Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November blog hop


Welcome to our monthly blog hop.  
Simply hop from one blog to the next and see what all the talented gals have created.  My share is using Flower Market Cricut cartridge and Oh Deer paper and my favorite stamp set Perfectly Pine A1191.  
The card is folded back to make it look like a swing card.  I used glitter paper to cut out the words and to back the piece that is attached to the card.  


 On this card I used All about Gold Z3246 Fundamentals for the striped piece, this comes with 6  12x12 overlays with gold foil designs.   I fastened that piece with the shimmer trim.  The colors I used were Chocolate, Fern, Sea Glass.
I don't have a picture to show you, but when you open the card, I stamped another pine sprig and pine cone on the inside with words from the stamp set that comes with the Flower Market cartridge.  


Please hop to my friend Krista's blog and be amazed at everyone's creation. 
Here is the rotation in case you get lost.  Enjoy!


Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger                   Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

             
 Betty Locco                                          scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Nickie Hoffer                                 nickiehoffer.blogspot.com                                                                                  

Stephanie Brown                     Stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Donna Ackley Long                  hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com
                                                                       
Jenifer Benner                          jensmessystudio.com 

Tracey Pierce                           Papercraftingprincess.wordpress.com

 Donna Digby                          datsmystyledj.blogspot.com



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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Christmas tree card


I am trying to make a video on how to make the all time favorite card and I can't get it to work at the moment.  If some reason this does work, this is just my practice draft.  
Here are the written directions in the meantime. 
Start with squares on printed paper, what I call background texture paper, in sizes 
3", 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2"  
Fold your square point to point
Open it up and fold it point to point with the other points
Flip it over
Fold it in half (now this is where the video would come in handy)
Push your finger in the center of the square and you will see how it wants to fold into a triangle
with the triangle point up, take the top left flap and fold it to the center. Do the same thing with the right flap.  Now do this to all four squares.  Stack them starting at the top with the smallest one. They will go inside half way, just glue the back of the triangle.  Add a star and a trunk if you wish.  
I will add to this when I get a moment. 
Hope this helps.


I used City Sidewalk paper from CTMH

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October blog hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog hop for October.
You can hop from blog to blog and see all the amazing things we have been creating. Just look for the highlighted name at the end of each blog and click on it, keep going until you get back to this post. 

I would like to share with you what I call a wow card, that is easier to make then you think.  If you have design space for your cricut you can get all the cuts for this card at just the push of a button.



The paper I used is from the Oh Dear paper pack  X7214B which come with 2 12x12 sheets of 4x6 and 2x3 pre-printed cards that can be used to help decorate these cards. The wreath is cut from our new Flower Market Cricut cartridge.

This is from City Sidewalks paper X7213B



 The Cricut  Design Space code for this card is https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/45203012     If you don't have that or use that, here are the measurements for this great wow card.  
4"x11"               3 1/2"x10"            3 1/2" x8"
Fold the top one in half, this is the base of the card
Fold the center piece in half and fold the outside to center. 

This is the bottom piece follow the directions

The above piece will look like this, a house with a roof.


Put glue on the roof on one side and put the point of the roof at the center fold, center the house. Put glue on the other side of the roof and close the card.  
When you open the card, it will look like this.  Now take the second piece that is folded into four equal sections. Have the mountain fold in the center and lay it flat on top of the X. 




Fold the flaps back and glue at the bottom left and the top right, press the flaps onto the glue.  This will give you what you see on the colored picture above .
The 4 sections can be covered using (4) 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" pieces



Now hop over to my dear friend Nancy's blog and see what she has been creating. 
Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown                            creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com


Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com



Debi Brile                            thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Stephanie Brown             Stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com


 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                             nickiehoffer.blogspot.com  

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Baby album


Thanks to CTMH I was able to make this album for soon to be born Grand Niece, Anna Marie. Close to My Heart provided me with paper and compliments to make this wonderful album.  The album is designed for a page a month.  You get glittered numbers, velum months, baby girl and all kinds of stickers to embellish the pages.  There is also a set for boys.  See me or call me to make one for your someone special in your life.  






Sunday, September 25, 2016


This card is a perfect example of new Flower Market, I had to design a card showing 

cuts and stamps from this great cartridge.  The background of dots and the words came with the cartridge.  The hello, flowers and the leaf was cut with Flower Market,
The color of the year, Sea Glass was used for the base layer.



Go to my website to order your 700 image Flower Market Cartridge, Sea glass paper and glitter paper.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

pumpkin card


September Stamp of he month

.  This a card we made at class using the great stamp set.  The leaves around the words were filled in with our alcohol markers. The pumpkin was shaded with markers, also.  
S1609
Remember you can get the SOM for just $5 with a fifty dollar order.  



Friday, September 9, 2016

September Blog hop


Welcome to our monthly Joyful Stars Blog hop. 

We are a group of talented crafters who love to stamp and scrapbook.  You and I are in for a treat, there is so much to show you that is new.  

This month I will be showing you a card that we are making on Saturday at our Annual Christmas card/crop Extravaganza.  Check back for the rest of the cards from that day.  

I used cranberry and N England Ivy for the base.  The mailbox was cut from the NEW Cricut City Sidewalks Digital Collection.  Z4017  It has 30 images.  
 Perfectly Pine A119 was used for the pine spring and words are from Very Merry D1694.  I used black and brown marker for the post and inside of the mailbox.  



