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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CASEing the Catty #115 Sale-A-Bration

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Sunday again – they come around quickly!!!  I hope your weekend was fabulous!

Thanks for checking in with me tonight for the weekly CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

Hopefully you’ve joined our new Facebook page and are following all the wonderful projects that fellow crafters have been uploading.


This week we are CASEing (copying and sharing everything or copying and selectively editing – depending on which you prefer!) the Sale-A-Bration catalogue again.

There’s so much goodness in there!  Did you see that there’s 3 new Sale-A-Bration items you can redeem from 21st Feb???  Check out the graphic at the end of this post for a sneaky peak at them!

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As you follow this hop around, you’ll find projects made by the CTC Crew that were inspired by the sample photos on pages 8-11 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

One of my favourite Sale-A-Bration samples is the wedding card on the left below – made with the Delicate Details stamp set.  I love the styling & colours!

Images © Stampin' Up!

It’s hard to improve on perfection, but I had a go at MITMO ‘making it my own’ – do you love this variation on the idea of CASEing (thanks to Deborah Harris for sharing it!).

I combined it with the Cupcakes & Carousels embellishment pack – the gold foil die cuts are out of this world for loveliness and the ribbon is ombre!!!

Here is my version…

CASEing the Catty #115 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I changed the sentiment so that I could use the card personally – it was too sweet to end up in my ‘for later’ or ‘for sale’ card stashes!

“All Things Thanks” was a stamp set I bought as a bit of an indulgence, but I’ve gotten so much use out of it!  The stamps are quite detailed, but if I just need a ‘thanks’ or ‘thank you’ I mask out the specific detail with masking tape and carry on stamping!  I’ve even cut one of the stamps into two pieces!

Next up on the hop is the fabulous creativity of Elizabeth Gross

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Please join us with your creation inspired by pages 8-11 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  Remember, you don’t have to have the products on these pages.  You can copy a layout, be inspired by an embellishment, love the colours or adapt the design to suit what you have.

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Being inspired by the catalogues is one of the best ways to start your creative process!  Try it – you never know where you’ll end up!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

PS, want that sneak peek?

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


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CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love

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Hi there!  As we get closer to a big week of love, today at CASEing the Catty, we’re being inspired by the “Sending Love” pages of the Occasions catalogue – pages 14-19.

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When I say a big week of love, I’m not kidding in my house.

Next week sees Valentine’s Day, our wedding anniversary and Miss Papercraft’s 6th birthday.

There’s a few cards still to make on my to-do list!  I should have multi-tasked, but there was a photo in the catalogue that I couldn’t go past.

I’m totally in love with the cute images from the Moon Baby stamp set, and love the catalogue sample.

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But it was the ‘swirly’ type embellishment that caught my eye.

This and the cute bow die was the sole reason I bought the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits!!!

So, when I saw it in the catalogue, mixed with the Moon Baby stamp – I knew I had to CASE it!


I wanted a softer, more traditional colour pallette for my baby cards, so I created pink & mint versions.

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The dotty background was a bolder version of the subtle splatter on the sample card.  I made it by stamping the spotty stamp from the Perpetual Birthday stamp set in Blushing Bride or Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate & gold heat embossing.

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I swapped the rectangle for the largest stitched circle – because so in love with those framelits.  And it’s all about love this week!

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And finished the card off with the sweet ‘twinkle twinkle’ sentiment from the stamp – gold embossed of course!


Thanks for sharing another blog hop with me!  I hoping you’re enjoying all the weekly inspiration from my blog and my stamping friends.

Next up is the lovely Elizabeth Gross & her take on the same photo inspiration – you’ll love what she’s created!!!

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Please join us on Facebook to share your own creation inspired by the Sending Love pages of the Occasions catalogue.

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Visit again tomorrow for another inspiration filled hop!!!

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CASEing the Catty #113 Sale-A-Bration

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Happy Sunday & welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

Each week a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand create projects that are inspired by selected pages from a current Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

It may be a colour scheme, embellishment feature, layout, design or product use that catches our attention.


