Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Product Blog Hop!

Welcome to our CTMH New Product Blog Hop! We will be featuring lots of fab NEW products to be released in the Sprig/Summer catalog starting February 1st.  

If you have come here from LALIA'S BLOG, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.

This month we have almost 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using new CTMH product on their blogs. Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I whipped up this adorable little flying birdie card for the blog hop this month using the new Lucy papers.  I made the birdies out of our amazing Bling Collection buttons (which aren't technically new), but using the NEW Paradise Paper Flowers. Can you see that darling polka dot printed on the flower - heaven! I trimmed individual petals off the flowers to use as the wings for my birds and attached them with Liquid Glass. A Bitty pearl opaque eye and some My Legacy Writer action finish off my little birdies. Tweet!

 I used one of my favorite new stamp sets to make my card, a huge E sized alphabet called Keepsake Alphabet. It's got the entire alphabet in these huge, beautiful scripty letters, plus a plethora a alphabetized sayings to match! I used the Alpha letters for my FLY sentiment, which I fussy cut right down to the tiny space int he "Y" with my microtip scissors (inspired by the Moxie Fab Cool Tools Cutting and Trimming Challenge).  Then I popped them up with 3-D foam tape. Since ours comes on a roll it's easy to trim the tiny strips needed to pop up finer work like this. I used Teflon coated kid scissors to trim it so I don't mess up my good scissors.!

I stamped my backgrounds for each little chick with an image I assembled out of the sayings from the Keepsake Alphabet set. It's one of the things I love most about acrylic stamping - you can customize the images you stamp by shaping and combining them on blocks. In this case as I stamped the three birdie backgrounds I moved the image I created around a bit so each one reads slightly differently. Finally, I wrapped my whole card with some of our NEW yummy Baker's Twine.  I got all I wanted for Christmas and more in this new catalog!

 Read for more? You can  "Hop" on over to CASANDRA'S BLOG to see her crafty work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get lots of sneak peeks and other fun ideas! Remember, this new catalog goes live February 1st. In the meantime, don't forget to check out the retiring products list, available only through the 31st!

Here are some other projects I have made using the NEW product (more sneak peeks!)...
Pemberly Black and White Card (my fav new stamp set!)



And I linked this to the Moxie Fab Cool Tool Cutting Challenge - don't forget to check them out too! Inspiration overload may now commence...have you met Pinterest yet?

10 comments:

Casandra said...

Cute card! What a great idea, too!

Kathleen said...

What an adorable idea!! I love this little bling birdies!!

Kristine Ponte said...

Amazing card Wendy! I love the details in these little birdies! I love the style of the card and the colours you chose! love it all :)

Vicki Price said...

Such cute little chickies on a really cute card!

Amy McVey said...

Adorable cards and fabulous details! I love your uses of the keepsake alphabet and your choice of colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Eisen said...

very cute card - love how you did the word FLY!

Elizabeth said...

Simply beautiful and very creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gina Brandstetter said...

So cute! Wonderful creative idea for the little birdies!

Doreen said...

What a beautiful card and those birds are TWEET!!!!! :-)
~doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Wendy K. said...

Oh, now I can't wait to get this stamp set! Great card!
Wendy K.
www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

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