Close To My Heart Boutique Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative 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 blog post – where you will discover lots of ideas using the Boutique Paper Suite.

Boutique Paper Packet www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auThis beautiful Paper Suite has the perfect mix of elegant tones with fun pops of colour, that at first you think would never work together but they look amazing. I love this paper suite and really enjoyed what I have created with it so far.

For this card I focused on using one of the Cut Apart Picture My Life Cards & mixed it up with a little bit of Seasons Mix In Papers & some Stamping to create this cute Christmas Card.

Boutique Paper Suite Christmas Card with CTMH Stamp Of the Month Just Treats & Fair Dinkum Christmas www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This next card I used the Boutique Complements which have these fab washi like sticker strips. But I also added a feature from one of my favourite new Decorative Borders die set – I love how it adds interest but doesn’t add bulk or detracts from the main feature. Of course I had to add more from these dies so I added some flowers & leaves cut from the Boutique Paper scraps I had. This was actually a very quick & easy card to make but has a lot of features.

Boutique Paper Suite Inspirational Card 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: Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages who I am sure will showcase something absolutely wonderful with the Boutique Paper Suite.

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

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

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CTMH Stamp of the Month: Just Treats (S1809) 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, 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.

The Just Treats – September Stamp of the Month features a mix of Christmas & Halloween stamps. My favourite image is the striped border which is very versatile, I also like the mug which I think would be good if you are scrapbooking about the everyday activity of drinking tea or coffee.ust Treats Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I decided to create a Christmas card, that allows me to get a head start on my Christmas Cards that I will send out this year.

This cute Christmas card features the Fair Dinkum Christmas Koala holding some Christmas Just Treats. The Treats are a little large but oh they look so cute with the Koala.And to make it just a bit more Christmassy I used the ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet for the background.

Just Treats September Stamp of the Month & Fair Dinkum Christmas Card using CTMH 'Tis the Season Paper Packet www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Now I want to show you how I used the fab striped border onto this layout which is created from this month the National Stamping Month exclusive Cut Above® Layout Kit. I changed up the layout in the kit & I really wanted to incorporate stamping as this is National Stamping Month & the striped border from the Just Treats September Stamp of the Month worked really well. No one would guess that it is from a Christmas/Halloween Stamp set.

Memories in the Making with Just Treats September Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

If you liked to own Just Treats – September Stamp of the Month all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $29.50AUD OR, with your qualifying order of $82.50AUD, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $8.25AUD. You only have until September 30th

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

Magically Masked – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Magically Masked with Close To My Heart Products. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auWelcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we are “Magically Masked” with Close To My Heart products.

If you have arrived here from Sarah Devendorf 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.

Masking is a great way to create the illusion of depth and is a fun technique to try out.

You start out with the image you want at the front & cover it with a post it or scrap paper, then stamp the next image so it appears behind the first.

 

I did this using the cute Koala Adventures Stamp & Aloha Spirit. In fact I had to do some extra masking for the small hibiscus flower which is part of the Aloha word.

Fun In The Sun - Masking Technique with CTMH Koala Adventures. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I masked off the text that I did not want to ink before stamping the image, so I only got the flower. I covered the flower to stamp the Koala & shade/colouring – I did get a bit of shadow around the flower but filled it in with a Shin Han marker that closely matched the colour.

I finished off adding the surf board so that it sat behind the Koala – know the Koala kinda of looks like doing the hula. I thought the image was perfect to fussy cut around the whole image & add it to the cut apart picture my life Fun in the Sun Card from the Central Park Theme.

This is a perfect card to give to someone escaping from our winter to find some sun or for someone who just loves the sun & surf.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Melissa Robinson to get more wonderful masking ideas.

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 Heart Central Park Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative 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 blog post – where you will discover lots of ideas using the Central Park Paper Suite.

Central Park Paper Suite www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This bright, fun, colourful & playful paper suite is full of houses & hot air balloons as well as fab patterns that can be used for any theme.

Today I am sharing a cute card where I actually used one of the Cut apart Picture My Life cards. Don’t be afraid of cutting these up or covering (as I have here) these cards up.

The green card was actually perfect to create a matt for this card. I also used the zip strips and the Central Park Sequins – which are see through.

 

I used the Heartfelt Thanks as my main stamped image, coloured with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. The extra flowers are from the Many Congratulations stamp set.

You're the Best CTMH Central Park Paper Suite 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: Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom who I am sure will showcase something absolutely wonderful with the Central Park Paper Suite.

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

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

CTMH Stamp of the Month: A Bushel & a Peck (S1806) 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, 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.

The A Bushel & a Peck – June Stamp of the Month features a sweet girl, apples & lots of “I love you a lot” type sayings. I adore this sweet girl image & found her perfect to use for a number ideas.

A Bushel & a Peck - June Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

The sayings were a little different for me – I think it is just not something I would normally hear. But it was fun to find out what a bushel & a peck were & what they meant.

It is a wonderful way to say that I love your more.

 

 

My First card I combine the sweet girl with Fresh Air Paper Pack & used one of the copper foil banners for the Thanks. I had fun fussy cutting some leaves to create my little cluster on the side.

Thanks Card with CTMH Bushel and a Peck www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

My next card I played with inks & paints & created a background with white embossing & washed out stamped ink flowers using the Beautiful Friendship – Scrapbooking stamp set. I coloured the girl in with pink tones to match into the background.

Happy Wishes Card with CTMH Bushel and a Peck www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I had fun creating these two different cards & I look forward to creating other ideas with this months stamp set.

If you liked to own  A Bushel & a Peck = June Stamp of the Month 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 June 30th

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Megan Lawrence – Crop Craft Create 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

National Scrapbooking Month – Postcard Perfect

Get ready to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May.

 

Make your favourite memories look “Postcard Perfect” with our collection of coordinating Postcard Perfect products, including a paper packet, stamp set, coordinating cardstock pack, and Cut Above® layout kit!

Save 20% when you buy the Postcard Perfect Product Bundle, which includes one of every item in the full collection!

You can also earn a FREE Postcard Perfect Cut Above® Layout Kit by signing up as a Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month.

See it all

And see you next time.
Maz

*Offer available through 31 May 2018!