Friday, January 9, 2015

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Valentine’s Day

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Welcome 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 & upline Joyce Houck’s blog you are right on track.  Since we are already in the month of January…I thought it may be fun to show you samples of Valentine cards I created recently!  J

February will be here very soon!! 

Here are the 3 Valentine’s Cards I created….
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Now - one of these cards may look familiar  J….yes, I showcased the middle card LAST month here at the Joyful Stars Blog Hop. (to see details on this card - CLICK HERE)

Today, Let’s talk about the details on the other two cards.  

Happy Valentine’s Day card
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I had so much fun with this card!! The card design that inspired me was pattern #25 in our Make It From Your Heart - vol. 2 booklet. (take a peek at this pattern, and you can see the few changes I made J )

I used 3 of the NEW stamp sets in our Seasonal Expression mini-book!  Let’s look at the 3 stamp sets… 

1. The stamp set from Heartstrings WOTG card kit (G1090)
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2. C1608 Brushstrokes

3. D1635 Assorted Edges

Heartstrings_valentinescards_happy vday-CU_DSC_1616I had FUN using the border stamps to create my OWN background paper!  I stamped the circle/dotted border in Lagoon ink, on top of Lagoon cardstock!

I also REALLY like the adorable heart/arrow border that is included in the Heartstrings WOTG stamp set!!! By stamping it in Cranberry…it added a finishing touch to the middle of the card.

Let’s take a look at the 2nd card…

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I used the SAME stamp sets as listed above…BUT I also used our FABULOUS spray pens as part of the background!!!

By mixing whisper re-inker & water  and putting it into the spray pen, you get a beautiful “spotted” background!!  Here is a closer look!


To create all of these cards, I used 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 didn’t talk about the embellishments - but they show themselves well…there’s no NEED to talk! LOL! 

The NEW White shimmer Trim, Heartstrings Assortment , Pixie Extra thick Twine & the Stuck On You - Puffies added the perfect touche to finish these cards!!

**Please note that MANY of these items are ONLY available until March 31, 2015 OR while supplies last!!  So talk to your CTMH consultant today & make sure you add these cuties to your creating needs!  J

Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friend & CTMH sister 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. GORGEOUS cards Krista. I've been playing with all those same stamps and didn't like anything I made. Your cards inspired me. Thanks!!!

  2. Beautiful cards Krista! I just love all the details.

  3. These are gorgeous, Krista! You are very creative :) I love seeing how you mix and match stamp sets, always fresh and beautiful!

  4. Krista, you've done a great job with these cards. I just might have to add the new stamps you've used to my "must have" list. Thanks for the inspiration.
    :) Marie


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