More DIY Coloring Cards #GDP047

Did you see the DIY colouring cards I made last week???

They were so much fun to make!  And when I started looking, there were so many of my stamps that lend themselves to this style of card.

Here’s a few more designs I created including this cute Seaside Shore one which I am going to add for the Nautical themed Global Design Project #047 challenge this week.


DIY Colouring Cards - Seaside Shore.  Black & white images with pencils attached.  Fun for kids & adults!  Kelly Kent -

Another fairy variation with the Fairy Celebration stamp set.

DIY Colouring Cards - Fairy.  Black & white images with pencils attached.  Fun for kids & adults!  Kelly Kent -

And a Playful Pals bear creation for Dad.

DIY Colouring Cards - Playful Pals Bear Father's Day Card.  Black & white images with pencils attached.  Fun for kids & adults!  Kelly Kent -

Have you started your Father’s Day cards yet?  4 weeks until Dad’s big day!

More ideas to come over the next couple of weeks!

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It’s a Punch Art Kind of Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads out there!

Thank you for taking the kids out of the house so us Mums can have some quiet craft time, for being patient that more cards get made than beds and in my case, for funding the hobby that has become a daily part of life for all of us at Papercraft HQ.

This year I made punch art cards to match the presents Grandad Papercraft & Mr Papercraft got for Father’s Day.

Can you guess what they unwrapped?

For Grandad Papercraft

For Grandad Papercraft

For Mr Papercraft

For Mr Papercraft

Much love to you both on this special day.  We share our love for you every day, but it’s nice to take a moment to really let you know.  Happy Father’s Day!  Kelly & the little misses xxx

Go Slow Sunday – JAI274

How has your weekend been?  We’ve had a lovely ‘go slow’ weekend filled with play-time (for me & the kids), time spent with a good book, some glimpses of sunshine and a Sunday afternoon baking session.  By Bunbury standards, it’s cold at the moment, so let me tell you, we devoured the bread hot out of the oven with melted butter…. mmmmm!

In between baking demands, I managed to get some time at the craft table to make my card for Just Add Ink.  The inspiration for this week’s challenge was all about muted colours, wood tones & simplicity.

It took me a while to get going on this one.  Not because I didn’t like the inspiration, but because I {LOVED} the cards made by the design team.  I could have happily CASEd all of them!  But, that’s not allowed, so here’s my contributions for JAI 274.  I had a play with a couple of different layouts using the same elements – one of my favourite ways to increase my productivity without doubling the time.



I think the first one is my favourite with the overlapping layers.  The “HAPPY” is stamped in Soft Suede on both cards, but one before reinking and one after.  What a difference it makes (though the photography doesn’t show it up as much as the cards do)!  I often have to double check after reinking because I get paranoid that I’ve used the wrong colour!!!  As good as Stampin’ Up! ink pads are, they will need reinking over time to keep the intensity of colour – especially for the ones you use often.  It’s always a good idea to buy the reinker at the same time as you buy the ink pad so that you’re all set.  It also means you’ll be able to use your reinkers for cool techniques (like making a baby wipe into an ink pad, colouring white ribbon, creating watercolour backgrounds and more!).

Have you started on your Father’s Day cards yet?  Father’s Day in Australia is September 6th this year – 4 weeks to go.  Any ideas for Father’s Day presents would be greatly appreciated.  At the moment for Mr Papercraft all I’ve got on the list is quality time with the Little Misses and more SU! to keep the wife happy!  I might need some help!!!  Kelly x


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Happy {GRAND} Dad Day!


Happy “Dad” Day to everyone out there – Dads, Grandads, Step-Dads, Foster Dads, Dads of Fur Babies, Dads-to-be…

As we’ve already done Daddy day at home, we are celebrating today with my Dad, who is “Grandad” to my girls.

My Dad has had a mustache since before I was born (yes, I’m a child of the 80s!).  He’s been offered large amounts of money to ‘shave it for a cause’ and has staunchly refused.  Which is probably just as well – I couldn’t imagine my Dad without his mo’.  So, I think it’s fitting that the Mustache Framelit features heavily in his Father’s Day papercraft.

Since getting the Mustache Framelit, I’ve had visions of a mustache photo prop (obviously been to too many weddings in the last few years with photo booths!).  So, Dad’s Father’s Day card is a OOAK special edition using photo booth style pics of my two girls and the ‘mo on a stick’.  I this he’s going to love it!  I had heaps of fun getting photos of the girls and have lots of wonderful mo’ photos that didn’t make the cut.


My wine collecting father is also getting a subscription to the Australian Wine Companion, so it was perfect that I spied Bronwyn Eastley’s Mustache bottle tag on Pinterest this week.  I have recreated the tag to attach to a bottle of wine (that goes with the promise of a subscription).  Definitely vying for favourite daughter status this year.  Happy Father’s Day Dad!  The Kents are lucky to have an amazing role model like you to guide & support us [and make us the best pancakes!].  Love the Kents xxx


Supply List – Father’s Day Card

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Mustache, On Film, Word Bubbles

Punches: Confetti Stars, Owl Builder

Rotary Stamp: Alphabet

Specialty Card: Brushed Silver

Cardstock: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Real Red

Ink: Lost Lagoon, Tuxedo Black Memento

Father’s Day – Day 4: Boys Will Be Boys

Day 4 of Father’s Day Inspiration – Boys Will Be Boys

Kelly x


Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer

Thinlits: Little Letters

Punch: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper WhiteOld Olive, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay

Stamp Set: Boys Will Be Boys


Father’s Day – Day 3: Mustache Polaroid

Day 3 of Father’s Day Inspiration: Mustache Polaroid

Kelly x


Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: On Film, Mustache

Embossing Folder: Large Polka Dot

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic GreyReal Red

Ink: Real Red

Stamp Set: Any Many More

Extras: Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Toothpick

Father’s Day – Day 2: Stars

Day 2 of Father’s Day Inspiration: Stars

Kelly x


Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer

Framelits: Stars

Punch – Star from Merry Minis Punch Pack, which is now retired.  The star from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack would also work nicely

DSP: Confetti Celebration

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Cardstock: Basic Back, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Smoky Slate

Stamp Set: MDS version (Digital) of Delightful Dozen

Extras: Stampin’ Dimensionals