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Personalised Birthday Eclipse card with Painted Harvest

Hello Friends,

My Eclipse card today uses the Painted Harvest stamp set and Large Letters Framelits dies, with the following colour combination.

TAMS Color Builder - Soft Suede, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie.jpgI made this card for one of my favourite teachers from my school days, whom I also ended up working with until her Retirement, Patsy.  She is such an amazing person who has so much to deal with but gets on with life, without any fuss. She was such an inspiration to me back in the 80s when she taught me Home Economics; cooking and sewing in Tasmania!

I still keep in touch with Patsy and every year I send her a card for her Birthday and Christmas. So here is her card for this year. I wish you all the best health and love today and always, Patsy. Happy Birthday!

Eclipse Card using Stampin Up Painted Harvest & Large Letters Framelits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup.jpg

The Eclipse card is a very popular technique at the moment and it works beautifully with this stamp set. The ribbon is retired but it was the perfect 1/4″ cotton ribbon in Pumpkin Pie to coordinate perfectly!

Eclipse Card using Stampin Up Painted Harvest & Large Letters Framelits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup DIY.jpg

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Fancy Folds for the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop!

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Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don’t be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Tina Gillespie. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

For my projects today I am using the Best Birds stamp set with the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. I love how striking this Designer Paper is too and I knew it had to be a focal point. #cutitnothhoardit

Fancy Fold Card #1

For my first card today, I am sharing a fairly simple fancy fold card, a Double Z Fold.

FREE Tutorial for Double Z Fold using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP & Best Birds stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demostrator, Australia. #Stampinup #makeacardsendacard Fancy Folds closed

The card base is Pool Party card = 11⅜” x 5⅛” and score at 2¾” & 5½”. Trim off a 1″ strip from the bottom of the card which will create the double z fold. You just flip that strip over, so the shorter end is on the right as shown. Then you decorate as you like.  Here is my colour combination using the coordinating colours in the Designer Paper!

TAMS Color Builder - Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Suede.jpg

FREE Tutorial for Double Z Fold using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP & Best Birds stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demostrator, Australia. #Stampinup #makeacardsendacard Fancy Folds open

FREE Tutorial for Double Z Fold using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP & Best Birds stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demostrator, Australia. #Stampinup #makeacardsendacard Fancy Folds back
Back panel of the card

FREE Tutorial for Double Z Fold using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP & Best Birds stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demostrator, Australia. #Stampinup #makeacardsendacard Fancy Folds standi


Products used

Stamps: Best Birds
Inks: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Card/Paper: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits dies, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Tombo Glue, Wink of Stella, Blender Pen, ⅜” Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon


Fancy Fold Card #2

For my second one, I have a more advanced fancy fold card. I am sharing a style that I think is amazing, but I’ve never found it in Australian cardstock sizes, so I created my own A5 Gatefold Shutter card. It took quite a bit of time to figure out all the correct measurements, but I am super happy with the outcome. Now I have mastered it, I can whip them up in no time at all!

Free Tutorial on my blog for this A5 Gatefold Shutter Card in Australian measurements, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator. Fancy Fold card using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP #stampinup

When you take off the belly band, the centre diamond opens to reveal a secret message inside!

Kids love this style of card, they think it’s like magic when it opens up. They look difficult to make, but if you follow the instructions, they are actually quite easy.

Free Tutorial on my blog for this A5 Gatefold Shutter Card in Australian measurements, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator. Fancy Fold card using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP #stampinup

If you would like a copy of my FREE tutorial how I made these cards, head over to my ‘Free Tutorials’ page to download your PDF copy, but make sure you continue the blog hop first to see what all the other talented ladies have created!


Products used

Stamps: Best Birds
Inks: Basic Black & Tangerine Tango
Card/Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits dies, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Bone Folder, Ruler, Pencil, 1¾” circle punch, 2¼” circle punch


Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Andrea Roberts.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Caroline Manwaring
2. Ros Davidson
3. Monika O’Neill
4. Sharon Davern
5. Tina Gillespie
6. Kate Morgan < you are here>
7. Andrea Roberts
8. Rachel Woollard
9. Claire Daly
10. Alisha Watson
11. Kimberly Hern
12. Catherine Proctor

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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 17: Bridge Fold card with FREE tutorial

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 17 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the At Home with You stamp set, the coordinating At Home Framelit dies and the Detailed Gate Thinlits die to create this Bridge Fold Christmas card!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

I started by die cutting the gate in the new Champagne Foil sheet and I was surprised how gorgeous it was. Then I had to come up with a card to use it on… and because it is quite wide, I thought it was perfect for using on a bridge fold card, but I had to come up with a solution to make it sturdy and solid, so I added some Window Sheet behind the detailed gate and because it is clear, you don’t see it! Winner!!!

I love the red front door with the Christmas wreath on it, I think it really pops behind the front gate! I’ve really tried to set the theme here with the gorgeous front gate and looking through to the front door of the house!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

Click here to access my FREE Bridge Fold Card Tutorial (in Australia measurements).

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I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 14

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Hello Friends,

Sorry I missed doing a Christmas themed post last week, but things were a bit busy and I was in hospital having my infusion on the Thursday and didn’t have such a pleasant experience and took a little longer to recovery (long story, but not my usual nurse to put in the cannula!). Anyway, I am back, so welcome to Week 15 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Musical Season the stamp set and the coordinating dies, Musical Instruments Framelits, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Bridge Fold Technique.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

Wow, this Specialty Designer Series Paper is so striking! It has this gorgeous shine when you catch it in the light.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

Tutorials for this Bridge Fold technique can be found on YouTube. There are quite a few and I have adapted the measurements to our Australian cardstock sizes. Click here for my written tutorial!

