Hello and welcome aboard our “Love Is All Around” Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.
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Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s special “Now and Forever”
This first card I created is for my husband to celebrate our Anniversary the other day. It uses the Now and Forever Papers and Stickers (CC1221). The papers on the bottom section of the card are just 1″ strips that I tore the edges to show the white core and then over lapped them.
Continuing on with strips – I used some inspirations that I got from the CTMH Maker FB Group and transferred the ideas to these beautiful papers. Again I used the Now and Forever paper and stickers, and I added the matching Embroidered Embellishments (CC12226). These are just like really embroidered patches and badges you can buy, with 3M adhesive on the back. I love them.
The first card is very similar to the one I made my husband, I added in some sticker strips into the layers of torn papers. The second card I did some faux stitching with my black journaling pen and inked the edges of the patterned paper strips. I also used gold glitter gems on this one (Z3312). On the third card I mounted the strips of pattern onto a white daisy rectangle and then mounted to the card front. I also used some of the pink dots (Z4627).
For these three cards I used a technique that a fellow Maker Michelle taught me. You start with three patterned paper pieces that are 4 x 5 1/4″. I then cut all three pieces together at the same time on my trimmer. The first cut ran on an angle from 2″ up from the bottom on the left side to 1 1/4″ up from the bottom on the right side. I then spun the papers around and repeated this from the other end. You could do any angle as long as it’s the same top and bottom. Then I mixed the patterned pieces up. On some I added zip strips or sticker strips across the joins. I added stickers and gold glitter gems to embellish.
For those following along with my 2023 goals, my second goal was to make 23 cards a month. This takes me up to 13 Cards for the month. Yay!!
This special offer of the Now & Forever Collection is available WSL until 28th February 2023. Contact your CTMH Maker to place an order. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.
I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren’s CTMH Craftings.
Until next time,