Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Expressions Blog Hop


Welcome to our blog hop highlighting new products from the CTMH Holiday Expressions. If you just came from Maureen OSullivan's blog, you're on the right path.  You can see the complete list on Melinda Everitt's blog.
I always seem to order my favorite items first, so I decided to show a couple of those. I love the new winter themed papers of "Oh, Deer." I paired them with new Christmas stamps, fibers, snowflake dies, and a snowflake embossing folder, all new! Here are the first results:

Both cards have gold embossed sentiments from Very Merry Holiday. I enjoyed using the new snowflake die to cut the open design. I think it's easier to place dies where you want them than to try to cut a card like this using the Cricut.


The second card has the sentiment stamped and embossed on vellum from the Uptown Fundamentals paper pack. The shiny embossed woodgrain seemed to fit perfectly with the pine paper from the Oh, Deer pack. The cricut pinecone and branch were cut using Cricut Flower Market, using Cocoa, Chocolate, and Sea Glass cardstock. The shiny mat is Sea Glass glitter paper.


My last project was quick and simple. I need a lot of Christmas gift tags, so I stamped pine branches and the pine cones from the Perfectly Pine stamp set and embossed the sentiment from A Child Is Born. I tied them with three different fibers. The white and gold twine and the black shimmer ribbon are my favorites.

The 2.5" x 4" tags were stamped with New England Ivy and Cocoa. Two of them have additional background branches stamped with Sea Glass.


Thank you for visiting! Now you're ready to see Jennifer Dykstra's creation.

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14 comments:

Maureen said...

Stunning cards!! I love them all!

Krista Hershberger said...

Beautiful creations!! LOVE the perfectly Pine...and the Oh Deer! My favorites :) Thanks for sharing! :)

Brenda Lapp said...

Oh my goodness! Absolutely beautiful creations. Fabulous!

Jean McNulty said...

Gorgeous artwork...I love everything!!!

Alyson Mayo said...

I just hovered over this post for the longest time... breathtaking - your projects are so beautiful! Congratulations on creating artwork that is just stunning :) I hope you will share this on some CTMH boards for others to see.

Lauren said...

Such a gorgeous array of ideas- those gift tags are just amazing!

Michelle Stewart said...

Love the Joy card, the gold embossed on vellum is striking. The gift tags look amazing. Great work.

Gina Brandstetter said...

WOW... these are BEAUTIFUL!!

Coelle said...

Love all your projects....the tags are super ....I must get that pine and pine cone stamp set! Thanks for sharing!!

Doreen Watkins said...

I love your cards! Those tags are gorgeous too! I think I DO need to get that stamp set now!

Mary said...

Wow is all I can say! These are so beautiful. I would never have thought of getting that pine cone stamp. I love those tags!

Catherine Nowak said...

Beautiful cards and love your tags! So stunning!

Denise Gifford said...

Your cards and tags are just breathtaking. There are going to be some very lucky people who receive them. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day.

Brenda Lapp said...

Everything is beautiful! I'm so happy you shared your projects!