Stepping it Up

Good afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week we are taking a simple card and showing ways of stepping it up

Freshly Brewed Projects with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I love showing ways on how to step up a card just to make it a little different or just a little bit special.

So here’s my basic card using the very lovely Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper  ..

Vertical Happy Birthday with Naturally Ecelectic DSP by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This card is quite easy and great for a quick card or if you have to make a few and uses a sentiment from Vertical Greetings.  This card was party of my July Latte Paper Club – you can also get the details on my Latte Card Club here.

Stepping it Up 

There are a couple of ways you could step this one up.  First of all you could use  our Enamel Shapes or our Glitter Enamel Dots as I have here …

Stepping it Up with Glitter Enamel Dots by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I’ve used some of the Old Olive dots – about half way where they look a little Lemon Lime Twisty.

Or maybe you’d like to add some ribbon and maybe a doily …

Stepping it Up with Ribbon & Doilies by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Stepping it Up simply takes your pretty card to a wow card and one that will, no doubt, be loved by whoever receives it!

I hope I’ve given you some ideas on Stepping Up your own cards. Now if you need help stepping up one of your cards please dont hesitate to send a picture of it to me and I’d be more than happy to help you!

Ok .. now you’ve seen mine how about we check out what Narelle has created for us this week …

next on the Freshly Brewed Projects with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Thanks for stopping by ..

Leonie Schroder - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Register here for my Newsletter
Shop Online 24/7 – Use Hostess Code UC74JX2Q to receive your free Gift 
It’s Bonus Days – dont forget to redeem those coupons!
Want it all?  Join my Team and save on all your orders!
Order the Starter Kit in August & you can select from the Holiday Catalogue too!

Need a Holiday Catalogue – request yours here 

Freshly Brewed Projects – Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Welcome to another Wednesday and to this week’s Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls …


This week we are giving you a little Sneak Peek into the Holiday Catalogue which starts tomorrow!

2016 Holiday Catalogue
2016 Holiday Catalogue

Do you have your own copy? If not let me know and I’ll get one in the post to you!

There is so much in this catalogue to fall in love with and one suite that wowed me was the Fancy Frost Suite.  It uses Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum – two colours I hadnt thought to put together but wow they work so well!

Here’s my card for today …


I’ve used the large stamp from Frosted Medallions and white embossed it on Vellum Cardstock.  To make it pop I’ve placed a circle of Sweet Sugarplum behind the Medallion.

The embossed paper is from the Fancy Frost Designer Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  This pack is awesome! It has 6 different designs and you get 2 of each and all 12×12.  You can use them as a layer like I did on this card or you can sponge or brayer them and make them any colour you like!

The glitter ribbon comes in a two pack – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver and is absolutely gorgeous. It’s soft and workable – unlike other ‘glitter’ ribbons I’ve used in the past which have been chunky and rough.

This really is a lovely catalogue and with so much more than Christmas inside!   If you dont have a copy of your own simply contact your Demonstrator or let me know and I’ll mail one to you today with a free sample card!

Now be sure to check out what Libby and Narelle have made for this week’s Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop.


Thanks for stopping by ..

Leonie signature-001

Leonie project supplies-001

Stampin’ Techniques 101 – Add a Ribbon

A new month already?  Must be time for another Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop!


I love these blog hops as they are designed for the new stamper to learn some quick and easy techniques to add to your stamping knowledge and know how.

Today’s technique is “Adding a ribbon”.

Now I know that this doesnt sound like a technique but it is a way to add to your cards.  Just by adding that bow or knot to a card can take it from nice to nooooice!

Here’s a couple to show you the difference it can make …

thinkingofyou thinkingofyouribbon

Here I’ve used the very lovely Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack and the Thinking of You comes from the Time of Year set which is a set available to Hostesses only.  While the card on the left is nice the one on the right, with the addition of the ribbon and bow,  is lovely and just that little bit special.

FearNot FearNotTwinebow

For these two I’ve again used the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack but this time I’ve stamped the verse from Isaiah (Rose Wonder Stamp Set) then cut it out and the layers with the Layered Squares Thinlits – this made this card super quick and easy.

Now I’d run out of the Burlap Ribbon I wanted to use so ’emulated’ it by using strands of Linen Thread and popped on a Linen Thread bow.  I think this one is my favourite as I love the look of the Linen thread, two patterned papers from the one pack and of course, the verse from Isaiah 41.

I do hope you’ve liked my cards today and I’ve shown you that by adding a ribbon or some twine and maybe a bow it steps a card up so much that anyone who receives the card will love it.

Now dont forget to pop around and see what all the other ladies have created this month – I’ve no doubt you’ll be amazed.

Your next stop is with Erna so enjoy your trip to the Netherlands and see what she’s created ..


Thanks for stoppin by ..

Leonie signature-001

Leonie project supplies-001

Pop of Pink Sneak Peek

Good Afternoon to you!

I love getting new products and love being able to give you a little sneak peeks as well!

