Australasian CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S2002- Cherishing Her

Celebrate a special woman in your life using Cherishing Her (S2002) – February 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during February 2020
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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 Cherishing Her (S2002E) stamp set which is February’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.

There are two versions of this stamp set. If MUM is your preferred spelling, you want S2002E (E for English spelling).

Celebrate a special woman in your life using Cherishing Her (S2002) – February 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during February 2020. There are two versions of this set on the website. If MUM is your preferred setting be sure to order S2002E (E for English spelling).

Celebrate a special woman in your life

This stamp set is filled with heartfelt sentiments to share your feelings for a special woman you know.  You may be a friend or a relative, this stamp caters for many relationships.  It’s only available this month and I know it will be a firm favourite in your collection for card making and scrapbooking.

Use Cherish Her on a scrapbook layout

Celebrate a special woman in your life using Cherishing Her (S2002) – February 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during February 2020

I’ve been learning about asymmetric designs and layering the past couple of weeks.  I decided to have a go at both on one layout.  What do you think?  It was easier than I thought to create a balanced page even though I started with the large triangle at the top.  I only had 3 photos of this holiday sewing project so it’s a single page.

Use Cherish Her to enhance printed paper

Celebrate a special woman in your life using Cherishing Her (S2002) – February 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during February 2020

This photo shows the heart print from a Mix In paper pack as it comes (top) and enhanced by adding stamping (bottom).  Begin stamping your largest element randomly on the pre-cut piece of paper. I just stamped ‘aunt’ where ever it would fit comfortably between the patterns. Then fill in the gaps with the smaller stamps.  In this case I added 2 small hearts to my block.

Use Cherish Her to add background stamping

Celebrate a special woman in your life using Cherishing Her (S2002) – February 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during February 2020

The lower half of the page was too stark for my liking so I stamped that beautiful bouquet a few times in Mink Ink to fill some gaps.  You can plan where these images would go by placing your photos on the page and adding a few pencil marks.  Then  remove the photos and add the stamped bouquets where there would be gaps.

Create interesting embellishment clusters with layering

Celebrate a special woman in your life using Cherishing Her (S2002) – February 2020's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Perfect for scrapbookers and card makers. Order yours from https://shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au/ during February 2020

Begin the top right cluster by stamping the bouquet onto the light side of Ballerina Cardstock and colouring with TriBlend Markers.  The pink cardstock tones down the colour of the markers so this element doesn’t dominate on the page. Fussy cut the bouquet and tuck the stems behind one photo.

Next add a pleasing circular shape to soften the overall design. The scalloped Circle Thin Cut is ideal for this job.

The cute koalas are from a retired stamp set.  They went perfectly with the Australian animal print used on the quilt.  They were also coloured with TriBlend markers, fussy cut and then popped up on foam dots.

A little bling just rounds out a design don’t you think? I was delighted to find these Sangria coloured hearts in my stash.  It is amazing how many times a retired Close To My Heart product matches perfectly with a new product.  Something old, something new!

Order your Stamp of the Month

Cherish Her (S2002) is only available during February, 2020.  Remember, there are two versions of this stamp set. If MUM is your preferred spelling, you want S2002E (E for English spelling).

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 project? I’d love you to give this post a thumbs up, leave a comment or share the post with a crafty friend before you click on the underlined link and move on to Maz Wood’s Blog , ArtyMaz, to see the lovely project she has designed for you.

A list of the currently available products used on 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

Currently Available products used in the Project

S2002 Cherish Her Stamp Set

Z3639 Scalloped Circle Thin Cut

X9011 Mix In Paper Packet

X6027 White Daisy Cardstock

X5961 Saffron Cardstock

X5962 Goldrush Cardstock

X6034 Sangria Cardstock

X6036 Ballerina Cardstock

Z2481 Coral TriBlend Marker

Z2487 Jade Green TriBlend Marker

Z2486 Dull Green TriBlend Marker

Z2483 Light Yellow TriBlend Marker

Z2478 Earth Brown TriBlend Marker

Z2475 Brown Grey TriBlend Marker

Z2474 Ice Grey TriBlend Marker

Z3271 Archival Black Ink

Z2825 Mink Ink

Z2851 Saffron Ink

Z3513 Pewter .03 Journalling Pen

CTMH Australasian Charlotte Collection Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Australasian Charlotte Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Wendy’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 Charlotte Collection from Close To My Heart.

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I don’t usually share layouts without photos but the little lady who will adorn these pages hasn’t arrived yet!  I fell in love with the soft sorbet & greys of the Charlotte collection and teaming it with this month’s Stamp of the Month, Balloon Animals, made a perfect combination for a ‘Welcome to the World’ layout.

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I plan to put close ups of the baby’s hands, feet, eyes, etc. in the small squares and photos of her with her parents in the 4″ x 6″ spaces.

The die cuts in the Charlotte Complements (X7205C) work so well clustered together and the gold of the Treasured Puffies (Z3203) add a nice contrast.

I was on a roll and made a card for the new parents too.  It’s a 6″ x 6″ card.  I saw a similar one on Pinterest but  can’t find it again (can’t believe I didn’t pin it)  So, apologies to the clever gal who thought it up.

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The Charlotte papers and complements suit any photo theme. They are only available until the end of April, 2016.  The Stamp set is available this month only. Place your order with your CTMH Consultant.

Did you like this layout and card? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Denise’s Blog , Scrap Stamp Share, to see the gorgeous projects she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

 

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My wish for every new parent

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Here’s a simple card to make for new parents.  I’ve used the stamp set that comes with the Snowhaven Card WOTG Kit (G1085). The sentiment inside the oval frame talks about Christmas and sweaters.  I cut that out so it’s just the frame and then I can use any sentiment in the middle. The papers are scraps from Snowhaven and Wanderful. Don’t you just love the textures on these little hearts?

Welcome a new baby

A new baby brings so much joy so I had to add this little word to the back of the envelope.  Two of CTMH’s new ink colours were ideal for this card – I’ve used Thistle(Z2640) and Glacier(Z2641).  The ribbon is Thistle Diagonal Strip (Z1990).

One other stamp in this set was perfect for the inside of the card.  My wish for every new parent is …

Don’t let the obvious theme of a stamp set limit it’s use.  Think outside the square!

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna