Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

To a wonderful friend…

Dear Crafters,

Although Sale-a-bration has ended, the Occasions and Annual catalogues are jammed packed with gorgeous products, that I never want them to end.

Today, I am focusing on the stunning Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, however, I am not using the dragonfly images, but the little bee!

To a wonderful friend using Stampin Ups Dragonfly Dreams by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017

I stamped the bee image all over the Tip Top Taupe card base in Memento Black ink.

I also stamped the bee again onto the oval die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The sentiment is also stamped in black.

To a wonderful friend using Stampin Ups Dragonfly Dreams by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 closeup

The bee was coloured using the ink pads and blender pens.

I think the burlap ribbon gives the card a bit of a natural feel to the card.

To a wonderful friend using Stampin Ups Dragonfly Dreams by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 flat

What do you think?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams
Inks: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Blender Pens, Bone Folder, Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon

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Designer Series Paper, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!

Birdcage in Blooms

Dear Crafters,

Today, I have gone back to the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper from the Annual catalogue to create this feminine card with the Builder Birdcage stamp set. Like the Succulent Garden DSP, this one also coordinates so well!

Feminine Bird Cage card using Stampin' Ups Builder Birdcage & Blooms & Bliss DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 DIY

Designer paper is so quick and easy to use to create an interesting background to your cards.

Feminine Anniversary card using Stampin' Ups Builder Bird Cage & Blooms and Bliss DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 DIY side

There are only a few days left until Sale-a-bration ends on 31st March, so be sure to place your order to make the most of getting some free product!

What do you think of this card?

Reminder: next craft class (Masculine) is this Saturday, 1st April, 1pm. Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible so I know you are attending and I can make up the kits. Email craftwithkate@live.com.au

Products Used:

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Stamp Sets: Builder Birdcage, Falling for You
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: In Colour Enamel Shapes, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Sponge Dauber, Bone Folder

*Sale-a-bration time!!! (more items added)

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with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
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Blog Hop, Easter, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Hoppy Easter: Art with Heart Blog Hop

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Today I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some Easter projects, seeing as Easter is only about 3 weeks away!

Sale-a-bration continues, but must end on 31st March, so to earn your free item, just place a minimum $90 order – ask me how!

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 have come to me from our team leader, Claire Daly!

Now let’s get started!

For my projects, I have used the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Hey Chick!

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Here is another little Easter Treat Basket using the Window Box thinlits dies. I adore how versatile these thinlits are for so many projects, from gift boxes to these cute little baskets which hold three hollow eggs!

Easter Treat Basket using Stampin Ups Window Box thinlits & Any Occasion stamp set by Kate Morgan Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia 3D DIY Occasions 2017 Saleabration 2017

To create this one, you cut two of the box shapes and join them together, but then you only need half of the hexagon shape, so cut these in half. I also removed the tabs from either end (top and bottom of pic). Then cut a strip for the handle. Super easy to create! The sentiment is from the Saleabration, Any Occasion stamp set.

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This next one is using the same idea but I die cut the stripes into the side and used those strips to create a basket weave effect.

Easter Basket & card using Stampin' Ups Window Box Thinlits & Circle of Spring by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

Easter Basket using Stampin' Ups Window Box Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

The card uses the Circle of Spring stamp set and the coordinating Wonderful Wreath framelits dies from the Annual catalogue. To create the background,I inked up one side of the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, placed the Sahara Sand cardstock inside, closed it and rubbed over the top to create the pattern. I also sponged the edges and die cut a circle behind the wreath so the sentiment would shine through!

Happy Easter card using Stampin' Ups Circle of Spring by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

The Stampin’ Write Markers (Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo & Peekaboo Peach) were used to colour the wreath for a bold and bright look!

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, Monika O’Neill.

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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. Judy May
2. Catherine Proctor
3. Ros Davidson
4. Rebecca Jacovou
5. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
6. Claire Daly
7. Kate Morgan
8. Monika O’Neill
9. Tina Gillespie
10. Rachel Woollard

Happy Hopping,

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Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!

Succulent Garden Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card using the Succulent Garden Suite. I have to say, I was very happy with how this turned out, as it was reasonably quick to create and I can see myself making loads more in this simple, but effective layout. The flower was what took the time, but once you have made one, you can put them together quite fast.

Succulent Garden Suite by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia. #occasions2017 DIY 3D Glimmer 1

The succulent is made of 2 of each of the 3 largest petals and 2 of the smaller daisy type dies. I sponged the edges with Rich Razzleberry ink using a sponge dauber. A bone folder was used to curl the edges under before joining the flowers together. I found by putting the flowers together in pairs first and then each of the 4 pairs together to make the one giant flower was the easiest!

Succulent Garden Suite by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia. #occasions2017 DIY 3D Glimmer sponged

The Designer Series Paper is double sided, so I cut one piece to be 14.5cm x 10cm, then I cut it through the centre at about 8cm, turned one piece over and joined them together on the card! This is a very quick and effective way to decorate the background. Then I added a strip of glimmer paper over the join.

Succulent Garden Suite by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia. #occasions2017 DIY 3D Glimmer 2

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe, Succulent Garden DSP, Glimmer Assortment Pack
Stamp Sets: Oh So Succulent
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Big Shot, Succulent framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Sponge Dauber, Clear Block, White Accent Embellishments, Bone Folder

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Lotus flowers with Succulent Garden Suite

Dear Crafters,

Today I am using the Succulent Garden Suite, which I was not going to purchase, but…. I succumbed and jumped on the band wagon and bought it last week. My reasons were not only because I have seen so many amazing projects made with this bundle, but a couple of weeks ago, we went to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens in Yarra Junction with my family to celebrate my mums birthday. It was a stunning garden, so big and so much to see!

Here is a photo of one of the lotus ponds there.

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and the lotus flowers were absolutely stunning!

Here are a couple of the many flowers I photographed.

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So, after our visit there, I could see the use of the succulent framelits dies using Sweet Sugarplum card to create my own lotus flowers!

Here are a couple of the projects we made during my craft class on Saturday. The ladies loved creating them too!

Stunning gift box using Stampin' Ups Succulent Garden, Window Box Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY Feminine

This gift box uses the Window Box Thinlits dies with the Succulent framelits dies to create the lotus on top. We also incorporated the glimmer assortment pack, one of the Saleabration items recently added!

We also made a card using the Window Box Thinlits dies, to show my attendees the versatility of using the dies for card making also.

Feminine card using Stampin' Ups Window Box Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia. Occasions 2017 3D DIY

The sentiment on this card is from the Cool Treats stamp set.

If you live in Melbourne and haven’t been to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens, you must visit next year, a I have a feeling it may have closed now for 2017.

What do you think of my class projects?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Glimmer Assortment Pack
Stamp Sets: Cool Treats
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Window Box Thinlits, Succulent Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Ruched Ribbon, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Clear Block, Lace Doilies, Bone Folder

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

You’re sweet!

Dear Crafters,

Today I have some more cards using the Cool Treats Suite.

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There is nothing better than an ice cold treat when the sun is shining, especially today…. a public holiday in Melbourne!!!

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I love how the framelits cut inside the stamped image, so as not to leave a white border around the edges of the ice treats.

And here is another card with an ice cream using the same colour combination!

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I love how quick and easy these cards are to make using a little stamping, die cutting and some Designer Papers!

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What do you think of these cards?

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Birthday, Designer Series Paper, feminine, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Beautiful You in Delicate Details

Dear Crafters,

First of all, I want to wish my mother in law, Bev a very happy 70th birthday today. We all hope you have an amazing day and look forward to celebrating it with you at Easter time!!!

Today I have another card using the Delicate Details stamp set coordinated with the Beautiful You stamp set.

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I love how you can manipulate the photopolymer stamps, by bending them into a different position on the clear blocks to create a different look. Here I have taken the straight lace border and curved it onto the block. I used clear Versamark ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder before heat setting it.

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The female image was stamped twice, the second onto designer series paper which I fussy cut and glued on top of the first image. This is called Paper Piecing. I die cut the image using the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added it with dimensionals.

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What do you think of this card?

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