S2007 For My Beautiful Friend CTMH 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 Doris’s Blog, Creative Inspirations, 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 For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) stamp set which is July’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.

Create your own paper candy with For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) – July 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 For My Beautiful Friend to make Paper Candy

What’s Paper Candy? It’s pre-made embellishments ready to add to cards or scrapbook pages.  If you feel like experimenting with a new technique or tool you can make a number of samples that can then be applied to projects. 

Create your own paper candy with For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) – July 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

My face to face and online  workshops this month are focusing on using tags so most of my paper candy has a tag as a base.  The papers are from the latest Mix In pack (X9017) so I know they will blend with Summer Vibes and Timber – the two collections in the July/August catalogue.

Create your own paper candy with For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) – July 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

All the colouring has been done with Shimmer Brushes.  They come in 17 different colours and are super easy to use. Simply brush lightly over the paper to add colour and glitter at the same time.

Heat embossing helps images stand out on darker or patterned backgrounds. 

Create your own paper candy with For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) – July 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

When you stamp images on cardstock, fussy cut close to the outline and pop them up on foam dots, you add dimension to the paper candy.

Three ways to use your Paper Candy

Now you have options! 

  1. Create a simple card background for your candy and add a stamped sentiment
  2. Add candy to a layout as part of a larger cluster including stickers or a title.
  3. Fill a 3” x 4” photo well to create your own PML card.

Order your Stamp of the Month

For My Beautiful Friend (S2007) is only available during July, 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.

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 Maz’s Blog, aMAZing Creations, 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

S2007 For My Beautiful Friend Stamp Set

X9017 Mix In Paper Pack

Z3508 Julep Shimmer Brush

Z4223 Red Shimmer Brush

Z3511 Wisteria Shimmer Brush

Z3606 Raspberry Shimmer Brush

Z3611 Peach Shimmer Brush

Z4198 Gold Sequin Ribbon

Z4194 Whit & Gold Skinny Ribbon

Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread

Z3507 Silver Glitter Gems

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Z3271 Archival Black Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pad

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

Grateful Heart CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Grateful Heart 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 Grateful Heart collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.
The Grateful Heart Workshop Your Way kit is availalbe from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until end of December, 2018
The Grateful Heart collection is available until the end of December 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.
Today’s layout was is based on one taught to consultant’s at our National Album Retreat last month. We made the original layouts with Boutique but I am loving re-creating them in the Grateful Heart papers.

The Grateful Heart collection is availalbe topurchase from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until the end of December 2018
The paper part of this layout is very basic. One full sheet split across the two pages with 3 strips added. The full sheet of paper provides a place for photos to stand out. What makes the rest of the layout so eye catching are the two embellished clusters on opposite diagonals.

The Grateful Heart collection is availalbe topurchase from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until the end of December 2018
The first cluster uses a circle as an anchor point. This shape is cut with the largest circle in the Shaker cards Thin Cuts. October’s Stamp of the Month (S1810) and the Watercolour Impressions stamp (D1797) anchor it to the page. That lovely heart is also from the SOTM. Cut an arrow and draw inside it with a journal pen. The floral cluster is cut from one of the papers in the pack and popped up on foam dots.

The Grateful Heart collection is availalbe topurchase from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until the end of December 2018

Two flags form the base for the title cluster. Don’t you love the big, bold letters from the Solid Classroom Alphabet (E1043)? They worked nicely in partnership with the Simply Said Alphabet (C1725). I separated strands of Pomegranate Burlap Ribbon (retired) to curl behind the flowers and added Grateful Heart Cork Shapes for a little texture.  The little flowers I’ve used for bullet points in the journaling come from the SOTM too! So many lovely elements on this one stamp set.

 

The Grateful Heart collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant. A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .
I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Doreen’s blog, Scrapping and More with Doreen to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure  will love it ‘cos she is so talented!
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna
Products used in these projects
X7237B Grateful Heart paper Pack
Z4229 Grateful Heart Cork Shapes
X6011 New England Ivy Cardstock
X6017 Pomegranate Cardstock
X6027 Daisy White Cardstock
E1043 Solid Classroom Alphabet
C1725 Simply Said Alphabet
S1810 Thanks & Giving Stamp
D1797 Watercolour Impressions Stamp
Z2835 New England Ivy Ink
Z2851 Saffron Ink
Z2823 Goldrush Ink
Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen