Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Zoe Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring the gorgeous new Zoe paper packet.

If you have arrived here from Wendy's blog 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 Zoe Paper Packet.

I wanted to do a double page layout that could also be used as two single layouts.

Here are the completed layouts side by side using the Zoe paper, complements and some Cricut cuts.

Here you can see the first and second generation stamped butterflies, as well as the complements and the new Coral Shimmer Trim that works perfectly with the Zoe paper packet. I also used one of our punches to add some interest to the border.

I fussy cut the butterfly at the bottom of the page, as well as adding some of the pieces from the Zoe Complements.

The month and day strip of paper is actually the Zip Strip from the top of the Zoe paper, which works great on these pages as you can circle the date when your photos were taken.

Here is the right hand page- this would also work as a stand alone page for a really special photo.

The butterflies were cut from the Cricut, and I used an overlay cut from the Cricut as a stencil to add some sponging and bring through the triangle elements of the pages.

I did some tone on tone stamping on the blue strip of cardstock, and accented these with a strip of Zoe paper and some more of the Zoe Complements.

The banners were a combination of cardstock, Zoe paper and shimmer trim, and I added another strip of the punched Sorbet cardstock. Some more Slate matting will help the photo to stand out. I love that the Zoe paper packet comes with all the cardstock I needed to complete this double page layout.

Here is another look at the finished layouts- I had a lot of fun creating these!

All of these products are available now through your CTMH consultant.

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

CTMH supplies used:
Cardstock: Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, White Daisy (all in Zoe Paper Packet)
Cricut: Artistry
Embellishments: Coral Shimmer Trim, Zoe Complements
Ink: Glacier, Sorbet
Paper: Zoe
Stamp sets: Shower Flowers, Your Own Kind of Wonderful
Tools: Round Sponge, Triangle Border Punch


  1. Nice layout. I love all your creative touches Lauren

  2. Love, love, love your layout. Thank you.

  3. This is so soft and pretty...great layout.

  4. These are gorgeous layouts, I especially love the butterflies with the second generation stamping.

  5. Very pretty - I love how you used the triangle stamp too.

  6. Adorable layout Lauren. Thank you for sharing! :)

  7. Love the stencil triangle background. I must do more of that technique. I agree looks fab as a double page spread or as a single layouts. Very versatile

  8. Great layout! Love all the butterflies and how you inked the triangles in the background. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  9. The sponging and the butterflies are really stunning.

  10. Terrific layout Lauren, all of the elements work so well together. Your photos will look great on these pages.

  11. oh lauren your double page layouts are simply stunning and cute and i love them. TFS.

  12. Fantastic layout, I loved the background triangle stamping!

  13. What a fabulous layout. They look awesome together but totally stand on their own when showcased individually. Thank you for playing along with Color My Heart.


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