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Introducing Boho Blue

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

Week 1 – Boho Blue

Today brings us to the start of the new In Colors available in the new Annual catalogue before we continue with the remainder of the 50 Stampin’ Up! colours. I hope you will join us each week for some amazing colour inspiration.

2023-2025 In Colors Craft with Kate Moody Mauve, Boho Blue, Pebbled Path, Copper Clay, Wild Wheat

The Countryside Inn Suite was the very first suite to jump into my shopping cart – how stunning are these designer papers?!! They are so much my colours! I have paired Boho Blue with Night of Navy.

Countryside Inn DSP

A Boho Blue card base with a layer of Night of Navy then a piece of the DSP which was embossed with the Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder.

Countryside Inn Suite by Kte Morgsn, Stampin Up Australia 2023.

Using the Countryside Corners Bundle, I stamped the image in Boho Blue ink onto white card. Using the coordinating dies, I cut it out and used a slightly bigger die to cut the matt border. Using a Sponge Dauber, ink was applied around the edges of the white card, before gluing it to the matt layer. The Boho Blue Textured Ribbon was cut in half lengthwise so it wasn’t as thick, tied in a bow and added with a glue dot.  I finished off adding a few In Color Dots.

My next card is for Mother’s Day coming on 14 May, although it could really be used for any occasion. Who doesn’t love flowers, right?!! The Dainty Delight dies are stunning and I am introducing two new colours to the Subtle range; Bubble Bath and Lemon Lolly. Add these to Boho Blue and Night of Navy and it’s a glorious combination!

Countryside Corners Dainty Delight card Boho Blue Mother's Day card by Kate Morgn Stampin Up Australia 2023

I have continued to use the Countryside Corners Bundle to create the card layers. The Night of Navy layer was stamped with Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set (initially I had the Navy layer without the white dots, but I added them afterwards, and it was hard not to get the extra powder everywhere). The other two layers are simply stamped tone on tone and a Basic White layer on top.

Countryside Corners Dainty Delight card Boho Blue Mother's Day card by Kate Morgn Stampin Up Australia 2023 close

Then all the fun begins die cutting loads of flowers and gluing them together.  The leaves are glued on first, then the blue flowers and the others are added with Mini Dimensionals.

Countryside Corners Dainty Delight card Boho Blue Mother's Day card by Kate Morgn Stampin Up Australia 2023 side

The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set and some In Color Dots are added last with a white ribbon bow. The inside is decorated in a similar way to carry the theme through, as is the envelope.

Countryside Corners Dainty Delight card Boho Blue Mother's Day card by Kate Morgn Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using another of our new In Colors, Copper Clay.

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Countryside Corners Trifold card

Today I have a Trifold design using some new product, the Countryside Corners dies to create the card base.

The Framed Florets dies were used for the oval frame and the coordinating Framed Florets stamp set to decorate the front panel, both of these are retiring soon.

On the back panel, I added some Basic White card and stamped the sentiment/balloon and used a sponge dauber to apply ink around the edges.

Trifold card using Countryside Corners dies with Dainty Delight and Framed Florets by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 front

To colour the images on the front, I don’t have the Blends Markers in the new colours yet, so I added some Isocol (alcohol) to an old Water Painter and used it with some ink from the lids of the inkpads.  The image outlines were stamped in Soft Succulent ink.

Handy Tip for Isocol colouring

It gives a beautiful soft effect to the images. I cut some ribbons in half lengthwise and added them behind the flowers. The sentiment is stamped with Soft Succulent ink onto the same coloured card.

Trifold card using Countryside Corners dies with Dainty Delight and Framed Florets by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 close up

Let’s open this card to see what is inside. The Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP was used with one of the smaller dies and it is so pretty! The Dainty Delight dies were used to cut the flowers and leaves for this panel using Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly and the soft succulent piece from the Fine Shimmer paper pack. The Basic White background is cut using the Something Fancy dies.

Trifold card using Countryside Corners dies with Dainty Delight and Framed Florets by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 panels

Now we open up the third panel and wow, how beautiful is this?!!! The sentiment on the centre panel is from the Framed Florets stamp set. The patterned paper behind the centre panel is from Enjoy the Journey DSP.

