Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Heartstrings Card

Joyful Stars Blog Hop Badge3_zpsa824a544Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS from Close To My Heart!!  

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 my friend & CTMH sister Crystal Davis’ blog you are right on track. 

Seasonl Expression 1_2014-12_Jonah_1932330_10205228381173156_9109760821922040743_nToday I want to share with you a card using NEW Products from our Seasonal Expression 1 mini-book!  If you haven’t seen this beautiful catalog, you’ll want to head over to check it out now by clicking HERE!!  J

This book will ONLY be available for 4 months!  This means you’ll want to make sure to view these goodies before they disappear on March 31, 2015.  J

I was excited to use the BEAUTIFUL new paper pack called Heartstrings.  This paper is perfect for the month of February, but can also be used for many other occasions too!! The rose paper is just beautiful, and the paper with words is so versatile! 

I used CTMH’s Make It From the Heart, volume 2 how-to book for a card sketch to get me started.  I am so thankful for these helpful books!!  

After deciding on Pattern #25, I turned the design 1/4 turn, and created this card!
Heartstrings Card_Love You
I was so excited to see the result of using the NEW Heart 5x7 dry embossing folder on the already designed paper!  I took my sanding block, and sanded just a touch…isn’t that a FUN look?  

Heartstrings Card_Love You_CU-dryembossing-sanding
I also decided to use one of my favorite new stamp sets in this mini-book “Happy to be Friends”. 
I see so many possibilities with this stamp set, and love the twigs & flowers that are included in this set!

I stamped the flower 3 times…in 3 different colors!  I used Cranberry, 2nd generation Hollyhock & Lagoon inks, and then did some fussy cutting & started layering the flowers on stop of each other.

The “Love You” was stamped in two inks…first I stamped it in Hollyhock, and stamped off to get the lighter color, and then “dipped” the stamp back into Cranberry ink to get the bottom of Love You in the red ink. 
Heartstrings Card_Love You_CU-wording
I used Whisper ink and sponged the edges of the white daisy cardstock, and added a bit of the white Shimmer Trim - another NEW goodie from this Seasonal Expression1 mini-book!  J


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friend  Betty Locco’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 more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J


  1. I love the look of the embossed and sanded B & T paper. That was a great idea!
    The Happy To Be Friends stamp set is my favorite one in the Seasonal Expressions.

  2. Love your card and inspiration! I don't think I've ever dry embossed and sanded B&T. Now I must because the results on your card are stunning!

  3. What a pretty card! Your embossing and distressing are great on the card! This stamp set will be next to get on my wish list :)

  4. I love every detail of your card--the dry embossing and distressing of the patterned paper, the floral accents, two toned stamping and the shimmer trim. Congratulations on earning the Hawaii trip also!
    :) Marie

  5. Beautiful card Krista. The dry embossed B&T just gives it such a great touch.

  6. Thanks for sharing making me think past Christmas,

  7. Beautiful! I just got this stamp set and I love dry embossing. What an inspiring card. Thanks Krista.

  8. Love the soft, romantic look of your card Krista!


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