Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop! 

 We will be featuring products from
 the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book 
that came out April 1.  
Some items are time sensitive, 
these products have a clock icon 
and are only available through August 31.

If you have come here from Pam Trostle'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 approximately 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new products from the CTMH Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book 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!

One of the new paper packs in the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book is Blossom.

 I love, love, love this versatile paper pack 
and have already seen some amazing art created with this paper pack. 
Come back soon to my blog, I'm about to create many more projects with this paper.
Here's a small sample using the paper to create a basic card.


Shin Han marker (Z2465) to color the sparkles blue.

I've always enjoyed the gate fold card and saw one made using tabs on each side of the gates. I also love the new "Jackson" paper found in our new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book, so combining the gate fold card with this paper pack, I think I have a perfect combination.

To create this card, I started with a traditional gate fold and then added chevron tabs on the top and bottom, adhered to the right "gate" and a rectangle tab on the left "gate".   This card could easily be a Fathers's Day card or masculine birthday card.
Products used ~ NEW PRODUCTS

Shin Han marker (Z2465) to color the sparkles blue.
Stop back by this month and be sure to check out additional projects I will be displaying from the new Seasonal 2 catalog.
Now keep hopping to see 
the amazing creation inspired


  1. I haven't seen that style of gatefold card but I love it! Wonderful projects!

  2. Love the fold in that car card!! Beautiful Blossom card too.

  3. Great cards. Love the flowers on the Blossom card, and the Jackson card just rocks. Great work.

  4. That Jackson card is a wonderful idea!

  5. Beautiful Blossom card, love the dimensional flowers! And your Jackson gate fold card is fabulous!

  6. both of your cards are gorgeous. I saw a gate fold card like that and you've encouraged me to give it a try.

  7. Both of your cards are awesome. I need to try that gate fold technique.

  8. Great cards. The jackson has such a cool technique