Sunday, September 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Grateful Heart Butterfly 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 Gough's blog you are right on track.

It's September, and that means NEW goodies at Close To My Heart!  September 1st, was the release date of our BEAUTIFUL Holiday Expressions Idea book. 

My card today, uses the NEW "Grateful Heart - cardmaking" stamp set ....a stamp set that definitely caught my eye as I paged through this new Idea book. 

Take a look at the card I created! :) 
(click on the photo to enlarge it) 

This card was the recent make n take card at my Fall Kickoff Catalog event.  Those that attended my "open house" & those that ordered from me online received one of these cards as a "thank you" for joining me at this debut! 

We have 6 new paper collections, and I chose to use the "Grateful Heart" paper pack.  This paper collection "screams" fall & the beautiful colors it brings!!

I used THREE, new stamp sets...the main stamp set being our  "Grateful Heart - cardmaking" stamp set.  
Look at the GORGEOUS butterfly!!

I love the wording choices on this stamp set...and used both of them in the cards above.

The other 2 BRAND NEW stamp sets are...
 "Stitched Borders" stamp set

the NEW "Watercolor Impressions"

Can you find where I used them on my cards? ;)   

One of my FAVORITE new products, is our Metal die cuts we call "Thin Cuts".. We now have a "Fancy Tags" thin cut bundle!!  This set is LOADED with beautiful tags & I know I'll be using these often! 

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 toJoyce 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. Beautiful card with the Grateful Heart Paper. I love all the details you added.

  2. Great way to play with lots of new products. Wonderful cards, Krista

  3. Wonderful showcase of new CTMH products! Great choice of colors with your beautiful card layout. Well done!
    :) Marie

  4. Wow you really packed your card full of great products! Love seeing them all in action. Wonderful card!

  5. What incredible stamping! I love how every element plays together.

  6. I love these, especially the butterfly! Did you use markers to color it? I totally missed the Stitched Borders in the Idea Book, and yes, now I will have to have it. ;)

    1. Thank you Joyce! Yes...I did use 2 ShinHan markers. I know one was marigold & the other I'm not sure....i can look when I get home again. And those Stitched Borders...a must for sure! 😊


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