Birthday, Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Personalised masculine birthday card using Sweet Cupcake!

Hello Friends,

My project today is for a little boy turning 8! I am terrible with creating cards for boys as I don’t have any boys in my family, especially not at this age anyway! It was Joel’s birthday during the recent school holidays and he had a party at Timezone which my daughter was so excited about. This is the card I finally came up with!

Masculine birthday card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Sweet Cupcake stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017

The icing on this cupcake was meant to look like choc-mint and the cupcake represents the O in his name. I also embossed the card base with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF for some extra texture.

I stamped another cupcake and placed it inside the card with the sentiment from the same stamp set, Sweet Cupcake.

Masculine birthday card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Sweet Cupcake stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

The reason I chose to use Lemon List Twist for the card base is because it matched the gift bag that we had put the present in!!!

Masculine birthday card using Stampin Ups Large Letters dies & Sweet Cupcake stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 with bag

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Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Watercolour Orchids

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Today I share another card using the amazing, Climbing Orchid Bundle on page 21 of the Annual Catalogue, and by purchasing the stamp set and framelits together, you save an extra 10%.

This card, I did something a bit backwards…. I die cut all the pieces first before colouring or stamping! Yes, I know it sounds a little weird but you will see why in a minute.

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Watercolour Climbing Orchid card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia

I love the softness of the watercolouring of these flowers. I used an Aquapainter to apply ink to each of the petals allowing each colour to dry before adding the next.  The stem is die cut using the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits!

The centre is a little dark so I added some Wink of Stella to glimmer it up!

Watercolour Climbing Orchid card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia inside

I wasn’t sure about adding a sentiment to the front of the card, but I think “hello” can be used for so many occasions, I went with that!

What do you think of this watercolour look? Will you give it a try???

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Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Mother's Day, Stampin' Up!

Orchids in Burst

Hello Friends,

It’s less than a week until my sisters birthday, and I know she loves orchids as she has been successfully growing them for many years. When I saw the Climbing Orchid Bundle on page 21 of the Annual Catalogue, I knew I had to purchase it! By purchasing the stamp set and framelits together, you save an extra 10%.

I’m not sure if I will give this card to her or make some more, but this is my first play and it certainly won’t be my last 

Climbing Orchid by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

I love the softness of the colouring on these flowers. I used a sponge dauber to lightly colour the petals with Powder Pink, then Berry Burst ink before applying some Wink of Stella. The stem is die cut using the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits!

The top photo is a little dark and the one below, is a little bright, but I was trying to show you the Wink of Stella glimmer on the flowers!

Climbing Orchid by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia

Check out that embossing on the Powder Pink background, isn’t it gorgeous?!! This is the new Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Layered Leaves.

I wasn’t sure about adding a sentiment to the front of the card, so I decorated the inside and added the “enjoy today” sentiment with another small orchid!

Climbing Orchid by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia inside

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Christmas, Stampin' Up!

The Heart of Christmas, week 19 – Christmas Pines & Painted Harvest

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 19 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Painted Harvest & Christmas Pines stamp sets to create this Christmas card!

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Look at me using Always Artichoke, a colour I very rarely use…. in fact, I think it is the 2nd time ever, that it’s been opened and you know what, I actually don’t mind it for a Christmas colour!

Christmas card using Stampin Up Painted Harvest & Christmas Pines, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Fancy #makeacardsendacard

I have stamped the sunflower image in Always Artichoke, and twice with Old Olive. The berries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler. How pretty is that coordinating double stitched ribbon bow?!!! So pretty!

The Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder just finishes this card off perfectly. I just love that added texture.

Christmas card using Stampin Up Painted Harvest & Christmas Pines, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Fancy #makeacardsendacard inside

I love how versatile our stamp sets can be. Who would have thought to use a sunflower image for a Christmas wreath?!!! Not me…. but there are plenty of amazingly creative people out there on Pinterest who inspired me.

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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, feminine, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Designer Paper isn’t just for cards and scrapbooking!

Hello Friends,

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is not all about cardmaking and scrapbooking, but we can make many other crafty projects too? Well today’s project features the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

I don’t know about you, but here in Australia it has been very cold and we are welcoming any sort of warmer weather now that it is the beginning of Spring, and what better way to celebrate, than with this stunning Designer Paper.

Costume Jewellery using Stampin Up Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup #cutitnothoardit

How pretty are these?!!!

What a great gift idea these would make for Mother’s Day, Birthday’s or even as a special Thank You or Happy Retirement gift. They are very easy to make if you have the right tools and a little creativity.

Costume Jewellery using Stampin Up Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #cutitnothoardit

How cool is it that you can create a coordinating jewellery set made with your favourite Designer Series Paper to go with that special handmade card!

The jewellery parts were purchased on eBay.

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Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Washi Tape

Card for the coffee addict!

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My project today uses the Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits dies, and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

I made this card for one of my closest friends for her birthday last week. We try to get together weekly for coffee, so I thought this was kind of appropriate 😉

Angela also loves blue, so what better colours to use than Soft Sky, teamed with browns with white.

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade

I love this coordinating Designer paper and the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, which you can see two thin strips of the gold; one across the centre of the ribbon and the other on the coffee cup.

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade. close up

The inside of the card has this sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set.

How cool is it that the images on the Designer Series Paper can also be die cut with the coordinating dies!!! I love this new feature of Stampin’ Up!

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade, inside of card

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Christmas, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

The Heart of Christmas, Week 15

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 15 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Musical Season the stamp set and the coordinating dies, Musical Instruments Framelits and the Emboss Resist Technique.

Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 flat.jpg

I used Versamark ink to stamp the foliage onto white card, then added white embossing powder and heat set it. I used a sponge brayer with Pear Pizzazz ink over the top to give this gorgeous, subtle look. The little drummer boy was inked in black and die cut and added with dimensionals. The sentiment was added using a black Stampin’ Write Marker directly to each of the words, cleaned and repeated to allow each one amongst the foliage! I used a sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink to edge this layer before adding the strip of mini sequin trim and adhering this layer to the Pear Pizzazz card.

Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 closeup

I love this little drummer boy… I think of the carol every time I see this image and start singing… par rum pa pa pum!!!

The inside of the card was stamped in the coordinating colours!

Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

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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  Tina Gillespie.

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