The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 and 30 Day Coloring Challenges

This week I joined 6 of 10 WCMD 2015 Challenges at The Stamp Nation that inspired by 10 countries. This cardmaking forum is amazing. They have lots of challenges, inspirations, technique tips and tutorials to improve your skill of making cards.

Here are the cards I made to enter those challenge:

1st Card – USA

Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 1 | Helen Gullett #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #thestampnation #neatandtangled #closetomyheart #ctmh


  • Paper Cut Flowers stamp set (Neat and Tangled)
  • Jubilee paper packet (CTMH)
  • VersaMark ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Ranger White Fine Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • Thick 3D foam tape (Elmer’s)
  • A2 White Card
  • Black Cardstock
  • Natural Baker’s Twine


2nd Card: Canada

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 2 | Helen Gullett #creatingjoyfully #handmade #cardmaking #neatandtangled #watercoloring


  • So Very Blessed stamp (Neat and Tangled)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Acrylix Block (CTMH)
  • Art Grib Pencil Colors (Faber Castell)
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Simply Art Watercolor paint
  • Plaid Watercolor brush
  • Micro-Tip Non-Stick Scissors (ekTool)


3rd Card: Switerland

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 3 | Helen Gullett #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #casualfridaysstamps #amerciancrafts


  • Wallflower Stamp Set (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
  • Bamboo Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Kraft Cardstock (Neenah)
  • White Primio Ribbon (American Crafts)
  • Red Sequins (Hobby Lobby)
  • Aqua Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • 3D foam tape (The Recollections, Michaels)
  • Micro-Tip Non-Stick Scissors (ekTool)


4th Card: Scotland

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 4 | Helen Gullett


  • Pumpkin Digital Stamp (Neat and Tangled)
  • Gelatos (Faber Castell)
  • Aquash Water Brush (Pentel)
  • Crayons (Crayola)
  • Watercolor Paper (Canson XL)
  • Woodgrain Washi Tape (CTMH)
  • Mini Stapler (CTMH)
  • Corner Chomper (WRMK)


5th Card: Japan

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 5 | Helen Gullett #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #winnieandwalter #distressink #timholtz #watercoloring


  • The Big, The Bold and Extrass (Winnie and Walter)
  • The Big, The Bold and Blessing (Winnie and Walter)
  • Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Primio Twine Ribbon (American Crafts)
  • Clear Sequins (gift from a crafty friend)
  • Mini Gemstones (The Paper Studio, Hobbo Lobby)
  • Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • 3D Foam Tape (Recollections, Michaels)


6th Card: Malaysia

Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 7 | Helen Gullett #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #thestampnation #neatandtangled #closetomyheart #ctmh


  • Handstitched stamp set (Neat and Tangled)
  • Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
  • VersaMark ink pad (CTMH store)
  • Ranger White Fine Embossing Powder (CTMH store)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • White Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • 3D foam tape (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Gemstones (Darice)
  • Kraft A2 Card (The Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby)

I had so much fun making these cards and learned some techniques from the Stamp Nation challenge hosts.

I also link this card up at Kathy’s blog – The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge


Hopefully you also enjoy my cards and THANK YOU so much for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

Thank You For Everything, My Friend

Thanks For Everything, My Friend | by Helen Gullett #handmadecards #closetomyheart #ctmh #casualfridaysstamps

Thank You Card is one of the most cards we always need. Usually, I made A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) cards or square cards, but this time I went with 8.5″ x 3.5″ that fits in no.10 envelope. I used 2 embossing technique on this card: heat and dry.

First, I embossed 8.5″ x 3″ White Daisy cardstock using Chevron Embossing Folder from CTMH and WRMK Evolution Advanced. Then I used my Xyron Create Sticker Max to add adhesive at the back of the embossed cardstock. Then on the other piece of White Daisy 8.5″ x 1.5″, I stamped the flower border from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Wallflower Set, using Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. Then using Xyron 1.5″ sticker maker I added adhesive on the flower stripe and added it on the card.

Next is the tag, I cut out of watercolor paper to make the tag, then added some colors using CTMH Watercolor Pencils, basic colors and then I wet it with brush and water to create the gradient watercolor effect. Using my Craft Heater I heated it so it dried well before I stamped the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, Wallflower Set with VersaMark Ink Pad and added some AC Zing! Black Embossing Powder, opaque finish. I heated it with my Craft Heater and LOVE the bold color on the watercolor tag! Then I stamped one of big individual flower from Wallflower Set with Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, and cut it with scissors. I added on the tag with Liquid Glass and one of the Sparkles Clear Assortment.

I have this yellow and white baker’s twine I got from Pick Your Plum a while ago in my stash and this color just perfect match with the tag. I wrapped it around the card and then before I tied up the bow, I added the tag. I secured it with 3D foam tapes. Then I added the button and tied up the bow. To secure the bow, I used some very tiny drops of Liquid Glass glue under the twine.

Thanks For Everything, My Friend | by Helen Gullett #handmadecards #closetomyheart #ctmh #casualfridaysstamps

I am inspired by CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, CFC134: Tic Tac Toe. I pick the diagonal, chevron, white, twine. So sad to know that this will be their last challenge. But the good news is that Michelle said that the challenge will be back freshly in 2015.


And I also link up my card at:

Inspire Me Monday, Week 134

Creative Spark Link Party Week #13