CASEing the Catty #93 Artistic Expressions


Good evening!  Excited to take you on another CASEing the Catty blog hop!

This week we’re sharing ideas from the Artistic Expressions section of the catalogue – pages 92 – 157.

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I went flicking this week for a few birthday gifts that were on my to-do list for friends.  And this caught my eye…

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Butterflies are always such a lovely addition to gift packaging!

I love this design but I seemed to have used all my Fabulous Foil Acetate on previous CTC projects – time for another order I think!!!

So, I’ve used the catalogue sample to inspire my elements – banner, butterfly, cute clip!

My gift using a Petite Cafe Bag – I {LOVE} these for gift giving.  They are a wonderful size, great crispness so they stand up tall and a cool fold down top.

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And of course a matching card…

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With a decorated inside (whoa there…!)

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I always love a good project set!!!!  I’m also loving all things metallic at the moment!

CASEing The Catty #93 - Artistic Expressions. Butterfly & Banners Decorated Petite Cafe Bag & Card. Kelly Kent -

With Christmas (and if you’re me, endless birthdays) coming up you might like to add some of the Petite Cafe Bags to your next order.  Add some clips too then all you have to do is stick a couple of banners together, add a pretty embellishment (like a butterfly, flower, star, swirl, doily) and you’ve got a sweet gift ready to go!

If you live in Australia, the cafe bags are just $10.50 for 10 bags – which means about $1 each!!!  We all know how expensive gift bags are – even at the ‘cheap’ store, so that’s great value!

My cafe bag is filled with pretties from the Body Shop, but they are food safe, so you can also put home baked (or ‘procured’) biscuits or chocolates in there too.

I hope I’ve been able to inspire some ideas for gifts you  might have on your list.

Next up on the hop is Kathryn Mangelsdorf – wait til you see the “wild” project that she’s created!  Make sure you hop all the way around until you see our guest designer Joanna Wiggs.  I’m loving having new designers join our hop each week.

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Would you like to join us as a guest designer?  Share a catalogue inspired project with us at the link below, and you could be the next one chosen.


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Holiday Catalogue Paper Share 2016

It’s almost new catalogue time…!

Holiday Catalogue 2016 Cover

There’s less than 1 week and I’m so excited!

If you live in Australia, haven’t got a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, I’d love to send one your way.  Just send me an email with your details!

If you’ve already seen it, is your list long & distinguished???

There’s so much pretty!

If you love all the DSP on offer, but don’t have a firm favourite, don’t want all your cards to have the same look or just like to own it all, then I have a way to take some of the financial pressure off your order!

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I’m offering a Holiday Catalogue Paper Share – $32 for 72 sheets of 6″ x 6″ DSP from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

You’ll get 12 sheets (6″ x 6″ size) in the following patterns:

How lovely would it be to own all these beautiful papers for your Christmas & spring crafting.

So you can make cards just like this one…

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BONUS… All paper shares will come with a free Paper Stack Card Layout tutorial – with full measurements.

Ready to order?

The variety in this catalogue is lovely – 3 Christmas, 1 “all occasion”, 1 pretty & 1 Halloween/masculine.

It’ll set you up for the rest of the year.  You can sample each and if you find a favourite or run out, you’ll know which designs to order more of!

There’s always room for more paper!!!  And you can never have too much!

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Weekend Classes are Back!

Well, life got a bit crazy in the middle there didn’t it?

There’s no chance of it slowing down as we roll into Christmas, but I have taken some time to look at my weekends and have made plans for some classes.

I’ve been missing them as much as you have!  So, I am pleased to be able to announce that weekend classes are back!!!

There’s only one weekend class a month* until the end of the year – all with different theme.

*September has 3 sittings of the same class.

Each class is limited to 4 people and payment is required on RSVP.  You can secure your place in the class by emailing me.

2016 Class Schedule - Kelly Kent

So, what’s in store at each class?

In September, I am sharing the Holiday Catologue with you.

There’s 12 places available across 3 classes (3 sittings of the same class).  You’ll get to touch, feel and play with the new products, take home a copy of the holiday catalogue (if you don’t have one already) and make 3 of your own catalogue inspired creations.

These classes are 1 hour long and $10 per person.

Class Flyer - September

In October, we’re setting up for a class of deluxe proportions.

You’ll learn how to make shaker cards in 3 different styles and take home the essentials you’ll need to create your own shaker cards.

This class is 3 hours long and $50 per person.  As part of the class fee, you’ll receive a full pack of sequins, window sheet and foam adhesive strips (value = $33).

Class Flyer - October

In November, it’s all about getting you Christmas ready with a ‘make in multiples’ class.

You’ll create 12 cards in total – 4 each of 3 designs.

This class is 3 hours long and $25 per person.

Class Flyer - November

And in December, we’ll be making gifts that are perfect for family & friends you see over the following weeks.  The class will include a decorated candle, notebook and box (though this combination may change if I see something I can’t resist pop up between now and then!).

This class is 2.5 hours long and $30 per person.

Class Flyer - December

Classes with less than 3 bookings may be cancelled.  Registered participants of any cancelled class will receive a full refund.

Classes longer than 2 hours will include a tea/coffee break, so please advise if you have any dietary preferences when enrolling.

Don’t forget to email me to book the classes you are interested in.  Due to the small class sizes, they tend to fill up quickly!

New stampers are always welcome – my classes are suitable for all skills levels.

I can’t wait to craft with you all in the coming months.

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Bronzed & Shining – Congrats to Joanne!

A huge congrats to Joanne this month who joined Stampin’ Up! in June and has already been promoted to Bronze Elite!

She’s a star!

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I wanted to celebrate the occasion for her, so I made this copper (bronze) card using the new Star of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlits.

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So pretty!  Copper foil, copper embossing folder, beautiful Star of Light swirl and silver Starlight star for contrast!

I also wanted to add a Stampin’ Up! touch to a little gift, so continuing with the copper (bronze) theme, I added a copper foil trim to this cute Typo letter.

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It turned out so cute!  And I can’t wait to see it on Joanne’s desk, inspiring her each day to keep shining!

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If she needs an extra little sparkle, it lights up!!!

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If you’d like to join us on our “Paper Adventure” (like our new team name?), we’d love to have you!

Joining Stampin’ Up! is a fabulous, risk-free opportunity that every crafter should try at least once 🙂  Want to know more?  Click here!!!

I’d love to create more bronze & silver gifts as we all take this adventure together!

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CASEing the Catty #92 Everyday Occasions


Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

Today it’s all about the Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue (pages 66-91).  This section contains many of my catalogue favourites, so I’m excited to see what the crew has come up with.

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I’ve used the card & bag designs on page 73 as my inspiration to create a trio of wedding cards.

I love a classic & elegant wedding card.  And nothing says wedding to me more than metallics.

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The bag on the left of the inspiration picture was the starting point of my card designs.  The copper through the DSP and the textured background lead to this creation…

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Did you spot the *sneak peak* items from the Holiday Catalogue?  Embossed DSP (Fancy Frost) and Copper Foil!!!

Next up was the card on the right, to create this silver stunner…

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Once again I’ve used the *sneak peak* Fancy Frost Speciality DSP.  The texture is amazing – you’ll easily fall in love with this DSP when you see it in person!

I’m not sure if all the Olympics I’ve been watching has infiltrated by crafting sub-consious, but I had a desire to make just one more card – in gold!

I carried through all the elements from the previous cards – metallic foil, Sunshine Wishes heart, Wedding Wishes label – and that beautiful Fancy Frost DSP.

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Plus, one more *sneak peak* – we’re getting gold baker’s twine. It’s so thin & delicate and just beautiful to tie.  It comes in a pack with Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green which makes it perfect for all your Christmas projects – and more!

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I hope you enjoyed my tranformation from the catalogue to some clean & simple wedding cards.

We’d love for you to add your own project inspired by the Everday Occasions section of the catalogue. Click on the link below to take you to the link-up.


Keep clicking below to visit more CASEing the Catty design team blogs.  You may have come here from Deb’s beautiful card – if not, click on the previous button below to take you there.  If you’re travelling in a circle, click next to see Julia’s fabulous Thoughtful Branches card.

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Thanks for visiting!  I’ll be sharing more holiday catalogue *sneak peaks* during the week.

If you’ve fallen just a bit more in love with the Thoughful Branches bundle during this hop, don’t forget that it’s limited edition & only available during August!  Click here for more information about ordering.

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Thoughtful Branches Posy

I’ve seen so many amazing creations on Pinterest using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set & Beautiful Branches Thinlits!!!

Check out my Pinterest Board here.

There’s less than 2 weeks left to order this gorgeous set.  It’s exclusive & limited edition, so after 31st August 2016 it will no longer be available.

I haven’t had nearly as much chance to play with this bundle as I would like!!!  So, when I needed to make a swap for our team meeting this week, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

My previous cards used the whole tree, the leaf and the bird stamps, so this time around it was a posy created with snippets of the leaves.  The versatility of this set is incredible!!!

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The flowers at the top/back are stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

The multi-coloured effect of the flowers at the bottom/front flowers are created using the ‘thumping’ technique.

I inked up the stamp in Blushing Bride, then ‘thumped’ it with the thick end of my Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers.  This adds colour & depth to the stamped image.  Then, stamp as normal.

