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Stampin’ Up! OnStage event with sneak peeks

Today I am sharing some of the excitement from the Stampin’ Up! event, OnStage Local, held last Saturday at the Melbourne Tennis Convention Centre. I attended with my dear friends and team mates, Kim and Andrea.

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We had such a ball celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! with around 400-500 other demonstrators. We always get so inspired by the Make and Takes, live product demonstrations and seeing the other events worldwide on the big screen, as well as catching up with our AWH team members!

This year I also got to celebrate some milestones of my own; Annual Recruiting, Annual Leadership, Title Advancement and a march across the stage for my 5 year anniversary.

We got our copy of the new Occasions catalogue and Saleabration Brochure….  I can only show you the cover at this stage, but let me just say, start saving now!!!! LOL

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Here is one of the Make and Takes we made during the event using the Needle & Thread Bundle!

Sneak Peek 2019 Occasions catalogue Needle & Thread Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia

It’s great to share some of these sneak peeks, but these products won’t be available until 2019 and the Holiday catalogue is still available until then. We have Christmas coming in only 6 weeks, so lots still to organise!!!!!


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Heart of Christmas: Dry Embossed Deer

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Tonight, I am hosting the 14th Heart of Christmas Blog Hop on behalf of Claire and can you believe it’s less than 6 weeks until Christmas?!

I am using the Big Shot Embossing Mats for tonight’s card to showcase something a little different created with the dies. It was very difficult to photograph the copper foil without getting my reflection in it, so here goes!

Dry Embossed Christmas Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018..JPG

The Copper Foil is run through the Big Shot with the Embossing Mats and the Detailed Deer Thinlits die to get this effect. The die doesn’t cut all the way through, but only leaves the impression. How cool is that?!! It opens up the possibilities you can get from your dies. I rounded the two corners using the Envelope Punch Board.

I added some Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon and tied it in a bow. It is so luxurious and soft. I added a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl for the eye of the deer.

Dry Embossed Christmas Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan, Australia Christmas 2018

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink and added another strip of the same Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper with some of the Joyous Noel Copper Glimmer paper.

Dry Embossed Christmas Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 inside

To purchase these products click on the images below in the product list to take you directly to my online store!

Now it’s time to head over to the Art With Heart team girls and see what they have been up to for Heart of Christmas this week.

We have:
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson
Diane Furniss
Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern
Theresa Gerrard
Rachel Woollard

 


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Colour Creations: Highland Heather in Abstract

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Highland Heather!!! This is a new colour this year and it is very pretty.

My first thought was, “oh what the heck will I feature?” and so I starred at all of my stamp sets for ages. I selected Abstract Impressions, as I haven’t used it very much but I adore the Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies that are part of the bundle saving 10%.

My colour combination is:

I glued the layers of Grapefruit Grove and Highland Heather together then ran it through the Big Shot with the Ruffled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder.

I stamped the flower images onto whisper white card. The Grapefruit Grove I stamped off once before stamping, as I wanted a softer look. The Highland Heather is stamped in full strength. I then cut the banner at the bottom with paper snips. This was glued to the embossed layers.

Colour Creations Blog Hop Highland Heather using Stampin Up Abstract Impressions by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

The features across the centre has a Highland Heather banner, some Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim. The Vellum die cut with the large floral die and some Gold Metallic Thread sits behind the purple banner. Then I added the die cut butterfly with glue and added a ribbon bow to finish it off. I also added some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls across the white banner.

Here’s a close-up so you can see all those layers!

Colour Creations Blog Hop Highland Heather using Stampin Up Abstract Impressions by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

With so much going on with this card, I didn’t think it needed a sentiment, as it would take away the butterfly focal point. What do you think?

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Square Easel Card with Dashing Deer and the rich Joyous Noel papers

Today I share a card that my ladies made in yesterday’s Christmas class!

It’s an Easel card that measures 4⅛” x 4⅛” when closed. I made it this size so that I could get 2 cards from 1 sheet of card stock.

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018

I stamped the reindeer image and the floral image on the front of the card in Tranquil Tide ink as well as the sentiment on the inside. This is how the card looks when laying flat to fit into an envelope.

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018..JPG

The Starburst Punch was used the cut some of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper behind the deer. Doesn’t it add a gorgeous sparkle?!!

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 close

When the card is open and laying flat it looks like this from the front

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 open

and this on the inside. You can see the scoreline of the front and how it folds to sit up to display. I placed some Gray Granite card on the inside with a strip of the DSP and some more glimmer paper. The sentiment is stamped and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch and sits on dimensionals so the front of the card forms the Easel!

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 flat

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2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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Heart of Christmas: The Shrinking Deer!

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Today, I am sharing a fancy fold card which opens on the diagonal!

I am using the Dashing Deer Bundle with the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and some Shrinky dinks plastic. The DSP on the front measures 5¾” x 3¾” and is cut on the diagonal. I sponged the edges with Memento Black ink before adhering to the card.

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The two deer dies were used to die cut some black shrinky dinks plastic which I then heat with my heat tool to shink them. How cute are they? The were a little tricky to shrink as they turned out so small, but it was worth it!

I sponged some Sahara Sand ink across the bottom of the Very Vanilla oval and stamped the edge with the flower image from the Dashing Deer stamp set. The ovals are die cut using the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits dies.

Dashing Deer Shrinky Dinks card close up Stampin Up Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia

When the card is open it looks like this. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and the flower image in Sahara Sand ink and added a strip of the DSP.

Dashing Deer Shrinky Dinks card open Stampin Up Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia

To make this card, you simple score an A4 sheet down the centre and across the centre. Then cut the A4 sheet on the diagonal from one corner to the other. This will give you two cards to make from the one sheet. The DSP on the front measures 5¾” x 3¾” and is cut on the diagonal and glued on.

