Spooktacular Australasian CTMH Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Spooktacular Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

Close To My Heart’s Spooktacular collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of October 2019


If you arrived from  Dannii’s Scrappychicks blog you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see several different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Spooktacular collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Close To My Heart’s Spooktacular collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of October 2019

It’s not all Halloween with the Spooktacular Collection

As the name suggests, this collection is perfect for photos of your spooky themes like Halloween and ghost tours BUT, it is so much more than that!  The vibrant colours work with so many other photo themes.  When you look closely at the paper pack, only one print is dedicated to the theme – the rest are just great colours and generic patterns.

The Spooktacular collection is available until the end of October 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.  Ask your Close To My Heart Consultant for details.

Close To My Heart’s Spooktacular collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of October 2019

Port Arthur Ghost Tour Layout

I attended Close To My Heart’s Australasian Business Builders conference in Hobart a couple of weeks ago.  Our final night was spent at Port Arthur where we enjoyed a meal and then took a ghost tour.  The spooktacular papers were perfect for my photos.  The Nectarine print highlighted the orange glow on the buildings and the black spot provided a nice contrast.

Close To My Heart’s Spooktacular collection adapts brilliantly to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of October 2019

Make your title a focal point of the layout

Cut and flip the background paper to create a contrast background for your title. Join the two pieces with some washi tape. This join is covered when you add the black panel.

Use a large Alphabet font to stamp your title and run it vertically on the page.  To frame your title use the black print paper and raise the panels on thin 3D foam tape.  This makes the text look recessed on the page. When sticking down panels with long strips of foam tape, just pull the paper off a small section. Then flip and align the panel. Pull gently on the paper ends. The panel will stay in place and fit perfectly on your layout.

Close To My Heart’s Paper Pals have a variety of closthing options. Check out the latest fashions and rder yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Turn an elf’s shirt into a ghost

I don’t have many scary themed stamp sets so needed to be a bit creative.  The thin cut for the Paper Pals Christmas Elf adapts nicely to a ghostly outline.  The little ghost is from a retired set of monster thin cuts.  These white, ghostly shapes were softened by daubing pebble ink around the edges.

Close To My Heart offers Stickles Glitter Glue in a variety of colours. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Create your own bling with Stickles

Adding drops of stickles to the layout once it is finished gives the illusion of gems.  Be sure to do this last and leave your layout to dry for a few hours so you don’t smudge the dots.

Order your supplies this month

The Spooktcular collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant until the end of this month when it retires. A list of products used on my layout appears at the end of this post.  Place your order on my website or with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Lauren’s blog, CTMH Craftings, to see the project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

CC10192 Spooktacular Paper Pack

1385 Daisy White Cardstock

Z3541 Paper Pals Christmas Thin Cuts

Z3562 Silber Stickles

Z2805 Black Exclusive Ink

Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Ink

Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Ink

Z726 Sponge Daubers

Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Z3326 Permanent Adhesive Tape

S1909 Random Act of Cardness CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019
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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Danni’s blog, Scrappy Chicks, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) stamp set which is September’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019

Beautiful Sentiments

Don’t you just love the mixture of fonts and the fun way these sentiments are arranged?  They will look awesome on the inside or the outside of your cards.  As always, I challenged myself to use this cardmakers stamp set on a scrapbook layout. The friendship stamp jumped out immediately and got things rolling.

Use Random Acts of Cardness on a scrapbook Layout

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019

Looking through my scraps I found this white heart I had cut for a previous project.  As often happens, I changed my mind and stored it away.  Today it is perfect for my design. 

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019

To create the background stamping, begin with the open circle from Colourful Textures (D1784) using Wisteria Ink (it’s NEW).  Don’t stress about making a perfect pattern, just fill the background shape.  The sweet flower inside the circles, stamped with Saffron ink, and the little heart between them, stamped with Wisteria ink, both come from the Stamp of the month. The dots outlining the heart are made by repeatedly stamping the … in Glacier Ink.

Once you are finished stamping, use a sponge and Lilac ink to colour all over the heart.  Make the shading darker toward the bottom.  Sponging the journal box in the same manner ties the left and right pages together.

Tell your story using Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) – September 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during September 2019

This layout will include photos of a very dear friend I am catching up with soon (that’s why the photo wells are empty!)  I knew the friendship quote needed to feature on the layout … then it became the title.  The Mix In paper pack in our newest catalogue is just lovely.  All the printed papers on this layout are part of the pack.

Add a couple of vellum butterflies from the Every Little Things Vellum Di-cuts. Colour them with TriBlend Markers to co-ordinate with your papers.

The little black dots were created using Stickles Glitter Gel.  Add these last, just before leaving the craft room, so they can dry without you accidentally smudging them.

