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HOC Week 1 – Evergreen Christmas

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Welcome to Week 1 of the 2021 Heart of Christmas Blog Hop!

I had a tough week trying to work out what to create for this first week as I do not have any current Christmas products and I’m still waiting on my order to arrive, eeek. So, back to the drawing board and thinking outside the box, I first went to my Evergreen Forest Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This card is very simple but sometimes this is what we want when creating our Christmas cards, right?!

My card base is Evening Evergreen, with a layer of Soft Succulent and the Soft Sea Foam layer is embossed with the Evergreen Forest TIEF. Glue the top two layers together, wrap around some In Color Ribbon and tie in a bow. This can now be glued to the card base. The sentiment (Many Messages) is stamped in Soft Succulent ink and die cut (Messages die) and added with dimensionals.

Evergreen Christmas card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

My second card I used the Stitched Triangles dies to create my retro trees. This card also uses the five new 2021-2023 In Colors; the non-traditional Christmas colours to make the faux resin dots for the garland! Again I used a sentiment (Many Messages) stamped in Soft Succulent ink and die cut (Messages die) and added with mini dimensionals. The largest tree is also popped up on dimensionals. The Pansy Petals designer series paper used in this card is on sale this month (find all the details below)!

Stitched Triangle Trees card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I haven’t added a sentiment to the inside yet, but did add a couple more stitched triangle trees.

Stitched Triangle Trees card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Thanks for dropping by. All the products used tonight are linked at the end of this post!

Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Christine Blain!

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If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up please head to the blog of this week’s host of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, for the full list of participants.

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A fresh new look Blog Hop featuring the New InColors 2021-2023

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With the release of the new Annual catalogue, each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration and showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

With a fresh new look and returning to the traditional blog hop style, we hope you join us each Wednesday for some colour inspiration!

Week 1 – All the new In Colors

Tonight we are showcasing all the 5 new In Colors that have been released for the two year period, 2021 – 2023! 

2021-2023 InColors Stampin Up

I have managed to incorporate all of the colours in my card tonight.

My card base is Polished Pink with a layer of Pale Papaya and then a Basic White layer. This is the layer that has that pretty lacy pattern. How did I create it? I took one of the Square Vellum Doilies and the Blending Brushes with Pale Papaya ink and moved it across the white card. Some spots I used a little more ink and faded it out. Once I was happy with the look, I splattered some Wink of Stella across it with some Pale Papaya ink using the Water Painters. Put this aside to dry.

Pansy Patch Pale Papaya card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

Using the new Pale Papaya Blends Combo Markers, I coloured the Vellum Doilie. The pansies are stamped and stamped off in the same colours but to get that varied tone. Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen. All of the new InColors are used on this card. The sentiment is stamped 3 times in Pale Papaya ink using the Stamparatus for perfect placement. I made some faux resin dots to match. A Bumblebee Trinket is added.

Pansy Patch Pale Papaya card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close

The sentiment on the inside is stamped in Polished Pink and another pansy added. The leaf is die cut from the Pansy Petals DSP.

Pansy Patch Pale Papaya card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Now it’s time to hop along and visit the lovely Sharon Davern by clicking on the link below.CCS Next Button

If you come across a broken link, here are the participants for this week:
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Sharon Davern
Vicki Boucher
Caroline Manwaring
Tina Gillespie
Christine Blain
Rachel Woollard
Theresa Gerrard
Rachel Palmieri
Michele Taylor
Diane Furniss
Andrea Sargent
Ros Davidson
Cathy Proctor

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Nothings Better Than a Cocktail!

AWHT Colour Creations Showcase

Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 49 – Soft Sea Foam

Soft Sea Foam is from the Subtles collection. Today I have combined it with two of the new InColors for a really beautiful combination.

Soft Sea Foam Soft Succulent Polished Pink Basic White

I have used a Thick Basic White card base, as I find this much easier as a starting point and then I can have a white panel inside to write my message on and stamp any extra smaller images.

Next I cut a piece of Polished Pink card to A6 size and glue it to the front.  The next layer is a Strip of the new 6″ x 6″ InColor DSP in Soft Succulent. I selected this piece as it almost resembles bubbles which went with my theme!

The top layer is Soft Sea Foam which is stamped with the glasses in Soft Succulent ink and the stars in Soft Sea Foam ink. This is adhered with dimensionals.

Nothings Better Than Cocktails card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021.

The sentiments and the glasses are stamped in Black Memento ink onto white card and die cut.

Nothings Better Than Cocktails card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close up

On the inside, I stamped another cocktail, doesn’t it look delicious?!!!

Nothings Better Than Cocktails card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

I was super pleased with how this card turned out. As much as I cased it from a photo in the annual catalogue, I changed up the sentiments and colours. Case-ing (Copy & Share Everything) is a wonderful way to get inspiration for your projects if you don’t have an idea floating around in your head already. The catalogues are a wonderful source for inspiration!

Nothings Better Than Cocktails card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase. We would love for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.

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Farewell Purple Posy

With the new Annual catalogue launching on 4th May, we will say farewell to 5 InColors.

2019 - 2021 In Colours

Following on from Monday’s post, I am sharing my love with the Pansy Patch Bundle again. Purple Posy is a brilliant trio with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. You may notice some of the new In Colors too, in Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya!

I was inspired by the pansies that I have growing in pots in my outdoor area. I love the pops of colour these gorgeous, delicate blooms provide.

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My card base is Gorgeous Grape, the layer is Purple Posy and the Layering Circles dies are Highland Heather. The white layer is cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Farewell Purple Posy, Pansy Patch by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

The large pansy is die cut from the three purples and a Pale Papaya centre. The smaller pansies are stamped in the Pale Papaya using the Stamparatus. The outline is stamped twice to get that lovely darker tone and the centre is stamped off once for a much lighter tone. The leaves are done the same way with Soft Succulent ink.

Farewell Purple Posy, Pansy Patch by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 close up

On the inside a single pansy is stamped and a small strip of Purple Posy card down the left side, with plenty of room to write a birthday message.

Farewell Purple Posy, Pansy Patch by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Which of the outgoing InColors are you going to miss?

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New In Colors coming 4 May!

As you may have heard, the new Annual catalogue is to be released a little earlier this year, on 4th May. With each new annual catalogue, comes five new In Colors, which are available for two years. Here are the new ones along with last year’s to see all of the In Colors together!

2021-2023 InColors Stampin Up

2020-2022 In Colors

What do you think of them? I really like them but I haven’t seen the new ones in real life just yet, I am still waiting for my preorder to arrive! Being a demonstrator, this is one of the perks in getting your hands on new product a month early!

Let’s see how they compare to other current colours in the range:

Polished Pink 2021-2023 InColor Stampin Up

Fresh Freesia 2021-2023 InColor Stampin Up

Pale Papaya 2021-2023 InColor Stampin Up

Soft Succulent 2021-2023 InColor Stampin Up

Evening Evergreen 2021-2023 InColor Stampin Up


and now lets look at them in some different colour combinations:

Polished Pink CombinationFresh Freesia CombinationPale Papaya CombinationSoft Succulent CombinationEvening Evergreen Combination


I really love Soft Succulent with Misty Moonlight, and the Evening Evergreen will be wonderful for Christmas projects. Which is your favourite?

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