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Favourite Colour Combination for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

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Dear Crafters,

The Art with Heart Team ladies are selecting their favourite colour combinations to share with you tonight. Choosing the right colour scheme can be essential to your design and with Stampin’ Up!s stunning collection, there are 50 colours to choose from. There’s sure to be some combinations that work really well together and you can take inspiration from.

Now sit back and enjoy some time out of your day to cruise through our blog hop and soak up some colour explosion eye candy!

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Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links. You may have come to me from my lovely team member, Amie McIlroy.

Now let’s get started!

Today, it’s all about our favourite colour combinations and I certainly do love these colours together. In fact, any colour with black can be so striking!

Favourite Colour Combination Blog Hop for Art with Heart Team by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia. TAMS Color Builder

I am using the amazing new embossing paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop.

I mixed a small drop of Berry Burst ink into the paste and mixed it around thoroughly. I placed the die of the icing from the cupcake Framelits onto white cardstock. Holding it carefully, I applied a liberal amount of the paste, swirling it around to create the icing. I then used a thinner layer on the black card using the mask to create the background, hence it looks lighter in colour. Set these aside to dry.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D Embossing Paste.JPG

I die cut the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The sentiment was using the stamps from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, but you may notice that the word “wishes” is not there. I thought it looked a bit silly saying Sweet Birthday Wish and needed to make it plural, so I carefully inked up the “ess” from the “you happiness” stamp, placed a piece of paper over the last “s” so it didn’t stamp on my card to create wishes!

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D.JPG

The cupcake wrapper was stamped in Soft Suede (2nd and 3rd layers stamped off once, then twice) before being die cut and added below the icing. Once the icing was dry, I used paper snips to cut around the whole cupcake and added it to the Berry Burst circle with dimensionals.

I love the touch of gold glimmer to die cut the sentiment and the golf metallic thread added behind the circle layers.

At the very end once all of the layers were stuck down, I went back with the palette knife and added a tiny bit more of the white paste across the raised edges of the icing to add some highlighting and a swirl effect. I just want to eat it!!! At least this cupcake is better for the figure, hehe!


Products used:

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Inks: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Black Archival
Card/Paper: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper Gold,Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks


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.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Catherine Proctor.

http://whatcathymade.com.au/art-with-heart-blog-hop-favourite-colour-combination/

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. Catherine Proctor
2. Sharon Davern
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Kathryn Ruddick
5. Andrea Roberts
6. Rebecca Jacovou
7. Monika O’Neill
8. Caroline Manwaring
9. Rachel Woollard
10. Kimberly Hern
11. Ros Davidson
12. Amie McIlroy
13. Kate Morgan < you are here>

Happy Hopping!

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Heart of Christmas – Week 9 – Carols of Christmas

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 9 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the brand new Carols of Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits (purchased together as a bundle, you save an extra 10%). These will be available in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue released in September but if you join my team, you can get them now. Ask me how!

Carol of Christmas Stamp Set
Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

So here is my card for this week using this stamp set.

Heart of Christmas Week 9 using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia AWHT Handmade card 3D DIY.JPG

I have used Tranquil Tide and Silver as my colour combination for this card.

Those little deer are stamped in Basic Grey on Whisper White, as I originally die cut them in the silver foil, but it was just too much silver!

Heart of Christmas Week 9 using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia AWHT Handmade card 3D

The sentiment is embossed in Silver and that ribbon is new in the Annual catalogue too. Isn’t it pretty?

Heart of Christmas Week 9 using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia AWHT Handmade card 3D DIY inside

The sentiment inside the card is from the Star of Light stamp set and few more die cuts at the bottom. The green piece was on off cut from another project where I used the Lots of Labels Framelits (a full product list is below).

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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Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!

Between 1st and 31st July, every new demonstrator gets an Essentials Gift Pack (worth $86) plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth $35) from the upcoming Holiday catalogue added to their starter kit for FREE! This means that new demonstrators will get products and business supplies worth a whopping $356 for just $169 with free shipping!

Here’s what Santa includes in the Essentials Gift Pack:
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols Of Christmas (see pic at top of post)
AND spend your Starter Kit dollars ($235) on things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories!

So what are you waiting for? Join up today!

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You Make Me Happy, Little Pig

Hello Friends,

My project today uses the This Little Piggy stamp set and the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

This Little Piggy by Kate Morgan, Indpendent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia. #cutitnothoardit.JPG

The image was stamped in Early Espresso ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I coloured it with Stampin’ Write Markers and added a tiny pearl to the centre of the flower. Some copper metallic thread was added behind the main image and check out the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, isn’t it stunning? It is just so pretty!

This Little Piggy by Kate Morgan, Indpendent Stampin Up! Demonstrator, Australia #cutitnothoardit

The Stitched Shape Framelits add extra texture behind the main image with the stunning Designer Series Paper as the background.

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

Happy Stamping,

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Stampin Up Bonus Days 2017 at CraftwithKate

Bonus Day’s are happening this month! For every $90 you spend (or multiples of) between 1–31 July (before postage), you’ll receive 1 or more Bonus Days coupons that you can spend between 1–31 August!!! Order as you normally would and your bonus days coupons will be emailed to you after your order is placed.

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Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!

Between 1st and 31st July, every new demonstrator gets an Essentials Gift Pack (worth $86) plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth $35) from the upcoming Holiday catalogue added to their starter kit for FREE! This means that new demonstrators will get products and business supplies worth a whopping $356 for just $169 with free shipping!

Here’s what Santa includes in the Essentials Gift Pack:
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols Of Christmas (see pic below)
AND spend your Starter Kit dollars ($235) on things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories!

Carol of Christmas Stamp Set

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Rock N Roll with Beautiful Bouquet

Hello Friends,

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.

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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.

Happy Stamping,

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Wow, embossing paste is so much fun!

Hello Friends,

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

Hello Crafters,

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:

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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

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What do you think of these cards?

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