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Memory Keeping Layout with Tea Room Specialty DSP

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a double spread layout of some 12″ x 12″ scrapbook pages using the pretty Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This first page fits one photo, 6″ x 4″ on the green mat. I love all the die cut embellishments around the page. The butterfly, flowers and the pretty delicate lace edging above and below where the photo will sit. It all coordinates so well.

Tea Room SDSP, Springtime Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly by Kate Morgan Australia.

Here’s the second page of the double layout with some more pretty embellishments and this one has 3 spaces for 3″ x 3″ photos. I love the celebrate thinlit and the stitched Labels framelit for added embellishments.

Tea Room SDSP, Springtime Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly by Kate Morgan, Australia

and here they are side by side!

Tea Room SDSP, Springtime Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly by Kate Morgan Australia.JPG

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Pretty Kitty Fancy Fold Card

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a fancy fold card using the Pretty Kitty stamp set, Tea Room Specialty Designer paper and Watercolour Pencils!

From 1 August, a new 10 pack of Watercolour Pencils will be available in the following colours: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy. These can be used by themselves or with our Blender Pens or Aqua Painter.

I made this card for my eldest daughter who turns 12 today. She loves cats (we have 2) and she loves butterflies, so this was perfect for her.

The front piece of cardstock is embossed with the new Tufted Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

Pretty Kitty Fun Fold card using Stampin Up Tea Room DSP by Kate Morgan Australia

This card opens up so you can see the gorgeous Tea Room Specialty Designer paper with the kitty image. This is coloured with the Watercolour Pencils and then I used a Blender Pen to add some shading. This image is die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added with dimensionals to a piece of Rich Razzleberry Layering Ovals Scallop die which is glued down to the DSP. Open this flap to reveal another layer for your message.

Pretty Kitty Fun Fold card using Stampin Up Tea Room DSP by Kate Morgan Australia.

When fully open, you have this Whisper White piece with the sentiment stamped (Happy Birthday Gorgeous) in the centre where you can write your message.

Pretty Kitty Fun Fold card using Stampin Up Tea Room DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia

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Springtime with Garden Impressions designer paper

Hello Crafters,

Have you seen the DSP sale, buy 3 get 1 free? This month I will focus on projects using some of these stunning papers!

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I love navy and yellow together and so when I grabbed this piece of designer paper, I knew straight away I would use these two colours together. When there are flowers, there are always butterflies, so I used the Springtime Impressions thinlits die to add this stunning So Saffron butterfly. The sentiment is from the Cake Soiree stamp set stamped in Night of Navy ink and punched out with a 1″ circle punch. I wrapped some Linen thread around 3 ties added the sentiment and tied in a bow! The candy dots in the butterfly are retired but they were the perfect accent to finish this card.

Springtime Impressions & Garden Impressions DSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

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Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop featuring Berry Burst

Hello Crafters,

Some of the Art With Heart team have decided to do a weekly Blog Hop that highlights a different colour in our range each week. Today we are featuring the 2017-2019 In Colour, Berry Burst!!!

My cardstock layers are Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Berry Burst, I’m also using the Springtime Impressions butterfly die, cut with vellum and the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper underneath.

Springtime Impressions, Petal Promenade DSP Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly by Kate Morgan Australia

The vellum butterfly is adhered with Tombo Multipurpose glue down the centre with rhinestones coloured with an Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Marker and some Metallic Edged Berry Burst ribbon for the antennae.

Springtime  Impressions, Petal Promenade DSP Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly by Kate Morgan Australia.

How pretty is that DSP as a feature under this butterfly?!!! I love it!

I haven’t added a sentiment yet, just waiting for the right event to add what’s appropriate.

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

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Blog Hop: In Colors

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring “in color” theme. Check out the new 2018 – 2020 in colors and lets not forget the current 2017 – 2019 in colors. If you would like a copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from Rebecca Jacovou. 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!

I am so excited about the new upcoming in colors, they are just so bright and cheery and I love them all. They are just like a rainbow of colour and that makes me happy, so my first two cards use the 2018-2020 in colors!

