Freshly Brewed Dashing Deer

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls.  This week we are sharing projects using the Dashing Deer Bundle …

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Dashing Deer

I love this sweet Dashing Deer Stamp Set and Framelits Bundle.  It’s so very versatile. It’s great for all sorts cards both Christmas and general.

Dashing Greetings using Dashing Deer Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This such a fun and easy card to make.  The Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper Pack is the perfect paper to add a little glitz and glimmer to this card.  While it looks like I have a full panel of the Copper Glimmer behind the white embossed panel it’s actually just a couple of 5mm strips top and bottom. Tricks like this will extend those sheets of gorgeous Glimmer Paper.  I’ve also cut the Dashing Deer from the Glimmer paper as well.

The centre white panel is embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.  It gives such a lovely elegant look.  I’ve tied a piece of the double sided Merry Merlot and Copper Shimmer Ribbon.

The sentiment is stamped on Shimmery White with Versamark then Copper Heat Embossed. I’ve then adhered it to the card with dimensionals.

This is one of those great cards that you could easily make multiples of and just assemble in front of the TV.  I know whoever you chose to give or send this sweet card to will love it and proudly display it on their shelf.

I do hope you liked what the girls have made for you today and you took the time to leave them a comment.

Remember, you can get the Dashing Deer Stamp Set and Framelits up until 3rd January and when you buy them together as a bundle you’ll save yourself 10% on the full purchase price


Simply click the image above to purchase your bundle and save 10% and I’ll send you my Dashing Deer Tutorial pack for free!

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

Stamping Techniques to Try – Gift Giving

Good Morning! Welcome to another Stamping Techniques to Try International Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing different ways to give your gifts with either a Gift Bag or Box …

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Gift Bags

Today I have Gift Bags made easy with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

I love the Gift Bag Punch board!  You can make bags of all sizes and even gift boxes. Click here to see one I’ve made recently.  You can make bags in three different widths and any height you like – you simply cut the paper to your desired length.

All the instructions for using the Gift Bag Punch Board are on the board so there’s no search for instructions.

Here’s some I’ve made recently …

GiftBags with SIncerely Santa by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

How cool do these look?   They are the small, medium and large and all different heights.  They’ve be ‘tagged’ with the tags from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit  and I must say they’ve turned out brilliantly. They are ready now for some gifts to be popped inside.

Now something else I thought of is that if you make your gift bags first then you know how big a present to buy … hopefully I’ll save some money this way!   One can live in hope!

Let’s go hopping …

How cool were all those projects?  which did you like the best?

By the time you read this I’ll be on the road with my Sister and her downline on the way to Melbourne for the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event.  I

‘m so excited as this time we’ll be able to share with you what we see as we see it!  Usually it’s kept hush hush.   So if you’d like some sneak peeks of things coming in the New Year with Sale-a-bration and the Occasions Catalogue be sure to be liking my Stamp A Latte Business Page and click for notifications so you get a little message when I’ve posted!  Trust me you wont want to miss out on this stuff!!   I may even pop up some little bonus offers over the weekend too!

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

 

Freshly Brewed with Stampin’ Blends

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls.  This week’s we are creating projects to highlight our gorgeous Stampin’ Blends Markers

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Stampin’ Blends 

I do love our Stampin’ Blends Markers.  They can literally turn anyone into an artist!

These high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip markers come in our exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. Each colour comes in 2 shades to give you the best blending experience and you can also blend them with other colours for a wonderful ombre or rainbow effect.  I love that you can buy them separately or as a combo so if you tend to use one shade more than the other then you dont have to buy a two pack for that one colour.

For today’s project I’ve used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to create my background.

Winter Birch by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

The trees were stamped onto Very Vanilla Cardstock in Early Espresso.  It was easy to line them up using the Stamparatus and just sliding the plate along to the next hinge.

Once my Birch Trunks were stamped I coloured around them with my Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Marker.  This makes those vanilla trunks pop!  I think went over the lower section for a little darker shading.  It gives such a lovely effect doesnt it?

I did also run the Mossy Meadow piece through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder then simply brayered Early Espresso Ink over the corrugated parts to make it look aged and more defined.   I liked the effect so much i added another corrugated piece under the sentiment.

The leaves were cut from Soft Sea Foam using the In the Woods Framelits.

I sure hope you like my card as much as the ladies in class did.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte

Santa’s Workshop Pocket Card

Good Morning … I have a fun project for you today and information on the Santa’s Workshop Mega Class.

