Birthday, Designer Series Paper, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Happy Birthday, Lucky Elephant

Dear Crafters,

Today, I have to share this gorgeous elephant card using the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, Lace Doilies, Lucky Elephant stamp and a sneak peek at some new products; Special Celebrations stamp set and Pretty Label punch!

Happy Birthday card using Stampin Ups Lucky Elephant stamp, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP & Special Cenlebrations stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville.JPG

I love how shiny the elephant is when embossed with silver embossing powder and heat set. I am certainly going to miss this Designer Series Paper too, it is just perfect circus paper for this elephant standing on his platform! #cutitnothoardit

Happy Birthday card using Stampin Ups Lucky Elephant, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP & Special Cenlebrations stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville.JPG

Don’t forget to check out the retiring products at up to 50% off but only until 31st May! Click these links to see all the products; Retiring Stamps / Retiring Bundles / Everything Else. Hurry before they are gone!

Products

Stamps: Lucky Elephant, Special Celebrations
Inks:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Card/Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Accessories:  Pretty Label punch, Lace Doilies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Dimensionals

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Baby, Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Foxy, Peekaboo Peach

Dear Crafters,

Today I have challenged myself to make a card using the new In Color, Peekaboo Peach. Now I have to tell you, it was my least favourite of the 2016-2018 in colors, but after completing this card, I think differently of it, lol. It just works so well for the colour of the fox!

Foxy Friends, Fox, DIY, #stampinup, Handmade card, Stampin Up 2016

I am so happy that this stamp set is carrying over into the new annual catalogue 🙂

Foxy Friends, Fox, DIY, #stampinup, Handmade card, Stampin Up 2016, Fox Builder Punch

I haven’t added a sentiment to this card, because I want to add a “number” when the time comes, to give it to someone with their birthday year!!!!

Products

Stamps: Foxy Friends
Inks:  Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Card/Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, A Little Foxy DSP
Accessories:  Layered Squares Framelits, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Big Shot

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Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Fabulous Flamingo

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another sneak peek of this cute stamp set, Fabulous Flamingo, which was an all attendee giveaway at OnStage in Sydney last month!

Fabulous Flamingo by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

I stamped the flamingo in Flirty Flamingo and Berry Blast ink, however I think I need to go a bit lighter in my colours next time. But hey, it still gives some great effect of maybe a flamingo in the evening! lol

Fabulous Flamingo by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia side

 

What do you think of this flamingo card?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Old Olive, Watercolour paper
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Flamingo
Inks: Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Marina Mist
Other: AquaPainter, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, corner rounder punch, Old Olive ribbon

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feminine, Flowers, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Pretty Kitty

Dear Crafters,

Today I have some more of the cute cards that I started last Thursday while I was in hospital having my infusion. It is a couple of hours of down time, so I often take some stamped images and colour them, making good use of my time. Here are all of the images I coloured!

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I stamped the images with Stazon Black ink onto Watercolour paper and used the Watercolour pencils and the blender pens.

Again, I am also using some of the designer series paper stacks which are retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue.

Pretty Kitty & bird by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

This next one I added small strips of gold glimmer paper to the top and bottom edge of the red polka dot paper!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia Glimmer

I adore these paper doilies and this one below, I covered up the centre of it, so before I glued it down, I cut out the centre of the doilie and that is what is forms the shape of the one to the right. No point covering the whole thing up, may as well use what I can!!!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

Not one of these cards has a sentiment, did you notice that?!!! You don’t always need to add a sentiment to a card, sometimes you just want the images to be the focus.

I was very pleased with my watercolouring efforts, especially while sitting in a chair colouring on my lap!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia Classes in Rowville

What do you think about these pretty kitty cards?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Watercolour paper, Designer Series Paper Stacks, Gold Glimmer
Stamp Sets: Pretty Kitty
Inks: Stazon Black, So Saffron
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Doilies, Dimensionals, White Perfect Accents, Sponge Dauber

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Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Bella & Friends

Dear Crafters,

Well I can tell you that I placed my pre-order for brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue product yesterday!!! You can do this too, but only if you are a demonstrator or join today so you can get product earlier. Ask me how!