Today we’re CASEing the first section of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

This includes the Avant Garden stamp set and Carried Away Designer Series Paper.

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Both of these products are great – and free with any $90 purchase ($110 in NZ).  There’s no limits, so you can earn the whole catalogue if you’ve got a big wishlist!!!

I’m currently getting lots of use from the Carried Away DSP and matching Lift Me Up bundle.

My project today was a birthday card that matched the styling of the scrapbook page on page 6.

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I loved the layout and it came at perfect time to create a birthday card for a work colleague whose name would fit beautifully on the front.

I do love a personalised card!!!

CTC#113 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

I replicated the balloons as a background feature and carried over the large letters for her name.

The scrapbook page used the medium size balloon – I used the smallest size.

How awesome that the dies come in multiple sizes – perfect for every project!!

One of the things I love most about this project is the added little details on many of the balloons!

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All but one of the balloon as are die cut except one – which is heat embossed.  What a cool touch!  The SU! designers are so clever!

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Of course, because it was her birthday, I needed a birthday stamp too!

For this card I used one from the Tasty Trucks stamp set – which is also a Sale-A-Bration reward.


That’s all from me today.  Next up on the hop is the ever delightful Kathryn

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Please join us on Facebook to upload your very own catalogue inspired creation.  You don’t have to copy exactly, it’s lovely to see the creativity that the catalogue samples inspire.

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Can’t wait to see what you create!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #112 Cupcakes & Carousels

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Hello – Sunday again!  Where do the weekends go?

I had a fabulous weekend spending time with my besties from Uni.  We don’t all get to spend time together very often as we all live in different places, so it’s special when it happens.

How was your weekend?  Anything exciting?  Lots of craft?

I’m still in love with all the gorgeous products from the Occasions & Sale-A-Braiton 2017 catalogue.  It’s fun to have new things to play with.

Today’s theme for the CTC blog hop & challenge is the Cupcakes & Carousel section of the Occasions catalogue – pages 8-13.

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So that means as well as the items in the Cupcakes & Carousel suite, you may also be inspired by the Lift Me Up bundle (page 10), Birthday Blast bundle (page 11), Super Duper stamp set (page 12) and Birthday Bright project kit (page 13).

I can’t wait to see what the Crew comes up with.  And then what projects the members of the new Facebook group will upload!!!  It’s all so exciting!


For my CTC project this week, I haven’t actually CASEd sample from the catalogue, but taken inspiration from one of the product photos.

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The spread of this paper caught my attention and it thought it would make a nice feature on a card!

And it’s a great way to use up all those scraps that accumulate from using a 6″x6″ paper stack for card fronts.

I added the birthday sentiment from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, one of the beautiful new lace doilies (you can’t use these too much – have you ordered some yet?) and a flourish of Calypso Coral twine at the bottom.

CASEing the Catty #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels. DSP Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m still trying to decorate the inside of my cards this year…

CASEing the Catty #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels. DSP Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Next stop for inspiration on the CASEing the Catty hop is the delightful Rebecca Scurr (Bec does all the hard work behind the scenes for CTC!).

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And, please join us for the challenge by adding your creation to the CTC Facebook page.

If you’re not already a member, you can request to join here.

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If you’re inspired by any of the projects on the hop and need more supplies, my online Stampin’ Up! store is open 24/7 with low shipping rates directly to your door!

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CASEing the Catty #111 Sale-A-Bration

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Did you love the switch to Facebook for CASEing the Catty last week?  We had so many amazing entries CASEing the projects from the Party Animal suite & next few pages of the catalogue.  Overall for CTC#110 we were CASEing pages 4-7 of the Occasions Catalogue.

Quite a few people thought they couldn’t participate because they didn’t have the stamp sets in this section.

Hopefully, we’re getting the message out – but just in case you missed it – CTC isn’t about recreating the sample projects in the catalogue, but more taking whatever inspiration you can from the photos.  It might be the layout, colour combination, design feature, stamp set or overall theme.

Let the catalogue start your creative process and see what you come up with!  It’d be great to see more stampers join in again this week.


This week is CTC#111 and it’s all about introducing the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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The crew has free range on the whole catalogue this week – I can’t wait to see what sparks everyone’s attention.

For me, it’s another Inside the Lines card – the paper has 4 designs and I’m working my way through them!  You can see two of them here.

My card is a variation of the design at the bottom right of the sample picture above (with perhaps a touch of the top right too):

CASEing the Catty #111 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To achieve this look, I brayered the DSP with Rose Red ink and then coloured the flowers & dragonfly with my new Watercolor Pencils before giving the flowers a once over with an Aqua Painter.

Adding water to the pencils smooths the colour & blends it beautifully.

How pretty is the Rose Red?  One of my team pointed out that I rarely use Rose Red.  Here you go Anne – Rose Red in action!

The dragonfly is embossed in copper, and so is the sentiment, which is from the Sale-A-Bration set “Any Occasion”.


I’m making the effort in 2017 to decorate the insides of my cards.

I’m on beginner level, so it’s a strip of DSP, some dragonflies and a birthday sentiment!

It does add another layer of love to the card.

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I’m sure the projects on this hop will inspire some wonderful creativity and add a little more to your wishlist!

 

Next stop is Miss Rachel and her lovely designs.

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If you {NEED} those Sale-A-Bration items in your craft room, it’s a choice of 12 – one per $90 you spend with Stampin’ Up! until 31st March 2017.

Shop online or email me to get your order on the way.

If you’ve got time to craft this week, consider joining our challenge via Facebook.

Simply be inspired by any of the photos in the Sale-A-Bration 2017 catalogue and upload your card to the challenge album.

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Can’t wait to see what you make!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

CASEing the Catty #110 Party Animal

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Hey there!  Welcome to our first CASEing the Catty blog hop of the year.

We’re hopping around Australia & New Zealand to share projects with you that were inspired by the photos from current Stampin’ Up! catalogues.

New year – new format.  So for 2017, we’re moving to Facebook as our main platform (rather than the CTC blog).

We’ll still be having a weekly blog hop, but all entries will be uploaded to our CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page.  Click here to request to join us for all the fun.

As well as being excited about the new format, we’re also buzzing with the new products from Sale-A-Bration and Occasions 2017 catalogues last week.  Two new catalogues to CASE and inspire!

Today it’s all about the Party Animal section of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue – pages 4-7.

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The Party Animal suite is all about bold colours & fun animal images.

Although I love the card samples in the catalogue, it was the ceramic animal figures that I was drawn to – particularly the elephant.

And how “lucky” that the new catalogue also contains a fabulous elephant stamp set!!!

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This super cool dude inspired my first card.

I inked up the Lucky Elephant stamp in Versamark, stamped it directly onto the DSP and heat embossed with white powder.

CASEing the Catty #110 - Party Animal Elephants. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I finished it off with a party hat (just like in the catalogue), some white twine, a bold Curry Curry card base and a birthday sentiment.


I always forget that stamping & colouring DSP is an option- but I should do it more often, it’s awesome!

No time like the present.. So I made 2 more embossed elephants using different DSP patterns from the Party Animal pack.

CASEing the Catty #110 - Party Animal Elephants. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

CASEing the Catty #110 - Party Animal Elephants. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Do you love the textured balloons?  They are from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies – so many fabulous pieces!

And those birthday senitments???  They are from the Balloon Adventures stamp set, which is part of the Party Animal suite.

You can buy the thinlits & stamp set together for just $90.75 and save yourself 10%.

Want to hear something else awesome?  They balloons in this suite match the existing Balloon Bouquet punch!!!


Next stop on the hop is the wonderful Tricia Raineri.

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If the Party Animal projects are calling your name (and there’s more in this section of the catalogue than just this suite- check out pgs 4-7 of the Occasions catalogue), please join us for our monthly challenge – over on the new Facebook page.

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Thanks for hopping.  Be sure to check in with us each week as we share lots of projects inspired by the catalogue.

It’s a great way to get the most out of the new catalogue products that you buy.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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