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A sugar hit for Boxing Day!

What a busy Christmas Day we had with all the family and extended family coming to our house to celebrate. I love seeing all the kids, cousins and our newest member, Conor who is 5 weeks old, join us! It is a time for no one being excluded and I love that everyone came who we had invited. The relaxed atmosphere and everyone helping themselves and feeling comfortable, made my day.

I can now share with you a couple of the kids gifts for my nieces and nephews. As they are getting older and they have everything they need, I find it difficult to buy for them, so we give them each a gift card. But this year, I wanted to make it a bit different to the usual gift card holder or just putting it in an envelope with a card, so I found these glass jars, placed the gift card inside and filled them up with lollies. I mean, what kid doesn’t love some extra sugar on Christmas Day, right?!!!

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To decorate the tops, I tied some ribbon around each one and added a monogram of their name (luckily they are all different initials) in glimmer paper, with a starburst punch of Christmas DSP and a circle die cut of coordinating card. How beautiful do they look?


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Double Pocket Teabag holder

It’s almost Christmas Day and tomorrow we have all the family and extended family coming to our house to celebrate!

These Double Pocket Teabag holders make a cute little token gift with a tea bag and a small chocolate in pretty Christmas papers. Each one uses a piece of 6″ x 6″ DSP (I have used Under the Mistletoe DSP) and some Linen Thread to hold it together, no glue!

Treat holder with Teagbag by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia  Treat holder with Teagbag by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

Treat holder with Teagbag by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.

For instructions to make this click here for video by Brenda Keenan.

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Oh deer, Vanilla & Gold!

Today, is the last day of school for 2018 for my girls and the final day of primary school for my eldest daughter :0  It has been a big week, with her Graduation night on Tuesday evening and half day of school today to end the year.

Anyway, I have another Christmas card for you before my in-laws arrive tomorrow for the start of our Christmas celebrations. This one is simply some DSP, Gold Foil and the Detailed Deer die cut.

All is Bright DSP & Dashing Deer by Kate Morgan, Australia. Christmas 2018.JPG

The sentiment is stamped on strips of card with Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder applied and set with the heat tool. Then I cut the words up and added with dimensionals. These are quite simple and you could mass produce them with not too much trouble.

All is Bright DSP & Dashing Deer by Kate Morgan, Australia. Christmas 2018..JPG

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It’s almost Christmas & no time for fancy cards now!

With less than a week until Christmas today, I needed some quick last minute, easy designs for my Christmas cards.

This one uses a piece of the Joyous Noel DSP placed on the card base with some of the stunning Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon tied around it in a bow to look like a present. Such a simple but effective design.

Joyous Noel DSP Stampin Up Christmas 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia

The Merry Christmas to All stamp set has the erfect sentiments, stamped in Merry Merlot ink and another strip of the DSP is added inside with a strip of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper. Doesn’t it tie the card together perfectly?!

Joyous Noel DSP Stampin Up Christmas 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

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Colour Creations: Merry Merlot; our last hop for 2018!

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 29th colour; Merry Merlot. This is also our final colour for 2018, but we will be back to continue on the 8th January 2019 with Mint Macaron!

Today’s card is another quick and easy Christmas card using strips of the Joyous Noel DSP and the coordinating Joyous Noel Glimmer paper in Merry Merlot.

Joyous Noel with Stampin Up Detailed Deer by Kate Morgan Australia Christmas 2018.JPG

I love this simple design and the sentiment stamped onto strips of Thick Whisper White card and cut up, then added with dimensionals creates that extra touch of class. I also love the hints of copper foil in the DSP and copper edging on the ribbon. The pearls also finished the card off nicely!

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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It’s a piece of cake for a 21st!

Today, I am sharing a card that I was asked to make for friend’s friend. The brief was Black, Silver & Gold, 21st birthday of a young lady named Lia. I like to try and use all the info when making these special occasion cards and I think I have met the brief. What do you think?

Piece of Cake in Black Silver Gold, Occasions catalogue 2019 Sneak Peek by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.JPG

The black card base has a layer of Gold Foil with another black card layer over the top. A silver square layer with another smaller black layer with a 1-3/4″ circle punched out of the centre. The 21 are cut with the retired Little Numbers dies which are still so handy to have! The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon from the Holiday catalogue was the perfect finishing touch.

