Give Thanks

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When we Give Thanks we think of Thanksgiving Day which is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well. So this year it will be November 23rd here in Australia.

Australians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but it is a great time to be thankful for all that Spring and Summer bring us as well as for family, friendships and everything else we have. So, today’s card is inspired by Giving Thanks.

Give Thanks

This card is made with the Double Stamping Card and the colours I’ve used are Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist. It’s a great set to use to Give Thanks. You know, I’ve never been a ‘green’ person and I didn’t like this colour when it came out however I can tell you now I use it so much. I stamped off with the Dapper Denim with the larger image and then full strength with the smaller image. The leaves were stamped full strength in lemon Lime Twist for both images.

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Remember a couple of weeks ago I did a video using Painted Harvest? I gave you a tip on how to stamp the insert and the envelope at the same time. That’s what I did here. It saves time and works well with these images.

Give Thanks

So this card is part of my projects for the Holidays. I usually don’t do Halloween as it’s not big here in Australia and I don’t really believe in it. However, using stamp sets I already have I will bring you a couple of ideas for Halloween shortly. I’ll do more Give Thanks cards too.

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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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Wired Ribbon Bow

Today I’m bringing you a quick tutorial on Wired Ribbon Bow and how I tie it. It’s just one way I have found works to tie a plain bow around a card box, or gift. Have a look at what Stampin’ Up! have done with their ribbon:

Wired Ribbon Bow

Looks great, doesn’t it? It’s so easy to use this ribbon and therefore so way to use up and make gifts look extra special. The gifts don’t have to be for Christmas, but would look lovely at any time for any occasion. Watch the video to see one way of tying the Wired Ribbon Bow:

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Here’s another look at this beautiful ribbon:
In my recent Christmas Class the ladies used the new acetate boxes and some other gorgeous products from the Holiday catalogue to make up boxes for gifts. They tied a Wired Ribbon Bow around the boxes:
Wired Ribbon Bow
Next week I’ll have another video featuring this beautiful ribbon and how to tie a much fuller and more layered bow.

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Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Latte Girls sharing Freshly Brewed Birthdays inspiration and I’m sure the other girls have something special to inspire you.

Freshly Brewed Birthdays

Birthday’s are special and I like to make special cards for special people to remind them they’re valued and their birthday is an occasion to celebrate. I decided to use Birthday Blooms and some Watercolor Paper. I’ve actually done some Faux Watercolouring here and used an old favourite – the Pansy Punch as well as a new punch, see if you can spot it on the card.

Freshly Brewed Birthdays

This is a fun technique which doesn’t really require much skill. If you can use a sponge to add colour and flick some water with a paint brush, you’re set. I’ll have a video tutorial for you next week on this technique. Today I have used it for Freshly Brewed Birthdays. Here’s a closer look at the faux watercolouring:

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This was an easy card to create and I’m sure you could come up with many different combinations of where to place the flowers on the top layer of the card which has White Embossed flowers and sentiment. You then sponge colour on and use a paper towel or tissue to wipe off excess ink on the embossed areas.

I just love the Lemon Lime Twist which I have featured not just in the sponging but in the leaves and as a layer on the card base.

Don’t forget to visit the other blogs in the hop:

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Today’s Video tutorial is on the Velveteen Technique. It’s difficult to see the result in the photos but this technique is definitely worth a try.

Velveteen Technique

I just love Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp set and it looks great with the Velveteen Technique with the Marbled Background Stamp. Watch the Video to see how I did this technique:

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Here’s a closer view of the card front made during the video (the actual card will appear on my blog at a later date.
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Velveteen Technique

Card measurements:

  • Card base – 14.8cm x 21cm scored and folded at 10.5cm or  1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″. This is a landscape card.
  • Layer 1 – 14.3cm x 10cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Linen Thread – enough to wrap around card 3 times and to tie a bow

The inside of the card and the outside of the envelope. Stamped as I did in a previous video.

