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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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Rachelle Minett

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Geli Duncan

(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.

Thoughts Wandering – Masculine LO by Cathy Cafun

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Hi Everyone,

Cathy here, sharing a LO created with the beautiful new “Thoughts Wandering”  collection.  As these papers lend themselves to either masculine or feminine projects, I decided to create a masculine LO, instead of my usual girly pages.

Take Me Away

I love this photo of my husband enjoying a day at the beach fishing, and thought it would be perfect for the beautiful seaside inspired papers from this collection.

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The background was created using the beige side of the Postcards pp and framed with the blue side of the Beautiful pp.  I used various mixed media techniques to alter the background in blue and brown tones to tie in with the colours from the papers.

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With various sized circular punches I punched out some circles from a few of the other papers from the collection to frame my photo and also used a couple of the diecuts from the elements sheet.

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The words on the Take Me Away pp were perfect for my title.  I just fussy cut around them and attached them with foam tape.  I even managed to tuck in an imagine flower in blueberry in amongst my layers.  The oatmeal and brown imagine flowers are also a perfect match for this collection.

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MHC product used:  Thoughts Wandering Collection, Imagine blueberry flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Great Outdoors.

Hello everyone. Tiffany here.

I have a layout to share with you. I used the gorgeous new collection Thoughts Wondering. This collection has gorgeous colors and perfect for lots of different types of projects.

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Here are some more photos of the layout.


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I used lots of different mediums and textures to create a great background.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Manorhouse products - Thoughts wandering paper collection, Ashlee blue, Country roses Azure blue, Denim roses.

 

Inspiration from Melinda

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As some of you may know I am on the Creative Team at Flying Unicorn.  Flying Unicorn are major sponsors to the challenge site – CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration! So for the month of May the Creative Team have been invited to be Special Detectives. I was given this Case File No. and couldn’t wait to add lots of MH flowers to my layout.

 

The Case File looks like this:

 

 

My take on this challenge :

“Hello Little One”

Sigh…I am still scrapping birth photos of my little boy from 8 months ago…wonder if I will ever catch up!

I am using a mixture of papers here…some really old Sass for my base paper, Maggie Holmes Crate paper and Jodie Lee Prima papers.

Lots of gorgeous flowers from Manor House which have all been altered in different ways and the “Love” Chipboard is from 2Crafty which I have covered in a few different colours from Shimmerz.

 

 

My Testimony….I used the Inspiration word “Wish” as a stepping point for my journalling.  Don’t you just love the new “Felt Doilies”.. I have used a gorgeous pink one from the Beautiful You Collection as part of my layers behind my photo.

 

 

 

 

Evidence:  Butterflies, Flowers (of course!) Swirls, Watercolour Effect, Bokeh Effect on Photo & Tiny Brads

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Products Used:

Vinettes – Pink
Floral Mix – Arielle
Frilly Roses – Beetroot
Mini Roses – Pink
Gelato – Cherry
Cutie Pies – Orange
Felt Doilies – Pink

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