Saturday, August 6, 2016

CTMH Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop




Welcome to our blog hop featuring the new products in our Annual Inspirations book for 2016-17. If you just came from from Darlys Recker's blog you're on the right path. You can find the entire list of bloggers participating at Melissa Everitt's blog here.


My project today features Christmas cards I made highlighting the new Rustic Home Fundamentals paper pack and its ribbon, the color of the year -Sea Glass, Red Glitter paper, the Shimmer Brush, and the new Cricut cartridge, Flower Market, with two of its stamp sets.  If you'd like to use any of my Cricut cuts on your own Cricut Explore or Air, you can get them here on my cut file.



1.  The first 6.5" x 5" card has the warmer color side of the woodgrain paper and a strip of the vellum and gold foil striped paper. I stamped the wreath with the leafy background stamp from the Playful Patterns stamp in the Cricut Bundle. The wreath and sentiment were "painted" with the Shimmer brush for a glittery look.


2.  The next 5" x 6.5" card highlights the chevron patterned woodgrain. (Both of the woodgrain papers have one side with gray tones and the other with warmer colors.) I used the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday and made the card larger to highlight the chevron pattern. The Colonial White circle has a white embossed design from the Playful Patterns stamp set and the snowflake has dotted pattern from the Line It Up Cricut Bundle stamp set. "Noel" was cut using the new Sea Glass Glitter Paper.


3.  The following 5.5" x 4.25" card has the glossy embossed wood pattern with a horizontal strip of the fabric-textured paper that also has grayish or brownish sides. I used the sketch from Pals Paper Arts #312. I clear-embossed the Cranberry circle with the vertical lines of the Line It Up stamp set. I used one of the frames on the Flower Market cartridge but added a few more pine branches and welded the image. The Noel word was white-embossed with the dotted snow-like pattern and then sponged with Cashmere ink.


4.  The last 5.5" x 4.25" card is a remake of the design I used on yesterday's post. This card has the kraft, aqua, white colors of this week's Color Throwdown. I thought the Kraft with white dots was a perfect background for a snowflake card. The snowflake was white embossed with the dotted pattern again and I punched two holes on the tag to match the top two holes of the snowflake so I could tie the two together with white twine. (The tag is made from the vellum piece found in the new Uptown Fundamentals paper.) The snowflake border came from the Artistry cartridge.


The title and border were "pained" with the Shimmer brush.


Thanks for visiting! Now you"re ready to go to Jennifer Dykstra's blog  to check out her great project!


I'm sharing individual projects with the following challenges whose inspiration I used:


Color Throwdown #404 - kraft, aqua, and white
 


ppa312 






20 comments:

Darlys said...

Love your cards, they look great in addition to being fast using the Cricut cuts

Haley D. said...

These are lovely! They sure beat the heat outside! Happy (early) holidays!

Maureen said...

Love all of your cards! Great outdoor look.

Michelle Stewart said...

What inspiration for Christmas cards, using the Rustic papers. Fabulous creations.

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful Christmas cards! Glad you shared one at PPA!

Vickie Z said...

You are definitely getting a "leg up" on Christmas!! Love the CTD colors for an Xmas card- so glad you joined us!!

Kathy Burrows said...

Love those woodgrain papers. Would not have thought about using them for Christmas cards.

Tracie said...

Great cards - can't wait for Christmas!

Lauren said...

Wow, these are gorgeous Christmas cards! Totally pinning for inspiration- thank you!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! I love the look of the wood grain paper and the non-traditional holiday colors. Thanks for sharing the Noel card at Pals Paper Arts!

Lori said...

I love the color combinations on these cards! They are all beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!

Amy Rohl said...

I love all three, and especially the jumbo snowflake on your CTD card! Thanks for playing along with us at CTD this week!

LeAnne said...

They are all beautiful!

Krafty Kaylin said...

great cards. thanks for joining us at TSOT.

Wanda Cullen said...

Never thought of using these colors for a Christmas card, but I really love the snowflake theme...looks GREAT! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Catherine Nowak said...

I absolutely love your cards!! I may have to totally lift these. Thank you for the inspiration.

Terrie Shortsleeve said...

Great cards!

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Wow, Vickie, you went all out on creating Christmas cards...so fun! Love the card you created using the Try Stampin' Sketch! It's absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.
Sara H.

Brenda Lapp said...

Fantastic holiday cards. So unique, but wonderful.

Denise Gifford said...

Beautiful Christmas Cards. thanks for sharing