The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 and 30 Day Coloring Challenges

This week I joined 6 of 10 WCMD 2015 Challenges at The Stamp Nation that inspired by 10 countries. This cardmaking forum is amazing. They have lots of challenges, inspirations, technique tips and tutorials to improve your skill of making cards.

Here are the cards I made to enter those challenge:

1st Card – USA

Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 1 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #thestampnation #neatandtangled #closetomyheart #ctmh

Supplies:

  • Paper Cut Flowers stamp set (Neat and Tangled)
  • Jubilee paper packet (CTMH)
  • VersaMark ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Ranger White Fine Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • Thick 3D foam tape (Elmer’s)
  • A2 White Card
  • Black Cardstock
  • Natural Baker’s Twine

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2nd Card: Canada

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 2 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmade #cardmaking #neatandtangled #watercoloring

Supplies:

  • So Very Blessed stamp (Neat and Tangled)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Acrylix Block (CTMH)
  • Art Grib Pencil Colors (Faber Castell)
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Simply Art Watercolor paint
  • Plaid Watercolor brush
  • Micro-Tip Non-Stick Scissors (ekTool)

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3rd Card: Switerland

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 3 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #casualfridaysstamps #amerciancrafts

Supplies:

  • Wallflower Stamp Set (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
  • Bamboo Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Kraft Cardstock (Neenah)
  • White Primio Ribbon (American Crafts)
  • Red Sequins (Hobby Lobby)
  • Aqua Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • 3D foam tape (The Recollections, Michaels)
  • Micro-Tip Non-Stick Scissors (ekTool)

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4th Card: Scotland

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 4 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703

Supplies:

  • Pumpkin Digital Stamp (Neat and Tangled)
  • Gelatos (Faber Castell)
  • Aquash Water Brush (Pentel)
  • Crayons (Crayola)
  • Watercolor Paper (Canson XL)
  • Woodgrain Washi Tape (CTMH)
  • Mini Stapler (CTMH)
  • Corner Chomper (WRMK)

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5th Card: Japan

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 5 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #winnieandwalter #distressink #timholtz #watercoloring

Supplies:

  • The Big, The Bold and Extrass (Winnie and Walter)
  • The Big, The Bold and Blessing (Winnie and Walter)
  • Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Primio Twine Ribbon (American Crafts)
  • Clear Sequins (gift from a crafty friend)
  • Mini Gemstones (The Paper Studio, Hobbo Lobby)
  • Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • 3D Foam Tape (Recollections, Michaels)

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6th Card: Malaysia

Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 7 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #thestampnation #neatandtangled #closetomyheart #ctmh

Supplies:

  • Handstitched stamp set (Neat and Tangled)
  • Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
  • VersaMark ink pad (CTMH store)
  • Ranger White Fine Embossing Powder (CTMH store)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • White Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • 3D foam tape (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Gemstones (Darice)
  • Kraft A2 Card (The Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby)

I had so much fun making these cards and learned some techniques from the Stamp Nation challenge hosts.

I also link this card up at Kathy’s blog – The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

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Hopefully you also enjoy my cards and THANK YOU so much for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

Joyful Birthday Banner Card

I got my Fuse Tool and Card kit from We R Memory Keepers early this week. This kit is now only sold by HSN. SUPER EXCITED to try this fuse tool after hearing some review from my crafty friends 🙂

And today I had a chance to make this cute birthday card to celebrate one of my favorite stamp & die companys. Neat and Tangled is celebrating their 3rd Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Neat and Tangled! Wish you the best all year long!

Joyful Birthday Banner Card | http://helengullett.com/?p=7361 #CTMH #WRMKFuse #WRMK #neatandtangled #HSN #creatingjoyfully #DIY #cardmaking #handmadecard

I am inspired by one of the Card Examples come with the kit:

Fuse Card Kit Examples | Joyful Birthday Banner Card | http://helengullett.com/?p=7361 #CTMH #WRMKFuse #WRMK #neatandtangled #HSN #creatingjoyfully #DIY #cardmaking #handmadecard

Using the fuse tool I made this card in less than 5 minutes and with no kids around because the fuse tool is very HOT. Background and banners are fusable papers. This fusable papers are smooth and have to be very careful when want to fuse them together, they could be very slippery. Simply add the banner on the background paper and fuse them one by one, overlapping them little bit.

