Just Add Ink #343 Pop Up & Interactive

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The Just Add Ink Design Team are starting 2017 with a blog hop!

And it’s all about pop up & interactive cards.  You’re going to love the ideas shared in this hop.

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I’ve chosen a style of pop up card that has been doing the rounds lately called a Twist & Pop card or a Pop Up Panel card.

From the front it looks like a normal card but as you open it the middle jumps out to reveal a pop up centre panel.  So cool.

And like many ‘fancy’ cards, once you know how, they are super easy to make!

I used the tutorial by Jan B and changed up the design to make it a Pokeball card for a friend of the Miss Papercrafts who loves Pokemon!

I always find photographing fancy fold cards a challenge, so I made a video to show you how cool this style of card is!


Pop up cards are always better in 3D!

But here’s the photos anyway….

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Pokeball on the front is made from circle framelits.

The font on the inside is Cameo cut.  You can download the font here.


You should definitely try this style of card if you haven’t already – it’s a winner!

You’ll also want to keep hopping for more pop up & interactive card ideas.

Next up on the Just Add Ink hop is Karren over in New Zealand!

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Please share your creations with us using the linky tool on the Just Add Ink blog.  You can try one of the awesome cards shared on this hop, or share another style of pop up / interactive card.  I’m always on the lookout for fabulous (but easy) design ideas!

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Mr Papercraft’s Ice Cream Van

It’s a big happy birthday to Mr Papercraft today!!!

He’s a tough customer to make cards for because his hobbies are all very similar.

Over the years, his cards have had very strong diving, fishing & boating themes.


When I saw the ice cream truck stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I knew this was the perfect card for 2017!

Mr P loves food made or sold from a truck!

Every festival & fair we go to, he’s in there buying ice creams and hot dogs and donuts (well, the donuts might be mine!).

{He also loves Lindt chocolate!}

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Tasty Trucks is one of the free product choices during Sale-A-Bration 2017.  Yours to select with any $90 order until 31st March 2017.

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I used the new Love Notes Framelits to create a money pocket at the bottom of the card and tied it all up with the new cotton ribbon.

So when the ice cream truck next cruises by, he’s gone some loose change to buy a birthday ice cream!


I am always so inspired by Judy May – her card inside are as amazing as her card fronts!

Part of my 2017 crafting resolutions is to go the extra mile on the insides of my cards!

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


One of the new products I’m loving from the Occasions Catalogue is the Watercolour Pencils.  They are beautiful on their own and amazing when finished with a blender pen or Aqua Painter.

For this card, I coloured using the Watercolor Pencils and went over the top with my blender pen, smoothing out the colour.

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Colouring isn’t my strong point – and not something I do often, but these pencils are just a dream to use.  They make it so easy to get a good coverage!

A little more practice and I might even be a convert!


The pencils come in a cute little box, but I can see that getting ratty over time – plus it’s a little tricky to see what colours are inside.

So, I’m housing my pencils in a clear case.  They will store perfectly with my Stampin’ Write Markers and I can pop other things into the case like a Blender Pen & pencil sharpener.

Watercolor Pencils - Clear Case Insert. Free Printable. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you think this would be a great way to store your pencils, then download my free printable insert by clicking here (file download via Dropbox).

The correct size for printing is 17.8cm x 14.3cm.

You can find other printable inserts for Stampin’ Write Markers & Ink Refills by searching my storage category.

If you need to purchase clear cases, you can find them in my online store.  They are great for a range of stamping storage!!!


Happy birthday wishes to Mr Papercraft!  I hope you enjoy all the stamps I bought you (hehe just kidding…maybe).

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Just Add Ink #342 – Add “N”

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It’s the final Just Add Ink for 2016 – what a great experience to be involved with their design team.

I’m so excited to share with you that I’ll be continuing on in 2017 as a permanent member of the Just Add Ink Design Team.  Yay!!!

Today’s challenge is…

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So much choice – in fact you don’t have to stop at one.

Guess how many “N” subjects I can stretch this project to?

It’s a birthday card for my brother who loves nature – especially hiking along the WA coastline.

Just Add Ink #342 - Add "N". High Tide BIrthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Do you love the blue tones?  I used Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist & Pool Party for this nautical card.

The High Tide stamp set is stunning – and this may be bold, but I’m touting it as the new “Wetlands” for a popular choice for masculine / neutral cards.

It’s one of my new sets from the upcoming Occasions 2017 Catalogue.

The ‘happy birthday’ sentiment is also new, from the Designer Tee stamp set – a free choice during the Sale-A-Bration promotion starting on 4th Jan 2017.


How many “N” buzz words did you count?  I think there’s 5, but let me know if there’s a ‘n’ I missed!!!

“N” is such a great versatile theme.  Stop by and see what the amazing design team has shared this week and enter your “N” project in the weekly challenge.  Because of the Christmas break, you’ve got until 4th January to create.

Hopefully you all get some crafty time over the holiday period – and maybe even the chance to play with some new toys too!!!

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CASEing the Catty #102 Halloween Night

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Happy {SPOOKY} Sunday and welcome to our last CTC blog hop for October.

Since Halloween is tomorrow, we’re CASEing the Halloween Night section of the catalogue – but I suspect there will be far more fun than freaky in this South Pacific journey!

Images © Stampin' Up!

I just love the framed art in the middle – and although I have friends with Halloween birthdays, I think (like Christmas babies) they’d be unimpressed with a themed card.

But, along those lines of thought, I think the layout & colours would be perfect for a birthday boy!


My first share for today is fairly similar to the inspiration pic – just transformed to card size & birthday theme!

CASEing the Catty #102 - Halloween Night. Boy's birthday card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

My second card is a variation uses the sketch/colours as a starting point, to end up with this…

CASEing the Catty #102 - Halloween Night. Boy's 6th birthday card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I find myself going to the catalogue more & more lately to start my projects off!  There’s something inspiring on every page!

And even more inspiration when you join the CTC hops too!

Today’s travel will take you backwards to the awesome creativity of Rachel Palmieri or onwards to the fine art of Krissy Buck.

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If you’d like to join us at CASEing the Catty, please share your project by clicking on the link below.  Fun or freaky, we want to see what catalogue inspired lovelies you’re creating!

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Just Add Ink #334 – Inspiration

This week at Just Add Ink, it’s a photo inspiration challenge – and boy it’s a good one!

Selected by Di, we are creating projects that are inspired by this photo….

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There are so many places you can go with this photo!

For me, it was the woodgrain table and the red, white, black & blue colours that stuck out.

Add some banner elements – plus the numbers – and I was able to create a great card for a soon-to-be sixteen year old I know.

Just Add Ink #334 - Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I even decorated the inside of the card (whoa tiger!) so I could work in the pennant from Sweet Stack – it was just right for the project!

Just Add Ink #334 - Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Boy cards are hard – right???  These colours & elements from the photo work well – I encourage you to have a play with them and add your own card to the challenge.

See the full cohort of inspired projects from the design here by visiting the Just Add Ink blog here and find the linky to add your creation!

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Cookie Cutter Halloween – All Wrapped Up! WWYS#86

Today’s post starts with a little confession…

I mostly purchased the Cookie Cutter Halloween & Tin of Tags stamp sets just to make a card like this one.  {Please tell me that other people buy sets for this reason too!}

I love a good pun, so couldn’t resist pairing ‘all wrapped up’ with the mummy stamp!!!

Funnily enough, they have become 2 of my favourites from the Holiday Catalogue!!!

And when What Will You Stamp had this set as their weekly challenge, it was time to make it happen!


Quick & easy, this card is perfect for a little birthday man…

Cookie Cutter Halloween - All Wrapped Up! WWYS#86 Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

I stamped the mummy twice – first in Smoky Slate and then again slightly off centre in Basic Gray.  This gave him a cool shadow.

Cookie Cutter Halloween - All Wrapped Up! WWYS#86 Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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Z-Fold Sliding Tractor Card

Z-fold cards are all the rage at the moment – and it’s no wonder!

They are easy to make, great for creating ‘scenes’ and pack a real ‘wow’ for the recipient.


This birthday card was made for a special little man – who turns 3 today!

Z-Fold Sliding Tractor Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I wanted to up the ante on the z-fold card and create a z-fold {WITH} a slider component.

Mr Xavier’s present included John Deere branded gardening toys, so a card to match, with a yellow & green garden theme was the obvious choice!

Z-Fold Sliding Tractor Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The tractor is a Cameo Cut.  If you don’t have an e-cutter, you can find tutorials on Pinterest or Google for punch art tractors.

I wanted it to be one smooth piece for the best sliding effect, so the cameo version worked well for me.

Z-Fold Sliding Tractor Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The sliding track was made using the new Classic Label punch – which was easy to line up along a pencil line with the pointed ends.  I punched it out several times along the front panel until I had a runner track.

I then snipped a bit further in each side and finished the track as a rectangle (you could leave it with pointed ends!).

To attach the track to the card, I put foam adhesive strips at the top, bottom and outside edge of the strip – just where the stationary section attaches to the card.

Z-Fold Sliding Tractor Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

There are 2 coins under each wheel (held together with a dimensional and adhered to the back of the wheels) – which holds it steady and means it slides along the track rather than gravity trying to spin it.

The tractor is able to run the full length of the track and can be stored at either end while still being able to fold the card – for putting into an envelope or storing.

Z-Fold Sliding Tractor Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


This card was such fun to make!  My brain is now “spinning” with other ideas for what I might slide across the front of a z-fold card!

Happy Birthday Xavier.  I hoe you enjoy your card – if your Mummy lets you touch it.  Although I tried to reinforce the track with lots of foam adhesive strip, I doubt any of my paper creations would withstand the cyclone force of a 3 year old boy!!!

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