Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop. This blog hop features new products from the brand new Annual Inspirations catalog that went live on August 1st. There are some terrific new products available and I am sure that as you move through this blog hop, you will see various new products used in all sorts of ways. 

You should have arrived here from Haley Dyer's blog.

If you get lost, a complete list of hoppers on this blog hop can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

I chose to create a card with a bird's nest on it... it sounded like a good idea until I got a little further into it. This took quite a bit of time. The nest itself is a combination of three of our twines - Whisper Twine, White Twine and the new Juniper coloured twine from the Whimsy Ribbon collection. All have been unravelled and then sort of gathered and rewound to form the nest and kind of glued together - kind of... 

The background was created by stamping the M-size stamp "Delicate Flower" multiple times and then colouring it with ShinHan markers. The background pieces for the nest were cut from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge.

I hope you enjoyed my project. 

The next blog on this hop is Wendy Coffman's blog.
I am sure she has a fabulous project to share with you. 

Products used are Close To My Heart

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Pixie Cardstock, Juniper Cardstock, Charcoal Cardstock, Lemon Cardstock, Whimsy Fundamentals
Stamps: Delicate Flower, Sending Smiles
Inks: Black Pigment Ink, Juniper
Accessories: Flower Market Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge (ret.), ShinHan Markers, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, White and Gold Ribbon, Whisper Twine, White Twine, Whimsy Ribbon Pack, Clear Shimmer Brush, Foam Tape



  1. Oh look at that cute nest...very clever, Alyson!

  2. Super cute card, love the birdie in the nest. Great job with the back ground stamping and coloring.

  3. Love it....that birds nest is so cute!!!

  4. What a pretty card Alyson! Your bird's nest does look like a lot of work, lol, but it's FANTASTIC!! LOVE it! <3

  5. Fabulous card! Love the card and that birds nest... so amazing!

  6. WOW your nest is gorgeous! I am going to have to try this one!

  7. Breathtaking! Wonderful use of supplies and techniques to create a beautiful card!

  8. Oh my goodness, how adorable and the affect of the nest.

  9. I've seen this card IRL and I must say, the photo doesn't do it justice, it's absolutely stunning!!


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