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CCBH Pacific Point: Masculine cards

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Week 33 – Pacific Point

Firstly I acknowledge the traditional owners of Australia and the sadness that today brings. We need to come together as a nation and in doing so we can not forget the past, but be reminded that we are now the lucky ones to live in and share this great land.

Australia Day is an important day in my families calendar and I give a big shout out to my dear dad who happens to also celebrate his birthday every year on this public holiday!

Card 1 I am using the Home & Garden Bundle (Home & Garden stamp set & Garden dies). I began with a Thick Basic White card base, then a layer of Pacific Point card before adhering a layer of the brick design from the In Good Taste DSP.

Home & Garden masculine birthday card for Pacific Point CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022

I used Soft Suede card to stamp the shovel and two ladders with Early Espresso ink and I die cut the wood shelf which also embosses! The broom is stamped in the same ink but onto Basic White card and before the ink dried, I used the Wink of Stella to lightly colour it. The spades were diecut in silver foil and I gave them a bit of a curve using my fingers to bend the foil.

Home & Garden masculine birthday card for Pacific Point CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022.

The sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point ink and cut into idividual words. Old Olive is used for the grass and vine. The grass is embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and some ink gently applied with a sponge dauber. I also did this with the vine. Basic Black card was used for the hooks.

Home & Garden masculine birthday card for Pacific Point CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Auatralia 2022 inside

Card 2 – I have wanted to try the floating strip technique for a while and so while I had plenty of time over the past to weeks while in isolation (my youngest daughter tested positive to Covid), I had fun trying this out. I have gone for the primary colours for my strips; Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight & Poppy Parade.  I cut my strips to 1cm wide and glued them to a piece of Window Sheet before die cutting with the Scalloped Contours die.

Floating Strip Technique & Stitched Stars Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

My card base is randomly stamped in Pacific Point ink with the small star from the All For Baby stamp set. The next layer is the new Mother of Pearl Specialty paper. It looks so amazing in real life 😉

I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round two corners to mimic the scallop edging before adhering to the card base. The Stitched Stars are die cut from the Mother of Pearl paper.

The sentiment* (Special Moments stamp set) is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder was added and heat set with my Heat Tool before bring fussy cut with Paper Snips. All these are added to the strips with Multipurpose Glue.

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Placing dimensionals on the back of the window sheet, behind the strips so you cannot see them through the front of the card. Remove the backings and place to the cente of the card.

Floating Strip Technique & Stitched Stars Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

On the inside I added a Basic White panel and placed three stips to the bottom with another small Stitched Star to the centre of the blue one! Doesn’t it look so cute?!!!

Floating Strip Technique & Stitched Stars Masculine card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

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Friendly Hello with Layering Masks

Tomorrow is the big day with the release of the January – June Mini catalogue and Saleabration to earn free product with qualifying orders!!! Do you have your copies of these catalogues?

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Today’s card features product from both of these catalogues; the Friendly Hello stamp set and DSP Bundle is one of the items you can select for free with a $180 product order.

The Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks are used with the Blending Brushes to create this gorgeous centrepiece on a white Scalloped Contour die cut!

Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks birthday card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The ink colours used are: Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen. I finished off with adding some of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

On the inside, more masking was added!

Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks birthday card inside by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

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Sneak Peek of 2022 Mini catalogue product, In The Moment!

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Week 26 – Melon Mambo

Tonight I have a little sneak peek of a new stamp set available in the 2022 Mini Catalogue, called In the Moment Cling Stamp Set.

In the Moment stamp set for Melon Mambo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The main image is stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers. I stamped the image again onto some patterned paper (the same piece as the scalloped frame), fussy cut it and glued it to the stamped image. This technique is called Paper Piecing. Once this was done, I felt it needed a lovely blue sky, so I used the Blending Brushes with the Pool Party ink and the cloud shape from the Basic Borders dies to create the sky. I continued this to the bottom of the white card, as this lady is on a top balcony of a Gold Coast highrise apartment on holidays, enjoying a 5 o’clock wine (are you with me?!!) I think all this time in lockdown has me yearning for a holiday 😉

In the Moment stamp set for Melon Mambo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 closeup

This is the inside with more clouds at the top, a sentiment and some scalloped edging at the bottom using the two patterned papers and the Scalloped Countours dies.

In the Moment stamp set for Melon Mambo CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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Feminine Magenta Peony

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Week 24 – Magenta Madness

This is a really bold colour and can be a bit overwhelming, so tonight I have toned it right down by colouring this flower using the Wink of Stella directly with the ink from the lid of the inkpad. This gives a watercolour look, but also gives it a beautiful sparkle at the same time (not that you can see it in the photos)!!!

The Prized Peony stamp set has this gorgeous large stamped image that is inked in Misty Moonlight ink.

Prized Peony Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The patterned paper is called Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper and I’ve used the Scalloped Contours dies to the centre piece and the Basic White layer. I made some Faux Resin Dots in Magenta Madness and added some White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, tied in a bow.

Prized Peony Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021.

Decorate the inside too!