Today I have another card done with last weeks Mojo Monday sketch and thought it was a perfect way to share some new papers with you …


I love the bright cheery colours in this card and this new Specialty Paper Pack!  It’s called “Pop of Pink” and it’s a specialty pack so while it costs a little more you do get a couple of sheets with Gold Foil in them – it’s gorgeous!

The colours used in this pack are Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Gold and Whisper White.

Now while on the subject of papers and cardstock I will let you know that there will be a slight price increase in our cardstock packs and some of our paper packs.  Now while you can get new Designer Series Papers yet you can stock up on current Card Stock and save yourself a few dollars.

Now is the perfect time to do that as you will not only be avoiding the price increase but you’ll also be earning Double Latte Rewards – plus from today until 31st May I’m offering free shipping on all orders of $60 or more!  So grab your catalogue and check your cardstock levels and be sure to order any you are low on!

Speaking of New Designer Series Papers I will again be offering Paper Shares as well as In Colour Shares and Ribbon Shares – please note while you can pre-pay for these shares they will not be ordered until 1st June and sent to you once they have been received and cut up.


  • Specialty Designer Series Paper Share – $15 (48 pieces 4×6)
  • Designer Series Paper Share – $19.25 (72 pieces 4×6)
  • Designer Series Paper Stack – $23.50 ( 36 pieces 6×6 plus 12 A5 Cards)
  • All 3 Paper shares $55(plus receive sample of the Foil Acetate Sheets)


  • Metallics $13.50 (2m each of Metallic Threads, Sequin Trims, Natural Trims & 1/8″ Ribbons)
  • In Colour Selection $31.00 (2m each of the In Color Ruched Ribbons and In Colour Mini Striped Ribbons)
  • Satin Collection $21.00 (2m each of the Satin ribbons, Stitched Satin & Organza)
  • Burlap, Pom Pom & Lace $19.00 (2m each of Burlap, Lace, Mint & Pom Pom )
  • All the Ribbons $90

I’ll also have details coming soon for some new In Colour kits for you too!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to get your orders in for the shares by 1st June so I can get them to you as soon as possible!



New Weekly Deals

Oh my word … it’s chilly here this morning … just 1°C as I type this!  Needless to say I’m having a wonderful relationship with my Gas Heater at the moment.  I suppose it IS Winter here so it really should be cold hey? 

Anywho ….. I have some great Weekly Deals to warm you up … 

How good are they this week?  Washi, Framelits, Punches and those gorgeous Metal Rimmed Pearls!  Not to mention the masks!  I have a Mask Class on my to do list so thats timely! 

Just one thing I will point out … some of these items are discounted and have a set number on sale so once this preserved amount is sold at the discounted price it will then revert back to the regular price. So if there is anything here that you’d really like order it sooner rather than later.

How to order?   You can ring or email your order through to me or you may wish to shop online too – it’s all up to you!  Shopping online you’ll need to pay by Credit Card however, if you email or ring your order through you can then pay by Credit Card, Bank Transfer, PayPal or drop the cash to me if you’re local.  Whatever works for you 🙂 

This week’s special offer …  Buy two packs of Washi Tape and get the third free (*free pack will be the pack with the lowest value) 

Dont forget … 

  • Paper Shares – If you love patterned paper you’ll want in on my new catalogue Paper Shares .. get all the details here 
  • Host a party in July and you could earn a free card kit (p154) with a qualifying party
  • Sprinkles of Life Fundraiser – 18th July – Buy the Stamp & Punch and get the class/kits for free! 

Thanks for stopping by and catch ya latte …

Weekly Deals

Good Morning and welcome to another week of new weekly deals for you! 

We’ve got markers, thinlits, embossing folder and ribbon … 
Some sweet deals here!  I know I’ll be grabbing a couple! 

Simply click the image above or the button below to start shopping online or contact me with your order.  
shopnownewcupDon’t forget to use the Hostess Code GR92QR6N to go in the draw for May’s Mystery Hostess & all orders with me receive a free gift! 

Thanks for stopping by … 

Wednesday Weekly Deals

Hello … well what a week last week was! So inspiring and loved catching up with many of my Demonstrator friends.  It was awesome to take a few extra days to do the touristy things!  No doubt I’ll bore you with some Project Life pages and maybe even a mini album on the trip! 

On with this week’s Deals …. 


Weekly Deals – 25th February

Good Afternoon!

I’ve been busy creating for a couple of workshops this weekend so running late with the Weekly Deals.  So without further ado here they are …

It looks like it’s Embellishment Week!  Grab those ribbons and twine and stock up … oh and those In Colour Sequins – must have! 

As always the Weekly Deals go through til Tuesday and should you have any questions or want to place an order be sure to contact me.  You can contact me by phone, email, sms or simply comment on any post and I’ll get in contact with you! 

Catch ya latte

Weekly Deals – 14th January

Good afternoon!

I have some wonderful new Weekly Deals for you today …

How cool are they? Must be time to stock up on the punches! 

Remember for every $90 you spend you get to select a Sale-a-bration item for free!

See ya Latte …