CASEing the Catty #112 Cupcakes & Carousels

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Hello – Sunday again!  Where do the weekends go?

I had a fabulous weekend spending time with my besties from Uni.  We don’t all get to spend time together very often as we all live in different places, so it’s special when it happens.

How was your weekend?  Anything exciting?  Lots of craft?

I’m still in love with all the gorgeous products from the Occasions & Sale-A-Braiton 2017 catalogue.  It’s fun to have new things to play with.

Today’s theme for the CTC blog hop & challenge is the Cupcakes & Carousel section of the Occasions catalogue – pages 8-13.

CASEing the Catty #112. Images © Stampin' Up!

So that means as well as the items in the Cupcakes & Carousel suite, you may also be inspired by the Lift Me Up bundle (page 10), Birthday Blast bundle (page 11), Super Duper stamp set (page 12) and Birthday Bright project kit (page 13).

I can’t wait to see what the Crew comes up with.  And then what projects the members of the new Facebook group will upload!!!  It’s all so exciting!


For my CTC project this week, I haven’t actually CASEd sample from the catalogue, but taken inspiration from one of the product photos.

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The spread of this paper caught my attention and it thought it would make a nice feature on a card!

And it’s a great way to use up all those scraps that accumulate from using a 6″x6″ paper stack for card fronts.

I added the birthday sentiment from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, one of the beautiful new lace doilies (you can’t use these too much – have you ordered some yet?) and a flourish of Calypso Coral twine at the bottom.

CASEing the Catty #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels. DSP Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m still trying to decorate the inside of my cards this year…

CASEing the Catty #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels. DSP Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Next stop for inspiration on the CASEing the Catty hop is the delightful Rebecca Scurr (Bec does all the hard work behind the scenes for CTC!).

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And, please join us for the challenge by adding your creation to the CTC Facebook page.

If you’re not already a member, you can request to join here.

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If you’re inspired by any of the projects on the hop and need more supplies, my online Stampin’ Up! store is open 24/7 with low shipping rates directly to your door!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #343 Pop Up & Interactive

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The Just Add Ink Design Team are starting 2017 with a blog hop!

And it’s all about pop up & interactive cards.  You’re going to love the ideas shared in this hop.

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I’ve chosen a style of pop up card that has been doing the rounds lately called a Twist & Pop card or a Pop Up Panel card.

From the front it looks like a normal card but as you open it the middle jumps out to reveal a pop up centre panel.  So cool.

And like many ‘fancy’ cards, once you know how, they are super easy to make!

I used the tutorial by Jan B and changed up the design to make it a Pokeball card for a friend of the Miss Papercrafts who loves Pokemon!

I always find photographing fancy fold cards a challenge, so I made a video to show you how cool this style of card is!


Pop up cards are always better in 3D!

But here’s the photos anyway….

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Pokeball on the front is made from circle framelits.

The font on the inside is Cameo cut.  You can download the font here.


You should definitely try this style of card if you haven’t already – it’s a winner!

You’ll also want to keep hopping for more pop up & interactive card ideas.

Next up on the Just Add Ink hop is Karren over in New Zealand!

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Please share your creations with us using the linky tool on the Just Add Ink blog.  You can try one of the awesome cards shared on this hop, or share another style of pop up / interactive card.  I’m always on the lookout for fabulous (but easy) design ideas!

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Stamp Review Crew – Playful Pals

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Hello Monday!

Today is going to be heaps of fun at Stamp Review Crew as we find our inner child!

Join me & my international Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends as we share our projects inspired by the Plaufyl Pals stamp set.

This set comes with a set of coordinating framelits and lends itself to all kinds of weird & wonderful creations!

Look at all those pieces!!!


I went down the punch art route for my cards today.

This set is great for building animals, like this cute bear.

I’ve paired it with one of the sweet sayings from the Suite Sentiments stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, for a just because card. Do you ever send cards for no particular reason?

Stamp Review Crew - Playful Pals. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


My other creation was a cute little piggie. It was fun to add bodies & not just have animal heads.

