Baby Cards with Bookcase Builder

Good Afternoon!  Do you ever go through a catalogue and see something new each time? or maybe you see a stamp set you wonder why you havent seen it before? Have you noticed the Bookcase Builder Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalogue? It’s one I love and think gets overlooked. Dont think you’d use it?  Well I hope what I’m sharing with you today changes your mind.

I have some friends who recently had a baby after many years of trying so wanted to make them a card.  I made this card using the Bookcase Builder Stamp set …

This card was so quick and easy with the Stitched Shape Framelits and our Notecards.  You can still order the Stitched Shape Framelits even though they arent in the catalogues and they will be in the new Annual Catalogue that comes out in June!

I loved this card so much I decided to make a bundle of matching thank you cards for them to use …

I did use the “Thank You for being my friend stamp” from the Bookcase Builder and just used my Island Indigo Stampin’ Write marker to colour just the Thank You and it worked a treat!

The colours I used for the blocks are Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.

I do have some more ideas jotted down in my planner for the Bookcase Builder Stamp Set so stay tuned for those over the next few weeks.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this project …

 

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Freshly Brewed Projects – Gift Packaging

Good Afternoon and welcome to another week of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls

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This week we are sharing ways to package gifts for Christmas so I hope you find these ideas useful for your gift packaging.

Firstly … our Stamp Cases …

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Our Stamp Cases make the best ‘gift boxes’.

You can buy a pack of either half wood mount, full wood mount or clear mount cases and you get 4 in each pack starting from $9! That makes for very affordable packaging.

You can cut a piece of patterned paper to slip inside the cover and so that keeps it clean and the paper doesnt tear and all you need to do is tie it up with a ribbon and pop a tag on it if you wish!  You can customise each cover just by choosing a paper that reflects the persons likes in designs or colours – too easy.

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You then pop in the customised gift for the person and you’re done … wonder who’ll be getting our new Watercolor Pencils, an Aqua Painter and Blender Pen for Christmas this year – makes for a very cool gift and also and sweet box to keep the pencils and tools in!

It’s Christmas so we have to have Bon Bon’s dont we?

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These sweet Bon Bons were made from a piece of Designer Series Paper 6″ x 4 1/4″ and with a few scored lines and some punches from the Envelope Punch Board these babies are done!

It’s the perfect way to gift one or two pandora beads this year!  Simply tie a piece of thing ribbon into a bow at each end and whack on a tag and you are done – perfect way to use those tags from the Tin of Tags Kit dont you think?

I do hope you like what I’ve created this week – it’s Christmas so they need to be quick and easy and a hassle free as possible and I love that these items can all be reused!

Now why not pop over and see what Libby and Narelle have created for this week’s hop.

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Freshly Brewed Envelope Punch Board Projects

Good Afternoon!

It’s Wednesday so that means more Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls …

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This week we are creating projects using the Envelope Punch Board ..

Too often we forget about all the awesome products we’ve had for a while when there’s new stuff to play with and I thought it would be great to remind ourselves about this great tool – which would also make a very cool Christmas Gift for your favourite Crafter or Crafters!

You could even add a packet of Designer Series Paper and you’d have a great gift for around $50 – plus when you purchase it from me I’ll include a couple of tutorials and guides to use it!

Now you can make all sorts of projects with our Envelope Punch Board from envelopes and envelope cards to boxes, bags and treat holders but for today I wanted to share some projects there were (or are) a little different …

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Today I’ve made a Gift Card Slider Box, a small tea cup and and a mug or as my daughter called it a Japanese Tea Cup – I prefer to call it a latte cup!

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The Gift Card Slider box is one I made following a Tutorial from Stamping T! – one of my Latte Girls! It’s  the perfect size for a Gift Card!

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So dont pay up to $10 for the metal ones the stores try to sell you – make one yourself – it’s quick and easy and Tanya has a video tutorial here and it takes less than a sheet of cardstock or patterned paper!

My next project is the small Tea Cup …

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I’ve stamped the Water Lily from Remarkable You in Versamark, embossed in Silver then water coloured with Melon Mambo.  I’ve then flicked the clear Wink of Stella Pen over the cup for a little extra glimmer.  It is so sweet and literally the perfect size for a votive candle & holder.

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Last, but no where by the least, is this ‘mug’ … if you are a tea drinker maybe you prefer to call it a Japanese Tea Cup or if you are a coffee drinker (like someone else we both know) you may prefer to call it a latte cup.  It’s pretty much the same tutorial as the Tea Cup just with different measurements.

I stamped the flowers from Awesomely Artistic in Versamark, embossed in Silver and then just added some flicking from the Gold Wink of Stella for some added charm and elegance.  You could fit some lovely treats inside – I’ve popped some of the gold gumballs we got at On Stage inside a cello bag and tied it up with the gorgeous Silver Glimmer Ribbon.

Both these cups are quick and easy and I followed an easy tutorial from Linda Parker – a demonstrator from the UK.

I hope you like what I’ve created for you today and can see just how very versatile this Envelope Punch Board is.   Now I’m sure Narelle and Libby and some more gorgeous projects to share with you today using the Envelope Punch Board so be sure to pop along and visit their blogs.

