Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Jenny’s Heart and Craft Corner 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.
Today I would like to share with you this Family Party Time double page layout which features April Stamp of the Month Balloon Talk S1404A available exclusively throughout April for $24 or for just $5 when you spend $75.
Right away Balloon Talk brings to mind fun pages. The sample provided in the stamp set also takes this approach.
These fabulous labels and key words can be used on formal scrapbook pages, cards and would be great fun in any mini album or the Crush Book.
I have pretty much completed my 50th Birthday album but there was one set of photos I had not yet done. I needed fun papers, fun titles and CTMH have provided both in the current Idea Book.
Lollydoodle is funky, fun and colourful. I chose the pink highlight colour to bring out the pink outfits of the under 50’s guests and the Whisper base was a good neutral way to carry the colours through both pages. This page celebrates my family’s love of belting out a good bit of old fashioned rock from the 70’s and 8o’s, my brothers love of air guitar and us all joining our entertainer Paul for a sing along. It was this aspect of my celebration that was truly ‘AWESOMENESS’. Yes we did have a blast.
The layout is based on pattern 9 in Make it from your heart Vol 1 pp 22-23. I chose this design as I only had a few scraps of Lolloydoodle left to use after having used both the WOTG kit and the Card making kit. The frame supporting the photo on the left page is cut with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge (p 60) and the title family is on the same page. I cut the flowers from page 54. I set these up in Cricut craftroom on my mat specifically to fit the size of the paper pieces I had.
You can see them ready to go in the cricut here.
I have also used Artbooking Cartridge to get Party Time title (p 87) and Live out loud title (p44).
On the right hand side, the photo mat with the stars is from page 65. (Both these Cricut collections and the Art Philosophy Cartridge are FREE in April for anyone joining CTMH in April. Please talk to your consultant today to find out more about this awesome company! ) I used daubers and ink to colour up my cutouts and ink the edges of the papers. I decided I needed a bit of an outside border so I trimmed 1/4 inch off two sides of each page and mounted the whole onto Juniper cardstock at opposite corners.
Once I had the basic page layout and the photos all attached I then went to town stamp a heap of balloon talk titles on scrap white card stock. (Yes I hoard my scraps) I did various colours and more than I needed.
I fussy cut them all out. Some of the set you can do cricut cuts for, but for this I wanted the other titles and they are simple to cut out. Then I played dressups. I do this a lot. I try different embellishments in different places and swap things around until I am happy. I am worried there is too much on the left hand page but justify it by saying balloon talk is my journalling!
Balloon Talk Stamp of the month is only available until April 30th from your my online store or your local CTMH consultant. Remember it $24 to buy but with orders over $75 AU it is just $5 and you can shop online from anywhere in AU. (Or NZ with a NZ Consultant) I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Patricia Manhire’s Creative Corner Blog and see what they have created with this fun stamp set. Thank you so much for visiting. I would love it if you would leave a comment.
Have a good one