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Breathtaking Bouquet to Impress

Tonight’s card is using the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp set with the Best Dressed Suite and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

All images are stamped with Black Memento ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers. The floral image is fussy cut from the background stamp, Breathtaking Bouquet. The card layer is embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

All Dressed Up & Breathtaking Bouquet stamps with Blends 2020 Mini by Kate Morgan, Australia.

I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects in small droplets once the card was complete, so it had time to dry.

All Dressed Up & Breathtaking Bouquet stamps with Blends 2020 Mini by Kate Morgan, Australia

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Birthday Bonanza Shaker card

Do you love a shaker card? Here is a cute one using the Birthday Bonanza DSP and the Birthday Goodness stamp set!

The shaker part of the card is created like a window box so there is no stickiness like when using Foam Adhesive Strips, for the sequins to stick to. This way they move freely inside the box.

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I had some star & heart sequins left over from a few years ago so they are not the exact colours as used in the card, however they are a similar but lighter tones, so they work well!

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On the inside I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink and the cake tower in Grapefruit Grove ink then added a strip of the same DSP as the front of the card. Both of these stamps are from the Birthday Goodness stamp set.

Shaker Card using Stampin Up Birthday Bonanza DSP & Birthday Goodness 2020 Mini by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

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The Gang’s All Meer

How cute are these Meerkats? We love going to the zoo and watching these cute little critters going about their daily business and sitting up on top of the rocks keeping watch, and this stamp set I earned for FREE in my first order. Yes, FREE during Sale•A•Bration. Read on to find out how you can get this set too!

The Gang's All Meer Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Using the Masking Technique, it is really easy to create an entire Gang of Meerkats stamped in Soft Suede ink. I cased this card directly from the catalogue, a wonderful place to find inspiration!

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On the inside I stamped one single meerkat with the cactus and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers. Super cute with this sentiment.

The Gang's All Meer Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

Click here to learn how to create with the Masking Technique!

The Gang’s All Meer is one of the Level 1 stamp sets you can earn free during Sale•A•Bration with a $90 order!!!

You can earn a FREE Sale•A•Bration product every time you reach a threshold.
Level 1 items are free products earned for every $90 spent.
Level 2 items are free products earned for every $180 spent.
For example, if you spend $270 you can choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. Check out the Sale•A•Bration brochure now to see what you can earn for FREE! And there is no limit to the amount of free items!

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Masking Little Ladybugs

Have a look at this single layer card often known as Simple Stamping! It has loads of colour and doesn’t necessarily need lots of layers, just simple colouring.

Little Ladybug Hostess Stampin Up Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

However, if you look a little closer, you may see that I have used the Masking Technique with the flowers to give the feeling of depth in the images.

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The inside has a sentiment and some more of the little ladybugs stamped across the bottom and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

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To learn how the masking technique works, click here for a short video. A full list of products can be found at the end of the post.

Don’t forget to check out the new catalogues!

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Place a party order or a personal $500+ order to earn the exclusive Little Ladybug stamp set for FREE (available only during Sale-A-Bration, 31 March 2020). This is just the cutest stamp set we have had in a long time!

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Thoughtful Blooms is Birthday Goodness

How cool does this look for some old and new products in one card?!! The See a Silhouette DSP is super bright but the perfect background for this card. The Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is one of the Level 1 Sale•a•bration items and the Small Bloom punch is a Level 2 Sale•a•bration item.

Thoughtful Blooms Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

The flowers are stamped on Shimmery White card stock with Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade and Pacific Point inks. The Crushed Curry Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around the Shimmery White layer and tied in a bow. Notice the notch on the left? I used the petal of the punch to do that!!!

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The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the Birthday Goodness stamp set with some more of the flowers stamped in the bottom corner.

Thoughtful Blooms Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

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Little Ladybug & Bee

How adorable are these little ladybugs and bees?!!! Did you notice I have a bee on my card? I’ll explain how I made this ladybug into a tree shortly.

The card base is an A5 white card. The next layer is Shimmery White card stock, simply stamped and coloured. Shimmery White card is really beautiful for colouring with the Blends and it has that added shimmer!!! The background was done last with the Light Pool Party Blends Marker.

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Okay, so you are wondering how I did the bee? Well, I used the Black Stampin’ Write Marker and coloured the image except the dots on the wings. Gave it a huff of breath and stamped onto the card. How cute!!!!

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Place a party order or a personal $500+ order to earn the exclusive Little Ladybug stamp set for FREE (available only during Sale-A-Bration, 31 March 2020). This is just the cutest stamp set we have had in a long time!

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Sale·A·Bration Blog Hop with the Art with Heart Team

January blog hop

Welcome to the first Art With Heart Blog Hop for 2020. This month we are featuring cards using the amazing products you can earn for free during our Sale-a-bration promotion.

