Having fun with Scaredy Cat and Seaside Papers from CTMH


Just a very quick post today as I really should be working on my new website for Gift Hutt, but I am now in a routine with this blog.

Here are a couple more boxes that I have made as gift baskets to sell in Gift Hutt.  One of the new arrivals into the shop was this lovely bright orange bib and I instantly thought of Scaredy Cat papers and also the lovely foxes on the Artfully Sent cartridge.

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I had some fun decorating the boxes and used the gorgeous foxes from the Artfully Sent cartridge and cut them in a combination of Sunset, Black and Thistle cardstock, and added a little Thistle chevron ribbon to link with the Thistle cardstock and the patterned paper from the Scaredy Cat range.

Then sentiment Cherish has come from the Artbooking cartridge.


Box decorated with Artfully Sent foxes and Scaredy Cat papers.


Here is the box with the bib and a lovely moulded soap in the shape of pig and teddy bear to make a lovely gift for a baby shower or a new arrival.

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I also made a little 3″ x 3″ card out of Kraft cardstock as I didn’t have that colour combination in store.  The tag is from the Tagged with Love stamp set from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogue and it is a lovely and versatile set and perfect for baby boxes.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Sunset, Thistle, Black, Kraft

Papers – Scaredy Cat

Stamp Set – Tagged with Love

Inks – Thistle, Black

Ribbon – Thistle chevron

Shimmer Trim – Purple

Cricut Cartridges – Artbooking, Artfully Sent

The Seaside papers in combination with some Blossom papers also make a lovely baby themed box.  Here I have used the gorgeous spotted papers and distressed them with some Desert sand ink to make it look aged, and I have then added a strip and ribbon from the new Blossom range to make it look like a gift box.  Again I have added a tag tied with the lovely Glacier extra thick twine.  The pram has been cut using a Memory Box die that I have had for some time.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Glacier

Papers – Seaside, Blossom

Stamps – Tagged with Love

Inks – Lagoon, Desert Sand

Clear Sparkle

Glacier extra thick twine

Non CTMH – Memory Box die – Pram, Boxes from local discount store

I am so happy how these have turned out and plan to do some more boxes for Mothers Day.

All products from CTMH can be purchased from my website here.  The completed boxes and contents are available for sale at Gift Hutt – a new website is still being built and I am hoping it will be live in the next week when I can get this post done!

Have a good week and Happy Crafting



CTMH Scaredy Cat Waterfall Folio Album

Welcome back.

As promised here is the other waterfall folio album I have made using Scaredy Cat papers this time.  I struggled with this one as I kept making mistakes and the finished product is lots of cover ups but I am really pleased how it turned out.  I was really unsure of the Scaredy Cat papers as it is for Halloween which we don’t really celebrate here in New Zealand.  However, there is only one sheet that is Halloween focused and the rest can be used for lots of different projects.  The colours are so vibrant and strong and it was good to get out of my comfort zone of pastel colours.

Here is the link again for the instructions on how to make the albums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLbHLZUAPeo&feature=share

Here is the front of the album.  I have used the Artbooking cartridge to cut the sentiment and the Artiste cartridge to cut the flowers out of Sunset cardstock.  The flowers have been cut and at 2″ and 1 1/2″ and I have inked the edges of the flowers with Sunset ink.  I have used the Mini-Medley Accent Black collection for the embellishments which really make this stand out.  The leaves have been cut from Pear cardstock to soften the arrangement.

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Here is a close up of the flowers:

CTMH Scaredy Cat Flowers

Here is the inside of the album:

CTMH Scaredy Cat Waterfall folio album inner

Because the paper had a one way pattern  I kept cutting it wrong but as I said before I am happy with how this has turned out.  There seems to be a good balance with the patterns and paper.  I was intending on using some flip flaps but unfortunately I seem to have mislaid them.  The sentiment has come from the Take Note Cricut Bundle from the Artbooking cartridge.

I have also made some other items with the Scaredy Cat papers (including the hat) and here they are displayed at Gift Hutt.  They looked great in the window.1012925_347741242052382_8213987507050438331_n

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White, Sunrise, Black, Thistle, Pear

Paper – Scaredy Cat

Inks – Sunrise,

Stamps – Take Note Cricut Bundle Artbooking

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Artbooking

Mini-Medley Accents – Black

Corner Rounder

Liquid Glass.

I really enjoyed making all of these items and I hope that it inspires you to do the same.  All the products used are available from my website here.

Happy Crafting