Monday, May 20, 2019

Seasonal Expressions 2 - NEW Product Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Seasonal Expression 2 that was released on May 1, 2019.  

There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at the online Seasonal Expressions Idea Book - please CLICK HERE.   

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from Terry's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

This month we have  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!

Close To My Heart has done it again!!
The NEW Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book is just FILLED with BEAUTIFUL papers, embellishments & products!! It was hard to choose what items to create with, but I decided to use the rugged "Into the Wild" collection. ;) 

Here is the card I wanted to share with you today...

The"Into the Wild" papers are a FAVORITE this time around! 

The ruggedness, the grays, blues & greens.....they are so "handsome!" :)  Take a peek at this beautiful collection....

For the card design...I started by using our Make It From Your Heart vol 4 How-To book. While I did change up the design a is amazing how these GREAT pattern books are so helpful in getting the ideas rolling in my head! :) 

  I decided to stamp the mountain with Charcoal ink, on top of the Fancy tag that I cut in Mink CS. you see the New England Ivy scalloped circle?
This circle is actually a TAG cut from this same Thin Cut collection!!!

  While these "Fancy Tags" aren't NEW items from the Idea Book....these are definitely a STAPLE item in my craft area at all times!! 
In case you have noticed them before, check out this AMAZING set!!

Let's talk about the Wooden Shapes on this card.  

I used a solid tree...but as I was making multiples of this card design, I did try using an "open" tree too!!  I'll include both pictures below...and you can decide which one you like better. :) 

Solid Tree Shape

Open Tree Shape

These wood shapes are so FUN & there are a LOT of different designs that come in one bag!! :) 

The NEW stamp set I used on my card. 
 It's called "The Scenic Route"...take a peek...
You probably notice the RED LINES on this stamp set....who knows what this "extra" addition means? got it!! Anytime you see the red lines on a stamp set, you know that one of Close To My Heart's EXCLUSIVE Cricut collections coordinate with this stamp set!!  In this case...the Artbooking Cricut collection will coordinate with many shapes in this set. 

If you'd like to recreate this card on your own...I've included the "recipe" of the list of items I used for my card. :) 

4 ¼ x 5 ½ Love This Place card
MIFYH volume 4, pattern #20
D1853 The Scenic Route
Z4305 Fancy Tags Thin Cuts
Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon
Z4078 Into the Wild Wood Shapes
Z4235 Loose Gold Sequins
Xacto knife
Inks: Fern, Sapphire, Charcoal
Cardstock: NE Ivy, Mink & White Daisy

I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Jessica's Blog to see her beautiful creation!


Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and get your OWN copy of the NEW Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book!!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!



  1. Great card! Always looking for something I can use for my guys. Love "Fancy Tags"

  2. Love how you used the wooden embellishments different ways! Cute artwork!

  3. I totally agree Into the Wild is my favorite pack. I love your card!! May just have to CASE this!!


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