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Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 8

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 8 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the new At Home with You stamp set and the coordinating At Home Framelits (purchased together as a bundle, you save an extra 10%)!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

The Brick Wall Textured impressions embossing folder was used to create the background with Crumb Cake card and I sponged the edges and across the grout lines with a sponge dauber and coordinating ink.

Check out the red door? Yes, it actually opens! This is super cool and there is a die in the set that actually creates this. I love the wreath and the holly above the door; it really gives that Christmas feel. I can almost imagine a warm fire glowing inside the door!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia open

The red glimmer paper was punched with the 1/8th Handheld Circle punch and adhered to the little trees with Tombo multipurpose glue. I think these baubles look so pretty in the glimmer! I love the door mat too, which I stamped Merry Christmas in Versamark ink and gold embossed it.

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia closeup

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.

Happy Stamping,

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 7

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 7 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is a Fancy Fold card (instructions below) using the Star of Light, Cookie-Cutter Christmas & Tabs for Everything stamp sets and the brand new Embossing Paste!

Wow, this embossing paste is fabulous! I loved playing with it, but just a warning, you need to work fairly fast and ensure you clean up straight away before it dries hard onto your masks. The design was completely dry within a few minutes!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

Here I have mixed in a tiny drop of reinker to colour the paste to coordinate with my colour scheme.

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

The Santa was stamped in Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Here is the side view so you can see how it folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

You can find the instructions for how to create this fancy fold card from my recent post, Tranquil Tulips.

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 more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies who are participating this week, starting with Sharon Davern.

Happy Stamping,

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Tranquil Tulip Fancy Fold card

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set to create this Fancy Fold card. I really like this style and you can easily make it using 1 sheet of A4 cardstock. I’ll show you that shortly!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 3D

Here is how I cut the A4 sheet of card (full instructions at the end of my post).

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia layout

I also love how this card folds flat to fit into a C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I’m also using the the Wood Grain Designer Series paper. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

I added a piece of white card to the back to write your message on and stamped a couple more tulips!

What do you think of my version of this fancy fold card?

Here are the instructions:

Coloured Base: 4⅛″ x 10⅞″ (10.5cm x 29.7cm). Score at 6″, 7⅛″, 9″ and 10⅛″ (15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm)
Coloured Front Panel: 3″ x 6″ (7.6cm x 15.2cm). Score at ½″ x 1⅝ (1.3cm and 4.2cm)
Designer Series Paper: TOP: 4″ x 4⅜″ (11.1cm x 10.2cm) BOTTOM: 4″ x 1⅝″ (10.1cm x 4.2cm)
White Backing: 3¾″ x 5⅝″ (9.5cm x 14.3cm)  White Card Front: 2¾″ x 4⅛ (7cm x 10.5cm)

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Burnish the score lines of the Base card. Add the DSP with glue. Add Adhesive to the smaller tab and fold up to adhere to the front.
Fold each of the score lines of the front panel. Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking it down, turn the cardstock over and place it on the front of the card to see where to place the adhesive on the lower panel. Add adhesive then flip it over, holding the card flat and adhere this panel.
Stamp the two white piece of cardstock and add them to the card with adhesive. Stamp the sentiment on white card and punch out. Punch two further pieces from the coloured card to use as a matt layer. Adhere to the card.

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 6

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 6 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team.

My card today is 5-3/4″ square card using the Jar of Love & Christmas Pines stamp sets and the Everyday Jars Framelits.

 

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia, DIY

Can you believe that I have never inked up the Jar of Love stamp set until now?! True! But… having made this card, I am bound to make many more projects with this amazing stamp set.

The photos don’t do this card justice in showing all the glitter and gold edging, but I hope you can see that I used the Versamark ink pad, and rubbed it along the edges of the cardstock, dipped them in gold embossing powder and heat set it. It’s another way of creating a layered effect without the extra thickness of cardstock!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY Xmas

The flowers were stamped with the Cherry Cobbler ink, however the solid background colour was stamped off first to give that toned look. The greetings are from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

and here is the inside of the card!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia inside

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.

Happy Stamping,

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Nailed It for Father’s Day!

Dear Crafters,

Yes I know, Father’s Day is so far away still, but I have to share this project because this Nailed It Bundle is retiring in a week’s time and I don’t want you to miss out on it!

Nailed It Happy Fathers Day card by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Rowville

The designer paper is called Urban Underground and it will also be retiring. #cutitnothoardit  Click here to add it to your shopping cart.

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Don’t forget to check out the retiring products at up to 50% off but only until 31st May! Click these links to see all the products; Retiring Stamps / Retiring Bundles / Everything Else. Hurry before they are gone!

Products

Stamps: Nailed It
Inks:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Card/Paper:  Very Vanilla, Urban Underground DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Build It Framelits, Urban Underground Embellishments, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Dimensionals

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Annual Catalogue Sneak Peeks

art-with-heart-team-blog-hop-logo-currentDear Crafters,

Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it  would be fun to share some fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue, which is available 1st June.

Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

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!

For my projects, I have used the Colorful Seasons suite, Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers thinlits dies (page 147 of new annual catalogue). I love how this bundle has so many items to be able to create a project for any season. There are 24 stamps in this stamp set; sentiments, flowers, leaves, branches, snowflakes and more!

Autumn – I have used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip. The material of the sun chair was stamped using the kissing technique with the wavy stamp from the set, Work of Art! I stamped the sentiment in Daffodil Delight, but it needed something, so I also stamped in Pumpkin Pie, but slightly offsetting it for a shadow effect.

Autumn - Colourful Season & Seasonal Layers Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

Spring – I have used Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. The blossoms were stamped with Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum inks and die cut. The second one is a stamped off version of Sweet Sugarplum! I just love this colour combination and I could certainly see myself sitting on this chair enjoying a drink under the cherry blossoms 🙂

Spring - Colourful Season & Seasonal Layers Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

Winter – I have used Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Whisper White with some Silver Glimmer of course! The snowflakes are stamped in Dapper Denim and stamped off a 2nd and 3rd time to get the gradient in the colour. I have also used some of the new Glitter Enamel Dots; how stunning are they?!!!!

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, Andrea Roberts.

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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. Ros Davidson
3. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
4. Kate Morgan
5. Andrea Roberts
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Alisha Watson
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Monika O’Neill
10. Claire Daly
11. Sharon Davern
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Caroline Manwaring
14. Judy May
15. Catherine Proctor
16. Rebecca Jacovou

Happy Hopping!

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Tickled Pink Flamingo

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another sneak peek of this cute stamp set, Fabulous Flamingo, which we created at my craft class on Saturday and the ladies loved it!

Fabulous Flamingo Tickled Pink by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

The flamingo is stamped with Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink inks.  The sentiment was stamped and cut out using the new Pretty Label punch. Then we cut 2 more of the punch pieces in Flirty Flamingo card and off set them behind the white one to create the layered effect.

Fabulous Flamingo Tickled Pink by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia #stampinup

This is a great stamp set to showcase the two-step stamping technique!

What do you think of this pretty flamingo card?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Flamingo
Inks: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black
Other: Pretty Label Punch, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Big Shot, Seaside TIEF

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