Blog Hop, Easter, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Hoppy Easter: Art with Heart Blog Hop

art-with-heart-team-blog-hop-logo-currentDear Crafters,

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!

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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

Sale-a-bration time!!! (2nd release items added)

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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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

Sale-a-bration time!!!

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Antique Lace

Dear Crafters,

Today I have an Antique style card using Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugar Plum and Mint Macaron, along with 3 different stamp sets, Avant Garden, Delicate Details (both Sale-a-bration sets) and Touches of Texture.

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Oh, and check out the lace stamp!!! Yes, because they are photopolymer and are so pliable, you can bend them onto your blocks to create a different look!!!

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The sentiment is from the Avant Garden stamp set, which is one of the two Sale-a-bration FREE stamp sets I have used on this card!

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I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella on the flowers, but it just adds that extra little shine 😉

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

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What do you think of this technique with photopolymer stamps?

Sale-a-bration time!!!

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Delicate Details, Touches of Texture, Avant Garden
Inks: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Clear Blocks, Wink of Stella

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

Paper Piecing

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card using the Paper Piecing Technique, not to be confused with the Paper Piercing Technique!

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This technique is quite easy, but you need to like fussy cutting!!!!

I stamped the floral image onto the chosen Designer Series Paper and then fussy cut out the flowers petals with Paper Snips. I did the same for the leaves, but onto a different designer paper.

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Stamp the image again (stem) onto your Very Vanilla card and then glue the fussy cut pieces over the top.

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I added the cute little ribbon bow, using some of the metallic ribbon that I got for FREE during Saleabration when I placed a $90 order!!!

What do you think of this striking project?

Sale-a-bration time!!!

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Blooms & Bliss DSP, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Stamp Sets: You’ve Got This
Inks: Cucumber Crush, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Cucumber Crush Stampin’ Write Marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Wink of Stella, Project Life Corner Rounder, Big Shot, Lovely Lace TIEF, 3/8″ metallic ribbon

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Carried Away Jewellery

Dear Crafters,

Today I showcase the gorgeous Carried Away DSP, 12 sheets of 12×12 papers which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

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I have only used one of these patterned papers, but I think they are just stunning for this project. I made this gift set for my daughter’s teacher who was retiring at the end of 2016.

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Don’t you think it makes a lovely gift?

Sale-a-bration time!!!

With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
ETC
Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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Blog Hop, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Occasions & Sale-a-bration AWHT Blog Hop

art-with-heart-imageDear Crafters,

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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