Freshly Brewed – New Catalogue Sneak Peek

frshlybrewedproject This week, for the Freshly Brewed Blog Hop, the Latte Girls bring you SNEAK PEEKS from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which goes live in one weeks time!  There is loads of great inspiration out there to help get your final ‘Wish Lists’ in order and I know the other girls have some really special projects to share so make sure you check the other blogs out

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Swirly Bird Window Card

The feature for my card today is the new Swirly Bird Stamp Set as well as the coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, I have also added a few other brand new products including the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and the gorgeous new colours of Bakers Twine: Melon Mambo and Cucumber Crush.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Swirly Bird Window Card open

This is actually a double layer card in that it has windows (squares) cut in the card front that reveal the little trees and you could have that for your front if you adhered the white layer behind the front, however I have made it so that you can lift up the front card panel and reveal is a full stamped card front image (I just had to play with those super fun images from Swirly Bird!

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Swirly Bird Window Card inside


The inside of the card is just a simple greeting but overall I loved how this card turned out.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Latte Girls creations …

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Pop of Paradise

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Pop of Paradise

You may have seen a lot of new projects out there lately featuring the new Pop of Paradise stamp set from Stampin’ Up! with either the fabulous flamingo or super sweet pineapple images.  Today I wanted to share my creation with with stamp set but only focusing on the leaf images that are in the set.

As soon as I saw this set I was immediately drawn to the leaves and thought that they would make for an amazing background.  For my colour combination I decided to draw some inspiration from a jar I spotted when I was out shopping one weekend with my daughter.


I just loved the combination of colours and had been waiting for the perfect image and card to come along to use it …. the Pop of Paradise leaves were the ones!  In case you also want to use this combo I found that Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Crumb Cake were the closest match for the jar and seemed to really work for my card.


PCCCS#195 – Hedgehogs

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Love you Lots Hedgehogs

I decided to participate in another challenge this week and chose to play along with the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge:


I have simply adored the gorgeous Hedgehogs that are part of the new Love You Lots stamp set that features in the new 2016-17 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue as an exclusive Hostess set.  In fact all the images are just too cute but could not wait to ink up and colour these little ones.

I made a cute little 4″ square note card for a recent customer order and just thought this was the perfect image and greeting.  I stamped the Hedgehogs in Early Espresso ink onto Shimmery White card stock (love that stuff!) and coloured them with my aqua painter … too easy!

A few trims with DSP, ribbon and some rhinestones and I was done … I just know this stamp set will get so so so much inking this year!


A Little Masking

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Grateful Bunch Masking

Today I have a card for you inspired by this week’s Just Add Ink challenge and involves a technique I haven’t done in a little while – Masking.  I used to use this technique all the time but you know sometimes you find new ideas and simply forget some our your favourites!

I love how the flowers from the Grateful Bunch stamp set really ‘pop’ out from the card when you use masking.  To create this card I first stamped the flowers in Hello Honey ink then I make two masks (slightly larger than the flowers) to cover them up and also masked a 1″ border around the entire card front before I filled in the remaining space with Lost Lagoon ink.

The card is finished by adding some Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy stickers to the center of the flowers and cutting out the greeting in some Soft Sky card stock.  A few layers of colour behind the main stamped panel and mounted onto a Soft Sky card base.


Sitting Here Birthday

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Sitting Here Birthday Card

I have a really quick share for you today that was inspired by the challenge on the Pals Paper Arts blog – I have missed the closing time to enter this challenge but wanted to share what I created.  I was so pleased with how this card turned out using the challenge colour combination of Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzaz and Gold.


I created a window card using the fabulously fun new Foam Adhesive Strips from Stampin’ Up! – they gave great dimension to the windows on the card front and made it so easy to create this look.  However my most favourite part of this card is the little planter box I have on the ‘window’ it uses the basket image from the new Sitting Here stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (I think it is suppose to be for the dog or cat) but I thought that by stamping it onto Crumb Cake card stock and embossing it in gold it made the perfect window box.  The flowers are from the potted flower image in the same stamp set which I stamped in Crumb Cake ink and coloured in with my Prink Pirouette and Pear Pizzaz marker pens before fussy cutting.  I stamped two lots of the flowers and they fitted just perfectly in the basket.

The greeting is also embossed in gold and is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I need to be a little faster with my blogging (which means I have to stop stamping) so I can actually put in for the challenges but just as happy to share these with you all here.


