Thursday, April 9, 2015

April blog hop 2015

Welcome to Joyful stars monthly blog hop!  Enjoy the hop as you go from blog to blog, viewing the artwork of our very talented group of crafters.  Look for the name of the next person to hop to at the bottom of the post. 

Here is a chick I made using the Cricut and the cuddle bug machine.  This is a circle card with the hinge at the top.  We made this card at above and beyond club.  
New from Expressions 2 mini catalog!!!   I want to share with you our new Blossom paper and a new card that is called Easel Gate fold card.  This card will impress anyone who is lucky enough to receive it.  The card opens up with a center fold, then you see the inside with the Happy Birthday greetings and then you lift that piece up and place it against the flower and it stands up to say "have a lovely day"
Easel Gate Fold Card

I used the zip strip on the bottom and the narrow washi tape on the top.

Email me at for directions.  You may be making a card like this at our Special May 2 crop.  See events for the details.  Space is limited.  

Products used to make this card:
Lovely Birthday  stamp set  B1462
Blossum paper pack        X7196b
Lagoon ink                      Z2195
Pear ink                          Z2197
Sorbet ink                       Z2164
Honey ink                        Z2162
New washi tape               Z3066, Z3067
New sequins                    Z3042
New twine  Glacier           Z3039
Aqua dots                         Z1853

Please stop by again and see what else we created.  Now hop over to my friend Betty's blog to see what she has created.  

Joyce Houck        

 Betty Locco          

 Krista Hershberger

 Marie Flayer         

 Nancy Brown       

 Crystal Davis            

 Lori Meadows          

 Helen Gullet            

  Nickie Hoffer            

   back to Joyce


  1. What a stunning twist to the easel card! Love it!

  2. The chick card is too cute. The easel card is over the top. Can I have a private lesson?

  3. Wow! That is one fantastic card, Joyce!!!! Love the combination of gate fold and easel :) You are very creative!

  4. Very nice Joyce! Can't wait to see it in person! :) Love the Blossom paper pack! :)

  5. Joyce, I love your cute little embossed chick card--it's adorable! Your Blossom Easel Gatefold card is also very pretty--you make me want to try out that card fold soon. Thanks again for the inspiration and for organizing this blog hop.
    :) Marie

  6. Nice smooth hop! Got done just in time to make dinner! I need some of the Blossom paper. It is gorgeous!

  7. The "little chick" is just beyond cute! Love the gate fold easel card. I will have to catch up with you on that one. Thanks for the eye candy. :)