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.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

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

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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.
If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

 

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 – 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.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings  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.

 

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

Emboss It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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

Emboss It #ctmh #ctmhtechnique If you have arrived here from Darlys Recker 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.

It doesn’t matter if you into the dry embossing or wet embossing techniques, both add texture & a little dimension to your artwork creations.

With my card today I embossed the white cardstock & the little chipboard arrow under the boat.

I love that you can emboss cardstock or chipboard easily.

Emboss It CTMH Technique Blog Hop maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh

And well because I had time before this blog went live this morning I quickly made this card. I embossed in gold the Love blossoms & coloured the back in Shin Han Markers & cut the flower out & attached with some glue dots to a white dry embossed cardstock & added a sticker from the So Much Happy Compliments.

Emboss It :Love Blossoms with gold embossing on vellum on a dry embossed background maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhloveblossoms

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Katy Taylor to get more ideas  on how you too can Emboss It

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 – So Much Happy Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings 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.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection So Much Happy Paper Suite

 

So Much Happy Paper Suite  from: maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

This fun vibrant paper suite lives up to it’s name of So Much Happy, with the fun happy floral pattern & cute icons of plants, clouds & animals, you are sure to make something to make you happy & smile.

Today I am sharing with you is a scrapbook Layout that I created with the So Much Happy Paper Suite. I had fun cutting out some pieces from the cut apart & putting some of the papers through some thin cuts  to create this layout.

 

So Much Happy Scrapbook layout Maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I just need to add photos & some journalling.

I hope you liked what I created & it inspires you to try out some of these ideas.

If you love this featured collection So Much Happy Paper Suite then 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 on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor – Creative Inspirations  

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

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

Lovely Layers – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Lovely Layers CTMH Technique Blog HopWelcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we are “Lovely Layers” with Close To My Heart products.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore 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.

I love adding layers whether it’s through the use of various papers, clusters of embellishments, or stamp images. I love how layers can help create interest my artwork & I had a lot of fun creating this Lovely Layers Love Blossoms Rose Card.

Lovely Layers Love Blossoms Rose Card maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhloveblossoms

I layered the red stripe Happy Heart paper over the soft pink striped Something Fierce. It helped that they were different heights & widths to allow you to see the soft pink stripe. I added some So Much Happy washi tape & layered over that with Lagoon diamond pattern from the Celebrate Mix In to go across the card. On top of that I have layered  a love blossoms rose weaved through the shaker window circle die cut. At the top of the card I added a layer ofSo Much Happy washi with mint cardstock decorated with one of the decorated border thin cuts. I finished off with some loose sequins with bitty sparkles in the centre.

I also created this scrapbook layout using mostly the Happy Heart Papers.

Lovely Layers Scrapbook Layout with CTMH Heart Happy maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhhearthappy

I fussy cut the flowers & layered over the papers, added extra banner to layer over the pre-printed banners on the grid paper. I created an embellishment clusters  with the scallop tag, stitched circle layered with a banner & die cut butterflies. I added layers with bits of die cut frames, tags & fussy cut out scallop to go behind the 3×4 photo placements. This is a very girly pink layout, but I loved how it turned out – now I just need to wait for my photos to be printed so I can add them.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Valerie Kapsha to get more Lovely Layers 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