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Christmas Cottage Wreaths

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Using the Country Wreath dies this card has a more regal feel. This beautiful Fitting Florets DSP is part of the Fitting Florets Collection which will be available to customers on 1 November 2022.  Although you can get it early if you join this month and add it to your starter kit!

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Country Wreath with Fitting Florets DSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The Evening Evergreen card base has a layer of DSP (with the Stitched Greenery die) down the centre and two narrow strips of Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock on either side. The wreath is also cut in these same cardstocks with a red glimmer bow. Some Red Festive Pearls were added. The sentiment is stamped onto Soft Succulent card in Evening Evergreen ink and cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies. Some Red Ribbon was added underneath before being popped up on Dimensionals.

Country Wreath with Fitting Florets DSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

On the inside, a simple stamped sentiment and some strips of gold and Evening Evergreen card are placed at the bottom of the Basic White insert.

Country Wreath with Fitting Florets DSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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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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Lights Aglow 6×6 One Sheet Wonder

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Last October, I joined many fellow South Pacific demonstrator friends from across Australia and New Zealand for a fun afternoon Online Craft-along-a-thon!!!

Using a sheet of our favourite 6″ x 6″ sheet of patterned paper, we were able to create 4 beautiful card designs in 1 hour!!! Yes, you read that right!

Here are my cards using the gorgeous Lights Aglow Specialty DSPCherry Cobbler card bases (21cm x 14.8cm) with Gold Metallic Specialty Paper matts, Gold Satin Edged ribbon and the sentiments are all Gold Heat Embossed!

One Sheet Wonder Cutting Guide - DSP

Card A – also uses the Brightest Glow stamp set for the sentiment and Labels Aglow dies for the sentiment and Decorated Pine dies for the stars.

One Sheet Wonder Lights Aglow card 4 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Card B – also uses the Brightest Glow stamp set for the sentiment and Brushed Metallic card for the deer using the Grove dies.

One Sheet Wonder Lights Aglow card 1 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Card C – also uses the Brightest Glow stamp set for the sentiment and Labels Aglow dies. The Gold matt on this card is actually Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock (as I ran out of the Gold Metallic)!

One Sheet Wonder Lights Aglow card 2 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Card D – also uses the Brightest Glow stamp set for the sentiment.

One Sheet Wonder Lights Aglow card 3 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

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Split Window Masculine card

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Week 25 – Gray Granite

Today’s masculine card features the Brewed for You Bundle and He’s the Man DSP. I started with a Gray Granite card base 21cm x 14cm scored @ 6.5cm, 10.5cm. I stamped the ‘hey, there!’ (Charming Sentiments stamp set) multiple times down the left hand side using the Stamparatus. I was going to use the hinge technique, but it was going to be too far apart, so I placed some grid paper under the card and used the Squares to line up my stamping. I moved the card up 2 more squares and stamped again and repeat. Open the card flat and die cut the circle (Stylish Shapes die), centred along the first scoreline. Now you can glue the left panel to the inside of the card.

Masculine birthday Split Window card Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Cut another circle in Basic White card and glue it to fit inside the front of the card. The He’s The Man DSP is used on right side and the reverse of this side. I cut a very thin strip of Brushed Metallics card in the Gold and glued it down the edge of the DSP on the front.

The wine glasses are stamped and die cut and the red wine is created by using a Blending Brush and Merry Merlot ink. The glass on the inside is empty with the sentiment ‘Another round for your birthday’!

Masculine birthday Split Window card Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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Elegant Quatrefoil Tile Fancy Fold design

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My fancy fold card is elegant and looks difficult, but it is actually quite easy to make.

Starting with a Cherry Cobbler card base with 2 scorelines (either end) and dry embossed with the Quatrefoil Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (I folded the end tabs to the front and embossed it like that so it fit into the folder).

Decorated Pine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022.

A piece of gold Brushed Metallic cardstock is placed inside the card (centred), then run the Stampin’ Seal adhesive along the right hand side only. Fold the right front panel down to adhere.

Dry emboss an extra strip of cardstock and add Stampin’ Seal on the back. Holding the card closed, adhere it to the centre on the Gold Foil.

Add some Basic White card stock to the inside and stamp your sentiment from the Very Best Occasions stamp set with Shaded Spruce ink.

Decorated Pine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022 inside

Cut a piece of the Lights Aglow Specialty DSP into a 3″ x 3″ square and adhere this to a piece of 2⅞” x 2⅞” cardstock for added stability. Add Stampin’ Seal to the back (ensuring only to add to 2/3s from the RHS). The left side panel sits under the diamond (on top of the gold) to stay closed!

Decorated Pine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022 opening

Decorate the diamond feature with a Gold foil bell, a bow and some pine needles from the Decorated Pines dies. Finally, I added Wink of Stella to the holly in the sentiment and some Pearlized Enamel Effects in red to the berries.

Decorated Pine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022

Measurements:
Card stock: 7” x 5½“ Score @ 1⅜” & 5⅝”
Card stock: 5½” x 1¼” centre panel
Card stock: 2⅞” x 2⅞” behind DSP
Gold Foil: 5½“ x 2½”
DSP: 3″ x 3″
White insert: 4″ x 5⅜”

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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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Storybook Gnomes Fancy Fold

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My fancy fold design today was inspired by a card I received for my birthday recently, from fellow team member, Caroline Manwaring. She used the Butterfly Kisses Suite.

For my card, I’m using the Storybook Gnomes Suite. My card base is Pool Party and the matt layers are Pacific Point. The Storybook Gnomes patterned papers have loads of different patterns, some of which can be cut using the coordinating Gnomes dies.

Storybook Gnomes Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The sentiment is from the Brightest Glow stamp set. The image below shows how the card folds to be displayed. (I think I need to change my blade on my trimmer too, those edges are a little untidy)!

Storybook Gnomes Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

On the back I placed a Basic White panel over some more DSP. The mushroom image was cut from the DSP. I always keep these images that are on the sides of the paper and only half the image, a they are handy for decorating like this!

Storybook Gnomes Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 back

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Metallic Leaf Fall Thank you card

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Week 23 – Gorgeous Grape

Today’s card heavily features the beautiful Brushed Metallic cardstock. The background layer is dry embossed with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. The next layer is Gorgeous Grape cut with the square from the Stylish Shapes dies. The next layer is the Bushed Metallic again in a slightly smaller square die.

Metallic Leaf Fall card Gorgeous Grape CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

On top of this is a piece of Highland Heather cardstock, embossed with the Leaf Fall 3D folder and then cut out using a circle die. I used a Sponge Dauber with Gorgeous Grape ink, to add colour around the edges. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder added and heat set. The coordinating dies cut it out before adding it with Dimensionals!

Metallic Leaf Fall card Gorgeous Grape CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 thank you

Between the layers, I’ve added some gold Simply Elegant Trim and a piece of Natural Woven Ribbon which was coloured with my Dark Highland Heather Blends Marker.

On the inside, a simple Basic White insert with a small strip of the Embossed Brushed Metallic cardstock added across the bottom.

Metallic Leaf Fall card Gorgeous Grape CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

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Decorated Pines for Christmas Fun Fold card

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My card features the Santa Express Designer Series Paper, using three different patterns in this fun fold design.

Colour Combination - Shaded Spruce Real Red Basic White

Decorated Pines Fun Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The Decorated Pine dies were used to create the feature panel. The branch is Shaded Spruce and the baubles are Brushed Metallic Gold cardstock with the 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer paper to fill them in. The bows are Real Red. Using Adhesive Sheets on all these pieces makes it a lot easier than trying to use Multipurpose adhesive glue for such intricate work.

Decorated Pines Fun Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Deer stamp set and cut out using the Sending dies.

Here is the card when open with the white panel for your message.

Decorated Pines Fun Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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Grassy Grove with Torn paper technique

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Week 22 – Garden Green

Today I am using the Grassy Grove Bundle. The torn paper technique, recently shared with a member of The Crafty Carrot team, is super effective. I’ve used it in the background with Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape & Soft Succulent.

Grassy Grove with Torn Background card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The dies were used to cut out the tree layer in Garden Green cardstock, before dry embossing it with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. The I took a Blending Brush and added colour to the top half to give it a little more depth. The tree layer is added to the card with Mini Dimensionals/Adhesive Strips.

The deer are die cut from some Brushed Metallic cardstock and added with Multipurpose Adhesive Glue.

Grassy Grove with Torn Background card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

On the inside I added some stamped tree images and a sentiment from the Charming Sentiments stamp set. onto a Basic White insert.

Here is a surprise card to share with you, as I have extra time this week while on school holidays. The Stitched Greenery die creates the beautiful background with the Hues of Happiness DSP doesn’t need anything extra, as it is stunning on its own!

Fancy Fold card Garden Green CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 Hues of Happiness Stitched Greenery

The Very Vanilla card is 10.5cm x 24.9cm, score at 8.3cm & 16.6cm. The sentiment is from the Blessings of Home stamp set. This is a very easy card to create with a few basic products.

Fancy Fold card Garden Green CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 Hues of Happiness Stitched Greenery open

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