Nov 20, 2015

White Pines Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart White Pines Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Wendy's Expressions of the Heart, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

White Pines is a fresh and fabulous Collection created by Close To My Heart that features in the new 2015- 2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  The White Pines range includes the White Pines Paper Packet, White Pines Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking KitWhite Pines Workshops on the Go Cardmaking Kit, Picture My Life White Pines Scrapbooking ProgramWhite Pines Assortment and White Pines Complements which work on their own, or together, to create stunning colour coordinated scrapbook, card making and off-the page projects quickly and easily.

Today, I would like to share with you cards that I have created featuring paper from the new White Pines Paper Packet.  This Paper Packet includes 6 sheets of double-side B&T (Background and Texture) Paper and 6 sheets of coordinating Cardstock.  The colours featured in the White Pines Paper Packet include Champagne, Chocolate, Cranberry, Fern, Colonial White and Glacier.

I love the CTMH Wishes Card Confidence Program.  This great how-to book by Jeanette Lynton has 162 pages filled with hundreds of ideas for creative card designs.  It's the first place I go when I am looking for a new card idea or if I am struggling to come up with my own design.  One of my favourite features of this fabulous book are the card workshops.  The Just because card workshop on pages 68- 73, includes a cutting guide, layout and assembly instructions and sample finished cards for creating 20 cards; 2 each of 10 different designs.  I thought this workshop would be perfect for creating quick, simple and visually stunning Christmas Cards using the White Pines Paper Packet.

I have also used the gorgeous White Pines Complements and some of the White Pines PML (Picture My Life) Cards to add further decorative element to the cards as I decided to create these cards without any stamping. 
Here are my 20 cards created with 3 sheets of Cardstock and 3 sheets of B&T Paper from the White Pines Paper Packet, White Pines Complements and about 5 White Pines PML Cards.  What do you think?  Are they fun and festive?   

You might notice that I have embossed some of the Cardstock with the new Confetti Embossing Folder and Confetti Stars Embossing Folder for added texture and interest.  I have also used Clear Sparkles, Red Enamel Gems and bows from the Gold Fundamental Assortment to add a bit of bling to my cards.

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my cards featuring some of the products from the gorgeous White Pines collection.  I would love it if you would leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our White Pines Australasian Blog Hop, Lauren's CTMH Craftings to see more creative ways to use the White Pines Paper Collection.

Remember, you can purchase any of the gorgeous White Pines products used to create these cards from your CTMH Independent Consultant.

Until next time!

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :)


Meryl Cheetham said...

WoW! Always look forward to seeing your creations! Just perfect! Thank you!

Patricia Manhire said...

These look great Denise.

Lauren said...

These are all so fabulous, what a clever idea!

Shaunna Richards said...

I love that recipe too - I'm all for not having to think too hard. Nice job using the many different products in the range

Vandra said...

I love your cards. I really love the cute little animals on the White Pines compliments and PML cards. So cute!

Doris Taylor said...

All great cards and such variety, well done.