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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!

AWHT Blog Hop Holiday Catalogue - August 2017

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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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

 

Happy Hopping!

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Favourite Colour Combination for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

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Dear Crafters,

The Art with Heart Team ladies are selecting their favourite colour combinations to share with you tonight. Choosing the right colour scheme can be essential to your design and with Stampin’ Up!s stunning collection, there are 50 colours to choose from. There’s sure to be some combinations that work really well together and you can take inspiration from.

Now sit back and enjoy some time out of your day to cruise through our blog hop and soak up some colour explosion eye candy!

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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 my lovely team member, Amie McIlroy.

Now let’s get started!

Today, it’s all about our favourite colour combinations and I certainly do love these colours together. In fact, any colour with black can be so striking!

Favourite Colour Combination Blog Hop for Art with Heart Team by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia. TAMS Color Builder

I am using the amazing new embossing paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop.

I mixed a small drop of Berry Burst ink into the paste and mixed it around thoroughly. I placed the die of the icing from the cupcake Framelits onto white cardstock. Holding it carefully, I applied a liberal amount of the paste, swirling it around to create the icing. I then used a thinner layer on the black card using the mask to create the background, hence it looks lighter in colour. Set these aside to dry.

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D Embossing Paste.JPG

I die cut the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The sentiment was using the stamps from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, but you may notice that the word “wishes” is not there. I thought it looked a bit silly saying Sweet Birthday Wish and needed to make it plural, so I carefully inked up the “ess” from the “you happiness” stamp, placed a piece of paper over the last “s” so it didn’t stamp on my card to create wishes!

Favourite Colour Combination using Stampin Ups Sweet Cupcake & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia for Art with Heart Team Blog Hop 3D.JPG

The cupcake wrapper was stamped in Soft Suede (2nd and 3rd layers stamped off once, then twice) before being die cut and added below the icing. Once the icing was dry, I used paper snips to cut around the whole cupcake and added it to the Berry Burst circle with dimensionals.

I love the touch of gold glimmer to die cut the sentiment and the golf metallic thread added behind the circle layers.

At the very end once all of the layers were stuck down, I went back with the palette knife and added a tiny bit more of the white paste across the raised edges of the icing to add some highlighting and a swirl effect. I just want to eat it!!! At least this cupcake is better for the figure, hehe!


Products used:

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Inks: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Black Archival
Card/Paper: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper Gold,Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks


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, Catherine Proctor.

http://whatcathymade.com.au/art-with-heart-blog-hop-favourite-colour-combination/

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Catherine Proctor
2. Sharon Davern
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Kathryn Ruddick
5. Andrea Roberts
6. Rebecca Jacovou
7. Monika O’Neill
8. Caroline Manwaring
9. Rachel Woollard
10. Kimberly Hern
11. Ros Davidson
12. Amie McIlroy
13. Kate Morgan < you are here>

Happy Hopping!

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Favourite New Bundle for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It’s a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a 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.

Now let’s get started!

Today, it’s all about our favourite new bundle and it’s a no-brainer that I am loving this Beautiful Bouquet Bundle!!! I have a bright and cheery 3D posy card to share with you.

I am just loving these products and will be using them so much over the coming months for sure. Coordinating products are the best, and when you purchase them together as a bundle, you even save an extra 10%! Ask me how!

Beautiful Posy card using Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia 3D colourful

As you can see, I have used Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo as my ink colours as well as Tranquil Tide for the stems and leaves and Whisper White for the background.

Beautiful 3D Posy card using Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia

Check out this new embossing folder too. It’s the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which gives an even deeper impression and 3D effect.

Beautiful 3D Posy card using Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia angle

Look at all the layers and I’m super happy that my framelits arrived so I didn’t have to fussy cut all of these… can you imagine, lol 😉

 

The little sentiment ‘For You’ is cut out using the Classic Label punch and added with the new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Oh and those 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows are adorable, and you get 4 of each of the 5 new In Colors. It’s also super exciting, especially for me who is bow-challenged, as these come already made and with a mini dimensional on the back so you just stick it onto your project!!!

I also thought that this would look pretty cool stamped onto a candle as a coordinating gift!

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Be sure to Follow my Blog, as I will have more projects using this bundle over the next few days!

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, Alisha Watson.

http://ratherbstamping.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/new-2017-2018-bundle-blog-hop.html

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Rachel Palmieri
2. Caroline Manwaring
3. Kate Morgan < you are here>
4. Alisha Watson
5. Claire Daly
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Rebecca Jacovou
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Judy May
10. Tina Gillespie
11. Catherine Proctor
12. Andrea Roberts
13. Sharon Davern
14. Monika O’Neill
15. Ros Davidson

Happy Hopping!

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