Monday, August 15, 2016

Cross-Canada Blog Hop - Favourite New Product from Ann. Insp. Catalog

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring our favourite new products from the NEW Annual Inspirations catalog. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order. 

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our visitors... whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that you would like to learn how to do... By leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like and what you want to see. Thanks - now on to the hop! 

If you have just hopped on to my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop but if you want to follow us across Canada, then please start at the beginning and visit Michelle Stewart's blog. If you came from Michelle Hughes' blog, then you are in the right place! 

I have many favourite products from the new Annual Inspirations Catalog but one that is right at the top of my list is the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge - and I am sure I am not alone!I  have been waiting for something like this for ages. This cartridge has dozens of flowers (flat and three dimensional) plus wreaths (one of my favourite crafting items!) and all sorts of items in which to place flowers like containers, baskets, even boots and more! And there are a ton of other images on there as well! 

I had need to create a birthday card for a special friend so I decided to use the Flower Market cartridge as well as another of my favourite products - the Rustic Home Fundamentals. The flowers on my card needed to be reasonably flat for mailing purposes but one great thing about the Flower Market collection is the the stamps that come with the cartridge include two background stamp sets (so 8 different design) plus one set of sentiments. I stamped the flower pieces with one of those background images to give them some depth. The sentiment that I used is from the third stamp set. The sparkles were coloured to complement the flowers before adhering them to the centres. 


Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Whisper Cardstock, Lemon Cardstock, Blossom Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock, Fern Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Rustic Home Fundamentals
Stamps: Playful Patterns (from Cricut Bundle), Sending Smiles (from Cricut Bundle)
Inks: Raspberry Pigment Ink, Blossom Pigment Ink
Accessories: Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Clear Sparkles, ShinHan Marker, Enchantment Ribbon Pack, Thin Foam Tape

Your next stop on the Cross Canada hop is Donna Digby's blog. If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's blog as she has the entire list posted there

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Please join us again next month when we will be featuring projects with a Back to School theme. Mark your calendars for September 15th and hop along with us once again. 

Enjoy, 
Alyson





7 comments:

  1. This is a lovely Birthday card, and I know your friend will love it.

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  2. Beautiful!Can't wait to try my cartridge.

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  3. Beautiful card! Those flowers are fabulous and I love your bow.

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  4. This card is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  5. Lovely card, beautiful colour combo.

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  6. Beautiful flowers and the colors are so bright and springy...love the layer of flowers against the grey and wood background...gorgeous card.

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