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Anzac Day broach made from paper!

Dear Crafters,

Anzac Day is a time for the community to come together to remember and recognise the service and sacrifice of members of the Australian Defence Force. Originally a commemoration of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, Anzac Day is a public expression of gratitude and reflection resonates to the present day.​

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So today, in memory of the ANZACs, I have made my own Red Poppy to pin on my top!

ANZAC poppy broach using Stampin Up Pansy punch by Kate Morgan, Australia

I used the Pansy punch, which unfortunately is retiring soon, and punched 3 x Real Red flowers. I used my bone folder to curl the petals and to loosen the fibres of the card so it becomes more pliable. I then used a retired punch (cannot remember what set it was from) for the black centre. I used the Piercing mat and tool to put a hole through the centre then joined them together with a black split pin. I glued a small magnet to the back so I could then add it to my top without piercing the material, by adding a magnet inside my top to hold it on!

Here’s s closer look!

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


2018 Occasions catalogue ends 31st May 2018
2017-2018 Annual Catalogue ends 31st May 2018
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Sneak Peek: Statement of My Heart

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a sneak peek of some new products in the soon to be released Annual Catalogue available on 1 June; Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper and the Statement of My Heart stamp. This stamp is available during the pre-order period in one of the Share What You Love Suite options from 1 – 31 May 2018. More details below.

Stampin’ Up!’s mission statement, reads: “To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments … in this we make a difference.”

Isn’t it beautiful?!!! When I saw this stamp, I knew I had to have it.

Statement of My Heart Stampin Up Natures Poem DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

This is a very simple card, made with some gorgeous designer paper, ribbon, stamp on a die cut Stitched Shape, but that is all it needs!

The Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon is a new addition, as is the card base being the new Grapefruit Grove In Colour.

Statement of My Heart Stampin Up Natures Poem DSP by Kate Morgan. Australia 2018

The Share What You Love Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after 31 May 2018. These bundles include free product, so make sure you check out which one suits you. (Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalogue is released on 1 June 2018).

Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).

Click here to see the Share What You Love Suite bundles now!


2018 Occasions catalogue ends 31st May 2018
2017-2018 Annual Catalogue ends 31st May 2018
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Quick and Easy Birthday Cards

Dear Crafters,

Today I share 4 cards that are quick and easy to create using the Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper stack. For these 4 cards, I have only used 2 of the sheets of DSP. One side of these papers are photographic shots and they are so life-like!

This card uses Peekaboo Peach for the card base and the sentiment. Glue a 3″ strip of DSP across the centre of the card. Stamp the sentiment from Rose Wonder stamp set onto the balloon. Add two strips of the Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon and tie a bow!

Quick Birthday Cards using Stampin Up Picture Perfect Party DSP, Rose Wonder by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018 Occasions

This card uses Berry Burst for the card base and the sentiment. Glue a 3″ strip of DSP across the centre of the card. Stamp the sentiment from Rose Wonder stamp set onto the balloon. Add a piece of the Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon and tie a bow!

Quick Birthday Cards using Stampin Up Picture Perfect Party DSP, Rose Wonder by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018 Occasions.

This card uses Basic Black for the card base. Glue a piece of 3¾” x 5½” DSP to the centre of the card. Stamp the sentiment from Number of Years stamp set onto the 4″ x 1½” vellum in Berry Burst ink. Die cut the number 9 using the Large Numbers dies in Berry Burst card. Using a sponge dauber, apply a thin layer of Tombo Multipurpose glue. This is the only way to add vellum without the glue showing through! Add the 9 with mini dimensionals.

Quick Birthday Cards using Stampin Up Number of Years, Large Numbers, Picture Perfect Party DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018 Occasions

This card uses Lemon Lime Twist for the card base. Use a 2½” strip of DSP across the centre of the card, but add the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch out behind before gluing to the card. Add a piece of Berry Burt Metallic edged ribbon across the bottom of the DSP then tie a bow and glue it on! Die cut the numbers using the Large Numbers dies from Silver Glimmer card and add with mini dimensionals.

Quick Birthday Cards using Stampin Up Number of Years, Large Numbers, Picture Perfect Party DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018 Occasions.

I cannot believe that the Number of Years stamp set and the coordinating dies are about to retire 😦 I use them all the time for kids birthday cards and if you too haven’t purchased them yet, make sure you add them to your shopping cart before they are gone!

