Merry Monday

It’s Monday again!  Now starting today I have a new feature for you – Merry Monday!

Merry Monday

Merry Monday is where I will share a fun and easy-to-recreate Christmas Card every Monday up till Christmas.  Today’s Merry Monday Card is from The Latte Card Club for August and uses the Happiest of Days Stamp Set …

Happiest Christmas by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

It’s fun, It’s bright and very Merry!

I love that you can use the presents from Happiest of Days for any occasion – birthday, wedding and even Christmas!

I love the colours in this card too!  The Soft Sky just softens the Lemon Lime Twist and Real Red and makes way for this super fun Merry Monday Christmas Card.

I do hope you like today’s Merry Monday Card and enjoy this new feature on my blog.

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Another way to make today a Merry Monday is to pop over and make your order and enjoy 20% off this week!

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Simply write out your order and you can then ring it through or email it to me and I’ll contact you to arrange payment – less your 20% discount!  Shipping will apply to the full value of the order – sadly I cant discount that.   Hurry this offer finishes on 30th September!

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Painted Kindness

Good Evening … today I have something a little different for you using the Painted Harvest Stamp set – my Painted Kindness card.

Painted Kindness
Painted Kindness using Painted Harvest by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

I really enjoyed making this card and I wanted it to be something you could give anyone – either male or female. I also wanted the sentiment to be the main focus.

I had originally intended to use the acorn paper from the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper pack but it was way too busy so opted to make my own patterned background using the stamps.

Now when I was doing the background I stamped off first then one of my images didnt come out too well so I stamped over the top which gave me the darker image around the edges of the acorn.

I quite liked that look so I stamped over all of them to get the shading and depth around the edges.  Sometimes those mistakes turn into cool techniques!

Painted Kindness using Painted Harvest by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

This card also shows how perfectly the Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares framelits coordinate.

I love too how using vellum can give a card more depth just by using it here with the leaves.

This was a favourite at my Painted Harvest class and I hope you like it too!

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Now this is the last week of my Birthday month plus I’m not far off earning the cruise to Alaska so I’m offering 20% off on all orders this week to the 30th September!

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Simply email or ring your order through to me to get the 20% off right away.  If you want to shop online you can – once your order comes through I’ll contact you to redeem your 20%

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Happy Celebration Embossed

Do you have a particular month where you have oodles of birthdays?  I do and for me that month is September!  I have a card for you today I created for the Card’s for Guys class last month using the Happy Celebration Stamp Set and Celebrations Duo embossing Folder.

Happy Celebration

Embossed Happy Celebration by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This card was a bit of fun to make with the triangles and colours.  The colours I’ve used are Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.

To create my embossed Happy I used the Celebrations duo folder.  I ran a piece of Shimmery White through the Big Shot with the embossing folder then used my sponge brayers over the embossing with the Pool Party – dont press too hard when doing the brayering so you get the white in the debossed party of the letters.

Embossed Happy Celebration by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I love how the Happy Celebration Stamp Set and the Celebrations duo Embossing folders were designed to go together!  It made designing this card super easy.

To add a bit of pop to my card Iadded some metallic sequins to the card randomly.  My brother has already received this card and loved it … it also reminded him there were some birthdays he needed to send cards for in September!  No doubt to some of the same people I did!

Hope you’ve sent all your September cards – if not now is the time to do so!

Birthday Club

Did you know I have a Birthday Club?  I send out a card for the month of your birthday with a birthday coupon plus you also get a free class during your birthday month!

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Stampin’ Up! Demo Designers Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Good Afternoon!  I’m here today for the Stampin’ Up! Demo Designers Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.  We have demonstrators from all over the World to share creations using products from the Holiday Catalogue.

Holiday Catalogue

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Painted Harvest

I have got some sweet cards for you today and I’ve a couple of sweet cards using the gorgeous Painted Harvest Stamp Set ..

Painted Harvest Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!I love this set and how versatile it is!

First up I have a Christmas Card for you …

Christmas Harvest by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

This is a fun and easy card to make and one you could make a stack of for your Christmas Card stash.

I stamped the wreath/petals in Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy.  I stamped the small dot stamp in real red around my wreath and also added some punched out dots from Red Glimmer paper for the berries. I added a red bow to finish off my card.

My second card is a sweet, soft daisy card ..

Softly Painted Harvest by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I love how this card turned out.  So soft and pretty and so easy to do with the Painted Harvest stamp set and our Subtle Inks. I used Soft Sky for the petals, Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and Crumbed Cake for the flower centres.

I embellished the card with the gorgeous fine woven ribbon and a corrugated heart.   The sentiment comes from Rose Wonder and is stamped in Dapper Denim.

I do hope you like what I’ve created for you today and here’s the complete list our Worldwide Demonstrators participating into today’s Blog Hop …

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Dotty Celebration

Thank you for stopping by today!  I have one of my cards for you from my Cards for Guys class last month.  We had lots of fun with shapes and this Dotty Celebration is a great one!

Dotty Celebration 

I love being able to show another use for a Stamp Set you’d probably not give a second look to in the catalogue and for this card we used the Tabs for Everything to create our dots on our card.

It's a Dotty Celebration for the guys by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia I’ve used the half circle solid stamp to create my dots and it’s quite easy to do with the stamps being photopolymer so you can see where you are stamping.

Tabs for Everything

Now I’m sure that if you aren’t into journaling or planners you will have not given this set a second glance.  There are lots of projects you can use this set for – in Memories and More Albums, Baby Cards, and for sending Love Notes and so much more!

The sentiments come from the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set.  I have used this set before and it makes lots of great cards.

Latte Birthday Bonus

Now I think you know I’m having a little celebration this month as it’s my birthday month!  So to celebrate I’m giving you gifts when you place an order with me …

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Yes that’s right … I will gift you the Painted Harvest Stamp Set when you place a $200 order with me by 17th September.  There’s also bonuses when you place a $50 or $100 order!  Simply click the image above to start shopping.  You can also email me with your order or ring it through to me.  If you’d rather just send me a message and I can ring you for your order and discuss payment options.

On Monday 18th September it’s my birthday so I’ll be celebrating all day online with an Online Party on my Stamp A Latte Business Page and would love to have you join us.  I’ll have games, tips, ideas, demonstrations and most of all – prizes & gifts!

Join my Facebook Group with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator AustraliaSimply click the join now button above to go to my Stamp A Latte Business Page and make sure you click ‘Like’ so you will get notified when I go online!  I may even demonstrate this card for you – it really is quite easy!

Thanks again for stopping by and please dont hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.  I look forward to placing your order for you and arranging your free gift.

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September Clubs

Good Morning … just a quick note this morning to let you know about my September Clubs.

September Clubs by mail

Each month I do a Paper Club and a Card Club.  Now these arent your regular club – they are like an awesome package of goodies in the post each month and they include products, embellishments and Tutorials.  All sent to your door … well mailbox at least.

September Latte Paper Club

With the Latte Paper Club you’ll receive …

  • Full pack of Designer Series Paper pack (12×12)
  • Full pack of Designer Series Paper Cardstock pack (A4)
  • Coordinating ribbons & embellishments
  • Tutorials to make 4 projects

You’ll get all these for just $35 per month and you can register for just one month, two or every month if you wish.  If you register and pay for 5 months you’ll get the 6th month free!

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September Latte Card Club

With the Latte Card Club you’ll receive …

  • New Stamp Set every month
  • Card kits to make 4 cards with envelopes
  • Coordinating ribbons & embellishments
  • Tutorials to make 4 cards

You’ll get all these for just $35 per month and you can register for just one month, two or every month if you wish.  If you register and pay for 5 months you’ll get the 6th month free!

September we’ll be using the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set ..

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Get all the details of my Latte Card Club & Register here

I would love to have you join us this month with either (or both) of my clubs.  It’s always fun to receive some goodies in the mail to play with at a time that suits you!

If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask.

Thanks for stopping by ..

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Host a party and earn the exclusive Merry Patterns Stamp Set!
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Order the Starter Kit in August & you can select from the Holiday Catalogue too!

