Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop ! 

This month I am following {Michelle Stewart's blog}   We have 22 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

In this blog hop you will see some artwork using some of the fun products found in our Annual (Core) Catalog. 

I was over the moon when I saw the die cuts that allow us to easily make some unusual cards.  It makes designing and making these cute cards so easy!

The first card I made uses our new Waterfall Dies and the Party Time Paper Pack.  The Party Time Paper Pack will be available for the entire year of the Core Catalog.  I used the Pink Color Palette, but this paper pack also includes a Blue Color Palette as well.

I also used the Wishing You Everything Stamp Set for the stamped images.  I incorporated the stickers from the Party Time Paper Pack as well.  My card is a pink version of the blue version seen in the Core Catalog with just a few changes.

For this panel, I colored with my Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and then colored the pink portions of the balloons with the Flamingo Shimmer Brush. The balloons were stamped with our Intense Black Ink so I could use the alcohol markers and the stamped image wouldn't bleed.

On this last panel is a sticker from the Party Time Sticker sheet.  I added some Diamond Stickles to the bows.  I embellished this card with our new Blue Belle Sequins.  The little heart on the "It's Your Birthday" sticker is a sequin in that package.  I added a dab of Diamond Stickles to that as well.

I added a 1.75" x 3.25" piece of White Daisy cardstock to the long piece that you pull so that you can easily write a note on your card, though this card is built on a White Daisy card base.

And here is my second card.  

I also used the Party Time Paper Pack, but this time I used our new Heart Backgrounds Thin Cuts. 

I cut multiple patterned papers and our new Blue Belle Glitter Paper with the background die and then mixed the pieces up to make this card.  The big heart is stamped with our Little Buddies Stamp Set.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, Krista Hershberger and see what she has made with this promotion.

You can purchase this promotion as well as any of the supplies listed above on my website.


  1. What a great waterfall card - and the second one with the hearts is so unique. Great work :)

  2. Love the waterfall card and that panda is so cute peeking on that card.

  3. Love both cards, I love the waterfall card the colours are awesome! So fun and that little panda, adorable!

  4. Love your cards...I think my waterfall is my favorite---just because that's on my "to do" list! Thanks for inspiring! :)

  5. I have copied and pasted both of these into my "to be CASE'd later" file!! Love them both!

  6. Both your cards are great but I love the hearts with the cute panda popping in!

  7. Oh wow, these cards are fabulous!

  8. Great cards! Love the Little Buddies paired with Heart Background.


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