feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Thank you

Team Tulips

Dear Crafters,

On Saturday morning it was my eldest daughters last game of netball for the season.  Yes, no more early mornings out in the cold for at least a month until next season starts!

Their coach Sharon, was fantastic with each and every one of them, mentoring them to new heights. So as a thank you, I made this card on behalf of the team to give to her along with a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Pop of Pink, Love is Kindness, Tulips Handmade card #stampinup @cardsbykate

I chose this retired stamp because the team were called the “Tulips” and I felt it as appropriate for the occasion.

I love this Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series paper. I added some Wink of Stella onto the tulips. Not sure if you can see it in the photo?

Pop of Pink, Love is Kindness, Tulips Handmade card Wink of Stella #stampinup @cardsbykate

Hey, did you notice my new Watermark? I created it all by myself too. I feel like such a clever little bunny lol

Pop of Pink, Love is Kindness, Tulips Handmade card #stampinup @cardsbykate DIY

Don’t forget to stamp the envelope too!

Here is the team after presenting the card and flowers to their coach!

Tulips Netball

Products

Stamps: Love is Kindness
Inks:  Black Memento
Card/Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Wink of Stella, White Twine, Brights Button, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Copic Markers

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Baby, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Baby Bear double Z fold

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card is a double Z fold card which you will find all over the internet, on Pinterest, YouTube, everywhere!!!

Baby Bear, Double Z fold Card #stampinup Cards by Kate @cardsbykate @cardsbykatemorgan DIY  Baby Bear Double Z fold Card, #stampinup, Cards by Kate @cardsbykate @cardsbykatemorgan DIY

They are really quite simple to create once you know how. It’s just a matter of having a card measuring 4-1/8″ x 11-5/8″, scored on the long edge at 2-3/4″ & 5-1/2″.

Baby Bear Double Z fold Card, #stampinup, Cards by Kate, @cardsbykate @cardsbykatemorgan DIY

Then I took a 1″ x 11-5/8″ piece of card and scored it at 2-3/4″ & 5-1/2″ then added a piece of DSP the same length, but 3/4″ wide. Glue this strip onto the card.

Baby Bear Double Z fold Card, #stampinup, Cards by Kate, @cardsbykate @cardsbykatemorgan, DIY

The bear is stamped and fussy cut and added to the 1″ strip with tombo glue. Check out his cute little glimmer bow!

I haven’t added any sentiments to this card as yet, as I don’t have anyone to give it to, but I was thinking of maybe adding a brand new babies name to the front panel. I think that would look very cute!

Baby Bear Double Z fold Card #stampinup Cards by Kate @cardsbykate @cardsbykatemorgan DIY

Don’t forget to decorate your envelope to coordinate with your card!

Products

Stamps: Baby Bear
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder
Card/Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, White Glimmer, In Color DSP Stack
Accessories:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Paper Snips, Simply Scored.

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Birthday, Flowers, Gift Ideas, One Sheet Wonder, Stampin' Up!

One Sheet Wonder

Dear Crafters,

One Sheet Wonders are a fantastic way to make some cards to give as a gift. They all coordinate and are actually quite easy to produce.

I saw this idea from a UK demonstrator, Michelle Last, and I wanted to give it a go myself.

I began stamping the A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock using the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.

Blooms & Bliss OSW, Sunshine Wishes, DIY #stampinup

Then you cut up the sheet like this below!

TIP: Before I cut the sheet, I placed an A4 window sheet over the top and used a black sharpie to draw the lines and measurements so I have a template to use again!!!

Blooms & Bliss OSW, Sunshine Wishes, Pop of Pink, DIY, #stampinup

and these are all the cards you can make with each of the pieces that have been stamped. Also using the Pop of Pink Washi Tape, and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, you can create 7 of your own coordinating cards from 1 sheet of A4 card!!!

Blooms & Bliss OSW, Sunshine Wishes, Pop of Pink, DIY #stampinup  Blooms & Bliss OSW, Sunshine Wishes Pop of Pink, DIY #stampinup @cardsbykate

Why don’t you give this a go? It makes for a great gift!!!

Products

Stamps: Blooms & Wishes, Thoughtful Banners
Inks:  Sweet Sugarplum, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Gold Glimmer
Accessories:  Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Big Shot, Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Paper Snips, Simply Scored.

Bonus Days – for every $90 you order in July, you will earn a $9 coupon to be used in August. Click here to find out more!

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Designer Series Paper, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Designer necklace & earrings

Dear Crafters,

Today I have many more jewellery pieces to share with you. Some are necklaces by themselves and some are sets of necklace & earrings!

Do you make cards or scrapbook and have loads of designer papers that you buy, but they are too darn pretty to use? Well, this is a great way to use up some of those retired papers.

I just love to showcase the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and what better way to do that, than by wearing it around your neck!

What do you think of these? Why don’t you give them a try too.

Products

Card/Paper: Pretty Petals DSP (R), Love Blossom DSP (R)
Accessories:  Crystal Effects, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (Jewellery items purchased on eBay!)

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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Butterflies, feminine, Stampin' Up!

Butterfly with Detailed Floral Wings

Dear Crafters,

Do you love butterflies like me? Yes? I find I am always drawn to butterflies for many different types of cards, from sympathy to birthday to Thanks or even just a Thinking of You card!

Blooms & Bliss Bold Butterfly Feminine handmade card #stampinup, DIY @cardsbykate

The card base is Rich Razzleberry with a layer of Very Vanilla embossed with the Fluttering textured impressions embossing folder. Each of these butterflies has a shimmer, which was added by brushing some Wink of Stella over each one.

The layered squares framelits were used to create the square layer and some lace trim added to the bottom of this layer before adding it to the card with dimensionals.

I die cut a piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer paper with the Bold Butterfly framelit.

I die cut the larger of the Detailed Floral Thinlits in Very Vanilla card, then placed the bold butterfly framelit over the top and die cut it. Leaving it in the framelit and not removing it just yet, I added small dobs of Tombo glue to the back and then placed the Designer Series Paper butterfly over it, easily lining it up using the edges of the framelit!

I added Wink of Stella to the Vanilla pattern on the butterfly.

Blooms & Bliss Bold Butterfly Feminine handmade card #stampinup DIY @cardsbykate

Tie some gold cording trim around the body of the butterfly and two small pieces for the antennae. I also tied a bow around the front of the trim, before adding it to the card with dimensionals.

I haven’t added a sentiment, because it really doesn’t need one, but it can then be used for any occasions!!!

Products

Card/Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Accessories:  Layered Squares Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Big Shot, Fluttering TIEF, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Gold Cording Trim, Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Ladybugs, hedgehogs & frogs

Dear Crafters,

Last week I shared a card using the Hostess stamp set, Love you Lots and today I have a few  more cards made with the same set!

I love all of the images in this set, especially these two cute ladybugs.

Check out the shine on the ladybugs and the frog. I simply added some Crystal Effects, or I have heard that the fine tip glue pen will also give you the same look!

Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes to coordinate too!

Products

Stamps: Love You Lots (Hostess)
Inks:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suded, Real Red, Emerald Envy
Card/Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, various Designer Series Papers
Accessories:  Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Watermelon Wonder & Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Real Red Ribbon, Crystal Effects

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, Challenges, feminine, Stampin' Up!

Macaron Madness

Dear Crafters,

Well, today I have a very yummy and delicious looking card that I created as part of a challenge with our SU team. Some very worthy demonstrators got to experience the Mediterranean Cruise in May and then extended their time in Paris. This photo of the macaron tower was in a shop window in Paris and wow, who wouldn’t take a photo of it, it’s a beauty! So when Claire returned, she challenged our team to create a project using this photo as inspiration.  I immediately knew what I was going to create!!!!

Macaron Inspiration challenge by Claire D

Using the Build a Birthday & Balloon Builder stamp sets, I began by stamping the cake stand, then layering up my Macarons one by one. Then I added a layer of double sided tape and sprinkled over some gold glitter to create the layers in between.

Macaron handmade card  Balloon Builders, #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

Macaron handmade card, Balloon Builders, #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

I added the clear Wink of Stella to the centre of each macaron, I’m not sure if you can see that in the photo?

I loved this card so much, I decided to make another one using the bigger stamps from the same Balloon Builder stamp set. Who said you had to make balloons? I love to think outside the box!!!!

This time I used made some Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum macarons!!!! They look so good I could eat them.

Oh and don’t forget to stamp your envelopes to coordinate too!

Products

Stamps: Balloon Builder, Build a Birthday, Thoughful Banners, Made with Love (sentiment)
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Winteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Winteria Wonder
Accessories:  Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Small heart punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Mint Macaron Lace Trim, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Acrylic Blocks

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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Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Sympathy

Flourish with Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

You know those sad occasions when you need to send someone a sympathy card and you don’t have some already made? Well today I have made one for that very day when unfortunately we need one.

This card is white with Rich Razzleberry and what a stunner colour combination!

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I love all the textures in this card, from the Petal Burst embossed background, to the Flourish Framelit to the Pansy and Petite Petals flower.

I also added some of the new Copper Metallic thread behind the Pansy, not sure if you can see it, as it is so fine.

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Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes to coordinate too!

Products

Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Rose Wonder
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Petal Burst TIEF, Big Shot, Flourish Thinlits, Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Copper Metallic Thread, Pearl embellishment

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, feminine, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

World Chocolate Day!

Dear Crafters,

Today is World Chocolate Day and what better way to celebrate than with a card in its honour!!!

I LOVE chocolate, no I mean I REALLY LOVE and this card is probably going to stay in my stash as I really love it also!!!

There is a lot of work in this card, in that there are lots of little pieces to cut and glue together. You will need some patience for this one if you are to make it!

World Chocolate Day, Floral Affection TIEF, Suite Sayings, #stampinup @cardsbykate @cardsbykate morgan

The black card base is A5 (21cm x 14.8cm) scored in the centre at 10.5cm.

Sweet Sugarplum layer is 10cm x 14.3cm (sponge the edges)

Black layer is 9cm x 13.3cm

12 x Chocolate pieces (chocolate chip cardstock) are 2cm x 2.5cm (sponge edges) & top layer is 1.5cm x 2cm (sponge edges then embossed with Floral Affection Embossing folder). Glue each piece down with Tombo Multipurpose glue.

Make sure you do sponge the edges of all the cardstock as it gives it the depth needed to make it look real. Yes, it is a lot of work but how cool is it though?

World Chocolate Day, Floral Affection TIEF, Suite Sayings, #stampinup @cardsbykate DIY @cardsbykate morgan

Cut a piece of DSP to 11cm x 8cm. At each side I folded it over and glued to the back so the block actually looks wrapped.On the right side it is cut at 6cm up to the left side to get that angle.  Before gluing it down, add some aluminium foil.

How beautiful is this colour combination too? I love the Sweet Sugarplum, Chocolate Chip and Black together.

World Chocolate Day, Floral Affection TIEF, Suite Sayings, #stampinup DIY @cardsbykate @cardsbykate morgan

I even added another piece of chocolate to the bottom right inside of the card and the envelope (although I didn’t take photos of these, oops!)

What do you think? Will you give it a try?

Products

Stamps: Suite Sayings
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugarplum
Card/Paper: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugarplum, 2016-2018 In Colour DSP Stack
Accessories:  Floral Affection TIEF, Big Shot, 2″ Punch, Rhinestones, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Metallic Doilies, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, small flower punches (retired), Aluminium Foil (from the pantry!)

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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Baby, Designer Series Paper, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Just Add “S”

Dear Crafters,

It has been quite a few months since I have entered any challenges, but today I enter the Just Add Ink challenge, “Just Add S” to your project (#318).

So I have chosen to add a Sunburst!

Love Blooms Baby Bear Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate #stampinupaustralia

I love making this style of card, not only does it showcase so many of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! papers, but it can also use up some smaller scraps left over from previous projects.

I also adore this new Baby Bear stamp set. Isn’t it just adorable? I have stamped it with Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, as it is a two-step stamp, although there are 3 parts to it, hence the 3 colours!

Love Blooms Baby Bear Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, @cardsbykate DIY

I also wanted to show you some cards with the new Affectionately Yours DSP using the same Sunburst technique. They are so bright and cheery. This time the little cat is created using the Foxy Friends bundle (purchase both items together to save $$).

Affectionately Yours Foxy Friends Cat Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

Check out his little bell around his neck…. it actually does make a sound too!!!

Affectionately Yours Foxy Friends Cat Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup DIY, @cardsbykate

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

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

Products

Stamps: Baby Bear, Foxy Friends
Inks:  Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede (Bear) Basic Black Archival (Cat)
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Love Blossoms DSP (Bear) Affectionately Yours DSP, Rose Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla (Cat)
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Blushing Bride Cotton ribbon

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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Happy Stamping!

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