Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls and today we’re looking at Birthdays. Make sure you see all the inspiration by hopping along with us. You can see a full list of participants below.

Freshly Brewed

Birthdays

Birthdays

Oh, I had fun creating this card on my Live With Libby yesterday. Did you miss it? Never mind, I’ll have the replay tomorrow for you. I’ve used Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Balloon Bouquet Punch for this card

Tip: Use 2 Post-It Notes together to punch out a few ‘masks’ before you start (Thanks Rebeka for that tip). This way the punch doesn’t try to eat your post-it notes.

Birthdays

Stamp the balloon strings first and add the bow. This gives you somewhere to stamp your balloons. Choose coordinating colours a pale and dark or mid-range for each shade. Stamp your first balloon and then mask it and so on.

You may need more masks when you stamp the dotted bit.

Birthdays

Now, this may seem a strange image to share but can you see the faint Petal Pink tinge on the Whisper White card? I added Frost White Shimmer Paint and a few drops of Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill to a Stampin’ Spritzer with rubbing Alcohol and spritzed the whole of the background before stamping. It’s given it a lovely shimmer effect

Tip: Use the Take Your Pick Tool to place the Metallic Pearls in place for ease of getting them off the original sheet and placing them down on your card

Birthdays

Birthdays Basics:

Birthdays

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 Go For Greece Blog Hop. I am so honoured to be part of this International group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who will inspire you with their projects. I have decided to use Peaceful Noel.

Peaceful Noel

I just love the Joyous Noel Designer Series P, so many choices in this Specialty paper which has 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. They’re mingled with Copper and coordinate beautifully with Merry Merlot, Gray Granite, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Tranquil Tideaper

Peaceful Noel

Buy the Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ or 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm Glimmer paper and have a choice of Copper, Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide. This Glimmer Paper is fantastic. It punches, cuts and die-cuts easily as it doesn’t appear to have that backing on it so many of us used to try and peel off before die-cutting.

Tip: Cut it face down, glimmer paper on the surface of your trimmer, so you preserve your blade. It’s cutting through the card first and not the ‘glimmer’

Peaceful Noel

Peaceful Noel Basics:

  • Cut the card base to 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Cut the Gray Granite to 14.4 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Spritz lightly with water and run through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Cut a Whisper White card layer to 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Cut the Copper Glimmer Paper to 13.4 cm x 9 cm or 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Adhere all layers together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Cut the D.S.P. to 12.9 cm x 8.5 cm or 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Adhere these two layers together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and place a weight (acrylic block or a couple of ink pads) on it until the glue sets
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and heat set with Copper Emboss Powder
  • Die cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • Punch out 2 Whisper White and 3 Copper Glimmer paper Sprigs and attach to the back of the sentiment with Glue Dots, ensuring the Sprigs do not overlap the outer edges of the card
  • Attach the sentiment pieces to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Cut a card insert to 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Adhere a strip of leftover D.S.P. to the card insert and to the flap of the envelope

Peaceful Noel

What You Will Need

Peaceful Noel

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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Today in my Live With Libby, I will be featuring the Take Your Pick Tool. I have also decided it’s my product of the week. If you purchase it this week through my Online Store, I will send you a Clear-Mount Stamp Case to store it in. (Only available in Australia as per Stampin’ Up! Policy)

Hope to see you for Live with Libby at 12 noon Sydney time. Come and:

  • chat with me
  • stamp with me
    laugh with me
  • have some fun
  • participate and you may win a prize

     Take Your Pick Tool

Take Your Pick Tool

 

Every so often, Stampin’ Up! comes up with a tool that is a game changer. We demonstrators have been asking for this sort of tool for a while and now we’ve got it!

The last “game changer” type (in my humble opinion) was the stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus. It made two, three, and four step stamping SO easy for my customers. If you’re not familiar with that tool, I’ll have a video farther down in this post where you can check it out, while back to the Take Your Pick Tool.

This little gem is designed to make working with small embellishments so much easier. The “putty” end is perfect for picking up sequins and placing them perfectly on your projects. The flat, a spatula is designed to easily slip under adhesive backed elements such as rhinestones, pearls and enamel dots. There is also a paper piercing tool AND two sizes of stylus tips. Seriously, this is A-MAAAA-ZING! I grabbed a video done by one of our product specialists in the home office. Check it out:

This is a great tool which should be in every paper crafters stash. It’s invaluable for card makers and scrapbookers alike.

