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    Merry Sunday

    Good Afternoon!  Today I’m hosting Merry Sunday for my VIP customers and thought I’d share my Merry Card with you … 

    This card is a lovely easy Christmas Card and it’s one of those rare cards I made with no stamping on it!  

    I’ve used the Joyous Noel Papers, Festive Farmhouse Elements and the gorgeous Velvet Ribbon with some Mini Gold Sequin Trim to create my card. The Holly is created using the sweet Sprig Punch which I’m happy to say is carrying over.

    Click here for the Holiday Catalogue Carry Over list

    Merry Sunday

    Merry Sunday is a little event I host at my home the week before Christmas.

    It’s my way of showing my appreciation for my regular customers who attend classes every week or who regularly hold a party for me.  

    The table is set with sweet Christmas morsels to enjoy with their coffee. Plus they have a little gift and projects to make.  It will be a fun afternoon of creating, chatting, friendship and Christmas Cheer!

    Now is the time for you to arrange your party for January for your invitation to next year’s Merry Sunday!   

    Saleabration and Occasions Catalogues start on 3rd January. So now is the perfect time to host your party and earn bonus freebies!  When you host a party during Saleabration you’ll earn bonus rewards once your party reaches $400 and with the new Occasions Catalogue this will not be hard to do! 

    Havent arranged your copy of the new Saleabration or Occasions Catalogue yet?  Click below to register for your copy today! 

    Thanks so much for stopping by today and see you latte 

    My Everything by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Show Your Heart Blog Hop

    Good Morning and welcome to the Show Your Heart Blog Hop 

    Show Your Heart 4 Heart Kids

    We are a group of card makers with a desire to make a difference. We have gathered together to raise awareness and funds for HeartKids.

    HeartKids help families fight against one of the leading causes of infant death in Australia, Congenital Heart Disease. It is estimated that for every 1,000 Live Births 8-10 babies born are affected in some way with Congenital Heart Disease. Sadly there is no known cure.

    We’re inspired by the work that HeartKids do, so we wanted to raise money for them as part of our participation in Show Your Heart 2019. We will be showing our hearts to help little hearts so please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the ‘Donate Now’ button.

    Click here to Donate – every little bit helps! 

    On behalf of all the little hearts we are helping, we thank you for showing your heart

    You’re my Everything

    So our theme today is Love.  Love for a friend, family member, child, partner.  I’ve created a card for you using the Petal Promenade Suite from the Annual Catalogue 

    My Everything by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I just love that sentiment.  If you want to really tell someone how much they mean to you, and with out being soppy, this is it!  You’re My Everything! 

    This card could definitely be given to anyone you love and not just to your husband, wife or partner. 

    My card was quite easy to put together. 

    The little tag on top was created by simply cutting a strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used a die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits dies to cut the top part of the tag.  The stamps used all come from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set.  I stamped my flower first in Mossy Meadow then again in Fresh Fig on a separate piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with my snips and popped it over the top of the green image with dimensionals.

    The background papers are from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper Pack and I’ve used the Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon as the divider between the to papers.  

    My Everything by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I simply adhered my tag to my card with Dimensionals after affixing some of the gorgeous Rose Metallic Thread to the back of the tag. 

    I finished off the tag with one of the sweet Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems.  It’s a sweet card and while I could have added more embellishments or stamps I want the sentiment to be the focus of the card and not all the pretty things I could have added. 

    I do hope you like it. 

    Let’s go Hopping 

    Now let’s see what the girls have created to share with you today … 

    I know funds can be tight in December but we’d appreciate it if you could donate to help the work of HeartKids. 

    Even just be foregoing that Cappuccino or Latte at the shops today and donating as little as $5 will help. 

    Simply click the donate button above or click here to donate

    Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your support in our little campaign.  Have a great day and see you latte

    Stitched All Around

    Good Afternoon and thank you for stopping by for another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls 

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    Stitched All Around

    Today I have for you a card from my Stitched All Around Class I held a couple of month’s ago.  I went to look at making a new card and realised I hadnt shared this one with you ..

    Vintage Special Day using Stitched All Around and Very Vintage by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I love grabbing the vintage sets and having a play with them.  I do love this style but find I tend to do ‘clean and simple’ more than vintage.  I really did enjoy making this card and my ladies really loved making this one.  Some shy away from ‘vintage’ thinking it’s too hard or too involved.  I find if you take the time, take them step by step then it’s not so daunting. 

    I stepped them through the elements on the vintage layer, stamping each stamp step by step and layering. Some with stamping off and some not then finished off with a little sponging. 

    I do love the brown and pink tones in this card.  You may notice I have even used some Rose Metallic Thread! 

    Vintage Special Day using Stitched All Around and Very Vintage by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I have used the Stitched Shapes Oval for my sentiment layer and then behind is one of the gorgeous Stitched Labels in Soft Suede. 

    I do hope you like what I’ve created for you today.  The Very Vintage Stamp Set is very lovely with lots of different elements to use.  You can choose it with your Hostess Rewards when you hold your party. 

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

    Beautiful BLizzard 2 for 1 cards by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Beautiful Blizzard

    Good Morning and thanks for stopping by today.  I have a really cool technique for you today using the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle. 

    Beautiful BLizzard 2 for 1 cards by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia
    Beautiful Blizzard = 2 for 1 Diecutting

    Beautiful Blizzard

    If you know me at all you know I love Snowflakes! I love how not two Snowflakes are the same – well except maybe when you die cut them! 

    This technique was one we did in my Wednesday Technique Class a few weeks ago now.  It can get a little fiddly depending on the die you use but I think the two cards are worth it. 

    I’ve been trying to find the correct name for this Technique but my searching hasnt found any.  So I’m going with Positive/Negative Diecutting or 2 for 1 Diecute cards. 

    You take one piece of card stock and cut out your dies.  Now with the Beautiful Blizzard die it’s just one die but when cut out you get many snowflakes and that lovely Negative Panel that when layered over another colour looks stunning.  Especially when you use Bermuda Bay over the stop of the Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper! 

    Beautiful BLizzard 2 for 1 cards by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    How stunning does this card look?   You just need to be careful when removing your Snowflakes that you dont rip or bend the negative piece.  To adhere your negative panel to your glimmer paper you’ll need to use some Tombow Multipurpose glue or you maybe have trouble getting it to stick. 

    To finish my card I layered my pieces onto a Bermuda Bay Card base and stamped the Unique sentiment from the stamp set and cut it out with my beloved Stitched Shapes Framelits. 

    So what do you do with all those left over Snowflakes?  

    Beautiful BLizzard 2 for 1 cards by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Well you cut your Card layers in the opposite colours to your previous card and after stamping your sentiment you stick them on all over the top layer. Again I used the Tombow Multipurpose Glue but just tiny dots on the back of the snowflakes. I even used some of those little dots the die cuts out as fillers. 

    To finish this card I’ve simply added a few Basic Rhinestones to a few of the snowflakes. I mean if you have snowflakes you must have bling right?  

    Year End Closeout Sale

    If you love these cards you’ll want to be sure to grab the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and the Blizzard Thinlits Die.  However, you dont want to buy them as the bundle – buy them separately as they are discounted and the Bundle isnt! 

    If you shop these items now you can get the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set for just $32 and the Blizzard Thinlits are just $24.50!  That’s half price on the Thinlits!! 

    Now those two would make an awesome Christmas Gift for your favourite crafter! 

    Simply contact me today to place your order or you can choose to Shop Online by clicking the button below.  

    Click to Shop Online

    Now while you are there grab the Embossing Mats as they are just $20.80 as well! That is if you dont already have them! Again, they’d make a wonderful (and cheap) Christmas Gift! 

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

    Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Santa’s Workshop Class

    Yesterday was my Santa’s Workshop Class and boy did we have some fun!  I’ve been waiting to share these projects with you to keep it a surprise for the ladies attending. 

    Santa's Workshop mega Class by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Santa’s Workshop Class

    This class was so much fun and everyone loved the format which included lunch!  

    This class was a little special as it came with a bonus 20 Project Tutorial with projects designed by a few of my Latte Girls.  

    Now the projects we made in class were extra projects so not only did they get the 20 Tutorial Pack but they got an extra 9 projects in the actual class! 

