Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Joy Clair Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Joy Clair Collaborations Blog Hop! Both design teams are teaming up to share coffee themed projects showcasing the Joy Clair Coffee Themed Stamps collection.

And…this collaboration blog hop is not only full of fabulous inspirations from the team members, but also Joy Clair is giving away 2 Gift Cards to 2 lucky winners!!! For chances to win, read all the details at the end of my blog post 🙂 Let’s get to my project… I have 2 mixed media projects to share that I created using Coffee Lovers Stamp Set and Christmas Coffee Stamp Set.

I started with creating the background. I found a fun YouTube tutorial using alcohol inks and gold foil that I decided to try. I used Alcohol Ink – Natural Walk Set of 3 and Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink for this background.

I added the alcohol inks on glossy photo papers. I spreaded the inks by blowing it with straw, and I also added some Alcohol Ink Blender Solution for more texture. I let it sit for a couple of minutes, or until it was kindda tacky with I touched it. And then, I added the gold foil on them. I ended up with these unexpected fun results!

On my first project, I added some white gesso on the tag that I cut out of watercolor paper, and then I made some marks on it using toilet paper roll, old credit card, and plastic knife. After it dried, I sprayed some of my homemade sprat paints on the tag. I dried it with craft heater, and then I added some of the tissue papers with gel medium. I added the gold thread with some dries-clear adhesive glue, set aside to dry.

For the cup, I stamped the cup from the Coffee Lovers Stamp Set on one of the alcohol inked paper using Mini MISTI and Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad, and I stamped it again on a plain white cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. Once they all dried, I fussy cut them with micro-tips scissors.

I stamped the one of the sentiment from Coffee Lovers Stamp Set on the cup sleeve with Blue Belle and Purple Delight VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. I added the sentiment sleeve on the cup and also the lid.

I added the finished cup on the tag using 3D foam tape and strong dries-clea adhesive glue. I added clear blog on top of it to hold it in place while it was drying.

On my second project, it is a mixed media card. I created the background with some Gold Screen Ink and White Acrylic Paint. I added them on a piece of watercolor paper. I trimmed it slightly smaller than the card base. I added the panel on the card base with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I stamped the coffee sentiment from Coffee Lovers Stamp Set on the background panel with the Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink Pad using second generation stamping technique to get the shadow look on it. I dried it with craft heater.

For the cup, I stamped one of the cups from the Christmas Coffee Stamp Set on one of the alcohol inked paper with Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad using Mini MISTI. After the ink dried, I fussy cut the cup with micro-tip scissors and then I traced cup with white gel pen.

I stamped one of the sentiments from Coffee Lovers Stamp Set with Blue Belle VersaFine Clair Ink Pad using Mini MISTI on a white cardstock. I trimmed it into sentiment banner.

I added some of the natural twine ribbon on the panel with dries-clear adhesive. And then I added the sentiment and cup on the card with 3D foam tape.

And that’s all about my mixed media coffee themed projects…

Check out all the Joy Clair Coffee Themed Stamps collection and they just released a new stamp set this month, Coffee Talk Stamp Set.


To enter the giveaway, you all simply leave comment on each blog post participant. Let them know what do you think about their projects. Here is the full list of the Collaboration Blog Hop participants:

Joy Clair Blog

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett –> You’re Here

Donna Green Idlet –> Next Stop

Ceal Pritchett

Monica Maier

Angie Cimbalo

Nicole Winslow

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jenny Fruchey

Lindsay Adreon

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Amy Tsuruta

Laurel Seabrook

Lisa ReynoldsBzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Becca Cruger

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Kathy Schweinfurth

Katie Brooks

I hope you all like my projects and be inspired. So… which Joy Clair Coffee Themed Stamps is your favorite?

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!!!

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Mixed Media Pocket Tag and ATC Card

Hello everyone… Today… apparently it is not Spring, it is Winter again! We got some snow! I hope… the Spring will be here and stay… 🙂

I spent part of this cold day in my craft room and work on some projects. One of them is dressing up one of these mixed media tags.

