Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Lotus flowers with Succulent Garden Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I am using the Succulent Garden Suite, which I was not going to purchase, but…. I succumbed and jumped on the band wagon and bought it last week. My reasons were not only because I have seen so many amazing projects made with this bundle, but a couple of weeks ago, we went to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens in Yarra Junction with my family to celebrate my mums birthday. It was a stunning garden, so big and so much to see!

Here is a photo of one of the lotus ponds there.

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and the lotus flowers were absolutely stunning!

Here are a couple of the many flowers I photographed.

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So, after our visit there, I could see the use of the succulent framelits dies using Sweet Sugarplum card to create my own lotus flowers!

Here are a couple of the projects we made during my craft class on Saturday. The ladies loved creating them too!

Stunning gift box using Stampin' Ups Succulent Garden, Window Box Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY Feminine

This gift box uses the Window Box Thinlits dies with the Succulent framelits dies to create the lotus on top. We also incorporated the glimmer assortment pack, one of the Saleabration items recently added!

We also made a card using the Window Box Thinlits dies, to show my attendees the versatility of using the dies for card making also.

Feminine card using Stampin' Ups Window Box Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

The sentiment on this card is from the Cool Treats stamp set.

If you live in Melbourne and haven’t been to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens, you must visit next year, a I have a feeling it may have closed now for 2017.

What do you think of my class projects?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Glimmer Assortment Pack
Stamp Sets: Cool Treats
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Window Box Thinlits, Succulent Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Ruched Ribbon, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Clear Block, Lace Doilies, Bone Folder

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Sweet Cupcake

Dear Crafters,

Yesterday was my birthday and I also share it with my daughter’s friend, Mia who turned 10! I won’t tell you how old I am, but let’s just say and few more years than that but I only feel 21! lol

Anyway, here is the card I made for Mia. I mean, what little lady doesn’t love sweet pink cupcakes right?!

Cards by Kate, Sweet Cupcake, Pink Frosting, DIY #stampinup, @cardsbykatemorgan

I love the stars embossing on the background and the Curvy Corner Trio punch. The coordinating ruched ribbon is stunning to use also. They don’t call it Sweet Sugarplum for no reason and it certainly looks amazing in this cupcake!!!

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Check out the frosting too, it has Wink of Stella added to make it even more delectable. YUM!

Cards by Kate, Sweet Cupcake, Pink Frosting, DIY #stampinup, @cardsbykatemorgan, Feminine

And the sentiment says it all really. It looks so good I could eat this cupcake now!

What do you think of this card?

 

Products

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Inks:  
Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand
Card/Paper:  
Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories:  Lucky Stars TIEF, Big Shot, Wink of Stella, Ruched Ribbon, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Birthday, feminine

Baking a Cake has never been so easy!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card made using the Build a Birthday stamp set, but this time not to make a cake!!!

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set, which gives you so many creative options – combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colours you want. Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They’re entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You’ll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference. Quantity: 8 photopolymer stamps. Price: $28.00 (Order#138646)

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I stamped the cake base first in Soft Suede ink, then each layer in Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron then Delightful Dijon.

The banner and flowers are also in Mint Macaron and the sentiment is Watermelon Wonder.

Putting this together is just like baking a cake, start with the bottom layer and keep adding!!!!

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

And because this stamp set is photopolymer, it is very easy to line up the images without the need of a Stamp-a-ma-jig!

This was another very quick and easy card to create using the Build a Birthday stamp set!

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

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Birthday, feminine

Who wants Birthday Cake?

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card made using the Build a Birthday stamp set, one of my favourites in the current annual catalogue. If you haven’t purchased this stamp set, it is a must have. Not only can you make birthday cards with it, but you can turn the candles into a card for Christmas! Be sure to stay tuned in the following weeks to see one of those!!!

I have used Watermelon Wonder with the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape as my colour scheme.

In this pack, you get 5 yards on each roll in the coordinating colours: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder.

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I stamped the cake stand first in Tip Top Taupe ink, before adding strips of washi tape, layering them one on top of the other to create the cake layers. I stamped the flags and the sentiment last in Watermelon Wonder ink.

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I added 2 small flowers (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) and layered them on top of each other with a rhinestone in the centre.

This card was so quick and easy to create and at little cost using washi tape!!!

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

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Birthday, Challenges, JAI, Kids Cards

Celebrate Today at JAI

Hello Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge JAI#250.

My immediate reaction to this image was Valentine’s Day, but that was celebrated yesterday, so I changed to a birthday theme. There are so many birthday celebrations, so I know this card won’t last too long in my stash!

I have also had this idea of making an interactive moving card for so long now, that today was the day to give it a go. I didn’t know the mechanics of it, but gave it a shot of trial and error. Simply pull the flag tab and the balloons move across the card from left to right. Push it back in and the balloons drift back! I have no idea what the name of this technique is, but it was fun to make.

Celebrate Today

I have this Celebrate Today stamp set in photopolymer and it is the ideal type for 2-step stamping, as the stamp is completely clear and you can see exactly where to stamp the second image! Awesome!

The base card is Black with a layer of balloons stamped in Strawberry Slush ink and then stamped again with Blackberry Bliss ink. The hearts on the left balloon were sponged with a dauber using the Heart Mask. The banner is die cut from Glimmer paper as are the tassels.

The sentiment is inked with Versamark and silver embossing powder applied and heat set.

Celebrate Today

Be sure tho decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope helps tie it all together!

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Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

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