CASEing the Catty #190 | Artistic Impressions

Hello Sunday visitors – the end of the weekend rolls around so fast, doesn’t it??

CASEing the Catty blog hops are always a great way to finish the weekend.  Hopefully you found some craft time in yours – and maybe joined CTC#189 by sharing your project in our Facebook group..

There’s still 24 hours to participate in last week’s challenge (CTC#189), or you can start the week by creating for challenge #190 – pages 127-141 of the catalogue, featuring some of the samples from the Artistic Impressions section of the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

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As always, the pages are filled with wonderful inspiration.  This Beautful Day sample on page 134 caught my eye…

I love the layered look of the front of the card.  I swapped the flower for the butterfly and changed up the colours to create this card…

Beautiful Day | kelly kent

The butterfly part of the card was created by stamping & black heat embossing the middle butterfly first.  I also created a mask using copy paper which I placed over the first butterfly before stamping & black heat embossing the two butterflies either side.  I love the strong & shiny look of the black embossing powder.  It’s so lovely to have it back in the catalogue!

I coloured the butterflies using an Aqua Painter in Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron, and added a shadow above the butterflies in Crumb Cake.  The butterflies also got a splash of Wink of Stella at the end!

Using snips, I cut the bottom edge from the butterflies and added DSP to the inside of the card.

Beautiful Day | kelly kent

As this was a card for a brand new team member who signed during the July recruiting special, I changed the sentiment to ‘hello’.

Beautiful Day | kelly kent

This is a set you’ll want to own – it’s called Another Wonderful Year and is filled with pretty fonts & great sayings!

August is a great time to work your way through some of your Annual Catalogue wishlist – you’ll collect Bonus Days vouchers for every $90 you spend.  See all the details here.

Don’t forget that we’d love for you to join us for this challenge.  All the action happens in our Facebook group.   Click here to join.

You’ll also want to continue the hop to see what the other design team members have created using the Artistic Impressions pages as inspiration.

Next blog to visit is the gorgeous Judy May.

Thanks for joining us!


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CASEing the Catty #189 | Love, Thanks & Support

Hello!  Welcome to CASEing the Catty #189.

Tonight the design team are CASEing the Love, Thanks & Support section of the catalogue.

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I think you’re going to be seeing a few Healing Hugs creations – it’s definitely one of the most popular stamp sets in the catalogue!

I have used the card at the top of the catalogue photo below to inspire a fancy fold card.

I’ve used the colours & styling of the sample card, but recreated it as a Twisted Gatefold card.

Healing Hugs | kelly kent

There are lots of examples on the internet of this style of card (I have no idea who the original creator was).  I used Natalie Lapakko’s awesome instructions.  Click here to visit her post.

Healing Hugs | kelly kent

Natalie is American, so the cardstock sizes were based on US (International sizing).  These are the measurements I used to match Australian cardstock:

  • Base – Whisper White: 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″ (14.8cm x 21cm), scored at 2-3/4″ & 5-1/2″ (7cm & 14cm) plus diagonal on the end panels
  • Front & inside triangle panels – Whisper White & Crumb Cake: 2-1/2″ x 5-3/8″(6.3cm x 13.8cm), cut into triangles
  • Middle panel – Crumb Cake: 2-1/2″ x 5-5/8″ (6.4cm x 14.3cm); Whisper White: 2-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ (5.7cm x 13.8cm)

You can see why the rose from Healing Hugs has been featuring in your Facebook & Pinterest feed – it’s so pretty!

Healing Hugs | kelly kent

The stamp is naturally textured – a new style called DistINKtive.  If you have an Australian version of the catalogue, the inside cover has more information & stamp examples.

Healing Hugs | kelly kent


To join in this week’s challenge, visit our Facebook group.

To see what the design team has made for this challenge, keep hopping by visiting the gorgeous Megan Lenske in sunny QLD!

Thanks for joining us!

If you’d like to add Healing Hugs or any other Stampin’ Up! supplies to your craft room, you can shop in my online store – or click on the product links below.


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CASEing the Catty #186 | Birthday

Hello!  How was your weekend?  Totally fabulous, I hope!

You’re joining the CASEing the Catty Crew tonight for a blog hop featuring projects we were inspired to make after browsing the birthday section of the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

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This is possibly my favourite section of the catalogue.  I love birthday sentiments, birthday stamp sets and all things birthday!  For most of us, it’s the most common need for a handmade card.

Today, I have chosen to use this card on page 73 using the 25 Again stamp set.  I don’t own this set – but I’m having a second look!!!  It’s super cute and perfect for colouring!  The wishlist never gets any shorter – does it???

I’ve used the rough layout of the card and transformed it into a Best Route card.  It feels a little like I’m doing this backwards – since last week was the Best Route suite!

Best Route suite | kelly kent

I love this suite – the colours, the patterns, the styling!  My card features everything except the embossing folder.  The DSP on the background layer, the Memories & More card as the top layer, the stamp set, the washi tape and the enamel shapes.

The DSP is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 free promotion in July 2018.

Best Route suite | kelly kent

I’ve adapted the sentiment in the stamp set to add ‘birthday’ (which makes total sense when CASEing the Birthday section!).  You’ll find the birthday in the Darling Label stamp set – which is an exclusive stamp set in the Darling Label Punch Box.

Best Route suite | kelly kent

If you like storing your Memories & More card sets in Wood Mount Cases, here’s the inserts for you to download & print.  It includes inserts for Tea Room, Delightfully Detailed, Best Route & Big Plans Memories & More Card Packs.


Please join us on Facebook – click here to join the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge group.  You can upload your CTC#186 project, see what others are making and get info about each challenge as it goes lives.

And now it’s time for another great project.  Keep hopping and visit the Sandra Collett in NZ!

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #185 | Best Route

Life is chilly (and wet on some days) in the south-west corner of Australia at the moment.  Which makes it perfect crafting weather.  I confess to a few pyjama days lately spent at the craft table!  And perhaps plans for a few more!

Thanks for joining me tonight for CASEing the Catty where we take inspiration from the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

This week it’s the Best Route suite and subsequent pages.

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I seem to make a lot of baby cards for challenges!  This one was inspired by the pink dreamcatcher card on page 54.

The card is going to the parents of a little princess born during the week, so I kept the pretty Blushing Bride colour scheme.

Follow Your Dreams baby card | kelly kent

Other colours in this card are silver embossing & foil, Blushing Bride watercolouring on Shimmery White and Rose Glimmer paper (new & improved).

The Follow Your Dreams stamp set & coordinating Chase Your Dreams Framelits are beautiful!

Follow Your Dreams baby card | kelly kent

I added the Tufted Embossing Folder to the background layer – which I had previously overlooked in the catalogue, but quickly added because it’s gorgeous!!!

Follow Your Dreams baby card | kelly kent

The personalised name pennant was made using the Pick a Pennant stamp set and that beautiful ribbon you see is from the Metallic Ribbon combo pack.

Follow Your Dreams baby card | kelly kent


Make sure to join the CTC fun on our Facebook page.  CASEing the Catty can either be your easiest or most deluxe card of the week.

Next up you’re visiting the lovely Megan Lenkse in sunny QLD!

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CASEing the Catty #184 | Delightfully Detailed

Welcome to CASEing the Catty on this lovely Sunday.

We’ve started our voyage through the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue and today we’re CASEing catalogue projects on pages 38-51 – which starts with the Delightfully Detailed suite.

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My choice this week was the cute hello card on page 44.

I took the colours, overall layout and use of the Darling Label punch and added the Little Elephant bundle to create a bright baby card.

Little Elephant | kelly kent

The background DSP is from the Broadway Bound Speciality DSP – it’s full of gold, silver & black patterns on one side and bright, fun colours on the other.  This was my surprise love when I unpacked the new designs.  It’s sensational in real life.

Little Elephant | kelly kent

I can’t get enough of the cute little elephants from the Little Elephant bundle.  The Little Elephant stamp set coordinates with a punch created just for this set.  You get two sizes of elephant and a whole set of adorable stamps!

The other detail I wanted to show you from this card was the gorgeous new gold cord…

Little Elephant | kelly kent

There’s also a black version!  Want one of each new ribbon & trim in the catalogue at a fraction of the cost?  You’ll love my 2018 Ribbon Share.  Click here to see the details.


Thanks for joining us for today’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.

For more great inspiration, keep going on the hop and visit the gorgeous Angela Meiritz-Reid in New Zealand.

You can join the challenge too.  CASE any project from pages 38-51 and share your project in our CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #183 | Animal Expedition

Hello Sunday!  I hope your weekend was amazing!  We had a fantastic mix of sport, family time, crafting and a day out!  Now it’s time to get ready for the week ahead!

This week’s CASEing the Catty challenge is the Animal Expedition pages & beyond (pages 26-37).

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As always, use the photos in the catalogue to inspire a project you make.  It might be the layout, theme, colours or design that catches your eye.

Share it on our Facebook page to be in the running to win our weekly challenge.  Click here to visit the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page.

My inspiration for today’s project came from the card on the right in the photo below (page 28 of the catalogue).  I could have easily just recreated the card in its entirety – that’s how much I loved it!

But instead, I did a complete switch up.  I swapped the colour scheme so that pink (Lovely Lipstick & Melon Mambo) was the base with a Mint Macaron accent, and swapped the position of the sentiment & the bike.

