CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit

Hello Sunday!  Do I say that every week?

CASEing the Catty is one of my favourite challenges to be involved with – the catalogue is a treasure trove of amazing samples and creavity!

I feel like it brings out the best in my creativity and this week is no exception.

I just love the cards I created for challenge #128 – CASEing our favourite kit.

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We know that picking favourites is a tricky one for me… but when it comes to kits, it was an easy flick to the Watercolor Wishes all-inclusive kit.

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

This kit started a real love affair for me with kits, although with a stamp set, block, ink spot and all the materials you need to make 20 cards, what’s not to love?

These all-inclusive kits are perfect for every crafter.  For the ‘just getting started crafter’, they provide everything you need to be able to make beautiful cards.  For the novice crafter, they take all the hard work out of design.  And for the experienced crafter, they are a box of ‘easy’ – perfect to pack up & take on holidays, to kids sport or a good go-to when you just want to create!

For my CASEing the Catty projects, I wanted to highlight the great layout & designs of kit cards.

They are designed to be simple and appealing – lovely to look at but not too complex to put together.

Based on the designs in the photo, I used other items in my craft stash to make similar lovely but easy cards.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

The sentiments are all from the Better Together stamp set (which lots of my team are getting this month thanks to a great promotion offered to Sale-A-Bration recruits!) and each card features the Falling in Love DSP.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

I also used pearls as a feature through the card set.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

Using catalogue pictures to inspired card layouts is a great way to get a project started!

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

And here’s the full set together…

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

I didn’t make these cards to be a set, just to show variety, but given the coordinating features they would actually make a lovely gift set.

I hope I’ve been able to remind you today that you don’t actually need lots of supplies to make great cards!

Stick to the basics of paper, stamps & ink and you can’t go wrong!


Next place to visit on the hop is the gorgeous Judy May, with equally as gorgeous creations!

We’d love for you to join us on Facebook and share your creations.  You’ve got all week, and all weekend to create, with entries open until Sunday evening 7pm (AEST).

Thanks for sharing in the fun!


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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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Supply List:

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.