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Adorable Owls and Dainty Delight

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Week 38 – Polished Pink

Today’s cards use two Sale•a•bration rewards; the beautiful pack of 12″x12″ patterned papers, Dandy Designs and the Adorable Owls stamp set.

Dandy Designs DSP

Just look at the fun patterns on those papers and you get 48 sheets which is double the amount of most packs!

Adorable Owls stamp set

My first card today is a Polished Pink card base with three strips of the Dandy Designs papers. The middle piece is the reverse pattern of the other two!

Adorable Owls & Dandy Designs DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

The Adorable Owl is stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with alcohol Blends Combo Markers; Pale Papaya, Pool Party, Medium Combo, Medium Deep, Polished Pink & Fresh Freesia. It is die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits dies and the edge sponged with Fresh Freesia ink using a dauber. A Polished Pink banner from the Stylish Shapes dies is glued to the card. Some Metallic Woven Ribbon (Sweet Sorbet) was added then the circle added with Dimensionals.

Adorable Owls & Dandy Designs DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

Some Wink of Stella is added to the party hat and eyes of the owl. Polished Pink In Color Jewels were added for more sparkle. The Basic White insert is stamped with Polished Pink ink and a narrow strip of DSP added across the bottom.

My next card also uses the Adorable Owls along with the Dainty Delight Bundle. The Basic Border Dies were used the cut the edge of the front of the card, before dry embossing it with the Pretty Flowers Embossing folder.

Adorable Owls & Dainty Delight Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023

I die cut the Polished Pink flowers and the Gold Foil centres and the leaves. Two of these were cut and joined together to create the wreath effect. The flowers are popped up on Mini Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and melted using the Heat Tool. Then it was die cut using the banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. This was also added on Dimensionals. The owl is stamped and fussy cut using Paper Snips and coloured using Stampin’ Blends Markers; Pool Party (Dark), Pale Papaya (Dark), SU500, SU600 & SU700. Some of the Fine Tip Glue was added to the eyes for extra shine!

Adorable Owls & Dainty Delight Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 close up

On the inside I placed some Designer Paper down the side and another little die cut flower with the gold foil centre. The envelope also has the same flower in the bottom left corner!

Adorable Owls & Dainty Delight Feminine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 inside

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Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card

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Week 37 – Petal Pink

This fancy Fold design is very easy to create with a few scorelines and two cut lines to create the card base (template at the end of the post).

The belly band holds the card closed and the Something Fancy dies have these 2 nesting dies which were perfect to layer for the front of my card, with the Share a Milkshake stamp set and coordinating dies. The Gingham Cottage DSP is so pretty to decorate the panels and the Country Floral Lane DSP on the belly band and inside the card.

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023

The spoon and the bowl are die cut from Silver Foil, perfect for serving this sweet treat.

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 front close up

When the Belly Band slides off, you get a beautiful surprise inside. It opens right up and the centre pops forward. The thinner central panels at the top and bottom can either fold backwards…

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside2

or forward like this (which I prefer) but I guess the recipient can decide 😉

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside1

Look at the textured white centre panel with the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder? How pretty is that?!!!

Feminine Share a Milkshake Pop Out Gatefold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside close up

Here is the template
Pop Out Gatefold Card template

I was initially inspired by a similar card by Mixed Up Crafts on YouTube, but hers was a much bigger style. I wanted mine to fit into our C6 envelope, so set about making my own template.

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Dainty Flowers Cascading Gatefold Card

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Week 36 – Pear Pizzazz

Today I have a really fun fancy fold card for you; the Cascading Gatefold card!

The Dainty Flowers DSP is a Level 1 Sale•a•bration (SAB) reward, which can be earned for free with a $90+ product order during SAB (5 Jan- 28 Feb ’23). I have also used the Framed Florets Bundle, so if you purchase this bundle, you can get the papers for free. Believe me, you are going to want these frame dies!!!

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

Slide the belly band off the card to reveal this cascading feature. The Pear Pizzazz embossed pieces are the Fern 3D textured impressions embossing folder.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia open

You can pull the cascading section forward to sit nicely to display.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia inside

Are you wondering where to write your message? Well, on the back there’s plenty of room when you use a White card base!

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia back

Handy Tip – if you want to heat emboss in a colour that you don’t have the powder for, use the Stamparatus to firstly ink the stamp in Versamark then the ink pad colour of choice, then add Clear Emboss Powder and melt it with your Heat Tool. This also helps when colouring with Blends Combo (alcohol) markers and prevents bleeding!

The sentiment on the front was stamped three times using the Stamparatus to get a nice dark colour. Using Blending Brushes to add ink to the feature oval on the front of the card gives a softer touch.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia angle

The Thanks a Bunch stamp set is a Level 1 Sale•a•bration (SAB) item, which can be earned for free with a $90+ product order.

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This card idea was case’d from a card by Mikaela Titheridge (UK). I just loved her design and thinking outside the box and turning those carrots upside down to create trees! Here in Melbourne, we sort of missed our Spring season, as it was very wet and cooler than normal. We now have Summer arrive with some crazy heatwaves.

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023.

I took a piece of Thick Basic White card and die cut it using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I did my Balmy Blue watercolour wash for the sky and and stamped the grass in Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green. The flowers are Poppy Parade. The trees are stamped in Shaded Spruce and the trunks are Soft Suede, using the tip of the smaller carrot stamp! I took two smaller dies and placed them over the image and added a little washi tape to the smaller one to hold it in place. Carefully remove the larger one and run the card through your die cutting machine.

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 layers

With that slightly larger die, cut a Pear Pizzazz layer. I adhered the centre piece to the Pear Pizzazz layer and then both onto the main stamped panel, before adhering it to a Shaded Spruce card base. On the inside and the envelope, I stamped some grass, flowers and a couple of the smaller carrots for trees! The sentiment is stamped and fussy cut with Snips and added with Mini Dimensionals. I coloured some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my Dark Poppy Parade Blends Marker and added them amongst the flowers. Do you see them?

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023

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Love Cats Tunnel Card

If you saw my Seaside Bay card on Saturday (click here), I said I’d share another card with an extra layer. Well here it is!

The Love Cats stamp set and the Dandy Designs DSP (Level 2 SAB item) are perfect for this fun tunnel card. The cats are stamped in Petal Pink, but before stamping onto Basic White card, I inked up the zigzag stamp from the Stitchery stamp set and stamped it with Calypso Coral ink directly onto the cat image then stamped the cat onto the white card. This is called the Kissing technique, kissing the two stamps together, and can be really effective. Once I stamped the 3 cats, I fussy cut them with Paper Snips.

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, SAB 2023

The sentiment inside the tunnel is from the Charming Sentiments Bundle.

Here is how it looks from the top, once constructed and it folds flat to fit into our C6 envelope!

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 top

On the back of the card, I used the die cut circles from the front design, plus the Alphabet A La Mode dies (with Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card before cutting) and the ‘birthday’ from the Art Gallery stamp set. I also used a Sponge Dauber to add some ink around the White circle.

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 back

Don’t these cats look awesome in this tunnel – just like cats really are playing!

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 layers

Products
DSP: Dandy Designs DSP (2023 SAB Level 2 #160836)
Bundles: Charming Sentiments Bundle (158734)
Stamps: Love Cats (160410), Stitchery (155074), Art Gallery (154421)
Dies: Layering Circles Framelits (151770), Alphabet A La Mode (160750)
Card: Basic White cardstock (159228) & Petal Pink (147009)
Inks: Petal Pink & Calypso Coral
Other: Trimmer, Multipurpose Glue, Cut & Emboss Machine, Bone Folder, Daubers, Snips, Adhesive Sheets

Measurements – Metric
Card Base:     29.7cm x 10.5cm score @ 10.5cm, 14cm, 24.5cm, 28cm
Card inserts:   12.5cm x 10.5cm score @ 1cm from each end (3)
DSP:               10cm x 10cm (4) & 3cm x 10cm (2)
then follow Susan’s Tutorial below to see how to put it together.

My card today was initially inspired by Susan Campfield, but I have added an extra layer. You can view Susan Campfield’s YouTube here.

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Mass produce cards with the stack, cut and shuffle technique

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Week 32 – Night of Navy

Today, I have some very simple masculine cards for you to show how you can create three card bases from three pieces of different DSPs. I’m using the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper with a Night of Navy card base and Basic White matt layer (5mm smaller than the card base).

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Take three different patterns of paper and cut down to 12.5cm x 9.5cm.  Place all 3 pieces together in your Trimmer at an angle. There are no right or wrong measurements here. Just as long as you cut twice holding the patterned papers together. Once they are cut you can place them down ensuring one piece of each pattern is on each card. Glue them to your white layer.

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I am sharing a sneak peek of some new alphabet dies, Alphabet A La Mode, that are coming in the New Year and they are a must have item!

Craft with Kate Morgan tip for using Alphabet dies, Stampin Up Australia 2023I placed some Adhesive Sheet behind some Navy and White card scraps to allow the die cuts to become stickers without the mess of using glue. Using the H, B, 2 & U dies, place them in a row together – grab some washi tape to hold them in place. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it’s easier this way when cutting 3 times!

