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Bird Banter on our 12th Wedding Anniversary!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card I made for my hubby. It’s our 12th Wedding Anniversary today and what better stamp set to use, than the Bird Banter! lol

Unfortunately he is working today, even though it is a public holiday here in Melbourne for Labour Day long weekend, but we will go out for dinner today to celebrate.

We aren’t the mussy, lovey dovey type, more typical of the bird banter type, so I got out my unloved Bird Banter stamp set and got to work. I really haven’t used this stamp set much at all, so it needed some love.

For a masculine card, I selected Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and added some Peekaboo Peach for a fun look.

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia.

On the inside of the card, I sponged the edges with a dauber with Lemon Lime Twist ink and stamped the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink. This sentiment is from the Best Birds stamp set.

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia inside

I have coloured the images using a Blender Pen and inkpads. No surprises there, as I think you all know my love of shading that I get with this technique!

Bird Banter for our 12th Wedding Anniversary, Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator Australia

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!! Here’s a quick glance at the Sale-a-bration products for 2018:

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Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochures on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Celebrate with Cake Soiree

Dear Crafters,

Today I share the 3rd card we made at my class last Saturday using the Cake Soiree Bundle & Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. Because we had some late cancellations, we ended up with a smaller class, so for this final card, I allowed the ladies to choose their own Designer Paper pattern and colours. I made this first card and then let them get their creativity on!!!!

Cake Soiree Bundle Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia

and here are the class attendees cards:

this first one was made with an engagement in mind (the DSP is the retired, Bundle of Love Specialty DSP)

Cake Soiree Bundle Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia Andrea

this one uses Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay tones

Cake Soiree Bundle Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia Dallas

this one is predominantly Calypso Coral

Cake Soiree Bundle Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstator, Australia Marcelle

The ladies were enjoying colouring using the Blender Pens and ink pads, where I showed them how you can get some great shading and depth with the variation of colour, by adding more when needed.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.SALEABRATION_2ND_RELEASE_2018.jpg

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Springtime Foils with Pop Up Gold Butterfly

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card that we made on Saturday at my class. This one uses the absolutely stunning Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, one of the second release items in the Sale-a-bration brochure. You can earn it for free with any $90+ order!

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
* 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs 
* In 3 colors: Gold foil, Rose Gold foil, Silver foil
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free & Lignin free

I was inspired by Terri Gaines, a SU demonstrator in the USA who shared a video of this card and I fell in love with it straight away. It really showcases this DSP beautifully and who doesn’t love a gold butterfly, right?!!! What I also love about these papers, apart from the metallic shine, is that it is so thick; you can cut it to size, fold it in half and use it as your card base!

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and applied it to the back of the gold foil sheet before die cutting the intricate butterfly. I also cut 2 solid butterflies from the Bold Butterflies framelits dies in Whisper White card. Score each of the butterflies down the centre and fold them in half. Watch Terri’s video to see how to put it all together. It’s much easier than trying to put it down in writing!

When you open the card, the butterfly pops through the slot and is actually adhered to the inside of the card!

Here it is opening:

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.

and the card fully open:

Springtime Foil SDSP Butterfly Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

I have used a sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set and inked it with Smoky Slate ink. I can see myself recreating this card using many different items to pop through the slot!

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.SALEABRATION_2ND_RELEASE_2018.jpg

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Blossoming Basket Bundle & Hello Stamparatus

Dear Crafters,

Today I share the new Level 2 items in the latest release Sale-a-bration brochure (see below). This is a bundle with any $180+ order that you can select for FREE. It is the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the coordinating Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder which are just stunning!

Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave TIEF Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

I am so excited, my Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool) which will be available in the upcoming Annual Catalogue, arrived this week just in time to create this card.

Stamparatus

I was able to stamp the basket using the right side plate and then the sentiment, butterfly and the tag on the top plate, stamping all 3 images at once!!! How cool is that?!!!

The images were stamped with Archival Black ink onto Shimmery White card.  I used the blender pen with inkpads to colour the images, to allow for the required shading I wanted.

Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave TIEF Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I loved how this card turned out, so I wanted to share it with my class ladies on Saturday. They were stunned with the Stamparatus and also loved this bundle. I allowed them to colour their image with whatever tones they liked. They chose Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum.  Which one is your favourite?

Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave TIEF & Stamparatus, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY Class

Click here to see more about this product bundle on YouTube.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free Level 1 item from the Sale-a-bration brochure or spend $180+ to select a Level 2 item, such as the bundle featured in this post. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Colour Inkspiration Challenge with Sweet Little Something

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card using the Sweet Little Something stamp set that I created for a colour challenge on a fb page, Colour Inkspiration! I just love this set and I have made a few bunny rabbit cards already and you can see them again here & here!

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I stamped the bunny with only one colour, Night of Navy. It is a 3 step stamping process, so the first image is stamped in the full tone, the second image is stamped off once and the third image is stamped off twice! I really love the effect.

Sweet Little Something Bunny, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.

The Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates the perfect background texture for this fluffy little bunny with his gingham ribbon bow.

You may or may not notice that the Lots of Labels Framelits dies look a little shorter? Well, I wanted it to frame the bunny a bit closer, so once I stamped him, I lined up the framelit in the big shot closer to his head and cut. I then moved the diecut in the same die closer to his feet and ran it though the big shot again just at that end, not all the way through. I then did the same with the Lemon Lime Twist piece behind!

Sweet Little Something Bunny, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Saleabration, you are amazing!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card using one of the Saleabration free products, the Amazing You stamp set. You can earn this for free until 31st March with any qualifying order. Contact me to find out more!

Amazing You by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia #Saleabration2018

I stamped the floral images in black ink onto Melon Mambo card x 6 and fussy each of them; 3 in full  and 3 of the just the 4 centre petals. I placed these on top with a dimensional behind them and added a clear faceted gem to the centres.

Amazing You by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia #Saleabration2018

I stamped the same floral image in Pool Party onto the white panel two times. Then I used the Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the stamp before stamping it on the edge of the white panel. These were the same colours used for the sentiment.

I stamped the sunshine image onto the base card, before adding the white panel. Then I glued on the flowers and added a piece of white baker’s twine.

Amazing You by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia #Saleabration2018 DUIY

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

2018 Occasions cover      2018 SAB cover

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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration with Christmas Pines

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 25 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

Sometimes we get so crazy with the Holiday catalogue, that we forget about the Christmas products in the Annual catalogue, so today, my project uses the Christmas Pines stamp set and the coordinating Pretty Pines thinlits with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper!

Christmas Pines Card for the Heart of Christmas Inspiration by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup #cutitnothoardit

All those beautiful pine needles layered together with the red glimmer berries just scream Christmas to me! I can almost smell the scent of pine lol

Christmas Pines Card for the Heart of Christmas Inspiration by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #cutitnothoardit

Look at those rhinestones that have been coloured using the new Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker!

Christmas Pines Card for the Heart of Christmas Inspiration by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup

My inspiration for this card came from Shannon Jaramillo, so thank you!

A full list of product can be found at the end of this post!

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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