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Colour Creations: Diorama card featuring Calypso Coral and Sea of Textures

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Calypso Coral!!!

I am using the Sea of Textures bundle to create this Diorama card. Calypso Coral is the perfect colour for the fish, coral and starfish!

Wonderful Adventure Diaorama card using Stampin Up Sea of Textures by Kate Morgan, Australia.JPG

I have also used Pool Party for the background and embossed it with the Seaside TIEF. Crushed Curry makes wonderful bright coral and Bermuda Bay, well it’s just a stunning colour for almost anything!

Wonderful Adventure Diaorama card using Stampin Up Sea of Textures by Kate Morgan Australia.

The measurements to make this card, I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 5⅞” x 11¾” and scored at 3½”, 4”, 7½”, 8, 11½”. Burnish all the scorelines, and die cut the circle . Remember, before you adhere the short end to the centre of the card, make sure you do all the decorating first, it makes it much easier. 😉

And here’s the inside of the card. I stamped off the netting image with Crushed Curry for a more subtle background effect on the white card, but stamped it full strength on the Pool Party card behind the circle cutout. The octopus is stamped tone on tone in Calypso Coral. The border around the die cut circle is a piece of the Nature’s Poem DSP.

Wonderful Adventure Diaorama card using Stampin Up Sea of Textures by Kate Morgan, Australia.

I love the layers of this with the Diorama style card acting like a port hole of a sunken ship.

Wonderful Adventure Diaorama card using Stampin Up Sea of Textures by Kate Morgan, Australia..

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

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Colour Creations: Enjoy Life, Call Me Clover

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Call Me Clover!!!

Today’s card was inspired from watching the Tour de France on TV this month. I am totally in awe of how they ride such huge distances; over 3,500 kms in 23 days.  I also love seeing all the gorgeous countryside of France. It reminds me of my trip through some of these same areas, back in 2001!

I have used the Enjoy Life stamp set with some of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper as a layer behind the cyclists. The bike image is stamped in the full colour, then stamped again as a second generation stamping to get the lighter shade and even again a third time. Don’t you think it looks just like a Peloton?!!!

Wake Up Kick Butt Repeat card using Stampin Up Enjoy Life, Twinkle Twinkle DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018

The inside of the card, I have placed a layer of Very Vanilla card, stamped simply with some of the grass in Call Me Clover ink.

Wake Up Kick Butt Repeat card using Stampin Up Enjoy Life, Twinkle Twinkle DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018 inside

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

If you would like , today is the final day to join my team and receive an additional 10 ink pads for FREE with the Starter Kit. It is only $169 to join and you choose any product to the value or $235 to get started and FREE delivery. There are no contracts or strings attached to this offer. Click here to join (Australian residents only).

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Colour Creations: Blueberry Bushel with Bike Ride

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring the new In Colour, Blueberry Bushel!!!

I am getting organised for the end of year when my eldest daughter graduates from her primary years of schooling and one of her closest friends is a boy who I’m sure she will miss next year as they head off to different High Schools. I’ve made this card for him!

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia F

Oh how I love this Designer Series Paper, Best Route. It is the perfect choice to go with this Bike Ride stamp set. This young man loves his bike; I guess it gives them their independence at this age. The two of them often head out for a bike ride on the weekends, so I thought it was appropriate to use a bike for this card as they will head off in different directions next year.

The bike is stamped and die cut and the wheels are attached with small split pins so they actually spin! The bike frame is mounted to the card with dimensionals to allow the wheels to move.

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia

The inside of the card I stamped this cute little dog, as the recipient has recently acquired a new puppy and I think he will love this touch!

Graduation card using Stampin Up 2018 Bike Ride, Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia inside

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

If you would like , July is the month to join my team and receive an additional 10 ink pads for FREE with the Starter Kit. It is only $169 to join and you choose any product to the value or $235 to get started and FREE delivery. There are no contracts or strings attached to this offer. Click here to join (Australian residents only).

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Under the Sea Textures

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card with more of a masculine theme. As you know, I struggle with these types of cards, but this Sea of Textures bundle had me excited when I first saw it. In conjunction with the new Embossing Mats, it gives so many more options to add texture with the cutting dies!!!

Sea of Textures Under the Sea card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

See that white coral die cut piece in the bottom corner? Well, I used that same die with the new embossing mats to create the embossed section on the Soft Sea Foam card.

The octopus was inked with Grapefruit Grove and then I used Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Markers using the thumping technique to add that extra bit of colour to the tentacles.

I love how the wood textures Designer Series Paper adds the perfect texture for the port hole!

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

But first, have you heard about the amazing, never seen before offer, with the already awesome valued starter kit when you join? July is the month to do so with an additional 10 ink pad assortment for FREE with the Starter Kit. It is only $169 to join and you choose any products to the value or $235 to get started and FREE delivery. There are no contracts or strings attached to this offer. Click here to join (Australian residents only).

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Thinking of You Fancy Fold with Nature’s Poem DSP

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my own design Fancy Fold card using Designer Series Paper!

No more hoarding DSP in my house this year, I need to use it and this style is perfect. You can use any of the Designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! range to create all types of cards and the best part is you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″!

