A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stitched Together Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappychicks 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.
The Stitched Together Paper Collection is a mix of floral images that can easily be used for quilting or sewing themed scrapbook layouts. It has pops of bright colours such Candy Apple & Sapphire with the softer colours of Peach & Mint.
My first project is a 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook Layout, based off the a scrapbook layout that Close To My Heart done for a virtual event for Mothers Day.
I used a a mixed of fussy cutting the floral paper of flowers & butterflies with the sticker sheet for more flowers & leaves.
I added some some stamped stitches to the layout & created some watercolour effects with the Strokes of an Artist using Mink Ink. To create my Title I used a sentiment from the Stitched Together Cardmaking to go with the Good Times sticker sheet & added some markers to the white foam alphabet stickers. I replaced the dot in the i with a flower bud sticker.I softened the lighter side of the Lemonade cardstock by adding a layer of vellum, which was also used as part of a cluster under the photo mat.
To get more photos & extra journalling space I added a Flip Flap.
Sometimes you need some inspiration to give you an excuse to get a stamp set besides the fact that it is cute – so why not see some creative uses of the stamp set.
I love this Sweet Hummingbird stamp set and & I think you will love all 4 unique ways I have used this stamp set . And I think I found enough extra ideas to make sure you get the most use out of it.
My first idea was to create this Screen Panel Card.
I created the Screen Panel in design space, using Artbooking & basic shapes & cut out the medium stitched rectangles & sponged them with Almond Ink. & stamped the designs onto them & coloured with watercolour pencils. I stamped the birds again & fussy cut them (you can get matching thin cuts with these stamps if you are not into fussy cutting) & used 3D foam tape to raise them up & added some clear shimmer brush to them. The card turned out super pretty.
The next idea I have was to use it in this interactive Peek-A-Boo Card
I got the cutting directions from a peek-a-boo design from Jennifer McGuire – she always does amazing clear instruction videos & I want to be like her when I grow up. I used a basic circle for my window, decorated with the Scalloped Circle Thin Cuts Die which made it look very pretty. Simple colouring in with markers. Check out my Facebook video to see the card in action.
My next card, I wanted to make a feature of one of the sentiments & to do that I thought I cut out an oval window & decorate around it.
I cut the stitched rectangle first, then placed my oval where I wanted it & cut that. I stamped over the card stock with the small leaf in the background. I stamped the saying directly onto the card & added foam tape to raise the background. I then stamped, coloured & fussy cut out the bird & flowers in watercolour pencils & added some shimmer with the shimmer brush.
The next idea I wanted to do something simple but also feature some of pattern paper.
I cut up a strip of paper of pattern paper 4.5cm which is nearly 3inches wide & added some shimmer trim on either side. I then stamped the small dots along one side – this is in the stamp set & is easy to miss. Added a sentiment to the scallop circle & stamped & coloured the bird & flower with alcohol markers this time to try a different colouring method. Once I fussy cut them out I added them to the card along with some gold sequins.
Below is a couple of ideas from the Close To My Heart Art Department using the Sweet Hummingbird on a scrapbook layout & the other on a card. Plus a few Ideas I found on Instagram & YouTube to really inspire you.
Ok so this bonus idea is created by me but I put it here as I had already shared this idea over on the Aurora Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop and I thought it was a great quick idea card to share here as the design is nice & simple.
Make sure you check out our other great promotions including Blue Skies & the Love for Mother. And don’t forget you can sign up any time to our Craft with Heart™ – Scrapbooking or Cardmaking Subscriptions with Heart. With new designs that have started this month.
I hope you liked my ideas & it has inspired you to try some of these out for yourself. Til next time, see you soon & keep creating! Maz
A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Aurora Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – ScrappyChick 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.
The colour combination in the Aurora Paper Collection is so pretty & while this is perfect for outdoors due to the sticker collection, I have had fun creating with this paper in different ways too.
