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Here’s to a cool yule!

I just love this little guy and doesn’t he have the cutest face ever?! He just makes me smile.

This is a fairly simple card using the gorgeous Snowflake Splendor patterned paper (on sale) as the background with some stamping of the pine trees and sentiment in Highland Heather.

The reindeer is stamped in Memento, coloured with Ivory/Bronze/Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut, then added with dimensionals.

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CCS Week 22: Just Jade, Free as a Bird

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Week 22 – Just Jade

Tonight’s card is a real mish mash of products – In Good Taste DSP and Peony Garden DSP, which are both on sale in October, then I have the Free as a Bird Stamp Set and the Home Together dies from the Christmas range!

Colour Creations Showcase Just Jade using Stampin Up Free as a Bird by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

When I saw this little house die, it reminded me of a bird feeder on a pole in the garden and so I paired it with the Free a a bird stamp. This image is coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Colour Creations Showcase Just Jade using Stampin Up Free as a Bird by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020.

I just love the dark wood of the In Good Taste DSP in the background and for the bird feeder. I initially had just the Jade embossed layer but added the piece from the Peony Garden DSP as well for some contrast. This is a real nature’s dream of a card!

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Final days for the October DSP Sale too!

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Water Stamping and today’ plan… Cocktails!

Tonight’s card is from a recent ATC Swap I took part in and the technique was Water Stamping! I had never heard this term before, so was excited to give it a try. There are loads of videos out there if you want to Google it.

The base card I randomly stamped the word ‘Cocktails’ in the same colour ink, then layered up some pieces of Plaid Tidings DSP and Poppy Parade card stock. The top layer started out white, yes can you believe that?!!! Sponging on some Misty Moonlight and Just Jade ink randomly, but fairly heavily for a lovely depth of colour. Then place a piece of paper towel on a plate, add some water to soak it, then take your stamp and use this instead of ink. Leave it to dry for an hour or so and you get this lovely bleached stamped look.

I stamped the same image again onto white card and coloured it with the coordinating stamps. I used the dies to cut it out. The top sentiment is stamped in Versamark, White Emboss Powder added and heat set. The Cocktails is another die and glued directly to the card.

I popped up the cocktail glass on mini dimensionals and finished with some Fine Tip Glue on the ice cubes and orange slice for some shine! I think this card could be given to any adult, as it isn’t really masculine or feminine. What do you think?

Don’t forget to add some patterned papers to your October order while they are on sale!

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Plaid Tidings with Paper Piecing Bow

Plaid Tidings patterned paper is another of the packs that is on sale this month and tonight I have teamed it up with the reindeer image from the Warm & Toasty stamp set and includes some Paper Piecing!

The bow on this reindeer, I coloured with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker direct to the stamp and stamped it into the centre of this plaid piece of paper. I cut out a small square just around the image with my trimmer (the oval is placed over the top to hide the hole) then neatly cut around the edges of the bow. Using the marker, I ran it around the edges to make the sides black, so when it’s glued to the reindeer, it looks like one piece. The reindeer is coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I added a little Wink of Stella to the antlers, hooves and nose. The oval is popped up on dimensionals.

Don’t forget to add some patterned papers to your October order!

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CCS Week 21- Highland Heather is Warm and Toasty for Christmas

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Week 21 – Highland Heather

Have you placed your order for the 15% off patterned papers on sale this month? Tonight’s card is made with the Snowflake Splendor DSP which is on sale and guess who bought it? ME!!! And it is so pretty in real life, you have to see it to believe it.

I am a big fan of these colours together, so even though I don’t have any of the other products in the suite, I think it can still be used with many of our other products available, including this cute stamp set that popped into my order last month during the one day Mega stamp sale!

Here I have used the Sunburst Technique which I shared recently in our Monthly Creative Showcase with the Whale of a Time DSP, but wanted to use this paper, as every sheet is gorgeous on both sides and I needed to show it all. This uses only one piece of 6″ x 6″.

How did I create the Sunburst? Take a piece of 12cm x 12cm card and using a pencil draw these lines; corner to corner and in half both sides.

Cut a piece of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper in half and each of these in half again to be 3″ x 3″ squares. Measure two sides and mark the centre with a pencil. Cut from each of these marks to the far corner (as shown below). Repeat on other squares.

Now you will have this. Turn over every second piece to show the opposite side of the paper (you may need to move pieces around to fit. It’s best to do this before you stick them down to the card base.

Add Stampin’ Seal over each of the pencil lines on your backing card and around the edges. Start placing the pieces, lining up the straight lines of each quarter.

Once you finished, it may not look perfect, but flip it over and trim off the edges with scissors or your Trimmer.

Now you can glue this piece to your card front and add your embellishments, sentiment and stamped image.

This stamp set, Warm & Toasty has super cute images and they are perfect for colouring with our Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I enjoyed making this so much, I made a second one with the polar bear!

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CCS – Gray Granite: Peony Garden for a friend

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Week 20 – Gray Granite

How pretty does this patterned paper look when coloured with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends?!!!

This Designer Paper pack is on sale for the month of October saving you 15%, so make sure you add it to your next order!

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The flower is stamped in Gray Granite ink and coloured with Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight Blends. The leaves I left uncoloured.

The sentiment is die cut in white and then I traced the outside of the die onto Gray Granite card and fussy cut it out to get that layered look and it really pops!

I added the gold hoop with some gold thread before placing the flower on top. I added the beautiful white bow and some rhinestones round the card for some extra sparkle.

The inside I coloured an offcut of the DSP with Pool Party and Petal Pink Blends to tie in with the front of the card.

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Most Wonderful Time in the Pine Woods

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley is fantastic value, especially if you are just starting out on your stamping journey or just need everything coordinating with one product code to order! You get the card, designer paper, Embellishments, stickers, dies and stamp set!

For my card today, I have used the pretty deer paper with the gold foil accents as my base.

The Pine Woods dies are so pretty too and I’ve used them today on this card, but you could just use the ones in the medley!

The banner I created myself with the Triple Banner Punch for the ends and I just score 2 lines either side of the sentiment, ¼” apart. I did stamp the sentiment first, then created the folds and added a dimensional behind the sentiment so it sat up. The gold stars are also part of the Medley!

 

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Coming Home with Stamping in the Round (SITR)

Here I am back with another SITR card with a Christmas theme – the Coming Home stamp set and coordinating Trimming the Town Designer Paper is just beautiful. This Designer Paper pack is on sale for the month of October saving you 15%, so make sure you add it to your next order!

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Using the Stamparatus, and a template I created myself, I placed the 4″ x 4″ piece of white card on top of the template. Starting with the house image, stamp it once, rotate the card 90o, stamp again and repeat the process. The I placed the tree and the stars in position and repeated the process.

Stampin Up Coming Home & Trimming the Town DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

Once all the stamping is done, I then coloured the images with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp set and cut out with the 1½” circle punch and layered onto a Misty Moonlight die cut from the Tasteful Labels dies.

Stampin Up Coming Home & Trimming the Town DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

Have you tried this technique of Stamping in the Round?!!

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Monthly Creative Showcase featuring DSP

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Monthly Creative Showcase: Designer Series Paper

Tonight I have a couple of projects for you using patterned papers – this first one uses the gorgeous Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ papers.

My Pacific Point card base is 21cm x 14.8cm, scored at 5.3cm & 10.5cm (landscape)

The DSP is 10.3cm x 14.5cm & 4.8cm x 14.5cm. The Whisper White piece is also 4.8cm x 14.5cm. The 2″ and 2¼” circle punches are used for the feature on the front.

This particular pattern reminds me of the scene in the movie Finding Nemo where the turtles ride the East Australian current. Oh, I love that movie 🥰

The 1cm Pool Party Sheer Ribbon is wrapped around the front panel and glued behind the circle. The stamping inside is Bumblebee for the fish and Pacific Point for the sentiment.

My next card is a square card (12.5cm x 12.5cm) and I have used the sunburst technique. This is a wonderful way to show both sides of the lovely designer papers, because sometimes both sides are adorable and I can’t choose which to use – so why not show both!

I cut another piece of card to measure 12cm x 12cm and using a pencil, draw lines from corner to corner and side to side as shown.

Sunburst Technique using Stampin Up Whale of a Time DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 How to.

Take 2 pieces of 6″ x 6″ designer paper and cut them into 3″ x 3″ squares. Take one and mark the centre on two sides – here I have used a chalk marker so you can see it. Place it in your trimmer lining up one of the marks at the top and the point at the bottom also in the track and cut. Then rotate the next mark to the top and cut down to the same corner. You’ll be left with 2 triangles and a kite shaped piece.  Repeat this on 3 other squares.

Sunburst Technique using Stampin Up Whale of a Time DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2020 How to

Add Stampin’ Seal around the edges and down each of the pencil lines of your card. Start in one corner and place the pieces of DSP with the kite shape in the centre and alternate your patterns.

Here are those same turtles as in the card above, featured in the centre of this card. This time I added some Just Jade ribbon between the two circles.

Please head over to Rachel’s blog to see all the other participants in this month’s Creative Showcase!

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CCS – Poppies in a Granny Apple Green Glow

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Week 19 – Granny Apple Green

I’m really pleased with how my background turned out on this card – Granny Apple Green is not really my go to colour, it’s a little bright – but I think it really makes these poppies pop!!!

The background is sponged darker from the outer edges and lighter into the centre. Once I had the right amount of ink applied, I dripped some water droplets onto the card and sat it aside to dry.

I die cut the poppy layers in Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Basic Black. The Blushing Bride layers I embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

The leaves are die cut in Granny Apple Green and embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I also stamped some of the leaves as well, along with those little star type images from the Pattern Play stamp set. The sentiment (Itty Bitty Greetings) is stamped multiple times to get that lovely dark colour using the Stamparatus.

The poppies are glued together and then two glued to the card front and the last one has some dimensionals under it.

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