Farewell, feminine, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

She believed she could… so she did!

Hello Friends,

My project today is a quick and easy card using the This Little Piggy stamp set with the Stampin’ Blends Markers to colour the image.

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I have only used the Pink Pirouette Combo pack of blends markers ($15.50) for this card to colour and blend the pig. Such great value! I did add some Wink of Stella to her wings though for a little extra sparkle!!!

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Make a Wish Eclipse card using Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Hello Friends,

My project today is a another Eclipse card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!

Eclipse card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 DIY

I love to personalise these cards, but sometimes it is also great to have some birthday cards on hand to use at the last minute, so I made this one for that occasion.

Eclipse card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 2017

I love this colour combination of Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy!

The easiest way I found to get the letters lined up without them moving, was by putting some washi tape across the letters to hold them in place before die cutting. This also made it easier in the class setting to save time!

Eclipse card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017

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Birthday, Butterflies, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Eclipse card with Watercolour Wings

Hello Friends,

My project today is a card I made for my niece’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. Her favourite colours are aqua and pinks, so I’ve used Pool Party, Dapper Denim, Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum.

Eclipse card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Watercolour Wings stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 DIY

I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella on the body of each butterfly, but it is so pretty in real life!

Eclipse card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Watercolour Wings stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017

This was another card we did at my last class and the ladies thought it was so clever and so much easier to create than they imagined!

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Who loves donuts or cookies?

Hello Friends,

My project today is was inspired by Connie Tumm from the USA.

Personally, when I first saw this card, I saw those yummy, sweet, fancy jam biscuits, but so many others just saw donuts, so I’m happy to go with either!!!!

This is my version of the card and we made this at my last class with a lovely group of ladies who loved it! They had so much fun making them and they are made donuts!!!

Donut birthday card using Stampin Ups Layering Ovals Framelits, Sweet Cupcake stamps & punches by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017.JPG

I personally don’t eat donuts, but I do know they come with chocolate, vanilla & strawberry icing with sprinkles on top, so that is what we made.

The card base is chocolate chip, with Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette for the other layers. We used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut the oval from the centre of the card.

Donut birthday card using Stampin Ups Layering Ovals Framelits, Sweet Cupcake stamps & punches by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 DIY

Some of these punches have retired, but I will always keep them as they come in handy for so many projects just like this! The 3/8″ circle punch was also used for the centre of the each donut!

Donut birthday card using Stampin Ups Layering Ovals Framelits, Sweet Cupcake stamps & punches by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

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Personalised masculine birthday card using Sweet Cupcake!

Hello Friends,

My project today is for a little boy turning 8! I am terrible with creating cards for boys as I don’t have any boys in my family, especially not at this age anyway! It was Joel’s birthday during the recent school holidays and he had a party at Timezone which my daughter was so excited about. This is the card I finally came up with!

Masculine birthday card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Sweet Cupcake stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017

The icing on this cupcake was meant to look like choc-mint and the cupcake represents the O in his name. I also embossed the card base with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF for some extra texture.

I stamped another cupcake and placed it inside the card with the sentiment from the same stamp set, Sweet Cupcake.

Masculine birthday card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Sweet Cupcake stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

The reason I chose to use Lemon List Twist for the card base is because it matched the gift bag that we had put the present in!!!

Masculine birthday card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Sweet Cupcake stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 with bag

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Birthday, Blog Hop, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Favourite Colour Combination for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

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Dear Crafters,

The Art with Heart Team ladies are selecting their favourite colour combinations to share with you tonight. Choosing the right colour scheme can be essential to your design and with Stampin’ Up!s stunning collection, there are 50 colours to choose from. There’s sure to be some combinations that work really well together and you can take inspiration from.

Now sit back and enjoy some time out of your day to cruise through our blog hop and soak up some colour explosion eye candy!

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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 my lovely team member, Amie McIlroy.

Now let’s get started!

Today, it’s all about our favourite colour combinations and I certainly do love these colours together. In fact, any colour with black can be so striking!

Favourite Colour Combination Blog Hop for Art with Heart Team by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia. TAMS Color Builder

I am using the amazing new embossing paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop.

I mixed a small drop of Berry Burst ink into the paste and mixed it around thoroughly. I placed the die of the icing from the cupcake Framelits onto white cardstock. Holding it carefully, I applied a liberal amount of the paste, swirling it around to create the icing. I then used a thinner layer on the black card using the mask to create the background, hence it looks lighter in colour. Set these aside to dry.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D Embossing Paste.JPG

I die cut the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The sentiment was using the stamps from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, but you may notice that the word “wishes” is not there. I thought it looked a bit silly saying Sweet Birthday Wish and needed to make it plural, so I carefully inked up the “ess” from the “you happiness” stamp, placed a piece of paper over the last “s” so it didn’t stamp on my card to create wishes!

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D.JPG

The cupcake wrapper was stamped in Soft Suede (2nd and 3rd layers stamped off once, then twice) before being die cut and added below the icing. Once the icing was dry, I used paper snips to cut around the whole cupcake and added it to the Berry Burst circle with dimensionals.

I love the touch of gold glimmer to die cut the sentiment and the golf metallic thread added behind the circle layers.

At the very end once all of the layers were stuck down, I went back with the palette knife and added a tiny bit more of the white paste across the raised edges of the icing to add some highlighting and a swirl effect. I just want to eat it!!! At least this cupcake is better for the figure, hehe!


Products used:

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Inks: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Black Archival
Card/Paper: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper Gold,Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks


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, Catherine Proctor.

http://whatcathymade.com.au/art-with-heart-blog-hop-favourite-colour-combination/

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Catherine Proctor
2. Sharon Davern
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Kathryn Ruddick
5. Andrea Roberts
6. Rebecca Jacovou
7. Monika O’Neill
8. Caroline Manwaring
9. Rachel Woollard
10. Kimberly Hern
11. Ros Davidson
12. Amie McIlroy
13. Kate Morgan < you are here>

Happy Hopping!

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You Make Me Happy, Little Pig

Hello Friends,

My project today uses the This Little Piggy stamp set and the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

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The image was stamped in Early Espresso ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I coloured it with Stampin’ Write Markers and added a tiny pearl to the centre of the flower. Some copper metallic thread was added behind the main image and check out the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, isn’t it stunning? It is just so pretty!

This Little Piggy by Kate Morgan, Indpendent Stampin Up! Demonstrator, Australia #cutitnothoardit

The Stitched Shape Framelits add extra texture behind the main image with the stunning Designer Series Paper as the background.

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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 below)
AND spend your Starter Kit dollars ($235) on things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories!

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So what are you waiting for? Join up today!

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