Here’s some more exciting news for you from me!

After On Stage I had a sweet message from my lovely friend Sandi asking me to join her Stamping Techniques 101 Design Team.


I was so excited – to say I was over the moon is an understatement.  The Design Team consists of 1 Demonstrator from each Stampin’ Up! market so to think she picked me I’m very humbled – or maybe everyone else was busy?  Either way I’m there!!

So on the first Wednesday of every month there will be a Blog Hop through all the Design Team Members’ Blogs to see what they’ve all made and this month we are working with Punches.

I love the Stampin’ Up! punches as they’ve been made with you in mind!  Yep – they are a tool to make things easier for you … and me!  Some are designed specifically to punch out stamped images whereas others are shapes or designs that are on trend.

So I deliberated on what to do – I wanted to make it ‘cool’ enough for seasoned crafters but also fun enough for new crafters and anyone can stamp an image and punch it out so I wanted something a little different but not too technical and this is the first card I came up with …


It’s hip, it’s cool, it’s fresh and it’s using the new 2016-2018 In Colours and it’s all done with our circle punches!  You could really use this card for just about any occasion and if you wanted to jazz it up a little you could add a little bling ….


Now I have another idea for you – still using the circle punches which I used to create the background and then I used other punches to create my sweet little mouse … StampTech101-PunchCheese

Please don’t tell kitty there’s a mouse on my card or she’ll be here like a flash and no one can go near her then!  Even Bear (my dog) stays away from her when she has a mouse!  It sure does save on traps!

Now as I said this will be a monthly Blog Hop on the first Wednesday of every month and here’s the team to hop through …

France Poitras Martin – USA
Sandi MacIver – Canada
Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
Leonie Schroder – Australiayou are here!
Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
Heike Vass – Germany
Michelle Last – UK
Sonia Benedetti – France

Click the button below to proceed onto Erna’s gorgeous creation …


Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoy all the projects in the Blog Hop and I’d love to see what you create with your punches so feel free to comment with your link or picture.

See ya latte ..





    1. thanks Samantha … I’ve just used different sized circle punches. I’ll be doing a video tomorrow or over the weekend

  1. Leone,
    Based on comments, looks like you need to give us a short tutorial on how to make the mouse! Or did you already do that and I didn’t see it? Sandra

  2. Love both your cards Leonie but my fav has to be that cute little mouse, it is so darn cute 🙂

  3. Leonie,
    These are wonderful cards! I love using my punches. Even though SU! is coming out with the new circles, squares, and hearts nestled Framelits, sometimes I don’t want to drag out my Sizzix. Also, I teach a monthly class at the Senior Center and punches are so much easier to carry and use.

    Thanks for these great card ideas. I especially love the cute little mouse. Sandra

    P.S. I have an addiction to coffee.

    1. wow thanks Sandra for your sweet words. I hear you re the punches – sometimes its just easier to grab a punch even if I do have my Big Shot sitting on my desk for easy use. We are blessed we have a choice 🙂 If I dont coffee I dont adult 😉

  4. oh wow, what an awesome idea for the circle punches and to display the new Lovely In colors, nice job my friend, and your mouse and cheese is adorable as well!. haha, no one else was busy, you were picked first, tee hee!

    1. Sandi you are too kind to me … I love being involved with this group … feel like I’m flying with the (Stampin’ Up! rock) stars! I hope I passed with my cards.

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