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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?!

Happy stamping!

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 7

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 7 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is a Fancy Fold card (instructions below) using the Star of Light, Cookie-Cutter Christmas & Tabs for Everything stamp sets and the brand new Embossing Paste!

Wow, this embossing paste is fabulous! I loved playing with it, but just a warning, you need to work fairly fast and ensure you clean up straight away before it dries hard onto your masks. The design was completely dry within a few minutes!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

Here I have mixed in a tiny drop of reinker to colour the paste to coordinate with my colour scheme.

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

The Santa was stamped in Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Here is the side view so you can see how it folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

You can find the instructions for how to create this fancy fold card from my recent post, Tranquil Tulips.

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 more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies who are participating this week, starting with Sharon Davern.

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Floral Phrases Fancy Fold card

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Floral Phrases & Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Sets to create this Fancy Fold card, with the pretty Fresh Florals DSP. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Floral Phrases, Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Fresh Florals DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I also love how this card folds flat to fit into a C6 envelope for posting!

This style is very elegant, but also very quick and easy to create. It would be a fantastic fold for many multiples of cards, like Christmas cards!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Up Floral Phrases, Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Fresh Florals DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

What do you think of my version of this fancy fold card?

Here are the instructions:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: A5 (8¼” x 5⅞”). Score at 4⅛″ & 7″
Designer Series Paper: A6 (4⅛″ x 5⅞″)
White Square: 2¾″ x 2¾″
Berry Burst Square Matt: 2⅞” x 2⅞”

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Begin with an A5 Thick Whisper White card and score it at 4⅛″ & 7” and burnish score lines.
Cut the DSP at 1⅜”. Add adhesive to the small strip of DSP and adhere it to the far right inside of the card.  The larger piece, add adhesive and adhere to the outside far left of the card (under the fold).
Centre and hold the Berry Burst Square matt on the front white panel and add adhesive down the centre only. Flip it over and adhere it the white panel.
Stamp the floral image and sentiment of your choice on the White square before adhering it to the matt.

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Fancy Fold card with Lots of Labels

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Lots of Labels framelits to create this Fancy Fold card inspired by Dawn Griffith. I love to try different fancy folds and this one we did in my class on Saturday and the ladies loved it, although at first took fright wondering if it was going to be difficult to create!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin' Up! Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Birthday Blossoms stamp set & Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

I’m also using my favourite Designer Series paper, Delightful Daisy. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin' Up!s Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Birthday Blossoms stamp set & Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I added a piece of ribbon to the left of the label die, which is an addition to the original creator. I just thought it helped show that is where to pull to open this style of card.

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin' Up!s Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Birthday Blossoms stamp set & Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

Here it is open!

If you want to see how to create this, visit Dawn’s YouTube video here

What do you think of my version of this fancy fold card?

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The Heart of Christmas; Handmade Inspiration from the Art With Heart Team, Week 5

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Dear Crafters,

Welcome to Week 5 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My card today uses the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits with the Shaving Cream Technique!

Heart of Christmas Card with Shaving Cream Technique using Star of Light & Starlight Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

This is a super messy technique, but I love how different every card is when you wipe off the shaving cream! Here I have used Sweet Sugarplum reinker in the cream, with the Shimmery White cardstock for a little extra sparkle! 🙂

When it was dry, I then stamped the star background and the sentiment in the Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Heart of Christmas Card with Shaving Cream Technique using Star of Light & Starlight Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia

The gold glimmer paper was die cut and added with our new mini dimensionals, and boy are they mini, not so good for these numb hands to handle!!!! I also added some of the Gold Metallic thread behind.

Heart of Christmas Card with Shaving Cream Technique using Star of Light & Starlight Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia 3D

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.

Happy Stamping,

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Make a Wish with Daisy Delight

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another card we made at my class last Saturday using the Daisy Delight stamp set and the Stamping Block Technique!!! As I mentioned, it is unbelievable value at under $55 for the bundle; stamp set and coordinating punch!

The sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and I love the font.

Stamping Block Technique with Daisy Delight and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia.JPG

I adore this colour combination too!

For best results with the Colour block, ensure you have a clean clear D block and a pierce mat under the cardstock when stamping.

Stamping Block Technique with Daisy Delight and Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Rowville.JPG

I saw a similar card on Pinterest by Rachel Durtschi, but changed up the colour combination.

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Stamps: Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Perfect PlumSoft Sky
Card/Paper: Melon MamboWhisper White
Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block D, Rhinestones, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Stampin’ Pierce Mat

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Posy of Gerberas with Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a gorgeous posy of flowers made out of paper, yes paper, and if you come along to my class tomorrow, I’ll show you how to make them!

I had my mum call in yesterday and she couldn’t believe that they weren’t real flowers!

You know when you walk into a florist to buy a bunch of flowers and you nearly fall over at the price of them? Well, this Daisy Delight bundle is a great bargain for $54.75 which is probably what many spend on buying a bunch of flowers that will die in a weeks time, but these ones you can keep for a lifetime and enjoy making many more for all your friends for their birthdays!!!! Wouldn’t that be such a wonderful gift to receive?!!!

Daisy Delight by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Rowville 3D

Each flower is made up of 3 stamped and punched flowers and offset when glued together. I also used my bone folder to turn the ends of the petals down.

The stems of the flowers are made using cheap plastic drinking straws that I had in the kitchen cupboard, and I covered them with florists tape.

Daisy Delight by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Rowville 3D back.JPG

This is the back of the flower. You can see that the straw has been cut 5 times about 1/2cm down and opened up. This was glued with Tombo Multipurpose glue to the back of the flower. It didn’t look aesthetically pleasing, so I then cut a ring using the 3/8″ and 3/4″ circle punches to cover it and also make it more sturdy!

Daisy Delight by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Rowville 3D posy

The greenery was something I have had for many years and it goes so well with these gerberas!

What do you think? These are just so bright and cheery and I reckon they would make the perfect gifts for anyone to brighten their day!

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Stamps: Daisy Delight
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Card/Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Accessories:  Daisy Punch, 3/8″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Gold Faceted Gems, Florists Tape, Plastic Drinking Straws

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