Birthday, Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Epic Celebrations in Triple Time

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a masculine kids card using the Epic Celebrations stamp set from the Saleabration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

I really struggle to create masculine cards, but when we used the Triple Time Stamping Technique in my last class, I thought this stamp set would be perfect.

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The images are stamped in Basic Black ink and then coloured lightly with Watercolour Pencils and blended with Blender Pens.

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope to coordinate!!!

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Baby, Birthday, Kids Cards, Punch Art, Stampin' Up!

Thoughtful Branches, Hedgehog

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another card I saw on Pinterest but I’ve changed it up to use products that I have. It’s using the Thoughtful Branches dies along with a few others that you will be able to identify!

So here is my cute little hedgehog!

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Oh my, have you seen this stunning Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder? You have to get it! This is the first time I’ve used it and WOW, doesn’t it give a great effect!!!!

Can you tell that the spikes are created from the tree (less the trunk!) die?

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I have used Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Black card, along with Soft Sky.

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I was super happy with the look of this one!

What do you think of this card?

 

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Baby, Designer Series Paper, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Just Add “S”

Dear Crafters,

It has been quite a few months since I have entered any challenges, but today I enter the Just Add Ink challenge, “Just Add S” to your project (#318).

So I have chosen to add a Sunburst!

Love Blooms Baby Bear Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate #stampinupaustralia

I love making this style of card, not only does it showcase so many of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! papers, but it can also use up some smaller scraps left over from previous projects.

I also adore this new Baby Bear stamp set. Isn’t it just adorable? I have stamped it with Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, as it is a two-step stamp, although there are 3 parts to it, hence the 3 colours!

Love Blooms Baby Bear Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, @cardsbykate DIY

I also wanted to show you some cards with the new Affectionately Yours DSP using the same Sunburst technique. They are so bright and cheery. This time the little cat is created using the Foxy Friends bundle (purchase both items together to save $$).

Affectionately Yours Foxy Friends Cat Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

Check out his little bell around his neck…. it actually does make a sound too!!!

Affectionately Yours Foxy Friends Cat Sunburst Feminine handmade card #stampinup DIY, @cardsbykate

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

Products

Stamps: Baby Bear, Foxy Friends
Inks:  Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede (Bear) Basic Black Archival (Cat)
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Love Blossoms DSP (Bear) Affectionately Yours DSP, Rose Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla (Cat)
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Blushing Bride Cotton ribbon

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Birthday, Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards

Hey, Girl

Dear Crafters,

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

Have you lost your mojo?

Well why not try a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Sketch Challenge JAI#271.

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

I stamped and coloured the image of the girl with Copic markers. The image was again stamped onto DSP and I cut out the dress and glued it onto the girls body.

Colours used: Basic Black, Real Red, Silver and Whisper White.

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this sketch challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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feminine, Kids Cards

Cupcake Time!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

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Sprinkles Of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set (139971) Price: $37.00

 

 

Who loves cupcakes??? I do!

Sprinkles of Life

This card is predominantly Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. 

Sprinkles of Life

And check out that Watermelon Wonder colour, it is by far my favourite new In Colour!

The Tree Builder Punch coordinates with this stamp set making it so quick and easy to create your projects.

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Tree Builder Punch (138295) Price: $31.00

 

This lace ribbon is so soft and easy to tie into a bow. It’s stunning and it comes in all the new In Colours!

Mint Macaron 1″ Dotted Lace Trim (138424) Price: $10.50

 

And to get you started, you can purchase all the new In Colour inkpads and get the cardstock practically free by purchasing as a bundle!

2015-2017 In Color A4 Cardstock & Classic Stampin’ Pads Kit (138350) Price: $58.00

 

Get the 2015-2017 In Color essentials in one bundle! The ultra-smooth cardstock is ideal for stamping, so you get clean, crisp images. And the innovative ink pad design has a patented flip-top lid and a firm foam pad to give you a superior stamping experience.

Kit contents:
* 20 sheets cardstock, 4 each in 5 colors: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder
* 5 Classic Stampin’ Pads, 1 each in 5 colors: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

Cardstock
* A4
* 80-lb. weight
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Ink
* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Acid free
* Flip top for upside-down storage: pads stay inked during storage
* Firm foam pad lasts longer than felt pads and provides exceptional ink coverage, especially with solid-image stamps
* Can be re-inked with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
* Coordinates with Stampin’ Up! cardstock, markers, and embellishments

Have you placed your first order yet with the new Annual Catalogue going live yesterday? There are so many yummy products in there and my wish list is so big, I’m not sure where to start!

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Free Product, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Best Day Ever

Dear Crafters,

How did you enjoy yesterdays blog hop? I thought there were some wonderful creations for our inspiring team members!

Well today, I continue the theme of my blog post and created another card using the same stamp set, DSP and colour combinations.

Best Day Ever

The base card is Calypso Coral stamped with the coordinating ink. The Soft Suede layer, I punched with the scallop border punch and added a piece of the Best Year Ever Designer Paper. I used the banner punch to add some interest to the side of the card.

The sentiment from the Best Day Ever Stamp set is stamped on Whisper White card stock in Coastal Cabana ink and mounted onto Calypso Coral Core’dinations card stock.

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I added the ribbon, but wasn’t sure about a bow, I thought that it didn’t suit the style of this card, so I just made a very simple knot.

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope!

Best Day Ever

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

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Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Masculine, Punch Art

Punch Art for boys

Hello Crafters,

Today I am going back to some punch art to create a card for my nephew who turns 6 today! Happy Birthday buddy!!!!

Punch Art for boys

The punches used are mostly circles and word window. Once all the pieces are glued together, I added the plane to the card with dimensionals so it actually looks like it is flying!

Here is a close up.

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I think he is going to love it, what do you think?

 

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Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Birthday, Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards, Techniques & Tutorials

Stars in their multitudes

Hello Crafters,

Melbourne has turned on a gorgeous sunny day today, so I will quickly share a card I have made for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge before heading outside to enjoy the sunshine with my girls!

The challenge this week is a Colour Challenge JAI#235.

I love this colour combination and needed to make a card for my daughter’s friends birthday next weekend, and these colours screamed cupcake to me!

Birthday Cupcake Card

I started with a card base of Pink Pirouette. I then got out the Stars decorative mask and using my sponge daubers and the above colours, I began sponging from lightest to darkest randomly around some Whisper White card stock. This almost gives the effect of Bokeh!

Birthday Cupcake Card

I used the Cupcake Builder punch with the 2014-2016 In Colours Backgrounds DSP, then Strawberry Slush card for the cherry and sprinkles.

I added some chevron ribbon before adding the embellishment with dimensionals.

Birthday Cupcake Card

I added the sentiment from the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss.

Birthday Cupcake Card

I think this is a very sweet little card and I am loving the stars background. I know I will definitely be creating more of these!

This background is very cheap and easy to create, why don’t you give it a go too.

Please leave a comment below, what you think of my card.

PS I was the winner at JAI for this card!!!

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Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Kids Cards

Frozen Olaf

Hello Crafters,

I have so many kids birthday invites on our fridge at the moment that I need to get cracking on some of the cards to place on their pressies!

Miss 4 has been invited to a Frozen party and what better than creating a little punch art. I know when I watched the movie FROZEN, I fell in love with Olaf, the little snowman, so here he is!

Frozen Olaf Punch Art Card

I used Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist and Basic Black card stock to create Olaf. I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker for his eyebrows and hair. The lines on the buttons I used the chalk marker.

The Designer Series Paper has retired (it was from last year’s holiday catalogue), but there are plenty of gorgeous DSPs in this years Holiday Catalogue which will be available from 28th August, so not long now to wait!

Frozen Olaf Punch Art Card

The punches I used were:

  • 2 1/2″ Circle
  • 1 3/8″ circle
  • 1/2″ circle
  • 3/4″ x 15/16″ oval
  • 1 3/4″ x 7/8″ oval
  • 2″ x 1 3/8″ oval
  • I cut the head, arms & teeth out by hand!

So with a few punches that you probably already have in your stash, you too can recreate this gorgeous card. Go on give it a go, the little munchkin who receives it will be blown away!!!

This design was based on one I saw on Pinterest by Michelle Suit in the USA.

 

The Annual Catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Kids Cards

Monkey Punch Art

Hello Crafters,

Happy Good Friday to you and I hope you are enjoying the start of this Easter break!!!

I know the excitement is certainly building in our house with two very excited girls looking forward to the Easter Bunny visiting on Sunday!

In following on from Wednesday’s blog post on Punch Art, I have another one for you which is super duper cute!

Monkey Punch Art

Isn’t she the most gorgeous thing you have seen?!!! I am so pleased with this card, I can see myself making many more!

The base card is white then I layered a piece of Sahara Sand Core’dinations cardstock which I embossed with the Arrows TIEF (available until 30 June) and then sanded it.

The next layer is Melon Mambo and then White on top.

The monkey is created with Crumb Cake & Soft Suede cardstock and the nose is black.

The heart was created by stamping the largest heart in the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and die cutting it out with the coordinating Framelits. The large heart is a punch and the smaller heart is from the Hearts a Flutter framelits. The tiny heart on her head is also a punch with a rhinestone for a bit of bling!

Monkey Punch Art

I used the black Stampin’ Write Marker to draw the mouth and dots. I added some googly eyes for a more effective finish. Doesn’t she just make you go, awwww!

This was so much fun to make and see her come alive as I put it together! Go on, have a go yourself, I know you want to!

I must thank http://www.brandyscards.com for showing me how to create this gorgeous card.

Doing anything special on Anzac Day afternoon? No?

Well why not join my Punch Art Class.

Be sure to Email Me and book your seat now or join via my Facebook link!

 

All the punches used to create this little monkey are Stampin’ Up! products:

2-1/2″ Circle (120906)

1-3/4″ Circle (119850)

1″ Circle (119868)

3/4″ Circle (119873)

3/8″ Circle (118309) part of 3 set pack

Large Oval (199855)

XL Oval (119859)

Word Window (119857)

Small Heart (117193)

Large Heart (119883)

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