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


2018 Occasions catalogue ends 31st May 2018
2017-2018 Annual Catalogue ends 31st May 2018
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Versamark Resist Technique with Paint Play

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card using the Versamark resist technique. It is really simple but effective. Start with glossy white card and stamp the flowers with Versamark ink. Let it sit for a few minutes, while you score your Night of Navy card and cut a strip of Berry Burst and Powder pink. Glue these together and then stamp the sentiment for the retiring Butterfly Basics stamp set in Night of Navy ink.

Versamark Resist Technique using Stampin Up Butterfly Basics, Paint Play by Kate Morgan, Australia

Now the glossy card has had a bit of time to rest, it will still be sticky, but you can now go and ink up the sponge brayer and apply across the entire gloss card. Once you have the desired coverage, using a piece of paper towel, rub in circular motions to remove the ink from the versamark images. Cut the glossy card down to size and glue to the base card. Add the sentiment strip.

Versamark Resist Technique using Stampin Up Butterfly Basics, Paint Play by Kate Morgan, Australia. 2018

To finish it off, I added some of the Glitter enamel dots, they are so divine and add that little bit of sparkle. I also added a Berry Burst Bitty Bow.

Both of the stamp sets and the embellishments will be retiring and are only available while stocks last. Be sure to add them to your shopping cart now.

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


2018 Occasions catalogue ends 31st May 2018
2017-2018 Annual Catalogue ends 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a PDF copy from my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Petal Passion Embellishment Earrings for a Silver Advancement

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a gift I made for one of my team members, Amie, who promoted to Silver last month! I am so proud of her and all of her achievements.

Petal Passion Embellishment earrings for Silver promotion Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia.

I made these Silver earrings using the Petal Passion Embellishments. Then I was thinking, how am I going to send them across to the other side of the country safely. So I made this gift holder using the Envelope punch board and put the earrings inside. When you open it up, the earrings slide up. The silver ribbon is retired, but it was perfect for my project.

Petal Passion Embellishment earrings for Silver promotion Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia

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


2018 Occasions catalogue ends 31st May 2018
2017-2018 Annual Catalogue ends 31st May 2018
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Really going to miss this little bunny…

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card using mainly products that will be retiring on 31 May and will be selling fast over the coming weeks.

Here is one of my favourite colour combinations and two of these will be retiring 😦

I was a bit sad that this cute little bunny stamp set was retiring, but it is one that I will be hanging on to. It is so versatile, it is great for baby cards as well as Easter!

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It may be easier to tell you what product isn’t retiring (not including tools, eg Big Shot): whisper white cardstock, classic label punch and the sahara sand, crumb cake & soft suede inks. That’s all, everything else is only available while stocks last!

I am really going to miss those Lots of Labels dies too, I use them loads 😦

I did use the Stamparatus to stamp the bunny as I made a few of these cards. It’s so much quicker to have the stamps lined up and then you just change the plates each time to stamp. More on that though once the Stamparatus is available on 1 June 🙂

The sponging around the edge of the die cut was done with Pink Pirouette and then a lighter layer of Rose Red just on the edges. Isn’t is pretty?!!!

Sweet Little Something Bunny card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2018

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


2018 Occasions catalogue ends 31st May 2018
2017-2018 Annual Catalogue ends 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a PDF copy from my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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OnStage Sneak Peek

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Dear Crafters,

Well, I think I have finally recovered from all the excitement of OnStage in Sydney, however I am still scanning the pages of the new annual catalogue. But, I did place a Product Purchase Premiere order yesterday, which is a limited list of products only available to those demonstrators who attend a live event.

I have to say, there was information overload with the extra Colour Revamp! Yes, there are 13 colours retiring along with the InColours and lots of new ones coming, and some of them are to die for!!!! Lovely Lipstick being one of them and my favourite 😉

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and the new colours are:

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There are also some returning Retired colours, so lets look at the entire colour collection!

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Here is a Sneak Peek preview of the Make & Take cards that we made at the event.

Graceful Glass  Share What You Love Suite

Natures Poem Suite  Delightfully Detailed

Oh, and we got a copy of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue!

2018-2019 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue


But while I am sharing this wonderful information, I will still be focusing on the current product for as long as I can. There are loads of items that are retiring to make way for new stuff!On 31st May 2018, there will be 13 colours are retiring:

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colours are:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Colour, it will continue to be available as part of our core colour collection.

To check out what products are retiring, it’s easiest to see them in my online store by clicking here

You may notice many ‘current’ colour inkpads in the last chance products… that is because the case is a new, more intuitive design, easier to open and they stack on top of each other, plus they’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well!

Last Chance Products are available until 31st May or while stocks last.


2018 Occasions catalogue ends 31st May 2018
2017-2018 Annual Catalogue ends 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a PDF copy from my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Happy Stamping,

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