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Blues Skies, National Stamping Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Use bold prints in small amounts with the Hexagon Thin Cuts. They add a pop of colour without distracting you from the photos and story on your layout.

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


If you arrived from  Dannii's Blog, Scrappy Chicks, you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop, simply read on and enjoy my creations.  If you like what I show to…

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Postcard Perfect CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Postcard Perfect Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some  talented consultants from across Australia and New Zealand. If you arrived from Doreen's blog you are in the right place. If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share some love in the comments. Then you 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 lots of diff…

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Live Beautifully Australasian Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Live Beautifully Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from  Nell's Blog you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Live Beautifully papers, Stamp set and/or Cut Above Kit from Close To My Heart.

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Happy Times CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Australasian Blog Hop featuring  our National Scrapbook Month Happy Times papers & stamps. We have a variety of projects to share with you which highlight the versatility of the Happy Times stamps and papers. This is a circular hop. If you have come from Maz's Blog, Inky Fingers,  you are in the right place. Just click on the link at the end of each post to move on to a new idea. Keep clicking and you will end up back here! I spent Mother's Day hosting a baby shower!  Isn't that…

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Taste of Summer - Cards

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I have LOVED using the Taste of Summer Papers and Stamps throughout May.  Here is your final bit of inspiration from me for the month.  Each of these cards is a little different to my usual and were lots of fun to make.

Spin cards (Z1866) are available to purchase through my website.  They are 7" x 5" and come in packs of 10. The grid on the strawberry card was inspired by a fellow blogger, laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com.au.  It uses May's Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin' . Spin cards (Z1866) are available to purchase through my website. They are 7" x 5" and come in packs of 10.
The grid on the strawberry card was inspired by a fellow blogger, laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com.au. It uses May's Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin' .


I used the Taste of Summer stamp with the Rock 'n' Roll inking technique to create these lemons and oranges. The half slices make a nice frame I used the Taste of Su…

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Taste of Summer - Christmas Pages

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A Christmas page without a Christmas print?  I love this fun layout of our breakfast in the park on Christmas morning.  It's another layout I made using leftovers from my Taste of Summer paper pack.

The Taste of Summer (CC1038) papers were perfect for our breakfast in the park on Christmas morning The Taste of Summer (CC1038) papers were perfect for our breakfast in the park on Christmas morning


The red frame is made of 2" strips with corners mitred.  I used the yellow 1/4" Washi Tape from the Carnival pack (Z3067) to give the illusion of a layer of yellow paper.

The border strip is 1 1/2 The strawberry border strip is …

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Taste of Summer - Seal of Approval

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I love my customers!  Our annual Duchess Retreat is my opportunity to spoil them with inspiration, time to work on albums, no cooking, no cleaning, lots of girl time and some prezzies.  My sister is my straight man, side kick, go to girl and gopher throughout the weekend.

Over the course of the weekend customers and consultants 'work' together: We laugh til our jaws hurt - usually over silly little things. We help each other out - teaching scrapping tricks we've learnt alo…

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Taste of Summer - Triangle cards

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Messing around with small pieces of paper can be fun.  Once again I have dived in to the offcuts in my Taste of Summer papers (CC1038).

Card & Envelope Value Packs (50 of each for just $20) make card making super easy.  I've used White Daisy (X2540) here but you can also get Colonial white (X1410) if you prefer. Card & Envelope Value Packs (50 of each for just $20) make card making super easy. I've used White Daisy (X2540) here but you can also get Colonial White (X1410) if you prefer.


I began with 1 1/2" squares cut in half diagonally and played around until I had some patterns I liked.  I cut my Shimmer Trim in half lengthways so it is a subtle accent and then decorate…

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Taste of Summer - Debs & Duchies

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This layout gave me the opportunity to use up lots of the scraps from my Taste Of Summer papers (CC1038).

Group shots featuring a large number of people deserve being enlarged - especially when it's a dress up shot and we want to honour the creations everyone took time to put together. Group shots featuring a large number of people deserve being enlarged - especially when it's a dress up shot and we want to honour the creations everyone took time to put together.


I began with a Cricut overlay from the Artbooking Cartridge.  I cut an 11" square overlay and trimmed it down to fit the space.  I began with a Cricut overlay from the Artbooking Cartridge. I cut an 11" square overlay and trimmed it down to fit the space. Then I added a bit to the side to make it cover the 12" width of the page


I randomly punched circles from all my scraps and placed them face down on the back of the overlay.  My goal was to have no adjoining spaces covered in the same paper.  It was quite easy because there are 6 designs in the Taste of Summer pack.  I glued all of these in place with my Bonding Memories glue. I randomly p…

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Taste of Summer Gift Bag

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How cute is this little gift bag made by my friend, Rose Kendell?

The fruity prints of the Taste of Summer papers (CC1038) are perfect for gift bags.  This one stands about 5 The fruity prints of the Taste of Summer papers (CC1038) are perfect for gift bags. This one stands about 5" high.


She used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge (p79 3D Object).  The Cricut cuts score lines making folding super easy.  Glue it together with Bonding Memories (Z553) for a strong hold.

The gift tag is made using one of our NEW CTMH Hostess Rewards Stamp sets.  The gift tag is made using one of our NEW CTMH Hostess Rewards Stamp sets.


Notice the purple bling on the tag?  It's not…

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