I have been learning some mixed media technique at Stamp Nation Class: Eat, Sleep, Create – Mixed Media for Cardmakers. If you are not a member yet, you might want to check this forum out!

I created a pocket tag for ATC card. Started with adding some White Gesso on the tag and let it sit to dry while I was sewing some of the scrap patterned papers.

I cut the paper diagonally to create the pocket. Then I added it on the tag with ScorPal tape. I trimmed the extra paper with scissors. Then using my finger, I added some White Gesso on that pocket for extra texture.

I added some White Gesso on a watercolor paper, then dried it with craft heater. After that, I added some of the purple and blue Gelato on it and blended them with baby wipes.

I use Retro Circles ARTplorations Stencil to add the homemade texture paste, dried it with craft heater and then on top of the card, I stamped the sentiment from STAMPlorations Literary Caffein-ations stamp set with Black Archival Ink Pad.

I stamped one of the cup image from STAMPlorations Sketchy Coffee Cups stamp set with Black Archival Ink pad, colored it with Faber-Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pens. I also use Faber-Castel Black Brush Pen to trace the cups and added some shadow with Faber- Castell Grey Brush Pen.

I trimmed the card to ATC size – 2 1/2″ x 3 12″, insert it inside the pocket tag and add this tag on my Mixed Media Tag Ring 🙂

Before you go… There is a special sale at STAMPlorations Store! All of the stamps and dies are 10% OFF, including all new release — no coupon needed — The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart! You can even snap them up at an extra 20% off if you use my discount code: STAMPGIRLHELEN (copy paste the code when you check out). Enjoy shopping and saving!!!

I hope you enjoy this post and keep creating! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Project Thursday With Bits and Pieces, Stamp Set, Buttons and Mini Doilies

Precious Remembrance Shop

Hello everyone… It is Thursday and time for Project Thursday. Today I have 2 projects to share with you that I created using the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces, Happy Art Stamp Set, Antique Gray Buttons, and Mini Doilies.

When it comes to talking about happy thoughts, one of mine is music. Music helps me to think and sets my heart to the right thing, especially worship music.

Precious Remembrance Project Thursday With Bits and Pieces, Stamp Set, Buttons and Mini Doilies

My first project is a mixed media tag. I have been having fun creating background using Distress Oxide Inks. And one of the fun background I used for this tag project.

Precious Remembrance Project Thursday With Bits and Pieces, Stamp Set, Buttons and Mini Doilies

My second project is this pop-up card. I found this tutorial and tried it to make this card. Fun surprise when you open the card 🙂

Head over to Precious Remembrance Shop Blog to read full details how I created these two projects.

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Happy News…The Cut Shoppe Design Team

The Cut Shoppe

Hello everyone… I have a happy news to share with you today! I am joining The Cut Shoppe Design team for April – September 2018 Term!

I am super excited to start and thank Ashley for giving me this opportunity to work with her designs.

I have been a fan for awhile… You can use the cutting files for any projects 🙂 Here are couple of my projects in the past that I created using some of The Cut Shoppe cutting files on my Bible Journaling, Cards, and Tags.

All Tied Up Alpha Cutting File

Filled With Love Cutting File

Splendid Spring Cutting File

Tall Type Alpha Cutting File and Fancy Feathers Cutting File

Check out more of the cutting files at The Cut Shoppe store… you’ll love them!!! For more inspirations and news, you can visit the Blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and Twitter. And… make sure that you also follow them.





Valentine’s Day Candy Treat Holder

A Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone… I am here today with a Valentine’s Day Candy Treat Holder idea to share with you. I created this candy holder for my daughters’ classmates on their Valentine’s Day parties.

A Jillian Vance Design Valentine's Day Treat Holder

I am sharing this project tutorial on A Jillian Vance Design blog using the Valentine’s Day Stamp Set and Minnie Pearl Tag Die Set. I also use the Tickle Pink cardstock color coordination set from Darice. The inks i used are Memento Dew Drop Rose Bud and Angle Pink from Imagine Crafts.

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Thank you so much so for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!