Trifold card using Countryside Corners dies with Dainty Delight and Framed Florets by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023

This card folds flat to fit into our C6 envelope!

Here are all the retiring colours that will leave as the refresh takes place with the new Annual catalogue. But rest assured, there are lots of new colours coming to be excited about. If you want any product in these colours, get it now as they will sell fast!

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Soft Succulent: Rain or Shine

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Week 49 – Soft Succulent

Today we focus on one of the 2021-2023 In Colors, Soft Succulent which will retire in 11 days. I sure will miss this one as it is my absolute favourite colour out of the five In Colors due to retire.

The Rain or Shine Specialty DSP and the Fine Shimmer Paper Pack feature heavily in this card. I also used the Raindrops Embossing Folder behind the bunny and a sponge dauber to gently add some ink.

Rain or Shine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 Soft Succulent

The main image is fussy cut from one of the DSP sheets and popped up on dimensionals. The fine shimmer paper was cut with the Framed Florets dies for that oval frame.

Rain or Shine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 Soft Succulent image - Copy (2)

Here is another view of the card, so you can see how it looks when open. It is a basic Z fold design, but it has 5 strips of Balmy Blue card creating the panels. I added the top and bottom panels first, then the centre one, then the other 2 last so they were fairly evenly spaced.

Rain or Shine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 Soft Succulent tunnel view

On the back panel, I added some Basic White card and stamped the sentiment/balloon and used a sponge dauber to apply ink around the edges.

Rain or Shine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 Soft Succulent back

This card folds flat to fit into our C6 envelope (also stamped with a balloon)!

Rain or Shine Fancy Fold card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 Soft Succulent flat - Copy (2)

Measurements
Soft Succulent Card base: 18.5cm x 14.5cm, score @ 4cm & 8cm
Balmy Blue Panels: 18.5cm x 3.5cm (3), 18.5cm x 1.5cm (2) score @ 4cm & 8cm
Rain or Shine Specialty DSP: 10cm x 3cm (3), 10cm x 1cm (2)
Fine Shimmer: 3.5cm x 3cm (6), 3.5cm x 1cm (2)
White card (back): 14cm x 10cm

Here are all the retiring colours that will leave as the refresh takes place with the new Annual catalogue. But rest assured, there are lots of new colours coming to be excited about. If you want any product in these colours, get it now as they will sell fast!

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Welcoming these new colours on 2 May!

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Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using Soft Suede.

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Shaded Spruce Thank you card & bonus Water coloured flowers on a Picket Fence!

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Week 45 – Shaded Spruce

Today’s card started off a little shaky to be honest. I find this green a little tricky to create with, but I knew I wanted to use this pretty vellum with the leaf pattern. The Shaded Spruce card base was folded in half then I cut the Scallop edge on the front. I took another piece of card and die cut the edge again a little further in so it created the double scallop edge and adhered it to the card front.

I took a Blending Brush and applied Shaded Spruce ink to the reverse side of the Vellum. I needed to have some white card behind it but it can be tricky when it comes to gluing to the card, without the glue showing through. I managed to do it by adding glue to the right side and placing a thin strip of Gold Foil over the top. I then glued it onto the card front butting it up too the edge of the Scallop Contours die. The left side of the vellum doesn’t have any glue behind it, so I notched the top and bottom with my 1/8″ circle punch (this helps hold the ribbon/twine in place) and wound some gold Simply Elegant Trim around and tied in a bow. A glue dot was placed under the bow to hold it in place.

Thank you card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Shaded Spruce CCBH

The Something Fancy dies were used to cut the Regency Park DSP and frame behind the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment (Charming Sentiments) onto Night of Navy card in Versamark Ink, added Gold Emboss Powder and melted it with my Heat Tool. It was die cut using the coordinating dies (Sentiment Silhouettes) and popped up on Mini Dimensionals.

Thank you card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Shaded Spruce CCBH closem up

On the inside I placed a strip of the Regency Park Designer Series Paper down the right side and placed a smaller piece of white card with some gold foil.

Thank you card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 Shaded Spruce CCBH inside

I find this all really dark and it did not exactly please me, so I went about creating a softer and more subtle, feminine card.

I made a card a couple of weeks ago with a similar effect, but this week I have cut the card to create more of a picket fence look. I am using a couple of the In Colours that are due to retire at the end of May; Fresh Freesia & Polished Pink.

Framed Florets on a picket fence by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023

The Framed Florets Bundle was used to stamp many flowers in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and melted with the Heat Tool. I water coloured them with Shaded Spruce, Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia inks. I watered down some Shaded Spruce ink and added it to some Thick Basic White paper. Once dry, I die cut some leaves. Some Open Weave Polished Pink Ribbon and White Crinkled Ribbon was cut in half and added between the layers of flowers. The sentiment is embossed in white onto Fresh Freesia card. Some Iridescent Basic Pearls were added for that extra feminine touch!

Framed Florets on a picket fence by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 close up

On the inside, another water coloured flower is attached and some splatters of Wink of Stella with Shaded Spruce ink.

Framed Florets on a picket fence by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside

Products
Bundles: Charming Sentiments [158734], Framed Florets [162407]
Stamps:
Charming Sentiments [159985], Framed Florets [160623]
Dies: Sentiment Silhouettes [158733], Scalloped Contours [155560], Something Fancy [160424], Framed Florets [160623]
Card/Paper: Shaded Spruce [147006], Night of Navy [106577], Basic White [159228], Brushed Metallic [153524], Fresh Freesia [155612], Thick Basic White [159230]
Designer Series Paper: Vellum Basics Specialty [160839], Regency Park [160559]
Inks: Shaded Spruce [147088], Versamark [102283], Fresh Freesia [155611], Polished Pink [155712]
Other: Metallics Embossing Powders [155555], Basics Embossing Powders [155554], Heat Tool [129056], Blending Brushes [153611], Simply Elegant Trim [155766], Water Painters [151298], Glue Dots [103683], Multipurpose Glue [110755], Dimensionals [104430], Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [150673], Paper Trimmer [152392], Simply Shammy [147042], Bone Folder [102300], White Crinkled Ribbon [151326], Polished Pink  Open Weave Ribbon [155712], Paper Snips [103579], Wink of Stella [141897], Iridescent Pearl Basics Jewels [158987]

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using Smoky Slate.

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Dainty Delight Trellis card

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Week 43 – Rich Razzleberry

Today I have a trellis card and features the beautiful Dainty Delight bundle.

Dainty Delight Trellis card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023

Take your card and cut 5 x 1.5cm strips off the bottom of the front panel. Place a large post it note upside down, behind the remaining card front and to the bottom of the card and place the strips back in place. I put an inkpad on the top portion to hold it down.

Trellis card front by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023

Now take 2 more strips and where the dots of glue are, adhere the strips to each side. Once dry you can safely remove the post it note and trim the edges overhanding at the bottom of the card.

Dainty Delight Trellis card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 closeup

The images are stamped in Black Memento ink and die cut. The flowers are coloured with the Wink of Stella directly to the ink on the lid of the Rich Razzleberry inkpad for that gorgeous instant sparkle. The leaves are coloured with Mint Macaron ink and a Blender Pen and the die cut foliage is Basic White card and coloured using the Blending Brushes with Mint Macaron ink.  The stamped flowers are added with Mini Dimensionals and the rest with multipurpose glue. A single bow of white bakers twine is added with a rolled up glue dot.

Dainty Delight Trellis card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside

On the inside, I added another stamped & die cut flower image. I’ve left this card without a sentiment, until I know who will be receiving it. It could be used for many different occasions.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using Sahara Sand.

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Fancy Two-tone Flora card

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Week 39 – Pool Party

Today’s card shows off the large background die that is part of the Two-tone Flora Bundle. I die cut if from a piece of Fancy Flora DSP which also coordinates as part of this suite of products. I did add Adhesive Sheet to the back of the DSP before die cutting, so I could easily add it to my Night of Navy card base.

Two Tone Flora and Fancy Flora DSP card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023

Because the background is so busy (a good busy!!) I added some Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP, die cut with the square from the Stylish Shapes dies and added with Dimensionals. With the lovely shine, it also draws the eyes to the focal flowers stamped in Pool Party and Night of Navy inks. The leaves are stamped off once and then onto white card with the Navy ink and the others are stamped in Versamark on Navy card and White Emboss Powder added & set with my Heat Tool. Some of the Gold Simply Elegant Trim was pulled apart to have those curly pieces for a little extra texture.

On the inside, a white insert with some navy card and the DSP from the front of the card. I haven’t added any sentiments to my card, as it could be used for many occasions. I’ll add that when I know who will be receiving this card!

Two Tone Flora and Fancy Flora DSP card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2023 inside

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Dainty Flowers Cascading Gatefold Card

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Week 36 – Pear Pizzazz

Today I have a really fun fancy fold card for you; the Cascading Gatefold card!

The Dainty Flowers DSP is a Level 1 Sale•a•bration (SAB) reward, which can be earned for free with a $90+ product order during SAB (5 Jan- 28 Feb ’23). I have also used the Framed Florets Bundle, so if you purchase this bundle, you can get the papers for free. Believe me, you are going to want these frame dies!!!

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

Slide the belly band off the card to reveal this cascading feature. The Pear Pizzazz embossed pieces are the Fern 3D textured impressions embossing folder.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia open

You can pull the cascading section forward to sit nicely to display.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia inside

Are you wondering where to write your message? Well, on the back there’s plenty of room when you use a White card base!

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia back

Handy Tip – if you want to heat emboss in a colour that you don’t have the powder for, use the Stamparatus to firstly ink the stamp in Versamark then the ink pad colour of choice, then add Clear Emboss Powder and melt it with your Heat Tool. This also helps when colouring with Blends Combo (alcohol) markers and prevents bleeding!

The sentiment on the front was stamped three times using the Stamparatus to get a nice dark colour. Using Blending Brushes to add ink to the feature oval on the front of the card gives a softer touch.

Cascading Gatefold card Dainty Flowers DSP SAB 2023 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia angle

The Thanks a Bunch stamp set is a Level 1 Sale•a•bration (SAB) item, which can be earned for free with a $90+ product order.

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This card idea was case’d from a card by Mikaela Titheridge (UK). I just loved her design and thinking outside the box and turning those carrots upside down to create trees! Here in Melbourne, we sort of missed our Spring season, as it was very wet and cooler than normal. We now have Summer arrive with some crazy heatwaves.

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023.

I took a piece of Thick Basic White card and die cut it using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I did my Balmy Blue watercolour wash for the sky and and stamped the grass in Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green. The flowers are Poppy Parade. The trees are stamped in Shaded Spruce and the trunks are Soft Suede, using the tip of the smaller carrot stamp! I took two smaller dies and placed them over the image and added a little washi tape to the smaller one to hold it in place. Carefully remove the larger one and run the card through your die cutting machine.

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 layers

With that slightly larger die, cut a Pear Pizzazz layer. I adhered the centre piece to the Pear Pizzazz layer and then both onto the main stamped panel, before adhering it to a Shaded Spruce card base. On the inside and the envelope, I stamped some grass, flowers and a couple of the smaller carrots for trees! The sentiment is stamped and fussy cut with Snips and added with Mini Dimensionals. I coloured some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my Dark Poppy Parade Blends Marker and added them amongst the flowers. Do you see them?

Thanks a Bunch alternate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023

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Love Cats Tunnel Card

If you saw my Seaside Bay card on Saturday (click here), I said I’d share another card with an extra layer. Well here it is!

The Love Cats stamp set and the Dandy Designs DSP (Level 2 SAB item) are perfect for this fun tunnel card. The cats are stamped in Petal Pink, but before stamping onto Basic White card, I inked up the zigzag stamp from the Stitchery stamp set and stamped it with Calypso Coral ink directly onto the cat image then stamped the cat onto the white card. This is called the Kissing technique, kissing the two stamps together, and can be really effective. Once I stamped the 3 cats, I fussy cut them with Paper Snips.

