Welcome! Thanks for joining us on a beautiful little creative journey, featuring the Craft On paper suite, from Close to my Heart. If you’re already ‘hopping’ then you’ll have arrived here from Shaunna at Passionate About Pages. But if you’ve just arrived, then know to carry on the Craft On inspiration, just click on the next blog link at the bottom of this page.
I have to confess that when I first saw Craft On, I wasn’t too fussed on it. Boy has that opinion now changed. I have made A LOT of things with this beautiful range, and loved every piece.
So much so – that where do I start?
OK, I’ll start small and build up.
I’ve just finished some recognition cards for team members. What paper suite could be better for crafters than one called Craft On right?!! But when it’s also beautifully bright and cheerful, it’s a double winner.
These card are really simple to make, the pennants have all been cut using the Pennant Thin Cut that was a part of the Share the Joy promotional kit last month. Did you realise that with this thin cut, you can cut 3 sheets of paper at once??! (You’re welcome!) That’s such a time saver.
The sentiment on the card is stamped on a stitched circle (you know ANY stitched thin cut is a favourite!!), using this months’ Stamp of the Month – From Me to You. It has so many great stamps on it.
Then for a little ‘technique’, I used watercolour ‘splatters’ to take the whiteness off the white card. It’s crazy that this can make as big a difference as it does – without it I didn’t like the design. To make the splatters I use a watercolour brush (it has water inside it), wet my colour in the palette, then hold the brush close to the paper, and tap it hard just above the brush part. This keeps the splatter close.
Next up, I’m sharing an idea that I got from the super talented Jacqui Paech, of Sweet Paper Passion. I have a retreat this month, and I thought these would make a lovely table gift.
I’ve used CTMH’s Tag Thin Cuts to give the decorative end – essentially they’re one long tag that is then scored and folded. Inside is a little pouch of beautifulness – aka Craft On Sequins. I have been using these everywhere (check out the card above), so I know these are going to be a valued little gift. Well, as long as they don’t spill them!!
They’ve been decorated using the Craft On – Cardmaking stamp set. SO many cute images!
Next up, another brilliant idea, first created by another talented friend, Denise Tarlinton, of Scrap Stamp Share. It’s changed a little (don’t we all personalise what we ‘case’)? I’ve put this in a 12×12 shadow box frame and it now takes pride of place in my craftroom. It was the perfect way to use the Crafting Shapes Thin Cut set, which is ridiculously cute. It has ALL the little pieces, ie. check out the lids on the paint tubes, the needle, the scissors (3 pieces). I could go on. This was SO MUCH FUN to make.
Here’s a list of what I used to make this;
- Crafting Shapes Thin Cuts
- Square Stitched Thin Cuts
- Craft On paper pack
- Craft On complements
- White Daisy cardstock
Scrapbooking with Craft On
You’ve got the full crafting trifecta today – cardmaking, papercraft and scrapbooking.
This layout was inspired by one of the layouts in CTMH’s 2019 Seasonal Expressions catalogue, and combines the Craft On paper with the Craft On – Scrapbooking stamp set. I actually created this for SENZ (Scrapbook Expo New Zealand) – giving us Craft On paper while this was on couldn’t have been more perfect.
The layout uses a simple formula, one in fact you may recognise from my last post using Into the Wild.
Isn’t it amazing how a different colour palette can completely change the look of something. The layout is exactly the same, I’ve just changed the embellishments. Most of these here are stamped images from Craft On – Scrapbooking. The SENZ title are CTMH foam alphabet stickers. You can’t see it in the photo, but I’ve painted these in clear shimmer brush, which I’ve then sealed using Liquid Glass. The effect is really cool. They’re super sparkly and glossy.
I have to share the Craft On – Scrapbooking stamp set, ‘cos I’m pretty sure you’re going to love it.
Last but not least, one of my very clever team mates (Paula Simmonds) and I created a display at SENZ, using Craft On, and it’s co-ordinating colours.
The CTMH are chipboard monograms, covered in Craft On paper, and embellished using the Craft On range. The flowers have been made using the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge. I tried first making flowers by hand, purchasing a template set online. But OMG, talk about time and paper consuming. The Cricut cartridge meant these ones came together so quickly, and look so beautiful. It was a stunning photo backdrop (well, at least I think so!).
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed a nice cuppa as you browsed all of my Craft On creations. I also hope it inspires you to copy/case something, and create yourself. All of the Craft On supplies can be purchased from your CTMH consultant – but if you don’t have one, you can purchase from me at https://megan.closetomyheart.co.nz/
But wait … there’s more. There’s more Craft On inspiration waiting for you throughout the hop – hop on by now to Creating with Kara Davies.
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