Saturday, January 9, 2016

January 2016 Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars January 2016 Blog Hop!****

When I was helping Joyce (my CTMH consultant, stamping guru, and friend) at one of the stamping shows last fall, Betty asked me why I didn't do Joyce's blog hop.  I said because I had never been asked and because everyone participating was a CTMH consultant and I'm not.  Well, a couple weeks ago Joyce asked me if I'd like to join the hop.  So here I am, the last stop on the hop, following a group of very talented CTMH consultants and stampers.  Actually, the hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter if you are coming from my friend Betty's blog or if you start here on my blog.  Just continue from blog to blog until you're back where you started to make sure you see all the fabulous projects.

For my project, I made an anniversary card following a tutorial for a Big Buckle Card.
It's a bit like a Bendy Foldy Card, but not exactly.

The papers are from the new CTMH Charlotte pack and the stamps from the current SOTM set, Beloved Bouquet.

If you didn't start with Joyce's blog, that's definitely where you want to go next. 

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Looky What I Got (except for the stamp on the card front, it's all new)
Cardz 4 Gals Challenge #13 - Something New 
Fab n Funky Challenge #286 - Something New 

Thanks for stopping by!

If you're thinking of making a Big Buckle Card and have a Cricut Explore, my friend Crystal has made a design space file for this card which she shares on her blog, Crafting with Crystal.


  1. Hey girlfriend - welcome to our blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us! I was thinking of you when I was working on the hop. I felt like I was working in a closet making my cards. My dining room/sCRAProom was cleaned up for Christmas and now I can't find my markers or paints! Hope you are having a great vacation.

  2. Hey Debi! So awesome to have you on this hop and this is a gorgeous card to debut. Wow! Totally bookmarked that tutorial link to look at later.

  3. Wow Debi... What a beautiful card and fabulous design!

  4. Beautiful Card! I'll have to try to make a "Big Buckle Card" myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Fabulous card, Debi! Those gold accents really make this card special. I'm so glad you are part of this group as your artwork often inspires me. Thanks for providing the link for the Buckle card tutorial. I will have to try that soon.
    :) Marie

  6. Stunning card! Love the design, the flowers are fabulous against the black background, the gold accents give it a touch of luxury! Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

  7. What a fabulous fold! I've never seen this one and just love it! This color scheme and the papers are amazing, drooling here!

  8. Great card and just right for our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. debbie X

  9. Wow, love this card shape - I haven't seen it before - and your gorgeous colour scheme and flowers. The finished result is a super stylish and very elegant card!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin'
    Love Jacky x

  10. I knew your would shine, so glad your part of this hop.

  11. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  12. So pretty! Thank you for joining our “Flower/Plant” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

  13. Amazing card! Can't wait to attempt this, because I am definitely inspired to! Thanks so much for joining the hop and sharing such a beautiful idea. ~Yvonne ;)

  14. Great card, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  15. Such a beautiful card! You deserve to be "hopping"! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

  16. Such fabulous folds on this amazing card. Thanks so much for playing along with us.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  17. Love the fold and details on this beauty. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.

  18. That is a really pretty card, nice design!

    Thanks for joining over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!
    Lori- Skittles DT

  19. super card, love the design, thanks for playing along with our CRAFTY CATZ Challenge x Carol

  20. Just wanted to pop in and tell you how gorgeous this card is! I love it! The stamps, colours, design - beautifully made card, inside and out!

  21. Such a pretty card and clever design. Thank you for sharing your card in our 'Flowers' challenge and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  22. Gorgeous Card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

  23. So Elegant! Lovely, lovely, lovely :)

  24. A very elegant card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Galz this time. :)

  25. GORGEOUS card Debi. I really need to try making this card.

  26. Great design! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  27. Just your colors on those gorgeous flowers.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Skittles DT

  28. This is a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Huggs


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