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Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with card hanger

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a project that I saw Rhonda Wade create on her FB page and I immediately fell in love with it. It uses 2 sheets of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and that gets you the box and the card!

With this Specialty DSP being so thick, it makes this box super sturdy and so big, that you could fit so much into it; a beautiful scarf, clothing, 2 bottles of wine, whatever you really like!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade

And how cool it is to have that card hanger on the front to hang your coordinating card!

I also used the Make a Difference Stamp set with the Stamparatus for the sentiment and I will show you how that was made in a separate post on Friday!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade.

The inside of the card looks like this! I love both sides of this DSP that you don’t want to hide it by gluing it to the front of a card base, so folding it in half and adding a piece of A6 cardstock to the back as the base, you get to see both sides!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade. inside card

Click here for Tutorial in Australian Measurements.

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


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Celebrate Amazing You for another Silver Promotion!

Dear Crafters,

Wow, it’s the last day of April, where is this year going?!! I need time to slow down so we can enjoy the last month of the current Annual catalogue and the Occasions catalogue before they are gone. Plus, today I have another team member who has promoted to Silver this month!

Here is the gift I made for Andrea, who has promoted to Silver! I am so proud of her and all of her achievements.

Silver Promotion earrings using Petal Passion Embellishments by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia.

I made these Silver earrings using the Petal Passion Embellishments. Then I made this gift holder using the Envelope punch board and put the earrings inside. When you open it up, the earrings slide up. The silver ribbon is retired, but it was perfect for my project, as was the Sale-a-bration Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.

Silver Promotion earrings using Petal Passion Embellishments by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut the Dapper Denim circle (one of Andrea’s favourite retiring colours). The sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate ink. The Petal Palette Bundle is carrying over, however you would be advised to get it now as a bundle and save the extra 10% then you could add that saving towards these stunning embellishments!

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Here are these embellishment earrings up close… too cute!

Silver Promotion earrings using Petal Passion Embellishments by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

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


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Anzac Day broach made from paper!

Dear Crafters,

Anzac Day is a time for the community to come together to remember and recognise the service and sacrifice of members of the Australian Defence Force. Originally a commemoration of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, Anzac Day is a public expression of gratitude and reflection resonates to the present day.​

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So today, in memory of the ANZACs, I have made my own Red Poppy to pin on my top!

ANZAC poppy broach using Stampin Up Pansy punch by Kate Morgan, Australia

I used the Pansy punch, which unfortunately is retiring soon, and punched 3 x Real Red flowers. I used my bone folder to curl the petals and to loosen the fibres of the card so it becomes more pliable. I then used a retired punch (cannot remember what set it was from) for the black centre. I used the Piercing mat and tool to put a hole through the centre then joined them together with a black split pin. I glued a small magnet to the back so I could then add it to my top without piercing the material, by adding a magnet inside my top to hold it on!

Here’s s closer look!

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


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Petal Passion Embellishment Earrings for a Silver Advancement

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a gift I made for one of my team members, Amie, who promoted to Silver last month! I am so proud of her and all of her achievements.

Petal Passion Embellishment earrings for Silver promotion Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia.

I made these Silver earrings using the Petal Passion Embellishments. Then I was thinking, how am I going to send them across to the other side of the country safely. So I made this gift holder using the Envelope punch board and put the earrings inside. When you open it up, the earrings slide up. The silver ribbon is retired, but it was perfect for my project.

Petal Passion Embellishment earrings for Silver promotion Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia

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


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Stamparatus Storage with Monogram Tag

Dear Crafters,

I’m popping in this morning for this brief post, as I’m heading to Sydney this morning for the OnStage event tomorrow at Luna Park!

I won’t be able to share all the excitement until Tuesday when the spoiler alert ban is lifted, but I’m certain there will be lots of new product and gorgeous goodies in the upcoming Annual catalogue, a copy of which I will get my hands on tomorrow!