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Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour

It’s my great pleasure to be able to join this Fall RemARKably Creative Blog Tour today with international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Make sure you visit each blog in the Blog Tour to be inspired with projects using products from the current Holiday Catalogue.

Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour

Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour

Now, this Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour should fill yo u full of inspiration for the coming season. Make sure you check out all the blogs. 

This is my ‘Fall’ card. I guess most of you who know me, just know how much I love this stamp set from the current Holiday Catalogue.We’re coming into Spring here in Australia and the bush fire season has already started. However, these colours not only remind me of Autumn/Fall but the coming of summer and all it brings. I started out with one idea in mind and ended up doing something totally different. I call it creative licence and I think we all suffer from it. Here’s a close up of the sentiment area:

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I made the top layer of the card with Shimmery White card and embossed the sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss. I sponged colour over that area and then wiped the excess ink off with paper towel. This left a nice crisp looking sentiment.  I’ve used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. If you look closely you can see some glimmer too.I used my Clear Wink of Stella to give it some glimmer which is probably clearer in the photo below.

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I’ve used Linen Thread to tie around the top layer and add a bow. There’s a really thin layer of Early Espresso under the Shimmery White, then a layer of Cajun Craze. All these layers are adhered with Liquid Adhesive (Tombow) then I’ve used Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere all this to the card front.

Make sure you check out the rest of the inspiration from the participants of this Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour. See a full list below.

FREE DOWNLOAD – PAINTED HARVEST COLOUR COMBINATIONS

Now, I have a a FREE download for you today in the form of colour combinations for Painted Harvest. This is a beautiful photopolymer stamp set which has so many amazing combinations. I have come up with 64 and I’m sure there are many more out there. Just experiment with your colours and placement of flowers. It’s amazing the difference a 1/4 turn of a stamp can make to the depth you can achieve. If I think of more combinations, or you have some you’d like to share with me, please leave a comment below.

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It’s at this time of year we Give Thanks for all that we have and receive. Today’s card is a ‘Thank You’ card which can be used for you to Give Thanks. As my ‘thank you’ gift to you there is a free tutorial for this card which you can download.

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

You could easily turn this into a Masculine Christmas card with its non fussy look. Make it in Spring or Autumn/Fall colours to celebrate those seasons or use it as a ‘Thanksgiving’ card or merely to say than you to someone.

Now I have another special for you as well as the FREE downloadable tutorial for this card. Like FREE? I am sending a Stampin’ Up! Collapsible Bin FREE to anyone who places a A$60 (before shipping) order by 30th September. You have to love these bins:

Now, you can’t buy these. However, I have a supply just waiting for new homes. I am working towards a goal by the end of the Stampin’ Up! year (30/9/17) and I’m hoping you’ll be able to help me reach it. So every order A$60 or more will get you a FREE bin.

Here’s another offer I have going, so make sure you sign up for my Newsletter so you don’t miss any specials.

Here’s you FREE tutorial for today’s card

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Today I’m bringing you a Watercolor Technique Sentiments video tutorial. Now I have done this before, some time ago and thought I’d do another using current colours and give you a couple of extra tips to save product when making your projects

Watercolor Technique Sentiments

Watercolor Technique Sentiments

So, I demonstrate with the large floral stamp from Birthday Blooms, however you could use any stamp which suits the occasion. The sentiments in this stamp set also suit a number of occasions. It’s a good set to have on hand. There is a single flower in the set too and I used it with Powder Pink to stamp on the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope. I did the same for both cards with the second card being stamped in Berry Burst. You can purchase these products in my Online Store.

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You need some Watercolor Paper , Aqua Painter, White Emboss Powder and Versamark ink to complete the technique. This is just one way to do it and I’m sure you’ll work out a best way for you. Watch the video to see how I do this technique.

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.Here’s a closer look at the flower before I made the piece of Watercolor Paper into a card.

