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Colour Creations: Seaside Spray in the round

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Tonight’s AWHT Colour Creations Blog Hop features Seaside Spray, and what a gorgeous colour. I can see myself using this one lots!

This card is 4″ x 4″ using the Daisy Lane stamp set.  The Stamparatus plays a big part in creating this In the Round technique.

Daisy Lane in the Round Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019

The colour combination is Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Whisper White and Gold Foil!

Daisy Lane in the Round Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019.

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card to continue the theme!

Daisy Lane in the Round Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Australia 2019 inside

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to other participants.


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Colour Creations Blog Hop featuring Bermuda Bay with Accented Blooms

Hello Crafters,

Some of the Art With Heart team have decided to do a weekly Blog Hop that highlights a different colour in our range each week. Today we are featuring one of my favourite colours, Bermuda Bay!!!

Today I’ve used the Accented Blooms stamp set with the coordinating Tailored Tag punch. I stamped the image with Versamark ink, added white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I coloured the images with Stampin’ Write Markers; Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay. Then I added some Wink of Stella to the Bermuda Bay flowers to add some shine and highlight the colour.

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Using the Trio punch, I took out a notch on the spine of the card to thread the new gorgeous grape mini striped ribbon through and tie it in a bow!

The sentiment is from the Best Bunny stamp set. I used the Stamparatus to create this. I had the sentiment on one plate and the solid image on another. I stamped the sentiment first with Versamark and then add the white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I placed it back in the Stamparatus and inked the solid image with Bermuda Bay ink and stamped it a couple of times to get a deep, rich colour. Then I used a tissue to wipe off the excess ink from the embossed sentiment. This was then punched out and added with dimensionals.

Accented Blooms Birthday card, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

Head on over to Catherine’s blog where you’ll find the links to all of the participants for this week.

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Varied Vases with the Stamparatus!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card we made at my recent classes. This was a simple design to show my ladies how to use the Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool).

Varied Vases Stampin Up Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Australia

We inked the floral outlines in Basic Gray, stamping it once, moved the hinged plate down one notch and stamp again and repeat. On another plate we had the shelf inked in Smoky Slate ink. Then on the reverse of the first plate, we inked up the flowers in 3 different colours; Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana & Highland Heather. We punched out some vases in 3 of the new in colours; Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick & Pineapple Punch and added them with dimensionals.

Varied Vases Stampin Up Feminine Card by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018

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Yay, it’s new catalogue time!

Dear Crafters,

Yay, it’s finally the day I can share with you, the amazing 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue! Click the image to download your PDF copy now!

2018-2019 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue

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Look what I’ve done to mine ~ added a few tabs so I can find the section I want quickly and easily to save me time. These are created with the Circle Tab punch and a computer to print the file!

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With all the excitement of the new catalogue, today I want to share some cards with a handy tip on using the new Pearl Doilies.

This card below looks like it uses a doily behind the circle sentiment, doesn’t it?!!

Share What You Love & Make a Difference by Kate Morgan, Australia.

Well, it does, but I have actually cut out the centre of it before adding the sentiment to the card, because it would be a waste to actually use the entire doily and cover most of it up, right?

Share What You Love DSP & Make a Difference by Kate Morgan, Australia

Check out this card! Yes, it is that inside part of the doily above, so we were able to get 2 cards from the one doily!!!

Share What You Love & Make a Difference by Kate Morgan, Australia

Now, I also promised to share how I made this sentiment with the Make a Difference stamp set and the Stamparatus. Click here for the written tutorial!

Creating a template for the Stamparatus

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Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with card hanger

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a project that I saw Rhonda Wade create on her FB page and I immediately fell in love with it. It uses 2 sheets of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and that gets you the box and the card!

With this Specialty DSP being so thick, it makes this box super sturdy and so big, that you could fit so much into it; a beautiful scarf, clothing, 2 bottles of wine, whatever you really like!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade

And how cool it is to have that card hanger on the front to hang your coordinating card!

I also used the Make a Difference Stamp set with the Stamparatus for the sentiment and I will show you how that was made in a separate post on Friday!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade.

The inside of the card looks like this! I love both sides of this DSP that you don’t want to hide it by gluing it to the front of a card base, so folding it in half and adding a piece of A6 cardstock to the back as the base, you get to see both sides!

Share What You Love SDSP Gift Box with Card Hanger by Kate Morgan, Australia. Inspired by Rhonda Wade. inside card

Click here for Tutorial in Australian Measurements.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!


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Blog Hop: In Colors

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Dear Crafters,

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring “in color” theme. Check out the new 2018 – 2020 in colors and lets not forget the current 2017 – 2019 in colors. If you would like a copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from Rebecca Jacovou. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

I am so excited about the new upcoming in colors, they are just so bright and cheery and I love them all. They are just like a rainbow of colour and that makes me happy, so my first two cards use the 2018-2020 in colors!

This first card I have just cut panels of card and glued them to a piece of Very Vanilla card then glued it to the front of the Lovely Lipstick (my favourite in colour!) card base. A piece of Dotted Ribbon was placed across the centre. The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added with dimensionals.

Sentiment of My Heart In Color Blog Hop 2018 Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

This stamped sentiment is the Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart and it says everything to me and everyone else on this blog hop, what crafting means to us. Isn’t it beautiful??!

This next one is also using these same in colors; Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick & Pineapple Punch. The new Handwritten background stamp was placed in the Stamparatus to get this 3-toned effect. The Stampartus made it so much easier to ink up the sections starting with the lightest to the darkest, lining up the image perfectly. And if you haven’t got the crisp image and miss a little, you can ink it up again and re-stamp!

2018 In Color Blog Hop Handwritten Love What You Do Thank You card Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia

The sentiment and flower image are from the Love What You Do stamp set. Can you see the Wink of Stella on those petals? So pretty! I added some gingham ribbon and Faceted Dots.

2018 In Color Blog Hop Handwritten Love What You Do Thank You card Stampin Up Annual catalogue by Kate Morgan Australia.

This next card uses Berry Burst & Powder Pink, 2017-2019 in colors, paired with Whisper White. Again I used the Stamparatus for the sentiment, but stamping it in Powder Pink, then using the Berry Burst Stampin’ Write marker to apply ink to the bottom of the sentiment end re-stamping for that dual tone.

Abstract Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly with handmade bead by Kate Morgan Australia

I have used the new Abstract Impressions bundle which will be available on 1st June. I was worried when the Butterflies thinlits were retiring, so this bundle was a must have for me!  I really wanted the butterfly to be the feature, so I die cut the image in Berry Burst card and the floral image in Whisper White, the same as the card base.

Abstract Impressions Stampin Up 2018 Butterfly with handmade bead by Kate Morgan, Australia

Check out the centre of the butterfly. Can you see what I’ve done? It’s like a handmade bead! I cut a 4½” strip of DSP, tapered off at one end. Add some glue and roll it up around a skewer. Leaving the bead on the skewer, I then added some Fine Tip glue over the entire thing to make it shiny (a bit hard to tell in the photo) and let it dry overnight across the top of a bowl before adding it to my butterfly. I glued a little twine in the top for its antennae.

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Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the talented Alisha Watson.

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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. Caroline Manwaring
  3. Sharon Davern
  4. Claire Daly
  5. Tina Gillespie
  6. Rebecca Jacovou
  7. Kate Morgan <you are here>
  8. Alisha Watson
  9. Rachel Palmieri
  10. Catherine Proctor
  11. Monika O’Neill

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Varied Vases, blooms with happiness

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card using new products from the upcoming Annual Catalogue; Varied Vases Bundle plus the Stamparatus!

I have used the new InColors, Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick with Whisper White and Silver Glimmer.

Varied Vases &amp; Stamparatus 2018 Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia

I love a punch bundle (10% discount) and this one has so many options.

Handy tip when using this bundle: Punch a template from some scrap card to use to be able to line up all the stamp images on your acrylic block so you can stamp them all and then punch them all out at once! Keep your template in the stamp case for your next project.

Varied Vases punch lining up by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia.

Using the Stamparatus to get those straight line images and spacing makes it so much easier. Just place your 2 line image stamps on the acrylic plate at the top using the lines on the plate to ensure they are straight. Then place your cardstock down with the magnet, and once you stamp the first images, lift the plate off, move the plate down one notch to stamp the next image… perfect placement every time!

Varied Vases &amp; Stamparatus Stampin Up 2018 by Kate Morgan, Australia

The vase was stamped off once with the Blueberry Bushel ink to get that lighter look!

A list of products can be found at the end of this post, but there are some missing as they are not available to purchase yet!


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Stamparatus Storage with Monogram Tag

Dear Crafters,

I’m popping in this morning for this brief post, as I’m heading to Sydney this morning for the OnStage event tomorrow at Luna Park!

I won’t be able to share all the excitement until Tuesday when the spoiler alert ban is lifted, but I’m certain there will be lots of new product and gorgeous goodies in the upcoming Annual catalogue, a copy of which I will get my hands on tomorrow!

Today I share something I have created for Bev who is going to Sydney with me. We usually make swaps (card fronts) to take to these events to swap with other demonstrator friends, but I completely ran out of time with work being so busy and with Easter on top of that 😦

You may remember I posted earlier in the week with a different form of storage for the Stamparatus to sit on your desk, you can see it here if you missed it, but today I have this idea for travelling with your Stamparatus!

Luckily I managed to get my hands on a couple of these toiletry bags from Kmart which are the perfect size and storage idea to fit our new Stamparatus. I’m guessing there will be many others who rush out and purchase one, and they only come in black, so I needed to find a way to make them our own, and what better way than with a Monogram tag!

Shrink plastic Monogram tag for Stamparatus storage using Stampin Up Large Letters, Bloomin Love by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia.JPG

First of all, I die cut the 3rd largest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits and cut the shape from Shrink Plastic (or shrinky dinks), then punch a hole at one end. It’s critical you do this before heating and shrinking it! Next, stamp your images. I’ve used Basic Black archival ink for the large letter and Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp the heart from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set. Then let the magic begin as you heat it with your heat tool and watch it shrink!

Here’s a closer look.

Shrink plastic Monogram tag for Stamparatus storage using Stampin Up Large Letters, Bloomin Love by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia.

and here is the toiletry bag open…. it actually could hold 2 Stamparatus if you had them, as an easier way to transport them to Workshops outside of your home!

Shrink plastic Monogram tag for Stamparatus storage using Stampin Up Large Letters by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia

and once I made Bev’s, I had to make one for myself, of course!  I love butterflies, so I stamped them in Bermuda Bay ink. The small mobile phone lanyards were purchased on eBay.

Shrink plastic Monogram tag for Stamparatus storage using Stampin Up Large Letters, You Move Me by Kate Morgan, Craft with Kate, Australia

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Blossoming Basket Bundle & Hello Stamparatus

Dear Crafters,

Today I share the new Level 2 items in the latest release Sale-a-bration brochure (see below). This is a bundle with any $180+ order that you can select for FREE. It is the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the coordinating Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder which are just stunning!

Blossoming Basket &amp; Basket Weave TIEF Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

I am so excited, my Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool) which will be available in the upcoming Annual Catalogue, arrived this week just in time to create this card.

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I was able to stamp the basket using the right side plate and then the sentiment, butterfly and the tag on the top plate, stamping all 3 images at once!!! How cool is that?!!!

The images were stamped with Archival Black ink onto Shimmery White card.  I used the blender pen with inkpads to colour the images, to allow for the required shading I wanted.

Blossoming Basket &amp; Basket Weave TIEF Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I loved how this card turned out, so I wanted to share it with my class ladies on Saturday. They were stunned with the Stamparatus and also loved this bundle. I allowed them to colour their image with whatever tones they liked. They chose Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum.  Which one is your favourite?

Blossoming Basket &amp; Basket Weave TIEF &amp; Stamparatus, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY Class

Click here to see more about this product bundle on YouTube.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free Level 1 item from the Sale-a-bration brochure or spend $180+ to select a Level 2 item, such as the bundle featured in this post. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
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Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool)

Dear Friends,

At the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event last Saturday, we were informed about the most exciting news for any stamper… the Stamparatus is here!

Click here to watch the Video – you will not be disappointed, it’s by far the best stamp positioning tool on the market. It does so much more than any others out there! Be sure to watch the whole video, don’t miss the Hinge Step Technique at the end!

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Here’s why you need this tool:

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price $85.00 AUD

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The global launch will feature three reservation windows. Opens 8am.

RESERVATION WINDOWS
AVAILABLE TO SHIP
17–30 November 2017 Approx. 1 February 2018
6–30 December 2017 Approx. 19 March 2018
16–30 January 2018 Approx. 15 April 2018

Here’s how to reserve your Stamparatus!

  • Click here for instructions on how to RESERVE your Stamparatus
  • To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.
  • Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship? We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.
  • You will be required to have a credit card to reserve the product, however you won’t be billed immediately. When inventory arrives in the warehouse, they will add your reservation to a shopping cart, then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalise payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
  • If you change your mind and want to cancel your reservation, you can at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.
  • The tool will be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalogue!
  • There is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

FUN FACT
How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Make sure you watch the video to see how it works with Photopolymer and Clear Mount red rubber stamps! The plates are removable, flip up and down, side to side, no other stamp positioning tool can do that!!!!

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I will be reserving mine at 8am tomorrow for sure!!!!

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