Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop featuring products from the latest Close To My Heart Idea Book. We have about 20 Independent Consultants sharing projects they created with new products in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. If blog hopping is new to you, we try to keep it easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Our last blogger links to our first blogger, so you can start anywhere, continue to visit the next blog and you will work your way back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Vickie ODell's HeARTful Stamper***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I created this cover for a mini album to document my road trips this summer:

I used a variety of ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers to color the icons I plan to see this summer; I might go back and color in all of them. I am undecided. I tried to take a close-up photo of the star, camera and pin icons where I used the Clear Shimmer Brush to highlight them, but unfortunately it did not show up well in my photos.

Below is an image of the stamp set I used. While CTMH has always added the Cricut® Compatible cartridge name to the stamp carrier sheet, they now also list the image number to search for in Design Space. For the US Vacation stamp, the number to search on is #M2CD0725.

When you first add this image to your virtual mat, it will look like this:

Ungroup and delete the images that are not needed. Then use the lock near the size boxes to unlock the image sizing so you can use the size information from the stamp carrier sheet to cut the correct size.

When I was done resizing, I locked the size and then used the up arrow to make the image a little larger. I cut the smaller USA from White Daisy to stamp on and the larger USA from Sapphire cardstock so it would look like a shadow.

I also had fun with the Thin Cuts—Favor Box. I choose to use twine rather than ribbon so the letters would not complete with the ribbon.

Before you head to ***My Flights of Fancy by Michelle Johns***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

Before you leave, Consultants were able to attend a Seasonal Expressions 2 Launch in late March. We created a layout and three cards at the event. Here are my completed cards:

If you have a few moments, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my projects. I hope you are enjoying the items created with the new products CTMH has to offer. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***My Flights of Fancy by Michelle Johns***.


  1. Love the use of this stamp set. I have the Canadian one and am not sure yet what I am going to do with it... this certainly gives me some ideas. The baby blocks are adorable.

  2. Love it all! I love the baby gift boxes!

  3. Love it all! Those boxes are adorable.


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