Freshly Brewed with Hostess Sets

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Well. I’m back. Telstra still haven’t sorted my Internet or a home phone so I’m making do with mobile data which is quite expensive. However, I’m pleased to have unpacked enough and sorted enough to continue hopping along with the Latte Girls in their weekly Blog Hop. Today we’re bringing you Freshly Brewed with Hostess Sets.

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This week I’ve used the Hostess Set which can be found on page 223 of the Catalogue. Here’s a quick view of it.

It’s a two to three (2 – 3) step stamp set which yields beautiful results without you needing a lot of skill because it’s photopolymer and that makes it easy to see where to place each stamp. Now you can choose this set with your Stampin’ Rewards when you have a qualifying party (A$250) and the Hostess sets are remarkably good value. Here’s my card:

I’ve teamed this with the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and Delightful Daisy Photopolymer Stamp Set. The background DSP is Old Olive which co-ordinates nicely with the Old Olive Stamp Pad. I continued this theme on with the envelope and the inside of the card. The inside of the card has two of the smaller tulip buds and some leaves as well as a strip of DSP.

The outside of the envelope has a strip of DSP and one of the smaller tulip buds peeking out from it. I’ve also added some small leaves on the stems.

How to get this set:

I hope you like this card using Tranquil Tulips. If you’d like to get this set with Stampin’ Rewards, please contact me about holding a workshop which can be:

  • Catalogue (I give you catalogues and a workshop code, then you collect orders)
  • In home workshop – at your place and everyone who attends makes a card and places orders. We have fun and you get to use the products FREE plus I will give you a FREE reward on top of the Stampin’ Rewards you receive with a qualifying party)
  • At my place workshop – you provide the friends and I do the rest
  • At your work place – can be catalogue or physical party

Here’s what your rewards could be:

So, contact me today to book your workshop before the end of August or in September.

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Masculine Gift Bag

This post shows you how to make a Masculine Gift Bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board. Now, it does use some retired product which can easily be swapped for current product. Current product is listed below under Products.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Instead of using a button, try punching a circle with a 1/2″ Circle Punch from dark card stock and then using your Paper Piercing Tool to pierce to holes and then threading the Linen Thread through the holes. You have just created a car button.
  • Card measures 12″ x 9 1/2″ or 30.5cm x 23.8cm and making the Large Gift Bag with the 12″ or 30.5cm part of the card going across the top of the Gift Bag Punch Board.
  • Turn the card and punch the one section which will form the top turn over section of your Gift Bag.
  • Place a tiny pencil mark in the centre of the front panel at 1 11/16″ or about 4.2cm. Line this point up with the pointer on your Gift Bag Punch Board and punch. This gives you a ‘collar’.
  • Trim off remaining portions of the top of the bag as these aren’t needed
  • Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper measuring 2″ x 6″ or 5cm x 15cm. Leave about 1/4″ or ).6cm and turn over DSP pieces at right angles to make collar. Use the small Square from the Layering Squares Framelits and form lapels and adhere to ‘front’ of Gift Bag.
  • Attach Bow Tie where desired

 

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

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Bone Folder

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DAD Card

Today I’m bringing you a DAD Card. Fathers’ Day here in Australia is only about a month away and it’s never too early to get those cards made for those special people in your life.

Now, I made this video some time ago when my friend Leonie and I were going to start a tutorial group, however other things got in the way and we didn’t move forward with the idea.

So, I decided to share these unearthed videos with you. Some of the products used are no longer available but I have listed some other products below the video. I hope you enjoy it:

Measurements:
  • Soft Suede 3 x 2 316″ or 7.5cm x 6.5cm
  • Very Vanilla 2 3/4″ x 2″ or 7cm x 5cm
  • Island Indigo 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ or 6.5cm x 4.5cm
  • D.S.P. 1/2″ x 5 13/16″ or 1.3cm x 14.8cm – cut 2
  • Card in Soft Suede measures 3 3/8″ x 5 13/16″ or 8.5cm x 14.8cm and score on long side at 1/2″ or 1.3cm
  • Second piece of Soft Suede measures 4 1/8″ x 5 13/16″ or 10.5cm x 14.8cm and score on long side at 1/2″ or 1.3cm

I hope you liked this DAD Card and use the idea to make your own card for that special man in your life.

Now since I moved my Internet Service Provider has not been able to connect me to the Internet (National Broad Band) or even given me a home phone number. At this stage I only have 1 more ‘older version’ video to share with you which I will do on Wednesday.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Stamped Edge Gatefold Card

In this post I share how to make a Stamped Edge Gatefold Card using Floral Phrases on Whisper White with Night of Navy Ink and Berry Burst Ink.

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card

Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help position the images. Here’s a closer look at the card with out the ribbon embellishment or belly band:

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card 1

The card open reveals the sentiment stamped inside:

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card 2

Watch the video to see how I made it:

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Measurements:

You need:

  • 2 pieces of card which measure 7 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ or 10.5cm x 19cm
  • 1 piece of DSP 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ or 14cm x 2cm

Now here are the images for the Berry Burst card:

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card 3

Without the ribbon or belly band element:

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card 4

And the inside:

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card 5

If you are in Australia and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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Glue Dots

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Colouring Embossing Paste

This post will share one of the cards I made in the Colouring Embossing Paste post with video a short while back. You can see the video here.

