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September Guest Designer



Please join me and welcome our September Guest Designer, Helen Gullet.  She is a former a2z DT member, and currently she is an IG coordinator for Coffee Loving Cardmaker and several other design teams.

Helen the floor is all yours.


Hello crafty friends, I am so thrilled to be a guest designer today at a2zscrapbooking! This month’s challenge theme is Anything Goes and here’s my projects:
I go with coffee and tea just becuase I love them both as my favorite drinks. On my first card, I use the Kit-Tea Stamp & Cut set.
I stamped the flowers and leaves image on a watercolor paper with VersFine Onyx Black ink pad. And then, on my craft mat, I scribble some of the Double-Ended markers (yellow and red), spray with water, and then I smooshed in the watercolor paper. I cut it out with one of the rectangle dies and I added it on a yellow card with E-z Runner Grand.
I stamped the cat in a cup image with same ink pad, and the I colored it with the same markers and waterbrush. After that, I dried it with craft heater and then cut it with the matching die. I added on the card with 3D foam tape. Next, I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with the same ink pad and then trimmed it into sentiment label. I added it on the top left card with 3D foam tape also.
Next project is this CAS coffee card:
Pretty simple to make. I started with creating the gradient square watercolored background. On an acrylic block, I scribble some of the Double Ended markers (red and pink), I sprayed it with water, and then I stamped it on a watercolor paper. I let it sit on the card for a while and held it with some more stamping block.
While waiting for the watercolor paint to dry, I stamped the mug with Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad on another watercolor paper. I dried the ink with craft heater and then colored it with the Double Ended Markers and waterbrush. After that, I dried it with craft heater and then I fussy cut it with microtips scissors. I stamped the foam and sentiment on the cup with Mini MISTI using Memento Cocoa ink pad.
I removed the acrylic blocks from the watercolor paper, then I trimmed it slightly smaller than the white card base. I added the background paper on the card with E-Z Runner Grand, and then I added the coffee mug in the middle of it with 3D foam tape. I decorated it with some natural twine ribbon.


Supplies used:
– VersaFine Onyx Black
– Delicata Golden Glitz
– Memento Cocoa
– Leisure Arts Double Ended Markers
– Canson Watercolor Paper
– White cardstock
– Waterbrush
– Mini MISTI
– E-Z Runner Grand
– 3D foam tape
– Natural Twine Ribbon
– Rectangles Dies
– Gemini Jr. Diecutting Machine
– Microtips Scissors
– Craft Heater
That’s all my projects today! I cannot wait to see what you will create for this month’s challenge!

Thank you so much for guest designing for us this month Helen!!

You can visit Helen on her blog post: Helen G. Design

You can also visit her in these social medias:  Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Flickr


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6 thoughts on “September Guest Designer

  1. Both are so fun and so beautifully done! Thank you for taking time out to guest design for us Helen!!

  2. yay for Helen! Love everything!

  3. I love the design in the middle of the coffee cup – so authentic – I think, I mean I see it on TV, but I don’t drink coffee. LOL But I love the design and style. I also The second card is darling – who doesn’t like a cute kitten in a cup? LOL. Fantastic.