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CCBH Pear Pizzazz: Hello Ladybug

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Week 34 – Pear Pizzazz

I have to say, I am in love with this bundle! The Hello Ladybug stamp set and Ladybug builder Punch are a fantastic buy and I have had so much fun creating with it (one I will definitely be keeping).

I began my card with a Pear Pizzazz Watercolour wash using the inkpad and the largest of the Water Painters. I wanted a fairly light tone, so used plenty of water. Once it was dry, I stamped the two large leaves and the sentiment.

Hello Ladybug Watercolour wash Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The ladybug wings were stamped in Real Red and Memento Black ink and punched out. The main body was punched from a piece of the Simply Marbleous DSP (free Saleabration item with $90 product order). I added glue to the wings just in the centre, so I could lift them up so they look like they are about to fly! These were then added to the card with dimensionals.

Hello Ladybug Watercolour wash Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

Finally I added the three small dots stamp for extra interest. I repeated this process on the inside too!

Hello Ladybug Watercolour wash Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Then I did another one with Magenta Madness! How cute is this?!!! Instead of stamping the large leaves, I used the wings on the punch to create some Pear Pizzazz leaves. I stamped some Magenta Madness flowers and added the Iridescent Gems to the centres.

Hello Ladybug Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

For these ladybugs, I punched the body in Basic Black cardstock for a lovely dark look which really pops against the Pear Pizzazz.

Hello Ladybug Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

Open the card and find a surprise ladybug inside!

Hello Ladybug Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Here’s how I mounted the ladybug inside, folding up a strip of card. I just folded it equally 4 times to create a square and then glue it to the inside. Then the leaves and the ladybug were glued into place!

Hello Ladybug Pop Up card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia 2022

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CCBH Pacific Point: Masculine cards

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Week 33 – Pacific Point

Firstly I acknowledge the traditional owners of Australia and the sadness that today brings. We need to come together as a nation and in doing so we can not forget the past, but be reminded that we are now the lucky ones to live in and share this great land.

Australia Day is an important day in my families calendar and I give a big shout out to my dear dad who happens to also celebrate his birthday every year on this public holiday!

Card 1 I am using the Home & Garden Bundle (Home & Garden stamp set & Garden dies). I began with a Thick Basic White card base, then a layer of Pacific Point card before adhering a layer of the brick design from the In Good Taste DSP.

Home & Garden masculine birthday card for Pacific Point CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022

I used Soft Suede card to stamp the shovel and two ladders with Early Espresso ink and I die cut the wood shelf which also embosses! The broom is stamped in the same ink but onto Basic White card and before the ink dried, I used the Wink of Stella to lightly colour it. The spades were diecut in silver foil and I gave them a bit of a curve using my fingers to bend the foil.

Home & Garden masculine birthday card for Pacific Point CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022.

The sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point ink and cut into idividual words. Old Olive is used for the grass and vine. The grass is embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and some ink gently applied with a sponge dauber. I also did this with the vine. Basic Black card was used for the hooks.

Home & Garden masculine birthday card for Pacific Point CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022 inside

Card 2 – I have wanted to try the floating strip technique for a while and so while I had plenty of time over the past to weeks while in isolation (my youngest daughter tested positive to Covid), I had fun trying this out. I have gone for the primary colours for my strips; Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight & Poppy Parade.  I cut my strips to 1cm wide and glued them to a piece of Window Sheet before die cutting with the Scalloped Contours die.

Floating Strip Technique & Stitched Stars Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

My card base is randomly stamped in Pacific Point ink with the small star from the All For Baby stamp set. The next layer is the new Mother of Pearl Specialty paper. It looks so amazing in real life 😉

I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round two corners to mimic the scallop edging before adhering to the card base. The Stitched Stars are die cut from the Mother of Pearl paper.

The sentiment* (Special Moments stamp set) is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder was added and heat set with my Heat Tool before bring fussy cut with Paper Snips. All these are added to the strips with Multipurpose Glue.

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Placing dimensionals on the back of the window sheet, behind the strips so you cannot see them through the front of the card. Remove the backings and place to the cente of the card.

Floating Strip Technique & Stitched Stars Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

On the inside I added a Basic White panel and placed three stips to the bottom with another small Stitched Star to the centre of the blue one! Doesn’t it look so cute?!!!

Floating Strip Technique & Stitched Stars Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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Flowering Tulips

Today I have the pretty Tulip Fields Bundle [Tulip Fields stamp set & Windmill Fields dies]. Purchase this bundle and you can select an item for FREE during Saleabration!

As soon as I saw this bundle, I knew I had to have it. It reminds me of our day trips to Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Silvan.

My card base is Mint Macaron with some Basic White cloud die cuts. The tulips layers are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather with dimensionals between the layers for depth.

Tulip Fields with windmill by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia JJMini2022

The windmill is cut from the Cork specialty paper for the base and then Soft Suede card for the top layer and the blades. The blades are attached with a brass brad so they can spin!

Tulip Fields with windmill by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia JJMini2022.

On the inside, I added a white insert with a simple sentiment (Flowering Tulips stamp set) and some more of the same colour smaller tulip border dies. The sentiment on the front is from the Flowering Tulips set also and cut with the Dual Oval Punch.

Tulip Fields with windmill by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia JJMini2022 inside

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CCBH Old Olive: Thank You Flowering Tulips

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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 32 – Old Olive

Tonight’s card features the Flowering Tulips Bundle [Flowering Tulips stamp set & Tulips dies].

My card base is Old Olive with a layer of Harvest Meadow DSP (oops it’s retired), but you could use any patterned paper. The next layer is some of the new Vellum Layering Designs but I didn’t glue this down until I had the tulips etc adhered on top of it, so I knew where to add my adhesive so it doesn’t show through.

Flowering Tulips thank you card for Old Olive CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022

The tulips are die cut with the Simply Marbleous DSP (free item during Saleabration with qualifying order), and the leaves with Old Olive card.

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink onto Basic White card and die cut using the Give It a Whirl dies, and popped up on dimensionals.

Again, I have added my favourite Brushed Brass Butterflies, as they are the perfect embellishment, especially for a garden scene!

Flowering Tulips thank you card for Old Olive CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022.

I also made a second card using the Count on Me stamp set and the Inspiring Canopy dies to create this pretty scene. The Thick Basic White card base is coloured using Blending Brushes with Old Olive at the base. I die cut the clouds using the Basic Borders dies and used it to create the clouds at the top with Pool Party ink.

The trees were initially die cut in Thick Basic White card, so I had to colour the trunks with the Crumb Cake Blends Combo Pack. The leaves were die cut in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive and adhered with glue and black dimensionals. The Sun is coloured with Daffodil Delight ink and a Blending Brush before die cutting and adhering with glue.

Count on Me & Inspiring Canopy card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The koalas are stamped and fussy cut with Paper Snips and coloured using the Watercolour Pencils and Blender Pens. The fox is stamped and coloured using Blender Pens with Cajun Craze ink (a colour I hardly ever used, but is perfect for my fox!).

Count on Me & Inspiring Canopy card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

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Night of Navy Blog Hop: Amazing Silhouettes

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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 31 – Night of Navy

Tonight I am using the new Amazing Silhouettes Bundle [Amazing Silhouettes stamp set & Amazing Thanks dies].

My card base is Night of Navy with a layer of the Sweet Symmetry DSP from the Annual catalogue. Using the Stamparatus, I inked up the stamp with Pool Party ink and stamped onto Basic White card. I repeated the inking and stamping process to get a slightly darker image. I used a sponge dauber with the same ink around the edges of the white panel.

I took one of the Heart & Home Doilies and cut it in half and placed them either side so they met the edge of the card base with glue, before adding some ribbon and adhering the white panel with dimensionals.

Amazing Silhouettes thanks card for Night of Navy CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022

I took the Amazing Thanks die and cut the background in Night of Navy card and the top layer in the Iridescent Pool Party piece of Supple Shimmer Specialty DSP. Glue them together with Multipurpose Glue or use the Adhesive Sheets before die cutting to turn them into a sticker. I like to use glue to allow me a little wriggle room in getting it into place. Doesn’t it look gorgeous and sparkly?!!! Finally, I added some of the Brushed Brass Butterflies, because I adore them and I am using them on so many project, my favourite embellishments and you get 80 in a pack!

On the inside I stamped one of  the smaller images from the set in the bottom right corner.

Amazing Silhouettes thanks card for Night of Navy CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022 inside

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Bouquet of Love

Tonight’s focus is on the amazing Bouquet of Love Hybrid Folder which also includes a heart die and sits inside the folder to cut at the same time as embossing the cardstock!!! Yes, it is amazing!

This first card is very dramatic – it started off being a Blushing Bride card, but I found it a little underwhelming. I placed the embossed piece back into the folder and inked the opposite side of the folder with Black Memento ink. Carefully, I closed the folder and ran it back through my machine and wow, what a result. I wanted it a little darker though, so repeated the process and here is the result.

Bouquet of Love Hybrid folder inked by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

I glued it to a layer of Basic Black card, which is how I got that black heart in the centre. Then I glued it to the Blushing Bride card. Next I added the gingham ribbon bow, die cut the flowers/leaves and stamped a sentiment. These were all added with Mutipurpose Glue and the ribbon with a Glue Dot. Oops, I just realised that one of the Irridescent Rhinestone Jewels has fallen off the larger flower.

Bouquet of Love Hybrid folder inked by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 feature

On the inside, I added a white panel and simply glued the heart to the centre which was the piece that cut out in the first run through the die cutting & embossing machine.

Bouquet of Love Hybrid folder inked by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

This next card is just simply embossed and die cut and then I placed a piece of the Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP behind the heart. Then I mount this onto a piece of Blushing Bride card. I added a small piece of white ribbon from the top of the heart snd up over the top of the card and adhered it behind before gluing onto the Thick Basic White card base.

Bouquet of Love Hybrid folder by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

I tied a bow with the same ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot. Basic Rhinestone Jewels were the last to be added to finish it off with a bit of bling! The inside was decorated the same as the previous card. I deliberately left a sentiment off this card, as it could be used for so many different occasions from Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday to Mother’s Day!

Bouquet of Love Hybrid folder by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 feature

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Mossy Meadow Blog Hop: Daffodil Daydream

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Week 30 – Mossy Meadow

Tonight as we enter the new 2022 year, we are returning to continue our Stampin’ Up! colours with Mossy Meadow.  As the new January – June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration began yesterday, this Daffodil Daydream Bundle is one that will surely be popular!

Daffodil Daydream card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

My card base is Basic White with a layer of the Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ DSP, then a layer of the Vellum Layering Designs that come in 12″ x 12″ sheets. The daffodil image is placed in the Stamparatus and I used my Stampin’ Write Markers (Daffodil Delight & Mossy Meadow) direct to the red rubber image. You can repeat this process to get the desired colour and if you have missed any section of the image. To colour the centre of the image, I used the Wink of Stella with Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves and Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blends Combo packs for the flowers.

Daffodil Daydream card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

The image is die cut using the coordinating dies and popped up on Dimensionals. I die cut a smal butterfly in Mossy Meadow card and lifted the wings with my fingers so it looks as though it is fluttering. A Gold Shimmer Ribbon bow is added with Tombo Multipurpose glue.

On the inside, I simply added the small offcut of DSP from the front layer. I just love how this Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ DSP is almost the perfect size for our card layers!

Daffodil Daydream card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

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Free Product, Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up!

It’s launch day! Are you ready for loads of gorgeous new products and Saleabration freebies?!!!

Today is the big day with the release of the January – June Mini catalogue and Saleabration to earn free product with qualifying orders!!! Do you have your copies of these catalogues yet?

2022 JJ Mini & SAB catalogues

Remember that during Saleabration you not only earn free product, but if you join (even as a hobby demonstrator to save 20% on future orders), you get $235 worth of product of your choice, plus any two stamp sets of your choice and free postage for only $169. Find all the details here.

What are the first products to jump into your shopping cart? Mine were the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks, one of the cheapest items in the catalogue. I shared a card yesterday using them (see it again here).

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Friendly Hello with Layering Masks

Tomorrow is the big day with the release of the January – June Mini catalogue and Saleabration to earn free product with qualifying orders!!! Do you have your copies of these catalogues?

2022 JJ Mini & SAB catalogues

Today’s card features product from both of these catalogues; the Friendly Hello stamp set and DSP Bundle is one of the items you can select for free with a $180 product order.

The Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks are used with the Blending Brushes to create this gorgeous centrepiece on a white Scalloped Contour die cut!

Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The ink colours used are: Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen. I finished off with adding some of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

On the inside, more masking was added!

Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks birthday card inside by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

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Hello Ladybug Flip & Pop-Up Fancy Fold Card with Tutorial

Happy New Year and let’s hope that 2022 will be a year out of lockdowns and some sort of normality. We can only hope that it will be better than the past two years!

2022 JJ Mini & SAB catalogues

Today’s fancy fold card features the new Hello Ladybug stamp set and coordinating Ladybug Punch from the upcoming January-June Mini catalogue, available to purchase on 4th January 2022!

Hello Ladybug Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022

Open the card and check out the circle feature image – it pops up on the inside!

Hello Ladybug Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022.

I was inspired by Leeann Greff who made a Christmas card in a similar design (see it here).

Hello Ladybug Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2022 open

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