Freshly Brewed Projects with Hostess Sets

Good Afternoon and welcome to another serve of Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls.  This week we are creating with Hostess Sets

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I love that when someone holds a party for me I can offer them some exclusive Stamp Sets at a wonderful price and these are our Hostess Sets.  They are only available to people who host a party or place an order of $250 or more to qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

Earn Hostess Sets for free with a Stampin’ Up! Party

With our Annual Catalogue you have six different stamp set to choose from when you Host and for today’s project I’ve selected to use the gorgeous Background Bits Stamp Set.

Earn Stampin' Rewards when you host a party with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator AustraliaAs soon as I saw this set in the Stampin’ Rewards section I knew I had to hold my own party to get it!

Here’s what I’ve created for you today …

I love the neutrals of this card with just the pop of powder pink on the flowers. How nice is that sentiment?  it’s the best to pop on a card for a friend.

I love when we have such lovely stamp sets to offer to anyone who holds a Stampin’ Up! party or places an order of $250 or more.

Here’s what you can earn by simply hosting your own Stampin’ Up! Party ..

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When you hold your party with me you’ll also receive a Thank You Gift and the opportunity to earn extra free gifts and rewards. Contact me today to Book your Party!

Now I do have a special this month on how you can earn free Hostess Sets so be sure to check out the footer of this post!

We are excited to have both Narelle and Libby back creating for you today so click the next button to hop through ..

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Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to contact me should you wish to host a party … I have super thank you’s for August and September!

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Balloon Celebration

Today my youngest turns 18!  Not sure how that happened when I’m sure just the other week she was 3!  So I’ve made this card for her using the Birthday Celebration Stamp Set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits

Birthday Celebration by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This was another card included in my Birthday Stamp A Stack on Saturday.  The ladies loved this card.

Birthday Celebration 

I used the small solid balloon from Balloon Celebration and stamped it randomly over my white layer in Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Peekaboo Peach.  I wanted the balloon layer to be soft and subtle so stamped off first before stamping onto my card.

shimmery black happy birthday by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

To make my Happy Birthday a little bit special I painted it with my Clear Wink of Stella Brush after cutting it out with the Happy Birthday Thinlit.   I did try to capture the shimmer in the photo but it’s a little hard to see.

Dont forget I have my Facebook Live Card Demonstration today on my Stamp A Latte Facebook Page at 11am (sydney time)  – click here to go to my page now.   If you miss it ‘live’ you can always watch the replay!

Afterwards I’ll be taking my girl out for a sweet treat at Oliver Brown Belgian Chocolate Cafe which opened recently here – I’ll be sure to share photo’s!

Now I wonder if there’s anything Weight Watchers friendly there for me?  hmm looking at the menu online I’m thinking probably not!

Cards with Texture Class

This week’s class is Cards with Texture!  We’ll be doing all sorts of embossing …. heat embossing, embossing folders and embossing paste!  Contact me today to register – Class is on Sunday at 2pm.

 

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Happy Birthday Honey … with a Twist

Yesterday was my hubby’s birthday so he had the normal Happy Birthday wishes in the morning … well mostly!  It was Happy Birthday Honey … with a Twist – you see I’d made his card however he couldn’t have it till after my Birthday Stamp A Stack class!  I’m sure he was fine with that!

Actually this card has a couple of ‘twists’ …

Happy Birthday with Twist by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Austrlalia

The first twist being of the Lemon Lime variety! I cant tell you just how wrong I was about this colour when I first saw it back in April.  My first impression was ‘what were they thinking’ but I’m now finding it hard not to use it in my projects!  It goes with most colours, adds a pop when needed, and if you look around you will see it everywhere!

So, once again, Stampin’ Up! is in the know and knows what will be trending!

Another twist on this card is how I did the framelit sentiment …

Happy Birthday with Twist by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Austrlalia

I’ve cut out the sentiment twice – in Lemon Lime Twist and in Whisper White.  I then popped the Lemon Lime Twist onto the Whisper White with our Liquid Multipurpose Glue and gave it a ‘twist’ to offset it a little and give like a drop shadow effect to the sentiment. This also adds a little depth and dimension to the card.

If you look closely you’ll see a sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue (have you requested your copy yet?  click here to get yours).  Yes it’s the gorgeous new Black Rhinestone Jewels – my gosh they are gorgeous and the perfect embellishment for this card!