Here is a close up of the mailbox.  




Now hop over to my dear friend Betty's blog and see what she has been creating. 
Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                            thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown                            creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                             nickiehoffer.blogspot.com  

Crystal Davis                     craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

Helen Gullett                       www.helengullett.com

Stephanie Brown             Stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August Joyful Stars blog hop


Welcome to Joyful Stars August blog hop. Your in for a treat! 
You will get a look at some new products and probably some 
products that are about to retire at the end of this month. 

I would like to share with you lots of artwork.  I just couldn't decide.  The first one is a layout that I made for my Layout class that meets once a month.  I used the Magical paper and the Cricut.
Summer days is from the NEW Flower Market Close to my Heart Cricut collection.  The Ferris Wheel is from Artiste cartridge which will be retiring.  The stamp set is called Amusement park. You can't see it in the picture but I used Z3293 Shimmer brush on the top of the coaster.  


 The cards below are made with the New Flower Market Cricut cartridge Z3285.
New papers, new cuts and new stamps.

The card was cut at 5 1/2" and the center of the flower was stamped with the new background stamp.  The leaves should be stamped with another background stamp.  I will do that tonight with my class.  


The stamp set used here is from the stamps that come with the Cricut cartridge






Now hop over to my dear friend Betty's blog and see what she has been creating. 
Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                            thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown                            creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                             nickiehoffer.blogspot.com  

Helen Gullett                       www.helengullett.com

 Donna Ackley Long           hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

 Lori Meadows                    craftymeadows.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Annual Christmas Cardmaking/Crop Fundraiser



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        Christmas Card Extravaganza 
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

July Joyful Stars blog hop

 photo JoyfulStarsBlogHopBadge3_zpsa824a544.jpgWelcome to the monthly Joyful Stars blog hop. We're so glad you and join us for our monthly blog.  Please follow us every month on the 10th and get inspired by all the great artwork we are creating. Don't miss next month when we can share what's new in our 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I'm busy working on NEW products and it was really hard for me not to show you.
The catalog goes live on August 1st with our NEW Holiday Expressions going live September 1st. You are in for a treat.  I hope this blog inspires you to create and share your paper crafting with others.

My post for this month is what I made for my team that went to convention in Florida, Disney.
 With the french fry pattern from Art Philosophy, I made Mickey mouse pants to hold snacks.  Buttons and suspenders were added.  I used Design studio to make everything the right size and length.  Glitter was added to the buttons.

On the photo above I added a bookmark and a laminated name tag that Krista made for me. The bookmark, name tag and gift bag  was made using Magical paper X7209B  soon to be retired.


Enjoy the blog, here is a list of this month's blogger, so hop over to a very talented Andrea's blog and see what she has to share, keep hopping until you get back here.  

Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                            thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Crystal Davis                     craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Helen Gullett                       www.helengullett.com

Marie Flayer                          njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

 Lori Meadows                    craftymeadows.blogspot.com

Stephanie Brown                Stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com

 Donna Ackley Long           hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Double pleated card



Today we made a double pleated card, well actually we made 2.  Everyone got real creative and there was no stopping them.  We used La Vie Rose paper that has a black print on one side and a roses on the other.  The directions for this card are as follows:

Start with a 5x10" pc of background texture paper.  Score it on the long side at 1".....1/2" repeat all the way across. So you will have some 1" sections and some 1/2" sections.  Mark the short end at 2" and 3" with a pencil.  At the center 1" section put pencil marks there also, on either side of the score lines.  Make a diagonal cut from the 2" mark to the first mark on the long side. Do the same on the other side starting at the 3" mark.
Turn it to the other side and do the same.  Your paper will taper out from the 1"center to a 1" edge.  Fold accordian style, look at the examples, some are solid on the top and others are open.  There is no right or wrong just place it however you please.  You can even cut it in half and use it on 2 cards.  We mounted the pleated piece on a 4x5 1/4" cardstock.  



Any questions just use the email on the top of this blog and I will help you. Go to my Website to order.
Have a blessed day!
Ps. Check back on the 10th to enjoy the blog hop........................................

Friday, July 1, 2016

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

June blog hop

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Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop.......Every month we share what we have been working on and the great Close To My Heart products we carry and love using.  Simply look for the highlighted name at the bottom of each post and hop to the next blog and enjoy the great ideas.  We hope to inspire you to create.

This month I would like to share with you........................ My Hawaiian Hibiscus card.  B1527 Pg 31 in the Seasonal Expressions.  I used a pop up card fold for this card.  Start with a base of 5 1/2x 8 and score at 2,3, 5,6"
The striped side pieces are 1 3/4x 5 and the circle cut with Art Philosophy at 3 1/4" white and 3 1/2" red.  Red shimmer trim was added top and bottom.  I water colored the center with blue and colored the flowers with markers and water color. 
It's always nice to stamp the envelope to match the card.  

Now hop to my friend Debi (she's always creating great stuff) 


Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                         thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown                    creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Crystal Davis                     craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

 Lori Meadows                    craftymeadows.blogspot.com

 Donna Ackley Long           hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

 Stephanie Huber                    lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com

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