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

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 

S1901 Card Captions – CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the our first Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop for 2019.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doreen’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 Card Captions (S1901) stamp set which is January’s Stamp of the Month.

S1901 Card Captions is January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au.

At first glance this stamp set appears to be only for cards but as a diehard scrapper I could see potential for use on celebration pages too.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Today’s page features photos of a birthday celebration.  I took inspiration from the placement of sentiments on the carrier sheet and arranged all the birthday-ish stamps along one edge of the 5” x 6” block.  The little line drawn images fill any spaces beautifully.  I stamped in Pebble ink as I didn’t want the words to dominate on the page.  Once completed I felt these sections needed a little ‘pop’ so I stamped ‘Happy’ onto scraps of the yellow stripe paper, fussy cut and glued over the original stamping.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

This layout design was featured on Close To My Heart’s Make It From Your Heart blog during December.  I loved the simplicity of it and printed the pattern.  The newly released Mix-in papers suited my photos beautifully.  Once completed I played with two new stamp sets for the decorative elements. 

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using C1749 Something Fierce Cardmaking Stamps and S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The balloons and streamer clusters come from the Something Fierce Cardmaking set.  My tip for stamping the string is to stamp on the background first, then stamp the bow on the balloon and layer over the image on the background.  Pop the front balloon up on foam dots.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using D1827 Years of Sweetness and S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The cupcakes are from Years of Sweetness.  I love the effect of shading the icing with two different stamps and ink colours.  There is a matching Cricut cut for this cupcake but I fussy cut it quite easily.

Card Captions  (S1901) is only available during January, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 AUD but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 AUD when accompanied by an $82.50 AUD 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 Nell’s Blog , Nelliebligh, to see the gorgeous 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.  

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1901 Card Captions Stamp Set

X9003 Mix In Paper Pack

C1749 Something Fierce Cardmaking Stamp Set

D1827 Years of Sweetness Stamp Set

Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Ink

Z2824 Linen Exclusive Ink

Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots Z3341

Gimme Some Sugar CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Gimme Some Sugar Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some amazing and talented women from across Australia. If you arrived from Vandra’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 some love 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 Gimme Some Sugar collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the craft room for some paperific fun.

Gimme Some Sugar availalbe until end of Apr 2018 at www.shaunnaricahrds.ctmh.com.au

The Gimme Some Sugar collection is available until the end of April, 2018. You have the choice of 2 kits – one for scrapbooking and one for cards – OR you can purchase papers, complements, ribbon and gems separately.

Gimme Some Sugar collection - order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Today I am sharing a layouts created using mainly PML Cut Apart cards from the paper pack.  Can you spot them?  There are also 3 zip strips – have you found them?

The juniper dots border is made of 1/4″ strips rather than using a full backing page.  Lay the vertical strips first then mitre the corners of the remaining strips and glue over the vertical ones.

Gimme Some Sugar collection - order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auGimme Some Sugar collection - order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

This decorative panel was made using two of the 6″ x 4″ PML Cut Apart cards.  Keep one whole and fussy cut the other one to create embellishments you can layer with foam tape.  It doesn’t take long but looks great.

Gimme Some Sugar collection - order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

These flowers were fussy cut from scraps of the decorative paper.  The cork embellishments finish the cluster off perfectly.

If you love this collection make sure you order it from your consultant ASAP.  It retires from the catalogue at the end of this month.  Don’t have a CTMH consultant?  Head over to my website to place an order for delivery within Australia.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Maz’s Blog , aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations , to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Maz always comes up with something very special for us to enjoy.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Products used in these projects
X7228B Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack

X7228C Gimme Some Sugar Complements

Z4153 Gimme Some Sugar Cork Shapes

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

Z1836 Non-stick Micro Tip Scissors

Z3396 Aluminium Cut Rail Paper Trimmer

Blossom – Turn cards into pages 1

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The stamps in the Blossom WOTG Card Kit are just gorgeous.  I made all the cards but I really wanted to use the stamps in my scrapbook.  I found an easy way to do that by just using the card designs as decorative elements on my pages.

I will be teaching several layouts this way at my Paper Picnic on June 20.  I will be sharing several great hints for making this process easy.  You will find full details of the workshop at the end of this post.

Here is a sample of one layout I made of my mum’s 85th birthday party.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

If you can’t join in the workshop but would like printed instructions for this layout plus 2 more, simply place a $30 order in person or on my website http://www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au by June 12 and email me for the instructions at shaunnarichards@bigpond.com

Paper picnic info

Click here to register for the workshop

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna

 

In the spotlight…

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Today I’d like to share the work of 3 of my customers.  They spent the day at our Paper Picnic on Saturday making cards.  I was so impressed I just had to share with you all.

Xmas cards

These Christmas cards were created by Sue Kennedy using her trusty Cricut and lots of Glitter Paper.  I love the simplicity of the cards – letting the shimmery goodness of the paper do all the work.  One technique Sue tried was stamping in Black Archival Ink onto the Glitter Paper – doesn’t it look great?  Glitter Paper is available in packs of 3.  Each pack features 3 shades of a colour.  Choose from Teal (Z1991), Purple (Z1992), Pink (Z1922), Green (Z1847), Brown & Tan (Z1830) or Black & Grey (Z1829).  Click here to see the range.

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Bridget Jennings created these two cards using plain cardstock.  I love the fact you don’t have to have lots of decorative supplies to make awesome cards.  Once again, the shapes were mostly cut on the Cricut.  Sue and Bridget were inspired by cards they found on Pinterest.

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My final spotlight shines on Sonja Jennings.  Sonja adapted a card I taught in November and she spent the day creating 38 invitations for her mum’s 80th birthday.  She was a machine!  I know her mum is going to be thrilled with them.  Click here to learn how she created the stamped feature.

Paper Picnics run for 6 1/2 hours on a Saturday.  My 2015 dates are Jan 17 & 31, Mar 7, May 16, Jun 20, Aug 22, Sep 19, Oct 24, Nov 21 and Dec 5.  Paper Picnics are held in Duncraig, West Australia.  You can bring along any project you are currently working on.  I teach a couple of Scrapbook layouts and a card at each picnic.  They are relaxed and full of fun. Email shaunnarichards@bigpond.com for further details.

Keep Smiling,

Shaunna