CASEing the Catty #216 | Sale-A-Bration

Hi there!  How was your weekend?  I seem to always start these posts by telling you what kind of weather we had over the weekend.  It’s summer here in Australia so it should be scorching hot – and it some parts of the country it is.  But right now in Bunbury, we’re averaging a maximum of 30 during the day and an overnight minimum of 15 degrees (that’s in celsius).  It’s glorious!  Sunny days as far as I can see!!!

The downside to such lovely weather is less time spent indoors, so I’m pulling together craft projects when I can find the time!  Sleep?  Who needs to be in bed before midnight???

The theme for CASEing the Catty this week has rolled back around to Sale-A-Bration – which is handy because we’ve hit the half way mark and Stampin’ Up! have released some cute new products to earn!  You can view the second release brochure by clicking here.

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As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order some of these amazing products during the first half of the month.  It’s lovely to be able to access #demoperks!!!  You can too if you join my Paper Adventures team!

My absolute hands-down, no-question favourite item from the second release is the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  It’s soooooooo pretty!  It’s often hard to see the full texture & detail of embossing folders in catalogues, so I hope you’ve got another $90 on your wishlist and you can redeem this gorgeous folder for yourself.

This is the card I chose to CASE from the second release Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Initially when I looked at this I thought they’d embossed DSP and it was the DSP that had provided the colour.  When I couldn’t see this pattern in the DSP I realised they’d coloured all the individual elements of the embossed image – wow!!!

By this point though, I was kind of excited to emboss DSP.  Other than cutting it, I rarely tamper with DSP – it was time to change things up!!!

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

My DSP of choice for this card was another new Sale-A-Bration product – the DSP available in the Painted Seasons bundle (DSP + stamp set).  I ran it through the Big Shot with the Country Floral embossing folder and then rubbed a sponge dauber across the raised surfaces using Coastal Cabana ink.  It was very rough and I love the effect of the coloured embossed sections and the natural pattern of the DSP underneath.

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

I finished the card with the ‘amazing’ sentiment from the Incredible Like You stamp set, some Mint Macron Nature’s Twine (from the Annual Catalogue), White Flax Ribbon and a Butterfly Element coated in Frost White Shimmer Mist.

This card was so much fun, I decided to create another couple of colour combinations.

Here it is in Blushing Bride using Tropical Escape DSP…

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

And also in Rich Razzleberry using a pattern from the Tea Room DSP.  This one was a little more interesting as the butterflies on the DSP form part of the image!

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

By some crazy coincidence, the colours in the Nature’s Twine pack matched my DSP choices perfectly!  I’m just missing a Crumb Cake creation!!!

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

To place an order and select your FREE (with any $90+ order) Country Floral Embossing Folder, visit my online store.  It’s available until 31st March unless stocks run out earlier.


Join our challenge this week by creating a project inspired by the pages of either of the Sale-A-Bration catalogues.  Click here to share it in our Facebook group.

There’s more great inspiration to come – keep following the hop by clicking on the ‘next’ icon.

From here, you’re heading to Rockhampton (much hotter days & nights there at the moment!) to visit Elizabeth Gross.  Liz and I have been giggling at week at how similar a couple of our projects are – we’re very much on the same creative wavelength at the moment!!

Thanks for joining us!!!  Have a great week!


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Just Add Ink #441 | Inspiration

How good was the Just Add Ink blog hop last week?

We’re back to regular programming from this week with the usual range of fabulous challenge themes. You can see all the design team cards this week over on the Just Add Ink blog.  Click here to visit, and also share your creation with us.

The theme for this week is photo inspiration using this yummy picture chosen by Jo.

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I used the gorgeous colours of the frosting to create a fold out butterfly themed card.  What colours do you see??  I pulled out HIghland Heather, Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride.

Just Add Ink #441 | kelly kent

The card folds out to the left – and the right!  This is the middle panel….

Just Add Ink #441 | kelly kent

To create this card, I cut an A4 piece of cardstock in half lengthways (your typical card base).  I then cut 10-3/8″, keeping the piece from the edge for the right side flap.

The right side flap was scored at 2-5/8″ and the tab adhered to the back of the right side of the card.

Just Add Ink #441 | kelly kent

Like everyone else, I’m loving all the butterflies in the catalogue at the moment. So many butterflies!  I coloured each type of butterflies in a different way.

The little butterflies are stamped in Memento ink, coloured using sponge daubers, highlights added with Stampin’ Blends and punched using the Butterfly Duet punch.  The halo dots were inspired by the Beauty Abounds stamp set (it’s on my very next order – you know when you don’t know you need something until everyone else has it and you don’t!!).  I made them by pressing the sponge dauber to create a circle.

The big butterfly was die cut using the Butterfly Beauty die (trimmed to just the single large butterfly), coloured using sponge daubers and then spritzed with Shimmer Paint (mixed with Isocol alcohol).

The medium butterfly on the inside was stamped in Memento ink, coloured using Stampin’ Blends and punched using the Butterfly Duet punch.

Just Add Ink #441 | kelly kent


Thank you for visiting today!  Make sure to check in with the Just Add Ink blog for the rest of the design team cards – as always there’s so many ideas from one starting point!

We’d love for you to join the challenge and share your card inspired by those scrumptious cupcakes!!


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CASEing the Catty #212 | Sale-A-Bration

Sunday …. again!  It came around so quick for me this week!!!  We’ve been busy enjoying the beauty of the area we live in.  On Monday we treated ourselves to a day out.  We visited a million year + underground cave, had a yummy lunch at a seafood restaurant and stopped at a beautiful swimming beach on the way home.

This weekend has been hot – good weather for hiding in the air con and crafting!!

The theme for CASEing the Catty this week is Sale-A-Bration – time for some more project inspired by that little catalogue of goodness!!!

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I’ve decided to use the catalogue for colour this week, taking inspiration from page 12.

Pink & Kraft are such a great combination!  The contrast of the light pink & dark pink plus white is just magic!

I teamed up the colour combination with the suite I’m loving the most at the moment – Needlepoint Nook.

Needlepoint Nook friend | kelly kent

It was the background flourish die that first caught my attention in this set, but upon using it, I’ve decided the flowers are just so sweet!

Needlepoint Nook friend | kelly kent

And of course I love the All My Love DSP (not part of the Needlepoint Nook suite but part of the suite that sits alongside the inspiration picture – which ties it altogether!).

Needlepoint Nook friend | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me today for the CTC blog hop.  We’d love to have you join the Sale-A-Bration challenge via our Facebook group.  Click here to visit.

Keep hopping for more great Sale-A-Bration ideas by visiting the gorgeous Sandra Collett in New Zealand.

Have a great week!


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Paper Adventures Team Hop | Water

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Hello!  Our Paper Adventures team is back in 2019 – bigger and better than ever!!!  We’re welcoming one of our new teamies – Lisa Whitehead – as part of this blog hop, and also our guest designer for January – Leonie Schroder.

The theme tonight is ‘water’.  I can’t wait to see what the team creates with this diverse theme – there are so many options!

I flip-flopped on ideas for this blog hop for ages!  Watercolouring?  Beach theme?  My favourite water beverage of choice – hot tea?

I ended up deciding to get one of my new stamp sets inky and use the water reflection technique.

Let It Ride | kelly kent

How beautiful are the horses from the Let It Ride stamp set?

It’s so rare for Stampin’ Up! to bring out a stamp set with horses, I knew this one needed to be part of my collection to keep forever.  With 2 Little Miss Papercrafts in the house, I’m sure we’ll be making cards for horse loving friends for years to come!

Let It Ride | kelly kent

For each card, I stamped the horse / tree image on Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Without reinking, I stamped the image again onto a piece of Window Sheet (acetate) and pressed that ink side down to create a reflection.

Let It Ride | kelly kent

The images were colouring using Stampin’ Blends – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party & Balmy Blue.  The two tones of each blend colour and the way they literally blend into each other made it easy to create a realistic ‘painting’.

Let It Ride | kelly kent

Once all the colouring was completed, I cut it out using a Stitched Rectangle Framelit and then mounted each one using a combination of Granite Gray & Sahara Sand cardstock – each with different embossing (Simple Stripes & Tin Tile).  A bit of linen thread & new Whisper White flax ribbon to finish.

