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HOC Week 5 – Penguin Playmates Peekaboo card

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Each Monday evening until mid-December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

It’s almost time that the 2021 July-August Mini catalogue is available to purchase from tomorrow, 3rd August 2021, and tonight I have another sneak peek of some new product and free Sale•a•bration items.

The Penguin Place Bundle (#156789) is under $55AUD and has the stamp set and coordinating punch as part of the bundle.

SAB Penguin Playmates DSP Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

The Penguin Playmates 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (#158420) is one of the items you can select from the Sale•a•bration brochure with any $90+AUD order.

Penguin Playmates DSP JD21

It was one of the first items I selected and with the coordinating Penguin Builder Punch (#156452), you can punch out these little fellas from the paper without having a stamp set – although I did use the Penguin Place (#156410) stamp set for the sentiment! I have also used the Picture This Dies (#155559) which cuts out all these circles in one pass through my dfie cutting machine, for the penguins to peek through! The fox & rabbit were cut from the DSP with the Picture This Dies so they were the same size, but popped up on dimensionals. Behind each penguin head, I placed a dimensional for added depth.

SAB Penguin Playmates DSP Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia close up

On the inside, I have decorated it with the cute polar bear. See how he is half off the card, well he was fussy cut from the edge of the DSP. Just because he wasn’t a full image, don’t throw them out, you can still use them! Some Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added for some sparkle to finish off.

SAB Penguin Playmates DSP Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

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HOC Week 4 – Sneak Peek of Christmas Season

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Each Monday evening until mid-December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight I am using some of the products from the Painted Christmas Suite.

Painted Christmas DSP JD21

The Christmas Season Bundle will no doubt be a popular bundle this year. With its holly, berries and pinecones, it suits all crafters worldwide. Underneath the Designer Paper on this card, I am using the pre-printed Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Cards and Envelopes again for a quick and easy start to this card.

Christmas Season Bundle, Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia

The Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper is cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the bottom layer. The holly are stamped in Garden Green ink, the leaves are Pear Pizzazz ink and the berries are Real Red ink. The other leaves are stamped in Versamark ink, Heat & Stick Powder added and heat set with the Heat Tool, then Gilded Leafing added and gently rubbed with a sponge dauber to remove the excess. Doesn’t it add a gorgeous touch of elegance?!!

Christmas Season Bundle, Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia close

Some Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots were added to finish it off. The sentiment for this card is from the new Peaceful Deer stamp set.

Christmas Season Bundle, Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia flat

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DSP Paper sale 1 July - 2 Aug 2021

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HOC Week 3 – Sneak Peek to the coolest friend ever, Penguins!

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Each Monday evening until mid-December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight I share another sneak peek of some new products, the Penguin Place bundle ($54.75AUD). This is a punch bundle and it is adorable. I’m not normally into the cutesy type sets, but this one is cute and can also be used for birthdays with a balloon and bithday sentiments included, so a win-win. In the Sale•a•bration brochure, you can also earn a full pack of 12″ x 12″ Pengiun Playmates DSP that coordinates with this bundle for any order over $90+!

Penguin Place, SAB Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan Australia

The snow hills are stamped in Balmy Blue ink onto the new Snowy White Velvet Sheets ($8.75AUD) and then I used Paper Snips to cut along the edge. The Stitched So Sweetly dies cut out the sentiment. The Penguins were stamped in Black Memento ink using the Stamparatus to ensure I got a nice dark tone by stamping twice. I penguin on the front is fussy cut, but the one on the inside is cut using the Penguin Builder punch! The feet and beak are stamped in Calypso Coral ink and the hat and scarf in Polished Pink ink (fussy cut).

How cute is the inside?!!!

Penguin Place, SAB Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

Card 2 – This card predominantly uses the upcoming Sale•a•bration item, Penguin Playmates 12″x12″ DSP, that can be selected for FREE with any $90+ order from 4 August 2021!

The background panels, cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the three cute images are all cut from the DSP! The sentiment is the same one as on the above card, but this time I cut it into three separate sections to glue to each of the three panels.

Penguin Playmates DSP SAB Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia.

The Balmy Blue Gems added an extra touch of glimmer and I thought went really well with this colour combination. The White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon is tied in a bow and added with a glue dot.

Penguin Playmates DSP SAB Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia close up

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If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s Host, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all participants.

Designer Paper Sale on select packs NOW (July 2021)

DSP Paper sale 1 July - 2 Aug 2021

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2021-2022 Annual Catalogue ends 2 May 2022
2021 J-D Mini catalogue starts 3 August – 3 January 2022 ♥ coming soon ♥
2021 #2 Sale•a•bration Brochure starts 3 August – 30 September 2021 ♥ coming soon ♥
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HOC Week 2 – Gingerbread and Peppermint Sneak Peek

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Each Monday evening until mid-December, I am taking part in the Heart of Christmas blog hop showcasing our amazing range of holiday products from the Annual and July-December Mini catalogues. Please hop along and enjoy some fabulous inspiration from our talented team!

Tonight I am sharing some of the products from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite. These Memories and More Cards & Envelopes make cardmaking easy. Along with the new Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper, you can get some Christmas cards done in no time at all!

Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia mit

These cards are pre-printed with the brown scallop border and splatters!

I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut the DSP layer. I did have to run one end through a second time with the die to remove one scalloped end so it fit perfectly inside the pre-printed scallop rectangle. Then I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the images from the patterned Papers and added them with dimensionals to the card. The sentiments and the images stamped on the envelopes are from the new Sweets & Treats stamp set.

Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Some Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added for bling!

Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia trees

I decorated the inside with another fussy cut image from the papers and another sentiment in the coordiating colour; Old Olive.

Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, Stampin Up 2021 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Thanks for dropping by.

Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Andrea Sargent!

HOC Next Button 2021

If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s Host, Tina Gillespie and she will have the list of all participants.

Designer Paper Sale on select packs NOW (July 2021)

DSP Paper sale 1 July - 2 Aug 2021

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2021-2022 Annual Catalogue ends 2 May 2022
2021 J-D Mini catalogue starts 3 August – 3 January 2022 ♥ coming soon ♥
2021 #2 Sale•a•bration Brochure starts 3 August – 30 September 2021 ♥ coming soon ♥
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HOC Week 1 – Evergreen Christmas

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Welcome to Week 1 of the 2021 Heart of Christmas Blog Hop!

I had a tough week trying to work out what to create for this first week as I do not have any current Christmas products and I’m still waiting on my order to arrive, eeek. So, back to the drawing board and thinking outside the box, I first went to my Evergreen Forest Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This card is very simple but sometimes this is what we want when creating our Christmas cards, right?!

My card base is Evening Evergreen, with a layer of Soft Succulent and the Soft Sea Foam layer is embossed with the Evergreen Forest TIEF. Glue the top two layers together, wrap around some In Color Ribbon and tie in a bow. This can now be glued to the card base. The sentiment (Many Messages) is stamped in Soft Succulent ink and die cut (Messages die) and added with dimensionals.

Evergreen Christmas card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

My second card I used the Stitched Triangles dies to create my retro trees. This card also uses the five new 2021-2023 In Colors; the non-traditional Christmas colours to make the faux resin dots for the garland! Again I used a sentiment (Many Messages) stamped in Soft Succulent ink and die cut (Messages die) and added with mini dimensionals. The largest tree is also popped up on dimensionals. The Pansy Petals designer series paper used in this card is on sale this month (find all the details below)!

Stitched Triangle Trees card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I haven’t added a sentiment to the inside yet, but did add a couple more stitched triangle trees.

Stitched Triangle Trees card for HOC blog hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Thanks for dropping by. All the products used tonight are linked at the end of this post!

Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Christine Blain!

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If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up please head to the blog of this week’s host of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, for the full list of participants.

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2021-2022 Annual Catalogue ends 2 May 2022
2021 J-D Mini catalogue starts 3 August – 3 January 2022 ♥ coming soon ♥
2021 Sale•a•bration Brochure#2 starts 3 August – 30 September 2021 ♥ coming soon ♥
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