CASEing the Catty #166 | Painted with Love

Welcome to the design team blog hop for the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge.

Each Sunday the Crew create using the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues as inspiration.  We then open up the challenge to you and wait excitedly for you to share your projects with us on our Facebook group.  Click here to visit the challenge page

This week’s theme is the Painted with Love pages from the Occasions catalogue -pages 18-21.

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You may like to CASE (copy and selectively edit or copy & share everything) the layout, colours, styling or other feature that catches your attention.

I loved this trio of tags….

I converted this concept to a card to create an anniversary card for Nanna & Grandad Papercraft. They celebrated 39 years of marriage this weekend!!!

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

Here’s a close up & break down of each panel.

I used slightly different materials to the catalogue – because I don’t own everything (sad, I know!).  But that’s the beauty of CASEing – you make it fit with your supplies.

Left panel – uses the hearts from Yay You! stamp set (host set in the Occasions catalogue), a Sweet & Sassy heart from Petal Garden DSP, Island Indigo ombre ribbon and sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

Middle panel – trio of hearts using the heart die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits (two in Pool Party, one using Petal Garden DSP), Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow and love sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

Right panel – heart in Petal Garden DSP, sentiment from Milestone Moments stamp set and Island Indigo ombre ribbon.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

I loved this card from concept to a finished creation.  The Stampin’ Up! concept artists have such beautiful designs in each catalogue and it’s always a pleasure to find the creative spark in the catalogue pages.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

Next up on the blog hop is the gorgeous Megan Lenske

Thanks for joining me and for your lovely comments.  I read & cherish each and every one of them.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty | #165 Sale-A-Bration

Hello Sunday!  And welcome to a CASEing the Catty blog hop, where the design team shares their creative inspirations from the pages of the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

Today’s theme is Sale-A-Bration…

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You’ll see a range of projects inspired by the samples of the 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

I loved the ombre effect of the sample at the bottom of this photo on page 17…

So I set about making this feature the centrepiece of my card.  I think the sample used cardstock for their letters.  I created something similar using the Stampin’ Blends and Shimmery White Cardstock.

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

I coloured across the cardstock for this card….

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

Here’s what it looked like before I die cut –

Ombre colouring with Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

Colours:

  • Light Pink Pirouette, Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Rich Razzleberry, Dark Rich Razzleberry
  • Light Night of Navy, Dark Night of Navy, Dark Bermuda Bay, Light Bermuda Bay
  • Light Daffodil Delight, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Light Pumpkin Pie

Here’s a close-up of the die cuts.  I backed the cardstock with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets before I ran it through the Big Shot – it makes it so easy to stick them on with no fuss or mess!

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

I coloured down the cardstock to get this style of ombre…

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

Here’s the pre-cut cardstock

Ombre colouring with Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

Colours –

  • Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Rich Razzleberry, Dark Rich Razzleberry
  • Light Night of Navy, Light Bermuda Bay, Dark Bermuda Bay
  • Light Daffodil Delight, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pumpkin Pie

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

The twine – which started white – was also coloured using Stampin’ Blends by running it under the brush tip along a clear stamping block.  To get a slightly ombre effect, I

The addition of the ink from the blends makes it a bit thicker & more rustic, so I was able to curl the ends slightly using closed scissor blades.

I will never tire of my Blends!!  Have you got yours?  There’s lots of colours but if you add a couple of colours to each order you place, you’ll have a gorgeous set before you know it!


We’re just short of half way through the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  Which means there’s still plenty of time to earn your rewards – and also 4 new items to look forward to very soon.  The second Sale-A-Bration release starts on 16th Feb!!!

Next up for the design crew is Mel Pagano and her super cute Hedgehugs creation….

Thanks for joining us,

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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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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CASEing the Catty #160 | Picture Perfect Party

Hello!  How was the first week of 2018 for you?

My year has started marvellously – fun, sun & family…. a sign of a great year to come!

Tonight you’re joining me for a CASEing the Catty blog hop – the first one from the new catalogue which went live on Wednesday.

We are CASEing pages 4-9 from the 2018 Occasions catalogue which starts with the Picture Perfect Party suite and moves through to some awesome birthday themed stamps.

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I skipped past the Picture Perfect Party for this hop and found the perfect sample picture on page 9….

The Birthday Wit stamp set wins the Occasions Catalogue for me!  It’s funny & so different to the usual birthday sets.

I was inspired by the Tutti Frutti DSP, layout and styling of this card.  I used that inspiration to create…

CASEing the Catty #160 Birthday Wit | kelly kent

As we embark on our own gluten free journey here at Papercraft HQ, this card was particularly relevant for me this week.

