Close To My – Hawthorn Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn Paper Suite.

Hawthorn Paper Packet

This featured paper collection has warm, earthy tones and vintage designs combine in rich harmony, perfect for Autumn, but I went a totally different direction with this paper suite.

Today we are lucky to also have the Nov – Dec Catalogue start which have a few Christmas products so I thought I would turn this paper collection into a Christmas card using a stamp set out of the Holly Jolly Cardmaking Workshop Kit 

 

Hawthorn Christmas Card

Hawthorn Christmas Card maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhhawthorn

I cut the tartan like design paper at an angle & added some Evergreen & Sangria Cardstock  so that you see a sliver of each colour under it. I also added Sangria Ribbon. 

For the elf I coloured in with pattern paper, this techniques is also known as Paper Piecing & involves stamping on pattern paper & fussy cutting out & adhering into the place. I also colour some areas with alcohol markers. I love using pattern paper for colouring in as it creates an instant pattern on the stamped image which is much harder to recreate by colouring in with markers & allows you to quickly coordinate an image with the pattern paper you are using. It can also make the paper look very different the tartan design was also used in one of the presents – but it looks very different to the paper in the background of the card.

I decorated with some left over gold pearls, but you could use sequins or glitter gems in the place if you do not have any. And to make everything pop, I used 3D foam tape on the elf & on the matting behind the elf.

I hope you like my idea of combing the Hawthorn paper with something a little different. I 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, 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, Nell Ward

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

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

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Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout with Close To My Heart Products

Hello to all my crafty friends

I finally got to have a good play with the some products that been sitting there untouched & unloved since I ordered them from the Close To My Heart Catalogue September–October 2019 and it was super fun & slightly messy to create.

I started by priming my white daisy cardstock with some white guesso (you could use clear on the white) this was to ensure that the watercolour paints did not sink in & destroy the paper & allow a bit of blending to happen.

Once the guesso was dry I used the packaging technique – where you add watercolour to plastic packaging to smoosh onto the paper. I dried it with a heat gun which also moved some of the paints. I filled in some areas with some of the blue Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads with some water to blend into it.

To this background I also added some Gold Shimmer Brush splattered into the wet background before drying again with a heat gun. I need to get a new one of these as the brush was just about dead when I went to use it so you do not see much in the photo but there is a bit of a shimmer.

I the used the Sun Overlay (#M3F370) from the Cricut® Artbooking Digital Collection to cut my rays from the Saffron patter in the Hawthorn Paper Packet and the Lemonade & Nectarine patterns from the Spooktacular Paper Packet and some Lemonade cardstock. Using the stencil as a guide I stacked my rays so each paper could be seen & glued it in place with the Dual-tip Multi-bond Glue Pen.

Sun Overlay CTMH Artbooking

I then got my piercing tool out to make holes between the rays & stamped a line of Saffron Exclusive Inks™ using the Strokes of an Artist stamp set

I then glued some Gold Loose Sequins with Liquid Glass.

I created a photo matt from Sapphire stripped pattern paper from the Every Little Thing Paper Packet & raised that with some 3D foam tape.

I had already cut a large scallop white daisy circle for another product & this was the other half. I added journalling lines with the Build-a-Plaid stamp set and tucked this under the photo matt.

I added a cluster using Every Little Thing Vellum Die-cuts, Every Little Thing Complements and a white Acrylic Heart on the bottom left corner.

At the top left side I created another cluster from stamped using second generation Sapphire ink to create the banners using the Every Little Thing—Scrapbooking stamp set. and some stickers from the sticker sheet, plus a little bit of stitching with Mink Twine.

I loved how it all turned out & how the rays draw your eye to where the photo will be & that I got to use a wide variety of products from different lines & how well they all look together.

Hello Happy Scrapbook Layout using the Sun Overlay #M3F370 Close To My Heart - Artbooking #ctmh
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.

If you have any questions about the process or the products used, please ask.

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.

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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