Last Minute Christmas Cards with Hero Arts Digital Kit

It is 22 Days until Christmas day and you might need more Christmas cards at last minute. I do always need extra more cards in this last minute ūüėÄ So I made these 4 cards using Hero Arts Christmas digital kits.

a2z Scrapbooking: Christmas Cards with Hero Arts Digital Kit

On this cards today I am using the Hero Arts Winter Forest Digital Kit DK021 for the background. I open the file on my Silhouette Studio software. But you can use any program that can open a pdf file, including Microsoft Word will work. Then I resize to fit on A2 size card. I got 4 bakcgrounds on 8.2 x 11 White Cardstock, on time printing.

hero arts digital kit christmas card

Then I did the same thing with the sentiment from Hero Arts Merry & Bright Flourish Tag Digital Kit DK022 and I cut out into banners.

hero arts digital kit christmas card


I also use the Peace Stamp & Cuts set for a quick sentiments on the other cards. I simply cut them out with white cardstock and dabbed the red ink all over them to give some rustic look.

I finished these cards with some glitter glue and stickles for extra shine on them.

I hope this can inspire you to create cards for this jolly Holiday!

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Check out all the Hero Arts Digital Kits on a2z Scrapbook Store and there are SALE going on for the Mystery Box! You can get a box filled with $75-retail value goodies with only pay for $25! Even more, you can get extra 15% OFF your $25 order or more by using this code: Helen15 . Or you can go with the Free Domestic Shipping on $50 or more by using this code: FreeShipping16, along with a free gift for all orders $50 and over! And you want to check the SALE/RETIRED section for more good deals on crafting supplies!

THANK YOU so much for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

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Joy Clair December Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone… Welcome to Joy Clair December Blog Hop! Every month they have a blog hop to share inspirations with you all. So, let’s get hopping with us!

You should arrive from my fellow team mate, Lori. She shares a fun project there too. So, today, I am sharing not only 1 but 4 cards with the new Coffee Lovers stamp set.

Joy Clair Coffee Lovers

I go with kraft and CAS style on all for of them. I created the backgrounds with stamping, did some watercoloring on the cup and mug images, and I created some marble banners with Tombow Dual Brush pens and plactic acetate.


On the first card, I added some gold thread behind the cup, and cut out a stamped heart for the cup sleeve. I stamped the sentiment on the watercolored banner. I colored the cup with Spectrum Noir Colorista set 4 pencil colors.


On the second card, the embellishments are cut out hearts. I stamped on white card stock, fussy cut them and added some glitter with Spectrum Noir glitter brush. I also added some glitter on the coffee cup.


On the third card, I simply added the heart on the cup as embellishment. I keep it pure CAS ūüôā

And on the fourth card, I drew a circle then stamped the cups and coffee beans inside it with Vintage Photo distress ink pad to create the background. Then cut out a banner with white cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and added on the card with 3D foam tape and then finished it with some brown gems.

As always, when you hopping with us and leaving a comment along the way on each blog, you have chances to win 1 (one) of the 2 (two) $25 gift cards to spend at¬†Joy Clair store. And… if you want to have a double possibility to win just join our Facebook Group and leave a comment there too to identify yourself and give yourself the second ticket!¬†You have until Sunday, December 4th at midnight (ET) to enter. The winners will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog.

Your next stop is my team mate, LeeAnn¬†to see what she has created for you this month. Just in case you got lost… here’s the full line up from the Design Team:

Joy Clair Blog

Steph Ackerman

Cornelia Wenekor

Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez

Lori Kobular¬†— came from

Helen Gullett — that’s me!

LeeAnn McKinney¬†— next stop

Jessica Pascarella

Donna Green Idlet

Monica Edwards

THANK YOU for visiting me today. Have a fabulous blessed day!


Mixed Media Christmas Card – Luke 2:11

Hello again everyone… I have several posts today about new releases and couple challenges. You can scroll down to check on them ūüôā THANK YOU!

And now I would love to share with you a simple mixed media Christmas Card. One of the great Bible verses about Christmas and the birth of the Savior is from Luke 2:11

The Savior‚ÄĒyes, the Messiah, the Lord‚ÄĒhas been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! (NLT)

This verse speaks who He is: the Savior and the Lord. He has been born for all of us, to all human kind in this world! He has been born to redeem, to save and to provide the way for us to the eternal life with Him. Isn’t that the most joyful and hopeful news ever?

Mixed Media Christmas Card - Luke 2:11

I found this stamp from Stampendous at Hobby Lobby a couple years ago and love to use it on my Christmas cards. For this time, I made a mixed media card.

First, I stamped the sentiment on a Canson watercolor paper with Versamark ink pad, added some White Embossing powder, and then heat it up with Craft heater.

I created the galaxy background with Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. I added some splatters with the white paint from the same set. Using Elmer’s Painters fine point white marker, I drew some stars on it. And then I added more dots with the marker.

I added a strip of Snowhaven patterned paper (CTMH, retired) on the side of the card base, and then added the finished mixed media panel on it with Tombow Xtreme adhesive.

It is flat and mail-friendly card ūüôā and ready to be sent away this month. I hope you’ll like this card and inspired to create holiday cards to share the joy of the season with your family and friends.

THANK YOU for visiting me today and have a fabulous blessed day.

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Joy Clair December 2016/January 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone… It is time to Joy Clair Monthly Challenge! This time the challenge will runs from December through January. So, you have plenty to time to create and play along!

To play along is simple. You are required to create a new card, Bible journal page, or any type of projects based on the photo and/or color combo in the picture below:


Once you post your project on your blog or an online gallery, link up your specific post at Joy Clair Dec/Jan Challenge Blog Post, no back-linking please! And you can link up as many time as you want as long as it follows the rules, so plenty of chances to win the prize! Using Joy Clair stamps is an optional, but if you have any of their stamps, they would be thrilled to see it on your project ūüôā

The random winner will receive a $25 gift card from Joy Clair Store and will be announce on January¬†31, 2017!!! So… Let’s get crafting and playing along with us…

Here’s my inspiration card for the December/January Challenge:


I am using the new Coffee Love stamp set from Joy Clair. I stamped the coffee mug on a A2 size Canson Watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black. Then I colored it with ADORNit Watercolor Pencils and watercolor brush. Then I picked up some pigment directly from the dark brown watercolor pencils with wet watercolor brush and added some splatters on panel. Once it dried, I run it through my die cutting machine and cut it with ODBD Custom Die РDouble Stitched Rectangles Dies. And I added the pannel on a A2 kraft card base with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue for the frame and 3D foam tape for the panel.

For the sentiment, I created a marble look paper with some Tombow Dual Brush markers and water on a piece of Canson watercolor paper. I dried each layer to create the marble look. Then I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and die-cut it with one of the new ODBD Custom Dies – Pennant Flags Dies. And I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I finished my card with some clear gems to give it extra bling ūüôā¬†I hope you all will play along with Joy Clair Monthly Challenge this December¬†2016 and January 2017!

THANK YOU for visiting me today and have a fabulous blessed day!

a2z December Challenge: Anything But Cards

Hello everyone! It is December and it¬†is the month of celebration and giving gifts with joy. We as family celebrate some special events in December. We had decorations up and trimmed our Christmas tree. And our daughters are so¬†ready for making gifts and gift wrapping time ūüėÄ

And a2z Scrapbooking December Challenge, the challenge is create anything but cards. For this challenge, I created these gift box and gift card holders:


I used WMRK 1-2-3 Punch Board to create the box and bow. And I created the gift tag using the Hero Arts Winter Forest Digital Kit and Hero Arts Stamps: Coffee Cup Tags stamp set. I added 3 red gems for the berries.


I also made several gift card holders with Hero Arts Merry Background Christmas Digital Kit, Hero Arts Ornaments Stamp & Cut, Hero Arts Stamps Vintage Christmas Wishes, and Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal


I printed out the backgrounds with copy papers and made them gift card envelope. Then I made the mini cards for holders. I stamped the background on the card with matching colors ink, added some sequins, silver threads, and stardust stickles for extra shine on the front cards.


And the inside of the card, I die cut the gift card holder flaps and tie up some natural twine to hold the gift card in place. You also can add some removable adhesive on the back of the card to hold it in place and then added ribbon around.

We are so thankful for a chance to give this month to celebrate the birth of our Savior and the King of kings, Jesus Christ.

I hope you all can play along with a2z Scrapbooking December Challenge this month and by linking up you have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of January! Visit the blog to see more inspirations from the Design Team.

Also, if you need any crafting supplies, they have a special Mystery Box for you to grab for only $25 a box until December 24th! This box is filled up with $75 retail value of an array of goodies including dies, stamps, embellishments, inks, paper and more from manufactures such as Hero Arts. Prima, Tim Holtz. And we made sure that no two boxes are exactly alike! And more…get extra 15% OFF by using the code Helen15¬†for order of $25 and more, or get Free Shipping for US/Domestic with over $50 order by using the code FreeShipping16.

THANK YOU so much for visiting me today and have a fabulous day!

Supply list from 2z2 Scrapbooking store:


  • Hero Arts mini inks (Oct 2015 My Monthly Hero Kit)
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
  • Ranger Stardust Stickles (August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit)
  • Holiday colors heavy weight cardstocks (Hobby Lobby)
  • White heavy weight cardstock (Darice)
  • Snowhaven papers (CTMH, retired)
  • Bags & Tags Dies (Concord & 9th)
  • Other: red gems, gold star sequins, silver thread, natural twines
  • Adhesive: Liquid glass glue (CTMH), 3D foam tape (Scotch), Glue Dots, Scor-pal Tape
  • WRMK die-cutting machine
  • WRMK 1-2-3 punch board
  • Canon Printer & Copy papers

ODBD December New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone.. December is here! I am so super excited because it is one of my favorite months ūüėÄ It is a joyful and festive month for us.

