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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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This week’s Quick and Easy card is Easy Eastern Palace. It does require some use of the Big Shot, however I suggest if you’re making one card make a few and just change the sentiments as you stamp.

Easy Eastern Palace

Easy Eastern Palace

Can you see the embossed image on the Fresh Fig card? It’s made with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder. I

I’m sure you have many tamps with sentiments on them so make a few of the medallions in Very Vanilla and add a range of sentiments and make a number of cards as you go. Make sure you stamp the inserts of the card and the outsides of the envelopes and then ou will have cards ready for many different occasions, all made at one card sitting.

TIP: I always cut my inserts to 13.5cm x 9.5cm or 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. I cut a number of them and store them next to Stampin’ Up! envelopes so the’re ready to stamp of embellish when I need them.

You’ll notice in the list of products I have listed Very Vanilla twice. I have used the Thick Very Vanilla for my card and the ordinary Very Vanilla for the insert for my cards.

So, I hope you like creating the Easy Eastern Palace card for your use. You can download the tutorial 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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Holiday Friday

As promised, I will bring you a holiday project each Friday for the remainder of 2017. So Holiday Friday this week is a card my class attendees will be making tomorrow in class. It uses the Carols Of Christmas Bundle.

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So here’s today’s card and it is Christmas themed for my first Holiday Friday post:

This one is fairly easy but does require some scoring which can be done either with your Stampin’ Trimmer (give the cutting mat 1/4 turn so the surface is flat for scoring) or the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored. Add the pearls where ever you like but I like an odd number as it seems to give a balanced look.

Now to get the centre bit above I stamped the sentiment on Tranquil Tide and then used the Cherry Cobbler from the Regals Stampin’ Write Marker set and just coloured the ‘THE’ and the lines and stamped on some scrap Very Vanilla I’ve used the Layering Circle Framelits dies too.

This image is also included in the stamp set and I’ve used the Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write markers to colour and then stamp. I’ve also ink distressed the card insert with Cherry Cobbler ink.

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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Glue Dots

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Big Shot

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Today I’m bringing you another technique. This one is quite easy and is called Faux Tearing. It gives the impression of torn layers on your card but in fact you only have one layer.

Faux Tearing

So, I decided to make some Christmas Cards with this technique and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and how the technique adds depth to your card. Here’s my sample card:

Faux Tearing

See those hills in the background? Does it look like I have a layer of torn paper behind those trees? See how to achieve this:

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I decorated the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope with one of the other stamps in the set and used Smoky Slate and Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers from the Neutrals and Regals Stampin’ Write Marker sets.

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Stampin’ Up! envelopes are beautiful quality for your hand made cards all for the cost of a regular postage stamp. You should consider buying some. Just try them, I’m sure you’ll be happy with them.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is 14.8cm x 21cm scored and folded at 10.5cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scred and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1(Night of Navy) is 14.3cm x 10cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Layer 1 (Shimmery Whisper White) is 13.8cm x 9.5cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Card insert is 13.5cm x 9.5cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″

Here’s the finished card I made during the Video (both cards have the same insert):

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Make sure you try this Faux Tearing technique. You’ll have fun plus add depth and interest to your card fronts without the layers.

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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Welcome to another Wednesday Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re looking at Condolence – Sorry – Comfort projects. I find these types of projects difficult to make if I’m personally affected by an event. So here’s a tip: Make some of these cards at a time when you don’t need them. Check out the cards on the Stampin’ Up! Pinterest Board for ideas or use the ones from this week’s blog hop. Store them away and you will have a little stash when needed for a particular occasion or event.

Condolence

Condolence

A very simple card but I think it fits the occasion. What do you think? I’ve used Work of Art for the background and stamped in Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay (stamped off) and lastly Island Indigo. The card has a layer of Bermuda Bay behind the card front and some gorgeous Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon.

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I don’t often stamp sentiments on the inside of cards, however this time I thought I would. Both the front and inside sentiments come from Thoughts & Prayers, which is a beautiful stamp set for Condolence; Sorry; Comfort  or even Thinking of You projects. If you only want to use part of a sentiment, just colour that part with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Make sure you visit all the blogs in the hop this week:

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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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Glue Dots

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Today’s Video is on Painted Harvest Tips. Now this is a beautiful stamp set available in the Holiday Catalogue and is just right for now in Australia as all the Sunflowers start to bloom.

Painted Harvest Tips

Painted Harvest Tips

This is the first card I made for today’s video using Painted Harvest. It is done on Very Vanilla, then Cajun Craze which is adhered to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips. Like my Bow? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s Linen Thread. Just love Linen Thread as it’s so versatile.

