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. http://wp.me/p1DmW0-26m | #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. http://wp.me/p1DmW0-26m | #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 πŸ™‚

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!

Warmest Winter Wishes

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Happy National Cocoa Day! Let’s grab a cup of Hot Chocolate and stay warm πŸ™‚

Today I made these 2 cards are inspired by Hot Chocolate color and simple style.

I have this Stampin’ Up Hello December Stamp Set and the sentiment from Concord & 9th – Mittens & Mugs is just perfect macth.

I stamped the mugs using my MISTI with Chocolate Pigment Mini Ink Pad (CTMH). It is very easy to do multiple stamping with the MISTI.

Warmest Winter Wishes http://wp.me/p1DmW0-25Y | #holidayclh #concordand9th #stampinup #handmadecard #cardmaking #christmascard

For my card 2, I stamped the mugs and fussy cup them to make as the card border. And added the panel on a glitter cardstock with 3D foam.

Warmest Winter Wishes http://wp.me/p1DmW0-25Y | #holidayclh #concordand9th #stampinup #handmadecard #cardmaking #christmascard

I link up my cards at:

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Thank You so much for visiting me today! Have a fabulous week!

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 πŸ™‚

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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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More Merry Christmas Cards

Today I am sharing more Christmas cards I made today catching up with my Christmas projects πŸ™‚

First card is a one-layer card with only white heat-embossed images with some white paint splatter on it. I keep it clean and simple. The one-layer and CAS technique is one of the ways to mass-produce cards, especially during the Holiday.

Wishing You Peace, Love and Joy

I CASE-ing one of Amy Tsuruta’s Christmas Cards she made for Hero Arts recent blog hop. Check out her cards on her blog.

Second card is also a clean and simple card that I had so much fun making it. First I stamped the images with Black Archival Ink Pad and then colored them using Watercolor Pencils. Then, using Aquash Watercolor Brush, I wet them to give the watercolor effect. Let them dry and I though it will be fun to add some Liquid Glue on them to give some epoxy glass look πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas Ornament Card

Check this out…. Fun isn’t it? πŸ™‚

These two cards have no stamping on them. The backgrounds and sentiments are embossed using We R Memory Keepers Next Lever embossing folders and Word Strip embossing folders.

Merry Christmas Tree Card

I love the Next Level folders! They give deeper impression on the card. And the embossing strips are fabulous! Quick but cool way to add sentiment on the card.

Embossed Merry Christmas

I link up the cards at

Thank you for visiting and I hope you like them, too πŸ™‚

Gratitude Bible Journaling Week 1

There are so many things we can thank God for. Big things, small things, everything that are good come from Him.

During the month of November, I join the Illustrated Faith Community to document our thanksgiving through journaling. They have the Gratitude Documented Journal sold at their Etsy store. But I did not get it on time to start this, I do my journaling on my ESV Journaling Bible πŸ™‚

And here’s the list of promts provided for all of us to join their #GratitudeDocumented:

Illustrated Faith Community in #GratitudeDocumented http://www.illustratedfaith.com

I started on the first day and I did the first 2 pages (Day 1 and Day 2), but got stopped because of our kids got sick. Here are the other 4 of my Gratitude Bible Journaling pages from last Week 1.

Gratitude Documented Bible Journaling Day 3: Family. Joshua 24:14-15 #blessedfamily #biblejournaling #illustratedfaith #gratitudedocumented #latinacrafterstamps #beablessing #ctmh #fabercastell #gelatos #pittsartistpen #creatingjoyfully #LampAndLight

Day 3: Family.

Joshua 24:14-15

Never stop thanking God for my family. This is my prayer that we will serve Him as a family as long as we live. We will walk by faith, not by sight.Β We trust in Him and we entrust our lives in Him. For He is our God, Savior and Lord.

Gratitute Documented Bible Journaling Day 4: Passion. John 1:1-5 #illustratedfaith #gratitudedocumented #biblejournaling #latinacrafter #neatandtangled #beablessing #fabercastell #gelatos #pittsartistpens #stampersbigbrushpens #primamarketing #creatingjoyfully #lampandlight

Day 4: Passion

John 1:1-15

The passion God has put in my heart is that to see more SEA* people to have God’s word translated in languages that the people speak and they will be able to read His word in their heart languages, so that they will know who God is, that He is the Word, that He is the Creator, that He is the Life, and that He is the Light that shine in the darkness. And they will come to trust in Him, saved and serve Him. This is His passion.

Gratitute Documented Bible Journaling Day 5: Peace. Isaiah 9:1-7 #gratitudedocumented #illustratedfaith #biblejournaling #peace #PrinceofPeace #neatandtangled #pittsartistpens #gelatos #FaberCastell #creatingjoyfully #LampAndLight

Day 5: Peace.

Isaiah 9:1-7

Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace, who was born, given and sent to us to govern over all rulers of the earth and heavens.

He rules with justice and righteousness.Β He is with us and in us.

He gives us the peace that the world cannot give us.

Gratitude Documented Bible Journaling Day 6: Forgiveness. 1 John 1:7-10 #illustratedfaith #gratitudedocumented #biblejournaling #latinacrafterstamps #beablessing #ctmh #FaberCastell #stampersbigbrushpens #pittsartistpens #eksuccesscalligraphypens #creatingjoyfully #LampAndLight

Day 6: Forgiveness.

1 John 1:7-10

We need Jesus to cleanse us with His blood.
Confession of our sins leads us to forgiveness, and God who is faithful will forgive us and heal us.

When I did the journaling, God encouraged my heart with His words. He strengthen my hope and faith in Him. So thankful for God’s word that speak into our lives!

Thank You for visiting and Have a wonderful blessed week!

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