Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Thinlits Dies

Window Box flower pot

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a very pretty birthday card using the Window Box Thinlits dies.

I cased this from Tina Rappe, who made one in pinks!

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I adore Pool Party, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip as a colour combination!

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The sentiment is from the Cool Treats stamp set. Don’t you just love the font? I love how the ‘Happy’ is capitalised and the ‘Birthday’ is italics!

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What do you think of this feminine card?

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Cool Treats Ice-cream Card

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a deliciously sweet looking card for you using the Cool Treats Bundle which I made for my mum’s birthday today!!! I’m able to post it for you now, as we celebrated her birthday yesterday.

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Who doesn’t love ice-cream right?!!! Check out the coordinating Designer Series paper, Tasty Treats. The sentiment is one that you could use for many occasions, not just birthdays.

I love how versatile this bundle is going to be. You can create masculine or feminine or anything you like, but swapping the colours.

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I love the chocolate sauce dripping on the top scoop of ice-cream with a coordinating enamel dot on top!

Check out the gorgeous lace doilies too! I just love them. They come in a large pack and they are whisper white on one side and very vanilla on the other, making them so versatile. Be sure to get some of those for your projects!

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Oh, and by the way, my mum loved her card of course 😉

What do you think of this cool treats card?

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Birthday, Card in a Box Style, Gift Ideas, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Popping Box Card

Dear Crafters,

Recently I saw an amazing Tutorial by Gemma Clarke, a UK Demonstrator, who made this awesome popping box card and I have been wanting to make it ever since! She also has a link to her YouTube videos in two parts on her blog.

I have used the stunning Lift Me Up Bundle from the Occasions catalogue. I just love the brightness of the colours in these papers.

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As you can see, it is a long box that is decorated with the Carried Away DSP.

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Pull the ribbon tab and out pops this box!!! Amazing, right?!!!

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But the thing is, this popping box folds flat to fit inside the long box. It has a rubber band mechanism to make it pop!  If you want to see a short video of it opening click here, for the link on my Facebook page.

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I also decorated the inside of the box.

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On each of the 4 sides I decorated the popping box with stamps, DSP and die cuts.

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I added the gorgeous Carried Away Designer Series paper that I got for FREE during Sale-a-bration when I placed a $90 order!!!

What do you think of this striking project?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Carried Away DSP
Stamp Sets: Lift Me Up
Inks: Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Simply Scored, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Elastic Band

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Celebrate, Designer Series Paper, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

Floral Anniversary

Dear Crafters,

Today I have the So Detailed Thinlits and the So in Love Stamp set and the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper!

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Oh, and check out the Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, divine!!!

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On the left side of the card, I kept the die cut in full, but on the right, I cut out only a small section before adhering it to the card!

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

What do you think of this striking project?

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Stamp Sets: So in Love
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlits, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush

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Blog Hop, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Occasions & Sale-a-bration AWHT Blog Hop

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Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration! If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March.

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets of your choice (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That’s up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me about joining today.

Now let’s get into showing you what you can make with the great new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.

You have come to my blog from the very talented, Judy May.

For my projects, I have used the Carousel Birthday Stamp Set, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper and the Any Occasion stamp set (FREE Sale-a-bration item).

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Are you wondering what is in that box? Well, read on to find out!

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This 4″ x 4″ card uses the gorgeous Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series paper stack and the coordinating Carousel Birthday Stamp set. The card base is Calypso Coral with a piece of the DSP. I’ve used the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies for the oval. The Bermuda Bay Stitched satin ribbon goes so well with this DSP pack.

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The horse was stamped on Very Vanilla card and fussy cut. It’s coloured with the new Watercolour Pencils and mounted to the oval with Dimensionals.

Now for the Box! This was a trial and error project, to come up with the correct size for gift inside! Instructions for this will be listed below.

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I stamped the images onto White Tissue Paper and coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils, then added it to the candle using my heat gun and some baking paper. I was surprised at how well it transferred!!!

Here’s a close up!

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And here is the little tag I made for the front of the box, using the oval die cut from the window section of the gift box! I also used the same Any Occasion stamp set for this sentiment.

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So if you purchased the Carousel Birthday stamp set, DSP and framelits, you can then choose the Any Occasion stamp set for FREE! What a great offer.

I reckon this makes a lovely happy birthday gift set for that someone special in your life.

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Here’s how I made the box:
I started with a piece of card measuring 9-1/8″ x 8-1/4″.
Score on long edge at 2″ & 7-1/8″, rotate 90 degrees and score at 2″, 4″, 6″ & 8″.
Cut away sections below.

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Place it in the Big Shot with the Stitched Framelit Oval. Fold in the 2 flaps before putting the top plate on so it fits through the machine.

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I placed a piece of acetate behind the oval and using scissors, cut up each of the two centre score lines to the first fold, then you can glue the box together and decorate as desired!

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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.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the lovely, Rachel Palmieri.

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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. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O’Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

Happy Hopping,

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Designer Series Paper, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Window Box Ribbon Dispenser

Dear Crafters,

Today I have used the Window Box Framelits to create a Ribbon Dispenser.

I posted this on one of our private Stampin’ Up! Facebook Forums, and the response I got was enormous (over 1.3k likes) and so many requests for a tutorial on how I made it.

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I love the detail on each end and you can decorate it with any Designer Series Paper!!!

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I have attempted doing a written tutorial for this, but please let me know if you find it hard to follow, as I didn’t write down instructions when I was creating this the first time! You can download the PDF tutorial by clicking here window-box-thinlits-ribbon-dispenser-by-craft-with-kate.

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What do you think of this project? This would make a great gift for a crafty friend or a Hostess gift for a workshop!!!

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Inks: Melon Mambo
Other: Big Shot, Window Box framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Paper Snips, Tear & Tape Adhesive, 1/2″ circle punch

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Blast

Dear Crafters,

Today my youngest daughter has a birthday party to attend and this little 7 year old loves pink apparently. That was the first step in deciding what colours to use, and next decision was what stamps and/or dies to use.

I haven’t yet inked up my Birthday Blast stamp set, so I got that our and the coordinating edgelits, Star Blast.

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Oh, and check out the Blushing Bride Glimmer Star Blast!!!

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See the stars scattered around the card? Well those came out of the edgelits and I wasn’t going to waste them!  I added some Wink of Stella to the stamped stars.

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What do you think of this quick and easy card? This would look good in so many colour combinations and can be masculine, feminine or whatever you want really!!!

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Stamp Sets: Birthday Blast
Inks: Melon Mambo
Other: Big Shot, Star Blast Edgelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Wink of Stella (Clear), Clear Blocks

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