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Merry Christmas! Impossible Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

Merry Christmas to everyone! It may not quite be Christmas Day where you are, but here in Australia it is Christmas morning, my kids are up and going through their Christmas stockings, waiting patiently (haha) for all the adults (we have my inlaws staying here too) to wake so they can open the rest of the presents under the tree! It’s such a magical time of the year ♥

Today I can finally share this little gift box idea inspired by Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie. I made one following Julie’s video tutorial, but it wasn’t tall enough to fit in a gift card, so I played with the measurements and came up with one that was slightly taller, and you know what, I did it!!!

This box is called the Impossible gift box and when you see it, you think, how on earth do you make that? But, once you have made one, you will be quite surprise and fall in love with it too!

So, the one on the right is using Julie’s measurements, and the one on the left are my altered measurements!

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY.

I wrote the names of my niece’s on the letter held by the pandas, so no need for additional gift tags!!! Winning!!!!

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY

What I love most about these boxes, is that the lid isn’t a separate piece which can get lost. It is all in one and you lift the top of the box to open it and fill it up. See the pictures below as to the mechanism of how it opens, just so clever! I was able to fit a gift card, lip gloss and some Christmas chocolates into each one before closing it up again.

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Unfortunately, I cannot supply a full list of product used, as many are retired and this is the perfect time to use them up when making Christmas gifts, however, the Panda stamp set is going to be available from 3rd January as one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets, along with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper used on that same project! The Lemon Lime Twist ribbon will also be available on 3rd January in the Occasions catalogue!

Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page on 3rd January 2018.

Click here to watch how Julie made her impossible gift box!

My measurements for the taller box are:
Base card 9” x 8¼”
Score on 9” side at 2”, 6”, 7”, 8”
Score on 8¼” side at 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”

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Christmas Star Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

Today I have the cutest little gift box in the shape of a Christmas Star! But you could use it for any occasion really. I have used the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This box doesn’t even require any glue to hold it together, it is such a clever project and is actually much easier than it looks!

3D Christmas Star box using Stampin Ups Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, Holiday 2017 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

I got the inspiration for this from a lady in the USA, Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie. She has some amazing tutorials for the most stunning projects and I happened to catch this one as she was doing a live video and immediately got crafting to make one before I forgot the measurements. You too can watch her video by clicking on her name above.

Whoa, 5 days til Santa arrives…. have you been good? Do you have a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate on your list like me?!!!! You can order one by clicking the image below!

Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate from Craft with Kate Morgan

A full list of product can be found at the end of this post!

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Heart of Christmas Inspiration: Christmas Card with Scissor Bling

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Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 26 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is not just a beautiful handmade card, but also a gift, with some scissor bling being the feature! You can see the scissor bling hanging from the centre of the card. This can be removed and added to the recipients Paper Snips/Scissors after Christmas.

Christmas Card with Scissor Bling using Stampin Up Mini Ornaments Embellishments by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

You may also notice some new ribbons… yes, they will be available in the upcoming Occasions catalogue. I was lucky enough to receive some at our recent OnStage event.

  • Lemon Lime Twist 1cm Mini Striped Ribbon
  • Berry Burst 1cm Metallic Edged Ribbon

You have to see them in real life, just to see how stunning they are.

Christmas Card with Scissor Bling using Stampin Up Mini Ornaments Embellishments by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

The scissor bling is attached to some little phone charm cords that I purchased on eBay.

A full list of product can be found at the end of this post!

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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Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event here in Melbourne!

Hello Friends,

On Saturday, I attended the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event here in Melbourne at the Melbourne Park Function Centre. We were lucky it was here in our home town and I was even more excited that four members of my team were able to join me!!! (Unfortunately, Amie wasn’t able to attend and we sure did miss her, and hopefully she may be able to make it to the next one).

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Here are the name tags that I made for each of us to wear on our lanyards. I made them using Photoshop Elements on the computer and printed them using our team floral logo. Then I die cut them using the Stitched Shapes framelits, mounted them onto a Melon Mambo circle (Layering Circle framelits) and then laminated them. Then I die cut them again (Layering Circle framelits). I added a small hole punch in the top and added the cords (purchased on ebay).

OnStage Name Tags for Team members by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #onstage2017

I also made these cute little boxes using some current and retired Stampin Up colours and DSPs. I actually asked on our team forum what their favourite colour is and went from there (aren’t I sneaky?!!!). The gift tags were made using the coordinating cardstock and the butterfly is from the Move Me thinlits.

OnStage Team member gifts, personalised bone folder by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #onstage2017 DIY

and I bet you are wondering what was inside the box?!!! No, not chocolates… I would have eaten them all!!! lol

I actually purchased some bone folders and had them engraved with each of their names on it along with our team name, Team Craftalicious!

OnStage Team member gifts by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #onstage2017

Aren’t they adorable???

For demonstrators who attend this event, it coincides with the release of the Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure! So yes, I have a copy in my hot little hands but unfortunately I cannot share it with you just yet, but it won’t be long and you will see lots of new yummy products!

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Designer Paper isn’t just for cards and scrapbooking!

Hello Friends,

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

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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

A full product list is provided at the end of the post!

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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Favourite New Bundle for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It’s a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

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Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post 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!

Today, it’s all about our favourite new bundle and it’s a no-brainer that I am loving this Beautiful Bouquet Bundle!!! I have a bright and cheery 3D posy card to share with you.

I am just loving these products and will be using them so much over the coming months for sure. Coordinating products are the best, and when you purchase them together as a bundle, you even save an extra 10%! Ask me how!

Beautiful Posy card using Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia 3D colourful

As you can see, I have used Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo as my ink colours as well as Tranquil Tide for the stems and leaves and Whisper White for the background.

Beautiful 3D Posy card using Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia

Check out this new embossing folder too. It’s the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which gives an even deeper impression and 3D effect.

Beautiful 3D Posy card using Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia angle

Look at all the layers and I’m super happy that my framelits arrived so I didn’t have to fussy cut all of these… can you imagine, lol 😉

 

The little sentiment ‘For You’ is cut out using the Classic Label punch and added with the new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Oh and those 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows are adorable, and you get 4 of each of the 5 new In Colors. It’s also super exciting, especially for me who is bow-challenged, as these come already made and with a mini dimensional on the back so you just stick it onto your project!!!

I also thought that this would look pretty cool stamped onto a candle as a coordinating gift!

Stamping on candles using Beautiful Bouquet by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia  Stamping on candles using Beautiful Bouquet by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia AWHT Blog Hop

Be sure to Follow my Blog, as I will have more projects using this bundle over the next few days!

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Alisha Watson.

http://ratherbstamping.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/new-2017-2018-bundle-blog-hop.html

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. Caroline Manwaring
3. Kate Morgan < you are here>
4. Alisha Watson
5. Claire Daly
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Rebecca Jacovou
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Judy May
10. Tina Gillespie
11. Catherine Proctor
12. Andrea Roberts
13. Sharon Davern
14. Monika O’Neill
15. Ros Davidson

Happy Hopping!

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