Monday, January 18, 2021

Jan/Feb New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop for the Jan/Feb catalog! 

There are so many gorgeous new products available - it was hard to choose just a few products to use! 

You should have arrived here from Maureen O'Sullivan's blog. If you get lost, a list of all participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

Brown combined with yellow is not a typical colour scheme for me but I really wanted to use the Mix-In papers for my card. The plaid pattern along with the polka dots worked so well together that the colours were actually a secondary factor. I wanted to stay with just the two colours (plus white). 

My original intention was to create a standard size card but in order to accommodate the heart with a tag behind, there just wasn't enough room and that forced me to move to a 5" x 7" card instead. I prefer shakers to be embedded in the card front so I adhered 6 pieces of paper together and then I had to die cut the heart shape through all of them. That didn't work so well... my die cutting machine cut two layers and I had to manually cut through the remaining four layers using a craft knife. I stamped some heart images inside the shaker and also independently so they could be die cut for the bottom. I also stamped two borders and adhered them together for the bottom of the card. The shaker was assembled and the borders along with some hearts, a small message, gold embellishing thread and sequins were added to the bottom corner. I love how this stamp set allows you to stamp an image around the outside of the heart or inside if desired (I only used the outside stamp). That's such a neat idea!

I hope you enjoyed my card! 

The next blog to visit is Brandi Robinson's blog. I know she has something terrific to share with you! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart: 

Paper: Jan/Feb Mix-In Paper Pack, Sweet Safari Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Canary Cardstock, Espresso Cardstock

Stamps: Heart Full of Love, Florals and Flutters

Inks: Espresso, Canary

Accessories: Florals and Flutters Thin Cuts, Heart Shaker Window Thin Cut, Heart Shaker Foam and Acetate, Corner Rounder, Gold Embellishing Thread, Gold Loose Sequins, Gold Star Confetti, Iridescent Flower Confetti, Tri-Blend Markers, Foam Tape




  1. I love this Alyson, the black and canary are striking together, wow!

  2. Love your card-- the colors are stunning!

  3. Love, love, love your card! Great colors and so many details!

  4. I love your card! Your paper/color/layer combination is gorgeous!

  5. I love that you used yellow and brown for this card instead of the usual pinks and reds- it is a lovely card!

  6. LOVE this card! Everything about it is happiness. :)

  7. LOVE the color choice here! This set is going in my cart ASAP!!

  8. Wow! I really like the yellow!! I love all the layers and element you incorporated.

  9. You have been rockin' the shaker cards! I, too, love the color combo you chose!


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