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Stitched … from the heart

OOO It’s November and have we got a wonderful special just for you this month!

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This is an awesome deal – these framelits are coming in the 2017 Annual Catalogue but during November you can get them now and when you do purchase them you can then purchase these selected sets at 25% off …

 

Remember you have to purchase the Stitched with Love Framelits to get the discount on these stamp sets but wow … what a great deal!

Check out this video from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office ..

Oh my … they are just going to add to any project you are doing – did you see the difference it made in those cards Brandi shared?

Did you know that you can order these as part of your Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit?

If you like what I create and share with you maybe it’s time to treat yourself to a wonderful box full of Stampin’ Up! products for Christmas – you can order up to $235 and you’ll pay just $169 – that’s $66 for free!

It truly would be the gift that keeps giving as you’ll get 20% off all your orders while you remain a demonstrator – how nice is that!  Plus you’ll have the opportunity to earn even more when your friends see how much fun you are having and how much money you are saving – not to mention all the cool things you’ll be creating!

Contact me to arrange a call or coffee date where I’ll answer all your questions and help you on your way.   I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

Maybe you’ve already considered joining and you’re ready to join now – simply click the button below to complete your registration and Kit order

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Freshly Brewed Sweet Treats with Jolly Friends

Good Afternoon and welcome to another serve of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls …

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This week we are sharing ideas for giving Treats.  I’ve given mine a Christmas theme and using the very fun Jolly Friends Bundle ..

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I loved creating these little Treat Holders and they hold a small chocolate bar ..

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How much fun are these cuties?  I know who ever gets them will love them!

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The reindeer one uses Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and the sentiment comes from Christmas Magic – both available from the Holiday Catalogue.

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My little Elf Surprise uses the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper pack and the Surprise sentiment comes from the Tin of Tags Stamp Set – both available in the Holiday Catalogue.

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My Jolly Santa Treat uses the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue and the sentiment comes from Greetings from Santa from the Holiday Catalogue.

How did she make that? 

  1. Cut your cardstock 5cm x 29cm, score at 14cm and 15cm.
  2. Cut your patterned paper 4.8cm x 13.8cm – you’ll need two pieces.  Using Tombow Mulitpurpose Adhesive adhere your patterned paper to the two panels of your cardstock.
  3. Stamp your images, cut or punch out and affix together. Stamp Sentiments and cut out.
  4. Using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch punch the two ends of your cardstock piece.
  5. Affix your Jolly Characters and sentiments on the front panel with dimensionals
  6. Run a strip of Fast Fuse on the inside of your treat holder, press chocolate bar onto inside – this helps to stop it from falling out.
  7. Slip ribbon through slot and tie bow around flat ribbon with Baker’s Twine.
  8. Adhere Jingle Bells to hats with Mini Glue Dots
  9. Give to a friend and see their eyes light up 🙂

I hope you like these Jolly Treat Gifts and hope you find time to make some for your friends and family – it’s a great way to give a gift card as they’ll fit inside with the chocolate!

Now be sure to hop over to visit Libby and Narelle and see what sweeties they’ve created for you!

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Perfect Bunch of Blossoms

Good Afternoon!

It’s Tuesday again so that means another free Project Tutorial!

I’ve had the Bunch of Blossoms bundle for a while now and thought it was time to crack it open and use it for today’s card …

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This Bundle is so easy to use to make pretty cards and I needed a couple of cards.

I have a couple of ladies on my Stampin’ Up! team who signed with me in the early days and will be celebrating their 10th Stampin’ Up! Anniversary this month.   Such a wonderful achievement and I’m grateful they’ve stuck with me for so long so have a little gift for them to send with their card.

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This Bundle is so very versatile and it’s great that when you buy it as a bundle you’ll save yourself 10%.  The stamp set has 26 stamps including sentiments, flowers, leaves and stems – such great value!

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This card is great with or without the ribbon and the 3 step stamping is super easy with the Photopolymer Stamps.   My tip with these stamps is to do the outline stamp first then use the outline to line up the two solid stamps.

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Gift of Bliss

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend full of all sorts of new memories.

Today I have a little gift idea for you.  This is a gift I received from my lovely friend Debbie when I visited her in Canberra at the beginning of the month.

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This was such a lovely gift although unexpected.   Who doesnt love Ferrero Rocher Chocolates?  and what a sweet way to gift them!

Deb simply made a belly band to wrap around the chocolates and tied the gorgeous Mint Ribbon in a bow and it’s done – so sweet.

Then we have the Gift Card holder …

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Very easily done and you can simply coordinate the Gift Card Holder with your chocolates by using the same Designer Series Paper pack – this pattern is one from the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper pack.

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To open simply slip off the belly band to reveal the card and note inside!

This is such a lovely way to give a gift!

We often give Gift Cards at Christmas but I hate just giving the card so I like to give something with it.  This is such a lovely way to do that and you can now see those Chocolates and the Gift Card holder with Christmas papers cant you?

I know I’ll be making some of these come Christmas!  Thanks Debbie for your gorgeous gift and the sweet giving idea.

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