Peel the backings off the dies to reveal the sticky side and place them onto your cards.

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Finally I added some Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots. There were 3 colours, so I grouped them on each card. I think these are more masculine than many of the other embellishments.

On the inside, I placed a Basic White piece of card with a strip of the DSP across the bottom.

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Here they are side by side

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Awash in Beauty DSP with a surprise!

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Week 31 – Mossy Meadow

The front of this card has a simple layout of Polished Pink Matt behind the Awash in Beauty DSP. These two layers are glued together, run them through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn 3D Textured embossing Folder, before gluing to the Mossy Meadow card base. The sentiment from the Charming Sentiments stamp set is stamped in Versamark ink, Silver Emboss Powder added before being Heat set and cut out with the coordinating dies. The Black Mini Dimensionals are added and a Sweet Sorbet Ribbon Bow placed behind it. Silver Festive Pearls added last to tie in with the Silver embossing!

Surprise Pop Up Birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

On the inside, a lovely surprise awaits!
I stamped the sentiment at the bottom with a die cut candle (from the Sentiment Silhouettes dies) and the pile of presents pop up feature.

Surprise Pop Up Birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

A closer look at those presents, with their Polished Pink strips for the ribbon and the Heart cut from the 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer Paper.

Surprise Pop Up Birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

Here’s a view from the side, so you can see how it was adhered, one present at a time.

Surprise Pop Up Birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Measurements:
Card base: 29.7cm x 10.5cm (fold in half)
Present 1: 13cm x 8cm, score @ 1.5cm, 5cm, 9.5cm
DSP: 8cm x 4.5cm
Present 2: 10cm x 6.5cm, score @ 1.5cm, 4cm, 7.5cm
DSP: 6.5cm x 3.5cm
Present 3: 7.5cm x 4cm, score @ 1.5cm, 3cm, 6cm
DSP: 4cm x 3cm

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Masculine Fun Fold 3D Shutter Card

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Week 29 – Merry Merlot

Today’s card was inspired by Amy Shihinski (in Canada), but I needed to change it up to suit our Metric measurements here in the South Pacific. If you wish to see Amy’s measurements, there will be a link at the end of this post.

I made this card for my hubby’s birthday on Sunday. He accompanied me to Sydney so I could attend OnStage on Saturday with 500 crafty friends, he spent the day wandering around Sydney by himself and had a wonderful time. Not sure why he wouldn’t attend OnStage with me, LOL!

Anyway, I carefully carried this card all the way to Sydney in my luggage to surprise him on Sunday morning.

I have used the Brewed for You Bundle and the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper and Gold Brushed Metallic Foil.

Masculine 3D Shutter Card Brewed For You by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 front.

The stamping is all done in Black Memento, Crushed Curry and Merry Merlot inks and die cut using the coordinating Brewed dies. The Snowfall Accents Puff Paint was added to the beer glasses and heated with the Heat Tool to activate.

Masculine 3D Shutter Card Brewed For You by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

Here is the real wow of this card when you open it!

Masculine 3D Shutter Card Brewed For You by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

You may notice that the sentiments and the beer glass look a little different on the inside, as they were not going to fit on the card. Never fear, I just adapted. The glass wasn’t going to fit as it was too tall, so I cut the top off down to the beer level and added the froth! The sentiments across the centre panels, I had to carefully ink up individual words, covering the ones I didn’t want, covered with some washi tape (remember to remove the tape before stamping onto the card though!).

Here are my measurements (metric):
Merry Merlot A5 card base: 14.8cm x 21cm, scored in half @ 10.5cm
Basic White Card insert: 20cm x 14cm (see image below)
Merry Merlot Matt layers: 4.5cm x 4.5cm (8), 2cm x 3.5cm (4), 4.5cm x 3.5cm (2)
Lights Aglow SDSP layers: 4cm x 4cm (4)
Gold Foil layers: 4cm x 4cm (2), 1.5cm x 3cm (4)
Basic White layers: 4cm x 4cm (2), 4cm x 3cm (2)

Fun Fold 3D Shutter card Insert for A5 Card

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Sending Smiles, Partial Die Cutting Technique

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Week 26 – Highland Heather

Today is the first time I have inked up the Sending Smiles stamp set, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long. With the coordinating dies, it makes it super easy to cut out many of the images as well as this Partial Die Cutting Technique.

