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Birthday Wreath using Varied Vases and Stamparatus with template

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card we made at my last class. This was another technique using the Stamparatus and a template to create this wreath style with the Varied Vases stamp set.

I created the template by cutting a piece of 3″ x 3″ cardstock and placing it in the centre of a 8″ x 8″ piece of window sheet over the grid paper. Using the more solid lines of the grid paper, I lined up the square and using a black biro, traced around the square. Then I rotated the square 45 degrees and repeated the process. I also did the same with a 4″ x 4″ on the same template.

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Place this template onto your Stamparatus and place the 3″ x 3″ whisper white cardstock into the centre of the coordinating square. Work out your design. I had the flower image on one plate and the leaves on another. I inked the flower in Lovely Lipstick and stamped, then the leaves in Call Me Clover and stamp. Rotate the white card one rotation and repeat your stamping. Continue this process until your card is complete.

Varied Vases Wreath using Stamparatus Template Stampin Up Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

I have used two new colours for my base card and layers; Highland Heather and Soft Sea Foam. They are gorgeous together!

I used some Wink of Stella on the flowers and the leaves to blend a bit of the colour and add a little sparkle. The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather on Soft Sea Foam card and cut out using the Classic Label Punch before being added with dimensionals. I sponged the edges of each layer of cardstock.

Varied Vases Wreath using Stamparatus Template Stampin Up Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018

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Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop featuring Basic Gray

Hello Crafters,

Some of the Art With Heart team have decided to do a weekly Blog Hop that highlights a different colour in our range each week. Today is the second hop, as I missed the first one last week which featured the new colour, Balmy Blue (love it), however this week is Basic Gray and I am featuring both colours to get me started!!!

I am featuring the Best Bunny Bundle; stamp set and coordinating punch. It is fantastic value at just $53 for both items!

Best Bunny Photopolymer Bundle

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I stamped the bunny on basic gray card with basic gray ink and punched out the pieces. I added some Wink of Stella to the centre of his ears, nose, tail and belly. His head has a mini dimensional behind for some added height. Behind him is the Tailored Tag Punch in Whisper White with Balmy Blue ink sponged around the edges and added with dimensionals.

Check out that gorgeous polka dot tulle ribbon wrapped around the card and tied in a bow. It is so soft and easy to tie in a bow.

Best Bunny Baby Boy card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia 2018

Did you notice the embossed background? This is the brand new Tufted Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It is simply stunning and reminds me of a baby blanket, perfect for this card.

On the inside, I have simply stamped some stars in both coordinating colour inks and sponged the edges.

Best Bunny Baby Boy card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2018 inside

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

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Varied Vases with the Stamparatus!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card we made at my recent classes. This was a simple design to show my ladies how to use the Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool).

Varied Vases Stampin Up Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Australia

We inked the floral outlines in Basic Gray, stamping it once, moved the hinged plate down one notch and stamp again and repeat. On another plate we had the shelf inked in Smoky Slate ink. Then on the reverse of the first plate, we inked up the flowers in 3 different colours; Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana & Highland Heather. We punched out some vases in 3 of the new in colours; Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick & Pineapple Punch and added them with dimensionals.

Varied Vases Stampin Up Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

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Varied Vases Bundle is a favourite!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card using the Varied Vases bundle but this time with the gorgeous Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and the new Pearlized Doilies.

Varied Vases Stampin Up Basket Weave TIEF by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.JPG

On the vases after I had stamped them and cut them out, I added some fine tip glue to them for that added shine to look wet like water! I added them to the card with dimensionals. The tulips are also popped up with mini dimensionals. With the stamp set being photopolymer, it is very easy to line up the solid image to colour the flowers!

Varied Vases Stampin Up Basket Weave TIEF by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

I’m pleased the lace trim has also been included again in this catalogue.

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My own design Fancy Fold card using Nature’s Poem DSP as the card base

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my own design Fancy Fold card using Designer Series Paper!

No more hoarding DSP in my house this year, I need to use it and this style is perfect. You can use any of the Designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! range to create all types of cards and the best part is you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″!

Each card measures 12″ x 6″ scored at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾” and it fits into our C6 envelopes.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Here it is fully open. The first fold is glued down to the front of the card. Depending on the reverse design of your paper, it can give a striking effect as seen here. This also makes the card stronger. I didn’t want to put a large piece of card in the centre to write the message for two reasons, I didn’t want to cover up that gorgeous paper and secondly I cut it down to fit behind the large sentiment when the card is closed.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

Just look at those leaves ♥ I am so in love with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! Not only did I emboss the leaves on the white message piece, but also embossed them in coordinating coloured card and then die cut them to add even more texture to the front of the card.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

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Yay, it’s new catalogue time!

Dear Crafters,

Yay, it’s finally the day I can share with you, the amazing 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue! Click the image to download your PDF copy now!

2018-2019 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue

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Look what I’ve done to mine ~ added a few tabs so I can find the section I want quickly and easily to save me time. These are created with the Circle Tab punch and a computer to print the file!

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With all the excitement of the new catalogue, today I want to share some cards with a handy tip on using the new Pearl Doilies.

This card below looks like it uses a doily behind the circle sentiment, doesn’t it?!!

Share What You Love & Make a Difference by Kate Morgan, Australia.

Well, it does, but I have actually cut out the centre of it before adding the sentiment to the card, because it would be a waste to actually use the entire doily and cover most of it up, right?

Share What You Love DSP & Make a Difference by Kate Morgan, Australia

Check out this card! Yes, it is that inside part of the doily above, so we were able to get 2 cards from the one doily!!!

Share What You Love & Make a Difference by Kate Morgan, Australia

Now, I also promised to share how I made this sentiment with the Make a Difference stamp set and the Stamparatus. Click here for the written tutorial!

