Thursday, March 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Here For You cardmaking kit

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 Tracey's blog you are right on track.

Did you know that Close To My Heart, has brought back Cardmaking Kits?  

Yes - it's TRUE...and I love these kits and the included EXCLUSIVE stamp sets that creates a set of 12 cards!  The Seasonal Expression 1 mini-book, has FOUR new cardmaking kits ...that INCLUDE kit-only stamp sets!  

Take a look at the "Workshops Your Way Here For You" cardmaking kit, that uses paper from our "Some Kinda Wonderful" paper collection. 
Take a look at what is ALL included!! 
Kit contents:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – sheets Some Kinda Wonderful B&T Duos™
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Blossom, 1 White Daisy)
1 – white shimmer trim (Z3024)
1 – black & white dots (Z3314)
12 – white card bases and envelopes
This Workshops Your Way® kit contains materials for creating 12 cards. Downloadable, easy-to-follow online instructions guide you in creating two different card designs. 
Additional supplies needed to create cards as shown below:
Blossom Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2810)
Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2896)
Willow Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2807)
2" × 2" My Acrylix® block (Y1003)

Here are the 2 card designs (4 cards, by using both sides of our double sided paper) that CTMH has created for this kit.  
They are such pretty cards....I ADORE the clusters of flowers & beautiful!! Take a look at some close ups....

Well, if you know me...LOL ;) know I will OFTEN change up some of the kit designs, according to what I know my customers will like. :)  

So...while I do like the wording of "I'm here for you" and "You're Not Alone" that are INCLUDED in this stamp set...I knew those sayings were a bit more personal, and more "generic" type sayings may be better when making a batch of 12 card designs.  

So I had an idea...I pulled out another stamp set - called "Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking" & the Thin Cuts to match.  

Take a look at this CUTE stamp set - and notice the font of the words, is very close (if not the SAME) as the font of the stamp set in this card kit!!!

This BUNDLE (stamp set & thin cut) are on SALE during March 2017!!!  
Get this bundle for a 25% discount -make sure to talk to your consultant about this AMAZING, March deal!!! let's take a look at the set of cards I created. :)  
I used the SAME paper pieces, but I added the butterflies & wording from the above stamp set (Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Bundle) ...

What do you think?  Do you see the changes? :) 

These cards still look VERY similar - but I think the "Just for You" and the "Thinking of You" wording will be able to used for many more occasions. 

Here's another CARD I created with some leftover scraps from this card kit...

I took the "upright" card design - and just turned it on it's side, and stamped my images accordingly.  Again - a SIMPLE change, but a FUN one! :) 

If you haven't seen the NEW goodies Close To My Heart released on January 1, 2017 in the Seasonal Expression 1 mini-book...make sure to touch base with your CTMH consultant, or feel free to CLICK HERE.  

This "mini-book" is ONLY current until April 30, 2017!! SO...if you have anything on your wish list from this book - you'll want to make sure to get those goodies before they are gone forever! :) 


That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to ready to go CREATE something on your own! 

Now it’s time to Hop on over to Donna's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!  

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 


  1. Great way to change it up!

  2. Love how you used the Here for You Kit. So pretty!

  3. Krista - I love your changed up cards almost better than I love the original card kit. Your cards are beautiful.

  4. I like both sets of cards! Thanks for reminding us that we can substitute our favorite stamps for the ones that come with the workshop your way sets.
    :) Marie


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