Blog Hop: Kids birthday cards & party items

art-with-heart-team-blog-hop-logo-currentDear Crafters,

Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the kids in our lives, from birthday cards to party ideas.

Sale-a-bration continues and this week we have three new additional items you can earn for free with a $90 order – ask me how!

Now let’s get into showing you what you can make with some of the products in the Occasions catalogues.

For my projects, I have used the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set, Balloon Pop-up Thinlits and the Sunshine Wishes Dies.

I used some of the Designer Series Paper stacks to create these cute little napkin fold treat holders. The sentiment was perfect too!

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And what party is complete without cake, right?!!! Making these cupcake toppers with a stamp, punch and tooth pick, creates a wonderful suite for any party! (and yes, I baked these chocolate cupcakes just to take the photos for you!)

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I think this makes a lovely birthday suite for those special little kiddies in your life, without spending a fortune!

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.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the lovely, Rachel Woollard.

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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. Rachel Palmieri
2. Tina Gillespie
3. Ros Davidson
4. Rebecca Jacovou
5. Claire Daly
6. Catherine Proctor
7. Alisha Watson
8. Kim Dallinger
9. Kate Morgan ** you are here **
10. Rachel Woollard
11. Monika O’Neill
12. Tania Johnson

Happy Hopping,

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Nailed It Masculine Card

Dear Crafters,

Yesterday saw the release of 3 brand new Sale-a-bration items. Did you add any or all of them to your order? I had to have the glimmer paper, I just couldn’t go without some extra glitter!

Today, I have a masculine card using the Nailed It stamp set and coordinating Build It Framelits. I am certainly not a confident creator of masculine cards and I honestly don’t have too many boys or men in my life who I need to get creative for, but when I saw this one in the Occasions catalogue, I knew it was definitely one to add to the shopping cart!

The Specialty Designer Series Paper, Urban Underground, is the perfect compliment.

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I love the little sentiments and stamps and small enough to embellish the background of the white circle layer.

I made a second card, to show how you can step it up for a more advanced stamper. Can you see the differences?

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The second card has a lot of sponged edges and extra embellishments!

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On this close up, you can see that I sponged the edges of the hammer the white circle, gray banner and the Designer Series Paper.

I have to admit, I am not a fan of the colour Delightful Dijon and as an In Colour that is retiring in June, I won’t be sad to say goodbye, BUT I do actually like it with this card 😉 It has certainly surprised me and I will be making many more masculine cards with it!

What do you think of these cards? For the stamper who cannot afford to have all the products, the first card is very achievable, however with a few extra dollars to buy the embellishments and some sponge daubers, you can add that extra touch.

Product List

Sale-a-bration time!!! (3 new items from tomorrow!)

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Carousel Birthday Spinner Card with Glimmer

Dear Crafters,

Today I sharing a sneak peek of 1 of the 3 new Sale-a-bration items that will be available from tomorrow!

I just adore this Carousel Birthday suite with the coordinating Designer Series paper. The sentiment is from the Suite Sentiment stamp set, and is such a fun font for this card.

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I love this ferris wheel, but I felt that it needed to be spinning around, so I used the Layering Circle Framelits to die cut the wheel and make it into a spinner card using a brad in the centre.

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This set also coordinates with the Up & Away Thinlits, so I was able to die cut the glimmer paper easily. In the glimmer paper pack, you get 12 sheets of 6″ x 6″ in 3 colours; Bermud Bay, Sweet Sugarplum & Mint Macaron.

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Check out the Wink of Stella on the wheel too for an extra glimmer!

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What do you think of this cute spinner card?

Product List

Sale-a-bration time!!! (3 new items from tomorrow!)

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Kiss Goodbye to MS

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card that is a subject very close to my heart literally, as it is the demon that I live with every day, Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by sclerosis a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.

I was first diagnosed in 2004, so I have been dealing with it for many years and up until the past couple of years I was doing fine. I will now embark on a change of treatment to monthly infusions, so I depending on how my body takes them, I may not be able to post quite as often as I would like, but please stay with me, as my craft and family is what keeps me going!!!

Today, I have a card which has the slogan “Kiss Goodbye to MS”. An initiative of MS Research Australia, the mission is to accelerate Australian research targeting the prevention, better treatments and a cure for MS.

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The minute I saw the stamp set, Sealed with Love, I noticed the lips and knew I had to have this set to create my own cards for MS. It also had the word KISS, which is perfect for my sentiment. The black font I printed from my computer.

And check out my Everyday Hero wonder woman, she just says to me, we can beat this disease and it’s not going to define who we are!

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

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What do you think of this card?

You can see more about the Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraising @KissgoodbyetoMS or make a donation to this wonderful cause.

Products Used:

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Everyday Hero, Sealed With Love
Inks: Real Red, Black Stazon
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Watercolour Pencils, Triple Banner Punch

Sale-a-bration time!!! (3 new items coming on 21st Feb)

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Popping Box Card

Dear Crafters,

Recently I saw an amazing Tutorial by Gemma Clarke, a UK Demonstrator, who made this awesome popping box card and I have been wanting to make it ever since! She also has a link to her YouTube videos in two parts on her blog.

I have used the stunning Lift Me Up Bundle from the Occasions catalogue. I just love the brightness of the colours in these papers.

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As you can see, it is a long box that is decorated with the Carried Away DSP.

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Pull the ribbon tab and out pops this box!!! Amazing, right?!!!

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But the thing is, this popping box folds flat to fit inside the long box. It has a rubber band mechanism to make it pop!  If you want to see a short video of it opening click here, for the link on my Facebook page.

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I also decorated the inside of the box.

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On each of the 4 sides I decorated the popping box with stamps, DSP and die cuts.

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I added the gorgeous Carried Away Designer Series paper that I got for FREE during Sale-a-bration when I placed a $90 order!!!

What do you think of this striking project?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Carried Away DSP
Stamp Sets: Lift Me Up
Inks: Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Simply Scored, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Elastic Band

Sale-a-bration time!!!

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Artistic Birds

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a multi-layered card used the Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Best Birds and Awesomely Artistic Stamp sets.

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On the left side of the card, I placed some coordinating DSP for a solid block of colour!

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The bird & flowers have been coloured using the Clear Wink of Stella straight into the ink pads! Not sure if you can see that bit of shine?

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

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What do you think of this card using only two colours?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Watercolour, Thick Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack
Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic, Best Birds
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron
Other: Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Sale-a-bration time!!!

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Antique Lace

Dear Crafters,

Today I have an Antique style card using Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugar Plum and Mint Macaron, along with 3 different stamp sets, Avant Garden, Delicate Details (both Sale-a-bration sets) and Touches of Texture.

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Oh, and check out the lace stamp!!! Yes, because they are photopolymer and are so pliable, you can bend them onto your blocks to create a different look!!!

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The sentiment is from the Avant Garden stamp set, which is one of the two Sale-a-bration FREE stamp sets I have used on this card!

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I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella on the flowers, but it just adds that extra little shine 😉

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

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What do you think of this technique with photopolymer stamps?

Sale-a-bration time!!!

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Delicate Details, Touches of Texture, Avant Garden
Inks: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Clear Blocks, Wink of Stella

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