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Earthy tones for a Masculine card

Hello Friends,

My project today is a Masculine Farewell card using the Wood Textures Designer Paper, Painted Harvest stamp set and the Seasonal Layers thinlits.

I initially had the Lemon Lime Twist panel on the left plain, but then i decided to stamp those little acorns and I think it looks great. I also stamped one on the envelope!

Seasonal Layers thinlits & Wood Textures DSP Masculine Farewell card

The sentiment was printed using my computer, but look at that detail in the Wood Textures DSP?!!! It has so much detail and it looks so real! I love these detailed leaves too.

Seasonal Layers thinlits & Wood Textures DSP Masculine Farewell card

On the inside of the card I used some of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and a small piece of the Wood Textures DSP.

Seasonal Layers thinlits & Wood Textures DSP Masculine Farewell card

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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration with Christmas Pines

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 25 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

Sometimes we get so crazy with the Holiday catalogue, that we forget about the Christmas products in the Annual catalogue, so today, my project uses the Christmas Pines stamp set and the coordinating Pretty Pines thinlits with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper!

Christmas Pines Card for the Heart of Christmas Inspiration by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup #cutitnothoardit

All those beautiful pine needles layered together with the red glimmer berries just scream Christmas to me! I can almost smell the scent of pine lol

Christmas Pines Card for the Heart of Christmas Inspiration by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #cutitnothoardit

Look at those rhinestones that have been coloured using the new Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker!

Christmas Pines Card for the Heart of Christmas Inspiration by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup

My inspiration for this card came from Shannon Jaramillo, so thank you!

A full list of product can be found at the end of this post!

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Masculine Farewell using Wood Textures DSP & Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Hello Friends,

My project today features the gorgeous Wood Textures DSP and isn’t it stunning?!!

I was asked to make quite a few masculine farewell cards and this is a style that I struggle with immensely, but I actually love this. I saw a similar card by Jo Anne Hewins on Pinterest and went from there.

Seasonal Layers thinlits & Wood Textures DSP Masculine Farewell card

Colour Palette: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide & Cajun Craze

Seasonal Layers thinlits & Wood Textures DSP Masculine Farewell card

The sentiment was printed from my computer.

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She believed she could… so she did!

Hello Friends,

My project today is a quick and easy card using the This Little Piggy stamp set with the Stampin’ Blends Markers to colour the image.

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I have only used the Pink Pirouette Combo pack of blends markers ($15.50) for this card to colour and blend the pig. Such great value! I did add some Wink of Stella to her wings though for a little extra sparkle!!!

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 22: Merry Little Christmas DSP

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 22 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP & Layered Leaves DTIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

Don’t you just love the layers and texture of this card? I love how the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured impressions embossing folder gives such a deep impression as the background and then coordinates so well with the black and white leaf layer of dsp!

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP & Layered Leaves DTIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

The Triple banner punch makes creating banners so quick and easy and perfect. I certainly cannot get them so perfect without this punch!

Adding the layer of silver glimmer adds a touch of class, as does the two little black rhinestones!

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP & Layered Leaves DTIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Click on the image below to view the YouTube video to see more you can create with the Carols of Christmas bundle.

Carols of Christmas Suite

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I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Designer Series Paper, Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

Hello Friends,

Just a quick reminder about the Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer on selected Designer Series Papers. This is offer is from 1 – 31 October only.

Why not get together with a friend and share the packs and save on postage at the same time! Links to my online store can be found at the bottom of this post.

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My top picks are the Petal Garden, Wood Textures and Daisy Delight, but it really depends on what your favourite colours are.

There is also the Be Merry Christmas papers ideal for this time of year with Christmas not too far away!

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Year of Cheer Suite with Large Letters

Hello Friends,

My project today has no stamping, can you believe that?!!! When you see it, you will see why!

I am using the Large Letters Framelits dies, and the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper & Washi Tape. #cutitnothoardit

With this DSP, you don’t need to do a lot, as it is simply stunning with its metallic patterns. It is my niece’s birthdays coming up next month, so I was needing to make some cards for their special day. Here is one I was going to make using the Eclipse technique, but I loved how the letters stood out so much with some black cardstock behind the DSP, I didn’t want to put the letters back on top!

Year of Cheer Stampin Up by Kate Morgan 2017 Holiday catalogue

Just check out that metallic shine!!!! And the copper trim is just the perfect match and finishing touch with the bow.

Year of Cheer with Leah Stampin Up by Kate Morgan 2017 Holiday catalogue

The inside of the card is finished with some strips of Washi Tape.

Year of Cheer with Leah inside card by Kate Morgan 2017 Holiday catalogue

Check out this video to see more on the Year of Cheer Suite!

Year of Cheer Suite

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 18

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 18 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Merry Little Labels stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Label punch to create this Christmas card!

Here I have embossed the background card using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, before adding a large banner of the Quilted Christmas Designer paper with a piece of the black lace trim tied around it.

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Bundle by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY

The sentiment, No Peeking is stamped with Versamark ink and silver embossed on the black card. The new Everyday Label punch is the perfect match to punch it out and adhere with dimensionals.

The sentiment inside the card, is exactly what we do on Christmas day; eat, drink and be merry! lol

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Bundle by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY inside

A small piece of silver glimmer and the 3 little rhinestones just finish it off, don’t you agree?

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Bundle by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY flat

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I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Fancy Folds for the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop!

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Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don’t be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Tina Gillespie. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. 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 Best Birds stamp set with the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. I love how striking this Designer Paper is too and I knew it had to be a focal point. #cutitnothhoardit

Fancy Fold Card #1

For my first card today, I am sharing a fairly simple fancy fold card, a Double Z Fold.

FREE Tutorial for Double Z Fold using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP & Best Birds stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demostrator, Australia. #Stampinup #makeacardsendacard Fancy Folds closed

The card base is Pool Party card = 11⅜” x 5⅛” and score at 2¾” & 5½”. Trim off a 1″ strip from the bottom of the card which will create the double z fold. You just flip that strip over, so the shorter end is on the right as shown. Then you decorate as you like.  Here is my colour combination using the coordinating colours in the Designer Paper!

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FREE Tutorial for Double Z Fold using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP & Best Birds stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demostrator, Australia. #Stampinup #makeacardsendacard Fancy Folds open

FREE Tutorial for Double Z Fold using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP & Best Birds stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demostrator, Australia. #Stampinup #makeacardsendacard Fancy Folds back
Back panel of the card

FREE Tutorial for Double Z Fold using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP & Best Birds stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demostrator, Australia. #Stampinup #makeacardsendacard Fancy Folds standi


Products used

Stamps: Best Birds
Inks: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Card/Paper: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits dies, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Tombo Glue, Wink of Stella, Blender Pen, ⅜” Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon


Fancy Fold Card #2

For my second one, I have a more advanced fancy fold card. I am sharing a style that I think is amazing, but I’ve never found it in Australian cardstock sizes, so I created my own A5 Gatefold Shutter card. It took quite a bit of time to figure out all the correct measurements, but I am super happy with the outcome. Now I have mastered it, I can whip them up in no time at all!

Free Tutorial on my blog for this A5 Gatefold Shutter Card in Australian measurements, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator. Fancy Fold card using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP #stampinup

When you take off the belly band, the centre diamond opens to reveal a secret message inside!

Kids love this style of card, they think it’s like magic when it opens up. They look difficult to make, but if you follow the instructions, they are actually quite easy.

Free Tutorial on my blog for this A5 Gatefold Shutter Card in Australian measurements, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator. Fancy Fold card using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP #stampinup

If you would like a copy of my FREE tutorial how I made these cards, head over to my ‘Free Tutorials’ page to download your PDF copy, but make sure you continue the blog hop first to see what all the other talented ladies have created!


Products used

Stamps: Best Birds
Inks: Basic Black & Tangerine Tango
Card/Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits dies, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Bone Folder, Ruler, Pencil, 1¾” circle punch, 2¼” circle punch


Thanks for visiting today.

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Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Andrea Roberts.

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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. Caroline Manwaring
2. Ros Davidson
3. Monika O’Neill
4. Sharon Davern
5. Tina Gillespie
6. Kate Morgan < you are here>
7. Andrea Roberts
8. Rachel Woollard
9. Claire Daly
10. Alisha Watson
11. Kimberly Hern
12. Catherine Proctor

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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 17: Bridge Fold card with FREE tutorial

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 17 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the At Home with You stamp set, the coordinating At Home Framelit dies and the Detailed Gate Thinlits die to create this Bridge Fold Christmas card!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

I started by die cutting the gate in the new Champagne Foil sheet and I was surprised how gorgeous it was. Then I had to come up with a card to use it on… and because it is quite wide, I thought it was perfect for using on a bridge fold card, but I had to come up with a solution to make it sturdy and solid, so I added some Window Sheet behind the detailed gate and because it is clear, you don’t see it! Winner!!!

I love the red front door with the Christmas wreath on it, I think it really pops behind the front gate! I’ve really tried to set the theme here with the gorgeous front gate and looking through to the front door of the house!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

Click here to access my FREE Bridge Fold Card Tutorial (in Australia measurements).

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I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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