Birthday, Challenges, feminine, JAI, Stampin' Up!

Sneak Peek of Happy Birthday Gorgeous for JAI #356

Dear Crafters,

Tonight I join the challenge at Just Add Ink, #356.

I have chosen Metallics and Balloons for my card, along with some brand new products from the upcoming 2017-2018 annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue. I know you love a sneak peek to see some new items coming soon 😉

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle is just that, gorgeous!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia JAI Challenge copy

I have used two of the new In Colours; Lemon Lime Twist & Powder Pink. Aren’t they just stunning together?!!! The stamp set is called Happy Birthday Gorgeous and I randomly stamped the flowers over the top layer of white card.

the happy birthday sentiment is die cut from the Happy Birthday Thinlits die in the gold glimmer paper.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia JAI copy

I also love how this stamp set coordinates with the Balloon Punch we already have!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia JAI Challenges copy

What do you think of this card?

Why don’t you head on over to the Just Add Ink page for some more inspiration.

 

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Inks: Lemon Lime Twist & Powder Pink
Other: Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits die, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Balloon Punch

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Did you notice some new images today? Yes, I thought it was time to update my ‘branding’ and add some watercolour flowers in some of my favourite colours. What do you think of them? I love it!

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Just Add “S”

Dear Crafters,

It has been quite a few months since I have entered any challenges, but today I enter the Just Add Ink challenge, “Just Add S” to your project (#318).

So I have chosen to add a Sunburst!

Love Blooms Baby Bear Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate #stampinupaustralia

I love making this style of card, not only does it showcase so many of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! papers, but it can also use up some smaller scraps left over from previous projects.

I also adore this new Baby Bear stamp set. Isn’t it just adorable? I have stamped it with Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, as it is a two-step stamp, although there are 3 parts to it, hence the 3 colours!

Love Blooms Baby Bear Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, @cardsbykate DIY

I also wanted to show you some cards with the new Affectionately Yours DSP using the same Sunburst technique. They are so bright and cheery. This time the little cat is created using the Foxy Friends bundle (purchase both items together to save $$).

Affectionately Yours Foxy Friends Cat Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

Check out his little bell around his neck…. it actually does make a sound too!!!

Affectionately Yours Foxy Friends Cat Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup DIY, @cardsbykate

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

Products

Stamps: Baby Bear, Foxy Friends
Inks:  Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede (Bear) Basic Black Archival (Cat)
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Love Blossoms DSP (Bear) Affectionately Yours DSP, Rose Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla (Cat)
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Blushing Bride Cotton ribbon

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Challenges, feminine, Flowers, JAI, Stampin' Up!

Everything Eleanor

Dear Crafters,

Sale-a-bration may be over, but the Occasions & Annual Catalogues still provide us with so much to choose from, so let’s have a look and see what else we can create!

Today I enter a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink, #305!

jaisketch_2018

 

I started with a Crumb Cake card base which I embossed with the Elegant Dots TIEF.

I stamped a piece of Whisper White card with Crumb Cake ink using the Everything Eleanor stamp set, before slicing it into 1 1/2″ strips. I sponged the edges with a dauber and the Crumb Cake ink, before adhering it to another piece of Crumb Cake card stock. I wrapped a piece of coordinating ribbon around it and added a bow.

 

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I stamped the flower image 3 times using the masking technique and fussy cut them out. I used my Wink of Stella (clear) brush dipped in some Blushing Bride ink to colour them. I’m not sure you can see the shine in the photos?!!!!

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I stamped the bird in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut it and added it to the card with dimensionals.

Lastly, I added some Dazzling Details to the stamen.

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It is school holidays here in Australia and my 9 year old also wanted to have a go at this challenge, so here is her card. She created this all by herself without any help what-so-ever from me. I was quite impressed!

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Please leave a comment below, if you think our cards met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

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Bloomin’ Heart at JAI

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is from Rochelle who has suggested we all “Just Add Something New”.

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With the new Occasions catalogue going live on 5th January, we have plenty of new yummy products to choose from.

Anyway, lets get rolling!

