CASEing the Catty #135 – Holidays

This week at CASEing the Catty – the challenge where we ask you to be inspired by the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue – we are taking our creative instructions from the Holiday section.

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This year the Holiday section of the catalogue covers more than Christmas, although it’s where you’ll find all those sets that are perfect for the early bird who wants to make festive cards all year around.

Christmas in July is a popular concept in Australia due to the large migrant populations from the Northern hemisphere wanting a cold, wintery and sometimes snowy Christmas!

So, there are many who celebrate an alternative Christmas during the month of July with big feasts, great company and all the Christmas trimmings.

For others, it marks the second half of the year and a milestone to start the preparations for the big day in December.


After a flurry of Christmas cards in late June on my blog, I’m having an ‘it’s only July’ panic and have decided to use the Christmas inspiration for a magical birthday card!

The striking background of this Christmas card caught my attention…

So I turned it pink & girl for a fairy birthday card….

CASEing the Catty #135 | kelly kent

To achieve this look, I started with Shimmery White cardstock and brayered the whole layer with Blushing Bride ink.

I then cut a 2″ circle from scrap paper and used this to create a mask for the moon shape, and then brayered again with Sweey Sugarplum ink.

And finally, I added Berry Burst in the corners.


I love the Star of Light swirl, so I kept this but added in a silver fairy…

CASEing the Catty #135 | kelly kent

With all that sparkle & bling, it’s going to be one of those cards that a photograph doesn’t do it justice!

The card is finished with a ‘magical’ silver sentiment from the Magical Mermaid stamp set (I knew that set was going to work well with the Fairy Celebration stamp set!!!) and some bling – pink Glitter Enamel Dots & Rhinestones.


This challenge is a great excuse to kick start your Christmas card stash!  And put some great ideas out there for other crafters to be inspired by.

Join us on the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page to see the week’s creations and add yours to the mix!

And also hop through to Krissy’s lovely card

Hope your weekend was amazing and the week ahead is even more fabulous!


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Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – New Catalogue

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Hello!  Happy weekend!!!

We’re kicking it off with a Paper Adventures team blog hop!

The theme for this hop is ‘new catalogue’.

We’re all so excited about the new things that have arrived on our doorsteps in the last week and want to share some paper happiness with you!

This hop has both blog & Facebook stops.  You can follow around in order by clicking on the ‘next’ link, or see the full list below to select from the list.


One of my new catalogues must haves was the Magical Mermaid stamp set.

With two Little Misses in the house, all things magical are high up the list!

The wonderful thing about magic is that the only limitations is your imagination!

Mermaids can be a amazing array of colours.

Magical Mermaid Colour Combinations | kelly kent

The background for each card was made using the new Glossy White cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! used to sell glossy white many moons ago – and it’s back!  My sources tell me it’s great for techniques.

I’ve gone simple to show off the colours.  Just the glossy white cardstock, classic ink pads, a spritzer filled with water and an Aqua Painter.

I spritzed the cardstock with water and then swirled around my 4 colours, before stamping over the top (once dry) with the splatter stamp from the Magical Mermaid stamp set.


I’ve put together 4 different colour combinations – and I imagine that’s only the start!!!

Magical Mermaid Colour Combinations | kelly kent

Magical Mermaid Colour Combinations | kelly kent

Magical Mermaid Colour Combinations | kelly kent

Magical Mermaid Colour Combinations | kelly kent

Do you have a favourite?  I look at them, think I do, then change my mind!

But I think it’s this one with the Lemon Lime Twist….

Magical Mermaid Colour Combinations | kelly kent

Which brings me to a little confession…  I was quite half-hearted about Lemon Lime Twist when I first saw it!  I didn’t really ‘get it’.

Well…. it’s grown on me.  I’m a Lemon Lime Twist convert!!!

Has it won you over yet?


I’d love for you to support my Paper Adventures team and continue on the blog hop.

They love to hear from you (don’t we all) – so if you have a moment, a comment would be greatly appreciated!!!

Next blog to visit is our Guest Designer for this hop – a good friend of mine, Nicole Wilson.

Have a great weekend!  Hope it involves plenty of crafting!!!

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CASEing the Catty #112 Cupcakes & Carousels

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Hello – Sunday again!  Where do the weekends go?

I had a fabulous weekend spending time with my besties from Uni.  We don’t all get to spend time together very often as we all live in different places, so it’s special when it happens.

How was your weekend?  Anything exciting?  Lots of craft?

I’m still in love with all the gorgeous products from the Occasions & Sale-A-Braiton 2017 catalogue.  It’s fun to have new things to play with.

Today’s theme for the CTC blog hop & challenge is the Cupcakes & Carousel section of the Occasions catalogue – pages 8-13.

CASEing the Catty #112. Images © Stampin' Up!

So that means as well as the items in the Cupcakes & Carousel suite, you may also be inspired by the Lift Me Up bundle (page 10), Birthday Blast bundle (page 11), Super Duper stamp set (page 12) and Birthday Bright project kit (page 13).

I can’t wait to see what the Crew comes up with.  And then what projects the members of the new Facebook group will upload!!!  It’s all so exciting!


For my CTC project this week, I haven’t actually CASEd sample from the catalogue, but taken inspiration from one of the product photos.

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The spread of this paper caught my attention and it thought it would make a nice feature on a card!