So here are the new 2017-2019 In Colours. Which one is your favourite?

2017-2019 In Colours by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

I have some cute cards that I started last Thursday while I was in hospital having my infusion. It is a couple of hours of down time, so I often take some stamped images and colour them, making good use of my time. Here are the first two I started with from the Pretty Kitty stamp set, which I will show you shortly.

Watercolouring images of Pretty Kitty

I used the Watercolour pencils and the blender pens.

Isn’t this image just the cutest? I love the sentiment ‘You’ve got a friend in me’.

Bella & Friends with turtle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

I am also using some of the designer series paper stacks which are retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue.

Bella & Friends by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia close up

This next one is using Marina Mist and the clouds and sentiments are from the Life Me Up stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. It coordinates so well with this puppy floating away tied to a balloon!

and the last one for today is using some of the new copper trim that is a new product available from 1st June. It can be used like ribbon or it can be opened up to look a bit like a mesh bag or netting. I thought it looked a bit like the puppy had chewed it!!! lol

Bella & Friends by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

These cards could be used for any occasion, so I tend to leave off sentiments and add them later if I want them for a specific event.

What do you think about these cute cards?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolour paper, Designer Series Paper Stacks
Stamp Sets: Bella & Friends, Lift Me Up
Inks: Stazon Black, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Doilies, Copper Trim, Dimensionals

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Favourite Retiring Products Blog Hop

art-with-heart-team-blog-hop-logo-currentDear Crafters,

Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogues!

Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!

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 have come to me from the talented, Rachel Palmieri!

Now let’s get started!

For my first project, I have used my favourite suite, Cupcakes and Carousels!

Carousel Birthday Card using Stampin Up Cupcakes & Carousel Birthday DSP, Up & Away thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. #Occasions2017 3D

Oh how I love this Designer Series Paper. It is so bright and colourful and definitely in my colours that I really love to work with. Don’t the layers look wonderful?!

The carousel is gold embossed twice. The bottom layer was directly onto the square white card and the second was die cut with the circle die. Not sure if you can see that lovely gold shine?

The cupcakes are stamped and die cut and added with dimensionals.

I cased this from a card I saw browsing Pinterest by Crafty Little Peach.

Carousel Birthday Card using Stampin Up Cupcakes & Carousel Birthday DSP, Up & Away thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. #Occasions2017 3D Embossed

My favourite products from the annual catalogue would have to be the Papillon Potpourri stamp set. This was the very first Stampin’ Up! stamp set that I purchased in my starter kit and has always been a favourite. I’m not sure I will ever be able to give it up!

In this card, I have also used the retiring Elegant Butterfly punch, Lovely Lace TIEF, the Subtles Designer Series Paper and the Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon.

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Lovey Lace TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017 3D

and those gorgeous mini pearls… they won’t be around any more either, but don’t fear, the packs have been reconfigured and will return in a different format!

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Lovey Lace TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017

This card is the same design as the one above, however, I have used the retiring Happy Hearts TIEF (this really was one of my favs!).

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Happy Heart TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017 3DButterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Happy Heart TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017

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.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the lovely, Judy May.

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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. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Monika O’Neill
5. Rebecca Jacovou
6. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan
9. Judy May
10. Rachel Woollard
11. Claire Daly
12. Andrea Roberts

Happy Hopping!

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Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Born to Ride

Dear Crafters,

Today I am sharing another of the cards that we made at my last craft class, focusing on a Masculine theme. This time we are using the One Wild Ride stamp set with the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.

One Wild Ride Urban Underground Masculine card by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia

I actually cased this card from a similar one that Kylie Bertucci created that I saw on Pinterest. It just stuck out to me as a quick and easy card to create but so masculine at the same time! I am not a great creator of masculine cards, and I actually find them quite challenging.

One Wild Ride Urban Underground Masculine card by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia side

And this is the inside of the card. I always stamp the inside too!!!

One Wild Ride Urban Underground Masculine card by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia inside

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Urban Underground Specialty DSP
Stamp Sets: One Wild Ride
Inks: Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Other: Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

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