Let It Ride | kelly kent

Everything you need to make a card like this can be found in my online.  Click here to browse or see the product list at the end of this post for individual products.


Thanks for joining us today for another blog hop.  The team enjoys being able to hop each month!  If you think being part of our Paper Adventures team would be the right fit for you (great team support, 20% discount on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products and a sensation deal on the Starter Kit til the end of March 2019), then please join us!  Click here for more info.

From here, it’s off to Facebook to visit Anne Barker and her water themed project.

See you for another team hop in February!

Participant List:
Leonie Schroder (Guest Designer)

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Stamp Review Crew | Fabulous Flamingo

Hello!  Welcome to the first Stamp Review Crew hop for 2019!

Stamp Review Crew is an amazing twice a month blog hop that showcases a different stamp set each hop.  The hop takes you around to the world to visit talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  You are currently with Kelly Kent in Bunbury – the South West of Australia.

Today’s featured stamp set is Fabulous Flamingo from the Annual Catalogue – I can’t wait for you to visit all the fantastic inspiration!

It was messy play time for me & the flamingo this week!  I had so much fun playing with some favourite techniques to make this cute pink card!  Flamingos are all about the pink!  Though, I have realised I find it hard to love Flirty Flamingo – it’s just not a favourite, even when I’m stamping flamingos!

Fabulous Flamingo | kelly kent

The first technique I used was no-line watercolouring to create the arty look for the flamingo.  I inked up the flamingo body outline in Sahara Sand, stamped off onto scrap then stamped onto Shimmery White.  I did the same with the legs (getting a little bit fussy and stamping each leg separately to get the cross over for a bit of fabulous attitude!).

Once I had the outline stamped (feintly) for the flamingo, I added colour with Watercolour Pencils.  Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo & Daffodil Delight for the body, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry for the legs and Basic Black for the beak.  I use a pencil sharpener intended for eyeliner pencils which gives a nice sharp point that is perfect for this technique.  You’ll find all those coloured pencils in the Assortment 1 set available in the Annual Catalogue except Flirty Flamingo which I borrowed from the Lots of Happy card kit.

With colour applied I smudged it to create an arty watercolour colour effect – I love this style of painting and think it’s awesome we have the supplies with Stampin’ Up! to make something similar (even for non-arty people like me!).

Fabulous Flamingo | kelly kent

To add more texture to the flamingo I used a dripping wet Aqua Painter with ink (Flirty Flamingo then Melon Mambo) to create splatters by flicking the tip of the Aqua Painter against the lid.  Many thanks to Joanne for sharing this fun technique with us at a team meeting last year.

The flamingo panel is mounted on a piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil – I love the pretty shine of this Sale-A-Bration choice!  You can choose this as your Sale-A-Bration gift in Australia with a $90+ order.


The third technique for this card was using drops of reinker on a baby wipe (Flirty Flamingo & Melon Mambo) and using this as an ‘ink pad’ for the leaves I stamped on the card base.  I love the interesting colour variation this technique gives!

Fabulous Flamingo | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  And yes, those are the Stitched Rectangle Framelits again!  I just can’t get enough!!!

There’s something so fabulous and fun about stamping a flamingo!!!

Next up with her flamingo creation is the gorgeous Nikki Spencer – also in Australia!

Thanks for hopping with us  For a full list of the participants and all the info on Stamp Review Crew, visit the main blog here.


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ESAD Blog Hop | Occasions & SAB 2019

I’m so excited for today’s hop with my ESAD friends – it’s a huge hop filled with Occasions and Sale-A-Bration inspiration!!!

Thanks to Lou Kitzelman for her stellar organisation that makes these hops happen.  Everyone hopping today is part of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator only group called ESAD.

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For my projects today, I have focused on Sale-A-Bration products – because.. who doesn’t love FREE!  The winners of Sale-A-Bration 2019 for me is the embellishments – pretty paper, cool wood elements and fantastic ribbon are sure to lift all your 2019 projects.

Check out this stunning DSP with full colour butterfly prints on one side and black and white prints on the other side.