The card features Embossing Paste coloured with a Soft Suede Marker which has been scribbled on Stampin’ Up!’s Silicon Craft Sheet. The video showed 3 different ways of colouring Embossing Paste which you may view here. It’s worth purchasing some Embossing Paste and having a ‘play’ with it to see how many different ways it can be used.

Colouring Embossing Paste

I quite like the subtle tone the Stampin’ Write Marker gives the Embossing Paste and it’s a perfect background for many card types. It would be perfect for those ‘difficult to make’ masculine cards.

If you are in Australia and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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Freshly Brewed Sentiments

Welcome to another Latte Girls Blog Hop and this week it is Freshly Brewed Sentiments. I decided to use the stamp set Bright Wishes. I have a couple of friends who are battling Cancer and I like to send them cards which are bright and cheery but also have some meaning to them.

Now make sure you check out the other blogs in the hop after reading my post:

Freshly Brewed Sentiments

I had fun making this card. It’s stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink on Shimmery White Card. The sentiment which says:”wishing you bright days to come…” is on Old Olive and stamped in Black Memento Ink. I’ve used Watercolor Pencils with a Blender Pen to colour the image and added Glitter Enamel Dots and a Linen Thread Bow to the front.

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Now as we’re looking at sentiments this week, I thought it important to show you the inside of my card with the sentiment. The dots in the background come from Timeless Textures and the flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo are are from Happy Birthday Gorgeous. I kept the theme of the Linen Thread and the banner cut sentiment.

I’d love to read your comments about this card. Make sure you leave one and I will reply.

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Blender Pens

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Scrapbook – Paste, Glitter and Ink

This post features Scrapbook – Paste, Glitter and Ink, sharing a layout using Embossing Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and some Inks sponged on. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but it was definitely worth a try and far exceeded my expectations. Here is the layout:

Scrapbook - Paste, Glitter and Ink

This page features my lovely Daughter In Law, Peta, with her cheeky nephew, Hunter. Hhaving a selfie. Watch the video to see how I achieved this:

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It’s a lot of fun playing with texture and adding it to your memory keeping. I’ve had these photos for a little while waiting for some inspiration to hit me and the new Embossing Paste and all it’s possibilities fitted the bill. For those who are worried about possible damage to your photos using the paste, don’t be. It’s water based and archival safe. Plus I have backed both photos on card.
This is the last of my Video Series on Embossing Paste and I hope I have been able to open up a whole lot of possibilities for its use and you try some soon.

If you are in Australia and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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Rose Wonder Embossing Paste

This Rose Wonder Embossing Paste card is the result of sprinkling on Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to wet Embossing Paste, allowing it to dry and then heat setting it. The technique allows for a lot of scope and draws interest to the background whilst not diminishing the effects of other elements on the card. You can see how to achieve this technique here.

Rose Wonder Embossing Paste

I love the way the Rose allows the gold embossing paste pattern to show through and it’s just the right size for the area covered whilst allowing space for the sentiment and some of that gorgeous Powder Pink ribbon. I’m just loving the new In Colors and how versatile they are.

If you are in Australia and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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Layered Die Cuts

Today’s video and blog post show how I Layered Die Cuts for a really interesting effect on a card front suitable for anyone really. Here’s my completed card:

Layered Die Cuts

Now, although I’ve added ribbon and rhinestone jewels to the front, you could easily add some stamping say from Timeless Textures to make it look more masculine. Add a strip of Black Shimmer or some Burlap Ribbon  or Linen Thread for a totally different look. Try using the Wood Textures DSP stack instead of Color Theory. The possibilities are endless. Watch the video to see how I achieved this effect:

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Here’s a look at a side view so you can see the layers better:
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Measurements you need to know:
  • Card base – 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded at 10.5cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) – 14.3cm x 10cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Card and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet – 9.5cm x 8cm or 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ for each layer
  • I brushed over the whole top layer with Clear Wink of Stella

Layered Die Cuts 2

This photo shows the ‘shadow’ layer on the bottom. Don’t forget your layers don’t have to match up perfectly and your card will need some gentle persuasion to line up as you adhere each layer.

If you are in Australia and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Embossing Paste Glitter

I just love the effect this Embossing Paste Glitter makes for card backgrounds. It makes a simple card look glitzy and glamorous. The post I did previously had a Video tutorial on how to achieve this technique which is really easy. You can see it here.

You’ll just love Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste. It’s easy to use. There are many different techniques which it can be used for and many different paper craft projects including cards and scrapbook pages.

Embossing Paste Glitter

I decided to use another new product with this card, the Pretty Label Punch, or as a friend calls it the ‘Cloud’. With the addition of some reconfigured Rhinestone Jewels, it just gives the card some more glitter and is a great way to add the sentiment which comes from Balloon Celebration. The Tranquil Tide ink and card base make this card just glimmer with glitz.

If you are in Australia and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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