Until 31 March 2020 for every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you will earn free products from our Sale-a-bration brochure.

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Hostess’ earn bonuses too! When you host a party with sales above $500 you receive this Little Ladybug set in addition to the usual Hostess benefits.

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Sale-a-bration also has a bonus for recruits joining during this promotion. For the joining fee of $169 you can choose your starter kit of products to the value of $235 plus receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler and your choice of stamp set!

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If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Kimberley Hern. 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 chosen Sale-a-bration product to showcase tonight is the Happy Birthday to You stamp set, free with any $90 order. I just love the images in this 5 piece stamp set. The font of the sentiments is so feminine and it is so versatile for any occasion.

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This card is a lovely monotone in Crumb Cake and White. The layer is a piece of Crumb Cake card, cut 5mm smaller than the card front. I used the stunning Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the layer before gluing it to the card front.

The image is stamped twice onto Crumb Cake card in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set. I fussy cut the entire image out and then the second one, I just fussy cut the flowers & leaves, so I could layer them on top for extra dimension.

In the past I would have coloured the flowers with the Craft White Ink and an AquaPainter, however, I used the White Chalk Marker. It was so much easier!

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I added a few Rhinestones for some bling!

The inside I stamped the image in second generation stamping (stamped off once on plain paper before onto the card). The sentiment is stamped full strength.

Happy Birthday to You Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

This next card is created exactly the same way, however, I added some colour with Stampin’ Blends Markers to the flowers for a beautiful spot of colour. I changed up the Rhinestones with Champagne ones!

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I even coloured the cake stand on this one to help it stand out more.

Happy Birthday to You Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia flowers

Here are both the cards, side by side. Which one is your favourite?

Happy Birthday to You Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Even better news, is that there will be coordinating dies for this stamp set which will be available next month!!! Yay, no more fussy cutting all those small flowers 😆

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Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the lovely, Sharon Davern.

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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. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Vicki Boucher
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Rachel Palmieri
  5. Kimberly Hern
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Sharon Davern
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Christina Barnes
  11. Sujatha Harding
  12. Andrea Sargent
  13. Catherine Proctor
  14. Michele Taylor

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Best Dressed Ladybug!

Oh my, look at this background, how beautiful is the embossing? This is the new Parisian Flourish 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Again I have used the Little Ladybug stamp set and a strip of the Best Dressed DSP.

I stamped the ladybug first, then used a mask over her and then stamped the flower so that it looks as though she is sitting on it. Then I coloured them before fussy cutting to add to the card on dimensionals.

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The flower petals were covered with Petal Pink Blends Markers and then the Light Flirty Flamingo blends was used as well to give that extra shade of pink. I really love how it turned out! The centre is coloured with Daffodil Delight Blends Markers then Shimmery Crystal Effects added.

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On the inside I stamped the row of ladybugs and coloured them in with a simple Happy Birthday sentiment.

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

Don’t forget to check out the new catalogues!

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Place a party order or a personal $500+ order to earn the exclusive Little Ladybug stamp set for FREE (available only during Sale-A-Bration, 31 March 2020). This is just the cutest stamp set we have had in a long time!

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Best Dressed Arrow Fold Card

This Best Dressed Suite is so pretty and the Designer Paper is absolutely stunning. I love all the colours in it and today I have created an arrow fold card. I searched the internet for many different types of fancy fold cards and came up with this one. I couldn’t find one with instructions for Australian measurements, but it was pretty easy to work out!

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Colours: Purple Posy, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow & Old Olive

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Aren’t these new Stitched So Sweetly dies gorgeous? I just love the stitching and the different shapes in the one set for beautiful layering. They were one of the first items into my shopping bag!

On the inside, I used the extra pieces of the DSP and some white card for adding a sentiment when required.

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Here are my measurements:

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Best Dressed in town!

How cute is this Best Dressed Suite of Products?!! Find them on page 54 of the new Mini catalogue!

This card is fairly easy to create. A simple A5 card with a layer of card stock and Designer Paper. A ribbon tied in a bow around the two layers, then glued to the card base.

Feminine Best Dressed Stampin Up Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Some vellum was punched with the Starburst punch and the two stamped images onto white card and cut out with their coordinating dies.

But check out the tassel – you get 18 tassels in 3 coordinating colours in the pack for only $14. Great value and saves trying to make them yourself! I attached it to the parfum with some white baker’s twine. I also coloured the shoe with some Wink of Stella for some glitz (although it doesn’t photograph well).

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Life is short, buy the shoes – well, what a great sentiment for many of my friends. They sure know how to shop for shoes!!!

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