Holidays Kids Class – Fidget Spinner Card

It has been school holidays here in Western Australia – for the past 2 weeks.  And because we are in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s winter!

As Murphy’s Law would have it, these holidays have been mostly wet, cold & windy, so it seemed like the perfect time to launch my school holidays paper craft class.

I’ve been thinking through this for quite some time, but the holidays always seem to come & go before I can put my plans into action.

Not this holidays!  I shared Tuesday afternoon with 7 gorgeous little people.

We made 2 cards, a calendar/post-it creation & a necklace, finishing with free choice using pieces from my scrap basket.

The kids had lots of fun and it was labelled as the ‘best craft activity ever’.

Kids Craft Class | kelly kent

All the projects were voted as winners, but the fidget spinner card definitely got a thumbs up from the whole group!

Fidget Spinner Card | kelly kent

Because kids don’t have any concept of new, retired or otherwise, I used this class as a chance to go back to some of my favourites!

Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey & the gorgeous Moonlight DSP.

Here’s the spinner card in action…


Although I’ve seen some awesome spinners made from punches, we kept it simple and cut around a printed spinner image.

Thanks to Doodlecraft for the great template. (3″ is the approximate printed size)

Fidget Spinner Card | kelly kent

We added 3/4″ circles at the three points and attached a washer with glue dots.

The middle feature is another 3/4″ circle with a 1/2″ circle adhered on top with a mini dimensional.

Again, retired was all ok for this card, so I used the arc die from the recently retired Sliding Star Framelits to make the spinner track.

The spinner is attached using more washers & a dimensional.

Fidget Spinner Card | kelly kent


I’m calling my first ever kids class a wonderful success.

The kids had a great time and they were super clever at making things from paper!

If you live in the Bunbury area and would like to book a kids paper class, email me!

You may also want to ‘like’ my Facebook page so you get updates on any future kids classes.

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What Will You Stamp #124 – Daisy Delight

Daisies have totally been the hit of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

So much so, that the punch is currently on ‘unorderable’ status while the factory goes into overtime making more!

Stampin’ Up! addicts bought the entire supply of punches twice over – a whole year’s supply in less than 2 months!

What Will You Stamp is featuring the stamp set this week, so it seems like a good time to get the daisies inky again.

I chose one of the beautiful new In Colors – Berry Burst – and combined the daisy centrepiece with stamps from the Wood Words stamp set.

Daisy Delight | kelly kent

The floral stamp coordinates fabulously!

I’ve stamped the daisy three times in Berry Burst and then Aqua Painted using Berry Burst again – but quite diluted to get a lighter shading.

For a three layer daisy, you need to line them up in thirds.  If you try to fill the gap with the second daisy you’ll have nowhere to put the last one.

Daisy Delight | kelly kent

I love that the Faceted Gems fit so nicely in the middle of the daisy – it’s a great finish!

And the final flourish for my daisy was some tweaked & teased Copper Trim.

Have you tried this?  It’s double layered, so simply cut through the side of the ribbon and then pull apart!!!

Daisy Delight | kelly kent

Do you love the daisy in this colour, or are you a traditional yellow & white daisy lover???

How wonderful is ink & paper – we can create all kinds of daisies!

I’ve got an idea brewing based on a book I’m reading at the moment…. let’s see if I can make it happen!


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Just Add Ink #368 – Twist (Birthday for Christmas)

I’m not sure I’m the most popular person on the Just Add Ink Design Team at the moment after suggesting this juicy little challenge!

Who’s up for using a Birthday stamp set to create a Christmas card???

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To meet the guidelines of this challenge, you must use a set that is traditionally used for birthdays (or contains a birthday sentiment) – and use it to make a Christmas card!!!

Of course, making a Christmas card with just a birthday set is tricky, so feel free to add in another set to tie your project together.

I used the Birthday Delivery stamp set – which I have been promising myself to get inky for a while now.

The characters are just so cute!

Here’s the sweet little girl looking in on a lit up Christmas tree…

Just Add Ink #386 Christmas Twist | kelly kent

The ‘greetings’ is from the same stamp set, but I’ve borrowed the Christmas from Santa’s Sleigh stamp set.

Just Add Ink #386 Christmas Twist | kelly kent

The white on white embossing paste was a lovely texture for my wall…

Just Add Ink #386 Christmas Twist | kelly kent

Please join us for this fun challenge.  It seems a little strange at first – but embodies what I love about challenges – it stretches your creativity to a really fun place!

Enter your creation over at the Just Add Ink blog.

The other design team cards are here too – there’s a great assortment of wonderful creativity.

Hopefully they loved the creative challenge as much as I did!


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Colour INKspiration #13

Hello! And welcome to Colour INKspiration #13!

Do you love or hate the number 13?  I’m a fan!!!!

