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Rock N Roll with Beautiful Bouquet

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing my June ATC Swap that I made as part of our wider Art With Heart Team monthly ATC swaps. I have used Stampin’ Up!s Beautiful Bouquet Bundle which as you know is my favourite bundle in the Annual catalogue and this challenge was to use the Rock N Roll technique. The Rock and Roll technique is a great way to add a variation of colour to your stamped images!

Rock N Roll Technique using Stampin Ups Beautiful Bouquet by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia @craftwithkate.JPG

ATC Swaps are 2½” x 3½” cards. Each month a different technique is chosen and for every participant, you make that number of cards, exactly the same. We send them all to the organiser with a stamped self addressed envelope and once she has them all from each participant, she sends one of each back in our envelope! It’s a wonderful way of learning new techniques without having to create full size cards.

Click here to watch a video tutorial on this technique.

What do you think of this technique? Would you give it a try?!

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 7

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 7 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today is a Fancy Fold card (instructions below) using the Star of Light, Cookie-Cutter Christmas & Tabs for Everything stamp sets and the brand new Embossing Paste!

Wow, this embossing paste is fabulous! I loved playing with it, but just a warning, you need to work fairly fast and ensure you clean up straight away before it dries hard onto your masks. The design was completely dry within a few minutes!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

Here I have mixed in a tiny drop of reinker to colour the paste to coordinate with my colour scheme.

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia.jpg

The Santa was stamped in Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Here is the side view so you can see how it folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Heart of Christmas card using Stampin Ups Cookie Cutter Christmas & Embossing Paste by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.JPG

You can find the instructions for how to create this fancy fold card from my recent post, Tranquil Tulips.

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 more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies who are participating this week, starting with Sharon Davern.

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Floral Phrases Fancy Fold card

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Floral Phrases & Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Sets to create this Fancy Fold card, with the pretty Fresh Florals DSP. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Floral Phrases, Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Fresh Florals DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I also love how this card folds flat to fit into a C6 envelope for posting!

This style is very elegant, but also very quick and easy to create. It would be a fantastic fold for many multiples of cards, like Christmas cards!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Up Floral Phrases, Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Fresh Florals DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

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

Here are the instructions:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: A5 (8¼” x 5⅞”). Score at 4⅛″ & 7″
Designer Series Paper: A6 (4⅛″ x 5⅞″)
White Square: 2¾″ x 2¾″
Berry Burst Square Matt: 2⅞” x 2⅞”

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Begin with an A5 Thick Whisper White card and score it at 4⅛″ & 7” and burnish score lines.
Cut the DSP at 1⅜”. Add adhesive to the small strip of DSP and adhere it to the far right inside of the card.  The larger piece, add adhesive and adhere to the outside far left of the card (under the fold).
Centre and hold the Berry Burst Square matt on the front white panel and add adhesive down the centre only. Flip it over and adhere it the white panel.
Stamp the floral image and sentiment of your choice on the White square before adhering it to the matt.

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Tranquil Tulip Fancy Fold card

Hello Crafters,

Today I am featuring the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set to create this Fancy Fold card. I really like this style and you can easily make it using 1 sheet of A4 cardstock. I’ll show you that shortly!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia 3D

Here is how I cut the A4 sheet of card (full instructions at the end of my post).

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia layout

I also love how this card folds flat to fit into a C6 envelope for posting!

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia

I’m also using the the Wood Grain Designer Series paper. #cutitnothoardit

Fancy Fold Card using Stampin Ups Tranquil Tulips, Pretty Label Bundle & Wood Grain DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY

I added a piece of white card to the back to write your message on and stamped a couple more tulips!

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

Here are the instructions:

Coloured Base: 4⅛″ x 10⅞″ (10.5cm x 29.7cm). Score at 6″, 7⅛″, 9″ and 10⅛″ (15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm)
Coloured Front Panel: 3″ x 6″ (7.6cm x 15.2cm). Score at ½″ x 1⅝ (1.3cm and 4.2cm)
Designer Series Paper: TOP: 4″ x 4⅜″ (11.1cm x 10.2cm) BOTTOM: 4″ x 1⅝″ (10.1cm x 4.2cm)
White Backing: 3¾″ x 5⅝″ (9.5cm x 14.3cm)  White Card Front: 2¾″ x 4⅛ (7cm x 10.5cm)

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Burnish the score lines of the Base card. Add the DSP with glue. Add Adhesive to the smaller tab and fold up to adhere to the front.
Fold each of the score lines of the front panel. Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking it down, turn the cardstock over and place it on the front of the card to see where to place the adhesive on the lower panel. Add adhesive then flip it over, holding the card flat and adhere this panel.
Stamp the two white piece of cardstock and add them to the card with adhesive. Stamp the sentiment on white card and punch out. Punch two further pieces from the coloured card to use as a matt layer. Adhere to the card.

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 6

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

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Welcome to Week 6 of the Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team.

My card today is 5-3/4″ square card using the Jar of Love & Christmas Pines stamp sets and the Everyday Jars Framelits.

 

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia, DIY

Can you believe that I have never inked up the Jar of Love stamp set until now?! True! But… having made this card, I am bound to make many more projects with this amazing stamp set.

The photos don’t do this card justice in showing all the glitter and gold edging, but I hope you can see that I used the Versamark ink pad, and rubbed it along the edges of the cardstock, dipped them in gold embossing powder and heat set it. It’s another way of creating a layered effect without the extra thickness of cardstock!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia DIY Xmas

The flowers were stamped with the Cherry Cobbler ink, however the solid background colour was stamped off first to give that toned look. The greetings are from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

and here is the inside of the card!

Heart of Christmas Card using Stampin Ups Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits & Christmas Pines by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia inside

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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Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Petal Garden

Dear Crafters,

This week my team received their shares that we organised, including Designer Series Papers and some ribbons from the new Annual catalogue, and boy, they are just stunning in real life! Here is mine 😉

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So, today I have a very simple, but pretty card using loads of new Annual catalogue product, including the Petal Garden DSP, Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Pretty Label Punch and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Petal Garden DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville. Feminine Birthday Card DIY

I just adore this paper! I love every pattern in the pack and that is rare for me, but they are just stunning. I can’t wait to create some more projects with these papers. Here they are:

Petal Garden DSP

Oh and that shimmer ribbon is divine and adds a touch of softness. You know, I would never have put Pool Party and Old Olive together as a colour combination, but somehow, it just works!

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Petal Garden DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Rowville. Feminine, Birthday Card DIY

What do you think of this card? It seriously took less than 10 minutes to create 😉

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Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Inks:
Old Olive
Card/Paper:
Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Petal Garden DSP
Accessories:
Pretty Label Punch, Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer RibbonPaper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

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Faux Wood Grain with Daisy Delight

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a new technique that I haven’t tried before and I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

I am using the Daisy Delight Bundle and the Faux Wood Grain Technique.

Can you tell I am just loving this bundle?!!! It is unbelievable value at under $55 for the stamp set and coordinating punch!

Anyway, here is my card. I love the look and simplicity of this. I haven’t added a sentiment, because truthfully, I don’t think it needs one and I can just write inside the card.

Daisy Delight with Faux Woodgrain Technique by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Rowville. 3D Handmade card.JPG

I love how the vellum adds a touch of softness, rather than a solid colour and that ribbon, wow, it is gorgeous to work with!

To see how to create the faux wood grain technique, head over to YouTube to see Carolyn Bennie demonstrate this amazing technique. I just love how every time you try it, it looks so different.

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Stamps: Daisy Delight Bundle
Inks: Crumb Cake, Blushing BrideLemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide Card/Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Glossy WhiteVellum
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes FramelitsSeasonal Layers Thinlits DiesFaceted Gems Gold½” Finely Woven Powder Pink RibbonPaper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Block Bundle, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

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