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Same Set Syndrome June Hop with Joy Clair

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Hard to believe but I’m in another incredible hop, this time with Same Set Syndrome! You should have arrived here from Jessica Mcaffee Mercer, and be sure to hop onto the next stop for a video from the incredible Renee Moran (I’ll link again at the bottom of this post). In this monthly hop group, we are proud to be showcasing a small, independently owned stamp company each month. In Same Set Syndrome, we want to help support these companies in our industry and we hope to introduce you to new manufacturers you haven’t heard of before or perhaps forgot about. Also, to kick it up a notch, we’ll all be working with only 1 or 2 sets or the monthly kit from each company. It will be a ton of fun to see the different styles and variety of cards it is possible to make with one product! And is that isn’t enough, each month there will be a prize picked from all the stops along the hop.ย  So, to kick off the hop, Joy Clair is our stamp company for the month of June, and the prize for the month is a $25 gift card to JoyClair.com!!! Be sure to leave a comment below and on each stop in the hop to have a chance to win! Joy Clair has a wide variety of stamp styles, surely something for everyone! This time around we actually had several sets to choose from, and being indecisive as I am, I couldn’t pick just one! So, my first project uses a set called Succulent Frame.

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The main image of the set is a stunner, and I really wanted it to shine. I decided to do a simple Oxide blended background and heat emboss the image with Princess Gold EP from Ranger and make this a 1 layer wonder card. There are several sentiments in the set designed to fit in the diamond so I chose one and heat embossed it too. A little bit of sparkle to the florals with clear Wink of Stella and this card is done. Here’s a closer look at that Wink of Stella shine.

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But I wasn’t done playing with this gorgeous set. I picked another sentiment and used all the individual floral stamps to make this next card.

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I kept the floral images tight together around the sentiment, heat set in Princess Gold EP from Ranger, cut it so the images were going off the panel. I used Distress Oxides and brushes to ink blend over the pattern with makeup brushes. I matted the panel on paper that I also heat embossed the edges with the same powder to match. I used a kraft card base and heat embossed a background stamp from Impression Obsession called Woodgrain with the same powder. A thin, sheer ribbon and a little Wink of Stella dressed this card up a little. Check out all that shine! Mental note: leave the card flat longer after adding Wink of Stella or it will drip where you didn’t intend it to go! Ugh!!! Oh well, its homemade, not Hallmark!

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And for a completely different feel, I made yet another card with another Joy Clair stamp set called A Little Wine. This set comes with some really fun images and sentiments!

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How cute is this cat?!? He’s looking like he had one too many and is starting to see double!ย  I used a stencil from Gina Marie Designs called Chained Hexagons to coordinate with the Spellbinders Octagon die (yeah, we’re going to pretend I used a hexagon die instead of an octagon) I used for the focal image. I ink blended Oxide ink through the stencil on the card base, and through the die for a stenciled look to the focal. The little drunken kitty was watercolored with Tombow markers. I added Nuvo Glaze to the glass and the kitty’s eyes for a little shine. This stamp set comes with several large sentiments and I opted to place it to the side so more of the background would show. I intend this to be a birthday card for a friend approaching a milestone birthday!

Phew! That was a lot, and I feel bad for being a such Hop Hog but I really enjoyed playing with these Joy Clair stamps! Please be sure to visit the amazing Renee Moran at the next stop. I promise you will not regret it!!! And be sure to leave me a comment to have a chance at winning the $25 prize from Joy Clair!

One last photo… if any of you happened to notice a stray dog hair in my photos, this would be why:

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One of my 2 crazy dogs was rolling around on my photo station desperately trying to get her 15 minutes of fame while I was getting today’s photos ready. Sadly the money shot I got of her completely obstructs her face as she was trying to pop the phone out of my hand! Maybe she was just trying to protect her identity. We’re all a little uncomfortable with social media around here at Misplaced Mojo! Despite her fussiness, I know little Willow appreciates when you follow her mommy blog and IG!

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49 comments on “Same Set Syndrome June Hop with Joy Clair

  1. Simple but impactful!

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  2. I love your cards. The color pallets on all three are perfect. That gold embossing is such a soft gold color and to have the “wine” color with the cat is fantastic.

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    • So funny story… I’m chatting with a friend via messenger and say I am about to color a cat. What color should I make it? She says, Renee just colored a cat orange and gray… wait! What is this for?!? LOL! I’m like, ok…. what other colors do cats come in??? When I watched your video today I cracked up that you asked the same woman for suggestions on a cat color!!! Great minds… ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Beautiful card! The colors are so pretty. And I love the wine set too!

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  4. Love your embossing, Karen. So pretty! And your bonus card is adorable. โค๏ธ

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  5. Love these cards! The succulent frame set is gorgeous and the critters are so adorable. TFS

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  6. So cute!

