Friday, July 10, 2020

New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop. This blog hop features artwork from the July/August catalog. There are so many amazing products... new paper packs, great stamp sets and all sorts of other goodies! 

You should have arrived here from Melissa Robinson's blog.
If you get lost along the way, a list of all participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog.

I chose to focus on a stamp set called Simple Florals. I created two cards using this stamp set - and the stamp set is also available with a set of coordinating Thin Cuts. 

Both of these cards are replicas of previous designs from several years ago. I like the style and they worked for what I had in mind. 

The first card base was splattered using the Julep Shimmer Brush and then the Peach patterned paper piece was added. I hand stitched along the border using two strands of embroidery floss. A stitched frame was placed around the base. I stamped the greenery using Sage and Evergreen - Evergreen was also used in second generation. Several of the flowers and leaves from this stamp set were used on this card. After clustering the flowers together using both thin and regular foam tape, I added some of the same embroidery floss under the flowers. I coloured a few sparkles and added then to the centres of the flowers. The tag is a stamp from the Joyful Sunflower stamp set and I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit within that tag. The sentiment is from the July SOTM, For My Beautiful Friend. Finally, I brushed parts of the flowers with the Clear Shimmer Brush. 

The second card features papers from both the Mix-In Paper Pack and Summer Vibes Paper Pack. I also stamped an image from the stamp set onto Peach cardstock for one piece. It's a little hard to see that the Glacier paper is patterned paper as much of it is hidden under other pieces. I stamped the greenery and some small flowers before adhering the papers. I didn't want to use the green shades in the paper packs and opted instead to use Lagoon and Glacier. Those colours go so well with orange. 

The papers were either torn or cut and adhered to the card front. Three flowers were stamped and die cut to go in the centre where the papers meet. I added some gold embellishing thread and a few coloured bitty sparkles. The card front was mounted on a piece of Smoothie cardstock. I brushed parts of the flowers with the Gold Shimmer Brush but they came out looking almost dirty in the photo. They don't look like that in real life... sometimes the camera does strange things.

I hope you enjoyed my cards. 

The next blog on this hop is Brandi Robinson's blog
I know she has something fabulous to share with you! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Mix-In Paper Pack, Summer Vibes Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Smoothie Cardstock, Peach Cardstock
Stamps: Simple Florals, Joyful Sunflower, For My Beautiful Friend
Inks: Smoothie, Peach, Nectarine, Lemonade, Sage, Evergreen, Lagoon, Glacier
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Simple Florals Thin Cuts, Joyful Sunflower Thin Cuts, Clear Shimmer Brush, Gold Shimmer Brush, Julep Shimmer Brush, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, Gold Embellishing Thread, Bitty Sparkles, Clear Sparkles, Tri-Blend Markers, Embroidery Floss (not CTMH)



  1. Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVE your first card!

  2. Both cards are so pretty! Great job.

  3. Beautiful cards. I am really fond of the just for you version. You helped me make up my mind. I need this set.

  4. Great cards! Love all the details, splatter, stitching, glitter, torn paper. I especially love the design of the second card.

  5. I love the shimmer on the first card, and the 2nd card is fantastic, I love the torn paper.

  6. I love all of the shimmer on your first card- it's so bright and cheerful!

  7. SOOOOO pretty. I'm totally stealing these ideas when I get home and can play with this set. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!

  8. So pretty Alyson, as always!

  9. Oh my!! I love both of your cards! I was not planning on purchasing this stamp set but now I may have to so I can create these cards.

  10. Love the bunches of flowers on your cards!


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