Birthday, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!

You’re sweet!

Dear Crafters,

Today I have some more cards using the Cool Treats Suite.

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There is nothing better than an ice cold treat when the sun is shining, especially today…. a public holiday in Melbourne!!!

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I love how the framelits cut inside the stamped image, so as not to leave a white border around the edges of the ice treats.

And here is another card with an ice cream using the same colour combination!

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I love how quick and easy these cards are to make using a little stamping, die cutting and some Designer Papers!

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What do you think of these cards?

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Birthday, Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Nailed It Masculine Card

Dear Crafters,

Yesterday saw the release of 3 brand new Sale-a-bration items. Did you add any or all of them to your order? I had to have the glimmer paper, I just couldn’t go without some extra glitter!

Today, I have a masculine card using the Nailed It stamp set and coordinating Build It Framelits. I am certainly not a confident creator of masculine cards and I honestly don’t have too many boys or men in my life who I need to get creative for, but when I saw this one in the Occasions catalogue, I knew it was definitely one to add to the shopping cart!

The Specialty Designer Series Paper, Urban Underground, is the perfect compliment.

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I love the little sentiments and stamps and small enough to embellish the background of the white circle layer.

I made a second card, to show how you can step it up for a more advanced stamper. Can you see the differences?

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The second card has a lot of sponged edges and extra embellishments!

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On this close up, you can see that I sponged the edges of the hammer the white circle, gray banner and the Designer Series Paper.

I have to admit, I am not a fan of the colour Delightful Dijon and as an In Colour that is retiring in June, I won’t be sad to say goodbye, BUT I do actually like it with this card 😉 It has certainly surprised me and I will be making many more masculine cards with it!

What do you think of these cards? For the stamper who cannot afford to have all the products, the first card is very achievable, however with a few extra dollars to buy the embellishments and some sponge daubers, you can add that extra touch.

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Kiss Goodbye to MS

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card that is a subject very close to my heart literally, as it is the demon that I live with every day, Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by sclerosis a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.

I was first diagnosed in 2004, so I have been dealing with it for many years and up until the past couple of years I was doing fine. I will now embark on a change of treatment to monthly infusions, so I depending on how my body takes them, I may not be able to post quite as often as I would like, but please stay with me, as my craft and family is what keeps me going!!!

Today, I have a card which has the slogan “Kiss Goodbye to MS”. An initiative of MS Research Australia, the mission is to accelerate Australian research targeting the prevention, better treatments and a cure for MS.

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The minute I saw the stamp set, Sealed with Love, I noticed the lips and knew I had to have this set to create my own cards for MS. It also had the word KISS, which is perfect for my sentiment. The black font I printed from my computer.

And check out my Everyday Hero wonder woman, she just says to me, we can beat this disease and it’s not going to define who we are!

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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 card?

You can see more about the Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraising @KissgoodbyetoMS or make a donation to this wonderful cause.

Products Used:

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Everyday Hero, Sealed With Love
Inks: Real Red, Black Stazon
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Watercolour Pencils, Triple Banner Punch

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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

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Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!

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?

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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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Blog Hop, Gift Ideas, Stampin' Up!

Occasions & Sale-a-bration AWHT Blog Hop

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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

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Beautiful in Blue

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another card using the Beautiful You stamp set but I’ve added another crafty tool to this one and I think I’ve done okay!!!

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I love this Designer Series paper and wanted to see how well it went with this stamp set, and I reckon it goes really well, and check out my stitching… yes, I pulled out the old trusty sewing machine and put in some navy thread and added some sewing to my card!!!

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What do you think of this project?

Will you pull out your sewing machine and give this a go?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful You
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Floral Boutique DSP, Watercolour Paper
Inks: Stazon Black
Other: Watercolour Pencils, AquaPainter, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Dimensionals, Sewing machine!

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Birthday, Stampin' Up!

Beautiful You Bokeh

Dear Crafters,

 

Today I have the Beautiful You stamp set featuring once again! Do you think I like this stamp set? No, I adore it!!!

I also love this Designer Series Paper, Falling in Love.

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The Watercolour Pencils make colouring very easy with the AquaPainter.

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and those sentiments, they are just adorable! I have stamped them onto vellum and glued them to the card using Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive.

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Those Stitched Shapes Framelits add the extra touch, especially with the scallop circle die behind in vellum!

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Look at these stunning papers, it’s almost a shame to cover them up!

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What do you think of this project?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful You
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Falling in Love DSP
Inks: Stazon Black, Blushing Bride
Other: Watercolour Pencils, AquaPainter, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Blushing Bride & Champagne Glimmer papers, Vellum

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Hula Hoop Girl

Dear Crafters,

Well it is nearly the end of 2016 and in a way, I am glad to see this year over and very much looking forward to a happier and healthier 2017.

Now that Christmas is over, I am now focusing on the brand new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues available from 4th January!

Today I have the Beautiful You stamp set. When I first saw this particular image, I just knew she had to have a hula hoop swinging around!

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The background was sponged using the Seasonal Decorative Masks which are currently on sale for $7.00. You get 4 masks for that price too. It’s a bargain!!!

To draw the Hula Hoop, I used the inside of the smallest Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits using a black Sharpie pen!!!

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I love these Watercolour Pencils, they make colouring super easy and you can use either the Blender Pen or AquaPainter to blend the colour. I have also added some Wink of Stella to her hat!

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What do you think of this project?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful You
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Watercolour
Inks: Stazon Black, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Sponge Dauber, Silver Glimmer Ribbon, Mini Stapler, Black Sharpie pen

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Ribbon Dispenser

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a gift idea that I have been making for Christmas gifts for some crafty people who will appreciate them.

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I keep my ribbons on small shelving but I find they sometimes roll off and unroll and then I have ribbons everywhere! You know what I mean, right?!!!

Well, I did a search on YouTube and found this nifty idea by Linda Parker, a UK demonstrator and had to make one or two or three!!!

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I have used the new Falling in Love DSP with Blushing Bride cardstock as the base. This DSP will be available on 4th January 2017.

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And I love these Stitched Shapes Framelits, they give that little bit of added detail!

What do you think of this project? Are you going to give it a go?!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Blushing Bride and Falling in Love DSP
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Simply Scored, Double Sided Tape, 3/8″ circle punch

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