Now I show you in the video how to stamp the insert for the card and the outside of the envelope at the same time. It’s just one of the tips I give you in this video. Here’s what the insert and envelope look like:

Painted Harvest Tips 1

Now here’s the card I ended up making from the sample I stamped in the Video:
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I decided on some Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and tied a simple knot, then stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink. The card is adhered to a Cherry Cobbler Base. I’ve used Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere this to the card base.
MEASUREMENTS:
  • Card base is 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″
  • Layer 1 is 14.3cm x 10cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Layer 2 is 13.8cm x 9.5cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Linen Thread was tied with a knot around the entire layer. Where as the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon was tied in a loose knot and adhered with Glue Dots (for positioning) to the front of the card. I then used Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back so I just cut a short length enough to do the job.

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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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Grid Paper

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My post is a little later today as I did two posts yesterday. Here’s a Painted Harvest Easy treat bag for you to make for your FREE download today. Now, remember this is just an idea and you could use it with any Designer Series Paper (DSP) and stamp set. Take the idea and make it your own in a short while. It makes a lovely ‘little’ gift for a friend or colleague.

Painted Harvest Easy 

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This is a wonderfully versatile stamp set and bundled with the leaf punch you save 10% on the price if you purchased each separately.

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How long have you wanted a leaf punch? This one has two stamps which co-ordinate with it – plain leaf or the stem and veins or combine the two for a full effect. How good is that? Here’s the punch:

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So, all in all a great bundle to have. I’ve used the bundle several times already and have plans for more projects plus free downloads for you.

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Now, back to the card which is probably what you want.

I’ve used the beautiful Painted Autumn DSP again on this project. Now even though it says ‘Autumn’ in the name of this DSP, it certainly fits with and Australian summer with all the shades of burnt orange, brown earth and beautiful lush greenery. I’ve combined it with Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Garden Green card. In addition to those colours I’ve added some Burlap Ribbon and Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon. The inks are Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green and Early Espresso. Here’s the treat bag again:

You can access your FREE download of this Quick and Easy treat Bag 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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Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Maybe you don’t want to sell it but you want to be a Happy Shopper and receive a discount on your own purchases? To learn more, visit my website.

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Glue Dots

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Big Shot

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Today we have a great line up of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand sharing projects made with NEW products from the Holiday Catalogue which went live on 1st September. Haven’t got yours yet and you live in Australia? Contact me for your FREE copy.

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These beautiful acetate boxes are available in the Holiday Catalogue and are a fantastic idea for a gift with hand-made cards inside. Do you know someone who needs a gift but you don’t know what to give them? What better gift than some Stampin’ Up! hand-made cards beautifully gift boxed? Here’s a closer look at the ribbon and embellishment piece:

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You can find all the supplies for this project on pages 12 and 13 of the NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue. Just love these embellishments and set the tag off with some Rhinestones and it looks great. That ribbon, you ask? It’s wired ribbon and is wonderful to work with. Oh and I forgot to tell you about the new Every Day Label Punch which I used for the tag.

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Now, you may have noticed some cards in the box? I’m making 4 cards for the box but will share just one of them today, as you’ve already gone into overload because of the box. Yes?

Are You Starting Your Christmas Cards yet?

Here’s one of the cards:

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This card uses the Carols of Christmas Bundle. Did you know, if you buy bundles you actually save 10% on the overall price if you purchased each product separately? I’ve added some of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper for the background. Stamped the sentiment from Carols of Christmas and layered it up. Here’s a closer look at the tree and deer:

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Isn’t that deer just the cutest? There’s a die in the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. So, no fussy cutting. The tree may be stamped or just die cut from card stock as I have done. I’ve added some Liquid Multipurpose Glue, then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on it and allowed it to dry before placing it in the envelope:

I had a little bit of DSP left over so used it for the insert which has been ink distressed with Old Olive on a sponge. The envelope front received the same DSP and stamped deer. You can’t have boring envelopes and this one lets the recipient know it’s for Christmas.

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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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Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Maybe you don’t want to sell it but you want to be a Happy Shopper and receive a discount on your own purchases? To learn more, visit my website.

Earn FREE Stamps With Libby rewards program – print your copy HERE.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR DEMONSTRATOR!

Make sure you visit all the other blogs in the hop and you can see the products I used below:

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Kelly Kent
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Cheryl Algie
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Chloe Evans
  11. Sharon Dalton
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Nicole Wilson
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Sandra Mastello
  20. Cathy Pinchbeck
  21. Rose Packer
  22. Barbara Williams
  23. Jessie Holton
  24. Rosalie Desmond
  25. Liv Ingle
  26. Ellen Woodbridge
  27. Rebecca Scurr
  28. Mandy Depiazzi
  29. Samantha White
  30. Libby Dyson  YOU ARE HERE
  31. Lisa Gibson
  32. Delys Cram

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