Colour INKspiration #08

Everyone loved the soft & pretty colours of last fortnight’s Colour INKspiration challenge #07.

I lost count of how many ‘lovely’ adjectives I used on commenting on all the beautiful projects!!!

This fortnight’s challenge is going to be polarising!  It’s deeper & darker and more moody!

And features Delightful Dijon which is rarely a favourite colour on anyone’s list!  But I admit that it has grown on me as it nears retirement!!!

I think it’s perfect for cards with a nature theme, masculine/neutral cards or baby cards.

I almost went down the baby card line, but on reflection, I’ve used that theme a number of time for challenges recently.

So, I decided on a neutral / masculine thank you card.  You could easily change the sentiment on this card and make it a birthday card instead.

Since this challenge features 2 of the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors – Delightful Dijon & Tip Top Taupe – I decided on a retiring stamp set too.

It’s a great time of the year to have one last play with sets that won’t make the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue like the Work of Art stamp set.

UPDATE: It seems like I forgot to check if this set was actually retiring.  It’s not!!! Whoopsie!  Thanks to one of the DT crew for checking for me!

Pleased to be able to share it with you for another year to come!

This card is quite simple, with a fun repetitive pattern using the circle stamp from Work of Art.

Effective techniques don’t always have to be hard work!

This card uses second generation or stamping off to achieve a lighter variation of the same colour.  It’s perfect for darker colours to get some light & shade.

I’ve stamped in Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe and Soft Suede in full strength for some spots, then with technique to achieve a softer tone for each colour for other spots.

You stamp as normal, then stamp again without reinking – getting a lighter colour (second generation).  Or if you just need the lighter version, stamp onto scrap/scratch paper first then onto your project without reinking.

I’ve used it again on the inside of the card…

I’ve added a ‘you’re the best’ sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set in white heat embossing on Early Espresso cardstock.  I love the light on dark effect of heat embossing in white.

I was excited to see that All Things Thanks is carrying over!!!

And although you can’t tell in the photo, the case base is made using the new Very Vanilla {THICK} cardstock!  So excited we’re going to have this style of cardstock in VV as well as Whisper White!


You’re going to want to keep going on this hop to see all the amazing ways you can use Delightful Dijon & those moody neutrals.

Next up is the talented & lovely Jackie Noble.

Thanks for visiting!

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Urban Underground Tools

I love the inspiration that challenges offer.

This week it was the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary that caught my attention when I was designing cards for my Tuesday class.

I love the idea of the three panels!

We used the Nailed It stamp set to create one panel, which once we’d finished stamping, we cut into 3 equal panels.

I love the Urban Underground suite.  Yellow, white & gray is one of my favourite colour trios!!!

And those little embellishments are unreal!

You should try out this sketch, it’s a great starting point for any card!


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You Can’t Go Wrong With A Shaker Card!

It’s my firm belief, when in doubt about making a card for someone, that you can’t go wrong with moving pieces.

People love interactive cards and they’ll be so busy shaking, sliding or making it move that they won’t be worried about much else.

So, when making a card for Miss Papercraft’s bestie, who turns 6 tomorrow, it was a simple shaker card on order.

There wasn’t a party theme to follow, so I went with the classic black, red & white combination!

Boys Birthday Shaker Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I started the card thinking I’d add a superhero (hence the pow feature bubble) but decided against it at the end.  Simple works!

Shaker cards are a nuisance to photograph – with all the reflection, so please accept this as my best attempt!!!

His birthday present is an outing, so the ‘here’s to another year of full of adventures’ was perfect for the middle.

Boys Birthday Shaker Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love watching the evolution of my children’s writing & literacy skills!!!

It’s such a cute age!

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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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