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Art with Heart Blog Hop: Boxes and Gift Bags

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The Art With Heart Team are back with another inspirational Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Gift Bags and Boxes, just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. The bags and boxes featured are all made using current Stampin’ Up! products and any of our wonderful team members are happy to help you with the supplies you will need to reproduce these beautiful projects.

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!

On Saturday 16 November I attended OnStage in Sydney, an event for demonstrators only,  and I created this box for my dear friend Cathy, who picked me up from the airport and allowed me to stay with her and her family on the north shore for 2 nights. We have become wonderful friends through our love of Stampin’ Up! over the last few years and I knew her love for Haigh’s Chocolates, so I wanted to get some for her as a thank you!

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I knew it had to be fairly large to fit a couple of packs of chocolates inside, so I started with the base of the box. I placed it on the Simply Scored and placed one pack of the chocolates in the centre to see where the scorelines needed the be. I used a piece of the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper, 12″ x 11¼” and scored each side at 3¾”. Cut as shown below and add Tear N Tape.

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The lid is a piece of Silver Foil, 6¾” x 7½” and scored on all 4 sides at 1½”. I love the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon and it coordinated perfectly with the blues of this project and I know Cathy loves these colours too!

My next project is a Twist N Close Box, inspired by Sam Hammond, UK. I love how this closes up, it is so clever. I’ve used the Daisy Lane Bundle (pg.23 of Annual Catalogue) to decorate it with the Woven Threads DSP.

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Here’s what it looks like open and closed from the top view. I plan on sharing these in my 2020 classes.

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

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the lovely, Kathryn Mangelsdorf.

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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. Rachel Palmieri 

  2. Sharon Davern

  3. Rebecca Jacovou

  4. Kathryn Ruddick

  5. Catherine Proctor

  6. Vicki Boucher

  7. Andrea Sargent

  8. Sujatha Harding

  9. Rachel Woollard

  10. Tina Gillespie 

  11. Kate Morgan

  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf

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Brightly Gleaming Bookmark Card

Tonight’s card is a gift and card all in one; a bookmark card!

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I used this particular piece of Designer Paper, so the bookmark can be used all year round and doesn’t just reflect Christmas!

Bookmark Card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Suite 2019 Holiday catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

Card base: 10¾” x 5¾”, score at 4¼”. Rotate 180o and score again at 2¼” then perforate this line. Insert the smaller end into the Scallop Tag Topper Punch so the edge lines up with the perforation. Trim off the excess. Then decorate with Designer Paper, stamps, punches, ribbons and trims!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2019 Holiday catalogue ends 2 January 2020

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Sip Sip Hooray in a Buckle Fold card

Tonight I share a Buckle Fold card that I made for one of my team members who recently promoted. I think she is a star and I know she loves to party, so you will understand the products used!!!

I have used the Brightly Gleaming DSP and the Sip Sip Hooray stamp set from the Holiday catalogue. Who said this Designer Paper needed to be for Christmas projects?!!

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This card looks very fancy, but really it was so quick and easy to create. Here it is open and you can see how the belt tucks into the buckle!

Buckle Fold Card using Stampin Up Sip Sip Hooray & Brightly Gleaming DSP 2019 Holiday catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia open

I stamped the wine glass in Delicata Celestial Copper metallic ink and then used the Petal Pink for the drink with some Wink of Stella over the top.

Buckle Fold Card using Stampin Up Sip Sip Hooray & Brightly Gleaming DSP 2019 Holiday catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia.

I was inspired by Lynne Dunn in the USA and you can see her YouTube tutorial here.

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

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Mosaic Mood in Sunburst

I’ve used the Mosaic Mood DSP from the Annual catalogue for this card tonight. This is the Sunburst Technique and is a great way to showcase lots of patterns. I cut 4 different patterns of 6” x 1½” and cut each of those diagonally. Take a piece of scrap card stock and cut it 5mm smaller than your card front, cover it with Snail Adhesive. Start adding your pattern pieces from the bottom (the paper will over-hang off the card). Once you have covered the card, trim the excess off from around the card with your trimmer or scissors.

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I covered the corner with a Stitched Circle Framelit in Blushing Bride and trimmed the excess hanging over the edge. The bird is fussy cut from one of the pieces of DSP and added with dimensionals. This layer is added to the Garden Green card base.

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

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Silhouette Scenes with the Rice Background Technique

Tonight I have a card that is created using the Rice Background Technique. Really it is a watercolour wash on the Fluid 100 Watercolour paper and while it’s still very wet, sprinkle some rice (or rock salt) over it and allow it to dry without moving it. Once it is dry, the rice draws the colour from the paper. Brush off the rice and you are left with this lovely effect. Mine is used to look like rain at sunset!