    To start the class we created some cute treat packaging ideas … 

    Santa's Workshop Toblerone Bon Bons by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia
    Toblerone Cracker 

    First up we made a cute way to gift a Toblerone Chocolate in a Christmas Cracker style gift box.  Toblerone has to be one of my favourite chocolates and who doesnt love Swiss Chocolate with honey and nougat in it? 

    Now I have seen similar boxes to these in a local Kikki K store and they were selling them for $10 for a pack of two!  You could make 3 of these from one sheet of 12×12 paper – much more affordable! 

    Santa's Workshop Nail FIle Holder by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia
    Nail File Treat Box

    These were so easy and so fun to make!  Who hasnt gone barreling through their bag to find that elusive Nail File?  These are so pretty and what a lovely gift for your friends at Christmas with a Christmas Card.  SO so easy to make and I’ll show you how in tomorrow’s Stampin’ Time Out Facebook Live at 11am (Sydney time) 

    It’s an Elf Concertina Pocket Card Thing

    Before we broke for lunch we made this totally fun card that I saw on Patty Bennett’s Blog

    It's an Elf Concertina Pocket Card Thing by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia
    Elf Concertina Pocket/Gift Card Holder
    It's an Elf Concertina Pocket Card Thing by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia
    folding out to the right 
    It's an Elf Concertina Pocket Card Thing by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia
    folding out to the left revealing pocket & gift card 

    Oh my gosh this card was so easy and so much fun to make.  It will be a great way to give a gift card at Christmas.  All the panels come from Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Card Pack.  Once the card stock layers were cut it was a matter of simply assembling and creating the pocket.  Way too easy! 

    After Lunch we moved onto some Christmas Cards and Tags …. 

    Sweet Christmas Cards using Santa's Workshop Suite by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    These were two of the cards we made in class that are also included in the Tutorial Pack.  They were such fun cards I had to share them in class. 

    Need Tags?

    Moving onto the tags …  

    Christmas Tags using Santa's Workshop by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    The two tags on the left are included in the Tutorials and the two on the right were ones I designed for this class.  They also received a cotton Santa Bag to pop their tags in.  It was a little extra gift for them to use in their Christmas gifting. 

    Santa's Workshop with Memories & More Card Pack by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    We finished off with making these adorable Christmas Cards using the Memories and More Card Pack and the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack.  

    There were plenty of cards left in the Memories & More Card Pack and they had leftover Poppy Parade Cards & Envelopes to make more when they got home. 

    All in all everyone had a great day and a much needed time out. It was great to sit, chat, eat, drink and make lots of projects to make Christmas a little easier! 

    Everyone commented on how fun the day was and how much they enjoyed it I think we’ll be having a few more of these days scheduled in the coming year! 

    While the class is done you can still purchase the Santa’s Workshop Tutorial Pack or get it free with a qualifying order.  Sadly the Memories & More Card Pack has sold out but the tutorials use more than just the Card Pack.  You can grab your Santa’s Workshop Mega Class Tutorial Pack here.   If you’d rather get the tutorials for free simply place an order of $90 or more and I’ll send you the tutorials for free! 

    I do hope you liked my projects and be sure to stop by my Stamp A Latte Facebook Business Page to check out how easy those Nail File Holders are to make tomorrow!  

    Toblerone Bon Bon’s Video

    Here’s my facebook live showing how to create the Toblerone Crackers … 

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

    Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia
    Freestanding Pop-Up Bloom by Bloom Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Freestanding Pop-Up Card

    Good Morning!  Welcome to another serve of the Stamping Techniques to Try Blog Hop.  We’ve got demonstrators from all over the world to share with you the fun Freestanding Pop-Up Card.

    Staming Techniques to Try with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Freestanding Pop-Up Card

    I do love a card that’s a little different to the regular card and when it’s easy to make well that is just the icing on the cake!

    Freestanding Pop-Up Bloom by Bloom Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    This card was also the perfect opportunity to give you a little sneak peek of a new Suite in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue.  I do love that this Suite uses some bold colours but also some subtles.  The products I’ve used in today’s project are from the Bloom by Bloom Suite.

    Not only does this Suite have bold colours but bold and fun images as well.  I love these flowers from the Stamp Set.  I can see them adorning many projects in the near future.

