Double Happiness Wedding Wishes

It’s been a big week of custom requests – which I {LOVE}!

This one was a wedding card with an Asian theme.

I used the couple’s wedding invite as a base for the theme – giving me a colour palette of red, white & black and the beautiful Chinese symbol for double happiness.

This is what I created…

The double happiness symbol was the centrepiece of the card, surrounded by some red cherry blossoms made using the Tree Builder punch.

I added their initials on vellum in gold embossing to the bottom right hand corner and finished the card with some pretty hearts from the Window Box Thinlits die.

I hope the happy couple had a wonderful wedding day!  It was a pleasure to make a card for your special occasion.


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Colour INKspiration #05

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Did you love the colours from last fortnight for Colour INKspiration?

We had so many people enjoying the bold & beautiful purple & yellows!!

This week for Colour INKspiration, we take a softer turn into the pastels.

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This trio of colours lend themselves so nicely to so many occasions!

My initial thought was a pretty wedding card…

Colour INKspiration #05 - Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I had the idea to create the background piece by repetitively die cutting the floral centrepiece die (hexagon shaped die) from the Window Box Thinlits until the cardstock piece was covered.

I then overlayed it on the bokeh piece of DSP from the Falling In Love DSP.  This DSP pack is perfect for this challenge!!!

Once the background was finished, I added my sentiment on an oval stitched shape and decorated with a pink flower & blue butterfly.

Colour INKspiration #05 - Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Sometimes finding ways to keep within the constraints of the challenge colours is the best fun of a colour challenge!


I loved the wedding card, but  I couldn’t shake off the idea of using these colours for a baby card.

How cute are these little babies from the Moon Baby stamp set?

This card for some oh-so-cute twin boys born just a little while ago.

Colour INKspiration #05 - Twin Babies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Even though it was a traditional baby blue theme I was going for, the pink worked beautifully for a shower of hearts as they drifted down!

Colour INKspiration #05 - Twin Babies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m so happy with this card!!!


Please join us with your Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand creations!

You can add any neutral or metallic to complete your artwork.

All designs need to uploaded to our Facebook page to be in the running to win our top 5 crew pick and overall winner for the challenge.

Can’t wait to see what cards & other projects are inspired by these soft & beautiful colours!

Next stop on the hop for more sweet inspiration is Julia Quinn

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CASEing the Catty #117 Sale-A-Bration

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Hello Sunday!!!

Today at CASEing the Catty we’re sharing projects that were inspired in some way by pages 12-15 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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And we’ve love for you to join us on our Facebook page!

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You can participate too – it’s easy!  Just choose a sample, feature or element of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue – pages 12-15 and make it the starting point of your own creation.  You can copy the entire project or be inspired by the elements.


My catalogue inspiration today was the set of cards made by the Stampin’ Up! creative team using the All Occasions stamp set.

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One of the things I love most about CASEing the Catty is the layout inspiration – it’s always a wonderful starting point!

I turned the card at the bottom right into a wedding card…

CASEing the Catty #117 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the card at the top left into a monster birthday card…

CASEing the Catty #117 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

There’s still 5 more cards in that photo that could be your starting point!  Don’t forget to join us on Facebook!

You’ll also get lots of inspiration by following the blog hop around.

Next up on the list is the fabulous Rebecca Scurr

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If you see anything you like while you are hopping, need more supplies for your craft stash – or have fallen in love with the limited edition Sale-A-Bration products, then head on over to my online store for a spot of weekend retail therapy!!!

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Better Together Wedding Wishes

I’m at a wedding today – the beautiful union between one of my best friends from uni & her suave (now) husband.

This is the card I made for them, using some of my favourite supplies.

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Many of the products I used for this creation are at the top end of pricing – but don’t let that deter you.  They are great, solid investments that you won’t regret.

The first is the Large Letters framelits and Letters for You stamp set.

Letter sets are amongst my favourite purchases – it adds so many options for personalisation.

For me, one of the greatest pleasures of card making is being able to create something you can’t easily buy in the retail market.

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The best value purchase for this set is using the 50% discount you earn when hosting a workshop with sales of $750 or more.

Any crafter can be a host – ask me how!


The next great investment is the Better Together stamp set.

It’s {FILLED} with really useful sentiments in great layouts and fonts.  You’ll be able to use them on all your cards & projects.

Better Together stamp set - wedding card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I added the sentiment to the outside of a custom made envelope – just for a different touch!


The final ‘must-have’ is the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits – so elegant and such a lovely feature piece.

It looks stunning in gold glimmer paper!!!

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Lots of wedding wishes for the happy couple.  Now, it’s time to party!!!

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CASEing the Catty #92 Everyday Occasions

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Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

Today it’s all about the Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue (pages 66-91).  This section contains many of my catalogue favourites, so I’m excited to see what the crew has come up with.

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I’ve used the card & bag designs on page 73 as my inspiration to create a trio of wedding cards.

I love a classic & elegant wedding card.  And nothing says wedding to me more than metallics.

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The bag on the left of the inspiration picture was the starting point of my card designs.  The copper through the DSP and the textured background lead to this creation…

CASEing the Catty #92 - Everyday Occasions. Wedding Wishes Trio - Bronze (Copper). Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Did you spot the *sneak peak* items from the Holiday Catalogue?  Embossed DSP (Fancy Frost) and Copper Foil!!!


