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

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We just love walking around cities and looking up – all sorts of architectural delights await when you raise your eyes above the shop fronts.

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For this layout I chose the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment Papers (Z1939).  They have a monotone, glossy resist pattern on one side a pattern on the other.  Both sides accept ink around the edges.

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I accented my page with Wood Grain Washi tape (Z1930).  For this effect, simply stick a little down, double a bit onto itself and then stick the next little bit down.  It’s another technique where perfection is not required – it looks better if it’s a little uneven.

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The title was cut on the Cricut.  These letters are cut from the circle so it’s easy to add them to the page.

This month you can purchase a Delightful Ribbon & Trim Collection which includes 6 rolls of Washi Tape and other fun embellishments for just $30 with a $75 order.  The Washi Tape alone is worth $47 and we will be using it at Duchess Retreat this year.  I’ll also be featuring these products in my Strips and Stripes workshop on July 9.  Comment below if you need details for either event.

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Click here for more information about the other Collections available in this month’s promotion or here to start shopping!

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

 

St Patrick’s Day

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Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day and a bit of serendipity saw me scrapbooking a photo from last years St Patrick’s Day!  I decided a monochromatic colour scheme fit the bill.  The chosen colour of course, was green!  I love using shades of the one colour on a page – it always makes the elements work together so easily.

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I chose Champagne for my background because it is an earthy neutral and it was what we drank on the day!  The greens  used were Pear, Sweet leaf, New England Ivy and Olive. I am in love with the overlays cut from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  Imagine creating this triangle background with a square punch!  It would have taken hours instead of a few minute with the Cricut.  The best way to purchase a Cricut Cartridge is as a half price reward when you host a gathering.

If you would like to learn more about using a Cricut machine, book into my new series of classes beginning April 1st.  You don’t have to own a machine to come along.  Email me at shaunnarichards@bigpond.com for more details.

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The title block was created using a combination of stamps and  Silver Geometric Washi tape (Z1932).  The stitches came from Stitch Wonder (C1564) and the stamp set that comes with the Ivy Lane Card Making Kit (G1079).  The phrase, “Life is better with friends” is one of my mantras.  The friends photographed all met in Zambia and now live in Perth and we love catching up with them.

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To balance the page, a cluster of flowers and swirls was used in the lower right hand corner.  These also came from the Cricut but you could substitute stamped images or paper flowers and freehand swirls.  The chevron ribbon from Ariana Compliments (X7179C) provided a balance with the olive photo mat.

As always, my inspiration for the page came from an idea book!  I actively practise the CASE method of paper crafting… Copy and Share Everything.  You will find this layout in Make It From Your Hear, Vol 2 (9042)

To receive blog posts direct to your email account simply click the Subscribe ~ RSS Posts link in the blue side bar of this page, follow the link to subscribe and you will receive an email each time I post a new entry.  It’s the perfect way to keep inspired in your paper crafting. Anyone subscribing during March will  receive the instructions for making the gorgeous “Exploding Box” pictured in the ‘Birthday Celebrations’ post below.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna