DIY Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

DIY Mini Christmas Embroidery Hoop Art | Handmade ornaments, but also perfect for Holiday home decor. Blog at --> http://helengullett.com/?p=7830 #ctmh #ctmhwhitepines #whitepines #diy #handmade #embroideryhoopart #papercrafting #christmas #ornament #homedecor #giftidea #creatingjoyfully #sharehandmadekindness #inspirememonday

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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Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop – October 2015

Hello crafty friends, welcome to the Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop! Every month we, Close To My Heart consultants, share the projects we create with you.

You should arrive here from Nancy’s blog, you are on the rigth track 🙂 This blog hop starts at Joyce’s blog where you can find the full list of the hop.

Your next hop is Andrea’s blog to see what she has created for you this month. I hope you find some inspirations from our month blog hop.

I cannot get my project done to share with you today because I have 2 sick kids. My youngest one has cough and sinus infection and then the big one came home today and having fever. I had to stop working on my project to be with them for the rest of the day. We hope and pray they will be well soon!

But I would like to share some special deals from Close To My Heart and inspiration projects.

First is October 2015 Stamp Of The Month, Twinkle (S1510)

CTMH October 2015 SOTMH - Twinkle (S1510). Grab this cute Christmas stamp set for only $5 with $50 order during the month of October at www.creatingjoyfully.ctmh.com

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

This Christmas theme stamp set is gorgeous and perfect for your Christmas projects, either scrapbook layouts or/and handmade Christmas cards. Here are some inspirations from CTMH:

CTMH October 2015 SOTMH - Twinkle (S1510). Grab this cute Christmas stamp set for only $5 with $50 order during the month of October at www.creatingjoyfully.ctmh.com

CTMH October 2015 SOTMH - Twinkle (S1510). Grab this cute Christmas stamp set for only $5 with $50 order during the month of October at www.creatingjoyfully.ctmh.com

Next special deal is signing up as an Independent Consultant during October, you will receive the 2015 Convention bag FREE in your New Consultant Kit!

Travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. Along with the items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help start your business with confidence and flair!

And check out what is the new consultant box:

These goodies are for you to start creating pretty projects and start your own bussiness! This month is the best month to sign up and join my team 🙂

Are you ready to sign up? Click Here to get started! And if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I’ll try my best to assist you. All these specials deals are until October 31,2015!

Thanks for visiting today!

Expressing Gratitude With Handmade Cards

Thanksgiving Holiday is getting closer. This is one of our favorite Holidays. This is the season we focus on giving thanks to the Lord for all the blessings.

There are many ways we can express our gratitude to others. One way I love is by sending them handmade cards. You pour your love into the cards you make for them and they will appreciate every moment you spend to make it for them.

Today I am sharing some the cards I made as part of the Joyful Stars Blog Hop this month. If you arrived from Marie’s blog then you are on the right track 🙂 The blog hop starts at Joyce’s blog where you can find the whole list of participants.

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All cards I made are using the new stamp set, Harvest Wreath (D1662). This one stamp set has lots of beautiful images you can use for Fall theme projects.

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The first card, I stamped the wreath straight on the White Daisy card base and added the stamped embellishment, sequins and sparkle clear on it.

The Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors is the best sciccors to fussy cut.

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Supplies you’ll need to make these cards:

  • Harvest Wreath stamp set (D1662)
  • Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Z1996) – you can use CTMH embossing folders with any kind of die cut machine like Cuttlebug, Evolution Advanced, Evolution, etc.
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Goldrush, Flaxen, Canary, Cranberry, Pear, Olive (retired, new ink pad Fern is best for stamping the wreath and leaf.), Black.
  • My Acrylix stamping blocks: 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3 ½” (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006)
  • White Daisy cardstock
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Sequins Gold Assortment
  • Sparkles Clear Assortment
  • Adhesive runner
  • 3D foam tape
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors

All supplies are available at my CTMH store. Don’t forget to check the National Stamping Month stamp sets, Hello, Life! stamp sets and you do not wanna miss this gorgeous stamp set from the September Stamp Of The Month, Paper Garden. When you put an order, don’t forget to join my Online Gathering Party for a chance to win $10 Hostess Reward credit.

Your next hop is Lori’s blog to see what she has created for you.

I also link up my card at Susan’s Thanksgiving Crusade Thanksgiving Challenge 2015.