Next up was the card on the right, to create this silver stunner…

CASEing the Catty #92 - Everyday Occasions. Wedding Wishes Trio - Silver. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Once again I’ve used the *sneak peak* Fancy Frost Speciality DSP.  The texture is amazing – you’ll easily fall in love with this DSP when you see it in person!


I’m not sure if all the Olympics I’ve been watching has infiltrated by crafting sub-consious, but I had a desire to make just one more card – in gold!

I carried through all the elements from the previous cards – metallic foil, Sunshine Wishes heart, Wedding Wishes label – and that beautiful Fancy Frost DSP.

CASEing the Catty #92 - Everyday Occasions. Wedding Wishes Trio - Gold. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Plus, one more *sneak peak* – we’re getting gold baker’s twine. It’s so thin & delicate and just beautiful to tie.  It comes in a pack with Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green which makes it perfect for all your Christmas projects – and more!


CASEing the Catty #92 - Everyday Occasions. Wedding Wishes Trio - Gold, Silver & Bronze (Copper). Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I hope you enjoyed my tranformation from the catalogue to some clean & simple wedding cards.

We’d love for you to add your own project inspired by the Everday Occasions section of the catalogue. Click on the link below to take you to the link-up.

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Keep clicking below to visit more CASEing the Catty design team blogs.  You may have come here from Deb’s beautiful card – if not, click on the previous button below to take you there.  If you’re travelling in a circle, click next to see Julia’s fabulous Thoughtful Branches card.

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Thanks for visiting!  I’ll be sharing more holiday catalogue *sneak peaks* during the week.

If you’ve fallen just a bit more in love with the Thoughful Branches bundle during this hop, don’t forget that it’s limited edition & only available during August!  Click here for more information about ordering.

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Wedding Wishes – Bloomin’ Heart Dress

This idea has been floating around for a while since chatting to a friend about the possibilities for the Bloomin’ Heart die but it’s taken a little while to make it to the top of the to-do list.

But here we are – on a Saturday that I hope is the perfect wedding day for many brides around the world.  As it gets colder here in WA we are nearing the end of our ‘wedding season’.  Though you never can quite tell what the weather will be like at any time of the year!

Mr P & I got married in February, which is notoriously hot in Australia.  Low & behold it was 40 degrees + all week (and we’d chosen black on black suits for the groomsmen!) and there was a bit of weather panic going on.  Not that we needed to worry – Friday 13th rolled around and luck was on our side with a beautiful 29 degree day.

This photo is one of my favourites.  Not the classic pose & look dreamily into each other’s eyes (though we have some of those too) but a shot that captures the fun we were having on one of the most wonderful days of my life.

Mr & Mrs Papercraft get married. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Enough photos???

So, back to that conversion about what else the beautiful Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit could be.  Of course – with that lace-like texture and great shape, would it make a wonderful wedding dress skirt?  Paired with the detailed little butterfly from the Bold Butterfly Framelits, it’s a wedding dress made in paper heaven!  So pretty!

Bloomin' Heart Thinlit & Bold Butterfly Framelit - Wedding Dress Art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tux was a little more boring – and not nearly as important!  I made sure the stunning wedding dress was front & centre of this card.

Bloomin' Heart Thinlit & Bold Butterfly Framelit - Wedding Dress Art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Happy wedding day to all those happy couples out there!  Everything about my wedding day was perfect and I’d go back and do it a million times over!  Though I wish I gotten married {AFTER} I found Stampin’ Up! and Pinterest!  Kelly x

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CASEing the Invite – GDP#028 & JAI#303

It’s another challenge double header with the Just Add Ink (Just Add “E”) challenge and Global Design Project (CASE the Designer) perfectly intertwining!

Over at Just Add Ink #303, they are adding “E”.  Which means Easter, eggs, elephants and for me – Elegance!

At Global Design Project #028, it’s time to case one of my favourite Artisan Design Team members Jessica Williams.


One of the cards on my to-do list for the week was a wedding card for the weekend.

My card is a combination of Jessica’s card layout with a touch of lace & ‘elegance’ as I pulled part the wedding invite and used the materials to create a very special wedding card.

GDP028 & JAI303 - CASEing the Designer (Jessica Williams) with this Elegant Wedding Card. Pedal Pusher stamp stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

One of my favourite card making party tricks is to use the original invite in some capacity in the actual card.  This works beautifully for weddings when the invites are usually fabulous works of art in the first place!  Hence, CASEing the invite!

For this wedding card, I used the card base, card front, lace & ribbon together with the super cute Pedal Pusher stamp set.  The wedding theme is black & white, but I couldn’t resist putting in a little Real Red & Cherry Cobbler to create a classic (and elegant) wedding colour combination.

GDP028 & JAI303 - CASEing the Designer (Jessica Williams) with this Elegant Wedding Card. Pedal Pusher stamp stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I often wonder if the recipients notice their original features. Not that it matters, because I always have fun making their cards!  Nothing like a bit of a creative twist to keep things interesting!  Kelly x

PS, Did you notice the addition of the wedding cans from the Beautiful Ride stamp set?  I couldn’t resist adding a little more touch of wedding (and maybe decreasing the elegance level slightly!!!).

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