Watercolour Dragonflies

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another sneak peek of the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, but this time using the emboss resist technique.

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I love how simple but effective this technique is!

Begin by stamping the images in Versamark ink, then add clear embossing powder and heat set.

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Using the AquaPainter and ink, brush on the colour blending the two together in the centre. I’ve used Calypso Coral and Marina Mist.

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To get those dots, I dropped tiny amounts of water from the AquaPainter, let it sit for a minute or two, then dabbed off with some paper towel. This lifts the colour already added.

I also added a vellum dragonfly and some pearls to the body.

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Thick Whisper White, Watercolour card and Vellum
Inks: Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, AquaPainter, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Pearls, Silver Ribbon

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Party Animal Pop Up

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a very bright and cheery birthday card that I made as a Make and Take at the OnStage event in Brisbane last month. It was perfect for my hubby who celebrated his birthday days after I returned (but don’t tell him that)!!!

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What makes it even more special, is when you open it up!!!

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How cool is that?!!! An amazing pop up card!

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The Balloon Pop Up Thinlits dies makes this card so quick and easy to make. Be sure to keep an eye out for it in the Occasions catalogue available to purchase from 4th January 2017.

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Balloon Adventures
Cardstock: Crushed Curry & Whisper White and Party Animal DSP
Inks: Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango
Other: Big Shot, Balloon Pop Up Thinlits, Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon, Party Animal Embellishments, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine, Fast Fuse, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks (scallop oval framelit)

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Happy 1st Year Anniversary, Deb

Dear Crafters,

Last week one of my gorgeous team members celebrated her 1st year with Stampin’ Up! and I sent her this card.

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As you know, myself and a couple of my team went to Brisbane a few weeks ago for the OnStage Live event and these were some of the products I was fortunate to purchase on a premier pre-purchase order. You too can get your hands on these earlier than 2017 if join my team!!

This new designer series paper is called Carried Away and you can get it for free with any $90 order from January 4th 2017.

It coordinates with the stamps set, Lift Me Up and the Up and Away Thinlits.

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Check out this balloon cut out with the thinlits. Isn’t it adorable?

Here is the inside on the card, which I also stamped with some more smaller hot air balloons in the coordinating Mint Macaron ink.

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I also loved this sentiment and thought it was very appropriate for celebrating Deb’s 1st year anniversary!

I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the words ‘another year’ in the sentiment, but I’m not sure it photographed so well.

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Don’t forget to stamp on the envelope too!

What do you think of these new products?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Lift Me Up
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White & Carried Away DSP
Inks: Mint Macaron
Other: Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Clear Wink of Stella, Mint Macaron Lace Trim (r), Fast Fuse, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks

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Falling in Love, 12″x 12″

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a 12″ x 12″ traditional scrapbooking layout using some brand new product which will be available in the Occasions 2017 catalogue! But if you can’t wait to get your hands on these stunning new products, why not join my team and you can pre-order these items in December (a whole month before anyone else)!!

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As you know, myself and a couple of my team went to Brisbane a few weeks ago for the OnStage Live event for demonstrators. We had a ball and so I had to scrapbook a couple of photos from our time away. It was Kim’s first Stampin’ Up! event and she was totally stunned with the amount of product we received as well as the information shared and new friendships made. We certainly have many memories to giggle about, especially with Bev’s multiple mishaps, from forgetting her boarding pass for the plane, finding out she wasn’t registered when we arrived and losing her sunnies on the last day. She certainly kept us entertained!!!

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We would also like to thank Judy (far right) for being our room mate for a few days.

These new designer series papers are called Falling in Love and yes, my favourite Blushing Bride colour makes its appearance. I think they made these papers for me!

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The font was printed using my computer using Blushing Bride onto Very Vanilla card!

And the new Very Vanilla ribbon is just beautiful, especially teamed with the Very Vanilla Lace Trim we currently have in the Annual catalogue.

