You Can’t Go Wrong With A Shaker Card!

It’s my firm belief, when in doubt about making a card for someone, that you can’t go wrong with moving pieces.

People love interactive cards and they’ll be so busy shaking, sliding or making it move that they won’t be worried about much else.

So, when making a card for Miss Papercraft’s bestie, who turns 6 tomorrow, it was a simple shaker card on order.

There wasn’t a party theme to follow, so I went with the classic black, red & white combination!

Boys Birthday Shaker Card. Kelly Kent -

I started the card thinking I’d add a superhero (hence the pow feature bubble) but decided against it at the end.  Simple works!

Shaker cards are a nuisance to photograph – with all the reflection, so please accept this as my best attempt!!!

His birthday present is an outing, so the ‘here’s to another year of full of adventures’ was perfect for the middle.

Boys Birthday Shaker Card. Kelly Kent -

I love watching the evolution of my children’s writing & literacy skills!!!

It’s such a cute age!

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CASEing the Catty #110 Party Animal


Hey there!  Welcome to our first CASEing the Catty blog hop of the year.

We’re hopping around Australia & New Zealand to share projects with you that were inspired by the photos from current Stampin’ Up! catalogues.

New year – new format.  So for 2017, we’re moving to Facebook as our main platform (rather than the CTC blog).

We’ll still be having a weekly blog hop, but all entries will be uploaded to our CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page.  Click here to request to join us for all the fun.

As well as being excited about the new format, we’re also buzzing with the new products from Sale-A-Bration and Occasions 2017 catalogues last week.  Two new catalogues to CASE and inspire!

Today it’s all about the Party Animal section of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue – pages 4-7.

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The Party Animal suite is all about bold colours & fun animal images.

Although I love the card samples in the catalogue, it was the ceramic animal figures that I was drawn to – particularly the elephant.

And how “lucky” that the new catalogue also contains a fabulous elephant stamp set!!!

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This super cool dude inspired my first card.

I inked up the Lucky Elephant stamp in Versamark, stamped it directly onto the DSP and heat embossed with white powder.

CASEing the Catty #110 - Party Animal Elephants. Kelly Kent -

I finished it off with a party hat (just like in the catalogue), some white twine, a bold Curry Curry card base and a birthday sentiment.

I always forget that stamping & colouring DSP is an option- but I should do it more often, it’s awesome!

No time like the present.. So I made 2 more embossed elephants using different DSP patterns from the Party Animal pack.

CASEing the Catty #110 - Party Animal Elephants. Kelly Kent -

CASEing the Catty #110 - Party Animal Elephants. Kelly Kent -

Do you love the textured balloons?  They are from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies – so many fabulous pieces!

And those birthday senitments???  They are from the Balloon Adventures stamp set, which is part of the Party Animal suite.

You can buy the thinlits & stamp set together for just $90.75 and save yourself 10%.

Want to hear something else awesome?  They balloons in this suite match the existing Balloon Bouquet punch!!!

Next stop on the hop is the wonderful Tricia Raineri.


If the Party Animal projects are calling your name (and there’s more in this section of the catalogue than just this suite- check out pgs 4-7 of the Occasions catalogue), please join us for our monthly challenge – over on the new Facebook page.


Thanks for hopping.  Be sure to check in with us each week as we share lots of projects inspired by the catalogue.

It’s a great way to get the most out of the new catalogue products that you buy.

Kelly Kent -

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