Happy Easter 2017!

I was going to post my 2017 Easter Treats tomorrow… but then I realised if you are a last minute crafter like me, they might be useful today!

But let me start off your day with one of my favourite memes that pops up every Easter…


This year, my Easter cards and gifts were nice & simple – which is often perfect!

But, I did make several of these Z-Fold planter box cards to share with special people.

I really loved the Basket Bunch and Basket Builder Framelit Dies for Easter this year.  They were cute & fun!!!

They are both currently on the retirement list – and at a discount.  It’s a great way to get stamps for next Easter at a great price!

This card is just like a normal Z-fold card but with cardstock stuck between the z-fold and the card base to create a planter box.

I did miss an easy ‘Happy Easter’ sentiment in this bundle, but I made my own using the ‘happy’ stamp from the Tin of Cards and Suite Sentiments stamp sets (both on the retirement list).

How cute is that bunny popping out the side when the card is closed???


The other Easter project I’m sharing with you is quick & simple.

I always have a stash of our 2″ x 8″ cello bags on hand because they make great gifts and you can fill them with lots of things including Easter eggs.

Add a cute bunny and they are ready to give out!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter filled with treats, fun and great company!

 

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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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Easter Hats for an Easter Parade!

Today is the annual school Easter Parade and there’s nothing like a healthy Stampin’ Up! stash to make school events a little more fun!

The Little Miss Papercrafts and and I got busy repurposing some party hats into some cute easter hats with the help of the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits.

Do you ever craft with kids?  It’s so hard to let go of our creative perfectionist tendencies and just let them colour, arrange and embellish!

This is Alexa’s – she’s 6 and likes colouring the lines and arranging with flair….

The tassel addition at the top was completely Alexa’s idea!  I don’t use the fringe scissors nearly often enough!

This is Maddie’s – she’s 3 and follows no one’s rules!

Blue bunny?  Yes she did!

So cute in their hats!

After they posed so willingly (read: I had to bribe the little one with chocolate), they insisted on some live action hat shots too.


As far as Easter hat creations go, this bundle actually made this project a breeze!

The girls did all their own stamping & colouring, I was just on hand to die cut the pieces and regulate the use of Tombow!

What Will You Stamp is featuring this bundle this week – the design team has come up with so many cute creations!

I’m throwing my Easter hats into the ring (or parade!) as hopefully they might save a parent or 2 this week!!!

As we lead up to Easter, I’ll be sharing more Basket Bunch ideas throughout the week.

I’m loving this bundle for it’s fun images and cute sentiments!


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Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies

Today is Good Friday, which for us means no school, no work & no appointments!  We are spending the day in our pjs doing things that make us happy – like playing games, eating yummy food & doing some craft.

Just in case you’re also having a ‘good’ Friday and have some time at the craft table for some last minute Easter crafting, I wanted to share these cute little bunnies with you I made for Easter teacher gifts this year.


They are made using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits dies and Playful Pals stamp set.

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

So cute!!!  But super tiny – this surprised me a little.  Although I’ve been using this bundle lots, I hadn’t made a pyramid creation yet.

They meausre at approx 7cm tall and 6cm (square) across the bottom.  I was able to squeeze a mini Lindt bunny and 3 little Lindt eggs in, but that was all!  Which was actually the perfect amount for this project.


The good news about them being so small, is I was able to get all the pieces from half an A4 piece of cardstock (including the ears & bow).  This makes them very economical to make.  And with the pyramid thinlit die doing all the hard work for you, putting them together is a breeze as well – just line up the tabs with adhesive as needed.

{Don’t forget to add some ribbon before the final stick if you want a little handle}

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

 


How cute is the honeycomb embellishment as a little tail?  They come in white, blue & pink – which makes them perfect for every bunny!

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tags were made using the “Happy Easter” from the Easter Lamb stamp – I’m a sucker for a good font – cut out with one of my favourite punches, the Washi Label.


These Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies went down a treat with the teachers!  I wonder if they’ve eaten all their chococlates yet???

Happy Easter to everyone – hope your weekend is lovely! Kelly x

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Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 – ESAD Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD blog hop.  This time we’re sharing our favourite products from the 2016 Sale-A-Bration range.

It’s your last chance to see & earn them – you’ve only got one more week before these items are gone forever!!!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.


There’s 13 talented ladies on the hop today – all with some seriously dangerous inspiration!!!

Did you come via’s Amity’s great projects?  I always love seeing what she’s made!

Today I’m sharing projects I made using the Metallics Glitter Tape.  Although I loved lots of the Sale-A-Bration projects (and shared lots of my creations with you over the past 3 months!), I haven’t really shown off the glitter tape yet.  Which is a shame – because it’s truly stunning.

ESAD Blog Hop - 3 great Metallics Glitter Tape projects. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

But don’t worry, I’m going to change that now and show you three different projects I made featuring the tape.

I’ve also thrown a couple of other SAB products in the mix too!!!


The first share uses the silver glitter tape as a card embellishment together with silver ribbon.  Simple but lovely – I love purple & silver together!

And how amazing the dandelion DSP???  This is also a Sale-A-Bration product – from the Wildflower Fields DSP.  So cute!

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape & Wildflower Fields DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

 


With Easter just around the corner, I couldn’t resist using the white tape to add some sparkle to this cute little gift card holder.

Did you know that the tape can be coloured to create a different look altogether!!!  I brayered the tape with Blushing Bride ink to add a touch of colour to the egg.

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape Easter Egg Gift Card Holder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And my final share is using the gold glitter tape – as tape!  I’ve used it to attach a Memories in the Making Project Life card (also a Sale-A-Bration choice!) to my card front.  The stick on this glitter tape has to be seen to be believed – the quality is amazing!

The sentiment in from the Limited Edition Sale-A-Bration stamp set – Party Pants.  I tried out embossing in gold on the acetate PL card – that was tricky business!  The static on those sheets is crazy and I had all sort of flyaways going on!!!!

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape, Memories in the Making Project Life Cards & Party Pants stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


So, as you can see – so many Sale-A-Bration choices… so many projects to try!

If you see a Sale-A-Bration product you like here, or in any of the Blog Hop projects, you’ll want to place an order before next Thursday (31st March 2016).  Once it hits Thursday at 9pm (WA time), Sale-A-Bration finishes and all of these products retire.

The catch?  You can’t actually buy any of the Sale-A-Bration products.  But, you can redeem your choice (with no maximum limits) for every $90 you spend {before shipping}.

Shop online or email me your list!  I plan to put in one last Sale-A-Bration order next week- if you’re local to Bunbury and would like to share on postage, let me know!


It’s my pleasure to send you on your way now to the incredibly talented Lou Kitzelman and her Sale-A-Bration temptations!

Leave us a comment if you have time – we love to hear what you think!  Kelly x

If you get lost along the way, this is the full list of participants…

1. Emily Campbell

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Monique Fielder

4. Kathryn Ruddick 

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Amity Knight

7. Kelly Kent – you are here!

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Pauline Bennetts

10. Narelle Fasulo

11. Jackie Noble

12. Carly Middleton

13. Barbara Williams

Happy Easter from Kelly & the little bunnies!

Happy Easter Sunday!  We’ve been spending the weekend with family & friends – eating way too much chocolate and delighting in seeing Easter through the eyes of kids.  This morning we followed the Easter bunny’s trail around the garden – collecting, eggs, stickers, crackers & toys.  So much fun!  Easter was definitely ‘this way ->’!

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These are my two little “Easter bunnies”… Do you love their ‘mummy made’ shirts (guess who got a fabric blade for their Cameo!!!)?

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Happy Easter.  Chocolately love from Kelly & the little bunnies x

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The Cutest Easter Curvy Keepsake Boxes

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I love Easter because Easter chocolate is my all-time favourite chocolate.  Specifically the Cadbury eggs that come in a crate or milk carton.  So … if you have extra and need a home for them, you know where to find me.  Hubby is a Lindt fan, so I might consider making him one of these gorgeous Easter Curvy Keepsake Boxes I CASEd from Alexandra Bleicher.  So cute!

Thanks to Alex for the inspiration.  Kelly x

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Big Shot

$149.95

Just Add … Ovals #255

Week 3 of guest designing for Just Add Ink – I’m having such a fun time with the challenges and this week was no exception.

With Easter around the corner, this week’s theme was “Just Add Eggs or Ovals”.  So, using only the Oval Framelits, I have created a cute bunny silhouette.

Here’s the layout for the ovals:

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  • The smallest oval framelit makes the ears & legs
  • The second smallest oval framelit makes the head
  • The third smallest oval framelist makes the body

I started with the ears (one at a time), then the head, then the body and finally the feet poking out.  When you’ve finished, your silhouette should look like the solid black outline.

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I filled the space with Best Year Ever DSP and finished it with a doily paper tail.  Add in a “Happy, Hoppy Easter” sentiment and he’s on his way to find chocolate to bring for Easter.  Bring some my way Mr Bunny!  Kelly x

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Just Add Ink #252 Sketch Challenge – Happy Easter

This week at Just Add Ink its a sketch challenge.

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I’ve been wanting to try this ‘on the angle’ look for a while, so thanks for the push JAI.

With Easter only a month away, I thought it was time to get started on inking up my Occasions Easter sets and using them to create a ‘Happy Easer’ creation. Isn’t the bunny cute? He was a little delicate to fussy cut, but worth the effort! Kelly x

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Big Shot

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Blendabilities are currently unavailable for purchase, but will be back soon!

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Easter Babies (Freshly Made Sketches 169)

The Occasions 2015 catalogue features a large range of seasonal stamps to suit the first half of the year including Valentine’s Day, Easter & Mother’s Day.  It’s a little early to be creating Easter cards, but I wanted to ink up my new “For Peep’s Sake” stamp set.

For Peep's Sake - Occasions 2015

So cute!  The little chicks make for a perfect ‘inky’ family – don’t you think?  And a great opportunity to create a card using this week’s Freshly Made Sketch (#169).

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So, this is another baby card on its way to a new set of parents, ready to raise their very own little chick.  There might be a few ‘for peep’s sake’ moments in the mix, but hope their baby experience is more ‘happy & hoppy’.  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Deco Labels, Bitty Banners

DSP: Painted Blooms

Cardstock: Whisper White, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow

Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Rose Red, Mossy Meadow

Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight

Stamp Sets: For Peep’s Sake, And Many More

Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals