Close To My Heart Australasian Happiest Place Blog Hop

Close To My Heart Australasian Happiest Place Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart Australasian Happiest Place Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Danielle’s Scrappychicks Blog 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.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Happiest Place collection.

Let The Fun Begin…

For the Close to My Heart Australasian Happiest Place Blog Hop, I had a tough time thinking about what I could create with this stunning paper because it so colourful, awesome and shiny and there are so many wonderful layouts I want to create BUT……

I manage to settle on this one. So what do you think? Great, isn’t it (even if I do say so myself…LOL)

This will be the title page for my photos from Luna Park, Melbourne. Also I deliberately made my title wonky to give it that fun effect.

My family and I had a holiday in Melbourne last year and to me this paper screams “Fun Times, Carnival and Rides”

Therefore it fits perfect for the photos I took on the day. Adding the balloons gives it a theme park feel. I cut the balloons and the popcorn elements on my Cricut Maker.

I love the shine on some of the card stock and the stickers. And those bold, bright papers are just amazing. Close To My Heart out did themselves when creating this paper collection.

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how I put this Theme Park Layout together. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

This exclusive Happiest Place is only available 31 August 2020.

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project and I hope you enjoyed seeing this.

I’d love to hear what you plan on creating with Happiest Place so feel free to me leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

July 2020 Stamp Of The Month | For My Beautiful Friend

July 2020 Stamp Of The Month | For My Beautiful Friend

How gorgeous is July 2020 Stamp of the Month?

So many pretty flowers, butterflies and sentiments. Oh my, I am going to have fun creating with this set!

Today, I have decided to combine this stamp with the Summer Vibes paper collection into a scrapbook layout and I also get to use the Tri-Blend Markers to colour with.

As you know by now, it’s one of my favourite mediums to colour with because they are easy to use.

The scrapbook layout pattern I am using is from Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 and these books are great for using already designed patterns or just for gaining inspiration.

Process Video:

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how to put this layout together. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Details on how to orders yours…

For My Beautiful Friend is only available during July, 2020

Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when you place an $80 order through my website.

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out this stamp set. 😉

Until next time…

I’d love to hear what you have created with July 2020 Stamp of the Month, For My Beautiful Friend stamp set too, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

I also want to invite you to sign up to my monthly newsletter. By signing up (it’s free) you’ll receive a link to a free PDF scrapbook layout.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Thrifty Thursday #2

Thrifty Thursday #2

Welcome to Thrifty Thursday #2, the next instalment.

In this instalment I show you how to use up scraps that they have lying around again.

I created a handmade card using 1/2″ strips of paper and I am using up the remainder of Stitched Together paper pack.

The 1/2″ strips can be assembled in many different directions. Like horizontal, vertical or even mix up the strips so they do diagonally in all different directions.

If you missed my first post in this series, please check it out here.

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how to be thrifty. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my Thrifty Thursday #2 instalment and I hope you enjoyed seeing this handmade card.

I’d love to hear if you have tried this too, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

Before I go..

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Scrapbook Layout ft: Summer Vibes | Introducing July/ August 2020 Close To my Heart Catalogue

Scrapbook Layout ft: Summer Vibes | Introducing July/ August 2020 Close To my Heart Catalogue

I created a scrapbook layout using the new Summer Vibes paper collection and some of the new products from the Close To My Heart Catalogue.

As we have another new catalogue full of Awesome Products and I want it all as usual. 🙂

This paper collection is so bright and summery, you could forget that it’s winter here in Australia.

The acrylic shapes make a great addition to make you pages pop!

To get a copy of this catalogue, just place an order on my website and you can add it for FREE!!!

The catalogue is full of ideas and inspiration as well as some wonderful new products.

Process Video:

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I flip through the new catalogue and put a scrapbook layout together using some of the new products.

(Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project and I hope you enjoyed seeing this.

I’d love to hear what’s on your wish list from the new catalogue so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

Before I go…

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Quick and Simple Watercolour Handmade Card |Tutorial

Quick and Simple Watercolour Handmade Card |Tutorial

How would you like a Quick and Simple watercolour handmade card to send to a loved one?

Well, I can help you with that.

This technique was shown to me by another Close To My Heart consultant and I thought I have to share this!

Here’s the Technique….

I used a piece of cold press watercolour paper to do this and I picked 2 different watercolour paints.

For my card, I used dark green and orange paints and the process is easy.

Wet the green paint and paint it onto the watercolour paper in a diagonal direction.

Then wet the orange paint and paint from the other side to meet in the middle of the green and blend them together.

Using the Sentiments by Melissa Esplin Stamp set, I added my “happy birthday” sentiment.

I, then embellished the handmade card with Silver Glitter Gems to add a bit of “something something”.

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you step by step how to complete this handmade card. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out this quick and simple watercolour handmade card and I hope you enjoyed seeing this.

