Social Stamping Blog Host | celebrate

Hi there!  Thank you for joining us for monthly Social Stamping Blog Host.  The theme for today is celebrate.  I love this theme and the variety of ways to express it.  In a current world where chaos seems to be the order of 2020, it can be helpful to focus on the constants and the things we can control.

Celebrating the good in the world is a task worth doing – whether it’s the celebration of life (birth or birthdays), the celebration of achievements (things that are happening or things that have been completed) or simply celebrating how wonderful someone is.

Thank you to all my stamping friends who are joining in today’s hop.  You can see a full list of participants below.  We’d love for you to be inspired by the projects on the hop, but please give credit if you share your design online.

What ways can you celebrate this weekend?  Can you share in someone else’s celebrations and spread joy far & wide?  Lets flood the world with as much positivity as possible!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Celebrating Sunflowers | celebrate you

I just can’t get off the blue train at the moment!!!  And blue flowers *swoon*

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

I made this card for one of my oldest friends – not old by age, but old by the length of time we’ve known each other.  She’s the best for remembering other people’s birthdays – it’s a special talent and always so lovely to get her message on your special day.

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle reminds me of my friend.  She’s bright and has the most beautiful smile.

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

I hope she likes my non-traditional sunflower – blue flowers aren’t for everyone but I just love how the DSP peeks through!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Products used for this card:

Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers
Dies: Sunflowers Dies
Embossing: Subtle
DSP: Flowers for Every Season
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Night of Navy

 

 

CASEing the Catty #237 | Layout pg 151

We have an ongoing debate about in our house about whether the week starts on a Sunday or ends on a Sunday.  I like to think Sunday is the end of the week and there’s a fresh start with work, school and other activities on the Monday.  Whichever way you look at it – thanks for stopping by on the last or first day of your week and joining us for a CASEing the Catty blog hop.

This week we’re CASEing (Copying And Sharing Everything) the layouts on page 151 of the Annual Catalogue.

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I have chosen the layout at the bottom right as the inspiration for my card.

Band Together | kelly kent

Using the Perennial Essence DSP as my background, the Band Together bundle forms the sentiment cluster at the bottom.

Band Together | kelly kent

Band Together has been a surprise love for me in the new catalogue.  It features a stamp set with a beautiful font, a pretty floral and a variety of sentiments.  The die set has  a mix of flourish bands, stamp cutouts and fabulous labels..

To emulate the inspiration card, I have used a Stitched Oval in vellum, a Detailed Bands label in Whisper White (embossed with the Subtle EF) and a Detailed Bands band in Rococo Rose.  The sentiment has been masked and heat embossed in white on Blushing Bride.

Band Together | kelly kent

The machine stitching all the way around the card border is what enticed me to CASE this layout.  I {LOVE} machine stitching on cards.  The concept art team at Stampin’ Up! must do also – there’s lots of samples in the catalogue with stitching.

I’ve also embellished the inside of this card.  Apart from my 2019 resolution to make more of an effort on the inside, there’s a couple of other reasons – the card front is quite heavy with lots of layers, so adding extra layers to the inside helps keep the card from sliding out and I wanted to use the other pretty stamps in the set including the happy birthday!

Band Together | kelly kent

I’m a sucker for a stamp set with a good happy birthday theme!  Add in a great matching die set and you know it’s going to be a favourite in my craft stash!

Band Together | kelly kent

Thanks for hopping with the Crew today.  We’d love to see your projects inspired by one of the layouts on page 151.  Add them to our Facebook group to enter the weekly challenge.

To see what more of the Crew made, click on the next.  From here you’re visiting the fabulous Lauren Meiklejohn.

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Have a great week!


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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Brusho Crystal Color

Welcome!  THanks for joining us today for the first Stamping Sunday (forth Sunday) blog hop.  On the fourth Sunday of each month, I get the privilege of hopping with this amazing group of women, including for January our guest designer Stesha Bloodhart.

To see the full Stamping Sunday line-up, click on the cute blue frog below…

Even though this is our first hop for the month, I’ve already shared some Stamping Sunday projects with you – we put together a tutorial bundle for January full of projects based around the theme for this hop (Brusho Crystal Color) and the second Sunday hop.  5 great projects with detailed instructions & measurements on working with Brushos & Sale-A-Bration favourites.  You can find all the information here.


Today I have two fun projects to share with you working with the Brusho Crystal Color.  They are so much fun.  If you’re new to Brusho, check out my introductory post by clicking here.  This runs through the basics of different application techniques and styles.

The fastest and best way to get comfortable with using Brusho is to clear some work space, wear some old clothes and have a play!!!

They work with a range of different cardstock/paper materials including Watercolor Paper, Shimmery White cardstock and Thick Whisper White cardstock.

Within the Thick Whisper White category is our gorgeous Petal Passion DSP.  It’s made from a heavy white card, similar in texture to the Thick Whisper White – which makes it perfect for colouring.

My favourite technique for this cardstock, is to apply the powder to the DSP when it is dry, then spritz with a water filled Stampin’ Spritzer.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

The way the colour spreads is just magic!  I used a water filled Aqua Painter to move the colour through all of the flowers, creating a more concentrated colour in these areas.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

This technique is so easy.  Why not cut up a whole sheet of DSP into card front size pieces and get happy with colour!!!

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

Cut the DSP into three equal panels, apply a different colour Brusho to each one and spritz & paint before adhering them to the card base in order.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

And finally for this set of cards, apply more than one colour to the DSP, with care to tap specific colours over specific flowers.  Spritz to spread the colour then use an Aqua Painter to fill in specific flowers & leaves with the colours that are most concentrated in that area.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

This was the first card I created using all 5 Brusho colours that I actually liked!!!

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

These cards for me, highlights what I love most about Brusho – they give everyone the chance to be artistic & creative with colour, without needing to plan how that will happen!

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent


My second project focuses on the intense colours you can create using Brusho.  Because it’s a pigment colour, it has the potential to be so vibrant!

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

You may have seen this butterfly on Pinterest and other social media sharing outlets.  It’s called Beautiful Day and is available in the Occasions catalogue.

You’re seeing it lots because it’s a fantastic stamp for showing off colour!!!

I’ve the used the yellow Brusho on Shimmery White for the watercolor background.  I wet the Shimmery White with my spritzer (seriously saturated), added Brusho colour and then spread with my Aqua Painter, leaving it to dry when I was happy with the colour & style of the wash.

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

The butterfly was heat embossed in white on Shimmery White cardstock.  I then wet specific parts of the butterfly with large droplets of water from my Aqua Painter and added Brusho colour (Yellow, Gamboge & Brilliant Red) to the top before sprtizing to move the colour around.

Once dry, I fussy cut it the butterfly and attached both Brusho layers to an upright z-fold card.  This design folds flat for posting…

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

and sits up for displaying on the mantle…

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

and opens up with a space to write your message…

Stamping Sunday Brusho | kelly kent

To make this card I cut a regular piece of A4 card in half long ways (cut at 4-1/8″, 10.5cm).  I scored at 3-15/16″ (7.4cm) and 5-7/8″ (14.8cm).

The Painted with Love DSP layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ (10cm x 14.3cm).

The front panel is 3-3/8″  x 4-5/8″ (8.6cm x 11.7cm).  Shimmery White for Brusho is 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″(8cm x 11cm).

Writing panel on the inside is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ (9.2cm x 6.2cm) for the Rich Razzleberry and 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ (8.5cm  x 5.5cm) for the Whisper White layer.

It’s all anchored down when folded with a double layer of cardstock (Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black) in an exclusive Sale-A-Bration Thinlit set called Celebrate You.  This is free to earn for any purchase or workshop of $180 (Australian dollars).


To keeping hopping and see the rest of the design team’s amazing Brusho creations, either click here to visit Lynsay Mahon in Canada, or click on the blue frog below to choose from the list.

Thanks for joining us.

To shop for essential Brusho supplies used in this blog post, see the suggestions below, or visit my online store.

(Australian shoppers only).

To purchase the Brusho tutorial – digital tutorial which can be sent anywhere across the globe, click here.

Have a great week!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #122 Falling in Love

Hey, hey!  It’s Sunday!

And April at that!  I know I say it every month, but where is this year going?

This is an exciting week for me – because the Stampin’ Up! event OnStage happens next weekend.

A whole day of fun with stamping friends – new & old.  We get to see & play with new catalogue products (hello June sneak peek!) and indulge in what we love.

A few more sleeps to go!!!


This week at CASEing the Catty we are sharing projects we love inspired by the Falling in Love section of the catalogue.

I’ve been waiting to incorporate a square frame into one of my cards since seeing this cool feature on cards by some of my stamping friends.  Check out Lou & Rochelle‘s gold designs.

So, CASEing the elements from this card from the top right of the Falling in Love suite picture….

I added in the frame and made this pretty card…

I love white on white (or vellum on white in this case) with a colour feature.

And I love all the layers!!!

Taking all the elements from a card into the catalogue and reordering them is a great way to transform a project and make it into something unique!

I have intentionally kep the sentiment for this card vague.  Celebrate can be used for so many things from a wedding to a birthday to a promotion.


Please join us for CTC this week and upload your creation to the Facebook page.

And be sure to have a looksie at all the creations from the CASEing the Catty Crew.

Click on next to see what the beautiful Judy May has made.  I’m so excited to see Judy again at OnStage!


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Colour INKspiration #06

Hello!  Welcome to our second Colour INKspiration for the month of March.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries we got for the first challenge for March – #05.  You can see them on our Colour INKspiration Facebook page.

Colour INKspiration #06 gives us a great combination of rich & fresh colours – Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral & all things gold!

For me, I just couldn’t move away from the Middle Eastern luxury feel – which led me back to my favourite elephant!!!

He’s definitely around for the next 2 months – so I’m going to be making the most of him!

How cute is the gold touch on his caparison?  That was inspired by this super cute pink elephant card made by Robyn Cardon.

I carried through the colours to create a fun inside of the card too…

I love splatters and have quite a few stamp sets that work well to create that bottom left to top right splatter pattern!

We’d love for you to join us on the Facebook page to see what other stampers are creating with these colours & to share you own creation.

Speaking of amazing creations (because I know yours will be), please hop on to the gorgeous Lou Kitzelman and see hers.  This lady is a never ending bottle of talent!

Thanks for supporting Colour INKspiration.

We’ve been dazzled by your contributions & amazed by how many people keep joining the fun!


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Heat Tool

$50.00

Everything that Glitters is Awesome!!!

This creation was made for a friend who wanted a card with an “awesome” gold theme that matched in with the party invite & present she’d bought.  It’s great example of how versatile most of the stamp sets can be – the sentiment is from the Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set but there isn’t a flower in sight!  And the love affair with Flower Patch continues.  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Bigz: Top Note

Framelits: Deco Labels, Bitty Banners

Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Pack

DSP: Lullaby

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Flower Patch, Good Greetings*

Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Extras: Paper Snips

* Good Greetings is free until 31st October with any $300+ order.