Friday, December 25, 2020

Boxing Week Sale


Close out the year with some amazing savings on my website from the Close To My Heart Boxing Week sale! This sale offers incredible deals each day from December 26 through December 31. With new offers posted daily at 12:00 am (MST) and expiring at 11:59 pm (MST) the same day, the Boxing Week sale provides an excellent opportunity for you to save on your favorite products!


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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Serenity Christmas Cards for Joyful Stars December Blog Hop

 


Welcome to the Joyful Stars December Blog Hop.  Thanks for joining us today.  If you have come from Nancy's Blog, you are on the right path.  Today, I have Christmas cards to share made using the gorgeous Serenity Paper Packet.


This paper pack is versatile as well as beautiful.  The Merry Christmas and ornament are from Z3896  the Jingle Joy Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cut set. They are both heat embossed using Princess Gold Embossing Powder.   It is a great set for both cards and scrapbooking.

The second card uses stamps from the same set and the ornaments are embossed as well.


The paper is part of X7263 the Serenity collection.  It also uses Z3442 Blue Belle Glitter Paper and Z3365 Gold Foil Paper.

Now it is time to hop on over to Krista's blog to see her crafty creation.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale

 

The Black Friday sale will begin at 5PM November 27 to 11:59PM on November 28.  

These deals are available while supplies last so be sure to check it out early.


The Cyber Monday sale will begin at 3PM November 30 to 11:59 on December 1.

These deals are available while supplies last so be sure to check it out early.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Jubliee Crew Reindeer Cards for the Joyful Stars October Blog Hop


 Hello and welcome to the Joyful Stars November Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us today.  If you have come from  Nancy's Blog you are on the right path.  We have a brand new catalog for November and December and I'm sure you will just LOVE these beautiful products.  You can take a look at the catalog HERE.

Today, I'm using the adorable reindeer stamp and thin cuts from The Jubilee Crew - Z3901 in my cards.  The first card uses Scarlet which is a traditional Christmas color.



The frames are cut using Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts.  The letters are cut using Z3655 Classic Alpha Thin Cuts. 

The second card is a different color combination of the first.  It uses X7263B the beautiful blue

Serenity Paper Packet and Toffee and Sapphire Cardstock which are both available in X7263C, Serenity Cardstock Paper Pack.



Now it is time to hop on over to Krista's Blog to see her crafty creation.
Happy Hopping!

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Christmas Cards For the Joyful Stars October Blog Hop

 

Hello and welcome to the Joyful Stars October Blog Hop.  Thank you for joining us today.  If you have come from Joyce's Blog, then you are on the right track.  
I have two Christmas cards that use some products that can be used for other occasions as well. The first one is a slimline card that uses the Comfort and Joy paper pack and D1977 Every Bit of Wonderful Stamp Set for Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. When you purchase this stamp set, $7 of the proceeds goes to help with their life-changing missions.  The flowers are heat embossed using the Z8000 Black Pigment pad, clear embossing powder and colored using the Triblend Markers.  The squares are Z4259 Stitched Square Frames. "Joy" is from Z4046 Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamps and Thin Cuts that is not in the catalog but it is available in the online section of my website.
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The second card uses Z3679 the new Olive Branches Background Die and Z4187 Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts.  The background was cut in X6053 Avocado cardstock and I colored the flowers with Z2497 Dark Red TriBlend marker.  

Remember to stop back next month to see more fabulous artwork.

Now it is time to hop on over to Krista's Blog.



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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Garden Gnomes Christmas Cards for the Joyful Stars September Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Joyful Stars September Blog Hop.
.  I'm so glad you are joining us today.  If you have come from Nancy's Blog, you are on the right track.  Today I have two Christmas cards to share.  The cards uses gnomes from the Z3781 stamps and Thin Cuts.

The background snowflakes were cut using a card on the Close to my Heart Complete Creativity Cartridge in White Daisy Cardstock.  The Ho Ho Ho was cut using CTMH Scarlet Cardstock.  The plaid paper and the Scarlet pattern paper "gnome clothes" are from the new X7261 Comfort and Joy Paper Pack.  I stamped the gnome twice - once on white and once on the Scarlet Pattern Paper.  Then, I cut out the clothes along the stamped lines and adhered them to the gnome stamped in white.  I also used Z4245 Opaque Matte Texture Paste to add "texture" to his beard.  Then I added some Z3563 Diamond Stickles to his beard and some snowflakes and also some Z3560 Golden Rod to his belt buckle.  

In the close up photo, you can see the texture and sparkle in his beard.

The second card uses the brand new Distress Inks Z3834 Chipped Sapphire and Z3833 Peacock Feathers to make the background.  After blending, I spritzed the background with water to create the lighter splatter.  I also used Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush to create shiny splatter.  I am really loving the what you can do with these inks!


The snowflakes are from a retired set CC101188 - Love With All The Trimmings.  They were heat embossed with Z2068 White Embossing Powder.  The background does not come through the snowflakes - they stay perfectly white!  The Silver Loose Sequins are adhered to add extra sparkle.  Also, there is Z679 Liquid Glass on the "glass" part of the lantern.


Thanks so much for joining us and stop back next month on October 10th for some more inspiration using new products.

Now it is time to hop on over to Krista's Blog.

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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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