CASEing the Catty #224 | Favourite Occasions Big Shot

Hi there!  It’s the end of the weekend that saw lots of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators go to OnStage – including a large number of the CASEing the Catty Crew.  Sadly, this event wasn’t possible for me, but I’ve been enjoying opening Facebook & Instagram and seeing all the sneak peeks.  It’s going to be another great catalogue full of samples to for us to copy & share.

The new catalogue starts in June.  For now, we’re still enjoying the two current catalogues – Annual 2018-2019 and Occasions 2019.

The theme for CTC this week is our favourite Big Shot project from the Occasions catalogue.

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The card that caught my attention was the one on the left of the picture above.  I loved the peekaboo background made by the largest die in the Doily Builder Thinlits.  Unfortunately, this die set is now sold out!  It’s a testament to the amazing range that Stampin’ Up! are offering that products are selling out before the catalogue period finishes.  If there’s anything on your wishlist that you have to have, don’t wait, order it now!

I have used the background – as inspired by the catalogue – to create this birthday card.

I wanted to showcase the 5 soon to be retired In Colors (2017-2019) – Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink & Tranquil Tide.  Don’t get caught with these products!  Make sure to order inks, paper & accessories sooner rather than later.  The retirement list is due out this week and once they appear on there, it doesn’t take long for these supplies to be depleted.

Doily Builder Thinlits | kelly kent

The other bundle I’ve shared in this card is the Well Said / Well Written word stamps & dies also from the Occasions catalogue.  I am very hopeful this bundle will carry over to the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue as they are amazing and I’d love to get some more use from them!!!

Doily Builder Thinlits | kelly kent

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Thanks for joining us for the CASEing the Catty blog hop.  If you have a favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project, share your project with us in our Facebook group.

Next to visit on the hop is the gorgeous Monique Fielder

Have an awesome week!


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CASEing the Catty #223 | Classic Garage

These CASEing the Catty blog hops seem to roll around so quickly each week!  Stop the world, I just wanna hide in my craft room!!!

Little Mr Papercraft and the busy Miss Papercrafts are keeping me very busy, so it’s snippets of time when I can manage them!  I still love making for challenges – they are usually my favourite projects of the month.

This week for CASEing the Catty, we’re inspired by the Classic Garage suite and subsequent pages of the catalogue.

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I do love the Classic Garage cards, but I couldn’t go past this gorgeous card (bottom left) on page 46 as the inspiration for my CASE.

I love the styling for this card – the repeated background stamping with an image over the top.  Using these features, I’ve recreated the card as a baby card….

Sweet Baby | kelly kent

How to make it –

  • Prepare your card base by cutting a piece of Whisper White Thick A4 cardstock in half lengthways.  Score & fold.
  • Add a piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP (Gray Granite star design) – whole card front size (4-1/8″ x 5-7/8″).
  • On a piece of Whipser White cardstock (3-3/8″ x 5-7/8″), stamp the “it’s a girl” sentiment in Blushing Bride – first in full strength then again without inking (half strength).  Keep doing this until you have enough stamped images.
  • Add Blushing Bride ink using the smooshing technique (ink on a plastic envelope/sheet spritzed with water and applied to the cardstock).  Set this aside to dry.
  • Stamp the baby from the Sweet Baby stamp set in Memento ink.  Cut using the Bouncing Baby Framelits and colour using Stampin’ Blends (Dark Pink Pirouette (retired), Dark Flirty Flamingo, Ivory, Light Crumb Cake, Light Smoky Slate).
  • Stamp the congratulations sentiment from the Little Elephant stamp set on vellum in StazOn.  Cut around the words in a rectangle shape using Paper Snips.  I added second layer of vellum under the sentiment for more depth.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue on a sponge, glue the two layers of vellum together, and both layers on the baby.
  • Adhere the  ‘it’s a girl’ panel to the card base and then add the baby with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finish the card with Blushing Bride stars cut using the Twinkle Builder punch.

Sweet Baby | kelly kent

This card was so cute I decided to make a blue ‘it’s a boy’ version too!

Sweet Baby | kelly kent

The colours for this card are Pool Party ink, cardstock & Blends and Bermuda Bay Blends.

This is another card layout I know I’m going to get lots of use from!   I’m dreaming up a birthday one as I type!

Sweet Baby | kelly kent

If you’re dreaming of cards too, please join us for the CASEing the Catty challenge – find us here on Facebook.

For more Classic Garage inspiration and other great cards from this section of the Occasions catalogue, keep hopping!

Next blog to visit is the gorgeous Lauren Meiklejohn.

Thanks for joining us!


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CASEing the Catty #221 | Needlepoint Nook

Thanks for joining us for tonight’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.  We’re sharing projects we’ve made using the Needlepoint Nook section of the catalogue.

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This suite is one of my favourites from the 2019 Occasions catalogue.  I love the colour palette, the beautiful photographic patterns in the DSP and the fabulous bundle.  So it was easy for me to find something inspiring in the catalogue to join this challenge.

After seeing the fabulous pop up froggie card  Jay Soriano made for the Creating Kindness Blog hop (see it here), I’ve had it on my agenda to make one.  Jay has an excellent tutorial video on his blog post and has kindly shared all the measurements.

Using the catalogue card on the bottom right of the picture above as the inspiration for the colours & styling of my card, I created my first Spinner Pop Up card.  It starts off simple on the front…

Needlepoint Nook Spinner Pop Up Card | kelly kent

But then opens up for all the fun!

Needlepoint Nook Spinner Pop Up Card | kelly kent

Like so many fancy fold cards, the spinner section where all the magic happens needs to be built a particular way, but once you have that down pat, you are only limited by your imagination.  The panel on the right of the card tucks in behind the front panel when folded and then pops up on a spinner arm when the card is opened.

Needlepoint Nook Spinner Pop Up Card | kelly kent

I’ve used the same DSP, floral arrangement, vellum and ribbon to style the card.  The sentiment has been altered to fit and I’ve added pearls for a touch of elegance.

Needlepoint Nook Spinner Pop Up Card | kelly kent

I’ve taken a short video to show you the finished card in action…

This card would look create in so many different colour themes.  Now that I’ve made one, there’ll be no stopping me.  Thanks to Jay for a great tutorial.  To be able to make your own Spinner Pop Up Card, visit Jay’s blog – Mitosu Crafts.

If you’re inspired by pages 38-41 of the Occasions Catalogue, please share your project with us on the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook group.


There’s Needlepoint & more to come on this blog hop.  Next to visit is the fabulous Rose Packer in Victoria.

Thanks for hopping with us!


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CASEing the Catty #220 | Sale-A-Bration

Hello!  I hope you had a marvellous weekend!

We’re getting close to the end of the Sale-A-Bration period – which is always sad I love getting free things with my Stampin’ Up! order!  You have until 31st March 2019 to add free products with every $90+ order.  Click here to see all the Sale-A-Bration choices in the online store.

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The card I’ve made today was CASEd from the first release brochure using the Tea Time Framelits and coordinating stamp set available in the Occasions catalogue – Tea Together.

This the original card on the right…

And this is my version…

Tea Together | kelly kent

I’ve changed the colour palette to Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry and Tranquil Tide.

Tea Together | kelly kent

And also stepped it up a little – adding in a birthday sentiment, vellum flowers in silver embossing and pearls.

Tea Together | kelly kent

The inspiration photo uses the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards available in the Annual Catalogue.  The watercolour wash on these cards makes for a gorgeous base for your project.

Tea Together | kelly kent

The final touch was to decorate the envelope flap using the rose stamp from this set.


Thanks for joining the CASEing the Catty Crew as we share Sale-A-Bration inspired projects with you.

Please keep hopping and visit my fabulous friend Tina Gillespie in South Australia.

We’d love for you to share your creations with us.  Visit us on Facebook and upload your project inspired by any Sale-A-Bration catalogue image to join the challenge.  Each week sees two talented crafters win the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge.

Have a great week!


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CASEing the Catty #219 | Gingham Gala

There’s nothing like a weekly blog hop to make you realise how quickly the weeks roll around.  Hello March!!!

This week at CASEing the Catty we’re celebrating the Gingham Gala suite and subsequent pages of the catalogue.

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Gingham isn’t usually my go-to favourite, but it’s growing on me!  I loved the brightness of this card on page 34 of the Occasions Catalogue.

I used strips of Gingham Gala DSP across a landscape Whisper White thick card base and added a cupcake centrepiece

Gingham Gala | kelly kent

I’ve translated lots of elements from the original card into my version – the gingham DSP, use of white twine, flowers & Grapefruit Grove sentiment.  They are now just in cake form!!!  There’s so many options in the Piece of Cake stamp set, I feel like I’m still creating with new cakes for each card.Gingham Gala | kelly kent

I’ve used the colours from the Gingham Gala suite to create the cake elements – Highland Heather for the swirly frame, Grapefruit Grove for the cake and coordinating flowers with Stampin’ Blends.

Although I’m generally a ‘straight’ kinda girl when it comes to adding pieces to my cards, I loved the wonky overlapping effect of layering the DSP.  This came about because I cut the DSP into 1″ strips without doing the maths – and then they didn’t fit.  I wasn’t cutting them again, so I just added them all on top of each other!

Gingham Gala | kelly kent

There’s more to this challenge than Gingham – be inspired by pages 34-37 of the Occasions Catalogue and share your projects with us on the CASEing the Catty Facebook page.

Thank you for hopping with us today.  The next fabulous design team member is visit is Siobhan Fitzsimmons with her beautiful butterfly creations.

Have a great week!  I hope it involves lots of stamping!


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CASEing the Catty #217 | Happiness Blooms

Hello!  I hope you’ve had a glorious weekend!  We’ve been in celebration mode this weekend – a continuation of Miss Papercraft’s birthday, attending a friend’s 40th and using the last of our Christmas gift vouchers (we went ten pin bowling – sadly I lost to Mr Papercraft!!).  I also snuck in a visit to see friends at a craft retreat.

Tonight’s the CASEing the Catty Crew are sharing projects inspired by the Happiness Blooms suite and subsequent pages of the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue.

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We all know I’m slow on the uptake of trends, so it’s not a huge confession that I did ‘t love the Happiness Blooms suite when I first saw it.  But as I’ve seen more & more samples and added the DSP to my collection, I’m happy to admit that it’s grown on me immensely.

So, rather than avoiding this section of the catalogue, I’ve happily used it as inspiration for one of my Paper Adventures team members birthday gifts.

Using the design features of the box on the bottom left, I’ve created a decorated notebook and coordinating card.

Happiness Blooms | kelly kent

I love how light and bright the featured DSP on this design.  I used a Stitched Rectangle in the place of the tag and added a personalised “G” for her notebook (pictured on the left above).  The ribbon double layered – the Flirty Flamingo from All My Love combo pack and the Grapefruit Grove from the Sale-A-Bration organdy ribbon pack.  As the organdy selection from Sale-A-Bration was so popular, it’s no longer available as a redemption choice!!

Happiness Blooms | kelly kent

The “G” is cut from Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet – another amazing SAB choice.  I just love the colour variation the light reflection throws onto it.  It’s available until 31st March or supplies last.  This product is so lovely, I think there’s a chance this one will disappear early too!

The elements of the card are very similar – the theme was so lovely I just kept going with it!  Same rectangle, same ribbon choices (this time in a bow) and the same DSP – but turning the striped piece into a featured banner.

Happiness Blooms | kelly kent

The sentiment for this card is from the Well Said stamp set – one I’m fast finding is a craft room staple I keep turning to.


Thank you for joining us today for the CASEing the Catty hop.  We love sharing how the beautiful pages of the catalogue have inspired the projects we’ve made.  To see more, please keep hopping to visit Julia Quinn’s super cute Easter treats.

To add your own project to the challenge, join us on Facebook.

Have a fabulous week!


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CASEing the Catty #216 | Sale-A-Bration

Hi there!  How was your weekend?  I seem to always start these posts by telling you what kind of weather we had over the weekend.  It’s summer here in Australia so it should be scorching hot – and it some parts of the country it is.  But right now in Bunbury, we’re averaging a maximum of 30 during the day and an overnight minimum of 15 degrees (that’s in celsius).  It’s glorious!  Sunny days as far as I can see!!!

The downside to such lovely weather is less time spent indoors, so I’m pulling together craft projects when I can find the time!  Sleep?  Who needs to be in bed before midnight???

The theme for CASEing the Catty this week has rolled back around to Sale-A-Bration – which is handy because we’ve hit the half way mark and Stampin’ Up! have released some cute new products to earn!  You can view the second release brochure by clicking here.

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As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order some of these amazing products during the first half of the month.  It’s lovely to be able to access #demoperks!!!  You can too if you join my Paper Adventures team!

My absolute hands-down, no-question favourite item from the second release is the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  It’s soooooooo pretty!  It’s often hard to see the full texture & detail of embossing folders in catalogues, so I hope you’ve got another $90 on your wishlist and you can redeem this gorgeous folder for yourself.

This is the card I chose to CASE from the second release Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Initially when I looked at this I thought they’d embossed DSP and it was the DSP that had provided the colour.  When I couldn’t see this pattern in the DSP I realised they’d coloured all the individual elements of the embossed image – wow!!!

By this point though, I was kind of excited to emboss DSP.  Other than cutting it, I rarely tamper with DSP – it was time to change things up!!!

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

My DSP of choice for this card was another new Sale-A-Bration product – the DSP available in the Painted Seasons bundle (DSP + stamp set).  I ran it through the Big Shot with the Country Floral embossing folder and then rubbed a sponge dauber across the raised surfaces using Coastal Cabana ink.  It was very rough and I love the effect of the coloured embossed sections and the natural pattern of the DSP underneath.

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

I finished the card with the ‘amazing’ sentiment from the Incredible Like You stamp set, some Mint Macron Nature’s Twine (from the Annual Catalogue), White Flax Ribbon and a Butterfly Element coated in Frost White Shimmer Mist.

This card was so much fun, I decided to create another couple of colour combinations.

Here it is in Blushing Bride using Tropical Escape DSP…

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

And also in Rich Razzleberry using a pattern from the Tea Room DSP.  This one was a little more interesting as the butterflies on the DSP form part of the image!

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

By some crazy coincidence, the colours in the Nature’s Twine pack matched my DSP choices perfectly!  I’m just missing a Crumb Cake creation!!!

Country Floral Embossing | kelly kent

To place an order and select your FREE (with any $90+ order) Country Floral Embossing Folder, visit my online store.  It’s available until 31st March unless stocks run out earlier.


Join our challenge this week by creating a project inspired by the pages of either of the Sale-A-Bration catalogues.  Click here to share it in our Facebook group.

There’s more great inspiration to come – keep following the hop by clicking on the ‘next’ icon.

From here, you’re heading to Rockhampton (much hotter days & nights there at the moment!) to visit Elizabeth Gross.  Liz and I have been giggling at week at how similar a couple of our projects are – we’re very much on the same creative wavelength at the moment!!

Thanks for joining us!!!  Have a great week!


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CASEing the Catty #215 | How Sweet It Is

Hi there!  Thanks for joining me for tonight’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.  I love being part of this creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that share projects inspired by the pages of the catalogue.

This week it’s all about the How Sweet It Is section of the catalogue and following pages.  There’s 10 pages of glorious colour, design & inspiration waiting for us all. The first few pages focus on the How Sweet It is suite but after that there’s a range of stamp sets, kits, punches & dies!  Spoilt for choice this week!

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I have been totally in love with the Cupcake Builder Punch & Piece of Cake stamp set this week.  You might have seen the shaker card I posted on Thursday for Just Add Ink.

So, it was this page I was drawn to in the catalogue – and that amazing sparkly drip cake at the centre of the card below.

In an effort to be organised for a big week of celebrations ahead, I used this challenge to make a card for Mr Papercraft.  It’s our 10 year wedding anniversary this week.  3 kids, 2 houses and 1 dog later, he’s still the one for me!

I didn’t want to CASE this whole card, but instead used the cake as the starting inspiration point for my card.

Piece of Cake + All My Love | kelly kent

The cake, stand and heart were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured using Stampin’ Blends before liberally adding Clear Wink of Stella to make it all sparkly.

Piece of Cake + All My Love | kelly kent

The sentiments for this card came from the Well Said stamp set (except the ‘happy’ which is from a cake in the Piece of Cake stamp set).  Although it may seem like a bit of an outlay for this huge stamp set, the investment is priceless to have all the standard word sentiments at your fingertips plus a range of fabulous sayings to match.  I just love the one I’ve used on this card!

Piece of Cake + All My Love | kelly kent

I’ve layered the DSP on this card – something I always forget to do!!!  The bottom DSP is Flirty Flamingo stripes from the Brights DSP Stack and the top layer is from All My Love.  Mr Papercraft was hanging out watching tv in my craft room when I was making this card and he unwittingly chose his own DSP!

Piece of Cake + All My Love | kelly kent

I’ll be the first to admit I’m very influenced by DSP colours.  Flirty Flamingo wasn’t anywhere near my favourite colour before the All My Love DSP but the pretty tones of the DSP have me converted!!!  Rich Razzleberry was the same until Share What You Love came along!

What’s a colour you’ve come to love recently?  I love that favourites can come & go with Stampin’ Up! because they are all wonderful in their own way (and because the fabulous designers are always making pretty new DSP designs for me to fall in love with!).


Please join in with CASEing the Catty challenge and upload your card to our Facebook group.  Click here to visit.

You’ll also want to keep hopping to see the other great projects by the design team.  Next up is my gorgeous friend Tina Gillespie

Thanks for visiting,


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CASEing the Catty #214 | Sale-A-Bration

If you’ve been tracking school holiday fun here at Papercraft HQ, then it’s my sad news to tell you that school goes back tomorrow!   I really enjoy school holidays – fun activities, lazy mornings and summer fun!  But all good things must come to an end!

The kids are super excited – and I am too about the potential concept of more craft time during the day!!!  And being a touch more organised with two of the three Little Papercrafts out of the house!!!

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I missed the deadline for sign up this week’s CASEing the Catty – but thanks to the lovely Kathryn Mangelsdorf whose blog you may have just visited, I snuck in at the last minute to share this cute little gift set I made for a friend.

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I drew inspiration from a number of sources for the inside & outside of the gift set!

The calendar and gift box styling are CASEd from my ESAD Blog Hop projects.  See here for the original designs.

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I filled the box with tea pot note cards inspired by a gorgeous project I saw by Dee Copus-Read – see her teapots here

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

The teapot styling was CASEd from this photo in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue…

I have been admiring the colouring of the striped teapot since the SAB catalogue landed on my desk!  I don’t have the artistic touch required for such amazing watercolouring.  If you’d like to have a go – Alisa Tilsner made a great tutorial – click here to visit.

Instead, I used a tip shared by Artisan Design Team member – Emma Goddard.  Emma simply used an Aqua Painter to draw stripes across the cardstock before she stamped with the tea pot & cut with the die.  Easy but amazing!  I swiped left and then right across each line so I could get some variation in colour profile – and this suited my natural technique of uneven colour application!!

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I used this technique in 3 different colours to suit the DSP colours (2 of each) plus on the back of the 3″ envelopes.  It’s a snug fit, but the teapots can be convinced to sit nicely in the envelopes (which is perfect!).

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

To turn the teapots into note cards, I simply folded my Whisper White cardstock in half before die cutting.  I then used by Stamparatus – set up with a carefully placed template – to stamp the teapot image.

Stamparatus with Framelit template | kelly kent

I love the collaboration of this project – all the ideas I’d seen from Stampin’ Up! and other demonstrators sharing online – helped me to create something special.  And now here I am sharing with you.  It reflected the share what we love so well!

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

Thank you for joining me today!  And again to Kathryn!

There’s a full supply list at the end of this post with links to the online store for easy shopping.  The fabulous teapot framelits are available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption with any $180+ order.  Don’t forget to add the Tea Together stamp set (page 49) to your order to own the coordinating set.

Speaking of coordinating sets – did you see that lots more of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets will have coordinating dies available in March!!!  I’ll post more details during the week.

Next up you are off to visit Shannon Kissane and her cute canine creation!

Please join us on the CASEing the Catty Facebook page to join the challenge by sharing your catalogue inspired project.

See you next week!

For all my WA followers with children starting school tomorrow, I hope it’s a smooth transition for you & your family!


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CASEing the Catty #213 | Floral Romance

It’s a long weekend Sunday here thanks to Australia Day yesterday!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!!

There’s no better way to spend a long weekend than in the air con in the craft room for a few hours.  Then it’s time for a casual dinner at the beach. I do love the warm, balmy nights that summer offers!

The theme this week for CASEing the Catty is the Floral Romance suite and subsequent pages.

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I just love the styling of the Floral Romance suite – it’s pretty and feminine and totally gorgeous!  For my card this week, I took a little inspiration from all of the cards in the suite photo above.

I liked the layout of the bottom right, the DSP of the middle left, the leaves of the bottom left, the embellishment of the middle & bottom right, the addition of Rich Razzleberry from the gift box at the moment….

I pulled all those flashes of inspiration together to create this card for my new teamies that have joined during Sale-A-Bration.  They took advantage of the amazing Starter Kit special ($169 for $315 of products, free shipping & 20%+ discount!!).  If you’d like to be part of our Paper Adventures team, click here for more information about the Starter Kit.

Floral Romance | kelly kent

That floral vellum is my favourite – so delicate & pretty!!

The sentiment from this card is from the Stamping Your Way to the Top – an exclusive demonstrator only stamp set currently available to order.

Floral Romance | kelly kent

The scallop circle panel is from the Spot of Tea Framelits – I bought them a while a go and haven’t used them nearly as much as I would like.  It’s a nice change up to the stitched look which I so often favour.  I’ve layered it twice – Whisper White with Blushing Bride underneath – to match the DSP.

Floral Romance | kelly kent

I just can’t get enough of the embellishments from this suite.  The gold seals are divine!!!  And the little flowers are so sweet!  Do you use embellishments on your cards?  I buy many but so often forget to use them.  I’m trying to change this in 2019!


Please join us for this challenge over on Facebook.  This challenge covers the samples for Floral Romance, To Have & To Hold stamp set and Beauty Abounds Bundle.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

For more gorgeous creations from the CTC Design Team, please keep clicking next to journey the blog hop.  From here, the next button will take you to the talented Elizabeth Gross.

Thanks for stopping by!


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