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The Most Wonderful Time is Christmas

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley on page 39 in the Holiday catalogue is awesome and you get all of these items to create as many projects that you can come up with. It is wonderful value with a full stamp set, coordinating dies, as well as all the papers and embellishments.

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The only extra things you need are ink, glue, card bases and clear blocks for your stamps, but I’m sure you have these things at home already!

You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to make cards – I was able to make 7 cards in one morning! I stamped and die cut lots of the trees and presents and then had them on hand ready to add to my cards. Sometimes it’s easier to do this and then you have spares on hand to add to future projects and same time inking and cleaning in between.

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Look how shiny and bright that gold foil star is, atop the tree!

I just adore the gold foil accent on all of the pieces of Designer Paper in this pack. It is simply stunning.

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For this card I added some of the Snowfall Accent Puff Paint to the tree!

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How gorgeous are these deer? Can you believe they are stickers?!!

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Click here to see the other ladies’ Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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


2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2019 Holiday catalogue ends 2 January 2020

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Merry Christmas Star for Heart of Christmas

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Tonight I have a gorgeous, sparkling copper star for you using the Brightly Gleaming suite again. Yes, I love it and how can you not love this copper foil in the Designer Paper?! The large Foil Element Star is glued to some Night of Navy card stock and I cut it out with paper snips, as I didn’t want the small stars on the DSP to show through. I added it with dimensionals to lift it up and placed another small Star Designer Element in the centre. Do you see that very thin strip of Copper across the card? Well that is cut from the edging of the sheet that the Foil Element Star came off!

Starry Christmas card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Suite & Copper Ink by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

How gorgeous does the stamped image look behind the sentiment? I reckon it is the perfect length for it and the copper on navy is so rich.

Starry Christmas card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Suite & Copper Ink by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Only 2.5 months until Christmas Day… have you started your shopping yet? If not, at least we have made a start on our cards!!!

Click here to see the other ladies’ Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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


2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2019 Holiday catalogue ends 2 January 2020

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Christmas is the Most Wonderful Time of the year

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Oh wow, have you seen the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley on page 39 in the Holiday catalogue? You need to check it out!

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The only extra things you need are ink, glue, card bases and clear blocks for your stamps, but I’m sure you have these things at home already!

Most Wonderful Time Product Medley by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue

I lashed out and purchased the Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic ink pad as well, which you can see I have used for the stars, ribbons on the presents and also around the edges of the Red & gold star card stock. Initially this was white with gold starts, but I found it way to bright, so I sponged it with Real Red ink.  The star on top of the tree was cut from this same piece of card before I sponged it, and the hole is hidden by the tree!

Most Wonderful Time Product Medley by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, 2019 Holiday catalogue

This one uses more gold with the foil frame and the white background is embossed with the Scripty Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

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The lighting wasn’t great getting that sentiment but it’s the Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic ink.

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This card has a piece of DSP cut 5mm short of the card size and I used the circle punch to cut the circle out before gluing the DSP to the card for the featured candy canes to sit in. How cute is that tinsel?!!!

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Even though the candy canes and the banner are stickers, you can still add dimensionals to pop them up for extra dimension. You wouldn’t think these were even stickers, as the quality is amazing!

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Click here to see the other ladies’ Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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


2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2019 Holiday catalogue ends 2 January 2020

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Heart of Christmas: Week 6

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

This week I am taking a break from the Brightly Gleaming Suite and using some of the products from the Annual catalogue, and they are not even Christmas sets!

Can you believe this is the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Roots dies?

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It is simply stamped images loads of times and then a few extras which I die cut and added with Tombo glue and/or dimensionals. I also added the new Shimmery Crystal Effects to four of the trees (the two Seaside Spray ones & two Night of Navy ones).

How gorgeous is that Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon? It is super soft and pliable to create the bow and has a silver thread through it. Wrap the ribbon around the card layer and where you are going to tie the bow, place a glue dot under it to hold it knot while you have your hands free to tie the bow. A really great tip I’ve learned along the way!

