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CCS Garden Green – Birthday Wreath with a pop of colour

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Week 17 – Garden Green

Yes, I know, another wreath card… but you know what, I just love them and they are so easy and effective. The only stamping is the sentiment.

The flowers are die cut in Magenta Madness and Highland Heather and each has a small rhinestone in the centre. The Magenta Bow just adds that extra touch for a wreath. I love how this wreath sits on the Brick & Mortar embossed background, as though it’s hanging on a wall.

The wreath has 3 layers; bottom layer is Soft Sea Foam, the middle is the same DSP as the background and the top layer is Garden Green. The middle layer was cut from the centre of the background layer so not the waste this gorgeous paper and the hole is covered up with the White Bricks layer anyway! I glued the bottom layer direct to the white bricks. The top two layers are glue together but then these are popped up on mini dimensionals to give it some height.

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Arrange a Wreath Slimline Bridge Fold Card

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Crushed Curry and I have a fun fancy fold fold card to share with you in the slimline format that is very popular right now. This card fits into a DL envelope for posting!

I must admit, I was really happy with how this card turned out and I like the Crushed Curry, but I don’t usually go to this particular shade for my first choice of yellow. The Garden Green wreaths are glued to the side panels, as is is the sentiment. There is a panel of White White behind the bridge in the background and this is stamped with another image from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set before being glued in place.

The flowers are stamped in Crushed Curry ink and then I used the fine tip end of my Stampin’ Write Marker to add the details. Some Wink of Stella is added to the centre of each flower and then I die cut them all before adhering to the card.

Using the Stamparatus, I was able to stamp the sentiment easily and get the dark depth of colour I wanted by stamping multiple times and lining it up perfectly. I inked the entire sentiment with Crushed Curry, then used my Marker to colour the “happy birthday”. 

Adding some Champagne Rhinestones adds some sparkle!

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Colour Creations Showcase – Coastal Cabana

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Coastal Cabana!

This is such a beautiful colour and it always makes your projects beam with happiness. Today is my youngest daughter’s birthday, and I made this card for her. This is birthday #2 in lockdown!

I used Coastal Cabana as my card base and Coastal Cabana features heavily in the Playing with Patterns Designer Paper.

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

This is my first time creating with these Stitched Triangle dies and I just love them, especially with this patterned paper. Die cutting many triangles in each of the 3 designs and placing them onto the card with dimensionals so they have some extra height.

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 c

I also used the Well Written dies for the sentiment, banners and the butterfly which are glued on top of the triangles on the front of this card.

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Don’t forget to decorate the inside with a strip of coordinating patterned paper and in this case, a wonderful sentiment using the Family Party stamp set! I also added a couple of the Purple Posy Butterfly Gems for added interest. Aren’t they sweet?!!!

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

Playing with Patterns & Stitched Triangles for CCS Coastal Cabana by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique with Timeless Tulips

This is not a colour combination I would usually choose, but I got my inspiration from the patterned paper, Plaid Tidings DSP.

Colour Combination - MM MM GAG WW

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

Technique: rub your inkpads onto your craft mat, next to each other but not touching, covering about the same size area as your paper. Spritz with water. You can used a bone folder or palette knife to blend the colour into each other. Place a piece of White tissue paper on top and let it absorb the colour. Carefully lift the tissue paper and place it onto some paper towel to dry.

Place some adhesive sheet onto a piece of white cardstock and remove the wax layer so the entire sheet is sticky. Scrunch up the tissue paper, open it up and stick it to the card. Punch out your tulips with the Tulip Builder Punch.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 closeup

The Mango Melody card is embossed with the Wrapped in Texture TIEF and the Melon Mambo card base is embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D TIEF. The white circle is cut using the Stitched Shapes dies, stamped and added to the card with dimensionals for some height.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 side

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set, before fussy cutting it out and adding it with Mini Dimensionals. Add some glittered enamel dots and a ribbon bow to finish.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

On the inside, stamp a stem, some leaves and glue another tulip on top.

Timeless Tulips Tissue Paper Watercolour Technique by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Bright Magenta Birthday

Tonight I am featuring this stunning Designer Paper, Flowers for Every Season with the NEW in Color, Magenta Madness. Oh my, the bright and cheery colours here make my heart so happy!!!!

Magenta Madness Feminine Handmade card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The Well Written dies were cut multiple times and glued together to add some depth and so they pop up from the card a little. Those butterflies are die cut in Brass Foil and add a gorgeous shine. The centres of the flowers have the Bumblebee coloured Enamel Dots!

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Behind the die cut images, you can see the whisper white layer, but can you also see the vellum layer behind it? I felt it was needed so the sentiment didn’t get too lost on that amazing designer paper.

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Colour Creations Showcase – Blushing Bride

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Blushing Bride!

Oh how I love this Arrange a Wreath Bundle 🤍 and especially with this colour combination of Blushing Bride, Magenta Madness and Whisper White.

Blushing Bride Magenta Madness Whisper White

White card base: 12.5cm x 25cm, scored at 12.5cm
Blushing Bride Layer: 11.5cm x 11.5cm, embossed with the Greenery Embossing folder

Arrange a Wreath Feminine Handmade Birthday Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020

The 3 x wreaths are die cut in each of the coloured cardstock. The Magenta Madness and White wreaths are glued together and the Blushing Bride wreath is added on top with mini dimensionals. Add some Wink of Stella to the Blushing Bridge wreath.

Stamp 8 x hearts in Magenta Madness ink and die cut them out. These are added with mini dimensionals and a ribbon bow added with Multipurpose glue.  

The sentiment is stamped onto white card and cut using the Everyday Label Punch and added to the centre with dimensionals. Are you wondering why the punched piece doesn’t look like the punch shape? Well, I needed a smaller shape but I liked the shape of the side of this punch, so when placing the sentiment into the punch, I punched it closer to the top of the sentiment, then turned it around and put it back into the punch from the inside and slid it in until I was happy with the position and punch!!! Tada!!!

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Check out those pretty Elegant Faceted Gems, they are so sparkly.

Arrange a Wreath Feminine Handmade Birthday Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 inside

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Vase of Daisies for a 40th birthday

I just love these daisy punches and today’s card is simply stunning with a vase full of them! The Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper and Foils are gorgeous and you need to get them before they are gone. Just look at these colours together!!!

Simply punching daisies in both sizes and layering a couple of them, adds depth to the card. I added some Noble Peacock Rhinestones around the card and some of the larger gold faceted gems to the centres of the daisies.

I embossed the card base with the Subtles Dynamic TIEF which gives it a lovely textured background.

Daisy Lane meets Noble Peacock Foils for a special 40th birthday by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

This card was made for a dear friend of mine who turned 40 this week and I used my retired little number dies which I adore…. but there could be a similar product returning to the new catalogue in a couple of weeks, so exciting!!!!

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Happy Birthday with a hole in one!

I’m on a roll with the feminine golfer cards and here is another one!

Feminine Golf card 3 using Stampin Up Country Club Suite by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

I just love the wood elements, they make embellishing so easy. Simply glue them on!

Feminine Golf card 3 using Stampin Up Country Club Suite by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

On the inside add a sentiment and extra stamped images from the same stamp set.

Feminine Golf card 3 using Stampin Up Country Club Suite by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

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Golfer with Lipstick!

Tonight’s project is another feminine golfer card using the gorgeous colour, Lovely Lipstick. I am going to be so sad when this colour retires in June 😪

Feminine Golf card 2 using Stampin Up Country Club Suite by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

Colour the line image on the reverse side of the DSP with Stampin’ Blends Markers. The wood element I initially stamped with Lovely Lipstick ink but it bled so bad and I was thinking that I had ruined it. Easy fix: colour with the the blend marker and then stamp the sentiment in Stazon Black ink! Phew!

Feminine Golf card 2 using Stampin Up Country Club Suite by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

On the inside stamp the sentiment and add a strip of DSP.

Feminine Golf card 2 using Stampin Up Country Club Suite by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

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Regrowth after the devastating fires

Wow, it’s April already and what a year it has been! We started the year here in Australia with those terrible bushfires raging across our country and now the coronavirus has taken over the world 😦  Thank goodness it is school holidays now and we can isolate in safety at home, meaning plenty of time to craft! Who doesn’t love a good reason for that?!!!

We need to go on and stay positive, so tonight’s card is bright and cheery and has lots of poppy flowers reminding me of the regrowth happening following the devastating fires!

Peaceful Poppies Suite Stampin Up Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is amazing and you don’t need to do too much to your cards to make the most of the gorgeous designs. Adding a few embellishments from the Peaceful Poppies Elements pack made creating this card so quick to make. I love the vellum element behind the pre-printed one and that black circle really makes the poppies pop!

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On the inside I added some white card with some extra triangles of DSP left over from a previous project.

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