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CCBH Highland Heather – Sparkly Playful Alphabet

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Week 22 – Highland Heather

Tonight I am focusing on using the Playful Alphabet dies as my focus. I chose the Hand-Penned Designer Series Papers and the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP pack, which is the purple in the background. The Pale Papaya panel lightens the card up a little more with the coordinating colour ribbon.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I just adore this piece of floral paper and the Scalloped Rectangle die is perfect for gorgeous feminine cards.

Before die cutting the letters, I placed some adhesive foam sheet on the back of the Highland Heather cardstock before running it through with the dies. This way, you just peel the backing off the foam and adhere each letter to the card (lining them up with a ruler). I really like how they are right justified and it also makesd it easier to get the spacing just right 😉

As you can sort of see in this photo, I added some Wink of Stella for extra sparkle to each of the letters.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

On the inside, I added the extra piece of the floral paper (which I did cut the centre out of for the front). Then I added some white card to write my message.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Have you used the Foam Adhesive Sheets? They are amazing!

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 side

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CCBH Gray Granite – Plentiful Plants

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Week 21 – Gray Granite

Tonight I am using the Plentiful Plants Bundle which I got for my birthday recently! I don’t have any of the patterned papers that coordinate with it, but I found some leafy designs in the Christmas papers, Painted Christmas DSP that was perfect, along with the In Good Taste DSP.

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The macrame hanging basket was die cut using the In Good Taste DSP. The same pattern is in the background across the card. The pot is stamped in Gray Granite ink and the plants in Soft Succulent ink. The scallop border die is from the Contours dies, set to be a firm favourite!

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set with my Heat Tool. I added a gorgeous Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon bow and In Color Jewels.

On the inside, I added some more coordinating plants in a plant stand in the bottom corner.

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Is that a bear in there?!

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Week 20 – Granny Apple Green

Today’s card has a very general, but pretty theme, and could be used for so many different occasions, as there are no sentiments or DSP on it!

My colour combination is Granny Apple Green, Evening Evergreen and Polished Pink. Anyway, enough mumbling on, here is my card!

Count on Me Pierced Blooms for CCBH Granny Apple Green by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

The narrow strip at the bottom of the Granny Apple Green Stitched Greenery layer, is some of the ‘darker’ Silver Foil sheet. The bear was stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured using the Crumb Cake & Polished Pink Blends Marker Combo Packs, then fussy cut with Paper Snips.

The Gold Thread wrapped around the card has retired (oops), I was sure it was still available. Anyway, you could use any metallic thread you may have. I added some Wink of Stella to the centres of the larger flowers for more sparkle.

I finished it off with some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels that I adore and almost finished my pack. I might have to add some more to my next order!

Count on Me Pierced Blooms for CCBH Granny Apple Green by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 sq

I love how the piercing in the background and the Pierced Blooms die cut images go together so well. This card was inspired by Nikki Spencer who used different flowers and colour combination, but I loved the layout!

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Sweet Strawberry clean design

Today’s project is a simple and clean design with loads of white space, which I love!

The Sweet Strawberry stamp set hasn’t seen a lot of love this year and it was time to ink it up again.

Sweet Strawberry card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The only cardstock I have used is Thick Basic White. the first layer has an embossed border which was created using the Simply Scored. The fancy layer is cut using the Contours Dies and the circle from the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the image onto the Contour die with Sahara Sand ink, then onto the circle. This was coloured using Blends Combo Markers; Soft Succulent and Flirty Flamingo. Then I placed the circle facedown onto the Simply Scored and scored every 1/8″ to add some texture. Glue this to the card. I stamped one of the flowers again, coloured it then fussy cut it and added it to the card with a mini dimensional and a coloured rhinestone. The sentiment was also fussy cut and added on mini dimensionals. To finish I added a double linen thread bow and extra rhinestone jewels.

Here is a closer look at the centrepiece

Sweet Strawberry card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

A simple but elegant design, don’t you think?!!!

