‘Tis the Season – CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the ‘Tis the Season’ CTMH Australasian Blog Hop.  Here you’ll find a ton of inspiration using CTMH’s beautiful ‘Tis the Season paper suite.

If you’ve arrived here from Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom then you’re in the right spot.  But if you just happened upon us, please enjoy the ongoing inspiration by following the link at the end of this post.

‘Tis the Season paper suite

As you may have gathered, this paper suite is all about Christmas.  And I’m not even going to try and create anything but Christmasy things with it, because who can ever get enough of Christmas things?

And this suite is SO beautiful.  Check out the range here;

We started the Christmas celebrations early last week, with a full day crop and Christmas card buffet. 

Ladies busy creating at our Christmas creations crop.
Here’s one half of the room – busy busy!

This was the layout we provided for everyone to create, using the ‘Tis the Season paper suite, and the beautiful new Candy Apple Red ink for the title and pressy.

Christmas layout using 'Tis the Season
Christmas layout using ‘Tis the Season

Along with the ‘Tis the Season paper packet, this also used the ‘Tis the Season – Scrapbooking (D1801) stamp set, the Christmas Countdown (D1799) stamp set,  Christmas Script (M1209), and Red Pearls (Z4190).  I’ve used New England Ivy and Fern inks to stamp the wreath, with the beautiful new Candy Apple red for the sentiment.

D1801 'Tis the Season - Scrapbooking stamp set
‘Tis the Season – Scrapbooking stamp set D1801
D1799 Christmas Countdown stamp set

It was really nice for the ‘circles’ on the ‘Tis the Season stamp set to inspire both circles in my photos, and to create the wreath.  Although the wreath looks a bit flash and complicated, the stamp set makes it oh so easy to complete.  Here’s a close up;

A close up of the wreath
A close up of the wreath, so simple, yet so effective.

So, do you want to see the ‘finished’ pages?

The finished layout.
Photos on, story told.  Another Christmas tradition captured and explained. 

But wait, there’s more.  You can’t just do scrapbooking with Christmas paper.  At our annual crop, it’s a tradition that we also teach a couple of ‘off the page’ ideas to help with Christmas decorating.

Christmas decorations using ‘Tis the Season

So this year we had two Christmas decorations to share;

A Christmas decoration
A super simple, yet beautiful Christmas decoration.

Christmas tree decorations created using shaker 'cards'
Great for your tree, these have been created so quickly using CTMH’s Shaker Card kits.

The first decoration was an idea shared by fellow consultant Patricia A Williams.  If you come back next week, I’ll have a video here to share how it’s made.

The second decorations were an idea I modified from my sister consultant and friends Rachel and Creative Workshops by Rachel Stribling and Lisa Stenz at Lisa’s Creative Corner.  Aren’t they just beautiful?!  Both of these activities could easily be done with kids too.

Advent Calendar
Create your own advent calendar

Last but not least, I just had to share this gorgeous advent calendar.    For my cricut owning friends, I have the instructions here for you to create this at home.  CTMH have put together a kit of all the materials, to make it nice and simple.  

Click HERE to download the instructions.  You can order a kit from your consultant, or if you’re in NZ, and don’t have a consultant,  click HERE to order.

Now I could go on, because I haven’t even started on the cards yet!!  But, I know you’ve got a lot to see today as you hop around, so will leave those for another post.

So my friend, pop on over to Creating with Kara Davies for more inspiration.  BUT …. before you go, I’d really love it if you could give me a wee like, or even better, leave a comment.  That’ll keep the feeds coming!  And if you need to do any ‘Tis the Season shopping, click HERE. 🙂

Happy crafting,

PS.  Let me know if you want instructions on how to create the layout.


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  1. More great ideas, Thankyou. Could you possibly show us how to find more hours to do these fabulous things (haha).

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