Birthday, Blog Hop, Butterflies, feminine, Kids Cards, Retired Products Lists, Stampin' Up!

Favourite Retiring Products Blog Hop

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Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogues!

Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!

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 have come to me from the talented, Rachel Palmieri!

Now let’s get started!

For my first project, I have used my favourite suite, Cupcakes and Carousels!

Carousel Birthday Card using Stampin Up Cupcakes & Carousel Birthday DSP, Up & Away thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. #Occasions2017 3D

Oh how I love this Designer Series Paper. It is so bright and colourful and definitely in my colours that I really love to work with. Don’t the layers look wonderful?!

The carousel is gold embossed twice. The bottom layer was directly onto the square white card and the second was die cut with the circle die. Not sure if you can see that lovely gold shine?

The cupcakes are stamped and die cut and added with dimensionals.

I cased this from a card I saw browsing Pinterest by Crafty Little Peach.

Carousel Birthday Card using Stampin Up Cupcakes & Carousel Birthday DSP, Up & Away thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. #Occasions2017 3D Embossed

My favourite products from the annual catalogue would have to be the Papillon Potpourri stamp set. This was the very first Stampin’ Up! stamp set that I purchased in my starter kit and has always been a favourite. I’m not sure I will ever be able to give it up!

In this card, I have also used the retiring Elegant Butterfly punch, Lovely Lace TIEF, the Subtles Designer Series Paper and the Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon.

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Lovey Lace TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017 3D

and those gorgeous mini pearls… they won’t be around any more either, but don’t fear, the packs have been reconfigured and will return in a different format!

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Lovey Lace TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017

This card is the same design as the one above, however, I have used the retiring Happy Hearts TIEF (this really was one of my favs!).

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Happy Heart TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017 3DButterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Happy Heart TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017

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.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the lovely, Judy May.

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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. Catherine Proctor
2. Ros Davidson
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Monika O’Neill
5. Rebecca Jacovou
6. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan
9. Judy May
10. Rachel Woollard
11. Claire Daly
12. Andrea Roberts

Happy Hopping!

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Birthday, Blog Hop, Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Flowers, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking, Stampin' Up!

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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Blog Hop, Christmas, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!

AWH Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop!

Dear Crafters,art-with-heart-image

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.

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

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.

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

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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Birthday, Blog Hop

Blog Hop: New Annual Catalogue

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 New Annual Catalogue!

I would also like to highlight the joining special for the month of June. Our group is one of the largest teams in Melbourne and offer support, fun and friendship to anyone who would like to join us; from Hobby demonstrators to Business demonstrators to anyone in between. And for the month of June, there is a bonus special, you get to choose any two stamp sets of your choice for free along with your starter kit ($169). What are you waiting for, contact me today to find out more.

You have come to my blog from the very talented, Ros Davidson.  Now let’s get started!

For my projects today, I have used the Build a Birthday Stamp Set.

I was so excited when I first saw this set demonstrated at Convention on the Gold Coast, that it was going straight onto my wish list! And let me tell you, it hasn’t disappointed. I have made so many cards already with this versatile stamp set.

This card is made using Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay. I am totally loving this colour combination.

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I have used Bermuda Bay as my card base with a layer of Crumb Cake. The images are stamped onto Whisper White card using the Build a Birthday stamps, layering each one on top of the other with the coordinating ink pads. The best bit is that this set in photopolymer (completely clear) so you can easily line up the layers, one on top of the other!

I added some Bermuda Bay sequin trim, how gorgeous does it look? Check out that shine!

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I stamped the inside panel of the card with some birthday candles.

Build a Birthday Stampin Up!

I also stamped on the envelope.

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And here is another card using this same stamp set, but in a different format. See those cake layers are now candles!!!

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Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your 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 lovely, Kayleen McLean.

