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

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

A Million Little Things you can create but here are 5 different ways to use the stamp set.

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.

Bonus

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.

Specials

Make sure you check out our other great promotions including Bring Back My Pack – Brushed & Let’s Stay Home. 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

Creative ways to create cards with the Blossoming Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts set.

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 cut out the mint cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts & then white embossed the leaf from the Blossoming Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts on the lighter side of the mint cardstock, masked over the image & sponged on mint ink & glacier. I then used the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts to cut out the large circle window.

I cut out the the white daisy cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts & then I worked out the position of the image & stamped the same leaf from the Blossoming Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts & embossed in Princess Gold Embossing Powder. The circle was also cut out on this card too

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.

Another creative card making idea I done with the Blossoming Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts was to create a bunch of flowers

Everything was stamped, coloured & die cut out first & then the flower arrangement was put together over some Seas The Day Paper cut with the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts

Ok my last idea was me trying a fun & different way to use coordinating thin cut dies.

I cut out out the shape on coloured cardstock & raise it around the stamped & coloured image, so it looks set back.

Bonus

Below is the Close To My Heart Art Department idea of using the Blossoming Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts stamps on the scrapbook layout.

I love the simplicity of these cards, but it still has depth due to the colouring.

Specials

Make sure you check out our other great promotions including Bring Back My Pack – Brushed & Let’s Stay Home. 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 Stitched Together Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stitched Together Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappychicks 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 Stitched Together Paper Collection is a mix of floral images that can easily be used for quilting or sewing themed scrapbook layouts. It has pops of bright colours such Candy Apple & Sapphire with the softer colours of Peach & Mint.

My first project is a 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook Layout, based off the a scrapbook layout that Close To My Heart done for a virtual event for Mothers Day.

I used a a mixed of fussy cutting the floral paper of flowers & butterflies with the sticker sheet for more flowers & leaves.

I added some some stamped stitches to the layout & created some watercolour effects with the Strokes of an Artist using Mink Ink. To create my Title I used a sentiment from the Stitched Together Cardmaking to go with the Good Times sticker sheet & added some markers to the white foam alphabet stickers. I replaced the dot in the i with a flower bud sticker.I softened the lighter side of the Lemonade cardstock by adding a layer of vellum, which was also used as part of a cluster under the photo mat.

To get more photos & extra journalling space I added a Flip Flap.

I had lots of fun creating this layout with Stitched Together Paper Collection 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

Get the Most out of Your Sweet Hummingbird stamp – 4 Unique Ways

Sometimes you need some inspiration to give you an excuse to get a stamp set besides the fact that it is cute – so why not see some creative uses of the stamp set.

I love this Sweet Hummingbird stamp set and & I think you will love all 4 unique ways I have used this stamp set . And I think I found enough extra ideas to make sure you get the most use out of it.

My first idea was to create this Screen Panel Card.

sweet hummingbird screen panel card

I created the Screen Panel in design space, using Artbooking & basic shapes & cut out the medium stitched rectangles & sponged them with Almond Ink. & stamped the designs onto them & coloured with watercolour pencils. I stamped the birds again & fussy cut them (you can get matching thin cuts with these stamps if you are not into fussy cutting) & used 3D foam tape to raise them up & added some clear shimmer brush to them. The card turned out super pretty.

The next idea I have was to use it in this interactive Peek-A-Boo Card

I got the cutting directions from a peek-a-boo design from Jennifer McGuire – she always does amazing clear instruction videos & I want to be like her when I grow up. I used a basic circle for my window, decorated with the Scalloped Circle Thin Cuts Die which made it look very pretty. Simple colouring in with markers. Check out my Facebook video to see the card in action.

My next card, I wanted to make a feature of one of the sentiments & to do that I thought I cut out an oval window & decorate around it.

I cut the stitched rectangle first, then placed my oval where I wanted it & cut that. I stamped over the card stock with the small leaf in the background. I stamped the saying directly onto the card & added foam tape to raise the background. I then stamped, coloured & fussy cut out the bird & flowers in watercolour pencils & added some shimmer with the shimmer brush.

The next idea I wanted to do something simple but also feature some of pattern paper.

I cut up a strip of paper of pattern paper 4.5cm which is nearly 3inches wide & added some shimmer trim on either side. I then stamped the small dots along one side – this is in the stamp set & is easy to miss. Added a sentiment to the scallop circle & stamped & coloured the bird & flower with alcohol markers this time to try a different colouring method. Once I fussy cut them out I added them to the card along with some gold sequins.

Bonus

Below is a couple of ideas from the Close To My Heart Art Department using the Sweet Hummingbird on a scrapbook layout & the other on a card. Plus a few Ideas I found on Instagram & YouTube to really inspire you.

Ok so this bonus idea is created by me but I put it here as I had already shared this idea over on the  Aurora Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop and I thought it was a great quick idea card to share here as the design is nice & simple.

I used both sides of the Aurora paper & a zip strip & coloured the bird in markers to match & co-ordinate & added Best Wishes from the Stamp of the Month time to Celebrate.

Here are a couple of idea is from Chris Lothian over on Instagram. I love the colours used on this card.

And I think this one is super sweet

Check out these fab ideas from Crafty Concepts with Erin showcasing 3 cards using this stamp, stepping up the design each time. I love the simple colour combos used.

And this fab idea of combining one of the Cricut® Everyday Moments Collection card overlays with the Hummingbird

Specials

Make sure you check out our other great promotions including Blue Skies & the Love for Mother. 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