Dreamin’ Big CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Dreamin’ Big Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from  Nell’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 Dreamin’ Big Workshop Your Way (G1121) from Close To My Heart.

Dreamin Big WYW Kit

The Dreamin’ Big collection is  from the Seasonal Expressions Jan-Apr 2017 Catalogue.  Once you begin creating with this collection you will never want to stop!  The colours just seem to go with everything you have in your photos.

Today I’ve used Dreamin’ Big on a layout featuring a great sporting moment in my life.  If you know me well, you know I can’t throw and catch, I don’t like to get sweaty and watching sport just bores me senseless BUT I do like to be a bit silly and I love my family more than anything .  So, here we are playing mini golf on a ship!  It was girls versus boys and the girls won.  Imagine everyone’s surprise when it was discovered I was the overall winner!!!  This moment was definitely worth preserving in an album 🙂

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This layout was created using leftovers after completing the Workshop Your Way layouts.  Mounting the photos on Daisy White cardstock meant I only needed small pieces of the dotty paper above and below them.

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To create the golf ball you will need the Confetti Embossing Folder (Z3118), Whisper Ink (Z2872) and the Basic Circle Thin Cuts (Z3318).  Dab the whisper ink pad over the raised dots inside the embossing folder BEFORE you place the paper in it.  When you run it through your embossing machine the ink will transfer to the paper and look like the dimples on a golf ball.  The Basic Circle Thin Cuts cut solid circles in a choice of 2 1/2″, 2″, 1 1/2″ or 1″.  They are on special this month along with all our other Thin Cuts – 25% off!

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Dreamin Big Layout detail - Page 004You can create the illusion of a long horizontal strip running behind you photos and papers by cutting a PML card into small pieces.  In this layout I used the juniper diagonal stripe PML.  Zip strips with printed words make a nice accent for your layout too.

The Dreamin Big Workshop Your Way  (G1121) kit is only available until the end of April. 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 click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’s Blog , Doris Taylor Creative Expressions to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,

Shaunna

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CTMH Florence Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Australasian Florence 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 Florence Workshop Your Way Collection (G1107) from Close To My Heart.

 

G1107 Florence WYW

Today’s layout uses the gorgeous Hearts Thin Cuts.  The hearts are not symmetrical so they have a whimsical feel to them.  The fact you get 3 sizes in the one set makes clustering easy.  Great for using small leftover pieces of paper too.

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When you cut each Heart Thin Cut (Z3260) you actually get two pieces – a solid heart and a frame. This layout uses the small and medium heart. Simply mix up the frames so they contrasted with a solid heart.  You can experiment with different layering effects of solids and frames.  It’s lots of fun.

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The Love Thin Cut (Z3257) was perfect to complete the page.  Cut once from print paper and once from black cardstock and offset to give a shadow effect.

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The small prints and soft colours of the Florence collection pair perfectly with Heart Thin Cuts.  Have a play – no two layouts will look the same.

The Florence Workshop Your Way (G1107) kit is only available until the end of August.  Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .  A list of products used in this project appears below.

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 Denise’s Blog , Scrap Stamp Share , to see the gorgeous projects she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Z3260 Hearts Thin Cuts

Z3260 Hearts Thin Cuts

Z3257 Love Thin Cuts

Z3257 Love Thin Cuts

Z3213 Florence Sequins

Z3213 Florence Sequins

X7208B Florence Paper

X7208B Florence Paper

Z3218 Rose Gold Foil

Z3218 Rose Gold Foil Tape

CTMH Thin Cuts Australasian Blog Hop

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I am so in love with Thin Cuts dies and their matching stamp sets.  No more fussy cutting with these stamps!  Because the dies save time I find I am using the stamps more.

Thin Cuts

Thin Cuts

This layout was inspired by pp104-105 of the Cherish How To Book.  It’s a layout we were challenged to use in a team virtual crop this month.  The small squares were the perfect place to showcase the Carnival Fun stamps and Thin Cuts.

Carnival Fun C1648

Carnival Fun Thin Cuts Z3229

Thin Cuts are an awesome addition to your tools collection.    You can stamp first and then use the dies in your Cuttlebug or Big Shot machine to cut around them or cut the shapes first and then stamp.  I prefer the second method.  The stamps are super easy to match up with the cuts.

If you haven’t seen Thin Cuts used before, you may like to watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrvRJepJHw0

Here is our current Thin Cuts range. You can view some bonus ideas on my Pinterest page. Click here to view them.

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Be sure to order yours from your Close To My Heart Consultant.
Thanks for stopping to read my post, now you can hop over to Kara’s, Creating with Kara Davies blog to join the Australasian Blog Hop featuring  Thin Cuts Dies and co-ordinating stamp sets. We have a variety of projects to share with you which highlight the versatility of the Thin Cuts.  Just click on the link at the end of each post to move on to a new idea.
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna