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.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings  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.

 

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

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Emboss It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “Emboss it” with Close To My Heart products.

Emboss It #ctmh #ctmhtechnique If you have arrived here from Darlys Recker 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.

It doesn’t matter if you into the dry embossing or wet embossing techniques, both add texture & a little dimension to your artwork creations.

With my card today I embossed the white cardstock & the little chipboard arrow under the boat.

I love that you can emboss cardstock or chipboard easily.

Emboss It CTMH Technique Blog Hop maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh

And well because I had time before this blog went live this morning I quickly made this card. I embossed in gold the Love blossoms & coloured the back in Shin Han Markers & cut the flower out & attached with some glue dots to a white dry embossed cardstock & added a sticker from the So Much Happy Compliments.

Emboss It :Love Blossoms with gold embossing on vellum on a dry embossed background maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhloveblossoms

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Katy Taylor to get more ideas  on how you too can Emboss It

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.

See you soon
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.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings 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.

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.

If you have arrived here from Nell Ward 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.

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

Close To My – Something Fierce Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from Nell Ward – Nelliebligh 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.

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

Close To My Heart Something Fierce Paper Suite https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au

You may or may not have notice something a bit different about the paper packs in the new Seasonal Expressions 1?

The paper packs no longer include a cut apart Picture My Life pocket card sheet. They now have a cut apart embellishment sheet that has a pattern printed on one side & the cut apart embellishment print on the other.

So you can use the Dinosaur themed paper & the cut apart embellishments along with the Complements to make a very Dinosaur themed paper craft item or just use the generic patterns of the paper & pull out the non themed embellishments to create something different.

This allows you to have so many more options – but what about the pocket scrapbookers?

Well they do not miss out there are fab complimenting Picture My Life™ Cards perfect for the pocket scrapbooker or if you like to make cards out these – then you love that you will not have to cut them up – unless you really want to.

Anyway I love the what Close To My Heart is now offering with the paper suites & today I want to share this scrapbook layout I created with Something Fierce, which doesn’t have any dinosaurs in sight.

Love This Kid Scrabooking Baby Layout with Close To My Heart Something Fierce Paper Suite & CTMH Stamp of the Month Card Captions #ctmh #ctmhSomethingFierce https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I pulled out some ideas that I learnt from the Close To My Heart Album Retreat I went to in Sep 2018 & used some of the papers & embellishments from both the cut apart paper & the Complements of the Something Fierce Paper Suite to create a focus on my cute little Grand Niece.

Close Up of Love This Kid Scrabooking Baby Layout with Close To My Heart Something Fierce Paper Suite & CTMH Stamp of the Month Card Captions #ctmh #ctmhSomethingFierce https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I even used some stamps from the Card Captions – January Stamp of the Month as they worked well with the layout. I used the Sending sunshine and rainbows & the dotted border stamp.

The layout also features a number of techniques including the use of one of the decorate border thin cuts at the top & bottom, some fussy cutting pink scallops out of pattern paper, stamping and a Ballerina & clear shimmer ink wash behind the word Kid.

I raised the photo up on 3D Foam tape to allow a hidden journal block & created a pull tab with the small pink printed star cut apart embellishment.

I used a mix of Alphabet Stamps to create my title, Solid Classroom & Simply Said.

By the way, Alphabet Stamps are 35% off this month!

Close Up of Love This Kid Scrabooking Baby Layout with Close To My Heart Something Fierce Paper Suite & CTMH Stamp of the Month Card Captions #ctmh #ctmhSomethingFierce https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This is a great layout to use scraps as your strips of paper , you do not have to go across completely behind  the photo, if they are too small cut them in half & only have what you need pocking out of each side of the photo. I did this with a couple of the washi like sticker strips & one of the cut apart printed paper strips.

I had fun creating this layout & been dying to share it since early Jan when I created it.

If you love this featured collection Something Fierce 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, Lauren Moore.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on Something Fierce

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

Shabby Chic with Close To My Heart Products

Hello to all my crafty friends

Welcome to 2019 & hopefully a fun creative year. To kick start the creativity I thought I would share some ways to create a Shabby Chic look with Close To My Heart products.

The Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea book started a couple of days ago & one of the new product ranges is the Feels Like Home collection, this collection has a shabby chic feel to it already so it makes it super simple to create the look.

For my first card not only did I use Feels Like Home, I also used some of the weathered pink paper from the Something Fierce Paper collection as it too had a nice shabby chic feel.

Combined with some textured paste and the the Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts and a butterfly from the Butterfly Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts, well I say the whole combination has a nice modern shabby chic feel.

Shabby Chic card with Close To My Heart Feels Like Home. #CTMH #CTMHFellsLikeHome https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au
I used one of the White Cards from the White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack then cut my paper to size. Once that was done I used a distress edger, you can use scissors to achieve the same look.

I cut out the Hexagon Grid Overlay from the Cricut® Artbooking Collection onto Stencil Sheets & used Opaque Matte Texture Paste onto the pink Something Fierce Paper using a pallet knife.

While the texture paste was drying I cut out the fringe border that is in the Decorative Borders thin cuts from Charcoal cardstock and stamped both the Budding Peony and the Butterfly onto white daisy cardstock in Charcola ink & coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers to lighten the colour on the butterfly I used the Colorless Blender Marker which actually removes colour not really blends.

It was all put together with some white ribbon – I think it turned out to be a very pretty shabby chic card.
I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.

See you soon
Maz