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The Heart of Christmas, Week 15

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

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 and the Emboss Resist Technique.

Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 flat.jpg

I used Versamark ink to stamp the foliage onto white card, then added white embossing powder and heat set it. I used a sponge brayer with Pear Pizzazz ink over the top to give this gorgeous, subtle look. The little drummer boy was inked in black and die cut and added with dimensionals. The sentiment was added using a black Stampin’ Write Marker directly to each of the words, cleaned and repeated to allow each one amongst the foliage! I used a sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink to edge this layer before adding the strip of mini sequin trim and adhering this layer to the Pear Pizzazz card.

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I love this little drummer boy… I think of the carol every time I see this image and start singing… par rum pa pa pum!!!

The inside of the card was stamped in the coordinating colours!

Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

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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  Tina Gillespie.

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Feminine flowers card using Stampin’ Up! Oh So Eclectic Bundle

Hello Friends,

My project today is a 4″ x 4″ card, using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating Eclectic Layers thinlits dies, with the pretty, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

Handmade Feminine card using Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

My colour combination for this card is Berry Burst, Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach!

How gorgeous is that background die cut with the Eclectic Layers thinlits?!! I just adore this.

Handmade Feminine card using Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Look at those leaves shining on this card. This is the new Champagne Foil that is now available from the Holiday catalogue. I love it even more than any of the other foil colours we have, and I sure hope they keep it and add it into the next annual catalogue.

Handmade Feminine card using Stampin Up Oh So Eclectic by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

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Holiday Catalogue items now available!

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Hello Friends,

Finally, today is the day the Holiday catalogue goes LIVE and you can purchase as many of these stunning products you like!

Be sure to take a look inside the catalogue or go to the Catalogue page on the Stampin’ Up! website by clicking here. You can also download a pdf version for free!

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Earn Stampin’ Rewards when your Merchandise Subtotal reaches $250.00! Learn more about this amazing offer.

Now, would you like to see more of the new products?

Today I share one card using two of my favourite bundles from the new catalogue along with two different Designer Series Paper packs!

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season, Carols of Christmas, Merry Music DSP, Quilted Christmas DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 Little Drummer Boy.jpg

Musical Season and Carols of Christmas bundles have been used along with the Merry Music DSP, the Quilted Christmas DSP and the Champagne Foil. #cutitnothardit

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and here is the inside greeting of the card. For the holly, I used Stampin’ Write Markers!

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season, Carols of Christmas, Merry Music DSP, Quilted Christmas DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

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I would love to know what your favourite stamp set is in this new catalogue. Be sure to leave a comment below!

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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

The full product list is provided at the end of the post!

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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Stampin’ Up! Classic Father’s Day card

Hello Friends,

Today I focus on a Masculine card, because here in Australia, we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday. This card I am sharing with you, was a very straight forward card to create!

To a Classic masculine card using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate

The 1-1/4″ Burlap ribbon has retired, but it was the perfect width for behind this circle!

After I photographed this card, I went back and coloured the image with my AquaPainter and some Crumb Cake ink for some extra colour.

To a Classic masculine card using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate angle

I hope you like my card today and I must give thanks to Annette Elliott who I cased it from. Thank you, Annette!

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It’s all about the new Holiday Catalogue for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop!

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available on 1st September until 2nd January 2018. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

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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 the very talented, Rachel Palmieri.

Now let’s get started!

For my projects today I am using the Musical Season Bundle with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.

My projects are fairly simple, using Black, Silver and White! Not my usual Christmas style, but it is classic and I wanted to try something different to what I always use and this Designer Paper just has to be a focal point. #cutitnothhoardit

Check out that Black Shimmer ribbon too, it is just gorgeous and coordinates so well with my cards tonight.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Fancy front

My second card is stepped up with a some extra die cutting, heat embossing and dry embossing using the new Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The sentiment is silver embossed and heat set on some black card with a piece of Silver Foil behind. The French Horn is also die cut from the Silver Foil.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

and the inside of both cards I stamped the same sentiment in Black ink with the Lyre behind stamped in Smoky Slate!

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. inside

This card uses the same Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper along with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies, Card Front Builder Thinlits. The border frame is die cut using these thinlits.

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas & Merry Music DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia 2017.jpg

The trees and the deer on the front are die cut with the Silver Foil. The black ribbon bow adds a touch of softness to the card. Behind the raised sentiment is a layer of silver glimmer. Not sure if you can see that clearly in the picture.

Here is the inside of my card with the tiny deer and the glimmer Christmas tree set to the bottom right hand side.

 

and for my last card today, I have paired these up with the new Mini Ornaments Embellishments, to hang in the centre of this card with the fine silver metallic thread!

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Merry Music DSP, Musical Season & Mini Ornaments by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017.jpg

I die cut the Lots of Labels framelits in 3 sizes to use to frame the mini ornament embellishment adding dimensionals behind the frames for added layering. The inside of the card I wanted to remain black behind the ornament, however that is not great for writing a greeting, so I cut a square out of the white layer and stamped the sentiment below it.

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Merry Music DSP, Musical Season & Mini Ornaments by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 diy.jpg


Products used:

Stamps: Musical Season, Carols of Christmas
Inks: Black Archival, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Card/Paper: Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Merry Music Specialty DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Musical Instruments Framelits, Card Front Builder Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, Mini Ornaments Embellishments, Silver Metallic Thread


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, Caroline Manwaring.

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30th birthday card for an AFL Richmond Tigers fan!

Hello Friends,

Today I share a card that was a customer request for a 30th birthday, but the brief was to have it in the Richmond Tigers colours of the AFL team.

I started with a black card and added a strip of Daffodil Delight card diagonally across the card front. I did have to google the image and print it for the logo!

The Gold glimmer was used for the sentiments and die cut using the Happy Birthday thinlits die and the retired Little Numbers dies.

30th Birthday card using Stampin Up Happy Birthday thinlits for a Richmond Tigers AFL Fan DIY by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. #GoTigers #HandmadeBirthdayCard.JPG

on the inside I placed another piece of Daffodil Delight card with a strip of black across the bottom.

30th Birthday card using Stampin Up Happy Birthday thinlits for a Richmond Tigers AFL Fan by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. #GoTigers #HandmadeBirthdayCard DIY.JPG

I think I came up with something that fit perfectly to the brief, don’t you???!!!

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