Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies

Today is Good Friday, which for us means no school, no work & no appointments!  We are spending the day in our pjs doing things that make us happy – like playing games, eating yummy food & doing some craft.

Just in case you’re also having a ‘good’ Friday and have some time at the craft table for some last minute Easter crafting, I wanted to share these cute little bunnies with you I made for Easter teacher gifts this year.


They are made using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits dies and Playful Pals stamp set.

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

So cute!!!  But super tiny – this surprised me a little.  Although I’ve been using this bundle lots, I hadn’t made a pyramid creation yet.

They meausre at approx 7cm tall and 6cm (square) across the bottom.  I was able to squeeze a mini Lindt bunny and 3 little Lindt eggs in, but that was all!  Which was actually the perfect amount for this project.


The good news about them being so small, is I was able to get all the pieces from half an A4 piece of cardstock (including the ears & bow).  This makes them very economical to make.  And with the pyramid thinlit die doing all the hard work for you, putting them together is a breeze as well – just line up the tabs with adhesive as needed.

{Don’t forget to add some ribbon before the final stick if you want a little handle}

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

 


How cute is the honeycomb embellishment as a little tail?  They come in white, blue & pink – which makes them perfect for every bunny!

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tags were made using the “Happy Easter” from the Easter Lamb stamp – I’m a sucker for a good font – cut out with one of my favourite punches, the Washi Label.


These Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies went down a treat with the teachers!  I wonder if they’ve eaten all their chococlates yet???

Happy Easter to everyone – hope your weekend is lovely! Kelly x

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Christmas on Repeat – M&Ms Treat Tubes

Every Christmas I end up making treat tubes because they are just so irresistible!  Who doesn’t love chocolate & cute characters???

They are always popular – just ask Helen from my Tuesday class!

This is my 2015 line-up, starting with a quick punch art reindeer. With the addition of the Tree Builder punch to the range, it’s now even easier to make antlers for your reindeer.

Just cut the middle branch from the tree trunk and you have perfect antlers (or leave the middle branch in for a fuller antler finish!).  Add a legless owl & eyes from the Owl Builder punch, and a sparkly 1/2″ circle nose and your punch art reindeer is done!

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Reindeer punch art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Reindeer punch art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you’re not a fan of punch art (or want to make lots of these little cuties), the Snow Place stamp set and coordinating Snow Friends framelits make super easy toppers.  I used the penguins with a Christmas hat & candy cane, but the snowman would also look great!

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Snow Place & Friends Penguin. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Snow Place & Friends Penguin. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

With Christmas being all about sparkle, I couldn’t resist a glittery version using the soon to be retired Black Glimmer paper…

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Snow Place & Friends Sparkly Penguin. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The hardest part about making these is keeping the M&M supply a secret from Mr Papercraft.  Yes, he steals my craft chocolate! Maybe because there’s no calories in craft chocolate???  Kelly x

What you’ll need…

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Hello Sunshine! JAI279

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Hello sunshine!!!  Mr Papercraft & I request the pleasure of your company while we get away for a short escape.

Thanks to Just Add Ink for this great sketch.

My card:

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This will be my final post for a short period while I take a blogging break and enjoy some warm weather, good food & great company.

If you need some inspiration while I’m away, I suggest you check out some of the blogs I’m loving at the moment (all Aussie designers):

Kelly x

PS, I’ve seen mixed reviews about the new Precision Base Plate.  I used mine for the ‘hello’ thinlit on this card.  I’m super impressed.  The cut is awesome and it makes cutting out these intricate dies a breeze.

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Beautiful Birthday Wishes from the Flower Patch

This week I had the absolute pleasure of CASEing this gorgeous Flower Patch card from Craftin’ Caly.

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When I was showing Mr Papercraft (because he suffers through seeing most of my work!), I mentioned that I’d copied the design from a card I’d found online.  Clever Mr P remarks “oh, you CASEd it?”.

Next he’ll be stealing my scissors & tape for more than fixing things around the house!  Would that mean double the Stampin’ Up! budget???  Kelly x

Snow Place {or mine}?

I am traditionally against snow themed Christmas sets.  I have always lived in Australia (despite having English parents) so Christmas for me is about hot weather, sunshine & surfing Santas!

That is, until now!  I fell in love with the Snow Place stamp set and matching Snow Friends framelits the first time I saw them in the upcoming holiday catalogue.  I wasn’t going to buy them until Little Miss Papercraft insisted … honestly!  They came out of her stamping budget, not mine.

The penguin is one of the cutest stamps I’ve ever seen & one I’ll use year around.  And the accessories are good to have on hand for punch art creations.  Plus, you know how hard it is for me to go past coordinating sets, let alone {CUTE} coordinating sets – say no more!

These creations have been on my mind since I first saw the stamp set.  I’ve seen these ‘white on white’ style cards floating around Pinterest and couldn’t wait to add a penguin & snowman to the mix.  Plus – check out the new black glimmer paper … ooo la la!!!

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The matching framelits make these cards a breeze to make.  “Snow much fun”… oh dear!  Kelly x

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A Class Full of Flowers

On Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of hosting a class for 4 lovely ladies who spend as much time spoiling my dog with attention as they do making cards!

The ladies had asked for combination of things they’d recently seen on the blog, but since I like my classes to be filled with surprises – we did variations of what they said they liked.

The first project was a decorated notepad using the colours/design features from my Just Add Ink / Demo Designs Sketch card.

Colours: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate & Bermuda Bay.

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To make this decorated notepad, the instructions are mostly the same as the English Garden one, but with a different closure:

  1. Place a piece of A4 cardstock lengthways (landscape) into your SU! trimmer.  Score at 4-1/8″, 4-7/8″, 9″ & 9-3/4″
  2. Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and place into the trimmer longways (portrait).  Cut at 5-7/8″.
  3. Trim the small rectangle from the end of the skinny strip you ended up with (this will be your closure band).
  4. Fold along all score lines on cardstock.
  5. Attach the notepad to the inside using Fast Fuse.
  6. Add the closure flap by securing the end 4-1/8″ piece to the back of the notepad cardstock and then wrap it around & secure it to the front of the notepad.  You should have a 3/4″ flap left that you can attach magnets to for securing it tight.
  7. Decorate the front panel with cardstock (3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″) and DSP (3-5/8″ x 2″).  Attach burlap ribbon & Flower Patch flower.  Add a gold embossed sentiment from Flower Patch.

The next project was a card to coordinate with the notepad.  I wanted to show the ladies how lovely the Garden in Bloom stamp set was, so we used this flower instead of the Flower Patch one.

Colours: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Tip Top Taupe.

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The leaves behind the flower are from Kinda Eclectic and I once again used burlap to tie it all together.   I love the extra texture that adding even a small piece of burlap ribbon adds.  The sentiment is from the hostess only set Happy Birthday, Everyone.


The final project was a birthday card inspired by a new challenge blog – Pinterest Inspired Challenge.  Stop by and have a look at the entries so far – lots of inspiration just in the cards that have been put forward!!!

This is the inspiration photo:

And this is the card the ladies made:

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The splatters in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set provided the perfect option for creating our own DSP-esque background.  The birthday sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.  I realised after making this card that I’d actually used 2 “kit stamp sets” – they are great for more than just making up the kits.

The yellow & black flowers in the inspiration photo looked like cute little butterflies to me – so out came the Watercolor Wings stamp set and Bold Butterfly framelits.  I cannot make enough butterfly cards with this gorgeous bundle.

Colours: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay (cardstock, ink), Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight & Basic Black.


Another class and another great success.  Next class my Christmas goodies will be here, so I’m looking forward to adding a Christmas card into the mix!

You can find the class schedule here.  Due to the small size of classes, they fill up quickly and payment is required within 3 days of booking to secure your place.

Come & join the fun.  Free doggie cuddles included!!!  Kelly x

Christmas in July 2015

It’s been a big week of Christmas here at mypapercraftjourney.

On Thursday I got a sneak peek at the new Holiday Catalogue – wow!!!  It’s filled with lots (and I mean lots) of awesome new products.  I think there’s something on every page that made it to my wishlist.

Pre-order starts for demos on 4th August and then everyone else is able to access the catalogue from 1st September.

Want to get a jump on your Christmas cards this year?  If you join SU! 4th-31st August, you’ll be able to include items from the Holiday Catalogue in your Starter Kit {which also means you’ll get more value out of your wishlist and free shipping!).  Or, join now and you’ll get instant access to the new catalogue so you can start writing your wishlist, ready for first shipping on 4th August!!!


The other Christmas fun this week was the Christmas In July card class which happened this morning at my house.  It was a lovely morning spent with the 4 beautiful ladies who attended, but I made them work hard to get it all finished!  Crafting time management is not a strong point of mine!

Here’s what we made:

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Main supplies: Merry Moments DSP & Cardstock Pack, Wonderful Wreath bundle (stamp set & framelits), Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Silver Glimmer Paper, Decorative Label Punch.

Card in a box directions at Di Barnes blog.

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Main supplies: Envelope Punch Board, Merry Moments DSP & Cardstock Pack, Festival of Trees bundle (stamp set & punch), Gold Glimmer Paper, Real Red Cotton Ribbon

Inspiration for my Envelope Punch Board Card can be found at Julie Kettlewell’s blog.

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Main supplies: Owl & Bird Builder Punches, Merry Moments DSP & Cardstock Pack, Sassy Salutations stamp set.

I wanted to make something to hold the cards that would be suitable for a present, so I designed a slimline Christmas Gift Bag using the new Gift Bag Punch Board (GBPB).  Instead of using the board to score the bag lines, I scored these on my Stampin’ Trimmer and then used the GBPB for the bottom tabs and top holes.

