Tea Room Envelope Card

Good Afternoon! Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls. This week we are sharing projects using the Tea Room Suite and I’ve created a sweet Envelope Card for you.

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Tea Room Envelope Card

I love the papers in this suite and a great way to use them is to make these sweet Envelope Cards …

Tea Room Envelope Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

These little cards are quick and easy to make and even easier when you use the Envelope Punchboard.

I cut my patterned paper 6×6 to make a 3×4 card but you could make any size envelope card just by following the sizing and instructions on the Envelope Punch Board. Tea Room Envelope Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

My panel on the front is created with the Tea Room Framelits set and they also cut out the cup and saucer.  The cup and saucer is stamped in Bermuda Bay and I’ve just used the Blender Pen to blend the ink a little around the edges to give the image more depth.

To open the card simply untie the ribbon and open the envelope flaps to reveal the sentiment and add your message. Tea Room Envelope Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

My layers inside are 3 x 4 for the pool party layer and the white layer is 2 7/8 x 3 7/8.  I’ve just used the Team room Stamp set to stamp my sentiment and flowers.   The little flower is stamped and cut out with the framelits.

These cards are a lot of fun and super easy to make and I’d love to see you create one of your own!

We have arrived in Vancouver and we are waiting for our connecting flight to Seattle as I type.  We are meeting a long time friend to spend a few days with in Mount Vernon in Washington although we are spending a few hours in Seattle before we head to her place.

It’s been a very long day so far but an exciting one.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..

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Cut Out to be Friends

Good Morning!  We are probably on our flight ready for take off as this post goes online.  Today’s card uses the Crafting Forever Stamp Set and this sentiment is perfect for those I’ll be seeing over the next couple of weeks.  We truly were Cut Out to be Friends …

Cut Out to be Friends using Crafting Forever by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Cut Out to be Friends 

I’m sure you have friends like I do.  Friends that you hold dear and no matter how long it is between seeing each other it’s like you weren’t apart.  Friends that you’ve know for year, dont remember when or how you met but know you’ll be friends forever.  Those friends that sometimes know you better than you know yourself.  Yes those friends!

Some of those friends I’ll be seeing over the next two weeks and to say I’m excited is an understatement.  Some are from Australia, some from United States of America and some from Canada and some from Europe and the United Kingdom.  Where else can you enjoy working a job that brings you into contact with such wonderful people and at such wonderful destinations.

Who knew all those years ago watching Northern Exposure on TV I’d be visiting Alaska and with such wonderful people and all paid for by such a wonderful Company like Stampin’ Up! I did tell you I was excited didnt I?

Cut Out to be Friends using Crafting Forever by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Today’s card was cased from a sample in the catalogue.  I’ve stamped my images in Jet Black Stazon and water coloured them with my Stampin’ Up! Classic Inks and my beloved Aqua Painter.

The sentiment is heat embossed with White Embossing powder.  I love how it pops on the black cardstock banner.

I cant believe this day is here! Seems it was  coming for months and months and now it is here!  I’m so very grateful for Stampin’ Up!, my family, for my friends, customers and especially my Latte Girls Team.  Without all of you this trip today would not be happening.

Cruising for a Bonus … 

Dont forget my special bonus for shopping with me while I’m sailing ..

Shop now and earn your bonuses to spend in August!

Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

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Stained Glass Window

Good Morning!  Well today is the last day to ‘get it all done’ before we fly out tomorrow morning!   Today’s card is one from my recent Stained Glass Class – my Stained Glass Window card.

Stained Glass Window by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Stained Glass 

Have you played with the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum sheets yet?  They are so lovely with 12 different designs makes for many different projects for you to make.

Graceful Glass 6×6 Designer Vellum 

The Graceful Glass Designer Vellum contains 24 sheets of 6×6 printed Vellum. You’ll get 2 each of 12 different designs – the perfect size for card fronts and scrapbook layouts and elements.

They are great for colouring with your Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin Blends.  You can also use your Watercolour Pencils to colour them for a softer muted look.

The pattern I’ve used today reminds me of the years growing up in the Presbyterian Church and all the pretty Stained Glass Windows in the older Churches.

I purposely left some of the design uncoloured.  I wanted the flowers and the butterflies to be the focus of my card so just coloured those.

Stained Glass Window by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

The sentiment I’ve used is simply ‘sending prayers’ which I thought fit perfectly with the card.  You could send this for any reason really.  When someone is unwell, has lost a loved one or just generally going through a hard time.

The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set

Its a great stamp set with 32 different sentiments you’ll be covered for any occasion you will need.  Great also when you want to make a set of cards as a gift to cover different occasions.

