Saturday, June 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- ConGRADulations!

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! 

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If you have arrived from Betty's blog you are right on track.

  Let's check out the card I want to share with you today! 


I needed a handmade graduation card for my nephew's graduation & I was determined to create something a bit unique. I was VERY happy to find this different fold of a card - it's called the "Double Triangle Fun Fold" card! :) 


For the front of the card, I used our Documented paper pack...take a look at the beautiful colors in this kit. 

I pulled out the neutral tones for a more masculine card....I even got to use the ZIP STRIP at the bottom of the card! :) 

Take a closer look at these stars...

I used our Star Thin Cuts (metal dies) and cut them with our silver foil paper.  While you can't really see that on the photo - in real life it's LOTS of fun!!

Now...for the inside....ta-da!!

Isn't that neat?!?!  :)  

It is a regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card size when closed, but it opens up in a different way! :) 

Here's a close up of the inside too :) 


Creating this card was QUITE easy! :) 

Take an 8 1/2x 11 paper & score it at 5 1/2". 
Turn the paper vertically...and now score it at 4 1/4. 
(this gives you 4 rectangles) 
NEXT, take your paper trimmer (or in my case I took a LONG ruler & an xacto knife)  and diagonally cut your 81/2 x 11 piece of paper from corner to corner.  This will create 2 triangles. 

When you are finished, you have 2 card bases with fun TRIANGLE folds! :) 

I used 3 stamp sets for this card...
ConGRADulations (B1564)
Splash of Color (D1733)
Smarty Pants - retired (C1649)



I also was happy to use the  "Stitched Circle" Thin Cuts.  I just LOVE that stitching around the edge! :) 




That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to go CREATE something on your own! :) 
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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Michelle'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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rad Dad Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring our Extra Special Kit this month from Close To My Heart called Dad is Rad   

 You can CREATE all of these papercrafting items (in the photo to my left) with the purchase of this EXCLUSIVE, Discounted Workshop kit!  
  
It's a GREAT deal & is only happening until June 30th or while supplies last.  You can learn more about this special by clicking HERE.

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from the talented,  Michelle's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

  
This month we have  10 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!
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Here is today's card, showcasing the Dad is Rad special this month! 

This card was taken from our How-To-Book volume 4, pattern #17.  How QUICK & EASY it is to create a card with these books...I ADORE them! 

I used the "leftover" papers in the Dad is Rad kit to create this card. (see details about this kit farther down the post ;) )

Let's take a few close up looks at the details of this card...

I wasn't sure what color to create the #1 image, so I stamped one in Crystal Blue & the next one in Sapphire.  

As I was trading them back & forth on my card I realized, why not put BOTH colors on! :)  An easy solution & I was happy with the contrast too!  
If you look closely, you might be able to see the gold sparkle I gave the #1 with our gold shimmer brush...a fun added touch. 

I also was "determined" to create my own paper, and that means stamping a background. 

I love those argyles, & decided to just used the stitched design.  I used Toffee ink and stamped on the Almond cardstock. 

The burlap ribbon is always a nice, masculine touch.  

Did you know that you can cut apart the clear stitching & separate the strands?  That's how I created the fringed edges of the bow.  
I felt the "need" to do some inking of the edges of my papers, so we pulled out the Toffee ink to give it that rustic look. :) 


So, let's take a look at what' all included in this AMAZINGLY, Fab kit!  

Here is the Dad is Rad kit...


Kit contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Rad Dad Stamp Set (D1811)
11 – cardstock sheets (1 Almond, 1 Crystal Blue, 1 Juniper, 1 Sapphire, 2 Toffee, 4 White Daisy, 1 gold glitter)
1 – White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)
1 – Gold Bows (Z3380)
4 – white cards & envelopes
Use the materials in this kit to create one two-page scrapbook layout, one single-page layout, and four cards.  
The Workshop Instructions can be downloaded to your computer.


This is a BEAUTIFUL kit & it is DISCOUNTED at  20% off!!  Make sure you talk to your consultant about how you can get this LIMITED TIME offer!! There are downloadable instructions for this kit, to create all of these beautiful pieces of artwork shown below! 

