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Christmas Season Holiday card

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

The products used for this card, Christmas Season stamp set and the Seasonal Labels dies carried over from last year’s July-December mini catalogue into the 2022-2023 Annual catalogue. I’m so happy they did, as they were one of my favourites last year.

My card base is Shaded Spruce with a layer of Boughs of Holly DSP. Before gluing this to the card base, I felt it needed a little more class, so I die cut a piece of Distressed Gold Specialty paper with the largest Deckled Rectangle die and placed it behind.

Christmas Season and Boughs of Holly DSP Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

While I was die cutting the Gold paper, I also cut some of the foliage. The pine cones are stamped in Soft Suede ink onto the same colour card. the pine needles stamp is in Evening Evergreen. I added a piece of vellum die cut with one of the label dies behind the sentiment. The sentiment is from the Trimming the Tree stamp set. This is popped up on dimensionals with some In Color Twine behind.

Christmas Season and Boughs of Holly DSP Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

The sentiment on the inside is from the Very Best Occasions stamp set.

Christmas Season and Boughs of Holly DSP Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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Season’s Greetings, Penguin

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

There’s only a couple of days left of Sale•a•bration 2022 so best to get your order in by 31 August if you wish to earn free product (with a qualifying product order)!

My card today features the cute Penguin Place stamp set and coordinating Penguin Builder Punch and the FREE Sale•a•bration Silver and Gold 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper.

Using one of my Blending Brushes, I added a light layer of Pool Party ink to the Silver spotty DSP. I also used a sponge dauber to add some Balmy Blue ink around the edges. This is glued to a Thick Basic White card base.

Penguin Place Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The Layering Diorama dies are used to cut the ice and added with dimensionals. The penguin is punched in Basic Gray and White card. The feet and beak are stamped in Mango Melody and the beanie and scarf are stamped in Fresh Freesia and fussy cut with Paper Snips. The eyes are stamped in Black Memento ink. The sentiment is stamped and die cut using the Stylish Shapes die and Pool Party ink added with a blending brush. I finished by adding some Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels.  On the inside I added another little penguin punch art.

Penguin Place Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

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Torn card technique

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Today’s card is actually very simple to create. You just need some cardstock, patterned paper, glue and a stamp/ink for the greeting, oh and some embellishments if you wish!

Starting with a Thick Basic White card base with layers of Real Red and Basic White, each 5mm smaller than the previous one. Starting with the Real Red layer, carefully tear the cardstock two thirds of the way across the card. Repeat this with the White layer, but make the starting points slightly larger than the Real Red one. Once you are happy with these, glue the Red & White layers together. (many people only do a single layer of the torn cardstock, but I wanted a white base and top layer to stamp on).

Torn Card Technique by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Now it’s time for some patterned paper to fit behind the torn section. I actually glued the Boughs of Holly designer paper to the back of the layers so I knew it was positioned correctly. Glue these layers to your card base. I actually cut out these two pieces and rolled up the white section only to form the scroll. I tied some Garden Green Ribbon around the scroll and glued it back onto the card. Finally, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink and add some Iridescent Rhinestones Jewels.

On the inside, I stamped two more sentiments from the same Brightest Glow stamp set!

Torn Card Technique inside by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

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Diamond Christmas Tree

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Now here’s a different style Christmas card, using diamonds to create the Christmas tree!

Diamond Christmas Tree card using Stampin Up Lights Aglow SDSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

This card is a 5″ x 5″ square design and I added an extra panel to the front which the diamonds are adhered to (the join is behind the patterned papers). The sentiment (Brightest Glow) is stamped in Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder added and set using the Heat Tool. Using Paper Snips, I cut the banners at each end. I added this with Black Dimensionals.

Diamond Christmas Tree card using Stampin Up Lights Aglow SDSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 close up

Lift this panel up to reveal another Gold Heat embossed message, cut using the Stylish Shapes dies.

Diamond Christmas Tree card using Stampin Up Lights Aglow SDSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 inside

On the inside of the card you can see a strip of the gold and patterned papers, the same as the front design.

Diamond Christmas Tree card using Stampin Up Lights Aglow SDSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 side

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Sweetest Christmas Candy Canes

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Today’s card I’ve gone with the more traditional Christmas colours; Real Red, Garden Green and White with a touch of Gold!

The Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper features heavily in this card. I fussy cut the candy canes from the paper with Paper Snips.  Another piece of the DSP is added across the centre of the Real Red card base. 

Sweetest Christmas card by Kate Morgn, Stampin Up Australia 2022

A Basic White square is die cut (Stylish Shapes dies) and embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. This is glued to the card with Tombo Multipurpose Glue. Some Specialty Gold Trim is added with a glue dot placed in the centre of the square. A 2cm strip of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper is added across the bottom of the DSP before the candy canes are added on dimensionals

Sweetest Christmas card by Kate Morgn, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

To finish off, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink onto Garden Green card, White Emboss Powder added and melted with the Heal Tool. This was cut using the banner from the Stylish Shapes dies and added with dimensionals. A strip of DSP is added to the inside panel insert.

Sweetest Christmas card by Kate Morgn, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

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Scottie Christmas

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Today’s card is a quick and easy Christmas card created with little fuss. The Scottie Dog Punch is so cute in Basic Black card and I thought he would look great on a piece of the Santa Express DSP. The 12″ x 12″ sheet has 6 of these scenes and I layered it onto a piece of Shaded Spruce card. The edge is die cut with the Blossoming Happiness dies.

Scottie Dog Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, Heart of Christmas 2022

The dog is popped up on black dimensionals and the bow is punch from some DSP from the same pack as the background papers. Two Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels are add for sparkle.