Prized Peony Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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CCBH Highland Heather – Sparkly Playful Alphabet

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Week 22 – Highland Heather

Tonight I am focusing on using the Playful Alphabet dies as my focus. I chose the Hand-Penned Designer Series Papers and the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP pack, which is the purple in the background. The Pale Papaya panel lightens the card up a little more with the coordinating colour ribbon.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

I just adore this piece of floral paper and the Scalloped Rectangle die is perfect for gorgeous feminine cards.

Before die cutting the letters, I placed some adhesive foam sheet on the back of the Highland Heather cardstock before running it through with the dies. This way, you just peel the backing off the foam and adhere each letter to the card (lining them up with a ruler). I really like how they are right justified and it also makesd it easier to get the spacing just right 😉

As you can sort of see in this photo, I added some Wink of Stella for extra sparkle to each of the letters.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

On the inside, I added the extra piece of the floral paper (which I did cut the centre out of for the front). Then I added some white card to write my message.

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Have you used the Foam Adhesive Sheets? They are amazing!

Playful Alphabet Feminine Handmade card for Highland Heather CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 side

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CCBH Gray Granite – Plentiful Plants

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Week 21 – Gray Granite

Tonight I am using the Plentiful Plants Bundle which I got for my birthday recently! I don’t have any of the patterned papers that coordinate with it, but I found some leafy designs in the Christmas papers, Painted Christmas DSP that was perfect, along with the In Good Taste DSP.

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The macrame hanging basket was die cut using the In Good Taste DSP. The same pattern is in the background across the card. The pot is stamped in Gray Granite ink and the plants in Soft Succulent ink. The scallop border die is from the Contours dies, set to be a firm favourite!

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 detail

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder added and heat set with my Heat Tool. I added a gorgeous Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon bow and In Color Jewels.

On the inside, I added some more coordinating plants in a plant stand in the bottom corner.

Plentiful Plants Bundle for Gray Granite CCBH by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

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HOC Week 13 – Lots of Penguin Playmates Cards

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My cards tonight are all quite easy to create using the Penguin Playmates 12″x12″ Designer Papers. Many of the images on the patterned papers can be cut using the Penguin Builder Punch or fussy cut with Paper Snips to create some gorgeous cards this Christmas.

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These two cards are easily made with two pieces of patterned paper, cut diagonally in both directions, then pieced together so you have two patterns on each card. This is such an effective way to create multiples of the same design, but by changing up the card base (Fresh Freesia & Soft Sea Foam) and embellishments, can bring a different look!

Penguin Playmates Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Heart of Christmas 1   Penguin Playmates Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Heart of Christmas 2

The Just Jade card base and stamped sentiment really brings out the scarf of the penguin. How gorgeous are these Wonderful Snowflakes too?!!!

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The Fresh Freesia card base is stamped with the snowflakes stamp from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. Four squares measuring 4cm x 4cm are glued in place and a circle (Layering Circles Dies) cut from another sheet of the patterned paper has some White Glittered Organdy Ribbon behind it before being added with dimensionals. A penguin is also popped up and some faux resin dots added. The sentiment (Christmas to Remember) is cut out using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and some ink added around the edges with sponge daubers.

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This card heavily features the Scalloped Contours dies cut with different patterned papers an layered. The spotty layer has some slits around the edges, which I have threaded the ribbon through to help hold it in place.  The sentiment is from the Penguin Place stamp set.

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This next card use some of the gorgeous Be Dazzling Specialty Paper; a must have item during SAB!

Be Dazzling Specialty Paper Saleabration 2021 Kate Morgan Australia

This card was created using up some strips of patterned paper that were off cuts from other projects. The Christmas Trees die cut, Scalloped Contours die cut and the gingham bow were also sitting on my desk and I was determined to use them up, so that is how this card came together. I had the strips of DSP sitting across the card behind the dotty layer, but I felt it needed something else, so out came the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper and cut a few narrow strips. Wow, adding them made all the difference. I was actually quite pleased with the outcome!

Penguin Playmates Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Heart of Christmas 6

The Penguin Builder Punch cut these little cuties directly from the patterned paper. I did stamp the scarves (Fresh Freesia, Misty Moonlight, Soft Seam Foam) and fussy cut them with Paper Snips before gluing to each penguin. I then added some Fine Tip Glue for a glossy finish, but it reacted with the ink  and once dry it doesn’t look great, but hey, hopefully the recipient won’t mind. The penguins are popped up on dimensionals to create my penguin tree! Finally I added some Faux Resin Dots.

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Are you sick of all these cards yet?!!!

This will be the last one for today, I promise.  This card uses the Encircled in Beauty Dies to create that gorgeous medallion which was my starting point for this card. I then used some layers of DSP that left over from other projects (can you tell I am determined to use up every piece?). The Stitched Rectangles dies was used to create the narrow dotty border to create a frame. The fussy cut images are added with dimensionals and some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems added to finish it off.

Penguin Playmates Saleabration 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia Heart of Christmas 9

All of these cards were made over the past couple of days. I am currently on annual leave and seeing as we are still in lockdown with not much else to do, I have been busy crafting, can you tell?!! But I have been able to really build up my stash of cards ready to send out to my family and friends early this Christmas!!!

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