Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!  Our newest catalog was just released on September 1 and there are so many AWESOME new products!  Deciding what to feature for this blog hop was a tough choice!  I can't wait to see what everyone has created!  If you came from Michelle Loncar's blog you are in the right spot!  The hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you will know that you completed the hop.

Let's get started.   For my New Product Feature I decided to showcase several new products including a new technique!  

Check out my card, which is LOADED with lots of new goodies!

When I decided to create a card using our new COLOR OF THE YEAR - SUGARPLUM, I needed help deciding which colors to use with it!  So I grabbed our new Love Of Color book to see what was suggested.  This new How To book features every color in the Close To My Heart's color palette in wonderful combinations along with beautiful artwork on every page!  
To compliment my Sugarplum choice, I used Sapphire, Sage and Linen.

Next decision...... which new Thin Cut tag?? The new Fancy Tags thin cuts have 10 tags - 4 of them having stitching!  To use as many tags as possible, I chose 4 to layer.  You can see two of the tags I used had the stitching.  The little tab behind the sage tag is one of the tags also.

I stamped my tags with Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp using Charcoal, Sage and Sugarplum inks. 

I couldn't wait to try out our new texture paste!  Using Design space, I chose a butterfly from our Artisty cricut cartridge and duplicated it a few times, then welded them together.  I cut it out on the new Stencil sheets.  Using the Matte Texture paste and my butterfly stencil, I added the texture paste to the lower corner of my card.  It dries pretty quickly.  After applying the 2 sapphire cardstock strips for my accent color, I stamped around the edges with our new Stitched Borders stamp right on top of the texture paste!  

I gathered all the tags and tied them together with Mink Twine and added some Sugarplum gems.

Here are all the products I used to created this card:
White Cards and Envelopes - X254
Love Of Color - 9045
Sugarplum Cardstock - X5989
Sapphire Cardstock - X6021
Sage Cardstock - X5993
Linen Cardstock - X6009
Fancy Tags Thin Cuts - Z4305
Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp - C1727
Stitched Borders Stamp - C1748
Charcoal Ink - Z2831
Sugarplum Ink - Z6500
Sage Ink - Z6504
Texture Paste Opaque Matte - Z4245
Palette Knives - Z4247
Mink Twine - Z4221
Sugarplum Glitter Gems - Z4192
Artisty Cricut Cartridge
Stencil Sheets - Z4244
Dual Action Glue Pen - Z553
3D Foam Tape - Z1151

I hope you enjoyed my card!  Contact your consultant to purchase any of these products.  If you do not have a consultant, you can shop from my website here:

Now it is time to hop over to Alyson Mayo's blog and see what she has to share!


  1. I like your use of texture paste on this pretty card.

  2. Such a gorgeous card! Love the texture and the layers!

  3. This is a great way to showcase a lot of those new tags. Great colour combo as well. Love all the textures together - great project :)

  4. Beautiful card and thanks for all the details on creating it....thanks for sharing...I'll have to add those tags on my wish list!!! :-)

  5. Love those tags and can't wait to try the texture paste.

  6. WOW! What a lot of goodness in this card! LOADED with new products. I especially love the butterfly template and texture paste, - so cool that it can be stamped! Also, love the layered tags. Super card!

  7. Love the texture paste background, and the layers of tags. Great card design.

  8. I love your card and the color combinations! I need that book!

  9. Great tag! I love the texture paste detail.

  10. Beautiful!! I love the tags with the texture paste!


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