Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Beautiful Inside and Out



This week, the theme over at H2H challenges is Teeny Tiny!

This theme is open to all sorts of interpretations but I chose to use the cute new Mini Envelope Thin Cut to create a sweet card. 

I cut the mini envelopes using the patterned paper from Bloom With Grace as well as Sangria cardstock. I then added some Gold Shimmer Brush splatter onto white cardstock and used that as the base of my card, to add on all the mini envelopes. I matted the card on Sangriia cardstock then a card base. 

 
The sentiment was stamped in Sangria Ink, and is from the new Operation Smile stamp set, Every Bit of Wonderful. I thought the sentiment paired so nicely with the little envelopes! 

Thanks for stoping by today and we would love to see your Teeny Tiny projects over at Heart 2 Heart!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Party Time Australasian Blog Hop



Hello and welcome aboard our Party Time Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Doris 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 one of Close To My Heart’s new collections, Party Time.

I fell in love with the Paper Packet the moment I saw it- isn't it just so cheerful and fun!


I absolutely love the bright colours of this paper and coordinating cardstock, and I wanted to make a bold, vibrant layout. I opened up my Cricut Everyday Moments collection and changed up one of the celebration layouts. 



I cut balloons from the beautiful stripe and polka dot paper, and each one can have a photo placed on them. 



I layered a strip of patterned paper form the collection behind each scallop, and also cut the starbursts from the cardstock and the coordinating paper.



This bold title is my favourite thing about my layout- I layered Raspberry and Lemonade cardstock together (which is also a yum drink combination!) and then added both Cricut cut streamers and streamers from the Party Time Sticker sheet. 


If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Maz.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Peek-a-boo!


Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting ideas to use the Peek-A-Boo style of thin cuts we have available.

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Maz’s Blog, you are on the right track!

I'd like to show you a way to use the Multi Square Window Thin Cuts.



It is fun to put a separate image behind each square, but it also makes a pretty frame for a larger background, as shown below on my project.



I used the sunflower from the Bloom With Grace Scrapbooking Stamp set and Thin Cuts to stamp six sunflowers in Toffee ink, and layered them behind the window frame. I then added a coloured Sundance sunflower to the front of the card and added my sentiment, with a wooden heart from the Bloom With Grace Wood Shapes as a simple embellishment. I then matted the entire card onto a piece of patterned paper from the Bloom With Grace Paper Packet and I had my finished card!



As a side note, I stamped the sentiment with Espresso ink from the Bloom With Grace Cardmaking stamp set and placed that on a hexagon I cut from the Stitched Hexagon Thin Cuts, although I cut off the stitched edges as I wanted the stitching to only be the feature on the window frames. I then sponged it with Sundance ink and added some Toffee ink around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please continue onto Michelle’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique.  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Teepee Halloween Card


This week at Heart 2 Heart we are all about multidimensional projects.

I have been having so much fun creating Teepee Fold Cards this weekend with some of my leftover papers, as I will be teaching these on a Facebook live in a fortnight and so needed some practice!

These cards come together with three colours of cardstock, some patterned paper and some embellishment stickers.



I can't wait to make these in different sizes and play with different colour schemes and patterns! This card used Nectarine, Mint and Black cardstock paired with the Gogt Candy? paper packet and sticker sheet- isn't it adorable!

We'd love to see your 3D project over at Heart 2 Heart challenges.

Friday, September 11, 2020

September/October New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our September/October New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all of the goodies from the new September/October catalogue as well as the Core catalogue- so many options to choose from!

If you have come here from Haley's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


This month we have 21 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I am in love with the new Bloom and Grace collection, and I wanted to showcase a simple two page layout using some of the collection. I love the watercolor Sangria colour from the Bloom With Grace Paper Packet and so I made that the feature paper of my layout, and added some strips of the gorgeous subtle Fern pattern as well.



I added some of the Gold Shimmer Trim to this layout, but really wanted to let the beautiful Bloom With Grace products shine. Let's have a closer look at the left hand side.

The left hand side has a single photo focus, and I stamped one of the large sunflowers from the Bloom With Grace Scrapbooking stamp set in the new Sundance Ink. I love that these stamp sets can come with thin cuts too, as it means no more fussy cutting!



I used the scrapbooking stamp set for the title, and I used a smaller sunflower from the Bloom With Grace Cardmaking stamp set. I added some Sundance cardstock behind the photo, and I also added a cute arrow from the Bloom With Grace Wood Shapes.



Onto the right hand page! This one has a few more photos, once again matted with the Sundance cardstock and featuring more of the pretty sunflower stamps from the Scrapbooking Stamp Set.



I mixed up the wood shapes with the stickers from the sticker sheet- I really love the mix of textures and colours this creates.



I stamped a title from the Bloom With Grace Cardmaking stamp set onto a Bloom With Grace Picture My Life Card, and added even more of those gorgeous sunflowers from both the scrapbooking and cardmaking stamp sets with the matching thin cuts to make it easy.



The Bloom With Grace collection is just one of the new collections we have- I am sure you will see plenty of other amazing collections as you go around the blog hop!

Now "Hop" on over to Brenda's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bloom With Grace Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Bloom With Grace Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Doris 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 September Featured collection, Bloom With Grace



I wanted to do a single page layout that showcased the beautiful Paper Packet and Sticker Sheet from this collection. 

I used one of the patterned papers as the background for this single 12x12 layout, and then added two of the zip strips and a strip of the new Sundance cardstock down the left hand side.



I used the beautiful bold stickers from the sheet to create the title and the main sunflower bundle, and I also added some of the sunflower stamps from the Bloom With Grace Cardmaking Stamp Set.



I matted the larger photo with one of the Bloom With Grace Picture My Life Cards, and also added a larger sunflower stamp from the Bloom With Grace Scrapbooking Stamp Set.



The journal box and heart stickers are also from the matching Bloom With Grace Sticker Sheet, but you can purchase the paper packet with or without this sticker sheet.

This exclusive collection is only available during September and October.  If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Maz.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Thank You Tag Card



This week we are looking for wood themed projects- anything with Wooden embellishments, woodgrain paper, or maybe wood in your photos!

I decided to use the new Bloom With Grace Wood Shapes as an accent on this card and simply tied them to the card with some twine, using a tag from the Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts. The sentiment was from the new Bloom With Grace Cardmaking stamp set, which I stamped in Sangria ink.



I added some Canary cardstock as the background, decorated form strips form the Bloom With Grace Paper Packet and the Bloom With Grace PML Cards.

We would love to see your Wood themed projects over at Heart 2 Heart challenges!