I then cut out the segments of the leaves to create flowers and layered them on top of three Crumb Cake leaf segments from the Everyday Jars Framelits.

I’ve added some 2 circles (1-1/2″ & 1-3/4″) in vellum & Sweet Sugarplum as centrepiece.

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Like the twine?  Although similar it’s actually not my usual go-to Linen Thread.  This is actually the new 5/8″ burlap ribbon pulled apart to individual strands.  It’s a bit more rustic than the linen thread which makes it perfect for this project!

The card is finished on a Whisper White Thick background (C6 size) with a strip of Blooms & Bliss DSP and silver glimmer paper.

I still can’t get enough of Sweet Sugarplum (as you can see!) and I’ve never used so much Rich Razzleberry.  Funny how new colours can completely change your perspective on the old!

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PS, Don’t forget that anyone who purchases the Thoughtful Branches bundle from me during August will receive 2 free card kits with complete instructions.  Australian customers only!

Shopping online?  The host code for August is: XABCFUZF

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Happy “Demonstrator Support Appreciation Week”!

Good morning!  I know lots of my readers and followers are fellow demonstrators – did you know that this week has been nominated as “Demonstrator Support Appreciation Week”?

Demonstrator Support are the staff at the Stampin’ Up! offices around the world that help us to be a seamless part of the company.  They are the Angels on the other end of the phone or email that help us when we have questions or when things go wrong.  Not everyone can claim to have the best boss in the world, but when you call or email DS (as they are affectionately known), there’s nothing but kindness at the other end.  Their patience is unlimited, they are super knowledgeable and they always know how to help!  So, a big shout out to Clare, Ana, Mel, Natalie and Jess for being awesome!

To me, feeling supported as a demonstrator is also due to the hard work of the behind the scenes staff.  So, thanks to Aaron (Business Development Manager), Jeanette Woods (Events Coordinator) and Donna Williams (Marketing & Training Coordinator) in the Australian office and Emma Parkin-Wilson (NZ Manager) and Lesley Winstanley (Emma’s lovely assistant) in the office across the waters.

To show our appreciation, quite a number of demos have organised thank yous to keep the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! staff smiling all week.  There’s been chocolates, balloons and morning teas so far.  I wonder what else the week will hold???  You can see all the updates on the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Facebook page.

I heard yesterday that my care package arrived safely, so I can now share it with you here.

For the team in Sydney, I made personalised post-it note pads.  Post-it notes are a must for me at work, so I thought they might come in handy for the DS staff too.

Personalised Decorated Post-It Notes. Large Letters framelits, One Big Meaning stamp set and Blooms & Bliss DSP.

After seeing all the amazing treats that have been delivered, my calorie-free option may be a good balance!

We all know that a gift isn’t complete without a card…

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What starts off looking like a simple card is actually (what I’m calling) an impossible puzzle shaker card.

The letters all line up with the background to spell out thanks.  But I’m wondering if anyone in the office will be able to get them all back into place…???

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The negatives from the shaker card made a beautiful & elegant card which I sent off to the Stampin’ Up! head office in the States.

Large & simple thank you card using Large Letters framelits and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent -

If you’d like to join the fun and send a card or gift to either the South Pacific or US Stampin’ Up! office, these are the contact details…

Stampin’ Up! – South Pacific Australian Office
PO Box 1210, Burwood, NSW 1805

Stampin’ Up! – South Pacific New Zealand Office
PO Box 60450, Titirangi, Auckland

Stampin’ Up! – Head Office US
12907 S 3600 W, Riverton, UT 84065-6972, United States

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It’s How Many Sleeps Til Christmas??? Holiday Catalogue has arrived!

After much patience, lots of checking on my Australia Post app (I’m not sure if tracked delivery is a blessing or a curse) and a little bit of impatience, my Holiday Catalogue pre-order finally arrived!

Stampin’ Up! continues to out-do themselves with every new catalogue and  I’m sure the warehouse got very busy all of a sudden!!!

Along with some fabulous new Christmas and spring products, I also have catalogues to share with you, so you can fall in love too!

If you live in Australia and need a copy, please email me.

The 2016 Holiday Catalogues have arrived! If you live in Australia and would like a copy, please email me:  Santa & Reindeer bookmarks using the Cookie Cutter stamp set & punch (inspired by Terina & Crafty Star). Kelly Kent -

The cute little bookmarks you see above were made using the Cookie Cutter stamp set & punch. This was the very first play I had after unpacking my box!  They were inspired by Terina Sprague.  The bookmarks will be accompanying the catalogues of some special people!

My next project was the make & take for my team meeting last night.  Thank goodness my box arrived just in time!

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This clever little bundle makes a reindeer when you turn the punch upside down!!!  How cool is that???

How many new products can you see???

