Thursday, January 9, 2020

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Spruced Up Cardmaking - Flower bouquet

Welcome to our monthly hop!

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

Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my crafty friends 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 talented friend Andrea's blog you are right on track.

It's the first month of a BRAND NEW catalog here at Close To My Heart, so there were a LOT of fun products to choose from to create something today!

Check out the card I created, and then we'll talk about the details of the card.... 

This card uses our NEW "Spruced Up" paper collection! Look at that beautiful Sangria color...and our "color of the year" Julep green!  These two colors together are so striking!

The stamp set used for this card is an EXCLUSIVE one...let's take a look. 

This stamp can ONLY be purchased through our Spruced Up Cardmaking Workshop kit!! One of the MAIN perks in purchasing our cardmaking workshop kits...IS this exclusive stamp set & Thin Cut bundle!!   

All of the shaded in images of the stamp, also have coordinating dies to go with them. (in this case there are 4 Thin Cuts for this stamp set) 

 CTMH has thought of everything, and more and more, I lean toward my stamp sets that have the coordinating Thin Cuts (metal dies) to go with them. :)

Now that we can SEE the stamped images....look closely at the Ballerina (light pink) background.  

Do you see those tiny flowers?? They were all stamped with our Mink colored ink.  So FUN to create this background!!

You can probably guess how EASY it was to stamp the banner and words, after I cut that banner out with our Thin Cut :) Yay!! 

Here is a look at the ENTIRE workshop kit that INCLUDES this stamp set.  

It's a great deal for sure!! 

There is an instruction guide included in the kit, and these are the 3 designs of cards that you can created.  

You may have noticed that my card design in similar...but I changed up a few things, and made my own card design! 

One more CLOSE-UP image of the card I created....

Those flowers...and do you see the shimmer? 

I pulled out our retired, Bashful Shimmer brush to give some shine & glitz to this flower bouquet. 

I also seem to be coloring more these days...and really enjoying it too!!  I have our NEW  Tri-Blend alcohol markers  to blame for the coloring.  Having 3 different shades of one color, in ONE can't go wrong!!

The 3 markers I used were the Dark Red, Dull Green & Pale Pink.  Then I pulled in that "shiny" Bashful shimmer brush too! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my card & were inspired to create some of your own. 

Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY evening!!! 


Now it’s time to Hop on over to Joyce's Blog   and see what BEAUTIFUL, crafty item she has to share with us today! :) 

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger


  1. Such pretty cards Krista!

  2. I love your take on the card kit!

  3. This is such a beautiful card kit with so many possibilities. Love the shimmer too!!!


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