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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CASEing the Catty #124 Host Sets

Happy Easter Sunday!

How’s the chocolate consumption going?  I have OD’d!!!  Someone hide the secret stash from me!!!

I’m pleased to be sharing a chocolate free creation with you today for CASEing the Catty #124 – Host Sets.

For this challenge we had free reign on any inspiration coming from the host sets in the Annual or Occasions catalogue.

I flicked through the catalogue earlier in the week and couldn’t make a deicions.  WHen I came back to it later in the week, it was an easy choice.

Funny how our experiences during the week can alter how we think or see things!

My week has been all about the retirement list.  There’s still lots of choice for amazing Stampin’ Up! items – many at a discount.

Technically, all of the host sets are retiring (they always do).  But it was another retiring set that I wanted to get inky again… before it goes!

I’ve loved Kinda Eclectic!!!  That sweet little butterfly has featured on many cards produced via my craft table.

I used the layout from this host card in the Annual Catalogue…

To create this Kinda Eclectic version with butterflies!

I used the Gold Wink of Stella pens to create the gold splatters on the card base.

This has {NEVER} worked for me before!  And now that I’ve been able to master it, I’m sad that the gold pen is retiring!  But soooooo happy that the Clear Wink of Stella pen is staying around.

The sentiment is from the Helping Me Grow stamp set.  Although retiring, I’m going to keep this set in my stash because it’s a classic for teachers and other helping influences.

If you see any favourites in my blog posts over the next 6 weeks that I mention as retiring, you’ll want to order those before they disappear forever!  Stocks are available unti 31st May 2017 or the warehouse runs out – whichever comes first!  Retirement list shopping is best done in my online store.

Please join us for the CASEing the Catty challenge by visiting our Facebook page.

You can enjoy more design team inspiration by visiting the blog of my talented stamping friend Monique Fielder

Until next time,

 

OnStage 2017 – Team Swaps & Gifts

On Saturday I posted the cute little affirmation swaps I made for my stamping friends and this morning it was the magnetic frames I made for my team.

Of course, I received many in return and will share these with you in 2 parts.

This is the first part.  Swaps & gifts I received from my team, extended team and design team friends.

I felt so totally spoilt – it was amazing!

First it’s the team gift I received from my Mum – Sheila Pybus.

{I learnt all I know about the beauty of generosity from my parents!}

A personalised team towel….

And Big Shot cover…

A team themed mini Pop Up card from Kristel

Beautifully decorated chocolates from Mandy

A tasty treat from Siobhan…

Coriana made a super fun Pop up Box which was personalised for each team member…

Melissa was an honorary member of the Paper Adventures team for the day and made us all pretty lip balm gifts…


Although my team had already given me gifts, they shared their swaps with me too!

Plus swaps from my extended team!!!

Here’s what they made…


And also some totally spoilt by the design team members I caught up with at the Perth event.

Except for the gorgeous Nicole & Chantell who live in Perth, the other DT friends flew in from interstate.  It was so special to be able to catch up with them!

Did I say totally spoilt???  Look at these beautiful gifts & cards from Nicole Wilson (Colour INKspiration), Rachel Palmieri (Colour INKspiration & CASEing the Catty), Kathryn Mangelsdorf (Colour INKspiration & CASEing the Catty), Tina Gillespie (Just Add Ink) and Judy May (CASEing the Catty).


Well, wasn’t this a photo heavy post!!!  I loved all the creativity of OnStage and wanted to share the talents of the people I know!!!

I’ll share some of the other swaps I received later in the week.

Did I mention that I’m still on a post OnStage high???  If you didn’t come to this one, you’ll have to make plans for the next one which is 11th November 2017.  I’m able to reveal the locations tomorrow, so check back in for more OnStage recap!

CASEing the Catty #123 Easter

Have I told you that my favourite chocolate in the whole world is Easter chocolate?