Watercolor Technique Sentiments 2

Watercolor Technique Sentiments Measurements

  • Card base – 14.8cm x 21cm scored and folded at 10.5cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″ (landscape)
  • Layer 1 – (Basic Black) – 9.8cm x 14.1cm or 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Layer 2 – (Watercolor Paper) – 13.8cm x 9.5cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Ribbon – 18cm or 7″ plus enough to tie a bow

Here’s a closer look at the Berry Burst flower demonstrated in the video:

Watercolor Technique Sentiments 3

Just remember when the ink dries on the Watercolor Paper it will be about 2 shades darker than when it’s wet. Keep that in mind when adding colour as something which looks quite dark may in fact dry quite pale. Add more definition by continually coming back and adding colour and blending with water to get the shades you’re after. Here’s the completed Berry Burst card:

Watercolor Technique Sentiments 4

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Today Leonie is representing the Latte Girls for this Blog Hop dedicated to Freshly Brewed Projects With Petal Garden.

Freshly Brewed Projects With Petal Garden

Freshly Brewed Projects With Petal Garden

Stampin’ Up have provides some wonderful images using this product, which I will share below.

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Gorgeous project using this suite and a few other coordinating Stampin’ Up! products.

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Petal Garden Card Pack is A$17.50 and includes 52 double-sided 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2) cm cards, 2 each of 26 designs; 20 double-sided 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) cards, 2 each of 10 designs; 2 cardstock sticker sheets; 5 gold foil die cuts. The coordinating colours are Colours: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White.

As well as this wonderful Memories & More share:

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So make sure you visit Leonie’s Blog to see her inspiration for today’s post using the Petal Garden Suite of products.

Now, before I go today I need to make sure you have your Holiday Catalogue. Live in Australia and don’t have one? Click the image below to request your FREE copy. Plus I enclose a hand made card and a little ‘thank you’ gift for requesting your catalogue from me.

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OK, so today should be the Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. However, I’m unable to participate so I thought I’d bring you a special offer – Embossing Paste Bundle.

Embossing Paste Bundle

Now, embossing paste is a new product from Stampin’ Up! in the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue. I’ve made a number of videos using the paste and really as a product, I love it. See these video tutorials here:

Embossing Paste Bundle

Why do I like the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste Bundle? Here are my 10 reasons:

  1. It’s very easy to use
  2. It dries reasonably quickly
  3. Clean up is with water – can’t get better than that, can you?
  4. You can colour it with different mediums – ink pad, re-inker etc
  5. It seems to go a long way
  6. Use it for card making
  7. Use it on a Canvas
  8. Great for children to use
  9. Use it for scrapbooking
  10. I love it!!!

So, I decided it was time to bring you a special bundle which is only available through me and to residents of Australia. Plus I will place the name of everyone in a hat so you have the chance to WIN a Stamp Set. Here’s the deal:

Embossing Paste bundle

 

PLUS, I will send you a FREE tutorial to use with these products.

So, contact me today to place your order. This is a limited time offer and only available through me.

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Billie Bows are named after my friend Billie Moan who ‘invented’ them. Billie is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in U.S.A. and she has her own video on how to make these. I thought I’d have a try at making them and do a video of my attempt.

Billie Bows

Here’s the close up I show at the beginning of the video and it’s made from loops of Linen Thread:

Billie Bows

All those wonderful loops give the bows such fullness and add interest to your cards. Watch the video to see how I made this bow:

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Billie Bows

Consider making Billie Bows from some of the following products: Ribbon; Baker’s Twine; and Thick Baker’s twine. You could make a number from each product and in different colours ready for the next project which needs a bit of a WOW factor and add a Billie Bow to it.

Billie Bows

I’ve used a Billie Bow on this Painted harvest card as a feature. I don’t feel I need to add a sentiment to the card as the Billie Bow does the work for me.

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