I seem to have this lyric singing in my head “… birthday’s on our minds….” I need to work out where it came from. This week the Latte Girls have Birthday’s on their minds and are sharing Birthday inspiration with you today. I’ve used the Confetti Celebration stamp set today to make this sort of masculine card but really I think anyone would be happy to receive it. It’s a bit hard to see in the photo but I have… Read more »

I saw a similar card to this on Pinterest and thought I’d give it an updated look. I’ve used the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. Now what’s Dynamic about it? It’s quite a thick folder so you use it with just the Big Shot Platform and 1 Cutting Pad. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders take embossing to the next level, with deeper, more detailed impressions than standard embossing folders—great for card fronts and accents. It measures 6″ x 6″… Read more »

Today’s Tip Thursday is a technique called Rock ‘n’ Roll. I’ve already shared a couple of cards using this technique and today there is another. I love this colour combination of Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum. Anyway watch the video and have a play yourself. It seems to take a bit of a wrist action but once perfected is an easy way to make a WOW card. Here’s the inside of the card, which isn’t great as I slipped doing… Read more »

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 »