Close To My Heart Beary Christmas Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Beary Christmas Paper Suite Australasian, Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative Creating with Kara Davies 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 blog post – where you will discover lots of ideas using the Beary Christmas Paper Suite

 

Beary Christmas Paper Suite The Beary Christmas Paper Suite is traditional Christmas colours with cute Bears & other animals sprinkled through that add a lot of charm to the paper suite.

For this blog hop I made a Double Front Fold card using the Beary Christmas Paper Suite to really show it off & to make a special Christmas Card.

Basically there is another card front behind when you open the card – allowing more areas to decorate or even hide messages. And I thought it would work well with this paper paper pack.

I used the tree and presents from the Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle to decorate the card & coloured the images in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers.

I hope you enjoyed what I created today & if you did so, please leave a comment before you head over to the very talented: Doreen Watkins who I am sure will showcase something absolutely wonderful.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on the Close To My Heart Beary Christmas Paper Suite.…Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Maz

 

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Share a Smile Card Kit: Crafting For A Cause

Share a Smile card kit

Team Up with The Punny Pals Stamp Set to Make a Difference

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organisation that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.

To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit!

The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.

Want more ways to help Operation Smile™?
There are Operation Smile™ Shirts that you can purchase.

You can round up your order to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. Plus during October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD!

So what are you waiting for have fun crafting with the Share a Smile Card Kit and Punny Pals stamp set

What a great way to help a cause & get crafting at the same time.
Till Next Time
Maz

CTMH Stamp of the Month: Christmas Tunes (S1710) 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, Rachel Stribling 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.

 

 

 

Christmas Tunes—October Stamp of the Month Eek is it getting closer & closer to Christmas so it is now the time to start making Christmas Cards & decorations and other Christmas crafts to be ready on time so this month Stamp of the Month Christmas Tunes is just perfect to do all that as you can get it this month for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more on Close to My Heart Product.

Check out what I have made & hop on through for more fab inspiration on using this month’s Stamp of the month.

I decided to make a three fold card using the Snow Globe Base & the Bow stamp image.

 

Three Fold Card Christmas Tunes-October Stamp of the Month
On the front of the card I created the globe using the Basic Circle Thin Cuts cut from Gold Foil & stuck Vellum between them. The Base of the snow globe was stamped & embossed with Gold Embossing powder. I added the Tree from the Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts and the Koala from Operation Smile™: Punny Pals, his hat is borrowed from the Bear that is in the Beary Christmas Stamp set.

Three Fold Card Christmas Tunes-October Stamp of the Month
When you open you see what was on the inside of the snow globe a fox holding a string of lights to put on the Christmas Tree. I used a partial die cutting technique for both the fox & the tree.

Three Fold Card Christmas Tunes-October Stamp of the Month
This is a close up of the card close – you can just see through the Vellum to view the fox & what is to ome when you open the card. All the images were coloured in with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Blenders.

If you liked to play with the stamp set, 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 Oct 31st, to own it.

And 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

Close To My Heart Jack Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Jack Paper Suite 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.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this blog post – where you will discover lots of ideas using the Jack Paper Suite.

 

Jack Paper Packet

I decided to create a slider card using the featured Jack Paper.

This allowed me to use a variety of papers patterns & add a little surprise element to the card. If you look closely you will see that I used some of the patterned paper to create the bow instead of plain cardstock.

I even pulled out the new Scallop Border Thin Cut & tried cutting it into some Gold Shimmer Trim – which I just had to use to decorate the present.

Slider Card: Closed created with Close To My Heart Jack Papers. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

With the slider closed it looks like a little present & once you pull the tab it revels a little bear that hides behind (or in) the present. What is great about this idea is that you can use any pattern paper to create your present – you just need to decide what will be revealed once the slider tab has been pulled open! Slider Card: Open created with Close To My Heart Jack Papers. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

I hope you enjoyed what I created today & if you did so, please leave a comment before you head over to the very talented: Rachel Stribling – Creative Workshops By Rachel Stribling who I am sure will showcase something absolutely wonderful.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on the Close To My Heart Jack Paper Suite.…Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Maz

 

Playing with Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper Pack

Have you had a chance to play with the Jack the Close To My Heart Paper Pack?

Well let me tell you it is a fab fun & a little bit manly.

Into Scrapbooking 

You will love the Jack the Close To My Heart Paper Pack to scrapbook your camping trips & if you have a little wild child this paper pack if perfect.

Scrapbooking with Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper PackScrapbooking with Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper Pack www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Into Pocket Scrapbooking 
If Traditional Scrapbooking is not your thing – Jack as with all Close To My Heart Paper Packs includes some cut apart Pocket Scrapbooking pages that you can cut up & create your pocket scrapbook layout in a flash.
Pocket Scrapbooking with Close To My Heart Jack Papers

Into Card Making 
I can Bearly Stand this cute Bear Stamp from the Jack Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle & you can use this cutie for any occasion.
Jack the Bear with Flowers from Hello Foxy - June Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
Cardmaking with Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper Pack

 

And I could not resist making a Popup Box card with the Bear.

Of course there is also the always fab Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit which allows you to create 12 Brilliant cards
Workshops Your Way® Father's Day Cardmaking Kit

Into Paper Crafting 
If you love to create something a little different how about decorating up a Photo Frame like this Jack Handsome Frame
Jack Handsome Photo Frame www.maz.clsoetomyheart.com.au

Whatever Your Into
Whatever form of crafting Jack has something for everyone.Jack Paper Packet
Make sure you get your pack today before it is all gone by the end of this month.

Thanks for checking out what I had to say about Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper Pack
Till Next Time Maz