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Sale·A·Bration Blog Hop with the Art with Heart Team

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Welcome to the first Art With Heart Blog Hop for 2020. This month we are featuring cards using the amazing products you can earn for free during our Sale-a-bration promotion.

Until 31 March 2020 for every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you will earn free products from our Sale-a-bration brochure.

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Hostess’ earn bonuses too! When you host a party with sales above $500 you receive this Little Ladybug set in addition to the usual Hostess benefits.

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Sale-a-bration also has a bonus for recruits joining during this promotion. For the joining fee of $169 you can choose your starter kit of products to the value of $235 plus receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler and your choice of stamp set!

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If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Kimberley Hern. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

My chosen Sale-a-bration product to showcase tonight is the Happy Birthday to You stamp set, free with any $90 order. I just love the images in this 5 piece stamp set. The font of the sentiments is so feminine and it is so versatile for any occasion.

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This card is a lovely monotone in Crumb Cake and White. The layer is a piece of Crumb Cake card, cut 5mm smaller than the card front. I used the stunning Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the layer before gluing it to the card front.

The image is stamped twice onto Crumb Cake card in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set. I fussy cut the entire image out and then the second one, I just fussy cut the flowers & leaves, so I could layer them on top for extra dimension.

In the past I would have coloured the flowers with the Craft White Ink and an AquaPainter, however, I used the White Chalk Marker. It was so much easier!

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I added a few Rhinestones for some bling!

The inside I stamped the image in second generation stamping (stamped off once on plain paper before onto the card). The sentiment is stamped full strength.

Happy Birthday to You Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

This next card is created exactly the same way, however, I added some colour with Stampin’ Blends Markers to the flowers for a beautiful spot of colour. I changed up the Rhinestones with Champagne ones!

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I even coloured the cake stand on this one to help it stand out more.

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Here are both the cards, side by side. Which one is your favourite?

Happy Birthday to You Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Even better news, is that there will be coordinating dies for this stamp set which will be available next month!!! Yay, no more fussy cutting all those small flowers 😆

Birthday Dies

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the lovely, Sharon Davern.

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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. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Vicki Boucher
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Rachel Palmieri
  5. Kimberly Hern
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Sharon Davern
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Christina Barnes
  11. Sujatha Harding
  12. Andrea Sargent
  13. Catherine Proctor
  14. Michele Taylor

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Best Dressed in town!

How cute is this Best Dressed Suite of Products?!! Find them on page 54 of the new Mini catalogue!

This card is fairly easy to create. A simple A5 card with a layer of card stock and Designer Paper. A ribbon tied in a bow around the two layers, then glued to the card base.

Feminine Best Dressed Stampin Up Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Some vellum was punched with the Starburst punch and the two stamped images onto white card and cut out with their coordinating dies.

But check out the tassel – you get 18 tassels in 3 coordinating colours in the pack for only $14. Great value and saves trying to make them yourself! I attached it to the parfum with some white baker’s twine. I also coloured the shoe with some Wink of Stella for some glitz (although it doesn’t photograph well).

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Life is short, buy the shoes – well, what a great sentiment for many of my friends. They sure know how to shop for shoes!!!

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Don’t forget to check out the new catalogues!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2020 Mini catalogue & 2020 Saleabration brochure ends 2 June 2020

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Beautiful Friendship is a wonderful thing

Tonight I have a card that I cased from the Creativity Cave. I just loved the bright colours with the splash of black!

This stamp set, Beautiful Friendship, would have to be one of my favourites from the Annual catalogue this year. The Subtle 3D embossing folder would have to be my favourite of all the embossing folders too.

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This stamp set has 13 photopolymer stamps and it’s only $38.00… such amazing value. Check out those perfect sentiments and the font is gorgeous.

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Have you purchased this set yet? Why not? You won’t be disappointed!

A full list of products  used on my card can be found at the end of this post!


2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

Holiday catalogue coming soon (4 September 2019)

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Painted Seasons for a special birthday

On Sunday it was my mother-in-law, Bev’s birthday and this was the card we sent her. She lives 6 hours drive away from us, so we don’t get to visit them often, but we are very close. Bev is even a team member and we are going to Auckland together next month for OnStage Live event… the biggest Stampin’ Up! event of the year, and we cannot wait!!!

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These distinctive stamps make creating so easy. These flowers look so real and they are only stamped in one colour and one impression!!! What a great background it makes, and doesn’t it look like designer paper?!!!

Highland Heather and Soft Sea Foam are a delightful colour combination, don’t you think? I adore it together.

Painted Seasons Feminine birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia.

Bev lives 6 hours drive away from us and so I thought this was the perfect sentiment for the inside of the card xx

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2019 Saleabration Brochure & 2019 SAB 2nd release brochure ends 31 March 2019
2019 Occasions Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019

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Colour Creations: Petal Pink with Needlepoint Nook Bargello Technique

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 36th colour; Petal Pink.

This colour has more of an apricot tone and it is one of the many colours in the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper. I have gone with the Bargello Technique again to create the background. You may have seen me use this Technique in last Friday’s post.

My Colour Combination is: Petal Pink, Berry Burst, Old Olive

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I die cut a Vellum oval and embossed it with the Needlepoint Elements Framelit. I did this so it didn’t totally hide that gorgeous Bargello background.

