Monday, June 9, 2014

Baby Boy card- Joyful Stars Blog Hop

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 Helen Gullet’s blog you are right on track.

Today I thought I’d share a baby card I made this past week.  I needed a BOY card, and created this card using the Ivy Lane (girly J paper pack) & the Paper Fundamentals collection.  

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Take a look at what the Ivy Lane paper pack looks like… If you notice, I used the green side of the first designer paper. 
I challenge myself often to use a paper collection in a way it wasn’t intended to be used.  What FUN and interesting creations I can create when I allow myself to think this way! J

I also used one of our newer products - the Basics Paper Fundamentals papers…oh my…these are so FUN!!! Take a look, this pictures shows both sides of the papers…
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…the 1st side is a glossy printed cardstock, while the second side has the same pattern, but in your “normal” paper appearance.  I’m hoping that in the NEXT Idea Book (Aug. 1st) CTMH will debut MORE of this collection in a multitude of colors!!! J
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I pulled in a different color than listed with the Ivy Lane paper pack.  Outdoor Denim was the perfect color to accent the green and helped turn it into a GREAT boy baby card! J

The “New Arrival” stamp set is one you’ll want to have in your collection - AND it’s Cricut compatible to CTMH cartridges too!!

The only embellishment I chose to use on this card was our BEAUTIFUL outdoor denim chevron ribbon…nice & simple. 

The card pattern came from our Make It From Your Heart, vol. 2, pattern 28.   


Now it’s time to Hop on over to  Nickie Hoffer’s blog to check out what beautiful, 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. Krista, love your card! Thank you for the inspiration of using the "girly" paper packet for creating baby boy card! And I love the specialty paper packet, wish the same too for the next idea book :D

  2. Love it Krista! Thanks for reminding me to look at the paper and think "outside of the box"!

  3. I really like that you gave Ivy Lane a masculine makeover!

  4. Nice card, I like how you made "girly" paper appropriate for a boy.

  5. LOVE your Baby Boy Card Krista!!! Your cards always inspire me and get my creative juices flowing!!!

  6. What a cute card! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great card Krista. Love the outdoor denim ribbon with the green b&t.


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