Joyful Stars Blog Hop: Christmas Projects

18 days ’till Thanksgiving and…
46 days ’till Christmas from today!

We are getting excited for this Holidays. I am finishing our Thanksgiving cards. They are ready to be sent out! And I have made a list of projects for Christmas. Number one project on my Christmas project list is making cards for family and friends, followed by decorations and kids craft projects 🙂

For this month Joyful Stars blog hop, I wanna share with you the cards I made using Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit. I got 15 cards (3 designs, 5 cards each design) done in 1 hour! You only need basic stamping supplies like My Acrylix® Blocks, Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pads (Glacier, Cranberry, and Whisper), glue and 3D foam tape.


Also, those stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artbooking collection (Z1906).

This blog hop starts at Joyce’s blog and you should be arrived from her blog.

Here are the 3 design of 15 cards I made couple of days ago:




I always have some left over from a kit I used. And check out one of the gift treat bags I made using the Snowhaven Cardmaking kit:


On one of the Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags, I added some Sequins Gold Assorment and Snowhaven complements. I added a paper doily and gold tread using Liquid Glass. And finished it up with a staples on the flap using the new Mini Stapler. Love how this turn out!

What I like from these Close To My Heart Workshop On The Go Kits that these kits make all projects easy, quick and save money, too!

Your next hop is my crafty friend, Betty Locco. She has a beautiful project done for you!

Thank You so much for visiting blog today!

Autumn Is Here!

Autumn is here! Cooler air is always feeling better! This season always takes me to the beautiful of the colors. Just gorgeous when we look out to the nature and how those leaves change their color uniquely


Today I join Joyful Stars Blog Hop, it is a group of Close To My Heart consultants blog hop. We create projects using CTMH products. And I would love to share one of the card I made inspired by the beautiful colors of Autumn.


For this card I used Pathfinding WOTG Scrapbooking Kit. The card base I used White Daisy cardstock. For the sentimen tag, I used 3D foam tape for giving some dimension to it.


I stamped those leaves multiple times using Goldrush Ink Pad, Autumn Terracotta Ink Pad, and Olive Ink Pad. Then I used my Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors to cut them and used glue pen to add them on the card.

I just like this kit that we not only can create scrapbook layouts, but also cards from the left over 😉

Your next hop is Crystal Davis. Here’s the full list of blog hop:

Joyce Houck

Nancy Brown

Krista Hershberger

Stephanie Huber

Nickie Hoffer

Betty Locco

Lori Meadows

Andrea Sherman

Helen Gullett –> that’s me 🙂

Crystal Davis

Thanks for visiting and have fun blog-hopping 🙂

Joyful Stars Blog Hop: One Layer Cards


Welcome to Joyful Stars July 2014 Blog Hop! This is a blog hop from Close To My Heart Independent Consultants where we all wanna share with your the projects we created using Close To My Heart products. We are so glad that you are hoping with us today!

If you are here arrived from Nickie’s blog that you are on the right track 🙂 but if you are here first, please visit Joyce’s blog and Nickie’s blog to see what’s they have created for you.

This time I would like to share with you one layer card sets I made for my recent project for a women blogging conference, Declare Conference in August 2014. One layer card is a simple technique yet pretty way to create cards that you need in a short time. I have made 7 sets (5 cards a set) and still have to make 18 sets more!

My first card is I create the background with Frame Flair using Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. Using Topiary and Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, I stamped the flowers that from one of the Hostess Rewards stamp set, Enjoy the Little Things, this stamp you can only get special with your hostess rewards from hosting a home gathering (click here for detail). And the sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship  that I stamped it with Gypsy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad.

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

The next 3 cards I create them using Kraft Cardstock. I stamped the corner doily from Beautiful Friendship and embossed them with White Embossing Powder and heated them with my Craft Heater. The sentiments are from Beautiful FriendshipJoyful Birthday and The Happy Couple. I stamped them with Black from Basics Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad.

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

The inside of the kraft card set I stamped one of the doily stamp from Beautiful Friendship with Cashmere Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad at the bottom corner White Daisy cardstock that I glued it inside as the place where people can write.

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

The last card set I would like to share I created the background by stamping one of the arrows from Flights of the Arrows on the White Daisy cards with Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. All the sentiments are from Banner Wishes set that stamped with Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad.

One Layer Card by Helen Gullett | #handmadecard #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #embossing

I hope you like all my one layer cards today! I believe that you also can create pretty cards using this super easy technique 🙂 Your next hop is Andrea’s blog to go see her project that she wants to share with you! THANK YOU for stopping by!


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Baby Owl Card

Joyful Stars - June 2014 Blog Hop |

Welcome to Joyful Stars June 2014 Blog Hop! New month, new blog hop from Joyful Stars CTMH Consultant team, new inspirations! I am excited to join this creative team every month to show case Close To My Heart products. You should be arriving from Joyce’s blog where this blog stars. If you happen to be here first, please visit her blog to see what she has created to share with this month blog hop.

And for this hop, I would love to share a baby card I made for our friends who just had a baby girl… She is one cute baby girl!!!

I made this card for her using Lollydoodle paper pack:

Baby Owl Card by Helen Gullett | #closetomyheart #handmadecard #ctmh #watercolor

I used 2 sets of stamp on this card: B Is For Baby (D1561) and WOTG Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit stamp (G1080). I stamped the sentiment, owl, and the branch differently. After I inked them, I sprayed the stamps with water using a spray pen. I sprayed just enough to wet the inked stamp and stamped the image on a piece of watercolor paper. And the water mixed with the dye ink will give the watercolor effect on the paper. LOVE IT! This a way to create watercolor image when you don’t have watercolor paint.

For the owl and the branch, I used Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2197) and Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2111). After they dried, I cut the owl and the branch and added on the card using 3D Foam Tape (z1151).

Baby Owl Card by Helen Gullett | #closetomyheart #handmadecard #ctmh #watercolor

This owl stamp is super cute!! I love it so much! I think it’s cuter with some blings…. who doesn’t like blings? Especially for a cute little baby girl, right? 🙂 So I added some Sparkles Clear Assortment (Z1751) and some sequins that come from the Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit (G1080).

Baby Owl Card by Helen Gullett | #closetomyheart #handmadecard #ctmh #watercolor

For the tag, I stamped it with Cotton Candy Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad (Z2193). This tag compatible with Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686). I added the tag on the paper with 3D Foam Tape (z1151) to give some dimension.

The white banner I embossed a piece White Daisy cardstock using Chevron embossing folder (Z1925) with WRMK Evolution Advanced embossing machine. I added the banners on the card using Tombow Adhesive (1514).

Baby Owl Card by Helen Gullett | #closetomyheart #handmadecard #ctmh #watercolor

For the inside of the card, I picked a quote from B Is For Baby (D1561) and stamped it with Cotton Candy Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad (Z2193). The rattle is from the same set and I colored it using Exclusive Inks Markers: Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Pear, and Sunset (lighter color).

Baby Owl Card by Helen Gullett | #closetomyheart #handmadecard #ctmh #watercolor

And I decided to stamp the envelope also 🙂 I picked this beautiful vine from Love This stamp set (B1432). I stamped it using Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2197) at the bottom front envelope and the flap of the envelope.

Baby Owl Card by Helen Gullett | #closetomyheart #handmadecard #ctmh #watercolor

And it is ready to send out to the baby… Hopefully you like my card this time 🙂 Your next hop is Krista’s blog. She is one talented crafter! You’ll love her project this month! THANSK FOR VISITING today!

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