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Rock N Roll with Beautiful Bouquet

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Today I am sharing my June ATC Swap that I made as part of our wider Art With Heart Team monthly ATC swaps. I have used Stampin’ Up!s Beautiful Bouquet Bundle which as you know is my favourite bundle in the Annual catalogue and this challenge was to use the Rock N Roll technique. The Rock and Roll technique is a great way to add a variation of colour to your stamped images!

Rock N Roll Technique using Stampin Ups Beautiful Bouquet by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia @craftwithkate.JPG

ATC Swaps are 2½” x 3½” cards. Each month a different technique is chosen and for every participant, you make that number of cards, exactly the same. We send them all to the organiser with a stamped self addressed envelope and once she has them all from each participant, she sends one of each back in our envelope! It’s a wonderful way of learning new techniques without having to create full size cards.

Click here to watch a video tutorial on this technique.

What do you think of this technique? Would you give it a try?!

Happy stamping!

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Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 8

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 8 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the new At Home with You stamp set and the coordinating At Home Framelits (purchased together as a bundle, you save an extra 10%)!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

The Brick Wall Textured impressions embossing folder was used to create the background with Crumb Cake card and I sponged the edges and across the grout lines with a sponge dauber and coordinating ink.

Check out the red door? Yes, it actually opens! This is super cool and there is a die in the set that actually creates this. I love the wreath and the holly above the door; it really gives that Christmas feel. I can almost imagine a warm fire glowing inside the door!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia open

The red glimmer paper was punched with the 1/8th Handheld Circle punch and adhered to the little trees with Tombo multipurpose glue. I think these baubles look so pretty in the glimmer! I love the door mat too, which I stamped Merry Christmas in Versamark ink and gold embossed it.

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia closeup

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Wow, embossing paste is so much fun!

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Today I am featuring the Embossing Paste with the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle to create this For You card. As you already know, this is my favourite new bundle, but now combined with the Embossing Paste, WOW, I am totally loving it!

Oh, and a tip using the embossing paste, it dries really fast, so be sure to wash your mask straight after you take if off the card! I added a tiny drop of reinker to my paste to colour it. Isn’t it pretty?

Embossing Paste, Texture made easy, using Stampin Ups Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

Here’s a close up of those flowers. It reminds me a bit of hydrangeas don’t you think?!

Embossing Paste, Texture made easy, using Stampin Ups Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Click here to watch the video for tips on using the Embossing Paste!

What do you think of my card? Will you give the Embossing paste a try?

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Petal Garden Multiplies

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Today I am featuring the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper to create lots of very simple cards, using the same design, but many different papers from the one pack together to get different looks. These are the beautiful colours in this pack:

Petal Garden DSP Colours.jpg

I cannot tell you how much DSP I have sitting in my house that is retired and hasn’t been touched, because it’s too pretty and I’ll use it for another project!!!! Do you say this too?!!!! LOL  So this year, my motto is #cutitnothoardit.

Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2  Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 6  Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 1

I added some of the stunning Shimmer ribbon to the cards with this simple knot (easier than bows) and I even used the beautiful border punch, Decorative Ribbon Border. With this punch, you can use the whole thing, or just have part of the punch showing to give different looks too!

Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 11  Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 10

Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 9  Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 8

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set sentiments fits perfectly in the Pretty Label punch. I love this font!

Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 5  Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 4

Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 12.JPG  Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Petal Garden DSP, Pretty Label and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 7

What do you think of these cards?

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 7

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 7 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is a Fancy Fold card (instructions below) using the Star of Light, Cookie-Cutter Christmas & Tabs for Everything stamp sets and the brand new Embossing Paste!

Wow, this embossing paste is fabulous! I loved playing with it, but just a warning, you need to work fairly fast and ensure you clean up straight away before it dries hard onto your masks. The design was completely dry within a few minutes!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

Here I have mixed in a tiny drop of reinker to colour the paste to coordinate with my colour scheme.

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

The Santa was stamped in Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Here is the side view so you can see how it folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

You can find the instructions for how to create this fancy fold card from my recent post, Tranquil Tulips.

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday!

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies who are participating this week, starting with Sharon Davern.

Happy Stamping,

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Floral Phrases Fancy Fold card

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Floral Phrases & Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Sets to create this Fancy Fold card, with the pretty Fresh Florals DSP. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Floral Phrases, Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Fresh Florals DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I also love how this card folds flat to fit into a C6 envelope for posting!

This style is very elegant, but also very quick and easy to create. It would be a fantastic fold for many multiples of cards, like Christmas cards!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Up Floral Phrases, Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Fresh Florals DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

What do you think of my version of this fancy fold card?

Here are the instructions:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: A5 (8¼” x 5⅞”). Score at 4⅛″ & 7″
Designer Series Paper: A6 (4⅛″ x 5⅞″)
White Square: 2¾″ x 2¾″
Berry Burst Square Matt: 2⅞” x 2⅞”

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Begin with an A5 Thick Whisper White card and score it at 4⅛″ & 7” and burnish score lines.
Cut the DSP at 1⅜”. Add adhesive to the small strip of DSP and adhere it to the far right inside of the card.  The larger piece, add adhesive and adhere to the outside far left of the card (under the fold).
Centre and hold the Berry Burst Square matt on the front white panel and add adhesive down the centre only. Flip it over and adhere it the white panel.
Stamp the floral image and sentiment of your choice on the White square before adhering it to the matt.

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Tranquil Tulip Fancy Fold card

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Today I am featuring the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set to create this Fancy Fold card. I really like this style and you can easily make it using 1 sheet of A4 cardstock. I’ll show you that shortly!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 3D

Here is how I cut the A4 sheet of card (full instructions at the end of my post).

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia layout

I also love how this card folds flat to fit into a C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I’m also using the the Wood Grain Designer Series paper. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

I added a piece of white card to the back to write your message on and stamped a couple more tulips!

What do you think of my version of this fancy fold card?

Here are the instructions:

Coloured Base: 4⅛″ x 10⅞″ (10.5cm x 29.7cm). Score at 6″, 7⅛″, 9″ and 10⅛″ (15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm)
Coloured Front Panel: 3″ x 6″ (7.6cm x 15.2cm). Score at ½″ x 1⅝ (1.3cm and 4.2cm)
Designer Series Paper: TOP: 4″ x 4⅜″ (11.1cm x 10.2cm) BOTTOM: 4″ x 1⅝″ (10.1cm x 4.2cm)
White Backing: 3¾″ x 5⅝″ (9.5cm x 14.3cm)  White Card Front: 2¾″ x 4⅛ (7cm x 10.5cm)

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Burnish the score lines of the Base card. Add the DSP with glue. Add Adhesive to the smaller tab and fold up to adhere to the front.
Fold each of the score lines of the front panel. Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking it down, turn the cardstock over and place it on the front of the card to see where to place the adhesive on the lower panel. Add adhesive then flip it over, holding the card flat and adhere this panel.
Stamp the two white piece of cardstock and add them to the card with adhesive. Stamp the sentiment on white card and punch out. Punch two further pieces from the coloured card to use as a matt layer. Adhere to the card.

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