CTMH Hello Lovely Blog Hop

blogbadgeHello and welcome aboard our Featured Paper Hello Lovely Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Mez wood’s aMAZing Close to My Heart Creations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in and follow the link at the end of this post.

With yesterday being Valentines day I am sure you all have some wonderful photos you would like to preserve. Well today I would like to share with you this double page spread featuring the gorgeous Hello Lovely papers. I wanted to keep this layout simple and easy to complete so that even the beginners can give it a go.

hello-lovely

The page design is the Monologue design from the Imagine How to book. These how to books give you both the cutting guide and instructions for assembly. If you decide to follow this layout please note that I changed the 2nd B&T to colonial white card stock. Also I replaced cut “C” to shimmer trim.

On the colonial white card stock I have used the Charming cascades stamp set. I used the top part of the stamp only to stamp the hearts on the card stock. I did this so that there was an even pattern. I have then cut out the title with White Glitter Card Stock using the Celebrate Thin Cut. The rest is as simple as glueing the pieces down as per the instructions.

The great thing about the how to books is  you can turn the look around just by rotating or switching the pages around as per the example below.

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The Hello Lovely pages are gorgeous and can be used in so many ways. If you continue on this hop you will see some amazing designs. But before you jump along please leave me comment. Thank you, now take a look at another idea with  Lauren Moore at CTMH Crafting.

Happy Paper Crafting and we look forward to sharing more ideas with you

Tanya

 

 

 

 

 

CTMH christening card

Baby Christening.

Sunday was a day for celebration. Not only was it Father’s Day here in Australia but it was also the day my friend had her baby girl Baptised. I wanted to make a card for her but as with life time got away from me. So the morning of I spent 30 minutes trying to decide what to do. I didn’t have any religious stamps so I decided to use the stars from the new Charming Cascades stamp set. This stamp set is my favourite from the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

I used the Versamark to stamp the stars. I then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. If you are wanting to heat emboss and do not have one of those plastic embossing trays, here is a tip that I do. Fold a piece of A4 paper in half, after stamping in Versamark put the image over the folded paper. Pour an even amount of powder over the stamped image. Tip the card on its side so the excess falls off and onto the folded paper. When you have removed all excess powder you can then pour all the powder back into the container. This will make your powder last longer. The fold in the paper acts as a funnel to make pouring back into the container easier.

Here is a tip for all you crafters who never have the right wording/phrase stamp when you are looking for it. Use an alphabet stamp. This way you can spell out the words you need. This is cost effective as you don’t need to buy a stamp for that occasion you may only need once or twice. As I have no religious stamps I used an alphabet stamp set to stamp GOD BLESS.

You can use this design for all different events. Just change the sentiment on the card for a thank you or a congratulations card.

Thank you for taking the  time to read this post. Please leave a comment with any feedback you have. Would love to hear what other’s think or have used similar designs.

Heat embossed Christening card.

Heat embossed Christening card.