Scottie Dog Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up, Australia, Heart of Christmas 2022

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Christmas Spanner card

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Yes, I am once again featuring the Tree Lot dies (earn free with a $180+product order during SAB, now to 31 Aug 22)Tree Lot dies 159938 SAB JD2022Tree Lot dies #159938 (SAB item select for free with a $180 product order)

Spanner Panel card using Stampin Up Tree Lot Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia Heart of Christmas 2022

I have lots of patterned papers on this fancy fold card and I love all the metallic foil highlights on them; Boughs of Holly DSP, Lights Aglow SDSP, Metallic & Shimmer SDSP and the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper. I’m not sure if you can tell that there is some Vellum behind the windows on the caravan?!

Spanner Panel card using Stampin Up Tree Lot Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia Heart of Christmas 2022 front

When you open the front panel you have this spanner effect. The sentiment and die cut circles (Stylish Shapes dies) are 1 size smaller than the ones of the front of the card; this is so they hide neatly behind the top layer.

Spanner Panel card using Stampin Up Tree Lot Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia Heart of Christmas 2022 layer 2

Then open the centre panel to reveal the next layer for your message. I have used the Wink of Stella on the Holly leaves and added Pearlized Enamel Effects in red for the berries. Both sentiments (Very Best Occasion stamp set) are stamped in Evening Evergreen ink.

Spanner Panel card using Stampin Up Tree Lot Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia Heart of Christmas 2022 inside

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Christmas U Fold Window card

2022 Heart of Christmas Logo

Each Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Today’s fancy fold card is a ‘U Fold Window’ style card using the Kindest Gnomes Bundle and Storybook Gnomes DSP.

I made this same design of fancy fold card last Friday which had the measurements.

I just love how the dies can cut out the images in the coordinating Designer Paper. The gnome and mushroom are both cut this way – it makes card making super easy so you can concentrate on designing a fancy fold card! The window is cut using the largest square from the Stylish Shapes dies.

U Window Fold Christmas card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

Can you see the Pearlized Enamel Effects in White that I have added to the tree branches?! Make sure you add these last so you can sit the card aside to allow these to dry. They don’t take long, but it would be a shame to ruin them. The Fine Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems on either side of the sentiment (stamped in Orchid Oasis ink) add extra interest.

U Window Fold Christmas card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 side

The gnome is added on dimensionals to the front panel.

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Hippest Hippo U Fold Window card

Today’s fancy fold card is a ‘U Fold Window’ style card using the Sale•a•bration items, Hippest Hippo stamp set (#159921), Hippo dies (#159928) and Silver & Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper (#159941). Each of these items can be earned free with any $90+ product order. Select all 3 items with a $270 product order during Sale•a•bration (now through to 31 August 2022)!

I adore the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper and this particular piece reminded me of those beautiful curtains at the theatre! I also added a strip of Cherry Cobbler card at the top opening of the window (Basic Borders dies).

U Window Fold card using Stampin Up Hippest Hippos Saleabration 2022 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

Thick Basic White Card Base: 19.5cm x 10.5cm; score at 2.5cm & 5cm from each end.
Thick Basic White Card Front: 14.5cm x 10.5cm Adhere the DSP before cutting the window (the largest square die from the Stylish Shapes dies).

The Silver & Gold Specialty DSP was cut for the interior with a small piece of the wood grain paper (retired In Good Taste DSP) at the bottom acting as the stage floor for my little ballerina.

U Window Fold card using Stampin Ups Hippest Hippos Saleabration 2022 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Memento Black ink was used to stamp the hippo image and she’s coloured using the Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers; Gray Granite, Melon Mambo, 900/1000 Light Combo.

U Fold Window card using Stampin Up Hippest Hippos Saleabration 2022 by Kate Morgan, Australia close up

The hippo is raised with a small strip of window sheet folded into a square and mounted behind. This allows for her to appear in mid-air, and so the card can fold to the right so it folds flat to fit in a standard C6 envelope!

The sentiment is white heat embossed onto a label die cut with one of the Fabulous Frames dies.

U Fold Window card using Stampin Up Hippest Hippos Saleabration 2022 by Kate Morgan, Australia

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Christmas Holiday Travel card

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Today’s card started with a Thick Basic White card base as well as the top layer. I embossed the layer with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder then die cut the circle using the Stylish Shapes Dies. The trees are part of the Sale•a•bration Tree Lot Dies (159938) which can be earned free with a $180+ order.  These also coordinate with the Trees for Sale stamp set in the JD Mini catalogue!

Tree Lot dies 159938 SAB JD2022Tree Lot dies #159938 (SAB item select for free with a $180 product order)

The only stamping is the dog (Trees for Sale stamp set) and the sentiment (Brightest Glow stamp set) in Gray Granite ink. The clouds are from the Waves dies and the Mountains are cut by hand from Gray Granite card. The snow caps are cut by hand and then one of the Sentiment Silhouettes dies is used to cut the bottoms to look like snow! The caravan is die cut and glued together then added with Dimensionals. The grass is cut from 2022-24 In Color Glimmer paper for a little sparkle.

Happy Holidays card using Stampin Up Tree Lot Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia Heart of Christmas 2022

On the card base, some Balmy Blue card is adhered with Multipurpose glue, then the mountains are adhered so they appear behind the top layer. The top layer is added with Foam Adhesive Strips.

Happy Holidays card using Stampin Up SAB Tree Lot Dies by Kate Morgan, Australia Heart of Christmas 2022

I was inspired by a card on Pinterest by Maureen Ruangchamneil, who created a similar card using Non-SU products.

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