And it’s a great way to use up all those scraps that accumulate from using a 6″x6″ paper stack for card fronts.

I added the birthday sentiment from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, one of the beautiful new lace doilies (you can’t use these too much – have you ordered some yet?) and a flourish of Calypso Coral twine at the bottom.

CASEing the Catty #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels. DSP Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m still trying to decorate the inside of my cards this year…

CASEing the Catty #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels. DSP Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Next stop for inspiration on the CASEing the Catty hop is the delightful Rebecca Scurr (Bec does all the hard work behind the scenes for CTC!).

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And, please join us for the challenge by adding your creation to the CTC Facebook page.

If you’re not already a member, you can request to join here.

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If you’re inspired by any of the projects on the hop and need more supplies, my online Stampin’ Up! store is open 24/7 with low shipping rates directly to your door!

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Marquee Messages Shaker Card – Roller Fun Party

Today the Little Misses went to a party at the local rollerskating rink!  It’s quite cute to see them tottering about on rollerskates.

I thought Marquee Messages with it’s old fashioned neon sign style was the perfect choice for a roller skating card.

Marquee Messages Shaker Card - Roller Fun Party. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Add a fabulous Festive Birthday DSP, a few “Bright” sequins and some gold glitz to make it fun for a 6 year old and we’re in theme!

Marquee Messages Shaker Card - Roller Fun Party. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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Hedgehog Friends Shaker Card

We’re off to a birthday party this afternoon, which means another cute card!

Today’s fun creation is a shaker card using the Painter’s Pallette easel, Love You Lots hedgehogs and a birthday banner from the Time of Year stamp set.

I’m still having a blast experimenting with products from the new catalogue!  Love You Lots and Time of Year are both hostess sets.  They are specially priced & can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards.  In Australia, all workshops & orders over $250 start earning Stampin’ Rewards!

Hedgehog Friends Shaker Card - Love you Lots, Time of Year & Painter's Pallette stamp sets plus Playful Palette DSP and Large Number die. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Yep, another shaker!  If it shakes, spins or slides, then I’m all over it at the moment!!!

Hedgehog Friends Shaker Card - Love you Lots, Time of Year & Painter's Pallette stamp sets plus Playful Palette DSP and Large Number die. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This card was easy to make using the basic shaker card combination:

  • front panel (easel)
  • window sheet
  • foam adhesive strips
  • back panel (hedgehogs)

Tip: Use your embossing buddy on your window sheet & back panel to reduce the static and help your shaker filling to move more freely!

The new Layering Square Framelits made making this card a breeze!

Hedgehog Friends Shaker Card - Love you Lots, Time of Year & Painter's Pallette stamp sets plus Playful Palette DSP and Large Number die. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I filled with fine glitter (a first for me) and sequins.  You have to be careful when making shaker cards that you don’t overfill them.  Less is more!  Kelly x


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Magical Birthday Fairy Slider Card

Doesn’t this sweet little fairy just look like she’s flying!  So, she was the perfect fit for one of those slider cards I promised.

Magical Birthday Fairy Slider Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Slider cards are so easy to make, especially when you’ve got the Sliding Star Framelits & Foam Adhesive Strips on your desk!

Simply cut a piece of cardstock that is smaller than your card front.  Use one of the slider pieces to create a pathway for your object to move along/around.  Adhere to your card base with foam strips and then using washers/coins/similar (I had to use two piece of thick cardboard I cut myself because all the round shiny things I could find were too big to hide behind my fairy!), place one under the pathway, add foam strip (or a dimensional) and then add the other on top.  Finish with your movable image (like a fairy).  Easy as punch (or framelit…. bad stamping joke!).

Magical Birthday Fairy Slider Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Those fairies are just way too cute!!!

Magical Birthday Fairy Slider Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

My photography doesn’t share the secret – but I will.  This card is full of Wink of Stella.  It’s a fairy’s best friend!!!  Kelly x


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Fairy Celebrations – How could I resist???

Today is day 3 of my new catalogue “box of fabulousness” sharing.

And today it’s all about fairies!

When I saw the Fairy Celebration stamp set in the new catalogue I knew that would be on my order!  With 2 Little Misses in the house – it’s a perfect fit for the type of cards I need to make!


Today’s card was designed for the Global Design Project #040 where we are CASEing Shawn de Oliveira.

I loved Shawn’s layout and watercolour effect, so took these features and married them with the colours & style I wanted for my fairy card.

This is the result:

Global Design Project #040 - Fairy Celebration Birthday Card CASEing the layout from Shawn de Oliveira. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The background was made by sponging Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride & Mint Macaron ink onto the Watercolor Wash background stamp and stamping this onto my Whisper White cardstock.

Global Design Project #040 - Fairy Celebration Birthday Card CASEing the layout from Shawn de Oliveira. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I then stamped the fairy stamp using Basic Gray Archival ink and using the above colours plus Crumb Cake, I coloured the stamp a little more with my Blender Pen.  And of course the fairy is finished with a layer of clear Wink of Stella – oh, how I love that magic pen!!!

Global Design Project #040 - Fairy Celebration Birthday Card CASEing the layout from Shawn de Oliveira. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This super sweet fairy stamp set is going to see a lot of ink. With 2 girls in the house, there’s going to be a lot of fairy cards in our future!  And I can’t wait!  Kelly x

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