Just Add Ink #394 | Romance

There’s nothing like a challenge deadline to raise the bar and get some of my to-do list done early!

Thanks to a fabulous theme of “Romance” by Nikki, it’s full steam ahead on the Valentine’s & anniversary cards required around here in Feb.

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The first card I made for this challenge was very non-traditional.  I have no idea where the idea started, but I wanted to use the phrase ‘you are my sunshine’.

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

The Sunshine Wishes Thinlits have the cute ‘sunshine’ die, the stamp set has the ‘are my’ and the YOU is from the Sale-A-Bration set called Celebrate You.

Using the Multi-Purpose Adhesive sheets with the words is my favourite way to adhere them to my cards.  No messing around with liquid glue or tiny bits of tape.

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

The background was made by stamping the dandelions from Birthday Celebration in Versamark then heat embossing in white before spritzing and swirling some yellow & gamboge (orange) Brusho Crystal Color.  Add some glitter dots, a coordinating DSP background and my non-conventional romantic card is done.

Fun fact: I bought Brushos just so I’d be able to tell my customers what they are like…. and I can’t stop using them!


After my fun take on romance, I decided I should make a card in a similar style but with a more traditional colour theme and sentiment.

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

This card has a Sunshine Wishes Thinlit (love), Celebrate you Thinlit (YOU) and stamped sentiment (MORE), just like the other card.

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

It also has a Brusho background with cute emboss resist hearts from the Yay You stamp set – but pink Brusho???  It turns out if you add just a tiny tap of the Brilliant Red Brusho, you can achieve a gorgeous soft pink.  So many possibilities!!!

Two cards – one screams romance and one slides up quietly with a romantic gesture.  Do you have a favourite?

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

If you’d like a reason to start you V-Day card making early, or maybe you also have an anniversary in February, or you’ve got a wedding to go to, visit the Just Add Ink blog to join the challenge.

While you’re at the blog, you can see all the design team card – what a talented bunch, not to mention a collective group of some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet!

Thanks for sharing in the crafty fun with us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

A DSP Journey…

With the great DSP special on during October, I got inspired to go back to a favourite card design of mine where the DSP is the highlight!

I ended up going on a ‘paper adventure’ with some gorgeous patterns.

And some favourite stamp sets – Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Painted Harvest.

The colour journey started with this pretty design from the “Whole Lot of Lovely” DSP…

DSP | kelly kent

And then realised that this retired pattern from the Birthday Bouquet DSP (recently on the Clearance Rack) was a very similar pattern with a pink influence…

DSP | kelly kent

Which then reminded me of the delightful patterns in the Daisy Delight DSP…

DSP | kelly kent

And this one too…

DSP | kelly kent

So, all up in an afternoon of pottering about at my craft table, I was able to create a stack of pretty cards using gorgeous DSP.

DSP | kelly kent

Some of these cards will be sent to my friends having birthdays this month.

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Have you sent any cards this month?

It’s such a buzz to receive one – send a card and be the person to put a smile on someone’s face!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Do you need more DSP?  Here’s the designs available during the buy 3, get 1 free promotion running til 31st October 2017….

Happy September Birthday Paper Adventurers!

It’s birthday time again – can you believe of 365 days of the year, two of our team share the same birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to Kerry & Anne who will both be celebrating this weekend.

I’m still loving using our beautiful DSP to make necklaces – and then of course coordinating cards.

Both cards are a tri fold with a belly band.

I cut the cardstock at 5-7/8″ longways and then scored at 4″ & 8-1/2, with the remaining portion making up the front flap.

For Kerry, I went soft & subtle and used the A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP…

A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP | kelly kent

For Anne, I chose the warm colours of the Painted Harvest DSP…

Painted Harvest DSP | kelly kent

If you’d like to make your own necklaces, this wonderful supplier was recommended by a SU! friend. (Eeek – last time I checked the site was down for maintenance.  Hopefully it’ll be open for your orders again soon!).

There’s a great special on DSP due to start in October.  So, if you’ve enjoyed some of the patterns from your paper stack, October will be a great time to add some full packs to your collection.

Have a great weekend ladies!  May there be many moments of celebration and lots of happy memories made!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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