Wednesday, May 16, 2018

SE2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop. This blog hop features many of the new products that have been introduced in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog that went live on May 1! There are SO MANY terrific products to share - four brand new paper collections along with coordinating stamps and embellishments, other new stamp sets, dies, and even some other little surprises! The consultants on this blog hop have chosen their favourites to highlight. Enjoy the tour!

You should have arrived here from Gina Brandstetter's blog

If you get lost, a complete list of participating bloggers can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

I LOVE the new Documented Paper Pack! The colours are deep and intense and the patterns are generic so they can be used for just about any purpose. The Beautiful Friendship collection is my next favourite because the stamps are so perfect for celebrating the friends in your life. I decided to combine the two to create my card. 

The flowers and leaves were stamped using the Beautiful Friendship - Scrapbooking stamp and then fussy cut. The little friendship banner is also from that same stamp set. What you see here is just a small part of the banner. I used the Bashful Shimmer Brush on the dark part of the flowers (not realizing that it retired at the end of the previous catalog - oops!) The Clear Shimmer Brush would give almost the same effect if the flowers were brushed with that brush. A close-up is shown under the card. 
The Documented - Cardmaking stamp also has terrific friend-related sentiments and one of them is used on this card. Another of my favourite new products are our stitched dies - available in circles, ovals and hearts - and they coordinate with our current dies as well! Here, I used one of the stitched circle dies with one of the basic circle dies - LOVE it! 

I hope you enjoyed my project :) 

The next blog on this hop is Haley Dyer's blog.
I am sure she has something wonderful to share with you.

I am linking up my card with the Three Amigos May challenge which is May Flowers.

Products used are all Close To My Heart:

Paper: Documented Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Bashful Cardstock
Stamps: Documented - Cardmaking, Beautiful Friendship - Scrapbooking
Inks: New England Ivy, Bashful, Blossom
Accessories: Basic Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Documented Dots, Bashful Shimmer Brush (ret.)



  1. What a pretty card! I especially love the shimmer brush on the darker part of the flowers.

  2. Great card Alyson! I love the colours and papers all together

  3. Alyson, I've loved seeing your creations for several years! I thought I'd tell you that my 8th great-grandfather was William Mayo who surveyed Virginia and laid out its capital, Richmond. Is Mayo your name or your husband's? You asked if you could scraplift my card, any time! People in my classes do, so why not you? That's why I post them.

  4. Wonderful card! I love your choice of papers!

  5. So pretty! Love the design and mix of colors! And what a great sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Three Amigos!


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