Saturday, January 02, 2016

Hello 2016 and Thank You Creative Expressions!

HAPPY 2016!!
I hope your New Year is off to a great start! Welcome back to my little Blog! So happy you are here to help me start my exciting journey as a Creative Expressions Design Team Member!  I absolutely love their products and Im also a huge fan of CE's fabulous Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, so hoping this journey will be loads of FUN. My new CEDT projects will post on Saturdays. Hope you will stop by! Here is my very first DT project saying "HELLO"!
"Hello" Card Recipe
Stamps: NONE
Papers:  White CS, Black CS and DP (Designer Paper)
Techniques:  Layering, assembling

Step-by-Step on how this "HELLO" Card was made;
After cutting your background panel, emboss and matt  on black Cardstock to look like this;
Now add to your White Card Base and adhere as shown

Next make your cuts. First I cut the Classic Fold-over Flowers out of the stripes of gold and white on the DP and also cut the "Hello" word out of the same DP
For the "Hello" word, I placed the die directly over the GOLD stripped part of DP to cut - to highlight the expression.
These are the cut-out Flower strips, the four Hello cuts (I've layered the Hello panels 4x), off-setting the last panel in black to give it depth and a shadow effect. Also cut three extra fold-over strips in Black, Gold and White to line-up and added these as accents behind the "Hello" Panel.

Next step was to fold-over the flower strips, adhering tips of edges with wet glue and rolling each strip into flowers as shown. After rolling, press and spread petals to create lovely shaped flowers.
I also like to add extra glue to the bottom of my rolled flowers to securely hold in place.
Next adhere your shaped flowers to your card front as desired and add flourish pearl gems.

That's it! Easy as pie, right? The hardest part was coming up with the idea. LOL!  Assembling the flowers took a little bit, but even that was fast and easy!  Such FUN! I hope you will give these great Creative Expressions products a try! :)

Here is the same card done again - but in a "THANK YOU" theme to say "THANKS" to Creative Expressions and to all of you wonderful followers for all your wonderful support!  The only changes are the Expressions "Thanks" Die and the Floral Stripes embossed background. 
What do you think?
 Other Creative Expressions PRODUCTS used on "Thanks" card;

Here are the two cards together
 Creative Expressions Blog
To see what the other talented members of the Creative Expressions Design Team have been creating, be sure to check out THIS link to the Creative Expressions blog:

If you are a Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson Fan based in the USA, be sure to check us out on FACEBOOK and join our Group at:
"Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson Fans in the USA"

 I'd also like to enter these Hello/Thank You cards into these Challenges;
Allsorts -What's new? (New GOLD Designer Paper Stack)
Crafty Calendar - January - something new (New GOLD Designer Paper)
Crafty Friends Challenge - use something new (New GOLD Designer Paper)
Hiding in my Craft Room -  black and white +1 (I added Gold)
Inkspirational - Thank you - using something new (New Gold DP)
Just Us Girls - Thank you

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope to have inspired you and love hearing from you!  I also want to wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2016!


  1. Great projects America - I look forward to working with you.
    Lynn x

  2. Morning America,
    What A Truly Stunning Card And A Fabulous Breakdown Of How You Made It, I'm Truly Thrilled That You've Joined The Very Best Company In The World Creative Expressions Just Keeps Getting Bigger And Better.
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

  3. Hello America,

    Great cards today for your first posting on the Creative Expressions Blog. Have really enjoyed following your blog and can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year.


  4. I'm sure 2016 is going to be a great year, working with all of our talented design team. Great detail on your 1st Creative Expressions blog post! :)

  5. Tracey, you were up early!!

    Two lovely cards. Thanks for the details. I do like your second version, I think this embossing folder really sets it off.

    (Down the road from CE in Kettering England!!!!!)

  6. Hi America,
    what a great name! I love your designs, and look forward to seeing more of them.
    I'm not one of the above cats from the design team, just a very enthusiastic crafter.
    Also a fan of Sue Wilson's and her dies and embossing folders and sometimes I shamelessly adopt her ideas.
    Have a great 2016.

  7. these are awesome!! Thanks for the ideas.

  8. gorgeous cards America great with that gold,
    Gr Karin

  9. Hi Teamie

    Lovely Cards America! looking forward to working with you on the DT team

    Big Hugs

    Tina XX

  10. Stunning and love the dp, just got a few more sw dies too
    Happy New year
    Hugs Kate x

  11. Wow what stunning cards to start your journey with CE. I shall be following your progress.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  12. Wow! If these cards aren't a labor of Love nothing is! Love the Bold sentiment and the horizontal placement and those beautiful rolled flowers! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls this week and Happy New Year too!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the gold and those dies are certainly to die for. So glad you shared with us at Just Us Girls this week. Thank you.

  14. These are so beautiful, Thank you for joining in with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  15. Thank you for sharing these lovely creations over at Allsorts;-))m

  16. Gorgeous card America. Love the dies and your gold paper too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar. Gale DT

  17. Beautifully ornate and very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  18. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  19. Wow! What a bold card. So much technique for putting it all together. Love the gold color! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  20. Wow this is stunning, love the style of your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends this time and good luck xx