With another “Suite Sentiment” to finish the card!

Stamp Review Crew - Playful Pals. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I thought I’d be able to share my instructions for these creations easily, but I don’t even know how to name half the pieces in this set!!!

Here’s my best attempt…

WARNING: lots of fussy cutting ahead

Stamp Review Crew - Playful Pals. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

BEAR

Colours: Delightful Dijon, Real Red & Basic Black

  • Ears: solid semi circle
  • Head: solid large oval
  • Eyebrows: hand drawn
  • Eyes: wide set eyes
  • Nose: solid small triangle
  • Mouth: small mouth
  • Shirt: solid large oval, cut to size
  • Sleeves: solid semi circle
  • Body: solid large oval
  • Arms: solid trunk, trimmed
  • Legs: solid trunk, trimmed
  • Feet: solid semi circle, trimmed into an oval

Stamp Review Crew - Playful Pals. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

PIGGIE

Colours: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo & Basic Black

  • Ears: pointy ear – just the outer outline
  • Eyes: wide set eyes
  • Nose: solid small triangle
  • Mouth: small mouth
  • Shirt: solid large oval, cut to size
  • Body: solid large oval, lines stamped using the wide mouth
  • Arms: solid trunk, trimmed to a skinny tube
  • Legs: solid trunk, trimmed

Spread some handmade love this week and send a ‘just because’ card. It’s so lovely to receive something in an envelope that isn’t a bill!!

Next up on the hop is my stamping friend – Dawn Tidd.

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May your day be full of wonderful friends that are worthy of cards & may you have lots of fun making them!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stitched Shapes are Back – Get Yours Today

Great news!  Stitched Shapes Framelits are back & ready to order!

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Did you know that the South Pacific sold out – in less than a month – the supply that was supposed to last until the catalogue launched in June 2017?

There’s a simple reason they were so popular – the stitching adds just the perfect amount of texture to your project, with minimal effort.

I’ve used them on almost every creation I’ve made since I added them to my collection.

Like these sweet dragonfly cards…

Stitched Shapes - Available again! Dragonfly card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Been waiting for the Stitched Shapes to come back??  Order yours today in my online store.  The host code for January is YBEWYEMH.

You won’t regret adding these wonderful dies to your collection!

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CASEing the Catty #111 Sale-A-Bration

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Did you love the switch to Facebook for CASEing the Catty last week?  We had so many amazing entries CASEing the projects from the Party Animal suite & next few pages of the catalogue.  Overall for CTC#110 we were CASEing pages 4-7 of the Occasions Catalogue.

Quite a few people thought they couldn’t participate because they didn’t have the stamp sets in this section.

Hopefully, we’re getting the message out – but just in case you missed it – CTC isn’t about recreating the sample projects in the catalogue, but more taking whatever inspiration you can from the photos.  It might be the layout, colour combination, design feature, stamp set or overall theme.

Let the catalogue start your creative process and see what you come up with!  It’d be great to see more stampers join in again this week.


This week is CTC#111 and it’s all about introducing the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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The crew has free range on the whole catalogue this week – I can’t wait to see what sparks everyone’s attention.

For me, it’s another Inside the Lines card – the paper has 4 designs and I’m working my way through them!  You can see two of them here.

My card is a variation of the design at the bottom right of the sample picture above (with perhaps a touch of the top right too):

CASEing the Catty #111 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To achieve this look, I brayered the DSP with Rose Red ink and then coloured the flowers & dragonfly with my new Watercolor Pencils before giving the flowers a once over with an Aqua Painter.

Adding water to the pencils smooths the colour & blends it beautifully.

How pretty is the Rose Red?  One of my team pointed out that I rarely use Rose Red.  Here you go Anne – Rose Red in action!

The dragonfly is embossed in copper, and so is the sentiment, which is from the Sale-A-Bration set “Any Occasion”.


I’m making the effort in 2017 to decorate the insides of my cards.

I’m on beginner level, so it’s a strip of DSP, some dragonflies and a birthday sentiment!

It does add another layer of love to the card.

CASEing the Catty #111 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I’m sure the projects on this hop will inspire some wonderful creativity and add a little more to your wishlist!

 

Next stop is Miss Rachel and her lovely designs.

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If you {NEED} those Sale-A-Bration items in your craft room, it’s a choice of 12 – one per $90 you spend with Stampin’ Up! until 31st March 2017.

Shop online or email me to get your order on the way.

If you’ve got time to craft this week, consider joining our challenge via Facebook.

Simply be inspired by any of the photos in the Sale-A-Bration 2017 catalogue and upload your card to the challenge album.

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Can’t wait to see what you make!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Stampin’ Up! – Inside the Lines DSP

I’m sure you haven’t missed the fact that between now & 31st March 2017, all $90+ orders you place include your choice of a 2017 Sale-A-Bration item!!!

There’s 12 to choose from…

Do you have a favourite or ‘must have’?  I love them all – as a true addict does!

Avant Garden & Hey Chick were both very popular at my launch event on the weekend.


As you know, I’m in {LOVE} with paper!  There’s 2 paper options in the SAB choices.  The fun & bright Carried Away DSP and the Inside the Lines DSP.

I’ve been playing with the black & white Inside the Lines DSP this week.

This is the card we made at my launch event on Sunday using the spotlight technique and the new watercolour pencils.

Inside the Lines DSP - Spotlight technique.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

For this card we cut a circle from the DSP layer, coloured it with Watercolour Pencils and re-layered it with a cardstock mat on the card.

If you’ve bought the Watercolour Pencils and need a case to store them in, download my free printable insert here.


For the next card, I left the DSP layer in black & white and added coloured letters to bring colour.

Inside the Lines DSP - Happy New Home card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Milestone Moments stamp set is proving to quite versatile and a firm favourite of mine from the Occasions Catalogue.

How awesome do the Large Letters look!!!  Don’t forget, with the joining special during Sale-A-Bration, they could be part of your Starter Kit, saving you over 50%.  See here for more details.


Whenever you’re ready to place an order, my online store is open 24-7 with shipping directly to you.  The online host code for January is YBEWYEMH.

Or you can email me 24-7 and I’ll place an order for you.

If you’d like to see the products in action, and you live in the Bunbury area – I can do a workshop at your house.  Just ask me!

There’s so much to love about the new catalogues!  I’m working on more samples to show you!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Colour INKspiration #01 New Challenge Hop

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Welcome to the first official challenge for Colour INKspiraton – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to pre-challenge colour combination – you guys were really ready for this!!!

I think part of the initial success is that anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.

We’ve seen some amazing creations in the past week and the excitement in the group is infectious!  Click here to join the Facebook page and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –

The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Then it’s over to you with a 12 day period for crafters to upload their own creations using 3 or more of the challenge colours.

If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.


Let’s get started!

This is the first delicious set of challenge colours…

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So many lovely colours to choose from – you can choose your favourite 3 – or all 6! (3 is the minimum to meet the challenge guidelines).

You can also mix in any Stampin’ Up! neutrals that you need to make your project perfect.


The first 4 colours are my favourite – so pretty and perfect for a baby card I wanted to make.

Colour INKspiration #01. New baby heart card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course, I’m playing with new products again.

The hearts are from the new Love Notes Framelits and the sentiment is from a fabulous new stamp set called Milestone Moments.

How lovely is that font???  I’m going to get a lot of use from this stamp set!

And although not new to the Stampin’ Up! range, I took the chance to buy the 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper pack when it was on special during the End of Year Closeout Sale.

Some people might use it for pretty envelopes (and I might too) but my first thought was – ooooo, more DSP options!!!  It’s a lighter weight than usual DSP, but still perfect for card fronts.


Thanks for visiting today.  Next stop is Monique Fielder and her colourful project.

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If you love the challenge colours, please join us on the Facebook page and upload your creation.  Or, just stop by to see what other crafty people make of the colours.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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