Cruising for a Bonus

So tomorrow we leave for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip and I’ve got a great deal for you …

While I’m off cruising my way to Alaska I’ve got a little bonus for you!  Simply shop with me via my online store and you will receive bonus dollars to spend in August.

Shop between 17th and 31st July and receive the following bonuses …

  • Place an order of $50 – $99 and receive $5 to spend in August
  • Place an order of $100 or more and receive $15 to spend in August

I will email you in early August and let you know how much you have to spend.  You simply email or ring me with your order in August and I’ll take what you’ve earned off the total of your order!

Shop with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for extra rewards

Thanks so much for stopping by today and see you latte ..

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Delightfully Detailed in Black

Good Afternoon … just two more sleeps till our Alaska trip so the packing and such is in full swing!  Today I have a lovely card using Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Papers for you.

Delightfully Detailed in Black

I do love the new laser cut Delightfully Detailed Specialty Designer Series Paper!  It is gorgeous  for lots of different projects.  I also love how one side is Very Vanilla and the other side is Whisper White.  You can also make it any colour you like by brayering, spongeing or colouring it with your markers.

Delightfully Detailed in Black on Shimmer by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I’ve taken two of the flower pieces that were snipped from the large 12×12 piece and coloured them with the Basic Black marker.  You could also press them into the Memento Jet Black Ink pad to get them covered.  If you do this you may wish to use tweezers or gloves so you dont get ink all over your hands.  Simply sponge some Tombow Multipurpose glue on the back of your flowers or use the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Remember less is always more with glue on these papers.

The panel across the card was taken from one of the borders from the other sheet in this pack. I’ve cut a Basic Black cardstock strip to go behind the border and added Black Rhinestones to the centres of the ‘flower’.  The new Black cord works perfectly in a bow to accent the card.

Delightfully Detailed in Black on Shimmer by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

The sentiment comes from the lovely Detailed with Love Stamp Set.

My card base and card layer uses Shimmery White cardstock.  I was thinking while making this card we could really use some Shimmery Black cardstock as well.  It would be great for Wedding, Engagement and Graduation projects wouldnt it?

I do hope you like today’s card.  Just imagine a set of these cards all done in different colours and sentiments and given as a gift set.

Thanks for stopping by today and see you latte ..

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Delicately Detailed Soft Sea Foam

Good Morning!  We are counting down –  just 3 days till we leave on our trip of a lifetime!  Today I have my Delicately Detailed Sea Foam card for you …

Delicately Detailed Sea Foam card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Delicately Detailed Soft Sea Foam

This card is so pretty and elegant and rather easy to do.   The sentiment is from the very lovely Detailed with Love Stamp Set.   The patterned piece comes from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper Pack.  This is one of the packs you can Buy 3 and Get 1 free this month.  It’s such a pretty soft design.  I do love the Soft Sea Foam colour – it’s so soft and pretty and literally goes with everything!

The flower panel overlay is from the Delicate Details Laser Cut Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper and I’ve just snipped out a section of the full laser cut sheet to go on the front of my card.

Delicately Detailed Sea Foam card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Tip ..

To adhere your laser cut paper easily and without getting glue up to your elbows squeeze a small amount onto the Silicone Rubber Sheet. Then using a wedge from a Stampin’ Sponge spread out the glue on the silicone sheet and then sponge lightly onto the back of your laser cut piece. Pick up with tweezers and lay on card and  use a clean Sponge wedge to press onto card.

I do hope you like this card today.  It was one that I saw on Rachel Tessman’s blog and knew my ladies would love it – I was right!  So thanks Rachel for your inspiration.

Now I must get one with my swaps for the Cruise.  They are about half done and will share them with you next week.  We are just about ready to go … just the final packing and getting some groceries for the girls.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..

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Rooted in Nature … Case

Do you ever get stuck for ideas?  Want to make something with a particular stamp set or paper but nothing is coming to mind?  Then maybe you need to Case something and the best place to start is our Annual Catalogue!

Here’s a card I’ve Cased using Rooted in Nature …

Rooted in Nature Cased from the Catalogue by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

The Case for Casing 

The word ‘Case’ has nothing to do with law in this instance but simply means “Copy and Share Everything”  It really is why we share projects – so people will want to copy what we have made and by doing so create something of their own to feel proud about and give to others.

I love to share my projects here on my blog and if they inspire you, or anyone else, to create something then that makes my heart happy.  It could be that my project is copied or it has inspired you to create something similar or it may just spark an idea of your own!  Either way, you are creating something with your heart and hands and that is a good thing!  When you give that created piece to someone you make a difference … to them … and to you!

