Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop-Lollydoodle flower packet holder

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 Easter or Spring themed! J

When I thought of “spring”…I thought of a certain paper pack that CTMH carries that radiates spring!

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 Lori Meadow’s blog you are right on track. 

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With spring quickly approaching, I created this adorable seed packet holder. 

I saw this idea from a fellow consultant, and knew this would be the PERFECT “thank you” gift for my ladies that were my food leaders at my annual scrapbooking retreat!

I LOVE the NEW Lollydoodle paper pack!  It has such vibrant colors and  makes you want to smile!  It’s my “happy paper”! J

It was quite easy to create…by using 2 of CTMH’s Cricut cartridges!!  What did I ever do before we had our Cricut cartridges?? They make creating SO quick & easy!!

I used the Artiste cartridge for the pear colored circle at the top (1 3/4” circle, Key C>Accent 2>shift)  for the ribbon to hold on to…and the Art Philosophy cartridge for the other images.

If you’d like to re-create one of these flower packet holders on your own, here are the measurements of the Cricut cut pieces…

Flowers - Art Philosophy- (pg. 50, flower 8 key)
Cotton Candy flower-2 1/2”
Sorbet flower-2”
Crystal Blue flower- 1 1/2”

Leaves- Art Philosophy (pg. 59, petal 2 key)
Pear leaves - 1” & 3/4”

Door Knob holder- Art Philosophy (pg. 25, 5 key)
3 1/4” font layer>shift

Here’s a close up of the flowers…
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I had SO MUCH FUN using our new embossing folders.  Our 5x7 folders do a PERFECT job to add “extra” to any creation! 

Did you know, that CTMH’s embossing folders can emboss a 4”x12” piece of paper??? 

Here are the 5 designed folders that we currently carry!
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In this case I used the CHEVRON embossing folder to create veins in the leaves, and the DOT embossing folder to add some texture to the flowers. 

We (my daughter & I) sponged the edges of all flower & leaf pieces with Whisper ink.  Then we started to layer the flowers on top of each other - putting a square of 3d foam tape in between each flower layer!
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I finished this flower seed holder with a zip strip from this Lollydoodle paper.  I just added some Tombow tape, and glued it to the box.

I LOVE the zip strip & how it’s a little “extra” that CTMH includes to each of their designer paper collections.   I use these zip strips ALL the time!  Make sure you don’t throw them away! 

Have a wonderful week…and I hope this has inspired you in some way!!

Now it’s time to Hop on over to  Stephanie Brown’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. That embossing on the flowers and leaves is such a simple but lovely detail! Thanks for sharing this great project.

  2. Great project and great detail. embossing the leaves really makes them pop.

  3. This is too cute for words. Love the idea and going have to try it myself! Thanks for sharing.

  4. The flower seed packets is so great in the pocket! This would be such a cute gift. And it is made in my favorite paper - Lollydoodle.

  5. I love the embossed flowers. What a nice gift to give!

  6. Gorgeous project Krista!!! I just LOVE it!

  7. Love this project! Thanks for sharing all the measurements.


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