Birthday, Designer/Patterned/Specialty Papers (DSP), 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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feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Artistic Collage

Dear Crafters,

Today I have used the Collage technique with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

I embossed the island indigo base card with the Floral Affection TIEF.

Next, I cut a piece of whisper white card to 2.5″ x 3.5″ and stamped the You’ve Got This background stamp across one corner.

Then I stamped the Awesomely Artistic images layering them in a collage format, using mint macaron, island indigo and bermuda bay inks.

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I stamped the sentiment and border onto whisper white card and cut it out with paper snips. I added some rhinestones for a little bling!

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I added silver glimmer ribbon by stapling it to the top then adding the tag with dimensionals!

My style is not in the form of collage stamping, but I was happy with this!

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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Happy Stamping!

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25% off, Stampin' Up!

World Card Making Day Sale!

Dear Crafters,

With World Card Making Day coming up on 1 October, celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love or just a boost.

What a way to start the first day of the new Stampin’ Up! year with a sale! So for 5 days only, you can save 25% off your cardmaking essentials and some kits.

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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, Kids Cards, Punch Art, Stampin' Up!

Meerkat birthday

Dear Crafters,

Today I just have to share with you a card that my 10 year old daughter made for her friend’s birthday on Wednesday. Our initial conversation was that her friend loves Meerkats and my instant reaction was, how the heck do we do that???! Anyway, this is what she created all by herself and I am so proud of her!

 

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Isn’t it amazing??! I love it!

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She even stamped the balloon and the age of her friend!

And my heart almost melted when I read inside the card ♥

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What do you think of this card?

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

Baby wipe Texture

Dear Crafters,

Today I have used the baby wipe technique with the Touches of Texture stamp set.

I die cut the Layered Squares framelits into the front of the A5 Emerald Envy card.

Next, I stamped the leaves (emerald envy) onto whisper white card stock and then the outline of the flower with dapper denim ink. I used the large splatter stamp with crushed curry ink and put that behind the flower.

 

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I squirted some drops of crushed curry, blushing bride & soft sky onto some baby wipes that are sitting on a plastic plate, then pressed the stamp into it and then onto the flower!

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I added a gold glimmer sentiment, hello from the Hello you thinlits and some emerald envy thick baker’s twine in a double bow!

I was super happy with the look of this one!

What do you think of this card?

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Baby, Birthday, Kids Cards, Punch Art, Stampin' Up!

Thoughtful Branches, Hedgehog

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another card I saw on Pinterest but I’ve changed it up to use products that I have. It’s using the Thoughtful Branches dies along with a few others that you will be able to identify!

So here is my cute little hedgehog!

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Oh my, have you seen this stunning Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder? You have to get it! This is the first time I’ve used it and WOW, doesn’t it give a great effect!!!!

Can you tell that the spikes are created from the tree (less the trunk!) die?

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I have used Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Black card, along with Soft Sky.

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I was super happy with the look of this one!

What do you think of this card?

 

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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Blog Hop/Creative Showcase, Christmas, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!

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!

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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!

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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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Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!

Woodland Sleigh

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card is all about Christmas and the new Santa’s Sleigh Bundle, combining it with the Woodland TIEF.

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

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The sentiment was added as a banner but it needed some dimension, so I curled it with the bone folder to create extra interest.

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I was super happy with the outcome. 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 2 ending today, 14th September so be quick to get your order in!

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Products

Stamps: Christmas Pines, Santa’s Sleigh
Inks:  
Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Card/Paper:  
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer
Accessories:  Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits, Woodland TIEF, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch, Gold Thread, 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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Gorgeous Grunge, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Pineapples

Dear Crafters,

With this slightly warmer weather starting to appear in Melbourne, we are getting back into eating some yummy fruits, including the pineapple!

So today’s card is all about pineapples, but it is created with my favourite Christmas Pines Bundle!

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My 7 year old saw this stamp set and instead of thinking of pine cones, she suggested I make some pineapples. What a great idea!

Then I happened to be browsing Pinterest (as you do lol) and I came across a card with this idea and I had to make it straight away. It was by a lady called Kim Jolley, from Missouri and you can see her card here.

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How cool is the background? I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp, inked it up and then spritzed it before stamping!

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I was super happy with the outcome. 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 2 ending on 14th September so be quick to get your order in!

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Products

Stamps: Christmas Pines, Gorgeous Grunge, Watercolour Wishes
Inks:  
Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke
Card/Paper:  
Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Vellum
Accessories:  Pretty Pines Thinlits, Big Shot, Spritzer, Gold Mettalic Thread, Layering Ovals Thinlits, Sponge Dauber, Gold Sequin Trim, Paper Snips, 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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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!

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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!

Shop Now

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Happy Stamping!

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