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 🙂 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).

Giftcard Holder with 3 pockets | Handmade by Helen Gullett #stamplorations #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #ctmh #envelopepunchboard #christmascard #giftcardholder #cardmaking #handmadecard #papercrafting #diy #giftidea #watercoloring #sakurakoiwatercolors

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

Giftcard Holder with 3 pockets | Handmade by Helen Gullett #stamplorations #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #ctmh #envelopepunchboard #christmascard #giftcardholder #cardmaking #handmadecard #papercrafting #diy #giftidea #watercoloring #sakurakoiwatercolors

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!

Sending Prayers

In the last couple of weeks lots of people been praying for us, especially for our daughters who were sick at the same time. They caught the virus and took some times to heal. But this week they are recovering, the Big girl is going back to school and the Little girl’s appetite is back. We are truly grateful for all of you and for your prayers!

We need prayers every moment, every day. It is not only when we are in troubles or having hard situations, but also in many things we give thanks to the Lord in prayers. We are so thankful for people who join our prayer team to pray for the ministry we do among the people of SEA*, to pray for the Bibleless and Unreached people groups there and for us.

It is an honor and a blessing for us when we can pray for you and others, too.  Prayers is powerful and we have seen how God answered prayers in the past and we are looking forward to see His glory revealed when He answer prayers.

Sending Prayers | Helen Gullett www.helengullett.com #creatingjoyfully #heroarts #simonsaysstamp #stamptember #prayers #stamping #diecutting #wermemorykeepers #wrmk #EvolutionAdvanced #watercoloring

I would love to share a card today I made for a dear friend. She just got a news from doctor that her husband has cancer. It is devastating news for her and her family. My thoughts and prayers for her and her family. We have hope in Christ. We have faith to see God be with them to go through it all and heal her husband from cancer.

Sending Prayers | Helen Gullett www.helengullett.com #creatingjoyfully #heroarts #simonsaysstamp #stamptember #prayers #stamping #diecutting #wermemorykeepers #wrmk #EvolutionAdvanced #watercoloring

On this card I did the ombre watercolor background. You can let it dry on the side or you can use Craft Heater to let it dry. I let the watercolor paper dried on the side while I did some diecutting.

For the prayers sentiment, I cut 6 times and stacked them together so it will be thicker like that. To stack them together, it is best using fine point glue pen.

I added some Silver glitter cardstock strips to the top and bottom of the ombre paper. I saw there were some empty space around the sentiment, so I added some of the hearts, scattered them around the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful day!

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Supplies:

  • Prayers Stamp & Die set (Hero Arts from SSS Stamptember)
  • Black & Gypsy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads (CTMH)
  • Watercolor paper (CTMH)
  • Glitter cardstock (American Crafts)
  • Watercolor paint (SimplyArt)
  • Watercolor brush
  • My Acrylix Stamping Blocks (CTMH)
  • Black cardstock
  • Evolution Advanced (WRMK)

WCMD 2015 Challenge with Winnie & Walter: Day 2 And 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Today, I am still playing with Winnie & Walter Challenges. And here’s my second card that I enter. I went with simple design with embossed, watercolored background.

Winnie & Walter - WCMD Challenge

This card I enter for these challenges:

I have fun creating the background with stamping, embossing and watercoloring. The sentiment I stamped and embossing on a piece of vellum paper. I found this clear embossing poweder at Hobby Lobby a few months ago and love the result using it with the pigment ink.

Winnie & Walter - WCMD Challenge

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

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Supplies:

  • The Big, The Bold and Happy stamp set (Winnie & Walter)
  • The Big, The Bold and Extras stamp set (Winnie & Walter)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Watercolor cardstock (CTMH)
  • White Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • VersaMark ink pad (CTMH)
  • Black Pigment Mini Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Watercolor paint (Simply Art*)
  • Clear Glitter Embossing Powder (Hobby Lobby)
  • Vellum Paper (Bazzil)
  • Metallic Gold Cardstock (DCWV*)
  • Aquash Water Brush (Pentel*)
  • Glue Runner
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow*)
  • Vellum Glue Runner (Tombow)
  • Stamping blocks (Inkadinkado*)

Thank You for visiting today!

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WCMD 2015 Challenge with Winnie & Walter Day 1, 30 Day Coloring Challenge, and Hop To Stop Link Up

This week at Winnie and Walter blog they are still celebrating the World Card Making Day 2015. They have 8 fun challenges and amazing prizes to win!

Today I would like to share my first card I made for their challenges:

Winnie & Walter - WCMD Challenge

Supplies:

  • The Big, The Bold and Happy stamp set (Winnie & Walter)
  • The Big, The Bold and Extras stamp set (Winnie & Walter)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Watercolor cardstock (CTMH)
  • Watercolor Pencils (CTMH)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • VersaMark ink pad (CTMH)
  • Black Pigment Mini Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Metallic Gold Cardstock (DCWV*)
  • Aquash Water Brush (Pentel*)
  • Mini Sparkle Gem (The Paper Studio)
  • Neutral & Gold Baker’s Twine
  • Glue Runner
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow*)
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • 3D foam tape
  • Non-stick Micro-Tip Scissors (ektool)
  • Stamping blocks (Inkadinkado*)

I also link up my card at Becca’s blog – Hop To Stop. She has an amazing event to stop domestic violent. I hope you can find time to join!

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

Thank You for stopping by!

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Card Chain Challenge September 2015 Reveal Day

Card Chain Challenge is a fun challenge I participate monthly at Deborah’s Blog. We are challenged to make a handmade card and send it to the participant above us on the list and we will receieve a handmade card from the participat below us.

Every month, Deborah will put up a link where you can sign up your name. She also will provide 4 options of Sketch, Color Pallete, Theme and Product Feature which you pick which way you would want to create your card. For October challenge, you still have until October 6th, 2015 and to sign up for this October challenge you can go HERE.

This month I created my card base on the Color Palate, Sketch and Theme (Friendship) provided by Deborah:

Here’s my card I sent to my new friend, Nathalie in Canada:

Hello Friend

I love creating this card with some watercoloring technique I learned from Creative Bug, Beginning Watercolor by Yao Cheng. Make sure the circles are dry completely and then stamp the sentiment with VersaMark and Black Glitter finish embossing powder from American Crafts.

The Sentiment is from Close To My Heart – Hello Life cardmaking stamp set.

Hello Friend

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge this month!

Enjoy your day!

World Cardmaking Day 2015 with Illustrated Faith

Happy World Making Day to all my card-making friends wherever you are! Today is specially dedicated for you all, cardmakers!

I am celebrating World Card Making Day with this Bible Journaling free printable from Illustrated Faith. It is packed with wonderful encouraging words on that you can use for journaling and also I thought would make great cards to bless others, don’t you think? You can download the free printable here. While you are there, check the wonderful posts about Bible Journaling and how the Illustrated Faith team has shared their love of God and His word through their creativity. I am blessed by them and I believe you will be too!

I spent the morning at my oldest daughter’s soccer game although it was super cold and raining, but this afternoon I had a chance to create these cards:

World Cardmaking Day 2015 - Encouraging Cards with Illustrated Faith | http://helengullett.com/?p=7602 | #wcmd #wcmd2015 #illustratedfaith #handmadecard #creatingjoyfully

World Cardmaking Day 2015 - Encouraging Cards with Illustrated Faith | http://helengullett.com/?p=7602 | #wcmd #wcmd2015 #illustratedfaith #handmadecard #creatingjoyfully

World Cardmaking Day 2015 - Encouraging Cards with Illustrated Faith | http://helengullett.com/?p=7602 | #wcmd #wcmd2015 #illustratedfaith #handmadecard #creatingjoyfully

I hope you have great time making cards today and have fun weekend!

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Supplies:

  • Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Printable
  • Ariana Paper Packet (CTMH, retired)
  • Heartstring Paper Packet (CTMH, retired)
  • Mini Stapler (CTMH)
  • Pearlescent Watercolor Paint
  • Musical notes washi tape
  • Arrow wood veneer
  • Gold Thread
  • 3D foam tape
  • Glue runner

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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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