S1802 Sunny Thoughts Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog

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Welcome to the February 2018 Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Megan’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 Sunny Thoughts (S1802) stamp set which is February’s Stamp of the Month.

S1802 Sunny Thoughts is CTMH's Stamp of the Month for February 2018. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
The sentiments and images on this stamp set are perfectly sized for pages AND cards. The circular sentiment, “You are the sunshine in my pocket” can be cut with the 2 ½” Basic Circles Thin Cut.

S1802 Sunny Thoughts is CTMH's Stamp of the Month for February 2018. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
My layout today features a photo of my daughter with my mum. They don’t get to see each other often and this is such a lovely snap that I wanted to have it on display in my craft room. I decided to print the photo in Black and White so it stands out on the page.

S1802 Sunny Thoughts is CTMH's Stamp of the Month for February 2018. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

First up, trace around a bowl to get the circular shape for the leaves. Then trim the Daisy White Cardstock down to an 11”” square.

 

The hearts in opposite corners are sponged and stamped. Cut templates using the Basic Hearts Thin Cuts and scrap cardstock. Be sure to erase the section of pencil line before sponging or you will see it through the ink in the finished layout.

The large hearts are sponged with Sweet leaf ink and the small one is in Blossom ink. Keeping the templates in place, stamp over the sponging in the opposite colours using the hearts image from the Banner Love stamp set.

S1802 Sunny Thoughts is CTMH's Stamp of the Month for February 2018. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Once the hearts are complete you can stamp the vines. To get the right curve of the stamp, simply place your block over the pencil line and shape the stamp on the block to match the curve. You have to put the stamp with top of vine image where you want the bottom of the image because once you turn the block over the curve is the opposite. The is hard to explain but once you try it, you will see what I mean. Again, be sure to erase the sections of pencil line before you stamp each time.

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To complete the page, stamp small flowers in Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Gold embossing powder. A few blooms in Blossom ink give the cluster a lift. Stamp the ‘Love’ sentiment from the What Matters Most stamp set over the lower heart. A small section on the Hearts Border Thin Cuts provides the heart strip accents and the tiny hearts near the flowers.

Finally, layer the base page and photo on Blossom and Gold Foil cardstock. If you cut the centre from both sheets you will have enough for the photo mount without needing a second sheet. Reverse the Blossom to the lighter side for the photo frame as the dark side dominates a Black and White photo too much. It’s such a bonus having two toned cardstock at times like this!
Sunny Thoughts (S1802) is available to purchase for just $7.50 when accompanied by a $75 order during February 2018. It can also be purchased for $27 as a single item. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you are welcome to visit my website to place an order.
The Blossom, Gold Foil and Gold Glitter Cardstock, along with Blossom Ink, Banner Love & What Matters Most stamp sets are all on special this month as part of our Pretty In Pink promotion.   Visit your consultant’s website for details. If you don’t have a consultant, click here.
Thanks for joining us today. A full list of products used in this project appears at the end of this post. I hope you are inspired to try some of the lovely ideas showcased in this hop. I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Maz’s Blog, aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations, to see what she has designed for you.

 

Happy Scrappin’
Shaunna

Products used on these projects:

S1802 Sunny Thoughts Stamp of the Month
D1728 What Matters Most Stamp Set – 25% off in Feb, 2018
B1572 Banner Love Stamp Set – 25% off in Feb, 2018
Z3317 Basic Hearts Thin Cuts
Z3347 Hearts Border Thin Cuts
Z3365 Gold Foil Paper – 25% off in Feb, 2018
Z3238 Gold Glitter Cardstock – 25% off in Feb, 2018
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5973 Blossom Cardstock – 25% off in Feb, 2018
Z891 Versamark Ink
Z2066 Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Z2810 Blossom Ink – 25% off in Feb, 2018
Z2853 Sweet leaf ink

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Punny Pals CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Punny Pals 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 Punny Pals stamps and thin cuts!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.
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The Punny Pals stamp set is available until the end of July 2018 but the co-ordinating thin cuts are a special offer for October 2017 only.  Be sure to order yours today so you don’t miss out. This month we also have a really cool card kit called Share A Smile, that comes with instructions for making 32 little cards you can use as ‘Just because’ cards to brighten someone’s day!

Today I am sharing a title page for one volume of my 2016 album.  When our extended family gather it can be loud and a little crazy… like a room full of excited critters!  So, the Punny Pals were perfect for this family photo.

CTMH PUnny Pals Stamps help raise funds for Operation Smile while bringing joy to the crafters who use them. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.auI went a little crazy with the Thin Cuts on this page – not just the Punny Pals but also circles and the Block Alphabet.  They really do make creating a layout so easy.

 

 

CTMH Punny Pals Stamps and dies make short work of creating multiple images. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

I began by loading my cuttlebug with 2 layers of white daisy cardstock and all the Punny Pal thin cuts.  Next I stamped them in lots of different colours.  I was going for fun rather than realistic on this layout so Cranberry monkeys and Emerald otters were perfectly acceptable.  I didn’t use all of these on my layout but now they are all ready for other pages or cards.  You will notice I haven’t done a lot of colouring – just one tiny feature on each punny pal.  This is because the page is pretty busy and I felt too much colour could over do it.

Layer CTMH Punny Pals on circles in random arrangements for a fun look. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Have you ever been in the situation where you spend a bit of time arranging all the pieces for your layout only to get confused when you start turning them over to apply adhesive?  My tip is to snap a photo like this one to use as a reference when you are gluing everything down.

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I wanted some Willow green in my title but not a solid block of it.  This striped scrap from the Adventure Fundamentals was perfect.  I just squished all the letter thin cuts on randomly and hoped for the best!  It turned out pretty cool once stuck onto the page.

The Punny Pals stamps, thin cuts and Share A Smile Kit are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  A list of products used on my page 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 Scrapping and More with Doreen to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Doreen always has something gorgeous to show us.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Products used in these projects
D1751 Punny Pals Stamp Set

CC1340 Punny Pals Thin Cuts

Z3396 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts

Z3318 Basic Circles Thin Cuts

Z3351 Adventure Paper Packet

X5944 Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Adventure Palette Inks

Shin Han Markers in several colours

Z3314 lack & White Dots

Z4028 Cats & Bats Dots

Z4038 Beary Christmas Dots