Friday, 15 March 2019

So Much Happy Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the CTMH Australasian So Much Happy blog hop if you arrived here from Maz Wood's blog you are in the right place, if you arrived here by chance click on the link at the end of this post to go to the next blog.

Close To My Heart never fails, their products are always fantastic and the So Much Happy collection is no exception. I really like how the paper packs have the coordinating cardstock as well as the printed papers and decorative elements.

My plan for this hop was for my projects to be easy and simple to complete. I think I have achieved that.

Giving handmade cards is so special, I know from experiences the receivers love them.

This card really is quite a simple one but I think it is really lovely. I have taken inspiration from the paper with the white daisies. All you need is a few small pieces of paper and the white daisy and leaves, so easy! The daisy was cut using the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. Add the butterfly and a sentiment and the card is finished.

For this layout I have used three of the papers, two zip strips, some of the decorative stickers and a few cute photos. Easy peasy, no fancy cutting just straight edges and simple decorations.

This treat bag is made with a piece of paper that is 8" x 5" and adhered at the back with a strong adhesive. Decorate as desired.

The bag will hold lots of different things. In this photo it has two of the 1/4" washi tapes and one that is 1/2". You can also add a packet of the gems or one of the narrow rolls of ribbon. I am sure you will come up with lots of your own ideas. I thought this would be a great way to use up all of our extra papers and these bags will be great for give aways at our workshops and retreats.

Once the edges are glued together score the bottom and fold as shown. Trim the two ends on an angle and also trim the underside edge before you glue the end down. I used a circle punch to allow for easy access to what you put in the bag. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have seen something you like. To continue the hop go to Vandra's CTMH Craft room  and see what wonderful project she has created.  Please take a moment and leave a comment they are very much appreciated.

Friday, 1 March 2019

March Stamp of the Month "This Happened"

Welcome to the CTMH Australasian blog hop if you arrived here from Shaunna's Passionate About Pages you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance you can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

This month's stamp set is all about things to remember, it is perfect for journaling on your layouts or some of the stamps can be used for cards. These stamps are so versatile and I know I will use them lots.

For this card I used the "What a Day" stamp, the T O from the today stamp and the celebrate thin cut to create my sentiment. I have also used the lovely Heart Happy collection that was a special release last month, I love everything in this collection. To make the celebrate thin cut more prominent I cut it twice and then glued it together.

I have used a few different stamps and again I have used the Heart Happy collection for this layout. After stamping the Take Note stamp I have cut it and added the small bits of Zip Strips because I  didn't need the words but I liked the look of the flags. Sometimes it isn't necessary to journal about what's happening in the photos but rather about what really matters!

Thanks again for stopping by, to continue the hop go to Lauren Moore and see her wonderful project. All comments are gratefully received so please take a moment and leave a comment. 
Happy Crafting!