Joyful Birthday Banner Card | http://helengullett.com/?p=7361 #CTMH #WRMKFuse #WRMK #neatandtangled #HSN #creatingjoyfully #DIY #cardmaking #handmadecard

Then I added some crystal clear sequins from Neat and Tangled using Glue Dots Mini. I got them from as a little gift from them when I ordered stamps and dies 🙂 Their sequins have beautiful colors and thick, check them out and you’ll love them, too.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Joyful Birthday stamp set (LOVE this set from CTMH!) using Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad on a piece White Daisy cardstock, then using Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors I cut the dove tail. I used 3D Foam tape to add the banner sentiment on the card.

Joyful Birthday Banner Card | http://helengullett.com/?p=7361 #CTMH #WRMKFuse #WRMK #neatandtangled #HSN #creatingjoyfully #DIY #cardmaking #handmadecard

In my opinion, for making this fusable papers into cards, they are not strong enough and too slippery and smooth to write on. There are couple tricks. First, if you still want to make the card using this fusable paper, you can add a piece of white cardstock inside the card for writing space and make it stronger. Second trick which is what I do for my cards, that I use White Card as the base. After decorating the fuse paper with embellishments, I add it on the front card using glue runner. I almost covered the whole card with glue to make sure they glued together.

And my card is done 🙂 Hopefully you’ll like it as much as I like making it! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Supplies:

  • Fuse Tool Card Kit (We R Memory Keepers, sold by HSN)
  • Clear Sparkle Sequins (Neat and Tangled)
  • Joyful Birthday Stamp Set (CTMH)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Dessert Sand Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • My Acryclix 2″ x 3 1/2″ Stamping Block (CTMH)
  • White card base (Hobby Lobby)
  • Mini Glue Dots (Glue Dots Adhesive)
  • 3D foam tape (Scotch)
  • Micro Tip scissors (ek Tool)
  • Glue runner (Elmer)

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I link up this card at:

Little Tangled Challenge #59 – Birthday

Creative Spark Link Party #69

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Inspire Me Monday – week 190

Some Cards To Share

We have been back from our overseas trip for 2 weeks and I missed my craft room. I spent couple of days to clean up the room. And this week, I made some cards 🙂

First I would like to share you this simple mini 4″ x 4″ card:

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Supplies:

I also made a set of cards out of Jackson paper packet and 1 stamp set:

Jackson Cards - Thanks for you kindness

Jackson Cards - Thanks for caring

Jackson Cards - Thanks So Much

Jackson Cards - Happy Birthday

Jackson Cards - Happy Everything

Jackson Cards - Happy Anniversary

To make this set of cards, you will need:

  • Jackson paper packet (CTMH – retiring this month)
  • Finding The Words stamp set (CTMH)
  • Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (CTMH)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (CTMH)
  • Red Barn Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (CTMH – retiring this month)
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine (CTMH)
  • Oceanside Sequins (CTMH – retiring this month)

Thanks for visiting and hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend!

Go and Do Amazing Things

Today I share my project at Stuck On U Sketches for their new Die Cut Challenge, “Clear Sky.” For this challenge, you can use any die cut shapes on your projects that you can find in the sky.

I am inspired by one of the Neat and Tangled Design Team members when I made this card:

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I cut the Origami Map from Neat and Tangled using my WRMK Evolution Advanced machine. I picked rainbow colors of cardstocks I had in stash. Then stacked them, a little off set from one to another, using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue. I stamped the airplane and heart using CTMH White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad, drew the trace lines using Rolly Gel White Pen and stamped the sentiment using CTMH Black Exclusive Ink Pad. The sentiment, plane and heart are from the matching Origami Map stamp set. I finished my card with some sequins from Neat and Tangled, too.

You still have time to Link up your project here! I hope to see your creative projects for this challenge!

Because God So Loved The World

Tomorrow is Easter Day. Yesterday was the Good Friday, when Jesus was accused with something He did not do, died as a criminal on the cross. He did that only for one reason: LOVE. Love for you and me.

