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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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Card for the coffee addict!

Hello Friends,

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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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

The full product list is provided at the end of the 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  Tina Gillespie.

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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 12 – a Beachy Little Christmas!

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 12 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set, a great one for the Aussie summer at Christmas time. I love how Stampin’ Up! have thought about creating a set for us in the South Pacific, and this is just perfect!

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

I’m not sure that the palm trees are so Australian, but they sure do remind me of our holiday last year in Hawaii, so I’m loving them!

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

These little beach boxes were stamped closely together with the Stamp-a-ma-jig (yes, I’m not that good at lining up the stamps, hehe)! Then I cut them out with paper snips, thank goodness for lots of straight lines, and coloured them with watercolour pencils and AquaPainter. The palm trees were coloured the same way, however the lights were coloured with the Brights Collection Markers and a small dot of the Fine Tip Glue pen added for the shine!

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia inside

The inside of the card says it all to me for our Christmas at summer time. The beach boxes were added last with dimensionals to pop them up off the sand (not sure if you can see the sand which was a little yellow watercolour wash).

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY, Handmade

The full product list is provided at the end of the post (except for the stamp set, as it is not available for sale until 1st September, unless you are a demonstrator, or if you join my team today!)

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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Floral Phrases Fancy Fold card

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Floral Phrases & Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Sets to create this Fancy Fold card, with the pretty Fresh Florals DSP. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Floral Phrases, Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Fresh Florals DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I also love how this card folds flat to fit into a C6 envelope for posting!

This style is very elegant, but also very quick and easy to create. It would be a fantastic fold for many multiples of cards, like Christmas cards!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Up Floral Phrases, Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Fresh Florals DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

What do you think of my version of this fancy fold card?

Here are the instructions:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: A5 (8¼” x 5⅞”). Score at 4⅛″ & 7″
Designer Series Paper: A6 (4⅛″ x 5⅞″)
White Square: 2¾″ x 2¾″
Berry Burst Square Matt: 2⅞” x 2⅞”

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Begin with an A5 Thick Whisper White card and score it at 4⅛″ & 7” and burnish score lines.
Cut the DSP at 1⅜”. Add adhesive to the small strip of DSP and adhere it to the far right inside of the card.  The larger piece, add adhesive and adhere to the outside far left of the card (under the fold).
Centre and hold the Berry Burst Square matt on the front white panel and add adhesive down the centre only. Flip it over and adhere it the white panel.
Stamp the floral image and sentiment of your choice on the White square before adhering it to the matt.

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Tranquil Tulip Fancy Fold card

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set to create this Fancy Fold card. I really like this style and you can easily make it using 1 sheet of A4 cardstock. I’ll show you that shortly!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 3D

Here is how I cut the A4 sheet of card (full instructions at the end of my post).

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia layout

I also love how this card folds flat to fit into a C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I’m also using the the Wood Grain Designer Series paper. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

I added a piece of white card to the back to write your message on and stamped a couple more tulips!

What do you think of my version of this fancy fold card?

Here are the instructions:

Coloured Base: 4⅛″ x 10⅞″ (10.5cm x 29.7cm). Score at 6″, 7⅛″, 9″ and 10⅛″ (15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm)
Coloured Front Panel: 3″ x 6″ (7.6cm x 15.2cm). Score at ½″ x 1⅝ (1.3cm and 4.2cm)
Designer Series Paper: TOP: 4″ x 4⅜″ (11.1cm x 10.2cm) BOTTOM: 4″ x 1⅝″ (10.1cm x 4.2cm)
White Backing: 3¾″ x 5⅝″ (9.5cm x 14.3cm)  White Card Front: 2¾″ x 4⅛ (7cm x 10.5cm)

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Burnish the score lines of the Base card. Add the DSP with glue. Add Adhesive to the smaller tab and fold up to adhere to the front.
Fold each of the score lines of the front panel. Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking it down, turn the cardstock over and place it on the front of the card to see where to place the adhesive on the lower panel. Add adhesive then flip it over, holding the card flat and adhere this panel.
Stamp the two white piece of cardstock and add them to the card with adhesive. Stamp the sentiment on white card and punch out. Punch two further pieces from the coloured card to use as a matt layer. Adhere to the card.

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 6

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 6 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team.

My card today is 5-3/4″ square card using the Jar of Love & Christmas Pines stamp sets and the Everyday Jars Framelits.

 

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia, DIY

Can you believe that I have never inked up the Jar of Love stamp set until now?! True! But… having made this card, I am bound to make many more projects with this amazing stamp set.

The photos don’t do this card justice in showing all the glitter and gold edging, but I hope you can see that I used the Versamark ink pad, and rubbed it along the edges of the cardstock, dipped them in gold embossing powder and heat set it. It’s another way of creating a layered effect without the extra thickness of cardstock!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY Xmas

The flowers were stamped with the Cherry Cobbler ink, however the solid background colour was stamped off first to give that toned look. The greetings are from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

and here is the inside of the card!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia inside

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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