Timeout Tuesday – Just Add Sympathy

It’s been another Timeout Tuesday here at Papercraft HQ.

Because it’s school holidays, the biggest Little Miss has been around but happy watching Sooty & Sweep on You Tube (ahh the childhood memories) and playing at the craft table with my box of scraps.

Great hobbies start young. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

While she’s been busy, I’ve still managed some craft time of my own – working on my Just Add Ink card for the week.  The theme is Just Add Sympathy – which is always a hard category of cards to make.

There’s some fabulous inspiration from the design team & challenge entries – so I’ve bookmarked the page for future reference (bookmarked on Pinterest of course!).


This is my card using my newly acquired (JAI – how did you know!) but very classic Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  When I was making sympathy cards a couple of weeks ago I realised I didn’t own a dedicated sympathy set {now I do!}.

Just Add Ink #306- Sympathy. Mint Macaron & Vanilla colour scheme with Thoughts & Prayers stamp set & Pretty Petals DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The paper from the Pretty Petals DSP stack matches perfectly with the tree from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set!  And the Mint Macaron & Very Vanilla colour scheme is so serene – it’s perfect!

Don’t you love it when it all comes together?  Kelly x

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Sweet & Simple Sympathy Wishes

I often find it challenging to find the right balance for sympathy cards.

I was really happy with how this one turned out – the simplicity of the design, the muted colours and the subtly of the ‘you’re in my thoughts’ message.

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Do you recognise the sentiment?  It’s from one of the most amazing sets available this year and comes as part of the Watercolor Wishes kit.  The set contains lots of useful sentiments with beautiful typography & styling.

Do you like the butterflies on the card?  They are two-step stamped using the Garden in Bloom stamp set, fussy cut and then adhered on top of a matching butterfly silhouette.

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Sometimes the simplest and sweetest cards say it best.  Kelly x

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Sandy Wishes – happy & sad occasions

I’m kinda still in holiday mode and haven’t really spent much time at the craft table since I’ve been back.

Sadly, friends of ours lost their dog this week, and I wanted to send them a card to let them know we’re thinking of them.

Bob’s favourite place was the beach, so I thought it was fitting to send him off with some sand & waves.

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I couldn’t leave the post with just sad doggie news, so I also wanted to share a card I made a little while ago as a custom request for a wedding.  It also had a beach theme, plus a super cute Kombi!

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Both of these cards embody what I love the most about cardmaking – you can personalise your art to match every occasion.  Happy or sad occasions are the perfect opportunity for a thoughtful card and in my experience, the effort is always appreciated.

I hope you get some time at the craft table this weekend, I know that’s what I have planned!  Kelly x

Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peak – Lotus Blossom

It was with a heavy heart that the first inking of my gorgeous Lotus Blossom Sale-A-Bration stamp set was for a ‘with sympathy’ card.  December brought some very sad news for a couple of families I know.  At this time of sadness, it was nice to be able to handcraft a card in which to pass on my condolences.

The Lotus Blossom has many links to spiritualism, faithfulness & rebirth and is associated with beauty and purity.  It’s beauty makes it a perfect stamp for so many occasions.  If you’re interested in further lotus flower symbolism, the different lotus colours have their own meanings, particularly for those of Buddhist faith (more on this later).

Wishing you a peaceful end to the year.  Kelly x

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Punch: 2″ Circle

DSP: Best Year Ever (SAB 2015)

Cardstock: Whisper White

Ink: Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana

Stamp Sets: Lotus Blossom (SAB 2015), Petite Pairs

Embellishments: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (SAB 2015)

Note: some of the links to new products in this blog post will come up with an error until the catalogue becomes available to the general public on 6th January 2015.