Lift Me Up with Lovely As A Tree Are you part of my Virtual Classroom? If you were you would have a Video tutorial on this Lift Me Up with Lovely As A Tree card and all the instructions to make it. New classes coming  monthly, so keep an eye out for information or better still, sign up for my Newsletter so you won’t miss any announcements. Now, I will tell you I have used Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad… Read more »

Global Design Project #078 Sketch Challenge Oh do I have you all confused? It’s OK, it’s not the weekend yet!! I just decided to do my challenge post a couple of days early to surprise you. Make sure you visit the Global Design Project Blog to see the inspiration from their design team and the inspiration shared by fellow challenge entrants. This week it’s a deign challenge. Design challenges are great as you can flip them, rotate, do lots of… Read more »

The Latte Girls team are looking at Balloons today, in particular the hot air type. Stampin’ Up! have a terrific bundle in the Occasions Catalogue which fits this theme perfectly. Oh this is a gorgeous bundle and I have a class running on it for next month. What? You didn’t know? Sign up for my Newsletter to stay up to date AND receive 3 free tutorials every full issue. Click on the banner below or sign up in the side bard…. Read more »

Today’s blog hop with the Latte Girls is all about Square cards – 3″ x 3″; 4″ x 4″ or 5″ x 5″ cards. I decided to go with some 4″ x 4″ Birthday Gift Cards: Aren’t they just sweet? So easy to make as well and I just loved the Candle Border Punch. These two have the Crushed Curry candle paper from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper and Emerald Envy on the front. I made them look slightly… Read more »

  Card base is 1/2 A4 Layer 1 is Very Vanilla 10cm x 14.3cm Insert is 9.5cm x 13.5cm Did you like that technique with the Sponge Brayers and the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details? It’s quite quick and easy as you saw so I hope you give it a go. A close up look at the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details So, this brings to an end my series on the Lucky Elephant Stamp Set series. Don’t forget to subscribe to… Read more »

Welcome back to my third in my series on the Lucky Elephant stamp set. The notion that elephants bring good luck has a long history. The elephant is a symbol of strength, power, stability and wisdom. Elephant statues are popular worldwide. It is common superstition that an elephant carving or picture should always face the door if you want to bring good luck into the house. There are different opinions as to if the elephant trunk should be up or down…. Read more »

So, would you like to see some items made with product from the new Occasions Catalogue and FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure? I hope you said YES!!! This is quite a long post with lots of photos so I hope you stay to the end as there could be a surprise. I’ll start with three cards I have made.   This is the outside of an Envelope Fold Card which is one of the techniques for next month –… 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 »

This week I have another Gift Card for you to make an alternative to the one I showed a couple of weeks back. I got this idea from Billie Moan at Rambling Rose Studios. (I think all ideas are shared and are a conglomeration of ideas from all over the place.)You can use the Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope from Designer Series Paper for it and just add a mailing label to the front. The video will show… Read more »

Today’s Tip Thursday will show you how to make a Gift Card Holder with Belly Band, however it has a little ‘pop-up’ Gift Card Holder apeture inside which leaves you space to stamp and write your greeting. I think it’s quite cute and it’s very easy to make. Watch the video and all the measurements are below to make it easy for you to make. Gift Card Envelope Cherry Cobbler – 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ punch and score at… Read more »