Comfort and Joy Australasian Blog Hop

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It's time to start making Christmas cards!  Crazy I know, but time flies and if we don't begin now we'll run out of time.  Here are 4 fun designs made using Close To My Heart's pattern book, Make It From Your Heart Vol 4


Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Comfort & Joy Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.


If you arrived from Doris’ Blog, Creative Inspirations, you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop, simply read on and enjoy my creations.  Click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see several different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Comfort & Joy collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.



Connect through Christmas Cards


This year, more than in recent times, we need to reach out to those we love.  Share kindness and let people know they are in our thoughts.  A handmade card posted for Christmas is a perfect way to do this. 


Close To My Heart’s Comfort & Joy collection is available for purchase until the end of October 2020. View the range at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au


I encourage you to get started early so your international cards are in the post in plenty of time to compensate for delays in delivery due to flight shortages.  A postcard I sent from Western Australia to the USA recently took 7 weeks to arrive!


Next up, set a Nov 30 deadline to have your cards for interstate Australian friends completed.  Cards between Perth and Melbourne are currently taking 14 days to arrive.  I’m sure this will blow out the closer we get to Christmas.


Close To My Heart’s Comfort & Joy collection is available for purchase until the end of October 2020. View the range at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au


Sending cards early also means your friends and family get to have them on display for longer – a regular reminder that you are thinking of them.


Close To My Heart’s Comfort & Joy collection is available for purchase until the end of October 2020. View the range at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au


Comfort & Joy Papers


The Comfort & Joy papers feature traditional Christmas colours mixed with some black.  There are subtle and bold patterns making them perfect for card making.


Use Make It From Your Heart Volume 4

This volume of How to Patterns is filled with card designs.  All the measurements are included and 2 examples of completed cards are shown for each pattern.  All 6 of today’s cards are made from these patterns, using the photos as inspiration.


Use stamps in different ways

Three stamp sets are combined to make these six cards.  Once I had one of each design made, it was easy to duplicate them to use up my full pack of paper, cardstock and glitter paper



Order your supplies


The Comfort & Joy collection is available, while stocks last, until the end of October, 2020.   You can order papers, co-ordinating cardstock, PML Cards and 2 stamp/thin cut sets individually.  There is also a card workshop kit and a scrapbooking workshop kit for those who enjoy more decorative layouts. Check your consultant’s website.  If you’re an Aussie without a consultant, come shop with me by clicking here.


Next up is Doreen's blog, Scrapbooking and More . I’m sure you will enjoy her creativity.


 Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna


Products used in this project


9044 Make It From Your Heart Volume 4


X7261B Comfort & Joy Paper Pack


X7261C Comfort & Joy Co-ordinating Cardstock


Z3839 Scarlet Glitter Paper


X254 White Cards & Envelopes


D1976 Seasonal Borders Stamp Set


Z3772 Comfort & Joy Scrapbooking Stamps & Thin Cuts


D1962 Spooky Gnomes


Z4309 Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts (Dies)


Z4054 Gold Embellishing Thread


Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems


Z3274 Clear Sparkles


Z2497 Dark Red TriBlend Marker


Z2474 Ice Grey TriBlend Marker


Z2498 Black TriBlend Marker


Z422 Black Shimmer Brush


Z4223 Red Shimmer Brush


Z3560 Golden Rod Stickles Glitter Gel


Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad


Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad


Z6526 Scarlet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad


Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad


Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

7 comments

Wow, you've been busy too! What beautiful Christmas cards, thanks for the inspiration.
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scrappychicksctmh

Love your gnome cards. Beautiful.
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Doris Taylor

Great cards, I may need to borrow some of your ideas.
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These look fab, the Gnomes are super cute & I love your glitter poinsettia. So many greats ideas for Christmas Cards.
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Doreen Watkins

What a great collection of cards, Shaunna. Thanks for the inspiration
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Kimberley -Kimmy Adds Sparkle

Wow, love them all. I can't decide which I love more because they are all so wonderful.
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Lauren Moore

All such beautiful cards! I especially like the first one.
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