Have a wonderful Wednesday & Thank You for stopping by!

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Other supplies:

  • Evolution Advanced embossing machine (WRMK)
  • Kraft carstock (Neenah)
  • The Paper Studio Card & envelope sets
  • Studio G gems
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

Sneak Peek: A Mini Album For Papa

It is time for Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop! Welcome to the May Blog Hop with Close To My Heart consultants. Every month we will share our projects with you featuring recent products from CTMH Annual Inspirations Book or Seasonal Expressions Book.

You should arrive from my friend’s blog, Andrea. But if you are here first, please keep hopping until you make the whole loop to see all the projects from the participants of this month. You also can find the full list at Joyce’s blog.

Sneak peek a mini album, a gift for Father's Day. Treasure every memories with My Crush For Him Book. Love every page I filled with their pictures and decorated it. It is on the blog now, link on my profile. Thanks for visiting 😊 #ctmh #closetomyheart #mycrushbook #mycrushforhimbook #scrapbooking #jacksoncollection #sequins #seasidesequins #giftidea #fathersday #fathersdaygift #giftfordad #creatingjoyfully

My project this month blog hop is a mini album I created using new My Crush Book For Him Book. This mini album is awesome, beautiful pages and just perfect as a gift for your loves one, especially on Father’s Day.

Since this book is a gift I made for my husband and wanna give it to him later, I share couple sneek peaks from the pages I created:

Sneak peek a mini album, a gift for Father's Day. Treasure every memories with My Crush For Him Book. Love every page I filled with their pictures and decorated it. It is on the blog now, link on my profile. Thanks for visiting 😊 #ctmh #closetomyheart #mycrushbook #mycrushforhimbook #scrapbooking #jacksoncollection #sequins #seasidesequins #giftidea #fathersday #fathersdaygift #giftfordad #creatingjoyfully

Sneak peek a mini album, a gift for Father's Day. Treasure every memories with My Crush For Him Book. Love every page I filled with their pictures and decorated it. It is on the blog now, link on my profile. Thanks for visiting 😊 #ctmh #closetomyheart #mycrushbook #mycrushforhimbook #scrapbooking #jacksoncollection #sequins #seasidesequins #giftidea #fathersday #fathersdaygift #giftfordad #creatingjoyfully

Sneak peek a mini album, a gift for Father's Day. Treasure every memories with My Crush For Him Book. Love every page I filled with their pictures and decorated it. It is on the blog now, link on my profile. Thanks for visiting 😊 #ctmh #closetomyheart #mycrushbook #mycrushforhimbook #scrapbooking #jacksoncollection #sequins #seasidesequins #giftidea #fathersday #fathersdaygift #giftfordad #creatingjoyfully

Supplies I used for this whole projects:

Thank You for hopping with us this month! Your next hope is my crafty friend, Nickie. She has something beautiful for you!

Many Smiles Begin With You

Welcome to Joyful Stars April Blog Hop. This is a monthly blog hop from a group of Close to My Heart Independent Consultants.

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If you arrive from Lori’s blog , then you are on the right track. If you happen to be here first, please keep on hopping to visit my fellow consultants’ projects. The hop starts at Joyce’s blog where you can find the full list of participants for this month.

This time I made a note card featuring Smiles Begin With You Stamp SetBlossom Paper Packet, Sequins Gold Assortment and Stitching Guide.

Creating the chalkboard looking card is very easy. On a piece of Black cardstock, stamp the sentiment with VersaMark ink pad and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Then, using a piece of paper towel or tissue, with circular motion add the White Daisy Pigment Ink all over the cardstock. And I usually dry the pigment ink using Craft Heater for quick drying, but you can let it sit on the side for air-drying if you are not in hurry.

Then I add the banners I cut form Blossom Paper Packet and add at the corner of the card using adhesive runner. Using the Stitching Guide and Stitching mat + needle set (retired, but I recommend to get this Stitching Mat). I stitched them by hand. These Stitching Guide and Mat is very easy to use for card-making and scrapbook layouts.

I finished my card with some Sequins Gold Assortment. I love all CTMH Sequins Assortment because they have adhesive already, just ready to use on projects.

I hope you’ll like my project this month 🙂 Your next hop is Nickie’s blog to see what she has created for you this month. Thank you so much for hopping by at my blog!

Here’s the list of  supplies I used for the card where you can get from my CTMH Online Store:

  • Smiles Begin With You stamp set
  • Blossom Paper Packer
  • White Daisy cardstock
  • Sequins Gold Assortment
  • Stitching Guide.
  • Foam Pad

Don’t forget we have very DEAL OF THE DAY grab bag every day that you can SAVE lots of money on crafting supplies, it starts at 3 PM (Mountain time) for 24 hours, every day for the whole month of April.

Close To My Heart - Deal of the Day

And this Stamp of the Month – Typed Note (S1504, set of  19) is a must to grab, too, for only $5 with $50 or more order!

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THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING WITH ME!

Other supplies:

  • Black cardstock (scrap stash)
  • Fine pointed scissors
  • Glue runner

Untraditional Valentine’s Day Card

Welcome to our February Joyful Stars Blog Hop. If you are here from Nickie’s blog, then you are on the right track. But if you are here first, then you can continue hopping through my fellow CTMH consultants’ blogs to see their projects. The blog hop starts from Joyce’s blog where you also can see the complete list of this month blog hop participants just in case you got lost in the middle.

This month, we are celebrating Valentine’s day, so I made a Valentine’s card.

An Untraditional, Masculine Valentine's Card | by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com

I say this is an untraditional Valentine’s day card 🙂 This card I made for my husband pre-Valentine’s day, though I wanna give him a love note.

This card I made using one of CTMH Cut Above collections, Happy Birthday Card Kit. Yes, a birthday card kit turn into a valentine’s day card. This Cut Above kits are amazing! I can make any cards in a zap! All pre-cut, comes with embellishments and foam adhesive. All you need is the sentiment stamp, ink pads, and adhesive runner.

For the sentiment, I used one of the new M-size stamps, Sweeter With You. For all M-size stamps you’ll need 2″ x 2″ My Acrylix Block. I added the stamp on the block and I stamped it with using Pacifica Exclusive Ink Pad.

Set aside the stamped sentiment, I assembled the pre-cut paper strips and added some stitching using the Stitch Guide. You’ll also need the Foam Mat to use with the Stitch Guide. Pretty handy tools. I love them!

An Untraditional, Masculine Valentine's Card | by Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.com

I hope you like my card today 🙂 Your next stop is Crystal to see what she has created for you 🙂

Thanks for visiting and have a dun hopping!

Valentine’s Gift Idea: Love Notes

Welcome to Joyful Stars January 2015 Blog Hop. This is our first blog hop in this new year and would love to share projects we have created showcasing products in CTMH Annual Inspirations Book and CTMH Seasonal Expressions Book (Dec 2014 – March 2015). Click here to see and download these inspiration books.

If you coming over from Nickie’s blog, then you are on the right track 🙂 Just in case you got lost, you can always go back to Joyce’s blog to see the full list of blog hop participants. For this month hop, I created a Valentine’s gift set inspired by one of these SOTM inspiration projects:

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The envelope bag. I simply decorated the Designer Creations Paper Bag with stamped images from This Moment set (SOTM January) and

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The note cards. I cut 4″ x 5 1/2″ White Daisy, stamped on one side and I added piece of Heartstrings on the other side. Decorated with the extra side border that comes with the paper packet. Here are the previews:

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Side 2

Supplies you need for these project:

  • Paper Bag: Designer Creations – Slate (Z2036)
  • Paper: Heartstrings Paper Packet (X7193B)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy (1385)
  • Stamp sets: This Moment (SOTM January 2014 – S1501), True To Life (C1575)
  • Ink Pads: Whisper (Z2172), Hollyhock (Z2128), Crystal Blue (Z2117), Lagoon (Z2195)
  • Tools: My Acrylix Blocks (3″ x 3″, 2″ x 3 1/2″, 1″ x 3 1/2″), Sanding Kit (Z1294)
  •  Adhesives: 3D Foam Tape, Adhesive Runner
  • Gelly Roll Black Gel Pen (not available at CTMH)

All supplies can be purchased at my CTMH Website and don’t forget that we have super awesome celebrating National Paper Crafting specials this month with your minimum qualifying order of $50!

Stamp Of The Month: This Moment

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Noted Kit

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THANK YOU so much for stopping by today! And your next hop is my fellow consultant, Crystal Davis, she has created something beautiful for you! Have a fun hopping and be inspired 🙂

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