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.
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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
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The last time we had the Brushed Paper Collection it was 2014. I recall you could get a Scrapbooking kit that included a stamp set – which I realy like so I had to get the scrapbooking kit. Now it is back with the colours updated slightly to go with our new colours & it now comes with a sticker sheet that we never had before.
I decided that I would do some fussy cutting on the watercoloured look flowers & leaves.
I used the Candy Apple Spotted paper & the Lagoon leaf print paper & added a strip of Lagoon cardstock & some Dreamy Holographic Paper (seriously this stuff is amazing & you only need a little bit) as my background to my fussy cut flowers.
I then stamped For You from the Stitched Together – Cardmaking stamp set & nestled in the flowers & leaves. And added a final touch of Diamond Stickles™ Glitter Gel to the flower centres.
I thought it was fun to play with Brushed Paper Collection again & boy have I changed how I make things compared to way back in 2014.
Flower stamp images are easy to create with, there is so much you can do with flowers, but sometimes we still need a little inspiration on using the stamp images. So if you are one of theses people who wants some ideas on using A Million Little Things – you are in the right place as I have created 5 ideas & found a bunch more that will sure to spark some inspiration next time you create.
My Stitched Together – Cardmaking Stamp & Thin cuts arrived the same time as A Million Little Things stamp set & well I couldn’t work out what to craft with first so they both ended up in this card by making an eclipse card.
I had fun changing up the stem of this single rose or is it a tulip flower using the Thank you from May Stamp of the month. I thought it made a nice stem & was a creative way to incorporate the stamp onto the card.
With this card I wanted to do some background stamping as well as trying out colouring with the Stokes of Artist for something a bit different & a way to stretch the use of my stamps.
On this card, I cut up the rose flower, so it could peek out behind the hexagon on different sides. I used Bring Back My Pack – Brushed paper on the side & coloured the Rose in to match to the colours.
I created a spotlight layered card for this one. I like these when you don’t want to colour a lot or stuff up the colouring. I layered the stitched rectangle with Dreamy Holographic Paper which is magic as it seems to take on the colours that you use on the card.
Below is the Close To My Heart Art Department idea of using the A Million Little Things stamps on the scrapbook layout.
I love the simplicity of this card, but it still has depth due to the colouring.
I love the idea of extending out the colour from the actual image – who said we need to colour within the lines?
I loved the background in this card with the single rose
I love the combination of the white embossed the rose images on the cardstock that have been sponged Pebble ink at the edges
This idea shows that you do not have to use the full image to create something special.
Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “Let it Shimmer!” with Close To My Heart products.
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Who doesn’t love shimmer & with the Close To My Heart Shimmer brushes it is super easy to add shimmer to your projects.
On this card I added the Gold Shimmer brush to the Star Balloon & on the cute clouds I used the clear shimmer to give them some shine & make them look like they are full of rain.
I used the updated Bring Back My Pack – Brushed paper to create my little scene for the Snuggle Up Bunnies
This is a angle shot to try & get a better image of the shine the Shimmer brushes add
My next card idea was inspired by a card from the Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking subscription but believe me when I say that the card that was in the subscription was much faster & quicker to make but still just as cute
I used the Clear shimmer on the flowers that wrap around the cake, on the Sweet Hummingbird & on the stitched shaker circle.
This is a angle shot to try & get a better image of the shine the Shimmer brushes add – it really is much nicer in real life.
For those of you who want to learn how to get your Close To My Heart Shimmer Brush started – this is a great little video
I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Wendy Kessler to get more Let it Shimmer! 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
The Blossoming Friendship Stamp set is such a pretty Aussie themed stamp set & what is even better is that it comes with matching Thin Cuts (or dies) to make it easy for you to cut the images out or use to creatively to create fab cards. And even though it is not in the current catalogue you can still get the Blossoming Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts via the online only section.
So these two cards use the Spotlight and Masking Techniques that I came across from Jennifer McGuire – I noted that the gum leaf stamps was similar to one that she used & it made it easy for me to learn the technique & it was great to get 2 cards from one technique.
I added my sentiment & added Clear Shimmer Brush to the white embossed leaves & used foam tape to pop up the the sections of the card I wanted higher. I love love how both these cards turned out.
My next creative idea was to do a more arty style look with some paper piecing.
I stamped the arrangement of the flowers & leaves from the Blossoming Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts onto the Yesterday & Today paper & coloured it with makers, blending out. I then re-stamped the flower onto the Pink pattern & Green & White Check from the These are My People Paper and the gum nuts & gum leaves onto Yesterday & Today’s papers.
I added colour details with my markers & fussy cut the pieces to glue back in place. I cut it all out with the large Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts & mat with black. Stamped the saying & cut it out so that I could position it in a way to show the card.
Ok onto something super simple – you really do not need to do loads of fussy cutting & colouring to create this one.
I stamped the leaf (yes I really love this leaf) from the Blossoming Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts & used the thin cuts. on the base card I stamped in Mink Ink with the Strokes of an Artist stamp. When I placed the leaf over it I did notice that some of the background was hidden more than I like so I did some extra fussy cutting. I stamped my sentiment & highlight happiness in mink ink & added a pen border.