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Art with Heart Blog Hop: Boxes and Gift Bags

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The Art With Heart Team are back with another inspirational Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Gift Bags and Boxes, just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. The bags and boxes featured are all made using current Stampin’ Up! products and any of our wonderful team members are happy to help you with the supplies you will need to reproduce these beautiful projects.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Tina Gillespie. 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!

On Saturday 16 November I attended OnStage in Sydney, an event for demonstrators only,  and I created this box for my dear friend Cathy, who picked me up from the airport and allowed me to stay with her and her family on the north shore for 2 nights. We have become wonderful friends through our love of Stampin’ Up! over the last few years and I knew her love for Haigh’s Chocolates, so I wanted to get some for her as a thank you!

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I knew it had to be fairly large to fit a couple of packs of chocolates inside, so I started with the base of the box. I placed it on the Simply Scored and placed one pack of the chocolates in the centre to see where the scorelines needed the be. I used a piece of the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper, 12″ x 11¼” and scored each side at 3¾”. Cut as shown below and add Tear N Tape.

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The lid is a piece of Silver Foil, 6¾” x 7½” and scored on all 4 sides at 1½”. I love the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon and it coordinated perfectly with the blues of this project and I know Cathy loves these colours too!

My next project is a Twist N Close Box, inspired by Sam Hammond, UK. I love how this closes up, it is so clever. I’ve used the Daisy Lane Bundle (pg.23 of Annual Catalogue) to decorate it with the Woven Threads DSP.

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Here’s what it looks like open and closed from the top view. I plan on sharing these in my 2020 classes.

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

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the lovely, Kathryn Mangelsdorf.

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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. Rachel Palmieri 

  2. Sharon Davern

  3. Rebecca Jacovou

  4. Kathryn Ruddick

  5. Catherine Proctor

  6. Vicki Boucher

  7. Andrea Sargent

  8. Sujatha Harding

  9. Rachel Woollard

  10. Tina Gillespie 

  11. Kate Morgan

  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf

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Christmastime is Here Suite in a Z Fold design

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Have you heard about the Christmastime is Here Suite? It is available for the month of November, but only while stocks last. You can purchase all of the items with one order code (153947) or you can choose individual items!

ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
152156 Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon $12.25
152155 Gold Glitter Enamel Dots $14.00
152154 Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper $25.00
152159 Charming Rose Bracelet $38.00
152144 Roses Dies $52.00
152431 Christmas Rose Stamp Set $66.00
153944 Christmas Rose Bundle $106.00
153947 Christmastime is Here Suite Bundle (everything above) $195.25

Today I will be sharing a Z fold card using the gorgeous 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. I have fussy cut this image on the front from one of the sheets of DSP (yes, no colouring required)! I used another piece of DSP for the inside of the card, with a strip of Gold Foil.

The front panel, I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink before embossing it with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder. The image was glued on and two of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots added.

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Look at the gold lines of the petals!!! It is super shiny and adds so much class to the richness of the colours in these roses.

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The card fully open is just as pretty and there is plenty of room for your Christmas message.

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

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

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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.

Bookmark card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming suite by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue open

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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Bird Ballad Pop Up Card

Today I was able to place an order from the upcoming Holiday catalogue. You could too if you join my team and add product from the Holiday catalogue to your starter kit!

The Holiday catalogue will be available to customers on 4 September 2019. But while I wait and stalk AusPost over the next few days, I have some more gorgeous projects to share.

This one is really feminine and flowery. The Bird Ballad DSP is super pretty and creates the perfect, easy background for cards.

Free as a Bird Bundle using Stampin Up Bird Ballad DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Handmade Fancy Fold Pop up Birthday Card

I then die cut one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies from the bundle is white card and stamped the Hello sentiment. I stamped the bird and flowers onto scrap white card and coloured them using the Stampin’ Blends Combo packs; Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake. I had to fussy cut them before adhering to the card with dimensionals. Pretty simple, hey?!

But wait til you see the inside…

Free as a Bird Bundle using Stampin Up Bird Ballad DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Handmade Fancy Fold Pop up Birthday Card.

This is the pop up part of the card on the inside. I saw this technique done by Jennifer MacGuire and thought it was pretty cool, however I wasn’t keen on the way she created the mechanism… I got glue everywhere! I think I will try something similar but alter it next time.

