Birthday, Blog Hop, Butterflies, feminine, Kids Cards, Retired Products Lists, Stampin' Up!

Favourite Retiring Products Blog Hop

art-with-heart-team-blog-hop-logo-currentDear Crafters,

Tonight 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 projects using our favourite retiring products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogues!

Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off but are only available until sold out. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items on 31 May. You don’t want to miss out – ask me how!

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 the talented, Rachel Palmieri!

Now let’s get started!

For my first project, I have used my favourite suite, Cupcakes and Carousels!

Carousel Birthday Card using Stampin Up Cupcakes & Carousel Birthday DSP, Up & Away thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. #Occasions2017 3D

Oh how I love this Designer Series Paper. It is so bright and colourful and definitely in my colours that I really love to work with. Don’t the layers look wonderful?!

The carousel is gold embossed twice. The bottom layer was directly onto the square white card and the second was die cut with the circle die. Not sure if you can see that lovely gold shine?

The cupcakes are stamped and die cut and added with dimensionals.

I cased this from a card I saw browsing Pinterest by Crafty Little Peach.

Carousel Birthday Card using Stampin Up Cupcakes & Carousel Birthday DSP, Up & Away thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. #Occasions2017 3D Embossed

My favourite products from the annual catalogue would have to be the Papillon Potpourri stamp set. This was the very first Stampin’ Up! stamp set that I purchased in my starter kit and has always been a favourite. I’m not sure I will ever be able to give it up!

In this card, I have also used the retiring Elegant Butterfly punch, Lovely Lace TIEF, the Subtles Designer Series Paper and the Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon.

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Lovey Lace TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017 3D

and those gorgeous mini pearls… they won’t be around any more either, but don’t fear, the packs have been reconfigured and will return in a different format!

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Lovey Lace TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017

This card is the same design as the one above, however, I have used the retiring Happy Hearts TIEF (this really was one of my favs!).

Butterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Happy Heart TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017 3DButterfly Card using Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles DSP, Happy Heart TIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Melbourne. 2017

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, Judy May.

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

Happy Hopping!

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Butterflies, feminine, Handmade Cards

Hexagons & Butterflies

Dear Crafters,

Today I share something which I have never used before…. the Stampin’ Up! Notecards and Envelopes pack!

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to find these and start using them, because if I knew how wonderful they were, I would have been buying them years ago!

In the pack, you get 20 cards and 20 envelopes. The card size is 12.7 x 8.9cm and the envelope is 13 x 9.2cm. They come in Whisper White or Crumb Cake.

Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up!
CRUMB CAKE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES Price: $10.50
Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up!
WHISPER WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES Price: $10.50

Anyway, today I have used the white ones along with the stamp sets, Six-Sided Sampler and Gorgeous Grunge. The Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and the Hexagon Punch can be purchased as a Bundle, saving you 15%.

Hexagon Six Sided Sampler Stampin' Up!

I stamped the hexagon images onto Whisper White cardstock in Pool Party, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake inks before punching them out with the Hexagon Punch.

Hexagon Six Sided Sampler Stampin' Up!

I also punched out an Elegant Butterfly (Pool Party) and Bitty Butterfly (Gold Glitter).

I stamped the gorgeous grunge splatter image first, then layered the hexagons and the 3 across the centre are added with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment next before adding the strip of Gold Glitter and the butterflies.

This card was made in 5 minutes and so easy to construct. Why don’t you have a go and purchase some of these notecards and envelopes!

Hexagon Six Sided Sampler Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of your card and the gorgeous coordinating envelope!

 

Would you like two free stamp sets from the new Annual Catalogue? If yes, read on…

 

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 2 June – 30 June 2015
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 annual catalogue for free in their Starter Kit, plus for only $169 you can choose $235 worth of products!

More info about joining my team can be found HERE

Also, with the new Stampin’ Rewards (Hostess Rewards) you can now also use your spending dollars to purchase the Starter Kit!

If you would like to join, or would like more information on joining, please feel free to Email Me.

 

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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25% off, Butterflies, Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Dear Crafters,

These weekly deals are on sale between 11 – 17 March and my favourite butterfly punch and Designer Series Paper is on sale this week! Be sure to check them out. Click on the picture to take you directly to my online store!

Happy stamping,

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Card in a Box Style, feminine, Gift Ideas, Handmade Cards

Cake in a Box

Dear Crafters,

Today I share something a little different to the usual cards and Project Life creations. I received this little decorative window gift box from another demonstrator to come up with something special. So I got to work and thought about turning it into a different type of card, a card in a box!

Seeing as I had some leftover butterflies from a previous project, I thought I would use them on the top of this cute little box and add some ribbon around the base.

As you know, I love butterflies, and so does my dear friend who turned 50 last week and had her big party on Saturday night, hence why I couldn’t post this sooner!!!! Happy Birthday Lisa, this is for you!

Cake in a box

You may have noticed I called this box a decorative window box? Well it did have a clear window sheet opening at the top but that was going to defeat the purpose of my little creation. Why, you say? well keep reading and you will see why.

Now are you ready to see inside? This is my favourite part!!!!

Cake in a box

I used the Big Day stamp set with Strawberry Slush ink on Crisp Canteloupe card stock and added a small Itty Bitty Flower punch from the Accents Punch Pack with a rhinestone in the centre.

In the box is a cake made from a battery operated tea light candle. The idea is to turn the light on before you hand it over to the recipient, hence why I wanted to cover up the acetate window on the top!

Cake in a box

The inspiration to make this special card in a box was from Terri Suzuki and you can find her tutorial on this by clicking here.

What do you think? Isn’t it stunning?

Here’s a close up with the candle turned on!

Cake in a box

I also added some rhinestones around the top of the cake and the base.

I would love for you to comment below with your thoughts on this creation.

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All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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Butterflies, feminine, Handmade Cards, Punch Art

Papillon Potpourri Pop-up Card

Dear Crafters,

While I wait for my order to arrive with some new goodies from the Occasions catalogue and FREE Sale-a-bration products, I thought I would go back to a favourite of mine, the Papillon Potpourri Stamp set and coordinating Elegant & Bitty Butterfly punches.

I love butterflies and I think you may find that shows in this card! lol

I watched a documentary the other day which showed masses of monarch butterflies and it was just so unbelievable, that I wanted to recreate that image in my head.

Papillon Potpourri

The base layers were embossed with the new Spring Flowers TIEF. The centre pieces are die cut using the Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits then pierced with the piercing tool, mat & Festive Paper Piercing Pack.

Now are you ready to see inside? This is my favourite part!!!!

Papillon Potpourri     Papillon Potpourri

I used the Papillon Potpourri stamps with Memento Black ink then punched each one out.

I added them to the centre piece with Tombo Glue and dimensionals!

What do you think? Isn’t it stunning?

Here’s a close up of the butterfly mass.

Papillon Potpourri

I also added a couple of leaf stems from the Owl Builder Punch and some gold glitter butterflies.

Notice that I haven’t even added a sentiment! It simply doesn’t need one, or maybe it is just too busy with butterflies!

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this creation.

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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Butterflies, Gift Ideas

Last minute gift ideas

Hello Stampers,

Well Christmas is almost upon us and I haven’t quite finished my Christmas shopping, although it is quite difficult with two young children to shop while they are with you. I only need a few small things to add to their Santa sacks, but of course they cannot see what is purchased or the spirit of Father Christmas will be revealed.

I have made a few more post it note holders for last minute gift ideas.

Aren’t they just adorable? Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these?

Post it Note Holders Post it Note Holders

Happy Stamping,

Kate

Butterflies, Gift Ideas

Post-it Note Holders

Hello Stampers,

I have been busy making some post-it note holders for Christmas gifts and thank yous. Actually I have made 24 in total so far and here are a few that I made yesterday.

You can make 3 of these from 1 A4 sheet of cardstock, add a little pen and embellish as you like. I love the Gingham Garden DSP and butterflies. I think they are so cheery especially as today is the 1st day of summer and 30 degrees!

Post it Note Holders

And here is a close up!

Post it Note Holder

To purchase most of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,

Kate