Tuesday, September 15, 2015

CTMH Australiasian Blog Hop - National Stamping Month "Hello, Life"


Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart September National Stamping Month "Hello, Life" Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Shaunna's blog Passionate About Pages, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post

Be still my script loving, stamping heart.... Just take a look at these three stamp sets that are available only during September for National Stamping Month! The sets are aimed at Pocket Scrapbookers, Card makers, and scrapbookers - and I guess that counts me in for all three! However, they all co-ordinate so well that I have been mixing and matching and have made good use of them all already. I can see these sets are going to be very well used.

First up, a pocket scrapbook page. I just love the script words in black, they look so great.



Secondly, some cards. The script words make it very quick and easy to make an eye catching card - here are a few I have made:





I love the effect with the water colour paints underneath, these cards were Pinterest inspired by this card by Jen Shults.

And finally, a pop of orange with this one:


Remember, the National Stamping Month "Hello, Life" stamp sets are only available throughout September 2015 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for just $21 each, or get all three for $53 - a saving of $10.

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my special project featuring the "Hello, Life" sets. I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop Georgia O'Shea's Georgia Creates to see some more Hello, Life inspiration.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CTMH Australasian Blog Hop - September Stamp Of The Month



Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart September 2015 Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Jo Armstrong's Blog Jo's Close To My Heart Craftroom, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post

The September Stamp Of The Month Paper Garden is just stunning. Here is what you get - see those red outlines around the flowers and the leaf? This means they have Cricut cuts to match, which saves a LOT of time fussy cutting if you want to use those images.


 I have used Paper Garden on two different cards.


This first one is my favourite, I just love the colours in it and it is very easy to make. I simply cut three panels of white cardstock and stamped the image using two different ink colours. I matted these panels on some old scraps of Seaside paper and then adhered them to my card base. I cut out the Happy Birthday banner on the Cricut and stamped in Navy to co-ordinate with the colours. I then raised this banner to make it stand out a little more with 3D foam tape.



It might be a little difficult to tell in this photo, but this card actually has the top half of the front cut off! So the top of the flowers are actually the top of the front flap. What an easy and effective way to make a different card.

I have been making all my cards lately on the base of the Value Pack card and envelopes. These are a fantastic way to get your cards made up quickly and cheaply. They are available in both the white and cream colours.

Remember, the September Stamp Of The Month Paper Garden is only available throughout September 2015 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my special project featuring the September Stamp Of The Month Paper Garden. I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop, Jenni Gilbert's The Creative Heart to see some more Paper Garden inspiration.