Creative Card Ideas You will love, Gnome Matter What!

Love this Gnome Matter stamp set, you can get it with or without Thin Cards & the fun creative cards that you can create that you will love to replicate.

I created a 3D Christmas Scene with the Gnome Matters, I created trees using the Cricut® Close To My Heart – Complete Creativity & cut out snow banks from the White Daisy. The Merry Christmas is from the versatile Say It in Style stamp set.

I loved the idea of creating a 3D Scene so much that I created a Spring version as the Butterfly was so sweet that I needed to use it.

I created a fun card with the Summer Vibes Stickers as they fit perfectly with the Gnomes. And the sun acrylic shape was the perfect size to work with this card. I love that the wave background paper design looked like mountains in the distance.

I created this cute idea of instant photos (cut from the Cricut® Everyday Moments Collection Dream Layout) & stamped & colour these candid shots. I added the zip strip with hearts behind the heart cut out & the Summer Vibes stripped paper.

Slimline cards are all the rage right now so I thought I have a go at adding these Gnomes to a Slimline card. I coloured the image in markers & added paper pieced hats from the timber paper collection.

Bonus

Below is the Close To My Heart Art Department idea of using the Gnome Matter stamp on the scrapbook layout.

How sweet is this little Gnome Scene

Love the mix of stamp sets used on this

Another one that mixes stamp sets that create a cute scence.

Another sweet idea

I think this set is perfect for Christmas Cards & as you can see from this super cute Idea – the Gnome looks perfectly at home.

How about combining the Gnomes with other Magical creatures.

Specials

Make sure you check out our other great promotions including Happiest Place, CTMH Kids Crafts And don’t forget you can sign up any time to our Craft with Heart™ – Scrapbooking or Cardmaking Subscriptions with Heart. With new designs that have started this month.

I hope you liked my ideas & it has inspired you to try some of these out for yourself. Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart Floral Celebration – August Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Floral Celebration – August Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Kimberley Lerc – Kimmy Adds Sparkle 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.

This month the Floral Celebration – August Stamp of the Month is full of flowers & leaves & two great sentiments. I found the flowers different to what I normally use but I still had fun creating with this stamp set.

I decided that I would do a bit of paper piecing with these flowers using the  Smoothie & Peach pattern mix in for the flowers & the New England Ivy Timber paper for the leaves.

I pulled it all together using the black & white striped paper from the Happiest Place pattern paper & done white embossing on black cardstock for the sentiment.

I was really happy how this all turned out & I look forward to creating with this exclusive D-size Floral Celebration – August Stamp of the Month stamp set again. This stamp set (only available in August) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 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 had lots of fun creating and I would 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

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

The Pretty of Paper-Piecing – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “The Pretty of Paper-Piecing” with Close To My Heart products.

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.

I like to think of paper-piecing as colouring with paper. It is a great way incorporate paper scraps into your work & fun.

For this project I thought I use the super cute A Koala-ty Day Stamp + Thin Cuts.

Have A Koalaty Day Card

I stamped the Koalas that are on branches onto the woodgrain pattern paper from the Timber Paper Pack & the leaves onto the green polka dot pattern paper from the Bring Back My Pack – Brushed Paper pack. I fussy cut these out (thank goodness for the Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors) & glued them onto a stamped & Die cut image.

I then coloured a second coloured koala in with markers & fussy cut them out & stuck them on. For the background I sponged Mint, then Sage & at the bottom Julep. I did stamp over the sponged background with Mint leaves but I made the mistake of not making sure my sponged background was dry before doing that – so they blended in – oh well.

To finish off I stamped the Have a Koalaty Day in black in the middle &added a white Stitched frame with the Koalas on either side – so cute.

My Next idea I just paper-pieced the pots & that is it. I used Timber & Mixed in kraft based pattern paper for the pots & added it to the plants that have been stamped onto a background that used the Bargello Technique.

Thinking Of You Pot Plant Cards

I added more colour to the plants with some markers & I think it turned out great – it looks like a greenhouse.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Brenda Lapp to get more The Pretty of Paper-Piecing 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 & are 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 Heart Summer Vibes – Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Summer Vibes Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Doreen Watkins 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.

Summertime memories deserve special treatment, which is exactly what they’ll get when you use the Summer Vibes Paper Collection in your crafting!

The red check paper reminded me of a picnic blanket. So I thought I create a card to remind me of the warmer weather. I thought the sentiment Enjoy was perfect for this.

For my next idea I created a little scene using the Stickers & the wave pattern paper. I love how the paper while it is meant to be waves actually looks like mountains in the distance. And how cute do these Gnomes look with their icy pole & watermelon?

I hope you enjoyed what I created with the Summer Vibes Paper Collection, it was fun to create with.

I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Danielle Edwards – Scrappychicks

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

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

Happiest Place – mine is creating with paper!

Happiest Place

My happy Place is whenever I sit down to craft with paper, be it creating a scrapbook page, a card or anything. I love to create.

And now I get to create with this fab Disney inspired (but it is so much more than Disney) Happiest Place Collection that is super bright & fun & will help you create truly magical artwork.

The Happiest Place collection includes a whole suite of coordinating products, including an extra-large paper packet with 12 patterned paper sheets!

Your projects will shine thanks to silver glitter foil accents on coordinating stickers and Happiest Place Coordinating Cardstock. Add in stamps, acrylic shapes, SVG’s, and an 8½″ × 11″ Happiest Place Cut Above® Layout Kit  and you have the recipe for hours of unforgettable crafting fun!

Happiest Place Scrapbooking & Cardmaking Papercraft Collection

Lets start off with the Happiest Place Cut Above® Layout Kit. In this scrapbooking kit you get materials to create the pages of an 8½” × 11″ album! AND bonus – No fussy-cutting required! – though I do like to fussy cut.

Happiest Place Cut Above® Layout Kit

Or maybe you just want to play with the Happiest Place Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet & create your own scrapbook layout?

Happiest Place Scrapbook Layout

Be sure to check out the Happiest Place Product Bundle, which includes several of the items in this collection at a 20% discount!

Happiest Place Product Bundle

Check out everything you can get with the Happiest Place Collection

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

Close To My Heart For My Beautiful Friend – July Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our For My Beautiful Friend – July Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from 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.

When I first saw this stampset I knew it would be perfect for the centre stage spotlight technique, I mean it looks just like someone finishing a performance & getting a bouquet of flowers.

I used both my ink pads & makers & some masking to achieve the look & added an extra flower from the Summer Vibes Acrylic Shapes. I matted the card with some Mixed-In paper

On my second card I really wanted to use the wonderful wash stamp & one of the many sentiments.

I kept the card simple & created pennants from a mix of Summer Vibes & Mix-in papers added a stitched look using the Build-a-Plaid & the butterfly just added that something extra special.

This exclusive D-size For My Beautiful Friend – July Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in July) as a statement or just to add a sentiment, this stamp set can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 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 had lots of fun creating and I would 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

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