1 Sketch, 2 Christmas Cards

Last weekend I went out with my friends to Hobby Lobby and I found this Stampabilitties rubber stamp that has Christmas verse on it for only $3! I love the verse from Luke2:11. This is what Christmas trully means.

Today I am sharing 2 Christmas cards I made using 1 sketch from Mojo Monday 428.

The tags I created using Canson waterolor paper because I painted the backgrounds.

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For the first card I used the old hymnal music sheet for the background paper and the border strip is from CTMH – Sparkle and Shine paper packet. I heat embossed the sentiment using AC Black Glitter Finish Embossing Powder. Then embellished it with twine bow and a glitter holly leaves and red sequins.

I also link this card at Virginia’s View Challenge #21 – All About Glitter.

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This second card I used the same sketch from Mojo Monday 428. On this card, I created that cute bow using WRMK Envelope Punch Board. It is very easy to do that. I followed this tutorial if you want to try 🙂

I watercolored the tag background using Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Mini Ink Pads and wet them using Aquash Waterbrush. It was fun watching the colors blended and mixed together and how they react with water.

I also enter this card at:

2 cards are done today and I only need 15 more to make for our church friends.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and have a blessed week!

Sending A Good Cheer

Christmas season is the season when we can send someone a good cheer. I know for sure that this will bless them and brings joy to them.

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using STAMPlorations stamp set and Paper Smooches.

Sending A Good Cheer by Helen Gullett | Blog at http://helengullett.com/?p=8043 | #handmadecard #cardmaking #christmascard #stamplorations #holidayclh

I created a triangle stencil and coffee cups from a Post It notes and used it to create that tree of cups and hearts from STAMPLorations – Sketchy Coffee Cups stamp set 🙂

First I added the Post It stencil (or mask) on a 3.25″ x 5.5″ White Cardstock, make sure it sits in the middle of the cardstock and then I stamped them using CTMH Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads: Cotton Candy, Honey, Pear, Lagoon and Gypsy.

I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches – Christmas Sampler stamp set using Pear Exclusive Inks Pad as the tree trunk.

Sending A Good Cheer by Helen Gullett | Blog at http://helengullett.com/?p=8043 | #handmadecard #cardmaking #christmascard #stamplorations #holidayclh

When the images dried completely, I put the tree stencil/mask again and added some sparkle and shine on it using Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush. I generously brushed the glitter all over and look at that sparkle!! 😀

I finished the card by adding some small gold sequins I got from Hobby Lobby and a star wood chip from Frackled Fawn on top of the tree. Then final step is to add the finished panel on the card base where I had some American Crafts Glitter Ribbon on the sides. I used some thin 3D foam tape.

So that is my finished glitter and sparkle tree of cups of good cheer to share with you today.

I link up my card today at these link ups:

And I join these challenges:

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Thank You for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!!

Merry and Bright: Recycled, Glittered Christmas Card

I found a cute sample card on Martha Stewart magazine. I love the cooper leaves border and I thought it can be recycled of throwing it away 😀

Merry & Bright: A Recycled Christmas Card by Helen Gullett | Blog at http://wp.me/p1DmW0-25K | #handmadecard #christmascard #diecutting #watercoloring #recycling #cardmaking #justnick #silhouettecameo

I cut a piece of DCWV Glitter Cardstock Matstack that match the border color and glued on top of the commercial in the middle of it.

Then I cut the Merry & Bright from Holiday Sentiments cutting file from JustNick out of Canson watercolor paper, then added some mint color from Pearlescent paint, let it dry and then added on the glitter cardstock. While drying the paint, I accidentally blew the dot for letter i, so I replaced it with a clear gem 😀

Last step is add the finished panel on the card base. And it’s done.

I love how we can be creative by turning a commercial card into a handmade card. It’s a way to recycle.

Today’s card I link up at Virginia’s View Challenge #21 – All About Glitter. This is her last challenge this year and she will take a break. You can read more about it on her blog post. I know many cardmakers love her challenge. I hope you’ll join her last challenge this year and have fun!

Also, I join Muse: ChristmasVisions 31The Muse this week is from Kimberly Wiener:

Thanks for visiting my blog today 🙂 Have a blessed day!

A Giftcard Holder on A Card

A happy mail arrived today from Neat and Tangled that I ordered on Black Friday. And I just cannot wait to make something with the Box – Nice and Neat Die. This die is fresh out of the padded envelope and straight to my Evolution Advanced diecutting machine 🙂

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I diecut the box out of Kraft cardstock and it is very easy to put it together (and fun!) Danielle showed how to create the box in a video here.

The background papers are from Old Hymnal Book and one of CTMH retired Christmas paper packet, Sparkle and Shine. I added some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink on the edges. I finished the card with wrapping it with White Ribbon Twine from American Crafts and a Star wood chip from Frackled Fawn.

A simple card for a joyful giving this Christmas.

So, do you give giftcards or prefer actual gift for Christmas?

Thanks for visiting today and have wonderful day!


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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Day from our family to yours. May this season will brings glory and honor to God through our thanksgiving.


“Then I will praise God’s name with singing,

and I will honor him with thanksgiving.”
‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭69:30‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

I personally Thank God for the life I am living in and with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am thankful for His guidance and wisdom through the work of Holy Spirit in my life and my family. This year, I am thankful for His provision for us to go serving Him with a Wycliffe Associates in Pasific area.

We are thankful for ALL of you, who have been part of our life and journey.

God has done many things in and through our lives and for those, we sing praises and honoring Him with thanksgiving.


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