Saturday, December 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Frosted Christmas 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 my friend, Joyce's blog you are right on track.

Today, we'll take a look at a Christmas card, as this season quickly approaches! Let's take a look! 

This card design was taken from our Make It From Your Heart, vol 1 addition- and is pattern #29...however you'll notice I did change up the pattern a little bit. :) 

I was excited at how "easy" this card was to create, but so happy with the results!  I actually used 3 stamp sets in this creation...let's learn more about it!! :) 

Here is a closer look at the front of the card...

The beautiful "Frosted Christmas" stamp set, has been a popular one this year! I love the colors of purple & blues for my Christmas cards, and used Eggplant ink to stamp the Merry Christmas.  

The silver glitter paper, was added as my mat...and the card base was stamped with our "In the Background" stamp set in Glacier Blue ink!  I loved how the dots looked like falling snow! :) 

Take a closer look at this snowflake I cut from our Cricut cartridge.  See the pearl in the middle?  This pearl was white when I first started creating this card! :) 

I ADORE our ShinHan alcohol markers & LOVE that they can help me color my embellishments to whatever color I need!  In this case, I colored my white pearl with my Turquoise Blue ShinHan...and turned into a Glacier blue, that matched the border above it!   

Now...take a look at the eggplant cardstock strip at the bottom of the card.  Do you see the stamped snowflakes?  

This border stamp set is a PERFECT stamp set for the Christmas season - BUT...that gift border has me thinking I could use that particular stamp ALL  year long!! :) 

  Check out the "Christmas Borders" stamp...and make sure to check in with your CTMH consultant to see what other items will be leaving us soon!  This stamp set (and the Frosted Christmas stamp set above) will RETIRE on Dec 31, 2017!! To see the Holiday Expression idea book & all the items that are retiring CLICK HERE.   

I'm also entering this card into the Color My Heart Color Dare :)

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 friend Betty'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. Love the stamp set and the colors. Thanks for all the details.

  2. I really like your non traditional colors on this Christmas card. The tone in tone stamping on the eggplant is so pretty.

  3. I love your use of non-traditional Christmas colors! You should enter it into the Color My Heart Color Dare December Linky Party here: Thanks for explaining what stamps you used to make this beautiful card! :) Marie

  4. Love your card! This is so pretty with all the details you used.

  5. Love your combination of stamps and colors on your focal point, and your personalized stamped background...very creative and pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare and hope you come back with other projects have all month to create.

  6. What a creative use of the CTMH stamp sets in our Holiday catalog your suggestions as I do have both those stamp sets and hadn't used the border one yet. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great card and I love the colors you chose. Thank you for joining us in our December Non-traditional Color Dare Challenge.


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