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Colour Creations Blog Hop featuring Bermuda Bay with Accented Blooms

Hello Crafters,

Some of the Art With Heart team have decided to do a weekly Blog Hop that highlights a different colour in our range each week. Today we are featuring one of my favourite colours, Bermuda Bay!!!

Today I’ve used the Accented Blooms stamp set with the coordinating Tailored Tag punch. I stamped the image with Versamark ink, added white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I coloured the images with Stampin’ Write Markers; Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay. Then I added some Wink of Stella to the Bermuda Bay flowers to add some shine and highlight the colour.

Accented Blooms Birthday card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.jpg

Using the Trio punch, I took out a notch on the spine of the card to thread the new gorgeous grape mini striped ribbon through and tie it in a bow!

The sentiment is from the Best Bunny stamp set. I used the Stamparatus to create this. I had the sentiment on one plate and the solid image on another. I stamped the sentiment first with Versamark and then add the white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I placed it back in the Stamparatus and inked the solid image with Bermuda Bay ink and stamped it a couple of times to get a deep, rich colour. Then I used a tissue to wipe off the excess ink from the embossed sentiment. This was then punched out and added with dimensionals.

Accented Blooms Birthday card, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!


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Congratulations Petal Palette in Copper & Marble

Dear Crafters,

Wow, is it really the last day of February? Where did those 2 months go???

Today I share a Congratulations card using the Petal Palette Bundle & the Marbled background stamp.

Last Wednesday I shared a card using this same technique, you can see it here; however, this one uses darker colours. I’ve used Bermuda Bay instead of Pool Party, for a richer colour. I also used Copper instead of gold!

Marbled meets Petal Palette Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

I love the richness of the copper embossing powder and the leaves die cut in the copper foil add some extra shine to the card. The bird is stamped in Perfect Plum ink on coordinating card and die cut. The same with the sentiment on Bermuda Bay card.

Marbled meets Petal Palette Stampin Up Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator, Australia.jpg

Sorry about the dark photos, it was a dark and gloomy day when I was photographing them. A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
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*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
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Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Gift Ideas, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Christmas Star Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

Today I have the cutest little gift box in the shape of a Christmas Star! But you could use it for any occasion really. I have used the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This box doesn’t even require any glue to hold it together, it is such a clever project and is actually much easier than it looks!

3D Christmas Star box using Stampin Ups Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, Holiday 2017 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

I got the inspiration for this from a lady in the USA, Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie. She has some amazing tutorials for the most stunning projects and I happened to catch this one as she was doing a live video and immediately got crafting to make one before I forgot the measurements. You too can watch her video by clicking on her name above.

Whoa, 5 days til Santa arrives…. have you been good? Do you have a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate on your list like me?!!!! You can order one by clicking the image below!

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Blog Hop: Add Texture with Embossing!

Hello Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some creative projects by adding texture with embossing. Embossing can add a lovely dimension, and with our wonderful Stampin’ Up! products, we can create many different looks. These include Heat embossing using embossing powder, dry embossing using our textured folders or by adding embossing paste!

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If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the lovely, Sharon Davern. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

My first project today features some new products you may not have seen yet, from the soon to be released Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure. This stamp set, Party Pandas is going to be very popular as one of the FREE stamp sets when you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration! I have also featured the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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I have added some Wink of Stella to each sequin, but I’m not sure if you can this in the photos? The Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and the Adhesive Backed Tutti Fruitti Sequins are also new products.

Blog Hop with Party Pandas & Scattered Sequins by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia.jpg

For my next project, I have used the Embossing Paste with Pattern Party Decorative Masks and then quickly added some gold embossing powder and heat set it. This showcases two embossing techniques in one, and look at that amazing effect!!!! I’ve also dry embossed the background, so all three embossing techniques are used on this one card!

Blog Hop with Stampin Ups Embossing Paste & You've Got This by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

I’ve also used the Stampin Blends Markers to colour the flower!

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The embossing paste adds a wonderful texture to your projects. The best thing about it, is that you can colour it with your reinkers to change the colour, you can add embossing powder before it dries and heat set it, but you can also mix in some fine glitter!

Embossing paste 3 ways by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY
1= plain, 2= gold embossing powder added and heat set, 3= glitter added

Why don’t you give embossing a try? It adds wonderful texture to your projects!

Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Catherine Proctor.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1.  Alisha Watson
2. Ros Davidson
3. Rachel Woollard
4. Sharon Davern
5. Kate Morgan < you are here>
6. Catherine Proctor
7. Caroline Manwaring
8. Monika O’Neill
9. Tina Gillespie
10. Leanne Mitchell
11. Rachel Palmieri

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Blog Hop, Christmas, Handmade Cards, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!

It’s all about the new Holiday Catalogue for the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop!

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available on 1st September until 2nd January 2018. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

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Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links. You may have come to me from the very talented, Rachel Palmieri.

Now let’s get started!

For my projects today I am using the Musical Season Bundle with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.

My projects are fairly simple, using Black, Silver and White! Not my usual Christmas style, but it is classic and I wanted to try something different to what I always use and this Designer Paper just has to be a focal point. #cutitnothhoardit

Check out that Black Shimmer ribbon too, it is just gorgeous and coordinates so well with my cards tonight.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle &amp; Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Fancy front

My second card is stepped up with a some extra die cutting, heat embossing and dry embossing using the new Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The sentiment is silver embossed and heat set on some black card with a piece of Silver Foil behind. The French Horn is also die cut from the Silver Foil.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle &amp; Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

and the inside of both cards I stamped the same sentiment in Black ink with the Lyre behind stamped in Smoky Slate!

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Musical Season Bundle &amp; Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. inside

This card uses the same Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper along with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies, Card Front Builder Thinlits. The border frame is die cut using these thinlits.

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas & Merry Music DSP by Craft with Kate, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia 2017.jpg

The trees and the deer on the front are die cut with the Silver Foil. The black ribbon bow adds a touch of softness to the card. Behind the raised sentiment is a layer of silver glimmer. Not sure if you can see that clearly in the picture.

Here is the inside of my card with the tiny deer and the glimmer Christmas tree set to the bottom right hand side.

 

and for my last card today, I have paired these up with the new Mini Ornaments Embellishments, to hang in the centre of this card with the fine silver metallic thread!

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Merry Music DSP, Musical Season & Mini Ornaments by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017.jpg

I die cut the Lots of Labels framelits in 3 sizes to use to frame the mini ornament embellishment adding dimensionals behind the frames for added layering. The inside of the card I wanted to remain black behind the ornament, however that is not great for writing a greeting, so I cut a square out of the white layer and stamped the sentiment below it.

Handmade Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Merry Music DSP, Musical Season & Mini Ornaments by Craft with Kate, Independent Demonstrator Australia 2017 diy.jpg


Products used:

Stamps: Musical Season, Carols of Christmas
Inks: Black Archival, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Card/Paper: Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Merry Music Specialty DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Musical Instruments Framelits, Card Front Builder Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, Mini Ornaments Embellishments, Silver Metallic Thread


Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, Caroline Manwaring.

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