Winter Wedding Wishes

Here in Australia, not many people have weddings in June.

Why not?  Because it’s winter and the weather is much nicer October to March, which is when you are most likely to attend a wedding.

On saying that, planning a February wedding isn’t exactly a walk in the weather park either!

We got married on 13th Feb 2009.  The week leading up to the wedding was 40 degrees (104 Fahrenheit for those of you needing the other scale) on 4 consecutive days.

We’d chosen black suits with black shirts for the guys and heavy red dresses for the girls (crazy I know but I had a vague Valentine’s theme!).  And of course I had layers upon layers of wedding dress!

In a stroke of wedding luck, the weather dipped down to a pleasant 29 degrees and was gorgeous.

You can control lots about the wedding but not weather! I’ve been to weddings where it’s rained, weddings where it’s been cold & weddings where I’ve been blown away.

One thing you can control is a sensational wedding card!!!


This card was a custom request from a friend who went to a winter wedding last weekend.

One of my personalised creations with a design that was inspired by the invite.

Personalised Wedding Card | kelly kent

The invite had a black & white theme with cute fairy light bunting.

The bride’s new initials will match her husbands so my friend asked that this was a feature of the card.

Would you find it funny or frustrating if your initials were the same?  I ended up with alliterated initials by changing my name – I like it!


This theme was super easy to carry over to the inside of the card with the new Pick a Pattern black & white Washi Tape!

Personalised Wedding Card | kelly kent

This is one of my all-time favourite wedding sentiments.  You’ll find it in the Better Together stamp set.

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Happily Ever After – Thank You Card Gift Set

It’s time for a break from the craft table to attend a wedding!

Mr & Mrs Papercraft have put on some pretty clothes and are having a night out!!!

Although it’s become traditional for monetary wedding gifts in our current generation.

I understand the wishing well – we did the same!  Most couples have already set up house long before they got married and money allows them to buy big ticket items that they want or need.  I will always be grateful for our dishwasher!

I wanted to break from tradition and share some handmade love for the couple’s wedding.

Their wedding invite was so pretty and reminded me of the Seasonal Layers bundle that I’ve been playing with this month.

So, I made 25 notecards in the blossom theme with the gorgeous sentiment from the All Things stamp set ‘ thank you for sharing in our happily ever after’.  So sweet!!!

All Things Thanks is available in the 2017 Occasions catalogue and to my delight, appears in the upcoming Annual Catalogue.

In a very happy coincidence, I was able to package of all of the cards into a box that one of my birthday gifts came in during the week – talk about perfect timing!

And a perfect fit!  The box fits 25 card and decorated envelopes perfectly!

In the same style, I made a wedding card for the happy couple, using masking tape to block out the ‘thank you’ part of the sentiment, leaving just a wonderful wedding sentiment!

The gift set and wedding card use a few retired/retiring items.  There are some things in my stash that I keep for personal creations.

From long ago, I used the Brushed Gold cardstock – it’s perfect for weddings!  Do you still have some tucked away?

From not so long ago, I used Mossy Meadow cardstock (it matched the invite!).

And from now, the soon to be retired the Falling Petals embossing folder.  I’m keeping that one forever!!!

Once the card is all written out, I’ll be finishing it with flourish of ribbon & a bow.

I love handmade!  And I hope this thank you notecard set helps out the happy couple!

Here’s to a wonderful night!!!

 

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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WEDFEST Wedding Card

A friend of mine was invited to a WEDFEST wedding in the UK – and asked me to create the wedding card, to match the amazing invite.

I had never heard of a WEDFEST before, so I did a quick Google – wow!  So much fun!!!

Imagine going to a wedding that’s styled on a festival!!!  The theme totally revolves around all things awesome & cool!!!!

The event photos are fabulous and I have permission to share the beautiful bride and her sensational Lego bouquet – amazing!!!

Now, I won’t have to tell you how much fun it was to create a lanyard WEDFEST card to fit the theme!!!

This card is ‘oversize’ at twice the size of a normal card.  An event this big, needed a card to match!

The background was personalised and computer generated to include bride, groom & their 2 children plus “WEDFEST” to keep on theme!

The middle panel is a cello bag shaker card, again personalised with the wedding details, set on a brayered shimmery rainbow backdrop.

You hear this a lot on blogs, but the photos don’t do this card justice!

Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness!  If married life continues to be the party that WEDFEST was, then it’s going to be a fun ride!!!


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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…

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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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