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WELCOME BACK JO BAIN!

Yep, you heard it here first…she’s BACK!!

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And don’t we love her and her amazing creations. We are super thrilled to have Jo back after having a break – she was working so hard for Kaiser, but now she’s all ours again and her stunning style is here to showcase our BEAUTIFUL YOU papers. Just take a look…if you’re not inspired by this then you must be asleep! (LOL).

Here’s what Jo has to say about this gorgeous layout:

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I created this layout with the gorgeous new “Beautiful You” Collection. When I first saw these papers I thought they were absolutely stunning and were screaming at me to be fussy cut. So off I went with my scissors and started cutting.

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Because the pattern on this paper was simply beautiful on its own I created this page using the collection on its own. I did not feel it needed any extra flowers added to it.

 I cut 2 Ornate Frames in half and only used the top peak pieces and tuck them in behind my layers to help frame the photo.

Manor House Creations Product Used – Beautiful You Collection

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BEA-03 In My Thoughts

BEA-02 Journal Sheet

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MHRWH913 Ornate Frames – Regency White.

WELCOME BACK JO!!!

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.

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