Monday, July 9, 2018

Quick Cards for July Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Joyful Stars Blog Hop! We are a group of Close to My Heart consultants who share something each month on the 9th and at 9PM EST. If you are coming from Debi Brile's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!  

This month I've created a few cards using new Thin Cut Dies from the current Seasonal Expressions catalog (ends August 31) called It's Your Day and A Big Thank You.  These dies are 3.75" x 5" to fill up an A2 card base quite nicely.  It is so quick to make cards with these fabulous Thin Cut Dies!

My first card was created with the current challenge colors (Mink, Bashful and Pacifica) from Color My Heart Color Dare which is celebrating it's 300th challenge featuring Close to My Heart colors.  (A Mystery Box of CTMH products is being offered as a prize so check out the requirements here).  Bashful Shimmer Brush was added to the candle flames for a bit of sparkle.

This next card was made with New England Ivy card stock (soon to be retired color) and patterned paper from Fresh Air Paper Pack (available through August 31).  Although it's difficult to see I applied the Gold Shimmer Brush to the candle flames.

I remembered that I had some Nuvo Crystal Drops in my stash and applied them to the candle flames.

This next card uses Lemon Card Stock, Pacifica Card Stock  and a Cranberry Card Stock strip.  (Cranberry and Pacifica are among my favorite colors but they will be retired at the end of August.) The Clear Shimmer Brush was used inside the heart for a bit of sparkle.

Now head on over to Michelle Loncar's blog.  I'm sure you'll be inspired by her project! 

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     Heart 2 Heart--Anything Goes with CTMH products
     Seize the Birthday--Option to use Sequins

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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  1. Those dies are great for a quick card. I like your color choices. Hugs, Debi

  2. Great cards using the Thin Cut dies. Thanks for the inspiration - I need those dies!

  3. Love using those thin cuts, so many possibilities.

  4. GREAT cards, Marie! I love all the color combos but the first one is my favorite! You show the versatility of this Thin Cut die very well.

  5. Wow you were really knocking out the gorgeous card. Thanks so much for being a friend of Seize the Birthday and we enjoy your sharing.
    Barbara DT member

  6. Fabulous cards! I've resisted getting these dies so far, but I may not be able to resist for long! Thanks for sharing at Heart 2 Heart!

  7. Love those dies, such a great filler for the page and love all the combinations of backgrounds you gave them. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart.

  8. Oh man! I have really been avoiding purchasing those thin cuts and keep seeing projects like this that make me want to change my mind. Very cute!

  9. Great use of the thin cuts, I love the variety you created with them! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H


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