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Soft Suede Blog Hop ~ Two different techniques using the Stamparatus!

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 46 – Soft Suede

Tonight I have two cards for you, both using the Stamparatus to show you how wonderful this product is and if you like things perfect, this is the tool for you!

Card 1 – is a masculine card using For The Record stamp set. My card base is Basic Black with a layer of Soft Suede which has two sentiments stamped down the right side using the Stamparatus and the hinged stamping technique. This means you stamp once, move the acrylic plate down one notch and stamp again and repeat to have a uniform pattern. I stamped these in Soft Suede and Memento Black inks.

For the Record Masculine card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

The record image is stamped in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black card. I added Clear Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I cut it out using the Layering Circles dies. I added a few Dimensionals to the back of the record but didn’t take off the Dimensional backings. Leave them on so the record spins. I pierced a hole through the centre of the record and the Suede layer using the Take Your Pick Tool and added a brad, gently closing it at the back. These layers are added to the card base with Dimensionals. Now the record spins!!!

The heart is Real Red card and cut using the Give It a Whirl dies and added to the brad with a glue dot.

For the Record Masculine card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

On the inside, I placed a Basic White card insert and partially stamped the record three times across the bottom in Soft Suede ink.

For the Record Masculine card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Card 2 – uses the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and coordinating Love You More Than dies.

My card base is Thick Basic White with layers of Soft Suede and Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP. The stamped top layer is created using the Stamparatus and the Wreath Builder technique or Stamping in the Round (SITR) technique. The cookie outline is Soft Suede ink and the solid fill image is Crumb Cake ink. It reminds me of a plate of cookies sitting on a marble benchtop 🙂

Nothing's better than SITR card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

You can see the die cut word ‘cookies’ has a 3D raised look – I applied an Adhesive Foam Sheet to the back of the Soft Suede layer and die cut this word in the centre, before gluing the white stamped layer on top to cover it up! This also gave this top section some extra depth.

Nothing's better than SITR card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

On the inside stamped with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks and the same on the envelope!

Nothing's better than SITR card for Soft Suede Colour Creations blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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Centre Step Fancy Fold cards

Here are two centre step cards that I case’d from Cheryl Algie, using the New Horizons Designer Series Paper and the On the Horizon Bundle and In The Moment stamp set.

The first card is a Misty Moonlight card base, New Horizons Designer Series Paper, Pebbles Enamel Shapes. The birds are stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. The grass and trees are die cut from Evening Evergreen card. The mountains are die cut from Misty Moonlight and Basic White card. These are adhered with Multipurpose Glue.

Centre Step card using Stampin Up New Horizons DSP & On the Horizon by Kate Morgan Auatralia 2022

On the inside

Centre Step card using Stampin Up New Horizons DSP & On the Horizon by Kate Morgan Auatralia 2022 inside

My second card is a Blackberry Bliss card base and In The Moment stamp set. The birds are stamped in Blackberry Bliss. The main image was stamped in Memento Black ink on Basic White card, fussy cut with Paper Snips and coloured using Stampin’ Blends Marker Combos; Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya, Medium Light SU800, Medium Deep SU300/SU400.

Tall Centre Step card using Stampin Up New Horizons DSP & On the Horizon by Kate Morgan Auatralia 2022

Once coloured I added it to the card with Mini Dimensionals. I finished it off with some Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels.

Tall Centre Step card using Stampin Up New Horizons DSP & On the Horizon by Kate Morgan Auatralia 2022 close up

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Smoky Slate Blog Hop ~ Double Pop Up Gatefold card

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Week 43 – Smoky Slate

Tonight’s fancy fold design has been around for a while now, and I’ve finally had a go creating one! I am using the What’s Cookin’ Bundle (soon to retire 😢) so if you want it buy it, be sure to do so asap.

Double Pop Up Gatefold card using Stampin Up What's Cookin by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

I started with a Smoky Slate card base for my Double Pop Up Gatefold design. Now that my card has a baking theme, and it is something I love doing with my girls, I thought it appropriate to use the heart pattern (Sweet Talk designer paper) from the 2022 Jan-June Mini catalogue. Real Red is one of the colours in these papers, so that is what I have used for my matt layers.

Firstly, I folded and glued the mechanisms into the card, one at top left and one at bottom right.

Double Pop Up Gatefold card using Stampin Up What's Cookin by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 mechanism

Once I had all the cardstock layers cut (you can find the measurements below), I stamped the images in Smoky Slate and Real Red ink and die cut some out with the coordinating Cookin’ dies, before gluing all the layers together and placing them onto my card.

Double Pop Up Gatefold card using Stampin Up What's Cookin by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 open

I love how these stamps have that distinctive look to them!

Double Pop Up Gatefold card using Stampin Up What's Cookin by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022.

Basic Measurements
Smoky Slate Card – base 20cm x 14.5cm (score at 5cm, 15cm), 2 x mechanisms 12cm x 2.5cm score at 2.5cm, 6cm, 8.5cm)
Real Red Card – front side panels x 2 (14cm x 4.5cm), front centre (8.5cm x 5.5cm), inside floating x 2 (6.5cm x 6.5cm), inside flat x 2 (6.5cm x 5cm)
DSP – front side panels x 2 (13.5cm x 4cm)
Basic White card – front centre (8cm x 5cm), inside floating x 2 (6cm x 6cm), inside flat x 2 (6cm x 4.5cm)

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Shaded Spruce Blog Hop ~ Paradise Palms Fancy Fold card

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Week 42 – Shaded Spruce

Tonight’s Pillar Pop Up fancy fold card is fast becoming my favourite! You may have seen my other version on 14 March using Waves of the Ocean.

This is a standard A5 card, but it has a layer at the front reminding me of a diorama, sitting up on two pillars which fold flat for the card to fit into our C6 envelopes.

Paradise Palms Pillar Pop Up Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022, fancy fold

My card base is Shaded Spruce 21cm x 14.8cm folded in half. Using the Stitched Rectangle dies to create the frame (2, 3, 5 & 6). Use 2 & 6 together for the Shaded Spruce frame and 3 & 5 for the DSP on the frame. Glue the DSP on the frame before adding the palm tree in front and the grass behind. I also stamped and cut out the trio of palms to glue to the inside.

There are two of these pillars at either end behind the front frame, which are created with the same DSP. These allow the frame to sit flat, leaning to the left or the right.

Paradise Palms Pillar Pop Up Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 fancy fold close up of pillar

The New Horizons Designer Paper was the perfect choice with the Paradise Palms Bundle.

Paradise Palms Pillar Pop Up Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 fancy fold.

On the inside is some stamped sentiments and palm trees in Shaded Spruce ink.

Paradise Palms Pillar Pop Up Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 fancy fold inside

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Sahara Sand Blog Hop ~ For the Record, who loves donuts?!!!

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Week 41 – Sahara Sand

Tonight’s sweet donut card is made using the For The Record stamp set. I stamped the record in Sahara Sand ink onto the same colour card and cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies. I cut a second circle the same size for the icing. I used snips to fussy cut the edges to create a more natural icing then stamped the sprinkles from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. I used the ‘O’ from the Playful Alphabet dies to cut out the centre. I used the Stitched with Whimsy dies on the card base, running it through the Cut & Emboss Machine, then used my Black Stampin’ Write Marker to draw over the marks to create faux stitching!

For the Record Donut and FAux Stitching by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

I stamped the sentiments in Sahara Sand ink onto Basic White card and used my paper snips to cut the banners on each end. These were popped up on Dimensionals. Some Basic Rhinestone Jewels are added to finish it off.

For the Record Donut and FAux Stitching by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

On the inside I repeated the faux stitching in the same way as the front of the card!

For the Record Donut and FAux Stitching by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

What do you think of the faux stitching and donut idea?

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Under the Sea card

Today’s card is all about the sea!

While I was on a zoom craft & chat session with my fellow demonstrators last week, I wanted to play with the New Horizons Suite. Well, that was the plan, but it didn’t quite eventuate like that. I got out the New Horizons 6″x6″ DSP, and die cut a full sheet with the two soft edged mountain dies (the ones under the snowy peaks below).

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My card base is Evening Evergreen. I then had a piece of card 5mm smaller than the card base, and started layering the die cut pieces starting at the top of the card. It doesn’t matter if they overhang off the card, as once it’s complete, I cut around the edges of the card so it’s neat and tidy. Doesn’t it create an amazing background?! Glue this to the card base.

Horizon dies, Whale of a Time & Plentiful Plants card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

I stamped the whale (Whale Done stamp set) in Coastal Cabana ink and punched it out with the Whale Builder Punch. The foliage is from the Plentiful Plants bundle and I used Old Olive, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen inks for variation. These are cut out with the coordinating dies and added with Dimensionals.

I stamped the fish and the larger reeds directly onto the patterned paper background.

Horizon dies, Whale of a Time & Plentiful Plants card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

On the inside I added more of the patterned paper in the same way as the front and stamped the sentiment.

Horizon dies, Whale of a Time & Plentiful Plants card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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CCBH Pumpkin Pie: Garden Greenhouse

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Week 38 – Pumpkin Pie

Tonight’s colour is one I am really not a fan of. I find orange a really tough colour to work with, but I guess that is part of our challenge, right?!!! I have used the Garden Greenhouse Bundle for my card tonight.

Garden Greenhouse Bundle card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The Pumpkin Pie card base is 21cm x 14.8cm, scored in half. I dry embossed the front with the Pretty Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). The next layer is Basic White and I rounded the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. Using my Blending Brushes and Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks I gently added Pumpkin Pie ink (although I think a little Poppy Parade was still on my brush). I wrapped some Soft Succulent Satin Shimmer Ribbon across the front and adhered to the back of this layer with Stampin’ Seal, then glued it to the card front.

I die cut the scalloped layer in Basic White card using the Scalloped Contour dies. I stamped the greenery in Soft Succulent ink in the background and some flowers in Pumpkin Pie. The greenhouse is die cut in Basic White for the top and Vellum underneath. This was adhered with Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

TIP: with liquid glue, apply a small amount as it goes a long way. Let it sit for a few minutes until it becomes translucent before adhering to your card. It will still be very sticky but avoids glue oozing out and going where you don’t want it!

I die cut some of the foliage in Basic White card and coloured them with Soft Succulent Blends Combo Markers. I stamped some flowers and used the coordinating die to cut them out. These are all glued to the front of the greenhouse.

Here is a closer look.

Garden Greenhouse Bundle card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

The sentiment is stamped on Pumpkin Pie card with Versamark ink. White Emboss Powder was added then melted with my Heat Tool. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut it out.

The scalloped layer and sentiment are added to the card on Dimensionals.

On the inside, I simply added some Basic White card and stamped some foliage and orange flowers in the bottom corner. The envelope was stamped the same!

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Daffodil Afternoon Pop Up Box style Card

This is a fun pop up box style card to create to showcase the lovely patterned papers of the Daffodil Afternoon DSP which is one of the Saleabration offerings. You can select this pack of 12×12 papers with any $90+ product order.

Daffodil Afternoon fun fold Pop Up Box card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

My card base measures 29.7cm x 10.5cm, scored in half. The box portion on the bottom measures ¾”, 1¾”, 3¼”, 4¼” and is folded into a box shape and glued to the bottom of the card front!

Garden Greenhouse Bundle card side view by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

On the inside, I simply stamped another daffodil image in the bottom corner. The envelope was stamped the same! To see the Daffodil Afternoon papers and all other SAB offerings click here

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CCBH Pool Party: Diamond Easel Fold card

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 36 – Pool Party

Tonight I have a Diamond Easel Fold card for you using the Friendly Hello papers and stamp set bundle available during Saleabration with a qualifying order. It’s such an amazing offer being able to redeem a stamp set and pretty papers as one SAB item code!

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Friendly Hello SAB Diamond Easel Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022.

from the side

Friendly Hello SAB Diamond Easel Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Here it is closed ready to pop into a 15cm² envelope

Friendly Hello SAB Diamond Easel Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022 flat

and fully open. Behind this top section is where you can write your message!

Friendly Hello SAB Diamond Easel Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022 open

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CCBH Petal Pink: Friendly Hello

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 35 – Petal Pink

Tonight’s card focuses on the Saleabration double item, Friendly Hello stamp set and 12″ x 12″ Designer Papers. Both of these items can be selected free with a $180 product order!

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Card 1 – I have used the Basic Borders dies to cut the lovely scalloped edging and the Scalloped Contours dies for the white centre panel. The stamping is done in Black Stazon, Petal Pink and Pool Party with the same inks used to colour the bird using Blender Pens.

Friendly Hello SAB card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

I added Wink of Stella to all the flowers for extra shine. The sentiment and the bird image were fussy cut using paper snips before adding with mini dimensionals.

Friendly Hello SAB card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, 2022

Card 2 – pretty much uses the same products, but I have stamped directly onto the DSP background in Misty Moonlight ink. The new Vellum Layering Designs adds a softness to the background and I have die cut it with the Scalloped Contour dies. The Misty Moonight layer is cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies and then the smaller of the Scalloped Contour dies in Petal Pink card. This is stamped in Versamark ink with the same stamp as the background. White Emboss powder added and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Friendly Hello Bundle SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022 Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight

The bird image is stamped in Misty Moonlight, fussy cut and colour using Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers (Petal Pink & Pool Party). A few extra leaves were stamped and glued behind the main image, added with dimensionals. This gave some extra depth.

Friendly Hello Bundle SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022 Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight close

The sentiment is also White Heat Embossed onto Misty Moonlight card and fussy cut with Paper Snips. Two pieces of the new 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon Combo pack were tied in a bow and added with a Glue Dot.

Friendly Hello Bundle SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022 Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight side

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