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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.

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


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Blossoming Basket Bundle & Hello Stamparatus

Dear Crafters,

Today I share the new Level 2 items in the latest release Sale-a-bration brochure (see below). This is a bundle with any $180+ order that you can select for FREE. It is the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the coordinating Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder which are just stunning!

Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave TIEF Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

I am so excited, my Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool) which will be available in the upcoming Annual Catalogue, arrived this week just in time to create this card.

Stamparatus

I was able to stamp the basket using the right side plate and then the sentiment, butterfly and the tag on the top plate, stamping all 3 images at once!!! How cool is that?!!!

The images were stamped with Archival Black ink onto Shimmery White card.  I used the blender pen with inkpads to colour the images, to allow for the required shading I wanted.

Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave TIEF Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I loved how this card turned out, so I wanted to share it with my class ladies on Saturday. They were stunned with the Stamparatus and also loved this bundle. I allowed them to colour their image with whatever tones they liked. They chose Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum.  Which one is your favourite?

Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave TIEF & Stamparatus, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY Class

Click here to see more about this product bundle on YouTube.

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 Level 1 item from the Sale-a-bration brochure or spend $180+ to select a Level 2 item, such as the bundle featured in this post. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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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
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Pastels, Just for You with Sweet Soiree

Dear Crafters,

Here we are in March and it’s the last month of Sale-a-bration. Be sure to place your order by the end of March to select your FREE product with every $90 order from the Saleabration brochure!

Today I share a pretty pastel card using the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalogue.

Sweet Soiree SDSP Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia

I love the Petal Pair Embossing folders and using them across one section of the So Saffron card, especially coordinating with this Designer Paper!

The Sweet Soiree Embellishments Kit has so many different bits and pieces, and today I’ve used the vellum pieces which I coloured with Stampin Blends to coordinate with the DSP.

Sweet Soiree SDSP Stampin Up Occasions 2018 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!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.SALEABRATION_2ND_RELEASE_2018.jpg

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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
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Marbled with Gold!

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card uses a few different stamp sets; Marbled, Lots of Lavender & Ribbon of Courage. Lots of Lavender is available in the Sale-a-bration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

This card was inspired by a picture posted on our Art with Heart Team FB Forum.

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I hadn’t inked up my Marbled background stamp yet, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so. My colour combination is Pool Party, Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder with Gold embossing.

The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and the flowers from the Lots of Lavender stamp set.

To create the background, I inked up the entire Marbled stamp with Pool Party ink, then tapped a small amount of Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum inks in spots, and applied it to the Shimmery White card stock. Then I used the Wink of Stella pen to add a bit more ink across the entire background. I also went over it with a sponge dauber, especially around the edges. I sprinkled some gold embossing powder over and heat set it. Check out all that shine!

Marbled Lots of Lavender, Ribbon of Courage, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

Wink of Stella was also applied over the flowers after I coloured them with Stampin’ Write Markers in coordinating colours.

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!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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

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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
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Blooms of Heartfelt Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a sympathy card using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set from the Saleabration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

It is never easy to create a sympathy card when you need one, but having some on hand makes the journey so much easier when it is required. So today, I have this quick and easy card for that very occasion.

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, Saleabration 2018.jpg

This card is 4¼” x 4¼” in Rich Razzleberry, layered with Whisper White.

Look at the detail in this stamp!!!! When I opened the stamp case, I took one look at this floral stamp and thought it was so flat and wouldn’t have very much detail, it even felt  flat and smooth to touch, but I was so glad to be proven wrong. Check it out!

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia Saleabration 2018

The images are stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and then I coloured it lightly with my Watercolour Pencils. Oh and I adore the font in the sentiment, it is so pretty!

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018

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!!!

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

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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
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Triple Time Technique with Petal Palette

Dear Crafters,

Today I share these wonderful cards that the ladies made at my first class for 2018 last Saturday, using the Petal Palette stamp set in the Occasions catalogue. They were amazed at this technique and were happy to be able to take home a written tutorial to be able to recreate them in their own time (one of the perks of attending my classes).

We made two cards, one was the centred layers and the other was a side step layer. We started with the side step layer card to show them the basics of how it works, then the next card I allowed them to choose which stamps they would like to use from the set. You can see that they chose different combinations, which was fantastic to see what they came up with. I also had one of the Saleabration stamp sets, Heartfelt Blooms, which they could use the sentiment, Thinking of You in that pretty font.

