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Heart of Christmas – Week 3 with a Bookmark card and instructions!

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Today has been a big start to the release of the Holiday catalogue – click the image to download your copy and start shopping – you won’t be disappointed!

2019 Holiday catalogue image Craft with Kate

Tonight I have a 4″ x 4″ bookmark card using the Brightly Gleaming Suite. 

Bookmark card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming suite by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue.jpg

Start with a Mossy Meadow card base 10¾” x 4⅛”.
Score at 4¼” then turn the card 90o and score again at 2¼” and then perforate this line.
Insert the smaller end into the Scallop Tag Topper Punch so the edge lines up with the perforation, punch, then trim off the excess.

Bookmark card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming suite by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue open

To decorate:
1 x DSP to 3⅞” x 3⅞”.
1 x DSP 2” x 4” and punch with the scallop tag topper punch and glue to the bookmark.
1 piece 3” x 3” for the front and 1 piece 4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla card for the inside. Rub the edges of the 3″ x 3″ card with the Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink pad.
Stamp the holly images (Mossy Meadow ink) and fussy cut before adhering to the Very Vanilla square with dimensionals. Punch 2 x small baubles from DSP and 1 x larger one in Copper Foil, then emboss it with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

Stamp the sentiments in the Celestial Copper ink. On the inside of the card, the string is actually created by running the edge of a metal ruler on the Celestial Copper ink pad and using it as a stamp!
Finish off with a coordinating piece of ribbon. I used a bambi stapler to hold it.

Bookmark card using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming suite by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue 2

and here’s a coordinating bon bon but slightly smaller than the one I shared in last week’s Christmas Blog Hop (you can see the instructions here). The only difference is that I made this one shorter starting with 8″ x 8½” Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. All the other instructions are the same!

Christmas Bon Bon using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming suite by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 Holiday catalogue.jpg

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Heart of Christmas: Week 2

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Here we go – Week 2 of the Heart of Christmas for 2019!

Brightly Gleaming Suite again – sorry, but I adore this suite and you will be seeing loads of projects with these amazing products. This card is so super simple and easy to make in multiples.

The A5 card base (4-1/8″ x 11-11/16″) is Pretty Peacock with two strips of Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP; 2″ x 5-7/8″ and 3/4″ x 5-7/8″. Glue these to the front starting with the larger one, lining it up, flush on the left side.

Christmas card 2019 using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Suite by Kate Morgan Australia..JPG

Now you can add the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements (two branches) and the bauble. Tie a small piece of copper metallic thread through the top of the bauble and place the ends in the centre of the branches before adding the Star Designer Element to hold it in place. 

Stamp the sentiment (Christmas Gleaming) on Very Vanilla card with the Celestial Delicata Copper ink pad and cut it out with scissors and adhere to the card with dimensionals.

Christmas card 2019 using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Suite by Kate Morgan, Australia..JPG

This Designer paper really is the star of the card and you really don’t need to be an avid crafter to create these projects. This is a wonderful card for the Beginner stamper.

Click here to see the other ladies’ Heart of Christmas inspiration!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

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Heart of Christmas: Week 1

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop 2019

Here we go again! If you have been following my blog for a while, you may recall the Heart of Christmas weekly inspiration we did last year. Well, we are starting it again here with Week 1 of the Heart of Christmas for 2019!

This is a brilliant way to start creating those cards for Christmas, as so often we think we have loads of time later on, but time just passes by and then we struggle to create in bulk before the big day. Starting earlier and join us, being inspired by the amazing creations of our team ladies and start your journey today.

Tonight I am sharing a sneak peek of some new product coming in the Holiday catalogue available to purchase in 2 weeks! These were the very first products added to my shopping cart when I browsed the catalogue; I just loved the entire suite and had to have it all.

I am beginning with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements, Star Designer Elements, along with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.

Christmas card 2019 using Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Suite by Kate Morgan Australia.JPG

This paper has gorgeous copper foil accents on one side of each of the sheets of paper and it is stunning. I was drawn to the colours in this pack; Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil.

I  love the embellishments that also come in this suite. The tiny stars and the foil elements that you just add to your project with Tombo Multipurpose glue.

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So in love with Peter Rabbit of Fable Friends

Today, I have one of the cutest stamp sets in the new Occasions catalogue, Fable Friends. It has Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle duck images and these absolutely take me back to my childhood. My Nanna (who passed away in 1980) even cross-stitched both of these for my sister and myself when we were young children. I still have it and it’s so precious to me, so when I saw this in the catalogue it was straight on my list!

Fable Friends & Floral Romance Suite Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019 Occasions.JPG

My card base is Balmy Blue, embossed using the new Lace Dynamic TIEF. The So Saffron circle is die cut using the Wonderful Floral Framelits dies and the leaves are from the same set, cut in Soft Sea Foam. The flower is from the Wonderful Romance stamp set which coordinates with these framelits.

