CASEing the Catty #134 – Babies & Kids

It’s been wonderful to see all the CASEing the Catty projects this month over on our Facebook page.  Thanks to everyone who has been entering the challenge and sharing their creativity!

Ready for a new theme?

This week we’re CASEing the Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue.

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There’s only one set in this section that I don’t own – can you guess which one???  It’s on my wishlist, so might appear shortly!

When I first saw the Annual Catalogue at OnStage I knew that I {had to have} the ‘A Little Wild’ stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits dies.

I have 3 variations of the same project to share today that were inspired by towel decoration in the photo above, the mobile we have in our toy room and a cute card I saw on Pinterest.

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

I’m loving playing with the new DSP.  If I had to choose a favourite, at this moment, it’s easily the Coffee Break DSP – such lovely patterns & colours!

I used the Coffee Break DSP for the elephant mobile …

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

The bear mobile uses Whole Lot of Lovely. Color Theory & Birthday Memories DSP…

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

And the lion mobiles uses the Whole Lot of Lovely & Delightful Daisy DSP…

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

Cards like this are a great way to use your DSP scraps.

And all that ribbon that tends to build up in a beautiful array of colours!

I’ve used three new offerings from the new catalogue – Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon & Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon.

There’s over 50 new ribbons, trims & twines in the Annual Catalogue!!!  So much prettiness!


For more prettiness, hop on to the lovely Bronwyn Eastley to see her project inspired by the Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue…

And be sure to join the fun on our Facebook page!

Wishing you a lovely week!


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Welcome Baby – Not So Wild!

One of the cutest new stamp sets from the new catalogue is “A Little Wild”.

It’s only a little wild because really it’s just super cute!

The stamps have a front & a back of each animal – and matching dies to make them into tags!

I can see all kinds of uses for this bundle, but this week I just used the cute little elephant to create a personalised baby card.

I gave my lightbox another go to take these photos only to decide that I’ve been totally spoilt by natural light in the past few months!

So, I think it’ll be back to my wood table & brick wall for the rest of this week!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

The elephant is my favourite stamp from this set – so perfect for new little people!

She’s a little shy looking with closed eyes, but with a Stampin’ Write Marker, I was able to open her up with bright eyes!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

I used one of the cute sentiments in the stamp set to add some prettiness to the inside too!  And another elephant – and some of the gorgeous new washi tape!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

So many pretties!

I love gray as a coordinating colour!  Gray & pink, and gray and yellow are two of my favourite baby combinations!

I’ve got more ‘wild’ projects to share with you later in the week – sparked by an idea I saw on Pinterest!

How many hours a day do you spend on Pinterest compared to actually creating?  I think if you can strike an even balance, you’re doing well!


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CASEing the Catty #132 – Birthdays

Hello Sunday!

It’s been a crazy, amazing & wonderful week for me, starting with a long weekend Monday and finishing this weekend with my 2017 Catalogue Launch Event.

For the first time, I tackled a retreat style event with 17 wonderful stamping friends.  It took hard work, the help of my stamping army and a few late nights, but it all came together to create a fabulous day of fun, creativity and friendships.  We talked about getting a group shot, but didn’t quite get around to it – too much stamping to do!

Here’s an action picture…

2017 Annual Catalogue Launch Event | kelly kent

The ladies had a great time playing with new & old favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

I was itching to use one of my top 10 purchases – Little One stamp set, a sweet baby set with an oh-so-cute teepee!

But… the theme this week at CASEing the Catty is Birthdays!  Did you love Mel’s beautiful 50th birthday project?

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Luckily for me, the inspiration for CASEing the Catty only has to come from these pages.  The theme can be anything you like!

So, I used this beautiful sample from the catalogue to inspire my colour choice, design features & layout.

This is my Little One baby card…

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

Of course I had to add some Kelly touches, so it all sits over some vellum and I’ve white embossed the sentiment.

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

The inside has a touch of simple decoration – some of the new washi tape.  I was so excited to see it come in solid colours this year, in packs of the same tone!

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me today.

If you’re a CTC regular, you’ll know that we’re on the hunt during June for new design team members to join our crew.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then be sure to visit our Facebook page and play along with our June challenges. Don’t forget to give us your blog address & make it clear you’re wanting to be considered.

You’ll also want to check out the other design team members projects by continuing on the blog hop.  There’s great new catalogue ideas!!!

Next up is Monique’s lovely project

This little chicken is off to have dinner and an early night.

My crazy week was amazing – but I’m ready for a quiet & early night!!!


