Blog Hop, Easter, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Hoppy Easter: Art with Heart Blog Hop

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Today I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some Easter projects, seeing as Easter is only about 3 weeks away!

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Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links. You have come to me from our team leader, Claire Daly!

Now let’s get started!

For my projects, I have used the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Hey Chick!

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Here is another little Easter Treat Basket using the Window Box thinlits dies. I adore how versatile these thinlits are for so many projects, from gift boxes to these cute little baskets which hold three hollow eggs!

Easter Treat Basket using Stampin Ups Window Box thinlits & Any Occasion stamp set by Kate Morgan Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia 3D DIY Occasions 2017 Saleabration 2017

To create this one, you cut two of the box shapes and join them together, but then you only need half of the hexagon shape, so cut these in half. I also removed the tabs from either end (top and bottom of pic). Then cut a strip for the handle. Super easy to create! The sentiment is from the Saleabration, Any Occasion stamp set.

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This next one is using the same idea but I die cut the stripes into the side and used those strips to create a basket weave effect.

Easter Basket & card using Stampin' Ups Window Box Thinlits & Circle of Spring by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

Easter Basket using Stampin' Ups Window Box Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

The card uses the Circle of Spring stamp set and the coordinating Wonderful Wreath framelits dies from the Annual catalogue. To create the background,I inked up one side of the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, placed the Sahara Sand cardstock inside, closed it and rubbed over the top to create the pattern. I also sponged the edges and die cut a circle behind the wreath so the sentiment would shine through!

Happy Easter card using Stampin' Ups Circle of Spring by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

The Stampin’ Write Markers (Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo & Peekaboo Peach) were used to colour the wreath for a bold and bright look!

Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the lovely, Monika O’Neill.

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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. Judy May
2. Catherine Proctor
3. Ros Davidson
4. Rebecca Jacovou
5. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
6. Claire Daly
7. Kate Morgan
8. Monika O’Neill
9. Tina Gillespie
10. Rachel Woollard

Happy Hopping,

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Birthday, Easter, Flowers, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

As the year ends, I reflect…

Dear Crafters,

Today I want to go back and share some of my favourite projects that I have created over the years. You can click on the pictures to take you back to the original post if you wish to learn more!

Are you ready to reminisce?

 

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Dragonflies with Watercolour Resist Technique

 

 

World Chocolate Day, Floral Affection TIEF, Suite Sayings, #stampinup @cardsbykate @cardsbykate morgan
Who doesn’t love a block of chocolate right? This was a huge hit in my class in honour of World Chocolate Day!
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Yum! Macaron Madness using Balloon Builders Stamp set

 

#BalloonCelebration #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers
What do you use that funny wheel stamp for? To make flowers!! Using the Balloon Celebration & Flower Patch stamp sets

 

 

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Ribbon Dispenser to keep those ribbons from unrolling!
Easter Treat Box
My own design, Easter Treat Box from 2014
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Falling in Love, 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layout

What were your favourite projects?

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Happy Stamping!

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Gift Ideas, Techniques & Tutorials

Shaving Cream Technique

Hello Crafters,

Well I am guessing you are all full to the brim with chocolate after the Easter bunny visiting you yesterday!

I wanted to share with you one more of my Easter Treat Boxes which you have all seen by now, but I have added a new technique, the Shaving Cream technique!

Yes, you heard it right, it is a messy technique, but very effective and we had so much fun playing with it.

Every piece of card is different every time you place it onto the shaving cream!

Here’s what to do:

First you start with spraying some shaving cream onto a large dinner plate, smooth it out slightly, then add a few drops of reinker. I used Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.

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Then you use a skewer and slowly swirl the colours around in a circular motion until you are happy with the look.

Shaving Cream Technique

Then place your white card stock on top, press down so it is evenly coated, then lift up. Wipe off the shaving cream with some paper towel. I do this in a circular motion, in case some of the ink catches the card (you don’t want straight lines of ink through your work).

Here is a piece of A4 card stock that I cut into 4 before placing into the cream. Isn’t it a cool technique?!!!!

Shaving Cream Technique

And here it is cut up and placed onto my Easter Treat Box!!!

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The box is Strawberry Slush card stock. The clear window is punched with the 1-3/4″ circle punch with a sheet of acetate behind. A perforating tool was used to create the perforation after the patterned card was glued down. The trim around the acetate window was created with the 2-3/8″ circle punch.

I stamped the bunny, from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp Set (Wood #133086, Clear #133089) in Strawberry Slush Ink on the off-cut circle from the window! The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments is stamped next to the bunny and a hole punched and tied onto the ribbon with some Baker’s Twine.

This time I added some Strawberry Slush ribbon to the top of the box to use as a handle!

This treat box can hold more than 150g of chocolate easter eggs (I have put in 25 eggs)!!!

Here is my Easter Treat Box Tutorial!

 

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Challenges, Gift Ideas, JAI

JAI#204 ~ Easter Treat Box

Hello Crafters,

The minute I saw this Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink I knew straight away what I wanted to do, but it’s not a card!

As this year is passing by so quickly already, I have had to think about Easter super early. I have been watching many YouTube videos on different styles of Easter Treat Boxes, but they were either too small or not quite what I wanted, so got creating and came up with my very own style Easter Treat Box with perforated tear opening!  This uses 1 sheet of A4 cardstock for the base!!!

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The box is Crumb Cake cardstock with Pistachio Pudding DSP from the In Colours Paper Stack. The clear window is punched with the Extra Large Oval punch with a sheet of acetate behind. A perforating tool was used to create the perforation after the DSP was glued down.

I stamped the bunny, from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp Set (Wood #133086, Clear #133089) in Crumb Cake Ink on Pistachio Pudding cardstock and fussy cut. The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments is stamped in gold encore on Whisper White, punched with Word Window and mounted onto Crumb Cake punched from the Modern Label punch. I added some of the Gold Baker’s Twine around the bunny’s neck.

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Here it is close up where you can see the acetate window!

Easter Treat Box

This treat box can hold more than 150g of chocolate easter eggs (I have put in 25 eggs)!!!

A few people have asked for instructions on this or for me to make a video…. that would be a challenge in itself, but here goes, Easter Treat Box Tutorial!

Why don’t you have a go at some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Yay, I got an Honorable Mention for this at Just Add Ink.

Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just gorgeous!

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Happy Crafting,

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