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Layering Circles cards

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Week 19 – Gorgeous Grape

Today I have two cards using the Layering Circles Dies that I have been wanting to try for a while now. But let’s talk about this gorgeous purple tone and the colour combination I have chosen, inspired from the Hand-Penned Suite!

Colour Combination - Gorgeous Grape Blushing Bride Mint Macaron

By cutting the following Layering Circles Dies, two cards can be made:
1⅜” (1 x Grape, 1 x Macaron)
1⅞” (2 x Blushing Bride)
2⅜” (1 x Grape, 1 x Macaron)

Each of these circles are cut in half and then layered on top of each other to create these simple designs. This first card is put back together in a circle shape!

Layering Circles card 1 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Cover the join with a sentiment (stamped on Tasteful Labels dies) and some Gold & Mint Macaron ribbons. I also added some die cuts in Gold Shimmer Vellum to add for a little extra shine.

Layering Circles cards with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

My second card is pretty much the same, but I have offset the two half layered circles. I love the effect this gives and a totally different look.

Layering Circles card 2 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Add the sentiment across where the two halves join and I also added a stamped flower and ribbon bow.

Layering Circles card 2 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 sq

and here is in inside of both cards, decorated with some patterned paper and gold vellum!

Layering Circles card 2 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Layering Circles card 1 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Blackberry Beauty Ephemera

Today’s projects are based around the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack and the coordinating Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper and features the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (SAB item).

Blackberry Beauty by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

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Here is a close up

Blackberry Beauty close up by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

This next card also features the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper with the Scalloped Contour Dies. The Greenery Embossing Folder was used on the card base to get that lovely leafy embossed texture.

Blackberry Beauty Ephemera by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

The owl is one of the preprinted pieces from the Pack and it is popped up on dimensionals. A small tag is die cut and ‘thanks’ stamped on it and placed just below, as though the owl is delivering an important message!

Blackberry Beauty Ephemera by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close up

On the inside of both cards, I stamped the sentiment, added a strip of the DSP and another image from the pack!

Blackberry Beauty inside by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

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Shaded Summer Encircled in Beauty

I love the simple elegance of this card with the soft colour palette and textures. The best part is that this stamp set, Shaded Summer, also has Summer Shadows dies that coordinate and they can be earned free with a qualifying order but they are only available for 1 more week (ends 30 Sept)!

Summer Shadows Dies 2021 SAB (156618)

Shaded Summer & Encircled in Beauty SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

Just look at the texture of the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder on the Thick White card base!

The Encircled in Beauty dies is used with Pool Party card and glued to the card front. The flowers are stamped twice in Blushing Bride ink onto white card using the Stamparatus. These are cut out easily using the dies and added with dimensionals.

Shaded Summer & Encircled in Beauty SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close up

A Pool Party Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is tied in a bow and added with Tombo Multipurpose Glue.

On the inside, I added a Blushing Bride layer embossed with the retired Subtle TIEF. The Basic White layer is stamped with the sentiment and the flowers in the corner.

Shaded Summer & Encircled in Beauty SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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CCBH Flirty Flamingo – Triple Point fancy fold card

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Week 17 – Flirty Flamingo

Tonight I have a Triple Point fancy fold card with the In Symmetry stamp set and coordinating Sweet Symmetry DSP. This looks quite complicated, but in actual fact it wasn’t that hard to create. I wanted my card to fit into my envelopes that I make (see Tutorials page), so I made my card base 10.5cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm. I also used two pieces of DSP 10cm x 10cm.

Triple Point Fancy Fold card using Sweet Symmetry DSP 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

I made this into a birthday card for my close friend, Angela, hence the sentiment on the front of the card!

Triple Point Fancy Fold card using Sweet Symmetry DSP 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia close up

When the card is open, there is plenty of space to write your message. I stamped this sentiment using the Sweets & Treats stamp set.

Triple Point Fancy Fold card using Sweet Symmetry DSP 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia inside

Here it is standing up when displayed!

