Just Add Ink #369 – Inspiration

It’s a photo inspiration challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

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Join us over at the Just Add Ink blog with your creation inspired by any element of this photo.  It could be the hot air balloon theme, the colours, the layout, the trees, the water…. there’s so much to choose from!

I was inspired by the reflection of the balloon over the water, and used this to create {another} baby card!

Just Add Ink #369 Photo Inspiration | kelly kent

To get a reflection of any stamped image, stamp it as usual on the cardstock.  Then stamp again on Window Sheet and use this image to press under your first stamped image.

The second image will be a mirror image of the first, and lighter in colour, making it look like a reflection.  To get the water ripple, I stamped the top part of the water stamp from the High Tide stamp.

I added Pool Party ink where the puddle formed and Dapper Denim ink on the onesie.

Just Add Ink #369 Photo Inspiration | kelly kent

It’s a subtle finish, but I used the new Marbled background stamp, just to add a bit of texture under my centre panel.


The design team have created more beautiful projects to add extra inspiration this week!  See all the creations over at the Just Add Ink blog.

You can join in the fun there too but adding your card to our gallery!

We love seeing what you create as much as you love seeing our creations!


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Welcome Baby – Not So Wild!

One of the cutest new stamp sets from the new catalogue is “A Little Wild”.

It’s only a little wild because really it’s just super cute!

The stamps have a front & a back of each animal – and matching dies to make them into tags!

I can see all kinds of uses for this bundle, but this week I just used the cute little elephant to create a personalised baby card.

I gave my lightbox another go to take these photos only to decide that I’ve been totally spoilt by natural light in the past few months!

So, I think it’ll be back to my wood table & brick wall for the rest of this week!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

The elephant is my favourite stamp from this set – so perfect for new little people!

She’s a little shy looking with closed eyes, but with a Stampin’ Write Marker, I was able to open her up with bright eyes!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

I used one of the cute sentiments in the stamp set to add some prettiness to the inside too!  And another elephant – and some of the gorgeous new washi tape!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

So many pretties!

I love gray as a coordinating colour!  Gray & pink, and gray and yellow are two of my favourite baby combinations!

I’ve got more ‘wild’ projects to share with you later in the week – sparked by an idea I saw on Pinterest!

How many hours a day do you spend on Pinterest compared to actually creating?  I think if you can strike an even balance, you’re doing well!


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CASEing the Catty #132 – Birthdays

Hello Sunday!

It’s been a crazy, amazing & wonderful week for me, starting with a long weekend Monday and finishing this weekend with my 2017 Catalogue Launch Event.

For the first time, I tackled a retreat style event with 17 wonderful stamping friends.  It took hard work, the help of my stamping army and a few late nights, but it all came together to create a fabulous day of fun, creativity and friendships.  We talked about getting a group shot, but didn’t quite get around to it – too much stamping to do!

Here’s an action picture…

2017 Annual Catalogue Launch Event | kelly kent

The ladies had a great time playing with new & old favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

I was itching to use one of my top 10 purchases – Little One stamp set, a sweet baby set with an oh-so-cute teepee!

But… the theme this week at CASEing the Catty is Birthdays!  Did you love Mel’s beautiful 50th birthday project?

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Luckily for me, the inspiration for CASEing the Catty only has to come from these pages.  The theme can be anything you like!

So, I used this beautiful sample from the catalogue to inspire my colour choice, design features & layout.

This is my Little One baby card…

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

Of course I had to add some Kelly touches, so it all sits over some vellum and I’ve white embossed the sentiment.

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

The inside has a touch of simple decoration – some of the new washi tape.  I was so excited to see it come in solid colours this year, in packs of the same tone!

CASEing the Catty #132 Little One | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me today.

If you’re a CTC regular, you’ll know that we’re on the hunt during June for new design team members to join our crew.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then be sure to visit our Facebook page and play along with our June challenges. Don’t forget to give us your blog address & make it clear you’re wanting to be considered.

You’ll also want to check out the other design team members projects by continuing on the blog hop.  There’s great new catalogue ideas!!!

Next up is Monique’s lovely project

This little chicken is off to have dinner and an early night.

My crazy week was amazing – but I’m ready for a quiet & early night!!!


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Stamping Blindfolded!

I spent some time on the weekend housesitting for Nanna Papercraft.

Of course I had a play in the craft room while I was there!  But it was like stamping blindfolded – I could find anything!!!

Isn’t it funny how you get used to your own system of storage & organisation!

I got there in the end but it took lots of hunting to make this baby card.

One of the best parts of being in someone else’s craft room is using stamp sets that you haven’t yet gotten around to owning.

I haven’t yet acquired the Baby Bear stamp set – but thought it would be fun to play with!

Did you know…. Baby Bear was the most popular un-bundled stamp set in the 2016-2017 catalogue!

It’s easy to see why – the texture and detail in the bear is beautiful!

Thanks Nanna P for letting me roam free in your craft room.  If there’s anything missing, it wasn’t me!


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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 #114 Sending Love

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Hi there!  As we get closer to a big week of love, today at CASEing the Catty, we’re being inspired by the “Sending Love” pages of the Occasions catalogue – pages 14-19.

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When I say a big week of love, I’m not kidding in my house.

Next week sees Valentine’s Day, our wedding anniversary and Miss Papercraft’s 6th birthday.

There’s a few cards still to make on my to-do list!  I should have multi-tasked, but there was a photo in the catalogue that I couldn’t go past.

I’m totally in love with the cute images from the Moon Baby stamp set, and love the catalogue sample.

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But it was the ‘swirly’ type embellishment that caught my eye.

This and the cute bow die was the sole reason I bought the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits!!!

So, when I saw it in the catalogue, mixed with the Moon Baby stamp – I knew I had to CASE it!


I wanted a softer, more traditional colour pallette for my baby cards, so I created pink & mint versions.

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The dotty background was a bolder version of the subtle splatter on the sample card.  I made it by stamping the spotty stamp from the Perpetual Birthday stamp set in Blushing Bride or Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate & gold heat embossing.

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I swapped the rectangle for the largest stitched circle – because so in love with those framelits.  And it’s all about love this week!

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And finished the card off with the sweet ‘twinkle twinkle’ sentiment from the stamp – gold embossed of course!


Thanks for sharing another blog hop with me!  I hoping you’re enjoying all the weekly inspiration from my blog and my stamping friends.

Next up is the lovely Elizabeth Gross & her take on the same photo inspiration – you’ll love what she’s created!!!

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Please join us on Facebook to share your own creation inspired by the Sending Love pages of the Occasions catalogue.

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Visit again tomorrow for another inspiration filled hop!!!

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Just Add Ink #345 Sketch

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This week at Just Add Ink we’re creating to a sketch designed by Narelle.

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I love this sketch and could make a dozen cards without blinking using the circles as my starting point.


It’s been all about new products lately, so I’m taking a pause and going back to some Annual Catalogue favourites with this foxy little baby card…

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love the products in the “A Little Foxy” suite.

For this card I’ve used all of them – the DSP, the punch and the stamp set.

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Plus sentiments from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

You can see the ‘hello’ in this photo with a sneak peak of the inside of the card too.

I’m still working making the insides pretty as my 2017 goal!

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Be sure to check in with the Just Add Ink blog as see what the design team have made this week.  So many wonderful ideas all from the same sketch!

You’ll see lots of them feature the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies – because they are awesome.  If you haven’t ordered them yet, you should!!!  Click here to view them in my online store.

Please join us for the challenge this week and upload your card to the Just Add Ink blog.

This sketch is so easy to use – and will set you on the pathway to your own amazing creation!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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