Watercolored Christmas Card | Peace and Joy

Hello hello hello… I don’t know about you, but we counting down to Christmas here in our house. The little ones are getting SUPER EXCITED and don’t stop singing all kind of Christmas songs. It is such a joyful season for sure!

My Christmas card today is a watercolored Christmas card using this beautiful Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. I love the big poinsettia flower from this stamp set and also all the sentiments.

I stamp the poinsettia flower image on a 140 lbs watercolor paper with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink Pad and MISTI. This ink is soft and give extra metallic gold look. I dried this pigment ink with craft heater.

I colored the flower with Sakura Koi Watercolor and waterbrush. It turned out to be a little bit like no-line coloring which I did not expect that… But I like it. I dried the whole image again with craft heater.

After watercoloring, I added extra splatters on it with Finetec Gold Palette Watercolor and waterbrush. I used the gold and silver. I dried it again with craft heater.

I stamped the sentiment on a black cardstock with the Golden Glitz Delicata ink pad and added some clear embossing powder on it while the ink still wet. I heat set it with craft heater and then trimmed it into sentiment strip.

I trimmed the watercolored poinsettia panel to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and added it directly on top of a white card with EZ Grand Adhesive Runner and then I added the sentiment with 3D foam tape. And, I embellished this card with the red ribbon bow on top of the card.

I hope you all will have peace and joy in your hearts and home for knowing the real reason of this holidays. God is here with us! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a blessed season!


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DIY Be Merry Farmhouse Pallet Sign

Hello hello hello… Christmas is 15 more days from today. Decorating the house is one of the things we do as family. And, I love making Christmas decorations. For this Christmas, I made this Be Merry Farmhouse Pallet Sign.

I am sharing full tutorial at Clear Scraps Blog today. I made this Farmhouse pallet sign using the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape (6.5″ x 16.5″ x 1/8″ birch wood pallet shape). The stencil I used is Be Merry 6″x16″ Stencil, which is one of the fabulous Farmhouse Stencils collection from Clear Scraps.

You will also need foam brushes and all-surface acrylic paints or chalk acrylic paints. You can use your own Christmas colors, on mine I used red (I mix it with black to get the burgundy shade) and white for the letters.

I made the burlap bow out of wired burlap ribbon from my stash, and then I added it on the wood with glue gun. I used hot setting on my glue gun and Gorilla Glue stick for sure it is strong.

I love how it looks on our mantle with the other Christmas decorations! I hope this project will give you an idea for your home decor at this holly jolly Holidays. Make sure to visit Clear Scraps Store for the wood pallet and stencils, and more home decor supplies!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful Holidays!

Anything Goes With Dies | Holiday Treat Tag And Gift Box

Hello everyone! Who’s counting down to Christmas? We are!!! It is 17 Days until the holly jolly Christmas day! Some gifts are here and ready to be wrapped. Today, I have a gift tag and box to share with you.

I made the box and the bow using the We R Memory Keeper 1-2-3 Punch Board and ADORnit Holidays papers collection. This punch board is one of my favorite crafting tools. I made all sizes boxes, envelopes, bows, tabs, and even tags with this punch board. You don’t need glue to put together this box. It is easy to close and to open.

This gift tag I made using the Tim Holtz Nesting Tag Die and Hero Arts Coffee Tags Stamp and the matching Coffee Tags Frame dies.

I stamped the coffee cup, lid, holly leaves, and sentiment on a white cardstock using Hero Arts cube inks, and then I cut them with the matching dies using Gemini Jr machine. I added some Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue on the foam and set it aside to dry. I also added some mini red gems on the holly leaves.

Next, I cut the green cardstock with the tag die using my Gemini Jr machine. Then, I added the coffee cup on the tag with permanent dries-clear adhesive. I added the lid and sentiment label on the cup with 3D foam tape, and then I added the holly leaves on the foam with permanent dries-clear adhesive. And the very last step, I added some white paint splatters on it.

This box is ready for Christmas wrapping party in this house! I hope this give you an idea for your wrapping party, too!

And… Don’t forget to join our HLS December Anything Goes With Dies Challenge. You can share any projects as long as you use dies on your project.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

CAS CARD | Christmas Blessings

Hello everyone… Christmas is getting so close now… Here in my house, we have two little girls who counting down and they wish they could do it faster!

I am also a guest designer for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps for this month and today, I have a CAS Christmas card to share with you that I created with their beautiful Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set.

