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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!


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Paper Piecing for Scrapbooking |Technique | Made Simple

Paper Piecing for Scrapbooking |Technique | Made Simple

Wow, I learnt a new technique recently called Paper Piecing for Scrapbooking and I thought I need to share this with you.

This technique is quite simple and can be as complicated as you want to make it. It depends on the stamped image that you choose to use.

This is the link to where I learnt this technique.

Paper Piecing Flower

What is paper piecing?

If you have never heard of paper piecing and if you don’t’ know what it is, then stay tuned and I’ll explain…

When you hear the term “paper piecing”, people mostly think it’s a quilting technique however it can be used in your scrapbook layouts and card making.

When using this technique, it can give you an effect that you can’t necessarily get when using markers or pencils because you are using patterned paper.

Let me share how I created a patterned flower.

My Method…

I started by stamping an image onto “plain card stock” in this case I used white daisy card stock and then stamped this image again onto patterned paper (B&T) or card stock.

The stamp I used to create my flower

Then I started cutting out the pieces I wanted to use from the patterned paper. I use micro-tip scissors for my fussy cutting as they are super sharp and have a great pointed tip for all those intricate pieces.

If you would like to know more about these scissors, please take a look here.

Cutting out pieces that are needed

Once I had cut out all my pieces from the flower and leaves, I stuck them onto the image on the white daisy card stock.

As a case in point…

On this scrapbook layout, I used the paper pieced flower to add another dimension to my layout.

My scrapbook layout using Paper Piecing Technique

Technique video…

Check out my video here or on YouTube as I show you how I created the flower using 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 project and I hope you enjoyed seeing this paper piecing for scrapbooking technique.

I’d love to hear if you have tried paper piecing 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.

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