CTMH Stamp of the Month: Seasonal Trees (S1811) Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages 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 Seasonal Trees – November Stamp of the Month The  features three fab trees suitable throughout any season, be it summer, winter, spring or autumn.

They can be used for Christmas or to just create pretty scene. I loved this stamp set when I first saw it & have been looking forward to creating something with it to share with you all.Seasonal Trees - November Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

The first card I made is a Christmas Card where I used one of the tree leaves & the cute little bird house from the Seasonal Tree stamp set. I really love how this turned out with the sponging & stamping of the leaves in different greens peaking out of the large scallop that has been cut using the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts.

Seasonal Trees November Stamp of the Month Christmas Card www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

The next card I used the same leaves combined with the pine cones from the Wonder of the Season stamp set to create this Christmas themed image. Adding the Candy Apple Striped Ribbon & the Red Pearls helped finish this image off.

Christmas Pine Cone bunch made with CTMH Seasonal Trees November Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

My final card I decided to actual feature one of the trees in full. The background that it is on is created with sage ink on an acrylic block with drops of gold shimmer pen & stamped onto cardstock. It was heat set & the tree stamped partially over the background. The leaves stamped in sage which appears darker as the background became lighter when it was mixed with the gold shimmer. I haven’t added a sentiment yet as I think I could use this card for Christmas or for someone’s birthday.

Seasonal Trees November Stamp of the Month with Bird House www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it

If you liked to own Seasonal Trees – November Stamp of the Month  all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $29.50AUD OR, with your qualifying order of $82.50AUD, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $8.25AUD. You only have until September 30th

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Doreen Watkins to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

See you soon
Maz

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CTMH Stamp of the Month: Just Treats (S1809) Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, Doreen Watkins then you are in the right place.

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The Just Treats – September Stamp of the Month features a mix of Christmas & Halloween stamps. My favourite image is the striped border which is very versatile, I also like the mug which I think would be good if you are scrapbooking about the everyday activity of drinking tea or coffee.ust Treats Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I decided to create a Christmas card, that allows me to get a head start on my Christmas Cards that I will send out this year.

This cute Christmas card features the Fair Dinkum Christmas Koala holding some Christmas Just Treats. The Treats are a little large but oh they look so cute with the Koala.And to make it just a bit more Christmassy I used the ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet for the background.

Just Treats September Stamp of the Month & Fair Dinkum Christmas Card using CTMH 'Tis the Season Paper Packet www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Now I want to show you how I used the fab striped border onto this layout which is created from this month the National Stamping Month exclusive Cut Above® Layout Kit. I changed up the layout in the kit & I really wanted to incorporate stamping as this is National Stamping Month & the striped border from the Just Treats September Stamp of the Month worked really well. No one would guess that it is from a Christmas/Halloween Stamp set.

Memories in the Making with Just Treats September Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

If you liked to own Just Treats – September Stamp of the Month all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $29.50AUD OR, with your qualifying order of $82.50AUD, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $8.25AUD. You only have until September 30th

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages  to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

See you soon
Maz

CTMH Stamp of the Month: A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, Doreen Watkins then you are in the right place.

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The A Bushel & a Peck – June Stamp of the Month features a sweet girl, apples & lots of “I love you a lot” type sayings. I adore this sweet girl image & found her perfect to use for a number ideas.

A Bushel & a Peck - June Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

The sayings were a little different for me – I think it is just not something I would normally hear. But it was fun to find out what a bushel & a peck were & what they meant.

It is a wonderful way to say that I love your more.

 

 

My First card I combine the sweet girl with Fresh Air Paper Pack & used one of the copper foil banners for the Thanks. I had fun fussy cutting some leaves to create my little cluster on the side.

Thanks Card with CTMH Bushel and a Peck www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

My next card I played with inks & paints & created a background with white embossing & washed out stamped ink flowers using the Beautiful Friendship – Scrapbooking stamp set. I coloured the girl in with pink tones to match into the background.

Happy Wishes Card with CTMH Bushel and a Peck www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I had fun creating these two different cards & I look forward to creating other ideas with this months stamp set.

If you liked to own  A Bushel & a Peck = June Stamp of the Month all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $27 OR, with your qualifying order of $75, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $7.50. You only have until June 30th

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Megan Lawrence – Crop Craft Create to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

See you soon
Maz

CTMH Stamp of the Month: Color Your Life (S1804) Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, Doreen Watkins then you are in the right place.

