Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Looking forward to warmer weather with High Tide

Today’s card has a summery feel to it and yes, I am still waiting for some warmer days to appear in cold Melbourne town! It is Spring and daylight savings is about to start tomorrow night, so hopefully that will mean some better days ahead.

IMG_4846.JPG

I have recently purchased this High Tide stamp set and wanted to get it out and have a play.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.JPG

I have used quite a few different ink pads, although it doesn’t really look overly colourful, but I do love the Pineapple Punch card base with Very Vanilla layer to really bring it to life!

Once I had finished stamping, I felt it still needed something… maybe because it was a single layer card, meaning there was no dimension to it. So pulled out my Wink of Stella and turned to moon into a shiny moon with refection on the water and the tops of the wings of the birds flying high in the sky have a silvery tone to them.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

I also felt it still needed something else, so instead of cutting it down and adding a mat layer, I decided to sponge the edges with Versamark ink, add some Gold Emboss Powder and heat set it. This is a great way to add that layered look and some extra shine!

Here is the inside without a sentiment at the moment. I’m not sure what it will end up being, whether it’s for a birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, or could even be a happy holidays card!

The water is stamped in Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam. The lighthouse is Gray Granite and Blueberry Bushel. The beach is Sahara Sand. The plants are Mossy Meadow. The birds are Memento Black. The moon and reflection are Smoky Slate.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018 inside

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


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
2018 Holiday Catalogue ends 2 January 2019
Be sure to download a PDF copy from my SU Catalogue Library page today.


Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

 Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Product List

Designer Series Paper, Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Under the Sea Textures

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card with more of a masculine theme. As you know, I struggle with these types of cards, but this Sea of Textures bundle had me excited when I first saw it. In conjunction with the new Embossing Mats, it gives so many more options to add texture with the cutting dies!!!

Sea of Textures Under the Sea card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

See that white coral die cut piece in the bottom corner? Well, I used that same die with the new embossing mats to create the embossed section on the Soft Sea Foam card.

The octopus was inked with Grapefruit Grove and then I used Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Markers using the thumping technique to add that extra bit of colour to the tentacles.

I love how the wood textures Designer Series Paper adds the perfect texture for the port hole!

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

But first, have you heard about the amazing, never seen before offer, with the already awesome valued starter kit when you join? July is the month to do so with an additional 10 ink pad assortment for FREE with the Starter Kit. It is only $169 to join and you choose any products to the value or $235 to get started and FREE delivery. There are no contracts or strings attached to this offer. Click here to join (Australian residents only).

DSP Buy 1 Get 1 Free


2018-2019 Annual Catalogue ends 3 June 2019
Be sure to download a PDF copy from my SU Catalogue Library page today.


Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

 Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Product List

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.

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

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

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.

SALEABRATION_2ND_RELEASE_2018.jpg

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

Blog Button - Spot on Team Craftalicious copy

Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*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
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Product List

SALEABRATION_2ND_RELEASE_2018.jpg

Birthday, Designer Series Paper, Masculine, Occasions & Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up!

Bubble Over with a Birthday Brew

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a masculine card using the new Bubble Over Bundle. I love that we have a new masculine set available to us!

Bubble Over Masculine card, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan DIY

Check out that Designer Series Paper too. It’s called Bubbles & Fizz DSP and it is one of the FREE items you can choose with any $90 order during Sale-a-bration. I love that we can add this to our order and that it coordinates with a bundle.

And those Glitter & Clear Epoxy shapes are the perfect embellishment to finish off the coolness of these drinks. After the heat wave of over 40°C in Melbourne over the past few days, I sure could have done with some of these lol

Bubble Over Masculine card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan DIY

The bottle caps are die cut in silver foil, which gives a realistic look to the tops. To see more on this bundle check out this short video.

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


Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product is 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue begins on 3rd January and runs through until 31st May 2018

2018 Occasions cover      2018 SAB cover

Click on the pictures above to download your PDF copy!

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Product List

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

Birthday card for the boys!

Dear Crafters,

Can you believe there are only 2 more days left of 2017?

Where on earth did this year go??? It all happened so fast and with Christmas done and dusted, it’s time to start thinking about Sale-a-bration and the release of the Occasions catalogue.

Today’s card is full of fun colour and uses the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set available in the Occasions catalogue starting in 3rd January!

What kid doesn’t love a party blower on their birthday? I know for sure that they are a hit amongst my girls and I’m sure little boys are no different!

Masculine card using Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, DIY

I have used some beautiful bright colours for this card; Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise.

This stamp set is photopolymer, so lining up the stamps to create the party blowers is actually not as hard as it may seem. I just love this colour combination for boys and all the stamps in this set, make it so easy to create such a fun card.

 

Masculine card using Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

I have made this card with my nephew in mind. His birthday is in January and he loves blues and greens, so perfect for him.

Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page on 3rd January 2018.

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Farewell, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Farewell, Lovely as a Tree

Dear Crafters,

It’s coming to the end of the school year, and many teachers come and go at this time, so here is another Masculine farewell card, using the Lovely as a Tree & Hardwood stamp sets.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup

I stamped the woodgrain image and them used a sponge dauber to add some extra colour and tone.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup

I also sponged some Marina Mist ink across the branches of the trees to give some colour to the sky behind. The font was printed on my computer.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup DIY

I also stamped a tree image on the inside of the card and on the envelope.

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

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Product List

Designer Series Paper, Handmade Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!, Thank you

Masculine Thank You Card

Dear Crafters,

Are you like me and struggle with Masculine cards? Well, I have been on a bit of a roll lately with lots of requests for Masculine cards, and this Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is perfect to use!!!

Masculine Thank You card using Stampin Up Wood Textures DSP, Painted Harvest & Seasonal Layers thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #cutitnothoardit DI

I have obviously gone for the earthy tones and the Seasonal Layers thinlits are the perfect match, along with some of the burlap ribbon. The sentiment is from the Delightful Daisy stamp set as I wanted a fairly large image to stamp onto the Oval Stitched Shapes framelits die cut.

Masculine Thank You card using Stampin Up Wood Textures DSP, Painted Harvest & Seasonal Layers thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup #cutitnothoardi

I love all the layers on this card. What do you think?

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

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Product List

Designer Series Paper, Farewell, Handmade Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Earthy tones for a Masculine card

Hello Friends,

My project today is a Masculine Farewell card using the Wood Textures Designer Paper, Painted Harvest stamp set and the Seasonal Layers thinlits.

I initially had the Lemon Lime Twist panel on the left plain, but then i decided to stamp those little acorns and I think it looks great. I also stamped one on the envelope!

Seasonal Layers thinlits & Wood Textures DSP Masculine Farewell card

The sentiment was printed using my computer, but look at that detail in the Wood Textures DSP?!!! It has so much detail and it looks so real! I love these detailed leaves too.

Seasonal Layers thinlits & Wood Textures DSP Masculine Farewell card

On the inside of the card I used some of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and a small piece of the Wood Textures DSP.

Seasonal Layers thinlits & Wood Textures DSP Masculine Farewell card

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

10-20-17_header_demo_online-x_uksp

Click here to access the pdf of what is on sale during the Extravaganza!

 

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Product List

Handmade Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up! Classic Father’s Day card

Hello Friends,

Today I focus on a Masculine card, because here in Australia, we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday. This card I am sharing with you, was a very straight forward card to create!

To a Classic masculine card using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate

The 1-1/4″ Burlap ribbon has retired, but it was the perfect width for behind this circle!

After I photographed this card, I went back and coloured the image with my AquaPainter and some Crumb Cake ink for some extra colour.

To a Classic masculine card using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Craft with Kate angle

I hope you like my card today and I must give thanks to Annette Elliott who I cased it from. Thank you, Annette!

The full product list can be found at the end of this post!

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Product List

Birthday, Handmade Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Masculine Birthday Card using Stampin’ Up!s Guy Greetings

Hello Friends,

Who struggles creating Masculine cards for the men in your life? Well, I know I certainly do and so I have made some cards to store away for when I need them!

This card uses the Guy Greetings stamp set in the current Annual catalogue. I quite like these shoes and feel that they can be used for anyone who may be a businessman who wears a suit for their day job, or anyone with a little style! lol

Masculine Birthday Card using Stampin Ups Guy Greetings by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Craft with Kate

Check out the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. How gorgeous is that?!!! I made a similar one last week for Father’s Day, you can see it here.

I hope you like my card today. I cased it from Heather Heroldt, so thank you Heather!

The full product list can be found at the end of this post!

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Blog Button - Catalogue  Blog Button - Shop   Blog Button - Classes  Blog Button - Join my Team  Blog Button - Watermark

Happy Stamping,

Blog Signature

Product List