Take Your Pick Tool

If you notice in the Holiday catalogue this tool is on page 30 and you have the replacement putty refill. It comes with 1 refill included. Trust me it will last quite a long time, well all depending on how much putty you squeeze out and how much you use it, but overall, it should last for months.  The refill comes in a pack of 2. Make sure you place the cap on when you are not using it so it will be free of dust. 🙂 Dust would stop the stickiness.

What all this tool can do?

Here is what you can use the took for and I am sure many of you will have more suggestion if so please leave a comment.

  • Putty to pick little punch out, sequins.
  • Spatula un-glue layers.
  • scoring tool to score your cardstock. I use the big tip for Designer Paper and the small tip for card stock
  • Paper piercer, you can make the holes for decor or holes for brads.

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…

Buy the products used in this project and many more Stampin’ Up! Products in my Online Store now.

 


 

This page will let you know the details of the Stampin Blends Club. It’s a great way to increase your supplies on a monthly basis.

When you click on the image, it will take you to a sign-up form. When I receive that, I will invoice you for the amount required each month.

Stampin Blends Club

Stampin Blends Club

Stampin Blends Club

2018 STAMPIN’ BLENDS MARKER CLUB

What

  • Do you want ALL the Stampin’ Blends markers but don’t know where to start?
  • I take all the thinking out of it with my Stampin’ Blends Club!

How long

  • The club runs for a minimum of 3 months.
  • There are 2 in each colour family (light & dark shade) & you will receive 3 colour families each month = 6 markers every month!

Cost

  • Cost is $50 per month (including postage)
  • You can choose the colours you would like each month OR just let me pick them for you!
  • If you already have some of the Stampin’ Blends, just let me know which ones so I don’t include them in your order.
  • Let me know as soon as possible if you would like to participate.
  • I place 1 bulk order at the end of every month.

Rewards

Sign up for 6 months and receive a $20 Stampin’ Up! Shopping Voucher. Redeem it through me when you shop with me. Use it for anything except postage. & you can choose if you continue after that or not.

Payments

  • Please put your name as the reference
  • If you require a PayPal Invoice there will be a $1 extra charge to cover fees
  • All payments are due by the 20th of each month. This gives me time to remind people about payments. If all payments are made by the 20th of each month the bulk order will go in a little earlier.
  • I will only send you a reminder if your payment hasn’t been made by the 20th of the month.

Please Note:

If you want extra products e.g. adhesive, card (especially Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock, Very Vanilla A4 Thick Cardstock or Shimmery White A4 Card Stock, paper etc, just email me your list and I’ll let you know the extra amount you need to deposit.

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…

Here’s another of my current classes – Classes By Mail Dashing Deer. Everybody loves deer, on cards at Christmas. Start your Christmas cards early with this class by mail.

Classes By Mail Dashing Deer

Classes By Mail Dashing Deer

Available NOW!! Only for a limited time 

Option 1

Buy the bundle at A$87.25 (plus postage) and receive 6 tutorials using both stamps and dies plus card, Designer Series paper and ribbon/Baker’s twine to make  to make 2 of each project (enough for 12)

Dashing Deer

Option 2

Buy the Stamp Set only A$52 (plus postage) and receive 4 tutorials using the stamped images only and product to make 2 of each project (enough for 8)

Option 3a

Already have the product? Spend a minimum of A$87.25 in my Online Store and receive all of the product for Option 1

Option 3b

Already have the product? Spend a minimum of A$52 in my Online Store and receive all of the product for Option 2
  • Shop Online and email me which option you’d like
  • Have me shop for you and have it delivered straight to you. You will need to email/message/text/phone your order through. I will let you know a total which you will deposit into my bank account

Tip: Shopping in my Online Store saves you extra postage from me to you. Don’t forget to use the current Hostess Code to get extra rewards from me XHCCVYFQ

Scrapbookers Note

This bundle is great for those Christmas Scrapbook Pages also. I am happy to swap a couple of card tutorials for scrapbook page tutorials if you would prefer

Option 4

Just the pre-cut kits and directions $20

Option 5

Tutorials Only

  • 6 tutorials @ $10 or
  • 4 tutorials @ $8

Please Note:

  • Product may only be shipped within Australia as per Stampin’ Up! Policy
  • Tutorials can be emailed worldwide

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…

I have a new offering for you – Classes By Mail Timeless Tidings.  Each class will be different and some will run for a limited time, but I’m sure you’ll love them all.