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  7. All of your cards are beautiful..i love your doggy pic!!!

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    • Thanks Ali! Willow thought I was being a big ole meanie for taking card pictures and not loving on her. One day soon I’ll post a proper picture of the Princess Willowbees! And Wally too, aka Walter when he is in trouble. Glad you liked the cards!

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  8. Karen this is beautiful! I love how it came together!

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  9. Great job on each card. I also find stray hairs on my projects. Sad part is I donโ€™t have any pets to blame it on. LOL

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the cards – but the REAL winner is the Money Shot with your baby. SUCH a CUTIE!!!

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  11. All of your cards are fantastic, I love all the shine and shimmer! It was fun hopping with you!

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    • Thanks for the sweet words, Jen! This hop was super fun getting to see everyone’s take on some of the same sets! So much talent!!! I had to be away all day yesterday and didn’t finish hopping, but I will rectify that today for sure!

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  12. I love all your cards! Love all the shine and shimmer! Cute dog. It was fun hopping with you!

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  13. All of your cards a really nice! The first two cards use two of my favorite color combos!

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    • I knew right away as I was just even buying the stamp set that I was heat embossing the image in gold and ink blending something peachy-coral over it! Funny how stamp sets can speak to you like that! Though seeing everyone else’s creations with them, I am inspired to try using the set again with a much different color scheme! Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  14. Beautiful cards!

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  15. Loved all your cards. I can relate to the cat, the sentiment is perfect, reminds me of Friday night after a long week at work.

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  16. Your cards are so pretty! And I donโ€™t think youโ€™re being a hop hog by showing 3 cards, that just gives us more to love! And I do love your ink blending and the colors you used. And that precious photo of your pup is too cute, took me a moment to realize what I was looking at! LOL! โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

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    • Ah, you are just the sweetest! Glad you liked all 3 cards! Yeah, I was trying to get a shot of her looking up at me with the pleading eyes when she reach out to pop my phone with her paw. I only caught the paw! I promise, soon I’ll post a proper photo of the little diva, Princess Willowbees.

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  17. I love the foiling look against that sherbet looking background! What a beautiful card and I didn’t see any drips! I also love the cat with the wine, I’m into hexagons myself, both are winners!!

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    • Tracie, you are so sweet and gracious! I promise… the Wink of Stella is a hot mess but considering the sentiment of Praying For You, it makes me think of angel tears dripping. And I’m thinking the recipient may have tears in their eyes too, so no one will notice my messing Winking. Thankfully I don’t have anyone in need of that card right now ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for the kind words! They mean more than you know!!!

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  18. So pretty cards, Karen! I love the colors you used! ‘Homemade, not Hallmark’ made me laugh but it’s so true ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Given the Praying for You sentiment, I’m hoping that when I have need for this card it won’t be noticed if the recipient is in tears at my thoughtfulness. ๐Ÿ˜ Perhaps they’ll even think their tears are what made the sparkle run! I’m just thankful that I don’t have need for the card, both because of the drips and also that I’m relieved no one I know is suffering. Maybe I’ll find a way to fix it by the time I need it!

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  19. Love the gold embossing! Cathy USA

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  20. These are some wonderfully created cards. I really like the blending you have done. That wino-cat is so funny! The gold looks great on your blending!

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    • Thank you Liz! I’m loving the wino-cat too, but there is an wino-dog and mouse in the set too. It will for sure get more use soon! I’m thinking if Covid keeps kids home from school in the fall this set is getting used for all of my mom friends but with a computer generated sentiment… something like, Somebody needs to do something about my kid’s teacher. She is drunk all the time. Did I mention I homeschool??? LOL Thank you for the really sweet comment. It means more than you know! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  21. Really pretty cards! I really like the gold embossing, but that cat card is my favourite! I’m so happy to be a part of this hop with you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thank you so much for the sweet words! And it was nice hopping with you too! Did you sign up for Mel’s hop too? I’m filling in for someone this month so I’ll be hopping 3 times in 1 week! WOW!!!

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      • I don’t think so. Which hop is Mel’s hop? Maybe I missed that one! I am signed up to the Under The Sea hop which is three days in a row with the first one the same day as this one this month.

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        • Mel’s is an IG hop called Summer Lovin’ I think. All I know is I’m supposed to make something summer themed. I went looking for her event group, and she didn’t make one. Or FB banned her for trying! LOL I *still* cannot send out a group chat message on our hop! I know communication has been limited in our group while we try to work around FB’s obstacle course!

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          • Oh, yes I remember. I missed out on that one because I spent too long trying to decide if I should join or not. The event listing is the third in the Handmade Happiness events tab. If you still can’t find it let me know and I can send you the link through Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

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