Triple Time Technique using Stampin Up Petal Palette by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia

We stamped the images on Whisper White card with Archival Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write markers.

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!!!

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

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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
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Sneak Peek: Petal Palette Bundle

Dear Crafters,

With Christmas now over for another year, it’s not long before we celebrate the start of 2018 and that means Sale-a-bration and the release of the Occasions catalogue!

Today I am sharing the Petal Palette stamp set and the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits dies, available as a bundle saving you 10%. But this Petal Passion Suite is so much more… there are metal embellishments, black & white Designer Series Paper (perfect for colouring) & Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folders, that all coordinate!

Best Wishes card using Stampin Ups Petal Palette Bundle, Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

You can see I have used the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders above in the background, as well as the stamp set and the thinlits dies. There are also some lovely sentiments in this stamp set, so you won’t be disappointed.

On the inside of the card, I just placed some of the smaller die cuts in the corner.

Best Wishes card using Stampin Ups Petal Palette Bundle, Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY inside

Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page on 3rd January 2018.

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Sympathy for a beloved pet

Hello Friends,

My project today is with a touch of sadness for a teacher colleague who lost her beloved best friend during the recent school holidays 😦

This is the card I made for her, in the hope that it may bring some comfort and lasting memories of her loved, Becks (named after David Beckham)!

Sympathy card for a pet using Stampin Ups Bella & Friends, Flourishing Phrases by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

He was a little white fella, so I obviously had to use the Bella & Friends stamp set. I stamped the image in black ink and then used my blender pen with some smoky slate ink to add some highlighting. Of course I needed to add a red collar with the red heart with a touch of Wink of Stella on top!

Sympathy card for a pet using Stampin Ups Bella & Friends, Flourishing Phrases by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Dog

My card base is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist, then White. The floral image is stamped with Lemon Lime Twist on the front and the inside panel is stamped off once before stamping on the card.

Sympathy card for a pet using Stampin Ups Bella & Friends, Flourishing Phrases by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Dog Puppy

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Thoughtful Branches

Dear Crafters,

Today’s cards feature the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Beautiful Branches thinlits which can be purchased as a bundle saving you 10% but only while stocks last and ends on 31 August! This is a limited time only bundle and one that you must add to your shopping cart.

Thoughtful Branches, Beautiful Branches, Sympathy card #stampinup DIY @cardsbykate

This first one is a sympathy card that I made for a work colleague who lost her father last week following a short illness. I wanted to make it feminine but also added some Dapper Denim in memory of her dad!

Thoughtful Branches, Beautiful Branches, Sympathy card #stampinup DIY @cardsbykatemorgan

How sweet is the little bird? I love that!

Thoughtful Branches, Beautiful Branches, Sympathy card #stampinup DIY, @cardsbykate

I decorated the inside of the card and the envelope to match!

This next card is amazingly using the same stamp set and just shows the versatility of this bundle. A Christmas card using the gorgeous Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler.

Thoughtful Branches Christmas card, Presents & Pinecones DSP #stampinup DIY @cardsbykatemorgan

This card was looking a little plain and needed something else, so I added the twine bow to finish the card. It was just what it needed. I love this sentiment too!

Thoughtful Branches Christmas card, Presents & Pinecones DSP #stampinup DIY, @cardsbykatemorgan  Thoughtful Branches Christmas card, Presents & Pinecones DSP, #stampinup DIY @cardsbykatemorgan

What do you think of this Christmas card?

If you don’t have your own demonstrator and you live in Australia and would like me to mail you a copy of the Holiday catalogue, please Email Me !

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Products

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches  
Inks:  
Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler 
Card/Paper: 
Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Blusing Bride, Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Presents & Pinecones DSP
Accessories:  Beautiful Branches thinlits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine

Click here to order your Thoughtful Branches bundle today!

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Flourish with Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

You know those sad occasions when you need to send someone a sympathy card and you don’t have some already made? Well today I have made one for that very day when unfortunately we need one.

This card is white with Rich Razzleberry and what a stunner colour combination!

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I love all the textures in this card, from the Petal Burst embossed background, to the Flourish Framelit to the Pansy and Petite Petals flower.

I also added some of the new Copper Metallic thread behind the Pansy, not sure if you can see it, as it is so fine.

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Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes to coordinate too!

Products

Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Rose Wonder
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Petal Burst TIEF, Big Shot, Flourish Thinlits, Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Copper Metallic Thread, Pearl embellishment

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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