Christmas card using Stampin Up Rooted in Nature by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

I haven’t put any sentiments on these as yet, as I am waiting on an order to arrive with more appropriate Christmas greetings.

Christmas card using Stampin Up Rooted in Nature by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 inside

Click here to see the other ladies’ Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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


2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

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Heart of Christmas: Week 5

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

You may be getting sick of me sharing projects using the Brightly Gleaming Suite, but I just can’t get enough of it 😉

It is so versatile, you can create loads of different designs and styles and I adore it. Add the Delicata Celestial Copper Metallic ink pad and I can create all my Christmas projects I require.

This card features the amazing Designer Paper to really make this card shine!

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue.

These ornaments are simply cut with the punches from DSP! Super simple and added with dimensionals. Those rhinestones are from the Noble Peacock rhinestone pack!

The edges of the Rectangle die cut in Very Vanilla card, has the Copper ink pad swiped across each edge to give that extra shine and look like another layer is added.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue

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


2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

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Heart of Christmas: Week 4

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Tonight’s Heart of Christmas card is a very simple one cased from Linda Dalke. 

The holly image is stamped twice in Pretty Peacock ink in two corners before adding the centre piece over the top on dimensionals.

The Night of Navy card layer under the Designer Series Paper with the two baubles stamped in copper ink and punched out, also added with dimensionals. I love the knots of ribbon added to each one. The sentiment is stamped with Pretty Peacock ink on Very Vanilla card and added with Tombo Mulitpurpose glue.

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Look at that shine of the Celestial Copper ink on the cardstock, so pretty!

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Heart of Christmas – Week 3 with a Bookmark card and instructions!

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Today has been a big start to the release of the Holiday catalogue – click the image to download your copy and start shopping – you won’t be disappointed!

2019 Holiday catalogue image Craft with Kate

Tonight I have a 4″ x 4″ bookmark card using the Brightly Gleaming Suite. 

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Start with a Mossy Meadow card base 10¾” x 4⅛”.
Score at 4¼” then turn the card 90o and score again at 2¼” and then perforate this line.
Insert the smaller end into the Scallop Tag Topper Punch so the edge lines up with the perforation, punch, then trim off the excess.

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To decorate:
1 x DSP to 3⅞” x 3⅞”.
1 x DSP 2” x 4” and punch with the scallop tag topper punch and glue to the bookmark.
1 piece 3” x 3” for the front and 1 piece 4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla card for the inside. Rub the edges of the 3″ x 3″ card with the Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink pad.
Stamp the holly images (Mossy Meadow ink) and fussy cut before adhering to the Very Vanilla square with dimensionals. Punch 2 x small baubles from DSP and 1 x larger one in Copper Foil, then emboss it with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

Stamp the sentiments in the Celestial Copper ink. On the inside of the card, the string is actually created by running the edge of a metal ruler on the Celestial Copper ink pad and using it as a stamp!
Finish off with a coordinating piece of ribbon. I used a bambi stapler to hold it.

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and here’s a coordinating bon bon but slightly smaller than the one I shared in last week’s Christmas Blog Hop (you can see the instructions here). The only difference is that I made this one shorter starting with 8″ x 8½” Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. All the other instructions are the same!

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Click here to see the other ladies’ Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2019 Holiday catalogue ends 2 January 2020

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Christmas Blog Hop with the Art with Heart Team

Art With Heart Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative Christmas projects, many featuring products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue which starts on 4 September.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 Annual catalogue or the new Holiday 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 the talented, Claire Daly. 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 have made a card and a coordinating Christmas Bon Bon for tonight’s hop using the Brightly Gleaming Suite of products from the new Holiday catalogue.

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My Night of Navy card base (29.7cm x 10.5cm) is folded in half. I added a piece of DSP and then a piece of vellum. I stamped the holly in Mossy Meadow ink onto Very Vanilla card twice. I coloured the leaves with the AquaPainter and Mossy Meadow ink. The berries are coloured by putting a bit of the Celestial Copper ink pad onto a clear block and used my Wink of Stella to pick up some of the colour to add to the berries (the photo doesn’t do it justice). The Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements are used for the leaves behind for extra interest.

