A Little Latte Thank You AYSI326

by Joanne James21. June 2024 08:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a sketch challenge designed by Deborah:

 

I knew that I wanted to use two pieces of co-ordinating designer series paper for those layers, so I decided to make another card with the Online Exclusives Latte Love bundle and the A Little Latte designer series papers that I used earlier this week. Here's what I came up with:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

My card really is all about the A Little Latte designer paper: I used it it for both of my layers, with a colourful plaid for my base and a coffee splattered top layer. This provided the perfect base for my pair of coffee cups, fussy cut by hand from another sheet of paper:

I popped these up on dimensionals and added a thank you sentiment from the 'Latte Love' stamp set, anchored with a Calypso Coral-coloured rainbow enamel dot. This turned out to be a really simple card - quick and easy to duplicate so perfect for my customer thank you cards this month.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a sketch challenge, you are welcome to rotate or flip a sketch. You can replace shapes used such as substituting a circle panel for a square panel. However, we must be able to still see the basis of the original sketch in your finished product.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Latte Love CAS Slimline CCS 539

by Joanne James18. June 2024 13:00

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Shannon has asked that we create a slimline card with a banner focal point. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.

    

I haven't made a slimline card in a while so today's card made a pleasant change. Also - what to do with all those circles, whilst still keeping things clean and simple? I decided to showcase a bundle from the Online Exclusives, Latte Love, that is just one of those that you can get with an additional 10% off this month. Take a look at what I came up with:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

I thought that those circles would work really well as coffee cups, so cut a banner from the A Little Latte designer series paper, along with a trio of coffee cups, all showcasing different coffee art, and tucked them around my banner. I stamped some coffee rings and splatters in Pecan Pie and added a few adhesive backed swirl dots, finishing with one of the sentiments in the set:

This would make a great card for a friend you haven't seen in a while - who doesn't love a good coffee and catch up, right? Better still when you can get the bundle to make this card at a total of 20% off this month; why, it's almost rude not to!

I'm also playing along with my good friends over at TicTacToe Challenge this week - I went down the first column of Jeanie's board with layers, diecut and patterned paper.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back later in the week with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

A Latte Love For PP687

by Joanne James28. April 2024 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:

    

There are so many was I could have used my sketch; I wanted to have a play with the Latte Love online exclusives suite, so thought I would make a fun coffee-themed card - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used three different patterns of the A Little Latte designer series paper on my card: one for the swirly background, another in a contrasting plaid pattern for the four squares that I diecut using the Stylish Shapes Dies and a third for the coffee cup itself, which I diecut from the designer paper itself:

A heat-embossed sentiment and a trio of swirl dots were all I needed to complete my card. This card actually came together really quickly once I'd chosen my patterns; I really love those creamy coffee swirls that I used for the background. It's really worth checking out the range of exclusives in the online store; These online exclusive products are available outside of catalogue publications, so will be available whilst stocks last for the foreseeable future.

I'm also playing along with my old teamies over at TicTacToe Challenge (waves enthusiastically!) this week: I went across the bottom row with gem or embellishment/patterned paper/diecuts.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I can't wait to see how you interpret my sketch this week. I'll be back later this week with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

New Online Exclusives and March Kit Release

by Joanne James11. March 2024 21:00

I have another post for you today with the details of a whole range of new Online Exclusives that launched last week - and the new kits for March too! Firstly, Online Exclusives! A reminder that you won’t find these products in any catalogue; they are available whilst supplies last - all from the convenience of the online store. 

There are 2 new suites. First up - Little Latte Suite Collection:

A LITTLE LATTE SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

You’ll find the perfect blend of creativity and fun with the Little Latte Suite Collection. Make steaming coffee mugs and hot chocolate cups the focal point on your card fronts. Or design a breakfast scene with all the coordinating suite products! Make heartfelt projects in neutral colours featuring so many coffee-related designs and die cuts that all your coffee-loving friends will love a latte! The Little Latte Suite Collection includes:

  • LATTE LOVE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (10% off)
  • LATTE LOVE DIES (10% off)
  • A LITTLE LATTE 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
  • NATURAL 3/8" (1 CM) POLKA DOT TRIM
  • ADHESIVE-BACKED SWIRL DOTS
The second suite is the Flowering Zinnias Suite:
 