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, SAB 2023

The sentiment inside the tunnel is from the Charming Sentiments Bundle.

Here is how it looks from the top, once constructed and it folds flat to fit into our C6 envelope!

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 top

On the back of the card, I used the die cut circles from the front design, plus the Alphabet A La Mode dies (with Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card before cutting) and the ‘birthday’ from the Art Gallery stamp set. I also used a Sponge Dauber to add some ink around the White circle.

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 back

Don’t these cats look awesome in this tunnel – just like cats really are playing!

Love Cats Tunnel card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023 layers

Products
DSP: Dandy Designs DSP (2023 SAB Level 2 #160836)
Bundles: Charming Sentiments Bundle (158734)
Stamps: Love Cats (160410), Stitchery (155074), Art Gallery (154421)
Dies: Layering Circles Framelits (151770), Alphabet A La Mode (160750)
Card: Basic White cardstock (159228) & Petal Pink (147009)
Inks: Petal Pink & Calypso Coral
Other: Trimmer, Multipurpose Glue, Cut & Emboss Machine, Bone Folder, Daubers, Snips, Adhesive Sheets

Measurements – Metric
Card Base:     29.7cm x 10.5cm score @ 10.5cm, 14cm, 24.5cm, 28cm
Card inserts:   12.5cm x 10.5cm score @ 1cm from each end (3)
DSP:               10cm x 10cm (4) & 3cm x 10cm (2)
then follow Susan’s Tutorial below to see how to put it together.

My card today was initially inspired by Susan Campfield, but I have added an extra layer. You can view Susan Campfield’s YouTube here.

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Fitting Florets meets Adorable Owls

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you have recovered from the festive season and are looking forward to a big 2023! With the excitement looming with the release of the new January – April Mini catalogue and Sale•a•bration (5 Jan-28 Feb) on 5 January, I thought I’d pop by and share some cute cards I’ve made using the Adorable Owls stamp set (Level 1 SAB offering).

The images are stamped in Black Memento ink on Basic White card and coloured with Pool Party, Pale Papaya, Light SU900 & Medium SU500 Combo Blends Markers. They are die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits dies and the scallop circle layer is cut in card.

Fitting Florets meet Adorable Owl by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023.

The Fitting Florets DSP which I’ve used in the background, will be retiring tomorrow, so if you need it (like I did), you’ll need to get moving and place your order 😆  I adore this particular sheet with the Night of Navy and Polished Pink design. I cut a Basic White layer slightly smaller than the card front, then the DSP slightly smaller again. I cut 4cm off the bottom of the DSP and flipped it over to have the reverse pattern showing. Glue these to the white layer then wrap a piece of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon around and across where the DSP joins. Now it can be glued to the card base.

Fitting Florets meet Adorable Owl by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia SAB 2023

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Sneak Peek of Two-Tone Flora Bundle

Today, I have created a predominantly Basic White card with a gorgeous pop of colour. 

The gorgeous background is a large intricate die that I put Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Basic White card before die cutting. This then creates a sticky back once you remove the backing paper instead of using glue and making a big mess. This is adhered to the card base like a sticker.

Next step was to ink up some of the flowers and I decided to do a tone on tone for each one. The darker tone is the colour at full strength, then the lighter tone is stamped off once or some call it second generation stamping. Colour Combination Old Olive Bermuda Bay Daffodil Delight Fresh Freesia Orchid Oasis Pumpkin Pie Polished Pink

Sneak peek of new 2023 Mini catalogue product using Stampin Up Two-Tone Flora Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

Each flower and the leaves have coordinating dies, so no fussy cutting needed. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink. Four of the flowers are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and the others glued directly to the card.

Sneak peek of new 2023 Mini catalogue product using Stampin Up Two-Tone Flora Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 close up

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink using the Framed Florets stamp set, then fussy cut with Paper Snips. Some Wink of Stella was added to the centres of each flower. Some new gold Adhesive-backed Sequin embellishments were added to finish it off nicely. All of these stamps, dies, sequins will be available to order from 5 January 2023, or now if you are a demonstrator, or add them to your starter kit and join to save on all your craft products!

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