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Most Wonderful Time for Beginner Stampers

Do you sometimes get a bit overwhelmed with product choice, especially when you are starting out?

Well fear no more, because this product medley, has most of the product included in the kit. Just add cardstock, adhesive and inks to complete your projects.

  • The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • Most Wonderful Time photopolymer stamp set – 11 stamps; suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, d, g)
  • 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2cm) Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 12 gold foil card fronts, 4 each of 3 designs
  • 7 sticker sheets
  • Gold/white tinsel trim, 10 yards (9.1m)
  • 58 adhesive-backed gold faceted stars
  • 6-piece Most Wonderful Time Dies (use with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, AC p. 170)

Product colours: Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red, White, Gold foil

This card I have kept very simple, aimed at the beginner stamper. A Real Red card base folded in half with a strip of the patterned paper down the centre. This paper has a gold foil accent on the trees, which adds a classy look.

The banner and the deer are both stickers, so very easy to add. Stamp the tree onto a Stitched Oval in Old Olive ink then using the Wink of Stella pen, colour the image while the ink is still wet. This will pick up some of the colour and blend beautifully (I don’t think you can see the glittery look in the photos). Add one of the gold stars to the top of the tree to finish off.

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Arrange a Wreath Slimline Bridge Fold Card

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Crushed Curry and I have a fun fancy fold fold card to share with you in the slimline format that is very popular right now. This card fits into a DL envelope for posting!

I must admit, I was really happy with how this card turned out and I like the Crushed Curry, but I don’t usually go to this particular shade for my first choice of yellow. The Garden Green wreaths are glued to the side panels, as is is the sentiment. There is a panel of White White behind the bridge in the background and this is stamped with another image from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set before being glued in place.

The flowers are stamped in Crushed Curry ink and then I used the fine tip end of my Stampin’ Write Marker to add the details. Some Wink of Stella is added to the centre of each flower and then I die cut them all before adhering to the card.

Using the Stamparatus, I was able to stamp the sentiment easily and get the dark depth of colour I wanted by stamping multiple times and lining it up perfectly. I inked the entire sentiment with Crushed Curry, then used my Marker to colour the “happy birthday”. 

Adding some Champagne Rhinestones adds some sparkle!

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Peace on Earth this Christmas

With everything that is going on in the world this year with Covid and in Melbourne we are still in lock-down, I thought this was a rather appropriate card for Christmas 2020.

Dove of Hope & World Map by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

The Old World Paper 3D embossing folder in the background on the Misty Moonlight card gives a beautiful soft texture and an almost water effect behind the globe.

The globe is die cut from the World of Good DSP which has gold foil accents on it which shine through the layer. I also used some Brushed Foil along the sides of the Seaside Spray panel.

Dove of Hope & World Map by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

The dove is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink on white card and die cut, then popped up on dimensionals, and check out those gorgeous Blue Gems!!!

Dove of Hope & World Map by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 f

On the inside I simply stamped the sentiment and a couple of the baubles for extra Christmas cheer!

Dove of Hope & World Map by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Playful Pets 6″ x 6″ one sheet wonder

I have 4 cards for you today that are created from one piece of 6″ x 6″ designer paper (beware of directional designs).

Simply place the designer paper in your trimmer with the top right corner lined up with the 3cm (from the left) and the bottom right corner lined up at the 3cm mark on the right side of the trimmer and cut. Then holding the two pieces of paper together, carefully rotate it and line it up again in the same position and cut (see below).

You should then have 4 pieces like this 

So now that you have your 4 x pieces, you can cut your 4 x card bases in accordance with what orientation best suits. I have done 2  landscape and 2 portrait. I glued the patterned paper to the cards first, then embossed the card fronts with different patterned folders. Next I die cut some of the images from the patterned paper with the coordinating dies and some of the images are stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

All the sentiments on these cards are stamped using the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and cut with the Classic Label Punch.

This black cat is simply punched using the Cat Punch and adhered with dimensionals.

This next one has a die cut Flirty Flamingo piece behind the cat and you can see the white border drawn around it.  This is done by leaving the die on top of the die cut piece and using the White Chalk Marker, trace around the inside of the die twice!

On the inside, I stamped them all the same – using the Stamparatus made this super easy and quick. Once the stamps are setup on the stamparatus all together, ink them all at once and stamp on 4 separate inserts!

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CCS – Nothing’s Better than Chocolate!

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour for our Colour Creations Showcase is Crumb Cake!

Nothing’s Better Than Chocolate during lockdown 2.0, so tonight I have a yummy card to share with you!

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 Colour Creations Showcase Crumb Cake

Whether you like dark, milk, white or some other variety, there is usually some flavour that you can enjoy when it comes to chocolate. Well, my preference is dark, but this card features more of a Top Deck style block! Using Soft Suede and Crumb Cake for my chocolate layers and the Dainty Diamonds TIEF to give a bit of a classy and more exclusive effect to my block. Every piece of card to create this chocolate has been sponged around the edges to give a real depth to it. Yes, it took some time, but it is so much more effective and pleasing on the eye.