My first project is a 8½” x 11″ scrapbook Layout. I loved the lurples & dark blues that were in one of the pattern papers, but I knew I did not want the pine trees.
I created these flowers a while back to have some fun with mixed media & when I seen them next to the paper I knew I had to create a layout with them. See close up of the texture on the flowers & well they work with the papers
I added some stickers from the sticker sheet & some hearts from the Aurora Acrylic Shapes to tie it all together – I loved how it all came together & looks.
My next project I decided to make a card & well seeing it is an outdoorsy type paper & about nature, why not use the Sweet Hummingbird.
I used both sides of the paper & a zip strip & coloured the bird in markers to match & co-ordinate & added Best Wishes from the Stamp of the Month time to Celebrate.
Want to start or get back into Scrapbooking, but not sure where to start?
Are you someone who says that I will never Scrapbook as I don’t have the time or I stopped Scrapbooking as I do not have the time? I can never Scrapbook as I am not creative? I can never Scrapbook as I have no where to store all the things I need & I cannot afford all the tools anyway or that is one of the reasons you stopped Scrapbooking?
Well I am here to help you solve those issues. The easiest & quickest & most affordable way to learn scrapbooking techniques, to get started or back into scrapbooking & looks like you look like you spent hours designing the layouts, but are in fact super fast, is with Craft with Heart™ Scrapbooking subscription
Seriously, not only does this Scrapbooking subscription help you preserve memories with all the occasions in your life, it super easy to put together – your layouts come together in minutes.
Scrapbooking had never been so Super Quick & Easy
Everything is cut for you (no more spending hours cutting up papers) & thanks to pre-printed base pages it is super quick. It takes about 15min to put together a 2 page layout – What 15min!
All you need to start is a Journaling Pen & your Favourite Adhesive
Just find your favourite adhesive – I recommend the Close To My Heart Adhesive Runner as it is easy to use & disposable & grab Journaling Pen to get started.
It doesn’t take up much room
If you have a small space this is a great kit for you to start this hobby as it takes up so little room, if you seen the amazing craft rooms stock floor to ceiling & think Oh I don’t have room for this hobby – well we all love to have a craft room like that but we do not all have the room – I certainly don’t have the room, but this takes up very little room.
What we give you
We give you memory protectors so your layouts can stay protected, easy to follow instructions. photo placeholder (in case you haven’t got around to printing those phots yet), complementary die-cuts and stickers so you can customise your layouts to suit your needs. The die-cuts and stickers even tell you which layout they go on – so it makes it easy for you.
Finally, be sure to RSVP by clicking the “going” button on this event page before Friday, May 1, in order to be entered into giveaways that will happen between creative sessions! You MUST RSVP to be eligible for giveaways!
Please stay safe, I look forward to crafting with you at home.
A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our These Are My People Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from Doreen Watkins 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.
These Are My People collection is designed to help you document special moments and memories with all the people who mean the most to you, from your family and besties to everyone else you would consider your people!
My First project I combined one of the scrapbook layouts from the Cricut® Everyday Moments Collection with the These Are My People papers & sticker sheet, I even used some of the stamps.
I thought the flowers in this project looked a lot like the flowers in the sticker & sheet & stamp set, I was originally going to combine it all but changed my mind after I backed the flowers & leaves with the pattern paper from the These Are My People collection and I loved how it all turned out.
I then made a joy fold card as I cut some extra flowers for the layout & well needed to make sure they did not go to waste.
I created the hello using the Flower Market Hello which was part of a speech bubble & joined it to the flap which I joined the back of the card unlike a traditional joy fold which is in the middle. I add the pattern paer to the card & decorated the front panel with one of the zip strips & left over flowers.
The best friend was stamped in black & I over stamped it with Ballerina Ink using the paint swish that is in the Love These People stamp set. I am really happy how this card turned out. And it is just perfect to send out to a best friend during these strange times.