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Thoughts Wandering Cards by Melinda Thompson

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Hi there everyone,

 

I am back today to share with you all some sweet cards I created using the gorgeous Manor House Creations “Thoughts Wandering” paper range as well as their beautiful flowers.  I haven’t added any sentiments to the card as I will wait until they need to be used :)

For this card I have used cut some strips from the “Beautiful” paper and added some Silks Acrylic Paint in Ginger Flower to the background along with some water to spread it out.  Then I added my layers. How super pretty is that gorgeous pink lace flower!

 

 

 

Products Used:

Thoughts Wandering Papers
Vinette – Chestnut
Ornate Frame
French Lace (Pink)
Gelato – Cherry
Country Roses – Cerise

 

Oh I love the chipboard bike with that cute heart shaped seat…just adorable, I couldn’t wait to use it! I have painted the bike in Silks Acrylic Glaze in Iridescent Gold and then touched it up in places with some more Silks Acylic Glaze in Solar Gold as well as some glitter.  I have also used in my background a Nouveae White feature frame which I have added some gorgeous Twinkling H20′s to it for a water coloured effect. 

 

 

Products Used:

Thoughts Wandering Papers
Nouveae White Feature Frame
Gelato Cherry
Rustic
Cuties Pies – Orange
Thoughts Wandering Blossoms
Wooden Elements – Bicycle

 

This was a super quick card featuring two different frames layering one on top of the other. After I added my base papers I got the first frame which is the Botanical Frame, spritzed with some Shimmerz in Pink Stilettos and immediately turned it over onto some paper towel and pressed it down. Then I added the second ornate frame and just added some glitter to the border of it.  I also ripped the end of the Denim Rosette and let it naturally curl for a shabby look.

 

 

 

Products Used :

Thoughts Wandering Papers
Botanical White Feature Frame
Ornate Frame
Country Roses – Azure Blue
Denim Rosette
Starlight

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

 

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…..

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.

Designer inspiration in blues

Welcome! Lets take a look at what our amazing DT has been up to this month. Gwen features first using our easy-to-use Sentiment banners – perfect for cards.

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Products: Sentiments banners, Rue – blueberry, Mini Blush roses, Minuettes, pink mix, Vine – white, Lace Butterflies & hearts, Ornate frame – scallop.

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Products: Rue – blueberry, Vine – light blue, Tea roses, shades – apple green, Springtime – blue.

Thoughts wandering showcase

Hi again everyone and welcome.

We have some goodies here to share with you using our fabulous new papers from the Thoughts Wandering collection. This one is all about travels, holidays & dreams. It’s both masculine and feminine with touches of greys and brown through to hot pink and teals.

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A layout from Nerrida shows off the more masculine side of these papers.

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Layout by Nerrida Mitchell

Products:

Thoughts wandering papers & Elements sheet

Flowers: Thoughts wandering mix

Embellishments: Ornate frame – Regency black, Wood elements – Going places.

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This layout is from Cathy showing us how the hot pink suits those girly pages just perfectly.

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Products used:

Papers: Thoughts wandering collection

Flowers: White lace, Denim Blues mix, Country roses – teal, rose leaves,

Embellishments: Ornate frames – Rosette

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A soft pretty card from Nerrida.

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Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used:

Papers: Thoughts wandering collection, Country estate elements sheet

Flowers: Country estate mix, Country estate blossoms

Embellishments: Feature frame – Floral, Beautiful You Chipboard words, Cotton tags

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Some very snazzy cards from Gwen go with the dark browns tones of this collection. The added yellow just make them pop!

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Products used: Thoughts wandering papers

Flowers: Country roses – Bright yellow, Thoughts wandering mix, Thoughts wandering blossoms, Mini bush roses – soft gold.

Other: Rubber stamps – Bicycle.

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A very hot pink layout from Nerrida just shows off those girly pink photos perfectly. This collection was designed with holiday pics in mind too.

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Layout by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: Thought wandering papers & die cut sheet

Flowers: Thoughts wandering mix

Other: Thoughts wandering chipboard words, Ornate frame – Elegance/white.

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This just gorgeous layout from Sonia shows off the beautiful teals of this collection.

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Layout by Sonia Thomason

Products used: Thought wandering papers

Flowers: Denim Blues mix, Country roses -Azure blue, Letters from Paris, Vinettes – white

Embellishments: Wood elements – stamps

Other: Flexible words – Dream.

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Layout by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: Thoughts wandering papers and die-cut sheet

Flowers: french lace, Frilly roses – ivory, Oh so Pretty – blue.

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