Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the most lovely paper suite matching complements, kits, stamp sets and ribbon, which is featured this month. If you have arrived here from Wendy Hopper -Expressions of the Heart then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
I am totally in love with the new SHAKER card system that Close to My Heart released this catalogue so I had to make one with the Grateful Heart papers.
Caroline at my Cardmaking class put it all together for me. The base is 4 x 5.25 and a 1 x 4 inch strip of the blue pattern and a zip strip 0.5 x 4.
Then I cut the shapes with the
White daisy for the large circle, then I stamped Happy Birthday in Sapphire ink with stamp set. Saffron cardstock for the ring and stars. Plus
The best thing Close to My Heart released is the
These fit the circles perfectly and make it so easy to make gorgeous shaker cards. I put my stars and a few sequins into the circle before closing it up. I think I could have put quite a few more in before its considered too full :) Although with words inside you need to leave room for the words to show through.
Caroline & I will be doing an instructional video in the coming weeks to explain how to make these cute cards. Check us out on YouTube "Cardmaking with Caroline & Vandra".
Remember this great set my website or to your Close to My Heart Consultant. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE. and associated things will be only available while stocks last with this seasonal catalogue which finishes in December (if not sold out beforehand) so go to
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project ideas. I'm really interested to hear what you think about them, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings. I hope you leave a lovely comment on all the blog posts and come back around to mine. See you again soon.
Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia