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Colour Creations: Cherry Cobbler

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Cherry Cobbler!!!

I am using this colour combination with the Cake Soiree stamp set and coordinating dies.

I Gold Embossed the cake and the edges of the Gorgeous Grape layer.

Colour Creation with Cherry Cobbler using Stampin Up Cake Soiree by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.jpg

The sentiment on top of the cake is also embossed, but with White Embossing Powder. The photo doesn’t do the cake justice, because the gold embossing looks very dull, when in fact it is quite shiny. I used watercolour pencils to colour the flowers in the 3 coordinating colours and the white pencil to add some highlight. The flowers on the top of the cake were stamped in full colour and stamped off once for the lighter shade.

Colour Creation with Cherry Cobbler using Stampin Up Cake Soiree by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.jpg

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

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Pretty Kitty Fancy Fold Card

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a fancy fold card using the Pretty Kitty stamp set, Tea Room Specialty Designer paper and Watercolour Pencils!

From 1 August, a new 10 pack of Watercolour Pencils will be available in the following colours: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy. These can be used by themselves or with our Blender Pens or Aqua Painter.

I made this card for my eldest daughter who turns 12 today. She loves cats (we have 2) and she loves butterflies, so this was perfect for her.

The front piece of cardstock is embossed with the new Tufted Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

Pretty Kitty Fun Fold card using Stampin Up Tea Room DSP by Kate Morgan Australia

This card opens up so you can see the gorgeous Tea Room Specialty Designer paper with the kitty image. This is coloured with the Watercolour Pencils and then I used a Blender Pen to add some shading. This image is die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added with dimensionals to a piece of Rich Razzleberry Layering Ovals Scallop die which is glued down to the DSP. Open this flap to reveal another layer for your message.

Pretty Kitty Fun Fold card using Stampin Up Tea Room DSP by Kate Morgan Australia.

When fully open, you have this Whisper White piece with the sentiment stamped (Happy Birthday Gorgeous) in the centre where you can write your message.

Pretty Kitty Fun Fold card using Stampin Up Tea Room DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia

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AWHT Blog Hop featuring Designer Series Paper

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring designer series paper. This month, Stampin’ Up! have a special on designer series paper, buy 3, get 1 free! We hope our blog hop inspires you to get crafting with your designer series paper.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from Cathy Proctor. 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!

My first project is a 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page of my eldest daughter when she was only 11 months old. She was already walking and into everything, so we went outside to get some winter sunshine and of course, she went straight for the flowers. So what better paper to use than the Petal Promenade DSP! I’ve paired it up on a base of Fresh Fig with some coloured punch outs of Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride using the Tailored Tag punch. I also added the cat punch and some of the Tea Room copper metallic edged ribbon, tied in a bow. The sentiment is from the Accented Blooms stamp set and the metal rose is from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

Petal Promenade DSP Scrapbook Layout, Memory Keeping by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia.JPG

My second project is a fancy fold card using the Tropical Escape DSP which coordinates with the Tropical Chic Bundle; Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Thinlits dies. It can be found on pages 120-121 of the annual catalogue.

The colours I have used are: Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam.

Tropical Chic Bundle for DSP Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Australia. closed #artwithheart.JPG

The layering squares framelits added in the diamond formation, adds a new dimension to this fold. As you can see below, the frame is adhered to the left panel of the card and the centre piece is adhered to the right panel and slides underneath to close.

Tropical Chic Bundle for DSP Blog Hop by Kate Morgan Australia. #artwithheart

with the card fully open, I have added some stamping to coordinate with the design on the front!

Tropical Chic Bundle for DSP Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Australia open #artwithheart

Thanks for visiting today.


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

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the talented Ros!

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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. Rebecca Jacovou 
  2. Caroline Manwaring
  3. Catherine Proctor
  4. Kate Morgan < you are here >
  5. Ros Davidson
  6. Tina Gillespie
  7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  8. Kim Dallinger
  9. Alisha Watson
  10. Sharon Davern
  11. Kimberly Hern 
  12. Rachel Woollard
  13. Leanne Mitchell 
  14. Monika O’Neill
  15. Rachel Palmieri 

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Double Pleat Fold card with Stitched Labels

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a double pleat fold card using the Petal Promenade DSP, but look at that Soft Sea Foam card with the texture… it is created with the new Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder!

Double Pleat Fold card using Stampin Up Petal Promenade DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018

  • I began with a piece of DSP measuring 10″ x 5-7/8″
  • Score long edge at 1″, 1½”, 2½”, 3″, 4, 4½”, 5½”, 6″, 7″, 7½”, 8½”, 9″
  • Measure on both of the short sides, mark with a pencil 2½” in from each end, so you have 4 marks in total (See diagram)
  • From these marks cut off each of the corner triangles as shown to the centre scorelines
  • Fold the scorelines as shown in the card sample

Double Pleat Fold Card measurements by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.jpg

I also love the Stitched Label Framelits dies! The sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and stamped in Petal Pink ink on whisper white card. The heart and circle are die cut in Soft Sea Foam and added with dimensionals. A small piece of copper trim has been frayed at either end and adhered with snail.

Double Pleat Fold card using Stampin Up Petal Promenade DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

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

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Colour Creations: Blueberry Bushel with Bike Ride

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring the new In Colour, Blueberry Bushel!!!

I am getting organised for the end of year when my eldest daughter graduates from her primary years of schooling and one of her closest friends is a boy who I’m sure she will miss next year as they head off to different High Schools. I’ve made this card for him!

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia F

Oh how I love this Designer Series Paper, Best Route. It is the perfect choice to go with this Bike Ride stamp set. This young man loves his bike; I guess it gives them their independence at this age. The two of them often head out for a bike ride on the weekends, so I thought it was appropriate to use a bike for this card as they will head off in different directions next year.

The bike is stamped and die cut and the wheels are attached with small split pins so they actually spin! The bike frame is mounted to the card with dimensionals to allow the wheels to move.

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia

The inside of the card I stamped this cute little dog, as the recipient has recently acquired a new puppy and I think he will love this touch!

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia inside

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

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

If you would like , July is the month to join my team and receive an additional 10 ink pads for FREE with the Starter Kit. It is only $169 to join and you choose any product to the value or $235 to get started and FREE delivery. There are no contracts or strings attached to this offer. Click here to join (Australian residents only).

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Springtime with Garden Impressions designer paper

Hello Crafters,

Have you seen the DSP sale, buy 3 get 1 free? This month I will focus on projects using some of these stunning papers!

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I love navy and yellow together and so when I grabbed this piece of designer paper, I knew straight away I would use these two colours together. When there are flowers, there are always butterflies, so I used the Springtime Impressions thinlits die to add this stunning So Saffron butterfly. The sentiment is from the Cake Soiree stamp set stamped in Night of Navy ink and punched out with a 1″ circle punch. I wrapped some Linen thread around 3 ties added the sentiment and tied in a bow! The candy dots in the butterfly are retired but they were the perfect accent to finish this card.

Springtime Impressions & Garden Impressions DSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

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Colour Creations: Around the Corner with Blackberry Bliss

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. This week we are featuring a returning colour, Blackberry Bliss!!!

How pretty are these Delicate Lace Edgelits dies?!!! I have die cut them in Blackberry Bliss card stock and glued them to the front of the Balmy Blue card. Next I stamped the sentiment from the Around the Corner stamp set.

Animal Outings, Around the Corner, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

The Animal Outings bundle is so Australian with its choice of animals, but today I’m using the cute little rhino. Those lace edgelits remind me of the skin of the rhino so I felt it appropriate to stamp it and cut it with the coordinating Animal Friends thinlits. Loving that there are coordinating thinlits for this stamp set.

Animal Outings, Around the Corner &amp; Delicate Lace Edgelits, Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia.

I coloured the rhino and the little bird with Stampin’ Blends Markers, then added it with an action/wobble accessory… it’s like a spring and it makes him move. These are very easy to make by punching 2 small circles of card stock and wrapping some thin craft wire around a pen/marker 3 or 4 times. Remove the wire from the pen, cut the wire from the roll and using some tape, add each end of your coil to a circle. Place the action wobble behind your rhino with some glue and add it to your card.

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card too. Here is have used the sentiments from Around the Corner, perfect detail for a birthday card.

Animal Outings, Around the Corner, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia. inside

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

Have you heard about the amazing, never seen before offer, with the already awesome valued starter kit when you join? July is the month to do so with an additional 10 ink pad assortment for FREE with the Starter Kit. It is only $169 to join and you choose any products to the value or $235 to get started and FREE delivery. There are no contracts or strings attached to this offer. Click here to join (Australian residents only).

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Blog Hop: Casing the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue with Animal Outings

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects CASED from the annual catalogue. If you would like a copy of the 2018 – 2019 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, Kathryn Ruddick. 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!

At OnStage in April, we got the Animal Outings stamp set in our bags when we arrived and I couldn’t have been more pleased. I think everyone who attended the event were super excited that we had some Aussie animal friend images.

The other great news once we got our hands on the catalogue, was that there are coordinating framelits so we don’t have to fussy cut each of the images, super exciting! So when 1st June came around, those framelits were first on my order.

I have cased my cards from page 26 of the catalogue.

Animal Outings welcome card, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018..JPG

The base card is the new Granny Apple Green with the leaves die cut in Shaded Spruce. The banners are from the Nature’s Poem DSP and that small scallop edge is Blackberry Bliss (a returning colour) cut with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch. I coloured the kangaroo & koala with Stampin’ Blends and popped it up on dimensionals.

Animal Outings welcome card, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

See that little Blackberry Bliss heart? It was actually an extra piece left over when the rhino was die cut and I trimmed it slightly. The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Animal Outings Rhino die_2018.jpg

My next card uses the cute giraffe, again coloured with Stampin’ Blends. I’ve used So Saffron as my card base so the giraffe would stand out more. I’ve also used Crumb Cake and Soft Sea Foam.  I love this die cut background.

Animal Outings Giraffe welcome card, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White and cut out with the Tailored Tag punch. The branches were coloured with a Blender Pen and inkpads and added with Tombo multipurpose glue.

Animal Outings Giraffe welcome card, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018

This last card is cased from page 48 of the catalogue (below) and it is my favourite.

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I wanted to make it sweet and feminine, so I have used some of the Petal Promenade DSP and a Pearlised Doilie to soften the tone along with lots of different embellishments.

Animal Outings Rhino & Petal Promenade DSP Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia.JPG

I stamped the rhino image repeatedly across the background of the new colour, Gray Granite, card base in the coordinating ink pad. A banner of the Petal Promenade DSP was glued down over the doilie, then a thin banner of Silver Glimmer paper. The rhino is added with dimensionals.

The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, White Dotted Tulle and a White Baker’s Twine bow finish it off nicely.

Animal Outings Rhino & Petal Promenade DSP Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia F.JPG

Thanks for visiting today.


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

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

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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. Catherine Proctor 
  2. Kimberly Hern 
  3. Monika O’Neill
  4. Caroline Manwaring
  5. Kathryn Mangelsdorf 
  6. Kathryn Ruddick 
  7. Kate Morgan < you are here >
  8. Alisha Watson
  9. Rachel Palmieri 
  10. Andrea Roberts 
  11. Ros Davidson
  12. Rebecca Jacovou
  13. Rachel Woollard
  14. Tina Gillespie

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Thinking of You Fancy Fold with Nature’s Poem DSP

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my own design Fancy Fold card using Designer Series Paper!

No more hoarding DSP in my house this year, I need to use it and this style is perfect. You can use any of the Designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! range to create all types of cards and the best part is you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″!

Each card measures 12″ x 6″ scored at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾” and it fits into our C6 envelopes.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Here it is fully open. The first fold is glued down to the front of the card. Depending on the reverse design of your paper, it can give a striking effect as seen here. This also makes the card stronger. I didn’t want to put a large piece of card in the centre to write the message for two reasons, I didn’t want to cover up that gorgeous paper and secondly I cut it down to fit behind the large sentiment when the card is closed.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

Just look at those leaves ♥ I am so in love with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! Not only did I emboss the leaves on the white message piece, but also embossed them in coordinating coloured card and then die cut them to add even more texture to the front of the card.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
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Varied Vases with the Stamparatus!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card we made at my recent classes. This was a simple design to show my ladies how to use the Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool).

Varied Vases Stampin Up Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Australia

We inked the floral outlines in Basic Gray, stamping it once, moved the hinged plate down one notch and stamp again and repeat. On another plate we had the shelf inked in Smoky Slate ink. Then on the reverse of the first plate, we inked up the flowers in 3 different colours; Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana & Highland Heather. We punched out some vases in 3 of the new in colours; Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick & Pineapple Punch and added them with dimensionals.

Varied Vases Stampin Up Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
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