Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Joyful Stars blog Hop - 40th Birthday Card

Welcome to our monthly 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 crafty friends 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.

In case you HAVEN'T heard, you'll want to check with your Close To My Heart Consultant ...because the NEWEST release of our "B-I-G" Idea Book was released on August 1st!!  

It's BEAUTIFUL, & has loads of NEW PRODUCTS! :) :) If you click on the photo of the Idea Book, you can view the online version of this fabulous book! :) 

Today I created a card that uses soon-to-be-retired product as well as brand NEW goodies too! :)  

I had the honor of making my baby brother a 40th birthday card this week, and I was EXCITED to use this new stamp set called "Hunting for Words" .  What a GREAT outdoors/nature Stamp set!!!  LOVE this new set! :) that we saw this beauty, let's take a peek at the card I created!  

A simple card, but perfect for my brother who is a big outdoors-man. :)   

I used our FABULOUS How-To-Book, Make It From Your Heart, vol 1, pattern #26 for my inspiration of this card design.  However, if you have this book, and take a look at the pattern, it will look a bit different than this card.  I used the patterns as my "starting point" & LOVE that by doing this, it SAVES me so much TIME!! :)

I chose NOT to color this "big guy" in....but instead I used our NEW stamp set - "Splash of Color" & added some background images with a NEW COLOR - Mink.    

I then used another NEW product....eekkkk...all these FUN, new goodies! :) 
We have MORE "Thin Cuts" (metal dies for those that aren't familiar with CTMH language ;) ) 

We have LOTS of new dies, but in this case I used our "Basic Banners - Thin Cuts".  
Then, I used the "Marker Alphabet" stamp set, and stamped the 40.  
The word "happy" came from the "Hunting for Words" stamp set - and I handwrote the "th" with my black journaling pen. :)    

What about the paper?  Which paper pack did I use for this card?  
Do you want to guess?? :) 

This is our "handsome" Jack paper collection!  AND...this is the item that is RETIRING soon!!  This paper collection will be retiring on August 31, 2017, so make sure you have enough of this to last a lifetime! :) 

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


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friendBetty'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. I just ordered that stamp that you combined it with the Jack papers!

  2. Nice guy card, Krista. Love the banner!

  3. Great masculine card! Love it!

  4. That stamp set is great and the Jack paper works well. Got to order more Jack! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love your masculine card. The banner with his age looks great.

  6. Fabulous masculine card! It looks great with the Jack paper and neutral twine bow. I didn't think I'd need to purchase this stamp set but after seeing this I may have to put this on my next order. I don't know if I should thank you or not for tempting me this way LOL


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