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New 2022-2024 In Colors

It’s the Anzac Day public holiday meaning a long weekend here in Victoria, and my hubby has gone to the footy, so I’ve had an extra day to play with the new In Colors!!!  Have you seen them yet? Let me introduce you to them:

2022-2024 In Colors

What do you think? Do you have a favourite colour? I fell in love with Orchid Oasis initially, but now I have them all together on one card, it is hard to choose a favourite, they are all stunning and coordinate so well together!

So here they are, all on one card – Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis and Tahitian Tide for the rainbow and the background DSP and stamped sentiment (On the Horizon stamp set) is the Starry Sky! This 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP pack has some great new patterns too. Even the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots match perfectly (see them at the top of each rainbow colour).

Rainbow of Happiness In Color card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The clouds are cut using the Cloud Punch with the Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper. This paper is amazing and the photos don’t do it justice, it is so sparkly!!!!

Rainbow of Happiness In Color card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022-2024

Now that I’ve seen the cardstock colours, here they are stamped on the inside in each of the ink colours! Aren’t they bright and happy?!!!

Rainbow of Happiness In Color card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

These will be available from 3 May 2022 with the new Annual Catalogue launch. But if you join now as a demonstrator, you can get these products early in your starter kit!

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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 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 Old Olive: Thank You Flowering Tulips

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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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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!

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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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Otterly Awesome

Today I want to share one of the cutest stamp sets that will be availableto earn for FREE from 4th January 2022 during Saleabration with a $90 product order!

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Awesome Otters is a cling set of 6 stamps; 4 images and 2 sentiments. I have also used another SAB item in the patterned paper, Simply Marbellous 6″ x 6″ DSP. It was perfect for the water effect I wanted on this card!

Awesome Otters card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The Picture This die was used to die cut the circles. I sat it over the white base card to work out where to stamp the otters. Once I had stamped and coloured them (Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pen), I glued the DSP to the card front. The smaller circles I replaced but on a dimensional rather than gluing.

Aren’t they otterly adorable?!!!

Awesome Otters feature card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

On the inside, I stamped and coloured another adorable otter and placed a strip of DSP down one side.

Awesome Otters inside card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

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Is that a bear in there?!

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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 20 – Granny Apple Green

Today’s card has a very general, but pretty theme, and could be used for so many different occasions, as there are no sentiments or DSP on it!

My colour combination is Granny Apple Green, Evening Evergreen and Polished Pink. Anyway, enough mumbling on, here is my card!

Count on Me Pierced Blooms for CCBH Granny Apple Green by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

The narrow strip at the bottom of the Granny Apple Green Stitched Greenery layer, is some of the ‘darker’ Silver Foil sheet. The bear was stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured using the Crumb Cake & Polished Pink Blends Marker Combo Packs, then fussy cut with Paper Snips.

The Gold Thread wrapped around the card has retired (oops), I was sure it was still available. Anyway, you could use any metallic thread you may have. I added some Wink of Stella to the centres of the larger flowers for more sparkle.

I finished it off with some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels that I adore and almost finished my pack. I might have to add some more to my next order!

Count on Me Pierced Blooms for CCBH Granny Apple Green by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 sq

I love how the piercing in the background and the Pierced Blooms die cut images go together so well. This card was inspired by Nikki Spencer who used different flowers and colour combination, but I loved the layout!

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HOC Week 13 – Lots of Penguin Playmates Cards

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Each Monday evening until mid-December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

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!

Penguin Playmates Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Heart of Christmas 1   Penguin Playmates Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Heart of Christmas 2

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!

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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!

Penguin Playmates Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Heart of Christmas 6

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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Are you loving Counting Sheep?!

Today’s project features two of the Saleabration items that can be selected free with qualifying orders, and the best part is, they coordinate!!! The Counting Sheep stamp set and the Sheep dies to cut them out and the extra fence, sun, balloon, clouds, flag and party hat!

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Here is my card – I’ve used the Basic Borders Dies to cut the clouds (Basic White) and the rolling hills (Mint Macaron). The Blending Brushes adds some extra colour to the hills, using Mint Macaron and Pacific Point inks. The sky is also coloured with the Blending Brushes and Pacific Point ink.

Count on Me Sheep card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2021

The Balloon is die cut on Poppy Parade card, the sun and party hat on Daffodil Delight card. The hat is stamped first with the Pacific Point ink and the dots coloured with Wink of Stella. The sheep is stamped in Gray Granite ink, but I stamped off once for a lighter shade!

Count on Me Sheep card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 SAB

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