One For All | kelly kent

The Happy Birthday and pretty girl on the bike can be found in a new stamp set called One For All.

I always love a big & fun birthday greeting – so this stamp set was a definitely on my wishlist.

One For All | kelly kent

Thanks for joining us!

Next up on the CTC hop is the super stylish Megan Lenske.

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CASEing the Catty #182 | Tea Room

It’s been a blustery weekend here in southwest WA!  Perfect weather for crafting in my pjs but not so good for taking photos for my blog!  What a problem to have!!!

Thanks for joining us for CASEing the Catty #182 as we start our tour through the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue – available now until 3rd June 2019.

We’re CASEing (Copy & Share Everything) the Tea Room suite and following pages of the catalogue.

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One of the things I loved the most as I was flicking through the catalogue was the use of the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles on Linen Thread…

It takes a little while to thread them on (they are so cute & tiny) but it’s worth the effort for the extra wow to adds to a card.

Tranquil Textures Sprinkles | kelly kent

I added them to some Lined Alphabet creations I’ve been making using this amazing stamp set and my Stamparatus.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

Perfect for one card or some Saturday afternoon mass production, the Stamparatus makes lining up the letters a breeze.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

I did every second letter of birthday on the first pass and then the other letters to complete the word on the second pass.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

I then did the same with happy to make my sentiment panel.  It was quick to whip up lots of these which I’ve left uncoloured, ready for when I want to coordinate with a DSP that suits the recipient.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

The happy birthday card was made with the Share What You Love DSP and coloured with Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

The thank you card uses Tranquil Textures DSP with Night of Navy, Pool Party & Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Blends colours!!!  Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam – yes please!!!

We’d love for you to join us at CASEing the Catty.  Head over to Facebook for all the action!  There’s a weekly challenge with weekly winners!

The Tea Room CTC hop continues with Angela Meirtiz-Reid in New Zealand.

Thanks for joining us,

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #181 | New Catalogue Love

Happy Sunday!  There’s always a creative buzz around new catalogue time as everyone gets excited about a 200+ page book of new ideas.

The CASEing the Catty Crew are all super excited about having new samples to CASE (copy & share everything)!!!

So, even though I posted earlier this afternoon with my ESAD stamping friends, I couldn’t resist making this a bumper Sunday and joining the CASEig the Catty hop too!

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It’s an open theme today – with a whole catalogue to choose from, the Crew have lots of amazing new designs to share with you.

New catalogue = new beginnings, so I started at the beginning and CASEd the front over of the catalogue….

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I love all those gorgeous colours on the white background!

This is how it looks when made into card form…

CASEing the Catty #181 - front cover CASE | kelly kent

I used Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana & Gorgeous Grape with Blueberry Bushel in the middle.

I’m only missing Call Me Clover from the 2018-2020 In Colors.  How fun & bright are they!!!

The die cuts in each colour are carefully snipped from the floral piece in the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  Then each piece was sponged with the colours I chose.

CASEing the Catty #181 - front cover CASE | kelly kent

I filled in the some of the white space around the die cuts with stamps from the Pick A Pennant stamp set.  We got this at OnStage – and it although it’s designed to make pretty banners, it was perfect for this card!

CASEing the Catty #181 - front cover CASE | kelly kent

The Happy Birthday is a returning favourite – I’m so glad we get to play with this for another year!!

There’s so much to love about the new catalogue.  If I can help with any questions about the new catalogue, please let me know!

Next up on the CTC blog hop – also sharing in lots of new catalogue love this afternoon – is the gorgeous Kathryn Mangelsdorf.

If you have a copy of the new catalogue, or you’re able to download the pdf copy to view on your computer/tablet, please join us for challenge #181.  All the action is on our Facebook page.  You don’t have to own new catalogue items to join the fun.  It’s the perfect opportunity to use all the new inspiration with the sets you already own.

Happy new catalogue!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #179 | Favourite Kit

Sunday again!  Can you believe how fast these weeks roll around???  I’m grateful to have another wonderful week to look forward to (even if 2019 is coming faster than I’m ready for!!!).

Today I’m hopping with the CASEing the Catty Crew, and we are sharing projects inspired by the kits currently available in the Stampin’ Up! range.

It’s catalogue transition time, so most of these kits are soon to be retired.

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Kits are great for all levels of crafters.  For the beginner stamper, they give you the supplies to make cards without having to buy the whole online store!  For experienced stampers, they are the perfect option for taking on holiday, to keep you busy while waiting around at kids sports and because they are just so pretty!

I’m sharing projects made today with the Color Me Happy Kit which was a special release together with the Stampin’ Blends.

This kit is still available in the online store and features supplies to make 4 fabulous card designs (16 cards in total) in conjunction with the Color Me Happy stamp set.

I’ve mixed & matched the pieces from this kit using the style of the bottom left design, the envelope from the top right and the birds from the top left to create a pocket style card.

Color Me Happy - Kit Alternative | kelly kent

The cute stamps in this set are perfect for colouring.  I’ve used Stampin’ Blends (they are my favourite!!!) but any colouring method will work!  Just choose your ink to match your colouring choice (quick tip: alcohol colouring = water based ink; water colouring = alcohol based ink).

Color Me Happy - Kit Alternative | kelly kent

If you think kits are just for putting together the pieces, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to create your own designs by mixing & matching.

Color Me Happy - Kit Alternative | kelly kent


Did I mention how much I love Stampin’ Blends?  They’ve been in unorderable status for a few weeks while Stampin’ Up! catch up on manufacturing to meet our crazy demand.  They’ve be back on 1st June!!!

I’m excited to share that we’ll be getting more Stampin’ Blends colours in the new catalogue! With 11 new colour pairs joining the collection, there will be 22 colours in total plus two skin tones & a colour lifter marker (Pink Pirouette retired with the current catalogue cycle).

Get ready for these special pens to return to ‘orderable’ on 1st June 2018 with some Color Revamp storage.

Free Printable Inserts for Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

Download, print & get organised using Wood Mount Clear Cases to store your Stampin’ Blends.  Rainbow storage is totally on trend at the moment, so for 2018/19, your Blends will be stored in colour tones.

Stampin' Blends - Free Printable Insert for storage | kelly kent

If you don’t have the full range, or would like to store in your own unique way, then download the blank template – ready for you to colour your own Stampin’ Blends rainbow.

Stampin' Blends - Free Printable Insert for storage | kelly kent

Need cases?  You can order these now from my online store.  They’ll be here & ready for when you can order your new Stampin’ Blends.

To find the full range of downloadable & printable clear case inserts, click here.

Thanks for joining me and the CASEing the Catty Crew today.  It’s always a pleasure to create along with you.  Join CTC challenge #179 by uploading your kit inspired project to our Facebook group.

And for more kit inspired fabulousness, keep hopping to visit the gorgeous Angela Meiritz-Reid in Christchurch…

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

CASEing the Catty #178 | Goodbye Annual Catalogue

Happy Mother’s Day!!!  I hope it’s been filled with all the things that make you happy.

Welcome to one of our final CASEing the Catty hops for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  It’s free range this week to CASE any of your 2017-2018 favourites.

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It’s a catalogue full of pretty inspiration photos, so always hard to narrow it down!

With new In Colors on the horizon to fall in love with, I was drawn to the friends we made in 2017/18 and this bright selection on page 94 of the catalogue.

Tranquil Tide is one of my favourite colours and it was this design that formed the basis of my CASEd project.

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I used it as the inspiration for Share What You Love shadow box frames.

Share What You Love Shadow Box Frame | kelly kent

We made these in our team/demo class on Friday in Tranquil Tide or Rich Razzleberry.  I love hearing how much everyone is loving the Share What You Love suite.  Share What You Love Shadow Box Frame | kelly kent

The centrepiece of the shadow box frame is the Statement of the Heart stamp plus other Share What You Love pretties.  They are all part of the Gotta Have It All Bundle available until 31st May 2018.  All items in this bundle will be available after 31st May as part of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue – except this Statement of the Heart stamp set.  This is a pre-release exclusive!!!  It doesn’t feature in the new catalogue.  The only way to get it is to order the Gotta Have it All bundle.  Click here to view in my online store.

Share What You Love Shadow Box Frame | kelly kent

There’s lots of great tutorials for making shadow box frames.  I visited CraftyCarolineCreates – her youtube video is excellent for the shadow box instructions but also turning it into a gift box.  See it here.

To get a rectangle frame, I started with cardstock that was 10″ x 8″.  We scored at 1/2″, 1′, 1-1/2″ & 2″ from all 4 edges. Cut out the 4×4 grid made on each corner.

Caroline has a great tip for making neat corners by scoring at 2-1/2″ (top and bottom) from each short edge (just to the second score line) and then cut tabs in.

To finish as a frame – add adhesive to the outside edge and roll in to create the edges.  Secure the long sides first (sides with tabs) and then the short sides.  Glue dots under each corner help to hold the frame edges in place.

This style of frame is wonderful for decorating your craft room, or giving it someone as a home decor item.

Next on your CTC journey is the gorgeous Sandra Collett in New Zealand.

If you have time this week, we’d love for you to share a catalogue inspired project.  Join all the fun on our Facebook group.

We love seeing what you make each week!  And choosing a CASEing the Catty winner!

Did I mention as well as Mother’s Day, May is my birthday month???

Stop by on Tuesday for a fabulous birthday hop with my stamping friends!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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