Wood-Burning with Stencil, Stamp and Hand-lettering

Wood-burning art is interesting and beautiful art work. It is like painting on a wood plank or slice but use wood-burning tool instead of paints. It require patient and time to work on one art. I first time tried wood-burning was when I made some projects for Christmas last year.

I made couple wood-slices ornaments for our tree, gifts and also for a friend’s request. And on the weekend, I worked on these bigger wood slices (approximately 8″ and 10″ tall). And if you have little kids, better work after they go to bed or when they are not around. The wood burning tool is VERY HOT!

First wood slice, I used the medium size I got from Target (YES, you read it correctly :D). I taped down the Feathers and Arrows LARGE – ARTplorations Stencil, and began tracing the arrows with pencil.

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After removing the stencil, I traced the sketch with the hot wood-burning tool. Then I saw some empty spaces that I thought might need some things there. So I wrote the quote using pencil and traced them with the tool again. Woalah! Love it! 😀

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On the second medium size of wood slice I got from Target, I stamped the big coffee cup from Hero Arts with StazOn ink pad then trace it with the wood burning tool. The word coffee was written with pencil, then traced it with the tool.

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On the third wood slice, I  wrote the quote from Micah 6:8, one of the popular Bible quote that always remind us what the LORD command us to do to others in the community. First I drew some lines to make sure when I write it straight. It is a big slice, a bit intimidating 😀 This wood slice is from Walnut Hollow.

Then, I wrote the quote with pencil and then traced them with wood-burning tool. Then I erased the pencil lines.

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On the second take, I stamped some big poppy flowers from Donna Downey (Unity Stamp Co.) with StazOn ink pad and then traced them. I doodled the stalks and leaves, then traced them with the tool.

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I spend all day to work on 4 wood slices, 3 successful projects, 1 failed. But I have a plan for the failed one 🙂 And I think I like this wood-burning projects! I found lots of ideas on Pinterest, too!

Thank you for stopping by today and I do hope you like these wood burning projects. Have a fabulous day!

DIY Page Tabs With Envelope Punch Board

Today I am sharing a tutorial how to make page tabs with WRMK Envelope Punch Board.

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Since I do not have tab punch, I make my own page tabs using WRMK Envelope Punch Board. It is very easy to make and you can do in any sizes you need for your Bible journaling, or planner, or use them on any projects you want.

Here are the steps:

  • Cut paper or cardstock in sizes you desire. I cut mine on the video in 2 inches x 1.5 inches.
  • Score and fold.
  • Place it under the punch.
  • Punch one side.
  • Flip over and punch again.

Hopefully the picture video is clear enough to show you how to make them. Fell free to ask me questions in the comment if you have 😊

Have a blessed Friday and Happy Crafting!


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DIY Wood-Burned Ornament

Christmas is less than a week from today, we got all presents (not yet wrapped!) and still have some projects to finish.

This morning I woke up at 5:30 am to finish the rest of these 30 wood-burned ornaments. I started this project last week and been working very slowly becasue I have to do this without my daughters around. The woodburing tool is SUPER HOT and dangerous!

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I got these wood tags from Pick Your Plum a while ago and been sitting in the box. I saw lots of peope do wood-burning projects on wood chips or branches. And I thought… Hmmm… This might work with those wood tags. So I did some tries and ended up with this trick: second generation stamping and tracing.

First, I stamped the quotes from Reason for The Season stamp set and Merry Merry stamp set with Brown Staz-On ink (second generation), then I traced them with Plaid Wood Burning tool.
Finished them with some baker’s twine.

This is a simple and easy project as gift. I had too much fun & joy making these ornaments to give to our Church families as gifts together with they Christmas cards this year.

I hope you all have a wonderful week preparing for Christmas, to celebrate the birthday of the Lord and our Savior.


“God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world,

but to save the world through him.” ‭‭(John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Thanks for visiting and Be blessed”


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DIY Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

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Welcome to Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop! I join a group of CTMH Consultans to share project inspirations using Close To My Heart products.

You should arrive from Nancy’s blog. If you are here first, please continue hopping until you make the loop. This blog hop starts at Joyce’s blog and there you can find the full list of participant just in case you got lost.

For this month hop, I created these 4 mini embroidery hoop arts. They are perfect as ornaments because the hoop is 4″ mini size. But they also will make cute home decor during the Holidays 🙂

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Supplies you need for this projects are:

Making them is easy and fun:

  • Cut the papers in 4.25″ square.
  • Glue the hoop on the paper using Liquid Glass.
  • When it is dry well (only take a minute to dry), cut along the edge of the hoop.
  • Decorate them with the White Pines Complements, Red Enamel Gems and Sparkle Clear Assortment.
  • For the Glory To God Hoop, trace the hoop with pencil, then stamp and heat emboss the images. Then glue the hoop and cut the edge.
  • Add the Fern Thick Twine (I cut 6″ long for each hoop) and tie up to make a hoop to hang it.

