Saturday 12 March 2022

Cardstock Carnival CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Cardstock Carnival Blog Hop. If you arrived from Dannii's Scrappy Chicks blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened by, thanks for stopping. I hope you will continue on to see what the others have created using the beautiful two toned cardstock from Close To My Heart!

The first project I want to share with you was inspired by an idea shared by Andrea Sherman - fellow CTMH Maker from the US. It is a card that I made using just Black, Clover & White Daisy cardstock. I cut the flower shape on the Cricut - from the Flower Market Cricut Collection, then used my piercing tool to punch some holes around the edge and used Silver Embellishing Thread to stitch through those holes. I finished of the card with a simple sentiment from the Dragonfly Sympathy stamp set (my stamping is a bit wonky, but I think it looks ok) and added 3 Silver Glitter Gems (they do look gold in the pic) to the centre of the flower. I added some Thin 3D Foam Tape to the flower to give it some extra dimension.

The other projects I want to share with you are all little boxes or containers for adding Easter Eggs to! These were all cut using my Cricut machine using various collections. 

This little box was created using Wild Berry cardstock and the chicken was cut from Lemonade cardstock. It will fit a collection of little eggs. 

For this crate, I used Mocha cardstock and stamped the timber grain using the Barn Door stamp set with Mocha ink. The bunny was created using circles, ovals & a sunburst shape - cut in White Daisy & Peach cardstock. I added colour to the white shapes using the Peach ink pad with a Sponge Dauber. It fits 3 x 17g Easter eggs.

This box was created using Clover cardstock and the rabbit cut from Mink cardstock. It fits 2 x 17g Easter Eggs. 

This fry box was cut from Lemonade cardstock and the rabbit from White Daisy & Peach cardstock. I added colour to the white pieces using the Peach ink pad and sponge dauber too. This container had a 114g pack of little eggs in it. 

For this last container (popcorn box), I used Avocado cardstock. I stamped the cross from the Easter Cross stamp set. The flowers are coloured using Light Green & Coral Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers. Then I coloured the cross with Gold Shimmer Brush.

There are so many ways to use the great selection of Close To My Heart cardstock! I did plan to create a scrapbook layout to share, but ran out of time. 
The Cardstock Carnival special is available during March 2022 only! So make sure you contact your CTMH Maker to find out all the details. Or if you don't have a Maker and live in Australia, you can find the details of this great special on my website here! Don't forget to check out the other specials while you are there!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Doris has created. 

Stay safe & well.

Happy papercrafting.



Dannii @ Scrappychicks said...

I love your stitching on the card. Looks fabulous. And such cute Easter baskets.

Unknown said...

That stitching on the card is fabulous - I must give that a go.

Doris Taylor said...

Love all of your Easter projects

Shaunna Richards said...

So many cute designs Doreen. Love that bunny toosh!

Lauren said...

The little bunny butt is a "crack up"! Love all thse projects and your stitching is great too.