Just Add Ink | #396 Sketch

It’s time for a sketch at Just Add Ink – always a crowd favourite!!!

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This super cute sketch has produced some amazing creations from the Just Add Ink Design Team.  You can see them all by visiting the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also add you creation to the link up on the blog. Each week we choose a winner and two honorable mentions.  This week it could be your awesome card!


I am participating in a stamp set swap with some of my teamies – which means three months of new stamps!!!

February’s feature is the Let the Good Times Roll stamp set and Thrill Ride Pop Up dies.  The aim of this set is to make amazing 3D creations.  I haven’t quite ventured there yet – but here is my first inking of the bundle…

Let the Good Times Roll | kelly kent

The roller coaster pieces make the cutest card!!!

Let the Good Times Roll | kelly kent

I can see this bundle being a hit with big & little kids!!!

Miss Papercraft is eating all her fruit & veges this year so she can grow another couple of cms and be tall enough for the adult roller coaster when she goes back to the adventure park next year.

Let the Good Times Roll | kelly kent

Don’t forget to add your creation to our main blog page (click here to visit).

Thanks for visiting today!

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Colour INKspiration #27

Yesterday was Miss Papercraft’s birthday – and it’s all about mermaids this year for a pool party theme.

Thank goodness for a fabulous Colour INKspiration theme….

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This colour combination of Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Island Indigo made my (last-minute) card making job so much easier!!!

Colour INKspiration #27 Mermaid | kelly kent

There’s currently three mermaid stamp options.  I used the mermaid image from the Magical Day stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue and the sentiment from the Magical Mermaid stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.

Colour INKspiration #27 Mermaid | kelly kent

After seeing some crafters using the wobble springs for panda cards, I bought some to try out.  The mermaid ‘swims’…

 

Here’s a side view of the spring…

Wobble Spring Mermaid | kelly kent

Cards are always more fun when they move!!!


Next up on the design team hop is the gorgeous Jacque Williams in New Zealand…

Thanks for hopping with us.  Please join the challenge on our Facebook page and upload your creation using these sweet colours.  Click here to visit Facebook.

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Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Animals

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Hello & welcome to our February team hop.

We have another full line up for you including our guest designer – Chloe Evans.  Each post links to another – either on a website or on Facebook – so keep clicking on next or the linking address until you’ve seen all the great projects.

Today’s theme is animals – so many options from bugs & bees to birds & pandas.

I’ve gone a little rogue and my creations are mythical animals from the Magical Day stamp set and Myths & Magic suite.

Myths & Magic | kelly kent

With little people in the house, magical & mythical was an absolute joy to see in the catalogue and I added this suite to my collection as soon as I could!

My first card features the most wonderful girly mythical animal – the unicorn!

Magical Day | kelly kent

It’s fun & blingy with sparkly clouds made from shimmery embossing paste, more sparkly clouds from the Myths & Macis Glimmer Paper, a pastel rainbow using the Rainbow Builder Framelits, a coordinating sentiment from the Magical Mermaid stamp set and of course, a shimmery unicorn to finish it all off!

I love how the stamps & accessories in my collection complement each other so well.  There’s there separate stamp/die elements in this card – but they all go together so seamlessly.


The second card is a quick & fun card that uses the clever DSP to create the background.

Myths & Magic | kelly kent

This DSP is a ‘specialty’ pack and one side of each design has glitter features.  So stunning!

So I just added a sentiment – again coordinating my existing stamps (Thoughtful Banners stamp set) with the ‘magical’ from the Magical Day stamp set.

I didn’t have to think too much about colours for this card – I just picked from the ones used in the DSP.  Smoky Slate for the card base, Tranquil Tide for the mat and Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay for the sentiment.Using the power of the DSP is an easy but stunning way to make cards!


Thanks for joining me to see my mythical animal creations.

Next stop is Mandy Depiazzi and her awesome animal creativity!

If you get lost at any point of the hop, there’s a list below of everyone who is joining in.  I love my wonderful Paper Adventure team!!!

To see the list of products I used for each card, see the gallery below.

And, just a reminder about the great joining special available until 31st March…

Want to join our fabulous team?  Click here to start your journey!

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Stamp Review Crew | Tabs for Everything

Hello Monday! It’s amazing how quickly each one rolls around, but boy am I always glad to be here to see another week start.

Thanks for stopping by today – I’m hopping with the gorgeous Stamp Review Crew.  A huge welcome to Jay Soriano who joins the Crew this month.  You may have already hopped over from Jay – isn’t his work amazing???

