Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to the New Product blog hop featuring products from the Holiday Expressions catalog. 

This catalog is packed with great products to highlight the fall and winter seasons and to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know you will see some fabulous projects on this blog hop, so let's get started. 

You should have arrived here from Janna Gray's blog. If you get lost, this is a circular blog hop and a list of all participants' blogs can be found on Melinda's Everitt's blog

I chose to create two Christmas cards using two different paper packs - one traditional and one not so traditional. Let's start with the not so traditional one. 

Cats & Bats is a Halloween themed paper pack. I am not a fan of Halloween so I usually don't even purchase the paper pack but I really liked the green shades in this paper pack and thought I could work with them. This is a Christmas card created with some of the papers from that paper pack, along with a few other products. 


The second card is created using the Beary Christmas paper pack. This is a traditional Christmas paper pack - red, green, white and a few other colours. I focused on the traditional colours with the Glacier patterned paper as my background and added a few gold embellishments. 


I hope you enjoyed my projects. 

The next blog on the hop is Sheila Bennett's blog.
I'm sure she has something wonderful to share with you. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart 

Paper: Cats & Bats Paper Pack, Beary Christmas Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Silver Foil Paper, Silver Glitter Paper
Stamps: Merry Christmas, Prince of Peace
Inks: Willow, Cranberry
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Artbooking Cartridge, Cats & Bats Dots, Tree Line Border Thin Cut, Basics Ribbon Pack, Foam Tape, Gold Glitter Gems, White and Gold Twine, White Twine

Enjoy, 
Alyson

7 comments:

  1. I really like your use of the Thin Cuts tree border in the first card and your colours and design in the second!

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  2. Oh wow. The first card just pops at you, the colors are so fun. The second card is stunning. I love the scalloped squares in the pattern for the card. It is lovely.

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  3. Great cards! especially like the quilted look!

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  4. Love the bright colors for the first paired with the trees. Love the second with the diagonal squares.

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  5. Oh my gosh, more beautiful Christmas cards. You have been a busy lady.

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