Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions New Product Blog Hop

This month Close To My Heart released another fabulous Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog full of new products and inspiration. Our blog hop today is highlighting some of the new products. If you just came from Miss Carrie's Creations you are on the right path. You can find the complete list of participants at Melinda Everitt's blog

I chose to share the newest Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 4 how-to book for making cards. The pages are printed on very heavy cardstock. I placed mine in one of the Everyday Life notebooks I had previously ordered.

Each pattern on the left includes measurements of each panel for a 4.25" x 5.5" card. The opposite page on the right shows two sample cards using the pattern.

What I loved was that the patterns are basic and open for adding any variety of sentiments, stamped images, and embellishments. I like to add clusters of these to finish my cards. Here's what the background looks like for pattern #7 that I used.

Here are three samples showing variations in clustering as I finished each card using the same pattern base. I only used the following colors from the Color My Heart Color Dare #275:

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Leaves and flowers were gold embossed on Bashful and light Fern cardstock before die cutting.

Both of these versions use the stamps from Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts die set.

The third card uses another new stamp set, He Is the Way. The Bashful colored paper on the sides is a new one from the paper pack, Make Waves.

Now you are ready to see what Wendy Kessler has created for you!

New Stamp sets used:
Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamps:

He Is the Way
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Other embellishments used: Bashful Glitter paper, Bashful Pearls, gray gems from Chelsea Gardens Dots and Gems, Bronze Sequins, Rose Embossing FolderWhite and Gold Twine, Basics Ribbon Pack.


Brenda Lapp said...

Love your cards!

Darlys said...

Elegant cards! They are amazing.

Melissa Robinson said...

The cards are beautiful, made so with the embossing folder and embossing!

Haley D. said...

Three beautiful variations of the same theme! So soft & pretty!

Alyson Mayo said...

Love that new card resource! Your cards are awesome - such different designs from the same pattern show the versatility.

Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen said...

What a fantastic idea to show variations using the same pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

Catherine Nowak said...

Love your cards!!! The gold embossing with the embossed background, so beautiful. Thank you for also playing along with Color Dare!!

Melanie said...

Such beautiful cards from a great versatile design! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.

Sue Reynolds said...

All three are beautiful cards...love the gold embossing and sentiments of each. Thank you for joining us this week at Color Dare.