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These are the instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of 12″ x 12″cardstock or DSP to 8-1/2″ (so it measures 12″ x 8-1/2″)
  2. Along the 12″ side, score at 4-3/4″, 5-3/4″, 10-1/2″ and 11-1/2″
  3. Score 1-1/2″ from the bottom of the long edge
  4. Place the bottom edge of your card/DSP into the GBPB along the 12″ side and line up each score line with the ‘start line’ – punch and then move to the next score line.  You may like to do the edges too.
  5. Put your card/DSP back into your trimmer and cut down the flaps by 1/2″ inch (so your cardstock length will now be 8″).
  6. Using the reverse punch on the GBPB, line up each score line with the reverse punch notch and punch the holes.
  7. Adhere the side and base of your bag using your favourite adhesive and add ribbon to finish the closure.

This bag will fit Australian C6 size cards & envelopes (and probably American ones too but I haven’t actually tested).  You can jazz up the bag front with embellishments & stamping/cardstock.  It makes a great gift that showcases your handmade talents – imagine your friends & family waiting to see if they receive a special card kit as a present!  I know I’ll be making these for birthdays too.  They are so easy to whip up using the Gift Bag Punch Board.   Kelly x

 

Christmas Inspiration in July

This week over at Just Add Ink they have a Christmas themed inspiration photo.  Christmas in July is always a perfect theme.  So much so, that I’m running a Christmas in July class.  Scroll down to the end of my blog post for an updated class schedule.

Here’s the JAI inspiration:

And here’s my card, featuring a couple of the gorgeous new DSPs from the catalogue.

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There will be a new Holiday Catalogue available to you in September.  If you can’t wait until then, there’s a Christmas section in this year’s annual catalogue with favourites like the Festival of Trees bundle.  Or, you can be cheeky like me and dust off last year’s favourites – like Endless Wishes!  Looking forward to seeing what SU! brings for Christmas this year – I’ve heard it’s good!  Kelly x

UPDATED CLASS SCHEDULE:

{more details available on my Stampin’ Up! site}

THEMED CLASS – Sat 25th July 9.30am Christmas in July $25 *** FULL

GENERAL CLASS – Thurs 30th July 7pm $20 *** places still available

GENERAL CLASS – Tues 11th August 9.30am $20 *** one place available

KIT CLASS – Sat 15th August 9.30am Tin of Cards $50 *** one place available

GENERAL CLASS – Thurs 27th August 7pm $20 *** places still available

 

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Nothing “Subtle” About This Card Class!

If you’re interested in card making and local to Bunbury, have you considered attenting a card class?

You can find the class schedule here.

This is what the ladies who attended last night made:

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Subtles aren’t my usual go to colour collection, but I really love this soft & pretty combination.


We started with a bang – a peek-a-boo butterfly shaker card inspired by a card I found during my class research

{you can see the original by Melissa Bove here}

Most of the ladies had never made a shaker card and they all commented how easy it was.  You can find the basic instructions for a shaker card here.

Before the reveal
Before the reveal…
Boo!
Boo!
The shake!
The shake!

The next project was a tutorial in using the Gift Bag Punch Board.  Once you know how, you’ll never look back, but there is a knack to the steps!

We jazzed it up with the Banner Triple Punch & gorgeous Pool Party DSP (Subtles Paper Stack).

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And the final project for the night was a birthday cake card using the Build A Birthday stamp set.

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I was so proud of the wonderful creations the ladies made tonight.  It was a delightful way to spend the evening.

If you’d like to attend a card class, I’d love to have you.  It’s a little cosy, a little messy and a lot fun!  Kelly x

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The DSP in 2015 is {FABULOUS}!

Yes, I’m a paper addict, but you have to agree with me, the DSP in the new catalogue is truly divine.

From the bold striking colours in Bohemian to the gorgeous patterns in English Garden to the funky animal prints in Go Wild – there’s something for every card you’ll need to make this year (even a Christmas one!).

Of course, it’s a big outlay to buy every DSP.  So, I’m offering a paper share.  You can own a 6×6 piece of every DSP for just $50 (excluses Typeset).  Or the main collection for $38 or the colour collection for $12.50.

paper shareMy DSP share is open to anyone in Australia and ends today.  If you ticked the ‘yes please’ box at my catalogue launch, you should have received an email from me with payment details.  Only shares that have been paid for by the end of today will be ordered.

Not signed up yet?  Please contact me to join the share.

To make today’s card, I’ve used the Inkspired Team Sketch by Teneale Williams:

Together with a new DSP – Timeless Elegance:

 

To create this ‘thinking of you’ card:

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I’m a big fan of DSP as a whole card background.  The colour combination is Tip Top Tape, Pink Pirouette & Elegant Eggplant.  Timeless & elegant indeed.  Kelly x

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