I really enjoy making them and they will be a gift for my daughter’s teacher. We had our first Parent-Teacher meeting with her and so thankful to get to know her more. We heard a lot of of amazing stories from our daugther about her teacher. She adores her!

And I will make more when I have a chance to get more mini embroidery hoops using the leftover supplies I have 🙂

Hopefully you are inspired to create something for Christmas this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave your question at the comment box. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Your next hop is Andrea’s blog to see what she has created this month. THANK YOU so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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DIY Fall Wreath Wood Plank

Hello crafty friends! Today I would like to share an amazing challenge for us who love making gifts and cards from our hearts.


Jennifer McGuire host this event called Sharing Handmade Kindness. She is awesome card designers and really love her heart for others. You can watch her video about this event here.

This fot the first week of Share Handmade Kindness Challenge and it is all about family and friends. The challenge is to make something for family member or friends, and actually send or give it to them. Isn’t that a great challenge?

Who doesn’t like handmade gift that made out of love and care? I know I do 🙂

For this week challenge, I made this Give Thanks wreath wood plank.

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I found this pre-made wood plank at Hobby Lobby. It is ready to be decorated. I got these Fall Wreath cutting file and the quote “In Everything Give Thanks” at Silhouette Design Store. I cut them using my Silhouette Cameo – the best crafting buddy ever! 🙂 – and put them together. I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink at all the edges of those leaves and using embossing tool, I scored some lines on those leaves to give them some textures of leaf vines.

For the acorns, I gave them some glitter using glitter glue. And using the handle of my embossing tool, I curled the edges of the acorns a little bit.

Final step is adding the finished wreath on the wood plank. I used the Gorilla wood glue. It is a stronger glue compare to glue gun or all-purpose glue on the wood.

It is a gift for our friends, who also our Pastor and his wife. So thankful God sent them to our church and to teach us the truth. What a blessing!

Crafty friends, you still have time to join this challenge and share kindness to your family and friends this week. To link up you project(s), please go here.

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Re-Decorate The Old Fall Wreath

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The cool air is blowing nicely when we sit at our front porch. And I think it is the time to get the Fall decorations out from the box.

I washed, air dried and hang the old wreath we had on the front porch wall but it looked there was something missing. But what?

Then I remember that I have couple chalkboard sign I got from Walmart couple months ago for my daugthers’ going back to school signs. I saw an Instagram post from Emily (see her project here) and I love her Fall chalkboard sign 😊

I cleaned the chalk off that board using baby wipes. Let it air dries completly before start writing on it. And then I wrote the Fall phrase on it using an eraseable chalkboard marker so in the future I can write something else on it 😉

And the re-decorate wreath is now hang up on the front porch wall. But for sure we still need couple things to decorate our front porch.

I hope you like it as much as we do! Thank you for visiting and enjoy the cool crisp air of Fall!

DIY Wavy Blooms Watercolor Muslin Bag

Handmade gift is one of the best way of giving gifts to family and friends. This is one of our favorite way of giving gifts for any special occasions. My daughters and I love creating gifts together for special occasions, like birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and gifts for their teachers.

What is your way of giving?

Today, I’d like to share with you a watercolor muslin bag I made which can be used as a gift bag or storage bag. I learned how to make this bag is from Big Picture Classes.

For this project, you will need these supplies:

  • a muslin bag (you can sew it or use the premade one)
  • a piece of cardboard or cardstock as insert inside the bag
  • watercolor paint (or fabric paint, or fabric markers)
  • watercolor brushes (or Aquash water brushes)
  • some water
  • your choice of stamp set
  • stamping blocks if you use acrylic clear stamps
  • Staz-On ink pad (or any ink pad that won’t face away when it interacts with water while coloring)


For my bag, I used pre-made 6″ x 8″ muslin bag. I stamped some of the flowers from Wavy Blooms stamp set from Close To My Heart using Black StazOn™ Ink Pad. And then, add the piece of cardboard or cardstock inside the bag to avoid bleeding through on the back of the bag. The next step is to color them with Watercolor Paints. Pick the color one by one with the paint brushes. I used Pentel Aquash water brushes medium and small sizes.

A tip for you, if it is too much color on your images, you can use paper towel to take some away while it is still wet. You can simply dub them away. Do not wipe them off because it will smear them all over.


You can see there some colors bleed out of the stamped images, that’s okay. But if you do not like that, you can use Craft Heater to dry them quickly rather then leave it air-dry slowly. Some images that do no have colors out side of the images are the ones I dried using my Craft Heater.


This watercolor bag cannot be washed. I would suggest to paint the flowers using acrylic paint or fabric paint for washable bag. I use this bag as gift bag with some watercolor cards inside. Cards that fit perfectly inside this 6″ x 8″ bag are 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ cards and 5″ x 7″ cards with envelopes.


Project is done and I hope this project can inspire you to make some pretty things today! THANK YOU for visiting!