Monday, November 9, 2015

Urban Flower Layout - Joyful Stars Blog Hop

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 Joyce’s blog you are right on track.   J

Urban paper pack

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

If you remember, LAST month, I shared a card made with Urban....and I decided to continue sharing some more items from a swap I was recently apart of. ( I make multiples of 5 different creations & got others in return)

Today we are going to take a look at how we can turn the Urban paper collection into a feminine design  J 

I really like the new flower stamp set called "So Many Smiles"....and as I started creating - I thought this stamp set could help "pull off" turning the Urban collection into something feminine.  

I also went to check out CTMH's how to books - and decided to use the Magic How-to-book called "Spellbound" for the final layout design.  

Take a peek at the finished 2 page layout....

I had so much fun stamping & creating the different colors to my flowers.  By adding our NEW Pomegranate color to the Urban collection, it added just the pop of color this layout needed.  
I felt that my larger pieces of Peacock Cardstock were too "blah" if you look closely, you can see that I did some stamping.  I stamped the background image from the NEW stamp set "In Review" with peacock ink to add some texture to these pieces.  

Here is a close up of a cluster of flowers....sometimes I chose to "pop" and layer all the different circle flowers, and other times I had them flat on the page. 
It's AMAZING how much easier our Close To My Heart Cricut collections make our creating!!  I cut out the circles, and the leaves & the title shape, and then just started stamping away!!  
Can you see....the Cricut cut scalloped border, was cut from our NEW Paper Fundamentals Pomegranate paper! J

The next close up picture is showcasing the title section.  I again used the Sapphire Paper Fundamentals paper to mat my "Smiles" title. (This fundamentals paper is part of our November special!!) J

I used two FUN stamp sets to create the title..."Handwritten Print" and "Brushstrokes".  It took me a long time to come up with this (for some silly reason) and I'm not sure if I still really like this title piece - LOL!  J

I added some of our NEW adhesive backed gold foil tape for a little bit of extra.....and I added our Enamel red dots to add some "extra" pop, and really like how it turned out!  All of our enamels are adhesive backed & ready to place on whatever project you are creating!  

I think that’s all for now….please come back and join me again J

.... AND if you’d like to create your OWN "Smiles" layout – here is the list of items I used to create it!  Happy Crafting!! J

12x12 “Smiles” layout
Magic How-to-Book – “Spellbound”

E1030               Handwritten Print
C1619                So Many Smiles
C1622                   In Review
C1608               Brushstrokes
X7204B             Urban paper
Z3167                Artistry Cricut Collection
Z3171                Art Philsophy Cricut
X5780               Pomegranate CS
X5777               Fern CS
Z3126                Enchantment Paper Fundamentals Cardstock
Z3129                Gold Foil Tape
Z3090               Red Enamels

Inks used:          Saffron, Sapphire, Peacock, Pomegranate,

                        Fern & Whisper

Now it’s time to Hop on over to my fellow sister consultant and check out Crystal’s blog and see 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. Wow Krista, That is one magnificent layout. Love all the stamping on the background. Took that paper from boring to Beautiful!!!

  2. Great layout, I like how you stamped on the card stock. Thanks for the details.

  3. Nice layout with Urban, giving me some ideas...Thank you!

  4. Urban paper isn't my favorite, but I love the projects I've seen you create with it!


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