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I stamped the image (Silhouette Scenes) with Versamark ink and applied the Shimmer Black Emboss Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.

Rice or Salt Background using Stampin Up Serene Silhouettes & Shimmery Black Emboss Powder by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Have you ever tried this technique? If not, give it a go, it’s wonderful to learn new techniques!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

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Masculine Trifold card to sail home

Tonight’s card is a fancy trifold card using the Sailing Home bundle. Purchase this stamp set and coordinating dies together and save 10%.

don’t you just love these colours together? I sure do and they are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate and a Soft Suede wheel!

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds

I love using Designer paper as the card base. When they are double sided, you want to show off both sides of the paper and this is a great fold to do this. Don’t you agree?

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I popped up the lighthouse and the anchor on dimensionals for added depth and tied a little piece of twine through the anchor.

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019, Fancy Folds

This card was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis however, I used different measurements. You can see her video here.

What I used:
Come Sail Away DSP – 6″ x 12″, score at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾”.
Whisper White card – 2¾” x 4″ and 3¾” x 5½”
Balmy Blue card – 2⅞” x 4⅛”

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Bird Ballad Pop Up Card

Today I was able to place an order from the upcoming Holiday catalogue. You could too if you join my team and add product from the Holiday catalogue to your starter kit!

The Holiday catalogue will be available to customers on 4 September 2019. But while I wait and stalk AusPost over the next few days, I have some more gorgeous projects to share.

This one is really feminine and flowery. The Bird Ballad DSP is super pretty and creates the perfect, easy background for cards.

Free as a Bird Bundle using Stampin Up Bird Ballad DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Handmade Fancy Fold Pop up Birthday Card

I then die cut one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies from the bundle is white card and stamped the Hello sentiment. I stamped the bird and flowers onto scrap white card and coloured them using the Stampin’ Blends Combo packs; Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake. I had to fussy cut them before adhering to the card with dimensionals. Pretty simple, hey?!

But wait til you see the inside…

Free as a Bird Bundle using Stampin Up Bird Ballad DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Handmade Fancy Fold Pop up Birthday Card.

This is the pop up part of the card on the inside. I saw this technique done by Jennifer MacGuire and thought it was pretty cool, however I wasn’t keen on the way she created the mechanism… I got glue everywhere! I think I will try something similar but alter it next time.

Free as a Bird Bundle using Stampin Up Bird Ballad DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Handmade Fancy Fold Pop up Birthday Card inside


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Simple Stamping for the AWHT Blog Hop

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink. It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! ink, paper and card stock coordinates perfectly.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the lovely, Christina Barnes. 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!

Card 1: This doesn’t have a lot of stamping, just the one sentiment stamped onto vellum, but it showcases some of the stunning Designer papers Stampin’ Up! produce. Just one piece of DSP cut twice evenly and glued to the card. A very simple way to use stamps, ink & paper!

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Card 2: created using the Clear Stamp Block ‘E’ as a stamp, pressing it directly onto the stamp pad. I used Daffodil Delight in the centre and then added Balmy Blue at one end and Pear Pizzazz at the other. Then I spritzed it with some water before stamping the block directly onto the Shimmery White card.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Silhouette Scenes & Colourful Seasons by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

While waiting for this to dry, go ahead and fold your Pear Pizzazz card base in half and add a layer of Basic Black card. Now that the ink has dried, stamp the branch & flowers (Colourful Seasons stamp set) and the girl on the swing and sentiment (Silhouette Scenes stamp set) all in Memento Black ink. Glue this layer to the card.

Don’t you just love swinging on a swing? This was one of my “perfect places to be” when I was a kid!!!

Card 3: uses the gorgeous stamp sets, Beautiful FriendshipI had a piece of paper in the shape of an oval sitting on my desk, so I placed it in the centre of the card and stamped the floral images around it, creating that central focus point.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Kindness & Compassion by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Then I stamped the sentiment using the new Kindness & Compassion stamp set.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Kindness & Compassion by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

Cards 4&5: are some Thank you cards for my daughter’s netball coaches. Their team are called the ‘Roses’, so I thought Beautiful Friendship was the perfect stamp set to use. The images are stamped in Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green for the leaves, sentiment and card base.

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I adore this one with the roses stamped in Mango Melody and Calypso Coral. The other colours are the same as the previous card. The sentiment is from the

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It certainly was a challenge to create SIP (stamps, ink & paper) cards, but they can be just as effective! Why don’t you give them a go?!!!

A full list of products can be found at the bottom of this post.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the talented, Rachel Palmieri.

