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Heart of Christmas: Dry Embossed Deer

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Tonight, I am hosting the 14th Heart of Christmas Blog Hop on behalf of Claire and can you believe it’s less than 6 weeks until Christmas?!

I am using the Big Shot Embossing Mats for tonight’s card to showcase something a little different created with the dies. It was very difficult to photograph the copper foil without getting my reflection in it, so here goes!

Dry Embossed Christmas Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018..JPG

The Copper Foil is run through the Big Shot with the Embossing Mats and the Detailed Deer Thinlits die to get this effect. The die doesn’t cut all the way through, but only leaves the impression. How cool is that?!! It opens up the possibilities you can get from your dies. I rounded the two corners using the Envelope Punch Board.

I added some Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon and tied it in a bow. It is so luxurious and soft. I added a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl for the eye of the deer.

Dry Embossed Christmas Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan, Australia Christmas 2018

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink and added another strip of the same Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper with some of the Joyous Noel Copper Glimmer paper.

Dry Embossed Christmas Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 inside

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Now it’s time to head over to the Art With Heart team girls and see what they have been up to for Heart of Christmas this week.

We have:
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson
Diane Furniss
Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern
Theresa Gerrard
Rachel Woollard

 


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Square Easel Card with Dashing Deer and the rich Joyous Noel papers

Today I share a card that my ladies made in yesterday’s Christmas class!

It’s an Easel card that measures 4⅛” x 4⅛” when closed. I made it this size so that I could get 2 cards from 1 sheet of card stock.

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018

I stamped the reindeer image and the floral image on the front of the card in Tranquil Tide ink as well as the sentiment on the inside. This is how the card looks when laying flat to fit into an envelope.

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018..JPG

The Starburst Punch was used the cut some of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper behind the deer. Doesn’t it add a gorgeous sparkle?!!

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 close

When the card is open and laying flat it looks like this from the front

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 open

and this on the inside. You can see the scoreline of the front and how it folds to sit up to display. I placed some Gray Granite card on the inside with a strip of the DSP and some more glimmer paper. The sentiment is stamped and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch and sits on dimensionals so the front of the card forms the Easel!

Easel Card using Stampin Up Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018 flat

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Heart of Christmas: The Shrinking Deer!

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Today, I am sharing a fancy fold card which opens on the diagonal!

I am using the Dashing Deer Bundle with the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and some Shrinky dinks plastic. The DSP on the front measures 5¾” x 3¾” and is cut on the diagonal. I sponged the edges with Memento Black ink before adhering to the card.

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The two deer dies were used to die cut some black shrinky dinks plastic which I then heat with my heat tool to shink them. How cute are they? The were a little tricky to shrink as they turned out so small, but it was worth it!

I sponged some Sahara Sand ink across the bottom of the Very Vanilla oval and stamped the edge with the flower image from the Dashing Deer stamp set. The ovals are die cut using the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits dies.

Dashing Deer Shrinky Dinks card close up Stampin Up Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia

When the card is open it looks like this. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and the flower image in Sahara Sand ink and added a strip of the DSP.

Dashing Deer Shrinky Dinks card open Stampin Up Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia

To make this card, you simple score an A4 sheet down the centre and across the centre. Then cut the A4 sheet on the diagonal from one corner to the other. This will give you two cards to make from the one sheet. The DSP on the front measures 5¾” x 3¾” and is cut on the diagonal and glued on.

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Colour Creations: Gray Granite Pocket Card with a hidden surprise inside!

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Tonight we are featuring Gray Granite!!!

I have made a Pocket card, but it’s no ordinary Pocket card as it has a hidden surprise inside. Read on to find out more!

The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is the feature, along with the Dashing Deer bundle. You may recognise that deer from a recent card I made. I had stamped a few extra and it was perfect for this card too.

The full instructions are written below, but I used the Envelope Punch Board to make this and added the Circle Tab Punch pull tab to the card inside.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia.JPG

Can you see what may be inside?!! Yes a gift card.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan Australia.JPG

The belly band is created with the Scallop Tag Topper punch and held together with White Baker’s Twine. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite on white card and used the Everyday Label Punch to cut it out, but it was too big, so I cut it down at the top and bottom! A piece of Whisper White card is added to the back of the insert to add your message.