FLOWERING ZINNIAS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)
 
Whether you want something groovy or a little more elegant, the Flowering Zinnias Suite Collection has everything you need to create a wide range of all-occasion crafts! The stamps and dies work perfectly together to create flowering zinnias that burst right from the page. Use the vibrant crafting paper as card backgrounds or for die-cut flowers and greenery. And the bright embellishments will sparkle in your designs. So if you want to make groovy gift tags or thoughtful thank-you cards, this suite just can’t be beat! The Flowering Zinnias Suite Collection includes:
  • SIMPLY ZINNIA STAMP SET (10% off)
  • SIMPLY ZINNIA DIES (10% off)
  • ZINNIA 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER
  • FLOWERING ZINNIAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
  • ADHESIVE-BACKED SHINY SEQUINS

There are 3 new bundles: the Magnolia Mood bundle:

MAGNOLIA MOOD BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

Create magnolias so beautiful you can almost smell them. Stamp, then die cut a single flower or a bouquet to use on cards or other paper crafts. For a striking effect, stamp the image on a card, then layer detailed die cuts over it. You’ll love how it looks!

 

The Filled With Fun Bundle:

FILLED WITH FUN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

Celebrate the big and little moments in life with the Filled with Fun Bundle! This playful set helps you create a wagon that you can fill with goodies. Use bright colours and fun patterned paper for the die cuts and coordinating stamps. It’s a great way to celebrate birthdays, graduations, and everyday successes.

 

Encircled In Nature Bundle

ENCIRCLED IN NATURE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

The Encircled in Nature Bundle includes the Encircled in Nature Stamp Set and the Encircled in Nature Dies. Create outdoor-inspired paper crafting projects bursting with organic greenery encircled in natural wreaths. Use the stamp set and dies to mix and match stamped images and die-cut elements for a variety of looks. The dies cut out the stamped images and include additional plant elements like oak leaves and wildflowers with lightly embossed details. The sentiments fit inside the wreath, or you can add them anywhere on your project for a variety of looks. Your creations with this bundle will look like you’ve foraged the best nature has to offer without getting a single mosquito bite!
 
There are also a number of additional single stamps and accessories - click on 'Online Exclusives' in the online store for more details:
 
HAPPY LITTLE THINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)   
 
PETS & MORE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
 
DRIZZLING DROPLETS CLING STAMP SET
 
FUN PATTERNS EMBOSSING FOLDERS
 
SWEETLY SCRIPTED CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)
 
TEXTURED TIMBER CLING STAMP SET
 
BERRY BURST, OLD OLIVE & WHITE 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) GLIMMER SPECIALTY PAPER
 
COMFORTING THOUGHTS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)
 
There are 2 new kits that have been added to the online collection for March too:
 
Your Day To Shine Kit
 
YOUR DAY TO SHINE KIT
 
Say hello, happy birthday, or recognise someone with the Your Day to Shine Kit. Everyone will appreciate one of these pretty floral cards and matching envelopes. If you?re new to card making, you?ll love how this kit makes crafting super simple, because all of the pieces are printed, die-cut, and ready to use – no stamping or cutting needed! If you're an experienced crafter, you?ll love the artistic beauty of these card designs. Includes sentiments in English, Dutch, French, and German.

Kit includes:
* Pre-designed projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs
* Folded card sizes: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm), 3" x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cm)
* 9 pre-printed envelopes
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* Adhesive-backed iridescent rhinestones
* Die-cut vellum pieces
* Printed labels and die cut images
* Printed sentiments in four languages: English, Dutch, French, German
 
Frog & Friends Kit
 
FROG & FRIENDS KIT
 
DIY a classic cup-and-ball game! With the Frog & Friends Kit, you can craft six cup-and-ball games in three designs: a fun frog, a flashy fish, and a silly shark. The kit includes everything you need to complete the games, even googly eyes! It's a great kit for crafting with kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, play groups-kids and kids at heart!

Kit includes:
* Pre-designed projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 6 cup-and-ball games: 2 each of 3 designs
* Finished size: 4-1/4" x 7-1/4" x 1-1/2" (10.8 x 18.4 x 3.8 cm)
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* Acrylic shapes
* Stickers
* Twine
 
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