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WEDDING CARD COMPETITION

Its on!! And its your turn to be the star….

You may have seen our recent blog features on Wedding cards using our FEATURE FRAMES and ORNATE FRAMES. Well MHC is is holding a competition for your card or cards to be featured in our very first WEDDING CARD KIT.

We can’t wait to see your entries…..

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THE PRIZE:

A huge bundle of MHC goodies

Value of $100!! 

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There will also be 2 minor prizes:

Value: $30

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HERE’S A CLUE TO WINNING:

We will be looking for different style cards for different style Weddings, but also cards that can be made by any level of skill, are cost-effective, feature our products, can be made into kits and look great.

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Start planning now and get those entries in, but don’t forget to FOLLOW THE RULES. We will be featuring the winners and other entries in August.

See you name up in lights and on our very first Wedding kit – how exciting!!!

Even more DIY Wedding card ideas

Yes, that’s right…we are full of ideas when it comes to Weddings….take a look at these, but this time, instead of just Feature frames, we’ve used another of our incredibly popular products….

ORNATE FRAMES

This first card uses the ELEGANCE ornate frames. We kept them white, but remember, you can colour these so easily with spray or ink, or even stamps.

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wedding 6 On a base of cardstock, you can make your cards co-ordinate so easily with the colours you have chosen for your Wedding.

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Products used:

Papers: Country Estate – New day

Flowers: Springtime – pink, tea roses – ivory

Embellishments: Ornate frame – Elegance.

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This next card uses a base of cardstock just under the frame itself – so pretty. This one reminds me a of a beach Wedding.

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Product used:

Papers: Beautiful you – So you.

Flowers: Eternity (how appropriate!)

Embellishments: Ornate frame – Regency.

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Stay tuned…we have a great competition coming up to create a Wedding card and we will make a kit out of YOUR CARD!!! Great prizes to be won…..

Feature frames on a layout

Hi everyone. You may have seen recently that we have been focusing on one of our newest (and very popular!) products:

FEATURE FRAMES

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Today I wanted to share a layout with you that show you how these gorgeous embellishments can be used on layouts as well. Here I have used it to may the photo – like a sort of ‘feature frame’ …he he.

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I have inked the edges with gold to colour it up a bit. These frames are fantastic because you can colour them so easily!

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Products used:

Papers: Beautiful You

Flowers: Country roses – turquoise, Frilly roses – ivory, Camelia, Darling, Springtime – pink, Hayley – white, Blossoms.

Embellishments: Feature frames – Nouveau, Wood elements – hearts & stamps.

WEBSITE ISSUES

Hi everyone, and especially our lovely store owners and teachers because we the server is being upgraded this afternoon, so you may experience some issues being able to order or even get onto the website.  We apologise for this – as it is an American company that hosts our website, they always upgrade at midnight over there, which unfortunately, is still trading time here in Australia.

All should be working again in a few hours.

Thanks for you patience!

More wedding card ideas….

Hey there and welcome.  Recently we did the first part of our series on DIY Wedding invitations and cards. Have you got a Wedding to plan for or maybe you are attending one soon and need to take a gift – how about attaching one of these? Many of these card use our BELIEVE paper collection.

All these cards are made by our resident card maker – Gwen Wruck. So quick and easy to do – often ‘simple’ looks so elegant.

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Products used: Feature frame – Romantique.

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These next 2 cards show you how you can take one design and turn it into another. By adding a negative into the design, Gwen then turned it into a positive and added a tag.

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Products used:

Papers: Believe – Take a chance, Butterflies.

Flowers: Krystal.

Embellishments: Feature frame – Nouveau.

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Products used:

Papers: Believe – Take a chance,

Embellishments: Botanical Feature frame, Lace heart.

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And finally, this card Gwen has misted the whole feature frame in gold and added a stamped sentiment.

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Products used:

Papers: Believe – Take a chance

Flowers: Glitter mini roses – caramel

Embellishments: Feature frame – Nouveau.

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Even more ideas coming very soon!

Feature frames & DIY wedding invitations

Hello again. Today we wanted to show you one of our fabulous new products called FEATURE FRAMES which may now be in your local store.

