Untraditional Valentine’s Day Card

Welcome to our February Joyful Stars Blog Hop. If you are here from Nickie’s blog, then you are on the right track. But if you are here first, then you can continue hopping through my fellow CTMH consultants’ blogs to see their projects. The blog hop starts from Joyce’s blog where you also can see the complete list of this month blog hop participants just in case you got lost in the middle.

This month, we are celebrating Valentine’s day, so I made a Valentine’s card.

An Untraditional, Masculine Valentine's Card | by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com

I say this is an untraditional Valentine’s day card 🙂 This card I made for my husband pre-Valentine’s day, though I wanna give him a love note.

This card I made using one of CTMH Cut Above collections, Happy Birthday Card Kit. Yes, a birthday card kit turn into a valentine’s day card. This Cut Above kits are amazing! I can make any cards in a zap! All pre-cut, comes with embellishments and foam adhesive. All you need is the sentiment stamp, ink pads, and adhesive runner.

For the sentiment, I used one of the new M-size stamps, Sweeter With You. For all M-size stamps you’ll need 2″ x 2″ My Acrylix Block. I added the stamp on the block and I stamped it with using Pacifica Exclusive Ink Pad.

Set aside the stamped sentiment, I assembled the pre-cut paper strips and added some stitching using the Stitch Guide. You’ll also need the Foam Mat to use with the Stitch Guide. Pretty handy tools. I love them!

An Untraditional, Masculine Valentine's Card | by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com

I hope you like my card today 🙂 Your next stop is Crystal to see what she has created for you 🙂

Thanks for visiting and have a dun hopping!

Valentine’s Gift Idea: Love Notes

Welcome to Joyful Stars January 2015 Blog Hop. This is our first blog hop in this new year and would love to share projects we have created showcasing products in CTMH Annual Inspirations Book and CTMH Seasonal Expressions Book (Dec 2014 – March 2015). Click here to see and download these inspiration books.

If you coming over from Nickie’s blog, then you are on the right track 🙂 Just in case you got lost, you can always go back to Joyce’s blog to see the full list of blog hop participants. For this month hop, I created a Valentine’s gift set inspired by one of these SOTM inspiration projects:



The envelope bag. I simply decorated the Designer Creations Paper Bag with stamped images from This Moment set (SOTM January) and


The note cards. I cut 4″ x 5 1/2″ White Daisy, stamped on one side and I added piece of Heartstrings on the other side. Decorated with the extra side border that comes with the paper packet. Here are the previews:


Side 1


Side 2

Supplies you need for these project:

  • Paper Bag: Designer Creations – Slate (Z2036)
  • Paper: Heartstrings Paper Packet (X7193B)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy (1385)
  • Stamp sets: This Moment (SOTM January 2014 – S1501), True To Life (C1575)
  • Ink Pads: Whisper (Z2172), Hollyhock (Z2128), Crystal Blue (Z2117), Lagoon (Z2195)
  • Tools: My Acrylix Blocks (3″ x 3″, 2″ x 3 1/2″, 1″ x 3 1/2″), Sanding Kit (Z1294)
  •  Adhesives: 3D Foam Tape, Adhesive Runner
  • Gelly Roll Black Gel Pen (not available at CTMH)

All supplies can be purchased at my CTMH Website and don’t forget that we have super awesome celebrating National Paper Crafting specials this month with your minimum qualifying order of $50!

Stamp Of The Month: This Moment


Noted Kit


THANK YOU so much for stopping by today! And your next hop is my fellow consultant, Crystal Davis, she has created something beautiful for you! Have a fun hopping and be inspired 🙂


I link up this project at:

Joyful Stars Blog Hop: Christmas Projects

18 days ’till Thanksgiving and…
46 days ’till Christmas from today!

We are getting excited for this Holidays. I am finishing our Thanksgiving cards. They are ready to be sent out! And I have made a list of projects for Christmas. Number one project on my Christmas project list is making cards for family and friends, followed by decorations and kids craft projects 🙂

For this month Joyful Stars blog hop, I wanna share with you the cards I made using Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit. I got 15 cards (3 designs, 5 cards each design) done in 1 hour! You only need basic stamping supplies like My Acrylix® Blocks, Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pads (Glacier, Cranberry, and Whisper), glue and 3D foam tape.


