Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - The Jubilee Crew & Jingle Joy Cardmaking kit

  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 created 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 Betty's blog you are right on track.

Here are the cards I'm sharing today!

Close To My Heart has some FABULOUS Workshop kits--and this Jingle Joy Cardmaking Kit is no exception!

I LOVE the kits they create, and I also enjoy doing a little "Krista's Crafty" tweak to each of the kits, by using their SAME card designs...but pulling in another stamp set of my choice. ;)  

First ---let's take a look at what comes in the Jingle Joy cardmaking kit & then we'll take a closer look at my cards. 

This kit can be found on your consultant's CTMH website--- I ADORE the Exclusive Stamp set & thin cut bundle that is included in this kit!

Take note that THIS particular kit ---INCLUDES a bottle of Silver Stickles too!! 

Here are the Card designs that CTMH created using this Jingle Joy collection! 

Look how BEAUTIFUL they are! 

We ALWAYS learn a technique in our Cardmaking kits & this time, we learned about using the Distress Oxide inks, as well as using the Stickles! 

 Today, I'm just focusing on the Design of card #2 today. ( I'll be sharing my other card designs over on my Business FB page & my IG accounts. )
Let's take a look at the 3 cards I created using the SAME Card #2 design. 

You can see the original card design in the top right of the photo above. 

For my other two cards, I took the SAME cuts of papers, and rearranged or even "trimmed down" some of the pieces to create TWO totally NEW cards! 

I also added in a stamp set of my choice --more details on that set below. 

Here are the inks & the Light Green Tri-Blend marker I used to complete "my version" of my cards. 

I've been having SO MUCH FUN "playing" with the distress oxide inks & I loved that we used them to STAMP with on these cards too!! These inks really DO give a vibrant, bright color when stamped!! 

I LOVED adding extra Stickles to my cards--- notice how you can use those Stickles for a thin "ribbon" on this card here! 

---OR ---

why not use it to add "sparkle & shine" to the large amount of gifts---how fun! 

Here's a look at the ADORABLE "the Jubilee Crew" stamp/thin cut set that I used to create my extra cards.  

These SNOWPEOPLE just "grabbed" me the minute I saw them! So cute!! 

Here's a "bonus card" showcasing my favorite images on this stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my creation & were inspired to create something of your own. 

Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY evening!!! 


Now it’s time to Hop on over to 
Joyce G'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 a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December 2020 SOTM Blog Hop - Happiness Never Grows Old


Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!

If you have come here from the talented Gina's Blog, you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE December 2020 SOTM stamp set called "Happiness Never Grows Old".

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can START HERE & work your way around to the many consultants on this “hop”! If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have a group of FABULOUS Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created. 😊

Here is a look at this month's BEAUTIFUL, EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5.... (or VIP's get it for FREE) with EVERY $50 CTMH purchase in December 2020. 

This month's stamp set is a beauty, with sentiments and floral images for us to use in a variety of ways. Here's my card using this set...

When I first looked at this stamp set ---I thought "background stamping"...and that's exactly what I did! 

That large floral is BEAUTIFUL when colored in (as I'm sure you will see the talent of others in this hop. ) But I love to use these stamps, that are supposed to be colored in, in a different way.  
Background Stamping to the Rescue! 

Our Stitched Thin Cuts (metal dies) are the BEST! 
This card was calling for our lovely set of Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin cuts
They matted together perfectly!

The cluster of gold elements at the bottom was the final touch---gold embellishing thread and gold glitter gems.💓


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting a lot of creative inspiration for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. 

Now – it’s time to head over and check out Alyson's blog to see what CRAFTY item she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 

The December Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Happiness Never Grows Old" – is ONLY available until December 31, 2020.

It can be yours at the retail price of $18.95 OR 
pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH productsOR when you are a VIP Customer --you get this stamp set for FREE!  

Contact your CTMH Consultant to answer any questions you may have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!