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Stunning colour combination with the Petal Passion Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my favourite suite in the Occasions 2018 catalogue, Petal Passion Suite.

Petal Passion Suite

Here is the bundle which includes the Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies.

Petal Palette Bundle

but also in this suite, there is the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, Petal Passion embellishments & Embossing Folders!

Petal Passion DSP  Petal Passion Embellishments

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Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

So, as you can see, there is whole range in this suite of stunning coordinating products to make it easier to create the projects you dream of!

I haven’t used all of the above products in today’s card, but I will use more of them over the coming weeks as I make loads more with this stunning suite.

Petal Passion Suite Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Feminine card

My chosen colour palette today is using Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive and Pink Pirouette. The floral image is coloured with Stampin’ Blends and it has the coordinating die to cut them out! Don’t be like me and start fussy cutting it out before you realise there is a coordinating die 😉

Petal Passion Suite Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Feminine card..jpg

Click here to see the short video on this suite.

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


Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product is 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue begins on 3rd January and runs through until 31st May 2018

2018 Occasions cover      2018 SAB cover

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Let the Good Times Roll

Dear Crafters,

Today I share with you a card that took a little while to create and understand how it actually worked when putting it together. When you see it, you will be amazed, but I have to admit there was some frustration at the beginning!

I’m using the Let the Good Times Roll bundle in the Occasions catalogue.

I started with an A5 piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock = 8¼” x 5⅞” folded in half.
The Whisper White insert measures 8″ x 5½”.

Firstly, I will share with you the inside of the card before the front, and you will see why in a second. This is the most amazing 3D pop up card you will have seen in a while!

Let the Good Times Roll Feminine inside

What kid would not get a thrill out of opening this card?!!!! Isn’t it just so cool?!!

This is a 14 piece photopolymer set, so it makes it super easy to line up the stamped images as well as using the coordinating dies to cut them out. I have lots of colours as I think it is such a fun card that screams colour!

Here is the front of the card:

Let the Good Times Roll Feminine

Now a few tips I have found when using this bundle:

  1. use whisper white, not the thick whisper white card, it’s easier to fold the tracks
  2. do not score your white card all the way through. Only score each side about 1/2″, line up the die and then cut, then use a ruler to score across to the edge of the die cut
  3. Score along each edge of the tracks and the bottom edge before trying to fold them
  4. Add an extra layer over the framework of the roller coaster for strength
  5. it will fold flat, you just need patience in the manipulating of the tracks
  6. I made a quick 30 second video to show how it folds flat, view here. (I’m not into making videos, so no instructions with it, lol).
  7. You can also view the YouTube video by Brandi at the Stampin’ Up! home office here to see more about how to create the pop up section!

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

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


Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product is 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue begins on 3rd January and runs through until 31st May 2018

2018 Occasions cover      2018 SAB cover

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Celebrate the New Year with colour!

Dear Crafters,

Happy New Year!  I hope that 2018 brings you much joy, love, health and happiness.

Today’s card is a fun card to celebrate the New Year, with some Birthday Ribbon bows, using the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set available in the Occasions catalogue starting in 2 days time!

Celebrate with Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

I have used some pretty bright colours for this card; Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise.

This is a photopolymer stamp set, so it is quite easy to line up the two-step stamping for the bows. Check out those gorgeous Tutti-fruitti Adhesive-backed Sequins too, they will also be available and I’m sure they will be a huge hit when the catalogue goes live. These were one of the first embellishments I added to my order.

The fringing on the edges of the panel where the sentiment is, was created by many little paper snips along the edges of the Flirty Flamingo paper. Doesn’t it look cool?!!!

Celebrate with Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, DIY

Don’t look too closely at the Old Olive stamping… I recently reinked my stamp pad and it was a little too juicy!!!

The “celebrate” sentiment was only part of a stamp in the set, so I actually used a Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up just that one word before stamping!

Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page on 3rd January 2018.

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It’s a Musical Season this Christmas

Dear Crafters,

Today I have some more Christmas inspiration for you from the Holiday catalogue using the Musical Season Bundle and the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I just adore this little drummer boy and the instruments die cut with silver foil are just perfect. I added some ribbon across both corners, almost like wrapping a present!

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

I love how this sentiment stamped in the rich Cherry Cobbler looks with the stamped off Smoky Slate Lyre behind! I stamped this same thing on the inside of both these cards.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. inside
Inside of cards

The washi tape and the ribbon are both retired, but you can swap them for any other coordinating products you may have in your stash!

The sentiment below was created on a banner using the Triple Banner Punch.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

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Quick cards so close to Christmas!

Dear Crafters,

Who can believe it is already mid-December? Not me and I am not ready for Christmas to  be here just yet. So I still want to share some of my quick and easy cards for those who still haven’t had time to make them. I’m using the Quilted Christmas DSP and the Merry Little Labels stamp set.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY.

These cards are basic cutting, stamping and layering.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

Some glimmer paper is also added for some Christmas sparkle and the enamel embellishments are actually left over from last years catalogue, but are the perfect accents.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit

and this is what I stamped on the inside of each of the cards. I really love this sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY inside

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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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Watercolour Orchids

Hello Friends,

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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