Sunday, July 9, 2017

Joyful Stars CTMH July Blog Hop

Welcome to the July

Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop. 

Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.

It's plenty hot and humid here in Pennsylvania, but nothing compared to the temps in Yuma, Arizona, where my BFF lives.  This card is for her.

I've used Prickly Pear paper on the top and for the 3 cacti.  The bottom strip of paper is from Let's Party.  The banner is from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge; the letters are from the Flower Market Cartridge; and the "COOL" is part of the "COOLIN OFF" sentiment, also on the Flower Market Cartridge.  

This month I have a second card to share.
I used the same Prickly Pear paper and the Flower Market Cartridge to make this fancy fold card for my BFF's daughter's birthday.  
From the outside, it's kind of a locking gatefold . 
 Inside, two little tabs hold a removable sentiment card.
You can decorate the front and put your sentiment on the back.

Now, since this is a circular blog hop, you might have arrived here from Michelle Loncar's blog.

Your next stop is  Tracey Pierce's blog.   
  But, if you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back, making the full circle.  If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on Joyce's blog

Challenges I am entering: 
Southern Girls Challenge #163 - Ribbon or Twine
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #358 - Stamping No Digis 
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #191 - Celebration 
Crafting with Friends Challenge #47 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #258 - Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 26- Anything Goes 
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Happy Birthday + a stamp
Scor-Pal More Than One Score Challenge #39 - Die Cuts ( the Happy Birthday is a Die-versions cut):
The cards base of this card is 5.5x12, scored at 2", 4", 8", and 10".
(Not everything on the second card is from CTMH.  If you have any questions about items I have used but haven't mentioned, please leave them in a comment, and I'll try to answer them.
I got the idea for this card style, called a Fold a long Card, from a Tip of the Day in the weekly Scrapbook Expo newsletter, but had to do a lot of improvising since I don't have a Sizzix or the fold a long die. )


  1. Your bff is going to love that cute card!

  2. Great card especially for The cactus lover.
    Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  3. Thanks for joining us at Scor-Pal this month! Your cards are adorable!

  4. Fabulous cards, Debi! I love the fancy folded second one--very clever! The Prickly Pear paper is so bold and bright. Thanks for sharing with the Joyful Stars Blog Hop
    :) Marie

  5. So cute card! I love colors. Thank for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  6. adorable card.
    Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles

  7. A really modern look to this. It's great to see you joining in over at Polkadoodles

  8. Brilliant cards, I love the bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck,
    Katrina x

  9. Awesome cards! I love the cactus' and that fab fold! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girl's Challenge :)

  10. Awesome card! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!


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