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 Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations, 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.
To make my cards for this blog hop, I pulled out the coordinating inks that match in with the colours of Boutique. Sugarplum, Peach, Saffron and Peacock Inks are the ones I chose to add to the New stamp set called which is in the Boutique area of the Seasonal Catalogue.
I stamped the colours for the flower and then fussy cut it out. I LOVE this bunches of love stamp set because its designed to be rough to look like a block printing thingy, so you literally can't make a mistake with it. It looks good no matter the roughness of your stamping. I wish all stamps were this forgiving!
I added the gorgeous spotty paper to my card with the matching colour of the year Sugarplum at the bottom of it with some Gold Glitter paper strip in between. Then with 3D Foam tape I added the stamped and cut out flower on top. I did the Just Because in Peacock on the sugarplum cardstock.
I LOVE this stamp set so much the Bunches of Love that we have played lots of times with it. Caroline & I have done a craft video that just needs to be edited before I can load it to my blog. I will post it here when its finished. See below few pics on our samples on the left using Sugarplum and Sage and Caroline's card on the Right using lots of the new colours. As you can see she's also used the paint platter stamp from Bunches of Love to make a gorgeous border around the card and birthday sentiment.
The next card I did very similarly to my first Boutique Card but I used a larger piece of Sugarplum cardstock and less dotty paper. I had a small gap between the paper and cardstock so I put thin 3D foam tape and added the gold with a small 3D element on this card to make that element a bit more enhanced. I used the set for the title. When you order the Operation Smile stamp set Close to My Heart will donate $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.
To finish off this card I used the Boutique Puffy dotty stickers around the encouraging sentiment. This would be a great card when someone's done something really amazing in their life, school, work career, celebrate a kitchen tea, a pregnancy, or any achievement worth noting or a reminder for someone who is feeling a little down to lift them back up.
Remember this great set 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 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.
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 Lara Moss, Scrappykea, 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