feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials, Watercolour

Birthday Blooms in water colour

Dear Crafters,

I have a different type of card today that can also be used as a gift. It has a card on the top and a little pull out box underneath to place a gift!

I have used the Birthday Blooms stamp set and the water colouring technique. Yes, I know, I have a long way to go with my water colouring, but hey, I had a go!

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I also didn’t have any water colour paper, so I used the Shimmery White card stock, so maybe that didn’t help.

The ink colours I have used with my Aqua Painter were: Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green!

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Oh and here is another one I made with the gorgeous Rudolf on the front!

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What do you think of today’s card?  Why don’t you give water colouring a go!

 

Between 1-31 October, you and your customers can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalogue and the recently released holiday catalogue (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks). Promotion period: 1-31 October 2016

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All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Birthday, Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Faux Iris Twist Technique

Dear Crafters,

Well the school holidays are well and truly over and back to work hasn’t been the easiest, but today I share this card that is quite the opposite. It is an easy technique but super effective!

I have used the stunning Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White).

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I stamped the sentiment ‘Enjoy’ from the Bella & Friends stamp set and the ‘It’s Your day’ sentiment from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.

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I saw this idea on Julie Davison’s YouTube channel, so thank you Julie!

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I just love how with a couple of double sided DSP pages, you can create such a stunning card. This is a great technique to use up those scrap pieces you have saved for that special project!

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What do you think of this card?

 

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Between 1-31 October, you and your customers can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalogue and the recently released holiday catalogue (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks). Promotion period: 1-31 October 2016

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All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Christmas, Stampin' Up!

Sleigh in Snow

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card is all about Christmas and the new Santa’s Sleigh Bundle, combining it with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

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I love the sleigh in the glimmer card and the reindeer is just too cute!

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The sentiment was added as a banner and the sleigh & Reindeer are popped up with dimensionals.

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I love this bundle. What do you think of this card?

 

Products

Stamps: Christmas Pines, Santa’s Sleigh
Inks:  
Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Card/Paper:  
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer
Accessories:  Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch, Gold Cording Trim, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine, Bone Folder

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Christmas, Stampin' Up!

Copper Star

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card is all about the new Star of Light Bundle.

I adore the copper coordinating with the Night of Navy and white stars in the background!

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The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with copper.

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The stars background was inked with White Craft ink but stamped off before applying to the Night of Navy card.

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I die cut some vellum with the full star before die cutting the copper foil sheet with the intricate die. Then I glued them together and added it to the card with dimensionals.

I just love how shiny that copper foil is!!!

What do you think of this card?

Products

Stamps: Star of Light
Inks:  
White Craft, Versamark
Card/Paper:  
Night of Navy, Copper Foil, Vellum
Accessories:  Star of Light Thinlits, Big Shot, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Christmas, Stampin' Up!

Add a little copper

Dear Crafters,

Well, what a busy weekend we had, netball grading games, 3 birthday parties, and Father’s Day celebrations… I think I need a holiday. lol

Anyway, let me start with the Holiday catalogue which is now available to everyone. I am showcasing my favourite set again, the Christmas Pines.

Cards by Kate, Christmas Pines #stampinup Holiday Catalogue 2016 DIY @cardsbykate

Can you see all that copper?!! Not only the sentiment and the pine cone are copper, but check out the washi tape. That is from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape pack and it coordinates perfectly!

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How gorgeous is the copper embossing powder? And those little pearls inside the flowers have been coloured with a Copper Sharpie pen!!!

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What do you think of this card?

And now for some extra Stampin’ Up! specials. For 3 weeks, Stampin’ Up! will have weekly offers and here they are for Week 1 until 7th September!

2016 September Special Offers

Special Offers 1-21 September

 

Products

Stamps: Christmas Pines
Inks:  
Versamark
Card/Paper:  
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Emerald Envy
Accessories:  Pretty Pines Thinlits, Big Shot, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Copper Metallic Thread, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Itty Bitty Accents Flower Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Basic Pearls, Copper Sharpie pen

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Christmas, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is live!

Dear Crafters,

YAY! The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is live!

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Click on the cover above to download your very own copy straight away!

My favourite items are:

  • Cookie Cutter Bundle (pg 6)
  • Christmas Pines stamp set & Pretty Pines Thinlits Bundle (pg 18-19)

What are going to be the first products on your list?

 

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Sneak Peek: Bear Cookie Cutter Christmas

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a sneak peek of some new products from the upcoming Holiday catalogue!

If you don’t have your own demonstrator and you live in Australia and would like me to mail you a copy, please Email Me !

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Anyway, here is my card using the Cookie Cutter Bundle.

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It’s not the typical or traditional Christmas card, but one for the kiddies!

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I love how this little bear turned out and I love this Designer Series paper, Presents & Pinecones DSP.

Teddy Bear Cookie Cutter Christmas #stampinup Holiday Catalogue 2016, @cardsbykate DIY

What do you think of this bundle so far? Be sure to check back later in the week for another take on this bundle, with a more traditional Christmas theme!

Products

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Inks:  
Soft Suede, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Card/Paper: 
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver, Silver Glimmer, Presents & Pinecones DSP
Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, 1cm Silver Glitter Ribbon, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Happy 7th Birthday to my baby girl!

Dear Crafters,

Today we celebrate my baby girl’s birthday as she turns 7. Even better, they have a curriculum day at school, so a day at home to celebrate with a party with her school friends this afternoon!

I don’t know where those years have gone as she is growing up so fast. All she wanted for her birthday was a ginger kitten so guess what? Yes, she got her ginger kitten for her birthday! He was a very scared kitty when we first met him and he reminded us of Puss in Boots from the movie Shrek… you know that cute scared face! Well, this little kitty is now called BOOTS!

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Anyway, he is slowly settling in now. The card I want to share with you today is also for the birthday girl and I had to make a card with the new Pretty Kitty stamp set!!!

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I coloured the image with Copic markers and yes, it had to be ginger.

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I just love this stamp set and the new Oval Framelits are perfect to layer the image onto the card.

Pretty Kitty & Little Numbers, Handmade Birthday Card 7 Copic, Ovals Framelits DIY #stampinup @CardsbyKate

 

What do you think of this stamp set? It was a must have when I first saw the new catalogue as in our house, we love cats!

SQUEAL ~ guess what arrived at my house yesterday? Yes my preorder for the new Holiday catalogue, so stay tuned for next week when I will hopefully be able to share a sneak peek at new products!!!

Products

Stamps: Pretty Kitty 
Inks:  
Memento Black
Card/Paper: 
Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Silver Glimmer
Accessories:  Ovals Framelits, Petals a Plenty TIEF (r), Little Numbers Dies, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Copic Markers

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Squash card

Dear Crafters,

Here’s a nifty technique for a squash card or triple diamond fold card. I’m not entirely sure what it is called but this is mine!

Squash concertina card with Blooms & Wishes, Blooms & Bliss DSP, #stampinup Cards by Kate @cardsbykate @cardsbykatemorgan, DIY

 

Basically, I started with 3 squares of card measuring 6″ x 6″. Score each piece in half, rotate 90 degrees and score in half again. Then score from one corner to the opposite corner but only do this once on each of the 3 pieces.

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Each of the individual squares are now 3″ x 3″ so cut 8 DSP squares at 2-3/4″. Then cut 6 of these (saving 2 for the front and back) diagonally and paste them to the inside of the card.

Also cut 4 x blushing bride squares measuring 2-3/4″ and glue them to the centre squares then stamp on them.

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here it is fully open ~ sometimes I have made these with photos placed inside as a lovely memory keepsake!!!

Squash card with Blooms & Wishes, Blooms & Bliss DSP, #stampinup Cards by Kate @cardsbykate @cardsbykatemorgan DIY

There are many tutorials on YouTube for this Squash card, so be sure to check them out!

Can you see the Wink of Stella on the flower petals?

Squash concertina card with Blooms & Wishes, Blooms & Bliss DSP, #stampinup Cards by Kate @cardsbykate @cardsbykatemorgan DIY

Products

Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Accessories:  Blushing Bride Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Diagonal Score Plate

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

View Finder card

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a View Finder card which I saw a tutorial on YouTube, but she called it a Spinning Card. It reminded me very much of the old view finder we had as a kid, so that is what I am calling it!

I used the Thoughtful Banners, Confetti Celebration and the Blooms & Wishes stamp sets.

For all the details on how I made this card, please click here to view the YouTube video by Raenelle Pearso, in Arkansas!

Isn’t it a fun style card?!!!!

Products

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners, Confetti Celebration, Blooms & Wishes
Inks:  
Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Garden Green
Card/Paper: 
Calyspo Coral, Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Foxy Friends DSP
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Big Shot, White Baker’s Twine, Brad, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Double Sided Tape

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Now

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Happy Stamping!

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