Saturday, April 15, 2017

CTMH Aust/NZ Blog Hop - Some Kinda Wonderful

Hello and welcome!  Maybe you have hopped on over from Kara's blog. If not, you can simply start here and move around the blog circle.

It is such a long time since I have joined in our Australasian Blog Hop for Close To My Heart, and I have missed it.  So here I am back again, with one of my favourite ever paper packets, Some Kinda

I have been having a great time playing with this range, you can see the full range of products in the Some Kinda Wonderful suite here.  I have really only used the patterned paper packet and the card making stamp set/Thin Cuts bundle, but do check out the coordinating cardstock, complements and black and white dots as well.

For today though, I have saved a couple of my favourite cards for you.

Firstly my cute little turtle with his party hat on. If I were to make this card again, I would actually reverse the pattern and have the turtle facing INTO the page, however, originally I intended the fox to feature on this card - then one I had the idea of popping on a party hat (from an older stamp set) and it didn't fit on Mr Fox, one thing led to another, and I ended up with Mr Turtle instead.  I already had the rest of the pieces adhered down, so I just went with it!

The Make a Wish stamp is from an older set as well, I just thought the funky mix of fonts went well with this card.

I have made a resolution to use up all my pieces of paper (yeah, right!!), so have decorated both the inside of the card with a strip, and the flap of the envelope as well.  A nice way to finish off a card, I think.  And use up all those bits of paper, then I will need to buy some more!

For my second card I chose the birdie, and cut him out using the Thin Cuts that go with the stamp set.  Man, these are the best invention ever! I love how I can just whip a few through on a piece of white cardstock, then I have lots of options when it comes to making up the cards.  These little critters were all coloured with the Shin Han markers, which make even me look like an okay colourer!

Another great tip when using the paper packets is to keep all the Zip Strips when you trim them from the main 12x12 sheet of paper.  The little banners on this card are from the zip strips, and the smaller scale patterns are perfect to use on cards.

Thank you so much for visiting and checking out my cards using Some Kinda Wonderful. A reminder that these products, and everything else from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalogue are only available until the end of April (or until stocks run out), so don't miss out if you have your eye on something.

Next stop on the blog hop is Maz Wood at aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations, so go on over and check out some more gorgeousness using Some Kinda Wonderful.


  1. Love your fun cards & I wanted to do a party hat for my turtle on another card I was making - so know I know which stamp set to use.

  2. Welcome back to the hop Leah! We've missed you. I love both your cards and your tips are great too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These cards are so cute. They will definitely make someone smile 😊

  4. That birdie card is so cute. I love how you've coloured him in.