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020, Colour Creations Showcase Crumb Cake

The inside is also decorated with a piece of chocolate as well as some stamping and more layered die cutting!

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 Colour Creations Showcase Crumb Cake.

The piece of foil adds to the authenticity of a real block of chocolate being ripped open.

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020, Colour Creations Showcase, Crumb Cake.

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Heart of Christmas Angel

Heart of Christmas image

Welcome back to our second Heart of Christmas post with the Art with Heart Team. Each month we are sharing Christmas inspiration with you using current Stampin’ Up! products.

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Tonight I have a Christmas Angel for you using the Dove of Hope bundle and the Stitched Triangle dies. The card base is White with a layer of Misty Moonlight, then some of the In Good Taste DSP. Check out that texture – it really looks like a painted canvas background!!!!

The Peace, Joy, Love is White heat embossed on Misty Moonlight card, fussy cut and added with mini dimensionals.

Christmas Angel by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 Aug-Dec Mini catalogue Dove of Hope

To create the Angel – her head is cut out using the 1-1/4″ circle punch which I then put into the Gleaming Ornaments punch to take the top part off for her hair. I coloured this with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker and then glued it back onto the head!

Christmas Angel by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 Aug-Dec Mini catalogue Dove of Hope Bauble punch

I am terrible at drawing faces, so I used some punches to add some detail. The eyes are punched using the Whale Builder Punch, and her halo is using the Vases Builder Punch in Gold Foil. I did need to draw her tiny mouth using the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.

Christmas Angel by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 Aug-Dec Mini catalogue Dove of Hope c

A simple sentiment stamped in Misty Moonlight and a strip of patterned paper and gold foil adhered to the bottom, finishes the card nicely.

Christmas Angel by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 Aug-Dec Mini catalogue Dove of Hope inside

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Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold 3D Pop Up card

Today is a fun 3D fancy fold design that I saw on YouTube with limited instructions, so I went about making my own with metric measurements.

The Dressed to Impress stamp set and coordinating All Dressed Up dies are fabulous products and I still had plenty of this gorgeous patterned paper left and it was perfect to use for this card. This would look great with the Flowers for Every Season DSP too! Maybe that will be my next one, now I have the measurements figured out. 😉

Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The Stitched Shapes dies are awesome for creating a frame for this centre piece on the front of my card. The stamped images are coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers and the sentiment, I have used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 close

But are you ready for the WOW?!!!

Open the card and this pops out with two windows – how cool is that?

Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020.

With three strips on the inside, you can add multiple images, with the larger ones at the back. These images are stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with Blends Markers and die cut.

Dressed to Impress Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Colour Creations Showcase – Coastal Cabana

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Coastal Cabana!

This is such a beautiful colour and it always makes your projects beam with happiness. Today is my youngest daughter’s birthday, and I made this card for her. This is birthday #2 in lockdown!

I used Coastal Cabana as my card base and Coastal Cabana features heavily in the Playing with Patterns Designer Paper.

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

This is my first time creating with these Stitched Triangle dies and I just love them, especially with this patterned paper. Die cutting many triangles in each of the 3 designs and placing them onto the card with dimensionals so they have some extra height.

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 c

I also used the Well Written dies for the sentiment, banners and the butterfly which are glued on top of the triangles on the front of this card.

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 cc

Don’t forget to decorate the inside with a strip of coordinating patterned paper and in this case, a wonderful sentiment using the Family Party stamp set! I also added a couple of the Purple Posy Butterfly Gems for added interest. Aren’t they sweet?!!!

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique with Timeless Tulips

This is not a colour combination I would usually choose, but I got my inspiration from the patterned paper, Plaid Tidings DSP.

Colour Combination - MM MM GAG WW

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

Technique: rub your inkpads onto your craft mat, next to each other but not touching, covering about the same size area as your paper. Spritz with water. You can used a bone folder or palette knife to blend the colour into each other. Place a piece of White tissue paper on top and let it absorb the colour. Carefully lift the tissue paper and place it onto some paper towel to dry.

Place some adhesive sheet onto a piece of white cardstock and remove the wax layer so the entire sheet is sticky. Scrunch up the tissue paper, open it up and stick it to the card. Punch out your tulips with the Tulip Builder Punch.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 closeup

The Mango Melody card is embossed with the Wrapped in Texture TIEF and the Melon Mambo card base is embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D TIEF. The white circle is cut using the Stitched Shapes dies, stamped and added to the card with dimensionals for some height.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 side

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set, before fussy cutting it out and adding it with Mini Dimensionals. Add some glittered enamel dots and a ribbon bow to finish.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

On the inside, stamp a stem, some leaves and glue another tulip on top.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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In Good Taste for Forever Flourishing

I love the classic colours of blues and whites and this card in no exception. I also added some gold for added bling, sparkle and texture!

Forever Flourishing & In Good Taste by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

Embossing the card base and the navy die cut, brings more interest to the card, along with the wood element and tiny Butterfly Gems.

Forever Flourishing & In Good Taste by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 c

On the inside I placed some more strips of patterned paper, flipping one over to see the wood design for added texture. The banner was created using the Tailored Tag Punch.

Forever Flourishing & In Good Taste by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 i

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