I hope you also noticed the Gold Metallic Thread I used – it’s not one of my favourite trims to use so it needs noticing when I do! 😉

Happy Birthday Thinlits

You’ll want to grab the Happy Birthday Thinlit for all your Birthday cards – it’s one of those ‘must have’s’ plus you can purchase it to coordinate with your Stylized Happy Birthday Stamp or in a bundle with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set … 

Dont forget August is my Stamp-a-versary and  you will get a free 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack when you place an order of $100 or more plus be entered into the Birthday Prize draw … It's my Stampaversary - dont miss out on your free gifts - shop with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

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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 

It’s my Stampaversary! Dont miss out on your free gift this month! 


Shimmery Spritzed Trees

Happy Thursday to You!  I have a very pretty card for you today using the Carols of Christmas and featuring some pretty, shimmery spritzed trees

Spritzed Trees using Card Front Builder Thinlits by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

I love the Card Front Builder thinlits which are coming in the new Holiday Catalogue!  Did you know they are part of the Carols of Christmas Early Release this month?   


Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies from Stampin' Up!

Did you also know that you can save 10% when you purchase the Card Front builder Thinlits with the Stamp Set?  Click here to view the early release products  Also, when you purchase your bundle from me this month you’ll receive my Christmas Planner Tutorial for free! 

Shimmery Spritzed Trees

I love how these trees turned out ..

Shimmery Spritzed Trees by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Working and creating with our Shimmery White Cardstock is so much fun and I’ve used it here to make my trees.  I cut a piece  9cm x 7cm  and spritzed it with my Stampin’ Spritzers with Tempting Turquoise and Lemon Lime Twist.

As I mixed my re-inkers with Rubbing Alcohol the cardstock dried fairly quickly then I simply cut my trees out with the dies and the Big Shot.   I managed to get 2 sets of trees from this piece so I had enough trees to make 2 cards!

Spritzed Trees with Splatter by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

This second card I added a faint splatter from Touches of Texture to make some falling snow.

The sentiment I’ve used on both cards comes from the Star of Light Stamp Set.

Holiday Catalogue is coming …

Have your registered for your free Holiday Catalogue yet?  My first shipment arrived this week so be sure to register for your free copy!

Get your free Holiday Catalogue from Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

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Shop Online 24/7 – Use Hostess Code UC74JX2Q to receive your free Gift 
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Order the Starter Kit in August & you can select from the Holiday Catalogue too!

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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

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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 …

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Mini Pinch o’ Treat Bags

Good Morning .. I have a super cute project for you today.  They are Mini Pinch o’ Treat Bags and were featured in my July Latte Paper Club.

These bags are so quick and easy to make and would be great for any occasion at all …

Mini Pinch o Treat Bags by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Now I made mine in two sizes and it’s quite easy to make them in different heights you just need to adjust one of the measurements for the Patterned Paper.

Latte Paper Club

I mentioned this was one of the projects included in my Latte Paper Club for July and I thought I’d share a little about my Latte Paper Club.   It costs just $35 and you’ll receive a pack of Designer Series Paper, Coordinating Cardstock pack, ribbon and embellishment pack and Tutorials for 4 projects to use your paper pack!  The Ribbon and Embellishment pack contains 1 metre each of 3-4 ribbons that coordinate with your pack plus some coordinating embellishments.  Pretty good value for just $35!

Check out my Latte Paper Club page for all the details and to subscribe.  There’s a different pack each month and the pack for August is the gorgeous Coffee Break Designer Series Paper pack!

Mini Pinch o Treat Bags

Here’s how I created these sweet bags …

  1. Cut a piece of Designer Series paper 76mm x 133mm (3″ x 5 1/4″)
  2. Score along the long side at 31mm, 63mm, 89mm and 127mm (1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″ and 5″)
  3. Rotate 90° and score at 25mm (1″)
  4. Snip tabs up to score line and snip corner piece out (refer to pic below)
  5. Affix Tear n Tape to side piece and one of the bottom tabs and assemble.
  6. Pinch top and secure closed with a clip and a bow.

Mini Pinch o Treat Bag Template by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Australia Mini Pinch o Treat Bag Template by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Australia

 

 

 

 

 

To make a taller bag simply change the first measurement of the piece of Designer Series paper. My taller bag I cut the paper 102mm x 133mm (4″ x 5 1/4″)

I do hope you have fun creating these sweet bags – they’d make great treats for Birthdays, Halloween or Christmas or even just as a table decoration.

Thanks for stopping by …

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Coffee Helps

Good Morning!  I dont know about you but these winter mornings are chilling me out and it’s definitely a case of coffee helps each day.