#bloominheartthinlitsdie #loveblossoms #birthdaybouquetdsp #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers #bowpaperclipsembellishments

I started with a Mint Macaron card base and added a piece of the new Birthday Bouquet DSP. A piece of dotted lace trim in Mint Macaron was added across the centre.

Next I die cut the Bloom’ Heart Framelit from Blushing Bride card stock and glued it to some vellum and then cut around the edges with paper snips. This just gave it a more subtle and frosted background.

#bloominheartthinlitsdie #loveblossoms #birthdaybouquetdsp #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers #bowpaperclipsembellishments #stampinupaustralia

I stamped the flower images (Bloomin’ Love stamp set) with Blushing Bride ink onto coordinating card stock and die cut them out, before adding with a glue dot and then a pearl into the centre of each one!

The Bow Paper Clip Embellishment was added (how cute are they?!!!)

On the back of the vellum, a dimensional was placed under each of the 5 flowers and added to the card.

#bloominheartthinlitsdie #loveblossoms #birthdaybouquetdsp #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers #bowpaperclipsembellishments

 

I stamped the “celebrate” sentiment (from Beautiful Ride stamp set) in Mint Macaron onto Whisper White card stock and used the banner punch at one end.

Don’t forget to decorate the inside panel along with a coordinating envelope!

#bloominheartthinlitsdie #loveblossoms #birthdaybouquetdsp #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers #bowpaperclipsembellishments

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Baby, Challenges, JAI

Sweet little deer

Dear Crafters,

Made With Love Baby Girl Card #stmpinup

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#279.

I am loving using the Go Wild Designer Series Paper at the moment and thought it was perfect to use for this baby girl card using the stamp set, Made With Love.

Made With Love Baby Girl Card #stmpinup

I began with the colour scheme of Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. A variety of circle punches in coordinating colours, helps create the focal point.

I water coloured the image to give it the softness required. Paper Piercing has also added a lovely border around the pink card for added interest.

Made With Love Baby Girl Card #stmpinup

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this sketch challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!Click here for the Clearance Rack deals to save up to 60% off.

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Butterflies, Challenges, JAI, Weekly Deals

Just Add Butterflies

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is to Just Add Butterflies, JAI#272.

Butterflies #Stampin'Up!

I began by embossing the black card with the Butterflies TIEF in the Big Shot. I die cut the two banners using the Lots of Labels Framelits.

I stamped the flowers (Awesomely Artistic stamp set) in Versamark ink, then added clear embossing powder and heat set. I used the Blender Pens with Wild Wasabi ink to colour them.

Colours used: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Gold.

Butterflies #Stampin'Up!

The sentiment is from the Greetings Thinlits in gold glitter paper, as is the butterfly (Bold Butterfly Framelits).

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this sketch challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

Weekly Deals

I love this week’s Weekly Deals, especially the Pretty Petals DSP Stack!  Which deal is your favourite?

Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine by Stampin' Up!
CHERRY COBBLER THICK BAKER’S TWINE
Price: $6.25 $4.69
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up!
FUN FRAMES TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS
Price: $15.00 $11.25
Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die by Stampin' Up!
HAMBURGER BOX BIGZ XL DIE
Price: $66.00 $49.50
Metallics Sequin Assortment  by Stampin' Up!
METALLICS SEQUIN ASSORTMENT
Price: $8.75 $6.56
Mossy Meadow 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
MOSSY MEADOW 5/8″ STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price: $12.25 $9.19
Neutrals Envelope Paper by Stampin' Up!
NEUTRALS ENVELOPE PAPER
Price: $10.50 $7.35
Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack  by Stampin' Up!
PRETTY PETALS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK
Price: $14.00 $9.80
Sweetheart Punch by Stampin' Up!
SWEETHEART PUNCH
Price: $28.00 $19.60
Tangelo Twist 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
TANGELO TWIST 5/8″ STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price: $12.25 $9.19
Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
TANGELO TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
Price: $11.50 $8.63
Tear & Tape Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
TEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Price: $12.00 $8.40

Click here for the Clearance Rack deals to save up to 60% off.