Also, those stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artbooking collection (Z1906).

This blog hop starts at Joyce’s blog and you should be arrived from her blog.

Here are the 3 design of 15 cards I made couple of days ago:




I always have some left over from a kit I used. And check out one of the gift treat bags I made using the Snowhaven Cardmaking kit:


On one of the Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags, I added some Sequins Gold Assorment and Snowhaven complements. I added a paper doily and gold tread using Liquid Glass. And finished it up with a staples on the flap using the new Mini Stapler. Love how this turn out!

What I like from these Close To My Heart Workshop On The Go Kits that these kits make all projects easy, quick and save money, too!

Your next hop is my crafty friend, Betty Locco. She has a beautiful project done for you!

Thank You so much for visiting blog today!

Autumn Is Here!

Autumn is here! Cooler air is always feeling better! This season always takes me to the beautiful of the colors. Just gorgeous when we look out to the nature and how those leaves change their color uniquely


Today I join Joyful Stars Blog Hop, it is a group of Close To My Heart consultants blog hop. We create projects using CTMH products. And I would love to share one of the card I made inspired by the beautiful colors of Autumn.


For this card I used Pathfinding WOTG Scrapbooking Kit. The card base I used White Daisy cardstock. For the sentimen tag, I used 3D foam tape for giving some dimension to it.


I stamped those leaves multiple times using Goldrush Ink Pad, Autumn Terracotta Ink Pad, and Olive Ink Pad. Then I used my Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors to cut them and used glue pen to add them on the card.

I just like this kit that we not only can create scrapbook layouts, but also cards from the left over 😉

Your next hop is Crystal Davis. Here’s the full list of blog hop:

Joyce Houck

Nancy Brown

Krista Hershberger

Stephanie Huber

Nickie Hoffer

Betty Locco

Lori Meadows

Andrea Sherman

Helen Gullett –> that’s me 🙂

Crystal Davis

Thanks for visiting and have fun blog-hopping 🙂

Joyful Stars Blog Hop: One Layer Cards


Welcome to Joyful Stars July 2014 Blog Hop! This is a blog hop from Close To My Heart Independent Consultants where we all wanna share with your the projects we created using Close To My Heart products. We are so glad that you are hoping with us today!

If you are here arrived from Nickie’s blog that you are on the right track 🙂 but if you are here first, please visit Joyce’s blog and Nickie’s blog to see what’s they have created for you.

This time I would like to share with you one layer card sets I made for my recent project for a women blogging conference, Declare Conference in August 2014. One layer card is a simple technique yet pretty way to create cards that you need in a short time. I have made 7 sets (5 cards a set) and still have to make 18 sets more!

My first card is I create the background with Frame Flair using Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. Using Topiary and Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, I stamped the flowers that from one of the Hostess Rewards stamp set, Enjoy the Little Things, this stamp you can only get special with your hostess rewards from hosting a home gathering (click here for detail). And the sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship  that I stamped it with Gypsy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad.

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

The next 3 cards I create them using Kraft Cardstock. I stamped the corner doily from Beautiful Friendship and embossed them with White Embossing Powder and heated them with my Craft Heater. The sentiments are from Beautiful FriendshipJoyful Birthday and The Happy Couple. I stamped them with Black from Basics Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad.

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

The inside of the kraft card set I stamped one of the doily stamp from Beautiful Friendship with Cashmere Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad at the bottom corner White Daisy cardstock that I glued it inside as the place where people can write.

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

The last card set I would like to share I created the background by stamping one of the arrows from Flights of the Arrows on the White Daisy cards with Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. All the sentiments are from Banner Wishes set that stamped with Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad.

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

I hope you like all my one layer cards today! I believe that you also can create pretty cards using this super easy technique 🙂 Your next hop is Andrea’s blog to go see her project that she wants to share with you! THANK YOU for stopping by!


DON’T FORGET to check the Retiring List HERE! There are a lot of pretty stuff are going away, get them while you can!