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Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 8

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 8 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the new At Home with You stamp set and the coordinating At Home Framelits (purchased together as a bundle, you save an extra 10%)!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

The Brick Wall Textured impressions embossing folder was used to create the background with Crumb Cake card and I sponged the edges and across the grout lines with a sponge dauber and coordinating ink.

Check out the red door? Yes, it actually opens! This is super cool and there is a die in the set that actually creates this. I love the wreath and the holly above the door; it really gives that Christmas feel. I can almost imagine a warm fire glowing inside the door!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia open

The red glimmer paper was punched with the 1/8th Handheld Circle punch and adhered to the little trees with Tombo multipurpose glue. I think these baubles look so pretty in the glimmer! I love the door mat too, which I stamped Merry Christmas in Versamark ink and gold embossed it.

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia closeup

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 7

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 7 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is a Fancy Fold card (instructions below) using the Star of Light, Cookie-Cutter Christmas & Tabs for Everything stamp sets and the brand new Embossing Paste!

Wow, this embossing paste is fabulous! I loved playing with it, but just a warning, you need to work fairly fast and ensure you clean up straight away before it dries hard onto your masks. The design was completely dry within a few minutes!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

Here I have mixed in a tiny drop of reinker to colour the paste to coordinate with my colour scheme.

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

The Santa was stamped in Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Here is the side view so you can see how it folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

You can find the instructions for how to create this fancy fold card from my recent post, Tranquil Tulips.

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday!

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies who are participating this week, starting with Sharon Davern.

Happy Stamping,

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 6

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 6 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team.

My card today is 5-3/4″ square card using the Jar of Love & Christmas Pines stamp sets and the Everyday Jars Framelits.

 

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia, DIY

Can you believe that I have never inked up the Jar of Love stamp set until now?! True! But… having made this card, I am bound to make many more projects with this amazing stamp set.

The photos don’t do this card justice in showing all the glitter and gold edging, but I hope you can see that I used the Versamark ink pad, and rubbed it along the edges of the cardstock, dipped them in gold embossing powder and heat set it. It’s another way of creating a layered effect without the extra thickness of cardstock!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY Xmas

The flowers were stamped with the Cherry Cobbler ink, however the solid background colour was stamped off first to give that toned look. The greetings are from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

and here is the inside of the card!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia inside

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

Happy Stamping,

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The Heart of Christmas; Handmade Inspiration from the Art With Heart Team, Week 5

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Dear Crafters,

Welcome to Week 5 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My card today uses the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits with the Shaving Cream Technique!

Heart of Christmas Card with Shaving Cream Technique using Star of Light & Starlight Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

This is a super messy technique, but I love how different every card is when you wipe off the shaving cream! Here I have used Sweet Sugarplum reinker in the cream, with the Shimmery White cardstock for a little extra sparkle! 🙂

When it was dry, I then stamped the star background and the sentiment in the Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Heart of Christmas Card with Shaving Cream Technique using Star of Light & Starlight Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia

The gold glimmer paper was die cut and added with our new mini dimensionals, and boy are they mini, not so good for these numb hands to handle!!!! I also added some of the Gold Metallic thread behind.

Heart of Christmas Card with Shaving Cream Technique using Star of Light & Starlight Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia 3D

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

Happy Stamping,

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The Heart of Christmas; Handmade Inspiration from the Art With Heart Team, Week 4

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Dear Crafters,

Welcome to Week 4 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My card today uses the Foxy Friends & Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp sets and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits with the Wood Textures DSP!

Heart of Christmas Card using Foxy Friends & Seasonal Layers Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia DIY

I just love this little reindeer stamped in Crumb Cake and Glimmer Red nose! The Fox Builder Punch was used to punch out his little head to pop up on dimensionals.

The Wood Textures DSP is so amazing and it can be used for nearly any style card, including Christmas! Who would have thought?!!!

Heart of Christmas Card using Foxy Friends & Seasonal Layers Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia

Those snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits are super cute and add the perfect embellishments to this card, along with the sentiment using the Classic Label Punch.

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Stamps: Foxy Friends, Teeny Tiny Sentiments (W), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (c)
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red
Card/Paper:  Cherry CobblerWhisper White, Wild Wasabi, Red Glimmer, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fox Builder Punch, Classic Label Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, 1/8″ Circle Punch

Happy Stamping!

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The Heart of Christmas; Handmade Inspiration from the Art With Heart Team, Week 3

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Dear Crafters,

Welcome to Week 3 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My card today uses the Cookie Cutter Christmas & Christmas Pines stamp sets, which have been carried over into the new annual catalogue. I am so happy, as I already had both of these sets and I am excited to be able to continue sharing Christmas projects with you!

I have use Tranquil Tide and Cherry Cobbler and I think these will be my ‘go to’ Christmas colours this year. The teddy bear is stamped in Crumb Cake with Early Espresso features.

Christmas card using Christmas Pines and Cookie Cutter Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia.JPG

This card uses the Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes which make card-making very quick and easy and you can create multiples of these cards in a short period of time. We all like that at Christmas time, right?!! And these packs are such great value at $10.50 for 20 notecards and 20 envelopes!

Christmas card using Christmas Pines and Cookie Cutter Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia side

I decorated the envelope with the bear on the front and some of the pine needle branches on the back seal.

Check out the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch; it was one of the first things on my wish list!

Christmas card using Christmas Pines and Cookie Cutter Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia inside

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

Products

Stamps: Christmas Pines, Cookie-Cutter Christmas
Inks:  Cherry CobblerCrumb Cake, Early EspressoTranquil Tide
Card/Paper:  Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Cherry CobblerWhisper White
Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Builder PunchDecorative Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle

Happy Stamping!

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The Heart of Christmas

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Dear Crafters,

Do you know it is only 26 weeks until the end of November? Yes, how scary is that?!!!

So, because every year Christmas comes around so quickly, our Art with Heart team leader, Claire Daly, has decided on a weekly Wednesday post of handmade Christmas inspiration; cards, tags and other projects, and she has asked us to join her. By the time Christmas comes around, we won’t be so overwhelmed and we will have a nice little stash of cards organised prior to the silly season!!!

I know the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue launched last Thursday, but there are so many great Christmas stamps in there and the 2017 Holiday Catalogue will be available in September to add even more goodies to our cause.

My card today uses the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, which has been one of the longest standing stamp sets in the South Pacific catalogues since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia and it is perfect for Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas card using Lovely as a Tree and Star of Light by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia

I am loving Tranquil Tide with Gold and Very Vanilla as a colour combo and I can see myself using this for many more Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas card using Lovely as a Tree and Star of Light by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia

I hope you have enjoyed my first Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you soon, it may not be every Wednesday, but I’ll do my best!

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Stamps: Lovely as A TreeStar of Light
Inks:  Tranquil TideChocolate Chip
Card/Paper:  Tranquil Tide, Very VanillaGold Glimmer
Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Blocks, Wink of Stella

Happy Stamping!

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