Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to our special edition Blog Hop featuring products from the Holiday Expressions Catalog from Close To My Heart.

If you have come here from Donna'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.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

This month we have 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using products from the 2015 Holiday Expressions Catalog and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This 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!

Christmas Joy

I created this simple but elegant card using the White Pines B&T Paper Packet.  White Pines features beautiful double sided patterns perfect for the Christmas Holiday.  I hope you like this is a quick and easy card.

The sentiment on the front of the card is the "This Is Christmas" stamp, available for only $2.95, you can find this stamp along with other M-Size stamps on page 31 of the Holiday Expressions Catalog.

Here's a close-up of the embossed sentiment:

For the front border of the card, I used the zip strip from the blue patterned paper, along with the opposite side (chevron) and some silver foil tape and red glitter tape to create the layers.

Here are the tools, materials and dimensions used to create this card.

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer and Scissors

CTMH Products Used:
  • White Pines B&T Paper Packet
  • This Is Christmas (M Size) Stamp
  • Glacier Cardstock
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Red Shimmer Trim
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine
  • Silver Foil Tape
  • Red Enamel Gems
  • Artiste Cricut Cartridge
  • Versamark Ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Ranger Superfine Silver Embossing Powder
  • 3-D Foam Tape 
  • Card Base - 4.25" X 11
  • Card Front Layer A - 4" X 5.25"
  • Card Front Layer B - 3.75" X 5"
Now "Hop" on over to Jessica's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  The Holiday Expressions Catalog is now available and all products featured in this catalog are available through December 31st, contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to order your Close To My Heart products.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Very pretty card! Love that stamp - great price too!!

  2. The foil trim adds the perfect shimmer to this card

  3. Beautiful, simply made card that you have really jazzed up. Love that silver foil.

  4. Stunning card....love the foil tape.

  5. Love the silver foil! Great card!

  6. Great card! Love the silver embossing and the silver foil tape.

  7. This is gorgeous- those red enamel gems finish it off perfectly.

  8. The embossing adds an elegant touch to the card

  9. Gorgeous card! Simple but elegant sums it up nicely!