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Blog Hop: My favourite products in the Holiday catalogue!

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring products from the Holiday Catalogue. We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative and make some fabulous Christmas creations. If you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from June Kempster. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

I am using some of my favourite products from this catalogue; Dashing Deer Bundle and the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper with its stunning copper foil accents. I also love the new Joyous Noel Glimmer paper in 6″ x 6″ and in 3 colours; Merry Merlot, Copper and Tranquil Tide. I have used 2 of these in my projects today!

My first project is a card using Gray Granite as the base. I would never think to use this colour for Christmas, but in fact, it looks amazing and it is one of the colours in the DSP.

Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Check out the inside of this card though! I have made a banner at the top with some more of this gorgeous Designer Paper by scoring it in the centre and 1″ either side so it folds in to the card with a metal snowflake embellishment hanging from it with copper metallic thread.

Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

My next project is a small gift box that I cased from Pootles in the UK. This stunning reversible ribbon is featured again wrapped around it, tied in a bow, to hold the box closed. This box measures 3¾” high x 3” wide x 1½” deep. You could fit lots of little Christmas chocolates inside, yummy!

Joyous Noel Gift Box Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan 2018.JPG

I punched a couple of Tranquil Tide Sprigs from the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper and added the copper star embellishment with some copper metallic thread hanging down the front.

Joyous Noel Gift Box Stampin Up Australia Kate Morgan 2018.

Thanks for visiting today.


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Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the 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. Caroline Manwaring
  2. Sharon Davern
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Ros Davidson
  5. Sue Madex 
  6. Claire Daly
  7. Rebecca Jacovou
  8. Catherine Proctor
  9. Rachel Woollard
  10. Alisha Watson
  11. June Kempster
  12. Kate Morgan
  13. Rachel Palmieri
  14. Monika O’Neill 

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Heart of Christmas: Dashing Along Reindeer

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Today, I am using the Dashing Along DSP which can be earned for FREE with a qualifying order. Ask me how!

This paper pack coordinates beautifully with the Dashing Deer Bundle. I have some very simple cards using these products to share tonight. This is a great way to use up some of your left over pieces of Designer paper and to show off all the different designs in the pack!

Dashing Along with Dashing Deer by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia, Holiday 2018

First, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark using the Stamparatus then added some Silver Embosing powder and heat set it. Next, I cut 1/2″ strips of Designer paper and glued them to the front of the card, offsetting them slightly. The reindeer is die cut in Silver Glimmer paper and added with dimensionals.

Here is the same card but in Cherry Cobbler!

Dashing Along with Dashing Deer by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, Holiday 2018.

Did you notice that the reindeer is facing the other way too? Well, I found it was better to place the die on the back of the glimmer paper rather than the glitter side, as it cuts so much easier!

Which one do you like best, the Red or the Green card?

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Colour Creations: how about Early Espresso for Christmas?!

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Early Espresso!!!

I have made a Christmas card, which I guess is a strange option using Early Espresso, but I think it actually works quite well, as I have used lots of metallic embossing that screams Christmas to me!

Star of Light with Stampin Ups Tin Tile TIEF by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.JPG

The Star of Light stamp set and coordinating framelits can be found in the Annual Catalogue and are still a wonderful option along with the Holiday catalogue.

Don’t you just love all the shine of the metallics on this card?

I used the Tin Tile Embossing folder with some Copper Foil before I sponged some Early Espresso ink onto it. I then sprinkled on some Gold Embossing Powder in small sections and heat set it. I repeated this process with the Silver and then the Copper Embossing Powders and finished with some Clear Embossing Powder over the Early Espresso ink that may not have been covered, otherwise it would rub off.

Star of Light using Stampin Ups Tin Tile TIEF by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

The star was die cut in Early Espresso card and the smaller fancy die in Copper foil.

Look at just how shiny this background is!!! So pretty. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and copper embossing powder. I used my paper snips to create the banner, but you could also use the Triple Banner Punch. I send Christmas cards to some of my friends who are male and live alone, so this is the perfect card choice for one of them this Christmas!

Star of Light with Stampin Ups Tin Tile TIEF by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Interlocking Gatefold cards using different designer papers for different looks!

Hello Crafters,

These are some of the cards we made during my class last Thursday. The first card uses the Petal Promenade DSP, it is stunning! This creates a very soft and feminine card with the Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride colour palette.

Interlocking Gatefold Card using Stampin Up Love What You do Petal Parade by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.JPG

The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls coordinate so well with these papers and the Share What You Love stamp set. The flower images are coloured with the Clear Wink of Stella for added shine. This sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. Wouldn’t this be the perfect wedding card?

Interlocking Gatefold Card using Stampin Up Love What You do Petal Parade by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.

The next card is using the Garden Impressions DSP; making a bright and bold Interlocking card.

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This is such a fun card to make and I love how different DSPs can make the same style card, look so different.

Interlocking Gatefold Card using Stampin Up Love What You do Garden Impressions by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Heart of Christmas, Week 5: Merry Christmas to All

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How are you enjoying our weekly Heart of Christmas blog hop? Isn’t it a fantastic way of building up a stash of Christmas cards?!! I enjoyed it last year, but I am loving it even more this year.

Today’s card is a very simple one. I just love this piece of Designer paper from the All is Bright DSP pack. Because it’s a fairly busy piece and I didn’t want to chop it up and cover it too much, I decided to make a 5″ square card. I placed a layer of Gold Foil behind the DSP and glued it to a Merry Merlot card base. I stamped “Christmas” first and then die cut the “Merry” and glued it onto the card.

I adore this reversible Copper and Merry Merlot Ribbon and had to add a pretty bow!