Mother’s Day Book Card

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Book Card Mum

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there and hoping you are having a fabulous day!  I am sharing with you today the Mother’s Day card I created for my mum this year and so glad it arrived in time for today.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Book Card Mum open

If you are thinking this looks like another shaped card, you are right!  I have created this faux book as a card and just love how it turned out.  I have been playing around with this one for a few weeks now and happy that I got it finish and posted in time.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Book Card Fabulous

I had time to make a few variations and this one even includes a bookmark in a pocket on the inside of the card.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Book Card Fabulous open

Book marks are so easy to make with the Scallop Tag Topper punch … with a little stamping and a tassle you are all done!

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Book Card Fabulous Bookmark
Finally I have a wedding version for you and this is the one I was working on to do my video tutorial for the card.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Book Card Wedding

I ended up keeping it very simple as I can add some more to it when I next need a wedding card.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Book Card Wedding open

So yes I do have a template in my Tutorial Store and a quick assembly video for you here:


Stampin’ Up! Make and Takes

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Happy Birthday Shaker Card

A really quick blog post today just to share with you a couple of the cards we made at the On Stage Local Event … yes this is my last On Stage post hehehe!  The first card is a quick and easy shaker card using the new Foam Adhesive Strips from Stampin’ Up!  These little beauties are a must for Shaker Cards!  The inside of the card has some sprinkles from the new … wait for it …. Sprinkles Punch, how neat!

Stampin' Up Stamping T! - Affectionately Yours Card

The second card features the Affectionately Yours DSP, so pretty with those copper accents!  Another really quick and easy card to put together – I especially love the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Thank You with Scenic Sayings

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Scenic Sayings SU1

It was such a great thrill to be able to present at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage Local event and even more wonderful to received a wonderful card from Donna Williams to say thank you for being part of the team of demonstrators who presented at the Gold Coast.  I loved this card so much, not only did is show case a fantastic greeting from the new Scenic Sayings Stamp Set but it was just soooooo pretty.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Scenic Sayings

In fact I loved it so much that I decided to CASE it for my Craft-T-Crew team cards this month and of course I just had to make one in every single one of the fabulous new In Colours.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Scenic Sayings DD

Dapper Denim

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Scenic Sayings EE

Emerald Envy

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Scenic Sayings FF

Flirty Flamingo

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Scenic Sayings PP

Peekaboo Peach

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Scenic Sayings SS

Sweet Sugarplum

I can share these cards with you now as all my Crew gals have received their goodie packs this month, I do like for them to have some surprises!


Affectionately Yours Note Cards Box

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Affectionately Yours Note Card Box

As promised today I am sharing some photos of the Note Card Gift Box set I made for the Video Tutorial in my previous post here.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Affectionately Yours Note Card Box Open

This set uses the fantastic Note Cards from Stampin’ Up! and uses a few more Sneak Peak goodies from the upcoming new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Affectionately Yours Note Card CC  

I have used the wonderful Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper as the basis for this set, teaming it with the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape as well as the Love & Affection Stamp Set and the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Affectionately Yours Note Card NN

I also thought that the Botanical Builder Framelits worked well with the set so used this for some little extra accents.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Affectionately Yours Note Card WW

The cards are all the same with just a mix up of the colour combo (from the DSP): Watermelon Wonder; Night of Navy; Cucumber Crush.



Note Card Gift Box

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Mixed Border Thank You Gift Box

As promised I am sharing another one of my projects that I demonstrated at the On Stage Local Event at the Gold Coast this month.  This little set of Note Cards and coordinating Gift Box was the last project I shared and it was a little rushed (10 mins just went too fast for me) so I wanted to provide the details and even a video for you on how this project is put together.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Mixed Border Thank You Gift Box Open

Stampin’ Up! already makes card making so easy with all the coordinating products that they have for us but they make it even easier when they have pre-cut and score Note Cards and matching envelopes too.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Mixed Border Thank You BB

I have used the Whisper White Notecards to make this collection of Thank You cards using the Mixed Borders Stamp Set which is coming up in the new Annual Catalogue on 1st June 2016.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Mixed Border Thank You MM

I have made two cards in each of three colours: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate and Mint Macaron.

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Mixed Border Thank You SS

These make a great Stamp-A-Stack class and also a perfect excuse to create a cute Gift Box for them to go in.

Here is a video tutorial on this box using another upcoming Stamp Set from the new catalogue, Love and Affection ….

I will do another post just on the cards and close up of the Gift Box in the video in another post for you soon.