A Little Holly

Graciellie Design | Cup of Cheer

Hi everyone!

I am so excited and honored to be a Guest Designer for Graciellie Design for the next couple of months!

To celebrate my first Guest Designer post, Graciellie Design is sponsoring a $15 gift card for me to give away! To win, you’ll need to head over to my Instagram @jean.studiojd and follow the instructions. You have until Monday, November 8th at 5pm CST to enter! This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.

Since this is my first post, I thought I’d start by providing a bit of background. Graciellie Design is an online shop that carries the gorgeous designs of Graciela (Gracie) Chávez. Gracie’s designs are available digitally (digital stamps and digital papers) at Graciellie Design, but she also has a rubber stamp collection available at Unity Stamp Company. Gracie is an amazing illustrator with beautiful designs so be sure to check out her shop!

My card today (and the others I’ll be sharing as a Guest Designer) all use Graciellie Design Digital Stamps. Today, I’m featuring images from her newly released Cup of Cheer collection! I’ve worked with digital images before, but this is my first actual card made with them and I have to say, it was surprisingly easy! Once I chose an image and a sentiment from the new Cup of Cheer releaase, I sized them and printed them on my Copic XpressIt cardstock using my laser printer. I colored the mug of coffee image using Copic markers, and then fussy cut it out.
I created a simple background using a frayed edge masking stencil to ink blend a green ombre rectangle, then used a hemstitch die to add a border. I added a few Christmas foliage die cuts behind the coffee cup and then popped up the mug and the sentiment on my background. I just love how this card turned out! It’s hard to go wrong when you’re starting with amazing illustrations, but I hope I did it justice. Have you ever used digital stamps or papers in your card making? If not, I hope you’ll try! Have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. Linda Mazzola

    What a fun card. I haven’t played with digital designs but you make it look tempting.

    • Jean

      Thank you! I am really loving the digital stamps! They are very easy to use and they are also really cost-effective. Graciellie puts a bunch of them in one collection so you always have several images and sentiments that go together.


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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