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Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

To purchase these products click on the images below in the product list to take you directly to my online store!


2019 Saleabration Brochure & 2019 SAB 2nd release brochure ends 31 March 2019
2019 Occasions Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019

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Colour Creations: Night of Navy – Incredible Like You

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Welcome back to another Art With Heart Team Colour Creations weekly Blog Hop. Today we are featuring our 32nd colour; Night of Navy.

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My card tonight uses the colour combination: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay & Mossy Meadow.

We received this stamp set, Incredible Like You, at OnStage as an all attendee giveaway and I really wasn’t sure about it. But, the only thing to do is open it up, find some coordinating colours and stamp and it turned out okay!

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I do love the Flirty Flamingo/Calypso Coral combination of the flowers. Don’t they look great?!! I stamped them on Whisper White and fussy cut them. The bottom one I added with dimensionals rather than glue and I placed a small piece of the Flirty Flamingo ribbon behind it.

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On the inside I added the sentiment in Night of Navy and some more flowers in the corner.

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Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.

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2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2019 Occasions Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
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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

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Orchids in Burst

Hello Friends,

It’s less than a week until my sisters birthday, and I know she loves orchids as she has been successfully growing them for many years. When I saw the Climbing Orchid Bundle on page 21 of the Annual Catalogue, I knew I had to purchase it! By purchasing the stamp set and framelits together, you save an extra 10%.

I’m not sure if I will give this card to her or make some more, but this is my first play and it certainly won’t be my last 

Climbing Orchid by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

I love the softness of the colouring on these flowers. I used a sponge dauber to lightly colour the petals with Powder Pink, then Berry Burst ink before applying some Wink of Stella. The stem is die cut using the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits!

The top photo is a little dark and the one below, is a little bright, but I was trying to show you the Wink of Stella glimmer on the flowers!

Climbing Orchid by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia

Check out that embossing on the Powder Pink background, isn’t it gorgeous?!! This is the new Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Layered Leaves.

I wasn’t sure about adding a sentiment to the front of the card, so I decorated the inside and added the “enjoy today” sentiment with another small orchid!

Climbing Orchid by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia inside

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Fancy Folds for the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop!

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Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don’t be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Tina Gillespie. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

For my projects today I am using the Best Birds stamp set with the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. I love how striking this Designer Paper is too and I knew it had to be a focal point. #cutitnothhoardit

Fancy Fold Card #1

For my first card today, I am sharing a fairly simple fancy fold card, a Double Z Fold.

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The card base is Pool Party card = 11⅜” x 5⅛” and score at 2¾” & 5½”. Trim off a 1″ strip from the bottom of the card which will create the double z fold. You just flip that strip over, so the shorter end is on the right as shown. Then you decorate as you like.  Here is my colour combination using the coordinating colours in the Designer Paper!

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Back panel of the card

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Products used

Stamps: Best Birds
Inks: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Card/Paper: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits dies, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Tombo Glue, Wink of Stella, Blender Pen, ⅜” Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon


Fancy Fold Card #2

For my second one, I have a more advanced fancy fold card. I am sharing a style that I think is amazing, but I’ve never found it in Australian cardstock sizes, so I created my own A5 Gatefold Shutter card. It took quite a bit of time to figure out all the correct measurements, but I am super happy with the outcome. Now I have mastered it, I can whip them up in no time at all!

Free Tutorial on my blog for this A5 Gatefold Shutter Card in Australian measurements, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator. Fancy Fold card using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP #stampinup

When you take off the belly band, the centre diamond opens to reveal a secret message inside!

Kids love this style of card, they think it’s like magic when it opens up. They look difficult to make, but if you follow the instructions, they are actually quite easy.

Free Tutorial on my blog for this A5 Gatefold Shutter Card in Australian measurements, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator. Fancy Fold card using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP #stampinup

If you would like a copy of my FREE tutorial how I made these cards, head over to my ‘Free Tutorials’ page to download your PDF copy, but make sure you continue the blog hop first to see what all the other talented ladies have created!


Products used

Stamps: Best Birds
Inks: Basic Black & Tangerine Tango
Card/Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits dies, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Bone Folder, Ruler, Pencil, 1¾” circle punch, 2¼” circle punch


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.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Andrea Roberts.

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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. Caroline Manwaring
2. Ros Davidson
3. Monika O’Neill
4. Sharon Davern
5. Tina Gillespie
6. Kate Morgan < you are here>
7. Andrea Roberts
8. Rachel Woollard
9. Claire Daly
10. Alisha Watson
11. Kimberly Hern
12. Catherine Proctor

Happy Hopping!

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Card for the coffee addict!

Hello Friends,

My project today uses the Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits dies, and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

I made this card for one of my closest friends for her birthday last week. We try to get together weekly for coffee, so I thought this was kind of appropriate 😉

Angela also loves blue, so what better colours to use than Soft Sky, teamed with browns with white.

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade

I love this coordinating Designer paper and the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, which you can see two thin strips of the gold; one across the centre of the ribbon and the other on the coffee cup.

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade. close up

The inside of the card has this sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set.

How cool is it that the images on the Designer Series Paper can also be die cut with the coordinating dies!!! I love this new feature of Stampin’ Up!

Coffee Cafe card by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia. 2017 DIY Handmade, inside of card

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