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AWHT Blog Hop: Designer Series Paper

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Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit!

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You have come to my blog from the lovely, Monika O’Neill.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

I have a double spread scrapbook layout using the Candy Cane Lane DSP, Cookie Cutter Bundle & Star of Light stamp set.

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I haven’t done any journalling, as I have created this ready for Christmas this year, and it really isn’t that far away!

Every December, my girls and I make gingerbread men and tiny gingerbread houses and we decorate them. It takes us the whole weekend but we have made it our annual tradition.

My next project features the Blooms & Bliss DSP. I adore the colours in this paper pack; Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum & Whisper White.

The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set. The flower is from the Crazy About You stamp set and coordinating punch, Flower Medallion.

This card uses the same Blooms & Bliss DSP, but in the blue tones!

 

The next DSP to feature is from the Holiday catalogue, Presents & Pinecones. This has been my favourite paper pack this season! This is a shaker card using the Delicate Ornament thinlits.

My final project for today features the Floral Bouquet DSP with the Crazy About You stamp set and coordinating Medallion punch.

I love the classic blue and white of these papers.

Don’t forget to order your 4 packs of DSP and Get 1 FREE today!

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Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at cardsbykate@live.com.au to request your copy of the Annual or Holiday Catalogues or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the very talented, Kathryn Mangelsdorf.

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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:

1. Judy May
2. Rachel Palmieri
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Ros Davidson
5. Monika O’Neill
6. Kate Morgan (that’s me!)
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Claire Daly
10. Rachel Woollard

Happy Stamping,

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AWH Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop!

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Today 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 now until 3rd January 2017. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Rebecca Jacovou.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

For my projects today I am using the Cookie Cutter Bundle (Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set & Cookie Cutter Builder Punch). By purchasing these items together you save an extra 10%.

Who doesn’t think of Rudolf when you think of Christmas? Well, Santa has to get here somehow and guess who is the leader of the gang?!!!! So today I begin with a card with Rudolf being the focus!

Cards by Kate, Cookie Cutter Reindeer #stampinup Holiday Catalogue 2016, DIY @cardsbykatemorgan

Having a stamp and coordinating punch, makes cards so easy to create. By stamping the background with multiple of the same image, you don’t necessarily need designer paper to get started. Stamp the image again onto the same colour card and punch it out and centre it to the card on dimensionals.

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I added some of the new copper metallic thread behind for a little bling and a shiny red nose with some Dazzling Details and a bright red sentiment in the bottom corner.

Next is a similar card, but stepped up with an embossed background with copper embossing powder.

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The Real Red card was die cut with the Layering Squares framelits and I used the copper metallic thread wrapped around it multiple times for an effective pattern.

Also in this bundle, is a teddy bear (cute hey?!) and the sentiment Have yourself a beary merry Christmas!

Cards by Kate, Cookie Cutter Teddy, Beary Christmas, #stampinup Holiday Catalogue 2016 DIY @cardsbykatemorgan

This time I have used some Designer Series Paper, Pinecones and Presents and I selected the piece with the little bows to coordinate with the bow on my teddy bear.

The Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon is tied in a knot with some gold sequin trim.

And now for some cute little Santa earrings, made with this bundle and using some Shrink Plastic! How cool that you can use your stampin’ stuff to create these gorgeous accessories!!!

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and some cute little Eskimo’s too!

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Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at cardsbykate@live.com.au to request your copy of the Annual or Holiday Catalogues or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the very talented, Ros Davidson.

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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:

1. Kate Morgan (that’s me)
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
5. Rachel Palmieri
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Claire Daly
8. Judy May
9. Monika O’Neill
10. Rebecca Jacovou

Happy Stamping,

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Blog Hop: Favourite Retiring Products

Dear Crafters,

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Today I bring you another AWHT blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today our focus is on  our Favourite Retiring Product!

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Jenny Van Dijk.

Now let’s get started!

For my project, I have used my all time favourite stamp set, Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set and the I Love Lace Background Stamp.

I was so upset when I saw that Stippled Blossoms was retiring as it was the very first Stampin’ Up stamp set that I purchased. I cannot tell you just how much I love it and I am certainly going to miss creating with it (sniff, sob). It was so popular that it also sold out within days of it retiring, so unfortunately it can no longer be purchased.

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I have used Crisp Cantaloupe as my card base. I stamped the I Love Lace background stamp with Versamark Ink onto Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and applied gold embossing powder being heat setting it. How gorgeous does it look? Check out that shine!

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Next I Inked up the solid Stippled Blossom image with Crisp Cantaloupe ink onto the coordinating card stock, using the Masking Technique. Then I applied Versamark ink to the second image and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamped it on top, before applying more gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. This is the first time I have ever embossed this image, but it gives a real special effect and I wish I had thought of it sooner! I fussy cut the flowers with my paper snips.

The leaves are stamped with Old Olive and Baked Brown Sugar inks onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut.

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I added the Baked Brown Sugar stretch ruffled ribbon around the edge before gluing it to the card base.

The images are added with dimensionals as is the sentiment. This was punched out with the Word Window punch.

I think this is the perfect card for this occasion.

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to get a copy of the new Annual Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the amazing, Rachel Woollard.

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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:

1. Judy May
2. Tina Gillespie
3. Genna Gifford
4. Ros Davidson
5. Claire Daly
6. Nikki Sadler
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Kayleen McLean
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Jenny Van Dijk
11. Kate Morgan (that’s me!)
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Barbara Lindsey