Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Joyful Stars blog hop - Boutique Christmas Joy

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.

Here we are in October already, and guess what??  I had my first Christmas Cardmaking class the last Saturday in September!  

So...today, we'll take a look at a Christmas card that I created - WITHOUT using any Christmas stamp sets! :) 

Here is my Christmas Joy card.... :) 
(click on the photo to enlarge it) 

This card was is fairly simple to create, but oh what FUN, to create it using all NON-Christmas stamp sets! 

I did use one of our NEW Christmas papers....this is our "Tis the Season" paper collection...

But I also used 2 new stamp sets to create this card design.  The first stamp is called "Boutique cardmaking" stamp....take a look...
The 2nd stamp set used was the "Boutique - Scrapbooking" stamp set.  Check out the photo to see these beautiful stamp images. :) 

Let's take a close up look at the card....You'll notice that I used the word "joy" from the one set..and then used the heart & the wreath leaves from the 2nd stamp set.   

Bitty Sparkles around the wreath add a bit of sparkle to the card.

To create the wreath - I used New England Ivy ink, and stamped the "swag" of leaves...and kept stamping with out reinking the image.  Take a look at the photo - and you'll notice there are 2 colors of ink (although I really just "stamped off" to get the lighter shade!  It's all from the New England Ivy ink pad!) 

One of my FAVORITE new products, is our Metal die cuts we call "Thin Cuts".. We now have a "Decorated Borders" thin cut bundle!!  

This set is LOADED with stitches, cuts & you can see the die set in the photo below! :) 

Now, take a look at this next photo....can you see the 2 Thin Cut metal dies that I used on the White Daisy cardstock?? :) 

Yes - you got it!!  I used the double stitched imprint...and the small scallop border!!
I can't WAIT to use these dies even more...there are so many possibilities!!

The strip of strips behind sentiment...came from one of our ZIP Strips! :) 
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 today! :) 

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! So creative to use those stamp sets for a holiday card.

  2. What a wonderful card, Krista! I may be casing this one.

  3. Such a lovely card! I've been on the fence about acquiring those new thin cut border dies and you just may have pushed me over the edge.....
    :) Marie

  4. I LOVE how beautifully elegant this card is! That wreath is just lovely! I also need to break out my dies and use them!

  5. I love your Christmas card with non-Christmas stamps. Great way to get more "mileage" from a basic stamp set.


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