Saturday, October 21, 2017

Masculine card

I made this card for my brother who is really into hunting.  The Happy birthday was stamped on a 
piece of cardstock that come with the beary Christmas pack.
For fun I put this on the back of the card.

This is what I put on the envelope. 

Thanks so much card

This card show so much of our new products. The heart border with all the little hearts, the pearls, the bashful paper, both sides                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Monday, October 9, 2017

October Blog hop

Welcome to our monthly Joyful Stars Blog hop!

Each month we share with you some of the new products from Close to My Heart.  This is a hop, so at the end of each blog look for the highlighted name and click on it and it will take you to that persons blog and you will get back here after you viewed all the great artwork.  Have fun and be inspired!

This month I would like to share with you the 4oz cup holder that you can put a K-cup in or some candy or money. If you put a strip on the back, like the one that reads  Save until last, you can include a gift card.  These make nice office gifts, teacher gifts or mailbox gifts.  
Paper used is Beary Christmas X7225B and Silver and Gold.  X7226B

Slide a gift card in the back.

Here's one I made for a birthday using cats and bats paper.  

Side view

The measurements are:
CS 2 1/2 x 11

Cut out a 2" circle using your cricut  The circle will be on the right 1 1/4" from the edge.  I can give you more details if  using the Expressions. 
score at 4 1/2", 7", 73/4"  10 1/4"
 The back paper is 3 1/2" x 2 1/4"
The band to hold the gift card is 3/4" by 6 1/2"  
score at 2" , 4 3/4" 

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cups, contact me for more details.  

Now it's time to hop over to Marie's blog to see what she created.  

Joyce Houck                   

 Marie Flayer          

 Betty Locco                               

  Lucy Marino               

Tracey Pierce                  

Debi Brile                        

 Michelle Loncar                                                                                                                                                                

Andrea Sherman         
 Krista Hershberger        

Back to Joyce                    

Monday, October 2, 2017

Ornament sandwich card

Here is another card made at the Christmas card making day.  Silver and Gold cardmaking Pg 52. the ornaments were cut out of gold foil paper which is new pg 107 in our Annual catalog.  I used Beary Christmas for the strip of paper of paper at the bottom.  

The card was cut a 6" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"  I used gold striped tulle for the center of the card. Another piece of white was sandwiched between the tulle, top and bottom..  The berry Christmas paper was cut at 1" by 5 1/2".  
Nice see through card.  

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Gingerbread Friends Christmas card

This cute card was made by Stacey at the Christmas Card making day.  This set can be found on Pg 42, the Gingerbread friends are  thin cuts.

The bow is a ribbon border thin cut found on pg 96 and silver foil paper.  The alphabet paper is from the fundamental paper.

Great job Stacey!

Deer card

Here is one of the cards we made at the Christmas card making day.  Regina designed this card Silver and Gold Scrapbooking stamp set and thin cuts. Z4043 page 53  and the word PEACE was from First Noel C1688  page 58. The tree line was cut from Tree Line Border z4037  pg 63 in the Seasonal Holiday Expressions.
One of our guests made this card into a birthday card.  This card was made by my Mom, who is 93. Good job Mom!