Birthday, Handmade Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Goodness for a masculine birthday celebration

Tonight I am saying Hi from Sydney!

Yes, I flew here this morning in time for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event tomorrow for demonstrators. I am so excited because my dear friend, Catherine, picked me up from the airport and has invited me to stay with her and her family for two nights 🥰 We are going to have SO MUCH FUN!!!

I’ll share more information about OnStage early next week when I get home, but for now I share the card I made for my husband’s birthday on Wednesday. Let me start by saying I adore this sweet stamp set, Birthday Goodness, however it was best to make a card rather than bake the images for him, although I know he would have loved a stack of donuts!

Masculine Birthday card using Stampin Up Birthday Goodness & Stampin Blends Markers by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.jpg

Look at the gorgeous shimmery glimmer of the icing. This is the Shimmery Crystal Effects added last for that gloriously inviting glaze!!!

The cake stand was coloured using the Wink of Stella and the Delicata Celestial Copper Ink Refill. I did this by dropping 1 small drop of ink refill onto a clear block and by swirling the Wink of Stella through it, I was able to get a lovely soft coppery shine to apply to the stand. Initially I was going to colour the entire stand, but I think just using it as a feature trim and leaving the main part white, gives it more class!, don’t you think?!

Masculine Birthday card using Stampin Up Birthday Goodness & Stampin Blends Markers by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

The inside is also stamped and coloured in the same colours as the front.

Masculine Birthday card using Stampin Up Birthday Goodness & Stampin Blends Markers by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019

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Art with Heart Blog Hop: featuring Embossing Folders

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Stampin’ Up’s! versatile range of Embossing Folders. There are new Embossing Folders available in every Stampin’ Up! catalogue and they are an inexpensive way of adding WOW to your projects. Currently there are 24 different Embossing Folders in the range.

Tonight we plan on showing you lots of ideas on how to use these folders.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Sujatha Harding. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

My first project uses many of the Stampin’ Up! Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders all in the one card. By just using 5 panels embossed with a different folder, gives loads of interest and texture to this card. On top of that, I have added the Heirloom Frames & 3D Embossing Folder!

Blog Hop featuring Embossing folders using Stampin Up  2019 catalogue products by Kate Morgan Australia..jpg

The Purple Posy ink is now in stock and it is such a glorious colour. I have stamped the daisy four times with the ink before punching with the Medium Daisy Punch. Then I punched a couple of scallop circles from a retired punch and cut into each of the scallops to create petals, using fingers to create the curl. I added a pearl to the centre and a velum leaf underneath. The sentiment (Woven Heirloom stamp) is stamped onto White Vellum and glued behind the frame.

Blog Hop featuring Embossing folders using Stampin Up 2019 catalogue products by Kate Morgan Australia

My next project is a 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page using the Pigment Sprinkles; the perfect product for this particular page. My 10 year old had so much fun at the recent Colour Explosion Fun Run held at her school. Look at that smile, it says it all!

The pigment Sprinkles can be quite messy to use and you need the smallest amount to create vibrant backgrounds. I sprinkled all the different colours onto the page and then used the Spritzer to add water and spread the colour.

Colour Explosion Fun Run Scrapbook page by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019.jpg

Here is a close up of the embossed frame. I just had to create a page for her to remember the day in future years to look back on and have fond memories.

Colour Explosion Fun Run Scrapbook page by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019..jpg

For best results when using the Stampin’ Up! 3D Embossing Folders; use the 3D Embossing Folder Plate; it adds a little more oomph to your die sandwich to make those 3D designs pop.

3D embossing Folder Plate
3D embossing Folder Plate $17.50 (149658)

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

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, 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. Kate Morgan < you are here >

  2. Rachel Woollard

  3. Rebecca Jacovou

  4. Sharon Davern

  5. Vicki Boucher

  6. Tina Gillespie

  7. Claire Daly

  8. Catherine Proctor

  9. Caroline Manwaring

  10. Rachel Palmieri

  11. Andrea Sargent

  12. Sujatha Harding

Happy Hopping!

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Mosaic Mood in Sunburst

I’ve used the Mosaic Mood DSP from the Annual catalogue for this card tonight. This is the Sunburst Technique and is a great way to showcase lots of patterns. I cut 4 different patterns of 6” x 1½” and cut each of those diagonally. Take a piece of scrap card stock and cut it 5mm smaller than your card front, cover it with Snail Adhesive. Start adding your pattern pieces from the bottom (the paper will over-hang off the card). Once you have covered the card, trim the excess off from around the card with your trimmer or scissors.

Sunburst Technique using Stampin Up Mosaic Mood DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.jpg

I covered the corner with a Stitched Circle Framelit in Blushing Bride and trimmed the excess hanging over the edge. The bird is fussy cut from one of the pieces of DSP and added with dimensionals. This layer is added to the Garden Green card base.

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Sip Sip Hooray!

Tonight I have used the Sip Sip Hooray Bundle from the Holiday catalogue. I purchased this bundle because it will be so handy for many different occasions; Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings, Engagements, any form of celebration!

Navy and Gold also is very rich and coordinates so well. Behind those bubbles is Gold Foil which really shimmers, but is so hard to photograph. The images of the glasses are stamped in the new Delicata Metallic Golden Glitz ink.

Sip Sip Hooray by Craft with Kate, Stampin Up Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue.jpg

I can’t wait to have another session with this bundle.

