Friday, January 20, 2023

Australasian Love Is All You Need Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop, where this month's theme is Love Is All You Need.

If you have arrived here from Scrappy Chicks then you are in the right place. 

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Today I would like to share with youa  love themed layout featuring Close To My Heart’s current special, Now and Forever.

My favourite paper in this collection is the red hearts, and so I knew I wanted this to be the background of my layout. I always love the combination of pink and red, and the addition of the mint green Seabrook colour really helps to make this collection so dreamy. 

Once I had my background, it was easy enough to create a focal point around one 6x4 photo.

I used the Hearts Slimline Thin Cuts to cut this background piece using Ballerina cardstock- this Thin Cut is designed for use with our Slimline Cards but I also love adding it to scrapbook layouts.

I used the Seabrook cardstock to cut the title using a retired thin cut set, which also had the stamped wording, which I stamped in Desert Rose Ink. I added some interest by using the Seabrook Shimmer Brush underneath the title. I also added some embellishments using some Julep Glitter Gems and the Now and Forever Embroidered Embellishments, which are gorgeously detailed threaded florals and butterflies with an adhesive backing.

I double matted the photo using both the Now and Forever Cardstock as well as some of the patterned paper from the Now and Forever Paper Packet. And look at the detail on the embroidered butterfly!

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


  1. Such a pretty layout & great use of Hearts Slimline Thin Cuts.

  2. Great idea to use the thin cut multi hearts as a back drop for the photo!!!

  3. Great use of the slim line thin cut, your layout is lovely and I love the embroidered flower and butterfly.


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