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The Color Your Life – April Stamp of the Month is full of wonderful words, including ones that encourage you to colour in. I love the long borders, the arrow & leaf branch, as these images can be used on any card or scrapbook layout. The words are perfect for scrapbooking, however Celebrate is a word I like to use on Birthday cards.

Color Your Life - April Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I decided to focus on the long decorative borders in the stamp set & use the word Celebrate. I paired the stamp of the month with Gimme Some Sugar paper & the butterflies from the Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set.

I really like the colour combo of the Pewter & the colour of the year Bashful.

 

 

Celebrate with CTMH Stamp Of The Month Color Your Life www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

If you liked to own Color Your Life – April Stamp of the Month, all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $27 OR, with your qualifying order of $75, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $7.50. You only have until April 30th

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Nell Ward to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

See you soon
Maz

CTMH Stamp of the Month: Birthday Time (S1803) Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place.

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Oh I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp of the Month Birthday Time – why because it is all about Birthdays. And I make a lot of Birthday cards. This set looks amazing & can be used for so many people – kids, boys, girls & adults.

Birthday Time March Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auWhat else I love about this stamp set is how well it ties into the featured paper packet of this month Stargazer & how well it works with the Super Boy & the Super Girl Stamp & thin cuts.

Now you can get this stamp set for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more on Close to My Heart Product. And I am sure that you will get heaps of use out of it and lots of ideas from this blog hop.

Now to the fun part sharing what I created with the Birthday Time — March Stamp of the Month,

The First card I created was this fab bridge fold card using the Super Boy Stamp set & the city line from the Cricut® You Are Here Collection.
Birthday Time Bridge Fold Card www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
I used the One Year Older stamp as this way I can give this card to a range of years without having to worry about the actual age. I stamped the image in black, then again in red , fussy cut that one out & stuck it on top with foam tape. I re-stamped in black & cut out the banner and mounted it onto a circle. It made a nice embellishment piece that I could use on any card or scrapbook layout.

My second card I made use of the Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection & cut out one of the pop up cards.

I used one of the birthday greeting stamps to feature on the outside of the card. There is no rule that a greeting has to be on the inside & I like that the outside is a little plain & you get the surprise pop up inside.

If you liked to own this amazing Birthday Time — March Stamp of the Month, all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $27 OR, with your qualifying order of $75, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $7.50. You only have until Mar 31st (Easter Saturday), to own it.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Lisa Wurth: Lisa’s Creative Place to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

See you soon
Maz

CTMH Stamp of the Month: Sunny Thoughts (S1802) Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages then you are in the right place.

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This month’s stamp of the month  Sunny Thoughts is a great stamp set to have for Birthday’s or Just sending a special note to someone. Full of flowers & sayings this Stamp Of The Month set is very versatile.

Sunny Thoughts -February Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

You can get this stamp set for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more on Close to My Heart Product. And seeing that February is a short month – you do not have as many days to get this one – so don’t delay & miss out.

This month I made a few different cards as I had a nice long weekend to sit down with this stamp set & play so that I could showcase how versatile this set is.

First Up is a simple card where the Chelsea Gardens paper is the hero of the story. I added the border stamp (which I love from the Sunny Thoughts Stamp set) on either side of the paper feature & double stamped in Glacier (I wanted the blue a darker shade) & fussy cut these out & glued over the flowers stamped in sweet leaf. I added a party banner for the flowers to adorn. All up it made for a very pretty card.
Its Your Day with SOTM Sunny Thoughts & Chelsea Gardens Paper. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

The next card is a Tri Fold Card Close with partial Die Cut as the closure. I played around with this card idea months ago but only decorated the card recently. The hardest part was what should I colour the butterfly with as I didn’t want to cut another one to place on top. In the end I went with watercolour pencils with no water. I might go over with a shimmer brush later. But I love how the Thank you card turned out.

This card is a modified design based on Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 patten 12. I was playing with mixing papers and before I knew it this card came about & was perfect to use the Birthday sentiment in the Sunny Thoughts stamp of the month set. Again I did some fussy cutting with the flowers to get the different colours for the flower petals & the leaves.
Wishing you Warm Wishes with SOTM Sunny Thoughts card design based on Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 patten 12. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

If you liked to play with Sunny Thoughts – February Stamp of the Month, all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $27 OR, with your qualifying order of $75, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $7.50. You only have until Feb 28th, to own it.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Denise Tarlinton Scrap Stamp Share to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

See you soon
Maz