Order your Stamp of the Month

Random Acts of Cardness (S1909) is only available during September, 2019.  Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when accompanied by an $88 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’s Blog , Creative Inspirations, to see the lovely projects she has designed for you.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1909 Random Acts of Cardness Stamp Set

D1784 Colourful Texture Stamp Set

Z4309 Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cut Dies

Z3521 Every Little Thing Vellum Die-cuts

X6004 Glacier Cardstock

X6027 White Daisy Cardstock

X6021 Sapphire Cardstock

X9007 Mix In Paper Pack

Z3561 Black Diamond Stickles Glitter Gel

Z6514 Wisteria Ink

Z2851 Saffron Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Ink

Z6506 Lilac Ink

Z2484 Citrus TriBlend Marker

Z2494 Hydrangea TriBlend Marker

Craft On Australasian Blog Hop

Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Craft On Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from  Scrappy Chick’s blog you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

So Much Crafty Goodness in the Craft On Collection

Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

The Craft On collection is available until the end of August 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.  Why not take advantage of the Buy One, Get One discounted by 35% promotion for Workshop kit this month.  Ask your Close To My Heart Consultant for details.

As the name suggests, this collection is perfect for photos of your creative projects, retreats and your crafting space.  BUT, it is so much more than that!  The vibrant colours work with so many other photo themes. 

Craft On Workshop Your Way Card Kit

I give more birthday cards than any other sentiment.  The So Many Candles Cardmaking Workshop Your Way Kit is perfect!  12 birthday cards whipped up in a couple of hours.  The kit comes with full instructions and the stamp set is exclusive to this kit.

Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Several variations are possible from the same cut pieces.  Add in some scraps of co-ordinating cardstock and the cards are immediately transformed.  Each of these cards is different.  Half of them girly, half suited to guys too.  That’s the best thing about card kits – you can start with the basic design and then personalise it to your needs or make multiples of the same design.  The choice is yours.

Add some fun to your envelopes too! Cut 1/2″ strips from left over paper and stamp one of the images. The recipient will be excited before they even open your card!

Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
Close To My Heart’s Craft On collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Order your supplies this month

The Craft On collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant until the end of this month when it retires. A list of products used on my cards appears at the end of this post.  Place your order on my website or with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Megan’s blog, Crop, Craft, Create to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will love it ‘cos she is so talented!

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

G1182 So Many Candles Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kit (Retiring Aug 31, 2019)

X6021 Sapphire Cardstock

X6018 Raspberry Cardstock

X6001  Emerald Cardstock

X2806 Emerald Exclusive Ink (Retiring Aug 31, 2019)

X2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

X2812 Raspberry Exclusive Ink

Z2863 White Daisy Pigment Ink

Z1151 Foam Tape

S1908 From Me To You – CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Tell your story using From Say Cheese (B1674) Hostess Reward Stamp from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Join one of my reward clubs to earn this gift.
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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Crop Craft Create, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the From Me to You (S1908) stamp set which is August’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019

Fun Fonts

Don’t you just love the fonts and the fun way these sentiments are arranged?  They will look awesome on the inside or the outside of your cards.  I always like to make every Stamp of the Month work on a scrapbook layout and this set was way easier than I had anticipated.

Use From Me to You on a scrapbook Layout

This layout was part of an album kit I received as a reward for qualifying for the most recent CTMH Incentive trip to Buenos Aries.  I love the vibrant colours and decided it would actually be perfect for some photos from the previous incentive trip I earned to Tahiti in 2018.

Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019

The original design only had a couple of canary yellow circles.  Adding a few more highlighted some favourite photos of this snorkelling experience.  All these sentiments are from this Stamp of the Month and are ideal to use in photo albums.

The designer squiggles at the top and bottom of the journal box plus the repeated stamping on the edge of the Mint cardstock on the RH page are made from stamps in this set too – such versatility!

Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019

How do I display extra photos on a layout?

Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019
Tell your story using From Me to You (S1908) – August 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during August 2019

As usual, there were way more photos than the layout could take.  Thank heavens for Pocket Plus protectors – 7 extra snaps of gorgeous reef fish displayed in a jiffy.  The one spare slot was filled with a self made PML card.  Simply cut a 3” x 4” piece of cardstock.  Background stamp and then add the stitched circle thin cut with sentiment.  Stamps on this element came from one of Close To My Heart’s Hostess Rewards stamps, Say Cheese.  Ask your consultant how you can get this set for free.

Tell your story using From Say Cheese (B1674) Hostess Reward Stamp from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Join one of my reward clubs to earn this gift.

Order your Stamp of the Month

From Me to You (S1908) is only available during August, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Danielle’s Blog , Scrappy Chicks, to see the lovely project she has designed for you.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1908 From Me to You Stamp Set

B1674 Say Cheese Hostess Reward Stamp Set

D3245 Design 4 Pocket Plus Protectors

Z4181 Stitched Circle Thin Cut Dies

Z4187 Stitched Ovals Thin Cut Dies

X6007 Lagoon Cardstock

X5986 Mint Cardstock

X6028 Black Cardstock

X6027 White Daisy Cardstock

X7245B Craft On Paper Pack

Z2805 Black Ink

Z4059 Loose Sequins – Crafty

Z1979 LePen Journalling Pen

S1907 Bear Hugs CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Maz’s Blog you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Bear Hugs (S1907) stamp set which is July’s Stamp of the Month.

Themes to go with “Bear Hugs”

S1907 Bear Hugs stamp set available July 2019 only. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au
  • Babies
  • A Mother’s Love
  • Cuddly Toys
  • Animals and their young
  • Miss You
  • Sending Hugs

Project 1: Mama Bear & the Love of her Toys Scrapbook Layout

Tell your story using Bear Hugs (S1907) – July’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during July 2019

My first project today is copied straight from the Story Starter chapter in our newest How To Book, Storyteller.  The bear and cub image in this stamp set reminded me of how much my daughter loved (still does love) hugging a soft toy.  I went back through some old photos and found a couple of her with early favourites.  Then I remembered a couple of bunnies who had retired hurt, were still in our garage.  I got them out and took a photo.  I will add more images and stories to this layout later to create what Stacy Julian calls a ‘Connected Story’

Using the Bear Hugs stamp set on this layout

Tell your story using Bear Hugs (S1907) – July’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during July 2019
  • Stamp the bear in Charcoal ink.  Colour the cub with pink Shimmer Brush.  Fussy cut and mount with foam tape. 
  • Add small hearts in Charcoal ink, near bear image.
  • Use both flower images and Sweet Leaf ink to create the borders on pink paper.
  • Stamp butterflies onto black base page using Daisy White pigment ink
  • Create title using “Mama Bear” stamp and a mixture of alphabet stamps – Solid & Outline Classroom Alphabet, Stitched Alphabet and Modern Typewriter Alphabet.

Tell your story

Become a better storyteller in your scrapbook albums by following the lessons in CTMH Storyteller How To Book by Stacy Julian. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Following Stacy Julian’s tips in the Storyteller book, you can write more meaningful and fuller stories to go with your photos.  In the past a layout such as this would have had one brief comment added to it about my daughter’s love of her toys.  Now, it is becoming a rich treasure chest of very individualised memories shared.

Project 2: Sending you a bear hug card

A lovely friend is recovery from major surgery – a Bear Hug was needed so I made this card for her.

I used Sweet Girl papers and the Share the Joy Thin cuts and stamps along with the Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using Bear Hugs (S1907) – July’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during July 2019
  • Cover the front of your card with a subtle print paper
  • Cut the Multi Circle Window using the Thin Cut from this month’s Share the Joy Special promotion to make the raised panel. Sponge edges with Sapphire ink for contrast.
  • Stamp the hearts BEFORE gluing the panel in place.
  • Add foam tape to the back of the circle window panel. Left over pieces from shaker card kits are perfect.
  • Once the panel is in place remember to add foam inside the circles that will be covered by the bear and the banner.
  • Cut the Banner Thin cut that comes in the Share the Joy bundle and stamp with “Sending you a”
  • Stamp inside the card to complete the sentence.
  • Stamp and fussy cut the Mama Bear. Colour the cub with clear shimmer brush. Glue to front of card, sliding banner underneath the bear image.
  • Add white pearls at intersections of stitched lines between the circles.
  • Pieces of thin twine wrapped around the fold of the card and tied together, complete it. I had no pink twine so coloured grey twine with a Shin Han marker.

Order your Stamp of the Month & Share the Joy Bundle

Bear Hugs (S1907) is only available during July 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 order.

Share the Joy thin cuts and co-ordinating stamps are available until July 31. Order yours early just in case they sell out 🙂 Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like these projects? Which one can you see yourself creating? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Danielle’s Blog , Scrappy Chicks, to see the lovely project she has designed for you.

A list of the products used for these projects follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Scrapbook Layout

S1907 Bear Hugs Stamp Set

E1043 Solid Classroom Alphabet

E1042 Outline Classroom Alphabet

C1738 Stitched Alphabet

B1638 Modern Typewriter Alphabet

Z4241 Decorative Borders Thin Cut (Scallop)

Z4305 Fancy Tags Thin Cuts (Scallop Circle)

X6028 Black Cardstock

X6027 Daisy White Cardstock

X9005 Mix In Paper Pack

Z2831 Charcoal Ink

Z2863 Daisy White Pigment Ink

Z2853 Sweet Leaf Ink

Z2844 Pixie Ink

9043 Make It From Your Hear Vol 3 (Pattern 2)

Z4079 Story by Stacy Storyteller (Story Starter)

