Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Urban football card

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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 Betty Locco’s blog you are right on track.   J

Urban paper packOne of my FAVORITE paper packs in the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book is the Urban collection.   J

I was recently apart of a swap ( I make multiples of 5 different creations & get others in return) and I chose to use the Urban paper. 

I thought I would share one of the cards I created today. (and I’ll share the rest of these items in the upcoming weeks here on my blog.  J )

Football stamp
Since football season is just beginning, I wanted to try my hand at using this NEW “Play Hard- football” stamp set. 

So, I went to our handy-dandy Wishes How-to-book for some inspiration, and this card is what I came up with….let the football season begin!

Did you notice the RED outlines on the stamp set? 

These RED lines DO mean something!!!  It means these shapes coordinate with one of Close To My Heart’s 5 Cricut cartridges…in this case it’s our NEWEST cartridge – Artistry!!!

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For the Star border – I welded 3 strips together, and created my own border. This image can be found on the “U” key.

The “shield” image was found on the “Patriotic” key….notice I used the new PEACOCK color cardstock for the base of this shield!!

For the football player himself, I stamped him 4 different colors, and paper pieced him together.

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I also was thrilled when I thought to background stamp the “plays” on top of the already created Background paper!!  The background was dry embossed with our chevron embossing folder, then sanded, and sprayed with our spray pen….just a bit of added texture.

I think that’s all for now….please come back and join me again AND if you’d like to create your OWN football card – here is the list of items I used below!  Happy Crafting!! J

Items used to create this Artistry Card ~ “Go Team”
Wishes – “On the Edge”

B1498                Play Hard- Football
X7204B             Urban Paper pack
Z3167                Artistry Cricut Collection
Z1925                Chevron Embossing Folder
Z3122                Enamel & Glitter Duos- Blue dots
Z1294                Sandpaper Kit

Inks used:          Peacock, Saffron, Saddle, Champagne &
15-ai-football-pageNow it’s time to Hop on over to my fellow consultant Andrea Sherman’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. Not sure I liked Urban, but I can see how it works with sports! Nice!

  2. Thanks for sharing your card! I love how you put together your cricut cuts, embossing and stamping. It all comes together to make one cool card!!

  3. This is such a great card. I just love guy cards and you have so much detail on your card.

  4. I love your artwork! I am thrilled we have a great variety of sport stamps.

  5. Fabulous football card at just the right time of year! How did I miss putting this stamp set on my wish list? I love all the textures you've created--great masculine card!
    :) Marie

  6. Wow, Krista, What a great card. Love all the paper piecing and added dimension you added. It's amazing how far stamping has come since I joined up over 18 years ago when everything was one layer. You do awesome work!!!


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