Pocket Gift Card for Christmas 2018 using Stampin Up Dashing Deer, Festive Farmhouse DSP by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

I can see I will make quite a few of these for Christmas gifts this year!

Instructions on how to make your own Pocket card:
To make your own pocket card with secret gift card inside, use the envelope punch board and make an envelope using 7½” x 7½” card, scored at 3” on EPB.
Cut off the top flap. Do not glue it together until the card insert is made and inserted.
Card insert: 3½” x 7” score a 2”.
Place Tear & Tape along the side edges of the flap only and fold up to create the pocket for the gift card.
Using the Circle Tab Punch cut x 1 in the same cardstock colour.
Using the ¾” circle punch, cut 2 x DSP. Glue these to the circle tab punch piece.
Fold in half and glue it to the top, centre of the card insert.
Now that the card insert is inside the envelope, you can glue the flap to hold it together.
Cut a piece of DSP 7½” x 2” and punch both ends with the scallop tag topper punch.
Wrap it around the card and tie together with a piece of 11” baker’s twine.
Decorate as desired.
You can leave it loose like a belly band or glue it to the envelope to hold it in place!

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Heart of Christmas: Kissing Technique meets Festive Farmhouse & Dashing Deer

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Today, I am sharing a card using the Kissing Technique along with the Festive Farmhouse designer paper and the Dashing Deer bundle!

I added a layer of designer paper then another two strips across the centre with a small strip of Silver Glimmer.

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The deer is inked in Gray Granite and the Sheet Music stamp is inked in Night of Navy ink and they are stamped together (just like kissing the two stamps) before onto the white card. Then I die cut the deer and added it to the vellum cut out with the Starburst Punch. I added some dimensionals to the back of the vellum behind the deer and added some Silver Metallic Thread across the dimensionals being placing it onto the card. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, added some White Emboss Powder and heat set it.

Festive Farmhouse meets Dashing Deer Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan, 2018 Holiday catalogue.

I repeated the stamped image with the kissing technique again on the inside and added another die cut to the top corner.

Festive Farmhouse meets Dashing Deer Stampin Up Australia by Kate Morgan, 2018 Holiday catalogue

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Colour Creations: Granny Apple Green going Chic

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Granny Apple Green!!!

I have paired it with Mango Melody and Poppy Parade for this card with the Tropical Chic bundle and coordinating designer paper.

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I die cut the leaf image in Granny Apple Green card and placed some vellum behind it to soften the background designer paper pattern. The flowers were inked with Mango Melody and then I used a sponge dauber to add some Poppy Parade around the edges before stamping onto white card.

Look at that gorgeous textured weave ribbon bow, so pretty!

Colour Creations Blog Hop Granny Apple Green in Tropical Chic Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia

I die cut another flower and leaf to place on the inside!

Colour Creations Blog Hop Granny Apple Green in Tropical Chic Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia inside

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Heart of Christmas: Santa’s Workshop

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Today, I am sharing a couple of quick Christmas card ideas using the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper. You need to check this out, because if you look closely, can you see the flocking? It is on the snowflakes and looks quite velvety, so pretty!

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You can see it better here

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop Santas Workshop SDSP Holiday Catalogue 2018 Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia.

The sentiments are from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set with coordinating Dies to cut them out instead of fussy cutting with scissors. You’ve got to love that!!!!

On the inside I cut the sign post from a sheet of the paper.

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop Santas Workshop SDSP Holiday Catalogue 2018 Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia inside

This next card also uses the same products, but I embossed over the Designer Paper with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I love this lady image (also cut from the paper) she reminds me of a grandma who loves baking Christmas cookies!!!

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop Santas Workshop DSP Holiday Catalogue 2018 Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia

For her to stand out a bit more from the background papers, I added a piece of Vellum cut with the Starburst Punch. Look at that flocking on her apron!!!