Today’s card is cased from the card in the Annual Catalogue on page 144.

Rooted in Nature Cased from the Catalogue by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

While I didnt have the background paper they used I replicated it by using the Hardwood Background stamp. I also added a Tranquil Tide Card base.  I also changed a couple of the colours and opted to use a Baker’s Twine Bow rather than the ruffled ribbon.

The Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies is a cool set.  Not only does it include dies to cut out your trees and images it also has dies that cut and emboss like the leaves on this card ..

Rooted in Nature Cased from the Catalogue by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

The sentiment is the one stamp which I’ve cut up after stamping and adhered separately.  So with this sentiment you can use all three like I have or just one or two – the choice is yours.

Case Etiquette

So as you can see by Casing a Card you can change it up to make it your own.  Rarely do cased cards turn out exactly the same as the original.

One rule with casing is when you do case a card you give the creator you cased from credit.  It could be that they also cased it from elsewhere but you just need to cover yourself.

Do you need an Annual Catalogue?  click here to arrange yours today!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Just 4 days left to get that To-Do list done!

See you latte ..

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If Flowers were hugs

Good Morning!  I hope you are well and staying warm on these chilly mornings!  Today I have another card using the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack and Abstract Impressions Stamp Set …

If Flowers were Hugs by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

If Flowers were Hugs

I love a little fussy cutting and this card is super quick and easy.   I’ve taken one of the floral patterns and simply cut out a few of the flowers.  I know fussy cutting images isnt for everyone but I do find it very therapeutic.  I’ve cut two of the larger roses and three of the smaller flowers.

How nice is that sentiment from Abstract Impressions?

If flowers were hugs,
I’d send you a thousand

Such pretty words and a sentiment that could be used for many different occasions.

I think I’m falling in love with Soft Sea Foam!  It’s such a gorgeous and soft colour that literally goes with anything. I’ve used it for my card base as I wanted something soft but not white or vanilla and Soft Sea Foam was perfect.

I’ve used one of the splatters from Artistic Textures on the background behind my oval sentiment piece.  This adds texture and a bit more dimension to your card.  The Blushing Bride Shimmer ribbon is the perfect soft accent needed.  I love how this ribbon shimmers!

The Oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies pack was the perfect layer for my card.  I used one that was big enough so the sentiment didnt look squashed when the flowers were added.

If Flowers were Hugs by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I hope you like today’s card and while it has minimal stamping on it I think it shows just how versatile the products from Stampin’ Up! are.  I love that everything coordinates so well and there is something for everyone. If you arent a big stamper but still like to make pretty cards then we have stuff for you as well!

Buy 3 & Get 1 free 

Dont forget about our wonder Designer Series Paper Special this month!

With selected designs to choose from you wont want to miss out on this special !  Pick different packs or if you want pick 3 of the same pack and grab another for free!  Great for gifts for your favourite crafter or use them for gift wrapping.   Hurry Sale finishes on 31st July.

Today it’s Hair & Feet day!  With just 5 days till we leave it’s time to cover up those glitter strands, get a new cut and one that I can easily care and maintain on the cruise and while travelling.  Then there are my poor tired feet – they need to be in prime condition for the walking I’ll be doing so it’s time for a pedicure.  Let’s pray I dont kick anyone when they scrub the soles of my feet!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte!

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Freshly Brewed with Embossing Mats

Welcome to another week of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls!  This week we are sharing projects using the awesome new Big Shot Embossing Mats.

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Big Shot Embossing Mats

Whatever you do, do not pass over these new Embossing Mats in the Catalogue!  It will be the best $26 you’ll spend!

Your Embossing Mats pack consists of three mats ..

  • thin Silicone (blue) mat
  • thick Silicone (grey) mat
  • White Impressions pad

While you use the White Impression Pad with either of the Silicone mats you will use the Silicone mats for different things.

  • Use the Thin Silicone Mat (blue) when embossing with your dies
  • Use the Thick Silicone Mat (grey) when embossing die cuts after cutting them out or with the Decorative Masks.

Yes now you can turn any die cut you have into and embossing shape/design on your cards – how cool is that? You’ve now just doubled the uses of all your thinlits and framelits!

Now I mentioned the Decorative Masks.  Look what you can do …

Stiched Emboss by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Now those Decorative Masks you got to use with your Embossing Paste you can now use with the Embossing Mats and add extra designs of texture to your all your projects.

Here’s three of the masks used with the mats ..

Watch it on Facebook Live … 

Here’s my Facebook Live Video using the Decorative Masks with the Embossing Mats …

Fast Forward to 26:30 to see the demonstration of the Decorative Masks with the Embossing Mats.  You are welcome to watch the whole session if you wish.

