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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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).

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The front card, I used STAMPlorations stamp set, Framed Christmas: Peace, Love, Joy. On a piece of Strathmore Watercolor Paper,ย 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.

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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? 😄

This card I link up at:

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

Warmest Winter Wishes


Happy National Cocoa Day! Let’s grab a cup of Hot Chocolate and stay warm ๐Ÿ™‚

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 | #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.

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I link up my cards at:

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

Sending A Good Cheer

Christmas season is the season when we can send someone a good cheer. I know for sure that this will bless them and brings joy to them.

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using STAMPlorations stamp set and Paper Smooches.

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I created a triangle stencil and coffee cups from a Post It notes and used it to create that tree of cups and hearts from STAMPLorations – Sketchy Coffee Cups stamp set ๐Ÿ™‚

First I added the Post It stencil (or mask) on a 3.25″ x 5.5″ White Cardstock, make sure it sits in the middle of the cardstock and then I stamped them using CTMH Exclusive Inksโ„ข Stamp Pads: Cotton Candy, Honey, Pear, Lagoon and Gypsy.

I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches – Christmas Sampler stamp set using Pear Exclusive Inks Pad as the tree trunk.

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When the images dried completely, I put the tree stencil/mask again and added some sparkle and shine on it using Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush. I generously brushed the glitter all over and look at that sparkle!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I finished the card by adding some small gold sequins I got from Hobby Lobby and a star wood chip from Frackled Fawn on top of the tree. Then final step is to add the finished panel on the card base where I had some American Crafts Glitter Ribbon on the sides. I used some thin 3D foam tape.

So that is my finished glitter and sparkle tree of cups of good cheer to share with you today.

I link up my card today at these link ups:

And I join these challenges:

Also…. I am giving away a RAK Pack. It is open until Sunday, December 20, at 11:59 pm (EST). Winner will be announced on Monday and I will email the winner, so please make sure you leave your valid email address. You can enter below:

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Thank You for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!!

Merry and Bright: Recycled, Glittered Christmas Card

I found a cute sample card on Martha Stewart magazine. I love the cooper leaves border and I thought it can be recycled of throwing it away ๐Ÿ˜€

Merry & Bright: A Recycled Christmas Card by Helen Gullett | Blog at | #handmadecard #christmascard #diecutting #watercoloring #recycling #cardmaking #justnick #silhouettecameo

I cut a piece of DCWV Glitter Cardstock Matstack that match the border color and glued on top of the commercial in the middle of it.

Then I cut the Merry & Bright from Holiday Sentiments cutting file from JustNick out of Canson watercolor paper, then added some mint color from Pearlescent paint, let it dry and then added on the glitter cardstock. While drying the paint, I accidentally blew the dot for letter i, so I replaced it with a clear gem ๐Ÿ˜€

Last step is add the finished panel on the card base. And it’s done.

I love how we can be creative by turning a commercial card into a handmade card. It’s a way to recycle.

Today’s card I link up atย Virginia’s View Challenge #21 – All About Glitter. This is her last challenge this year and she will take a break. You can read more about it on her blog post. I know many cardmakers love her challenge. I hope you’ll join her last challenge this year and have fun!

Also, I join Muse: ChristmasVisions 31.ย The Muse this week is from Kimberly Wiener:

Thanks for visiting my blog today ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a blessed day!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Merry Christmas Ornament Card

Check this out…. Fun isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

OCC Holiday Style: O Holy Night

I am so excited to be able to learn from talented card makers at Online Card Classes – Holiday Style Class.

OCC- Holiday Style

This is my first card from this week. Julie inspired me with her one layer card. Very simple, yet beautiful.

O Holy Night - OCC Holiday Style | by Helen Gullett #ctmh #onlinecard lasses #holidaystyle #christmascard #handmadecard #cardmaking #stamping

I stamped the pine trees in 3 shades of green: Flexen, Fern, and New England Ivy. The mixed of the colors give the look of layers of pine trees.

I have some catching up to do with the class. I got into the class a bit later because it is a giveaway prize that I won ๐Ÿ™‚

I also link my card at Word Art Wednesday – Challenge #209. Next week will be more Christmas cards to share!

Have a fun weekend!



  • Stamp sets: Frosted (expired, CTMH), O Holy Night (expired, CTMH)
  • Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight
  • Ink Pads (CTMH): Flaxen, Fern, New England Ivy, Glacier, Black
  • Others: Studio G Glitter Glue (Hampton Art), Adhesive Runner (Elmer), Paper Trimmer (Fiskar), White Gel Pen (Sakura)