Piece of Cake Bundle Occasions catalogue 2019

I have used the new Piece of Cake stamp set and coordinating Cake Builder punch from the upcoming 2019 Occasions catalogue. The cake stand is punched in gold foil and the cake is stamped in Versamark and gold emboss powder added and heat set. I then added some Wink of Stella over the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

Piece of Cake in Black Silver Gold, Occasions catalogue 2019 Sneak Peek by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment and added LIA using the large letter framelits dies in black card with a wash of Champagne Mist Shimmer paint applied with an AquaPainter.

Piece of Cake in Black Silver Gold, Occasions catalogue 2019 Sneak Peek by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia inside

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Under the Mistletoe this Christmas

Today, I am sharing a Christmas card that is so easy to create. It’s just cutting some strips of the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and gluing them to the front of the card.

Under the Mistletoe DSP Stampin Up Christmas 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia

I stamped the sentiments in Shaded Spruce using the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and used the coordinating framelits to cut it out and sponged around the edges, before adding it to the front of the card with dimensionals. I also used the 1/2″ circle punch to take a tiny bit from the centre spine of the card to thread through some red ribbon and tie it in a bow at the front. I added some Sprigs of Mistletoe punched from some of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper pack for some added sparkle!

Under the Mistletoe DSP Stampin Up Christmas 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

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Colour Creations: Melon Mambo in Needlepoint

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Welcome to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring Melon Mambo!!!  This was one of the first colours I purchased through Stampin Up almost 6 years ago, I just love it.

This card uses the Needlepoint Nook suite of products from the upcoming Occasions catalogue, which will be available to purchase in January 2019. If you would like to get these earlier, you can join my team and purchase them in December (one of the perks of being a demonstrator)!

I have used Melon Mambo, Mango Melody and Pool Party as my colour combination.

Needlepoint Nook Stampin Up 2019 for Colour Creations Melon Mambo blog hop by Kate Morgan, Australia.JPG

I love when a stamp set has coordinating framelits, it makes it so much easier than fussy cutting images. I also love the faux stitching die used as the background on the Pool Party card, don’t you?!!!

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On the inside I’ve added the sentiment in Pool Party ink and I can think of many recipients I could give this card too at this moment in time. I love the mixed fonts; it gives it a little something extra!

Needlepoint Nook Stampin Up 2019 for Colour Creations Melon Mambo blog hop by Kate Morgan, Australia.

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Dashing Deer meets Delicate Lace for a bright Christmas

Today, I am sharing a Christmas card using the Dashing Deer framelits and the Delicate Lace edgelits with some Designer Series Paper and gold!

I cut and folded my Poppy Parade card base and used the Delicate Lace edgelit along the side. This then helped determine the size and placement of the banners.

The Starburst punch was used to cut some Garden Green card which was the embossed using the Big Shot and the Subtles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This was added with dimensionals and the Gold Foil reindeer added last.

Dashing Deer in Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.

A 1″ strip of DSP was added to the inside of the card, behind that gorgeous lace border.

Dashing Deer in Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

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Christmas Wreath Punch Art

Today, I am sharing a Christmas wreath card created using the Sprig Punch!

This punch is in the Holiday catalogue and has been super popular, so I’m crossing my fingers it may roll over into the next Annual catalogue.

I have a Thick Whisper White card base with a layer of Garden Green card and some DSP from the Santa’s Workshop DSP pack. I punched about 20 sprigs in Garden Green card and began layering them in a circle shape and building it up until it looked reasonably full.  I added a few Poppy Parade berries using the 1/8″ handheld circle and adhered them with Tombo Multipurpose glue.

Sprig Christmas Wreath by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2018

The sentiment was stamped in Garden Green on Poppy Parade card and die cut and added with dimensionals. The bow was some of the Tea Room ribbon combo pack from the Annual catalogue. The HAPPY was die cut in Gold Glimmer and added with Tombo glue. Doesn’t it look pretty across the wreath?!!!

Sprig Christmas Wreath by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2018.

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