The Art of Hidden Journalling from CTMH

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Keeping with the scapbooking theme here is a layout that I have done with some hidden journalling.  I prefer to hide my journalling, as for me it seems to take away from my artwork.  I have taken my inspiration from the layout in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 pattern 08.

Here is my layout using the Chalk It Up B&T papers, Complements and Assortments as well as the Artfully Sent Cartridge and Artbooking Cartridge.

CTMH Chalk it Up layout

I love the envelope that looks like a satchel and used my Artfully Sent cartridge to make the envelope.  I cut three different images – two the same size using Desert Sand cardstock and the herringbone paper and another one in the herringbone pattern that I used CCR to make a little smaller.   Unfortunately, I did not take any photos of the work in progress but I had to have the front in the herringbone pattern so I trimmed the top of it off the paper just before it folded over then adhered the herringbone paper image onto the Desert Sand image. I then put the smaller herringbone image on the top of the Desert Sand image and turned it over to create the satchel.  I then used Desert Sand trims to create the straps and finished off with the black sparkles from the Sparkles Black and Grey Assortments.

CTMH small bag

Here is the journalling inside the bag.  The little hook and loop dots are so useful for closing this little envelope/satchel.

CTMH Hidden Journalling

Materials used:

Cardstock – Lagoon, Sorbet, Desert Sand, Flaxen

Papers – Chalk It Up

Complements – Chalk It Up

Assortments – Chalk It Up

Cricut Cartridges – Artbooking, Artfully Sent

Hook & Loop Dots

Sparkles Black and Grey Assortment

Thank you for looking and I hope that you understand my instructions.

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I have been working on my son’s photos and I am up to his school photos (he is nearly 25 years old so I am catching up!) and this new Chalk It Up Reflections range is just perfect for these photos.

CTMH Chalk It Up layoutI have loosely used a pattern from the Make It From the Heart Volume 2 pattern 17 for this layout and added the numbers at the bottom from the Artbooking cartridge.  The notes pad has also been cut using the Artbooking cartridge.  I love the fact that the Sorbet cardstock has linked the now retired Balloon Ride papers to this paper range.

CTMH Chalk It Up layout

This is another layout that I have adapted from the Make It From the Heart Volume  1 – pattern 16.  I was fairly limited by the photos as these were professional photos taken at school and I have not been able to change them.  I have used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the shapes either side of the large photo and then embossed them using the Dots embossing folder.  The Lagoon colour was perfect to match the colours in the photos, and I love the new Flaxen base cardstock.  I am not sure what other embellishments I can put on the right hand page and will look at it for a while to see what I can do.  But sometimes less is more.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Lagoon, White Daisy, Sorbet, Flaxen

Paper – Chalk It Up

Embellishments – Chalk It Up Assortments, Chalk It Up Complements

Cricut Cartridges – Artbooking, Art Philosophy

Embossing Folder – Dots

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