardstock for the background because I did several layers with stencils and various mediums.

I used basic stencil by adding Distress Oxide ink pads on the stencil with blending brush, and also stamping with stencil technique.

When I was done building up the stenciled background, I added a thin layer of white gesso around the cardstock to mute some of the colors. And I added some Gelatos around the edges of the cardstock for some shading. After that I dried it with craft heater.

Next, I used second generation stamping and third generation stamping technique to add extra texture on the background with the stamps and VersaFine Clair ink pads.

I dries the whole panel one more time to make sure all dried well and then I cut it with the medium size stitch rectangle die. I added the background panel on a white card with permanent adhesive runner.

I added the sticker sentiment on a piece of white cardstock. After that, I trimmed it with paper trimmer. Then, I added the sentiment label on the card with 3D foam tape.

I embellished the card with some of the circle sequins from the Confetti Shaker Blend pack using dries-clear permanent glue.

I hope this card brings some smiles on your face and give a spark of idea to create. For more Spring Fling inspirations, head over STAMPlorations Blog.


There several ways for you to have chances to win the amazing prizes. You can join the linky party at STAMPlorations Blog, leave comment on STAMPlorations Blog, and leave comment on each designer’s blog. Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31. The winners announced on June 10 in the May winners announcement post at STAMPlorations blog.


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Thank you so much for hopping by my blog today. I hope you all stay safe and healthy… Have a wonderful day!

DIY Card Caddy Gift Bag

Spring flowers are blooming. New season has arrived and that reminds us there is always new hope and mercy coming into our lives. Be strong, my friends

Today, I would like to share this card caddy gift bag that I made for a friend. This gift bag is filled with 10 handmade cards and envelopes.

On my card caddy gift bag, I used several Graciellie Designs gorgeous designs: Friends Like You digital stamp (flower), God’s Grace digital stamp (sentiment), and couple patterned paper from Pink & Blue Watercolored digital paper pack.

I cut out heavyweight white cardstock using Divinity Designs Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies Set. I used strong permanent double sided-tape to put this card caddy gift bag together. For the handles, I used permanent liquid glue.

I printed couple patterned paper from the digital paper pack. I added a thin layer of liquid glue around the patterned paper and then while it was still tacky, I added the Therm O Web DecoFoil Gold sheet. Now, it has gold frame for extra shine.

I added those 2 patterned papers on the front of the card caddy gift bag using permanent adhesive glue. I added White pearls at four corners.

I cut out the printed sentiment using the Divinity Designs Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and then I added it on the bag with permanent adhesive glue.

For the 30-day coloring challenge at Kathy’s blog today, I colored the flower with Pearlescent watercolor paint. I really wish that my camera can capture the pearly look on the flower. I added the flower on the bag with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

The gift is done and ready to be delivered. I hope this project sparks an inspiration for you today.

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

Clear Scraps | Faith Over Fear Pallet Sign

Hello everyone… I hope you all are safe and doing well… I have a wood pallet sign to share with you all.

This Faith Over Fear Pallet Sign I created using the Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape and Faith Over Fear XL Script Wood Quote. I am sharing the full detail about this project at Clear Scraps Blog.

I know that we all have been through uncertain days in these last several weeks. But I hope this sign can be a reminder for all of us to have faith than fear, to help us to remember that God in whom we have put our trust is at work in our lives every single day and give you the Holy Spirit.

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13, NLT)

Thank you for stopping at my blog today. Have wonderful, blessed day!

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Bag

Hello everyone! Hope you all are doing well and stay healthy.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Today, I would like to share an idea how to treat a special mom on the special day.

I made this gift bag using the new Happy Mother’s Day Digital Stamp Set and the Sweet Love Digital Paper from Graciellie Design.

I used the Divinity Designs – Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies to make the gift bag. I cut out heavyweight white cardstock with the dies and put the pieces together using Scro-Pal double sided tape.

Using permanent adhesive glue, I added one of the digital pretty patterned papers that I printed out on a white cardstock and trimmed it to fit on the front bag.

I printed the flower cup bouquet and the sentiment on a heavyweight white cardstock with my inkjet printer in black and white.

I enjoyed the time coloring this beautiful flower cup bouquet using the Arteza Real Brushes. A fun practice for the 30 day coloring challenge this month at Katty’s blog.

After coloring the image, I sprinkled it with some water and dabbed it off right away with paper towel, and then I added some light white paint splatters on it, too. I dried the whole image with craft heater and then I fussy cut it with scissors.

I added the flower cup bouquet on the front of the bag with permanent adhesive glue and then I added the sentiment with 3D foam tape. I embellished the back with some sequins from my stash.

I hope this project brings some smiles on your face, joy in your hearts today, and sparks an idea for your Mother’s Day project.

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

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