Here is the back of the card, where you can write your message. I have added the harp stamped in smoky slate and die cut.

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

and as you can see, it fits into our C6 envelopes for posting!!!!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration using Stampin Up Musical Season & Yaer of Cheer Specialty DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Holiday catalogue Bridge Fold Car

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I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Hats off to You, Masculine Open Panel card with tutorial

Hello Friends,

On Saturday at my class, we focused on Masculine cards with Father’s Day coming up next month. This card I am sharing with you today, is an Open Panel Card!

(you may have received a post already about this last week, but I hadn’t finished writing the post and WordPress was playing funny buggers with me, so here it is again, with all the details)!

Masculine Card for Father's Day, Hats off to you using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate #cutitnothoardit

The images were stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock with Smoky Slate ink. We used some of the retired DSP from the Occasions catalogue, as it was perfect for our masculine project. The base card is Basic Gray cardstock.

Masculine Card for Father's Day, Hats off to you using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate #cutitnothoardit angle   Masculine Card for Father's Day, Hats off to you using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate #cutitnothoardit inside

The card itself was quite simple to create. Here is how I did it:

I began with half an A4 sheet (29.7 x 10.5cm) folded in half. I cut off the bottom panel measuring 5cm (2″). Then I cut it again allowing for a 3.5cm (1-3/8″) gap in the centre of the card.

The large Gray panel measures 6.5cm x 10.5cm, the Vanilla is 6cm x 10cm

The medium Gray panel is 4.7cm x 7cm, the Vanilla is 4.2cm x 6.5cm

The Sentiment Gray panel is 7.5cm x 1.5cm, the Vanilla is 7cm x 1cm

DSP: 10cm x 6cm & 10cm x 4.5cm

Once you have done all your stamping and mounted those pieces onto the Gray matt pieces of cardstock and added your DSP to the top and bottom panels, hold the bottom panel lining it up with the base of the card so you can add the centre panel. Make sure you only add adhesive to the top and bottom sections of this panel. Then add the other two panels to your card. I also added some Vanilla cardstock to the inside of the card and stamped the hats image in the bottom right corner!

Here are two more of this same style card!

Masculine Card for Father's Day, Hats off to you using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate #cutitnothoardit DIY     Masculine Card for Father's Day, Hats off to you using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate DIY #cutitnothoardit

I hope you like my cards today.

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Favourite Colour Combination for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

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Dear Crafters,

The Art with Heart Team ladies are selecting their favourite colour combinations to share with you tonight. Choosing the right colour scheme can be essential to your design and with Stampin’ Up!s stunning collection, there are 50 colours to choose from. There’s sure to be some combinations that work really well together and you can take inspiration from.

Now sit back and enjoy some time out of your day to cruise through our blog hop and soak up some colour explosion eye candy!

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Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links. You may have come to me from my lovely team member, Amie McIlroy.

Now let’s get started!

Today, it’s all about our favourite colour combinations and I certainly do love these colours together. In fact, any colour with black can be so striking!

Favourite Colour Combination Blog Hop for Art with Heart Team by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia. TAMS Color Builder

I am using the amazing new embossing paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake &amp; Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop.

I mixed a small drop of Berry Burst ink into the paste and mixed it around thoroughly. I placed the die of the icing from the cupcake Framelits onto white cardstock. Holding it carefully, I applied a liberal amount of the paste, swirling it around to create the icing. I then used a thinner layer on the black card using the mask to create the background, hence it looks lighter in colour. Set these aside to dry.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D Embossing Paste.JPG

I die cut the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The sentiment was using the stamps from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, but you may notice that the word “wishes” is not there. I thought it looked a bit silly saying Sweet Birthday Wish and needed to make it plural, so I carefully inked up the “ess” from the “you happiness” stamp, placed a piece of paper over the last “s” so it didn’t stamp on my card to create wishes!

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D.JPG

The cupcake wrapper was stamped in Soft Suede (2nd and 3rd layers stamped off once, then twice) before being die cut and added below the icing. Once the icing was dry, I used paper snips to cut around the whole cupcake and added it to the Berry Burst circle with dimensionals.

I love the touch of gold glimmer to die cut the sentiment and the golf metallic thread added behind the circle layers.

At the very end once all of the layers were stuck down, I went back with the palette knife and added a tiny bit more of the white paste across the raised edges of the icing to add some highlighting and a swirl effect. I just want to eat it!!! At least this cupcake is better for the figure, hehe!


Products used:

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Inks: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Black Archival
Card/Paper: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper Gold,Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks


Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Catherine Proctor.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Catherine Proctor
2. Sharon Davern
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Kathryn Ruddick
5. Andrea Roberts
6. Rebecca Jacovou
7. Monika O’Neill
8. Caroline Manwaring
9. Rachel Woollard
10. Kimberly Hern
11. Ros Davidson
12. Amie McIlroy
13. Kate Morgan < you are here>

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Rock N Roll with Beautiful Bouquet

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing my June ATC Swap that I made as part of our wider Art With Heart Team monthly ATC swaps. I have used Stampin’ Up!s Beautiful Bouquet Bundle which as you know is my favourite bundle in the Annual catalogue and this challenge was to use the Rock N Roll technique. The Rock and Roll technique is a great way to add a variation of colour to your stamped images!

Rock N Roll Technique using Stampin Ups Beautiful Bouquet by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia @craftwithkate.JPG

ATC Swaps are 2½” x 3½” cards. Each month a different technique is chosen and for every participant, you make that number of cards, exactly the same. We send them all to the organiser with a stamped self addressed envelope and once she has them all from each participant, she sends one of each back in our envelope! It’s a wonderful way of learning new techniques without having to create full size cards.

Click here to watch a video tutorial on this technique.

What do you think of this technique? Would you give it a try?!

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