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Cobbler, Green & Gold Christmas

The Eden’s Garden Collection is early release products available to purchase now! In this collection there is the Eden’s Garden Cling stamp set and Eden dies (can be purchased as a bundle to save more), the Ever Eden Specialty DSP, Garden Gems and Ever Eden Cotton Paper. Click here to see the entire collection.

Today I am using the gorgeous Ever Eden Specialty DSP with a Cherry Cobbler card base and Eden dies.

Eden's Garden Collection Early Release Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 angled

The sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set, is heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder and Versamark ink on Evening Evergreen cardstock cut with the Eden Dies. The Gold Metallic Paper behind is cut using the Label Me Lovely Punch.  The Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon tied in a bow and the Garden Gems complete my card.

Eden's Garden Collection Early Release Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 closeup

Decorate the inside for a lovely complete project

Eden's Garden Collection Early Release Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Eden’s Garden Collection for Christmas cards

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Tonight I am featuring the new exclusive early release Eden’s Garden Collection from the upcoming 2022 Mini catalogue but these are available to purchase now! In this collection there is the Eden’s Garden Cling stamp set and Eden dies (can be purchased as a bundle to save more), the Ever Eden Specialty DSP, Garden Gems and Ever Eden Cotton Paper.

Card 1 – starting with a white card base, I added two strips of the Ever Eden Specialty DSP on each side. I cut the darker centre strip to 3″ wide and added Gold Metallic paper strips on both sides, before glueing to the centre of the card.

Eden's Garden Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 side

Some Eden die cuts were added behind the sentiment (Christmas to Remember stamp set) in Evening Evergreen ink on a Label Me Lovely punched piece of Soft Succulent card. Some Garden Gems compete be card.

Eden's Garden Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 closeup

Card 2 – An Evening Evergreen card base with a layer of Soft Succlent card, stamped randomly with the leaves from the Eden’s Garden stamp set. This was then embossed with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing folder and I sponged the edges with a Sponge Dauber and same colour ink. I stamped the larger image on Basic White card and die cut (Seasonal Labels dies).

Eden's Garden NOEL Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

Three strips of the Ever Eden SDSP were added then the die cut stamped image. A Gold Foil die cut was then added with the Playful Alphabet “NOEL”. I added some Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Evening Evergreen card before diecutting each letter. This makes it easy to remove the backing paper and add to the card!

Eden's Garden NOEL Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 closeup

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Easy Tidings of Christmas card

Tonight is a very simple card with Tidings of Christmas designer paper, Red and Green Foil die cuts and a stamped sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink. Sorry about the fuzzy/rough edges of my cardbase, think I may need a new blade on my Paper Trimmer 😜

Holly Jolly Christmas by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Seasonal Labels dies have both these fancy layering labels and the Red Foil one was die cut from the centre of the large background Red Foil layer so as not to waste it (it gets covered up)!

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It would be very easy to create multiples of this card if you are running short of time leading up to Christmas!

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Christmas Season Pinecone Cluster

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Tonight’s cards feature some pinecones again, which coordinte beautifully with the patterned paper in the background! Pinecone hunting was one of my childhood memories, who could find the biggest one to put in the open fire place of our home.

Christmas Season Tis the Season by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Christmas Season bundle and Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper are heavily featured in these cards.

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The card base, stamped branches and sentiment (Christmas to Remember stamp set) are Evening Evergreen. The pinecones are stamped in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks.

Christmas Season Tis the Season by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

This next card features some Soft Succulent stamped foliage, Red Foil die cut berries and Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon.

Christmas Season Pinecones by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The Soft Succulent layer is embossed with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder. These pinecones are stamped off once in the background and full strength on the top layer in Early Espresso for a darker look.

On both cards I added some of the Evening Evergreen In Color Jewels.

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On the inside of both cards, I decorated them with the same sentiment and strip of DSP.

Christmas Season Seasons Greetings by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Christmas to Remember Tag Card

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Tonight I have a card very similar to one Michele shared recently. I got these Tailor Made Tags dies for my birthday at the end of August and couldnt wait any longer to get them out and have have a play.

