Friday, May 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Skylark Mountain 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!

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 Joyce Houck’s blog you are right on track. 

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I wanted to share a card I created using the BEAUTIFUL paper pack Skylark.  
I used very little of the actual Skylark designer paper, but rather pulled in coordinating cardstock colors to complete this card!  J The colors I used on this card are “my” colors.  Greens, tans & neutrals can be used in SO MANY ways!!! 

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I pulled out my HANDY- DANDY how-to book…Make it From Your Heart vol 2, and decided to use pattern #20 for my card design. 

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I stamped the background of my card using the beautiful fern stamp that comes in this stamp set. 

Next,  I stamped the mountain image directly on top of the B&T (background & texture) paper!

Take a look at the two stamp sets I used to create this card. 
C1575 True to Life

Did you notice how I changed the wording on the tag?

Take a closer look at the tag in the stamp set above…
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To change the wording on this ticket - Post-it Notes came in VERY handy! 

I covered up the original ticket words “True To Life” with a post it note….inked up the stamp…took OFF the post it note, then stamped the ticket (without the wording) on my kraft ticket shape. 

NEXT, I inked up the “Well Wishes” wording from the New Zealand Greetings stamp set, and stamped the words on the ticket!

Ta-da!! NEW wording on my ticket shape!!

To re-create a similar card, here are the products I used in my creating…

New Zealand Mt. 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card
MIFYH vol. 2 ~ Pattern #20

D1601               New Zealand Greetings
C1575               True To Life
X7177B             Skylark paper pack
1388                  Colonial White cardstock
Z1686                Art philosophy Collection
Z1921                Metallic Baker’s Twine
Z1928                Durable Triangle Studs
Z1929                Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
Z1851                 Scallop Border Punch

Inks used:          Champagne, Cocoa

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

Now it’s time to Hop on over to  Betty Locco’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. Haha! Before you shared I was wondering where the True to Life stamp set came in! So clever! TFS

  2. What a GORGEOUS card Krista. I really have to have that NZ stamp set!!!

  3. Love the colors and natural look of your card. The mountain image looks great on the B & T.

  4. The color combination is very nice. Thanks for sharing your post it note trick!

  5. I love love this card! And a big fan of neutral colors myself :) Thanks for the tip to change the wording on this ticket stamp! So cool, Krista!

  6. Beautiful card, Krista! Thanks for sharing the post it note trick.


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