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Step by step CARD with Alicia

Hi, welcome to our blog today.  Our talented  designer, Alicia Barry  has made this gorgeous Christmas card, and below, shares a step by step of how she made it.

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Step 1: Gather your materials.

Cut your materials to size as follows:

* Red card: 6.75″x 6.75”  (This measurement is an important for Martha Stewart Around the Page punches to be successful).

* Red patterned paper: 5.5″ x 5.5″

* Cream cardstock: 5″ x 5″

* Red cardstock: 5″ x 5″

* Patterned paper image: This will be determined by your choice of paper. If no clear image can be cut to fit, simply use a 4″ x 4″ square of patterned paper

Step 2:

Use a narrow edge Martha Stewart Around the page punch (I used Deco Flowers) on both pieces of red cardstock. Adhere the larger one to the front of your card.

Step 3:

Distress the red patterned paper (optional) and adhere it centrally to the card front.

Step 4:

Layer cream cardstock to the card using foam squares.

Step 5:

Adhere smaller red cardstock to the front of the card.

Step 6:

Adhere your handcut image or patterned square.

Step 7:

Stamp a greeting (or use a rubon) onto a cream cardstock strip. Cut ribbon notches to one end, then adhere with foam squares onto the front of the card on a  diagonal.

Step 8:

Take a MHC glitter mini rose. Carefully peel back the outer layer and fold outwards to create a more full flower. Adhere this the the top of the greeting along with a large white Lotus flower. Tuck a  tied organza ribbon bow between the two flowers. Add a small white flower to the bottom right of the greeting.

Step 9:

Paint dots of Ranger perfect pearls around the punched border of the card and to accentuate the image.

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Thanks so much Alicia for sharing your wonderful card with us.

Designer Inspiration


Today, we have some lovely layouts to share with you from a few of our talented designers.

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Firstly, we have a wonderful  layout from Melinda. In typical Melinda style, she has used lots of layers,ink, paint and all things gorgeous, to create her beatiful page.

Layout by Melinda Thompson

 MHC Products used: Idyllic – Oatmeal, Petite Roses – Blue, Petite Roses – Malt, Leaves – Light Green, Rue – Blueberry, Fascinating – blue

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Next, this stunning Christmas layout from the talented Joanne Bain. Joanne has used the stunning Christmas flowers from our Spring 2012 collection. These flowers really are beautiful, and add the perfect finishing touch to any Christmas project, as you can see.

Layout by Joanne Bain

MHC Products used: Starlight – gold.

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And last, but not least, another adorable layout from Trudi. How cute is this, such a bright and happy layout. Theres so many gorgeous elements on this layout, its hard to know where to look first.

Layout by Trudi Harrison

MHC Products used:   Dahlia Mini – Mauve, Mayglow – Yellow, Petite Roses – Melon & White,  Carnival – Pink.

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Thanks so much for calling in today, and make sure you come back tomorrow, for a wonderful step by step Christmas card from Alicia Barry.

Card Gift Boxes

Hi there!

It’s Linda here today to share with you a couple of Card Gift Boxes I have created ready to give this Christmas.

I love to give away my handmade cards at Christmas time and these clear gift boxes are perfect to spruce up with some gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers

all ready to be filled with my cards and matching envelopes.

Manor House Flowers used include –

Fascinating; Powder Puff Strawberry Mix; Party Lights; Glitter Mini Roses; Starlight and Sprinkles.

I hope this has given you an idea or two for how you can recycle a box for your own gift giving this Christmas.

Bye for now….


You’ve been spotted

Hello, and welcome to our blog today.

Once again, we have been overwhelmed by the amount of amazing talent out there. We have had our spies out again, but its getting harder and harder to choose which projects to feature, as they are all so wonderful, we wish we could show all of them, but unfortunately, thats just not possible. But we do have alot to show you today, just take a look at these.

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Adrienne Ford

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Camilla Ekman

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Helen Tilbury

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Jan Fountain

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Kay Fatula

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Keren Tamir

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Leanne Allinson

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Linda Eggleton

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Kay Fatula

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Rosa Daporta

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Keren Tamir

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Tara Orr (Flying Unicorn)

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Valerie Sefozo

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We would like to thank these talented artists for allowing us to share their beautiful work with you. and please take a minute to visit their blogs for even more detail and inspiration.

If you would like us to feature your work here on our blog, please forward your layouts to

Card inspiration


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We have some wonderful card creations to share with you today, from our talented designers.

We had alot of requests from card makers, wanting smaller style flowers, which they could use on their cards. Our aim is to please, and we do try hard to cater to what our customers want, so with this in mind, our ‘Spring release” flowers came to be. Still retaining the beautiful, intricate detail in our flowers,which MHC is renowned for, just in a  smaller package.

Card by Alicia Barry

MHC products used: Glitter mini roses – gold and red, ( Alicia uncurled the outer petals a little to make them look more full), Starlight, Mini Dahlia, Capri roses – gold and green.

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Card set by Gwen Wruck

MHC Products used: Powder Puff – Pink (With brad added) Dahlia – Blue.

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Card by Gwen Wruck

MHC Products used: Rosettes – Baby Pink , Idyllic – Pink.

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Manor House Creations – Imaginarium Designs BLOG HOP

Hello, and welcome to the Manor House Creations and Imaginarium blog hop…

Over the next few days, we plan to wow you with some amazing creations, featuring wonderful flowers from Manor House Creations, together with stunning, intricate chipboard designs from Imaginarium. Our incredibly talented designers,  from both companies have jumped on board, and believe me, you won’t want to miss any of their amazing creations.

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Imaginarium Designs was created in late 2010 in Adelaide, South Australia as we saw a need for some unique designs in the industry!

Chipboard is such an amazing medium to work with on Scrapbooking pages, projects, cards and so much more.

Our designers are well known Australian Scrapbookers, Cardmakers & Teachers who design Chipboard specifically for everyday projects and we make sure that every design is perfect! Each piece is tried & tested on projects that have been taught in classes so that way we know what works and what doesn’t!

It’s such a pleasure to love what we do and see others create amazing projects with our designs.

Visit Imaginarium Designs at our store 

Or our blog

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Over the next 5 days, you need to visit these blogs, leave a comment
and then you’ll go into the draw to win one of 2 great prize Packs, from either Manor House Creations or Imaginarium Designs!

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Imaginarium Designs

MHC Blog <- you are here

Sandie Edwards

Gwen Wruck

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Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Joanne Bain

Maiko Miwa

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Natalie May

Karen Shady

Nerrida Mitchell

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Carole Maurin

Linda Langes

Adriana Bolzon

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Melinda Thompson

Alicia Barry

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We do hope you enjoy our blog hop, and thank you for joining us.

My favourite photo

Hello from Elena. This is my favourite picture of me and my newborn son. I wanted to express the softness of his arms and skin, the sweet smell
of his skin and the strength of my love. That is why I tried to  keep monochromatic colors and soft palette, and of course, some mixed media

MHC: Lotus – white, Shimmers – Mixed, Springtime blue.

Hope you like it!


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