Close To My Heart Jack Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative Doris Taylor – Creative Inspirations 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 Jack Paper Suite.

 

Jack Paper Packet

I decided to create a slider card using the featured Jack Paper.

This allowed me to use a variety of papers patterns & add a little surprise element to the card. If you look closely you will see that I used some of the patterned paper to create the bow instead of plain cardstock.

I even pulled out the new Scallop Border Thin Cut & tried cutting it into some Gold Shimmer Trim – which I just had to use to decorate the present.

Slider Card: Closed created with Close To My Heart Jack Papers. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

With the slider closed it looks like a little present & once you pull the tab it revels a little bear that hides behind (or in) the present. What is great about this idea is that you can use any pattern paper to create your present – you just need to decide what will be revealed once the slider tab has been pulled open! Slider Card: Open created with Close To My Heart Jack Papers. 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: Rachel Stribling – Creative Workshops By Rachel Stribling who I am sure will showcase something absolutely wonderful.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on the Close To My Heart Jack Paper Suite.…Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Maz

 

CTMH Stamp of the Month: School Year (S1708)

Hands up if you still have to scrapbook your school photos.

Well you will love the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month: School Year
School Year—August Stamp of the Month

As you can see there are some fab images to create amazing Scrapbook Layouts or even school themed cards.

I love this example of using the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month: School Year just scrapbooking the First Day & the Last Day of the School Year & noting the changes over the year.

Then and Now Scrapbook Layout using School Year Stamp Of The Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

So if you want to get School Year – August Stamp of the Month (S1708)  you can 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 Aug 31st, to own it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this post.

See you soon.
Maz

Close To My Heart Prickly Pear Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative Georgia O’Shea – Georgia Creates  then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, ‘no worries’, please join in by following the link at the end of this blog post – where you will discover lots of ideas.

 

Close To My Heart Prickly Pear Paper www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auI decided to really show off this fun Prickly Pear Paper Suite and I thought what better way to do that, than with a pop up Box card.

This type of card allows me to really make use of the paper, even fussy cutting some of the Cacti out to use amongst the stamped a Thin Cut Cacti from the Prickly Pear cardmaking and Scrapbooking stamp sets.

And that Llama – he is too cute not to use.

You may have noticed that the bunting used on the card is actually the rug that sits on his back, fussy cut out from being stamped on the different pattern papers that make up the Prickly Pear Paper Suite.

I have even used one of the z strips& cut out the wonderful day banner from one of the cut apart picture my life cards. This is one bright happy fun card and I enjoyed creating it.

I hope you enjoyed what I created today & if you did so, please leave a comment before you head over to the very talented: Colleen Geldenhuys who I am sure will showcase something absolutely wonderful.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on the Close To My Heart Prickly Pear Paper Suite.…Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Maz

Stampaganza Is Back!

Stampaganza: Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin!

Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!

Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza! That is right there are several retired stamp sets that Close To My Heart are making available for this month only!

Plus for anyone who signs up as a New Consultant in July and submits $400 AUD in commissionable sales by 31 August 2017l, you will earn the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE!

But that is not all – Hostesses who host a gathering in July that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher can receive the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE!

What is this Word Puzzle Bundle I hear you ask?
The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $324 AUD

Stampaganza Word Puzzel www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Now what are you waiting for – oh the link to get this great Stampaganza bargain!

And remember to get the right My Acrylix® Blocks sizes they need for your stamps and becsue you will be doing lots of stamping with your new stamps you might want to add some My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner to keep your new stamps clean.

Have fun choosing which stamps you are going to get – remember now it is the lowest price stamp you get FREE!

Maz

CTMH Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet (S1707)

I love the Stamp of the Month Storybook Alphabet (S1707) – the font is so playful & cute, so it was just a shame that I did not get around to actually making anything with it!

Seriously – this fun stamp set as I write this (the night before the 1st July) , this stamp set has remained un-inked – so I haven’t even played with it. I love it – but not touched it since I got it! Anyone else like that? Love something – but don’t even use it?

Storybook Alphabet—July Stamp of the Month

And seeing this weekend is the Close To My Heart Convention & I will be off finding out what new products will be in store soon and even getting to play with some – I will not be touching this stamp set over the weekend!

But I do have some ideas to share with you, created by the talented Close To My Heart Art Department.

First up is this great Adventure Mini Scrapbook Album. Adventure Mini Scrapbook Album: Created with Close To My Heart Storybook Alphabet—July Stamp of the Month

I love the use of colour for the letters & the use of the pennants  – I actually think this would make a great card front for someone going on an adventure holiday.

Next up is this fab scrapbook layout

This Day Scrapbook Layout: Created with Close To My Heart Storybook Alphabet—July Stamp of the Month

I love the use of the Prickly Pear Paper Packet and how the Storybook Alphabet (S1707) has been used as part of the title as well as a journalling prompt. I love that idea – I will have to use it for one my future scrapbook layouts

So if you want to get Storybook Alphabet (S1707) (and actually play with it)  you can 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 Jul 31st, to own it. Believe me the month will fly by & be finished before we know it and I most likely will still have not made anything with this stamp set!

Well while I have no work of my own to share with you, I do hope you  enjoyed the inspiration created from the wonderful Close To My Heart Art Department.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this post.

See you soon.
Maz

Close To My Heart No Worries Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our No Worries Paper Suite Australasian, Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative Nell Ward  then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, ‘no worries’, please join in by following the link at the end of this blog post – where you will discover lots of ideas.

 

No Worries Paper Suite www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auSit back, breath & relax you are in for a wonderful treat to see what wonderful ideas have been created using the No Worries Paper Suite and will you just look at the lovely colour combination – so nice & relaxing

 

This is one great paper pack to get to scrap Summer Beach holiday’s, cruises (I need to scrap my cruise photos) or just a getaway out in the sun & nature.

For this paper pack I created this relaxing Happy Place card – I can just imagine sitting on the deck chair & watching the sun go down & the palm trees creating a shadow – with a cocktail in hand – ah bliss.

Happy Place Close To My Heart No Worries Card #CTMH www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

The Deck Chair, the sign & star fish come from the No Worries Complements, the wood grain background from the No Worries Paper Packet and the Trees & Birds from the No Worries-Scrapbooking stamp set.

The Sunset was created with Lemon, Tangerine & Blossom Exclusive Inks smooched onto the All-Purpose Mat & water added. This blended the colours & created a water coloured look for the sunset. Once dried I stamped with Archival Black Exclusive Ink.

I cut out a circle frame using the BasicCircle Thin Cuts & added Black Dots to be like rivets on a porthole window.

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.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on the Close To My Heart No Worries Paper Suite.…Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Maz