Butterflies, Card in a Box Style, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!

Card in a Box

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a card in a box (sometimes known as explosion box card) which I was asked to make for a work colleague to give to a family friend for an 80th birthday!

It’s been a while since I have made one of these, but I do love them and I enjoyed making this one. I had to refer to my Free Tutorial for the measurements, it’s been so long!!!!

80th Birthday card in a box, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri, DIY Feminine #stampinup @cardsbykatemorgan

The brief was that she is a crafty person, who enjoys sewing. Well, I didn’t have anything along those lines, but what lady doesn’t love flowers and butterflies, right?!!!!

80th Birthday card in a box, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri DIY Feminine #stampinup @cardsbykatemorgan

I love these colours together too.

80th Birthday card in a box, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri, DIY, Feminine #stampinup @cardsbykatemorgan

What do you think of this card in a box?  I have a written tutorial under Free Tutorials on my blog or click here to go straight to the link!

If you don’t have your own demonstrator and you live in Australia and would like me to mail you a copy of the Holiday catalogue, please Email Me !

Holday catalogue 2016 #stampinup

Products

Stamps: Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri,  Watercolour Wishes
Inks:  
Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum
Card/Paper: 
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Brights Collection DSP Stack
Accessories:  Little Numbers thinlits, Big Shot, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, XL Oval Punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Acetate, Sponge daubers

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Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Sympathy

Flourish with Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

You know those sad occasions when you need to send someone a sympathy card and you don’t have some already made? Well today I have made one for that very day when unfortunately we need one.

This card is white with Rich Razzleberry and what a stunner colour combination!

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I love all the textures in this card, from the Petal Burst embossed background, to the Flourish Framelit to the Pansy and Petite Petals flower.

I also added some of the new Copper Metallic thread behind the Pansy, not sure if you can see it, as it is so fine.

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Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes to coordinate too!

Products

Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Rose Wonder
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Petal Burst TIEF, Big Shot, Flourish Thinlits, Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Copper Metallic Thread, Pearl embellishment

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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feminine, Flowers, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!, Wedding

Wedding Wishes

Dear Crafters,

Last week I shared a card using the Detailed Floral Thinlits and today I share another one using Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry!

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How do you think these two colours work? I absolutely adore them together. It is so rich and warm and well, simply stunning!

I added a small strip across the centre of this card (sponged the edges) and the sentiment stamped to one side and some petite petals flowers punched and embossed with a pearl in the centre of each.

I even added some fine silver metallic thread for an extra bit of bling.

Products

Stamps: Floral Phrases
Inks:  Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Card/Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Detailed Floral Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Silver Metallic Thread, Petite Petals punch, Pearls, Sponge Dauber, Decorative Dots TEIF, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored

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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Happy Stamping!

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feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Thank you

Flower Power

Dear Crafters,

How are you enjoying all the new products in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue? Well, I have placed my order, but I am still waiting for it to arrive, but it should be any day now. I’m stalking the postie every morning, waiting for my delivery!

Here is a card style that I haven’t done for a while, but I love how they look. It may look difficult, but it actually is super easy to create and it still fits into your normal C6 envelope!

Flower Shop, Pansy punch, Affectionately Yours DSP, #stampinup, Petite Petals, Scallop Tag Topper

I love how bright and busy this Designer Series Paper is, however I felt I could only use it on one panel for a bold statement. The sentiment is from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set and I can see many projects using this over the coming year.

Flower Shop, Pansy punch, Affectionately Yours DSP, #stampinup, Petite Petals, Scallop Tag Topper

I love how the Scallop Tag Topper punch is used to create the closing mechanism for this card and tied off with a coordinating ribbon bow. The inside of the card has been stamped on directly with the same petite petals stamp.

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Check out that Wink of Stella on the pansy!

I added some White Perfect Accents to the centres of the smaller flowers, but they were too stark, so I coloured them with my Gold Sharpie to tone them down a little!

Products

Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Thoughtful Banners
Inks:  Watermelon Wonder
Card/Paper:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Scallop Tag Topper punch, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Scrub, White Perfect Accents, Sponge Dauber, Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon (retired), Word Window punch (retired)

All Catalogues 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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Happy Stamping!

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Birthday, feminine, Stampin' Up!

Roller Skater

Dear Crafters,

Last Sunday my youngest daughter attended a 7th birthday party for a little girl in her grade at school. It was at Caribbean Rollerama, so what better style card to make, than a Roller skate card!

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The sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set and the Petite Petals flowers are stamped with Rose Red ink onto Rose Red card stock  and cut out with the coordinating Petite Petals punch. Circle punches were used for the wheels and some candy dots added to the centre.

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The laces (white baker’s twine) was added using a needle and thread!

Don’t you think it is just the most appropriate card for a skating party?!!!

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Retirement List 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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Tea with flowers

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card that I created with Mother’s Day in mind!

It isn’t too far away and we need to start thinking about this very special day we celebrate in honour of our mums who have done so much for us to raise us into beautiful human beings.

My colour scheme: Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon, Perfect Plum & Whisper White.

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I stamped the Petite Petals images multiple times on Whisper White card stock before punching them out with the coordinating punch. The tea cup and spoon are from the Cups & Kettle Framelits dies in the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

I cut a doily into quarters and only used 1 piece. The spoon is Smoky Slate card stock with a little Wink of Stella added to the tip.

A small pearl embellishment was added to each flower to finish it off.

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What do you think?

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals 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

You Little Furball

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card for my niece who recently got a black and white kitten, similar to ours, and so I thought it would be the perfect idea to incorporate 2 black and white cats using the You Little Furball stamp set!

