Star Card by Wendy Kessler

Star Card
Charlotte Paper Packet
Whisper Ink
Whisper Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Dimensional Elements Star (retired)
Whisper Thick Twine
3D Foam Tape
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Here is a card I made using some of my leftover paper from the Charlotte WYW Scrapbooking Kit. I have a lot of old Dimensional Elements which made a great focus point for the card.  The Whisper Thick Twine is wrapped around the Whisper Cardstock and the cardstock piece is attached to the card with 3D Foam Tape.

Super Kid card by Wendy Kessler

Trophy card by Wendy Kessler

Star card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Superhero Workshop on the Go Kit (retired), Believe Paper Packet (retired), Black Baker’s Twine, Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Black ink, and Black Button Brads.  Mojo Monday #274

With the start of a new year, I decided to do some cleaning in my scrapbook room.  It’s really amazing what you can find sometimes!  I found these embellishments that I had made and hadn’t used yet.  Then I saw the Mojo Monday sketch and thought I would just use them up right away instead of stashing them away!  For that last card, I needed some more color than the scraps I was working with and couldn’t find (or don’t have any more) of the Superhero papers.  You will never guess where that tiny piece of Sky-colored star paper came from!….the Believe Christmas paper!!  I just love Close to My Heart’s double-sided paper for reasons like this.  It was just what I was looking for!


On October 26 @ 6:30 – 9:30pm, we will be creating the Dakota Scrapbooking Kit with a Mystery Hostess.  If you place an order for this kit or an order of $29.95 or more, your name will go into a drawing for the hostess rewards earned on this order.  You need to order by Oct. 5 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to qualify and receive it by the scheduled workshop date. The Dakota Scrapbooking Kit includes: My Reflections Dakota Paper Packet (X7157B) My Acrylix Dakota Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) only available with this workshop 2 – Whisper Cardstock Sheets Durable Round Studs Black Hemp Instruction Brochure Additional Layout: (directions on my website) Bonus Project: (directions on my website) Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Z1737  My Creations Collage Cubes  $14.95

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
D1507  My Acrylix® Urban Alphabet  $29.95
Z2104  Barn Red Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2105  Black Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2192  Pacifica Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2430  Black Exclusive Inks® Marker Set  $5.95
Z1686  Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection  $99.00
Z697  Sponge  $1.25
Y1002  1″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $5.95
Y1009  2″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $7.50
Y1010  2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $9.95

Not provided:
Z1151  3-D Foam Tape  $5.95

Coordinating products:
Z1781  Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon  $6.95
Z1779  Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet  $4.95
Z1780  Wrangler Assortment  $5.95
X7157C  Dakota Complements Foil Images  $4.95
C1508 Paisley Flair stamp set  $13.95
B1405  Rugged Dude stamp set  $9.95

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers): Barn Red, Black, Pacifica, Whisper

The Stamp of the Month is:
Very Merry Christmas

The current Constant Campaign is:
Buy 9 Studio J layouts, get the 10th one free.

Below are my layouts and notes on anything I changed.  I did not order the workshop kit on this one.  I just ordered the paper pack and used my own supplies to create the layouts.  One note if you do this is that you will most likely need extra cardstock (note that all the workshops come with extra neutral cardstock).

(I’m not quite done with the first layout.  I will post when it’s finished.)

I switched up the papers on this one and I used the grey as the background for the second page and cut the striped paper at 1 1/2″ x 12″ (this also saves on paper).  I rotated the second page to fit my photos.  I used the Typeset stamp set which is retired but if you are one of my club members you most likely have this one in your stash!  Notice that I staggered the letters of Brave in my title.  This is a great option if you need to shorten your title or have a hard time lining the letters up straight.  I did use black hemp…so glad to wrap it around the page and almost have it all used up.  It was difficult to make a bow look right so I just did a knot.  I prefer waxy flax.  I used the square studs instead of the round.  Other options would be black/grey sparkles, black assortment, or slate assortment.

Welcome to another Art Philosophy Blog Hop.  This month we will be showcasing the “Card” feature of the cartridge.  Did you know there are 100 different card shapes you can make with this cartridge?  You heard me correctly — 100!!!  Now we won’t be able to show you ALL 100 card options, but we will show you as many as we can.  The blog makes a circle so you can start anywhere and continue until you are back to where you started.  If you are coming from Connie’s Blog, you are on the right path.

Lucy Kelleher, our hostess and fellow CTMH Consultant, will be giving away a stamp set!!  She is giving away the April 2012 Stamp of the Month set that can no longer be purchased called “You are…”  (Retail Value $17.95)  You can see a picture of the stamp set on Lucy’s blog.  To enter to win you must comment on Lucy’s blog and all the blogs in this blog hop.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Dotty For You Paper Packet, Art Philosophy Cricut Collection, Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment, SparklesParty Pennants stamp set and Black ink.

I chose the card feature on page 65 of the Art Philosophy booklet with the shift key.  I used my 1 1/4 circle punch for circles which show through the front of the card to color the flowers.  It is so easy to create amazing simple cards like this one with Art Philosophy.

Your next stop is Joanne’s Blog.


List of participants:

  1. Lucy ~ card:   page 63 – no shift
  2. Darla ~ card: page 47 – no shift
  3. Gloria Shirr – card: page 33 – no shift
  4. Laura Wolff ~ card: page 60 – no  shift
  5. Eva ~ card; page 58 – no shift
  6. Danielle ~ card:  page 25 – no shift
  7. Connie ~ card:   page 37 – no shift
  8. Wendy ~ card: page 65 <shift>
  9. Joanne ~ card: page 35 -shift
  10. Laura Charko ~ card: page 34 – no shift
  11. Carolyn Heniges ~ card:  page 51 – no shift
  12. Kindred Hearts (Penny) ~ card: page 55 – shift
  13. Stephanie Feist ~ card: page 50-no shift
  14. Julia Hammond ~ card: page 43, no shift


(C1486 Lucy ) This set is sold exclusively as part of the Lucy Workshop on the Go.  I really love these workshops.  They come with all coordinating products (a paper packet, a C-size stamp set, and embellishments as well as an instruction booklet.  After you have used the workshop to is max, you will still have the stamp set forever to use on many more projects.

I just love the girly pink colors of this paper but I wanted to show you another look with the same stamp set.  I really liked this card from Jeanette Lynton’s blog and changed it up to make it my own.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Lucy Workshop on the Go stamp set, Baker’s Twine, Art Philosophy Cricut Collection, Lagoon ink, Sunset ink, Liquid Glass, Dotty For You paper packet (June special), DCWV Baby Boy Jumbo Brads, and Creative Memories cutting system.

I had to get my Creative Memories cutting system out for this one.  It’s been forever since I’ve used it but it sure made it easy to create this window card.  I also forgot just how much Baker’s Twine comes on one card.  I’m going to have to use this more often.  I was going to add some sparkles to this card and was looking through my box of rhinestones and found a package of brads (not where they were supposed to be) that I liked better than my original plan.  I used Liquid Glass to attach the stamped butterfly to the twine so that it won’t come off but will still have movement.  I think this card will make a nice non-traditional baby card or a birthday card for a little one.