I spy…

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set
  • Cookie Cutter Builder punch
  • Candy Cane Lane DSP, washi & baker’s twine
  • Real Red Glitter Emboss Powder

All these products and more are available for customers to purchase on 1st September 2016. Don’t forget to email me if you need a catalogue.

Can’t wait???  Join Team Papercraft today and you can include items from the Holiday Catalogue in your starter kit.  No waiting!!!

The kit is just $169 for $235 of products, no shipping and free business kit too (that means you save even more!).   It’s the best risk-free opportunity in the crafting world.  Why?  Because if being part of the Stampin’ Up! family doesn’t suit you, you simply stop being a demonstrator.  There are no penalties.

And for as long as you are a demonstrator, the only minimum you need is a low $440 (Australian dollars) per quarter.  Plus, joining Stampin’ Up! in August means you have until 31st December 2016 to reach your first quarterly minimum.  And let’s not forget about the 20%+ discount on your favourite products!  Did I say best risk-free opportunity???

Click here to find out more or join my team!!!

I’d love to have you on board with me.  Who knows, this may just be the best decision you ever make!  It was one of mine!!!

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Stamp Review Crew – Jar of Love

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love

Are you ready for a blockbuster week of inspiration???

It starts today with another Stamp Review Crew starring the Jar of Love stamp set (and it’s best friend the Everyday Jars framelits!).

This bundle is a favourite of mine and I’ve already had a lot of fun with it.

Mason jars have been ‘on trend’ for a number of years now and they lend themselves beautifully to cards & projects.  As you’ll see today, there are oh-so-many things you can put in jars!

The stamp set is ready to go with flowers, fish, fireflies and more!

But, for something different, I thought I’d show you some ideas that combine the jars with other sets from the Annual Catalogue.

So, this is Jar of Love & Friends!

Featuring Feather Together, Seaside Shore and Live, Love Grow stamp sets.

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This card turns the smallest jar into a little ink well and uses the feather from Feather Together as a quill pen to create some gentlemanly birthday wishes.

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This card uses the largest jar to keep a shaker jar full of shells – with some glitter to jazz it up!

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And the final card turns the medium size jar into a vintage mason jar in solid colours – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White & Smoky Slate – with beautiful Live, Love, Grow foliage poking out the top!

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Each card was such fun to make and hopefully I’ve been able to add some applications for the stamp set to your reportoire.

Next stop on this international blog hop – and it’s a big one today {popular set!!!} – is another Aussie – Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle’s style is amazing, so I know you’ll love what she makes with Jar of Love.

As it happens, I’m in the middle of an Australian stretch, so the blog before me (if you want to go backwards) is Nikki Spencer – also very clever and inspiring!!!

Jar of Love Prev    Jar of Love Next

If you get lost at any point of the hop, just click on the banner at the top of this blog post and it will take you to the main list (*** this might not be live until later on Monday).

Thanks for joining me today!  Check back in frequently this week – I’m promising lots and hoping to deliver!!!

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CASEing the Catty #91


Oh my – this week has really gotten away from me.  I can’t believe that the last time I posted was for last Sunday’s CASEing the Catty blog hop!

I’m back on track this week, so look forward to hearing lots from me!!!

Today we are CASEing the Birthday section of the catalogue (pages 10-25).

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It was my birthday CASE card in June that earned me my place on the design team!!!

Today I wanted to use the catalogue to inspire the layout of my card.

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And then I used that sketch to make some more baby cards! They are all of sudden in short supply at my house!

Bonjour Beautiful…

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And Hello Handsome (with the sketch in mirror image)…

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The sketch measurements (in inches) are:

  • Card base: half an A4 sheet (longways): 4-1/8″ x 5-7/8″
  • Main panel: 3-1/8″ x 5-5/8″
  • Skinny panel: 3/4″ x 5-5/8″

The star in the sketch outline indicates that a shape should go there.  It could be a star.  Or a balloon (as in the SU! catalogue), or a baby onesie (like mine from the Made with Love stamp set!).

The sentiments on my cards are from the Happy Happenings stamp set – I just love the cool & quirky options.

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Sketches are only the starting point for project inspiration.

So, if you’d like to rotate, flip or mirror the sketch (like I did for the baby boy card) – go ahead!

Want to add extra (like the ribbon at the bottom of my card) – go ahead!

You are only limited by your imagination {and the stamps in your stash!}.

I’d love for you to share a card you’ve made using this catalogue inspired sketch!

You may even like to enter your card into our monthly challenge…


Next up on the hop for more catalogue inspired inspiration is the always fabulous (and chief organiser – thanks Bec) Rebecca Scurr.


For those that enjoy hopping backwards, please visit the beautiful Rachel Palmieri.


Thank you for supporting the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.  I hope you find lots of inspiration!!!

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