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I covered the “Merry” with the Wink of Stella Brush for some added glitter to match the ribbon.

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The inside of this card continues with the use of some DSP, Gold Foil and this wonderful sentiment!

Merry Christmas to All Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Colour Creations: Daffodil Delight

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Daffodil Delight!!!

I made this card for my nephew who turned 4 last week. Happy Birthday Mitchell ♥

I love Daffodil Delight with Blueberry Bushel together. I also love this new Buffalo Check stamp! How good does it look? I reckon it makes the perfect shirt for my pocket. I don’t have the Pocket Framelits, so I had to make my own. Once I got the shape right, I embossed it with the Subtles TIEF and then used my paper piercing tool to create the stitching. How good does it look? I wonder why there is a tab to pull with “LOOK’ on it?

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2018.JPG

I would have loved to see his face when he pulled the tab! Unfortunately I couldn’t be there to see him as they live in Paynesville, Gippsland, but I’m assured he was amazed to find some cash!

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up, Australia 2018

I think this sentiment is perfect for a 4 year old… isn’t every birthday the biggest occasion when you are a kid?!

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2018.

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Happy birthday, Gorgeous

I made this card for a dear friend who was a work colleague for many years, but left a couple of years ago. It was her 60th birthday which also happened to fall on Father’s Day, so happy birthday Sarah!

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Did you see the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the front? It is from the new Holiday catalogue, but it looks fab on this non-Christmassy card. It will be one we can use on lots of different projects, thanks Stampin’ Up!

The lady is stamped in Petal Pink ink and her dress is coloured with the Wink of Stella Glitter pen and the hat was dipped in some Melon Mambo ink to pick up a bit of coordinating colour! The sentiment is stamped over the top afterwards in Melon Mambo ink so it didn’t smudge.

Beautiful You & Garden Impressions Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

As you open this card, it reveals more of the Garden Impressions Designer Paper which coordinates so well with this elegant lady, don’t you think?!! I can see her at a wonderful garden party!

Beautiful You & Garden Impressions Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. It is perfect for the fabulous Sarah.

Beautiful You & Garden Impressions Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

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2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Heart of Christmas: Joyous Noel is divine

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Tonight, I am sharing more stunning product from the new Holiday Catalogue, which started today! Be sure to request your own copy of the catalogue.

Joyous Noel Merry Christmas to All Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan 2018

I adore this Joyous Noel Designer Series paper with its hints of copper foil, just stunning. My base card is Merry Merlot, embossed with the new Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. A strip of the Joyous Noel DSP is added to the top and some Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon… yes, reversible ribbon, is tied in a loose knot and added. I tied the copper star wire element to the ribbon with a small piece of copper metallic thread so it dangles down.

Joyous Noel Merry Christmas to All Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan, 2018

I embossed the sentiment using Versamark ink and Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it. I die cut it out using the Merry Christmas Thinlits die before dragging the edges across the Versamark ink pad and dipping them in the copper embossing powder. How pretty does it look?!

This stamp set is photopolymer, so they are easy to line up perfectly every time, and look how crisp the sentiment is, just perfect!!!

Joyous Noel Merry Christmas to All Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan, 2018.

Are you excited about what you have seen in this catalogue? What are you adding to your first order?

Click here to see more Heart of Christmas inspiration!


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Colour Creations: Crushed Curry for Father’s Day

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Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Crushed Curry!!!

I have paired it up with the Best Route Designer Series Paper. I mean who doesn’t love blues and yellows together, right?!

I have created this fancy fold card, but I have no idea what it would be called. There was no tutorial for it, I just cut up cardstock and made it up on the spot. LOL

I made it for my Father-in-law for Father’s Day and I had it in my mind to get him a Dan Murphy gift card, so this had to have a spot to slide it in somewhere. I also know that he will need to travel 80kms to get to his nearest Dan Murphy store (they live in a rural area), so why not use the Best Route DSP for a bit of fun!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

The Stitched Labels framelits were perfect to fit on the front of the card and the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, of course stamped in Crushed Curry ink.

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.

Here it is open – the card base is one piece of A5 card and then the 3 fold flap is one piece (4-1/4″ x 10-1/2″) scored at 3-1/2″ & 7″ and glued to the A5 card. The two smaller pieces of DSP are 3-1/4″ x 4″, as was the yellow piece for the gift card, but I cut the banner shape into it with paper snips and used the excess on the front of the card!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018

I need to hold it together to post, so I tied some Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon around and tied it in a bow!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018.

On the back I added a white panel with the embossed image also from the Stitched Labels framelits set.

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

Stay tuned for the start of the Holiday catalogue tomorrow. It is full of exciting product and beautiful pictures of projects. Be sure to request your paper copy today.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
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Precious memories forever

I love to do memory keeping but I know I need lots more practice at it. I envy so many scrapbooker’s who share their work and I admit, I find it very difficult to create a page I actually love, but I give it my all.

Today I have put this page together, because it is so important to me, to cherish these memories for many years to come. My eldest daughter who has just turned 12, was a finalist in the Primary Schools Speech Contest this month and it was a big deal!

Memory Keeping using Stampin Up Embossing Paste, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Frosted Florals by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.JPG

She had to go through a couple of processes at her school before being chosen to represent her school in the final. There is no way in the world, I could ever, or even now, get up in front of an audience and deliver a speech in front of that many people!

I love the shine of this Frosted Florals Specialty Designer Series Paper that is printed on Shimmery card stock. It is available in the new Holiday catalogue (5 Sept) and it is stunning! The Embossing Paste, I added some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to also give it a lovely shine.

Here she is with her Certificate of Participation.

Memory Keeping using Stampin Up Embossing Paste, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Frosted Florals by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018..JPG

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