Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Butterfly Friendship

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.

Today, we are going to take a look at one of our beautiful NEW cardmaking kits!  Do you know how FABULOUS our Workshop Your Way (WYW) kits are at Close To My Heart??

Allow me to introduce the "WYW Lucky Friendship Cardmaking Kit" 

Each month, I host a Cardmaking Class using a WYW kit....and, I try and put my own "spin" to the card designs of each kit.  

Here are the two card designs created & designed by CTMH...they are so pretty!

Today, I will be sharing my one "extra" design I created, using the SAME cut pieces from this kit.

Take a peek at my card :) 

Can you tell which card design I used of CTMH's, to create this card??

I chose to add ONE more CTMH product to create this card....the "Butterfly Friendship" stamp/thin cut bundle.  I ADORE this new set!!

As you can see...there are 3 metal dies to cut out these beautiful butterfly images! can "color in" your butterflies, with the matching inside stamp set!

For my butterfly, I used Lagoon ink, and stamped the inside by using the stamp set! I'm hoping you can also see the "glitter shine" that the butterfly has.  
This was created by using our CLEAR shimmer pen

Here are the two card designs together, that I created from this WYW cardmaking kit.

The card on the Left is the Original, created by CTMH art department.....
The card on the right, is "my design"....using the SAME cut pieces, but just turning the card a different way & adding a new stamp image! 

If you enjoy Creating & having the ideas already created for you....I highly suggest you give one of CTMH's WYW kits a try!!  They are always beautiful cards (and we have WYW kits for scrapbook pages too!) & you can even change things around a bit if their design isn't quite like you like.    

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. Love the butterfly. Wonderful cards, Krista.

  2. The little butterfly is a sweet addition!

  3. Love your pretty butterfly card! I just may have to add that one to my list of future purchases.
    :) Marie

  4. Love how you used the butterfly thin cuts....great card!

  5. Beautiful! The butterfly is so pretty. I love it!

  6. I love your version of this card design. And yes, you made me add the butterfly set/thin cuts to my order. ;)

  7. Great job with your design. Both cards are so bright and cheerful!


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