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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 17: Bridge Fold card with FREE tutorial

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 17 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the At Home with You stamp set, the coordinating At Home Framelit dies and the Detailed Gate Thinlits die to create this Bridge Fold Christmas card!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

I started by die cutting the gate in the new Champagne Foil sheet and I was surprised how gorgeous it was. Then I had to come up with a card to use it on… and because it is quite wide, I thought it was perfect for using on a bridge fold card, but I had to come up with a solution to make it sturdy and solid, so I added some Window Sheet behind the detailed gate and because it is clear, you don’t see it! Winner!!!

I love the red front door with the Christmas wreath on it, I think it really pops behind the front gate! I’ve really tried to set the theme here with the gorgeous front gate and looking through to the front door of the house!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

Click here to access my FREE Bridge Fold Card Tutorial (in Australia measurements).

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I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Designer Paper isn’t just for cards and scrapbooking!

Hello Friends,

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is not all about cardmaking and scrapbooking, but we can make many other crafty projects too? Well today’s project features the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. #cutitnothoardit

I don’t know about you, but here in Australia it has been very cold and we are welcoming any sort of warmer weather now that it is the beginning of Spring, and what better way to celebrate, than with this stunning Designer Paper.

Costume Jewellery using Stampin Up Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup #cutitnothoardit

How pretty are these?!!!

What a great gift idea these would make for Mother’s Day, Birthday’s or even as a special Thank You or Happy Retirement gift. They are very easy to make if you have the right tools and a little creativity.

Costume Jewellery using Stampin Up Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup #cutitnothoardit

How cool is it that you can create a coordinating jewellery set made with your favourite Designer Series Paper to go with that special handmade card!

The jewellery parts were purchased on eBay.

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Fancy Fold card with Lots of Labels

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Lots of Labels framelits to create this Fancy Fold card inspired by Dawn Griffith. I love to try different fancy folds and this one we did in my class on Saturday and the ladies loved it, although at first took fright wondering if it was going to be difficult to create!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin' Up! Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Birthday Blossoms stamp set & Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

I’m also using my favourite Designer Series paper, Delightful Daisy. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin' Up!s Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Birthday Blossoms stamp set & Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I added a piece of ribbon to the left of the label die, which is an addition to the original creator. I just thought it helped show that is where to pull to open this style of card.

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin' Up!s Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Birthday Blossoms stamp set & Delightful Daisy DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

Here it is open!

If you want to see how to create this, visit Dawn’s YouTube video here

What do you think of my version of this fancy fold card?

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Posy of Gerberas with Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a gorgeous posy of flowers made out of paper, yes paper, and if you come along to my class tomorrow, I’ll show you how to make them!

I had my mum call in yesterday and she couldn’t believe that they weren’t real flowers!

You know when you walk into a florist to buy a bunch of flowers and you nearly fall over at the price of them? Well, this Daisy Delight bundle is a great bargain for $54.75 which is probably what many spend on buying a bunch of flowers that will die in a weeks time, but these ones you can keep for a lifetime and enjoy making many more for all your friends for their birthdays!!!! Wouldn’t that be such a wonderful gift to receive?!!!

Daisy Delight by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Rowville 3D

Each flower is made up of 3 stamped and punched flowers and offset when glued together. I also used my bone folder to turn the ends of the petals down.

The stems of the flowers are made using cheap plastic drinking straws that I had in the kitchen cupboard, and I covered them with florists tape.

Daisy Delight by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Rowville 3D back.JPG

This is the back of the flower. You can see that the straw has been cut 5 times about 1/2cm down and opened up. This was glued with Tombo Multipurpose glue to the back of the flower. It didn’t look aesthetically pleasing, so I then cut a ring using the 3/8″ and 3/4″ circle punches to cover it and also make it more sturdy!

Daisy Delight by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator, Rowville 3D posy

The greenery was something I have had for many years and it goes so well with these gerberas!

What do you think? These are just so bright and cheery and I reckon they would make the perfect gifts for anyone to brighten their day!

Products

Stamps: Daisy Delight
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Card/Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Accessories:  Daisy Punch, 3/8″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Gold Faceted Gems, Florists Tape, Plastic Drinking Straws

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Happy Birthday, Lucky Elephant

Dear Crafters,

Today, I have to share this gorgeous elephant card using the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, Lace Doilies, Lucky Elephant stamp and a sneak peek at some new products; Special Celebrations stamp set and Pretty Label punch!

Happy Birthday card using Stampin Ups Lucky Elephant stamp, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP & Special Cenlebrations stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville.JPG

I love how shiny the elephant is when embossed with silver embossing powder and heat set. I am certainly going to miss this Designer Series Paper too, it is just perfect circus paper for this elephant standing on his platform! #cutitnothoardit

Happy Birthday card using Stampin Ups Lucky Elephant, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP & Special Cenlebrations stamp set by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville.JPG

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Products

Stamps: Lucky Elephant, Special Celebrations
Inks:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Card/Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Accessories:  Pretty Label punch, Lace Doilies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Dimensionals

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Foxy, Peekaboo Peach

Dear Crafters,

Today I have challenged myself to make a card using the new In Color, Peekaboo Peach. Now I have to tell you, it was my least favourite of the 2016-2018 in colors, but after completing this card, I think differently of it, lol. It just works so well for the colour of the fox!

Foxy Friends, Fox, DIY, #stampinup, Handmade card, Stampin Up 2016

I am so happy that this stamp set is carrying over into the new annual catalogue 🙂

Foxy Friends, Fox, DIY, #stampinup, Handmade card, Stampin Up 2016, Fox Builder Punch

I haven’t added a sentiment to this card, because I want to add a “number” when the time comes, to give it to someone with their birthday year!!!!

Products

Stamps: Foxy Friends
Inks:  Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Card/Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, A Little Foxy DSP
Accessories:  Layered Squares Framelits, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Big Shot

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Faux Embossing with Dies

Dear Crafters,

I just love this technique of using dies to embossing without cutting!

Faux Embossing with Detailed Floral Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, #stampinup DIY

Isn’t it just so elegant? I love the effect and softness this technique provides, especially for a wedding card!

Faux Embossing with Detailed Floral Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator #stampinup, Craft with Kate DIY   Faux Embossing with Detailed Floral Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, #stampinup Craft with Kate, DIY

and here is another card using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlits in more bold colours

Faux Embossing with Bloomin Heart Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator #stampinup

Faux Embossing with Bloomin Heart Thinlits by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, #stampinup DIY Faux Embossing with Bloomin Heart Thinlits, by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator #stampinup DIY

What do you think of this technique? Is it something you would try?

Products

Card/Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Teeny Tiny Sentiments & Bloomin’ Love stamp sets, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, Big Shot, Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Perfect Plum Ruched Ribbon, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Word Window Punch (Retired) Tan Embossing Mat (not SU)

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