Monday, July 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Christmas Joy - Solo Alphabets

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 Gough's blog you are right on track.

July is a SPECIAL month at Close To My Heart...we are celebrating our FABULOUS clear, My Acrylix stamp sets by having a SALE!!  

All stamp sets are Buy 2 get the 3rd FREE!!

 With this special, CTMH has brought back some previous stamp sets for THIS month only!!  These stamp sets were quite popular in their day - they are the "Solo" stamp sets...and that's what I chose to use to create todays artwork. :) 

Take a peek at my card creation for today!

I got this "crazy" idea to try and make a Christmas card with our current paper collections, even though we don't have any Christmas specific paper packs this season. :)  Well, I was pretty happy with the results!! 

I used our FABULOUS Make It From Your Heart, vol 4 (pattern #17) cardmaking sketch guide to get the design on the card...and adjusted it, just a tad, to fit my Solo J stamp set. 

Any guesses for which current paper collection I used? 

Take a look at the Central Park paper collection....yup, the papers are in this pack PLUS I added some Black Cardstock into the mix too. 

I used 4 stamp sets for this card creation...
1. B1234 Solo j
2. B1239 Solo o
3. B1249 Solo y 
4. C1690 For You Darling

(You can click on each word above to see the entire stamp set.)

Inks used in this creation were poppy, fern & black...

I used the LARGE "j" in the Solo J alphabet, but then chose to use the smaller letters in the o & y stamp sets to create the word "joy". 

I finished off the card with some Gold Shimmer Trim, Black & Gold ribbon & watercolor splats over the entire card. 

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 Joyce Houck'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. Looks like a Christmas card to me! Well done, Krista!

  2. Great use of the papers making a Christmas card! Your cards are always so creative!

  3. Thanks for sharing the solo's Christmas in July!

  4. Beautiful card! Love how you used current papers for Christmas! I also love the bow tucked up under the flowers. Very pretty!

  5. So pretty, Krista! I love the vintage feel of this! And one of my favorite stamp sets to boot!


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