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

Happy Birthday, Lucky Elephant

Dear Crafters,

Today, I have to share this gorgeous elephant card using the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, Lace Doilies, Lucky Elephant stamp and a sneak peek at some new products; Special Celebrations stamp set and Pretty Label punch!

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I love how shiny the elephant is when embossed with silver embossing powder and heat set. I am certainly going to miss this Designer Series Paper too, it is just perfect circus paper for this elephant standing on his platform! #cutitnothoardit

Happy Birthday card using Stampin Ups Lucky Elephant, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP & Special Cenlebrations stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville.JPG

Don’t forget to check out the retiring products at up to 50% off but only until 31st May! Click these links to see all the products; Retiring Stamps / Retiring Bundles / Everything Else. Hurry before they are gone!

Products

Stamps: Lucky Elephant, Special Celebrations
Inks:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Card/Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Accessories:  Pretty Label punch, Lace Doilies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Dimensionals

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Favourite Retiring Products Blog Hop

art-with-heart-team-blog-hop-logo-currentDear Crafters,

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

Carousel Birthday Spinner Card with Glimmer

Dear Crafters,

Today I sharing a sneak peek of 1 of the 3 new Sale-a-bration items that will be available from tomorrow!

I just adore this Carousel Birthday suite with the coordinating Designer Series paper. The sentiment is from the Suite Sentiment stamp set, and is such a fun font for this card.

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I love this ferris wheel, but I felt that it needed to be spinning around, so I used the Layering Circle Framelits to die cut the wheel and make it into a spinner card using a brad in the centre.

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This set also coordinates with the Up & Away Thinlits, so I was able to die cut the glimmer paper easily. In the glimmer paper pack, you get 12 sheets of 6″ x 6″ in 3 colours; Bermud Bay, Sweet Sugarplum & Mint Macaron.

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Check out the Wink of Stella on the wheel too for an extra glimmer!

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What do you think of this cute spinner card?

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Sale-a-bration time!!! (3 new items from tomorrow!)

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Occasions & Sale-a-bration AWHT Blog Hop

art-with-heart-imageDear Crafters,

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 with me during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets of your choice (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That’s up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me about joining today.

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 the very talented, Judy May.

For my projects, I have used the Carousel Birthday Stamp Set, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper and the Any Occasion stamp set (FREE Sale-a-bration item).

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Are you wondering what is in that box? Well, read on to find out!

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This 4″ x 4″ card uses the gorgeous Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series paper stack and the coordinating Carousel Birthday Stamp set. The card base is Calypso Coral with a piece of the DSP. I’ve used the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies for the oval. The Bermuda Bay Stitched satin ribbon goes so well with this DSP pack.

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The horse was stamped on Very Vanilla card and fussy cut. It’s coloured with the new Watercolour Pencils and mounted to the oval with Dimensionals.

Now for the Box! This was a trial and error project, to come up with the correct size for gift inside! Instructions for this will be listed below.

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I stamped the images onto White Tissue Paper and coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils, then added it to the candle using my heat gun and some baking paper. I was surprised at how well it transferred!!!

Here’s a close up!

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And here is the little tag I made for the front of the box, using the oval die cut from the window section of the gift box! I also used the same Any Occasion stamp set for this sentiment.

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So if you purchased the Carousel Birthday stamp set, DSP and framelits, you can then choose the Any Occasion stamp set for FREE! What a great offer.

I reckon this makes a lovely happy birthday gift set for that someone special in your life.

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Here’s how I made the box:
I started with a piece of card measuring 9-1/8″ x 8-1/4″.
Score on long edge at 2″ & 7-1/8″, rotate 90 degrees and score at 2″, 4″, 6″ & 8″.
Cut away sections below.

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Place it in the Big Shot with the Stitched Framelit Oval. Fold in the 2 flaps before putting the top plate on so it fits through the machine.

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I placed a piece of acetate behind the oval and using scissors, cut up each of the two centre score lines to the first fold, then you can glue the box together and decorate as desired!

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Thanks for visiting today.

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, Rachel Palmieri.

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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. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O’Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

Happy Hopping,

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Carousel Birthday

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another gorgeous suite from the Occasions 2017 catalogue, Cupcakes and Carousels. 

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I love how simple this card is with just stamping directly onto the Designer Series paper, but then adding a little dimension with the cupcake tops!

Begin by stamping all the images in Black ink. Then stamp the carousel again with versamark ink onto whisper white card and adding copper embossing powder and heat setting it. This set coordinates with the Up & Away thinlits, which were used to die cut the cupcake icing. Add each one with 1/2 a dimensional.

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

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What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Carousel Birthday
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Inks: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pen, Heat Tool, Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks

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