CTMH Cardstock Carnival Australasian Blog Hop

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


If you arrived from  Doris’ Blog, Creative Inspirations, you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on and enjoy my creations.  If you like what I show today, please subscribe to my blog, leave a comment on this post or share it on social media. 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 Two Toned Coloured Cardstock!   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 two tone cardstock offers endless opportunities for creative scrapbooking. Order yours at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Cardstock Carnival

Cardstock is a real workhorse in our scrapbooks, often sitting in the background as page bases, photo mats and journal boxes.  Today we are bring the rainbow of colours available through Close To My Heart, into the spotlight.

This month we have amazing discounts on ALL the plain cardstock in our range. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on your favourites.

Work with a monochromatic colour palette

Many of the bundles on offer this month feature 3 or 4 colours which are shades of one colour family.  This layout features the blues. 

Close To My Heart’s two tone cardstock offers endless opportunities for creative scrapbooking. Order yours at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

To add a little extra interest to the design, run cardstock through an embossing folder.  The textured patterns really add some pop.

Close To My Heart’s two tone cardstock offers endless opportunities for creative scrapbooking.   Order yours  at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

For this fun title simply emboss the cardstock first and then cut the letters with the Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts

Close To My Heart’s two tone cardstock offers endless opportunities for creative scrapbooking.   Order yours  at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Make a rainbow sunburst on your page

Using the light and dark sides of 7 different colours makes it easy to create subtle colour transitions on a starburst page.  This page is the start of a chapter on all the GOOD to come from living in the time of a Covid 19 pandemic.  There are so many fun and inspiring things happening around the world that are worth remembering.  There are also many, many hilarious online gatherings and activities with our family and friends to record.

Close To My Heart’s two tone cardstock offers endless opportunities for creative scrapbooking. Order yours at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Stamp on cardstock

Plain cardstock is the perfect canvas for stamping.  This layout features background stamping of many small icons on the white cardstocks.  Simply take a 3” block and add lots of small stamps to it.  Then repeatedly stamp around the outside edges of the cardstock.  All these images came from Let the Good Times Roll (D19195E)

Close To My Heart’s two tone cardstock offers endless opportunities for creative scrapbooking. Order yours at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The yellow panel on the LH page has horizontal and vertical lines stamped in matching ink for a tone on tone look.  It’s tricky to photograph but shows up in real life.

Close To My Heart’s two tone cardstock offers endless opportunities for creative scrapbooking.   Order yours  at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Create TV screens using the stitched Rectangle dies and some small scraps.  This layout will include photos of our virtual Easter Sunday lunch shared with our family across 2 states.

Close To My Heart’s two tone cardstock offers endless opportunities for creative scrapbooking. Order yours at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Easter egg wrappers can be created by stamping fun line designs across the middle of the egg shapes.  These line stamps are part of the Build A Plaid set (D1886)

Order your supplies this month

The Cardstock Carnival Special runs until the end of  April 2020.   Be sure to check out the variety of bundles on offer by visiting the promotions tab on your consultant’s website.  The best value bundle is the one with ALL the colours – you will be spoilt for choice once you have this lovely rainbow of cardstock

Please help me grow my blog following by liking or commenting on this post.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Maz’s Blog to see the project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

S2004 O-fish-ally Awesome CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month 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 O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) stamp set which is April’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.

Create your own ocean scene with O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) – April 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 April 2020

This set is for everyone

Judging by the number of amazing projects being created with this set in our consultant community, I think you are all going to love it too.  So many realistic line drawings of undersea animals and plants with a little bit of whimsy thrown in.

Use O-fish-ally Awesome on a scrapbook layout

What a challenge it’s been to design a project different to all the others I have seen shared in our consultant groups!  My hubby is finishing up the editing of photos from Close To My Heart’s 2016 Incentive Trip to Tahiti.  We loved every minute of it and I’ve been waiting for just the right papers and stamps to use in the album.  This Stamp of the Month is a great start.

Create your own ocean scene with O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) – April 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 April 2020

Use O-fish-ally Awesome to create a scene

With so many stamps on one sheet, it is easy to create and underwater scene.  Begin by clustering the seaweed images and stamping repeatedly across your 12” strip of cardstock.

Stamp the same cluster onto a Post-It note and cut out.  I use the Post-It notes with full adhesive backing.  Leave a little ‘grab tab’ at the base of each plant so you don’t get fingerprints on the adhesive side of the paper.

Create your own ocean scene with O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) – April 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 April 2020

Cover the stamped images.  Stamp sand and the animal images over this cluster.  When you lift off the Post-It note masks, it will look like the fish are swimming behind the seweed.

Colour images with Tri-blend Markers

These have to be the easiest way to shade images.  3 tones of one colour are included in each marker.  Work from light to dark.  If you are not sure what colours to use, simply search ‘Tropical Fish Images’ and copy from real life.

Create your own ocean scene with O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) – April 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 April 2020

Once your mages are coloured choose a light blue and fill in all of the background.

Three ways to use your scene

Now you have options!  Leave the scene as a strip and make it into page border; Cut the title from the scene using Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts and add a neutral colour to the background or use the individual letters as I have in the layout above.

Create your own ocean scene with O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) – April 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 April 2020

The Port Hole is easy to make using circles of different sizes.  I cut mine on the Cricut but you could trace around plates or use a cutting system.

Order your Stamp of the Month

O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) is only available during April, 2020.  Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when accompanied by an $80 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you notice this page is created exclusively with cardstock?  No patterned papers were used.  That’s because this month we have a fabulous special called Cardstock Carnival – Close To My Heart’s full range of two-toned cardstock is heavily discounted during the month of April.  Stock up on your favourite colours and earn the Stamp of the Month at a great discount while you are there.

Thanks for visiting! 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 Lauren’s Blog , CTMH Craftings, 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

S2004 O-fish-ally Awesome Stamp Set

X6027 White Daisy Cardstock

X5961 Black Cardstock

X5954 Pewter Cardstock

X5947 Mink Cardstock

X5978 Glacier Cardstock

Z2481 Coral TriBlend Marker

Z2494 Hydrangea TriBlend Marker

Z2491 True Blue TriBlend Marker

Z2486 Dull Green TriBlend Marker

Z2484 Citrus Green TriBlend Marker

Z2482 Citrus TriBlend Marker

Z2480 Orange TriBlend Marker

Z2478 Earth Brown TriBlend Marker

Z2476 Fair Skin TriBlend Marker

Z3271 Archival Black Ink