Make your own Gift wrapping paper for Christmas.

It’s weekend and we have some awesome inspiration for you for the festive season.
There’s nothing better than receiving a beautiful gift. But wrap it in some special paper and you have a winner.
Today we show you how easy it is to make your own gift wrapping paper using POP Paint.
The best part is that each person receiving a gift from you wrapped in your own paper, is that you essentially give a part of yourself too.
the time you lovingly spent creating each unique piece of paper, and then wrapping a thoughtful gift in it – it truly is special.giftwrap1

As the base for my wrapping paper I used plain brown kraft paper – available in huge rolls and the perfect neutral backdrop.
detail1step 1 – select the colour of PoP Paint you want to use. Signal and Sprout is perfect for the festive season.
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step 2 – Use a soft medium sized flat paintbrush and paint random streaks onto the paper alternating the colours.
Leave the paint t dry, while working on other sheets. This way you can mass produce a few sheets at a time.
step2step 3 – Once the paint is dry, use a black marker to draw onto the background – a great way to get the kids involved. They can make their own personal wrapping paper for family and friends with a little help from an adult. Or use your stamps and stamp with black ink onto the background randomly overlapping the paint streaks like I did.
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Now you are ready to wrap all those special gifts for your loved ones. Add a simple bit of twine or ribbon and a few extra bits of decorations and you will have some special gifts to place under the tree this year.
giftwrap3The fun doesn’t stop there – you can make your own special gift tags to match your paper using the same paint colours.
So what are you waiting for – get creative and make your own recyclable paper this year.
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Products used:
POP Paint 290ml-Sprout pp0317
POP Paint 290ml-Signal pp0301
Other: brown paper, stamp, black ink

With Christmas just around the corner, you still have enough time to create your own beautiful papers. So get cracking.
Ask your local craft store for your favourite POP Paint colours.

Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste – Jowilna’s 101

I love creating quick and easy tags for the Festive Season and this year I am loving the gold and black theme inspired by the gorgeous First Noel range from Kaisercraft.
I created this tag using some mixed media elements in shades of gold.J101_tag

For the full step x step how to hop on over to The Wholesalers’ blog.

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How to dress up a plastic pot with POP Paint for a festive topiary

Over on the Chiswick blog I am sharing how I painted plastic pot to create a festive topiary planter using POP Paint.
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In a few easy steps you can turn an ugly plastic pot in a gorgeous home decor planter that makes a statement. Use your favourite colour of POP Paint and make a gorgeous piece for
any room in the house. Turn ugly into functional in a few easy steps.

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We hope you find lots of inspiration in turning those old planters into statement projects using Pop Paint this festive season.
Products used
POP Paint 290ml-Lush pp0318
POP Paint 290ml-Sprout pp0317
POP Paint 500ml-Signal pp0501
Other: paint brushes, plastic planter

Around the world with Joy Clair Stamps

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Welcome to the JoyClair Around the World Bloghop
We have an amazing line-up of creative partners sharing their ideas, craft spaces and challenges with you today.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. (Easter Time) we will be posting FIVE (5) different challenges throughout the day. And at 1:00 p.m. we will have a very special
Blog Hop around the world with Joy Clair & Friends, featuring a dazzling array of very special friends and guests designers!!

For right now let’s get some of the most important information out of the way so we can have fun, fun, fun all day (and night) long!

We want everyone to be able to play so there is *no* requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps although we would be thrilled if you did. Please make a new card though!
We will have all challenges open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2018 posts.
Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for that post. You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenges are open. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
Have tons of fun!
>>>SCHEDULE & CHALLENGE LINKS<<<
7:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 My Space
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Rainbow Colors
12:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Make & Mail

1:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends

3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Smooshing
6:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Letters & Die Cuts

EDITOR’S NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

We really want to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafters who enter a different card for at least FOUR (4) of the challenges (hopefully all of them!) AND add JCGP to the name of their link (for example “Lisa Lane JCGP”) will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD -18 My Space Challenge below will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask? We are giving away 6 Stamps Sets from Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

I am co-partnering the Letters challenge with the amazing Nicole Winslow

For my card I used a combination of a sentiment and a stencilled background using letters.

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step 1 – Stamp your sentiment onto smooth white cardstock using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink. Punch the sentiment into a cricle.

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step 2 – Stamp coffee beans onto the circle using Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink.

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step 3 – Stamp the Doodle Flower Background onto a card panel using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink.

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step 4 – Use VersaFine Clair and blend 2 colours over the stamped image to add colour.

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step 5 – Use Alpha stencil and glitter paste to stencil letters onto the background and leave to dry. Once dry, trim into a small strip.

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Stamp more coffee beans onto the front of your card panel. Combine the sentiment circle with the stenciled strip onto the card. Use foam tape to raise the circle sentiment for dimension and interest.

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We hope you enjoyed the World Card Making Day with us featuring the stunning Joy Clair stamps.

Products used
VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Glamorous
VersaFine Clair Pinecone
Joy Clair Doodle Flower Background
Joy Clair Coffee Lovers
Alpha Stencil by Stenciled by Jow

My Creative Space – Blog hop with Joy Clair

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Welcome to today’s Around the World Cardmaking Celebrations with Joy Clair Friends.

OK, we need to be on the same page for WCMD. This is the information with hours, prize and rules to participate. Please review your own post and update it with these details.
You don’t need to post all in your post only the information that is pertinent.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. (Easter Time) we will be posting FIVE (5) different challenges throughout the day. And at 1:00 p.m.
we will have a very special Blog Hop around the world with Joy Clair & Friends, featuring a dazzling array of very special friends and guests designers!!