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop Santas Workshop DSP Holiday Catalogue 2018 Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia.

I placed this little elf on the inside. He reminds me of a little kid running inside to the smell of the cookies baking, yummy!!

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop Santas Workshop DSP Holiday Catalogue 2018 Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia inside

These cards are so easy to make with just some Designer Papers. You don’t need to spend lots of money to create some amazing cards, when we have so many stunning papers this year.

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Frame with Interchangeable ‘O’

Today I am sharing the project we made at my class on Thursday and the ladies had a great time making them. I allowed them to make up to 5 each and choose their own colours. Below are all the examples I had for them to choose from!

I got the frames from KMart and started by removing the glass. I cut a piece of Whisper White card to 8″x6″ and scored it across the page at every 1/2″. Not sure if you can see that in the photo? I placed this back in the frame, then the glass and the other pieces that it came with before putting the backing piece in. Having the scored lines allowed me to line up the H, M, E, leaving a space for the interchanging ‘O’. These were die cut using the Large Letters Framelits dies. Each of the ‘O’s were die cut using either the Layering Circle Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits or the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. Behind the ‘O’ is a magnet glued to the white card. Behind each ‘O’ I have added some Magnet tape.

Under each photo below I will list the decorating products and colours used.

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Autumn using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Autumn: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Gold & Copper Foil, Subtle TIEF, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Gold Ribbon

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Winter using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Winter: Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Glitter Enamel Dot

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Spring using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Spring: Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Delightful Daisy stamp set, Daisy Punch, Leaf Punch, 1/2″ Circle punch, Wink Of Stella, Daffodil Delight Ink

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Summer using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Summer: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White, Seaside TIEF, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Christmas Reindeer using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Christmas: Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Dashing Deer Bundle, Versamark Ink, Copper Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Lovely Lipstick Ribbon

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Easter Bunny using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Easter: Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Whisper White, Stamparatus, Best Bunny Bundle, Gray Granite ink, Flirty Flamingo & Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers

and then there are some extras just for fun!

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Butterfly using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Butterfly: Basic Black, Garden Impressions Designer Paper, Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, AquaPainter

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Love using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Heart for Valentine or Wedding: Balmy Blue, Vellum, Rose Glimmer paper, Starburst Punch

HOME frame with interchanging 'O' Halloween using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

Halloween: Highland Heather, Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper

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Heart of Christmas: Simply Elegant

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Today, I am sharing another card focusing heavily on this stunning Joyous Noel Designer paper and the coordinating Joyous Noel Glimmer.

I was inspired by a card created by Amy Koenders and it really caught my eye. I used the same piece of DSP (because it is my favourite!) but I changed up the top section and the card base.

Joyous Noel DSP & Glimmer handmade card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Holiday catalogue 2018

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty stamp set and the Classic Label punch to cut it out.

Here’s the inside using another strip of this DSP, Glimmer strip and another glimmer sprig!

Joyous Noel DSP & Glimmer handmade card inside by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Holiday catalogue 2018

This reversible Merry Merlot & Copper ribbon is so soft and stunning and I love it! How pretty does that bow look?!!

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Colour Creations: Garden Green & Gold Christmas

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Garden Green!!!

I think this Designer Paper is so pretty and lifelike, that I didn’t want to cover it up too much and let it be the hero of this card. I did add a strip of Gold Glimmer and a piece of Cherry Cobbler that has the Stitched Labels framelits die (those little crosses) down one side.

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Those berries are the basic pearls coloured with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends marker. The spigs have Wink of Stella on them for that gorgeous glimmer and the Starburst punch is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. The Merry was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

Colour Creations Blog Hop Garden Green All is Bright DSP Holiday Catalogue 2018 Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia.

On the inside, I’ve added two strips; one of DSP and some gold glimmer.

Colour Creations Blog Hop Garden Green All is Bright DSP Holiday Catalogue 2018 Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia inside

The ‘Christmas’ is die cut from Gold Foil and attached with Tombo multipurpose glue.

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