Classes By Mail Timeless Tidings

Classes By Mail Timeless Tidings

Timeless Tidings is a class where you can either buy the kit and have me send you some tutorials or you can have me make the cards for you

Classes By Mail Timeless Tidings

Crafty and Non- Crafty Friends. This year I am very pleased to offer this set of handmade cards (yes, pre-made!) to you all.
I often get compliments about the cards and asked if I have any for sale, so this year I am being organised!

Have Me Make Your Cards Option

  • The set will include 20 Cards (5 each of the 4 designs you see here) along with 20 of the coordinating gold foil envelopes.
  • The set will cost $50 which includes postage to wherever you are, in a well packed trackable satchel.
  • ALL ORDERS must be to me by September 30. This will allow me to order the supplies, make the cards and get them to you in a timely manner. You can then write in them and post off.
  • Australia only!
  • Click the button below and I will contact you about payment details

Buy The Kit Option

  • You can buy the kit for A$35 plus postage from my Online Store
  • Click the button below. Make sure you choose Libby Dyson as your demonstrator and I will email you the tutorials
  • I will send you the tutorials to make one set of the cards. Tutorials will also include gift tags/ wrapping/bags etc with the bits and pieces. 8 projects in total

Don’t forget to use the current Hostess Code to get extra rewards from me XHCCVYFQ

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…

Global Stamping Friends has an inspiring line up of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who will showcase projects using products from the Holiday Catalogue – Extraordinary Hop Holiday Catalogue

Global Stamping Friends

Extraordinary Hop Holiday Catalogue

Extraordinary Hop Holiday Catalogue

Extraordinary Hop Holiday Catalogue

This is almost a monotone card.

  • Use Versamark or Versamark and Clear Emboss Powder to create a tone on tone effect
  • Select a colour on which the above technique will show up well, lighter colours are more difficult to see the effect
  • Use a similar or the same colour ribbon as your main colour ink or cardstock

Extraordinary Hop Holiday Catalogue Basics

  • Cut card to 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Cut a card front to 14.4 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Stamp the image all over the card front in Versamark
  • Sprinkle Clear Emboss Powder over the surface and heat set with your heat tool
  • Die cut the Merry from Copper Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper Pack
  • Die cut the larger of the labels from the Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies
  • Stamp the sentiment using Shaded Spruce and your Stamparatus
  • Trim down and add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of it
  • Tie a flat knot in the ends of the ribbon and add it to the front of the card with Glue Dots then adhere to the back with Tea & Tape Adhesive
  • Adhere the word to the Vellum using small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Cut some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and add them to the back of the Vellum ensuring they are hidden by the word, then adhere to the card front where desired
  • Adhere the sentiment piece
  • Cut a card insert 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Use the image used on the front of the card and Merry Merlot ink to stamp the card insert and the envelope at the same time so the side of the card insert is covered.
  • Adhere the card insert inside the card

 

Extraordinary Hop Holiday Catalogue

What You Will Need

Extraordinary Hop Holiday Catalogue

Make sure you visit all the other blogs in the hop You can see a full participant list below my signature

Extraordinary Hop Holiday Catalogue

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…

GSF Blog Hop Next

Extraordinary Blog Hop Participants

Tricia Butts
Libby Dyson – YOU ARE HERE
Anastasia Radloff
Anja Reuss
Jan Musselman
Amanda Farlinger
Angélique Stempelkeuken
Lisa Henderson
Kimberley Anne Morris
Rachel Macleod
Narelle Fasulo
Sarah McDermott

Buy the products used in this project and many more Stampin’ Up! Products in my Online Store now.

Today I have some more techniques to share using Shimmer Paint. I share 3 more techniques which I demonstrate in my video in More Shimmer.

More Shimmer

More Shimmer

For this card:

  • Stamp images on the card background – So Saffron, Crushed Curry & Soft Suede stamped off used for the flower and Old Olive for the leaves
  • Fill in the spaces by using a Sponge Dauber and Shimmer Paint
  • Use the Sponge Dauber on the flower centres as well

More Shimmer

More Shimmer Card Basics

  • Cut card to 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Cut layer 1to 14.4 m x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Cut layer 2 to 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamp images where desired
  • Adhere the top 2 layers together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Adhere Burlap Ribbon around these layers and adhere to the card base
  • Make a Multiloop bow and add where desired on Burlap Ribbon with a Glue Dot
  • Cut a card insert to 13.5 cm v 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamp the sunflower image on the envelope and the card insert at the same time, then adhere the card insert inside the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue

More Shimmer

You can see some of the Shimmer Paint between the stamped images on this photo

What You Will Need

More Shimmer

Now, grab your favourite beverage and sit back and watch the techniques I share with you today.

