Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May/June New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop for the May/June catalog! 

There will be several of the new products featured throughout this blog hop. 

You should have arrived here from Aggie's Arrows of Hope Designs. If you get lost, a list of all participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog.

I have a feeling that the Sunburst Background Thin Cut that I used will be used by a lot of the blog hop participants... it is a great product! It cuts out the border but you are also left with the inner pieces from the sunburst. 

My intention was to create ONE rainbow card but I quickly realized that I had to cut one sunburst for EVERY colour that I wanted to use. Rather than wasting all the remaining inside pieces, I decided to create 12 cards with the rainbow colours going around the card. I had to cut 12 black outlines to insert all the coloured pieces. That process was very time consuming and there are photos below to show the process as I had all the outlines lined up and began sorting the pieces. They weren't adhered until later. 

I stamped 12 sentiments from the Spot-On Sentiments stamp set - one in each of the 12 rainbow colours. Those were adhered to the circles after being die cut with a circle die. I didn't add anything else to these cards - they are busy enough as they are! 

On a side note, I had adhered all the rainbow pieces down and was waiting for the stamp set to arrive... I always have a drink on my desk - and it is always sealed - except this time. Of course, I knocked it over, right on top of the pile of 12 assembled cards! I moved awfully fast to dry them off and no major damage was done. I did have to cut off two fronts and place them on another card base but I was lucky. NO MORE drinks on my desk - ever. 

I hope you enjoyed my project.

The next stop is Michelle Loncar's blog. I know she will share something terrific with you!

Products used are all Close To My Heart:

Paper: Black Cardstock, Lemonade Cardstock, Sundance Cardstsock, Nectarine Cardstock, Smoothie Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock, Flamingo Cardstock, Grape Cardstock, Wisteria Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Clover Cardstock, Avocado Cardstock, White Cards and Envelopes 

Stamps: Spot-On Sentiments

Inks: Archival Black 

Accessories: Sunburst Background Thin Cut, Basic Circles Thin Cuts




  1. Wow! Amazing cards! I love the bright colors!

  2. These cards are bright, fun and beautiful. I love them. I am glad there wasn't any major damage from the drink, it could have been so much worse.

  3. GREAT thinking on the use of the pieces. They all look super great! Love your color choices!

  4. Beautiful collection of cards! I have something similar on my "to try" list. Thankfully they survived - I would have been devastated.

  5. Beautiful cards! They remind me of church stained glass windows. Lovely!

  6. All that hard work nearly went down the 'drain'! OH MY!! Good save! I love ALL of those cards! How clever to just make them into 12.

  7. I so am lovingvthe effect of the multi colours. On my list of things to create.

  8. Love the colours, and yeah that is a down fall of this set unless your using scraps but not a bad downfall to have so many great cards on hand!

  9. Your 12 cards are stunning and amazing! I am sure I'll be seeing many more cards using the frames from the cardstock colors you used in these cards. I'm looking forward to it!

  10. omGOSH, that could have been a disaster with your drink, way to act quickly! A real treasure trove of fab cards! xoxo

  11. These are fabulous! There are twelve lucky people out there just waiting for one of these. But now you have me questioning whether I should have my tea on my work table... LOL!

  12. Love the rainbow of cards! So fun!


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