This first card I have just cut panels of card and glued them to a piece of Very Vanilla card then glued it to the front of the Lovely Lipstick (my favourite in colour!) card base. A piece of Dotted Ribbon was placed across the centre. The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added with dimensionals.

Sentiment of My Heart In Color Blog Hop 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

This stamped sentiment is the Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart and it says everything to me and everyone else on this blog hop, what crafting means to us. Isn’t it beautiful??!

This next one is also using these same in colors; Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick & Pineapple Punch. The new Handwritten background stamp was placed in the Stamparatus to get this 3-toned effect. The Stampartus made it so much easier to ink up the sections starting with the lightest to the darkest, lining up the image perfectly. And if you haven’t got the crisp image and miss a little, you can ink it up again and re-stamp!

2018 In Color Blog Hop Handwritten Love What You Do Thank You card Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

The sentiment and flower image are from the Love What You Do stamp set. Can you see the Wink of Stella on those petals? So pretty! I added some gingham ribbon and Faceted Dots.

2018 In Color Blog Hop Handwritten Love What You Do Thank You card Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia.

This next card uses Berry Burst & Powder Pink, 2017-2019 in colors, paired with Whisper White. Again I used the Stamparatus for the sentiment, but stamping it in Powder Pink, then using the Berry Burst Stampin’ Write marker to apply ink to the bottom of the sentiment end re-stamping for that dual tone.

Abstract Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly with handmade bead by Kate Morgan Australia

I have used the new Abstract Impressions bundle which will be available on 1st June. I was worried when the Butterflies thinlits were retiring, so this bundle was a must have for me!  I really wanted the butterfly to be the feature, so I die cut the image in Berry Burst card and the floral image in Whisper White, the same as the card base.

Abstract Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly with handmade bead by Kate Morgan, Australia

Check out the centre of the butterfly. Can you see what I’ve done? It’s like a handmade bead! I cut a 4½” strip of DSP, tapered off at one end. Add some glue and roll it up around a skewer. Leaving the bead on the skewer, I then added some Fine Tip glue over the entire thing to make it shiny (a bit hard to tell in the photo) and let it dry overnight across the top of a bowl before adding it to my butterfly. I glued a little twine in the top for its antennae.

Thanks for visiting today.


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Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the talented Alisha Watson.

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  2. Caroline Manwaring
  3. Sharon Davern
  4. Claire Daly
  5. Tina Gillespie
  6. Rebecca Jacovou
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  9. Rachel Palmieri
  10. Catherine Proctor
  11. Monika O’Neill

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Art with Heart Blog Hop: Retiring Products 2018

Dear Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring products from the last chance products list. There are lots of products to choose from with retiring stamp sets, inkpads and ink refills guaranteed to be available until 7 May (and all other products while supplies last). Contact anyone on the blog hop to place your last chance order today.
If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the lovely, Monika. 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!

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing our favourite retiring products and mine is definitely the Watercolour Wings stamp set and coordinating dies, Bold Butterfly framelits & Butterflies thinlits. 

Butterfly card using retiring Stampin Up Watercolour Wings, Butterflies Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Australia..JPG

I have also used 3 of my favourite retiring colours; Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, and I will miss them, however there are some new stunning colours to replace them. Yay!

The 1/8″ metallic gold ribbon is also retiring, so make sure you get some of that added to your shopping cart. I have used it on the Rose Red card above in horizontal stripes. I also added Versamark ink to the centre of the butterfly as well as sponged it around the edges of the Rose Red card, added some Gold embossing powder and heat set it for added shine. I used my Fine Tip glue pen to add to the dots on the butterfly, gold embossing powder and heat set!

My next card uses the same products but I have teamed it up with the stunning Painted with Love DSP which will also retire on 31st May. It has this amazing gold through it. This card is a pop through card, where the butterfly slides through the slit when you open it!

Butterfly card using retiring Stampin Up Watercolour Wings, Butterflies Thinlits, Painted with Love DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia.JPG

I sure will miss these products but I am looking forward to sharing some new items soon.

Thanks for visiting today.


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Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the talented Rachel Palmieri.

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Really going to miss this little bunny…

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card using mainly products that will be retiring on 31 May and will be selling fast over the coming weeks.

