Thursday, January 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Laughing Lola layout & card

Welcome to our monthly  
Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

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We're excited to share our creativity with you using our favorite Close To My Heart products!

For our theme this month, we could choose  ANYTHING our hearts desired Jso come on in and  see what BEAUTIFUL projects my fellow consultants have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!! 

If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from my fellow teammate & friend Nicki Hoffer’s blog you are right on track. 

Today we will take a peek at a 12x12 layout & coordinating card made with our BEAUTIFUL Laughing Lola paper collection!

Here is the layout & card…
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I created this card & layout to use at my home parties during the month of January 2014.  We always create a card at my parties…so you may wonder - Why did I create a layout too?? 

For those that consider themselves “scrapbookers” at my party…I wanted to encourage them to take this card design and apply it to a scrapbook page!! 

Also for my card makers - I want them to think “outside of the box” and look at a scrapbook page & see how they could make a card design!!!

Now, most of the time I don’t come up with these patterns on my own J …but rather I use Close To My Heart’s WONDERFUL books!!!
Have I told you how much I LOVE Close To My Heart’s how-to books??

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There are now EIGHT different how-to books!!!
2 - only cardmaking
(Originals & Wishes) 
4-only scrapbooking
(Reflections, Cherish, Imagine & Magic) 
2-combination of cardmaking & scrapbooking
(Make It From Your Heart, vol. 1 & 2)

  I use these books EVERY time I create!!  It saves me precious TIME whenever I use these books!  I LOVE how QUICK & EASY it makes my create time!! 
Laughing Lola_card_cardinal_khershberger _wishesDSC_1354This card design came from the Wishes how-to book.  You will find it on page 70…it’s one of the card designs from a card workshop!!   I added a few strips of “extra” paper, and added to the design that CTMH already created….but I started out with this sketch! 

Notice I did get out my SANDING block J and I used the LAGOON washi tape to add some “texture” to the middle of my tan (bamboo colored) banner. 

The background is stamped with the CHEVRON pattern from In the Background stamp set…
the bird is from the Fabulous You stamp set…
and the Happy Birthday is from the Joyful Birthday stamp set. 

This layout design came from the Make It From Your Heart, vol. 2 - pattern #10.

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I also included sanding, washi tape, stamp sets in this layout too!! 
I did use the Artbooking Cricut cartridge to cut out the “Birthday” wording & added additional embellishments from the Laughing Lola asst

Here is a look at 2 cards using same design, just using different stamp sets from each stamp set…
which one is your favorite? J

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I hope this has INSPIRED you and has encouraged you to take a moment and create something special today!

Now it’s time to Hop on over to  Stephanie Huber’s blog to check out her crafty item she has to share with us! J 

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing artwork using some NEW, upcoming products from CTMH!!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!
Krista Hershberger J


  1. Fun idea to make matching cards and layouts. I like the washi layered over cardstock to make the banners.

  2. Great projects as always Krista. Those birds are from my favorite stamp set.

  3. Your cards and layout are both beautiful. I love all the details you put into every project you create. I like the first card better, but I think it is because I love the stamp with the Tufted Titmouse!

  4. Such a beautiful layout and card. Love the bird stamp and banners :) Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Gorgeous layout and cards Krista!

  6. Laughing Lola is so great for layouts...the cards are great too. :o)

  7. I love how you incorporated the bird stamp into the layout! It is one of my favorite stamps for cards. I am pleased that it is still available to order.

  8. I love the card! The distressing was perfect it--adding just the right touch of softness and slightly muting the bright patterned paper. Very well done. :-) -B


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