Creating a template for the Stamparatus

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Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with card hanger

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a project that I saw Rhonda Wade create on her FB page and I immediately fell in love with it. It uses 2 sheets of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and that gets you the box and the card!

With this Specialty DSP being so thick, it makes this box super sturdy and so big, that you could fit so much into it; a beautiful scarf, clothing, 2 bottles of wine, whatever you really like!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade

And how cool it is to have that card hanger on the front to hang your coordinating card!

I also used the Make a Difference Stamp set with the Stamparatus for the sentiment and I will show you how that was made in a separate post on Friday!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade.

The inside of the card looks like this! I love both sides of this DSP that you don’t want to hide it by gluing it to the front of a card base, so folding it in half and adding a piece of A6 cardstock to the back as the base, you get to see both sides!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade. inside card

Click here for Tutorial in Australian Measurements.

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Team Day celebrations

Dear Crafters,

On Saturday, I spent the day in the city at our Art With Heart Team Day!

It was a fantastic event for our wider team with 45 ladies attending, including Clare Langsford, Demonstrator Development Manager for Stampin’ Up! Australia who flew down from Sydney to share the day with us. We had talks from fellow demonstrators, 4 project demonstrations, 3 Make & Takes and Prize Patrol. It was just like a mini OnStage event!

We even had our own Instagram board for photos ♥

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Here are the 3 Make & Takes that we made:

Impossible card by Kate Morgan #artwithheart
Impossible card using Share What You Love Specialty DSP
Notes of Kindness Card Kit by Kate Morgan #artwithheart
Notes of Kindness Card Kit
Varied Vases by Kate Morgan #artwithheart
Varied Vases Bundle and Garden Impressions DSP

We learned a lot and most of all, got to meet up with our wonderful team of supportive and friendly faces 🙂


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Blog Hop: In Colors

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring “in color” theme. Check out the new 2018 – 2020 in colors and lets not forget the current 2017 – 2019 in colors. If you would like a copy of the 2018-2019 annual 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 Rebecca Jacovou. 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 so excited about the new upcoming in colors, they are just so bright and cheery and I love them all. They are just like a rainbow of colour and that makes me happy, so my first two cards use the 2018-2020 in colors!

This first card I have just cut panels of card and glued them to a piece of Very Vanilla card then glued it to the front of the Lovely Lipstick (my favourite in colour!) card base. A piece of Dotted Ribbon was placed across the centre. The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added with dimensionals.

Sentiment of My Heart In Color Blog Hop 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

This stamped sentiment is the Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart and it says everything to me and everyone else on this blog hop, what crafting means to us. Isn’t it beautiful??!

This next one is also using these same in colors; Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick & Pineapple Punch. The new Handwritten background stamp was placed in the Stamparatus to get this 3-toned effect. The Stampartus made it so much easier to ink up the sections starting with the lightest to the darkest, lining up the image perfectly. And if you haven’t got the crisp image and miss a little, you can ink it up again and re-stamp!

2018 In Color Blog Hop Handwritten Love What You Do Thank You card Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

The sentiment and flower image are from the Love What You Do stamp set. Can you see the Wink of Stella on those petals? So pretty! I added some gingham ribbon and Faceted Dots.

2018 In Color Blog Hop Handwritten Love What You Do Thank You card Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia.

This next card uses Berry Burst & Powder Pink, 2017-2019 in colors, paired with Whisper White. Again I used the Stamparatus for the sentiment, but stamping it in Powder Pink, then using the Berry Burst Stampin’ Write marker to apply ink to the bottom of the sentiment end re-stamping for that dual tone.

Abstract Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly with handmade bead by Kate Morgan Australia

I have used the new Abstract Impressions bundle which will be available on 1st June. I was worried when the Butterflies thinlits were retiring, so this bundle was a must have for me!  I really wanted the butterfly to be the feature, so I die cut the image in Berry Burst card and the floral image in Whisper White, the same as the card base.

Abstract Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly with handmade bead by Kate Morgan, Australia

Check out the centre of the butterfly. Can you see what I’ve done? It’s like a handmade bead! I cut a 4½” strip of DSP, tapered off at one end. Add some glue and roll it up around a skewer. Leaving the bead on the skewer, I then added some Fine Tip glue over the entire thing to make it shiny (a bit hard to tell in the photo) and let it dry overnight across the top of a bowl before adding it to my butterfly. I glued a little twine in the top for its antennae.

Thanks for visiting today.


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

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the talented Alisha Watson.

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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. Ros Davidson
  2. Caroline Manwaring
  3. Sharon Davern
  4. Claire Daly
  5. Tina Gillespie
  6. Rebecca Jacovou
  7. Kate Morgan <you are here>
  8. Alisha Watson
  9. Rachel Palmieri
  10. Catherine Proctor
  11. Monika O’Neill

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Masculine Thank You with the Nature’s Poem Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a couple of cards using the new Nature’s Poem Suite; Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits, Nature’s Poem DSP. I am so excited this stamp set has coordinating framelits to cut out the images. No more fussy cutting!

I love how the background piece of DSP brings so much dimension to a card. I stamped some of the leaves on it with Crumb Cake ink and wow, it brings it to life.

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The tree image is stamped in Shaded Spruce, a new colour arriving on 1 June. This particular image is stamped off once, but you will see the full strength image in my next card (no wasting from me!!!). I love the large banner behind with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing on it. A piece of vellum, sponged with ink gives an antique look and is punched with the Starburst punch.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

This card uses a darker piece of Designer Series Paper from the Nature’s Poem pack. With the full strength tree image, I felt it needed a darker base. I added a thin banner of Shaded Spruce card behind the larger banner.

Rooted in Nature, Thank You card, Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia.

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