Peter Rabbit is stamped and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers; Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake. I had to fussy cut him so he sat on top of the yellow die cut. I added a couple of little pearl embellishments for his buttons.

The Organdy Balmy Blue ribbon can be earned for FREE with any $90 order and it comes with 4 other coloured rolls of ribbon in the one pack!!! Great value freebie!

Fable Friends & Floral Romance Suite Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Occasions

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Paper Loop Decorations

Today, I have some cute Paper Loop Decorations that I have made with some retired Stampin’ Up! products, but I have a link below for our current DSPs that will only be available until 2 January, so get in quick.

They are so pretty and more flower-like than many other tutorials out there, which are mainly snowflakes shapes.  I made these for my close friends who catch up most Fridays for coffee!

Christmas Ornment by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.

 

I got my inspiration from Dawn Griffiths and you can see her tutorial here.

Christmas Ornment by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia


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A sugar hit for Boxing Day!

What a busy Christmas Day we had with all the family and extended family coming to our house to celebrate. I love seeing all the kids, cousins and our newest member, Conor who is 5 weeks old, join us! It is a time for no one being excluded and I love that everyone came who we had invited. The relaxed atmosphere and everyone helping themselves and feeling comfortable, made my day.

I can now share with you a couple of the kids gifts for my nieces and nephews. As they are getting older and they have everything they need, I find it difficult to buy for them, so we give them each a gift card. But this year, I wanted to make it a bit different to the usual gift card holder or just putting it in an envelope with a card, so I found these glass jars, placed the gift card inside and filled them up with lollies. I mean, what kid doesn’t love some extra sugar on Christmas Day, right?!!!

Gift Card Ideas for Christmas Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan Australia.jpg

To decorate the tops, I tied some ribbon around each one and added a monogram of their name (luckily they are all different initials) in glimmer paper, with a starburst punch of Christmas DSP and a circle die cut of coordinating card. How beautiful do they look?


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Oh deer, Vanilla & Gold!

Today, is the last day of school for 2018 for my girls and the final day of primary school for my eldest daughter :0  It has been a big week, with her Graduation night on Tuesday evening and half day of school today to end the year.

Anyway, I have another Christmas card for you before my in-laws arrive tomorrow for the start of our Christmas celebrations. This one is simply some DSP, Gold Foil and the Detailed Deer die cut.

All is Bright DSP & Dashing Deer by Kate Morgan, Australia. Christmas 2018.JPG

The sentiment is stamped on strips of card with Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder applied and set with the heat tool. Then I cut the words up and added with dimensionals. These are quite simple and you could mass produce them with not too much trouble.

All is Bright DSP & Dashing Deer by Kate Morgan, Australia. Christmas 2018..JPG

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It’s almost Christmas & no time for fancy cards now!

With less than a week until Christmas today, I needed some quick last minute, easy designs for my Christmas cards.

This one uses a piece of the Joyous Noel DSP placed on the card base with some of the stunning Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon tied around it in a bow to look like a present. Such a simple but effective design.

Joyous Noel DSP Stampin Up Christmas 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia

The Merry Christmas to All stamp set has the erfect sentiments, stamped in Merry Merlot ink and another strip of the DSP is added inside with a strip of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper. Doesn’t it tie the card together perfectly?!

Joyous Noel DSP Stampin Up Christmas 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

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Under the Mistletoe this Christmas

Today, I am sharing a Christmas card that is so easy to create. It’s just cutting some strips of the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and gluing them to the front of the card.

Under the Mistletoe DSP Stampin Up Christmas 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia

I stamped the sentiments in Shaded Spruce using the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and used the coordinating framelits to cut it out and sponged around the edges, before adding it to the front of the card with dimensionals. I also used the 1/2″ circle punch to take a tiny bit from the centre spine of the card to thread through some red ribbon and tie it in a bow at the front. I added some Sprigs of Mistletoe punched from some of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper pack for some added sparkle!

Under the Mistletoe DSP Stampin Up Christmas 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

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Dashing Deer meets Delicate Lace for a bright Christmas

Today, I am sharing a Christmas card using the Dashing Deer framelits and the Delicate Lace edgelits with some Designer Series Paper and gold!

I cut and folded my Poppy Parade card base and used the Delicate Lace edgelit along the side. This then helped determine the size and placement of the banners.

The Starburst punch was used to cut some Garden Green card which was the embossed using the Big Shot and the Subtles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This was added with dimensionals and the Gold Foil reindeer added last.

Dashing Deer in Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.

A 1″ strip of DSP was added to the inside of the card, behind that gorgeous lace border.

Dashing Deer in Holiday catalogue 2018 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia

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