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These frames come in 4 designs and were designed with both scrappers and card-makers in mind and they are totally versatile. Today we’ll focus on the card-makers and show you a few ideas on how to make either your own Wedding invitations OR how to make a card for a wedding you may need to attach to a wedding gift. Hand-made cards are always so much more precious.

This first card is fairly straight forward and uses the NOUVEAU feature frame as a background. All these cards are made on Twiddleybitz card packs which we stock.

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Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used:

Papers: Country Estate – New Day

Embellishments: Nouveau Feature frames, Wood Elements – hearts.

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This next cards actually has a slide-off centre piece (with the rose and ribbon attached) so you can slide it off to reveal the opening invitation. Really quick and easy to do once you have a template, you just mass produce them.

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Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used:

Flowers: tea rose – ivory

Embellishments: Romantique feature frame.

(Please note, this card does not use Twiddleybitz card bases but is the same size)

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And this card also uses the Romantique feature frame but this time it’s placed over the top of a piece of aqua cardstock to really make the pattern stand out & give it a small elegant border. The gold bow just adds that extra special glamorous touch.

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Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used:

Flowers: Frilly roses – ivory

Embellishments: Romantique feature frame, Wood elements – bicycle.

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And this final card adds a touch of glamour in another way, by misting the feature frame with some gold glimmermist – we used Apple. These feature frames can be altered by colour so easily! Again this card has a slide-off piece to reveal the invitation inside.

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Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used:

Flowers: Meadows

Embellishments: Floral feature frames.

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Stay tuned because we have more to this wedding card series coming very soon plus a feature for scrappers and how you can use them on layouts and OTPs.

Inspirational cards

Hello and welcome.

A few of our DT girls have been getting creative with cards again…lets start with this mixed media card from Nadia.

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Products used: Papers: Thoughts wandering.

Flowers: Colourwash – Jade, Frilly roses – Turquoise,

Embellishments: Wood Elements – love frame.

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This next very pretty one is from Gwen – who wouldn’t be cheered up by this one?

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Products used: Glitter mini roses – pink, Razzles – Pink, Tea roses – ivory, Melissa mixed pack.

Embellishments: Ornate frame – Gothic

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And lastly, one form Tiffany, in her very shabby but elegant style.

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Products used: Idyllic – pink, Mini roses – cream.

Don’t for get to send us your pics of your very own card creations.

You’ve been spotted

We love to share at MHC and can’t wait to show you some of these beauties we discovered recently.

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(this one is available in a kit here: http://colourblast.blogspot.com.au

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Hope you enjoyed these ladies work….Please leave them some scrappy love.

Heritage cards

HI everyone, Just a quick post as we are flat-out with filling orders for our wonderful customer stores. We recently sold a beautiful HARITAGE CARD KIT at the Brisbane expo and have been getting requests for pictures of the cards. Finally we have found the box with them in (phew!) and have taken some photos for you. They are fairly straight forward and should be easy to copy if you need to, or just use them for inspiration.

Have fun!

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And here’s some close-ups.

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They sold out at the show – I think you can see why…so pretty!

They use the 7 Dots and MHC BELIEVE papers, Ornate frames and flowers are Idyllic – burgundy, Imagine – burgundy, Imagine – Oatmeal, Capri – orchid, Imagine -cocoa & Concerto.

Kit instructions: BELIEVE CARD KIT

Hi everyone! We are back from the Expo – what fun! And have nearly finished unpacking.

We have been getting requests for the instructions on how to make some of th card displayed at the Penrith Paper craft show & Brisbane Expo, so even though we do display a sign saying that not all kits include instructions, luckily we took some photos and are able to provide some instructions for these stunning cards made with our BELIEVE paper collection.

Here’s the display.

PLEASE NOTE: We use Twiddleybitz card packs for these cards.

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Please note that cardstock is not included in this kit – You will need 1-2 sheets of apricot-coloured cardstock. If you cut the centres out of each one that has a cardstock border, you will have enough, otherwise you will need 2 sheets.

Card 1:

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1. Cut the frame shown from the ELEMENTS paper, add to your card front and add a rectangle of apricot cardstock to the centre of the frame.

