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Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble

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Tonight I am using the Encircled in Beauty dies to create my Christmas bauble.

Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Using the various dies in this pack, I alternated the sizes between Basic White and Silver Foil (the purple toned sheet).  There is also one of the Wonderful Snowflakes behind the sentiment layer, can you spot it?!!

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The sentiment is from Peaceful Deer stamp set and is stamped in Smoky Slate ink to coordinate with the card base. I used a Sponge Dauber to add ink around the edges of the patterned paper layer, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Soft Succlent ribbon tied in a double bow with some Genial Gems finished my project off beautifully.

Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 side

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CCBH Gray Granite – Plentiful Plants

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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 21 – Gray Granite

Tonight I am using the Plentiful Plants Bundle which I got for my birthday recently! I don’t have any of the patterned papers that coordinate with it, but I found some leafy designs in the Christmas papers, Painted Christmas DSP that was perfect, along with the In Good Taste DSP.

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The macrame hanging basket was die cut using the In Good Taste DSP. The same pattern is in the background across the card. The pot is stamped in Gray Granite ink and the plants in Soft Succulent ink. The scallop border die is from the Contours dies, set to be a firm favourite!

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set with my Heat Tool. I added a gorgeous Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon bow and In Color Jewels.

On the inside, I added some more coordinating plants in a plant stand in the bottom corner.

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Christmas Season Pinecones & Berries

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I was pleased with this card as it came together. I adore that pretty patterned DSP with the berries (Painted Christmas), so that was my starting point for this card, as I built up the background layers.

Christmas Season Seasons Greetings by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I stamped some of the berries (Real Red & Evening Evergreen ink) to compliment the patterned paper and some greenery (Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen inks), but it still needed more, so I stamped four pinecones in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks.

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On the inside I added some DSP and pinecones to compliment the front!

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One Sheet Wonder – 4 cards in an hour!

Today I joined many fellow South Pacific demonstrator friends from across Australia and New Zealand for a fun afternoon Craft-along-a-thon on FB!!!

Using a sheet of our favourite 6″ x 6″ sheet of patterned paper, we were able to create 4 beautiful card designs in 1 hour!!! Yes, you read that right!

Here are my cards using the gorgeous Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Mossy Meadow card bases (21cm x 14.8cm) with Blusing Bride matts and ribbon.

Card A – also uses the Peaceful Deer stamp set for the sentiment and Dual Oval Punch (DSP 3.8cm x 14.8cm, Matt 4.4cm x 14.8cm)

One Sheet Wonder using Stampin Up Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 cards by Kate Morgan Australia 2021 #SPcraftalongathon

Card B – also uses the Christmas to Remember stamp set for the sentiment (Mint Macaron) and Rose Gold Metallic card with the Whimsy Trees dies. (DSP 7.6cm x 7.6cm, Matt 8.3cm x 10.8cm)

One Sheet Wonder using Stampin Up Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 cards by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021. #SPcraftalongathon

Card C – also uses the Peaceful Deer stamp set for the sentiment and Dual Oval Punch (4xDSP 3.8cm x 3.8cm, Matt 8.3cm x 8.3cm)

One Sheet Wonder using Stampin Up Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 cards by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 #SPcraftalongathon

Card D – also uses the Christmas to Remember stamp set for the sentiment (Mint Macaron), Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and Rose Gold Metallic card with the Whimsy Trees dies. (3xDSP 7.6cm x 2.54cm, Matt 8.3cm x 3.25cm)

One Sheet Wonder using Stampin Up Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 cards by Kate Morgan Australia 2021. #SPcraftalongathon

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Christmas to Remember Tag Card

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Tonight I have a card very similar to one Michele shared recently. I got these Tailor Made Tags dies for my birthday at the end of August and couldnt wait any longer to get them out and have have a play.

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This gorgeous patterned paper, Painted Christmas, is beautiful on both sides of each sheet. I used the red foil from the Red & Green Foil Sheets pack along the top and bottom edges of the paper behind the tags. One tag is cut with the pincecone paper and the top tag just has a small section across the bottom, leaving room for the stamped sentiment (Christmas to Remember stamp set) in Evening Evergreen ink. The Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and small piece of retired gold thread are placed through the top of the tags.

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One the tags were tied together, I added some dimensionals and adhered them to the card, before adding some 2021–2023 In Color Jewels to complete my card.

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HOC Week 14 – Christmas Tidings

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Tonight I am using the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper and the Christmas Season Bundle and that beautiful White Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

Christmas Season & Tidings of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The label is die cut in Sahara Sand, one of the colours in this Designer Paper and before removing the card from the die after running through the machine, I flipped it over and ran a stylus around thr edges to get that lovely embossed border. The leaf images are stamped in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent. Check out that gorgeous shiny silver foil star (Stitched Stars dies)! A few Rhinestone Jewels were dotted around.

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On the inside, I added a matt layer of Sahara Sand behind some Basic White and a strip of the same DSP down the right side.

Christmas Season & Tidings of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 HOC

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4 quick cards for you!

My cards today are all quite easy to create using the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″x6″ Designer Papers and the coordinating Gingerbread Dies. Many of the images on the patterned papers can be cut using these dies – how cool is that?!! This makes it quick and easy to create some gorgeous cards this Christmas.

The Black & White Gingham ribbon bows have been coloured using my Dark Real Red Blends Marker. A great way to colour your ribbon to match your design! The sentiment is from the Sweets & Treats stamp set and I thought it was perfect.

Gingerbread & Peppermint Christmas Card 2 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I love how the green strip across this card is just a piece of the patterned paper that has this repetitive pattern. The sentiment is die cut using the Word Wishes dies. The Champagne Rhinestone Jewels have been added to 3 of my 4 cards.

Gingerbread & Peppermint Christmas Card 3 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

These next two cards use some of the gorgeous Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

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This card has a piece of patterned paper cut to the size of the card front. On the right side, I measured to find the centre and then cut into the paper by 40mm. Fold back each corner and glue down to create this pretty fold. The same sentiment as the previous card but with a second die cut of the Be Dazzling paper glue over the top, slightly offset to give that shadowed look.

Gingerbread & Peppermint Christmas Card 1 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

This card has used a strip of the green patterned paper across the bottom and a strip of the Be Dazzling paper. The Real Red star is die cut and the intricate layer from the Be Dazzling paper.

Gingerbread & Peppermint Christmas Card 4 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

All four of these cards were made in less than an hour and that was not knowing what design/layout I was doing before I started. But I can now replicate these in no time ready to send out to my family and friends early this year!!!

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HOC Week 13 – Lots of Penguin Playmates Cards

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My cards tonight are all quite easy to create using the Penguin Playmates 12″x12″ Designer Papers. Many of the images on the patterned papers can be cut using the Penguin Builder Punch or fussy cut with Paper Snips to create some gorgeous cards this Christmas.

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These two cards are easily made with two pieces of patterned paper, cut diagonally in both directions, then pieced together so you have two patterns on each card. This is such an effective way to create multiples of the same design, but by changing up the card base (Fresh Freesia & Soft Sea Foam) and embellishments, can bring a different look!

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The Just Jade card base and stamped sentiment really brings out the scarf of the penguin. How gorgeous are these Wonderful Snowflakes too?!!!

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The Fresh Freesia card base is stamped with the snowflakes stamp from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. Four squares measuring 4cm x 4cm are glued in place and a circle (Layering Circles Dies) cut from another sheet of the patterned paper has some White Glittered Organdy Ribbon behind it before being added with dimensionals. A penguin is also popped up and some faux resin dots added. The sentiment (Christmas to Remember) is cut out using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and some ink added around the edges with sponge daubers.

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This card heavily features the Scalloped Contours dies cut with different patterned papers an layered. The spotty layer has some slits around the edges, which I have threaded the ribbon through to help hold it in place.  The sentiment is from the Penguin Place stamp set.

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This next card use some of the gorgeous Be Dazzling Specialty Paper; a must have item during SAB!

Be Dazzling Specialty Paper Saleabration 2021 Kate Morgan Australia

This card was created using up some strips of patterned paper that were off cuts from other projects. The Christmas Trees die cut, Scalloped Contours die cut and the gingham bow were also sitting on my desk and I was determined to use them up, so that is how this card came together. I had the strips of DSP sitting across the card behind the dotty layer, but I felt it needed something else, so out came the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper and cut a few narrow strips. Wow, adding them made all the difference. I was actually quite pleased with the outcome!

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The Penguin Builder Punch cut these little cuties directly from the patterned paper. I did stamp the scarves (Fresh Freesia, Misty Moonlight, Soft Seam Foam) and fussy cut them with Paper Snips before gluing to each penguin. I then added some Fine Tip Glue for a glossy finish, but it reacted with the ink  and once dry it doesn’t look great, but hey, hopefully the recipient won’t mind. The penguins are popped up on dimensionals to create my penguin tree! Finally I added some Faux Resin Dots.

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Are you sick of all these cards yet?!!!

This will be the last one for today, I promise.  This card uses the Encircled in Beauty Dies to create that gorgeous medallion which was my starting point for this card. I then used some layers of DSP that left over from other projects (can you tell I am determined to use up every piece?). The Stitched Rectangles dies was used to create the narrow dotty border to create a frame. The fussy cut images are added with dimensionals and some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems added to finish it off.

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All of these cards were made over the past couple of days. I am currently on annual leave and seeing as we are still in lockdown with not much else to do, I have been busy crafting, can you tell?!! But I have been able to really build up my stash of cards ready to send out to my family and friends early this Christmas!!!

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Blackberry Beauty Ephemera

Today’s projects are based around the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack and the coordinating Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper and features the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (SAB item).

Blackberry Beauty by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

There is only 1 week left to select this gorgeous paper as a free item with your order!

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Here is a close up

Blackberry Beauty close up by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

This next card also features the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper with the Scalloped Contour Dies. The Greenery Embossing Folder was used on the card base to get that lovely leafy embossed texture.

Blackberry Beauty Ephemera by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

The owl is one of the preprinted pieces from the Pack and it is popped up on dimensionals. A small tag is die cut and ‘thanks’ stamped on it and placed just below, as though the owl is delivering an important message!

Blackberry Beauty Ephemera by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close up

On the inside of both cards, I stamped the sentiment, added a strip of the DSP and another image from the pack!

Blackberry Beauty inside by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

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Shaded Summer Encircled in Beauty

I love the simple elegance of this card with the soft colour palette and textures. The best part is that this stamp set, Shaded Summer, also has Summer Shadows dies that coordinate and they can be earned free with a qualifying order but they are only available for 1 more week (ends 30 Sept)!

Summer Shadows Dies 2021 SAB (156618)

Shaded Summer & Encircled in Beauty SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

Just look at the texture of the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder on the Thick White card base!

The Encircled in Beauty dies is used with Pool Party card and glued to the card front. The flowers are stamped twice in Blushing Bride ink onto white card using the Stamparatus. These are cut out easily using the dies and added with dimensionals.

Shaded Summer & Encircled in Beauty SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close up

A Pool Party Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is tied in a bow and added with Tombo Multipurpose Glue.

On the inside, I added a Blushing Bride layer embossed with the retired Subtle TIEF. The Basic White layer is stamped with the sentiment and the flowers in the corner.

Shaded Summer & Encircled in Beauty SAB by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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