This DSP was the starting point for the projects I’m sharing today – desk calendars.  I’ve added in a couple of new Occasions products too!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

The calendars both use the Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements and Organdy Ribbon.  These are all items you can choose for free when you order $90+ on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products.

Note: I’m in Australia, the SAB ordering requirement may be different in other regions.

I made the first desk calendar in Highland Heather to coordinate with the DSP and set butterflies set on a quaint tea cup.

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

You’ll find the tea cup in the Occasions Catalogue – a beautiful new set called Tea Together.  I stamped it twice – once on Whisper White and once on the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  Using paper snips, I cut around the cup, handle and part of the saucer (this technique is called paper piecing and is best for the crafter who doesn’t mind a little bit of fussy cutting!).

The main cup shape – on Whisper White is cut using another Sale-A-Bration choice.  The coordinating framelits are available as a level 2 Sale-A-Bration item.  You can select the Tea Time Framelits when you spend $180+.

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

The second desk calendar has a Balmy Blue colour scheme – don’t you love all the colours Stampin’ Up! brought us in the 2018 colour refresh!!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

I just love that crazy butterfly DSP with a vellum overlay!  And the pretty ribbon adds a fantastic touch to projects.   The SAB combo pack has 23m of ribbon (4.6m x 5 colours!) – what a great choice for a free item.

The itty bitty butterflies in the middle of each of the wood elements are cut from the DSP using the Butterfly Duet punch.  It punches so many of the butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP…. so you’ll want to make sure the punch is part of your $90 order if you’re choosing the DSP as your free SAB option!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

Want to make your own 2019 desk calendars?  I followed my instructions from 2015!  See the original post here.

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of A4 (Australian size) cardstock in half (it’ll be 4-1/8″ x 11-11/16ish”)
  2. Score at 5″, 10″, 10-3/4″, 11-1/2″
  3. Fold cardstock into a triangle shape, with a mountain fold underneath.  Adhere the little flap to the inside of the triangle.
  4. Calendar front – Mat 1: 3-7/8″ x 4-3/4″; Mat 2 (DSP): 3-5/10″ x 4-1/2″

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

I love this time of the year!  How lucky are we that Stampin’ Up! designs such beautiful products and then gives them to us for free!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Unless I’m your last stop, there’s plenty more inspiration to guide your Sale-A-Bration shopping list.

Next to visit is my gorgeous friend in Victoria – Cheryl Algie.

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If there’s any broken links (this sometimes happens), refer to the list below to pick the hop up at a different point.

Hope you enjoy yet another ESAD Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Shannon Kissane
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Narelle Fasulo
  6. Rachael Lewsley
  7. Angela Harders
  8. Kelly Kent – {YOU ARE HERE}
  9. Cheryl Algie
  10. Jenna Watkins
  11. Libby Dyson
  12. Sharon Dalton
  13. Rose Packer
  14. Sharni Haines
  15. Denise Buetler
  16. Peta Stephen
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Lauren Meiklejohn
  20. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  21. Katrina Duffell
  22. Tatiana Tobin
  23. Cathy Pinchbeck

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Paper Adventures Team Hop | All That Sparkles

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It’s time for one last Paper Adventures team hop before 2018 leaves us.  What a wonderful year of creative projects!  Thank you to my fabulous team for participating every month and taking the time to share their creativity via their blog or Facebook page.  I really appreciate the effort!

We’re finishing with a super fun theme – “All That Sparkles”!  Although I have come across a few crafters who don’t enjoy glitter, lots of us bathe in the sparkle!!!

With a new catalogue just around the corner, I’ve chosen to share some the pretty products I’ve been collecting while pre-order has been available to demonstrators.

The 2019 Occasions Catalogue has lots of exciting new products, including lots of beautiful butterflies!  Choose from a butterfly punch, butterfly dies – or both!  They layer so prettily!

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

The other new product that I’m oh-so-excited by is rectangle stitched framelits!!  I’ve been waiting for these for so long!  Wendy Cranford has putting together an amazing resource for sizes (include mat sizes) for each of the rectangles.  See it here.

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

The hearts on the garland were made using the new Dog Builder punch. The dog is super cute – but the heart is amazing too!

