Welcome to another Latte Girls’ Blog Hop with Freshly Brewed Projects which look at Hostess Sets today.  I’m sure you will be inspired by the projects brought to you today by Leonie and Narelle so be sure to check out their blogs too. We also love to read your comments. This little elephant comes from the Love You Lots Stamp Set which is available in Wood or Clear Mount. I’ve teamed him with Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper… Read more »

A couple of months ago, the Latte Girls Team had a card swap featuring the Thoughtful Branches Bundle. I shared my card front at the time and here it is made into a full card. It’s a beautiful and versatile bundle which is available while stocks last. This card from was made by Barbara Laine. I added it to an Emerald Envy card base. Barbara has combined her design with the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and the Woodgrain… Read more »

Card 1 – Happy Birthday Today’s Tip Thursday is a very quick and easy one. I’m just going to show you how to make these cute little daisies which I have used on my cards. I’ve used 2 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack to make 3 cards. I have 2 birthday cards and 1 thank you card. I’ve used the Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Rose Garden Thinlit Dies which no longer… Read more »

  Today’s post is brought to you by Rock ‘n’ Roll. No, you don’t have to head back to the 50’s and 60’s for this card. It’s a technique called Rock ‘n’ Roll. Cool isn’t it? I inked up the stamp with Marina Mist and then rolled the edges of the stamp in Dapper Denim. It took a little practise but I think you’ll agree the outcome is great.  I added the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and some sequins from… Read more »

I’ve been designing shaker cards for my Technique Classes and having a lot of fun along the way. This card is suitable for a male and has lots of celebratory elements. The Metallic Sequins to enhance the shaker effect.  I’ve used Gorgeous Grunge and stamped in Night of Navy and Smoky Slate on the front of the card. The sentiment is from Celebrate Today which is a photopolymer stamp set and coordinates with the Balloon Framelits Dies which I have… Read more »

This week the Latte Girls’ are inspiring you to make some projects “For The Guys” in the Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. I decided to use the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder and the Bow Builder Punch for this project. This new Embossing Folder is quite thick and has a different Big Shot ‘Sandwich’ to the other folders and works superbly with the new Big Shot Platform. The ‘bow tie’ is made from scraps of Basic Black and the… Read more »

Today I’m sharing a tip with you on how to ensure your stamped image will match up with your Thinlit Die when you go to die cut it with your Big Shot. Here’s the card I made once I had finished the video. I used the Best Birds Bundle which is great to buy as a bundle as you save 10% I used the branch and added some of the flowers from the set and die cut them. They’re stamped… Read more »

Today I’m sharing my card which I’ve made for the Global Design Project #050 Sketch Challenge. Sketches are great to use as it stretches the imagination. You don’t have to do it exactly the same as the sketch in that you can turn and twist the sketch. It’s there as an inspiration.. Here’s my card: I needed to make some male themed cards and decided to use the sketch for my inspiration. I just love this Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder… Read more »

Back again for another Freebie Friday post and something a bit different today. A Shaker Card, which I know many of you would like to have a try at. Measurement: Whisper White Thick card stock: 11” X 4 ¼”; scored at 5 ½” Whisper White card stock strip: 1” X 3 ½” Festive Birthday Designer Paper (Tempting Turquoise piece): 5” X 3 ¾” Window Sheet 3 ½” X 3 ½”   Instructions: Using the balloon from the Balloon Framelits set,… Read more »

So, last Saturday I held my monthly Technique Class and we learnt various techniques associated with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. I used one of these same folders on a card the other day. It was a Thank You card and I used it behind a Thoughtful Branches design. You can see it here.  Today’s was ink direct to the folder and we used Bermuda Bay Ink. Here’s a Stampin’ Up! Video which gives you a few ideas for this great… Read more »