Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Blog Hop

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Welcome! Thanks for hopping along with the CTMH Rose Blossoms!  This month we are featuring new products from the brand new Seasonal Expressions. If you have come from Mary's Pixie Dust Playground, you are hopping in the right direction! I know she had something wonderful to share with you.

It was hard to pick just one thing to "show off" this time!  I seriously love everything in the new seasonal book. That being said, I finally settled on the Dreamin' Big paper pack.  I love the colors and the beautiful patterns. The floral paper had me at "hello!" Those flowers are precious and the reverse print is a fun scattering of little bugs-- perfect for those little boy pictures and cards or just a spring/summer touch,  The other patterns are just the complement needed for the bolder patterns or to allow you favorite photos to become the star. I also used the coordinating Dreamin Big Complements pack, which made decorating easy, and the Dreamin Big Scrapbooking stamp set.

So, I created a couple of fancy fold cards that remind me of little presents just begging to be opened:

And here are the insides:

It is hard to tell, but the card base is a 4.5 in gray cardstock square upon which a 4.25 buttercup square is mounted, and then a 12 x 4 in piece of folded patterned paper is attached on top. The 12 x 4 piece was scored at 4 and 8 inches to create a 3 sectioned piece that folded inward. The two outside flaps were then folded diagonally and hole punched to created the folded gates. Inside, I mounted a 3,75 inch square of pretty juniper patterned paper (solid cardstock is also a good choice, so that a message can be stamped or written). These cards were not too difficult and a lot of fun to make!  I hope you'll try one yourself!

Now, hop right along to Kelly's blog, where I am sure you'll see something fantastic!