The best part ....this kit can be used for MORE THAN Father's Day!! :)

I ADORE that argyle stamp, the background images & even the words!  
Dad is pretty close to the word Grad ;)...just saying! LOL!!! 
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Darlys'  Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 



Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
to help you with any of the products listed above. :)  



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Friday, June 1, 2018

June SOTM Blog Hop - A Bushel & a Peck


If you have come here from my friend, Colleen's Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE June SOTM stamp set called "A Bushel & a Peck". 

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can START HERE & work your way around to the many consultants on this “hop”! If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have 20 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.
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Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with your $50 CTMH purchase in June 2018. 
I LOVE that we have an EXCLUSIVE stamp set available at a DISCOUNT each & every month!!



What a CUTE stamp set!! Check out the card I created today. 

While I think the girl in this stamp set is adorable & the main focus ;)...I thought I'd try and create something using other images in this stamp set collection.  
I started out by looking through our Make It From Your Heart, vol 3 How-To-Book, and decided to use pattern #2.  

The paper I used to create this card, comes from the BRAND NEW "Fresh Air" collection.  This outdoorsy paper collection just called my name! 
It needed some "shimmer & shine"....so I added some gold glitter gems & gold glitter paper....lovely!! 

I also choose to use some GOLD ribbon...and guess what?  

This RIBBON (along with a LOT of other ribbon) is also on SALE THIS MONTH at Close To My Heart!! Wahoo!! Who LOVES sales?!?! Make sure to check with your consultant to learn more!! 

Take notice of the top part of the card....do you see it?

I took some of the designer paper from the Fresh Air collection & used our embossing folder to indent the paper!  This leaf folder is STILL available, and can be found under the "Going Soon" section of your consultants website. :)


I also decided to emboss the apple basket image....to do this, I used my nutmeg pigment ink, stamped it on the Linen colored cardstock, & then sprinkled clear embossing powder over it.  I used my heat tool to set the powder & this made a GREAT coloring base to use the ShinHan markers. 

ShinHan markers used were...Carmine, Sap Green, Clay, Mahogany & Colorless Blender marker.
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I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to check out Haleys' blog to see what CRAFTY item(s) she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 


****Remember*****
The June Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”A bushel & A Peck” – is ONLY available until June 30, 2018.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  

Contact your CTMH Consultant to answer any questions you many have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop - stitched metal dies - thin cuts

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!



Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Seasonal Expression 2 that was released on May 1, 2018.  



There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at the online Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book - please CLICK HERE.   

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from Catherine's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

  
This month we have  20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!
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We have some BEAUTIFUL, new papers, embellishments & products in the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 (SE2) book!! It was hard to choose what items to create with. ;) 

Here is today's card...


I started by looking at our Cardmaking volume 3, Make it From Your Heart How-To-Book, and found  pattern #13...and this card came to life! :)  

   
I was excited to use TWO of our NEWEST paper packs from the Seasonal Expression 2 mini-book!!
The Floral designed paper, comes from our Documented collection...and the pink striped paper comes from our Beautiful Friendship paper suite.  Take a look at these BEAUTIFUL papers!!


I wanted to stamp some type of sentiment on the front of this card. I love the writing style of this NEW stamp set - Shell Sentiments.  


Next, I was so EXCITED to use the NEWEST Thin Cuts we have at CTMH!!  Take a look at these STITCHED metal dies we call Thin Cuts!! 



We now have CIRCLE, HEART & OVAL stitched dies!!! 
AND....what's even better...they coordinate with our Basic Shapes dies in these styles!! :) :) 
The Stitched dies can be matted by the Basic Shape die cuts!!  Wahooo CTMH!! 


Here is a list of ALL the products I used to create this fun card!  

“Special Day” Card
Stitched Hearts Thin cuts
Make It from Your Heart, vol 4, patt #13

C1721                Shell Sentiments
X7234B             Documented paper
X7233B             Beautiful Friendship paper
X5949               Almond CS
Z3238               Gold Glitter Paper
X254                 White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Z4182                Stitched Hearts thin cuts
Z4181                Stitched Circles thin cuts
Z4014                White & Gold Twine
Z3312                Gold glitter gems
Z2060               Thin 3D Foam Tape
Z3342               3-D foam Dots


Inks used:           Peacock

I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Miss Carrie's Creations Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 





Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and get your OWN copy of the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-Idea Book!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista