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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 17: Bridge Fold card with FREE tutorial

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 17 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the At Home with You stamp set, the coordinating At Home Framelit dies and the Detailed Gate Thinlits die to create this Bridge Fold Christmas card!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

I started by die cutting the gate in the new Champagne Foil sheet and I was surprised how gorgeous it was. Then I had to come up with a card to use it on… and because it is quite wide, I thought it was perfect for using on a bridge fold card, but I had to come up with a solution to make it sturdy and solid, so I added some Window Sheet behind the detailed gate and because it is clear, you don’t see it! Winner!!!

I love the red front door with the Christmas wreath on it, I think it really pops behind the front gate! I’ve really tried to set the theme here with the gorgeous front gate and looking through to the front door of the house!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

Click here to access my FREE Bridge Fold Card Tutorial (in Australia measurements).

The full product list is provided at the end of the 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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The Heart of Christmas, Week 16

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Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 16 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Merry Little Labels stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Label punch to create a wine bottle tag! I find that giving a bottle of wine or champagne as a Christmas gift so much easier, and what a perfect way to dress it up with a beautiful handmade tag.

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I used some retired Core’dinations card for the tag, but you can just switch it out for Pool Party cardstock. The Designer Paper is the Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ pack in the Holiday catalogue. The stamping of the images are done using Stampin’ Write Markers. This is a great way of using markers directly on the stamp to get different colours in the one impression!

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY Gift Tags using Every Day Label Punch

The Banner Triple punch is awesome for creating those perfect banners!

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A full product list is provided at the end of the 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 Tina Gillespie.

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Holiday Catalogue items now available!

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Hello Friends,

Finally, today is the day the Holiday catalogue goes LIVE and you can purchase as many of these stunning products you like!

Be sure to take a look inside the catalogue or go to the Catalogue page on the Stampin’ Up! website by clicking here. You can also download a pdf version for free!

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Earn Stampin’ Rewards when your Merchandise Subtotal reaches $250.00! Learn more about this amazing offer.

Now, would you like to see more of the new products?

Today I share one card using two of my favourite bundles from the new catalogue along with two different Designer Series Paper packs!

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Musical Season and Carols of Christmas bundles have been used along with the Merry Music DSP, the Quilted Christmas DSP and the Champagne Foil. #cutitnothardit

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and here is the inside greeting of the card. For the holly, I used Stampin’ Write Markers!

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season, Carols of Christmas, Merry Music DSP, Quilted Christmas DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

The full product list can be found at the end of this post!

I would love to know what your favourite stamp set is in this new catalogue. Be sure to leave a comment below!

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 14

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Hello Friends,

Sorry I missed doing a Christmas themed post last week, but things were a bit busy and I was in hospital having my infusion on the Thursday and didn’t have such a pleasant experience and took a little longer to recovery (long story, but not my usual nurse to put in the cannula!). Anyway, I am back, so welcome to Week 15 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Musical Season the stamp set and the coordinating dies, Musical Instruments Framelits, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Bridge Fold Technique.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

Wow, this Specialty Designer Series Paper is so striking! It has this gorgeous shine when you catch it in the light.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

Tutorials for this Bridge Fold technique can be found on YouTube. There are quite a few and I have adapted the measurements to our Australian cardstock sizes. Click here for my written tutorial!

Here is the back of the card, where you can write your message. I have added the harp stamped in smoky slate and die cut.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

and as you can see, it fits into our C6 envelopes for posting!!!!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

The full product list is provided at the end of the 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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It’s all about the new Holiday Catalogue for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop!

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available on 1st September until 2nd January 2018. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

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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. You may have come to me from the very talented, Rachel Palmieri.

Now let’s get started!

For my projects today I am using the Musical Season Bundle with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.

My projects are fairly simple, using Black, Silver and White! Not my usual Christmas style, but it is classic and I wanted to try something different to what I always use and this Designer Paper just has to be a focal point. #cutitnothhoardit

Check out that Black Shimmer ribbon too, it is just gorgeous and coordinates so well with my cards tonight.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Fancy front

My second card is stepped up with a some extra die cutting, heat embossing and dry embossing using the new Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The sentiment is silver embossed and heat set on some black card with a piece of Silver Foil behind. The French Horn is also die cut from the Silver Foil.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

and the inside of both cards I stamped the same sentiment in Black ink with the Lyre behind stamped in Smoky Slate!

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. inside

This card uses the same Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper along with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies, Card Front Builder Thinlits. The border frame is die cut using these thinlits.

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The trees and the deer on the front are die cut with the Silver Foil. The black ribbon bow adds a touch of softness to the card. Behind the raised sentiment is a layer of silver glimmer. Not sure if you can see that clearly in the picture.

Here is the inside of my card with the tiny deer and the glimmer Christmas tree set to the bottom right hand side.

 

and for my last card today, I have paired these up with the new Mini Ornaments Embellishments, to hang in the centre of this card with the fine silver metallic thread!

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I die cut the Lots of Labels framelits in 3 sizes to use to frame the mini ornament embellishment adding dimensionals behind the frames for added layering. The inside of the card I wanted to remain black behind the ornament, however that is not great for writing a greeting, so I cut a square out of the white layer and stamped the sentiment below it.

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Products used:

Stamps: Musical Season, Carols of Christmas
Inks: Black Archival, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Card/Paper: Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Merry Music Specialty DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Musical Instruments Framelits, Card Front Builder Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, Mini Ornaments Embellishments, Silver Metallic Thread


Thanks for visiting today.

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, Caroline Manwaring.

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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:

 

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Heart of Christmas – Week 9 – Carols of Christmas

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Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 9 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the brand new Carols of Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits (purchased together as a bundle, you save an extra 10%). These will be available in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue released in September but if you join my team, you can get them now. Ask me how!

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Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

So here is my card for this week using this stamp set.

Heart of Christmas Week 9 using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia AWHT Handmade card 3D DIY.JPG

I have used Tranquil Tide and Silver as my colour combination for this card.

Those little deer are stamped in Basic Grey on Whisper White, as I originally die cut them in the silver foil, but it was just too much silver!

Heart of Christmas Week 9 using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia AWHT Handmade card 3D

The sentiment is embossed in Silver and that ribbon is new in the Annual catalogue too. Isn’t it pretty?

Heart of Christmas Week 9 using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia AWHT Handmade card 3D DIY inside

The sentiment inside the card is from the Star of Light stamp set and few more die cuts at the bottom. The green piece was on off cut from another project where I used the Lots of Labels Framelits (a full product list is below).

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.

Stampin Up Bonus Days 2017 at CraftwithKate

Bonus Day’s are happening this month! For every $90 you spend (or multiples of) between 1–31 July (before postage), you’ll receive 1 or more Bonus Days coupons that you can spend between 1–31 August!!! Order as you normally would and your bonus days coupons will be emailed to you after your order is placed.

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Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!

Between 1st and 31st July, every new demonstrator gets an Essentials Gift Pack (worth $86) plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth $35) from the upcoming Holiday catalogue added to their starter kit for FREE! This means that new demonstrators will get products and business supplies worth a whopping $356 for just $169 with free shipping!

Here’s what Santa includes in the Essentials Gift Pack:
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols Of Christmas (see pic at top of post)
AND spend your Starter Kit dollars ($235) on things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories!

So what are you waiting for? Join up today!

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Handbag Gift Bag

Dear Crafters,

On Monday I shared a fancy fold card using the delightful, Candy Cane Lane DSP and Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

Today, I have a Handbag made purely from paper to place that lovely card into, in the same Designer Series Paper!

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and here you can see the card inside!

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How did I create this bag?  Start by making the base using a piece of cardstock 8″ x 5″. Score on each edge at 1″. At each corner on the long edges, cut up to the first score line. Using a bone folder, burnish the score lines, then stick the base together to create a box.

Next, I simply started with a 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP, cut in half so you have two 6″ x 12″ and join them together so you have one long piece. Cut this down to 18 1/2″. Add Tear and Tape along the long edge and down one side. Fold it around the base and join together to create the central part of the bag.

The handles are 1″ strip cut from the longer side of an A4 sheet. Score down the centre lengthwise leaving 1.5″ from both ends. Place a piece of tear & tape along one inside edge only to the score lines and fold together. I also used another strip of cardstock of 1″ to place around the top of the bag to make it more sturdy, but that is optional. To finish, I glued some pom pom trim around the top.

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What do you think of this project?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Real Red, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Other: Trimmer, Simply Scored, Tear & Tape, Paper Snips, Real Red Pom Pom Trim

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