This card is very simple to make and quick if you need to mass produce Christmas cards. Supplies you need beside the stamp set are:

  • White Detail Embossing Powder (I used Hero Arts)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (I used Rangers)
  • Embossing Ink Pad (I used VersaMark)
  • Anti static powder (I used EK Tool)
  • Craft Heater (I used Close To My Heart)
  • Vellum Paper (I used Bazzil)
  • White Cardstock (to make the card base and sentiment)
  • MISTI
  • Microtip scissors (I used EK Tool)
  • Bone folder (I used EK Took)
  • Paper Trimmer (I used Fiskar)
  • Vellum Tape (I used Tombow)
  • 3D foam Tape

I put the vellum paper on MISTI and secured it with the magnet bars and then I added some of the anti-static powder on it. Then, I stamped the poinsettia image directly on the vellum with MISTI and VersaMark ink pad.

I pre-heated the craft heater for several seconds to make sure it hot and then I heat-set the embossing powder on the vellum. After they all melted, I fussy cut the poinsettia flower with the microtip scissors and I added it on the card with vellum adhesive.

For the sentiment, I added the anti-static powder on a piece of white cardstock, then stamped the phrase on it with VersaMark ink pad and MISTI. I added the gold embossing powder on it and heat set it with the craft heater. I trimmed it with paper trimmer and added it at the corner with 3D foam adhesive.

That’s my quick, CAS Christmas card for today. I hope you all enjoy it, too. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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A Quick Update…

Hello all… I am dropping by today to give you a quick, short update about what’s going on in the last several weeks.

You might notice that I haven’t been on my blog and social media lately. It is becuase I had some health issues and I had to have a major surgery on November 20.

Now, I am in my recovering journey and I am giving thanks to the LORD for His goodness and strength he has given me to go through this. Also, I am so thankful how He has been taking care of my husband and daughters, and giving them the comfort and hope.

I am thankful for my amazing, supportive families and friends (that including ALL OF YOU, my dear blog readers!) Than you so much for your prayers, thoughts, encouraging texts, messages, and cards. I thank GOD for all of you!

God is good in time of uncertain and in time of waiting for prayer answered. He gave me hope and faith to keep on and trusted in Him and his care. Last week, I got my biopsy results and there were no cancer! This news gave a big relief to all of us.

Through this, I learned more of who God is. I always believe that He reveals who he is through every circumstance and situation we are in becuase He wants us to know Him more and to love Him more. All becuase He loves us first with His unconditional love. And HE IS CARE AND LOVE YOU, too!!! Open your heart and trust in Him, He will guide you step by step. If you ever need someone to talk, I am here. Send me an email or send me a message through my social media at any time!

Dear family and friends, from the bottom of my heart… Thank you for walking with me through this situation. All praises and glory to God only!

May God all bless you!

AND FAMILY

Stencil Challenge | Christmas Cheer

December is here!!! I hope the joy of the holly jolly Holidays start filling your hearts and homes.

STAMPlorations has new challenges at their blog starts on every 1st of the month. One of the challenges is the Stencil Challenge. You are invited to create and link up your Anything Goes project as long as you use any stencils on your project. Head over to their blog to see more inspirations from the team today.

I made a mixed media, CAS Christmas card for this challenge. On my card I used the Make Marks 5 ARTplorations Stencil, Christmas Reindeer ARTplorations Stencil, and Yuletide Deer Stamp Set.

I use my gelli plate and acrylic paints (white and read) to create that patterened background. After the acrylic paint dried, I added the raindeer stencil on top of the panel, secured it tapes and I added the gold metallic glitter texture paste on it. I removed it right away and run the stencil under a warm water to clean it.

After the texture paste dried, I trimmed it slightly smaller than the A2 card and I added that background mat on a red card with E-Z Runner Gran.

I stamped the sentiment phrase on a white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair ink pad and Mini MISTI. I stamped it twice to get darker red color. I trimmed the sentiment into a banner and I added on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

I hope this card give you an idea to create and play along with the December Stencil Challenge. When you create your project using any STAMPlorations stencils, stamps, and/or dies, you can also link it up at the Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

Before you go, I have this special code for you to save 20% on all STAMPlorations regular and sale-priced stamps, stencils, and dies, including all the supplies I used on my projects today! Use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

Thank you for shopping and supporting our small, family-run business! And thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful holidays!


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Mixed Media Christmas Cards With Stencils

Hello everyone… We are at the end of November and it is official that Christmas is 25 Days from today!!! Can’t you all believe it?

Getting ready for this jolly holiday, today I would love to share a couple Christmas card ideas that you can create using Clear Scraps 4×6 stencils and 6″ Stencil. These stencil size is just perfect for making cards and other handmade gifts.

Both of my cards are mixed media cards. I am sharing my full details and tutorial how to crate these Mixed Media Christmas Cards at Clear Scraps Blog today.

I hope these cards inspire you to create your Christmas projects. Visit Clear Scraps Store to check on all their 4×6 Stencils and 6×6 Stencils.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, have a fabulous day!