CASEing the Catty #214 | Sale-A-Bration

If you’ve been tracking school holiday fun here at Papercraft HQ, then it’s my sad news to tell you that school goes back tomorrow!   I really enjoy school holidays – fun activities, lazy mornings and summer fun!  But all good things must come to an end!

The kids are super excited – and I am too about the potential concept of more craft time during the day!!!  And being a touch more organised with two of the three Little Papercrafts out of the house!!!

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I missed the deadline for sign up this week’s CASEing the Catty – but thanks to the lovely Kathryn Mangelsdorf whose blog you may have just visited, I snuck in at the last minute to share this cute little gift set I made for a friend.

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I drew inspiration from a number of sources for the inside & outside of the gift set!

The calendar and gift box styling are CASEd from my ESAD Blog Hop projects.  See here for the original designs.

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I filled the box with tea pot note cards inspired by a gorgeous project I saw by Dee Copus-Read – see her teapots here

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

The teapot styling was CASEd from this photo in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue…

I have been admiring the colouring of the striped teapot since the SAB catalogue landed on my desk!  I don’t have the artistic touch required for such amazing watercolouring.  If you’d like to have a go – Alisa Tilsner made a great tutorial – click here to visit.

Instead, I used a tip shared by Artisan Design Team member – Emma Goddard.  Emma simply used an Aqua Painter to draw stripes across the cardstock before she stamped with the tea pot & cut with the die.  Easy but amazing!  I swiped left and then right across each line so I could get some variation in colour profile – and this suited my natural technique of uneven colour application!!

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I used this technique in 3 different colours to suit the DSP colours (2 of each) plus on the back of the 3″ envelopes.  It’s a snug fit, but the teapots can be convinced to sit nicely in the envelopes (which is perfect!).

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

To turn the teapots into note cards, I simply folded my Whisper White cardstock in half before die cutting.  I then used by Stamparatus – set up with a carefully placed template – to stamp the teapot image.

Stamparatus with Framelit template | kelly kent

I love the collaboration of this project – all the ideas I’d seen from Stampin’ Up! and other demonstrators sharing online – helped me to create something special.  And now here I am sharing with you.  It reflected the share what we love so well!

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

Thank you for joining me today!  And again to Kathryn!

There’s a full supply list at the end of this post with links to the online store for easy shopping.  The fabulous teapot framelits are available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption with any $180+ order.  Don’t forget to add the Tea Together stamp set (page 49) to your order to own the coordinating set.

Speaking of coordinating sets – did you see that lots more of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets will have coordinating dies available in March!!!  I’ll post more details during the week.

Next up you are off to visit Shannon Kissane and her cute canine creation!

Please join us on the CASEing the Catty Facebook page to join the challenge by sharing your catalogue inspired project.

See you next week!

For all my WA followers with children starting school tomorrow, I hope it’s a smooth transition for you & your family!


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Stamp Review Crew | Bella & Friends

What a great way to start 2018 – with a Stamp Review Crew blog hop!

Thanks for joining our group of international demonstrators as we all showcase a stamp set.  You can find the main SRC post here.

You are starting the New Year with Kelly Kent in Bunbury, Western Australia.  You may have already visited Nikki on the east coast of Australia, and the next stop is Cindy Elam in the US (I think it’s still 2017 there!).

Today’s stamp set is Bella & Friends from the Annual Catalogue….

It’s the perfect set for any project that needs to be cute!

Although I often make cards, for my blog projects, I’m starting this year with a 3D item using a Pizza Box as the base.  I’m was so happy to hear that these cute little boxes will continue to be available into 2018!

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

Bella & her turtle friend are coloured using Watercolor Pencils & smoothed over with an Aqua Painter.

We have so many amazing colouring options in the range at the moment!  Have you gotten your watercolour pencils out lately?  I’d been neglecting them, but after playing with my Lots of Happy kit during the week, I was reinspired.  That’s where I borrowed the Lemon Lime Twist Pencil from – there’s a few sneaky new colours!!!

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

What’s on the inside????

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

I’m thinking that this would make a great ‘by the phone’ type pad – only no one I know has a tabletop phone anymore!!!  But a notepad you have lying around the house for when you need to jot down a shopping list, phone number or leave a note for someone.