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

And that amazing multi-coloured foil I’ve used for the mat and butterflies is a Sale-A-Bration choice for 2019.  It’s free when you spend $90!!!  This generous gift features 8 sheets of 12″ x 12″ metallic foil in Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick – 4 of each colour.

If you’re new to Stampin’ Up!, you’ll be excited to hear that every Jan-March (this cycle it starts on 3rd Jan 2019), Stampin’ Up! offers free gifts with every $90 you spend on products.  EVERY $90 for all that time.  There’s no limit to how many you can earn!


Sale-A-Bration also brings us a fantastic opportunity on a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  Purchase a $169 Starter Kit and you’ll get your choice of $315 of products and a 20% discount on all purchases until at least July 31st 2019!

Or, purchase the deluxe Starter Kit for $210 and get $315 of your choice of products, an exclusive (and limited edition) Craft & Carry Tote and a 20% discount on all purchases until at least July 31st 2019!

If either of these options sound enticing to you, send me a message on Facebook or an email and I can give you more details!

To continue the hop and visit projects from some more of our Paper Adventures team, visit Sheila Pybus on Facebook with her glittery project.

Have a great weekend!  I hope it includes lots of craft time!

Participant List:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Sheila Pybus (Facebook)
  3. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  4. Narelle Simm

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*** Products available to demonstrators 5 Dec 2018 – 2nd Jan 2019. Available to customers from 3rd Jan 2019.

Using Vinyl with Stampin’ Up! Dies

We all use our dies to create fabulous creative items using cardstock & DSP, but did you know our dies cut through any medium of a similar thickness?

I love using them with vinyl to create fun gifts.

This mug was made using Self Adhesive Vinyl.  This is the type of vinyl you need for hard finishes like mugs, drink bottles, car stickers.

The dies are from the Large Letters Framelits and the leaves from Eclectic Layers.

Vinyl & Stampin' Up! | kelly kent

Self Adhesive Vinyl has a plastic backing.  The die will cut through both layers.  I use clear contact (like you use to cover school books) to apply to the surface of your project.  Adhere the clear contact on to the vinyl side of your die cut.  Remove the plastic backing and then apply to your project.  When in place, gently remove the contact.  The vinyl should remain in place.

It’s suggested you prepare the surface of your project by wiping it over with Isocol (rubbing alcohol).  This removes any surface dirt or grime and give the vinyl the best chance of sticking properly.

Most Self Adhesive Vinyls will withstand handwashing, but not the dishwasher.


My second project to share with you is a bag using the Large Letters & Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV).

This is the type of vinyl you’d use for soft finishes – tshirts, bags, cushions.

Vinyl & Stampin' Up! | kelly kent

The professionals use a heat press to apply this type of vinyl.  With a little patience, you can apply at home with a good quality iron.  Put it on the hottest setting with no steam.  You need to place a lightweight cloth or piece of fabric over the vinyl when ironing.

Vinyl & Stampin' Up! | kelly kent

Heat Transfer VInyl has a plastic top sheet.  The die will cut through both layers – the plastic & the vinyl.  Place it plastic side up and iron/press.  When you’ve applied enough heat, the vinyl will be adhered to your fabric and you’ll be able to gently lift the plastic layer.


There are lots of places you can buy vinyl online, and lots of brands to choose from.  Be sure to buy the correct type of vinyl for your intended project.  They are not interchangable.

I know you’re going to love trying this out and getting more projects from all your dies!


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Paper Adventures Team Hop | CAS – Clean & Simple

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Hello!  Welcome to the September edition of our team blog hop.

I can’t wait for you to see what our Paper Adventures team have created for you this month. You may have joined me from Kim Oliver’s blog – thanks to Kim for being our amazing guest designer this month.  There’s 7 stops today – 5 blogs and 2 Facebook pages.  See below for the full list of participants.

The theme for today’s hop is “CAS” or Clean & Simple.  Of course, everyone has their own definition of what makes a card clean & simple, but I like to think of it as a card that isn’t too fussy.  Clean lines, straight edges, lots of white space and not too many embellishments.

Some people utilise this style really well, but it’s probably not my natural style.  I do love my embellishments!


Every catalogue I buy the stamp set or bundle that everyone is raving about, but isn’t an instant love for me.  I love being enabled by other people’s creativity.  For the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, my enabled purchase was the Country Home stamp set.

This is my CAS creation…

Country Home | kelly kent

The background is the Tin Tile embossing folder.  Like so many of the embossing folders in the catalogues, they truly come to life when you see them used.

Country Home | kelly kent

I’ve added the doily as a pop of colour against my white space.

Country Home | kelly kent

The flowers are coloured with some of the new Stampin’ Blends available in the Holiday Catalogue (Light Real Red, Light & Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light Shaded Spruce, Dark Mint Macaron*) and the cotton flowers have been shimmered using the new (or returning – depending on how long you’ve loved SU! for!) Frost White Shimmer Paint.

*Mint Macaron is a colour shown in the Annual Catalogue.


Thank you for joining us for our Clean & Simple hop. Keep hopping to see what my talented teamie Mandy Depiazzi has created.

What are your weekend plans?  It’s a long weekend here in Western Australia – I’m hoping for good sleep, lots of sunshine and some stamping.

I hope wherever you are in the world, your weekend is full of happiness and amazing weather!!!

Participant List:
Kim Oliver (guest designer)
Kelly Kent
Mandy Depiazzi
Anne Barker (Facebook)
Siobhan Fitzsimmons
Narelle Simm
Sheila Pybus (Facebook)


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Stamp Review Crew | Rooted in Nature

Hello!  And hello to the first Monday in August, which makes it time to hop with the Stamp Review Crew.  Join this amazingly talented group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators as we share projects we’ve made using the same stamp set.

Today’s theme is Rooted in Nature, and the coordinating Nature’s Roots Framelits.

This bundle was part of the April 2018 OnStage make & take projects and then the pre-order purchasing, so we’ve been seeing amazing projects since April.  It’s definitely been a popular set!!!

This bundle has magic potential and it doesn’t matter how many projets I see, there’s always more ways to use & love this stamp set and framelits.  Make sure you keep clicking on ‘next’ to see all the design team projects.

The first card I’m sharing today uses the colours from the suite and a technique I love – ripped masking.

Stamp Review Crew - Rooted in Nature | kelly kent

I ripped copy paper and then used this to mask off the top & bottom portions of my card mat.  I then stamped the two different sized leaves across the unmasked portion of the cardstock – Blackberry Bliss, Tranquil Tide & Petal Pink.  To finish the technique, I used a sponge dauber to colour the white space with Mint Macaron ink.  When you remove the mask, you get a wonderful ripple of pattern across your cardstock.

Stamp Review Crew - Rooted in Nature | kelly kent

The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.  I used my Stamparatus to make sure it was straight!!!   This font nerd {LOVES} the fonts used in Rooted in Nature – so pretty!

Stamp Review Crew - Rooted in Nature | kelly kent


The second card for today is a little sideways movement from the colours & styling of the Nature’s Poem suite.

I’ve used watercolour paper, ink pads, a spritzer and the Stamparatus to create a whimsical tree as the centrepiece.

Stamp Review Crew - Rooted in Nature | kelly kent

The colours in the tree are Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce and Crushed Curry.

Stamp Review Crew - Rooted in Nature | kelly kent

To make this, I lined up the stamp on the Stamparatus plate, secured the watercolor paper with magnets and inked up the middle section of the tree in Shaded Spruce ink.  I then spritzed it with water and rather than closing the plate over to the base, I left the plate on the table and closed the base onto it.   This meant that the ink didn’t run as I moved the plate.

I cleaned the stamp and used my heat tool to gently dry the Shaded Spruce ink.  I then inked the right side of the stamp (left when actually stamped) with Rich Razzleberry ink, spritzed and tipped the Stamparatus base over again.

Then cleaned, dried and repeated with Crushed Curry ink on the left side of the stamp (right part of the tree).

Stamp Review Crew - Rooted in Nature | kelly kent

The end result is a gorgeous watercolor tree!  You could do this with any large solid stamp.  It’s essential you use watercolour paper and spritz the stamp prior to ‘stamping’.


Thanks for joining me today!

Keep hopping to see what the gorgeous & talented Charlet Mallett has created using this bundle…


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