Today’s stamp set of choice is the Tabs for Everything stamp set and coordinating Circle Tab Punch.

There’s lots of cool things you can do with this bundle from pimping your planner, 3D items and fancy cards & scrapbook pages.  I used it last year to create tabs for my Annual Catalogue – see that here.

I love all the little cute sentiments and teeny tiny stamps!  There’s 53 stamps in all – that’s a lot of stamping options!!!

Sometimes my creative journey starts in one place and ends up in a totally different place.  Skip through to the photos if you don’t need this little bit of crazy back story!!!

I started thinking about how great this stamp set is for people who love their planners (….. not me, I’m a digital girl as much as I love the idea of a planner).

Which then lead me to using the stamps on pages with lines…… which made me think of the lined cards in the Memories & More Card Kits that I usually struggle to use on traditional greeting cards – because of the lines or grids.

I often have a stash of those left in any card kit I buy.  But they were totally perfect for this theme, so I set about making postcard (no fold) style cards using a 4″x6″ Memories & More card, a 3″x4″ Memories & More card and coordinating stamps from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

What a hoot!  My plan for these cards is to write the message on the front and post in an envelope, but you could also write on the back if you prefered.

Here are the 5 designs in more detail….

PERFECT DAYS

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

PETAL PASSION

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

PETAL GARDEN

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

BUNDLE OF LOVE

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

COLOR THEORY

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

For more ideas for getting the most from the little stamps in this set, keeping hopping.  There’s lots of amazing ideas that will have you getting inky & creative in no time at all!  This stamp set was an all attendee giveaway at OnStage last year, so I know lots of you own it!

Next up is my lovely friend Tanya Boser – I just love everything she makes!

Thank you for hopping with us!  We’ll be back again on the 3rd Monday of the month with another great stamp set to share!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Brusho Crystal Color

Welcome!  THanks for joining us today for the first Stamping Sunday (forth Sunday) blog hop.  On the fourth Sunday of each month, I get the privilege of hopping with this amazing group of women, including for January our guest designer Stesha Bloodhart.

To see the full Stamping Sunday line-up, click on the cute blue frog below…

Even though this is our first hop for the month, I’ve already shared some Stamping Sunday projects with you – we put together a tutorial bundle for January full of projects based around the theme for this hop (Brusho Crystal Color) and the second Sunday hop.  5 great projects with detailed instructions & measurements on working with Brushos & Sale-A-Bration favourites.  You can find all the information here.


Today I have two fun projects to share with you working with the Brusho Crystal Color.  They are so much fun.  If you’re new to Brusho, check out my introductory post by clicking here.  This runs through the basics of different application techniques and styles.

The fastest and best way to get comfortable with using Brusho is to clear some work space, wear some old clothes and have a play!!!

They work with a range of different cardstock/paper materials including Watercolor Paper, Shimmery White cardstock and Thick Whisper White cardstock.

Within the Thick Whisper White category is our gorgeous Petal Passion DSP.  It’s made from a heavy white card, similar in texture to the Thick Whisper White – which makes it perfect for colouring.

My favourite technique for this cardstock, is to apply the powder to the DSP when it is dry, then spritz with a water filled Stampin’ Spritzer.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

The way the colour spreads is just magic!  I used a water filled Aqua Painter to move the colour through all of the flowers, creating a more concentrated colour in these areas.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

This technique is so easy.  Why not cut up a whole sheet of DSP into card front size pieces and get happy with colour!!!

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

Cut the DSP into three equal panels, apply a different colour Brusho to each one and spritz & paint before adhering them to the card base in order.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

And finally for this set of cards, apply more than one colour to the DSP, with care to tap specific colours over specific flowers.  Spritz to spread the colour then use an Aqua Painter to fill in specific flowers & leaves with the colours that are most concentrated in that area.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

This was the first card I created using all 5 Brusho colours that I actually liked!!!

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

These cards for me, highlights what I love most about Brusho – they give everyone the chance to be artistic & creative with colour, without needing to plan how that will happen!

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent


My second project focuses on the intense colours you can create using Brusho.  Because it’s a pigment colour, it has the potential to be so vibrant!

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

You may have seen this butterfly on Pinterest and other social media sharing outlets.  It’s called Beautiful Day and is available in the Occasions catalogue.

You’re seeing it lots because it’s a fantastic stamp for showing off colour!!!

