Paper Layering – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from Haley Dyer then you are in the right place.

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Adding paper layers can help create depth & interest in your cards & scrapbook projects. This is something that I do in a lot of my papercrafting projects as it is a simple technique to incorporate.

This project , that I am calling Pawsome Layers, I layered the banners so that you could see parts of the papers under them. I also overlapped the main image over the square dog bone pattern paper.

The next layered card “Merry Layers” I layered the stitched square over cardstock & ontop of the two pieces of pattern paper banners.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Miss. Carrie’s Creations to get more Back to the Basics ideas.

If you like to get any of the products that I have used in this project, please contact your Close To My Heart Consultant or if you do not have a consultant & an Aussie, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

Till Next time
See you soon
Maz

Back to the Basics – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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

Back to basic with Close To My Heart #CTMH https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au If you have arrived here from Cat Nowak then you are in the right place.

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For me when I am in a bit of a crafting rut or lost my crafting mojo, I go back to the basics to get a creative kick start, one way I do this is by heading to a tried & true card pattern.

Today I used one from the Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 (Pattern 4) which you can also find another idea on this pattern in the Love of Color Idea Book. I have rotated the pattern to the side on two of these cards & used lots of different paper suites & stamp sets that are all current right now.

First card I created is that cute Halloween Card which has no stamping involved. I used the Spooktacular sticker sheet along with the paer to create this & drew in the spiders hanging web parts – I think this card is super cute.

Spooktacular Halloween Card using Close To My Heart Spooktacular Paper & Stickers

For the next card I rotated the design & used the new Cedar & Pine paper & mix it up with the Sep-Nov Mix-in papers to create this Birthday Card

Blow Out the Candles Birthday card using Close to my Heart Cedar & Pine & CTMH Sep-Oct Mix-in’s

I then went back to the original rotation of the design & made this super quick shaker card with the Holly Jolly Papers & Sticker sheet. I was happy to see that the snow globe was the perfect size to use with the Shaker card pieces.

Holly Jolly Christmas Snow Globe Card

And the final card I rotated the design again to make this sweet thanks card using Every Little Thing, a scrap of Hawthorn paper & this sweet dawn from the Woodlands Greetings.

Woodlands Creature Thanks Card using Close To My Heart Every Little Thing Paper & CTMH Hawthorn Paper

And so you get an idea how this back to basic idea of how using a card pattern can be helpful & still allow your cards to look different depending on papers, stamps & embellishments, I put them all together in one image.

Close To My Heart Make it from the Heart Vol 4, pattern 4 using CTMH products

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.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Lauren Moore to get more Back to the Basics ideas.

If you like to get any of the products that I have used in this project, please contact your Close To My Heart Consultant or if you do not have a consultant & an Aussie, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

Till Next time
See you soon
Maz

Close To My Heat (S1909) Random Act of Cardness – September Stamp of the Month: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello, Happy New Year and welcome aboard our Random Act of Cardness September Stamp of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Random Act of Cardness -September Stamp of the Month Close To My Heart #CTMHToday I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s (S1909) Random Act of Cardness – September Stamp of the Month

This stamp set is full of sayings that are perfect to add to a card that you want to randomly send to someone just because. And really these are the best types of cards – the ones you are not expecting, it is not your birthday or some special occasion, but a card appears in your mail box out of the blue & well it can really change your day.

 

And I hope you love what I created with this stamp as I really enjoyed playing around with it.

The card I made is a simple design. I used the Flower Pattern Paper from the Every Little Thing Paper suite along with the a green pattern paper from the Hawthorn Paper Packet, the two work well together. I accent the design with the Build-a-Plaid stamp set, by using it as a border. And then I picked one of the sentiments from the Random Act of Cardness and added a White Acrylic Heart. This card would be perfect to send off to someone for no reason.Sending A Smile Handmade Card created with Close To My Heart Random Act of Cardness -September Stamp of the Month and CTMH Every Little Thing & Mix In Papers. https://maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I hope you enjoyed my ideas on how to use this great stamp set. This exclusive D-size (S1909) Random Act of Cardness – September Stamp of the Month set – only available in September can be yours for just $8.25 AUD/ $7.50 NZD, when you place an order of $82.50 AUD/$75 NZD or more!

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.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next creative stop; Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings 

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on (S1909) Random Act of Cardness – September Stamp of the Month

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

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Maz

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Close To My Heat (S1908) From Me to You – August Stamp of the Month

From Me to You - August Stamp of the Month maz.closetomyheart.com.auHave you checked out (S1908) From Me to You – August Stamp of the Month?

This stamp set is jammed pack cute little sentiments & words that I think would work for so many papercrafting projects.

I can see being pulled out often to use over & over again for the people who love planners, for cards & even a Hello Weekend scrapbook layout.

The hardest part was choosing what to make!

What the best part about this stamp of the month is that this exclusive D-size (S1908) From Me to You – August Stamp of the Month set – only available in August can be yours for just $8.25 AUD/ $7.50 NZD, when you place an order of $82.50 AUD/$75 NZD or more!

Looking for ideas on what to create, check out these three cards.

From Me to You - August Stamp of the Month #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this month’s feature on (S1908) From Me to You – August Stamp of the Month

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

Mix It Up! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “Mix It Up!” with Close To My Heart products.

If you have arrived here from Miss. Carrie’s Creations then you are in the right place.

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I love mixing up & combining the Close To My Paper suites with the mix-ins as well as one another. They always seem to work so well with one another as they do by themselves.

Today I am mixing it up not only with the paper suites but the Memory Protectors™ too. Today I am using a 8½” x 11″, 6″ x 6″ as well as a 12″ x 12″ Memory Protector to create a layered, interactive as well as interest to your pages & bonus is that they all fit perfectly inside a 12″ x 12″ My Legacy™ album.

First up is the 8½” x 11″ Scrapbook page I used a mixed of paper packs, embellishments & texture paste.
8½ x 11 Scrapbook Layout

After this is the 6″ x 6″  Scrapbook Layout I used a mixed of paper packs, embellishments & texture, I made this the decrate feature for the spread, when you turn it over you get the journalling of the spread

6 x 6 Scrapbook Layout

And finally the 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook Layout, I used a mixed of paper packs, embellishments & texture paste. The spread ends on this page. When all together it creates a layered look.

Some close up images of the layouts
 x 6 Scrapbook Layout

And how these look inside an album together. I love how these pages are layered & how they can add interest to your pages

6x6 journalling overlaying the 81/2 x 11 Scrapbooking layout

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Darlys Recker 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