Close To My – True Love Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Sweet Girl Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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True Love Paper Suite CTMHToday I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection True Love Paper Suite.

Don’t just think of this paper suite for Weddings, while its colour scheme & cut out icons are perfect for weddings, you will note that there are a tonne of colours & patterns that would suite a wide variety of themes.

 

 

My first card features two stamped  icons from the Then & Now which is part of June The Best Moments Are Free promotion. I love how well this bird & ornate border works with the True Love Paper Suite. I only used paper scraps to create the card, using the smallest rectangle stitched frames as the main piece.

True Love &  Then & Now Close To My Heart The Best Moments are Free #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

My second card I had a little fun with overlaying paper scraps to create this fun Birthday Parade scene. I love how little paper can be used to change a whole look of a card & be really simple design.

True Love &  Happy Birthday Parade Close To My Heart  #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

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Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on True Love Paper Suite.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

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Close To My – Sweet Girl Home Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Sweet Girl Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Sweet GirlToday I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection Sweet Girl Paper Suite.

This collection has a very pretty soft colour palette but I love how it incorporates green & sapphire & mink (light gray) which you can use for males too.

My first creation is this punny card I thought I would do a bit of peek a boo of the papers to create something fun. I used a circle thin cut to cut out the windows & backed it with some of the Sweet Girls papers. 

Wild & Punny Happy Birthday  #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

My next creation is a scrapbook layout created for the new 8½” x 11″ Memory Protectors™, I love this new format to create something different to add into the main 12″ x 12″ albums. This layout is based on the “Hourglass Figure” trend that is popular in scrapbooking at the moment, which draws the eye to the photo (still to be printed), which will be an Easter Photo which will go perfectly with the title Yum.

Yum 8½" x 11" Scrapbooking layout #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren Moore

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on Sweet Girl Paper Suite.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My – Feels Like Home Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Feels Like Home Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Feels Like Home maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection Feels Like Home Paper Suite

Feels Like home has a lovely shabby/country chic look & features the colours of Black, Charcoal, Mink, Sugarplum, Fern, New England Ivy & Sapphire.

I love this paper suite & had fun creating this scrapbook layout which involves layering of Feels Like Home Watercolor Die-cuts with fussy cut out flowers, leaves & a couple of butterflies from the pattern paper.

I love the layers of pattern paper that is used to build up the layout & how even aa scrap of white scallop embossed card all tie well into focusing to the photo area.

 

What Matters Most Scrapbooking Layout with Close To My Heart Feels Like Home #ctmhfeelslikehome maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

I love the touch of Sapphire elements introduced to the layout with some stamped elements & even a tiny bit of washi tape which is actually from So Much Happy. There is a enough room under the photo area to add strip journalling once I choose the photo to go on the layout. 

If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Creating with Kara Davies

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on Feels Like Home Paper Suite.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My – So Much Happy Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our So Much Happy Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection So Much Happy Paper Suite

 

So Much Happy Paper Suite  from: maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

This fun vibrant paper suite lives up to it’s name of So Much Happy, with the fun happy floral pattern & cute icons of plants, clouds & animals, you are sure to make something to make you happy & smile.

Today I am sharing with you is a scrapbook Layout that I created with the So Much Happy Paper Suite. I had fun cutting out some pieces from the cut apart & putting some of the papers through some thin cuts  to create this layout.

 

So Much Happy Scrapbook layout Maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I just need to add photos & some journalling.

I hope you liked what I created & it inspires you to try out some of these ideas.

If you love this featured collection So Much Happy Paper Suite then contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.

If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor – Creative Inspirations  

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on So Much Happy.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My – I Heart Us Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our I Heart Us Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection I Heart Us Paper Suite

 

I Heart Us Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Paper Suite www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This fun vibrant paper suite has a bit of something for all occasions, there are stripes, geometric patterns, spots & tiny hearts on the paper & there are rainbows, flowers & butterflies in the cut apart sheet & compliments.

It truely is a happy paper suite & I really have enjoyed creating with it.

My first share with you is a scrapbook Layout that I created with the I Heart Us Paper Suite.

