CASEing the Catty #134 – Babies & Kids

It’s been wonderful to see all the CASEing the Catty projects this month over on our Facebook page.  Thanks to everyone who has been entering the challenge and sharing their creativity!

Ready for a new theme?

This week we’re CASEing the Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue.

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There’s only one set in this section that I don’t own – can you guess which one???  It’s on my wishlist, so might appear shortly!

When I first saw the Annual Catalogue at OnStage I knew that I {had to have} the ‘A Little Wild’ stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits dies.

I have 3 variations of the same project to share today that were inspired by towel decoration in the photo above, the mobile we have in our toy room and a cute card I saw on Pinterest.

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

I’m loving playing with the new DSP.  If I had to choose a favourite, at this moment, it’s easily the Coffee Break DSP – such lovely patterns & colours!

I used the Coffee Break DSP for the elephant mobile …

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

The bear mobile uses Whole Lot of Lovely. Color Theory & Birthday Memories DSP…

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

And the lion mobiles uses the Whole Lot of Lovely & Delightful Daisy DSP…

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

Cards like this are a great way to use your DSP scraps.

And all that ribbon that tends to build up in a beautiful array of colours!

I’ve used three new offerings from the new catalogue – Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon & Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon.

There’s over 50 new ribbons, trims & twines in the Annual Catalogue!!!  So much prettiness!


For more prettiness, hop on to the lovely Bronwyn Eastley to see her project inspired by the Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue…

And be sure to join the fun on our Facebook page!

Wishing you a lovely week!


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CASEing the Catty #133 – Love & Sympathy

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty blog hop, which takes place every Sunday.

This week we’re CASEing (Copying & Sharing Everything or Copying & Selectively Editing) the Love & Sympathy pages of the catalogue.

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There’s lot of inspiration tucked away in these pages – and lots of gorgeous projects to start your creative journey.

I was intrigued by the cut out portion of this card…

And decided to recreate it in pinks with a dragonfly theme!

CASEing the Catty #133 | kelly kent

The base is shimmery white.

Using the dragonfly outline die, I cut a dragonfly from the edge of the card and from a separate piece of shimmery white cardstock, I cut the largest detailed dragonfly die.

I adhered the large dragonfly to the inside of the card.

CASEing the Catty #133 | kelly kent

Then, using a retired washi tape (using my jeans first to desticky it a little), I created a mask around the edges and coloured the middle rectangle with my Aqua Painter in Sweet Sugarplum ink.

CASEing the Catty #133 | kelly kent

The final step was to add the embellishments to the front of the card – mini dragonflies, washi tape, sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous & bling – new rhinestones & glitter enamel dots.

I am loving the new washi packs that come in similar colours.  I’ve used the pinks today, which is the Basics Pack 1.

CASEing the Catty #133 | kelly kent

I kept it all in the pink theme, because this card is going to someone who loves pink!


Now it’s your turn to join our weekly challenge!

All the action is over on Facebook.

If you’re interested in a design team opportunity, we’re taking applications in June and looking to add quite a few more design team members to expand on our already awesome team.

Speaking of awesome design team, next up is the gorgeous Liz Gross

Enjoy the creativity on the hop!


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CASEing the Catty #132 – Birthdays

Hello Sunday!

It’s been a crazy, amazing & wonderful week for me, starting with a long weekend Monday and finishing this weekend with my 2017 Catalogue Launch Event.

For the first time, I tackled a retreat style event with 17 wonderful stamping friends.  It took hard work, the help of my stamping army and a few late nights, but it all came together to create a fabulous day of fun, creativity and friendships.  We talked about getting a group shot, but didn’t quite get around to it – too much stamping to do!

Here’s an action picture…

2017 Annual Catalogue Launch Event | kelly kent

The ladies had a great time playing with new & old favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

I was itching to use one of my top 10 purchases – Little One stamp set, a sweet baby set with an oh-so-cute teepee!

But… the theme this week at CASEing the Catty is Birthdays!  Did you love Mel’s beautiful 50th birthday project?