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The sentiment is also stamped with the Celestial Copper ink onto Very Vanilla card and cut out using scissors. It is added with dimensionals. Each of the baubles is created using 6 of the small ornament punched pieces, scored in half and joined together with Tombo Multipurpose Glue. A small copper star element is added at the top of each bauble. I used a Copper Sharpie to hand draw the strings.

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This next image is directly from the Holiday catalogue and I loved that we can use this amazing specialty paper and the punch to make Christmas Bon Bons. So of course I had to make one too!

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So here is mine to coordinate with my card!

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To make my Christmas Bon Bon with the Brightly Gleaming Suite
I used a piece of 12″ x 8½” Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.
Place the 8½” side into the Simply Scored and score at 1¾”, 3½”, 5¼”, 7″.
Gently fold on each scoreline.
Using the smaller of the two ornament punches, push the punch all the way into the DSP, centring it on each scoreline and punch on both sides (Keep these punched pieces to make a card).
Place the 12″ side in the Simply Scored, and carefully score both ends at 1½”.

Gently fold on the scorelines so that the short ends are folded back onto the side you want showing.
Fold the Bon Bon into the tube shape and push it down flat with the shorter end on the inside.
Place a strip of Tear & Tape along the edge, and join them together (you may need to insert the punch again to punch out the 1/2 punched shapes).
Push in the ends and tie some of the ½” Classic Weave Ribbon into a bow, but remember to add your treats before you do!

 

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Sujatha Harding.

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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. Vicki Boucher

  2. Caroline Manwaring

  3. Tina Gillespie

  4. Rebecca Jacovou

  5. Sharon Davern

  6. Claire Daly

  7. Kate Morgan

  8. Sujatha Harding

  9. Rachel Woollard

  10. Catherine Proctor

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Heart of Christmas: Week 2

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Here we go – Week 2 of the Heart of Christmas for 2019!

Brightly Gleaming Suite again – sorry, but I adore this suite and you will be seeing loads of projects with these amazing products. This card is so super simple and easy to make in multiples.

The A5 card base (4-1/8″ x 11-11/16″) is Pretty Peacock with two strips of Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP; 2″ x 5-7/8″ and 3/4″ x 5-7/8″. Glue these to the front starting with the larger one, lining it up, flush on the left side.

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Now you can add the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements (two branches) and the bauble. Tie a small piece of copper metallic thread through the top of the bauble and place the ends in the centre of the branches before adding the Star Designer Element to hold it in place. 

Stamp the sentiment (Christmas Gleaming) on Very Vanilla card with the Celestial Delicata Copper ink pad and cut it out with scissors and adhere to the card with dimensionals.

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This Designer paper really is the star of the card and you really don’t need to be an avid crafter to create these projects. This is a wonderful card for the Beginner stamper.

Click here to see the other ladies’ Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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


2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

Holiday catalogue coming soon (4 September 2019)

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Heart of Christmas: Week 1

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Here we go again! If you have been following my blog for a while, you may recall the Heart of Christmas weekly inspiration we did last year. Well, we are starting it again here with Week 1 of the Heart of Christmas for 2019!

This is a brilliant way to start creating those cards for Christmas, as so often we think we have loads of time later on, but time just passes by and then we struggle to create in bulk before the big day. Starting earlier and join us, being inspired by the amazing creations of our team ladies and start your journey today.

Tonight I am sharing a sneak peek of some new product coming in the Holiday catalogue available to purchase in 2 weeks! These were the very first products added to my shopping cart when I browsed the catalogue; I just loved the entire suite and had to have it all.

I am beginning with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements, Star Designer Elements, along with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.

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This paper has gorgeous copper foil accents on one side of each of the sheets of paper and it is stunning. I was drawn to the colours in this pack; Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil.

I  love the embellishments that also come in this suite. The tiny stars and the foil elements that you just add to your project with Tombo Multipurpose glue.

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