Santa's Workshop Pocket Card created by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Santa’s Workshop Pocket Card 

I love making special cards for Christmas and this pocket card is one I enjoyed making!  It’s one I created for the Latte Girls Santa”s Workshop Mega Class!

This is such a fun and easy card to make and great for when you are giving gift cards or just want something a little special for your friends or family.   You’ll get the full instructions for this card in the Tutorial Bundle.

I’ve used a few of the Santa’s Workshop Suite products …

  • Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
  • Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Signs of Santa Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies

Santa's Workshop Pocket Card created by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

It truly was lots of fun to make and all the instructions are included in the Santa’s Workshop Mega Class Tutorials.

Santa’s Workshop Mega Class

If you love the Santa’s Workshop Suite you will want to grab this Mega Class!

You can get the class in three different options ….

  • Mega Bundle $140 (Stamp Set, Framelits, Designer Series Paper, Memories & More Card Pack, Cardstock pack & Tutorials)
  • Mini Bundle $105 (Stamp Set, Framelits, Designer Series Paper)
  • Purchase the Tutorial Bundle for just $20

If you already have purchased the Santa’s Workshop products you can simply just purchase the Tutorial Bundle and work at your own pace.   It’s available in my Class To Go page here.

The Santa’s Workshop Mega Class includes 20 Tutorials from Demonstrators in my Latte Girls Team.  We’ve got together and prepared some cards, tags and 3d items for you to recreate.

Santa's Workshop Mega Class from the Latte Girls - 20 aawesome tutorials for all your Christmas needs!

The tutorial Bundle includes Cards, Bags, Boxes, Tags, Framed Countdown and more!  I know you’ll love all the projects included in this Class and the best thing is you can work at your own pace or you can attend my class on 2nd December and I’ll even throw in Lunch!

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have.  It’s going to be a fun class to do and I know you’ll get lots of your Christmas projects done.   You’ll be able to use these project tutorials over and over again just swapping the papers or stamps for any occasion you  need to create for!

Head over to my Classes To Go page (under my Latte Shoppe) to order your Bundle today!

Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

Better with You

Good Morning!   It’s another sunny and warm day here in Sydney and I have a sweet card for you today using the Better with You Stamp Set

Painted Bird using Better with You by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Better with You

The Better with You Stamp Set is one of those sets you see and you know you just have to get.  I love birds and i do love this little fellow.

I’ve had a long affection for my feathered friends and remember years ago,  I think I was like 15, I saw this book in a store, I think it may have even been ‘Farmers’ (that is what Myer was before it was Grace Brother’s). It was called ‘Every Australian Bird Illustrated’.  Now I remember pleading with my Mum to get it for me and it would be ‘the only thing I want for my birthday’! If you’re a Mum I know you will have heard that from your children!  It wasn’t cheap by any means at the time and we didnt have a lot of money for extravagant presents like this and especially not just a book.  I did get that book for my birthday and I still have it .. it’s one of my treasured possessions!

So when I see any set with a bird in it puts a smile on my heart.  So I had to get this set but not only for the bird. I also happen to love the sentiment I used today “the good things in life are better with you”.  How nice is that sentiment?  it’s perfect for just about any occasion and especially to let someone you treasure know how you feel.

How did she do that? 

I’ve used a couple of techniques on this card …

  1. Water Colouring –  I’ve stamped the bird onto water colour paper with Jet Black Stazon. I then water coloured with my Aqua Painter and the ink from my ink pads.  The colours I chose were inspired by my daughter’s Quaker Parrot.
  2. Ink Pulling – the background stamp was stamped onto Shimmery White with Soft Suede Ink.  I’ve then used a Blender Pen to ‘pull’ the ink on the inside edge. This gives it a bit of a shadow and create some depth.

Painted Bird using Better with You by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Once I’d finished my card it felt empty on the top right of the oval.  I added some vellum leaves to fill the area and balance the card.  They are simply just punched with our Leaf Punch and slipped in behind the oval.

I do hope you like today’s card and I my little story didnt put you to sleep.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte …

It’s a Snowflake Showcase

Good Morning!  Welcome to November and to the Limited Edition Snowflake Showcase products available this month only!

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Snowflake Showcase 

I love me some Snowflakes!  Now I know I am in Australia and we dont get snow at Christmas or at all where I am located.  I still love them!  They are sparkly and unique – a little like you and me really!

Check out all the products you can get this month only in this Limited Release …

Its a little hard to tell in these images but the little Snowflake Trinkets are gorgeous and that White Velveteen Paper – oh my … it’s divine!

The stamp sets are gorgeous too!  Snow is Glistening is predominantly Snowflakes for Winter and Christmas. Happiness Surrounds is all about Happiness and positive thoughts with sweet images that can be made into flowers, medallions or built up to make a snowflake or two!  I know you will fall in love with them just as I have!

