It comes as no surprise to anyone that I am super excited for my first wedding anniversary. Traditionally the gift for a first wedding anniversary is paper, and I LOVE PAPER !!!
Now it's very unlikely that my husband will see this post or card I've made for him before tomorrow so I think I'm safe sharing it with you here today, as long as you can keep the secret with me for a day ;-)
It's been made using the Close To My Heart, Artbooking, Cricut Cartridge (Floating Hearts Overlay). By playing around in the Cricut Design Space I was able to join the floating hearts to a card front, cut it out of Bashful cardstock and then cut a second layer of floating hearts, in the Bashful Glitter paper. The stamp is from the Cricut Flower Market Collection. The circles have been cut with generic stitched circle thin cuts.
I've added a circle to the inside of the card so I know where I can write (and will probably write on the back of this one too).
The products used in making this card are listed below. If you have the cricut cartridges I've saved the design for you to use by clicking here
Bashful card stock
Bashful glitter paper
Floating Hearts Overlay - Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
"Love you always" stamp from the Flower Market Cricut Collection
Here's some photos of our Nepalese wedding last year. I am looking forward to returning in 2019 to our Nepalese 'family' and taking a few friends with us to share in the amazing experiences Nepal has on offer.
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Star cards are all the rage right now and I've finally jumped on the bandwagon and had a play making these cards too. If you haven't tried making one yet I recommend it. They're so easy to make and look amazing.
My first attempt at making a star card was for a friends 40th Birthday and it didn't quite fit in the envelope. Lesson learned and the second attempt was made to fit inside a C5 envelope.
You can find the complete instructions on how to make these gorgeous cards here.
For the month of February we're focusing on the Making Waves Creative Collections.
Check out the upcoming events for classes and workshops using this collection.
The Seasonal Expressions 1 catalogue is out and I'm savouring every moment with it. The papers and new stamp sets are my favourite by far.
I'm starting off January with the Chelsea Gardens papers and stamps. They are so versatile I will have to make sure to order extra so I have it available to me for a long time to come.
The box card is perfect for these papers and stamp set. Having the Thin Cut Dies makes this little project even easier to assemble. Playing with this collection reminds me of English gardens in the spring (without the hay-fever).
You'll find below a little instructional video on how to make the basic Box Card and a cutting template on the Freebies page.
This was so much fun to make.
Made mainly from envelopes to store birthday cards in, it makes a great gift or if you're like me and easily forget birthdays, then its perfect to help keep you on track and organised too.
Each envelope stores the birthday cards for that month and you can keep track of the birthdays by jotting the names down for each month.
The envelope on the last page would be great for storing postage stamps and a few get well or thank you cards in.
Full instructions and video are available for you FREE here.
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These cute Punny Pals stamps are Close To My Hearts latest Operation Smile charity stamp set. With every purchase of the stamp set US$7 is donated to Operation smile. I think its just adorable how these stamps make people smile while giving babies the surgery they need to smile too.
The ladies in this class loved making these cards and learned a few new techniques.
The Owl has a cloud background which was sponged over a cloud template. A fun technique which makes every card unique and different.
The Otter has a 'wet-look' background made from inking the stamp block and spritzing with water then stamping on to the whit card. This creates a watercolour background perfect for the otter. We also added some dots of liquid glass to really add some dimension to the water background.
I'm looking forward to playing with this stamp set more throughout the year and sharing it with you.
After looking for some inspiration for my next page a friend added me to a scrapbook challenge. This challenge...
The Distressed Look.
I have to admit it took some conscious effort to tear the paper initially. I'm one of those people who has a wreck it journal and can't bring myself to wreck it. I know, that also puts me closer to the crazy end of the scale too. But hey I'm OK with that.
So this page was made using the Close To My Heart "No Worries" paper and sequins, some buttons from my stash, and you also get a sneak peek at some of the new compliments coming out in next months catalogue! The compliments are from the "Better Together" collection so keep an eye out for them, as they are gorgeous!
Oh and I nearly forgot, the cute little stamp "Live the story you want to tell" was from convention. Stamped using 'Cashmere' for a shadow effect then stamped slightly off centre in 'Sapphire'.
Now I've shared this page I might add some personal journalling to the left of the photo. I don't like to hide my journalling but I do like to have something to read and reminisce over down the track.
Its been a few years since i created a scrapbook page. Mainly because my kids are grown up now and I don't have many photos printed. Most nowadays are on my phone or computer. But since I've lost 2 hard-drives in the last couple of years and one of the many jobs of a mother and record-keeper for my family I though it best to start creating again and get the photos off the computer into gorgeous albums my family will be proud to show when friends come around.
So after the Close To My Heart convention i got inspired to create and these 2 pages are what I came up with. They were also the only photos i had of any quality that i wanted to use. So these pages are dedicated to my twin (though nothing alike) nieces using "Little Dreamer" workshop your way kit.
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