Friday, January 6, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 NEW Product Blog Hop

It's a great time of the year...not only because it is the start of a new chapter in our lives...but because Close To My Heart has NEW PRODUCTS! That is something BIG for papercrafters to celebrate, like you and me. ;)

We have a new supplemental catalog, called Seasonal Expressions, that is 60+ pages of goodness to include new paper, stamp sets, artwork and more! (The front cover is pictured above.) Get in your comfy space for a moment, with your fave drink, and peruse the pages online (or contact me if you would like a hard copy sent to you) and then check out all of our artwork showcasing what you see. You will love everything! I am already a bit addicted but don't tell anyone... 

If you are coming from Melinda's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a list of all participants by clicking here.

Realizing the fox image is pretty popular these days... Okay, who am I kidding? You see them everywhere! LOL I decided to use it on my card and pulled paper from the Hello Lovely (fan pattern on far left) and Dreamin' Big (pieces on fox) packs, as well as Sea Glass cardtock, for my artwork. I also added some of the heart-patterned washi tape from Sugar Rush and ribbon from the Uptown Ribbon Pack.
This stamp set, Some Kinda Wonderful - Cardmaking, was used for both the fox and the sentiment. I used a Cuttlebug to create diecuts for those images (indicated with blue around them).
Here is what the Thin Cut images look like; a solid image of the stamp design.
How to paper-piece:
To create the fox as you see on the card... I actually cut two of them, one on White Daisy and the other on patterned paper. 
Then I cut out the areas of the fox, as you see here, and glued them onto the white image. This technique is called "paperpiecing" and is a fun way to add "texture" to your stamp images.

Pretty cool, huh? The sentiment provides for a variety of reasons to celebrate. What do you think of my card?

Head on over to Gina's Blog to see what she has created using new product! I am totally excited to make the hop myself to check out everyone's creativity.

Happy hoppin'!


  1. I love your paper piecing choices!

    1. Thank you! I love that technique and don't think to use it enough.

  2. Great card and I love your paper pieced fox. So cute!

  3. Your card is SO adorable...and thanks for the details on paper piecing! :) So lovely! :)

  4. Very foxy! I love how you paper pieced the fox.

  5. The fox is adorable - and I love the tag within the card!

  6. Gotta love the fox! I really like how you pieced the paper instead of just coloring all.

  7. Loved the paper piecing and the colors you selected.


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