    While this card is free standing, as the name suggests, it will also lie flat for postage …

    Freestanding Pop-Up Bloom by Bloom Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    That’s always handy.  I mean it’s great to do a construction card but sometimes, with layers, posting them can be a trial.

    How cool were all those cards? As you can see this little Technique is rather versatile.

    If you’d like to give one of these cards a try you can find the tutorial here. 

    If you get stuck or need help pleasedont  hesitate to reach out and ask me any questions you might have. I’m only too happy to help!  I am sure that once you master this style of card you’ll be wanting to make more!

    These cards would be great for any occasion and for both male and female alike.

    Is there a technique or card style you’d like to master?  Maybe you’d like us to cover it in one of our monthly Blog Hops?  Please let me know as I’ll be working on the 2019 Schedule soon. Just comment on this post or email me with your requests.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte

    Embossed Baubles by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Freshly Brewed Christmas Baubles

    Good Afternoon – it’s time for another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls and this week we are sharing cards featuring Christmas Baubles.

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    Christmas Baubles

    I do love Christmas and one of my traditions is we buy a couple of nice new Christmas Baubles each year.  This year I picked up some sweet little Christmas Baubles in Gold, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron.  Probably not the colours the store would describe them but I’m sure you know exactly what colour they are!

    That colour combination is my inspiration for today’s card …

    Embossed Baubles by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I love how this card turned out .. I’ve even snuck in a couple of the Baubles into my photo.

    This bundle is such a lovely one to create with.  There’s a framelit to cut out the baubles in the stamp perfectly.  Once they are embossed they just pop!   This is really a simple stamping card however with the addition of the Gold Embossing it really makes this card something special.

    To colour my baubles I’ve just used an Aqua Painter with the ink from my ink pads to water colour.  I did use Shimmery White Cardstock for my white panel as it takes the watercolouring so well.

    I do hope you like my card today and it encourages you to create one of your own!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today and dont forget to check out the Year-End Closeout Sale to grab some bargains for Christmas and to do some of Christmas Shopping hassle free!  There’s no crowds to deal with or parking spots needed!

    Remember items in the Holiday Catalogue and the Year-End Closeout Sale are while stocks last or until 2nd January.

    The Beautiful Baubles Bundle is actually in the Sale so be sure you grab it before it sells out!

    See you latte … 

    Year-End Closeout Sale is here!

    The Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout Sale is here … and it couldnt come at a better time!

    Maybe you love and hate Christmas like I do??  Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas and the celebration and enjoying time with friends and family.  I just stress beforehand as I cant always afford to spend as much as I’d like on the people I love.  If only I didn’t have to register my car each December! 

    So while I’m shopping for gifts I try to be frugal and try to purchase items they’d love and that they will actually use when they are on sale.  So if you have a crafter in your family – or maybe you are that Crafter – this sale is for you!

    Stampin' Up! Year-End Closeout Sale is here - shop with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Year-End Closeout Sale

    With the Holiday Catalogue coming to an end on 2nd January it’s time to look at those Wishlist’s you have. Look and see what items are still on there that you’d like that you can get with the Year-End Closeout Sale.

    While some items in the close out sale are not discounted many of them are and some are even discounted by up to 50%!  That will make Christmas a little easier on your purse or credit card.

    Download the Stampin' Up! Year-End Closeout Sale - shop with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    To download the list simply click on the list image above.  You’ll be able to save it or print it – whichever you prefer.

    Now I cant stress enough that if there are items on the Year-End Closeout Sale you really really want and they are discounted please get your order to me as soon as possible so you dont miss out.  You can also shop online 24/7 to purchase your items plus every order will receive a thank you from me!

    You will notice that there are some items marked with a ** or ***.  These will be bundles.  While some products will be carried over they will not be carried over in a bundle.  Bundles in the Holiday Catalogue will finish on 2nd January or once they have been sold out. So if you want one of those bundles get them now and save yourself some money! 

    If you have trouble ordering particular items please do not hesitate to reach out and contact me for help.  I can look and see if the items have already sold out or check to see if there are any other issues.  Sometimes our Online Store gets a little busy and with all computers being male they tend to get a little stressed and cant cope with the pressure.

    I do hope you find yourself some bargains for Christmas – or even just for you!

