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: All those wonderful loops give the bows such fullness and add… Read more »

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. 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… Read more »

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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. ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop 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… Read more »

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card In this post I share how to make a Stamped Edge Gatefold Card using Floral Phrases on Whisper White with Night of Navy Ink and Berry Burst Ink. Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help position the images. Here’s a closer look at the card with out the ribbon embellishment or belly band: The card open reveals the sentiment stamped inside: Watch the video to see how I made it: Videos three times a week. Don’t misss another one…. Read more »

Embossing Paste Glitter

Embossing Paste Glitter I just love the effect this Embossing Paste Glitter makes for card backgrounds. It makes a simple card look glitzy and glamorous. The post I did previously had a Video tutorial on how to achieve this technique which is really easy. You can see it here. You’ll just love Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste. It’s easy to use. There are many different techniques which it can be used for and many different paper craft projects including cards… Read more »

Freshly Brewed Christmas in July

Freshly Brewed Christmas in July This week the Latte Girls are inspiring you with Freshly Brewed Christmas in July projects. It’s never too early to get a start on your Christmas Gift Giving and Card making, so hopefully after today you’ll have some inspiration to get you started. This week, as we speak, I’m moving into my new home. So as time was scarce leading up to this post I CASED the Catalogue and you can see this card on page… Read more »

Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background

Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background. I featured this technique a little while ago but did it again in a Watercolor Pencil Class. It’s very easy and the class participants loved it as their first foray into Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper and Stampin’ Up! Spritzers. You can see how the technique is done here. The Deatiled Dragonfly Thinlits Dies was die cut using Silver Foil and adhered to the front of the card with Glue Dots. The sentiment… Read more »

Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect

Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect.  This is a card which appeared in my Virtual Classroom earlier in the year and can give you added uses to your Stampin’ Up! Images. Watch the video  to see how easy this technique really is and it needs few supplies. I ended up adding small dots of Fine Tip Glue Pen to this card to make it look like it was raining. Sprinkle some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter on… Read more »

Hey Chick!! Did you know Easter is coming? Well the Latte Girls hope to inspire you today with some projects just for Easter using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Hey Chick!! Hey Chick! Easter is coming…. Hey Chick has to be one of my favourites from this year’s sale-A-Bration offerings. I just had to make a cheeky looking card. I’ve used my Stamp-A-Ma_Jig and Black Archival Ink Pad to stamp the chicks head and partial body around the Shimmery White… Read more »

Gift BASKET Today we’re making this little Gift Basket which would be great for Easter Treats. It’s made using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies. Don’t miss another of my Video Tutorials. Subscribe today!! Thank you for subscribing Cut the Gift Card Envelope Thinlit Die 4 times from designer Series Paper or double-sided card stock Remove the right side of each gift card and only leave 1/4″ or 1cm on outside of left hand side score line Cut the base… Read more »