Colour Combination - Highland Heather

Taking a piece of Basic White Thick card stock, I stamped the four flowers across the top. Place the coordinating die for each one and hold it with washi tape so they don’t move. Place it on your die cutting machine (ensure it is straight), and move the top acrylic plate so it only covers the top half of the dies.  This ensures only that only the top section will cut. After removing the dies, place it in your Trimmer to cut between the images in straight line to remove the excess card or you can use a craft knife and ruler. I then cut a strip of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and glued it behind the cut flowers. I then stamped the leaves and extra flowers, some directly onto the card and some die cut to add extra dimension using Dimensionals.

Sending Smiles Partial Die Cutting card Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

I glued this to an A5 landscape Basic White card, ensuring the gold was against the fold. Now I could trim off the excess at the bottom so it would fit into a C6 envelope. Using the Basic Border die, I cut a strip of Gingham Cottage DSP and glued it to the bottom of the card. The ‘sending’ sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink onto Highland Heather card stock using the Stamparatus, as I like to ink it a couple of times. Sprinkle some Heat & Stick powder over, shake off the excess and melt it with a Heat Tool. Now add some Gilded Leaf and press it on to cover the sentiment. I use a sponge dauber to gently rub off the excess. Cut it out with the coordinating die. ‘Birthday Wishes’ is stamped directly to the card.

You can really see the Gilded Leaf on the sentiment below and the Wink of Stella on the flower centres.

Sending Smiles Partial Die Cutting card Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 detail

On the inside, I used the left over piece of the Gingham Cottage paper from the front and added it to the bottom of the card, with another stamped flower.

Sending Smiles Partial Die Cutting card Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

I finished it off with some Glossy Dots Assortment in Daffodil Delight and Gorgeous Grape and the Wink of Stella.

Sending Smiles Partial Die Cutting card Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

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Masculine Soccer card

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Week 24 – Granny Apple Green

When it was time to create with Granny Apple Green, the colour reminds me of freshly cut grass.
I recently purchased the Beautiful Shapes dies which includes this tiny hexagon, and it reminded me of a soccer ball, perfect for my masculine card!!

Birthday Soccer Card with Beautiful Shapes Granny Apple Green CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The hardest part in creating this card, was cranking the cardstock/die through the machine multiple times until I had enough hexagons to create my soccer ball pattern. These were added with Stampin’ Seal to a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock. Once they were all adhered with a small gap between them, I cut it down to size to fit onto the Basic Black layer which was glued to the card base.

Birthday Soccer Card with Beautiful Shapes Granny Apple Green CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Although the twine is Parakeet Party, it works well on this card. The sentiment from Charming Sentiments stamp set is stamped and cut out with the coordinating dies and adhered with Mini Dimensionals.

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Suspended Book Fold card

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Week 21 – Fresh Freesia

Today I have a fun fancy fold design called a Suspended Book Fold card. It looks complicated, but in fact it is fairly easy to create. I am focusing on the Hues of Happiness DSP, with it’s gorgeous purples and floral images.

Fresh Freesia Gorgeous Grape Basic White

and here is my card – look at those layers?!!

Suspended Book Fold card for Fresh Freesia Colour Creations Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

There are two hinges attached to the 5″ x 7″ card base and the top book fold panels, giving it the ‘suspended’ name.

Suspended Book Fold card for Fresh Freesia Colour Creations Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 top side

The top card layer has a strip of Window Sheet which curves to the front and the focal panel is attached to this. I took a scrap piece of white card, approximately 2½” x 2″ and covered it with the die cut (Happiness Abounds dies) images from the Hues of Happiness papers. A simple sentiment from the Sending Smiles stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia ink onto basic white card and glued to the flowers. I added some Brushed Brass Butterflies to finish!

Suspended Book Fold card for Fresh Freesia Colour Creations Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 top

This card does fold flat, but because it is 5″ x 7″, you will need a larger envelope. You may be wondering where to place your written message, well the back of the card has a large space for that!

Suspended Book Fold card for Fresh Freesia Colour Creations Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Basic Measurements:
5” x 7” card base (mark at 3½” top & bottom and draw light pencil line)
5” x 5” card folded in half @ 2½”
Hinges x 2 – 2” x 6”, score at 1½”, 3”, 4½”
6 x card/DSP to decorate hinges, 1¼” x 1¾”
2 panels (back) – Matt layers 1¾” x 4¾” & DSP 1½” x 4½”
1 panel (back) – Matt layers 2 ¾” x 4¾” & DSP 2½” x 4 ½”
2 panels (front) – Matt layers 2¼” x 4¾” & DSP 2” x 4½”
Acetate – 8’ x 1”, score at 1½” from each end

I give thanks and credit to Iced Images on YouTube for the instructions.

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