Monday, September 9, 2013

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - September 2013

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!

THIS MONTH we have items to share that are related to back to school, fall or Thanksgiving theme.  So 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 have arrived from Nickie’s blog you are right on track.

Today I’d like to share with you the My Creations Card Box that I created using the HUNTINGTON paper pack.

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I will be sharing details about the Card Box today…

but feel free to come back to my BLOG during the next two weeks  to learn details and see close up pictures of the 4 cards shown in the picture above! (2 cards this week & 2 next week!)  J

Here is the TOP of the card box…

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I used the NEW Artbooking Cricut cartridge (exclusively from CTMH) for the frame, flowers and leaves on the top of this card box!

Here are some items to note, if you choose to create a similar box…

  • I used cocoa re-inker, and a paintbrush to “paint” the edges of my card box PRIOR to adhering any paper or embellishments to the top or sides of the box.
  • The frames are cut from the M key of Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  The sizes of the 3 frames - 4”, 4 1/4” and 4 1/2”. 
  • The roses were cut from the D key (of Artbooking) and cut at 1 3/4” and 2 1/2”.  I rolled the flowers with the handy-dandy quilling tool,(LOVE this tool!)  and then I used liquid glass to secure the rolled flower to the base of flower.

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For the border near the bottom of the box, I got out my handy dandy NEW scallop border punch J - I have this punch RIGHT BY MY SIDE at all times!!  I use this punch on SO MANY of my projects! 

I scalloped a piece of the chain-link, barn red, patterned paper that comes with the Huntington paper pack.  I also scalloped a piece of Cocoa cardstock to layer under the designer paper. 

For some added sparkle, I added a piece of our adhesive-backed bronze shimmer trim and topped off the scalloped border with bitty pearls from our Mocha opaques collection.

I hope this has inspired you to think about what items YOU CAN CREATE as the holiday season approaches!  I LOVE the My Creations Box and the MANY ways it can be used! 

Now hop on over to Stephanie’s blog to see what amazing artwork she has created this month!!  

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, with the Joyful Stars team members sharing some NEW goodies!!    

Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J


  1. Love your box - it is gorgeous!!! The cards are lovely too. This would make a great gift.

  2. WOW Krista... beautiful box! I really inspired to get the liquid glass. I now can see that we can use it for many purpose!

  3. I love your work, using liquid glass on the top was a great touch.

  4. Beautiful Card box! Thanks for sharing all the details.

  5. Just Beautiful! The cards are terrific and the box..... :o)

  6. Beautiful cards and box. I like the tip with the reinker and a paintbrush!

  7. Lovely! What a sweet little card box!


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