I’ve the used the yellow Brusho on Shimmery White for the watercolor background.  I wet the Shimmery White with my spritzer (seriously saturated), added Brusho colour and then spread with my Aqua Painter, leaving it to dry when I was happy with the colour & style of the wash.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

The butterfly was heat embossed in white on Shimmery White cardstock.  I then wet specific parts of the butterfly with large droplets of water from my Aqua Painter and added Brusho colour (Yellow, Gamboge & Brilliant Red) to the top before sprtizing to move the colour around.

Once dry, I fussy cut it the butterfly and attached both Brusho layers to an upright z-fold card.  This design folds flat for posting…

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

and sits up for displaying on the mantle…

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

and opens up with a space to write your message…

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

To make this card I cut a regular piece of A4 card in half long ways (cut at 4-1/8″, 10.5cm).  I scored at 3-15/16″ (7.4cm) and 5-7/8″ (14.8cm).

The Painted with Love DSP layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ (10cm x 14.3cm).

The front panel is 3-3/8″  x 4-5/8″ (8.6cm x 11.7cm).  Shimmery White for Brusho is 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″(8cm x 11cm).

Writing panel on the inside is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ (9.2cm x 6.2cm) for the Rich Razzleberry and 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ (8.5cm  x 5.5cm) for the Whisper White layer.

It’s all anchored down when folded with a double layer of cardstock (Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black) in an exclusive Sale-A-Bration Thinlit set called Celebrate You.  This is free to earn for any purchase or workshop of $180 (Australian dollars).


To keeping hopping and see the rest of the design team’s amazing Brusho creations, either click here to visit Lynsay Mahon in Canada, or click on the blue frog below to choose from the list.

Thanks for joining us.

To shop for essential Brusho supplies used in this blog post, see the suggestions below, or visit my online store.

(Australian shoppers only).

To purchase the Brusho tutorial – digital tutorial which can be sent anywhere across the globe, click here.

Have a great week!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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True Gentleman

I always look forward to the masculine theme suite that is released in the Occasions Catalogue.  Last year we played with tools in the Nailed It Suite.

This year it’s all bow ties, combed hair and smart spectacles for the True Gentleman Suite.  Time to create a whole range of ‘dapper’ cards.

Using a whole product suite really makes it easy to whip up designer cards!

Here’s the full range of True Gentleman products…

The coordinating colours are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide & Very Vanilla.


Here’s a couple of cards I’ve made using the products…

The first card uses the punch & DSP to create a tiled background – isn’t it a great shape!!

True Gentleman | kelly kent

You can nudge the punched shapes up against each other, or if you prefer, leave a gap like I did so the card base colour comes through too.

True Gentleman | kelly kent

There’s so many options within my existing craft stash that coordinate with this suite including the Burlap Ribbon & Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Night of Navy..


The second card I’m sharing for today uses the “have a dapper day” stamp from the Truly Tailored stamp set.   I added the ‘birthday’ from the Birthday Wit stamp set – it coordinates so well!!

Dapper Birthday | kelly kent

How awesome is that plaid DSP??

Dapper Birthday | kelly kent

And you’ve got to love the embellishments from this suite – Corduroy Ribbon & True Gentleman wood buttons!

Dapper Birthday | kelly kent


Make sure to order these supplies before May, ready for our Father’s Day in September.  The seasonal offerings don’t line up with the US for Father’s Day, so you’ll need to plan ahead!

Shop 24-7 in my online store.

To see products in action, see the colours and feel the quality, book an in-home workshop.  I can travel anywhere within the greater Bunbury area.

I’d love to craft with you & your friends!

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Fortune Telling Panda

If there’s a Pinterest favourite in this year’s Occasions catalogue, I think the Party Pandas are winning the race!

Being black & white, pandas are very versatile and blend in with any colour palette!!!

One of my Occasions Catalogue loves was the Fortunate To Know You stamp set….

With a Chinese heritage in common, these stamp sets are a match made for each other!

Panda Party Noodle Box | kelly kent

He’s delivering some good fortune birthday messages!

Panda Party Noodle Box | kelly kent

And although technically not actually a bamboo print, the Petal Passion DSP in it’s black & white glory is another wonderfully versatile product from the Occsaions catalogue!

Panda Party Noodle Box | kelly kent

That panda just melts my heart!!!

You can earn him free with any $90 order.  Order your Stampin’ Up! favourites and every $90 will allow you to choose a Sale-A-Bration reward.

Shop online – click here to browse!

If you have any questions or I can help you by showing you Stampin’ Up! products in person, please let me know!

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On “Target” for style

Depending on how much you follow trends & fashion might alter how much you notice just how ‘on trend’ Stampin’ Up! always are with their designs.

Every time I think of this concept I go back to that scene in the Devil Wears Prada movie where she tells Anne Hathaway’s character that the colours & styles she wears are no accident.

I’m never sure who starts the trends, but you can always guarantee to see themes throughout fashion, homewares & accessories.

This season it’s all about the fruity, so when we were shopping in Target last week for new clothes for Miss Papercraft, it was like shopping through the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue!

Check out these fruity pants!

Tutti Frutti pants

A little fussy cutting practice from the Tutti Frutti DSP and they make a great transformation into a card….

Tutti Frutti DSP | kelly kent

And from a drink bottle…..

Pear Drink Bottle

…to a birthday card!

Fruit Basket Pears | kelly kent

Like the sensible people they are at Target, they’re still using the gorgeous Mint Macaron colour.  I’m hopeful we’ll get it back into our range one day.  Until then, I’m giving some of my retired favourite some air time!


What’s your favourite Stampin’ Up! colour that you can no longer get?  I’m also missing Lost Lagoon (probably because it pairs so well with Mint Macaron!).

Keep those eyes open and snap some cheeky iphone photos while you’re out shopping.  It makes for great inspiration when you get home!!!

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CASEing the Catty #162 | Sweet Soiree

I’m excited to be hopping today with the CASEing the Catty Crew.

The theme for this beautiful Sunday is pages 10-14 of the Occasions Catalogue.  Most of this section is the gorgeous samples showcasing the Sweet Soiree Suite.

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It was the shaker card on page 10 that caught my eye – the card below next to the yellow cake…

Sweet Soirée

I didn’t buy the stamp set & framelits from the Occasions catalogue – I started with the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit…

It’s full of the same elements & features of the stamp set and DSP – but already beautifully coloured and cut.

The embellishments formed the first theme for my CASEd shaker card…

CASEing the Catty #162 Sweet Soiree | kelly kent

I used a 4″ x 12″ piece of the Sweet Soiree DSP, scored at 6″, as the card base.  Because this is a specialty DSP, it’s crisp & strong.  Such a deluxe touch to have DSP across the whole card!

CASEing the Catty #162 Sweet Soiree | kelly kent

The flowers, ribbon & tassel are all from the embellishment kit.  The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  The shaker fill is silver glitter.


There’s two other Speciality Papers in the Occasions catalogue with the same texture/weight – Painted with Love and Myths & Magic.  So, I created two more variations using the same layout & styling.

Painted with Love…

CASEing the Catty #162 Painted with Love | kelly kent

This card has the new Gold Glitter Flakes as the shaker insert.  It doesn’t shake – but clings to the Window Sheet due to the high surface area & static content.  Cool effect!!!

CASEing the Catty #162 Painted with Love | kelly kent

Myths & Magic….

CASEing the Catty #162 Myths & Magic | kelly kent

The shaker component of this card is the Metallics Sequins.  Sequins are my go-to when I want a really good shaker insert!

CASEing the Catty #162 Myths & Magic | kelly kent

How cute is the unicorn???

In a house of girls, it’s going to get a good workout here!


There’s so much I love in the Occasions catalogue.  I could buy the whole thing without taking a breath!

To see more beautiful projects using the Sweet Soiree Suite and other new products, click through the blog hop – the Crew have done a fabulous job (as always!).

From here, you’re visiting Queensland and the wonderful Megan Lenske.

If you’d like to join the challenge to CASE the gorgeous catalogue project, you can find the challenge page on Facebook.  Click here to take you to the Facebook page.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you have an amazing week!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Shaker materials…

Shaker basics…. 

Embellishments….

Mermaid Magic…

After sharing Coriana’s Magical Day card & gift yesterday using the wizard sheets from the DSP, I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you today using the mermaid pages.

One side of each 12″x12″ page in this Myths & Magic Specialty DSP pack has silver glitter on it – very magical!!!

Mermaid Magic | kelly kent

The glitter adds such a deluxe finish, you really don’t need to do much to turn it into a beautiful card.

I cut the pink mermaid with blonde hair (closest to the birthday girl) using a circular Stitched Shape, added the bubble DSP as a background and finished with happy 4th birthday.

Mermaid Magic | kelly kent

I usually add sentiments as a rectangle, but was inspired by Stesha Bloodhart and her love of fussy cutting.  Visit her blog here.

I just love the font & styling of the happy birthday sentiment from Milestone Moments.

Mermaid Magic | kelly kent

I tend to have lots of the very light coloured glitter dots left over from using the deeper coloured ones on other projects, but they were actually perfect for this card.  They remind me of beads of water.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

I hope your weekend is going swimmingly!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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