Just Because

I was so excited when I got my prize from Waffle Flower blog hop giveaway on last Friday! I won the new set, Surface – Tag Stamp Set and I couldn’t resist not to order the coordinating dies, Surface – Tag Die Starter Kit. And also I got the Bowtiful Die Set but cannot get the Bowtiful Stamp set because it was out of stock but now it is in-stock!

Here’s my first card I made using my first Waffle Flower products:


For the sentiment, I die cut a piece of Lagoon cardstock with the tag die and stamped it with the White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad.

And the flower I made out of the small bows. I die cut Honey cardstock using the Bowtiful Die set and then just stacked 2 bows together using mini glue dots and added a button brad. Quick and easy, yet beautiful flower 🙂


I felt like something still missing on my card… So I added the Durable Triangle Studs. Yup! That’s it 🙂


The inside I stamped the Happy Birthday with Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. And for those stars, I stamped with Lagoon, Goldrush and Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads.


I made this card for a dear friend’s birthday 🙂 Hope you like my card today and thanks for visiting 🙂


Other supplies:
White Daisy Card & Envelope value pack
Scallop Border Punch
National Scrapbooking 2014 paper packet (expired)

1 Design, 2 Anniversary Cards

I know some friends who celebrate their anniversaries in this month, at least 4 in 2 weeks! Apparently June is a favorite month people to get married… including us! LOL!

Celebrating their anniversaries, I made some cards for them… today I would love to share 2 of the cards I made with one design from The Cutting Edge Challenge, a new challenge blog, the challenge is to create new cards using any die cutting machine. The first challenge is to create using any of these inspirations:

Here’s are my cards inspired by bottom left card:



The first card, I used the die cut flower petals and leaves on embossed background card. The die cut flowers and leaves are gifts from my card swap friend a few months ago. And the background card I embossed using CTMH Damask Embossing Folder with WRMK Evolution Advanced machine. I added some gems on the flowers and added them on the card using 3D foam tape.


The second card has the same embossed background card like the first one. I used Teal Shimmer Trim for the strips. The roses I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. To put them together, I used craft glue pen. I added some glitter on it. A bit more blings won’t hurt, right? I added the flower on the card with 3D foam tape.

The sentiment I used is from The Happy Couple stamp set (D1539) that I stamped it using Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad.

And they will be on their way tomorrow morning! I hope they’ll like them, and you too! 🙂 THANKS for visiting today!


I enter this card for The Cutting Edge Challenge – Launch Party & Guest Designer Contest

The Cameo Spotlight

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Inspire Me Monday Week 128

Stretching Your Embossing Folder and Stamp: DIY Paper Flower

We had a wonderful long Memorial Day. My husband cook out tasty food for 3 days! He is the best cook ever 😀 We also went driving on our Jeep at State Park close to us and love the wonderful days we had.  Just love warmer days!!

I have been playing a lot with my new embossing machine. Last weekend, I gathered all the courage I had to stretch the use of embossing folders with stamping. So… here’s what I did: stamped and embossed 3D paper flower. Check out these 2 embossed paper flowers I used them on 2 shaker cards I made for my friends:

DIY Shaker Card & Paper Embossed Flowers by Helen Gullett | http://helengullett.com/?p=4789 #diy #handmadecards #closetomyheart #ctmh #wermemorykeepers

I used this simple shaker card tutorial to make this cards. The sentiments I used are from The Happy Couple stamp set and Joyful Birthday stamp set. I stamped them with Black Pigment Ink Pad. First card, I stamped the anniversary sentiment on a piece of velum, added some glitter embossing powder, and heated it with my craft heater. The second card, I stamped the birthday sentiment on the base card, centered the position that would show in the frame. I got the metallic multicolor sequins and beads at Walmart only 🙂

I love those flowers on the cards, and I thought they would make my scrapbook layouts pretty, too… so I made more of them with different colors and pattern. And I took some pictures how to make them:

DIY Shaker Card & Paper Embossed Flowers by Helen Gullett | http://helengullett.com/?p=4789 #diy #handmadecards #closetomyheart #ctmh #wermemorykeepers

  1. First stamp the petals from Hello Bloom stamp set on a piece of White Daisy Cardstock. I used Sorbet, Juniper and Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads.
  2. Run it through embossing machine. For these flowers, I used Chevron Embossing Folder and WRMK Evolution Advance machine.
  3. Then cut them and curl each petal gently using Quilling tool.
  4. Use Liquid Glass to put them together. You only need a small dot in the middle of each petal.
  5. Made a little bow with Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic, Cashmere. And add it in the middle of the flower using Liquid Glass.
  6. Then add button (or gems) to finis the flower.

DIY Shaker Card & Paper Embossed Flowers by Helen Gullett | http://helengullett.com/?p=4789 #diy #handmadecards #closetomyheart #ctmh #wermemorykeepers

I hope you enjoy today’s cards and tutorial! Don’t forget you still have 5 more days to get the sweet deal of Scrapbooking Month and my 1st Anniversary Party with Close To My Heart.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fun crafting day!


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