Wednesday, 19 August 2015

CTMH Australasian - Zoe Blog Hop

Hi and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring our newest paper collection - ZoeIf you have arrived here from Mummy You Made This? then you are in the right place.    If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
One of the things that I first loved about the Zoe paper collection was how versatile it was!
It totally struck me as either boy or girl depending on which side of the paper you choose to work with and the colours you decide to combine, which means that it can fit in with whatever your choosing to create. I decided that I really wanted to showcase this feature so I created 2 birthday cards with very little differences. All I really did was flip the paper!!

So you can see in the left photo I've used the hounds tooth side of one of the papers and 
matched it with Glacier exclusive ink and Whisper exclusive ink to create a more 
male colour schemed card.On the right photo I've flipped the same sheet of the Zoe paper to 
show the dotty side and matched it with Sorbet exclusive ink and Glacier exclusive ink inks 
to give a slightly more feminine touch.

Now don't you just love shimmer trim!! The shimmer trim on the card on the right is our lovely 
new addition - coral shimmer! While the card on the left actually uses our White Shimmer Trim
Can you believe that? It's our white shimmer trim coloured in with the Turquoise Blue Shinhan marker!! 
(Yep! You can colour our white shimmer trim in whatever colour you like using our Shinhan markers!)
The stamped feathers came from the gorgeous stamp set C1584 Feathers and were fussy cut using the precision of our non-stick Micro Tip Scissors.
To add further dimension to the cards I decided to emboss the white backgrounds using the Arrow Embossing folder on the left card, and the Scallop embossing folder on the right. 
The birthday sentiment and frame are from the August Stamp of the Month, Framed, which is available
 for this month only! Yours for only $5 with a purchase of $75! Otherwise you can also purchase for the normal price of $27. Contact your consultant to find out more!

The second thing that caught my eye about the Zoe paper collection was how FUN it was!! 
This collection wanted to lend itself to cute little party decor - what do you think of my little popcorn 
cups and thank you gift bags? These were created using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.
The sentiments on the gift bags again came from the August Stamp of the Month, Framed
and were tied with our glacier extra thick twine to finish them off. Aren't they just the cutest!

I hope you've had fun reading about our newest paper collection and seeing what I've created, I know I've certainly had fun playing with this collection and I can't wait to see what it inspires you to do!

Thanks so much for taking the time to have a look around - to order any of Zoe products be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant. I'd really love you to leave a comment before you hop on 
over to see what Leah has created at Cameron's Corner. Thanks again for joining us. 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Framed S1508 CTMH Australiasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 
If you have arrived here from Vandra's Virtual CTMH Craftroom then you are in the 
right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the 
link at the end of this post. 

The August Stamp of the month, Framed, is such a cute, versatile stamp set that you'll use over and over throughout the year with it's array of sentiments. 

This stamp set is available exclusively throughout August for $27 - or yours for just $5 when you spend $75.

A great bonus of this stamp set is that it's Cricut compatible and uses the brand NEW
 cricut collection just released by CTMH this month! The Artistry cartridge
Cutting your stamp mats with the Artistry cartridge ensures that you can get perfect 
shapes each time to then stamp.
The red outline shows you which shapes can be cut using your cricut.

Seeing as Fathers Day is just around the corner I decided to whip up a very quick 
Fathers Day card using the appropriate sentiment from the stamp set, along with a 
few quick cuts from the new cricut cartridge. I'm totally stoked how cute this little guy 
looks and my kids now want to keep this one to give to Dad for Fathers Day.

So what do you think? Isn't he a bit of a spunk!
All cuts were set to 1.25" RDS to ensure they matched together in size.
I used some thin 3D Foam tape when mounting them onto the white daisy cardstock 
to give them a bit of a lift. I then further mounted the white onto a piece 
of outdoor denim cardstock which I think completes the look. 
Now the outdoor denim is a retiring colour and will no longer be available after 
this month so if you're loving the colour I strongly suggest you grab yourself 
a pack (or 3) before it goes! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to have a look around - don't forget that this 
very versatile stamp set, Framed, is only available for the month of August from 
your CTMH Consultant. I'd really love you to leave a comment before you hop on 
over to Jenny's Blog, The Creative Heart to see the wonderful ideas she has to 
share with you.