As I was chopping up Tutti Frutti paper, I thought this layout worked well too…

CASEing the Catty #160 Birthday Wit | kelly kent

The good news I have lots of ‘free’ labels left over so I’ll be able to whip up other witty cards quickly in the future.

 

There’s 3 witty saying and an awesome Happy Birthday in this set…

I wanted to test them all out, so here’s 3 more cards I made while I was getting the stamp set inky and cutting up the gorgeous Tutti Frutti DSP…

Birthday Wit | kelly kent

Birthday Wit | kelly kent

Birthday Wit | kelly kent

I think everyone should order this set!  We all know someone with a fabulous sense of humour!

If you’re inspired to join us for the challenge this week, head over to Facebook and add your card CASEd from pages 4-9 of the Occasions catalogue.

You can view the catalogue online here.

Continue the hop by visiting the always gorgeous Elizabeth Gross.

Thanks for visiting, have a great week!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Colour INKspiration #24

Welcome to the final Colour INKspiration Challenge for 2017.

A big thank you to Bronwyn Eastley of Addinktive Designs for all her hard work coordinating the challenges and the design team.

Thanks to my fellow design team members for their inspiration and friendship.  Such a lovely group of talented crafters – and I’m always so honored to be in the mix.

Challenge #24 is a fabulous quartet of colours that you can either use for one last Christmas card (non-traditional of course!) or get you started for a birthday or other occasion card.  Don’t forget, you can add in any neutrals or metallics to complement your project.

The mix of pink, blue, red & Tranquil Tide (so difficult to colour define) is oh-so-pretty!!!

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In what is one endless stream of crazy-busy here at Papercraft HQ, I missed out on getting a card up for the CASEing the Catty challenge that’s running this week.  You can visit the CASeing the Catty blog hop starting here.

It’s such a fun theme this week – CASE the page number of your age (or the age you want to be) – and I didn’t want to miss out completely, so I’ve used it as a second dose of inspiration for my Colour INKspiration card.

Here’s my creation….

Colour INKspiration #24 | kelly kent

Inspired by the Colour INKspiration colours and page 34 of the Holiday Catalogue!!!

Colour INKspiration #24 | kelly kent

The ‘hello’ is half embossed with silver embossing powder, which is a fun effect I hadn’t tried before!!

I inked up the bottom half in Versamark then the whole stamp in Cherry Cobbler, added silver embossing powder and brushed off any that caught the Cherry Cobbler half, before zapping with my heat gun.

Colour INKspiration #24 | kelly kent

It’s always good to try new techniques – and the catalogues are full of interesting ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

To see more great ideas, keep hopping and visit my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman in sunny Queensland!

This challenge is open until Christmas Day. You can add your entry over on our Facebook page.

We’ll be taking a break from 26th Dec til 10th January, but look forward to seeing you in the New Year with another Colour INKspiration challenge.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #157 | Case a Colour Combination

How’s your Christmas card prep going?

I’d like to say I’m organised, but Christmas is coming at me so fast…!

Thankfully, there’s challenges like CASEing the Catty to keep me inspired with new card designs each week.

This week at CASEing the Catty, we are finding inspiration from a colour combination within the pages of either the Annual Catalogue or Holiday Catalogue.

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Since I’m on a mission to get some Christmas cards created, I chose the colours from the Merry Little Christmas suite – pages 10-13 of the Holiday Catalogue.

I love the contrast of the Black & Old Olive . It’s not quite modern, not quite traditional!!

This is my card using an eclectic mix of some of my favourite Stampin’ Up! products…

CASEing the Catty #157 | kelly kent

I love mixing and matching the items in my collection – it means you’re always sure to get an interesting finish.

CASEing the Catty #157 | kelly kent

Here you can see…

CASEing the Catty #157 | kelly kent

I’m calling this one stylishly modern!

If you need a kick-start on the creative process, perhaps you’d like to choose a colour combination from one of the catalogues and join in our challenge.  You can find us on Facebook.  Click here to join the fun.

Next up on the hop is my gorgeous from in NZ – Sandra Collett.

Thanks for visiting!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

CASEing the Catty #153 | Holiday Catalogue Tag

Hello Sunday!

This is the start of a great week – we’re heading to Melbourne this week for the OnStage event.

I think I’ve hit that mildly panicky stage about how much I still have to do, but I’m a deadliner runner – I live for this stuff!!!

There’s quite a few challenge posts coming up this week, and then next week I’ll be able to share some exciting new products from our OnStage experience.

The theme for tonight’s CASEing the Catty blog hop is tags from the Holiday Catalogue.

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This is such a great theme – there’s so many choices!!  Tis the season for giving!  And giving is better when accompanied by cute packaging!

For my project, I transformed the elements of a Halloween tag into a Christmas card!

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This type of CASE always appeals to be because you can create something ‘unique’ using the catalogue styling as a starting point.

My current Holiday Catalogue love is the Musical Season bundle on page 25.

CASEing the Catty #153 Musical Season | kelly kent

The original tag had a circle and two pumpkins, which I’ve turned into a circle, a horn and a drummer boy.

CASEing the Catty #153 Musical Season | kelly kent

The large dots of the packaged candy are now small dots & stripes.  I’ve still included some ribbon – and added some extra bling.

CASEing the Catty #153 Musical Season | kelly kent

I love a good silhouette stamp!  The Little Drummer Boy makes me smile!

We’d love for you to join in on our Facebook page this week.  You can add your holiday tag CASEd project until Monday 13th November over on our Facebook page.

Next up on the hop is Julia Quinn with her great project inspired by a Holiday Catalogue tag.

Thanks for hopping with us today!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #150 | Favourite Holiday Catalogue Big Shot

As the weeks draw nearer to Christmas, I’m slowing building up my supply of cards & gifts for this festive season.

It’s another great Christmas theme at CASEing the Catty – Favourite Big Shot project from the Holiday Catalogue.

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There’s lots of great inspiration from the design team – so if you’re looking for some more Christmas ideas, make sure to hop around!

One of my very favourite Big Shot sets from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue is the Quilt Builder Framelit Dies.  Sewing is a popular hobby amongst my family & friends – so I’m excited for all the possibilities this set holds.

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This set of dies is part of the Quilted Christmas Suite.

There’s definitely something sweet about the patterns & colours of these products!

My inspiration for today’s CASEing the Catty project came from this photo on page 4 of the Holiday Catalogue.

I {LOVE} the concept of those cute little thread holder cards, but haven’t used them yet.  This was the perfect opportunity!

I used the patterns & theme of the sample card to create some mini cards (3″ square) with the thread card as the main embellishment.

CTC #150 Quilted Christmas | kelly kent

The thread card was cut in Real Red cardstock and wrapped with Whisper White Baker’s Twine, finishing it off with a bow.

3″ cards are perfectly packaged in the super cute pizza boxes (also available in the Holiday Catalogue).

CTC #150 Quilted Christmas | kelly kent

They come white but are easily coloured using your Stampin’ Spritzer.  Add 5-20 drops of the reinker colour you want (number of drops depends on the intensity you want) and fill to the top with Isocol (alcohol solution available at Coles, Woolworths & pharmacies).

CTC #150 Quilted Christmas | kelly kent

Sets of cards make fantastic gifts.  It’s fabulous to have beautiful packaging options – I hope those pizza boxes stay around past this current catalogue!

CTC #150 Quilted Christmas | kelly kent

You can fit quite a few cards in the box, but with the spool of thread on each notecard, they ended up being a thicker than usual.

CTC #150 Quilted Christmas | kelly kent

They do still, however, fit in the cute little 3″ envelopes.(another Holiday Catalogue must have!).


If you have time this week, or have been inspired by this theme, please join us in the CASEing the Catty challenge.  Entries are via our Facebook challenge group – click here to join.

For more amazing inspiration, visit my beautiful & talented friend Angela Meiritz-Reid and her classically beautiful creation….

Thank you for joining me and the CASEing th Catty Design Crew.

We appreciate your support!

#celebrating150challenges

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #149 | Year of Cheer

And just like that, the school holidays are over!

Back to packed lunches, early starts and after school activities!!!

If you have kids, what kind of holiday parent are you?  Love the change up and find it hard to go back, or – at your limits and ready for someone else to entertain them for 7 hours of the day???

I’m a holiday loving mumma – but mostly for the sleep ins I think!!!

Staying up til 1am is a little easier when I know I don’t have to be up at 7am!


Because it’s Sunday, it’s time for another CASEing the Catty project.

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Today, we’re CASEing the Year of Cheer section of the Holiday catalogue.

Choose any element of what you see from pages 36 – 47.

I’ve chosen to CASE the colours & styling of this super cute treat bag on page 45…

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Although you probably don’t often think of black for baby cards, black and pink together make a cute modern twist on the traditional baby card colours!CTC #149 Hello Baby | kelly kentI’m pretty sure the original Stampin’ Up! project is Flirty Flamingo, but I softened it up a little by having Blushing Bride as the pink.

The DSP choice is the same, and I’ve kept the vellum heart {so much to love about the inspiration card!}.  The vellum is applied using a small amount of Fast Fuse.  It barely shows up through the vellum – perfect!  And even more perfect – buy a Fast Fuse during October and get 2 free refills!CTC #149 Hello Baby | kelly kentI’ve lost count of how many different types of cards I’ve used the Foil Snowflake on now.  They are definitely not just for Christmas!!

The ‘hello’ is from the Hello Friend stamp set – I’ve got a total crush on this stamp set at the moment!  To get the depth of colour I stamped it three times in Blushing Bride using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the placement.

The ‘baby’ is from Happy Celebrations (love that font!) in Basic Black Archival Ink.CTC #149 Hello Baby | kelly kent

And the final fun touches are Black Shimmer ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Pearl Jewels and some Shimmery White Hearts.

I’m not sure where the hearts are from in the inspiration card, but cut mine using the Window Box Thinlit.  There’s two sizes in one of the square patterns – just beautiful for accents!

I just love how this card turned out – and although I haven’t forgotten, it reminds the wonderful inspiration contained within those catalogue pages.

Please join us with what inspires you this week from pages 36-47 of the Holiday Catalogue.  And share your creation with us on our Facebook group.

Thanks for hopping!

See what the rest of the design team has created, hopping from here to Angela Meiritz-Reid with another gorgeously pinkly baby card….

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #148 | Kits and Memories & More

Hello!  Happy school holidays!

It’s the middle weekend of the holidays here and we’ve finally had sunshine in the last couple of days!

We’re still yet to hit what I would consider warm, but the fact that the sun is shining is a great start!

{Note the nice bright -natural – light for my photos!!!}

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Welcome to a CASEing the Catty blog hop.

This talented team of designers are taking you on a creative journey that showcases how they’ve been inspired by the kits and Memories & More pages in the Annual or Holiday Catalogue.

We’d love for you to join in via our Facebook page.

I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been sharing the virtues of this kit with my customers & friends, but I was drawn to the sample that we’ve used in the CTC graphic above!

The Watercolor Christmas Project Kit is fabulous.

It’s bright & fun without being silly and amazingly economical for a handmade Christmas card!

The kit is $35 (20 cards & gold lined envelopes!).  You can buy the coordinating stamp set – or use Christmas stamps that you already own.

From now until the beginning of December, I am offering this kit for $35 – all made up and ready to send to your favourite 20 people this Christmas.

It’s the perfect offer for people who love handmade but doesn’t have the time or inclination to make their own cards this year.

Local delivery is included, or I can post Australia wide for $8.50.

If you’d like to order a Watercolor Christmas Kit (made for you, or so you can make it yourself), send me an email or contact me via my Facebook page.


Now, apart from the kit being a great option for cards this Christmas, those easy to replicate layouts are a perfect option if you want to design your own cards using the materials you have at home.

I’ve chosen the third card along in the picture – it’s one of my all time favourite layouts and I use it all the time!

That big white space seemed like the perfect option for the newest stamp in my collection – one that I adore – the so-so-cute reindeer from the Merry Patterns stamp set.

CASEing the Catty #148 Project Kit | kelly kent

This exclusive stamp set is only available as a hostess reward during September & October 2017.

Want to add him to your collection?  Gather your family & friends and collect orders of $450 or more and the Merry Patterns stamp set will be yours to own (see the end of this post for a complete graphic).

CASEing the Catty #148 Project Kit | kelly kent

This card features the kit colour theme – Real Red, Emerald Envy & Basic Black.

If you’re ever not sure what the coordinating colours are for a kit or DSP, check back with your catalogue as the full colour range is always listed.

The Stampin’ Up! Online Store is also a great reference for current products.

CASEing the Catty #148 Project Kit | kelly kent

Now, as cute as this card is, we all know I favour non-traditional Christmas colours for my cards.

So, I couldn’t resist another version in pink & gray, inspired by Lou Kitzelman’s Merry Patterns card for Colour INKspiration last week.

CASEing the Catty #148 Project Kit | kelly kent

This is more my style!

Same cute reindeer….

CASEing the Catty #148 Project Kit | kelly kent

Same embellishments!

Just a change up of colours – Sweet Sugarplum & Smoky Slate with Wood Textures DSP.

CASEing the Catty #148 Project Kit | kelly kent

I also shifted the centrepiece down the card for a same-same-but-different variation.

Making cards in pairs like this is one of my favourite ways to add ‘more’ without more effort!

Which style do you favour?

Modern on the left, traditional on the right?

CASEing the Catty #148 Project Kit | kelly kent


After my super long blog post today (still excited to be back sharing with you!), the next stop for CASEing the Catty is the gorgeous Rose Packer.

Thanks for hopping with us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Merry Patterns stamp set – free with any $450+ order (before shipping) until October 31st 2017.


Traditional Reindeer Christmas

Modern Reindeer Christmas