Warmest Winter Wishes


Happy National Cocoa Day! Let’s grab a cup of Hot Chocolate and stay warm 🙂

Today I made these 2 cards are inspired by Hot Chocolate color and simple style.

I have this Stampin’ Up Hello December Stamp Set and the sentiment from Concord & 9th – Mittens & Mugs is just perfect macth.

I stamped the mugs using my MISTI with Chocolate Pigment Mini Ink Pad (CTMH). It is very easy to do multiple stamping with the MISTI.

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For my card 2, I stamped the mugs and fussy cup them to make as the card border. And added the panel on a glitter cardstock with 3D foam.

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I link up my cards at:

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Thank You so much for visiting me today! Have a fabulous week!

A Giftcard Holder on A Card

A happy mail arrived today from Neat and Tangled that I ordered on Black Friday. And I just cannot wait to make something with the Box – Nice and Neat Die. This die is fresh out of the padded envelope and straight to my Evolution Advanced diecutting machine 🙂

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I diecut the box out of Kraft cardstock and it is very easy to put it together (and fun!) Danielle showed how to create the box in a video here.

The background papers are from Old Hymnal Book and one of CTMH retired Christmas paper packet, Sparkle and Shine. I added some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink on the edges. I finished the card with wrapping it with White Ribbon Twine from American Crafts and a Star wood chip from Frackled Fawn.

A simple card for a joyful giving this Christmas.

So, do you give giftcards or prefer actual gift for Christmas?

Thanks for visiting today and have wonderful day!


I link up my card at:

OCC Holiday Style Recap

This Christmas I would love to send out handmade cards to family and friends and for sure it is a challenge. I am so thankful to be able to learn some new cardmaking technique from amazing card designers at Onlice Card Classes – Holiday Style class past week.

Today I’d like to share some cards I made in the class.

Day 1: Clean And Simple Cards

OCC Holiday Style Week 1, Card 1

Day 3: Classic and Elegant Cards

OCC Holiday Card Day 3 - Classic & Elegant Card

Day 5: Cute and Whimsical Cards

I skipped this session because I do not hav any cute and whimsical stamp set but I LOVE all the tutorials from the teachers 🙂 Defiently in the future I will make some cards.

Day 7: Shimmer and Shine Cards

OCC Holiday Style Day 7 - Shimmer and Shine

Day 9: Soft and Subtles Cards

Merry Christmas Ornament Card

Day 11: 1 Stamp, 5 Ways

And in this class, the teachers amazed us with their fabulous cards by only using 1 stamp. They show us how to show the “WOW effect” from making Holiday cards this season.

I have so much to catch up with this class but in there are LOTS of gorgeous inspirations from the students as well. And I have 2 more weeks to get all cards ready to mail out.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend after Thanskgiving!

Stay Warm With A Cup Of Hot Drink

We got our first snow flurries this morning and the girls were super excited that it finally snowed. They love snow for sure. I my self love snow but not the cold 🙂

In the winter season, I keep myself warm enough. My favorite hot drinks are coffee, hot chocolate and green chinese tea. And it is the time to have them.

Today I like to share some cards I made in cold morning 🙂


This first card I created to enter:

On a piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the mugs from Mugs & Mittens stamp set (Concord & 9th) using Peacock Feather Mini Distress Ink. Then using slightly wet brush, I pulled the color from the lines. When they all dry completely, I stamped the decor on the mugs and sentiment from the same stamp set using Black Archival Ink.


I added Snowhaven paper for the background card and then added the stamped watercolor paper on it. Then I thought it still needed something, so I heat embossed the heart with Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder and fussy cut them. I added them on the mugs with 3D foam tape.


And the second card is pretty simple to make. I used the printable from Paper Issues. The pattern paper is from a fall team pad I found at Walmart. Then I added some twine with mini wooden clothespin.

I give thanks for hot drinks for sure! This card I link up at Paper Issues Link & Win – Let Me Espresso My Gratitude.

I hope you like my cards today and thank you for visiting 🙂

So, So, So, Blessed

I ❤️ Saturday! It is a day when my whole family member is at home and hang out, also a day when I can catch up with crafting projects.

We are so grateful for all of pur friends who have blessed us in so many ways this year. And

Thanksgiving is less than a week from today and we still need more Thanksgiving cards to send out and this one is one of my favorite.

So, So, So Blessed by Helen Gullett | http://helengullett.com/?p=7909

Feather diecuts are from The Cut Shoppe. There are lots of pretty and cool cutting files there! Check them out 💕

I cut the feathers using my Silhouette Cameo. Then I dap some VersaMark ink on them and dipped them in the mix of Ranger Gold Embosing Powder, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and Clear Glitter Embossing Powder (Darice).

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Tree Ring background stamp set I used is from Concord and 9th, a new comer in the stamping world. I stamped the tree ring using Chocolate Exclusive Ink Pad with my MISTI stamping tool (love it!)

Sentiment stamp set is one of my Fall favorite sets from CTMH, Harvest Wreath. I stamped them using MISTI with VersaMark ink pad and added some Ranger White Embossing powder, then heat set it using my Craft Heater.

I finished it with twine from American Crafts.

Today, I link up my card at:

Thank You for stopping by today and have a fantastic weekend!