This Easter chocolate to be exact (in case you’ve a person short on your Easter list this year!!! hehe!)….

Although this might seem like a random way to start a post, it’s not all that strange… because this week at CASEing the Catty it’s all about Easter.

There’ll be lots of eggs…. but of the paper variety!

Click through the blog hop for Easter cards and projects that were inspired by the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues.


I have been itching to CASE the comic strip superhero layout on page 49 of the Occasions catalogue.

Images © Stampin' Up!

A few of the crew used it for the Urban Underground hop – including the wonderful Simone Bartrum.

Simone was also kind enough to map out all the measurements which came in very handy!  You can find them on her CTC#120 post here.

I altered them slightly to fit in all the dies – I’ll note the changes below.


For my version of this card layout, I used the Basket Builder Framelit Dies to create negative images which I then matted on fun & bright colours.

The sentiment is from the faithful Teeny Tiny Sentiments – which is always my go-to when I need a specific greeting.  It has all the common occasions throughout the year.

It was one of the first sets I bought – it’s wood and in the old style clam cases!  How things have changed!!!  I have a feeling it will be retired this year.

My slightly tweaked measurements (in cms because that’s how Simone rolls!):

Card Base: 29xm x 10.5cm, scored at 14.5cm and folded

Top Row:
Flirty Flamingo – 6 x 4cm, white – 5.5 x 3.5cm
Daffodil Delight – 3 x 4cm, white – 2.5 x 3.5cm

Middle Row:
Pool Party – 3.5 x 4cm, white – 3 x 3.5cm
Wisteria Wonder – 5.5 x 4xm, white – 5 x 3.5xm

Bottom Row:
Wild Wasabi – 9.5 x 4.5cm, white – 9 x 4cm


Please join us with your Easter creation on the CASEing the Catty Facebook page.

Each week we choose a winner and the group likers choose a winner (based on the number of photo ‘likes’).

You can be inspired by {ANY} catalogue photo / sample – which gives you lots of room to be creative!

And be sure to visit the creative Kathryn Mangelsdorf to see her awesome Easter project (that I was lucky enough to receive!!!).  It was a delight seeing Kathryn again at OnStage yesterday, but as always, the time went too quick!

Now, I’m off to see if there’s any chocolate left in my secret crafting stash…. I have a feeling the other residents of the house have discovered it!


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CASEing the Catty #122 Falling in Love

Hey, hey!  It’s Sunday!

And April at that!  I know I say it every month, but where is this year going?

This is an exciting week for me – because the Stampin’ Up! event OnStage happens next weekend.

A whole day of fun with stamping friends – new & old.  We get to see & play with new catalogue products (hello June sneak peek!) and indulge in what we love.

A few more sleeps to go!!!


This week at CASEing the Catty we are sharing projects we love inspired by the Falling in Love section of the catalogue.

I’ve been waiting to incorporate a square frame into one of my cards since seeing this cool feature on cards by some of my stamping friends.  Check out Lou & Rochelle‘s gold designs.

So, CASEing the elements from this card from the top right of the Falling in Love suite picture….

I added in the frame and made this pretty card…

I love white on white (or vellum on white in this case) with a colour feature.

And I love all the layers!!!

Taking all the elements from a card into the catalogue and reordering them is a great way to transform a project and make it into something unique!

I have intentionally kep the sentiment for this card vague.  Celebrate can be used for so many things from a wedding to a birthday to a promotion.


Please join us for CTC this week and upload your creation to the Facebook page.

And be sure to have a looksie at all the creations from the CASEing the Catty Crew.

Click on next to see what the beautiful Judy May has made.  I’m so excited to see Judy again at OnStage!


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CASEing the Catty #121 Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to CASEing the Catty #121 – our final hop featuring the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

That’s right!  As of the end of this month, Sale-A-Bration 2017 will be finished and there won’t be any further chances to redeem Sale-A-Bration products.

There’s lots to choose from across 3 releases – see the gallery at the end of this post for all the choices.


You’re going to love the projects the crew are sharing today.

My CTC projects were a little multi-taskng opportunity.

I caught up with a fabulous friend this weekend who asked me to bring along any blank / no sentiment cards I had lying around.  I was under strict instructions not to make any extra work for myself.

I completely followed those instructions – and created these lovely sentiment free cards for her as part of my CASEing the Catty requirements.

Sneaky – huh?

I love a ‘no sentiment’ card, so these were super fun to make.

What did I CASE you ask???

Well, it was the 2nd release flyer that was part of my plan, since I haven’t yet featured this in a CTC post.

Specifically, the cards on the front cover…

From those samples, to these inspired creations…

The first card used the doily feature, watercolour centrepiece & some of the pieces from Carosels & Cupcakes stamp set.

The next card uses the Stylish Stems Framelits along a centre panel with some of the Sale-A-Bration glimmer paper as a feature.

And the final card uses the sketch layout from the card – but in a monochromatic Night of Navy & Whisper White theme (with a touch of burlap / Kraft).

I can’t pick a favourite… can you?


With Sale-A-Bration nearing to an end, it’s time to stock up on any of your basics and/or buy the items on your wishlist.

You can shop in my online store 24-7 (host code: BCXWWYKA), or email me your order.

Please join our weekly challenge over on our Facebook page.

If you need a little more temptation before Sale-A-Bration finishes, then keep hopping to visit Julia‘s great projects.


Sale-A-Bration 2017 – 1st release

Sale-A-Bration 2017 – 2nd release

Sale-A-Bration 2017 – 3rd release

 

 

 

 

CASEing the Catty #120 Urban Underground

Hello!  Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

You’re joining me & my demonstrator friends as we share projects we’ve created that are inspired by the photos within the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

To “CASE” is to Copy & Share Everything.  Or Copy & Selectively Edit.  It’s a great way to make the most of your Stampin’ Up! catalogue!

We’re steadily making our way through the Occasions catalogue and today’s hop features the Urban Underground section of the catalogue & adjoining pages.

I love the Urban Underground suite!  One of my favourite colour combinations is yellow, white & black/gray.

This is the photo that caught my eye today…

Have close look at the card on the bottom right.

Did you know you can make a shaker pocket on a card using a cello bag?

How clever are the creative team at Stampin’ Up!???

It’s so easy to do.  Just measure your bag size, cut a piece of DSP or cardstock to fit, add your shaker pieces and seal!

You can then attach this to your card base and add all the embellishments you want.


The Urban Underground suite was designed to be blokey & masculine – and it’s great for that!!!

But, if you follow my blog, you will have seen some of my ‘girls like … too’ cards.

I thought this design would be perfect for that theme.

By changing up the tools to think & adding in traditional girly pink, this card goes from a sorry card to a tribute to a bestie!

Maybe one who has her own set of tools – because “girls like tools too”!

The loose screws & bolts in the cello bag move around as the card moves.

There’s not as much movement as a traditional shaker card – but enough to make it fun!

I decorated the inside of this card with more of the Build It Framelit die pieces.

How cool is the ruler?


This really is the easiest shaker card you’ll ever make.

So easy, that I whipped up another one in an ice cream theme.

The sprinkles punch (which has been gathering dust!) is perfect for the filling and goes great with the sentiment from the Cool Treats stamp set.

Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added some swirly strawberry sauce to the ice cream.

Accidentally dropping it before it was dry added some extra texture!  I’m so impatient with waiting for things to dry!!!

The inside of this card was easy to decorate using the Tasty Treats Washi Tape.


Be sure to have a go at this style of shaker card.  You won’t believe how easy & mess free it is!!!

Please keep following the blog hop for more inspiring projects.

Next up is the gorgeous Rachel!

We’ve love for you to upload your own Urban Underground inspired creation to our Facebook page.  Join the fun!!!

Happy creating!


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