Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Joyful Stars November Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars November Blog Hop.  It is a circular hop so you can start anywhere and when you get back to the first one you saw, you will know you have seen them all.  If you have arrived from Marie's Blog, then you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants on Joyce's Blog
Close To My Heart has introduced a fabulous new campaign called Happy, Happy Christmas.    During November, save over 10% off the retail value when you purchase one of the 12″ × 12″ album bundles (CC1179 and CC1180) for only $69.95 each! This bundle includes an exclusive guide to walk you through the steps of assembling five beautiful 2-page layouts. Add on additional items to make additional projects with your leftover materials, too!
There are brand new Christmas themed Picture My Life Cards included in the bundle too.  After making the projects, there are 13 leftover  4 x 6 cards and 19 leftover 2 x 3 cards.  You can also use them to make traditional Picture My Life layouts.  They are super cute and I could not resist using some of the leftovers for some quick and easy Christmas cards. 
The first card had a center journaling spot.  I cut out the center circle from the card with a circle cutter and then cut smaller circle using a stitched die and stamped the wreath.
 The second card uses the new Rustic Home Fundamentals Kraft paper with mini dots.
Here is a close up of the stocking detail.  There is Red Glitter Trim on the stocking cuff.  
You can check out the details for the Happy, Happy Christmas promotion my website HERE. You can even download the project guide too!

Supplies Used:
CC1179/CC1180 Choose either Post Bound or D-Ring Album Kit
Z3285 Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
C1665 Season of Magic
D1696 Woodland WishesZ3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals
Z2835 New England Ivy Stamp Pad
Z2816 Cranberry Stamp Pad
Z2871 Saddle Stamp Pad
Z2863 White Daisy Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
X5777 Fern Cardstock
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z3090 Red Enamel Gems

I would like to wish you a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Now it is time to hop over to Nickie's Blog to see what she has created.
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  1. Both cards are wonderful. I like the first card best. The wreath and banner look fabulous.

  2. I love the glitter accentsthat you added to your stockings. So cute!

  3. So pretty Betty!! i love the extras you created from this pack! :)

  4. Love your cards made with the PML cards...they are one of my favorite ways to make cards.

  5. Fun use of the PML cards! You've embellished them beautifully. Thanks for inspiring me to use these PML cards more often.
    :) Marie

  6. Love that you used the PML for cards!!