2. Make a string bow with multiple loops and glue to centre with CONCERTO flower shown.

3. Tuck cream leaves under the string bow and add 2 mini roses at either side of the main flower.

Finish with 2 rhinestones at either side of the leaves.

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Card 2:

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2. Add 2 WILD ORCHID green flowers to the card centre as shown and top with a WATERMELON RUE flower in the centre.

3. Add a rhinestone at the top of the frame centre and 2 at the bottom.

4. Add the sentiment banner across the flowers with 3D foam dots to secure it at each end.

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Card 3:

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1. As with card 2, make a frame with apricot cardstock, then trim a piece of MAKE BELIEVE paper to fit, leaving a small apricot border showing.

2. Punch a paper lace strip and glue to the back of a strip of DREAMS COME TRUE paper (or BUTTERFLIES paper) and attach the piece to the card front about 1.5cm from the bottom edge.

3. Attach a small doily to the centre, a gold string bow & then embellish with 3 flowers – WILD ROSE – green, RUE – watermelon and SPRINGTIME – white as shown,

4. Tuck some cream leaves under the flowers.

5. Fussy-cut 2 small butterflies from the ELEMENTS CARDS and attach where shown.

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Card 4:

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1. Again make a small cardstock apricot border to attach to card front.

2. Trim a piece of MAKE BELIVE paper to fit inside the apricot frame & attach.

3. Punch a piece of paper lace from scraps and glue to the back (top and bottom) of a piece of DREAMS COME TRUE paper that has been trimmed to fit the width, but long enough to leave some of the MAKE BELIEVE paper showing at the to & bottom of the card.

4. Attach an OVAL ORNATE FRAME that has been lined with a piece of apricot cardstock, to the card centre.

5. Add the lace butterfly to the card centre plus a SPRINGTIME – white flower that has been inked on the petal edges.

6. Add the ‘congratulations’ sentiment banner by bending it to make it fit the width of the card better.

7. Add the rhinestones as shown.

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CARD 5:

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1. Cut both apricot cardstock strips and a piece of TAKE A CHANCE paper to fit inside the card front as shown, but do not attach yet.

2. Using some punched paper lace, attach to the back of the trim paper piece at the top and bottom so the lace pokes out from underneath, then attach to the card front.

3. Line an OVAL ORNATE FRAME with a piece of DREAMS COME TRUE paper and attach to card front centre with 3D foam dots.

4. Lightly ink or mist the LOVE or DREAM word (whichever is in your pack) and attach where shown again with 3D foam.

5. Attach flower/leaf cluster of cream leaves, green WILD ROSE, inked SPRINGTIME flower & ivory MINI ROSES.

6. Attach rhinestones as shown.

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Card 6:

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1. Trim a piece of BUTTERFLIES paper to fit just inside your card front leaving a small card-edge border.

2. Line an OVAL ORNATE FRAME with apricot cardstock & attach to card-front centre with 3D foam dots.

3. Add LOVE word and 3 rhinestones as shown.(Please note that some packs have a small lace butterfly which can be used in place of the LOVE word).

4. Add 3 leaves of a green WILD ROSE to the oval top left, then a small string bow topped with an ivory MINI ROSE.

5. Add 2 or 3 cream leaves with a green WILD ORCHID and sherbet WILD ROSE to the bottom right of the oval frame.

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Card 7:

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1. Use a piece of DREAMS COME TRUE, a strip of apricot cardstock, and a piece of TAKE A CHANCE paper, all to fit your card width, leaving a small card-base border showing and fit to card-front as shown.

2. Add a CHEVAL ornate frame with glue, to the card centre.

3. Add cluster of flowers & leaves as shown, starting at the bottom layer with cream leaves – 2-4 each side, the the base of a CONCERTO flower (remove the centre pearl & top flower layer), 2 x WILD ORCHID – green, 1 RUE – watermelon in the centre, then finish with an ivory MINI ROSE at the top left.

4. Add the sentiment banner, bending it to fit over the flowers and attaching with 3D foam dots.

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Your all done! We hope you enjoyed your kit.

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