Whimsy Wedding – Cake Topper Bunting

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It’s the middle of the wedding season and I was asked by my cousin, who is a cake designer in Bunbury, to create some wedding themed bunting for a wedding expo she was going to.

I made three different options for her to show her customers and reminded her that since everything I make is made from scratch, it is fully customiable!

That’s the wonderful thing about handmade – it’s created just for you.  Have a name with unusual spelling – no problems, want a specific saying – easy done, need it match your colour theme – totally possible!


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Simple & elegant “Mr & Mrs” banner using the Pennant Builder Punch, Skinny Mini Alphabet & heart punch from Itty Bitty Accents.


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Classic love birds with a kissing heart!  Made using the Bird Builder Punch, Your Perfect Day Stamp Set & heart from the Owl Builder Punch.


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And the final one is my favourite – “Just Married” using the Tree punch, Little Letters Thinlits, and Linen Thread.  The ‘scrunchy’ flowers were made using the brown paper SU! use for packing orders, coloured with Bermuda Bay ink and cut with the 1-1/4″ scallop circle punch.

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Weddings are special occasions and it’s a nice touch to be able to make something special just for the big event!  Kelly x

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Tree Punch

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$29.95

Glue Dots

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$8.95

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Lolly Jar: gifts are so much more wonderful in a jar!

When possible, I like to give something small but thoughtful to friends for their birthday.  And what’s more thoughtful than chocolate?!  Plus, everything is so much more wonderful in a jar.

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Add a little Stampin’ Up! for decoration and the wonderful becomes perfect!  The jar took most of a bag of M&Ms and although I tried to resist the rest … I ended up eating them ALL! Whoops.

Crafting & chocolate is a match made in heaven.  Kelly x

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Big Shot

$149.95

Sticky Strip

$11.95

Glue Dots

$8.95

 

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George’s Birthday Bash

I needed to make a 1st birthday card last week for a special little man, so I “trotted” out a punch art favourite – George from Peppa Pig.  The original punch art tutorial can be found here.

It’s always fun to spruce up a classic with new Occasions favourites – the balloons & sentiments are part of the “From the Herd” stamp set and the DSP is Birthday Bash.  I also used current SU! colours (Pink Pirouette & Blushing Bride) rather than the retired combo in the original tutorial.

Happy Birthday to Jack!  Kelly x

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Big Shot

$149.95

 

*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during February 2015 using the code 3WK4SDJB to receive another free gift from me! ***

Thank you, thank you, thank you! JAI 251

This week’s Just Add Ink challenge was {perfect} for me!  I have lots to be thankful about at the moment, but the most blog relevant is …

Over 500 Pinterest followers!

Over 150 blog subscribers!

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Wow – that’s a lot of people sharing in my papercraft journey! Thanks to each & every one of you.

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This is my card for Just Add Ink 251.  I’ve used Irresistibly Yours DSP, coloured with Melon Mambo Blendabilities markers.  There are lots of ways to colour the ’emboss resist’ DSP – markers, sponging, painting, braying, spritzing.  The products on pages 210-212 of the catalogue will set you up with everything you need!

I’ve added vellum to the top and finished with the ‘thanks’ (minus the ‘s’) and ‘you’ from the Hello You thinlits.  And for good measure, and happy balance, added a bejeweled Petite Petals flower.

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So, once again – thank you!  A blog isn’t worth writing unless someone is reading it.  And it makes me smile to know you are reading it.  Kelly x

 
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Glue Dots

$8.95

The Octonauts visit in GUP-A (plus a GUP-A Curvy Keepsake Box)

Another weekend, and another birthday party!  Kirill is celebrating turning 4 today with an Octonauts themed party.  I have previously made a card featuring Octonauts punch art. During the Octonauts re-creation, I realised they weren’t as involved as they seemed at the time, so I have updated the original post to include instructions.

This time around, I have taken the Octonauts theme one step further and added Captain Barnacle’s underwater vehicle – GUP-A.  This post is full of photos, which I hope will help you to make your own Octonauts & GUP-A. Note: this card is 6″ square.

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And if you look closely, you can see GUP-A has a 3D light!

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And once again, it’s a birthday Curvy Keepsake Box.  GUP-A in total 3D!

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And the back of GUP-A…

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Happy Birthday to Kirill!  We hope he has a great day and enjoys his adventures with his Octo-friends.  Kelly & the little Octo-fans x

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As well as the original punch art items (see the list here), these projects features the following supplies:

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*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during February 2015 using the code 3WK4SDJB to receive another free gift from me! ***

Bow Builder Punch for all Occasions & Sale-A-Brations

I love punches!  I have most of the SU! range and use them in almost every card I make – one way or another.

One of the newest additions to the family is from the Occasions catalogue – the Bow Builder Punch, which has three pieces used to make bows (as well as other things).

bow builder punchThe ESAD blog hop had some great inspiration for using the Bow Builder Punch – have a look at Libby & Nerida‘s blogs for great bow ideas.  And be sure to visit Clare’s blog for some truly amazing punch art using the Bow Builder punch.

Here is what I’ve been ‘building’ using my punch and some catalogue favourites:

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Showcasing some of my Sale-A-Bration favourites – Best Year Ever DSP, Best Year Ever Ribbon & Big Day Stamp Set with Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  All on the list of ~ FREE ~ products you can choose with every $90 spent until 31st March 2015.


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Lots of bows in this one to make a ‘bow blossom’ from Painted Blooms DSP, Spring Flowers TIEF and In-Colour Satin Ribbon (Hello Honey & Blackberry Bliss) mounted on a Whisper White Note Card (3.5″ x 5″).


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Last ‘bow’-tiful card is an anniversary card for my Mum & Dad, who after all these years are still happy together.  Featuring Stacked with Love DSP, Crazy About You bundle (Hello You Thinlits & Crazy about You Stamp Set).


Inspired to add the Bow Builder Punch to your collection yet?  It’s fun to use and super cute!  Go on…. Kelly x

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Young Love, Babychinos & Marshmallows – JAI 250

I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day.

We celebrated Alexa’s 4th birthday with an apple themed party in the morning, a relaxing afternoon (including a nap for this tired Mumma!) and then a tapas and cards date night for me & Mr Papercraft.

As it turns out, Mr P & I weren’t the only ones celebrating Valentine’s Day in our house.  Alexa was surprised with a truly gorgeous bunch of flowers from her bestie, Cooper. Young love!

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The photo inspiration from Just Add Ink this week gave me the perfect opportunity to make a card for Alexa to give Coops in return.

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What does polka Dots, pink hearts & ‘coffee’ for kids in love translate to?  Babychinos & marshmallows!

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The coffee cups are from the Perfect Blend stamp set.  For this card, I used the digital download rather than the actual stamp, which allowed me to resize the cups to create two babychino size versions that fit beautifully on the card front.

If you’re the parent of a youngster, chances are you’ve been for babychinos.  If not – you’re missing out on a tiny cup filled with warm, frothy milk and sprinkled with chocolate, with marshmallows on the side.  They didn’t have babychinos when I was little!  Today’s kids are totally spoilt!!!

By using MDS, I was also able to create a custom sentiment – “we go together like babychinos & marshmallows” – in my favourite fonts.

Thanks to Coops & his mum for making Alexa feel like the most special girl in the playground!  Kelly x

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Big Shot

$149.95
Glue Dots

$8.95

 

*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend. Order online during February 2015 using the code 3WK4SDJB to receive another free gift from me! ***

ESAD Occasions & SAB 2015 Blog Hop – Getting into Guy Greetings!

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Welcome to another ESAD blog hop – a round trip through lots of inspiration for products from the 2015 Occasions catalogue & 2015 Sale-A-Bration range.  You might be starting here, finishing here or just stopping by on your way around.  If you’re on your way, then you’ve just seen Amity’s Project Life creations.  Next stop on the journey is Norelle’s blog.  A full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Welcome to my projects.  After buying what seems like most of the products (shhhh!) from the new Occasions catalogue (who can choose a favourite when the offerings are that good???) and earning quite a few SAB gifts, I had quite a selection of products from which to choose for my blog hop focus.

After some umm-ing & ahhhh-ing, I have ended up deciding to showcase the very interesting stamp set “Guy Greetings” (138825/138828/137178) – mainly as a bit of a push to ink it up and hopefully fall in love with it.

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You see, since it arrived, I’ve been struggling to get excited about it!  [And based on the offerings of Pinterest, I might not be the only one].  In theory, it’s a great set – masculine theme, great font and lots of potential… but something about it has been blocking my creative flow.

Well, not anymore for this old-fashioned engine with determination!

Armed with a theme of Night of Navy, Cajun Craze & my favourite neutrals, here’s what I came up with:


“You’re My Anchor”

Guy Greetings paired with Birthday Bash DSP (137783), Starbust Framelits (132967) and Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (137873).

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Do you like the boating knot? Learn how to tie your own by following this tutorial.


“Hardwood Classic”

Guy Greetings coupled with Hardwood Background Stamp (133032) and On Film Framelits (132969).

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The Hardwood stamp would have to be one of my all-time favourite SU! stamps.  It goes with so many themes.


“Mechanical Bro”

Guy Greetings featuring a punch art coverall made using Square Framelits (130921) & Triangle Punch (133375).

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I do love my punch art!  This design would also work for hi-vis (which gives me an idea for the future!) or a crisp white shirt, making it perfect for a range of men.  As well as “brother”, Guy Greetings comes with father, Grandpa, Dad, husband & uncle – fully customisable for the men in your life.


And one final share, to go with my mechanic punch art card.

“Tool Bag Curvy Keepsake Box” (135853).

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Did you know that quite a few of the popular products from the 2014 Holiday Catlaogue are back as ‘returning favourites’, which is fabulous because the Curvy Keepsake Box has definitely been a favourite of mine![You can see them on page 49 of the Occasions 2015 catalogue].

So far all of my Curvy Keepsake Box creations have been ‘lovely for the ladies’ or ‘cool for kids’, so I wanted to create one that was ‘great for guys’.  Think Dad’s Tool Bag could be a winner – especially if it was filled with his favourite chocolates.


Thanks for joining me while I made friends with my Guy Greetings Stamp Set.  It’s definitely grown on me and I’m excited to make more ‘manly’ cards throughout the year.

Next stop on the blog hop is Norelle.  Please leave a comment or two as you hop around – we love hearing from you!  Kelly x

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LIST OF BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:

1. Libby Dyson

2. Narelle Hoggard

3. Leonie Schroder

4. Jenny Hayward

5. Tamsin Adams

6. Helen Williams

7. Pauline Bennetts

8. Monique Fielder

9. Nicole Wilson

10. Keryn Campbell

11. Clare Mcilhatton

12. Ria Kaire

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Sally Williams

15. Tricia Raineri

16. Nerida Carter

17. Mel Pagano

18. Rachael Lewsley

19. Amity Knight 

20. Kelly Kent – you are here!

21. Norelle Targato