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Bunny on Broadway!

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card is using the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Best Bunny stamp set. Can you see that gorgeous foil shine of the gold on the paper?!!!

Best Bunny & Broadway Bound SDSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

My colour combination is the classic, Basic Black, Whisper White & Gold. Check out that pretty Gold metallic edged ribbon and that cute top hat stamped on Gold Foil and cut out, and who else than the little bunny popping out the top!

Best Bunny & Broadway Bound SDSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

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There’s so much to love about…

Dear Crafters,

Today I am using the Garden Impressions Suite; Garden Impressions designer series paper with the coordinating Abstract Impressions stamp set and Springtime Impressions thinlits dies.

Abstract & Garden Impressions by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

My colour combination is Melon Mambo, Petal Pink & Shaded Spruce. Check out that pretty Metallic ribbon bow and you may notice I’ve also used the metal leaf trinket that also coordinates with the Petal Passion suite! The stamping of the Melon Mambo and Shaded Spruce were stamped off first, to give that lighter tone.

Abstract & Garden Impressions by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

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Tissue Box cover with Share What You Love SDSP

Dear Crafters,

Sniff sniff, I’m back to work today after 2 weeks of holidays at home, so lucky I have a beautiful tissue box to make things better!

Today I share a tissue box cover that I created using a 12″ x 12″ piece of Mint Macaron cardstock. You are probably going to ask me for the measurements, but to be honest, I just measured around a tissue box to get a rough guide; so approximately 3-7/8″, 8-1/8″ and then rotate 90º and score at 1-3/4″ from either end. The ends, once you cut the tabs to create the box, do not make it all the way down the box, so I just covered both ends with a larger piece of DSP and you wouldn’t even know!

Tissue Box Cover using Stampin Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP by Kate Morgan Australia 2018.JPG

I wasn’t really happy with the top where the tissues come through the box, so I added some strips of scallop edging to the underside!

Tissue Box Cover using Stampin Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

This fits really snug over the tissue box and it is open at the bottom for easy access.

WARNING: I found mine in the recycle bin last night, as hubby used the last tissue and threw it away, so ensure you tell ALL the family members that you have created a masterpiece and not to throw it in the bin… be warned!!! LOL

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Tiffany style gift bag for a special birthday celebration!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a special gift for a special team member who is celebrating a milestone birthday. Stampin’ Up! have the best products, but to be honest, what I also love is the amazing friends we meet along the journey. I have to admit, I love my little team of ladies who also share my passion of Stampin’ Up! but we have this amazing friendship that will be ever lasting too!

Tiffany style gift bag for 40th birthday by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.

I was inspired by Connie Stewart of Simply Simple Stamping who shared a video on how to make this gorgeous Tiffany & Co style gift bag, and I thought it was the perfect size for the gift I had purchased for this special milestone birthday.

Tiffany style gift bag for 40th birthday by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I used Pool Party cardstock and the Gold Metallic edged ribbon. The sentiment from the Best Bunny stamp set, was stamped in Memento Black ink. Here is the gift I purchased… see, they fit inside the bag perfectly!

Tiffany style gift bag for 40th birthday by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Here are some of our team celebrating this special 40th birthday with a dinner. We had so much fun!

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Anzac Day broach made from paper!

Dear Crafters,

Anzac Day is a time for the community to come together to remember and recognise the service and sacrifice of members of the Australian Defence Force. Originally a commemoration of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, Anzac Day is a public expression of gratitude and reflection resonates to the present day.​

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So today, in memory of the ANZACs, I have made my own Red Poppy to pin on my top!

ANZAC poppy broach using Stampin Up Pansy punch by Kate Morgan, Australia

I used the Pansy punch, which unfortunately is retiring soon, and punched 3 x Real Red flowers. I used my bone folder to curl the petals and to loosen the fibres of the card so it becomes more pliable. I then used a retired punch (cannot remember what set it was from) for the black centre. I used the Piercing mat and tool to put a hole through the centre then joined them together with a black split pin. I glued a small magnet to the back so I could then add it to my top without piercing the material, by adding a magnet inside my top to hold it on!

Here’s s closer look!

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Sweet scene on the Waterfront

Dear Crafters,

Today’s card uses the Waterfront Stamp set in the Occasions catalogue 2018. I don’t actually have this set, but a few team members got together recently and we love to share stamps sets on the day, that we may not own ourselves. It’s a great way for team bonding and getting to try sets we may not appreciate until you have a go!

Waterfront Birthday card Occasions 2018 using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia

Naturally, I opened it up and wondered where to start, so I turned to the iPad and Pinterest and I was inspired by Sarah Fleming from the USA. Thank you Sarah!

Waterfront Birthday card Occasions 2018 using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

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and if that wasn’t enough choice, more items have been released. You will note that these are current items, so if selecting one for your free product with a $90+ or $180 order, be sure to use the code in this image.

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Bird Banter on our 12th Wedding Anniversary!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card I made for my hubby. It’s our 12th Wedding Anniversary today and what better stamp set to use, than the Bird Banter! lol

Unfortunately he is working today, even though it is a public holiday here in Melbourne for Labour Day long weekend, but we will go out for dinner today to celebrate.

We aren’t the mussy, lovey dovey type, more typical of the bird banter type, so I got out my unloved Bird Banter stamp set and got to work. I really haven’t used this stamp set much at all, so it needed some love.

For a masculine card, I selected Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and added some Peekaboo Peach for a fun look.

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia.

On the inside of the card, I sponged the edges with a dauber with Lemon Lime Twist ink and stamped the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink. This sentiment is from the Best Birds stamp set.

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia inside

I have coloured the images using a Blender Pen and inkpads. No surprises there, as I think you all know my love of shading that I get with this technique!

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator Australia

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*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

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Celebrate with Cake Soiree

Dear Crafters,

Today I share the 3rd card we made at my class last Saturday using the Cake Soiree Bundle & Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. Because we had some late cancellations, we ended up with a smaller class, so for this final card, I allowed the ladies to choose their own Designer Paper pattern and colours. I made this first card and then let them get their creativity on!!!!

Cake Soiree Bundle Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia

and here are the class attendees cards:

this first one was made with an engagement in mind (the DSP is the retired, Bundle of Love Specialty DSP)

Cake Soiree Bundle Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia Andrea

this one uses Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay tones

Cake Soiree Bundle Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia Dallas

this one is predominantly Calypso Coral

Cake Soiree Bundle Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia Marcelle

The ladies were enjoying colouring using the Blender Pens and ink pads, where I showed them how you can get some great shading and depth with the variation of colour, by adding more when needed.

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*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
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Springtime Foils with Pop Up Gold Butterfly

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card that we made on Saturday at my class. This one uses the absolutely stunning Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, one of the second release items in the Sale-a-bration brochure. You can earn it for free with any $90+ order!

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
* 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs 
* In 3 colors: Gold foil, Rose Gold foil, Silver foil
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free & Lignin free

I was inspired by Terri Gaines, a SU demonstrator in the USA who shared a video of this card and I fell in love with it straight away. It really showcases this DSP beautifully and who doesn’t love a gold butterfly, right?!!! What I also love about these papers, apart from the metallic shine, is that it is so thick; you can cut it to size, fold it in half and use it as your card base!

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and applied it to the back of the gold foil sheet before die cutting the intricate butterfly. I also cut 2 solid butterflies from the Bold Butterflies framelits dies in Whisper White card. Score each of the butterflies down the centre and fold them in half. Watch Terri’s video to see how to put it all together. It’s much easier than trying to put it down in writing!

When you open the card, the butterfly pops through the slot and is actually adhered to the inside of the card!

Here it is opening:

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.

and the card fully open:

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

I have used a sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set and inked it with Smoky Slate ink. I can see myself recreating this card using many different items to pop through the slot!

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

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.SALEABRATION_2ND_RELEASE_2018.jpg

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SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
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Gorgeous Sweet Soiree birthday

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a feminine card using the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalogue. I just adore the hand-painted designs and the silver foil accents.

Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper

Oh I love the colours in this…. Berry Burst, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Silver Foil & Whisper White.

For my card base, I used Berry Burst and Marina Mist then the layer of DSP. The sentiment is from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and cut out with the Classic Label Punch. Some silver glimmer paper is cut into a banner with paper snips and some of the ribbon from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit behind.

Happy Birthday Sweet Soiree SDSP Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

The Silver Baker’s Twine bow is coloured using a sponge dauber and Marina Mist ink and adhered with a glue dot.

Happy Birthday Sweet Soiree SDSP, Stampin Up, Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card with coordinating DSP!!!

Happy Birthday, Sweet Soiree SDSP, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Personally, this foiled DSP doesn’t need much added, as it is so beautiful all by itself, don’t you agree??

Happy Birthday Sweet Soiree SDSP Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

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

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
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