    Dont forget I’m just a phone call, email or message away if you need help.

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte 

    Joyous Noel with Star by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    ESAD Holiday Catalogue Last Hurrah

    Good Evening and welcome to the ESAD December Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop!

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    ESAD December Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

    It’s seems too soon to say goodbye to this sweet Holiday Catalogue so we decided on a ‘Last Hurrah’ Blog Hop.

    I have a couple of cards for you today using the gorgeous Joyous Noel Suite.  I had a class for the suite a couple of weeks ago and everyone loved creating with it.

    Joyous Noel with Star by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    First up is my sweet Noel Star Card.  It is a quick and easy card and just uses a few products and no stamping!

    I’ve used a panel from the Designer Series Paper pack along with a piece of Merry Merlot that was run through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  A simple knot in the Merry Merlot reversible ribbon was created and adhered to the panels. I then popped a star from the Snowflakes and Stars Wire Elements under the knot and secured it with a couple of glue dots.

    The Noel is from the Festive Farmhouse Elements pack which I’ve painted with the Frost White Shimmer paint using a Dauber.

    Next is a Topsy-Turvy Panel Card – well that’s what I’m calling it!

    Holly Jolly Topsy Turvy by Leonie Scrhoder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Why Topsy Turvy?  well you cut a square panel layer it then adhere it to your card base in a Topsy Turvy or Twisted way.  This is a card that’s easy to do for our simple stamping or new stampers.

    If you wanted to step it up one of the Snowflake Embellishments does the trick!

    Holly Jolly Topsy Turvy by Leonie Scrhoder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    It works perfectly on this card and it even matches the snowflakes in the patterned paper!

    I do hope you’ve liked what I’ve shared with you today and now it’s time to see what the ESAD ladies have created for you.  Next on the ESAD December Holiday Blog Hop is the lovely Lou Kitzelman

    ESAD Blog Hoppers … 

    I hope you’ve enjoyed all the lovely Holiday Creations the girls have made to share with you and you’ve taken the time to leave some comments.

    The Holiday Catalogue runs through to 2nd January however items are now ‘while stocks last’.  So if there’s something you really really want … or need … be sure to order that as soon as possible.

    Love the products and not sure what to do with them? 

    You can purchase the Class Bundle for $100 or the Tutorials for just $15.  The Class Bundle includes the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set, Sprig Punch, Joyous Noel Specialty Papers, Merry Merlot Reversible Ribbon and Snowflake & Stars Wire Embellishments.

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Watercolour Snowfall

    Good Afternoon!  Welcome to my last Snowflake Showcase post.  These Special Edition products finish today so thought I’d better share my Watercolour Snowfall card with you!

    Watercolour Snowfall by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Watercolour Snowfall

    I really enjoyed creating this card for my Snowflake Showcase Class held earlier in the month.

    I do love these Snowflakes and adding them to this lovely Water Colour background was quick and easy and gives such a gorgeous result.  Now it may have got a bit messy with the ink refills and water but I do think it was worth it.

    How to create your Watercolour background …

    • cut your Water Colour Paper to size
    • totally spritz it with water – you want small pools to form
    • drip drops from 2 Ink Refill bottles into pools allowing it to spread and blend
    • tilt card slowly to get the entire piece covered in colour
    • leave to dry or dry with your Heat Tool

    The ladies were rather pleased with their finished backgrounds. One did think hers was too dark but it really made her snowflakes pop!

    To finish our card we stamped the sentiment in Versamark and then covered with White Embossing Powder and Heat Set. Once our Snowflakes were adhered to the card we had to make it sparkle with Rhinestones didnt we!

    Watercolour Snowfall by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    No matter how many backgrounds you do with this technique no two will look the same.  This was evident in class as while we all used the same technique, steps and products we all got different results.

    Using the Heat Tool to dry your piece allows you to also push the water and colour around on your Watercolour paper for lovely and unique water marks.

    I do hope you liked today’s card and dont forget today is the last day to get your Snowflake Showcase products.

    SnowflakeShowcaseCollage - shop with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    All the items are still available except for the Velvet Paper – it was so lovely that it sold out last week!

    Contact me today to place your order or click here to shop online

    I have free Snowflake Embellishments for anyone placing a $50 or more order today!

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte