Got Joy Creations Holiday Card Series 2019

Hello everyone!! Can you believe its the last day of November! This year has really flown by!

Today, I’m sharing a couple of clean and simple cards with you over on Dana Joy’s blog.

For these cards, I used Thermoweb/Gina K Design Wishing You Joy stamp set!

Let’s take a look at my cards:



Head on over to Dana’s blog for a full tutorial! Will you try and create clean and simple cards this holiday season? I would love to hear from you!

Don’t forget:

The GJC Holiday Card Series runs from November 17 to December 14. Each day Dana will have a Guest Designer right here on the blog sharing their holiday card ideas just like I did here today. Hopefully, you will find something to inspire you to create holiday cards for your family and friends this year. Follow along on her YouTube Channel and make sure you leave comments on each designer’s posts or videos for chances to win.

Supplies used:

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Lawn Fawn - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - Kraft - 10 PackWe R Memory Keepers - 3 Way Corner Punch

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Stencil Girl Guest Designing

Hello everyone!!!   I’m Guest Designing for StencilGirl today.

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I’ve been a member of the StencilGirl Club for a year now and boy can I tell you I love all of the stencils that are sent to me each month.  Stencils allow me to really let go and play with paint all day long with no care in the world.  I just play and whatever my hands do, I just go with it!!  LOL!!

I created 7 projects for my post today.

Here’s a sneak peak:

Stop on by StencilGirl blog to see the projects in full and the tutorial!!

I hope to see you there.

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Guest Designing for StencilGirl + Giveaways

Hello everyone!!! I’m super doper excited to be here with all of you today: I’m Guest Designing for StencilGirl today.

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Why is this so exciting because I’ve always been a clean and simple artist but since Creativation this year I’ve been so intrigued with mixed media and stencils.  I met Mary Beth Shaw while at the show and was amazed at what she shared with me.

So I bought my first stencil and my life hasn’t been the same since!!

Here’s a sneak peek:

Maria McGuire Stencil Stencilgirl


To see all 4 of my creations and to get the complete tutorial, head on over to StencilGirl blog!!  I’m also doing a giveaway of 4 projects!!  You don’t want to miss this!

I can’t wait to hear what you think of my clean and simple mixed media projects, LOL!!!!! I know it sounds pretty funny but it can be done!!

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Guest Designing for Pink and Main + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!  I’m guest designing for Pink and Main today.  I’m super excited about this opportunity.

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards I created:

I used Pink and Main Inspire stamp set to create this multicolor butterfly card!  Those butterflies are perfect for multicolor stamping.  The stamp was shorter then the card size, so I stamped twice to have the butterflies stretch across the cardstock.

Stop on by Pink and Main’s blog today to see all of the other cards and projects I created.  I’m also doing a GIVEAWAY so you do not want to miss out on that.

Supplies used:
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Clean and Simple Ways To Use Rinea Foil Paper!

Hello everyone!! I’m super excited to be here!  I’m guest designing for Rinea today. I’m going to show you three clean and simple ways to use Rinea foil paper!

Lets get started!

Take a look at card number one:

Using Rinea Foil Paper as the Focal Point!


Using Rinea foil paper as the focal point creates a clean and simple card!

To create this card:

  1. Cut the card base to 6.25 by 7.50 scored at 3.75.
  2. Using die cutting machine, run the Rinea foil paper with The Ton Stamps Brushed Hello Coordinating Die, through the machine. Once with the Rinea silver foil paper and once with the Rinea blue foil paper.
  3. Adhere the silver sentiment first using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue. Then adhere the Rinea blue foil sentiment die cut on top of the silver, in an offset manner.  Offsetting the sentiment, creates dimension.
  4. Using a corner rounder, round all of the corners.

Nice and easy!  What do you think?  Pretty simple right!!

Take a look at card number two:

Using Rinea Foil Paper to Balance Out the Card Design!


Using Rinea foil paper with paints keeps the card design balanced!

To create this card:

  1. Cut you card base to 4.25 by 11 scored at 5.50.
  2. Then prepare your card stock for paint.  Add tape at the score line to prevent paint from touching the backside of the card. adding-paint
  3. Use an old gift card and pull the paint down the card stock.  After each swipe, wipe the gift card off. Then repeat the process until all of the paint dots are smeared.
  4. Using a die cutting machine, die cut My Favorite Things Many Thanks Die using the Rinea silver foil. 
  5. Adhere the Rinea foiled die cuts to the card front using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

Pretty easy! An easy introduction to mixed media! Another fun way to use Rinea foil paper! What do you think?

Take a look at project number three:

Using Rinea Foil Paper for the entire Project!


Using Rinea foil paper as the project, takes foil paper to the next level!

To create these baskets:

  1. Using a die cutting machine, cut the Rinea blue and silver foil using Mama Elephant Cute Basket die cut and cut out all of the pieces with the Rinea foil paper.
  2. Assemble the basket according to the instruction that comes with the die.
  3. Change up the basket colors by mix and matching the different color Rinea oils.close-up-of-basket
  4. Once the baskets are together, add the cripple paper and eggs!

Lets look at those baskets again:


I love how the Rinea foil looks.  So pretty and different then regular cardstock.  Rinea foil paper folds and rips just like paper but it is much prettier.  Its a bit lighter then cardstock but heavy enough to create these baskets and hold these eggs without fear of ripping.

Easy and requires a bit more assembling but it’s worth it.

So what do think?  Will you give Rinea foil paper a try?  I think you should.  The possibilities are endless. Please let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

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Did You Hear The News?

Second Post for the day
If your looking for the Rubber Dance Stamps post, click here

Hello everyone!!  Did you hear the news?  I’m guest designing for Gerda Steiner Design this month!!  I’m super excited!!

I’m up on their blog showing you how I used the What’s New stamp set.

Here’s a sneak peek:


Stop on by Gerda Steiner Design blog to see the full card and tutorial.

Please let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.

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Using the Smaller Stamps – Rubber Dance Stamps

Hello everyone!!  I’m here again Guest Designing with Rubber Dance Stamp.

This time I here with a Clean and Simple card, which is my signature style.

Here is a sneak peek:


If you want to see the entire card and the tutorial on how to create this card, stop on over Rubber Dance Stamps blog.

I hope to see you there, please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my card. I also hope you play along with the Rubber Dance Stamps blog challenge.

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