Triple Point Fancy Fold card using Sweet Symmetry DSP 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia standing

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CCBH Early Espresso – Blackberry Beauty Pop Up Card & 3D Dahlia Sympathy Card

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Week 16 – Early Espresso

Early Espresso is a very dark brown and not one that I tend to go to often, so I had to really think about what I was going to create. I received a sample of the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP as part of a team share and noticed that Early Espresso was one of the colours! Winning!

So tonight, I have projects using the Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper. These papers are gorgeous with the gold foil accents. I am also using the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack which has these lovely gold foil embellishments, including the tag.

Blackberry Beauty DSP Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 CCBH.

The sentiment (Forever Fern stamp set) is stamped in Early Espresso ink. I added a few Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots which coordinate perfectly.

But open this card and a surprise awaits!

Blackberry Beauty Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 CCBH open

Pieces of the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack were used on the inside pop up box as well as the Meadow Dies to cut some of the stunning Be Dazzling Specialty paper (free choice during SAB).

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Blackberry Beauty DSP Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 CCBH inside.

My next card is a Sympathy card using the Delicate Dahlias stamp set and the Sweets & Treats stamp set.

Delicate Dahlias Photopolymer stamp set (156601)

The Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder is used on the base card. The Stitched Rectangle Dies cut from some In Good Taste DSP was placed on an angle in the corner.

Sympathy card using Delicate Dahlias SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

The vase is created from the cloche image from Sweets & Treats stamp set, stamped onto Basic White card. The Blending Brushes with Early Espresso ink was applied over one of the stencils from Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks. Once the pattern was on the cloche, I removed the mask and lightly brushed more colour so the white wasn’t so stark. Using Paper Snips, cut it out, turn it upside down and glue to the card. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and set with the Heat Tool. This was then cut into three separate words and added with Mini Dimensionals.

The flower was stamped four times and the leaves twice with Black Memento ink onto Basic White. These were fussy cut (see below image) and then coloured using the Blending Brushes and Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia inks. I also used the Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends Markers on the petals, before adding some Wink of Stella. Next was to add dimensionals behind the petals and lining them up on top of each other!

Delicate Dahlias SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

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CCBH Daffodil Delight – Inlay Technique Fancy Fold Card

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Week 15 – Daffodil Delight

The Hand-Penned Petals Bundle is the focus of tonight’s card, along with the very pretty Hand-Penned DSP. As you can see my card base is Daffodil Delight.

Hand-Penned DSP

Inlay Technique Fancy Fold card using Hand-Penned Bundle for Daffodil Delight CCS by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Penned Flower dies which are part of this bundle, were used to die cut the floral images. The Gold Foil one is adhered behind the front panel and the Basic Black background adhered to the front of the panel. I die cut the intricate die in Basic White card, as well as Blushing Bride,Daffodil Delight & Gold Foil. I removed the inside pieces and placed them inside the white die cut for the inlay technique. I used my Blends Markers (Highland Heather, Mint Macaron), to colour the leaves and smaller flowers.

The Word Wishes dies are are used to cut the sentiment on the card front. I cut it multiple times, 4 times in Basic Black card and once in Gold Foil and glued them all together.

Inlay Technique Fancy Fold card using Hand-Penned Bundle for Daffodil Delight CCS by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

Stamp the floral image on the white panel with Daffodil Delight ink and the sentiment in Memento Black ink. You can place the white panel on the back or the inside of the card. I chose to glue it to the back to cover up where my panel joined the card base. The flowers have Wink of Stella on them for a gorgeous shine!

Inlay Technique Fancy Fold card using Hand-Penned Bundle for Daffodil Delight CCS by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 back

Cardstock Measurements:
Daffodil Delight card base: 21cm x 14.8cm, score (landscape) at 8cm, 16cm, 18.5cm.
Daffodil Delight card (panel): 15.5cm x 6cm. Score at 10.5cm.
Basic White card (back): 14.3cm x 7.5cm.
DSP layers: 14.3cm x 7.5cm (background), 14.3cm x 2cm (front), 10cm x 5.5cm (panel).

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