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The Heart of Christmas, Week 27: At Home with You

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 27 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team! This is our final post of Christmas Inspiration for the Heart of Christmas. I hope you have enjoyed my projects each Wednesday for the past 27 weeks! It sure was fun and a great way to build up my stash of Christmas cards. Now to write in them all and post them off with my yearly newsletter!

My project today focuses on the At Home with You stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Christmas Card using Stampin Up At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I embossed the crumb cake card with the Brick Wall TIEF and then used a sponge dauber with coordinating ink to give the wall some texture. I added a small piece of Basic gray cardstock to the bottom to look like pavement. I think it worked really well. The door is stamped with Black Memento ink onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock and die cut.

The pot plants are coloured with the new Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Christmas Card using Stampin Up At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia inside

On the inside of the card I added a small piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi tape with another pot plant image.

I love these cute little Boxwood Wreath embellishments and the Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched ribbon, tied in a bow, to finish it off.

Christmas Card using Stampin Up At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Heart of Christmas

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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 Inspiration with Christmas Pines

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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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!

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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: Quilted Christmas

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 24 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is a quick and easy card using the Quilted Christmas DSP. Where, you say? Look at those 3 little Christmas trees. They are cut from the Designer paper!

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The background is embossed using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder. A doily is added, then the oval stitched framelit in whisper white. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment, from the At Home with You stamp set (oops, forgot the add that to the product list at the bottom of this post)!

A small piece of the Red Ribbon was attached behind each tree before adding each one to the stitched oval with a dimensional. A rhinestone was added to the top of each tree!

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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 23: Beachy Little Christmas with Stampin Blends!

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 23 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is using the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set and the brand new Stampin’ Blends Markers which are released today for you to purchase!!!

You can purchase these markers singularly or in a combo pack of two. Or if you are like me and need the entire set, you can also purchase all of them (see below)!!!

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Here is my Christmas card using these amazing new blending markers.

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My card base is Fresh Fig and I used the Thick Whisper White for the centre panel.

To use the Stampin’ Blend Markers, you need to stamp your images with the Black Memento ink pad, allowing it to dry for a few minutes before you begin colouring. I add the darker shade first and then blend with the lighter shade.

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I used some of the Red Ribbon across the top and bottom of the white card and added a bow, just to add a little red to make it extra Christmassy!!!

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Watch the video on using the Stampin’ Blends Markers!

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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 22: Merry Little Christmas DSP

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 22 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP & Layered Leaves DTIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

Don’t you just love the layers and texture of this card? I love how the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured impressions embossing folder gives such a deep impression as the background and then coordinates so well with the black and white leaf layer of dsp!

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP & Layered Leaves DTIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

The Triple banner punch makes creating banners so quick and easy and perfect. I certainly cannot get them so perfect without this punch!

Adding the layer of silver glimmer adds a touch of class, as does the two little black rhinestones!

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP & Layered Leaves DTIEF by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Click on the image below to view the YouTube video to see more you can create with the Carols of Christmas bundle.

Carols of Christmas Suite

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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 21: Beachy Little Christmas

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My project today uses the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set and the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Beachy Little Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I began by stamping the shell images on the base card with the coordinating Crumb Cake ink. Next I added a small strip of the Merry Little Christmas Designer series paper and a piece of burlap ribbon.

I stamped the tree image in crumb cake ink and coloured it with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush before die cutting it with the oval and sponging the edge.

Beachy Little Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

The sentiment is also stamped in Crumb Cake ink and sponged the edges before adding it with dimensionals. I think using predominantly crumb cake on this card, resonates with me as being the sand at the beach.

Beachy Little Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

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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 Inspiration, Week 20: Carols of Christmas

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My project today uses the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Merry little Christmas Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

When I opened the pack of Designer papers and saw this piece (that I’ve used as the back layer with the leaves), it was so “in your face” stark, black and white. I needed to soften it to use and so I got out my sponge brayer and added some Old Olive ink to take away that bright white! Sometimes we get so put off by the contrast of black and white and wonder how we will use it, but if you colour the white areas softly, it can totally change the look!

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

Adding the layer of gold glimmer and the gold bow adds a touch of class!

Carols of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

Click on the image below to view the YouTube video to see more you can create with the Carols of Christmas bundle.

Carols of Christmas Suite

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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, week 19 – Christmas Pines & Painted Harvest

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 19 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Painted Harvest & Christmas Pines stamp sets to create this Christmas card!

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Look at me using Always Artichoke, a colour I very rarely use…. in fact, I think it is the 2nd time ever, that it’s been opened and you know what, I actually don’t mind it for a Christmas colour!

Christmas card using Stampin Up Painted Harvest & Christmas Pines, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Fancy #makeacardsendacard

I have stamped the sunflower image in Always Artichoke, and twice with Old Olive. The berries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler. How pretty is that coordinating double stitched ribbon bow?!!! So pretty!

The Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder just finishes this card off perfectly. I just love that added texture.

Christmas card using Stampin Up Painted Harvest & Christmas Pines, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Fancy #makeacardsendacard inside

I love how versatile our stamp sets can be. Who would have thought to use a sunflower image for a Christmas wreath?!!! Not me…. but there are plenty of amazingly creative people out there on Pinterest who inspired me.

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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 18

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 18 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Merry Little Labels stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Label punch to create this Christmas card!

Here I have embossed the background card using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, before adding a large banner of the Quilted Christmas Designer paper with a piece of the black lace trim tied around it.

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Bundle by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY

The sentiment, No Peeking is stamped with Versamark ink and silver embossed on the black card. The new Everyday Label punch is the perfect match to punch it out and adhere with dimensionals.

The sentiment inside the card, is exactly what we do on Christmas day; eat, drink and be merry! lol

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Bundle by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY inside

A small piece of silver glimmer and the 3 little rhinestones just finish it off, don’t you agree?

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Bundle by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia. 2017 Holiday catalogue. DIY flat

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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 Inspiration, Week 17: Bridge Fold card with FREE tutorial

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Welcome to Week 17 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the At Home with You stamp set, the coordinating At Home Framelit dies and the Detailed Gate Thinlits die to create this Bridge Fold Christmas card!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

I started by die cutting the gate in the new Champagne Foil sheet and I was surprised how gorgeous it was. Then I had to come up with a card to use it on… and because it is quite wide, I thought it was perfect for using on a bridge fold card, but I had to come up with a solution to make it sturdy and solid, so I added some Window Sheet behind the detailed gate and because it is clear, you don’t see it! Winner!!!

I love the red front door with the Christmas wreath on it, I think it really pops behind the front gate! I’ve really tried to set the theme here with the gorgeous front gate and looking through to the front door of the house!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

Click here to access my FREE Bridge Fold Card Tutorial (in Australia measurements).

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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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