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Stamping Techniques 101 – Watercolor Resist

It’s time for another Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Tour with the Global Design Team and this month we are using the Watercolor Resist Technique.

Stamping Techniques 101 - Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I love doing these blog tours each month as I love doing different techniques and sharing them with you!  It also means I add another page to my Technique Book too!

Watercolor Resist

I love to do the embossing resist technique and this is just another spin on that.  Here’s my card for this month …

Watercolor Resist Balloons by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Hopefully it’s not too bright for you … I’m having terrible trouble with Lemon Lime Twist!  It seems I need to use it on just about every card I do!

Watercolor Resist Quick Steps …

  1. Swipe Embossing Buddy all over your card (this removes static and oils so your powder wont stick where it’s not supposed to)
  2. Ink up stamp in Versamark Ink and stamp onto card.
  3. Sprinkle white or clear embossing powder over where you stamped. Shake off excess & tip back into pot
  4. Heat set your images
  5. Using an Aqua Painter and the ink from the lid of the ink pad and paint over the images.
  6. Watch those images pop!

Watercolor Resist Balloons by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

You can do this with all sorts of images – large texts or sentiments are great for this technique but I wanted to do something a little different with this technique.  So you really can use it with all sorts of images.

All my stamps came from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp set except for the little ribbons on the balloon strings – that little stamp came from Swirly Bird.

Now lets hop around and see what the other girls have created for you this week

next on the Stamping Techniques Blog Hop

Here’s the complete list for you …

Enjoy hopping around and marvelling at what the ladies have made for you this month.

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Sprinkles Embellishments

Sprinkles Embellishments
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Freshly Brewed Projects – Sympathy

Good afternoon and welcome to another serve of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls.  This week we are creating for those times you need a card for Sympathy or Condolence or to just say Sorry

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Sympathy Cards

Today I have two cards for you.

First up this card is for someone you need to send a Sympathy card ‘to’

Sympathy Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I love the painted harvest stamp set from the new Holiday Catalogue – it’s great for all sorts of cards and you can get such different looks with it just by using different colours.   I also love the Flourishing Phrases Stamp set for its two part sentiments.  Two part sentiments meaning you have a sentiment for the front of your card and one for inside …

Sympathy Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

My second card today is for is you’re needing to send a thank you for receiving Sympathy cards and support …

Sympathy Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This card is the same as my previous card – I’ve simply stamped a couple more flowers on the front panel.

Again I’ve used Flourishing Phrases for the sentiments on the front and inside of my card ..

Sympathy Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

How perfect is this sentiment for thanking someone there for you in your time of need?

You can grab these sets now from my online store or contact me to order them.  I’ve popped the supplies list for these two cards at the end of the email so be sure to click there to start shopping.

Now it’s time to hop over to Libby and Narelle’s blogs to see what they’ve created for you today.

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

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Bee-utiful Texture

Good Afternoon!  I hope you’ve had a lovely day and have a great weekend planned. I have a Bee-utiful card from my Cards with Texture Class.

Bee-utiful Texture

Bee-utiful Texture using Embossing Powder and Dynamic Embossing folder by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I’ve love the Hexagon Dynamic Texture Embossing Folder since it was released and when I was designing this class I knew I had to use it.

I’ve teamed the embossing folder with some gold heat embossing – I suppose it’s a bit like double dipping – well double embossing at least.

It was hard to picture to gold in the embossing so had to angle it perfectly.  I’m amazed I managed such a clear photo with my shaky hands!

Bee-utiful Texture using Embossing Powder and Dynamic Embossing folder by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

How did she do that …

  •  I ran the tag through the Big Shot with the embossing folder after lightly spritzing the cardstock with water
  • once embossed i used my versamark pad applied it direct to the embossing then sprinkled over embossing powder
  • before heating I tapped off the excess powder and used a soft paintbrush to dab the powder so it would look uneven and speckly in places then heat set the gold powder.

The honeycomb stamp on the background was from Butterfly Basics Stamp Set.  The sentiment and bees come from the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle.

I had so much fun making this card with all the texture and elements.  So glad the ladies at class loved it too.

Be sure to check the end of this post for the products you’ll need to make this card.

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