Challenges, feminine, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!, Sympathy

Marbled with Gold!

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card uses a few different stamp sets; Marbled, Lots of Lavender & Ribbon of Courage. Lots of Lavender is available in the Sale-a-bration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

This card was inspired by a picture posted on our Art with Heart Team FB Forum.

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I hadn’t inked up my Marbled background stamp yet, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so. My colour combination is Pool Party, Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder with Gold embossing.

The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and the flowers from the Lots of Lavender stamp set.

To create the background, I inked up the entire Marbled stamp with Pool Party ink, then tapped a small amount of Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum inks in spots, and applied it to the Shimmery White card stock. Then I used the Wink of Stella pen to add a bit more ink across the entire background. I also went over it with a sponge dauber, especially around the edges. I sprinkled some gold embossing powder over and heat set it. Check out all that shine!

Marbled Lots of Lavender, Ribbon of Courage, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

Wink of Stella was also applied over the flowers after I coloured them with Stampin’ Write Markers in coordinating colours.

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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

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Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
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SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Birthday, Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Epic Celebrations in Triple Time

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a masculine kids card using the Epic Celebrations stamp set from the Saleabration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

I really struggle to create masculine cards, but when we used the Triple Time Stamping Technique in my last class, I thought this stamp set would be perfect.

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, Saleabration 2018.jpg
The images are stamped in Basic Black ink and then coloured lightly with Watercolour Pencils and blended with Blender Pens.

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope to coordinate!!!

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018 inside

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

SALEABRATION_2ND_RELEASE_2018.jpg

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

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Stunning Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a quick and easy card using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit & Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalogue.

The blue punched detail behind the Designer Series Paper is Marina Mist card cut with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and only a small amount showing, as I only wanted a hint of blue.  The floral image is some of the vellum embellishments from the kit, which has been coloured using Stampin’ Blends markers.

Sweet Soiree Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia Feminine Handmade Card

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are cut in glossy white card and added with dimensionals. The metal embellishments are from the Petal Passion Suite and are added with a glue dot. The Berry Burst Metal Edged ribbon was added with a small staple before the DSP was glued to the front of the card.

Sweet Soiree, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia Feminine Handmade Card

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card. Here I have added another of the embellishments from the kit!

Sweet Soiree Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia Feminine Handmade Card inside

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

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

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Crafters,

Naturally today, I have to share a valentine’s day card, using product from the Painted with Love Suite, consisting of the Sure Do Love You stamp set and the Lots to Love Box Framelits dies from the Occasions catalogue. Purchase these as a bundle and you save 10%.

I don’t know if the man in your life is like mine and isn’t into too much fancy stuff on cards, so this card today is very simple. We actually don’t even celebrate Valentine’s Day, but what the heck, I have this bundle and so I’ve made something small.

Valentine's Day card usingstampin Up Sure Do Love You bundle, Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I have also used the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers, which coordinate with this bundle, on the front and inside of this card!

Valentine's Day card usingstampin Up Sure Do Love You bundle, Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia inside

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

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

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Blooms of Heartfelt Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a sympathy card using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set from the Saleabration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

It is never easy to create a sympathy card when you need one, but having some on hand makes the journey so much easier when it is required. So today, I have this quick and easy card for that very occasion.

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, Saleabration 2018.jpg

This card is 4¼” x 4¼” in Rich Razzleberry, layered with Whisper White.

Look at the detail in this stamp!!!! When I opened the stamp case, I took one look at this floral stamp and thought it was so flat and wouldn’t have very much detail, it even felt  flat and smooth to touch, but I was so glad to be proven wrong. Check it out!

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia Saleabration 2018

The images are stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and then I coloured it lightly with my Watercolour Pencils. Oh and I adore the font in the sentiment, it is so pretty!

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

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

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Exploding Handbag, Painted with Love

Dear Crafters,

Another project we made at my craft class last Saturday, was the Exploding Handbag card, using the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalogue. The ladies loved it and these papers looked stunning in this 3D project. Class attendees are given a written tutorial to take home so they can recreate the project in their own time.

We used a different sheet of paper from the SDSP pack with a coordinating piece of card for the top. Every single project was stunning!!

Can you see that these papers have the gorgeous gold shine through them? We used the gold foil for the handles, as well as gold foil and glimmer for the embellishments.

Exploding Handbag Card using Stampin Up Painted With Love SDSP by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia

To make this project, you need a full sheet of 12″ x 12″ and there is very little cutting involved. In fact, the only cutting is for the handle, embellishments and the top of the bag!

Here is another one I made recently using the Year of Cheer SDSP from the recent Holiday catalogue.

Exploding Handbag Card by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

and this is what it looks like when it’s open! So as you can see, it is a full sheet of 12″ x 12″ just folded. The only extra thing I added, that won’t be listed below in the product list, is some velcro dots, which I cut in half and added as the closure!

Exploding Handbag Open by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

I got my inspiration for this from Amanda Charlesworth, a UK SU demonstrator. You can see Amanda’s post here.

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

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

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Triple Time Technique with Petal Palette

Dear Crafters,

Today I share these wonderful cards that the ladies made at my first class for 2018 last Saturday, using the Petal Palette stamp set in the Occasions catalogue. They were amazed at this technique and were happy to be able to take home a written tutorial to be able to recreate them in their own time (one of the perks of attending my classes).

We made two cards, one was the centred layers and the other was a side step layer. We started with the side step layer card to show them the basics of how it works, then the next card I allowed them to choose which stamps they would like to use from the set. You can see that they chose different combinations, which was fantastic to see what they came up with. I also had one of the Saleabration stamp sets, Heartfelt Blooms, which they could use the sentiment, Thinking of You in that pretty font.

Triple Time Technique using Stampin Up Petal Palette by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia

We stamped the images on Whisper White card with Archival Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write markers.

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

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

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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