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Awww and check out these hot air balloons – yahoo – Up & Away Thinlits dies and they coordinate with the Lift Me Up stamp set.

What do you think of this 12 x 12 layout?

Oh and don’t forget about the Online Extravaganza on it’s last day today! Click here to shop now, and be sure to check out the super 1 day only special today on products like the BigShot Magnetic Platform 35% off – reduced from $70 to $45.50 – save $24.50!!!

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Lift Me Up
Cardstock: Blushing Bride & Very Vanilla and Falling in Love DSP
Inks: Blushing Bride
Other: Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Fast Fuse, Candy Dots, Corner Rounder Punch, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks (scallop oval framelit)

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AWHT Blog Hop: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls have created some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you with the theme, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have tags,  gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season.

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Kathryn Ruddick.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

It’s heading to that time of year when my kids are finishing school for the Christmas break and they like to give their teacher a little thank you gift. So this year, I have made each of them these little post it note holders, but also incorporated the mini calendar!

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I have used the Candy Cane Lane DSP and Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

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My next project is a little gift tag holder which can hold up to 10 gift tags.

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I love using the designer series paper on my tags, hence why I use white tags so you can write your messages on the back!!!

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This Santa was stamped and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers. His cute santa hat was made using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch. The pinecone is die cut with the copper foil sheet.

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Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the very talented, Rachel Palmieri.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Kate Morgan (that’s me!)
  5. Rachel Palmieri
  6. Claire Daly
  7. Mary Kelly
  8. Monika O’Neill
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Catherine Proctor
  12. Judy May

Happy Hopping,

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Easel Calendar Card

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card using the Sweet Cupcake Bundle but it has been created as more of a gift that the recipient can keep all year long!

I’ve made this card for my husband’s aunt who loves my calendar cards and seeing as her birthday is on 1 December, it is perfect timing to send it to her with the 2017 calendar!

So today I have used the same colour scheme as Monday’s card; Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White. She wears a lot of orange so I thought this was perfect for her!

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The ‘sweet’ is die cut using the Cupcake Cutout Framelits in the Gold Glimmer paper.

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The card front is embossed using the Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The Peekaboo Peach & white ovals are die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

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The icing is a 3-step stamping process using photopolymer stamps, so you can easily line them up. The first layer is So Saffron then Peekaboo Peach before the final layer of Watermelon Wonder. I also used the Clear Wink of Stella over the top for a shiny glazed effect! I stamped a die cut two of these cupcakes, one for the front and one for inside the card!

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The mini calendar is placed at the bottom of the inside of the card, as this creates the easel.

Don’t forget to decorate inside your card and stamp on the envelope!

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Sweet Cupcake
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder & Whisper White and retired DSP
Inks: So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe
Other: Big Shot, Confetti TIEF, Cupcake Cutout Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Wink of Stella Clear, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Simply Scored, Clear Blocks, Mini Calendar

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Make a Wish

Dear Crafters,

 

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? I know my family love them and what better way to say happy birthday, than with a cupcake!

So today I have a bright and cheery cupcake card using Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White.

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The ‘wish’ is die cut using the Cupcake Cutout Framelits, but here’s a tip for you…

See the background card stock, emboss it first and then die cut the centre to save on card stock (see below). You will then cover it up with the Peekaboo Peach layer!!!! Adhere this to  the front of an A5 card.

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The icing is a 3-step stamping process using photopolymer stamps, so you can easily line them up. The first layer is So Saffron then Peekaboo Peach before the final layer of Watermelon Wonder. I also used the Clear Wink of Stella over the top for a shiny glazed effect!

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Don’t forget to stamp inside your card and on the envelope!

What do you think of this yummy card?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Sweet Cupcake
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder & Whisper White
Inks: So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe
Other: Big Shot, Confetti TIEF, Cupcake Cutout Framelits, Layered Squares Framelits, Wink of Stella Clear, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Simply Scored, Clear Blocks

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