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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 17: Bridge Fold card with FREE tutorial

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 17 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the At Home with You stamp set, the coordinating At Home Framelit dies and the Detailed Gate Thinlits die to create this Bridge Fold Christmas card!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

I started by die cutting the gate in the new Champagne Foil sheet and I was surprised how gorgeous it was. Then I had to come up with a card to use it on… and because it is quite wide, I thought it was perfect for using on a bridge fold card, but I had to come up with a solution to make it sturdy and solid, so I added some Window Sheet behind the detailed gate and because it is clear, you don’t see it! Winner!!!

I love the red front door with the Christmas wreath on it, I think it really pops behind the front gate! I’ve really tried to set the theme here with the gorgeous front gate and looking through to the front door of the house!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

Click here to access my FREE Bridge Fold Card Tutorial (in Australia measurements).

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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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Designer Paper isn’t just for cards and scrapbooking!

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Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is not all about cardmaking and scrapbooking, but we can make many other crafty projects too? Well today’s project features the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

I don’t know about you, but here in Australia it has been very cold and we are welcoming any sort of warmer weather now that it is the beginning of Spring, and what better way to celebrate, than with this stunning Designer Paper.

Costume Jewellery using Stampin Up Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup #cutitnothoardit

How pretty are these?!!!

What a great gift idea these would make for Mother’s Day, Birthday’s or even as a special Thank You or Happy Retirement gift. They are very easy to make if you have the right tools and a little creativity.

Costume Jewellery using Stampin Up Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #cutitnothoardit

How cool is it that you can create a coordinating jewellery set made with your favourite Designer Series Paper to go with that special handmade card!

The jewellery parts were purchased on eBay.

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 16

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 16 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Merry Little Labels stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Label punch to create a wine bottle tag! I find that giving a bottle of wine or champagne as a Christmas gift so much easier, and what a perfect way to dress it up with a beautiful handmade tag.

Merry Little Labels by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY Gift Tags for wine.JPG

I used some retired Core’dinations card for the tag, but you can just switch it out for Pool Party cardstock. The Designer Paper is the Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ pack in the Holiday catalogue. The stamping of the images are done using Stampin’ Write Markers. This is a great way of using markers directly on the stamp to get different colours in the one impression!

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY Gift Tags using Every Day Label Punch

The Banner Triple punch is awesome for creating those perfect banners!

Merry Little Christmas Suite

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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 Tina Gillespie.

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Coffee break anyone?

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My project today uses the Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits dies, and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

Handmade Card using Stampin Ups Coffee Cafe by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017

I love this coordinating Designer paper and the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, which you can see two thin strips of the copper across either side of the heart paper. The Garden Trellis embossing folder was used on the coffee cup wrap which adds some lovely texture. The lid of the cup is some retired paper from a few years ago, but it was a little off cut that worked perfectly for this project!

Handmade Card using Stampin Ups Coffee Cafe by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 closeup

The Copper Trim ties in nicely with the washi tape too!

How cool is it that the images on the Designer Series Paper can also be die cut with the coordinating dies!!! I love this new feature of Stampin’ Up!

Handmade Card using Stampin Ups Coffee Cafe by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

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Card for the coffee addict!

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My project today uses the Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits dies, and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

I made this card for one of my closest friends for her birthday last week. We try to get together weekly for coffee, so I thought this was kind of appropriate 😉

Angela also loves blue, so what better colours to use than Soft Sky, teamed with browns with white.

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade

I love this coordinating Designer paper and the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, which you can see two thin strips of the gold; one across the centre of the ribbon and the other on the coffee cup.

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade. close up

The inside of the card has this sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set.

How cool is it that the images on the Designer Series Paper can also be die cut with the coordinating dies!!! I love this new feature of Stampin’ Up!

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade, inside of card

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Feminine flowers card using Stampin’ Up! Oh So Eclectic Bundle

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My project today is a 4″ x 4″ card, using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating Eclectic Layers thinlits dies, with the pretty, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

Handmade Feminine card using Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

My colour combination for this card is Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach!

How gorgeous is that background die cut with the Eclectic Layers thinlits?!! I just adore this.

Handmade Feminine card using Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Look at those leaves shining on this card. This is the new Champagne Foil that is now available from the Holiday catalogue. I love it even more than any of the other foil colours we have, and I sure hope they keep it and add it into the next annual catalogue.

Handmade Feminine card using Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 14

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Sorry I missed doing a Christmas themed post last week, but things were a bit busy and I was in hospital having my infusion on the Thursday and didn’t have such a pleasant experience and took a little longer to recovery (long story, but not my usual nurse to put in the cannula!). Anyway, I am back, so welcome to Week 15 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Musical Season the stamp set and the coordinating dies, Musical Instruments Framelits, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Bridge Fold Technique.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

Wow, this Specialty Designer Series Paper is so striking! It has this gorgeous shine when you catch it in the light.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

Tutorials for this Bridge Fold technique can be found on YouTube. There are quite a few and I have adapted the measurements to our Australian cardstock sizes. Click here for my written tutorial!

Here is the back of the card, where you can write your message. I have added the harp stamped in smoky slate and die cut.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

and as you can see, it fits into our C6 envelopes for posting!!!!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

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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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