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More Shimmer

Tips

  • Use a fine tip paint brush which is dry
  • Use only a small amount of Shimmer Paint. You can always add more
  • Use this technique for Christmas or Winter cards

More Shimmer

On this card, my brush was too wide so I couldn’t get fine detail so make sure you use a fine tip, dry brush for this technique.

Try other colours. I’ve used Frost White on Shaded Spruce which is stamped on Crumb Cake. Try adding some Champagne Mist if you stamp ion Whisper White or Shimmery White or even some Bright Copper or Vegas Gold would work well on both the Crumb Cake and the two white cardstocks.

More Shimmer

More Shimmer Card Basics

  • Cut card to 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Cut top layer to 14.4 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Stamp images, then use a dry, fine tip brush and just a tiny bit of Shimmer Paint to put some ‘snow’ or ‘glimmer’ on the branches and the ground too if you desire
  • Wrap the Striped Burlap Trim around the card adhering it with Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Adhere to the front of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Cut a card insert to 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamp on both the card insert and the envelope at the same time
  • Adhere the card insert into the card

More Shimmer

What You Will Need For his Card

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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Hello, and welcome to another blog post. Today I’m writing about Shimmer Paint Techniques and will share some techniques with you. I also have an edited version of my Facebook Live where I shared how I did three different techniques.

Shimmer Paint Techniques

Shimmer Paint Techniques

It’s difficult to see the shimmer paint in the photo

  • Add some drops of Shimmer Paint to a Stampin’ Spritzer with Rubbing Alcohol, shake well and spray
  • Ink up your stamp and add dabs of Shimmer Paint to the image and stamp down. Clean off under running water or use wet wipes so you don’t get the shimmer all through your Stampin’ Scrub or Simply Shammy.
  • Use a Sponge Dauber to add some Shimmer Paint to the image after it has been stamped

Shimmer Paint Techniques

Now get your favourite beverage and watch the video and see the techniques I shared.

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Shimmer Paint Techniques

Shimmer Paint Techniques Basics

  • Cut card base to 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Cut layer 1 to 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Cut D.S.P. to 13.4 cm x 9 cm or 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Stamp your image on Whisper White then trim down
  • Adhere this piece to some Tranquil Tide and trim that down so you have a narrow mat of colour showing
  • Place a strip of Tear & Tape up the middle of the D.S.P. and adhere the Burlap Ribbon
  • Adhere all layers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stamp some flowers in Crumb Cake and die cut them, add some Shimmer Paint and when dry adhere to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Cut a piece of card for the card insert which is 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamp across both the card insert and the envelope and continue to stamp off
  • Adhere the card insert inside the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Shimmer Paint Techniques

What You Will Need

Shimmer Paint Techniques

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…


Buy the products used in this project and many more Stampin’ Up! Products in my Online Store now.

 


Join The Latte Girls today as we share projects using Dandelion Wishes.

Designer Series Paper

I’m sure you’ll love the projects shared with you today. Mine combines a couple of techniques

Dandelion Wishes

I’ve used the Sunburst Technique

  • Cut strips of Designer Series Paper all the same width
  • Cut these strips diagonally in half long ways
  • Turn one over so you have both sides of the Designer Series Paper showing
  • Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the card front leaving a small space between each strip
  • Trim all edges when glue is dry, so your card front has neat edges

Dandelion Wishes

I’ve used some Frost White Shimmer Paint on the image stamp

  • Ink up the image, well
  • Use a palette to drop 1 drop of Shimmer Paint down then use a Sponge Dauber to tap the paint so you get a light coverage on the dauber
  • Gently add some of the paint with the Dauber until you’re happy
  • Stamp the image on your card stock
  • Allow to dry thoroughly

Dandelion Wishes

Dandelion Wishes Basics

  • Cut card base to 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score and fold at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
  • Cut contrasting layer to 14.4 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White to 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper is cut to 14.9 cm x 2.5 cm or 5 1/2″ x 1″
  • Punch out the image piece with a 2″ Circle Punch
  • Punch out a piece of Glimmer Paper with a 2 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Adhere the 2 circles with Multipurpose Liquid Glue then add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back
  • Adhere all layers to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Cut a piece of card for the card insert to 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamp the image on the inside of the card and the envelope
  • Adhere the card insert inside the envelope

Dandelion Wishes

What You Will Need

Dandelion Wishes

 

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…

 

Buy the products used in this project and many more Stampin’ Up! Products in my Online Store now.