A really cute note!  All the pages are stamped with images from the stamp set…

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

And since there’s cute pictures, I thought it would be good to include some colouring pencils to up the fun factor!

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

I’m sure you spied the calendar on there – it’s always handy to have a calendar on hand when you’re planning ahead!!  I love the size & quality of these calendars available from Craftie Cafe.  Plus, it’s the time of the year when having calendars on projects is very practical!

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

The paper pad came from Kmart Australia I had in my stash. I can’t find it on the website at the moment, so it might not be available at the moment.  It measures 8cm x 8cm.

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent


Thanks for joining me for this edition of the Stamp Review Crew!

Hop over to Cindy Elam to continue with cute & cuddly inspiration featuring Bella and her friends!

Happy New Year – I hope 2018 is wonderful for you & your loved ones!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Easel Calendar Instructions

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

A couple of weeks ago, I shared this Easel Calendar as part of my Stamp Review Crew project using Painted Harvest.  You can find the original post here.

It got such an amazing response – I am so humbled by your lovely comments.

Many people asked me for a tutorial.  I hadn’t planned on writing a tutorial, but here’s the measurements and some basic instructions on how I put it together.

Note: All measurements are design for Australian/European A4 cardstock.  If you are in the US, some adjustments may be required.

STEP 1

Make a normal card base by cutting an A4 sheet of cardstock lengthways and scoring at half way (cut at 4-1/8″ lengthways, score at 5-7/8″ across).

STEP 2

Make the easel fold component by cutting a piece of cardstock 4-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ and scoring across the short edge at 1/2″, 1-3/4″, 3″.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 3

Attach the easel component to the bottom of the card base with a strong adhesive – making it into a triangle with a foldable base.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 4

Make a pocket for the front of the card by cutting a piece of cardstock 6-1/8″ x  x 4-1/8″.

Score at 1/2″ & 1″ from both short edges and one long edge.  Cut the bottom score lines into the pattern below…

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 5

Fold the edges up to create a box shape (that doesn’t have a back).

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 6

Apply strong adhesive and attach it to your easel.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 7

Finished!  Decorate using whatever design you’d like to look at for the next 12 months!

The cardstock on the front is 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ for the bottom layer and 3-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ for the top layer.  Adhere them together and slide into place (they sit inside the pocket).

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

The pocket can hold whatever you need – pen & post-its, note paper, emergency chocolate!

The note paper I used came from a large paper cube from Kmart.

The calendars are from Craftie Cafe mounted on a piece of DSP measuring 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″.

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

Thanks for visiting!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Christmas-but-not Calendar Gifts

I’m always on the lookout for papercraft ideas that make great Christmas gifts.  Simple but lovely creations that are perfect to give to a variety of people in your life (you know the ones … colleagues, hairdresser, doctor…).

Every year, calendar tabs are one of my go-to projects.  You can buy them from a variety of online stores.  I prefer the ones that come individually sealed (rather than tearing them from a larger pad).  This year I got mine from ebay and as well as the usual white, I also got a packet in Kraft colour – just for something different!

In previous years I’ve made card front calendars with fridge magnets attached, easel calendar cards and post it note versions.

This year, I made a stand-up calendar using a simple triangle design.

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I decorated them with DSP from the 2015 Holiday catalogue, but tried to keep them from being overtly “Christmassy” since the recipient is going to be looking at them long after the holidays are over.  I am in love with the Winter Wonderland DSP – such a lovely texture & pattern assortment.

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How cute are the deer from the Home for Christmas DSP???  I’ve also added Gold Cording Trim bows to the calendars for a bit of year-round bling!

Want to make your own calendar gifts this year (ready for next year…)?  They are very simple and economical – see the instructions & measurements below.  And I’ll keep lookout for some more papercraft gift ideas to share with you.  Kelly x


Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of A4 (Australian size) cardstock in half (it’ll be 4-1/8″ x 11-11/16ish”)
  2. Score at 5″, 10″, 10-3/4″, 11-1/2″
  3. Fold cardstock into a triangle shape, with a mountain fold underneath.  Adhere the little flap to the inside of the triangle.
  4. Calendar front – Mat 1: 3-7/8″ x 4-3/4″; Mat 2 (DSP): 3-5/10″ x 4-1/2″; Calendar cardstock: 3-1/16″ x 2″
  5. Decorate!