 

I Need a 6 month vacation twice a year scrapbook layout with CTMH I Heart Us www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

First I designed a flower boarder using the Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection. I welded & sliced until  I got the design I wanted & cut on white cardstok. I backed the flowers with the papers from the  Heart Us Paper Suite, bar one which is a yellow from the Something Fierce.

I created some water colour in different greens & yellows. I also added in some transparent texture paste taht you cannot really see till you are close up. This was all done onto white daisy that I cut smaller to mat with the lighter side of Lagoon cardstock. I placed this cut out flower boarder onto the water colour . This formed my decorative element to my layout.

I matted the photos & added extra paper strips at the top, created a label for a little subtitle & stamped a saying from one of the stamp sets you get from the Cricut® You Are Here Collection to form my title. 

Finally I added embellishments using the I Heart Us Compliments & sequins. 

While there are no flowers in my photos, I was originally going to add flower photos, I thought it didn’t really matter as the photos had a lot of greenery so it was more about nature.

My second creation is a card combining the  I Heart Us Paper Suite and the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set.

Flower Card with CTMH I Heart Us & Love Blossoms www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I cut the yellow striped paper at an angle & added a strip of patten lagoon. I coloured the Love Blossom image with Shin Han Markers & fussy cut out & added some I Heart Us Compliments to finish off.

I hope you liked what I created & it inspires you to try out some of these ideas.

If you love this featured collection I Heart Us Paper Suite then contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.

If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen Watkins.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on I Heart Us.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Mixing it up with Close To My Heart – Scrapbook Layout

Love At First Sight baby scrapbook layout with Close To My Heart I Heart Us, Heart Happy & CTMH Mix-in Papers.
www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Over the weekend I decided to finally scrap the new born photo of my grand niece. And thought I would mix it up using some stamping as well as different alphabet stamps & different Close To My Heart Paper Suites.

I started off with the stamping using the Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts (I think this will be my most used stamp set of the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea book) and coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. I was going to reproduce the look I done on a card for the Faux Dimension with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers post but scrapbook style. But well I have misplaced my Black Marker & if anyone knows where I put it, please let me know as I know its friends are missing the black being in the roll up marker case with them. So well instead of wasting time I continued on a different path.

I then started to layer papers behind my photo so I had a sense of where I could place it amongst the flowers that I had stamped. I added some I Heart Us Paper & Heart Happy Paper, as they had the pinks that went with the Peony’s that I coloured, plus the Heart Happy Paper finishes up this month & well I Heart Us Paper is the featured paper so it made sense to use these.

I also needed some contrast so found some black spotted in the Mix-in Paper but there was also a fab pink stripe on one of the z strips. In the end I added more black in other ways than using the paper.

The mixing didn’t stop at the paper, I also created a title that mixed up two alphabet stamps & some chipboard letters & the I really like how it all turned out.

The word Love if from the I Heart Us Complements (oh my I love these) & I did a bit of doodling around the heart O. I really liked how you can see some of the peony peeking through the letters. The word at (stamped with Simply Said) was stamped directly onto the page (amazed that I did not somehow drop the stamp & stuffed that up) & finished off with some clear sparkles. I fussy cut out First (stamped with Solid Classroom Alphabet) and stuck them with foam tape over a wash of shimmer and well as I had the Simply Said stamp set out I just used that to stamped Sight onto some scrap. I layered this word over some paper & vellum strips.

My final bit of mixing it up (ok ignore the accidental double stamped flower – it didn’t stamp correctly & I miss-aligned second go & it was the last flower added – always the way) was with some Die Cuts (or Thin Cuts as they are known from Close To My Heart) I used two different Fancy Tags (one of which is cut in half & the other a top 1/3rd was cut off) & I added strip that had bee decorated with one of the Decorative Borders (seriously one of my fav dies) to crate a journalling spot.

I actually replicated this circle journalling spot (without the journalling ) & added it in amongst the layers of paper I used around my photo.

Anyway I hope you like my little mixed up scrapbooking layout – it shows that all the Close To My Heart Products co-ordinate together nicely. You just need to pull out the bits & pieces to see how they work together.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz