Taste of Summer Gift Bag

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Available May 2015 only

Available May 2015 only

How cute is this little gift bag made by my friend, Rose Kendell?

The fruity prints of the Taste of Summer papers (CC1038) are perfect for gift bags.  This one stands about 5

The fruity prints of the Taste of Summer papers (CC1038) are perfect for gift bags. This one stands about 5″ high.

She used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge (p79 3D Object).  The Cricut cuts score lines making folding super easy.  Glue it together with Bonding Memories (Z553) for a strong hold.

The gift tag is made using one of our NEW CTMH Hostess Rewards Stamp sets.

The gift tag is made using one of our NEW CTMH Hostess Rewards Stamp sets.

Notice the purple bling on the tag?  It’s not in our catalogue!!!  Rose began with Clear Sparkles (Z1752) and coloured them in with a Shin Han Marker (Lavender Z2453).

I’d love to reward you with the Tagged With Love Hostess Rewards Stamp set.  Organise a gathering for a couple of friends or bring them along to one of my events and I’ll help you own this cute set.

The 'Tagged With Love' Hostess rewards stamp can be yours with an order of $200 or more.

The ‘Tagged With Love’ Hostess rewards stamp can be yours with an order of $200 or more.

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Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

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Inspiring Cards

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Today’s post features some beautiful cards made by my team members and colleagues for last weekends product launch.  They are sure to get your creative juices flowing.  I’m on a mission to encourage more people to create and mail handmade cards ‘Just Because’ they can.  We only receive dreary bills and statements in our letterboxes these days.  Let’s brighten someone else’s day by writing a card and posting.  I’d love to hear how your friends and family react when they receive them.

These lovely creations are by team member, Sharon Hawton, and feature the Brushed Collection

These lovely creations are by team member, Sharon Hawton, and feature the Brushed Collection

 

Aren't these Confetti Wishes cards and treat box delightful?  Paula Willemsen in my team made them.

Aren’t these Confetti Wishes cards and treat box delightful? Paula Willemsen in my team made them.

 

This card was created by my team member, Barbara Orr, using the Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit

This card was created by my team member, Barbara Orr, using the Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit

 

Debbie Duncan, one of our team members, created this elegant card using the Seaside Collection and her Cricut

Debbie Duncan, one of our team members, created this elegant card using the Seaside Collection and her Cricut

 

Rose kendell, a CTMH colleague created this card from page 7 the NEW Ideas Book.  This stamp is available exclusively  to our Hostesses.  Book a party today!

Rose kendell, a CTMH colleague created this card from page 7 the NEW Ideas Book. This stamp is available exclusively to our Hostesses. Book a party today!

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Take advantage of this great deal this month only.  Visit my website, http://shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au to go shopping

Take advantage of this great deal this month only. Visit my website, http://shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au to go shopping

Flower Pot Card

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Enjoy the Little Things!  What a great motto for life.  We are surrounded by so many beautiful blooms in gardens and parks at the moment and this stamp set reminds me of that.

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A few years ago, someone clever made a flower pot card at one of my workshops and I always planned to do one but never got around to it.  I have a friend who is going through a tough time at the moment and thought this little card may brighten her day.

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It didn’t take long to make.  I watched a video that gave me all the info I needed.  You can watch it by clicking here.  Basic measurements are 3 1/3″ x 9″ for pot, scored at 3 1/2″ and 7″ and the insert is 2 1/2″ x 5″.  This fits Australian C6 envelopes ( The lady on the video is using American sized envelopes)  The decorative edge of the pot rim was created using CTMH Scallop Border Punch (Z1851).

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I cut my blooms using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped one of the images as a centre for each.  I layered different sized flowers using foam dots.    The leaves are cut free hand.

Washi Tape was perfect to hold the pot together… no need to fuss with bow tying for this one. I love the little flag that comes with this set and felt it added a nice finishing touch.

If you check out page 7 of our NEW Idea Book and Catalogue (Feb-July 2-14) you will see two gorgeous little gift bags decorated with this stamp set.  I made this card to match one of the bags.

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If you’d like to own an Enjoy the Little Things Stamp set it can be yours for just $8 as a hostess*.  All you need are a few friends who would like to make a card, a clear dining table and me!  Leave a comment or contact me to choose a date.

Shaunna

NB. Hostess rewards begin with sales of $200.  Click here to see what you can receive FREE and half price as a hostess

Butler House – Washi Stamps

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Our visit to this beautiful house in Kilkenny, Ireland last year was an absolute treat.  It was right next to the castle and had been lovingly restored.  When we travel we mainly stay in modest hotels or apartments but do like to ‘splurge’ once or twice along the way.  Mike picked this place and it did not disappoint.  If you are heading to Ireland I thoroughly recommend Butler House.

Butler houseI wanted a simple layout so I could fit lots of photos onto it.  I have very rapidly fallen in love with Washi Tape but at the time of making this page I only had a couple of rolls so was limited in my colour choice.  The perfect solution was to use the Hostess Rewards stamps, Washi Wonders.  Did you know that as a hostess you can purchase exclusive stamp sets for half price?  Check them out at the front of your CTMH Ideas Book.  These ones retire on Jan 31st so you have a week to get some friends together!  Next week I can show you the NEW ones… you are going to love them!

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I used Laughing Lola WOTG stamps for the flowers.  The border stamp curves nicely for stems and the flowers can be stamped directly onto the page or onto cardstock and fussy cut with scissors.  I used a sponge dauber to add some colour to the centre of the flowers.

If you have the Sarita WOTG (G1066) and All the details (D155) stamps you have some Washi Tape stamps too.  An adaptation would be to use flag stamps that you can find in lots of the stamp sets.

CTMH has a variety of Washi Tape so you can make this layout using the real stuff too!  That would be even better.  Remember this month’s great Cloud Nine promotion includes gorgeous Gold Dot Washi Tape.

Happy scrappin’,

Shaunna