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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.

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

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

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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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.

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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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Colour Creations Showcase – Calypso Coral

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Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour is Calypso Coral!

I love the Whale of a Time Bundle and on this card, I have teamed it up with the High Tide & Well Said stamp sets and the Well Written Dies!

I used the Rock n Roll technique to stamp the whale on whisper white card before cutting it out with the Whale builder punch. The other image were stamped on the Nested Stitched Label die cut and the whale added with dimensionals!

Calypso Coral CCS Card using Whale of a Time & High Tide stamps by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020

To create the background, I used the “light beam” stamp from the High Tide stamp set and repeatedly stamped in different colours, cleaning the stamp quickly on the Simply Shammy between colours.

Calypso Coral CCS Card using Whale of a Time & High Tide stamps by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia 2020.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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Just Jade Birthday

Just Jade, one of the 5 new In Colors, is so pretty and I can see that I will be using it lots over the coming months. It is a true green and will go with almost every other colour in the Stampin’ Up! collection. Here is how it compares to the other greens:

Just Jade Comparison

I ordered the new In Color Designer Paper pack and thought I would show you all the different patterns available in the one pack of paper. I have cut 4 strips and adhered them to a layer of white card.

Just Jade

I took a length of ribbon, tied a bow in the centre of it and then wrapped the ends around the card and glued them behind. This layer was then glued to the Just Jade card base, then decorated with the die cut word sentiments, sprig punches and a stamped fussy cut bird. This image is coloured with Blends Markers and popped up on dimensionals.

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Family Party in the Round

Tonight’s card is a bright and fun birthday card, exactly what they need to be!

Are you sick of seeing my Stamp in the Round cards? Sorry, but I am just loving them at the moment. I think I am hooked, hehe.

I stamped the background with the stars image from the Family Party stamp set, before adding some Birthday Bonanza DSP and then the stamped layer.

Stamp in the Round Design using Stampin Up Family Party by Kate Morgan Australia 2020

Measurements:
Card base: 10″ x 5″ scored in half at 5″
DSP layer: 4½” x 4½”
White Layer: 3¾” x 3¾”

Stamp in the Round Design using Stampin Up Family Party by Kate Morgan, Australia 2020

On the inside, a strip of DSP is added to some white card.

Stamp in the Round Design using Stampin Up Family Party by Kate Morgan Australia 2020.

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Last day of Sale-a-bration with Thoughtful Blooms!

Today is the last day of Sale-a-bration, so if you were planning on placing an order, make sure you reap the extra benefits of the free products for every $90 amount. You’d be crazy not to take advantage!

Tonight’s card is super pretty with the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (earn free with a $90 order) and the Small Bloom punch (earn free with a $180 order). This punch will be available in the upcoming Annual catalogue, so if you like this stamp set, I would recommend earning it for free today before midnight!

Thoughtful Blooms Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan Australia

Mint Macaron – Blushing Bride – Rococo Rose

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The sentiments are both from the Piece of Cake stamp set.

Thoughtful Blooms Stampin Up Saleabration 2020 by Kate Morgan Australia.

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Bold Peaceful Poppies

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Only a few days left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you place your orders to make the most of the FREE products but they will end on Tuesday 31 March!

Tonight’s card is using the Peaceful Poppies Suite of products.

I just love the simplicity of this card, allowing the designer paper to make the statement. Adding just a couple of die cut elements and a stamped sentiment and flowers is enough to brighten it up.

Peaceful Poppies Suite Stampin Up Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan Australia

Check out those cute coordinating Peaceful Poppies Sequins, so adorable!

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Lovely Lily Pad cards with a tip to save cardstock!

Tonight’s cards feature the Lily pad products that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order, but Sale-a-bration ends on 31 March!

Colour combination: Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green & Melon Mambo

Lovely Lily Pad Stampin Up 2020 Saleabration by Kate Morgan, Australia

A great tip to save on cardstock – stamp & die cut in the centre of your layer of cardstock. You will cover it up by gluing it to your card front and then with the layer of Designer Paper over the top!!!!

Lovely Lily Pad Stampin Up 2020 Saleabration by Kate Morgan, Australia.

Here are a couple of other colour combinations we made at my recent class.

Card 2 – Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana & Melon Mambo

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Card 3 – Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo & Granny Apple Green

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Card 4 – Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo & Pool Party

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Which one is your favourite?

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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!

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

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!

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

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

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

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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Sneak Peek of Timeless Tulips

One week to Christmas, where has this year gone? It has flown by so quickly and the kids finish school on Friday, so they will be around to help out prior to Christmas Day celebrations and my brother-in-laws home. What are you doing for Christmas?

Tonight I have a sneak peek of the Stamp set we received at OnStage last month, Timeless Tulips. It also has a coordinating punch, so no need to fussy cut the tulips, yay!

This is a Pear Pizzazz card base and then stamping onto Whisper White with Pear Pizzazz and Rococo Rose ink. Stamp 3 extra large tulips and 2 leaves and punch out. Add these with dimensionals once the card is put together. Linen thread is wrapped around twice and tied in a bow. The sentiment is also from the same set and added with mini dimensionals.

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I hope you are ready for Christmas, then early next year, Stampin’ Up!s Sale-a-bration begins!


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