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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. Tina Gillespie
  2. Kathryn Ruddick
  3. Rebecca Jacovou
  4. Rachel Woollard
  5. Sharon Davern
  6. Vicki Boucher
  7. Christina Barnes
  8. Kate Morgan
  9. Rachel Palmieri
  10. Ros Davidson
  11. Catherine Proctor

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Card 1:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper , Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock , White Vellum A4 Card Stock

Card 2:
Stamp : Silhouette Scenes Cling Stamp Set , Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad , Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad , Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad , Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Card Stock : Basic Black A4 Card Stock , Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz , Shimmery White A4 Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive : Clear Block E

Card 3:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set , Kindness & Compassion Cling-Mount Stamp Set , Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Ink : Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad , Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad , Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Card Stock , Flirty Flamingo A4 Cardstock

Cards 4&5:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set , Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set , Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Ink : Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad , Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad , Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad , Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : Calypso Coral A4 Card Stock , Whisper White A4 Card Stock , Granny Apple Green A4 Cardstock

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Slider card and Smooshing with watercolour technique with Instructions

Tonight I have a couple of techniques with some watercolour smooshing and a slider card!

I taught this to my class ladies earlier this month and they loved it. It’s always great having a masculine themed class and we focused on this bundle mainly. It reminded me that I must do more masculine themed classes in the future.

To create the watercolour background, I put a couple of drops of re-inker, reasonably close together onto a sheet of acetate, spritzed it with water and then lay the Fluid 100 watercolour paper on top and gently pressed down with the finger tips (don’t rub). You don’t want the colours to mix together, just gently blend. You may need to place the paper down again so you cover the entire piece, as the excess we cut away, will be used later. I then put this aside to dry while I stamped the images and the inside of the card.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019.

The lighthouse is stamped in Soft Suede and coloured with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo pack to get the darker and lighter shading. The boats are stamped in Night of Navy ink and coloured with Combo Blends of So Saffron and Poppy Parade. I added some Wink of Stella to the water below the boats rather than colouring it.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019

On the inside I stamped the sentiment, add a Copper Foil anchor and the rope is part of the leftover pieces from the excess watercolour paper! The straight piece of rope is from the slider mechanism from the front!!!

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

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Score 2 lines on card, punch 2 circles with lines through the centre. Fold them into a taco shape. Place glue on the bottom of one and glue them together to create the H shape.

Cut the watercolour piece down to the size you require and die cut the rope die across the front where you want the sliding sailing boat to be. With the strip of left over water-coloured paper, glue this to the card base behind where the die-cut rope was so it still looks great and not having the Navy card show through. I did this by placing the paper down the watercolour paper roughly where I wanted it centred on the card and used a pencil to mark on the card base, either end of the rope, as a guide.

Add glue to the flat side and adhere to the larger sailing ship, ensuring that it is the right orientation (scorelines horizontal). Slide this into the slot so each side is facing toward the top and bottom of the card. It is easiest to do this step before you adhere the front panel to the card base. I used Adhesive Foam Strips around the edges of the watercolour layer and then two more strips either side of the mechanism, but ensure you allow enough space for the circles to slide along.

slider card mechanism.

This is not a spinner card, but a slider card, as I didn’t want the sailing boat doing circles on the ocean. If you want it to spin, you would use some washers from the hardware store joined together by a mini dimensional.

I hope these instructions make sense.


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Easy Daisy Slider Card

Tonight’s Slider card is very easy to create without too much fuss and measurements and link are below.

I am using the Daisy Lane suite for my card. The stamp set and mini daisy punch are available as a bundle saving you 10% and there is a special offer below so make sure you keep reading to take advantage of the 11 free tutorials.

Easy Slider Card using Stampin Up Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

I’m using 3 of my favourite new In Colours; Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Rococo Rose.

The fern image is stamped in Purple Posy on Seaside Spray cardstock. The medium daisy is all Seaside Spray (ink & card) and the smaller daisies are stamped in the 3 colours on white card and fussy cut. The leaf punch is used with vellum for a softer look.

The circle punch was used to punch the top of the card so you can pull the white card up to reveal the message inside.

Easy Slider Card using Stampin Up Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

Of course I had to add some Wink of Stella to the main daisy and over the Smile sentiment.

Easy Slider Card using Stampin Up Daisy Lane by Kate Morgan Australia 2019

Purchase the Daisy Lane Bundle from me (only $61.00 for the stamp set and medium daisy punch) and I’ll personally email you 11 step-by-step full colour picture Tutorials created by our AWHT ladies, to help you recreate some amazing cards.

Daisy Lane Bundle Tutorials by AWHT & Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2019

I was inspired by Julie Davison and you can watch her video by clicking here to find all the measurements. Thanks Julie!


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