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Wildly Happy Collage with Pigment Sprinkles

Tonight I have a collage scene using the fox image from the Wildly Happy stamp set. I have also used the Pigment Sprinkles on the Fluid 100 Water colour paper to create that textured background of the grass. Simply wet the paper with an AquaPainter and carefully sprinkle a very small amount of colour onto the paper. You will see it spread instantly and such vibrant colour. I also added a little water in the Stampin’ Spritzer to add a little more water to spread the colour. Leave it to dry completely before cutting the hill shape with scissors. The smaller hill is Mossy Meadow card, cut with the Layering Oval framelits and embossed with the Suble Dynamic Embossing Folder for extra texture.

Wildly Happy Fox Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019.JPG

The tree is cut using the Sweet Silhouettes dies in Early Espresso card. I added this with mini dimensionals to add some height above the foxes.

The foxes are coloured using Stampin’ Blends markers and fussy cut before adding them to the card. I love how they are curled up resting under the tree!

Wildly Happy Fox Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019.

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Heirloom texture and embossing

When I started this card, I had the White card embossed with the Scripty Embossing Folder and the Tasteful backgrounds dies cut in Copper Foil and glued to the centre, but then I was stuck for inspiration on how to continue and finish this card.

Anyway, after a few weeks on the sidelines, it finally came to me like a light bulb moment, so to speak! I wanted to keep it delicate and so added the Petal Pink card base and then the oval Heirloom 3D Embossing folder and die to frame the copper picture.

Feminine Birthday card using Stampin Up Heirloom 3D Frames & dies, Tasteful Background dies, Scripty TIEF by Kate Morgan Australia 2019

I also purchased the Ornate Frames Dies from the Holiday catalogue in my pre-order, so I got those out and the Celestial Copper ink pad and stamped Happy Birthday, because we all need plenty of those cards! This new metallic ink pad dries really well and won’t smudge if left to dry. You can use the Heat Tool to dry it quicker, but it is so much better than the old Metallic Encore ink pads we used to have. I will have to place another order to add the Silver and Gold ones to my stash now I know how good they are!

I tied a bow with some copper trim and added it to the centre with a glue dot. So in the end, I was very happy with how this turned out. What do you think?

Feminine Birthday card using Stampin Up Heirloom 3D Frames & dies, Tasteful Background dies, Scripty TIEF by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

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A Good Man is very masculine

Tonight I have a masculine card using the stamp set, A Good Man!

A Good Man masculine card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019.JPG

I adore these images and just looking at it makes me take a deep breathe and think of relaxing by the seaside, and taking time for ourselves to just breathe.

This is also perfect timing with Father’s Day coming up and the images in this set are just ideal for that special man in your life.

The image is coloured using Stampin’ Blends markers; Pretty Peacock & Seaside Spray Combos and Light Crumb Cake for the skin tones and Light Pool Party framing around the entire image to add some depth.

Here is another one I made with a different image.

Masculine cards using Stampin Up A Good Man & Birch stamp sets by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.2.JPG

Have you made your dad a card for Father’s Day yet? What stamp set did you use?

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Beautiful Friendship is a wonderful thing

Tonight I have a card that I cased from the Creativity Cave. I just loved the bright colours with the splash of black!

This stamp set, Beautiful Friendship, would have to be one of my favourites from the Annual catalogue this year. The Subtle 3D embossing folder would have to be my favourite of all the embossing folders too.

Beautiful Friendship card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019.JPG

This stamp set has 13 photopolymer stamps and it’s only $38.00… such amazing value. Check out those perfect sentiments and the font is gorgeous.

149252g
00 Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
#149252
Price$38.00

Have you purchased this set yet? Why not? You won’t be disappointed!

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Fanciful Fragrance in classic blue and white

Okay, I have to admit it, Seaside Spray is probably my favourite new In Colour, but I could also be bias as my favourite colour is blue!

Blue and white is a classic combination and I’m using just these two in this card.

I have created a few layers. The card base is actually Whisper White with a layer of Seaside Spray that has been embossed with the new Scripty 3D embossing folder.

The next layer is also seaside spray stamped around the edges in the floral image Fanciful Fragrance) multiple times and a sponge dauber used around the edges to darken it. Then I stamped the perfume images (Fanciful Fragrance) in the centre with Versamark ink and sprinkled white emboss powder and heat set it. This layer is attached to the card with dimensionals.

Feminine Birthday Card using Stampin Up Fanciful Fragrance & Heirloom 3D Embossing & Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

The Heirloom Frames dies and 3D embossing folders were used to create the frame. I inked the edges of the frame (inside and outside) with the Versamark inkpad and dipped the frame in the white emboss powder, heat set it. It also appears shiny for a classy look!

This frame is added with dimensionals. The sentiment (Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set) is stamped and cut using the Classic Label punch.

Feminine Birthday Card using Stampin Up Fanciful Fragrance & Heirloom 3D Embossing & Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

What do you like about this card? I would love some feedback.


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Another milestone with Double figures!

Today we had another milestone in our house; my baby turned 10 and it is truly a bit of a shock to us! How did that happen…. a teenager and a 10 year old in two weeks?!!! LOL

Anyway, she wanted a card with flowers on it, so of course my go to floral stamp set at the moment is Beautiful Friendship, so that it what was used.

149252g
Beautiful Friendship – $38.00 (#149252)

Here is her card!

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019..JPG

I used the retired Little Numbers dies (I’ll never get rid of them!) and the wishes is from the Well Written Dies. How awesome does this look with the glittery black organdy ribbon and the black border of the Nested Labels dies?!! I added some Wink of Stella to the number 10 too.

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

My daughter loves aqua, so I thought the Coastal Cabana cardstock was a good choice for the base card. On the inside, I stamped the rose and leaves and then added the gorgeous and perfect sentiment from the same stamp set to the centre. I was really happy with how this card turned out and she loved it!

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 inside

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