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Masculine Trifold card to sail home

Tonight’s card is a fancy trifold card using the Sailing Home bundle. Purchase this stamp set and coordinating dies together and save 10%.

don’t you just love these colours together? I sure do and they are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate and a Soft Suede wheel!

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds

I love using Designer paper as the card base. When they are double sided, you want to show off both sides of the paper and this is a great fold to do this. Don’t you agree?

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds open

I popped up the lighthouse and the anchor on dimensionals for added depth and tied a little piece of twine through the anchor.

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019, Fancy Folds

This card was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis however, I used different measurements. You can see her video here.

What I used:
Come Sail Away DSP – 6″ x 12″, score at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾”.
Whisper White card – 2¾” x 4″ and 3¾” x 5½”
Balmy Blue card – 2⅞” x 4⅛”

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Slider card and Smooshing with watercolour technique with Instructions

Tonight I have a couple of techniques with some watercolour smooshing and a slider card!

I taught this to my class ladies earlier this month and they loved it. It’s always great having a masculine themed class and we focused on this bundle mainly. It reminded me that I must do more masculine themed classes in the future.

To create the watercolour background, I put a couple of drops of re-inker, reasonably close together onto a sheet of acetate, spritzed it with water and then lay the Fluid 100 watercolour paper on top and gently pressed down with the finger tips (don’t rub). You don’t want the colours to mix together, just gently blend. You may need to place the paper down again so you cover the entire piece, as the excess we cut away, will be used later. I then put this aside to dry while I stamped the images and the inside of the card.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019.

The lighthouse is stamped in Soft Suede and coloured with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo pack to get the darker and lighter shading. The boats are stamped in Night of Navy ink and coloured with Combo Blends of So Saffron and Poppy Parade. I added some Wink of Stella to the water below the boats rather than colouring it.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019

On the inside I stamped the sentiment, add a Copper Foil anchor and the rope is part of the leftover pieces from the excess watercolour paper! The straight piece of rope is from the slider mechanism from the front!!!

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

To create the slider card mechanism:slider card mechanism.JPG

Score 2 lines on card, punch 2 circles with lines through the centre. Fold them into a taco shape. Place glue on the bottom of one and glue them together to create the H shape.

Cut the watercolour piece down to the size you require and die cut the rope die across the front where you want the sliding sailing boat to be. With the strip of left over water-coloured paper, glue this to the card base behind where the die-cut rope was so it still looks great and not having the Navy card show through. I did this by placing the paper down the watercolour paper roughly where I wanted it centred on the card and used a pencil to mark on the card base, either end of the rope, as a guide.

Add glue to the flat side and adhere to the larger sailing ship, ensuring that it is the right orientation (scorelines horizontal). Slide this into the slot so each side is facing toward the top and bottom of the card. It is easiest to do this step before you adhere the front panel to the card base. I used Adhesive Foam Strips around the edges of the watercolour layer and then two more strips either side of the mechanism, but ensure you allow enough space for the circles to slide along.

slider card mechanism.

This is not a spinner card, but a slider card, as I didn’t want the sailing boat doing circles on the ocean. If you want it to spin, you would use some washers from the hardware store joined together by a mini dimensional.

I hope these instructions make sense.


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Colour Creations: Tranquil Tide with Cling Wrap Technique

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 50th and final Stampin’ Up! colour; Tranquil Tide.  I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this blog hop each week and thank Catherine for coordinating it all year long! xx

This card uses the Cling Wrap technique and the Rooted in Nature Suite of products.

The cling wrap technique is using some cling wrap or even an old plastic bag from the supermarket, scrunch it up and drab it into an inkpad and then dab onto the cardstock. Repeat this process with a couple of other colours. I have used Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana & Soft Sea Foam onto a small piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Once I had the coverage I wanted, I stamped the image & sentiment in Black ink.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019..

Then I placed the card into my Stampin’ Trimmer and cut it on the diagonal. No special measurement, just sliced it twice. I glued it onto some tranquil tide card leaving a small gap between each section, before mounting onto some black cardstock. Doesn’t it give a great effect?!!!

The 1/2″ Woven Ribbon (retired) was the perfect addition for my Tranquil Tide card.

The card base is Basic Black with a layer of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019.

Once the card was finished, I added some Wink of Stella (my favourite product!) over the tree image and added a couple of rhinestones.

On the inside I had to add a layer of tranquil tide then some whisper white to be able to write on. It looked a little plain, so I added a small strip of the same DSP.

Rooted in Nature for Colour Creations Tranquil Tide Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019 inside

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No more horsing around, Go For It!

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 48th colour; Soft Sea Foam. Wow, only a couple more weeks to go!

I’m using the Note cards & Envelopes for this card, with the lovely Wood Textures DSP which will be retiring shortly, so if you love it too, you need to get it now before it’s gone.

This stamp set from the Occasions catalogue, Let it Ride will be carrying over into the new Annual catalogue and it’s a beauty!

I glued the Wood Textures DSP to the front of the Note card and the flap of the envelope.

Let it Ride for Colour Creations Soft Sea Foam Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2019..JPG

I started with a piece of 2.5″ x 3.5″ white card and stamped the images in Memento Black ink. I used a sponge dauber to add the sky (Balmy Blue) and the grass (Soft Sea Foam). The horse was coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Once it was all coloured, I rubbed all 4 edges along the Versamark inkpad and added Gold Emboss powder before heat setting it. If you follow my blog, you will notice I use this technique quite a bit, I just love the look!

Let it Ride for Colour Creations Soft Sea Foam Blog Hop by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019

I then mounted it onto some Soft Sea Foam card and glued it onto the note card. I stamped the trees on the back of the envelope and on the inside of the card.

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Colour Creations: Sahara Sand perfect in Nature

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop featuring our 44th colour; Sahara SandThis is a light colour that goes with anything!! I have paired it up with Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White.

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand..JPG

I love how this bundle has framelits for cutting out the stamped images, but also dies that emboss the card stock – see those Sahara Sand leaves?!!!!

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand.JPG

I love that Braided Linen Thread which is super soft and very easy to tie in a knot.

On the inside of the card I added the simple sentiment, which is so true for why I have made this card. It’s going to be one of the many thank you cards I am needing to make at the moment to send to people who have been so generous in helping me regain my independence.

Thank you card with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle by Kate Morgan Australia. 2019 Colour Creations Sahara Sand.JPG

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Masculine Origami Window Card

Today, I have a masculine card for you using the Classic Garage Designer series paper. I don’t have any of the other products from this suite, so I had to come up with a design using only the paper.

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My colour combination is Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry and Real Red.

classic garage dsp & butterlfy gala origami window masculine card stampin up occasions by kate morgan australia 2019.

The top section I used the Origami Window Fold and then layered it onto some coordinating colours as mat layers. The sentiments are from the Butterfly Gala stamp set stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. I love those Rectangle Stitched Framelits which I used on the front of the card and layered it over some of the Tranquil Tide Woven Ribbon tide in a knot. Can you see the spine of the card where I threaded the ribbon through? I used the 1/2″ circle punch to make a small notch in the spine. This is a clever way of adding ribbon and when you look at the front of the card, you don’t even notice the punched notch!

On the inside I added a piece of Crushed Curry card and a small strip of the DSP down one side, then stamped the sentiment.

classic garage dsp & butterlfy gala origami window masculine card stampin up occasions by kate morgan australia 2019 inside

If you would like to see how I made the origami window fold, visit Keenan Kreations video by clicking here.

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Occasions catalogue Sneak Peek

Today I have a few more sneak peek projects to show you from the upcoming 2019 Occasions catalogue, that we made at our recent OnStage event for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. However, if you would like to order any of these items in December, you can by joining my team from 5 December and you can select any of these products as part of your starter kit. Ask me how!

Project 1: Classic Garage Collection; Geared Up stamp set, Garage Gears Thinlits dies, Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon.