Each card measures 12″ x 6″ scored at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾” and it fits into our C6 envelopes.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Here it is fully open. The first fold is glued down to the front of the card. Depending on the reverse design of your paper, it can give a striking effect as seen here. This also makes the card stronger. I didn’t want to put a large piece of card in the centre to write the message for two reasons, I didn’t want to cover up that gorgeous paper and secondly I cut it down to fit behind the large sentiment when the card is closed.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

Just look at those leaves ♥ I am so in love with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! Not only did I emboss the leaves on the white message piece, but also embossed them in coordinating coloured card and then die cut them to add even more texture to the front of the card.

Fun Fold Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You Card by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

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My own design Fancy Fold card using Nature’s Poem DSP as the card base

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my own design Fancy Fold card using Designer Series Paper!

No more hoarding DSP in my house this year, I need to use it and this style is perfect. You can use any of the Designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! range to create all types of cards and the best part is you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″!

Each card measures 12″ x 6″ scored at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾” and it fits into our C6 envelopes.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Here it is fully open. The first fold is glued down to the front of the card. Depending on the reverse design of your paper, it can give a striking effect as seen here. This also makes the card stronger. I didn’t want to put a large piece of card in the centre to write the message for two reasons, I didn’t want to cover up that gorgeous paper and secondly I cut it down to fit behind the large sentiment when the card is closed.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2018.

Just look at those leaves ♥ I am so in love with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! Not only did I emboss the leaves on the white message piece, but also embossed them in coordinating coloured card and then die cut them to add even more texture to the front of the card.

Fun Fold card using Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted in Nature Stampin Up Thinking of You by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

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Masculine Thank You with the Nature’s Poem Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a couple of cards using the new Nature’s Poem Suite; Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits, Nature’s Poem DSP. I am so excited this stamp set has coordinating framelits to cut out the images. No more fussy cutting!

I love how the background piece of DSP brings so much dimension to a card. I stamped some of the leaves on it with Crumb Cake ink and wow, it brings it to life.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

The tree image is stamped in Shaded Spruce, a new colour arriving on 1 June. This particular image is stamped off once, but you will see the full strength image in my next card (no wasting from me!!!). I love the large banner behind with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing on it. A piece of vellum, sponged with ink gives an antique look and is punched with the Starburst punch.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

This card uses a darker piece of Designer Series Paper from the Nature’s Poem pack. With the full strength tree image, I felt it needed a darker base. I added a thin banner of Shaded Spruce card behind the larger banner.

Rooted in Nature, Thank You card, Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia.

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Masculine Farewell with Rooted in Nature

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card is another farewell card, but this time we have a masculine theme. I thought that the new Rooted in Nature bundle was going to be the perfect choice!

Here I have used Dapper Denim & Emerald Envy, two colours that will be retiring at the end of this month. I’ve also used Very Vanilla, with a new in color, Grapefruit Grove with Soft Suede & Dapper Denim ink pads. These colours go so well together!

Rooted in Nature Farewell card 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

I stamped the leaves before die cutting them and adding them to the card base with fast fuse. I embossed a couple of the leaves with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats before die cutting them. I tried cutting them first, then embossing, but it was too hard that way. Doesn’t it give a beautiful texture?!!

The Farewell sentiment was printed from my computer and cut out with the Classic Label Punch.

Rooted in Nature Farewell card 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia.  Rooted in Nature Farewell card 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan, Australia.

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Eclectic Expressions for Saleabration

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card was a quick throw together using the 2nd release Sale-a-bration stamp set, Eclectic Expressions. This set can be chosen for free with any $90+ order. Ask me how!

Eclectic Expressions Birthday card Saleabration 2018 using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

Don’t you think that circle image looks a bit like the moon? The way it is shaded just the reminds me of that! The sentiment is also from the same set and I stamped it in Dapper Denim ink.

I really like this colour combination: Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim & Peekaboo Peach.

Eclectic Expressions Birthday card Saleabration 2018 using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!! Here’s a quick glance at the Sale-a-bration products for 2018:

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and if that wasn’t enough choice, more items have been released. You will note that these are current items, so if selecting one for your free product with a $90+ or $180 order, be sure to use the code in this image.

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*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
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Bird Banter on our 12th Wedding Anniversary!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card I made for my hubby. It’s our 12th Wedding Anniversary today and what better stamp set to use, than the Bird Banter! lol

Unfortunately he is working today, even though it is a public holiday here in Melbourne for Labour Day long weekend, but we will go out for dinner today to celebrate.

We aren’t the mussy, lovey dovey type, more typical of the bird banter type, so I got out my unloved Bird Banter stamp set and got to work. I really haven’t used this stamp set much at all, so it needed some love.

For a masculine card, I selected Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and added some Peekaboo Peach for a fun look.

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia.

On the inside of the card, I sponged the edges with a dauber with Lemon Lime Twist ink and stamped the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink. This sentiment is from the Best Birds stamp set.

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia inside

I have coloured the images using a Blender Pen and inkpads. No surprises there, as I think you all know my love of shading that I get with this technique!

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator Australia

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!! Here’s a quick glance at the Sale-a-bration products for 2018:

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
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