Free as a Bird Bundle using Stampin Up Bird Ballad DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Handmade Fancy Fold Pop up Birthday Card inside


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Easy Daisy Slider Card

Tonight’s Slider card is very easy to create without too much fuss and measurements and link are below.

I am using the Daisy Lane suite for my card. The stamp set and mini daisy punch are available as a bundle saving you 10% and there is a special offer below so make sure you keep reading to take advantage of the 11 free tutorials.

Easy Slider Card using Stampin Up Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

I’m using 3 of my favourite new In Colours; Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Rococo Rose.

The fern image is stamped in Purple Posy on Seaside Spray cardstock. The medium daisy is all Seaside Spray (ink & card) and the smaller daisies are stamped in the 3 colours on white card and fussy cut. The leaf punch is used with vellum for a softer look.

The circle punch was used to punch the top of the card so you can pull the white card up to reveal the message inside.

Easy Slider Card using Stampin Up Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

Of course I had to add some Wink of Stella to the main daisy and over the Smile sentiment.

Easy Slider Card using Stampin Up Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan Australia 2019

Purchase the Daisy Lane Bundle from me (only $61.00 for the stamp set and medium daisy punch) and I’ll personally email you 11 step-by-step full colour picture Tutorials created by our AWHT ladies, to help you recreate some amazing cards.

Daisy Lane Bundle Tutorials by AWHT & Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019

I was inspired by Julie Davison and you can watch her video by clicking here to find all the measurements. Thanks Julie!


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Metallic Pull Tab Slider Card

Tonight, I’m sharing a Slider card with a pull tab, using some new products from the Annual catalogue; Heirloom Frames dies and 3D embossing folder with the Noble Peacock Foil sheets!

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Pull the tab to reveal a hidden message

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On the inside of the card, add another lovely sentiment in coordinating colours.

Pull Tab Slider Card using Stampin Up Heirloom Frames, Peacock Foil, Piece of Cake by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 inside

Would you give this technique a try? Just google Slider cards and you’ll find loads of videos. No point me reinventing the wagon!!!

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Colour Creations: Real Red Fancy Fold with Tea Together

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 42nd colour; Real Red.

Today’s card was one of the projects at my recent craft class. The front of the card is stamped in Versamark ink multiple times, with Copper Emboss Powder added and heat set with the Heat Tool.

The square window is die cut and the Story Label Punch is used to cut the punched piece behind the sentiment from this scrap square piece of card stock. The Classic Label punch was used with Copper Foil and the sentiment is stamped on White card in Real Red ink and punched out with the circle punch.

Tea Together Mother's Day card for Colour Creations Blog Hop Stampin Up Occasions 2019 by Kate Morgan Australia.

When you open the card, the tea pot is glued to a square hinge that moves as though it’s pouring tea into the cup below! The teapot is stamped using the Mirror Image technique, by using the Stamparatus to stamp the image 3 times onto the Silicone mat, then placing some white card in carefully and stamping the image down again. Carefully remove the card, turn it over and you have the image reversed on the back! Now you can die cut it out using the coordinating framelits.

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Here is another version in Night of Navy & White emboss!

I cased this idea from Cheryl Algie who did a video using a different stamp set Very Vintage.

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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Masculine Origami Window Card

Today, I have a masculine card for you using the Classic Garage Designer series paper. I don’t have any of the other products from this suite, so I had to come up with a design using only the paper.

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My colour combination is Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry and Real Red.

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The top section I used the Origami Window Fold and then layered it onto some coordinating colours as mat layers. The sentiments are from the Butterfly Gala stamp set stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. I love those Rectangle Stitched Framelits which I used on the front of the card and layered it over some of the Tranquil Tide Woven Ribbon tide in a knot. Can you see the spine of the card where I threaded the ribbon through? I used the 1/2″ circle punch to make a small notch in the spine. This is a clever way of adding ribbon and when you look at the front of the card, you don’t even notice the punched notch!

On the inside I added a piece of Crushed Curry card and a small strip of the DSP down one side, then stamped the sentiment.

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If you would like to see how I made the origami window fold, visit Keenan Kreations video by clicking here.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

Click here to see the other Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
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