Classic Garage Occasions catalogue 2019 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Project 2: Forever Lovely stamp set, 2″ circle punch, All My Love Designer Series Paper,  All My Love Ribbon Combo pack (Lovely Lipstick).  Colours: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam & Lovely Lipstick

Forever Lovely Occasions catalogue 2019 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Project 3: Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Memories & More card pack, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Calypso Coral 3/8″ Satin Ribbon & Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes! Stamped images are in Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover & Night of Navy.

Happiness Blooms Occasions catalogue 2019 by Kate Morgan, Australia


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Looking forward to warmer weather with High Tide

Today’s card has a summery feel to it and yes, I am still waiting for some warmer days to appear in cold Melbourne town! It is Spring and daylight savings is about to start tomorrow night, so hopefully that will mean some better days ahead.

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I have recently purchased this High Tide stamp set and wanted to get it out and have a play.

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I have used quite a few different ink pads, although it doesn’t really look overly colourful, but I do love the Pineapple Punch card base with Very Vanilla layer to really bring it to life!

Once I had finished stamping, I felt it still needed something… maybe because it was a single layer card, meaning there was no dimension to it. So pulled out my Wink of Stella and turned to moon into a shiny moon with refection on the water and the tops of the wings of the birds flying high in the sky have a silvery tone to them.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

I also felt it still needed something else, so instead of cutting it down and adding a mat layer, I decided to sponge the edges with Versamark ink, add some Gold Emboss Powder and heat set it. This is a great way to add that layered look and some extra shine!

Here is the inside without a sentiment at the moment. I’m not sure what it will end up being, whether it’s for a birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, or could even be a happy holidays card!

The water is stamped in Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam. The lighthouse is Gray Granite and Blueberry Bushel. The beach is Sahara Sand. The plants are Mossy Meadow. The birds are Memento Black. The moon and reflection are Smoky Slate.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018 inside

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Colour Creations: Daffodil Delight

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

I made this card for my nephew who turned 4 last week. Happy Birthday Mitchell ♥

I love Daffodil Delight with Blueberry Bushel together. I also love this new Buffalo Check stamp! How good does it look? I reckon it makes the perfect shirt for my pocket. I don’t have the Pocket Framelits, so I had to make my own. Once I got the shape right, I embossed it with the Subtles TIEF and then used my paper piercing tool to create the stitching. How good does it look? I wonder why there is a tab to pull with “LOOK’ on it?

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2018.JPG

I would have loved to see his face when he pulled the tab! Unfortunately I couldn’t be there to see him as they live in Paynesville, Gippsland, but I’m assured he was amazed to find some cash!

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up, Australia 2018

I think this sentiment is perfect for a 4 year old… isn’t every birthday the biggest occasion when you are a kid?!

4th Birthday Buffalo Check Pocket card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2018.

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Colour Creations: Crushed Curry for Father’s Day

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

I have paired it up with the Best Route Designer Series Paper. I mean who doesn’t love blues and yellows together, right?!

I have created this fancy fold card, but I have no idea what it would be called. There was no tutorial for it, I just cut up cardstock and made it up on the spot. LOL

I made it for my Father-in-law for Father’s Day and I had it in my mind to get him a Dan Murphy gift card, so this had to have a spot to slide it in somewhere. I also know that he will need to travel 80kms to get to his nearest Dan Murphy store (they live in a rural area), so why not use the Best Route DSP for a bit of fun!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2018

The Stitched Labels framelits were perfect to fit on the front of the card and the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, of course stamped in Crushed Curry ink.

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.

Here it is open – the card base is one piece of A5 card and then the 3 fold flap is one piece (4-1/4″ x 10-1/2″) scored at 3-1/2″ & 7″ and glued to the A5 card. The two smaller pieces of DSP are 3-1/4″ x 4″, as was the yellow piece for the gift card, but I cut the banner shape into it with paper snips and used the excess on the front of the card!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018

I need to hold it together to post, so I tied some Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon around and tied it in a bow!

Crushed Curry Colour Creations using Stampin Up Best Route DSP by Kate Morgan Australia, 2018.

On the back I added a white panel with the embossed image also from the Stitched Labels framelits set.

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

Stay tuned for the start of the Holiday catalogue tomorrow. It is full of exciting product and beautiful pictures of projects. Be sure to request your paper copy today.

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