Gift Card Holder With 3 Pockets

This is the season of giving with a joyful heart. There are so many ways we can give to bless others.

A week ago, my friend ask me if I could help her with making a gift card holder that can holds 3 cards. To Pinterest I went look for some inspirations 🙂 I saw many giftcard holders for 1 or 2. But I also saw some tag pockets that I thought… Hmmm… I can make big enough for the gift cards with similar idea.

Giftcard Holder with 3 pockets | Handmade by Helen Gullett #stamplorations #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #ctmh #envelopepunchboard #christmascard #giftcardholder #papercrafting #diy #giftidea #watercoloring #sakurakoiwatercolors

These gift card pockets made using WRMK Envelope Punch Board. On the punch board, there are sizes for any sizes of envelopes, including 2 sizes of gift card envelopes. I made 3 – 2.5″ x 3.5″ envelopes, but instead of having a flap to close the envelope, I cut it to make the pockets. I used Heavy Weight Holiday Colors Cardstock from the Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).

Giftcard Holder with 3 pockets | Handmade by Helen Gullett #stamplorations #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #ctmh #envelopepunchboard #christmascard #giftcardholder #cardmaking #handmadecard #papercrafting #diy #giftidea #watercoloring #sakurakoiwatercolors

The front card, I used STAMPlorations stamp set, Framed Christmas: Peace, Love, Joy. On a piece of Strathmore Watercolor Paper, I stamped the image & sentiment using Archival Black Exclusice Ink Pad (CTMH), then watercolored the poinsettia using Sakura Koi Watercolor using Aquash Watercolor Brushes.

Watercolored Poinsettia | Giftcard Holder with 3 pockets | Handmade by Helen Gullett #stamplorations #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #ctmh #envelopepunchboard #christmascard #giftcardholder #handmadecard #cardmaking #papercrafting #diy #giftidea #watercoloring #sakurakoiwatercolors

I started with lighter color, then added more colors on the areas where the shadows are for some dimension. You can let it air-dry but I used my Craft Heater for speedy drying process. And I finished the card with red ribbon and tie it up a bow. I used some double-sided tape to hold the bow in place.

Giftcard Holder with 3 pockets | Handmade by Helen Gullett #stamplorations #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #ctmh #envelopepunchboard #christmascard #giftcardholder #cardmaking #handmadecard #papercrafting #diy #giftidea #watercoloring #sakurakoiwatercolors

That’s my finished card that inspired by one of the STAMPlorations Inspiration Project #52 and I think this gift card holder will make a perfect of giving gift cards for coffee lover, right? 😄

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Thank You so much for visiting me and have a blessed week!

DIY Wood-Burned Ornament

Christmas is less than a week from today, we got all presents (not yet wrapped!) and still have some projects to finish.

This morning I woke up at 5:30 am to finish the rest of these 30 wood-burned ornaments. I started this project last week and been working very slowly becasue I have to do this without my daughters around. The woodburing tool is SUPER HOT and dangerous!

DIY Wood-Burned Ornament by Helem Gullett | #ctmh #ctmhcountdown #christmasornament #woodburning #diy #giftidea #craft

I got these wood tags from Pick Your Plum a while ago and been sitting in the box. I saw lots of peope do wood-burning projects on wood chips or branches. And I thought… Hmmm… This might work with those wood tags. So I did some tries and ended up with this trick: second generation stamping and tracing.

First, I stamped the quotes from Reason for The Season stamp set and Merry Merry stamp set with Brown Staz-On ink (second generation), then I traced them with Plaid Wood Burning tool.
Finished them with some baker’s twine.

This is a simple and easy project as gift. I had too much fun & joy making these ornaments to give to our Church families as gifts together with they Christmas cards this year.

I hope you all have a wonderful week preparing for Christmas, to celebrate the birthday of the Lord and our Savior.


“God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world,

but to save the world through him.” ‭‭(John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Thanks for visiting and Be blessed”


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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.

Luke 2:11 , caed by Helen G. | #cardmaking #handmadecard #christmascard

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.

Luke 2:11 , caed by Helen G. | #cardmaking #handmadecard #christmascard

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!

OCC Holiday Style Recap

This Christmas I would love to send out handmade cards to family and friends and for sure it is a challenge. I am so thankful to be able to learn some new cardmaking technique from amazing card designers at Onlice Card Classes – Holiday Style class past week.

Today I’d like to share some cards I made in the class.

Day 1: Clean And Simple Cards

OCC Holiday Style Week 1, Card 1

Day 3: Classic and Elegant Cards

OCC Holiday Card Day 3 - Classic & Elegant Card

Day 5: Cute and Whimsical Cards

I skipped this session because I do not hav any cute and whimsical stamp set but I LOVE all the tutorials from the teachers 🙂 Defiently in the future I will make some cards.

Day 7: Shimmer and Shine Cards

OCC Holiday Style Day 7 - Shimmer and Shine

Day 9: Soft and Subtles Cards

Merry Christmas Ornament Card

Day 11: 1 Stamp, 5 Ways

And in this class, the teachers amazed us with their fabulous cards by only using 1 stamp. They show us how to show the “WOW effect” from making Holiday cards this season.

I have so much to catch up with this class but in there are LOTS of gorgeous inspirations from the students as well. And I have 2 more weeks to get all cards ready to mail out.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend after Thanskgiving!

DIY Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art | Handmade ornaments, but also perfect for Holiday home decor. Blog at --> #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully #sharehandmadekindness #inspirememonday

Welcome to Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop! I join a group of CTMH Consultans to share project inspirations using Close To My Heart products.

You should arrive from Nancy’s blog. If you are here first, please continue hopping until you make the loop. This blog hop starts at Joyce’s blog and there you can find the full list of participant just in case you got lost.

For this month hop, I created these 4 mini embroidery hoop arts. They are perfect as ornaments because the hoop is 4″ mini size. But they also will make cute home decor during the Holidays 🙂

All Is Calm | DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully

Holiday Cheers | DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully

Glory To God | DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully

Nativity Family | DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully

Supplies you need for this projects are:

Making them is easy and fun:

  • Cut the papers in 4.25″ square.
  • Glue the hoop on the paper using Liquid Glass.
  • When it is dry well (only take a minute to dry), cut along the edge of the hoop.
  • Decorate them with the White Pines Complements, Red Enamel Gems and Sparkle Clear Assortment.
  • For the Glory To God Hoop, trace the hoop with pencil, then stamp and heat emboss the images. Then glue the hoop and cut the edge.
  • Add the Fern Thick Twine (I cut 6″ long for each hoop) and tie up to make a hoop to hang it.

I really enjoy making them and they will be a gift for my daughter’s teacher. We had our first Parent-Teacher meeting with her and so thankful to get to know her more. We heard a lot of of amazing stories from our daugther about her teacher. She adores her!

And I will make more when I have a chance to get more mini embroidery hoops using the leftover supplies I have 🙂

Hopefully you are inspired to create something for Christmas this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave your question at the comment box. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Your next hop is Andrea’s blog to see what she has created this month. THANK YOU so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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