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Simple Stamping for the AWHT Blog Hop

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink. It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! ink, paper and card stock coordinates perfectly.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 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 the lovely, Christina Barnes. 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!

Card 1: This doesn’t have a lot of stamping, just the one sentiment stamped onto vellum, but it showcases some of the stunning Designer papers Stampin’ Up! produce. Just one piece of DSP cut twice evenly and glued to the card. A very simple way to use stamps, ink & paper!

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & See a Silhouette DSP by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.JPG

Card 2: created using the Clear Stamp Block ‘E’ as a stamp, pressing it directly onto the stamp pad. I used Daffodil Delight in the centre and then added Balmy Blue at one end and Pear Pizzazz at the other. Then I spritzed it with some water before stamping the block directly onto the Shimmery White card.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Silhouette Scenes & Colourful Seasons by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

While waiting for this to dry, go ahead and fold your Pear Pizzazz card base in half and add a layer of Basic Black card. Now that the ink has dried, stamp the branch & flowers (Colourful Seasons stamp set) and the girl on the swing and sentiment (Silhouette Scenes stamp set) all in Memento Black ink. Glue this layer to the card.

Don’t you just love swinging on a swing? This was one of my “perfect places to be” when I was a kid!!!

Card 3: uses the gorgeous stamp sets, Beautiful FriendshipI had a piece of paper in the shape of an oval sitting on my desk, so I placed it in the centre of the card and stamped the floral images around it, creating that central focus point.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Kindness & Compassion by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.

Then I stamped the sentiment using the new Kindness & Compassion stamp set.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Kindness & Compassion by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

Cards 4&5: are some Thank you cards for my daughter’s netball coaches. Their team are called the ‘Roses’, so I thought Beautiful Friendship was the perfect stamp set to use. The images are stamped in Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green for the leaves, sentiment and card base.

Simple Stamping using Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship & Love What You Do by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.JPG

I adore this one with the roses stamped in Mango Melody and Calypso Coral. The other colours are the same as the previous card. The sentiment is from the

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It certainly was a challenge to create SIP (stamps, ink & paper) cards, but they can be just as effective! Why don’t you give them a go?!!!

A full list of products can be found at the bottom of this post.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the talented, 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. Tina Gillespie
  2. Kathryn Ruddick
  3. Rebecca Jacovou
  4. Rachel Woollard
  5. Sharon Davern
  6. Vicki Boucher
  7. Christina Barnes
  8. Kate Morgan
  9. Rachel Palmieri
  10. Ros Davidson
  11. Catherine Proctor

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Card 1:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper , Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock , White Vellum A4 Card Stock

Card 2:
Stamp : Silhouette Scenes Cling Stamp Set , Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink : Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad , Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad , Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad , Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Card Stock : Basic Black A4 Card Stock , Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz , Shimmery White A4 Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive : Clear Block E

Card 3:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set , Kindness & Compassion Cling-Mount Stamp Set , Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Ink : Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad , Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad , Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Card Stock , Flirty Flamingo A4 Cardstock

Cards 4&5:
Stamp : Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set , Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set , Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Ink : Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad , Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad , Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad , Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock : Calypso Coral A4 Card Stock , Whisper White A4 Card Stock , Granny Apple Green A4 Cardstock

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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 & 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.

Stamparatus

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 & 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 & Basket Weave TIEF & 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
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Blooms of Heartfelt Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a sympathy card using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set from the Saleabration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

It is never easy to create a sympathy card when you need one, but having some on hand makes the journey so much easier when it is required. So today, I have this quick and easy card for that very occasion.

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This card is 4¼” x 4¼” in Rich Razzleberry, layered with Whisper White.

Look at the detail in this stamp!!!! When I opened the stamp case, I took one look at this floral stamp and thought it was so flat and wouldn’t have very much detail, it even felt  flat and smooth to touch, but I was so glad to be proven wrong. Check it out!

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia Saleabration 2018

The images are stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and then I coloured it lightly with my Watercolour Pencils. Oh and I adore the font in the sentiment, it is so pretty!

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

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

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
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
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Sympathy for a beloved pet

Hello Friends,

My project today is with a touch of sadness for a teacher colleague who lost her beloved best friend during the recent school holidays 😦

This is the card I made for her, in the hope that it may bring some comfort and lasting memories of her loved, Becks (named after David Beckham)!

Sympathy card for a pet using Stampin Ups Bella & Friends, Flourishing Phrases by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

He was a little white fella, so I obviously had to use the Bella & Friends stamp set. I stamped the image in black ink and then used my blender pen with some smoky slate ink to add some highlighting. Of course I needed to add a red collar with the red heart with a touch of Wink of Stella on top!

Sympathy card for a pet using Stampin Ups Bella & Friends, Flourishing Phrases by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Dog

My card base is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist, then White. The floral image is stamped with Lemon Lime Twist on the front and the inside panel is stamped off once before stamping on the card.

Sympathy card for a pet using Stampin Ups Bella & Friends, Flourishing Phrases by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Dog Puppy

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Thoughtful Branches

Dear Crafters,

Today’s cards feature the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Beautiful Branches thinlits which can be purchased as a bundle saving you 10% but only while stocks last and ends on 31 August! This is a limited time only bundle and one that you must add to your shopping cart.

Thoughtful Branches, Beautiful Branches, Sympathy card #stampinup DIY @cardsbykate

This first one is a sympathy card that I made for a work colleague who lost her father last week following a short illness. I wanted to make it feminine but also added some Dapper Denim in memory of her dad!

Thoughtful Branches, Beautiful Branches, Sympathy card #stampinup DIY @cardsbykatemorgan

How sweet is the little bird? I love that!

Thoughtful Branches, Beautiful Branches, Sympathy card #stampinup DIY, @cardsbykate

I decorated the inside of the card and the envelope to match!

This next card is amazingly using the same stamp set and just shows the versatility of this bundle. A Christmas card using the gorgeous Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler.

Thoughtful Branches Christmas card, Presents & Pinecones DSP #stampinup DIY @cardsbykatemorgan

This card was looking a little plain and needed something else, so I added the twine bow to finish the card. It was just what it needed. I love this sentiment too!

Thoughtful Branches Christmas card, Presents & Pinecones DSP #stampinup DIY, @cardsbykatemorgan  Thoughtful Branches Christmas card, Presents & Pinecones DSP, #stampinup DIY @cardsbykatemorgan

What do you think of this Christmas card?

If you don’t have your own demonstrator and you live in Australia and would like me to mail you a copy of the Holiday catalogue, please Email Me !

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Products

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches  
Inks:  
Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler 
Card/Paper: 
Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Blusing Bride, Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Presents & Pinecones DSP
Accessories:  Beautiful Branches thinlits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine

Click here to order your Thoughtful Branches bundle today!

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Flourish with Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

You know those sad occasions when you need to send someone a sympathy card and you don’t have some already made? Well today I have made one for that very day when unfortunately we need one.

This card is white with Rich Razzleberry and what a stunner colour combination!

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I love all the textures in this card, from the Petal Burst embossed background, to the Flourish Framelit to the Pansy and Petite Petals flower.

I also added some of the new Copper Metallic thread behind the Pansy, not sure if you can see it, as it is so fine.

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Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes to coordinate too!

Products

Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Rose Wonder
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Petal Burst TIEF, Big Shot, Flourish Thinlits, Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Copper Metallic Thread, Pearl embellishment

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Blooms & Wishes

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card that could be used for many different occasions, as it is so veratile. You have to check out the designer paper too, it is my favourite in this annual catalogue!

Blooms & Wishes, Blooms & Bliss DSP, 2016-2018 In Colors, DIY, #stampinup, Handmade card, Stampin Up 2016

I started by adding a piece of designer paper to the card base and cut a strip of Island Indigo to the same length. A piece of white card was cut slightly smaller and then I randomly stamped the floral images and the sentiment before gluing them all together.

