Chantilly Blog Hop

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The Chantilly collection holds a special place in my heart.  It is the one I used first when I joined Close To My Heart 8 ½ years ago.  I loved it then and I am so happy it has returned for a short while as a Bring Back My Pack special offer.  I’ve made much better use of the stamps this time around!  Practice pays off 😊

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Welcome to the Chantilly  blog hop. Today, my friend Dannii and I have some artwork to share with you.  You may have arrived from Dannii’s blog, a link from my Facebook page or stumbled upon me by accident. Regardless of how you got here, you are welcome!

Simply read through this post then click the link to Dannii’s blog if you haven’t seen her post yet or head to the crafting table for some papery fun times if you have.


The Chantilly collection includes a paper pack, stickers, co-ordinating cardstock and 3 beautiful stamp sets.  You can purchase items individually or as a discounted bundle. I've used this collection for spring time, puddle play, babies and zoo themed pages - it really is very adaptable.  Team it with Sapphire cardstock if you want a more masculine look.

I have a double page Scrapbook layout and 2 cards to share with you today.

Scrapbook Layout

I wanted a very flowery page for some photos of a day at the Botanic gardens so I used several of the stamps from the Happy Thoughts and Chantilly Scrapbook Stamps. The patterned papers in this pack blend seamlessly.  I've used 5 of the 6 prints on this one layout.

BH Chantilly Layout  (1)

Create a cascade of flowers 

Once I had the side panels stuck down I decide on the size and placement of my photo mounts but didn't glue them in place.  I marked their position with a pencil, took them off the pages and then stamped the flowers you see peeking out from the mounts toward the centre of the layout;

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Page title and captions

To balance the design I used stamps and a sticker for the title.  The stamps show up well on the soft pink printed paper.

BH Chantilly Layout  (2)

My final decorative element brought a small piece of the large print across the the LH page.  This helps balance the big panel of this print on the RH page.  The phrases are cut from one of the zip strips.

BH Chantilly Layout  (4)


Blending shimmer trim and shimmer brush splatters with the papers and stamps was easy because Close To My Heart have fully co-ordinating colours of both.

Card 1  Stamp the flowers straight onto the card base for the first card.  Draw a line 1" from the bottom to remind you to leave space for the paper.  Spatter with Papaya and Mint Shimmer Brushes and then add the Papaya Shimmer trim.  Overlap the paper so different widths of the shimmer tape show.

BH Chantilly Cards (1)

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Card 2 This card begins with spatters in Mint and Papaya Shimmer Brush.  Cover a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with spatters.  Add Papaya Shimmer Trim, positioning it so only 1/8" shows either side of the printed paper.  Stamp the flowers in Papaya ink and the leaves in second generation Green Apple ink.  Use scrap paper to mas off the shimmer trim while stamping.  Finish the card off with a fussy cut bird or substitute with the bird on the stamp set.  Then mount on the light side of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Green Apple Cardstock.

BH Chantilly Cards (3)

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Order your supplies this month

You have until the end of February, 2022 to purchase this fab collection. Contact your Close To My Heart Maker or click here if you do not have one. A list of products used on my layout appears at the end of this post. 

I’d love you to like this post or leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Dannii's blog, Scrappy Chicks, to see the project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,

Close To My Heart products used in this project

Chantilly Collection:

BEST VALUE: CC122150 Chantilly Bundle $90.50

or individual items

CC122149 Chantilly Cardstock $18.00

CC122147 Chantilly Papers & Stickers $18.00

C1536 Happy Thoughts Stamp $26.50

C1553 Chantilly SB stamp $26.50

C1554 Chantilly CM stamp $26.50

Other products used

Z5014 Papaya Shimmer Trim

Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems

Z4289 Papaya Shimmer Brush

Z4225 Mint Shimmer Brush

X254 White Cards & Envelopes


Unless otherwise stated within the post, this is my original work. Please feel free to use as inspiration for your own personal use, but do not use for publication, contest/message board entries, or to sell. If my work inspires a work of your own, please give credit by posting a link to my blog. Thank you! 

About Shaunna

Shaunna Richards is the founder of Passionate About Pages, a business built on finding connections to help women keen to preserve their memories though photos, memorabilia and storytelling in traditional scrapbook albums.

Shaunna’s 20+ years in the scrapbooking industry coupled with her teaching background make her the perfect person to show you how it’s done.


Alison Dunn

Such pretty pages 😍 - this one of my favourites too 

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Such beautiful projects. I love the quick cards you whipped up. 

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