He laid his life and shed his blood for us, to redeem us from the death of our own sins.

God showed His great love for us by sending Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). That says it all.

It is because God so loved the world, he so loved us!

  

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

 

Today we live in betweet yesterday and tomorrow. Today we live in waiting. We are waiting for God in faith to see the glorious victory over death.

We are given two choices today: do we believe in Jesus as Son of God or do we reject him?

My prayer today for you that God will reveal His great love for you, open your eyes to see the work of His love on the cross and lead you to the salvation he has provided for you through believe in Christ Jesus as his only begotten Son, the Son of God, the Lord of lords.

May you have a blessed holy Saturday!

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Card supplies:

  • His Love stamp set (CTMH)
  • Origami Map stam set & die (Neat and Tangled)
  • Amercian Crafts card
  • Watercolor paper
  • Ranger Gold Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • VersaMark watermark ink pad (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • My Acrylix blocks (CTMH)
  • Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue

Thinking of You, and more

We are on the last Wednesday of the first month in 2015. Time flies so fast and I feel like still so many things to catch up with family, house work and ministry. But I trust in the One who gives me the strength to do what He has called me to do. I trust in Christ Jesus.

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

(Philippians 4:13, NLT)

I hope this truth speaks to you as well, especially when you start to feel overwhelmed by so many things you need to do. We always can find the strength God has provided for us through His son.

Sometimes, we just need to take a break. On my “break time” today, I had a chance to play with the new Neat and Tangled stamp set, Paper Cut Flowers. You wanna check out their blog for gorgeous inspirations done by the design team.

I had fun creating cards with Neat and Tangled new stamp, Paper Cut Flower. Stamped & heat embossed both flower & sentiment, then added watercolor for the background. Finished it with some gold sequins and twine. Please visit http://helengullett.com/?p=6459 for detail how I made this card.

I went with clean and simple with this card. On a piece of watercolor paper, I stamped & heat embossed both flower & sentiment, and then added watercolor for the background. You can let it sit to dry or dry it using craft heater for faster drying. To finish the card, I added some gold sequins and twine.

Over Simon Says Stamp blog today is the Work It Wednesday first challenge of the year. They challenge us to create anything “NEW” – new product, new technique, etc. Since I create this card using Neat and Tangled new product, I link this up there 🙂

But I cannot stop thinking what else I can create using this pretty petals. So, I made one card 🙂 This time I am inspired by one of the Neat and Tangled DT member, Miriam Prantner. She shared on the Neat and Tangled blog a beautiful card using this Paper Cut Flowers stamp set.

And here’s my card:

I had fun creating cards with Neat and Tangled new stamp, Paper Cut Flower. Stamped & heat embossed both flower & sentiment (on a piece of vellum), then added watercolor for the background. Finished it with some silver sequins and clear sparkles. Please visit http://helengullett.com/?p=6459 for detail how I made this card.

The background I creating using the technique I learned from Catherine Pooler on her YouTube video tutorial how to create Batik Background. It is a fun technique, messy but turn out pretty 🙂

And this card I link up at Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes this week.

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you like these cards 🙂

Supplies:

  • Neat and Tangled Paper Cut Flowers stamp set
  • Strathmore Watercolor paper (Walmart)
  • Watercolor paint (Target)
  • DCWV Glitter Metallics Matstack (Archivers)
  • 4.24 x 5.5 card and 5.75 Square card (HobbyLobby)
  • Bazill Vellum Paper (Archivers)
  • CTMH Exclusive Ink Pads: Lagoon, Pacifica, Twilight (retired)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (CTMH store)
  • Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder (CTMH store)
  • Zing! Black Opaque Finish Embossing Powder (AC Moore)
  • My Acrylix Blocks 3 x 3, 1 x 3 1/2 (CTMH store)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH store)
  • Gold Sequins (assortment pack from Walmart)
  • Silver Sequins (CTMH store)
  • Clear Sparkles assortment (CTMH store)
  • Gold & White Baker’s Twine (Pick Your Plum)
  • Scallop Border Punch (CTMH store)
  • Micro-tip Scissors (ek Tools)
  • Adhesive runner & 3D Foam Tape