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Luckily for me, the inspiration for CASEing the Catty only has to come from these pages.  The theme can be anything you like!

So, I used this beautiful sample from the catalogue to inspire my colour choice, design features & layout.

This is my Little One baby card…

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

Of course I had to add some Kelly touches, so it all sits over some vellum and I’ve white embossed the sentiment.

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

The inside has a touch of simple decoration – some of the new washi tape.  I was so excited to see it come in solid colours this year, in packs of the same tone!

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me today.

If you’re a CTC regular, you’ll know that we’re on the hunt during June for new design team members to join our crew.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then be sure to visit our Facebook page and play along with our June challenges. Don’t forget to give us your blog address & make it clear you’re wanting to be considered.

You’ll also want to check out the other design team members projects by continuing on the blog hop.  There’s great new catalogue ideas!!!

Next up is Monique’s lovely project

This little chicken is off to have dinner and an early night.

My crazy week was amazing – but I’m ready for a quiet & early night!!!


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CASEing the Catty #131 – Everyday Occasions

Happy Sunday – of a long weekend here in WA!

How lovely is an extra day of family time and a short week of activities!?!

More time for craft and other fun things!!!


This is our first CASEing the Catty of the new catalogue and we’re starting with the Everyday Occasions section!

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I always love going back to the annual catalogue for ideas – because there are so many of them!!!

Today I’m going for a masculine look with a motorcycle card.

I used this scrapbook layout as my inspiration…

To create this card…

CASEing the Catty #131 | kelly kent

It’s not a direct translation of the scrapbook page, but instead I’ve taken the key elements and added.

All the things I loved about the layout appear in my card including the One Wild Ride stamp set, Hexagon Embossing Folder and Best Badge Punch element.

CASEing the Catty #131 | kelly kent

I’ve changed up the colours to black, white, Dapper Denim & Smoky Slate and used some white embossing rather than stamping.

The theme on this card was too good not to carry over to the inside and a coordinating envelope!

I was able to add a few more of the scrapbook features this way too!

CASEing the Catty #131 | kelly kent

I love many of my Stampin’ Up! creations, but I particularly love this card.

The grungy style is slightly different to what I would normally put together – thanks to the inspiration from the catalogue!


Guess what???  CASEing the Catty are looking to add more design team members.

To apply, participate in our CASEing the Catty challenges during June by uploading your inspired project onto our Facebook page.

Next up on our first 2017-18 Annual Catalogue challenge is the gorgeous Rebecca Scurr.

Bec has been busy planning ahead for all the wonderful challenges that are coming up!  Thanks Bec!

We’d love to see you join in!


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CASEing the Catty #130 Favourite Project – Occasions Catalogue

Hello!  This is the final post of my day!

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, I hope you’ve enjoyed all the fabulous inspiration on this wonderful Sunday.

3 blog hops in one afternoon is quite the flood!  #sorrynotsorry


Both the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue and Occasions 2017 catalogues retired on Wednesday night.

And from Thursday 1st June, we’ll be exclusively enjoying the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and the wonderful pages of a fresh new catalogue to CASE!

But first, one last look at the 2017 Occasions catalogue – and our favorite projects.

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I have selected the Window Box Framelit as my Occasions Catalogue favourite.

I was delighted to find out that this was carrying over and will be available in the .

The hexagon shaped box is wonderful, but really, it’s all the embellishment dies that I love.

And the sample on the front cover of the Occasion Catalogue is a perfect example of this!

Love, love, love the patterns you can make for boxes – and cards – using the dies in this set!

I’ve been inspired by a 3D item – the hexagon box – and created a card using this concept.

CASEing the Catty #130 Occasions Catalogue | kelly kent

This card features a mix of retiring and carrying over items.

On the retirement list:

  • Watermelon Wonder cardstock (all the 2015-2017 In Colors retire on Wednesday)
  • Tasty Treats Washi Tape
  • Love Note Framelits (for the cute little heart behind the sentiment)

CASEing the Catty #130 Occasions Catalogue | kelly kent

What’s staying?

  • Window Box Thinlits
  • Big on Birthday stamp set
  • And all the other Annual Catalogue products you see that I haven’t named including the Metallic Doilies, Seaside Embossing Folder & Triple Banner Punch

CASEing the Catty #130 Occasions Catalogue | kelly kent

If there’s anything you want from the Occasions Catalogue that doesn’t make it to our beautiful new book, then be sure to contact your demonstrator by Wed afternoon to place your order!

For more reminders about what we loved in the Occasions catalogue, visit our next CASEing the Catty Crew Member – Julia Quinn.

And {PLEASE} try your hand at CASEing the Catty and join us for the challenge on our Facebook page.

Thanks for all your support & I sincerely hope you’ve found something amazing in all the blogs you’ve visited this week.


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CASEing the Catty #129 Favourite Annual Catalogue Project

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

I hope your weekend has been wonderful!

Tonight at CTC, the Crew are CASEing their favourite Annual Catalogue Project.

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Favourites…. always a hard one!  I love almost everything that comes under the Stampin’ Up! banner.

So, for my CASEd projects this week, I decided to choose an alphabet set – the bold & fun Layered Letters stamp set (which is on the retirement list!).

I love alphabet sets for what they offer to personalised stamping!

This Christmas card made by the clever designers at Stampin’ Up! has an awesome layout for lots of different types of cards!

My first card uses the same design features, but more traditional Christmas colours & “Merry Christmas” sentiment.

I’ve used lots more retired things in this set including the Stars Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, 2016-2018 In Colour Envelope Paper, Brights DSP Paper Stack and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.


My second card uses the same layout to create a birthday card…

I kept some features the same, like the DSP & envelope paper (just changed up the colours) and the metallic enamel shapes.

I changed the star to a butterfly and used another retiring embossing folder – Lovely Lace and stamp set – Tin of Cards.


There’s less than 2 weeks left to purchase from the Retirement List – make sure to check that you’ve ordered everything you’ll miss!

I’m sure you’ll pick up more items for your wishlist as you hop around.

Next up on our CTC Crew is Rachel Palmieri with her awesome projects!

Thanks for hopping with us!


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CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit

Hello Sunday!  Do I say that every week?

CASEing the Catty is one of my favourite challenges to be involved with – the catalogue is a treasure trove of amazing samples and creavity!

I feel like it brings out the best in my creativity and this week is no exception.

I just love the cards I created for challenge #128 – CASEing our favourite kit.

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We know that picking favourites is a tricky one for me… but when it comes to kits, it was an easy flick to the Watercolor Wishes all-inclusive kit.

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This kit started a real love affair for me with kits, although with a stamp set, block, ink spot and all the materials you need to make 20 cards, what’s not to love?

These all-inclusive kits are perfect for every crafter.  For the ‘just getting started crafter’, they provide everything you need to be able to make beautiful cards.  For the novice crafter, they take all the hard work out of design.  And for the experienced crafter, they are a box of ‘easy’ – perfect to pack up & take on holidays, to kids sport or a good go-to when you just want to create!

For my CASEing the Catty projects, I wanted to highlight the great layout & designs of kit cards.

They are designed to be simple and appealing – lovely to look at but not too complex to put together.

Based on the designs in the photo, I used other items in my craft stash to make similar lovely but easy cards.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

The sentiments are all from the Better Together stamp set (which lots of my team are getting this month thanks to a great promotion offered to Sale-A-Bration recruits!) and each card features the Falling in Love DSP.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

I also used pearls as a feature through the card set.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

Using catalogue pictures to inspired card layouts is a great way to get a project started!

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

And here’s the full set together…

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

I didn’t make these cards to be a set, just to show variety, but given the coordinating features they would actually make a lovely gift set.

I hope I’ve been able to remind you today that you don’t actually need lots of supplies to make great cards!

Stick to the basics of paper, stamps & ink and you can’t go wrong!


Next place to visit on the hop is the gorgeous Judy May, with equally as gorgeous creations!

We’d love for you to join us on Facebook and share your creations.  You’ve got all week, and all weekend to create, with entries open until Sunday evening 7pm (AEST).

Thanks for sharing in the fun!


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