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This gorgeous patterned paper, Painted Christmas, is beautiful on both sides of each sheet. I used the red foil from the Red & Green Foil Sheets pack along the top and bottom edges of the paper behind the tags. One tag is cut with the pincecone paper and the top tag just has a small section across the bottom, leaving room for the stamped sentiment (Christmas to Remember stamp set) in Evening Evergreen ink. The Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and small piece of retired gold thread are placed through the top of the tags.

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One the tags were tied together, I added some dimensionals and adhered them to the card, before adding some 2021–2023 In Color Jewels to complete my card.

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HOC Week 13 – Lots of Penguin Playmates Cards

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My cards tonight are all quite easy to create using the Penguin Playmates 12″x12″ Designer Papers. Many of the images on the patterned papers can be cut using the Penguin Builder Punch or fussy cut with Paper Snips to create some gorgeous cards this Christmas.

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These two cards are easily made with two pieces of patterned paper, cut diagonally in both directions, then pieced together so you have two patterns on each card. This is such an effective way to create multiples of the same design, but by changing up the card base (Fresh Freesia & Soft Sea Foam) and embellishments, can bring a different look!

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The Just Jade card base and stamped sentiment really brings out the scarf of the penguin. How gorgeous are these Wonderful Snowflakes too?!!!

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The Fresh Freesia card base is stamped with the snowflakes stamp from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. Four squares measuring 4cm x 4cm are glued in place and a circle (Layering Circles Dies) cut from another sheet of the patterned paper has some White Glittered Organdy Ribbon behind it before being added with dimensionals. A penguin is also popped up and some faux resin dots added. The sentiment (Christmas to Remember) is cut out using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and some ink added around the edges with sponge daubers.

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This card heavily features the Scalloped Contours dies cut with different patterned papers an layered. The spotty layer has some slits around the edges, which I have threaded the ribbon through to help hold it in place.  The sentiment is from the Penguin Place stamp set.

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This next card use some of the gorgeous Be Dazzling Specialty Paper; a must have item during SAB!

Be Dazzling Specialty Paper Saleabration 2021 Kate Morgan Australia

This card was created using up some strips of patterned paper that were off cuts from other projects. The Christmas Trees die cut, Scalloped Contours die cut and the gingham bow were also sitting on my desk and I was determined to use them up, so that is how this card came together. I had the strips of DSP sitting across the card behind the dotty layer, but I felt it needed something else, so out came the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper and cut a few narrow strips. Wow, adding them made all the difference. I was actually quite pleased with the outcome!

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The Penguin Builder Punch cut these little cuties directly from the patterned paper. I did stamp the scarves (Fresh Freesia, Misty Moonlight, Soft Seam Foam) and fussy cut them with Paper Snips before gluing to each penguin. I then added some Fine Tip Glue for a glossy finish, but it reacted with the ink  and once dry it doesn’t look great, but hey, hopefully the recipient won’t mind. The penguins are popped up on dimensionals to create my penguin tree! Finally I added some Faux Resin Dots.

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Are you sick of all these cards yet?!!!

This will be the last one for today, I promise.  This card uses the Encircled in Beauty Dies to create that gorgeous medallion which was my starting point for this card. I then used some layers of DSP that left over from other projects (can you tell I am determined to use up every piece?). The Stitched Rectangles dies was used to create the narrow dotty border to create a frame. The fussy cut images are added with dimensionals and some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems added to finish it off.

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All of these cards were made over the past couple of days. I am currently on annual leave and seeing as we are still in lockdown with not much else to do, I have been busy crafting, can you tell?!! But I have been able to really build up my stash of cards ready to send out to my family and friends early this Christmas!!!

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HOC Week 12 – Bay Window Fancy Fold Card

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Tonight I have a Bay Window fancy fold card. It may look quite complicated but it is actually very easy to make and doesn’t it look impressive?!!!

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I am using the Penguin Playmates DSP & Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. Each can be earned for FREE with any $90+ order during Saleabration (ends 30 September) or select both for a $180+ order!

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Be Dazzling Specialty Paper Saleabration 2021 Kate Morgan Australia

My card base is Fresh Freesia and the gorgeous Be Dazzling Specialty paper was added in two small strips down each side on the front of the card.

Bay Window Fancy Fold card using Penguin Playmates DSP Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia tilt

The images on the front of this card have been fussy cut from one of the sheets of the DSP. The penguin on the right side has been punched out of the sheet of DSP using the Penguin Builder Punch. I also punched out another penguin in Thick Basic White card and glued it behind to add more strength before placing three dimensionals behind it and adding it to the card. This is how the card sits up, by placing the edge of the card behind the penguin.

Bay Window Fancy Fold card using Penguin Playmates DSP Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia close up

The Wonderful Snowflakes embellishments was coloured on the shiny side using the Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends Marker and glued to the card.

The sentiments are from the Christmas to Remember stamp set. I fussy cut a fox to place on the inside with the sentiment.

Bay Window Fancy Fold card using Penguin Playmates DSP Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia inside

This card folds flat to fit inside my handmade envelope for posting (instructions can be found on my Tutorials page)!

Bay Window Fancy Fold card using Penguin Playmates DSP Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia flat

Bay Window Fancy Fold card using Penguin Playmates DSP Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia in envelope

I added a small strip of the Be Dazzling Paper for some pretty sparkle!

Bay Window Fancy Fold card using Penguin Playmates DSP Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia envelope

Metric Measurements:
Fresh Freesia Card Base: 10.5cm x 28cm; score at 1cm, 4.8cm, 9.2cm, 13cm, 14cm
DSP for Window Panels: 15.2cm x 10.2cm (cut at 3.5cm, 4.2cm, 3.5cm, 4.2cm)
DSP: 0.6cm x 10.2cm, 2 pieces
Basic White for inside: 8.2cm x 10.2cm

Bay Window Fancy Fold card using Penguin Playmates DSP Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

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HOC Week 11 – Kraft Christmas Trees

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Tonight I have a Cherry Cobbler & Pool Party combination. These patterned papers are the Sweet Stockings DSP in the 2021 July-Dec Mini Catalogue.

Whimsy & Wonder with Sweet Stockings DSP Handmade Christmas Card HOC by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, Christmas 2021

The Kraft paper was used to cut the trees (Christmas Trees dies). These are added with dimensionals. The Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper is die cut for the tinsel and added with Tombo Multipurpose Glue.

Whimsy & Wonder with Sweet Stockings DSP Handmade Christmas Card HOC by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Christmas 2021

The Pool Party Striped Grosgrain ribbon is added with Stampin’ Seal+ in a zigzag pattern. The sentiment is stamped after cutting some of the Messages dies.

Whimsy & Wonder with Sweet Stockings DSP Handmade Christmas Card HOC by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Christmas 2021.

Whimsy & Wonder Kraft Christmas Trees Card HOC by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, Christmas 2021

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Peaceful Place card using half sheet of DSP

Today’s card uses the Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Silver accents are stunning for Christmas sparkle. The tree on the front is die cut from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP using the Christmas Trees dies!

Peaceful Place DSP & Whimsical Trees card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 front

For this card, I used a 12″ x 6″ piece of the DSP and scored it in half at 6″ and then from each end at 1-7/8″. Fold these ends into the card and adhere.  This is a very easy way of showcasing both sides of these gorgeous patterned papers!

The Basic White insert measures 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″, folded in half lengthwise. Adhere this to the centre of the card and this also gives the card a little more strength, as the patternd papers are quite thin.

Peaceful Place DSP & Whimsical Trees card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021 open

The sentiments, from the Christmas to Remember stamp set are stamped in Mint Macaron ink. The presents are fussy cut from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP!

Peaceful Place DSP & Whimsical Trees card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2021

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HOC Week 10 – Sweet Stockings

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Tonight I am using this cute Sweet Stockings Designer Papers. These papers do all the work for you, in making some quick and super easy cards this Christmas.

Sweet Stockings DSP Handmade Christmas Card 1 HOC by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Christmas 2021

Along with the sentiment stamp set, Christmas to Remember, heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder on the Label Me Lovely punch. Two small strips of Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic ribbon was added to the card, before the label was added with dimensionals.

Sweet Stockings DSP Handmade Christmas Card 1 HOC by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Christmas 2021.

The Pampered Pets stamp set is used on the inside in Soft Suede ink and a sentiment from the Peaceful Deer stamp set.

Sweet Stockings DSP Handmade Christmas Card HOC by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Christmas 2021 inside

The next card is the same, however the placement of the sentiment is in a different position, so as not to cover up all the gorgeous kitty images.

Sweet Stockings DSP Handmade Christmas Card 2 HOC by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Christmas 2021

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