Click here to see the other Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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Colour Creations: Gray Granite Pocket Card with a hidden surprise inside!

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Tonight we are featuring Gray Granite!!!

I have made a Pocket card, but it’s no ordinary Pocket card as it has a hidden surprise inside. Read on to find out more!

The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is the feature, along with the Dashing Deer bundle. You may recognise that deer from a recent card I made. I had stamped a few extra and it was perfect for this card too.

The full instructions are written below, but I used the Envelope Punch Board to make this and added the Circle Tab Punch pull tab to the card inside.

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Can you see what may be inside?!! Yes a gift card.

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The belly band is created with the Scallop Tag Topper punch and held together with White Baker’s Twine. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite on white card and used the Everyday Label Punch to cut it out, but it was too big, so I cut it down at the top and bottom! A piece of Whisper White card is added to the back of the insert to add your message.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

I can see I will make quite a few of these for Christmas gifts this year!

Instructions on how to make your own Pocket card:
To make your own pocket card with secret gift card inside, use the envelope punch board and make an envelope using 7½” x 7½” card, scored at 3” on EPB.
Cut off the top flap. Do not glue it together until the card insert is made and inserted.
Card insert: 3½” x 7” score a 2”.
Place Tear & Tape along the side edges of the flap only and fold up to create the pocket for the gift card.
Using the Circle Tab Punch cut x 1 in the same cardstock colour.
Using the ¾” circle punch, cut 2 x DSP. Glue these to the circle tab punch piece.
Fold in half and glue it to the top, centre of the card insert.
Now that the card insert is inside the envelope, you can glue the flap to hold it together.
Cut a piece of DSP 7½” x 2” and punch both ends with the scallop tag topper punch.
Wrap it around the card and tie together with a piece of 11” baker’s twine.
Decorate as desired.
You can leave it loose like a belly band or glue it to the envelope to hold it in place!

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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Twinkling Christmas Lights

Today I have another card using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle, CASE’d directly from page 6 of the 2018 Holiday catalogue. You may remember seeing my post on Wednesday using this same bundle, you can see it here.

My Real Red card base is embossed in the Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A layer of Call Me Clover card is added down the centre.

The Whisper White card is stamped with the sprigs from the Christmas Pines stamp set. Then I added the strings for the lights, however, I forgot to stamp these last week when Andrea was here so I’ve had to improvise and so I used the line stamp from the Balloon Celebrations stamp set! I stamped it in Gray Granite ink, but 2nd generation stamping so it isn’t so dark.

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The Christmas lights are stamped in Real Red, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch and Pool Party. The tops are Gray Granite ink on coordinating card stock. Before I added each light with a dimensional, I used a sponge dauber to lightly add some ink for the light’s glow!

Can you see those Pretty Pines die cuts on top of the stamped ones? These just added an extra bit of dimension.

Christmas card using Stampin' Ups Making Christmas Bright Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia. Holiday catalogue 2018.

The ribbon I have used is retired, however there is one very similar in my product list below that is a suitable replacement!

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
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Snowflake Showcase for a limited time only!

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Starting today,  the Snowflake Showcase products are available for a limited time only during November 2018. There is no limit to the amount of product you can purchase, however they are only available while supplies last!

I have some samples to share with you and as you will see below, they can be used for more than just Christmas, so your creativity is the only limit!!!

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Click this pic to view the video and see the items!

Items may be included in your starter kit if you would love to join my team!

Order your items here


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Heart of Christmas: Making Christmas Bright

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Today, I am sharing some cards CASEd directly from page 6 of the 2018 Holiday catalogue. To case is to Copy and Share Everything, and it is a great way to get started, especially if you are struggling to come up with your own ideas!

I had a team member come and spend a day stamping and we share stamp sets that we may not own ourselves, but we spent way too much time chatting and not enough stamping, lol. Does that happen when you get together with your crafty friends??!!!!

Anyway, I borrowed Andrea’s Making Christmas Bright stamp set and coordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch to create these cards.

Christmas card using Stampin Up Making Christmas Bright Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia. Holiday catalogue 2018

This is a 4-1/4″ square card in Call Me Clover card stock. The patterned paper is Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. The sentiment is stamped on Gray Granite card stock and added with dimensionals, with some Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Silver Mini Sequin Trim behind it. The Christmas light is stamped in Pineapple Punch!

Christmas card using Stampin Up Making Christmas Bright Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia. Holiday catalogue 2018.

This next card uses the same products but it is an A5 sized card. The sentiment is stamped and cut out using the Layering Circle Framelits dies and the Big Shot. The strings of Christmas lights are coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers; Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Read Red!

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Can you see those lights glistening? They have a drop of Fine Tip Glue added to them!

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Click here to see the other Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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Colour Creations: Grapefruit Grove & Basic Black with the feminine Petal Promenade & Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Grapefruit Grove!!! This is one of the current 2018-2020 In Colours.

I just adore this Petal Promenade Designer Series paper and using the black card, makes it even more dramatic!

Colour Creations Blog Hop Grapefruit Grove using Stampin Up Petal Promenade DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

How beautiful does it look with the Delicate Lace Edgelit down the right hand side?!!

Colour Creations Blog Hop Grapefruit Grove using Stampin Up Petal Promenade DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set was perfect for the sentiment and the flowers stamped in Grapefruit Grove. The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was the perfect embellishment to tie it all together.

I added another strip of the designer paper on the inside which shows through the delicate lace edgelit when the card is closed.

Colour Creations Blog Hop Grapefruit Grove using Stampin Up Petal Promenade DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

To purchase these products click on the images below in the product list to take you directly to my online store!


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
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