The first challenge for July features a gorgeous quartet of bright & fun colours – Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Lemon Lime Twist & Fresh Fig.

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You may like to take inspiration from the photo as well, but you can go wherever these challenge colours take you.

Don’t forget that you can add in any neutrals or metallics to the palette too – which opens up some great variety.

I’ve added silver/gray to mine to create yet another creation using the “Little One” stamp set.  I just love that teepee!!!

Colour INKspiration #13 | kelly kent

This concept came from the idea of a cute baby blanket covered in teepees.  The colours from this challenge were perfect for a bright & fun look.

I double embossed the cardstock with the Ruffled folder (embossed once, rotated and then embossed again) after it was stamped & coloured, to give it a ‘blanket look’.

Colour INKspiration #13 | kelly kent

Watercoloring the teepees softened the colours to ‘baby tone’.

A bit of sequin & glitter dot bling finished the sentiment panel…

Colour INKspiration #13 | kelly kent

Do you like the ‘get your swaddle on’ sentiment?

I think it’s a bit of a divider – I’m still sitting on the fence.  Might be a ‘for the right Mum/baby’ type saying.


The hop showcasing these gorgeous colours continues on now to the wonderful Monique Fielder

You can join in too by uploading your creation using the challenge colours (and any neutrals and/or metallics) over on our Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook page.

If you don’t have Facebook, email me your creation and I’ll share it for you!.

I hope you have a wonderful end to your week!

If you’re still on school holidays like me, I’m hoping for fine weather, lazy mornings and children who don’t whine!

I don’t ask for much, do I???


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Teepee Love!

Do you remember the baby teepee card I made back in May when I was eagerly awaiting being able to order all the stamps on my new catalogue wishlist?

Here it is…

Now that I’ve added the oh-so-cute teepee stamp set – Little One – to my collection, I made the card again using the stamp set.

Little One - Teepee Love | kelly kent

I can’t decide which version I like better!!!  I just think teepees are the cutest baby motif!


I also made a Rich Razzleberry version in this design….

Little One - Teepee Love | kelly kent

These cards were my swaps for our recent team meeting.

Want to be part of an amazing team of like-minded crafters?  You should join Stampin Up! and our Paper Adventures team!  Especially during July – the joining deal is AH-MAY-ZING!  Click here for more info.

Little One - Teepee Love | kelly kent

{PS, if you are trying to place the cute Tranquil Tide washi tape, I stole it from my Soft Sayings kit!}

This stamp set is getting quite a work out – pop back in tomorrow to see another Little One creation for my Colour INKspiration design team card.

So many baby cards – but I just couldn’t resist!


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Happy First Birthday Gorgeous!

This sweet card was a custom order for a gorgeous little lady who celebrated turning one on the weekend!

It was modelled on the invite which was beautiful & floral – and a perfect inspiration match for the flowers in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Happy First Birthday Gorgeous | kelly kent

It was a special creation with lots of 2-step stamping & fussy cutting, but worth all the effort to see the stunning floral bouquet come together!

Happy First Birthday Gorgeous | kelly kent

Happy birthday to the little lady!  May the rest of your years be as happy and carefree as your first!


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CASEing the Catty #136 – Thanks

Sunday evening – how did you get here so fast???

I hope your weekend was wonderful!

It’s an exciting week at CASEing the Catty – we’re welcoming 7 new design team members!!!

Please welcome Angela Meiritz-Reid & Sandra Collett from NZ, and Fi Cobbin, Megan Lenske, Rose Packer, Alisa Tilsner & Peta Stephen from Australia to the Crew!

We’re so excited to have some new talent in the Crew!

Most of the new Crew were able to join us this week, so please make them feel welcome by leaving them a comment as you hop around!


The theme for CASEing the Catty #136 is the “Thanks” section of the annual catalogue.

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I was inspired this week to use the ‘step it up’ concept on page 129.

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I felt like it was time for the piggies to make an appearance again!

Here’s my fancier & fancier flying pigs…

CASEing the Catty #136 This Little Piggy | kelly kent

I even had a go at using the catalogue picture as inspiration for the styling!

This one layer card would be great for new stampers.

CASEing the Catty #136 This Little Piggy | kelly kent

This card is a little more complex with embossing paste for the background, a paper pieced piggy and a little bling…

CASEing the Catty #136 This Little Piggy | kelly kent

And this card is next level with lots of layers, DSP paper piecing for the piggy, gold foil for her wings, a ribbon accent and extra bling in the form of glitter in the embossing paste.

CASEing the Catty #136 This Little Piggy | kelly kent

Stepping it up is a great way to experiment with the different ways you can use your Stampin’ Up! products!

Thanks for joining me for CASEing the Catty this week.

Next up is one of our new Crew members – Alisa Tilsner, who I’m super excited to be hopping with!


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