Jaclyn Miller Guest Designs!

Nicole here for a Friday afternoon post – I hope everyone is having a LOVELY friday and you’re prepping for your weekend!

I have a super special SWEET guest designer … Jaclyn Miller!!


Before we let her take it away – we would love for you to go to her blog and check out more sweet amazingness… say hello! If you do – come back and comment here – by Monday night at midnight …. and we’ll draw for $10 sweet bucks!!

YEP!! $10 sweet bucks to spend on ANYthing in the shop!!


Hello friends. Jaclyn Miller of Designs By Jax here. I am absolutely DELIGHTED to be sharing in the excitement surrounding this month’s release at Sweet Stamp Shop. If you haven’t set your eyes on these beauties yet, take a gander HERE. Aren’t those just too fun? For today’s post, I’m using the Fishy and Beach Bum sets.


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Let’s talk about this a little bit. It uses a mask made from cardstock. Masks are your friend. I keep a stash of masks I’ve created over time in a secret, hidden away drawer. Ok, well, it isn’t really secret, and, in fact, you can feast your eyes on my collection.


As you can see, they are well loved, and so easy to create. The top three were cut using my paper cutter and cardstock. The other two were patterns printed from the computer and cut using an xacto knife. All you need is a bit of removable adhesive on the back (like washi or masking tape). You can use these with a sponge brayer, ink dauber, spray mists, or even to stamp a background pattern on just a select part of your card.

I wanted to share this little piece of loveliness with you as well.


I recently discovered the delight of using modeling pastes. The ocean bit on this card was created by using just that. I first put down a thin layer of paste (tip: use an old gift card) onto cardstock. Then, using the waves stamp from the Fishy set, I created a wave pattern in the paste before it was dry. You will need to clean your stamp after each pass. Allow the paste to dry, then add a bit of color by gently swiping markers across the paste. I trimmed it down and cut the waves across the top, and voila! There’s no limit to how you can use your stamps and paste together!

A HUGE thank you to Sweet Stamp Shop and Nicole for inviting me along as a guest designer this month, and for allowing me to play with these adorable goodies!

23 Responses to Jaclyn Miller Guest Designs!

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    Such fun cards! I left a
    message on Designs By Jax

  2. lydiabrooke says:

    So cute …. love how the little guppy looks like he is floating 🙂

  3. vjw81e says:

    How adorable! I have these sets, and I just haven’t had a chance to pull them out yet; can’t wait!

  4. Amy C. says:

    Your cards are so adorable! The starfish with the google eyes made me chuckle! (I visited Jaclyn’s blog!)

  5. Kim Kj says:

    I love the cards and the stamp sets.

  6. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Visited Jaclyn’s blog and told her how much I liked these summer cards.

  7. marylouh says:

    I visited Jaclyn’s blog. She has some good tips. I probably wouldn’t have kept the masks – they’d have gone in the trash – never thought about keeping them to re-use. Dumb! thanks for sending us to Jaclyn’s blog.

  8. justtyra says:

    Jaclyn love how you used the stencils! Is the color in the background of the first card ink or watercolor? Lovely cards 🙂

  9. Anja says:

    Both cards are awesome! So clever to use a selfmade mask to create the background. And I never thought of using stamps with embossing paste to get this great texture. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Dayle S. says:

    I love what you did with fishy, and the seastar 🙂 I also loved everything I saw on your blog… amazing work!!! Loved all of the interesting techniques you so painstakingly, clearly explain. Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

  11. Lyndsay Wagner says:

    Thank you for sharing the tips regarding the masks. Your card is so cute! I bought these stamps and hope to play around with them soon. I hope my cards turn out maybe 1/2 as cute as yours! Thank you!

  12. Well, who doesn’t LOVE Jax?!!!!! These cards are super fun! I follow Jax on my feedly:)

  13. Kristy C. says:

    Very fun cards! I shared some love on Jaclyn’s blog 🙂

  14. Amy says:

    I visited Jaclyn’s blog. Love her cards and her use of modeling paste! Adorable cards!

  15. Anna Sigga says:

    These cards are so stinking cute!

  16. Laura M says:

    Jaclyn’s blog is great! I love the twinery card she posted recently along with this cute one. 🙂

  17. Julie Fowler says:

    Cute stuff!

  18. Chris L. says:

    I visited Jaclyn’s Blog–her cards are amazing!

    Chris L.

  19. Pallavi says:

    She’s so creative! With the paste and stamping most of all she made super cute cards with the adorable stamps! (left her a msg) 🙂

  20. Brittany M. says:

    Seriously adorable!!!! Thanks for sending us over to her blog…her projects are the best!

  21. Gorgeous cards and an amazing blog. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Jen Skroski says:

    Very creative I’m going to strt making my own secret stash of masks!
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Super cute cards! I’ve recently wanted to try using modeling paste too. After seeing this, I need to go pick some up. Love the masks too. Thank you for the inspirations.

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