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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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Papers: Believe – Take a chance, Butterflies.

Flowers: Krystal.

Embellishments: Feature frame – Nouveau.

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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.

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.

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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.

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