Coffee Cafe Bundle

I love the new Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and bundle and thought today I’d share a super quick and easy Notecard which I recently taught at my Weight Watchers meeting …

Sweet Coffee Helps Note Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I started Weight Watchers in March I have made many new friends and found most of us share a love of coffee. It’s comforing that we all feel that it definitely helps us get through the day so this card was perfect for one of our ‘feel’ meetings.

It’s also a great card to just share with a friend and let them know that you are thinking of them through those days that seem just a little harder than others or even just to let them know you care.

This card would also be perfect to do as one of the projects at a party – if you would like to book a party in August or September I’m offering some wonderful booking incentives for you!

Simply contact me to book and we’ll arrange your booking bonus – could be anything from a package of embellishments to an embossing folder or packet of Designer Series Paper!

Thanks for stopping by …


Peace on Earth with Carols of Christmas

Good Morning!  Have you seen our awesome Pre-Release  for August?  You can purchase the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Bundle during August which is an early release for the Holiday Catalogue.

Carols of Christmas Bundle ..

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This is such a wonderful bundle to create with as it’s got so many options and you can use it for other projects – not just Christmas!

Peace of Earth ..

This card is fun and super easy to make and was cased from a sample from Stampin’ Up! If you wanted to make a few of these you could simply have all your pieces cut and then pop them together while watching tv or a movie – too easy!

You can always step it up a little too …

For this one I’ve made it exactly the same. I’ve just sponged my trees in Garden Green around the edges with a dauber which gives them depth and dimension.  I’ve also added some rhinestones to emulate snow and Christmas Cards need bling dont they?

I love this Bundle and will be holding a class for it on 26th August.  Now if you are someone who cant make it on that date or cant make it to my place you’ll still get the class for free with the purchase of the Stamp Set or Bundle …

Carols of Christmas – Early Release 

To purchase simply click on the item you’d like above and purchase through my Online Store and I’ll send you the class kit and tutorial for free!  If you are shopping online be sure to use the Hostess Code to earn extra free gifts!

August Hostess Code with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin Up demonstrator AustraliaDont forget, if you earned Bonus Days Coupons in July you can now redeem them and get your products for less.!

New Holiday Catalogue is coming ….

2017 Holiday Catalogue - get yours from Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia - Free Post

It’s full of all sorts of wonderful products to fall in love with and it’s not all for Christmas either!  Click the cover to request your free copy! 

Thanks for stopping by …

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Shop Online 24/7 – Use Hostess Code UC74JX2Q to receive your free Gift 
It’s Bonus Days – dont forget to redeem those coupons!
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Order the Starter Kit in August & you can select from the Holiday Catalogue too!

Need a Holiday Catalogue – request yours here 

 

Stamping Techniques 101 – Embossing Paste

Good Morning .. yep it’s time for another Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop and this month we are playing with Embossing Paste ..

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Embossing Paste

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You know when you buy those products you have to have and go in the drawer or cupboard to use ‘later’?

Yes well the Embossing Paste was one of those for me – I just hadn’t had the time to play with it and if it hadnt been the subject of this month’s technique it would probably still be there! How bad is that but boy … now I’ve played with it I want to play more with it! It’s so easy to use and so much you can do with it!

You can sprinkle Embossing Powder over it and heat it for a metallic look or colour it with our lovely reinkers. For today’s card though I simply made my own mask using the cream/froth die from the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies from a Window Sheet and created cream on my Frappe …

Frappe Happiness with Embossing Paste from Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I even topped it with some sprinkles using the smallest Basic Pearl Jewels.  I just dropped them on an pushed them in a little then left it all to dry which was only about 10 minutes or so.

Embossing Paste tips … 

  • It dries fairly quickly so be sure to have a dish with water or a wet towel to clean up your palette knives, masks, etc.
  • A silicone mat is perfect base for mixing colours.
  • be sure to replace the lid once you’ve taken what you need from the pot.
  • it’s really light and fluffy so it goes a really long way
  • it’s addictive – you’ll want to make more and more projects with it once you start!

Here’s a close up of my ‘Frappe Cream’ …

It looks cool doesnt it?  This was just one of the cards included in my July Latte Card Club and am pretty sure the ladies will love making this card – dont you?

Want to see how to use the paste?  check out this video from Stampin’ Up!

Pretty cool stuff isnt it?  It’s not expensive either – just $10.50 a tub … add the palette knives and the decorative masks for just $30.50 plus shipping.

Now it’s time to check out what the Stamping Techniques 101 Design Team has created for you – first stop is Carman Morris from the Netherlands

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