Then there’s the SnowFall Thinlits Dies.  Now you may think that $68 for some Snowflake dies is expensive however there are 20 (yes 20) dies in this pack so that’s less than $3.50 each!  Such good value!

Snowflake Showcase Class

These products are so lovely that I had to reshuffle my classes to pop one in with these products!

Snowflake Showcase Class

Sunday  4th November  at 2pm
at Leonie’s House (message me for address)
Cost $30 (or free with a qualifying order)

Simply contact me to reserve your seat – dont delay though as places are filling up and I only have limited room.

Snowflake Showcase Tutorial Bundle 

I am so excited to bring this to you!   I’ve teamed up with another Australian Demonstrator and we are offering 8 wonderful tutorials for free when you purchase one stamp set and any other item from this Limited Release.

Just want the tutorials?  No Problem! You can purchase them from us for just $15.95!

Check out these wonderful samples from Stampin’ Up!

Here’s a card from me using the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set …

Hello Friend by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

As you can see this new Snowflake Showcase Limited Release is not just for Snowflakes and definitely not just for Christmas!

These products are available 1st-30th November or while stocks last!  So please dont delay ordering these gorgeous products as I would hate for them to sell out and you miss out on all their glistening gorgeousness!

Shop Now or Contact me to order  or to book in for class today! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte …

Freshly Brewed Joyous Noel

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls.  This week we are creating with the gorgeous Joyous Noel Suite  …

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Joyous Noel Suite

The Joyous Noel is a gorgeous Suite in the Holiday Catalogue. You can find it on pages 28 and 29.

It’s full of all sorts of gorgeous products – Stamps, Paper, Embellishments, Glimmer Paper Ribbon and the lovely Sprig Punch.

Today’s card is something a little special – it’s a Trifold Flap Card …

Joyous Noel Trifold Flap Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Now I am not sure if that’s the correct technical name for this fold but that’s what I’m going with!   I do love to make some of my Christmas Cards just a little different and send them to my dearest friends and family.  I’m thinking this one fits the bill.

Trifold Flap Card How to … 

  1. Card Base …
    • cut your cardstock 14.8cm x 28cm.
    • score at 10.5cm and 21cm
    • on the shorter section mark 3.5cm from score line (on both sides) and 10 cm along the bottom. Using your ‘marks’ cut the two corners off to create your point flap.
  2. Bottom Panel …
    • Cut your Designer Series Paper 14.8cm x 10.4cm
  3. Flap Layer
    • Cut your White cardstock 14.8cm x 6.5cm.  Mark your cardstock as you did for your flap – 3.5cm from edge (shorter sides) and 10cm across the bottom and snip off corners.
  4. Insert
    • Cut your white insert 14.5cm x 10.2cm
  5. Glimmer Strips
    • cut two strips from the Tranquil Tide Glimmer paper 7mm x 75mm and 7mm x 120mm (note millimetres and not centimetres)
  6. Stamping ….
    • Stamp your sentiment on your flap layer in versamark and heat emboss with Copper Embossing powder
    • Using Tranquil Tide Stamp your leaves in top corners of your flap layer and in opposite corners on your insert.  Stamp your Holly Berries in Cherry Cobbler.
  7. Assembling the card …
    • Using Snail or Tombow Multipurpose Glue affix stamped pieces to card.  Flap layer should have a small border bottom and top. Insert should have a 5mm border around all egdges.
    • Affix patterned paper to folded up piece.
    • Take the strips of Glimmer Paper and affix to the underneath of front flap with tear n tape or strong glue.
    • Tie a piece of Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon around flap and finish in a bow.  Use Glue Dots to keep Bow Tails in place.
    • Decorate flap with Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

Here is what the inside of your card will look like …

I have no doubt that whoever you send this card to will absolutely love it.   It’s also a great card to affix a gift card to that bottom panel.

Let’s go hopping … 

I do hope you have enjoyed today’s Blog Hop and loved what the Latte Girls have created for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte …

Freshly Brewed Window Card

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls.  This week we are sharing Window Cards with you …

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Window Cards

I do love making Window Cards as you can make them as easy or as involved as you like.  It’s probably a good thing I do like them as the card I’d originally made for today’s Blog Hop I used for the Freshly Brewed Hearts Blog Hop on 3rd October!  It just gave me another opportunity to create with this technique!

Here’s today’s card using the Better with You Stamp Set …

Window Card using Better with You by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I loved making this card and it’s the one I created in this week’s Stampin’ Time Out with Leonie Facebook Live Video.

