Monday, August 10, 2020

Holographic Paper Card for Joyful Stars August Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Joyful Stars August Blog Hop.  Thanks for joining us today.  If you have come from Joyce's Blog, then you are on the right track.  Today I have a card made using the fabulous Close To My Heart Holographic Paper.  This paper has a foil coating and it gives a holographic effect.  The colors seem to change based on the lighting, the viewing angle and even the other paper it is paired with.  You really need to see it in person - the photos really don't do it justice.  I used Z3636 the Oasis Holographic Paper.  In the book this paper look green, however in my sample it looks bluish green at one angle and pinkish orange when it catches the light.  I kept the card really simple - I wanted a clean contemporary look so the paper would be the star.  I cut the flowers using a card from the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge Artfully Sent.  This paper cuts so beautifully!  There were no rough edges and it was easy to come off the mat.  


Here is another view of the same card - I photographed it in low light.  You can see how the paper seems to change color!  Working with this paper is a lot of FUN!
 I hope you will try this fabulous paper!
Now it is time to hop on over to Marie's Blog to see her creation.

 

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Summer Vibes Slider Card for the Joyful Hearts July Blog Hop



Welcome to the Joyful Stars July Blog Hop.  Thanks for joining us today.  If you have come from Joyce's Blog, then you are on the right track.  Summer is here and I have a card made using the new X7258B Summer Vibes paper and sticker pack.  The colors are so vibrant and cheerful.  This pack will make your photos the star of your summer/beach layouts.



It is a slider card - the fish moves around the circle.

I love the little fishy.  It is so easy to color him is an array of coordinating colors.  I raised the waves with a double layer of mounting tape so the fish could "swim" under them!


The fish was colored using the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers and then coated with liquid glass to give it a fabulous shine.  Here are the stamp sets used on this card:



Now it is time to hop on over to Marie's blog to see her fabulous creation.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A Million Little Things Cards for the Joyful Stars June Blog Hop





Welcome to the Joyful Stars June Blog Hop.  I'm so happy you have joined us today.  If you have come from Joyce's Blog, you are on the right track.
Today, I am using one of my favorite sets from the May/June catalog called A Million Little Things.  The set includes three floral stamps, three sentiments and three small background "spatter" stamps.  It is a very versatile set!
The first card reminds me of summer - the flower looks like black eyed susans!



The background paper is from the new X9015 Mix in Pack.  I love the sapphire blue floral paper!  It was stamped in Intense Black Ink, colored using the TriBlend Markers and embellished with Z1263 Bitty Sparkles.  You can see the "spatter" stamps in the background.  They really help to fill in white space.



This card uses the tulip flower and the May Stamp of the Month as the stem of the flower.  I love how delicate it looks.  The background paper is from the same Mix In pack.


I hope you enjoy al the creative ideas today!


Now it is time to hop on over to Marie's Blog to see what she has created to share with us.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Through Thick and Thin Birthday Cards for Joyful Stars May Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop.  If you have come from Nancy's Blog, then you are on the right track. Thanks for joining us today.  Close To My Heart has a brand new catalog with fabulous new products.  There are also specials for National Scrapbook Month and Day that are available while supplies last. 

I have been "playing" with one of the stamps sets from National Scrapbooking day called Through Thick and Thin.  It comes in a bundle with products to make 20 cards!  One side of the paper is coated UV pattern that looks fabulous!

Kit contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Through Thick & Thin Stamp Set (exclusive)
6 – glossy UV-coated patterned cardstock sheets (1 Canary, 1 Candy Apple, 1 Flamingo, 1 Green Apple, 1 Lagoon, 1 Sapphire)
2 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
1 – Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
20 – white card bases & envelopes



This card uses the stamps and some background paper from X7256B Aurora Paper and X9015 Mix-in Paper Packet.  The hexagon shape is a thin cut from the Aurora Scrapbooking stamp and thin cuts.  The red "corona virus" are stamps from a retired stamp set and thin cuts Z3707 Blossoming Friendship. (Idea to use the stamp to represent the Corona Virus is from another CTMH consultant, Sandy Zimmer)



Here is a peek at the inside of the card.  The toilet paper roll is stamped and fussy cut, then embossed using a retired CTMH folder to give it a quilted look.


Here is one that uses a pattern from the card kit with a different sentiment.



Be sure to stop back next month to join us again.
Now it is time to hop on over to Joyce's Blog.
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

O-fish-ally Awesome Card for Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars April Blog Hop.  Thank you for joining us today.  We hope we can inspire you to get out your crafy products and be creative!  If you have come from Nancy's Blog, then you are on the right track.  I hope you are doing well and spending some quality time with your immediate family.
 I have a card using the April Stamp of the Month - O-fish-ally Awesome.  Let me tell you, I think this set is really awesome!  The images are adorable!  Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for only $5 with a $50.00 minimum qualifying purchase!

 The "fish bowl" card was made using an oval shape on Cricut Design Space using Glacier Cardstock.  I used the journaling pen to write the sentiment "safe at home".  There are plenty of great sentiments in the set as well.  The seaweed was also cut on the Cricut.


Here is a peek at the inside.
  I used the journaling pen again to make the "quarantined" banner.
Please stay safe and well by continuing to social distance.  It is really the only thing we can do to help all those nurses and doctors that are on the front line.
Have a blessed Easter!

Now it is time to hop on over to Joyce's Blog.
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Monday, March 16, 2020

March All Day Crop is Cancelled!

Due to concerns about spreading the Corona Virus, the March crop is cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

The next crop is scheduled for April 18.  Hopefully things will be better by then!
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Monday, March 9, 2020

March Joyful Stars Blog Hop


 Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop.  If you arrived from Joyce's Blog, then you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop so you can start anywhere.  You will know you are finished when you back to the first blog.

 We have a brand new catalog as of March 1st!  Today, I have a card made using the Yesterday and Today Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts.

For the background, I did random stamping on French Vanilla cardstock.  The flower was stamped second generation using Sapphire Ink.  The Fleur de Lis was stamped using second generation Fern Ink.  To fill in the background, I also used two stamps from Strokes of an Artist using both second generation Espresso and Fern.    The sentiment was stamped on French Vanilla that was cut with a shape from the Close to my Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge.
You can see in this close up that  I also added some Gold Shimmer Brush on the background, flower and leaves.

Here is the inside - it is stamped with the new sentiment stap D1919 With Heartfelt Sympathy.

Now it is time to hop on over to Krista's Blog to see her fabulous creation!
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