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The Heart of Christmas, Week 15

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 15 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Musical Season the stamp set and the coordinating dies, Musical Instruments Framelits and the Emboss Resist Technique.

Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 flat.jpg

I used Versamark ink to stamp the foliage onto white card, then added white embossing powder and heat set it. I used a sponge brayer with Pear Pizzazz ink over the top to give this gorgeous, subtle look. The little drummer boy was inked in black and die cut and added with dimensionals. The sentiment was added using a black Stampin’ Write Marker directly to each of the words, cleaned and repeated to allow each one amongst the foliage! I used a sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink to edge this layer before adding the strip of mini sequin trim and adhering this layer to the Pear Pizzazz card.

Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 closeup

I love this little drummer boy… I think of the carol every time I see this image and start singing… par rum pa pa pum!!!

The inside of the card was stamped in the coordinating colours!

Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Musical Season by Craft with Kate Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 inside

The full product list is provided at the end of the 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  Tina Gillespie.

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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 12 – a Beachy Little Christmas!

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 12 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set, a great one for the Aussie summer at Christmas time. I love how Stampin’ Up! have thought about creating a set for us in the South Pacific, and this is just perfect!

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

I’m not sure that the palm trees are so Australian, but they sure do remind me of our holiday last year in Hawaii, so I’m loving them!

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

These little beach boxes were stamped closely together with the Stamp-a-ma-jig (yes, I’m not that good at lining up the stamps, hehe)! Then I cut them out with paper snips, thank goodness for lots of straight lines, and coloured them with watercolour pencils and AquaPainter. The palm trees were coloured the same way, however the lights were coloured with the Brights Collection Markers and a small dot of the Fine Tip Glue pen added for the shine!

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia inside

The inside of the card says it all to me for our Christmas at summer time. The beach boxes were added last with dimensionals to pop them up off the sand (not sure if you can see the sand which was a little yellow watercolour wash).

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY, Handmade

The full product list is provided at the end of the post (except for the stamp set, as it is not available for sale until 1st September, unless you are a demonstrator, or if you join my team today!)

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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Heart of Christmas, Week 11 – Bundle of Love

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 11 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Large Number Framelits, Layering Oval Thinlits and the Card Front Builder Thinlits dies!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Bundle of Love, Bloomin Love, Large Numbers Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate #cutitnothoardit side.JPG

I love gold and vanilla together, I find it such a warm colour combination.

A funny story – I started this card but had not finished it, so came back to it the next day to find the vellum trees I had die cut and not glued down, were chewed and on the floor and the bottom corner of the card under those trees, was dirty and smudged from where he tried to chew it. Luckily I was able to save it, and that will trust me for not finishing a card and putting it away before going to bed!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Bundle of Love, Bloomin Love, Large Numbers Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft wit

That gold foil is just so shiny, perfect detail for these large number dies, which I don’t use enough and I should! They are adhered to the card with the new mini dimensionals, the perfect size to fit beneath them.

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Bundle of Love, Bloomin Love, Large Numbers Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. #cutitnot

And the inside of the card is also decorated with some more vellum trees and a strip of the DSP.

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Bundle of Love, Bloomin Love, Large Numbers Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft wit

The full product list is provided at the end of the 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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You can get the Carols of Christmas Bundle early too!

Hello Friends,

With the Holiday catalogue arriving on 1st September, Stampin’ Up! have decided to release the Carols of Christmas Bundle early to you too and you can order it now!

Carols of Christmas Bundle from Craft with Kate

You can buy the stamp set or add the coordinating thinlits, saving you 10%.

I have used this bundle a couple of times already. You may have seen my recent post where I made this card.

Heart of Christmas Week 9 using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia AWHT Handmade card 3D DIY

 

and yesterday I shared this one using the thinlits to create the fireplace!

Carols of Christmas, Pait Play & at Home with You by Kate Morgan Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia Heart of Christmas 3D Sheet Music

Here are a couple of the Stampin’ Up! teams projects for inspiration!

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And don’t forget, if you received a Bonus Days voucher in July, you can now redeem it by the end of August!

Carols of Christmas Bundle
Save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Thinlits bundled together! You may also buy each item singly.

ITEM DESCRIPTION AUD
146036 Carols of Christmas Bundle (wood-mount) $90.75
146037 Carols of Christmas Bundle (clear-mount) $78.25
144674 Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies $52.00
144801 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (wood-mount) $49.00
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (clear-mount) $35.00

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Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 8

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 8 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the new At Home with You stamp set and the coordinating At Home Framelits (purchased together as a bundle, you save an extra 10%)!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

The Brick Wall Textured impressions embossing folder was used to create the background with Crumb Cake card and I sponged the edges and across the grout lines with a sponge dauber and coordinating ink.

Check out the red door? Yes, it actually opens! This is super cool and there is a die in the set that actually creates this. I love the wreath and the holly above the door; it really gives that Christmas feel. I can almost imagine a warm fire glowing inside the door!

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia open

The red glimmer paper was punched with the 1/8th Handheld Circle punch and adhered to the little trees with Tombo multipurpose glue. I think these baubles look so pretty in the glimmer! I love the door mat too, which I stamped Merry Christmas in Versamark ink and gold embossed it.

Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia closeup

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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The Heart of Christmas, Week 7

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 7 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is a Fancy Fold card (instructions below) using the Star of Light, Cookie-Cutter Christmas & Tabs for Everything stamp sets and the brand new Embossing Paste!

Wow, this embossing paste is fabulous! I loved playing with it, but just a warning, you need to work fairly fast and ensure you clean up straight away before it dries hard onto your masks. The design was completely dry within a few minutes!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

Here I have mixed in a tiny drop of reinker to colour the paste to coordinate with my colour scheme.

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

The Santa was stamped in Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Here is the side view so you can see how it folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

You can find the instructions for how to create this fancy fold card from my recent post, Tranquil Tulips.

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 more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies who are participating this week, starting with Sharon Davern.

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 6

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 6 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team.

My card today is 5-3/4″ square card using the Jar of Love & Christmas Pines stamp sets and the Everyday Jars Framelits.

 

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia, DIY

Can you believe that I have never inked up the Jar of Love stamp set until now?! True! But… having made this card, I am bound to make many more projects with this amazing stamp set.

The photos don’t do this card justice in showing all the glitter and gold edging, but I hope you can see that I used the Versamark ink pad, and rubbed it along the edges of the cardstock, dipped them in gold embossing powder and heat set it. It’s another way of creating a layered effect without the extra thickness of cardstock!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY Xmas

The flowers were stamped with the Cherry Cobbler ink, however the solid background colour was stamped off first to give that toned look. The greetings are from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

and here is the inside of the card!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia inside

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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