The flowers are coloured with these  Stampin Blends …

I had so much fun colouring with the Stampin’ Blends and it appears those watching the video enjoyed it too!

In the video you’ll see how I blend the colours plus you’ll also see a few tips on cutting out your window and creating frames with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

You may notice that the sentiment I used appears different in the stamp set listing.  Well it is … I simply coloured half with my Soft Suede Stampin Write Marker then stamped it, cleaned it and coloured the 2nd half of the sentiment with my marker and stamped that under the first half.  It’s such a wonderful sentiment to pop on a card dont you think?

I do hope you enjoyed today’s Freshly Brewed Blog Hop and you find some time to create one of your own Window Cards.

Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..


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Petal Promenade

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls.  This week we are designing with the gorgeous Petal Promenade Suite …

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Petal Promenade Suite

I love the Petal Promenade Suite – it’s so lovely, feminine, pretty and floral!  We had lots of fun creating with this suite at my class last month.

Here’s one of the cards we made …

This card was super easy to make and the sentiment can mean so much to one receiving the card.

The card has a few different elements …

  • Stamping onto Patterned Paper
  • Die cut leaves
  • 2 step flower
  • Artisan Pearl Embellishments
  • Rose Metallic Thread

There’s that metallic thread I love so much!  Well, no, not really … but if I had to choose a metallic thread it would be the rose one – it’s so pretty!

Here’s a close up of the Flower and Embellishments …

The leaves were die cut in Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green.   The flower was stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Grapefruit Grove.

I’ve also stamped some leaves on the background piece before layering my leaves and flower.   It just gives it a little more depth and dimension.

I do hope you like the card I’m sharing today.

Speaking of prayers, we could use some today.  My oldest has been having stomach troubles for a couple of months and at times is in quite a lot of pain.

We spent 7 hours in the ER Sunday Night/Monday Morning with no real answers.  Then last night she developed really bad chest pains and could hardly breathe. So I flew her to the ER again. I’ve just come home now after 14 hours – she is still there.  She has gallstones so they will be removing her Gall Bladder after doing another Ultrasound.

We would covet your prayers and good wishes.

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

Thank You Card and Gift Box

Good Afternoon!  Today I have a sweet Thank You Card to match the Gift Box I made using the Gift Bag Punch Board

Thank You Card and Gift Box made using the Gift Bag Punch Board made by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Thank You Card and Gift Box

This little duo was so much fun to make!  I made the Gift Box on Tuesday during my Stampin’ TIme Out with Leonie Facebook Live Video.

Thank You Card and Gift Box made using the Gift Bag Punch Board made by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Yes, I did make this with the Gift Bag Punchboard and you can see how in my video hereIt’s rather easy to make and the finished size is 16.3cm x 7cm x 5cm or, for my American/Old School friends,  6 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 2″.

Thank You Card and Gift Box made using the Gift Bag Punch Board made by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

It turns out to quite a decent size and you could fit a scarf,  socks, spices, essential oils, craft supplies, Stampin’ Blends and so much more!  It’s the perfect way to say Thank You!

With every sweet Gift Box one needs a coordinating card right?

Thank You Card and Gift Box made using the Gift Bag Punch Board made by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

My Thank You card was styled from the box.  I used the same design of paper from the Share What You Love Mega Paper pack and my front panel was designed from the tag on the box.

It’s always nice to give something wrapped and carded so that it all matches.  You wont find that in the shops!

This design is so sweet and timeless and you could use it for any occasion by simply swapping the sentiment.  It would be great for Birthdays, Congratulations, Baby, Wedding, Graduations and so much more!

Here is yesterdays video showing you how I created the card …

I do have a tutorial for this project.  To get it for free simply watch the above video and share it with your friends.  Be sure to let me know you’ve shared it so I can message you and send you the printable and easy to follow tutorial!

How to share my facebook video …

  1. Click the video above
  2. Click the share button – be creative with your comment when you share the video (say something that will make me smile!)
  3. Comment on the video with ‘shared’

It’s that easy!

I do hope you like today’s project and check below for the full list of products I used for both of these projects!

Dont forget I’ve got this little deal for you …

Special Offer – Gift Bag Punchboard Bundle

  • Gift Bag Punchboard, Designer Series Paper Pack & Shipping $55
  • Gift Bag Punchboard, Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack & Shipping $60
  • you choose either Tear n Tape or Tombow Multipurpose Glue for free!

This offer is good till Monday so check out the papers and let know which pack you want with your Gift Bag Punch Board!

Thanks for stopping by and see you latte


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