S1705 Live, Laugh, Love Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


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Welcome to the May 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 Live, Laugh. Love (S1705) stamp set which is May’s Stamp of the Month.


Doesn’t this stamp set just make you want to grab some snaps of your smiling family and friends and make a gorgeous page?  I sure did!  I have a collection of happy snaps we took disembarking at each port on a cruise and when I look at them I laugh at the sweet memories we made together living life and loving being together.

Once the layout is complete, embellish with the bright Prickly Pear sequins.  Double the number of photos on this layout by adding Flip Flaps.  The layout remains clean and uncluttered and the Flip Flaps provide a fun interactive element for your album readers.

Live, Laugh Love (S1705) is May 2017 Stamp of the Month. Perfect for scrapbookers. I've added Flip flaps to include extra photos. www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Live, Laugh Love (S1705) is May 2017 Stamp of the Month. Perfect for scrapbookers. I've added Flip flaps to include extra photos. www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Before you move off to the next blog in this hop, let me share a little tip if you make a mistake like I did.  I cut one of the smaller yellow pieces the wrong size and had it glued down before I realised.  Rather than waste the paper, I used the Rub & Remove eraser to take the adhesive off and popped the paper back in my packet.

Rub & Remove Eraser - great for taking unwanted adhesive off paper. www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

You will find a list of the products used on the layout at the end of this post.

Live, Laugh, Love (S1705) is only available during May, 2017.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $7.50 when accompanied by a $75 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 Wendy’s Blog , Expressions of the Heart, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’


Products used on this layout:

  • S1705 Live, Laugh, Love
  • X7221B Prickly Pear Paper packet
  • Z3324 Prickly Pear Sequins
  • Z2806 Emerald Ink
  • Z2809 Tangerine Ink
  • Z2810 Blossom Ink
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z3022 E-Z Dots Tape Runner
  • Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  • Z1207 Rub & Remove Eraser
  • Z1386 Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors
  • Z3230 3″ x 4″ Flip Flaps
  • Z3231 4″ x 6″ Flip Flaps



The first thing I thought of when I saw the Kaboom Stamp of the Month was fireworks.  For me fireworks mean New Years Eve celebrations.  We had a very quiet night in for New Year last year, watching a Robbie Williams concert and the telecast from Sydney leading up to their fireworks.  So, my only photos of the night are a dodgy selfie and a snap of the TV screen!


This layout is a copy of the one on page 15 of the Feb-Jul 2014 Ideas book.  I used Jubilee papers on my page.  Did you know we have a Recipe Book online where you can see a list of all the products used in a layout and find out what Cricut cartridges were used for each shape?  It even tells which page to find the shape on and what size to cut at.  Click here to view the booklet.  It’s in pdf format so you can save it to your computer or print it out.  I have mine printed and in a display folder.


I love combining stamps and cut outs to make interesting embellishment clusters like these.

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The Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)added to the centre of the stamp adds a subtle touch of bling to the page.

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The Kaboom Stamp of the Month is only available during June 2014.  You can order it for $24 (S1406) or take advantage of the discount offer of just $5 (S1406A) when you place an order of $75 or more.  Click here to place your order.

Happy Scrappin’