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CTMH Australasian Comfort and Joy Blog Hop

CTMH Australasian Comfort and Joy Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Comfort and Joy Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren More 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 some creations which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection – Comfort and Joy.

Christmas Card #1

My first card is a Christmas card that I created for the CTMH card swap group for September that I’m apart of. The brief was to use embossing and a thin cut.

I used a snowflake embossing folder on the white daisy card stock and used one of the new colours Scarlet underneath.

I used circle thin cuts in 3 different sizes to create the Christmas tree however I needed a really small circle too.

After trying different things, I found in the number thin cuts that there was a small circle that was to use as a dot however it worked well for what I needed.

To finish off the card, I cut a star out using the Cricut and stamped my sentiments in Evergreeen and sponged it around the edge.

Christmas Card #2

Also with the card swap group, I received a Pop up Cube Card as one of the cards for our fathers day cards.

I though this was so cool, that I had to recreate it and what was great is that it folds flat for easy posting.

I found an example on Pinterest for follow and this size fits our standard envelopes.

Below are 2 cards I created using Comfort and Joy paper and sticker sheet.

Below are the measures that I used

  • One card base strip cut at 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Two card base strips cut at 1 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Then score all the strips at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″ and 7″
  • The B&T papers are cut at 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and you need 6 of these
  • Then decorate as you like however make sure that you stay with in the card or it will not fit in your envelope

Scrapbook Layout

For my scrapbook layout, I used the creative insider for Comfort and Joy however I used different paper and embellishments.

I added a mini envelope to my page using the mini envelope thin cut and the Santa is from jolly characters stamp set. I just thought they look so cute I had to use them somewhere.

Process Video….

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how I created Christmas Card #2 – Pop Up Cube Card. (Be sure to hit Subscribe while you’re over there to see future videos)

This exclusive Comfort and Joy  is only available until 31 October 2020 (or until stocks last).

  • It can be yours for just $18
  • Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH Maker.
Examples of CTMH Original Artwork

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

Before I go….

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects for CTMH Australasian Comfort and Joy Blog Hop.

I’d love you to let me know what crafty projects your plan to create with this paper collection so feel free to leave me a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations.

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

Kimmy

CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop

CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Scrappy Chicks 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 some scrapbooking layouts which features Close To My Heart’s Party Time Constant Campaign.

This paper pack is so bright and cheery, not to mention perfect for both male and female birthday party scrapbook layouts.

When “playing” with this paper, I decided to use photos from my son’s 4th birthday.

Party Time Layout 1…

Here in my first layout, I combined the Party Time paper with leftover wooden buttons and acrylic heart’s from other paper packs to create a hot air balloon.

The title “Celebrate” was from the sticker sheet and I tried to make it replicate a sign flying through the air.

My original idea was to have the photos hanging from the balloon but as you can see it was not going to work. So I changed it to a basket and added the number 4 to it.

When creating the hot air balloon, I found an image in Cricut design space of a hot air balloon and then cut out the basic shape.

Before adding the buttons and hearts, I coloured the buttons using our Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Markers.

After sticking all the buttons and hearts down I added clear shimmer brush to the buttons and added Waterfall Stickles to the acrylic hearts.

Party Time Layout 2…

My second layout was created using a pattern from Make it from your heart Vol. 2.

As the photos I wanted to use were from my son’s 4th birthday party, I wanted lots of the B&T paper that spoke “birthday”.

I deliberately left some white areas as the paper is quite busy so I didn’t add to many embellishments, just a few stickers here and there.

I decided to change one the photo mats to a journalling box as I only had 5 photos and all my photos were horizontal, so there were not going to fit on the layout.

However, with some thought and strategic cutting I made them fit.

Just A Tip I’ve learnt….

When taking your photos, take some in horizontal and portrait orientation so then you can decide which ones will work well for your scrapbook layouts. 🙂

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

This exclusive Party Time is available in our new core catalogue and until August 2021 or until stocks last.

  • This Party Time collection can be yours for just $18.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant. Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.
Examples of CTMH Original Artwork featuring PARTY TIME

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

Thanks for joining us on this CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop.

Before I go….

I’d love you to know what you plan to create with this collection so before heading off to the next stop Scrapping and More with Doreen please leave me a comment.

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

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

CTMH Timber Australasian Blog Hop

CTMH Timber Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from Lauren’s 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 Featured Collection – TIMBER –

Great Outdoors…..

For my Timber Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop post I decided I was going to do a scrapbook layout.

I found a similar layout on Pinterest that was used for a hiking layout however I thought this layout would go great with the Cricut® Timber Collection because of the trees and wood.

Timber felt really outdoorsy to me so I’m planning on adding some photos from my son’s scouting adventures to this layout.

I decided that I would use the brown wood panel paper for the photos mats and for my title.

My “Adventure this Way” title was created using one of the Picture My Life™ cards as a guide.

Having not used daubers as much in my scrapbooking I thought I would try my hand at sponging on ink using a dauber onto a couple of the trees.

I used New England Ivy ink and dabbed the ink onto the trees, it gives the trees a nice textured look. Don’t you think?

Process Video….

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

This exclusive Timber Collection  is only available 31 August 2020 or whiles stocks last.

The Timber paper pack and sticker sheet can be yours for just $18.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.

Here are some samples of Timber artwork from the CTMH Art Studio…

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

I’d love for you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Crop Craft Create.

Before I go…

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.

Click here to sign up

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

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

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.

But before I go….

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.

Click here to sign up

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

Kimmy

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant