CASEing the Catty #117 Sale-A-Bration

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Hello Sunday!!!

Today at CASEing the Catty we’re sharing projects that were inspired in some way by pages 12-15 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

CASEing the Catty #117

And we’ve love for you to join us on our Facebook page!

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You can participate too – it’s easy!  Just choose a sample, feature or element of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue – pages 12-15 and make it the starting point of your own creation.  You can copy the entire project or be inspired by the elements.


My catalogue inspiration today was the set of cards made by the Stampin’ Up! creative team using the All Occasions stamp set.

Images © Stampin' Up!

One of the things I love most about CASEing the Catty is the layout inspiration – it’s always a wonderful starting point!

I turned the card at the bottom right into a wedding card…

CASEing the Catty #117 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the card at the top left into a monster birthday card…

CASEing the Catty #117 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

There’s still 5 more cards in that photo that could be your starting point!  Don’t forget to join us on Facebook!

You’ll also get lots of inspiration by following the blog hop around.

Next up on the list is the fabulous Rebecca Scurr

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If you see anything you like while you are hopping, need more supplies for your craft stash – or have fallen in love with the limited edition Sale-A-Bration products, then head on over to my online store for a spot of weekend retail therapy!!!

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Never Ending Succulent Card

Today I’m sharing a card with you that I made for one of my stamping besties.

Lou & I bonded online and then met for the first time in Brisbane at OnStage – where we had a giggle over both being sent the Succulent stamp set for our display board stamping.

So, there’s a touch of irony in this card – the never-ending succulent card!

A Never-Ending card was one of the first fancy cards I made.  It definitely delivered a wow factor then and still does now!!!

Here’s a video of Lou’s card in action…

A never ending card flips and flips and flips – you just keep going!

There are 4 decorated sides in total.

FRONT:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

MIDDLE 1:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

MIDDLE 2:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

BACK:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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Just Add Ink #348 Ombre

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This challenge is going to be a fun one – I can tell!!!

Why you ask?  Because I had fun making my design team card!

The theme this week for Just Add Ink is ombre – suggested by Rochelle.

Just Add Ink #348 Ombre

Ombre is the gradual blending of one colour to another or going from a light shade to a dark shade.

It’s a lovely way to add texture to a card or project and a great way to get the most out of your Stampin’ Up! colours!

Stampin’ Up! reinvented their brayer for this annual catalogue and rather than the traditional hard rubber brayer, you can now buy beautiful soft spongy brayers that roll like a dream!

They are perfect for an ombre background – like this one in Watermelon Wonder on the loved up anniversary card I made for my parents.

38 years married deserves a pretty card and a whole lot of love!!!

Just Add Ink #348 - Ombre. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can you spot the trio of ombre?

I’ve used a brayer ombre background, beautiful ombre ribbon from the Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit and picked an ombre colour pallette for my love letters.

Just Add Ink #348 - Ombre. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Everything was finished off with a very liberal application of Wink of Stella to make it all sparkle!!!


We’d love to see you join us this week at JAI with your ombre creations.

Upload them to the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also check out the design team posts by visiting the blog.

Thanks for joining me again!

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Colour INKspiration #04

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It’s the 3rd Wednesday day of the month, which means – another Colour INKspiration palette to inspire us all!

Thanks for joining the design crew blog hop where we will show you what these colours created on our craft tables.

Then – it’s over to you to join us on our Facebook page and upload your colour-filled creations!

If you’re already hopping around, you’ve come from the bubbly & creative Nicole Wilson.

She joined us this month, along with Jacque Williams to fill the last 2 places on the crew.

So excited to have them both on board – I love their work and can’t wait to see what they come up with for the colours each month!

There’s also a full line up of guest designers – starting today with one of my favourite bloggers – Tanya Bell.


Here’s the colours for Colour INKspiration #4 – Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White & Crushed Curry.

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When thinking about these colours, for some reason they kept coming to me as a background.

Which made me think of the in-laid embossing technique.

Have you tried this?

It’s really quite easy – you cut out some shapes and adhere them to your plain background cardstock.  Then run it through the Big Shot in an embossing folder of your choice.

The embossing folder will press it all together an form one cohesive background.

Colour INKspiration #4 - In-laid embossing technique. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s awesome and easy and makes the most of your Big Shot’s capabilities!

Using this technique for my background, I chose to make congratulations cards for our newest crew members.  Hopefully they arrive before this post goes live!!!

The first one uses the Stylish Stems flowers as the background pieces…

Colour INKspiration #4 - In-laid embossing technique. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the second version uses circles with a Stylish Stems embellishment –

Colour INKspiration #4 - In-laid embossing technique. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love them both!  The texture is fabulous!

And to think, I almost wasn’t going to order stylish stems!  What was I thinking???

Use whatever sets you have at home to try this technique – circles work really well.  It’s so much fun!!!


Next stop on the hop is my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman.

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If you’d like to see what everyone is creating, or join in with the challenge colours – please visit the group page on Facebook.

There’s lots going on over there and I can see this set of colours being {VERY} popular!!!

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All That Sparkles… Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release 2017

Sale-A-Bration 2017 - 2nd Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m super excited to share the new choices of Sale-A-Bration reward, available from now until 31st March 2017 (or stocks last) when you spend $90 on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products.

My instant favourite is the glimmer paper!  All that sparkles…

Images © Stampin' Up!

The colours are Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron & Sweet Sugarplum – my faves!

Here’s a cute card I made for a sweet 16!

Sale-A-Bration 2017 Glimmer - Sweet 16. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


There’s also two new stamps sets…

Reverse Words

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Make A Medallion

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Tempted by the new Sale-A-Bration items?

There’s about 5 weeks left to order and choose your rewards.

Visit my online store to shop 24-7, or email me direct with your order.  If you’re local & would like to add anything to the order I’m placing tonight (I *NEED* more of the beautiful glimmer!!), let me know by 8pm.

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Stamp Review Crew – Lift Me Up

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An exciting Stamp Review Crew today as we hop around the world showcasing the Lift Me Up stamp set – and coordinating thinlits!

You may have started this hop with Bronwyn Eastley in Tasmania, Australia and travelled this way to the other side of the country (Bunbury, Western Australia) – or this part of the world might be your first point.

Stay down under with us for a while before taking off back to the US for more great projects.


Lots of the cards I’ve made with this bundle have been created using the colour palette from the Carried Away DSP – bright & fun.

I wanted to try some soft & pretty cards for today’s hope projects.

The starting point for each of these cards was a different shape from the Stitched Shapes Framelits – one circle, one oval & one square.

I watercoloured each piece with a different favourite subtle colour & then decorated with stamped & white heat embossed shapes from the stamp set in the same colour to create three different monochromatic cards.

Blushing Bride Love…

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Mint Macaron Note…

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So Saffron Birthday…

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Cards don’t have to be complicated to be lovely – sometimes clean & simple is best!

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous Rochelle Blok – one of many Artisans on the crew.

There’s certainly a lot of talent in this group, so enjoy as you hop around the world and collect ideas for how you might use your Lift Me Up bundle.

If you get lost anywhere along the hop due to a broken link, head back to the Stamp Review Crew blog to get you on track again!

Stamp Review Crew - Lift Me Up

Thanks for sharing the fun with us!

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CASEing the Catty #116 Succulent Garden

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Hello Sunday!  Did you have a great weekend?  Are you already counting down the days until the next one?

I am!  Because next weekend I’m going on craft retreat!!!  A whole weekend to do nothing but make cards!

Heaven – right???


But there’s a whole week of work ahead, including a full schedule of posts this week.

You can look forward to a CASEing the Catty hop tonight, Stamp Review Crew tomorrow, Colour INKspiration on Wednesday and Just Add Ink on Thursday night!!!

So much inspiration as I join lots of talented demos around the world who will freely share their creativity with us.

So, what is the CTC crew up to today?

It’s all about the Occasions catalogue today as we’re CASEing projects and ideas from the Succulent Garden section – pages 20-31.

CASEing the Catty #116 Succulent Garden

It’s quite a big section covering the Succulent Garden suite plus That’s the Tag bundle, Beautiful You, Watercolor Pencils, High Tide, Dragonfly Dreams, Milestone Moments, Chase Your Dreams, Lucky Elephant, Mediterranean Moments, Custom Tee bundle & Tie Dyed.

Lots of best sellers in that list – so you can expect to see some blockbuster creations on this hop!!!

Quite a few of the sets mentioned above are in high rotation on my craft table at the moment – so it was hard to narrow it down.

But, I kept coming back to this pretty photo using the Beautiful You stamp set…

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I have actually already CASEd the bottom card exactly – because I love the colours and styling.

But for this CTC hop, I wanted to step it up and use the elements I love so much to ‘make it my own’.

CASEing the Catty #116 - Beautiful You & Mediterranean Moments. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

So, I…

  • kept the DSP panel but shifted it left
  • used a doily but as a centerpiece rather than hiding it behind the DSP
  • featured the girl but added in a gold embossed Mediterranean Moments scene
  • changed the sentiment
  • used vellum behind the doily, rather than for the sentiment
  • changed the yellow to Sweet Sugarplum

CASEing the Catty #116 - Beautiful You & Mediterranean Moments. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m very happy with the final layout (it look at little bit of putting the pieces together!).

It contains so many of my favourite elements (Sweet Sugarplum & Pool Party, gold embossing, amazing doily, my favourite lady & vellum!).

CASEing the Catty #116 - Beautiful You & Mediterranean Moments. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Looking at a card like this and knowing that I made it, makes me very happy.

What a hobby!!!


Please keep visiting the blogs of the other talented crew members by clicking next.

From here you go to the very talented Jackie Noble in New Zealand.

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If we can spark some inspiration in you, then you might like to join us for the weekly challenge.  Upload your creation to our Facebook album to join the fun!

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Thanks for starting the week with me! Check back in with me this week for lots more great ideas!!!

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Mediterranean Moments Colouring Cards

Tomorrow Kristel & I will be at the Old Coast Markets.


As usual I’ve left everything til the deadline!  So, over the past couple of days, I’ve been creating some new treats for our handmade table of paper love!

My colouring cards were a hit last year, so it was time for a freshen up of the stock!

These Mediterranean Moment cards are for the grown ups!!!

Mediterranean Moments Colouring Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Mixed with Moroccan DSP, they will be so much fun for the recipient to put their own touch on!

Mediterranean Moments Colouring Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And they are so easy!  The hardest part was choosing just 3 pencil colours for each picture!!!

Mediterranean Moments Colouring Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the last one – there’s 4 images in the Mediterranean Moments stamp set, all equally as beautiful, though I do love the Vespa!

Mediterranean Moments Colouring Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Which card would you choose?

Do you love the idea of sending someone a card they can colour themselves – or is it cheating???

What other stamp sets would be great for a colouring card?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!  Leave me a comment!

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Super Zac – Fighting Tiger!

The card I’m sharing with you today is special – it was sent to a little man who is currently going through chemo for leukemia.

His Nanny is one of my stamping friends and has been one of his biggest supporters.

Having girls about the same age, these stories always have a personal touch – even though I’ve never met Zac.

So, when Lynne told us of the fight little Zac was going through, I knew a personalised card would add a bright touch to a difficult period.

He’s been described as a fighting tiger – and he’s a super hero in my eyes, so I made a super tiger card just for him.

Fighting Tiger - Super Zac! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tiger was inspired by the one Dawn Tidd made for a Stamp Review Crew post.

Fighting Tiger - Super Zac! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Personalised cards are my favourite type!  The joy of being able to create something special for someone special – knowing you couldn’t buy it at the shops, even if you tried!!!

Good luck with your fight Zac!  You’re not just Zac, you’re Super Zac – Fighting Tiger!!!

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Just Add Ink #347 Colour Combination

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It’s all about colour this week for the Just Add Ink challenge as we create to this little colour quartet dreamt up by Kim.

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Regals are my least used colour story in the Stampin’ Up! collection.

So, this combo with 2 ‘subtles’ and two regals was definitely a challenge for me.

But, as luck would have it, inspiration struck as I picked up my bag to go out…

Just Add Ink #347 - inspiration photo. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What if, the Lucky Elephant, wasn’t a solid colour – but fabulously floral – like my bag!

And from there, it all flowed!

{LOVE MY BAG? It was a custom creation many moons ago by Kylie at Sew Fun by Kylie.  I think it’s time for a wash!!!}


One of my favourite Brisbane OnStage presentations was by Angela Meiritz-Reid who had all kinds of wonderful ideas for using the elephant from the Occasions catalogue.

This is one of them – outlining the elephant shape with a marker, rather than inking it up.

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I then stamped it onto the Inside the Lines DSP, and using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, I followed the faint markings to create an elephant outline.

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

From there, it was a matter of colouring the DSP using the challenge colours…

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Then snipping it out and adding the beautiful elephant to a card!

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I had so much fun colouring my elephant, I decided to make another version – but this time with touches of gold!

Using gold embossing powder, I added a gold caparison to his back.

Never heard of a caparison?  That’s what the blanket on the back of an elephant, horse or donkey is called!

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The whole card…

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

My tip for colouring with the Regals is to try using an Aqua Painter rather than the markers.  It provides a lighter, softer shade of the same colour.


Please join us with your creation by visiting the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also check out the creativity of the awesome design team.

If you need to place an order to add some of the fabulous Inside the Lines paper (free with any $90 purchase), head over to my online store.  Shop all for your favourites plus Sale-A-Bration rewards will apply until 31st March 2017.

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