For right now let’s get some of the most important information out of the way so we can have fun, fun, fun all day (and night) long!

We want everyone to be able to play so there is *no* requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps although we would be thrilled if you did. Please make a new card though!
We will have all challenges open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2018 posts.
Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for that post. You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenges are open. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
Have tons of fun!
>>>SCHEDULE & CHALLENGE LINKS<<<
7:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 My Space
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Rainbow Colors
12:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Make & Mail
1:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends
3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Smooshing
6:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Letters & Die Cuts

 Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

We really want to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafters who enter a different card for at least FOUR (4) of the challenges (hopefully all of them!) AND add JCGP to the name of their link (for example “Lisa Lane JCGP”) will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD -18 My Space Challenge below will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask? We are giving away 6 Stamps Sets from Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

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Jowilna Nolte
Martha Lucia Gomez
Melissa Andrew
Donna Idlet
Elina Stromberg
Lindsay Adreon
Kassandra Tousignat
Jenny Fruchey
Kyriakos Pachadiroglou
Monice Maier
Nancy Nickel
Helen Gullet
Betz Golden
Ceal Pritchett
Annie Collins
Angie Cimbalo
Steph Ackerman
Roni Johnson

Jessica Kaiser
This morning you can take  a look around at our craft spaces and where all the magic happens. Mine is in a section of our living room and I have some pretty
cool cupboards that house most of my stash behind closed doors. We hope you will take a few minutes and visit as we share our spaces with you.
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Next hop on over to Martha Lucia Gomez blog
Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone!

Paint Pouring with POP Paint.

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Have you caught onto the new craze of Paint Pouring? Well I simply couldn’t resist the temptation of creating with colour.
Naturally I wanted to experiment with POP Paint from Chiswick to see how the paint would work with pouring – and I wasn’t disappointed.detail3

Hop on over to the Chiswick Blog here to see how i created my poured canvas using POP Paint.

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step2Loads of fun, totally unpredictable and addictive! You have been warned.

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Hide and Seek layered Layout by Jowilna Nolte

Welcome to today’s blog post. Are you loving the new ranges this month as much as we do?
Today I am sharing a fun layout with you using the Hide and Seek range… perfect for those little people in our lives.
Apart from the cute little critters I am simply in love with the beautiful color palette of this range.JN_myboy_layout

I really wanted to include some of the beautiful feathers from the range into my layout, but the stamp set was a bit small.
So I used a feather image from the internet (free) and printed it onto vellum in grey ink on my inkjet printer.
Immediately as it came out the printer and while the ink is still wet I add white embossing powder and heat it with my hat gun for  a beautifully embossed feather.

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Elements from my collectables pack create a beautiful cluster combined with stamping in navy blue.

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Extra cut out animals line the bottom edge of the background keeping the bear company.

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I used foam tape to raise some of the cut out elements and leaves for dimension. Tucked underneath the cluster of leaves is some thread.

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Until next time – have fun with this gorgeous range.
Jowilna xxx

Kaisercraft Products:  Hide and Seek Range | P2564 Bears | P2560 Trees | P2559 Woods | CS330 Clear Stamp  | CT940 Collectables | T315 Double Sided Tape
Other: Printed feather; vellum; white embossing powder; heat gun; thread; foam tape; navy blue ink

3D Dream Big Frame Decor by Jowilna Nolte

On the Kaisercraft blog today with a home decor frame using the Hide and seek range.
I created this fun dimensional frame using this gorgeous range – Hide and Seek. Perfect for little girls and boys to insert treasures into the frame
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The little fox head stamp was coloured using Metallic Gel Pens and a layer of dimensional glaze added as a finishing touch.

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Stamping directly onto the background below and above a vinyl sentiment cut on my Silhouette machine.

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The leaves arrange on top of each other using a 3D silicone adhesive to keep the dimension.

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I love how this frame turned out – perfect to make any room a magical place.

Kaisercraft Products: P2566 Clouds | P2559 Woods | P2560 Trees |  CT940 Collectables | CS330 Clear Stamps | SB712 Rhinestones | CL107 Metallic Gel Pens |

Other: Frame (Short Cuts), Black Vinyl, Silhouette, Brown ink, Walnut ink, Dimensional Glaze, Silicone Adhesive

Beautiful Handmade Foil Card.

You can create some amazing effects with the GoPress and Foil. Add some additional details to the foiling for an even more stunning effect!
For this card, I added some inking on top of the foiling with some amazing results.
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step 1 -Heat the Curling Motif Stamp in the GoPress and Foil.

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step 2 – Once hot, add the green foil, cardstock and a shim. Roll the platform through the GoCut and Emboss.

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step 3 – Remove the cardstock from the platform to reveal the hot foiled image.

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step 4 – Stamp some wording onto a strip of cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink in brown. Trim the sentiment to fit onto the card.

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step 5 – To add colour to my background, I misted the foiled piece with water and then sprinkled it with Walnut ink crystals and then misted again with water. Leave the ink to dry.

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Trim the background to fit onto the front of a folded card. Add your stamped sentiment to the middle of the foiled image. Finish off the card with an inked chipboard heart.

The inking on top of the foiling looks amazing. You could also ink before foiling the card and it will also look great. The foiled image creates a beautiful home for the sentiment to sit on.

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POP Paint transformations in 5 minutes.

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I love how you can practically transform and change the look of anything with POP Paint.
Even better when it takes something pretty and turn it into something amazing.
I had this little gifted bunny in all white, but just thought he would look a lot classier and funky in a bit of a black chalk board effect.
Because lets face it everything looks better in black chalk board.Painted bunny_main

Hop on over to the Chiswick Blog to see how easy it is. And don’t forget to check out the amazing colours in the range.
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