Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Nov/Dec 2019 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop brought to you from same the group who bring you the SOTM Blog Hop. Today we are featuring items created with products from the new CTMH Idea Book November/December 2019, but you are likely to see some items from the Core Products book too.

On this hop we have just over 20 CTMH Independent Consultants sharing their creations. If you just happened upon my post, clicking the link to the next blog (often found near the bottom of the page) will take you full circle.

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

Oh, I hope you like the hybrid cards I created. I have been fighting the sniffles, congestion and a sore throat so I slept through most of my usual creative time. As a result I was looking for a fairly quick and easy project to create. I decided that creating something mostly on my Cricut® Maker would be the easiest for me so I purchased the latest Digital Arts for decorating albums (shown on page 42 of the Nov/Dec catalog) and had a play.

card created with Ornaments Digital Art for Nov/Dec New Product Blog Hop
card created with Christmas Memories Digital Art for Nov/Dec New Product Blog Hop
After deciding on a size for the panel the design would be printed on, I did some resizing, removed some ornaments, changed "memories" to "wishes" and flattened the image to print then cut. I wish I did not have decongestant in my system while creating; I really did not leave enough room for stamping on the landscape Ornaments card so I had to search through my stamps to find a sentiment that would fit in the available space – I hope you had the opportunity to take advantage of the Share the Seasons special during National Stamping Month because that was the best option I could find.

As you can see, the Digital Art creates fun and quick cards, but I could not stop there. I had to pull out some stamps, Stickles™ and journaling pens to dress up the cards a bit more. I used Stickles™ to highlight the berries on the wreaths and the corners of the Ornaments cards. I was inspired to doodle after seeing some great examples during the SOTM Blog Hop.

Before you head to where ***Brandi Robinson's crzy4scrapbooking***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you do not have a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase most of the supplies I used at my Consultant website; Flower Market can be purchased via my Cricut® Affiliate Link.

Since the Christmas Memories and Ornaments Digital Art come as SVGs, I am unable to share the Design Space file I used to print then cut, however I can share the Design Space file with the card base and layers (created from Basic Shapes) so you can get the shape sizes. FYI, I only used Design Space and the Cricut® Maker™ to print and cut the top layer; the Holly Jolly papers were cut on my paper trimmer (to conserve paper).

I love to hear what people think about my creations. If you have a moment, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my cards. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with the new products from CTMH. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Brandi Robinson's crzy4scrapbooking***.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all of them!

  2. What a great idea! I never though to print them. Thank you for joining the hop this month. I can't wait to see what you create next! ☕đŸ’™MissC

  3. Love the changes you made to the original design files. I love how you think outside the box!

  4. I'm so glad you showed what these looked like. I was afraid to size them down that small, but these are fabulous!

  5. Love these - traditional Christmas colours and such cute cards. Feel better soon :)

  6. Love how you showed the designs in both horizontal and vertical. Very nice cards.

  7. Love that cricut was able to save the day. But really the designs are awesome, with or without decongestant.

  8. Great cards and what a great way to use the digital images!

  9. I love how you have shown variations of each design- such gorgeous Christmas cards!


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