And… today is exciting becuase I am joining Our Daily Bread Designs for their December New Release Blog Hop. Also… there is a chance for you to win one of the 3 (three) $25 gift card to ODBD store. Keep reading to find out how you can win!

I created 2 cards for today blog hop. On my first card, I am using the new Pennat Flag Verses clear stamp set, Pennant Flags Dies, and Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies. The papers I am using on this card are Beautiful Boho Collection and Boho Bolds Paper Pad. They are 6 x 6 paper pads, perfect size for cardmaking projects.


I die cut some of the pennants with the Pennant Flags Dies, and Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, and then I stamped the sentiment from  Pennat Flag Verses clear stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black on the bigger pennant.

I cut out the plaid patterend paper and added it on the front card base. Then I die cut the flower patterned paper with one of the ODBD Custom Die РRectangles Dies. I use natural twine to tie the pennants around the die cut panel and add a clear gem. Then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.


I also stamped a sentiment inside the card using the Pennat Flag Verses clear stamp set with TE – Jelly Donut Ink Pad. It still has plenty space for writing extra message, too.

On my second card, I am using the new Handle With Prayer rubber stamp set, Praying Hands Die, and Prayering Border Die.¬†The papers I am using for this card is¬†Chalkboard Collection 6×6 paper pad.


First, I trimmed one of the patterned papers as big as the size of A2 card base. And then I die cut it with ODBD Custom Dies – Double Stitched Rectangles Dies. I added the first frame panel on an A2 white card base with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and then the second die cut panel in the middle but slightly diagonal with the same glue. Set a side to dry.

I stamped the Praying Hands image from Handle With Prayer rubber stamp set on Canson watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I colored it with Spectrum Noir РAqua Markers and watercolor brush. Once the image dried, I run it through my die cutting machine with the matching Praying Hands Die. I added it on the center of the card with some 3D foam tape to give extra dimension.

And I cut out the Prayering Border Die with heavy weight white cardstock and I trimmed the extra border to fit in the frame. I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to add it on the card right under the Praying Hands.


I also stamped the Praying Hands with softer ink on the inside card, then stamped 2 of the sentiments from the Handle With Prayer rubber stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black on top of the praying hands image. I love the messages on this stamp set.


Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the ODBD Blog and Design Team cards! You have until December 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Design Team Blog Hop Links:

Cathy * Grace * Kathy * Robin * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee

Angie * Julie * Sabrina * Chris * Diana * Lori * Anita * Helen

Thank You so much for stopping by at my blog today and I hope you are inspired! Have a fabulous blessed day!





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Floating Watercolored Christmas Ornament Card

Hello everyone… Today I am sharing another Christmas card I made with¬†a fun, interactive, floating element on it with stamping, die-cutting, heat-embossing, and watercoloring.

Floating Watercolored Ornament Card --

The other day, I found a YouTube tutorial how to make this fun floating card (you can watch it here). This is a new technique for me to try and I love it.

First step is to create window. I cut out the window on the card base and then cut out another one out the patterned paper with the same die. I set them aside for now to work on the floating ornament.

Floating Watercolored Ornament Card --

I love the new Christmas Ornament stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I picked one of the vintage ornament stamps to use on my card today. Using my MISTI tool, I did the double-stamping and heat-embossing with the ornament stamp to get the bold gold lines for watercoloring.

Floating Watercolored Ornament Card --

I used Spectrum Noir – Aqua Markers to color it and then adding some more pearl watercolor paint using Pearlescents paint to give the extra pearly and shiny on it. I think that what ornament is, shiny!

Using the matching ornament die, I die-cut the watercolored ornament and then I die cut it again with just a white cardstock for the backing.

Now that I had all the pieces, I essambled the card by following the video tutorial. I happened to have the Tombow Xtreme adhesive, but if you don’t you can use any strong glue for the floating part just to make sure that it holds the element good in the center of the window.

Floating Watercolored Ornament Card --

I also stamped a sentiment inside the card. To make sure inside sentiment is in the center of the floating element when you close the card, you can close the card and then using pencil ¬†you can trace the element on the inside card base, then stamp the sentiment in the middle of traced image. Erase the pencil when your stamped sentiment dry so won’s smudge.

That’s my card today and I hope it give you some more inspiration to create Holiday card today. And here is the full supply list I used on my card:

THANK YOU so much for stopping by and have a fabulous blessed day!

Floating Watercolored Ornament Card --

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