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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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Believe in the magic

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My card designs today are very simple, but with Vanilla and Gold, they have loads of shine!

Colour Combination - Cobbler Succulent Vanilla Gold

Card 1
The Lights Aglow Specialty Designer paper in the background has the gold accents. Then I also swiped my Versamark ink pad around all edges, sat it in some Gold Emboss Powder, removed any excess before heat setting it. Doesn’t it look great without adding bulk of an extra layer of card.
I repeated this same process on the centre panel. The Jingle Jingle Jingle stamp set was used with the Stamparatus to line up the sentiment, although being photopolymer, the images are clear so you can line them up easily. The outline is Gold embossed and then I used my Soft Succulent ink for the solid image.

Jingle jingle jingle Lights Aglow Christmas card for Heart of Chistmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Here you can see the gold embossing better in the sentiment and around the edges, also the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint on the hat and the Fine Tip Glue on the lights!

Jingle jingle jingle & Lights Aglow Christmas card for Heart of Chistmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022(1)

Card 2
This card features more of the Lights Aglow Specialty DSP, with the panel down the left and the Christmas tree is cut from my favourite design. I thought it was perfect as I didn’t need to decorate the tree!

Lights Aglow Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022

The card base is dry embossed with the Wintry 3D folder.  Some Gold Shimmer Ribbon is wrapped around the Vanilla DSP, then a bow tied on the front. This panel is adhered with Stampin’ Seal. The tree is added on Dimensionals as is the star on top. The base is die cut from the gold Brushed Metallic cardstock and glued to the card – just look at that detail?!!! It is so gorgeous in metallics!

Lights Aglow & Trimming the Tree Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022 close up

The sentiment from the Trees for Sale stamp set are stamped in Versamark ink, gold emboss powder added and then melted with my Heat Tool. I used my Paper Snips to cut around the words, then glued to the tree.

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Dancing Gnomes

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My Slimline card today has a fun trio of dancing Gnomes!

I layered some Mint Macaron card on the Thick White card base, then a layer of the snowflake design from the Storybook Gnomes DSP.

Dancing Gnomes Slimline card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The mechanism for the feet to swing, is simply a piece of 2cm x 3cm white card with a hole in the centre. See the nose of the Gnome, well that same die was used to cut the hole (keep these die cut pieces to use for the nose by colouring with the Dark Petal Pink Blends Marker). Glue the mechanism to the back of the feet. Place the feet onto the card and hold the gnome above to work out where you need the feet to be. Add a Mini Dimensional in the centre. Remove the backing paper.

Dancing Gnome mechanism by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022    Dancing Gnome by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Put together the rest of the Gnomes. Flip them over and add 4 x Mini Dimensionals to the back of the Gnome’s hat (as shown), allowing plenty of room for the mechanism to swing behind the beard. Remove the paper backings and add the Gnome over the mechanism and feet. Ta-da, dancing Gnomes!!! I added some arms to each Gnome later, as I felt they were missing. To create those I used the small mushroom die for the sleeves with the nose for the hands.

Decorate the inside to match the front.

Dancing Gnomes Slimline card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

Measurements
Card base: 21cm x 20cm, score short edge @ 10cm
Mint Macaron: 20.5cm x 9.5cm (2)
DSP: 20cm x 9cm (front) & 20cm x 2cm (inside)
White card: 20cm x 9cm (inside)
Extras for Gnomes: Basic White (beard, hand & mechanism), Real Red & Shaded Spruce (feet/arms), DSP (hats)

This card was inspired by a USA demonstrator, Susan Campfield (link below). I loved her card, although I wanted to create a slimline card to fit a trio of dancing Gnomes and I added arms!!!

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Trimming the Tree cards

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Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with coordinating dies! Tonight I have two cards using the Trimming the Tree Bundle (save 10%). The Trimming the Tree stamp set is already in the catalogue, but the Tree Trimming dies are exclusive to the Perfect Partners promotion and are only available while supplies last during September (they will not be available in future catalogues).

Card 1 – I have added a layer of Gingham Cottage DSP to a Thick Basic White card base. I placed the tree stamp onto the Stamparatus plate and inked it up with Mint Macaron. I also took a sponge dauber and some Garden Green ink and daubed some around the edges before stamping onto Basic White card. Using the coordinating dies, cut out the tree and some of the little bows from 2022-24 In Color Glimmer paper.

Trimming the Tree Christmas card for Heart of Chistmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The base is die cut from Kraft card. The Fabulous Frames dies were used to cut the 4 corner pieces from Gold Foil. The vellum was run through my Cut & Emboss machine in the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder. Doesn’t it look amazing?!

Glue the Gold Foil pieces to the vellum layer and add the tree on dimensionals. Place glue on the back of the vellum behind all the pieces added so it doesn’t show through once dry. Adhere this to the card. I finished off with a Gold & Vanilla Satin edged ribbon bow adhered with a glue dot.

Trimming the Tree vellum Christmas card for Heart of Chistmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Card 2 – The card base is Evening Evergreen. The patterned paper in the background is from the Lights Aglow Specialty DSP with a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon across the join. Adhere this to the card base.

Trimming the Tree Lights Aglow Christmas card for Heart of Chistmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The tree is die cut from a piece of the Gingham Cottage DSP with a Distressed Gold Specialty paper star and basket. The bows are die cut from the 2022-24 In Color Glimmer paper. The sentiment is stamped onto Basic White card in Mint Macaron ink and die cut. The tree and sentiment are added on dimensionals.

