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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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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

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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 Inspiration, Week 12 – a Beachy Little Christmas!

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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

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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

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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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Heart of Christmas, Week 10; Carols of Christmas and so much more!

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 10 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses many different stamp set and bundles; Sheet Music stamp, Carols of Christmas & At Home With You bundles, Paint Play stamp set, and other new products from the Annual Catalogue!

The Sheet Music is stamped in Versamark ink, gold embossed and heat set, as is the sentiment.

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

The mantle of the fireplace was created using the Card Front Thinlits Builder dies that is part of the bundle with the Carols of Christmas stamp set which will be available in the upcoming Holiday catalogue! The baubles are also from this bundle.

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

The fire was stamped using the Paint Play stamp set. I’m not too sure how well it worked, but I think you get the picture, lol. Those little Boxwood Wreath embellishments are super cute and I just had to add one to the centre of the fireplace. I also added some red glimmer berries and a copper trim bow!

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 9 – Carols of Christmas

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 9 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the brand new Carols of Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits (purchased together as a bundle, you save an extra 10%). These will be available in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue released in September but if you join my team, you can get them now. Ask me how!

Carol of Christmas Stamp Set
Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

So here is my card for this week using this stamp set.

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

I have used Tranquil Tide and Silver as my colour combination for this card.

Those little deer are stamped in Basic Grey on Whisper White, as I originally die cut them in the silver foil, but it was just too much silver!

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

The sentiment is embossed in Silver and that ribbon is new in the Annual catalogue too. Isn’t it pretty?

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

The sentiment inside the card is from the Star of Light stamp set and few more die cuts at the bottom. The green piece was on off cut from another project where I used the Lots of Labels Framelits (a full product list is below).

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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Bonus Day’s are happening this month! For every $90 you spend (or multiples of) between 1–31 July (before postage), you’ll receive 1 or more Bonus Days coupons that you can spend between 1–31 August!!! Order as you normally would and your bonus days coupons will be emailed to you after your order is placed.

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Between 1st and 31st July, every new demonstrator gets an Essentials Gift Pack (worth $86) plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth $35) from the upcoming Holiday catalogue added to their starter kit for FREE! This means that new demonstrators will get products and business supplies worth a whopping $356 for just $169 with free shipping!

Here’s what Santa includes in the Essentials Gift Pack:
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AND spend your Starter Kit dollars ($235) on things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories!

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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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