Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop and this one is in celebration of our favourites from the current Holiday Catalogue. There is so much to love about this catalogue and if you haven’t got yourself organised for Christmas yet, there will be some wonderful inspiration shared across all the blogs in the hop so make sure you look at them all. My first project is a 12″ x 12″ frame using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (D.S.P.). It… Read more »

Welcome to another Tip Thursday and this week I have a card share with you. I saw this card on Pinterest and decided to share with you how to make it as it gives an alternate use of a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This is the card we make in the video today. So watch the video and read below for the measurements. Card measurements Card base measures 21cm x 14.8cm Layer 1 measures 10cm x 14.3cm Layer 2 measures… Read more »

I saw this card on Pinterest and thought I had to make it. I just love the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. It’s so very versatile and very easy to use. Just use your Big Shot, the Big Shot Platform , then your Textured Impressions Folder with card inside and 1 cutting plate on top. I’ve stamped in Smoky Slate and the colours of the card are Rose Red and Wild Wasabi. The stamp set is Holly Berry Happiness… Read more »

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 »

This month the Latte Girls are swapping Sweet Treat. Now this idea came from Brenda Quintana from Qbees Quest who made some smaller ones for Hershey Chocolates. I made these ones so they would fit the treats you can buy in bags of mixed chocolates. Mine has the little Dairy Milk Chocolate in them. Card 2 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ – Crumb Cake Score at 3/8″; 1 3/8″; 1 3/4″ and 2 3/4″ Stamp Reindeer in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake… Read more »

This week’s Freebie Friday features a new technique. The Candy Cane Diagonal Cut Card. You can use this diagonal cut technique for almost any occasion and stamp set you can think of, so don’t stop at this card. Crumb Cake: 8 ½” x 5 ½” and a scrap for punching reindeer Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper 4” x 4” Real Red from Candy Cane Lane Twine pack 7”         Place the 4” x 4” piece of designer paper… Read more »

Welcome to another Tip Thursday and your tip this week is another use for the Envelope Punch Board. I promised you yesterday, I would share with you how I made the little Gift Box which isn’t so little really as it measures when finished 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ and 4 1/2″ high so it will fit quite a bit in it. So this is the one I’m making today in the video. I’ve still used Candy Cane Lane Designer… Read more »

This week the Latte Girls are bringing you inspiration using the Envelope Punch Board. Now call me biased but I do think this should be a tool in everyone’s kit. It makes more than just envelopes. Item # 133774 for $32 Bargain!! Anyway onto my project for today and I do hope you’re not expecting an envelope because I have a Gift Box for you.  It’s finished size is 2 1/2″ wide x 2 3/4″ deep and 4 1/2″ high so… Read more »

Last week I went to Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage Live in Brisbane. It was so much fun plus we learnt a lot too. We caught up with friends and made new acquaintances and received lots of free gifts. These are the gifts I made for my Krafty Owlz Team members who were able to make it – Linda, Kay and Jenny. Plus I had 2 roomies, so I made them each the same gift but in a different colour. I… Read more »