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I used the Brick Wall TIEF to emboss the bricks and then coloured them with a sponge dauber and inkpads.

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card!

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I would very much appreciate it if you could leave a comment below.

 

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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Happy Stamping,

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Birthday, Designer Series Paper, feminine, Flowers

Magic Window Shutter Card

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card that is something a little bit different ~ it has a hidden message!

It is called a Shutter card or some call it a Magic Window card, but either way when you google it, you will find loads of instructions on the internet how to create one of your own.

The finished size of my card is 4″ x 4″.

Shutter Card #Stampin' Up!

I have used Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Pool Party as my colour combination. The new Designer Series Papers come in stacks in their colour families, eg. Subtles, Neutrals, Brights & Regals. Here I have used the Subtles stack.

You begin by creating a gatefold card.

Shutter Card #Stampin' Up!

You will notice when you open the card, a secret message is revealed!

Shutter Card #Stampin' Up!

Here is the card fully opened. The diamond in the centre opens wider as the card is opened. When you close the card the diamond becomes smaller to non-existent. It is such a clever technique, and I know I will be making many more of these cards!!!!

Please leave a comment below if you like my card.

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, feminine, Handmade Cards

Petite Petals

Hello Crafters,

This morning I share with you a card that I made for a 60th Birthday for a lady who loves red and white! I think I have managed to maintain that brief and add some gorgeous flowers and a little bling!

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I stamped the Petite Petals flower image onto the envelope as well as the card! I just love to coordinate the envelopes, it’s a nice touch!

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I added some pearls and gold embossing to the Petite Petals flowers that I stamped on red card and used the coordinating punch.

Products Used:

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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Blog Hop, feminine, Free Product

World Card Making Day

Hello Crafters,

Today being World Card Making Day, I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in our Stampin’ Up! Art With Heart Team and our focus is GIVING.

There is nothing better than checking the mailbox and there is some happy mail from the postie!!! I hesitate and almost cringe wondering what bills are going to face me from the mailbox, but to find some happy mail instead is an absolute bonus, and better still, when it has been handmade by someone who is thinking about you, makes it even more special!

So, let’s share some happy mail cards that I am going to send out to some wonderful people this week ~ get ready to stalk that postie in case you are the lucky recipient!!!!

I also just want to add that I have a great time sharing what I love, and Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart is To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…. in this we make a difference! I just love that and I think it sends a message to all of us who love to be creative.

Now let’s get started and see what you can make with some of Stampin’ Up!s amazing products from the Holiday and Annual catalogues.

A6 Card Box Chevron Petite Purse

The envelopes are stamped in Crumb Cake ink with I Love Lace down the left hand side.

Now for the card:

I Love Lace

I started with Island Indigo card stock, layered with a strip of Rich Razzleberry Core’dininations card stock. I took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it to the same length of the card and used the Chevron Border punch along one edge. I trimmed it so it has a 1/8″ border on each edge. I repeated this so I have two strips. I then turned one around and intertwined them (as shown).

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I took a piece of Whisper White card and stamped it with the I Love Lace stamp using Versamark and then applied gold embossing powder and heat set it. Once touch dry, I punched the flowers using the Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents flower punches. I sponged the edges with the coordinating ink pads.

I Love Lace     I Love Lace

The leaves were die cut from the Flower Fair Framelits!

I added the flowers, leaves , sequins and twine with glue dots. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings Stamp set, a FREE Hostess item with any order (workshop or party) to the value of $300 as well as the Hostess dollars earned.

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card also. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but see how I added a little of the I Love Lace along the bottom? It just ties all the elements together!!!!!

I Love Lace

Would you like to see more? Yes?

Petite Purse     Petite Purse

I used the Petite Purse die to cut out an Island Indigo purse, then used Versamark ink and the I Love Lace stamp, before covering with gold embossing powder and heat setting. I attached the handle with gold brads and the petal in the same way.

Well here is another small project, an A6 card box!

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although this time, I made a box for the cards to go in to. This would make a quick and easy gift, along with a few cards to give to someone.

A6 Card Box

I started with an A4 piece of card and trimmed it to 29.7 x 20cm. I scored the short side at 2cm, then rotate to the long edge and score at 2, 14, 16, 28cm. Along the bottom edge (shown above), cut up each of the scorelines to the 2cm line.  I used the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to create the 1/2 circle at the top.

Here is a close up of the decorating (same techniques as the card)!

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I cannot tell you just how much I love these colours together!!!!
Materials List
Stamps: I Love Lace, Good Greetings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry (Core’dinations), Wild Wasabi, Whisper White 
Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Dies/Framelits:  Flower Fair Framelits, Petite Purse
Other: Stampin’ Trimmer, Chevron Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Petite Petals Punch, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Big Shot Machine, Sponge Daubers, Glue Dots, Tombo Glue, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Baker’s Twine, Heat Gun, Gold Sequins, Paper Snips, Brads, Fast Fuse

You have come to my blog from Christine Gibbinsso let’s keep this blog hop hopping along. Next up we have Judy May.

Thank you for visiting today and don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to get a copy of the Holiday or Annual  catalogue, or to chat about joining the amazingly talented Art With Heart team.

Be sure to leave a comment on each demonstrators blog to let them know what you think and that you have hopped on by!

Many thanks for hopping by and happy crafting,

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Below is the full list of ladies taking part in today’s blog hop in case you find a broken link along the way!

Nikki Sadler

Rachel Woollard

Ros Davidson

Christine Gibbins

Kate Morgan (that’s me!)

Judy May

Kathryn Mangelsdorf