Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our all new weekly featured artist whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introducing you to their fabulous work.

Today we’re thrilled to welcome back – Claudine Hellmuth.  She not only has some awesome projects, she also has another give-away of the stamp sheet used on her projects.  View the stamp sheet below and read more about the give-away at the end of the post. 1031claudinechristmas_stampsgiveaway

Claudine was here last month to share some Halloween projects with us, today (on Halloween), she brings us some Christmas projects.  Before we show you her fabulous projects, let’s get to know her a little bit more..

hellmuthclaudine_CHA_croppedHello! I am an artist & illustrator. I enjoy combining my drawings with happy patterns to create quirky, retro-whimsical artworks that I license to the gift, home and craft markets.

In my 12 years as a full time illustrator, I have been featured in The New York Times, appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, HGTV and The DIY Network. My client list includes projects with major companies like Smart Car, Capitol Records and national publications such as The Saturday Evening Post.

I recently launched an exclusive paper crafting line with The Home Shopping Network and I continue to make live appearances on air with each new product release. In 2008, I developed a product line with Ranger Industries called Claudine Hellmuth Studio, of high-quality craft paints, mediums and canvas. I have also written three books and produced three DVDs, all centering on art and collage techniques that I teach in my workshops.

Originally from Orlando Florida, I now live in Washington, DC with my husband Paul and our very spoiled pets.

Featured Projects

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• Claudine Hellmuth Studio Clear Stamps Christmas Set
• Claudine Hellmuth Studio Clear Stamps Neighborhood Set
• Claudine Hellmuth Studio Clear Stamps Words and Frames set
• Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mini Paints – blank canvas
• Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mini Multi-Medium – Matte
• Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mini Black Gesso
• Ranger Acrhival ink in Jet Black
• Inkssentials™ White Pen
• Inkssentials™ Non-Stick Craft Sheet™
• Inkssentials™  Glue Stick
• Crafter’s Companion Rock A Blocks for stamping clear stamps
• 4.5”x6” cardstock card pre folded
• Assorted scrapbook papers, in reds, greens and pinks
• Music paper


  1. Choose pre folded colored cardstock cards in the colors you would like. Here I am using a pink a soft  blue and a red.

  2. Using Jet Black Archival ink by Ranger Stamp the following images:  a house from the Claudine  Hellmuth Studio Neighborhood Stamp set, the car and the trees and the star from the Christmas stamp set onto colored & patterned papers. At this time also stamp the works so merry and a few frames from the Words and Frames stamp set!

  3. Cut out around all the elements. For the car I trimmed off the gifts that come as part of the car stamp and then folded one of the small trees that I stamped earlier and placed that on top so it looks like the car is carrying the tree.

  4. Cut various papers to about 2.5” x 4.5”  so that you will use to divide up the space on the cards. I used music paper and then a red dot scrapbook paper and a green dot scrapbook paper.

  5. Glue these papers down to the bottom 2/3 of your cards and then place the trees, the car and the house on top each on their own cards. Use Claudine Hellmuth Studio multi medium as your glue. Or if you are in a hurry, use the Ranger Inkssentials™  Glue Stick!

  6. In your stash find some extra papers that coordinate and glue little strips down. Then glue down the frames that you stamped earlier as well as the words.

  7. As a finishing touch I added snow by making tiny dimensional dots using the tip of the Claudine Hellmuth Studio mini paints in Blank Canvas.

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Claudine Hellmuth. To enter for a chance to win the stamp sheet give-away shown above, simply leave a comment at the end of this post about her projects.  Winner will be posted on Paper Crafter’s Library next week.  Also, be sure to stop by Claudine’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).



32 replies on “Featured Artist: Claudine Hellmuth & Give-Away”

  1. Such fun and simple designs. Very versatile. Would love to win this set!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. I have followed Claudine for a long while because I love her style. These cards are just beautiful.

  3. Claudine has such a distinct style! You can always recognize her art work. I love her designs and her her collages are so whimsical.

    Elaine Allen

  4. Cute set – love the “Merry” card with the tree on top of the car.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  5. So many cute elements to this stamp set. Love the car with the Christmas tree on top and the gift box on top of the car. there will be a lot of variations that can be made with this set. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  6. Love her stamps.
    This set would be
    fun to use for Christmas
    cards and I love the
    little car!
    Carla from Utah

  7. I really enjoy the featured artist segments. Claudine is already well-known, of course, but she is truly an artist. The car with the tree is my favorite, but it looks like anything made with this set would be a winner.

  8. These cards are sooo cute! I love the color combinations and the stamps. Thanks for sharing.

  9. The cards are very fanciful and totally “Claudine”. I can just hear the family in the car singing Christmas carols on their music sheet road. The colors are lovely. I am a big fan of Studio paints since taking a class with Claudine. This is a wonderful giveaway. I’ll cross my fingers, toes and eyes 🙂

  10. I love the whimsy of the cards. Very clean, simple and fun too. I’m ready to see trees on top of cars!

  11. I love Claudine’s fun and whimsical stamp designs! This is a really delightful set, perfect for holiday cardmaking! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  12. I love your cards and my favorite is the Christmas tree on top of the car!! It screams old fashion Christmas!

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