Today I share something I have created for Bev who is going to Sydney with me. We usually make swaps (card fronts) to take to these events to swap with other demonstrator friends, but I completely ran out of time with work being so busy and with Easter on top of that 😦

You may remember I posted earlier in the week with a different form of storage for the Stamparatus to sit on your desk, you can see it here if you missed it, but today I have this idea for travelling with your Stamparatus!

Luckily I managed to get my hands on a couple of these toiletry bags from Kmart which are the perfect size and storage idea to fit our new Stamparatus. I’m guessing there will be many others who rush out and purchase one, and they only come in black, so I needed to find a way to make them our own, and what better way than with a Monogram tag!

Shrink plastic Monogram tag for Stamparatus storage using Stampin Up Large Letters, Bloomin Love by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia.JPG

First of all, I die cut the 3rd largest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits and cut the shape from Shrink Plastic (or shrinky dinks), then punch a hole at one end. It’s critical you do this before heating and shrinking it! Next, stamp your images. I’ve used Basic Black archival ink for the large letter and Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp the heart from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set. Then let the magic begin as you heat it with your heat tool and watch it shrink!

Here’s a closer look.

Shrink plastic Monogram tag for Stamparatus storage using Stampin Up Large Letters, Bloomin Love by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia.

and here is the toiletry bag open…. it actually could hold 2 Stamparatus if you had them, as an easier way to transport them to Workshops outside of your home!

Shrink plastic Monogram tag for Stamparatus storage using Stampin Up Large Letters by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia

and once I made Bev’s, I had to make one for myself, of course!  I love butterflies, so I stamped them in Bermuda Bay ink. The small mobile phone lanyards were purchased on eBay.

Shrink plastic Monogram tag for Stamparatus storage using Stampin Up Large Letters, You Move Me by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia

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Happy 5 Year Stampiversary to me!

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Dear Crafters,

Today is my 5 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! Wow, who would have thought that I would still be a demonstrator all this time?!! Certainly not me, but here I am, loving these amazing products as much as ever!

Why do I love being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator!? Here are a few reasons why:

  • the high quality of the products
  • everything coordinates; cardstock, accessories, stamps and dies. No more taking my projects to the stores to find a ribbon that matches the colours in my project!
  • Being a demonstrator, I save a minimum of 20% on every order
  • Being able to purchase products before they are released to the general public
  • Attending live events and trying new products before everyone else
  • I can order from the comfort of my home and have it delivered to my door!
  • part of the largest team in Australia, Art with Heart, who are so supportive, helpful and encouraging
  • the amazing friends I have made and continue to meet within our team and at live events
  • building a beautiful team, called Craftalicious, who I  share amazing times with
  • and most of all, sharing my love of craft with others

Well, that’s enough about me and my amazing journey so far. I hope I can continue to share it with you, or better still, join my team and it may just be the start of a whole new life for you too!

I want to share a couple of the Easter Treat Boxes that I’ve made for the kids!

Easter Treat Box using Stampin Ups Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Lots of Lavender by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate

Easter Treat Box using Stampin Ups Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Lots of Lavender by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate.  Easter Treat Box using Stampin Ups Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Lots of Lavender with Lindt Bunny by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate

These Silver Gable Boxes made it so quick and easy to make these cute boxes to fit in 4 baby Lindt bunnies in each one. The Lots of Lavender stamp set and the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper are both  Sale-a-bration items, free with any $90+ order but be quick, this sale ends tonight!

A full list of products used is at the bottom of this post.

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Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day of Sale-a-bration and to earn free product. Make sure you place your order before 11.50pm!!!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Spend $180+ and receive 2 free items, etc. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!! Here’s a quick glance at all the Sale-a-bration products for 2018:

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and if that wasn’t enough choice, more items were released. You will note that these are current items, so if selecting one for your free product with a $90+ or $180 order, be sure to use the code in this image.

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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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.

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

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

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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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