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Teepee Baby

One of the stamp sets I’m most excited about in the new catalogue is a super cute set in the Kids & Babies section called Little One.

It has the sweetest teepee and cute sentiments – can’t wait to order it next week!!!

It must have started me thinking about how cute teepees are for little people, and so when I needed to make a new baby card this week, this is what I ended up with…

While I wait for the moment I can order the Little One stamp set, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a cute little teepee shape, complete with cute feathers at the top!

This card features a mix of the old & the new, with Pop of Pink DSP & Tin of Cards stamp set both retiring at the end of the month, and Tranquil Tide appearing as one of 5 new colours next month in the new catalogue.

It was a big sigh of relief when I found out the Large Letters Framelits are carrying over – I love my letters!

The bundle discount does not carry over though, so although the Letters for You stamp set and Large Letters Framelits will both be available during the 2017-2018 catalogue period, they are only available at individual prices, not the bundle price, saving you 10%.  There’s 18 bundles carrying over that are in the same boat.  For all the details, check out my update on Facebook.

It’s a wonderful time of transition!  Who’s excited about buying teepees???


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Stamping Blindfolded!

I spent some time on the weekend housesitting for Nanna Papercraft.

Of course I had a play in the craft room while I was there!  But it was like stamping blindfolded – I could find anything!!!

Isn’t it funny how you get used to your own system of storage & organisation!

I got there in the end but it took lots of hunting to make this baby card.

One of the best parts of being in someone else’s craft room is using stamp sets that you haven’t yet gotten around to owning.

I haven’t yet acquired the Baby Bear stamp set – but thought it would be fun to play with!

Did you know…. Baby Bear was the most popular un-bundled stamp set in the 2016-2017 catalogue!

It’s easy to see why – the texture and detail in the bear is beautiful!

Thanks Nanna P for letting me roam free in your craft room.  If there’s anything missing, it wasn’t me!


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CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions – Favourite Big Shot Project

Thanks for joining me for a CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.  The design team will share their projects for the week in this blog hop.

Then, we ask you to join us and share your creations.  You can find all the action on our Facebook page.

The theme this for CASEing the Catty #125 is Favourite Big Shot projects from the Occasions catalogue.

As always, a hard decision!  But I decided to create with the Dynamic Hexagon embossing folder – because I love it, which definitely makes it a favourite!

It’s currently part of the Urban Undergound suite in the Occasions catalogue and will appear again in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue!

I have cased the “Dad” card on the left, and transformed it into a baby card!

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions Big Shot Projects | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

This embossing folder has no limits of use and looks great on pretty much every card!

I can cause cracking on your cardstock.  To prevent this, spritz your card with water before putting it in the folder.  Sounds crazy – but it works!

I made the inside a little more ‘baby’ than industrial using the Moon Baby stamp set (also carrying over – yay!).

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions Big Shot Projects | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

Did you know that all bundled pricing finishes at the end of each catalogue cycle – even if the products carry over to another catalogue. That means that you have just over a month to get a 10% discount on the Large Letters framelits & coordinating stamp set. They are definitely a huge investment – but well worth it! And 10% helps!!!
And, while they are bundled, it’s possible to include them in your starter kit!!
Join my Paper Adventures team for the Starter Kit price of $169 and include this bundle (item number: 142348) as your kit selection (remember: it’s fully customisable).  You’ll get free shipping too – saving you even more!

There’s so much choice for creating this week – please join us in using the catalogue as your inspiration for a Occasions catalogue Big Shot themed creation.

Add your creation to the CTC#125 album on our Facebook page.

Continue the hop by visiting the delightful Rebecca Scurr and seeing what she has made.


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Geometric Baby Card

Today’s share is a creation I was asked to make for a baby boy born last week with an art teacher Mum who has a dislike for anything traditional & baby blue!!!

Luckily for me, I had some instant inspiration courtesy of his photo introduction on Facebook.

This geometric card in Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White was inspired by his funky baby blanket.

The geometric triangles were made using the fabulous Stitched Shapes Framelits – I just loved their versatility!!!!

I used the smallest size square snipped in half to create triangles which I then layered in a repetitive pattern until the Whisper White based was full.

And of course, I couldn’t go based my large letters to personalise Oliver’s card.

The sentiment is from one of the host sets in the Occasions catalogue – Iconic Occasions.

Heat embossed in white on Basic Gray cardstock – because that’s one of my favourite techniques at the moment!!!!


Welcome to this world baby Oliver!

You will be very loved and your life will be filled with all kinds of interesting colours.  No boring baby blue for you!!!


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