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Zoe Collection Australasian Blog Hop

Zoe

Hello and welcome to our mid month blog hop featuring the lovely new Zoe paper collection. If you came from  Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings-  you are in the right place. As the hop goes full circle you can follow along to the next link at the bottom of this post.


Today I am bringing you a delightful double page layout featuring the Zoe Paper collection and some cuts made with the new Cricut Artistry Cartridge. I love the new icons and with over 700 images it is good value for money. I used umbrella key on page 38 to make the clouds, the umbrella, the new day and to cut the stencil for the raindrops. I cut the rain drop stencil at 6 inches and inked the drops with white pigment ink.

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Zoe papers and raindrops from Artistry

For the rest of the pieces I distressed the edges with sponge daubers using tone on tone and Glacier on white. I also added a little extra decoration with the Zip strip and some stamps from the Zoe WOTG stamp set which I adore. It is a very versatile set for scrapbooking and even includes a set of lines for journalling. Finally I have still got Coral sequins so a little White Shimmer trim and sequins have finished off the page. All I need now is a rainy day to get some photos! (it does not rain here much!)

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Use a dauber and the rain drop overlay to get the rain drops.

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All of the products are available from my online store. We have a fabulous Stamp of the Month and the Get organised campaign as well. The Zoe Collection is the first of the new papers we have coming your way September 1 in our new Idea Book! Get excited, there is more exciting stuff to come!

I love getting feedback, so please leave a comment before you move on to the next stop on the hop with Meryl Cheetham – Mez’s Craft Room Hop along and see what lovely artwork she has to share with you.


Close to My Heart Products used in this project include:

http://thecreativeheart.ctmh.com.au

Artistry Cricut Collection

http://thecreativeheart.ctmh.com.au

Zoe Workshop on the Go

White Daisy Pigment Ink

Dauber Value Pack

http://thecreativeheart.ctmh.com.au

Coral Reef Sequins

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August SOTM – Framed (S1508) Blog Hop International

Welcome to the August SOTM – Framed (S1508) Blog Hop International. I am so glad to have you come by to join the 51 of us and I sure hope you find some inspiration here. If you came from  Michelle Jones you are in the right place.  If you have just hopped on board please continue at the link at the end of this post to continue around the whole loop.

August


 

Today I want to share with you this card using Framed, August 2015 SOTM. This set lends itself to so many cards and this little technique can be used for all of them.
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August SOTM Framed

embossed inked folder thecreativeheart.ctmh.com.au

ink embossing folder

You can easily achieve the background paper. I cut White daisy at 4 x 5 1/4. I inked the NEGATIVE side of the Damask embossing folder with Bamboo ink. I laid the white cardstock on it and ran it through the Cuttlebug.

embossed card is inked up

Ink the raised embossed edge

I then used the actual Bamboo Ink Pad to ink a much darker value of the same colour onto the raised damask pattern.

I made the strip of Gold Polka Dot by attaching it to strips of Bamboo cardstock.
I stamped the Frame and For You Sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with Gold embossing poweders. I cut this and mounted it to Cocoa cardstock.
embossed SOTM Framed
embossed cards

Make a pile at once!

I made the card based from a 4 1/2 x 11 inch piece of Cocoa card stock. I have made some use of Cocoa fundamentals in my greetings:)
I have added some ribbon from my stash to add that finishing touch.
I hope you have enjoyed this card and will give these techniques a try! I can’t wait to share this in my classes. Framed SOTM is available to Australian Customers for just $5 with a $75 purchase of $29 at full price in AUGUST ONLY. Be sure to get yours from your consultant or shop online right now joining the monthly virtual host draw.
Your next stop on the hop is  Peachy Iris G. Lamb  Hop on over there and see what she has for you! Don’t forget to comment before you leave!

CTMH Products used in this project

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August 2015 SOTM Blog Hop Framed

Hello and welcome to the Close To My Heart Australasian Blog Hop for August. If you came from Britt McDonald  Crafty Connections Australia  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. Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Month Stamp of the Month for August – Framed.

Framed August SOTM

 

 

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love this card making stamp and also am a big fan of our Fundamental papers. I have decided to combine them both to bring you this card design and Variations. Each car was cut at 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches, the same size as our standard cards.

August SOTM Framed Available from thecreativeheart.ctmh.com.au

August SOTM Framed Card collection

August SOTM Framed

August SOTM Framed

August SOTM Framed

August SOTM Framed

August SOTM Framed

August SOTM Framed

August SOTM Framed

August SOTM Framed

The ‘how to’ for the braided card can be found over on You tube right here I forgot to cut away the first piece and add it to the gap at the top but they worked out ok with the dual sides and using scraps for the coordinating sentiments. For the sentiments I simply stamped in the matching ink colour to coordinate with the Fundamentals paper. I have embellished these cards with a variety of leftover coordinating bits some of which are are unfortunately NLA. You are sure to find something appropriate in your stash and in our While Stocks Last section of our online stores. Don’t forget August is also the LAST MONTH of the current Idea Book. Ask us about what you need from it before it is gone forever!

This exclusive Framed  Stamp Set stamp is only available during Month of August. It can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $29.00 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant.   If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order at The Creative Heart

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Denise’s Blog Scrap Stamp Share

CTMH Products used in this project include Fundamentals Adventure and Basic collection papers, exclusive inks, and White Daisy Cardstock, I especially enjoyed the precision of our Non stick Microtip scissors to create the braids.