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Let the Good Times Roll

Dear Crafters,

Today I share with you a card that took a little while to create and understand how it actually worked when putting it together. When you see it, you will be amazed, but I have to admit there was some frustration at the beginning!

I’m using the Let the Good Times Roll bundle in the Occasions catalogue.

I started with an A5 piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock = 8¼” x 5⅞” folded in half.
The Whisper White insert measures 8″ x 5½”.

Firstly, I will share with you the inside of the card before the front, and you will see why in a second. This is the most amazing 3D pop up card you will have seen in a while!

Let the Good Times Roll Feminine inside

What kid would not get a thrill out of opening this card?!!!! Isn’t it just so cool?!!

This is a 14 piece photopolymer set, so it makes it super easy to line up the stamped images as well as using the coordinating dies to cut them out. I have lots of colours as I think it is such a fun card that screams colour!

Here is the front of the card:

Let the Good Times Roll Feminine

Now a few tips I have found when using this bundle:

  1. use whisper white, not the thick whisper white card, it’s easier to fold the tracks
  2. do not score your white card all the way through. Only score each side about 1/2″, line up the die and then cut, then use a ruler to score across to the edge of the die cut
  3. Score along each edge of the tracks and the bottom edge before trying to fold them
  4. Add an extra layer over the framework of the roller coaster for strength
  5. it will fold flat, you just need patience in the manipulating of the tracks
  6. I made a quick 30 second video to show how it folds flat, view here. (I’m not into making videos, so no instructions with it, lol).
  7. You can also view the YouTube video by Brandi at the Stampin’ Up! home office here to see more about how to create the pop up section!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure below. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

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


Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product is 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue begins on 3rd January and runs through until 31st May 2018

2018 Occasions cover      2018 SAB cover

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Sale-a-bration is finally here!

Dear Crafters,

Woohoo, it’s time for Sale-a-bration and the launch of the Occasions catalogue!

I have to admit, this is my favourite time of the year. I always love nearly everything in the Occasions catalogue and I find it so hard to prioritise what I want to add to my shopping cart first!

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product is 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue begins on 3rd January and runs through until 31st May 2018

2018 Occasions cover      2018 SAB cover

Click on the pictures above to download your PDF copy!


What does Sale-a-bration mean for you?

Shop

Love everything? Earn it all! For eveery $90 you spend (before S&H), choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Plus, this year, earn even bigger rewards when you spend $180 (before S&H). Just look for the $90 and $180 reward icons throughout the brochure (view items listed at the bottom on this post)! Watch for another set of special Sale-a-bration items coming 16 February too.

Join

Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Chose $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).

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Host a stamping event and share your passion. Plus, when you host a qualifying party during Sale-a-bration, you’ll get more Stampin’ Rewards… $40 more!


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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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Celebrate the New Year with colour!

Dear Crafters,

Happy New Year!  I hope that 2018 brings you much joy, love, health and happiness.

Today’s card is a fun card to celebrate the New Year, with some Birthday Ribbon bows, using the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set available in the Occasions catalogue starting in 2 days time!

Celebrate with Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

I have used some pretty bright colours for this card; Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise.

This is a photopolymer stamp set, so it is quite easy to line up the two-step stamping for the bows. Check out those gorgeous Tutti-fruitti Adhesive-backed Sequins too, they will also be available and I’m sure they will be a huge hit when the catalogue goes live. These were one of the first embellishments I added to my order.

The fringing on the edges of the panel where the sentiment is, was created by many little paper snips along the edges of the Flirty Flamingo paper. Doesn’t it look cool?!!!

Celebrate with Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, DIY

Don’t look too closely at the Old Olive stamping… I recently reinked my stamp pad and it was a little too juicy!!!

The “celebrate” sentiment was only part of a stamp in the set, so I actually used a Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up just that one word before stamping!

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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Birthday card for the boys!

Dear Crafters,

Can you believe there are only 2 more days left of 2017?

Where on earth did this year go??? It all happened so fast and with Christmas done and dusted, it’s time to start thinking about Sale-a-bration and the release of the Occasions catalogue.

Today’s card is full of fun colour and uses the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set available in the Occasions catalogue starting in 3rd January!

What kid doesn’t love a party blower on their birthday? I know for sure that they are a hit amongst my girls and I’m sure little boys are no different!

Masculine card using Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, DIY

I have used some beautiful bright colours for this card; Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise.

This stamp set is photopolymer, so lining up the stamps to create the party blowers is actually not as hard as it may seem. I just love this colour combination for boys and all the stamps in this set, make it so easy to create such a fun card.

 

Masculine card using Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

I have made this card with my nephew in mind. His birthday is in January and he loves blues and greens, so perfect for him.

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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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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Merry Christmas! Impossible Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

Merry Christmas to everyone! It may not quite be Christmas Day where you are, but here in Australia it is Christmas morning, my kids are up and going through their Christmas stockings, waiting patiently (haha) for all the adults (we have my inlaws staying here too) to wake so they can open the rest of the presents under the tree! It’s such a magical time of the year ♥

Today I can finally share this little gift box idea inspired by Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie. I made one following Julie’s video tutorial, but it wasn’t tall enough to fit in a gift card, so I played with the measurements and came up with one that was slightly taller, and you know what, I did it!!!

This box is called the Impossible gift box and when you see it, you think, how on earth do you make that? But, once you have made one, you will be quite surprise and fall in love with it too!

So, the one on the right is using Julie’s measurements, and the one on the left are my altered measurements!

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY.

I wrote the names of my niece’s on the letter held by the pandas, so no need for additional gift tags!!! Winning!!!!

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY

What I love most about these boxes, is that the lid isn’t a separate piece which can get lost. It is all in one and you lift the top of the box to open it and fill it up. See the pictures below as to the mechanism of how it opens, just so clever! I was able to fit a gift card, lip gloss and some Christmas chocolates into each one before closing it up again.

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY closed  Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY half open  Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY open

Unfortunately, I cannot supply a full list of product used, as many are retired and this is the perfect time to use them up when making Christmas gifts, however, the Panda stamp set is going to be available from 3rd January as one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets, along with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper used on that same project! The Lemon Lime Twist ribbon will also be available on 3rd January in the Occasions catalogue!

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.

Click here to watch how Julie made her impossible gift box!

My measurements for the taller box are:
Base card 9” x 8¼”
Score on 9” side at 2”, 6”, 7”, 8”
Score on 8¼” side at 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”

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Happy Birthday, Panda (Sneak peek)

Dear Crafters,

Today I have the cutest little birthday card with some pandas. Aren’t they just adorable? They are one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets that you can select for FREE with any $90+ order starting 3rd January!

Birthday card using Stampin Ups Party Pandas & Special Celebrations, Saleabration 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

You can see the panda in the middle has a shadow, that is because I stamped it and then cut it out and adhered it to the card on dimensionals for a 3D effect. The same with the balloons!

Here’s the sentiment on the inside of the card with another cute panda.

Birthday card using Stampin Ups Party Pandas & Special Celebrations, Saleabration 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Inside

You know when you finish a card and then you pick up the inkpad to close it and you drop it on your project? Argh, well I did that and I was so annoyed with myself. Have you ever done this too?

See this picture below, it was on the front of the card. I had spent so much time on it, I couldn’t bare to throw it away and start again, so I embellished it. Yep, I drew the string by hand and then added another gold glitter balloon!!! Problem solved. Have another look at the finished card and you would never have known ♥

Birthday card using Stampin Ups Party Pandas & Special Celebrations, Saleabration 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Oops

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