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CCBH Highland Heather – Sparkly Playful Alphabet

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Week 22 – Highland Heather

Tonight I am focusing on using the Playful Alphabet dies as my focus. I chose the Hand-Penned Designer Series Papers and the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP pack, which is the purple in the background. The Pale Papaya panel lightens the card up a little more with the coordinating colour ribbon.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I just adore this piece of floral paper and the Scalloped Rectangle die is perfect for gorgeous feminine cards.

Before die cutting the letters, I placed some adhesive foam sheet on the back of the Highland Heather cardstock before running it through with the dies. This way, you just peel the backing off the foam and adhere each letter to the card (lining them up with a ruler). I really like how they are right justified and it also makesd it easier to get the spacing just right 😉

As you can sort of see in this photo, I added some Wink of Stella for extra sparkle to each of the letters.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

On the inside, I added the extra piece of the floral paper (which I did cut the centre out of for the front). Then I added some white card to write my message.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Have you used the Foam Adhesive Sheets? They are amazing!

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 side

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Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble

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Each Monday evening until 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!

Tonight I am using the Encircled in Beauty dies to create my Christmas bauble.

Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Using the various dies in this pack, I alternated the sizes between Basic White and Silver Foil (the purple toned sheet).  There is also one of the Wonderful Snowflakes behind the sentiment layer, can you spot it?!!

Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 small

The sentiment is from Peaceful Deer stamp set and is stamped in Smoky Slate ink to coordinate with the card base. I used a Sponge Dauber to add ink around the edges of the patterned paper layer, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Soft Succlent ribbon tied in a double bow with some Genial Gems finished my project off beautifully.

Encircled in Beauty Christmas Bauble by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 side

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CCBH Gray Granite – Plentiful Plants

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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 21 – Gray Granite

Tonight I am using the Plentiful Plants Bundle which I got for my birthday recently! I don’t have any of the patterned papers that coordinate with it, but I found some leafy designs in the Christmas papers, Painted Christmas DSP that was perfect, along with the In Good Taste DSP.

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The macrame hanging basket was die cut using the In Good Taste DSP. The same pattern is in the background across the card. The pot is stamped in Gray Granite ink and the plants in Soft Succulent ink. The scallop border die is from the Contours dies, set to be a firm favourite!

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set with my Heat Tool. I added a gorgeous Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon bow and In Color Jewels.

On the inside, I added some more coordinating plants in a plant stand in the bottom corner.

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Christmas Season Pinecones & Berries

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I was pleased with this card as it came together. I adore that pretty patterned DSP with the berries (Painted Christmas), so that was my starting point for this card, as I built up the background layers.

Christmas Season Seasons Greetings by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I stamped some of the berries (Real Red & Evening Evergreen ink) to compliment the patterned paper and some greenery (Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen inks), but it still needed more, so I stamped four pinecones in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks.

Christmas Season Seasons Greetings by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 sq

On the inside I added some DSP and pinecones to compliment the front!

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One Sheet Wonder – 4 cards in an hour!

Today I joined many fellow South Pacific demonstrator friends from across Australia and New Zealand for a fun afternoon Craft-along-a-thon on FB!!!

Using a sheet of our favourite 6″ x 6″ sheet of patterned paper, we were able to create 4 beautiful card designs in 1 hour!!! Yes, you read that right!

Here are my cards using the gorgeous Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Mossy Meadow card bases (21cm x 14.8cm) with Blusing Bride matts and ribbon.

Card A – also uses the Peaceful Deer stamp set for the sentiment and Dual Oval Punch (DSP 3.8cm x 14.8cm, Matt 4.4cm x 14.8cm)

One Sheet Wonder using Stampin Up Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 cards by Kate Morgan Australia 2021 #SPcraftalongathon

Card B – also uses the Christmas to Remember stamp set for the sentiment (Mint Macaron) and Rose Gold Metallic card with the Whimsy Trees dies. (DSP 7.6cm x 7.6cm, Matt 8.3cm x 10.8cm)

One Sheet Wonder using Stampin Up Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 cards by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021. #SPcraftalongathon

Card C – also uses the Peaceful Deer stamp set for the sentiment and Dual Oval Punch (4xDSP 3.8cm x 3.8cm, Matt 8.3cm x 8.3cm)

One Sheet Wonder using Stampin Up Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 cards by Kate Morgan, Australia 2021 #SPcraftalongathon

Card D – also uses the Christmas to Remember stamp set for the sentiment (Mint Macaron), Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and Rose Gold Metallic card with the Whimsy Trees dies. (3xDSP 7.6cm x 2.54cm, Matt 8.3cm x 3.25cm)

One Sheet Wonder using Stampin Up Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 cards by Kate Morgan Australia 2021. #SPcraftalongathon

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Is that a bear in there?!

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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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Christmas to Remember Tag Card

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Tonight I have a card very similar to one Michele shared recently. I got these Tailor Made Tags dies for my birthday at the end of August and couldnt wait any longer to get them out and have have a play.

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This gorgeous patterned paper, Painted Christmas, is beautiful on both sides of each sheet. I used the red foil from the Red & Green Foil Sheets pack along the top and bottom edges of the paper behind the tags. One tag is cut with the pincecone paper and the top tag just has a small section across the bottom, leaving room for the stamped sentiment (Christmas to Remember stamp set) in Evening Evergreen ink. The Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and small piece of retired gold thread are placed through the top of the tags.

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One the tags were tied together, I added some dimensionals and adhered them to the card, before adding some 2021–2023 In Color Jewels to complete my card.

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Sweet Strawberry clean design

Today’s project is a simple and clean design with loads of white space, which I love!

The Sweet Strawberry stamp set hasn’t seen a lot of love this year and it was time to ink it up again.

Sweet Strawberry card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The only cardstock I have used is Thick Basic White. the first layer has an embossed border which was created using the Simply Scored. The fancy layer is cut using the Contours Dies and the circle from the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the image onto the Contour die with Sahara Sand ink, then onto the circle. This was coloured using Blends Combo Markers; Soft Succulent and Flirty Flamingo. Then I placed the circle facedown onto the Simply Scored and scored every 1/8″ to add some texture. Glue this to the card. I stamped one of the flowers again, coloured it then fussy cut it and added it to the card with a mini dimensional and a coloured rhinestone. The sentiment was also fussy cut and added on mini dimensionals. To finish I added a double linen thread bow and extra rhinestone jewels.

Here is a closer look at the centrepiece

Sweet Strawberry card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

A simple but elegant design, don’t you think?!!!

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Layering Circles cards

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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 19 – Gorgeous Grape

Today I have two cards using the Layering Circles Dies that I have been wanting to try for a while now. But let’s talk about this gorgeous purple tone and the colour combination I have chosen, inspired from the Hand-Penned Suite!

Colour Combination - Gorgeous Grape Blushing Bride Mint Macaron

By cutting the following Layering Circles Dies, two cards can be made:
1⅜” (1 x Grape, 1 x Macaron)
1⅞” (2 x Blushing Bride)
2⅜” (1 x Grape, 1 x Macaron)

Each of these circles are cut in half and then layered on top of each other to create these simple designs. This first card is put back together in a circle shape!

Layering Circles card 1 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Cover the join with a sentiment (stamped on Tasteful Labels dies) and some Gold & Mint Macaron ribbons. I also added some die cuts in Gold Shimmer Vellum to add for a little extra shine.

Layering Circles cards with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

My second card is pretty much the same, but I have offset the two half layered circles. I love the effect this gives and a totally different look.

Layering Circles card 2 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Add the sentiment across where the two halves join and I also added a stamped flower and ribbon bow.

Layering Circles card 2 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 sq

and here is in inside of both cards, decorated with some patterned paper and gold vellum!

Layering Circles card 2 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Layering Circles card 1 with Hand Penned for CCBH Gorgous Grape by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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HOC Week 14 – Christmas Tidings

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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!

Tonight I am using the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper and the Christmas Season Bundle and that beautiful White Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

Christmas Season & Tidings of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The label is die cut in Sahara Sand, one of the colours in this Designer Paper and before removing the card from the die after running through the machine, I flipped it over and ran a stylus around thr edges to get that lovely embossed border. The leaf images are stamped in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent. Check out that gorgeous shiny silver foil star (Stitched Stars dies)! A few Rhinestone Jewels were dotted around.

Christmas Season & Tidings of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 HOC closeup

On the inside, I added a matt layer of Sahara Sand behind some Basic White and a strip of the same DSP down the right side.

Christmas Season & Tidings of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 HOC

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