The sandwich you need to emboss with the Decorative Masks is …

  1. Base Platform
  2. Cutting Mat
  3. Decorative Mask
  4. Cardstock/Paper
  5. Thick Silicone Mat (grey)
  6. Impressions Pad

You can also use the Thick Silicone Mat to emboss with dies after you’ve cut them out.  This is what I did with the Stitched Label framelit on my card …

Stitched and Emboss by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

You can see how the centre of my label now looks embossed or puffy.  I love that now my dies and masks now have more uses and not limited to their original use.

I do hope you’ve enjoyed all the wonderful ideas the girls have shared with you today and you take the opportunity to use these mats in your own projects.

Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

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Follow your Dreams

Good Afternoon!  I have another card for you today from the June Technique Club on water colouring using the gorgeous Follow your Dreams bundle.

Follow your Dreams

Follow your Dreams Watercolour Pencil Wash by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Creating this card in class was a lovely relaxing time with the ladies.  They also love that Dreamcatcher die set!

To create our Water Colour Pencil Wash background we used our Water Colour Pencils to colour direct onto the Water Colour Paper in patches.  We then used the Aqua Painter to paint the colours and blend a little.  It makes a really pretty background doesnt it?

Once the background piece was dry we attached the Dreamcatcher and ‘Dream’ word we cut from the Chase Your Dreams Thinlits Dies Once the Dreamcatcher was cut out we painted it with the clear Wink of Stella to make it all glimmery and pretty.

Tip: If you apply the Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to your cardstock before cutting the dies out it’s really easy to adhere these pieces to your card. Saves having bits of glue showing and getting it up to your elbows!

As I was photographing the card I thought that it needed a little something …

Follow your Dreams Watercolour Pencil Wash by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

So I added some of the Share  What You Love Artisan Pearls and a regular Basic Pearl Jewel in the centre.  Just by adding these little pearls makes so much difference to the card.

Latte Technique Club 

We have lots of fun getting together each Wednesday and making a couple of cards.  The ladies who come each week have become good friends and we’d love for you to join us!

What is the Latte Technique Club? 

We do one base technique each month and cover different ways to use that technique each week.  The ladies love it as they are learning so much and learning different ways to use the craft supplies and tools.

For June Watercolouring was the ‘base technique’ and during the month we covered techniques like ..

  • Watercolour Wash
  • Watercolour Pencil Wash
  • Watercolouring Images
  • Reverse Watercolouring
  • Stained Glass

We will be covering Masks and Masking in August and will start on 8th August.  We are taking a break this month simply as I’m away for 3 Wednesdays for the Alaska Cruise Trip.

If you’d like to join us please message or email me to let me know so I can save a seat for you!   Each class is just $10 or free with an order on the day.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and see you latte ..

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High Tide Watercolour Wash

Happy Sunday to You!  Today I have one of cards from the June Technique Club where we covered different techniques to use Watercolouring in our projects.  Here is my High Tide Watercolour Wash card …

Hight Tide Watercolour Wash by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia #HighTide #WaterColor #Wash

Watercolour Wash

This is such a fun and easy technique to do and each time your result will be a little different.   All you need is Watercolour Paper,  an Aqua Painter and Ink.

Here’s how you create a Watercolour Wash … 

  1. Using your Aqua Painter paint your Watercolour Paper with water so it’s all wet.
  2. Pop a drop or two of Ink Refill into a pallete or saucer. Drop a couple drops of water in and mix with ink to water it down.   When you have the desired tone ‘wash’ this colour on your watercolour paper.   If you want a darker colour add more Ink Refill.
  3. Do this for each colour you want in your background.
  4. Leave to dry before stamping or speed up the drying process with the lower setting of your heat tool.

Watercolour Wash Tips … 

  • For a more intense tone of your wash add more of the Ink Refill
  • Be sure to ‘wash out’ your brush between colours
  • If your paper curls as it dries use the lower setting on your Heat Tool to dry from underneath as this will flatten out your paper.

The colours I’ve used in my wash are Soft Suede for the sand and Balmy Blue for the Sky.  The sun/moon is stamped in Balmy Blue and the Sandpipers, grass and sentiment are stamped in Early Espresso.

If you’d like to learn more about Watercolouring please let me know and we can arrange a private class in August.  It can be a one on one class or a class with you and your friends.  It’s lots of fun and gives you more ways to use your inks and supplies in your projects.

You can also get my Class Handout for free by placing a $50 – just let me know you’d like it once you’ve placed your order and I’ll send it to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..

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