CASEing the Catty #102 Halloween Night


Happy {SPOOKY} Sunday and welcome to our last CTC blog hop for October.

Since Halloween is tomorrow, we’re CASEing the Halloween Night section of the catalogue – but I suspect there will be far more fun than freaky in this South Pacific journey!

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I just love the framed art in the middle – and although I have friends with Halloween birthdays, I think (like Christmas babies) they’d be unimpressed with a themed card.

But, along those lines of thought, I think the layout & colours would be perfect for a birthday boy!

My first share for today is fairly similar to the inspiration pic – just transformed to card size & birthday theme!

CASEing the Catty #102 - Halloween Night. Boy's birthday card.  Kelly Kent -

My second card is a variation uses the sketch/colours as a starting point, to end up with this…

CASEing the Catty #102 - Halloween Night. Boy's 6th birthday card.  Kelly Kent -

I find myself going to the catalogue more & more lately to start my projects off!  There’s something inspiring on every page!

And even more inspiration when you join the CTC hops too!

Today’s travel will take you backwards to the awesome creativity of Rachel Palmieri or onwards to the fine art of Krissy Buck.

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If you’d like to join us at CASEing the Catty, please share your project by clicking on the link below.  Fun or freaky, we want to see what catalogue inspired lovelies you’re creating!


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Birthday Sparkle – My Little Pony

When you’re turning 5, it’s usually about sparkle & favourite characters.

This card has it all – plenty of sparkly and a My Little Pony punch art creation…

Twilight Sparkle!

My Little Pony - Twilight Sparkle using Stampin' Up! punches & dies. Kelly Kent -

I’ve been avoiding putting together a punch art MLP – because the ‘horse’ factor is tricky!  All the pony & horse cards I’ve done in the past have been Cameo helped.

But, while I’ve been playing with the Santa’s Sleigh thinlits, it struck me that the reindeer could be transformed into a pony with the help of a few builder punches!

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It was a lot of trial & error but I think this is the end formula…

Body – reindeer from Santa’s Sleigh
Head – fox punch with face snipped slimmer
Hair – fox punch
Wings – blossom builder punch
Eyes – owl builder (white) & sprinkles punch (black)
Horn – sprinkles punch
Star – sprinkles punch

I’m not 100% happy but it’s tricky to get the ‘Disney’ oval eye effect when working with the punches we currently have.

I’d love a die set (or a punch) full of facial features – eyes, nose accents, mouths, pixie ears!  Oh the fun I could have!!!

I hope you’ve loved this MLP creation – it was fun to get back to some punch art messiness.  You should see the “craftermath” here!!!!

Please feel free to CASE or copy the design and make your own sparkly pony!

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Just Add Ink #335 – Sketch

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This week at Just Add Ink, we are creating using this great sketch by Tina.

Just Add Ink #335

Did I mention how much I love sketches???

I have used this one quite literally and created a sweet cupcake birthday card using some of my favourite colours.

Just Add Ink #335 - Sweet Cupcake Birthday. Kelly Kent -

It always amazes me how realistic and beautiful the 3-step stamping ends up being.

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The icing is Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Brie and the cupcake wrapper is Crumb Cake & Soft Suede.

I used ‘stamping off’ for the Sweet Sugarplum & Crumb Cake to achieve some colour variations.

And of course – I finished it all off with a liberal dose of clear wink of stella glitter!

Please join us this week & enter a card or project you’ve created using the JAI sketch.  You can find the link-up here.

You’ll also want to check out the rest of the design team creations – so much inspiration!  And that’s why I love sketch challenges!!!

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Presents & Pinecones Shaker Class

I’ve been planning a shaker card in my head for a while now and on the weekend I got to bring it to life.

There are so many ways to make a shaker card – I wanted to put them all together in a quick showcase.

When you narrow it down, the options for style are:

  1. Making an independent shaker embellishment that you add as a layer on a card
  2. Creating a shaker between the top layer & base of the card
  3. Creating a peek-a-boo window that so you can see through to the middle of the card

And the main options for shaker materials are:

  1. Glitter or mica pieces
  2. Punched shapes using cardstock
  3. Sequins

I was quite excited when designing this class to be able to create each of the styles above, using each of the shaker materials above and only use one type of DSP.

Each of the cards below features the Presents & Pinecones DSP from the Holiday Catalogue – but only one of the cards is a Christmas shaker card.

Now, that’s getting the most out of your paper!!!

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So… what did we make & how did we do it?

Presents & Pinecones Shaker Card Class. Kelly Kent -

Your basic shaker card combination is usually as follows:

  • top layer (cardstock or DSP)
  • window sheet
  • foam adhesive strips or dimensionals
  • back layer (cardstock, DSP or window sheet)

Basic instructions are included below for each shaker component.