Z1979 Mary Uchida LePen Journalling Pen

Products used in the Sending Bear Hugs Card

S1907 Bear Hugs Stamp Set

X254 White Cards & Envelopes

CC61912 Share the Joy Thin Cuts

X7246B Sweet Girl Paper Pack

Z4221 Mink Twine

Z4255 Light Orange Shin Han Marker

Z3370 White Pearls

Z2831 Charcoal Ink

Z2858 Sapphire Ink

True Love Australasian Blog Hop

Close To My Heart’s True Love collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian True Love Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from  Lauren’s blog you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s True Love collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

True Love scrapbooking kit

Close To My Heart’s True Love collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

The True Love collection is available until the end of August 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.

Historical buildings scrapbook layout

As the name implies, this collection is perfect for weddings and love themed photos.  BUT, it is so much more than that!  The rich colours of the plainer prints work with so many other photo themes.  As usual, I try to show how you can step a collection out of its box and use it with any photos.

Close To My Heart’s True Love collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Today I am sharing a layout featuring photos of historic buildings in the Perth CBD.  We took a mini break in our own town for our anniversary this year.  Walking the streets near our hotel and looking at things as a tourist would reminded us of the rich history we have right on our doorstep.

This is a very simple layout made up of 6 strips of paper, each measuring 11 ¾” x 3 7/8”.  I cut these from the left over supplies once I had made up the True Love Standard and Deluxe Workshop Your Way kits.

Close To My Heart’s True Love collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

This cute wreath and camera from the True Love Complements provide a focal point for the layout in lieu of a fancy title.  It was so quick and easy!

Close To My Heart’s True Love collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

You will notice all the embellishments feature journaling! These cut apart sheet banners were perfect to tell a little about each building. Mounting them on a scrap of contrasting paper helps draw the eye to the story.

Order True Love today

The True Love collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant. A list of products used in my layout appears at the end of this post.  Place your order on my website or with your Consultant.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’s blog to see the project she has designed for you. She always creates something beautiful that I just have to copy.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

X7244B True Love Paper Pack

X7244C True Love Complements

X6027 Daisy White Cardstock

Z3341 Thin Foam Dots

Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

S1906 It’s Your Day To Sparkle Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Lauren’s Blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) stamp set which is June’s Stamp of the Month.

Tell your story using It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) – June’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during June 2019

That cake looks good enough to eat!  Colour some or all of it, leave it as a line drawing, heat emboss it – the choice is yours.  Take a close look at all the sentiments on this set too – perfect for many celebrations.  What will you use it for?

Make a birthday banner

Tell your story using It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) – June’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during June 2019

My darling mum turns 90 in a couple of weeks so I decided to make a banner for her room at the Aged Care Residence where she lives.  I’ve used the colours from the True Love Collection because I plan to scrapbook photos of the day using it – I may even organise an outfit to match too!

The banner is simple in design.

Tell your story using It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) – June’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during June 2019
  • Cut 17 3” x 4” pieces of Sugarplum cardstock
  • Cut 2 or 3 each of Lace Border Thin Cut.  Cut each one in half.
  • Cut 13 hearts from Linen cardstock using the largest die in the Basic Hearts Thin Cut set.
  • Cut the letters for “Happy Birthday” from Sugarplum glitter paper using Block Alphabet Thin Cuts
  • Adhere Lace Borders to 3” sides of cardstock using a glue pen
  • Punch holes for ribbon to thread through on each piece of cardstock
  • Add hearts and letters to 13 pieces.

Stamp and heat emboss your cakes

Tell your story using It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) – June’s 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au during June 2019
  • Stamp 4 cakes onto Linen cardstock using Versamark ink
  • Sprinkle each image with Gold Tinsel Embossing powder
  • Heat set, being sure to warm your heat tool thoroughly before starting and heating from underneath the design so the tinsel doesn’t blow off.
  • Colour the flowers and cake plate with ink and a waterbrush using Sugarplum, Mint and Sage inks.
  • Fussy cut and mount to banner pieces with Foam Tape.
  • Add numbers using foam tape

Order your Stamp of the Month

It’s Your Day To Sparkle (S1906) is only available during June, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by an $82.50 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this project? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Doreen’s Blog , to see the lovely project she has designed for you.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1906 It’s Your Day To Sparkle Stamp Set

Z4060 Lace Border Thin Cut

Z3317 Basic Hearts Thin Cut

X5989 Sugarplum Cardstock

X6021 Sapphire Cardstock

X5986 Mint Cardstock

X5993 Sage Cardstock

X6000 Eggplant Cardstock

X6009 Linen Cardstock

Z891 Versamark Ink

Z4249 Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder

Z3225 Medium Round Waterbrush

Z3440 Dual-tip Permanent Glue Pen