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Heart of Christmas: Week 1

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Here we go again! If you have been following my blog for a while, you may recall the Heart of Christmas weekly inspiration we did last year. Well, we are starting it again here with Week 1 of the Heart of Christmas for 2019!

This is a brilliant way to start creating those cards for Christmas, as so often we think we have loads of time later on, but time just passes by and then we struggle to create in bulk before the big day. Starting earlier and join us, being inspired by the amazing creations of our team ladies and start your journey today.

Tonight I am sharing a sneak peek of some new product coming in the Holiday catalogue available to purchase in 2 weeks! These were the very first products added to my shopping cart when I browsed the catalogue; I just loved the entire suite and had to have it all.

I am beginning with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements, Star Designer Elements, along with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.

Christmas card 2019 using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Suite by Kate Morgan Australia.JPG

This paper has gorgeous copper foil accents on one side of each of the sheets of paper and it is stunning. I was drawn to the colours in this pack; Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil.

I  love the embellishments that also come in this suite. The tiny stars and the foil elements that you just add to your project with Tombo Multipurpose glue.

Christmas card 2019 using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Suite by Kate Morgan Australia...JPG

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

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Super Simple water-coloured Magnolias

Tonight’s card focuses on the Magnolia embossing folder and how to colour the flowers with an AquaPainter and some inkpads. By squashing the inkpad into the lid before opening it, gives you enough of a colour palette to work with. Squeezer the AquaPainter to get a drop or two of water into the ink to get the brush going, swirl it around and then gently add the colour to the flower.

Magnolia Blooms watercolour, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

The colour will lighten as it dries. Wait for it to dry completely before gluing the layer to your card. The sentiment (Very Versailles stamp set) is stamped in Soft Seam Foam ink on the same colour card and added with dimensionals.

I added some Wink of Stella to the stamen for a bit of glimmer and extra interest.

Magnolia Blooms watercolour, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Would you give this simple style a go? What colours would you use?

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Fanciful Fragrance in classic blue and white

Okay, I have to admit it, Seaside Spray is probably my favourite new In Colour, but I could also be bias as my favourite colour is blue!

Blue and white is a classic combination and I’m using just these two in this card.

I have created a few layers. The card base is actually Whisper White with a layer of Seaside Spray that has been embossed with the new Scripty 3D embossing folder.

The next layer is also seaside spray stamped around the edges in the floral image Fanciful Fragrance) multiple times and a sponge dauber used around the edges to darken it. Then I stamped the perfume images (Fanciful Fragrance) in the centre with Versamark ink and sprinkled white emboss powder and heat set it. This layer is attached to the card with dimensionals.

Feminine Birthday Card using Stampin Up Fanciful Fragrance & Heirloom 3D Embossing & Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

The Heirloom Frames dies and 3D embossing folders were used to create the frame. I inked the edges of the frame (inside and outside) with the Versamark inkpad and dipped the frame in the white emboss powder, heat set it. It also appears shiny for a classy look!

This frame is added with dimensionals. The sentiment (Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set) is stamped and cut using the Classic Label punch.

Feminine Birthday Card using Stampin Up Fanciful Fragrance & Heirloom 3D Embossing & Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

What do you like about this card? I would love some feedback.


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Another milestone with Double figures!

Today we had another milestone in our house; my baby turned 10 and it is truly a bit of a shock to us! How did that happen…. a teenager and a 10 year old in two weeks?!!! LOL

Anyway, she wanted a card with flowers on it, so of course my go to floral stamp set at the moment is Beautiful Friendship, so that it what was used.

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Here is her card!

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019..JPG

I used the retired Little Numbers dies (I’ll never get rid of them!) and the wishes is from the Well Written Dies. How awesome does this look with the glittery black organdy ribbon and the black border of the Nested Labels dies?!! I added some Wink of Stella to the number 10 too.

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

My daughter loves aqua, so I thought the Coastal Cabana cardstock was a good choice for the base card. On the inside, I stamped the rose and leaves and then added the gorgeous and perfect sentiment from the same stamp set to the centre. I was really happy with how this card turned out and she loved it!

10th birthday card feminine using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 inside

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Magnolia Blooms in Shimmer White

Tonight’s card is using the Magnolia Blooms stamp set which can be found in the Beginner Brochure and it also coordinates with the Magnolia Suite in the Annual catalogue. This card is reasonably simple to create with a couple of layers of Designer paper adhered to a card base of Petal Pink.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink and a small piece of ribbon added above it. The flower is stamped in Versamark ink on Basic Black card, Shimmer White Emboss Powder added and heat set with the Heat Tool and watch the magic happen!

Magnolia Blooms in Shimmery White Emboss powder Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

Can you see that gorgeous Shimmer White Embossing Powder sparkling?!!! Oh my gosh, it looks even better in real life, just stunning. I cut out the image with Paper Snips and popped it up on some dimensionals so it really stands out.

Magnolia Blooms in Shimmery White Emboss powder Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Sit this card on the mantle and in the evening with the light hitting that shimmering magnolia flower, you won’t be able to take your eyes off it!!!

Do yourself a favour and add this Shimmer White Emboss Powder to your next order, you won’t be disappointed (link below)!


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Masculine Trifold card to sail home

Tonight’s card is a fancy trifold card using the Sailing Home bundle. Purchase this stamp set and coordinating dies together and save 10%.

don’t you just love these colours together? I sure do and they are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate and a Soft Suede wheel!

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds

I love using Designer paper as the card base. When they are double sided, you want to show off both sides of the paper and this is a great fold to do this. Don’t you agree?

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds open

I popped up the lighthouse and the anchor on dimensionals for added depth and tied a little piece of twine through the anchor.

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019, Fancy Folds

This card was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis however, I used different measurements. You can see her video here.

What I used:
Come Sail Away DSP – 6″ x 12″, score at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾”.
Whisper White card – 2¾” x 4″ and 3¾” x 5½”
Balmy Blue card – 2⅞” x 4⅛”

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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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Yikes, a teenager in the house!

Thirteen years ago my first born arrived (after a 30+ hour labour and 9lbs) into our home turning us into a family!

I cannot believe where the time has gone, but she has been such a joy and gorgeous girl, growing into an amazing teenager. Her favourite colour is Aqua and she is not a girly, girl who likes dresses, pink or sparkles. So today’s card has been quite challenging to create.

All I knew was I needed to start with the colour palette and put 13 somewhere on the card. I got out Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay & Pretty Peacock and thought about doing an ombre effect.

I grabbed the Piece of Cake stamp set…. I mean, who doesn’t like cake for their birthday, right?!!!

13th Birthday Card using Stampin Up Piece of Cake by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019  Handmade.JPG

To line up all those 13 cakes, yep, I managed to stamp 13 cakes, did you count them?!! The Stamparatus was the tool to use, because it was the perfect size for the clear plates to move across one notch at at time and re-stamp again and again.

Once I had stamped all those cakes and cut the white card to size, I die cut the numbers into the centre of the cake tower. I layered up the base card of Pretty Peacock, with a layer of the Noble Peacock Foil and then glued the white card front to it. The numbers were left out and Mini dimensionals were used, doubled up for the height, and added so that the foil could shine through.

13th Birthday Card using Stampin Up Piece of Cake by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019  Handmade..JPG

I finished by adding some Wink of Stella to the numbers as well as the cake at the top!

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Simple Stamping for the AWHT Blog Hop

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink. It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! ink, paper and card stock coordinates perfectly.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the lovely, Christina Barnes. 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!

Card 1: This doesn’t have a lot of stamping, just the one sentiment stamped onto vellum, but it showcases some of the stunning Designer papers Stampin’ Up! produce. Just one piece of DSP cut twice evenly and glued to the card. A very simple way to use stamps, ink & paper!

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & See a Silhouette DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.JPG

Card 2: created using the Clear Stamp Block ‘E’ as a stamp, pressing it directly onto the stamp pad. I used Daffodil Delight in the centre and then added Balmy Blue at one end and Pear Pizzazz at the other. Then I spritzed it with some water before stamping the block directly onto the Shimmery White card.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Silhouette Scenes & Colourful Seasons by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

While waiting for this to dry, go ahead and fold your Pear Pizzazz card base in half and add a layer of Basic Black card. Now that the ink has dried, stamp the branch & flowers (Colourful Seasons stamp set) and the girl on the swing and sentiment (Silhouette Scenes stamp set) all in Memento Black ink. Glue this layer to the card.

Don’t you just love swinging on a swing? This was one of my “perfect places to be” when I was a kid!!!

Card 3: uses the gorgeous stamp sets, Beautiful FriendshipI had a piece of paper in the shape of an oval sitting on my desk, so I placed it in the centre of the card and stamped the floral images around it, creating that central focus point.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Kindness & Compassion by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Then I stamped the sentiment using the new Kindness & Compassion stamp set.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Kindness & Compassion by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

Cards 4&5: are some Thank you cards for my daughter’s netball coaches. Their team are called the ‘Roses’, so I thought Beautiful Friendship was the perfect stamp set to use. The images are stamped in Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green for the leaves, sentiment and card base.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Love What You Do by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.JPG

I adore this one with the roses stamped in Mango Melody and Calypso Coral. The other colours are the same as the previous card. The sentiment is from the

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Love What You Do by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019..JPG

It certainly was a challenge to create SIP (stamps, ink & paper) cards, but they can be just as effective! Why don’t you give them a go?!!!

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Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the talented, Rachel Palmieri.

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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. Tina Gillespie
  2. Kathryn Ruddick
  3. Rebecca Jacovou
  4. Rachel Woollard
  5. Sharon Davern
  6. Vicki Boucher
  7. Christina Barnes
  8. Kate Morgan
  9. Rachel Palmieri
  10. Ros Davidson
  11. Catherine Proctor

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Card 1:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper , Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock , White Vellum A4 Card Stock

Card 2:
Stamp : Silhouette Scenes Cling Stamp Set , Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad , Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad , Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad , Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Card Stock : Basic Black A4 Card Stock , Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz , Shimmery White A4 Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive : Clear Block E

Card 3:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set , Kindness & Compassion Cling-Mount Stamp Set , Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Ink : Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad , Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad , Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Card Stock , Flirty Flamingo A4 Cardstock

Cards 4&5:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set , Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set , Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Ink : Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad , Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad , Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad , Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : Calypso Coral A4 Card Stock , Whisper White A4 Card Stock , Granny Apple Green A4 Cardstock

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Silhouette Birthday Sprinkled with Pigment!

Tonight I have used the new Pigment Sprinkles and created a real mess 🤣

Pigment Sprinkles

 

I began with some of the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, added some sprinkles and spritzed with water…. wow, does it take you by surprise with the brightness of the colours, amazing! I put it aside and while waiting for it to dry, I got out the Silhouette Scenes bundle, Garden Green and Night of Navy cardstock and got started creating the card.

I knew I was going to die cut the tree from the watercolour paper so I worked out where I was going to stamp the image of the girl on the swing and place the sentiment (Magnolia Blooms). I did this in Night of Navy ink using the Stamparatus, so I could re-ink the images multiple times for a darker image.

Silhouette Scenes Bundle using Stampin Up Pigment Sprinkles by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Handmade Birthday Card.JPG

Once the watercolour paper was dry, I die cut it with the tree die and glued it to the card. Check out the colours on it – you couldn’t get that sort of colouring without these pigment sprinkles. You need to get them and play, but a little tip, buy some disposable gloves!!!

Silhouette Scenes Bundle using Stampin Up Pigment Sprinkles by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Handmade Birthday Card.

Measurements:
5″ x 10″ Garden Green card base, folded in half
4¾” x 4¾” Night of Navy
4½” x 4½” Garden Green

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