Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September Joyful Stars Blog Hop with Bloom and Grace Paper

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 Joyce Gough'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! 

Close to my Heart has a new annual catalog and a new seasonal catalog that have just been released.  I have been having so much fun playing with the new Bloom and Grace sunflower patterned paper. (Sunflowers always remind me of my mom who used to decorate her kitchen and bathroom with that theme.) I made a flurry of cards and would love to know which ones you like best.

Card #1:

The dotted stripe is from the zip strip.  The sentiment is from Sentiments by Melissa Esplin with Espresso Ink.  I used an Earth Brown Tri-Blend marker to outline the sentiment panel.

Card #2:

The background patterned paper is from Lovely paper.  The fussy cut sunflowers were embellished with Lemonade Shimmer Brush and Toffee Shimmer Brush.  My card layout was inspired by a recent Global Designs Project sketch.

Card #3:

The sentiment is from Every Little Thing Cardmaking with Thin Cut Dies embossed in Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder and matted with Espresso Card Stock.  The center stripe is retired Copper Shimmer Trim.  I'm entering this card into the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge #387 which can be found here.

Card #4:

The sentiment is from Birthday Greetings and was stamped in Toffee Ink. Once again I used the Earth Brown Tri-Blend Marker to edge each of the paper pieces which are mounted on Fern Card Stock.  My card layout was inspired by this Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #474:

That's all for now with this beautiful paper!  Please leave me a comment with your favorite card noted.

Now it's time to head over to Joyce Hauck's blog --I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she has to share.

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

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  1. Your cards are all pretty. I especially like card #4 it is a great pattern and looks fabulous with the sunflower paper.

  2. I believe I might like Card #3 best...but it's so hard to choose! Great set of card designs :)

  3. Marie - I definitely like #4, the one you submitted to our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge, the best! Using panels of the sunflower paper allows the flowers to really be the stars! Thank you for joining us!!! -Donna

  4. So fun Marie! I loved seeing all your sunflower cards, but of course, my fave is the one for our sketch, lol. Maximum flowers! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  5. That sunflower paper is gorgeous! Love all the cards. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

  6. Can't go wrong with sunflowers! I love the entire sunflower collection. Well done. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S.

  7. The sunflower patterned paper is really beautiful! You made really great set of cards! Also, thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge. :)


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