Freshly Brewed Projects with Retiring Papers

Good Afternoon and welcome to another round of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls! This week we are creating with the Retiring Designer Series Papers

I love all our papers and they make for such fun and easy cards!

Retiring Papers …

Now all our papers retire every year to make way for new fresh designs.  This both sad and exciting as I’ll miss the old papers but man you should see the new ones coming!  One thing that I will let you know is the Colour Family 12×12 Designer Paper Stacks are retiring and we wont be getting any new ones of these in the new catalogue.  So I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate them!

Retiring Papers created by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Today I’ve chosen to use the papers from the Subtles Designer Paper Stack and I’ve simply cased a card from this year’s Annual Catalogue – page 106.   I love this card using Sprinkles of Life and the Tree Builder Punch.

Retiring Papers created by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Now I was going to make one card. Then I thought I’d make three to show the sweet papers in different colours. Then I couldnt choose which design to use so I made six!

Retiring Papers created by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

That’s ok … I can use them for thank you cards for orders, or just as a Random Act of Kindness!

Retiring Papers created by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

The colours I chose today were So Saffron, Pool Party and Pink Pirouette.

As a celebration of our papers I’m giving what I have away!  Anyone who places an order of $25 or more will receive a pack of 12 DSP card fronts (4×6) as a thank you from me. Actually, you’ll get a pack for every $25 in your your orders during May!

Now it’s time to it’s time to take the Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Tour and see what the others have created for you this week.

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Birthday Pop-Up Balloons

Good Afternoon!

Yesterday was my Occasions and Saleabration Catalogue Launch and we had such a fun time.   One of the new bundles in the Occasions Catalogue is the new Balloon Adventures bundle ..

Balloon Adventures Bundle $90.75

This is such a fun bundle and I have a card for you today that we made at On Stage Live …

The front uses The Party Animal Designer Series Paper and some of the Party Animal Embellishments – these are so cut and lovely painted metal Party Hats and Balloons. I’ve aslo added some Bright Enamel Shapes and Rhinestone Jewels.

We used the Balloon Pop-Up Framelits to create the pop up in the centre of the card.  These framelits are specifically designed to create a pop-up in the centre of a card – there’s even markers on the framelit to line up the score line to make it easier to create the perfect Pop-Up every time.

Just by purchasing this bundle you’ve qualified yourself for a free Saleabration gift!

Please dont hesitate to contact me should you wish to place an order or book a party – I still have a couple of dates available for January and February.

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It’s Saleabration! 

  • Get a free Saleabration gift with every $90 ordered
  • Host a Party and get a bonus $40 in Stampin Rewards with a $400 (or more) Party
  • Join my Team and choose any Two Stamp Sets for free in addition to your Starter Kit! That’s a bonus of up to $179! 

Inside the Lines – Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek

Good Afternoon … well it is after ‘noon’ but a little more ‘after’ than I had anticipated doing this share!

Today I have a super sweet card to share with you that we made at On Stage Live in November using the lovely new Sale-a-bration papers Inside the Lines …


I totally loved making this card as not only did we use the gorgeous new paper for Sale-a-bration and colouring is so on trend at the moment I just about squealed when I saw it in the catalogue.

Of course if they release a paper like this then they really need to also release a new colouring tool right?  Well they have!  We have a wonderful new set of Water Colour Pencils in the Occasions Catalogue.


The paper on the card above is coloured with the Water Colour Pencils then blended with the Blender Pens.  Oh my, they work so well together and cant wait to colour more now that my pencils have arrived!

I am taking bookings for the new year so if you are thinking you’d like a party or workshop with your friends then please contact me to arrange your date as I’ve had a few book already.  You’ll also be among the first to receive the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues just by booking your party before Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you liked today’s card …


Dotty for You

Good Evening

I had planned to share this card with you earlier today however I got side tracked with the Cookie Cutter Christmas set!  Those cards will be shared next week as they are for Sunday’s Stamp Club!

Now I’m not sure if you’ve heard but we have this pretty amazing Designer Series Paper deal this month ..


You simply buy 3 packs of our Designer Series Paper and you’ll get a fourth one for free!  Pretty cool hey? That’s a saving of $19.25!

So with that special in mind I made this card today to send to a friend for her birthday …


I’ve used the Fruit Stand Designer Series paper pack and love the designs included in that pack.  I originally was going to use the flower pattern for the circle but when I flipped it over to put dimensionals on it I loved how the pink dots popped on the yellow dotty paper so went with that instead!

Today’s layout comes from this week’s Mojo Monday Card Sketch  ..

It’s a great sketch and one that could be used with many of our different Designer Series Paper packs and for all sorts of occasions!

I hope you like today’s card and please don’t hesitate to contact me to order your Designer Series Paper packs. Remember you’ll get the 4th one for free!  Shop online and have it sent direct to you to your door!

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Stamping Techniques 101 – Z Fold

Good Evening!

Welcome to another Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop!


Now this month it’s a little different as we are doing a Fun Z Fold card for you.

Now these cards can be as easy or as involved as you like and for this post I’m going easy so new stampers can see how it’s done and make them too!

Here’s my card …


I’ve used a mix of old and new products and they all seem to go so well together!

How did she do that … 
  • Cut your cardstock in half lengthways – 10.5cm x 29.7cm
  • Score and fold in half.
  • Score front of card and fold back at half way point.  Now if you stand your card up and look down on it you will see the ‘Z’  hence it’s name.
  • Decorate your panels with coordinating cardstock and designer series paper (see the project supplies for the colours and packs I used.)
  • The Bauble is done using the gorgeous Delicate Ornaments dies we’ve had for a few years and can be found in the Annual Catalogue.  Base Ornament is done in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Filigree layer is done in Real Red Glimmer Paper and the sweet little detailed flower is cut out of Gold Glimmer.  Use Tombow Mulitpuprose Liquid glue to assemble your ornaments.
  • Apply Tombow Multipurpose glue to half of the back of your bauble and adhere to front panel of card.
  • Stamp your sentiment and create a banner with the triple banner punch and adhere to card. Use Fast Fuse and dimensionals to adhere it.
  • Tie the Silver Glimmer ribbon in a bow and adhere to top of bauble with glue dot/s. pHere’s the card opened …


These are such a fun easy card to do and would love to see what you create so be sure to share a link or post a photo in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hope around to see what the other girls have made!


Here’s the complete list of hoppers this month …

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Real Red Stampin' Write Marker

Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker

Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker

Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker

Stack up on Papers!

Ok so it should be Stock up on Papers but with this awesome special you can get a whole stack and save!!


How good is this special?  Especially with Christmas coming up and yes it includes the Designer Series Paper Packs from the Holiday Catalogue!

Between 1-31 October, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! You can purchase any Designer Series Paper pack and get one free – the Specialty packs are not included in this sale

Oh, and I have some project templates for some quick inspiration for you as well …


Simply click the image above to download your inspiration sheet!

To order you can contact me or order online – order by 5th October and combine your paper stack with the World Card Making Day specials and save even more!

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Freshly Brewed Pocket Projects

Welcome to another round of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls …


Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you like today’s project.

The brief for this week was ‘Projects with Pockets’.

There are many different projects that you can make with pockets and for today’s post I’ve made a Criss Cross Pocket Card using Santa’s Sleigh Bundle.


This is a fun card to make and I love this Bundle for its sweet images and sentiments and all things are so much nicer to create with when you have framelits to cut them all out with.

The Paper Pack I’ve used for this card is the Presents and Pinecones – it has such sweet designs and gorgeous rich colours.


To ‘open’ the card you simply pull the insert out.  I added the wreath and bow to the top as a tab to make it easier to pull the insert out.

I hope you like this card – it’s a lot of fun to make and colour and I loved making it.

Now be sure to pop over to Libby’s and Narelle’s blogs to see what they’ve created with pockets.


Thanks again for stopping by …

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