Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July Joyful Stars Blog Hop!

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

We're excited to share our creativity with you using our favorite Close To My Heart products!  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 have arrived from Elizabeth’s blog you are right on track. 

I thought I’d share with you a card box I created for one of my recent new downline!!  J I love to give something special to my new team members…and by creating this box, this gives them something they can use as a business tool to share with their friends too!! These boxes are so CUTE, and FUN to create…there are so many different ways to create them….and to use them!!

Take a look at the box…
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Did you notice???  I only used ONE stamp set on this project!!!  I used my favorite background stamp set (again- LOL!) Universal Background for the script writing on the banner.
To create the flowers, I used our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and cut these flowers in a variety of sizes!!
Aymee’s name was created with the Artiste Cricut cartridge and cut from our Black & Grey glitter paper.  I LOVE how you can cut ANY design with our Cricut cartridges from our glitter papers!! I think the glitter paper sticks to the Cricut mats better than our designer papers!
At the moment Close To My Heart carries 2 different sets of glitter paper.  Black & Grey and Brown & Tan.  They come in a pack of 3 sheets, but each sheet is a different shade/color.  BUT ----Stay tuned August 1 - we will also have GREEN glitter paper, just in time for the holidays!
Take a look at my use of the zip strip???  Do you see it? I LOVE zip strips and the little “extra” they add to each of our designer paper packs!
Here’s a close up to see some more detail of the box…
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I hope you enjoyed the project!  At ONLY $4.95 for our Card box - it makes a WONDERFUL option to use to create a gift!!!  

Here are the Products Used to create this item! 

X7165B For Always paper pack
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
Z1647 My Creations Card Box
Black & Grey glitter paper
Sparkle flourishes

Button Assortment - Black
Just Bloom Flutter butterflies
Now hop on over to Betty’s blog to see what amazing artwork she has created this month!!   

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


  1. GORGEOUS Box Krista!!! LOVE IT!!!

  2. So pretty Krista, I love all the bling elements!

  3. This box is so great. I've made so many of them and I LOVE how versatile they are.

  4. This is a gorgeous box! Love the papers & the bling

  5. Krista,
    Your card box is beautiful. I love your glitter letters cut with the Artiste cartridge. They are perfect with all the bling!

  6. Absolutely beautiful. I have always loved blues and greens together.

  7. Krista,
    Gorgeous embellishing and I love the personal touch with the name in our glitter paper. What a lovely gift.

  8. Outstanding, I would be so pleased to receive this awesome treasure box.

  9. WOW! This is SUPER gorgeous!!!! I love the box and everything you put on it!

  10. Your box is so cute Krista! Love the color combo you used of Blue and brown and your sparkle flourish backed flowers are so pretty. :)

  11. Love the box! The glitter paper is my favorite right now; never thought to use it for lettering.... Thanks for the idea!

  12. Great project! Love the blue flowers and the bling.

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