Perennials Petals & Ice Cream Punch Art

It’s the last day of school holidays here in WA, so it seemed fitting to end the summer holidays with some ice cream! When I got out the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle, this was not the card I thought I’d be making. But somehow I fell down the messy rabbit hole that is punch art, and made this –

Isn’t she just the sweetest? I haven’t used the Perennial Petals Dies for flowers but they are a dream for people punch art!

Here’s the breakdown of the punch art pieces

The Ice Cream Corner DSP is full of pretty colours and patterns. I’ve used it for the card background (cut with the Curvy Dies), the dress and the ice cream parts. There’s patterns that work well for the ice cream and the cone. Or you can use the stamp set to create any colour ice cream your heart desires.

The finishing touches for the card are a cute little sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set in Old Olive and a scatter of Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles.

And that’s a wrap on our summer holidays! First day of school tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing all the first day of school photos across Facebook – but don’t forget to lock down your security settings and keep the sharing to your immediate circle only.

Just Add Ink #508 | Add “F”

Hello! How are you loving the new catalogue? I’m super excited to show you some things I’ve been making with my new supplies, but for the Just Add Ink challenge this week, I couldn’t go past sharing a ‘favourite’ character for a ‘fourth’ birthday for the Just Add
“F” theme.

I can’t wait to see what you all create with this theme. There’s so many options – flowers, ferns, frogs, fish, Flirty Flamingo… and I know you’ll think of more! To join the challenge, share your project photo on the link up gallery over at the Just Add Ink blog.

It’s been a while since I shared some character punch art. I almost didn’t make this little gal, but as she is a favourite around here at the moment, it was time!

I know those of you with young children watching cartoons will recognise Bluey from her tv show. There’s something so real and relatable about the story lines and characters from Bluey that they’ve become a favourite across Australia.

I’d be lying if I said this was an easy punch art project, though having put her together once, it would be much easier to do it a second time. Here’s the breakdown of the pieces I used:

You can see that quite a lot of Bluey is free hand cutting, but the Jar Punch was a great starting point – both to get a good size for Bluey, but also the rounded corners. Once you’ve attached your large spots, cut the jar shape again to get a round shape top and bottom. The ridges on the jar were helpful for her hand/arm and the Forever Flourishing Dies provided fantastic shapes for the tail, eyebrows and smaller spots.

The other supplies used for this card were the retired Large Numbers Dies for the “four”, banner from Bonanza Dies and Starburst Punch. Current supplies were the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and 2020-2022 In Color DSP.

Colours for Bluey were Balmy Blue, Soft Sky (retired), Night of Navy, So Saffron, Whisper White and Basic Black.

If you have a little Bluey fan in your house, have a go at making your own version of Bluey! There’s always a messy desk when I’m making punch art, but the end result is worth the chaos!!!

kelly kent |


Colour INKspiration #03


Good afternoon!  If you’re reading this as I post it, I’m out on a birthday experience with Miss Papercraft.

She’s 6 next week and part of her birthday present is a mermaid photo session with Busselton Mermaids!

So, when I saw the timing of this week’s Colour INKspiration challenge, I knew it was perfect timing to share a little project I’ve been working on.

Colour INKspiration #03

Late last year for a birthday card, I created a mermaid using the Fox Builder punch!

Crazy I know – but the pieces work.  And a Punch Art Picture Tutorial has been {LONG} overdue!!!

Here’s Miss Mermaid…

Colour INKspiration #03 - Mermaid Punch Art Tutorial. Kelly Kent -

And this is what she looks like on her birthday card…

Colour INKspiration #03 - Mermaid Punch Art Tutorial. Kelly Kent -

Here’s my mermaid…

Photo courtesy of Busselton Mermaids.

Want to make your own mermaid?

These are the pieces you’ll need…

Mermaid Punch Art Picture Tutorial using Fox Builder Punch. Kelly Kent -

I’m so excited to see your mermaid creations!  Please share with me on Facebook or via email.

I take the time to make these tutorials so that you can use them for your crafting pleasure!

(And so I can remember how to make a mermaid for next time!!!)

Next up on the Colour INKspiration is the lovely Simone Bartrum.


Thanks for visiting & sharing in what we do!

Kelly Kent -

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ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

ESAD Blog Hop Header Holiday 2015

Hello & welcome to another ESAD blog hop.  This one features 24 awesome designers sharing with you their creations using products from the Holiday Catalogue.  If you’ve just come via Barbara’s blog, then keep travelling until you get back there for lots more inspiration along the way.

The 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue has been in circulation for a couple of weeks now and there’s some great ideas on Pinterest.  Given it’s the ‘holiday’ catalogue, lots of the projects are Christmas, Halloween or Thanksgiving themed.  I’m intending on sharing lots more seasonal craft with you between now & Christmas, but for me, sometimes the ideas that spring out of the pages of the catalogue are a little ‘outside the box’.

This was one of them…


When I first saw the Acorn Punch, all I could think of how it would be perfect to make Gumnut Babies.

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie are Australian literary icons that most Aussies will recognise from their childhood.  The author of the Snugglepot & Cuddlepie books, May Gibbs, spent part of her childhood in a town called Harvey which is close to where I live.

So, as much fun as all the Christmas products have been, I wanted to share my super cute gumnut babies with you.



I’ve also made a picture tutorial in case you want to make your own “bush babies”.  They use a few of our wonderful builder punches.  The builder punches are awesome for punch art because of their versatile shapes.


If you’ve spent some time flicking through the holiday catalogue, you might also recognise some other new catalogue goodies in my cards … Lighthearted Leaves stamp set (clear catalogue favourite for me!), Into the Woods DSP & 1/8″ Garden Green Striped Ribbon.

There’s so much to fall in love with.  My holiday catalogue wishlist continues to grow as I see how clever people around the world have used their new products.  This blog hop is no exception!!!

Next stop on the inspiration trail is Jenny Hayward & her lovely holiday creations.

Blog Hop Next Button Holiday 2015

Please leave comments for the designers on your way around – we love to hear from you!

After seeing our work, are you wondering where we all came from?  We are all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia or New Zealand who spend time on Facebook sharing our love of all things Stampin’ Up!.  Here’s some more info…

ESAD Info Holiday 2015

Thanks for visiting us on another ESAD blog hop.  One of the fun parts of creating is sharing the joy with others.  Happy holidays! Kelly x

Full list of ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop Participants:

1. Libby Dyson

2. Paula Reid

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Carly Middleton

5. Rachael Lewsley

6. Narelle Fasulo

7. Emily Campbell

8. Emma Palonek

9. Jo Weedon

10. Rebecca Scurr

11. Andrea Buckland

12. Rochelle Blok

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Monique Fielder

15. Bernie Collins

16. Liv Ingle

17. Sally Williams

18. Ria Kaire

19. Delys Cram

20. Jessica Williams

21. Lou Kitzelman

22. Barbara Williams

23. Kelly Kent – YOU ARE HERE!

24.  Jenny Hayward

Little Kingdom – Ben – Punch Art Picture Tutorial


I made a Ben elf card this week for a 4th birthday party we went to and it reminded me that it’s been a while since I’ve shared a picture tutorial.  So, here we are – all the pieces to make your very own Ben elf.  He’s ginger in the tutorial, but I made him blonde in the card to match the little man who it was for [the joys of handmade!].  The card design was inspired by a lovely card my bestie made – thanks Narelle!  Some of the products used are retired – sadly!

This punch art creation has quite a few elements that use the Cupcake Builder Punch (thankfully not retired!).  All of the’builder’ punches are fantastic due to their versatile pieces.  It’s definitely a must have if you enjoy punch art.  And I do love my punch art – however fiddly & time consuming it may be!  Kelly x

Little Kingdom - Ben Punch Art-001


Piece by Piece – Thermomix Punch Art Tutorial

My apologies for the infrequent posts of late.  Things have been C-R-A-Z-Y!!!  But I’m hoping to get back on track with regular posts & projects very soon, starting with one of the things that’s been keeping me busy.  Do you remember the Punch Art Thermomix card I made?


Well, it got such rave reviews, I’ve made a picture tutorial so you can make your own.  If you’re not crafty, but would like a Thermomix card,  please contact me to place an order.  Kelly x

Thermomix Punch Art-001

Colours used:

Whisper White

Basic Black

Smoky Slate

Basic Grey

Summer Starfruit


Find out how to make a bow using the Envelope Punch Board here.


There’s No Such Thing as a Gruffalo

Have you heard of the Gruffalo?  Unless you’ve got small children, you may not have come across this fabulous book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.  It’s a clever tale of a mouse and his walk through the woods.  And in our house, a favourite tale we read often.  So, I decided to make the beast and all his ‘terrible’ parts into a punch art card.  He was a bit of a challenge – I always find brown a bit awkward – but the resemblance is definitely there.  [It passed a recognition test with my avid little reader!!!]  Here’s the tutorial if you’d like to make one for a bookworm you know.    But shhhhhhhhh, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!  Kelly x



Minion Flip Card

Minions are everywhere!!!  I’m not sure whether it’s the Pharrell William’s “Happy” song, but minions are definitely all the rage at the moment.  There are lots of ways to make minions – circles, ovals, owl punch, card front …  But the one I like the best is inspired by Linda Higgin’s clever use of the Circle Flip Thinlit Die.  I wanted to try it out.  And then I wanted to share it with you so the papercraft world can be filled with minions!!!  Kelly x20140322-213244.jpgSupplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Thinlit Die: Circle Card

Framelits: Circles

Punches: Cupcake Builder, 1 & 3/4″ Circle, 1″ Square, Itty Bitty Shapes – circle, Word Window

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Early Espresso



There’s no Peppa Pig show without George

Hello!  Happy Wednesday.

I couldn’t’ stop my punch art creations just at Peppa.  So, by now hopefully you’d had a chance to construct Peppa and want to add George to the family.

Here is my George birthday card, and tutorial for the punch art.  Again, use, enjoy and share with your friends.

George WM

The backgrounds are Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White on a C6 Daffodil Delight card.

George is made from Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Pacific Point.  The pinks are both retired colours.

He is standing on a strip of DSP from the Cottage Wall (now retired) series.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners set.

So, there we are!  Looking forward to seeing your George card added to your Peppa card on Pinterest.

If you need any Stampin’ Up! supplies and live in Australia, head to my online store: here.  Orders can be shipped directly to your door.

Sale-A-Bration is on a the moment, which allows you to select one of 13 free products for every $90 you spend.

Kelly x

George Punch Art Tutorial


Me, Peppa Pig and 3rd birthday parties

Peppa Pig is a favourite in our house.  What’s not to love?  She’s pink, cute and has a ton of friends with alliterated names.  If you have an almost 3 year old like I do, then you’ll know all about Rebecca Rabbit, Pedro Pony, Danny Dog … So, as my daughter nears 3, her friends are also celebrating this milestone and I’ve been pumping out the kids cards.  For kids, I love punch art – especially of familiar characters.  Punch art is definitely love or hate.  It’s time consuming, fiddly and on the first run – troublesome.  I love it when I find a ‘how-to’ or great tutorial to help me along the way.  [What did crafters do before Google & Pinterest? – these options provide me with my greatest inspiration].

This evening I am sharing with you my Peppa Pig birthday card, and tutorial for the punch art.  Please use & enjoy.  I don’t believe in recreating the wheel.

Peppa Pig Birthday Card

The background is the now retired Cloudy Day embossing folder (which I will never part with) in Bashful Blue and Chevron embossing folder in Chevron.

Peppa is made from Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Real Red (see tutorial below).  The pinks are both retired colours.

The sun is 3/4″ circle with the candles from the Cupcake Builder punch stuck to the back.

So, there we are!  I hope to see some more Peppa cards in circulation on Pinterest and Google.

If you need any Stampin’ Up! supplies and live in Australia, head to my online store: here.  Orders can be shipped directly to your door.

Sale-A-Bration is on a the moment, which allows you to select one of 13 free products for every $90 you spend.

Hope to see you back at the blog soon – I’ll be sharing another fabulous punch art creation.

Kelly x

Peppa Pig Punch Art Tutorial