Here is one of my favourite colour combinations and two of these will be retiring 😦

I was a bit sad that this cute little bunny stamp set was retiring, but it is one that I will be hanging on to. It is so versatile, it is great for baby cards as well as Easter!

Sweet Little Something Bunny card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.JPG

It may be easier to tell you what product isn’t retiring (not including tools, eg Big Shot): whisper white cardstock, classic label punch and the sahara sand, crumb cake & soft suede inks. That’s all, everything else is only available while stocks last!

I am really going to miss those Lots of Labels dies too, I use them loads 😦

I did use the Stamparatus to stamp the bunny as I made a few of these cards. It’s so much quicker to have the stamps lined up and then you just change the plates each time to stamp. More on that though once the Stamparatus is available on 1 June 🙂

The sponging around the edge of the die cut was done with Pink Pirouette and then a lighter layer of Rose Red just on the edges. Isn’t is pretty?!!!

Sweet Little Something Bunny card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2018

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Springtime Foils with Pop Up Gold Butterfly

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card that we made on Saturday at my class. This one uses the absolutely stunning Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, one of the second release items in the Sale-a-bration brochure. You can earn it for free with any $90+ order!

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
* 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs 
* In 3 colors: Gold foil, Rose Gold foil, Silver foil
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free & Lignin free

I was inspired by Terri Gaines, a SU demonstrator in the USA who shared a video of this card and I fell in love with it straight away. It really showcases this DSP beautifully and who doesn’t love a gold butterfly, right?!!! What I also love about these papers, apart from the metallic shine, is that it is so thick; you can cut it to size, fold it in half and use it as your card base!

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and applied it to the back of the gold foil sheet before die cutting the intricate butterfly. I also cut 2 solid butterflies from the Bold Butterflies framelits dies in Whisper White card. Score each of the butterflies down the centre and fold them in half. Watch Terri’s video to see how to put it all together. It’s much easier than trying to put it down in writing!

When you open the card, the butterfly pops through the slot and is actually adhered to the inside of the card!

Here it is opening:

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.

and the card fully open:

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

I have used a sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set and inked it with Smoky Slate ink. I can see myself recreating this card using many different items to pop through the slot!

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*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

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Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event here in Melbourne!

Hello Friends,

On Saturday, I attended the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event here in Melbourne at the Melbourne Park Function Centre. We were lucky it was here in our home town and I was even more excited that four members of my team were able to join me!!! (Unfortunately, Amie wasn’t able to attend and we sure did miss her, and hopefully she may be able to make it to the next one).

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Here are the name tags that I made for each of us to wear on our lanyards. I made them using Photoshop Elements on the computer and printed them using our team floral logo. Then I die cut them using the Stitched Shapes framelits, mounted them onto a Melon Mambo circle (Layering Circle framelits) and then laminated them. Then I die cut them again (Layering Circle framelits). I added a small hole punch in the top and added the cords (purchased on ebay).

OnStage Name Tags for Team members by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #onstage2017

I also made these cute little boxes using some current and retired Stampin Up colours and DSPs. I actually asked on our team forum what their favourite colour is and went from there (aren’t I sneaky?!!!). The gift tags were made using the coordinating cardstock and the butterfly is from the Move Me thinlits.

OnStage Team member gifts, personalised bone folder by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #onstage2017 DIY

and I bet you are wondering what was inside the box?!!! No, not chocolates… I would have eaten them all!!! lol

I actually purchased some bone folders and had them engraved with each of their names on it along with our team name, Team Craftalicious!

OnStage Team member gifts by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #onstage2017

Aren’t they adorable???

For demonstrators who attend this event, it coincides with the release of the Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure! So yes, I have a copy in my hot little hands but unfortunately I cannot share it with you just yet, but it won’t be long and you will see lots of new yummy products!

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Eclipse card with Watercolour Wings

Hello Friends,

My project today is a card I made for my niece’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. Her favourite colours are aqua and pinks, so I’ve used Pool Party, Dapper Denim, Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum.

Eclipse card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Watercolour Wings stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 DIY

I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella on the body of each butterfly, but it is so pretty in real life!

Eclipse card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Watercolour Wings stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017

This was another card we did at my last class and the ladies thought it was so clever and so much easier to create than they imagined!

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