Trimming the Tree & Lights Aglow Christmas card for Heart of Chistmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

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Christmas Season Holiday card

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

The products used for this card, Christmas Season stamp set and the Seasonal Labels dies carried over from last year’s July-December mini catalogue into the 2022-2023 Annual catalogue. I’m so happy they did, as they were one of my favourites last year.

My card base is Shaded Spruce with a layer of Boughs of Holly DSP. Before gluing this to the card base, I felt it needed a little more class, so I die cut a piece of Distressed Gold Specialty paper with the largest Deckled Rectangle die and placed it behind.

Christmas Season and Boughs of Holly DSP Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

While I was die cutting the Gold paper, I also cut some of the foliage. The pine cones are stamped in Soft Suede ink onto the same colour card. the pine needles stamp is in Evening Evergreen. I added a piece of vellum die cut with one of the label dies behind the sentiment. The sentiment is from the Trimming the Tree stamp set. This is popped up on dimensionals with some In Color Twine behind.

Christmas Season and Boughs of Holly DSP Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

The sentiment on the inside is from the Very Best Occasions stamp set.

Christmas Season and Boughs of Holly DSP Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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Season’s Greetings, Penguin

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There’s only a couple of days left of Sale•a•bration 2022 so best to get your order in by 31 August if you wish to earn free product (with a qualifying product order)!

My card today features the cute Penguin Place stamp set and coordinating Penguin Builder Punch and the FREE Sale•a•bration Silver and Gold 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper.

Using one of my Blending Brushes, I added a light layer of Pool Party ink to the Silver spotty DSP. I also used a sponge dauber to add some Balmy Blue ink around the edges. This is glued to a Thick Basic White card base.

Penguin Place Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The Layering Diorama dies are used to cut the ice and added with dimensionals. The penguin is punched in Basic Gray and White card. The feet and beak are stamped in Mango Melody and the beanie and scarf are stamped in Fresh Freesia and fussy cut with Paper Snips. The eyes are stamped in Black Memento ink. The sentiment is stamped and die cut using the Stylish Shapes die and Pool Party ink added with a blending brush. I finished by adding some Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels.  On the inside I added another little penguin punch art.

Penguin Place Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

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Torn card technique

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Today’s card is actually very simple to create. You just need some cardstock, patterned paper, glue and a stamp/ink for the greeting, oh and some embellishments if you wish!

Starting with a Thick Basic White card base with layers of Real Red and Basic White, each 5mm smaller than the previous one. Starting with the Real Red layer, carefully tear the cardstock two thirds of the way across the card. Repeat this with the White layer, but make the starting points slightly larger than the Real Red one. Once you are happy with these, glue the Red & White layers together. (many people only do a single layer of the torn cardstock, but I wanted a white base and top layer to stamp on).

Torn Card Technique by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Now it’s time for some patterned paper to fit behind the torn section. I actually glued the Boughs of Holly designer paper to the back of the layers so I knew it was positioned correctly. Glue these layers to your card base. I actually cut out these two pieces and rolled up the white section only to form the scroll. I tied some Garden Green Ribbon around the scroll and glued it back onto the card. Finally, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink and add some Iridescent Rhinestones Jewels.

On the inside, I stamped two more sentiments from the same Brightest Glow stamp set!

Torn Card Technique inside by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

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Diamond Christmas Tree

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Now here’s a different style Christmas card, using diamonds to create the Christmas tree!

Diamond Christmas Tree card using Stampin Up Lights Aglow SDSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

This card is a 5″ x 5″ square design and I added an extra panel to the front which the diamonds are adhered to (the join is behind the patterned papers). The sentiment (Brightest Glow) is stamped in Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder added and set using the Heat Tool. Using Paper Snips, I cut the banners at each end. I added this with Black Dimensionals.

Diamond Christmas Tree card using Stampin Up Lights Aglow SDSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 close up

Lift this panel up to reveal another Gold Heat embossed message, cut using the Stylish Shapes dies.

Diamond Christmas Tree card using Stampin Up Lights Aglow SDSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 inside

On the inside of the card you can see a strip of the gold and patterned papers, the same as the front design.

Diamond Christmas Tree card using Stampin Up Lights Aglow SDSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 side

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Sweetest Christmas Candy Canes

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Today’s card I’ve gone with the more traditional Christmas colours; Real Red, Garden Green and White with a touch of Gold!

The Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper features heavily in this card. I fussy cut the candy canes from the paper with Paper Snips.  Another piece of the DSP is added across the centre of the Real Red card base. 

Sweetest Christmas card by Kate Morgn, Stampin Up Australia 2022

A Basic White square is die cut (Stylish Shapes dies) and embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. This is glued to the card with Tombo Multipurpose Glue. Some Specialty Gold Trim is added with a glue dot placed in the centre of the square. A 2cm strip of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper is added across the bottom of the DSP before the candy canes are added on dimensionals

Sweetest Christmas card by Kate Morgn, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

To finish off, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink onto Garden Green card, White Emboss Powder added and melted with the Heal Tool. This was cut using the banner from the Stylish Shapes dies and added with dimensionals. A strip of DSP is added to the inside panel insert.

Sweetest Christmas card by Kate Morgn, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

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Scottie Christmas

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Today’s card is a quick and easy Christmas card created with little fuss. The Scottie Dog Punch is so cute in Basic Black card and I thought he would look great on a piece of the Santa Express DSP. The 12″ x 12″ sheet has 6 of these scenes and I layered it onto a piece of Shaded Spruce card. The edge is die cut with the Blossoming Happiness dies.

Scottie Dog Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, Heart of Christmas 2022

The dog is popped up on black dimensionals and the bow is punch from some DSP from the same pack as the background papers. Two Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels are add for sparkle.

Scottie Dog Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia, Heart of Christmas 2022

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