Close To My – True Love Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Sweet Girl Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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True Love Paper Suite CTMHToday I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection True Love Paper Suite.

Don’t just think of this paper suite for Weddings, while its colour scheme & cut out icons are perfect for weddings, you will note that there are a tonne of colours & patterns that would suite a wide variety of themes.

 

 

My first card features two stamped  icons from the Then & Now which is part of June The Best Moments Are Free promotion. I love how well this bird & ornate border works with the True Love Paper Suite. I only used paper scraps to create the card, using the smallest rectangle stitched frames as the main piece.

True Love &  Then & Now Close To My Heart The Best Moments are Free #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

My second card I had a little fun with overlaying paper scraps to create this fun Birthday Parade scene. I love how little paper can be used to change a whole look of a card & be really simple design.

True Love &  Happy Birthday Parade Close To My Heart  #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

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, Lauren Moore

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

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

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Make the Cut! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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

Make the Cut! - technique If you have arrived here from Haley Dyer then you are in the right place.

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I used the Wild & Punny Stamp + Thin Cuts, Decorative Borders & Fancy Tags Thin cuts to create this cute & simple card.

With the fancy Tag I cut out some Sweet Girl green printed paper & cut off the part that has the hole in it. This tag has a nice little stitched detail on it.

The Decorative Borders was done on Raspberry to co-ordinate with the green sweet girl paper.

The cut illama was stamped in Espresso & coloured in with water colour pencils.

I also added one of the adorable black hearts from the Craft On Rubber Shapes – these are seriously cute.

Make the Cut Wild & Punny Stamp + Thin Cuts You Rock Card #ctmh

 

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Tamara Sandwisch  to get more ideas  on how you too can Make the Cut.

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 – Sweet Girl Home Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Sweet Girl Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom then you are in the right place.
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Sweet GirlToday I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection Sweet Girl Paper Suite.

This collection has a very pretty soft colour palette but I love how it incorporates green & sapphire & mink (light gray) which you can use for males too.

My first creation is this punny card I thought I would do a bit of peek a boo of the papers to create something fun. I used a circle thin cut to cut out the windows & backed it with some of the Sweet Girls papers. 

Wild & Punny Happy Birthday  #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

My next creation is a scrapbook layout created for the new 8½” x 11″ Memory Protectors™, I love this new format to create something different to add into the main 12″ x 12″ albums. This layout is based on the “Hourglass Figure” trend that is popular in scrapbooking at the moment, which draws the eye to the photo (still to be printed), which will be an Easter Photo which will go perfectly with the title Yum.

Yum 8½" x 11" Scrapbooking layout #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.au

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, Lauren Moore

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

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

Close To My Heat (S1905) To My Bestie – May Stamp of the Month: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello, Happy New Year and welcome aboard our To My Bestie May Stamp of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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This stamp features a lot of sentiments including birthday ones as well as a bunch of images that could be used in a number of ways.

To My Bestie - May Stamp of the Month #CTMH maz.closetomyheart.com.auToday I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s (S1905) To My Bestie – May Stamp of the Month

For my first card I pulled out one of the sentiments & balloons & mixed up the images from other stamp sets to create this Princess Birthday pop up shadow box card.

From this May Stamp of the Month set I used the saying (that one may normally use in the inside of the card) outside & the balloons inside , just peeking out behind the princess in this shadow box pop up card.

I used a lot of different stamps with the stamp of the month & loved how this card turned out.

My next card I went with something simple, using one of the border stamps, a flower & the Celebrate sentiment.

Celebrate Card with Stamp of the month To My Bestie #ctmh maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I used the large rectangle thin cut & cut it out of peach cardstock & paper from the National Scrapbooking Month – The World Is Yours & used Espresso Exclusive Ink to stamp the images. The scallop border stamped image looks great with the thin cut paper rectangles. The flower covers the join of the image. Quick & Simple.

I hope you enjoyed my ideas on how to use this great stamp set. This exclusive D-size (S1905) To My Bestie – May Stamp of the Month set – only available in January 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; Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on (S1905) To My Bestie – May Stamp of the Month

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

Close To My – Feels Like Home Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Feels Like Home Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Feels Like Home maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection Feels Like Home Paper Suite

Feels Like home has a lovely shabby/country chic look & features the colours of Black, Charcoal, Mink, Sugarplum, Fern, New England Ivy & Sapphire.

I love this paper suite & had fun creating this scrapbook layout which involves layering of Feels Like Home Watercolor Die-cuts with fussy cut out flowers, leaves & a couple of butterflies from the pattern paper.

I love the layers of pattern paper that is used to build up the layout & how even aa scrap of white scallop embossed card all tie well into focusing to the photo area.

 

What Matters Most Scrapbooking Layout with Close To My Heart Feels Like Home #ctmhfeelslikehome maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

I love the touch of Sapphire elements introduced to the layout with some stamped elements & even a tiny bit of washi tape which is actually from So Much Happy. There is a enough room under the photo area to add strip journalling once I choose the photo to go on the layout. 

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, Creating with Kara Davies

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

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

Close To My Heat (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello, Happy New Year and welcome aboard our Love so Sweet April Stamp of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Love so Sweet - April Stamp of the Month maz.closetomyheart.com.au #CTMH

 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month

This stamp set is so pretty with butterflies & flowers that are in different sizes along with leaves and lots of sweet sentiments, it is perfect to use for someone you love. This stamp set has lots of images that can be used in different combinations to create all sorts of papercraft ideas.

 

I created this card with lots of stamping in the background with the flowers in Lemon, Sugarplum & lilac & leaves in Sage & small butterflies in Pewter & then layered with vellum, printed paper from the Feels Like Home paired with a small piece of sapphire cardstock. I finished off with the larger butterfly in Pewter with second generation Sugarplum as the background & the thanks stamped onto linen cardstock.

Close To My Heart Love So Sweet Thanks Card with CTMH Feels like Home maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

My next card I used the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers to add extra details to the flowers & leaves. I fussy cut them out along with some leaves from one of the border thin cuts & layered them all around a stitched circle that ben stamped with the I so totally love you sentiment. I stamped the boder onto the woodgrain paper from the Feels Like Home collection & put the card all together.
Close To My Heart So Totally Love you Card with April Stamp of the Month Love So Sweet maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

I hope you enjoyed my ideas on how to use this great stamp set. This exclusive D-size (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month set – only available in January 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; Megan, Crop Craft Create

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month

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