I’d love to hear if you plan to complete this card, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

I want to invite you to sign up to my monthly newsletter. By signing up (it’s free) you’ll receive a link to a free PDF scrapbook layout.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Scrapbook Layout Tutorial ft: Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts

Scrapbook Layout Tutorial ft: Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts

Today I am sharing Close To My Heart Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts in a scrapbook layout tutorial.

I also share a technique using the thin cuts to create a different effect from using three pieces of card stock.

With this technique, I ripped two strips measuring at 2″ of Lagoon card stock and placed them together so you have a light side and a dark side.

I also ripped a 2″ piece of White Daisy card stock, glued them together and ran them through my Cuttlebug die cutting machine.

The layout I used was a quick and easy layout. It consists of a 4″, 3″ and 2″ strips of B&T paper.

This layout can be used in a number of ways by changing around the layout of the strips.

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how to create this technique. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest scrapbook layout tutorial and I hope you enjoyed seeing this technique.

I’d love to hear what you have created with the Classic Alphabet thin cuts, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Fun Fabulous Folding Handmade Card

Fun Fabulous Folding Handmade Card

This fun fabulous folding handmade card is so much fun. It gives your receiver so much delight because there is a surprise waiting for them that they may not realise is there.

This handmade card can be created in so many different ways and it’s not limited to a flower. You could use any image on the front.

This card design was created by another CTMH consultant and her Facebook page is here.

My Guide To Fun….

You will need…

  • Piece of B&T paper cut at 5 1/2″ x 12″
    • Score the paper at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 7 3/4″
  • White Daisy card stock cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Co-ordinating card stock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Sentiment of your choice
  • Image of your choice

Once you have all your pieces, it’s now time to create some fun.

Folding the card is easy because you fold it using the “Valley”, “Mountain”, “Valley” method.

In my card, I used a “Happy Birthday” sentiment as this card will be going to a family member whose birthday is coming up.

The Visual Instructions!

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how to put the card together. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out this fun fabulous folding handmade card and I hope you enjoyed seeing this card.

I’d love to hear if you have created this, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

Before I go..

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Sweet Handmade Card | ft: Sweet Hummingbird | Tutorial

Sweet Handmade Card | ft: Sweet Hummingbird | Tutorial

Using watercolour pencils to colour in the Hummingbird and flowers, I created this sweet handmade card.

I am loving this stamp set and you can colour it using a variety of mediums:- for example.

  1. Watercolour pencils,
  2. Watercolours paints,
  3. Markers or
  4. Using ink.

This pattern is from CTMH Make It From Your Heart Volume 4 book. The idea books that Close To My Heart offer are really useful to gain inspiration and ideas at the tip of your fingers.

Please check out my previous post as I create a scrapbook layout using the same Sweet Hummingbird stamp set.

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you step by step how to create this sweet card. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my sweet handmade card and I hope you enjoyed seeing this handmade card.

I’d love to hear what you have created with this stamp set, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Scrapbook Layout Process ft: Sweet Hummingbird Stamp Set

Scrapbook Layout Process ft: Sweet Hummingbird Stamp Set

How cute is this stamp set? Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout process.

It is my favourite stamp set from Close To My Heart May-June 2020 Catalogue.

I used the scrapbook layout from the catalogue as my guide.

Scrapbook Layout Process…

Firstly, I splattered some Sapphire ink over the White Daisy base page and placed 10″ x 10″ piece of Sapphire card stock onto the base.

I used the current mix-in paper pack as it co-ordinates really well with our card stock.

On the Sweet Leaf card stock, I random stamped some leaves to add a bit of visual effect and to break up the plain card stock.

Using our watercolour pencils, I coloured the hummingbird and flowers in and then a added some embellishments.

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you step by step how I put the layout together. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my scrapbook layout process and I hope you enjoyed seeing the Sweet Hummingbird stamps.

I’d love to hear what you think of this stamp set, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Handmade Birthday Card | Stitched Together Paper Collection | Tutorial

Handmade Birthday Card | Stitched Together Paper Collection | Tutorial

Today I am sharing how to create a handmade birthday card using Stitched Together Paper.

This card is very quick to put together as you are using different size strips of paper.

Quick and Easy…

Your strips are cut at

  • 2″ x 4 1/4″
  • 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

Once you have cut them out, glue down the 2″ strip first and then glue down 3/4″ strip,

Before gluing down the 1/2″strip, add some ribbon for added texture.

I used our Gold and White ribbon. The knot is tied and glued on separately.

Now that you have added all your paper, it’s time to add your sentiment. Here I have used the May 2020 stamp of the month.

Process Video…

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you step by step how to create this handmade card. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my handmade birthday card and I hope you enjoyed seeing it.

I’d love to hear what you have created using Stitched Together papers, so feel free to leave me a comment.

If you don’t have an Australian Close to My Heart Consultant please contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.

Before I go…

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Please don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Kimmy