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Birthday, Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards

Hey, Girl

Dear Crafters,

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

Have you lost your mojo?

Well why not try a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Sketch Challenge JAI#271.

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

I stamped and coloured the image of the girl with Copic markers. The image was again stamped onto DSP and I cut out the dress and glued it onto the girls body.

Colours used: Basic Black, Real Red, Silver and Whisper White.

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this sketch challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Butterflies, Challenges, feminine, JAI

Watercolour Wings for JAI

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Sketch Challenge JAI#268.

What a great sketch this is and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to give it a go!

I started with a Basic Black card and added panels of Old Olive and the a piece of the new Pretty Petals DSP Stack. I sponged the edges before gluing them to the card.

Stampin Up Watercolour Wings

Next I added the banner across the centre. I used the 2″ circle punch and embossed it with the fluttering textured impressions embossing folder and sponged the edges before adding it with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Watercolour Wings

I stamped the butterfly onto Very Vanilla card stock, starting with Calypso Coral (stamped off for the first image), full strength for the second image and the 3rd is Watermelon Wonder. Then I die cut it out with the Butterflies Thinlits.

I also die cut a piece of vellum with the Bold Butterfly Framelits and attached it to the stamped image.

I wanted something a little bit more, so I used some gold beads and threaded them onto gold wire I use for jewellery making! You can see it close up below, cute hey!!!!

Stampin Up Watercolour Wings

Do you see those gold dots? Wonder how I made those? Well, they are the White Perfect Accents and I coloured them with a Gold Sharpie pen!!!! How clever hey!

Don’t forget to decorate the inside panel along with a coordinating envelope!

Stampin Up Watercolour Wings

I have to say when I saw this sketch I loved it, and all of the design team cards were stunning and very inspiring!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Baby, Celebrate, Handmade Cards, JAI

Balloons galore

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Inspiration Challenge JAI#265.

What better way to celebrate the birth of a baby girl, than with balloons and hearts. Yes I know, everyone will probably do birthday cards with the balloon inspiration photo, but I wanted to mix it up!

And besides, my cousin had a baby girl last week and it inspired me to try this.

Balloon Framelits Stampin' Up!

I also wanted to share with you something else I have been practicing, and that is my little Sailor’s Knot in the thick baker’s twine. You can see it at the bottom of the card, cute hey!!!!

Balloon Framelits Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to decorate the inside panel along with a coordinating envelope!

Balloon Framelits Stampin' Up!

I have to say I was very pleased with the outcome of this card!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Handmade Cards, JAI

Soft Blooms at JAI

Hello Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Inspiration Challenge JAI#257.

I loved this picture as soon as I saw it, as it has my favourite colours of Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla and gorgeous soft tones.

I started with a card base of Calypso Coral, then a layer of Crisp Cantaloupe.

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

Today I showcase a card made using the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle which is on sale until 17 May. It is great value and very versatile. I often make masculine cards with this set, but as you can see it can also be quite feminine!

The Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and Hexagon Punch can be purchased as a Bundle for a short time only. Until 17 May 2015 you can get this bundle for only $55.16 (clear) or $63.66 (wood).

Six-Sided Sampler Clear-mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I stamped each of the four chosen images, six times each, onto Very Vanilla card stock in Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz & Sahara Sand. Then punched each one out with the Hexagon Punch.

I applied some double sided sticky paper to the Whisper White card stock and peeled off the top layer so the entire piece is sticky. I added the Hexagons so they nudge up against each other to form the background pattern. Once finished, I trimmed the excess from each edge with paper snips.

I stamped the Stippled Blossom blooms in Crisp Cantaloupe and then Calypso Coral, a two step process using my handy Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! I masked the first one and then stamped a second bloom next to it. Then I fussy cut them out using paper snips before adding to the card with dimensionals.

The leaves are punched fom Silver Glitter paper using the Bird Builder Punch.

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set and punched with the Word Window Punch. I poked a small hole on the left hand side and added it to the Crochet Trim with some Linen Thread.

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope, it helps tie it all together!

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

I have to say I was very pleased with the outcome of this card!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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