Saturday, March 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - The Berry Best & Choose To Shine stamps

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 Houck's blog you are right on track.

My card today features our "the Berry Best" stamp set & our So Much Happy paper pack.   

This card design came from the "Choose To Shine" Cardmaking Workshops Your Way (WYW) kit.  We had card class these week at my home, and at each class, I ALSO create another card with a different stamp set - BUT--- I use the same paper cuts from the Cardmaking WYW kit!  It's a fun challenge to take on each month! 

Here is a look at the "So Much Happy" paper collection.  What a FUN & Happy paper....AND you'll want to make SURE to talk with your CTMH consultant.  All of our current paper collections that are in our Seasonal Expression 1 Idea book - are BOGO 50% off this month!!  Wahoo!! 

Let's take a look at a few more details of this card. 

I used TWO stamp sets for this card...
1. The "The Berry Best" stamp set is a great set for sure! Take a look at the ADORABLE sayings that are included in this set! 


Did you notice all the separate stamp image designs in the berry stamp collection? 

There's a berry stamp...
a stamp that only stamps the leaves....
you can even stamp "seeds" on the strawberries!!

AND...the basket & berries fit PERFECTLY together! 

I ADORE the white & gold skinny ribbon that is INCLUDED in this Cardmaking Kit.  I also used some of the iridescent sequins in our gold sequin pack

2. "Choose to Shine" EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that can ONLY be purchased as part of the Cardmaking Workshop Kit

OH the Possibilities!!  Stitched clouds, stitched circles & that banner...the grass...oh FUN!!  So many possibilities!!

I DID have some fun, creating a longer banner than what came in the "Choose to Shine" stamp set.  Let me share how I created this below...

I wanted a LONGER banner....but LOVED the stitching at the top of the banner stamp...oh what to DO to make it longer??  

I figured out a way...I'm not sure it's the BEST way ;)...but I'll share it with you - and I'd love to hear any way you have to create longer banners...

1. I used 2nd generation CLOVER ink to create this banner.....
and STAMP image onto White Daisy Cardstock



You end up with a slight "line" in the middle of the longer stamped banner, but once you pair it with the regular size really don't even notice it AND it gives it a special look! :) 

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 Debi'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. Cute card - I like your use of both stamp sets and all the details.

  2. Sweet card! I love how you combined 2 stamp sets in your card design. Well done!
    :) Marie


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