Presents & Pinecones Shaker Card Class - Christmas Joy. Kelly Kent -

To make a Merry Tags Ornament Shaker:

  • Cut the reindeer ornament from Tip Top Taupe cardstock
  • Cut the full ornament from Window Sheet and Whisper White cardstock
  • Adhere the reindeer ornament to the window sheet ornament
  • Add a foam adhesive strip to the back, making sure to stay under the TTT cardstock so it can’t be seen from the front.  I cut the foam adhesive strip in half down the middle to make it skinnier.
  • Add clear/white mica flakes to the middle and attach the white ornament
  • Construct the rest of the card and adhere the shaker embellishment on top of the banner (the banner cardstock is 2″ x 5-1/8″ before cutting the banner piece)


Presents & Pinecones Shaker Card Class - Jar of Love Birthday. Kelly Kent -

To make a Jar of Love Birthday Shaker:

  • Create a card base in Mint Macaron and a front panel in Whisper White embossed with the Pretty Paisleys embossing folder
  • Stamp the largest jar in Tip Top Taupe onto the DSP (3-7/8″ x 2-1/2″)
  • Adhere to a piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock (3-7/8″ x 2-3/4″)
  • Using the middle of the jar die, cut the centre from your jar using your Big Shot
  • Add foam adhesive strips to the back of the jar – all the way around, plus a strip across the top & bottom edges
  • Place shaker pieces (I’ve used the Heart Confetti punch in So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum & Pool Party) on the card front & add the jar panel to enclose them
  • Finish the card by adding the sentiment panel, jar lid & burlap bow


Presents & Pinecones Shaker Card Class - Hello Baby. Kelly Kent -

To make a Hello Baby Shaker:

  • Create a 3″ x 3″ card base from Whisper White cardstock
  • Adhere the DSP (2-1/2″ square) onto the Delightful Dijon carstock (2-3/4″ square)
  • Cut the largest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits in the Big Shot frpm the DSP/cardstock piece- in the centre (if possible)
  • Use this as a template & draw a pencil line where this piece sits on your card front
  • Cut the same size circle in the position you just marked
  • Adhere window sheet over the circles you created (the back of the DSP and the front of the card)
  • Add foam adhesive strips to the outside of the circle on the card front (you may also want to add more foam adhesive to hold the corners of the DSP/cardstock up)
  • Place sequins on the card front window sheet & then add the DSP/cardstock piece so the circle cut outs line up.
  • Finish decorating the card with a peek-a-boo message on the side and a Cookie Cutter Bear on the front

For a full list of products you’ll need to recreate these cards at home, see the links below.

If you live in the Bunbury area and think you’d like to make cards like these, please get in touch with me!

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OnStage Countdown!!!

In just one week, I’ll be on the plane with Mr Papercraft & the little misses, headed for Brisbane – on our way for OnStage and a family holiday!!!

I’m so excited – I can’t even tell you!

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What is OnStage I hear some of you ask?!?

Every year there are 2 rounds of Stampin’ Up! events which are held at locations around the world in April & November.  There are local events in many major centres and one ‘live’ event’.

Brisbane is lucky to be the ‘hostess with the mostest’ for this November’s international ‘live’ event!!!  And I’m super lucky to be joining in the fun.

This week is going to be mad as I finish last minute preparations for my swaps, display board samples and all the projects I need to have finished before I jump on that plane.

This event sold out so quickly, so I can’t invite you along, but if you’d like to join me for future events, the only way to get on the invite list is to become a demonstrator.

Which brings me to the point of my post today (apart from sharing my excitement about leaving on a jet plane!)…

I wanted to share a sentiment borrowed from Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek (Song of My Heart Stampers)

Joining Stampin' Up! is not a big deal. Kelly Kent -

Yep, that’s right!  Joining Stampin’ Up! is actually not a big deal, not a big decision, not something to agonise over.

It’s just a great deal, a great opportunity, something that might work out for you.

If it doesn’t work out, doesn’t suit you or isn’t your cup of tea, then you simply stop being a demonstrator.

When we named the team Paper Adventures, we thought of some great pirate analogies.  I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet, so here goes…

Join us at Paper Adventures and you’d be signing up with a great crew.  The ship sails for as long as you want to stay on board and this Captain is not afraid to help you navigate the SU! seas (including help with technology!!!).

Want to try it out?  Join my Paper Adventures team and start the journey today.  There’s more of the nitty gritty details here (not that there’s much more to know) or you can email me your questions.

Ready to go?  Join now by clicking this link.  Be ready to spend $169 of your gold coins – but choose $235 of treasure with no cargo charge!  And you’ll get a supply of books that show you where the rest of the treasure is!

Are we loving the pirate references?  They are surprisingly easy – just like joining Stampin’ Up!!!

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CASEing the Catty #101 Favourite Annual Catalogue Bundle


Hey there – thanks for joining me today for another CASEing the Catty blog hop.

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Today at CTC, we’re CASEing our favourite bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

The variety from the team is great – and reflective of how different we all are.  Which makes it a great hop!

From here, you can either go back to see what Julia has made, or hop on to see Monique’s creations.

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“Favourite” anything is always a challenge for me.  Who wants to choose just one of anything?

I know I drive Mr Papercraft insane when we go out for dinner.  I delightfully request (make him) that he orders something I like so we can share.  Who wants one awesome restaurant meal when you can have 2?

So… when it was another ‘favourite’ here at CTC, well…!!!  I love all bundles!

But, as I was trying to decide, this cute card caught my attention on the front cover.

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Jar of Love and Everyday Jar framelits are definitely a favourite in my stash.  I just love the creativity they offer!

My CASEd verison of the card included a colour change, sentiment change and embossing folder change.

The overall layout and design was too good to change!!!

CASEing the Catty #101 - Favourite Annual Catalogue bundle. Jar of Love & Everyday Jars Framelits. Kelly Kent -

The catalogue is full of great tips & tricks – if you just look closely at the designs.

For this card, the original artist has layered stamped images with die cut images and added lots of texture.

I’ve done the same!

CASEing the Catty #101 - Favourite Annual Catalogue bundle. Jar of Love & Everyday Jars Framelits. Kelly Kent -

Please (pretty please!) play along with us at CTC.  Upload your favourite annual catalogue bundle here – I’d love to see what you’re making!


Then, hop along to Monique to see what’s on her favourite list…


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Silver Celebrations!!!

The beginning of October was an exciting time for our Paper Adventures team – Courtney joined Kristels’ team (welcome!), which meant that Kristel promoted to Silver!!!

So, it’s time for some Silver Celebrations!

Stampin’ Up! will be sending Kristel a beautiful silver necklace, but I wanted to add a bling touch of my own for the occasion!

Silver Celebrations - Box in a Bag silver gift set. Kelly Kent -

I secretly ordered a stash of silver products – ribbon, glitter (plus heat & stick powder) and Dazzling Details, and packaged them up in this cute little ‘bag in a box’ creation.  You can find instructions to make your own here.

Silver Celebrations - Box in a Bag silver gift set. Kelly Kent -

A crafter can never have too much sparkle!

Silver Celebrations - Box in a Bag silver gift set. Kelly Kent -

Kristel loves penguins – and this happy little man totally fit the silver & black colour theme!

Woo hoo for you Kristel – so excited that you’ve promoted to Silver.

Can’t wait to see where Stampin’ Up! takes you next!!!

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Just Add Ink #334 – Inspiration

This week at Just Add Ink, it’s a photo inspiration challenge – and boy it’s a good one!

Selected by Di, we are creating projects that are inspired by this photo….

Just Add Ink #334 Photo Inspiration

There are so many places you can go with this photo!

For me, it was the woodgrain table and the red, white, black & blue colours that stuck out.

Add some banner elements – plus the numbers – and I was able to create a great card for a soon-to-be sixteen year old I know.

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I even decorated the inside of the card (whoa tiger!) so I could work in the pennant from Sweet Stack – it was just right for the project!

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Boy cards are hard – right???  These colours & elements from the photo work well – I encourage you to have a play with them and add your own card to the challenge.

See the full cohort of inspired projects from the design here by visiting the Just Add Ink blog here and find the linky to add your creation!

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Cookie Cutter Halloween – All Wrapped Up! WWYS#86

Today’s post starts with a little confession…

I mostly purchased the Cookie Cutter Halloween & Tin of Tags stamp sets just to make a card like this one.  {Please tell me that other people buy sets for this reason too!}

I love a good pun, so couldn’t resist pairing ‘all wrapped up’ with the mummy stamp!!!

Funnily enough, they have become 2 of my favourites from the Holiday Catalogue!!!

And when What Will You Stamp had this set as their weekly challenge, it was time to make it happen!

Quick & easy, this card is perfect for a little birthday man…

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I stamped the mummy twice – first in Smoky Slate and then again slightly off centre in Basic Gray.  This gave him a cool shadow.

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CASEing the Catty #100 Presents & Pinecones


Sunday again???  Is it just me, or do they come around quickly???

How was your weekend?

This lucky chicken spent the weekend away celebrating the wedding of my beautiful friends (did you catch the card last night?) and spending time with my besties.

And then back home for some cuddles with the Little Misses.

My cup is full!!!

Congratulations on CASEing the Catty – 100th hop!  Woo hoo!

For this hop we are sharing projects inspired by creations in the Presents & Pine Cones section of the Holiday Catalogue – pages 18-31.

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I could have chosen a dozen (or more) catalogue photos to CASE – this section is full of great ideas!!!  I’ve earmarked them for later!

This was my final choice – using the Merriest Wishes bundle.  I really love it but haven’t used it nearly as much as it deserves!

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My focus was the features of the gift on the right.

I turned it into this card using the copper foil and Petals & Paisleys DSP.

CASEing the Catty #100 - Presents & Pine Cones. Merriest Wishes tag cards. Kelly Kent

I also love the photo next to it in the catalogue…

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So I got inky again and made this card too, using a simliar layout/theme but different colours & tag.

CASEing the Catty #100 - Presents & Pine Cones. Merriest Wishes tag cards. Kelly Kent

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team have made including our guest designer – Lou Kitelman, who was the winner of the September CASEing the Catty challenge.

It could be you this month!  Enter your Presents & Pine Cones project here.


And then hop on to see what the gorgeous Krissy has created this week.

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