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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. Kathryn Ruddick
  2. Jenny Van Dijk
  3. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  4. Nikki Sadler
  5. Ros Davidson
  6. Kate Morgan (that’s me!)
  7. Kayleen McLean
  8. Genna Gifford
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Judy May
Blog Hop, feminine, Flowers

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.

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

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!

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

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.

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

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

Blog Hop, Easter, feminine, Gift Ideas

Easter Inspiration Blog Hop

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 Easter!

If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion will end on 31st March.

When you join during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose whatever you like from our catalogues, but pay just $169 for $235 worth of product (that’s a huge discount!) but also you get to choose between two free product options. It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me how!

You have come to my blog from Tamie Holt.

Now let’s get into showing you what you can make with the Indescribable Gift Stamp Set from the Occasions catalogue.

For my projects, I have used the Indescribable Gift Stamp Set, and the In Colours Designer Series Paper Stack. 

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I have used Blackberry Bliss as my card base. I die cut the largest of the Deco Labels Framelits from the front of the card.

I used a piece of Vellum and stamped the Indescribable Gift image with Stazon Black ink and let it dry, before colouring with the In Colours Stampin’ Write markers (Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow & Baked Brown Sugar).

Indescribable Gift

The next step, I used my Stampin’ Piercing Mat and the Simply Scored Stylus to gently go around the flower petals on the coloured-in side. When you turn the image over, you can see the white shining through where the stylus has touched the vellum.

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I glued the vellum to the inside of the card and put a piece of DSP (with the same size die cut) over it to cover the crooked edges and make the inside more attractive!

Indescribable Gift

I finished off with a coordinating ribbon bow and the sentiment from the same stamp set which I die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits.

Indescribable Gift

I also made some cute little baskets for my girls to give to their friends for Easter from the same coordinating Designer Series Paper! How cute are they?!!!

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These are only small and I cut some small strips of cellophane to put inside before adding 3 little solid eggs. I think the girls are going to love giving these to their closest friends.

Easter Basket

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have Sue Wdowik.

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Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to get a copy of the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue or Sale-a-bration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team.

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. Nikki Sadler
2. Claire Daly
3. Rachel Woollard
4. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
5. Genna Gifford
6. Kathryn Ruddick
7. Ros Davidson
8. Angela Lorenz
9. Tamie Holt
10. Kate Morgan (that’s me!)
11. Sue Wdowik

Blog Hop, feminine, Free Product, Handmade Cards, Sale-a-bration

AWHT Blog Hop for February 2015

Dear Crafters,

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Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration! If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March.

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose whatever you like from our catalogues, but pay just $169 for $235 worth of product (that’s a huge discount!) but also you get to choose between two free product options. It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me how!

Now let’s get into showing you what you can make with the great new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.

You have come to my blog from Ros Davidson.

For my projects, I have used the Best Day Ever Stamp Set, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack & Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration Brochure) and the Something Borrowed Embellishments & Note Tag Punch (Occasions Catalogue). 

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I began with a card base in Coastal Cabana and stamped the background in the coordinating ink. I added the sentiment onto Whisper White card and punched it out. The DSP is added over the top after I sponged the edges and added the ribbon and embellishments.

I just love these Something Borrowed embellishments which I added on top of the ribbon, which I have folded to look like the pattern in the DSP (did you notice that?!!!).

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and don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card and your envelope!

Best Year Ever

and why stop here…. I continued this theme (as I just love these colours together) and made a little magazine file folder to hold up to 10 cards and envelopes in. What a great idea these would be to make as gifts for loved ones.

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How did I make this? Well, the following diagrams should give you the basic measurements. Be sure to decorate the “outside” as shown before you stick it together. Adhere the Belly Band last before decorating.

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Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have Kathryn Mangelsdorf.

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Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to get a copy of the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue or Sale-a-bration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team.

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
  2. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Claire Daly
  5. Judy May
  6. Christine Gibbins
  7. Genna Gifford
  8. Nikki Sadler
  9. Rachel Woollard
  10. Ros Davidson