Blooms & Bliss DSP, Blooms & Wishes, 2016-2018 In Colors, DIY, #stampinup, Handmade Feminine card, Stampin Up 2016

I added a strip of crumb cake which was punched with a retired border punch under the decorated strip. I punched the flowers in coordinating cardstock and added rhinestones. I love the watercolour look of these stamps!

Blooms & Bliss DSP, Blooms & Wishes, 2016-2018 In Colors, DIY, #stampinup, Handmade card, Stampin Up 2016

The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I adore this Designer Series Paper, it is certainly my favourite pack in this new annual catalogue. Be sure to visit over the next few weeks as I share many more projects with these papers.

Products

Stamps: Blooms & Wishes
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Island Indigo
Card/Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Accessories:  Petite Petals punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, [Border Punch & small flower punch (retired)]

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Enjoy the many perks of being a Demonstrator (even just for yourself as a Hobby Demonstrator) by joining my friendly team, click HERE for details.

Happy Stamping!

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Sympathy Rose

Dear Crafters,

Last week I shared some cards using the Rose Wonder stamp set and the coordinating Rose Garden thinlits. Here is another Sympathy card using this same bundle, but yet this is very simple and elegant.

Rose Wonder, Rose Garden Thinlits, #stampinup, DIY, 2016-2017 Annual catalogue

This White and Pool Party card doesn’t need to be anything fancy. It is simple, elegant and stylish. The image of white on white is beautiful and noting over rated.

Rose Wonder, Rose Garden Thinlits, #stampinup, DIY, 2016-2017 Annual catalogue

The only colour is the sentiment and a glitter pool party bow ribbon.

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Products

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Inks: Pool Party
Card/Paper:  White
Accessories: Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Scrub, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon

All Catalogues, Retirement List & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Enjoy the many perks of being a Demonstrator (even just for yourself as a Hobby Demonstrator) by joining my friendly team, click HERE for details.

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Rose Wonder Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card using the Rose Wonder stamp set and the coordinating Rose Garden thinlits!

Rose Wonder, Rose Garden Thinlits, #stampinup, 2016-2017 Annual catalogue

This watercolouring technique is very easy and effective. The image is stamped with Veramark ink onto Watercolour paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then using an Aqua painter, coloured with inks.

Rose Wonder, Rose Garden Thinlits, #stampinup, 2016-2017 Annual catalogue

Once dry, I fussy cut the image out and added it to the brick wall background with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I think it is lovely for a sympathy card.

Rose Wonder, Rose Garden Thinlits, #stampinup, 2016-2017 Annual catalogue

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Products

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Inks: Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Versamark
Card/Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot, Brick Wall TIEF, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Scrub, Aquapainter

All Catalogues, Retirement List & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Enjoy the many perks of being a Demonstrator (even just for yourself as a Hobby Demonstrator) by joining my friendly team, click HERE for details.

Happy Stamping!

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Lovely as a Tree

Dear Crafters,

Today I focus on the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, as it is always a point of discussion when a new catalogue is made available to demonstrators!

I wasn’t able to attend the recent Stampin’ Up! event on the weekend and so I have no idea if this set has made it into the new annual catalogue or not.

Anyway, I am going to give it a plug anyway as it has been around for many years and is such a versatile stamp set for so many occasions, but today a masculine theme for some sympathy cards.

Here we go!

My colour scheme for this one is very monotone in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate!

and this next one is using Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke.

 

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card & envelope too!

I can’t wait to find out if this has made it into the new catalogue, but I guess I will find out tomorrow when, we as demonstrators, can view it online before everyone else!!!! I can’t wait to see what is new and what is retiring, one of the benefits of being a demonstrator, is finding out first!

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Enjoy the many perks of being a Demonstrator (even just for yourself as a Hobby Demonstrator) by joining my friendly team, click HERE for details.

Happy Stamping!

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