Friday, January 6, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 Tour

On January 1, 2017 a new seasonal idea book was introduced by Close To My Heart - Seasonal Expressions 1.

Seasonal Expressions 1 can be viewed at my Online Business Address (OBA) or you can download a printable PDF (links open in a new tab). If you would like a list of items in SE1, the Product Index (in PDF format) may be helpful (I use mind for a wish list and as a way to track purchases). CTMH also produced a PDF Recipes which lists the products used (and Cricut shapes, if applicable) to create the samples found in the book. We have not seen a list of retiring products from this idea book yet, but based on Corporate policies and past seasonal idea books I believe most, if not all of the products, should be considered as available while supplies last.

Here is a tour of Seasonal Expressions 1:

There are four new paper packs introduced in Seasonal Expressions 1. Each paper pack has a Workshops Your Way® Scrapbooking Kit. When you download the instructions from my OBA (there is the link below the button to place the item in your cart) there are directions for using the WYW "leftovers" and a few additional supplies (see the list under the WYW in the idea book), to create 9 cards (three of each design):

Hello Lovely
this collection starts on page 4
Sugar Rush
this collection starts on page 14
Dreamin' Big
this collection starts on page 24
Some Kinda Wonderful
 this collection starts on page 34

Clicking on the link under the photos above take you to all of the CTMH products tagged with the paper collection name, including the stamps used to create samples in SE 1 with the paper collection. Clicking on the paper photo will take you directly to the paper pack.

There are four new Workshops Your Way® cardmaking kits.

WYW Hello Baby Cardmaking Kit
page 13
WYW Mother's Day Cardmaking Kit
page 23
WYW Happy Congratulations Cardmaking Kit
page 33
WYW Here for You Cardmaking Kit
page 43

There are four new Thin Cut bundles. If you do not use a die cutting machine like the Cuttlebug or Sizzix Big Shot, the stamp sets are available individually. If you have a die cutting machine, or plan to purchase one, please purchase the bundle as the dies not are available for individual purchase.

Thin Cuts Bundle (dies AND stamp set)
Stamp Set Only
Hello Lovely Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle
Hello Lovely—Cardmaking
Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle
Sugar Rush—Cardmaking
Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle
Dreamin' Big—Cardmaking
Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle
Some Kinda Wonderful—Cardmaking

There are four new standalone Thin Cuts; two of the new Thin Cuts have two coordinating stamps.

Thin Cuts without Coordinating Stamps
Thin Cuts—XOXO (Z3305)
Thin Cuts—Happy Birthday (Z3304)
Thin Cuts with Coordinating Stamps
Thin Cuts—Basic Hearts (Z3317)
Thin Cuts—Basic Circles (Z3318)
Coordinating Stamps for Basic Hearts & Basic Circles
Journaling Heart (M1165)
Journaling Circle (M1164)
Heartfelt Hello (A1202)
Leafy Congrats (A1203)

Update January 14 – I just realized the sizes for the Basic Hearts and Basic Circles are not listed on my OBA, however they are in the Seasonal Expressions 1 on page 52. The sizes for both shapes are: 2½", 2", 1½" and 1".

As a reminder, there are six standalone Thin Cuts in Annual Inspirations 2016-2017 (page 79) and four that were introduced in October 2016 that coordinate with stamps in AI 2016-2017.

In addition to the Compliments that coordinate with the four new paper collections above, there are four new sets of compliments that I feel are more neutral, that is the patterns do not tie them to a specific paper pack, though each has colors that coordinate with a Fundamental collection.

My Boy Complements (Z3306)
My Girl Complements (Z3308)
Springtime Complements (Z3307)
Snapshot Complements (Z3309)

There are six new stamp sets that coordinate with Cricut® cuts.

Good Thymes! (D1717) - Flower Market
Sugar Rush—Scrapbooking (D1715) - Artistry
Dreamin' Big—Scrapbooking (D1714)- Flower Market
Twins Rule (C1675) - Artistry
Some Kinda Wonderful—Scrapbooking (D1716) - Artistry
Silly Sayings (C1672) - Artistry

Both Artistry and Flower Market come in a version with a physical cartridge and a digital version where you will get a code to link the cartridge to your Cricut® account. Both collections also come with 3 coordinating D-size stamp sets and a pack of cardstock.
Two new stamp sets come in French and Spanish options to join the seven found in Annual Inspirations 2016-2017.

English Version
French Version
Spanish Version
Hello Lovely—Scrapbooking
In Bloom

There are three new album color choices to join the six 12" x 12" color options in AI 2016-2017 (see pages 10-11 of AI and page 49 of SE1).

12" x 12" D-ring Album
12" x 12" Post-bound Album
My Legacy™ D-ring Album—White (Z5206)
My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—White (Z5306)
My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Sea Glass (Z5207)
My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Sea Glass (Z5307)
My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Pink (Z5208)
My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Pink (Z5308)

We have two Cut Above scrapbooking kits that are a great introduction to scrapbooking because all you need to do is add adhesive and photos tof complete the pages.

Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Forever & Always (Z3319)
Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Little One (Z3320)

I hope you have enjoyed this tour of Seasonal Expressions 1. As always, the Shop Now button will take you to my OBA where you can read full products descriptions and place orders.

If you have any product questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thanks for dropping by today.


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