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

The No Sentiment Card – JAI273 & Demo Designs Sketch

Hello!  How was your weekend?  Mine was lovely with a great balance of fresh air, time with the kids and some time at the craft table.  I made a few cards over the weekend, which I’ll share with you this week.

Today’s share is for the Just Add Ink #273 colour combo challenge.

I also used the sketch that Sylvia Buist provided for the ESAD Demo Designs challenge.

ESAD Demo Design Sketch August 2015

Although I didn’t set out to create a card without a sentiment, by the time I’d made the middle section, I didn’t want to add anything else too major.  I think the pearls are a nice touch.

Personally, I love having ‘blank’ cards in my stash – they can be used for any occasion, with the sentiment being added as a personal touch.

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I’ve been itching to use the script side of the paper stack DSP – it’s just so stunning!  Thanks to JAI & Sylvia – I always find challenges so inspirational.  Kelly x

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Minibeast Birthday for a Minibeast Toddler!

Cam recenty turned 2 and celebrated with a minibeast themed party.  What a great theme for this age group!

So, this card & curvy keepsake box set are inspired by all things mini & beast like – much like the little people who run our lives!!!

Do you remember these bug catchers from your childhood?  We used to fill ours with slaters (the tamest of the creepy crawlies), throw in some grass and then forget about them – whoops!

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This spider is cuter than any I’ve ever found in the garden.

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Happy birthday Cam.  Kelly & your fellow minibeasts x

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Happy Easter from Kelly & the little bunnies!

Happy Easter Sunday!  We’ve been spending the weekend with family & friends – eating way too much chocolate and delighting in seeing Easter through the eyes of kids.  This morning we followed the Easter bunny’s trail around the garden – collecting, eggs, stickers, crackers & toys.  So much fun!  Easter was definitely ‘this way ->’!

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These are my two little “Easter bunnies”… Do you love their ‘mummy made’ shirts (guess who got a fabric blade for their Cameo!!!)?

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Happy Easter.  Chocolately love from Kelly & the little bunnies x

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Foxy Punch Art

I’ve been away this weekend and made a dash to Will’s first birthday party this afternoon, so I’m only just getting a chance now to share his card with you.  The colours and theme were once again inspired by a birthday invite, which for Will’s party was “Woodland Animals”.

Here is the fox punch art.  I’ve discovered over the past few weeks just how versatile the Flower Fair framelits are for punch art!

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Fox Punch Art Breakdown:

Face: 1-3/8″ Circle Bermuda Bay circle with the sides cut out using the Large Oval, then glued onto a Whisper White 1-3/8″ Circle

Ears: Bird Builder

Eyes & Nose: Cupcake Builder

Body: Large Oval (tummy is retired Small Oval)

Legs: 1/2″ Circle snipped to size

Tail: Flower Fair framelits


For that extra special ‘foxy’ touch inside, I added the fox from Hey, Valentine.  I was able to mask the original sentiment, and add in happy birthday which made him the perfect match for Will’s first birthday card.  A wonderful happy coincidence!!!

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And this is the card!  Will’s invite had a fabulous stripy font for his name, so I downloaded Bad Stripes from dafont.com and using the RGB codes for the Stampin’ Up! colours, I recoloured each of the letters to match my Stampin’ Up! pallette.  And to finish it off, I added Happy Birthday, from “From the Herd” which is also fabulous & stripey.  I do love it when everything coordinates.

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The card was loved by Will’s family and we loved the party.  So, a good day for everyone!  Happy 1st birthday Will!  Love Kelly and the baby foxes x

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It’s a Hootastic First Birthday!

It’s the weekend again (thank goodness!) which on our social calendar means another birthday party!  Today we are helping Mason to celebrate his first birthday with a Giggle & Hoot themed party.  For all my American friends – Giggle & Hoot is popular kids TV show here in Australia about Jimmy Giggle (the host) and his best friend Hoot the Owl.

This is Hoot:

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Hoot Punch Art Breakdown:

  • Head: 3-3/16″ circle framelit with bottom snipped off
  • Eyes: 1-1/2″ circle framelit, 3/4″ circle punch, middle size & smallest size circle from owl builder punch, large petal (double cut with 1-3/4″ circle punch on the skinny end) from flower fair framelits
  • Beak: triangle punch (bottom 2 pieces snipped down to size, top piece double cut with 3/4″ circle punch)
  • Body: 2-5/8″ oval framelit with top snipped off
  • Wings: scalloped petal from flower fair framelits with sides cut off to match shape seen in picture
  • Feet: skinny flower from flower fair framelits with bottom 2 petals cut off, attached to the rectangle piece from the bow builder punch
  • Heart: Itty Bitty Accents

And Hoot as a Curvy Keepsake Box:

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Hoot Curvy Keepsake Box Breakdown:

Eyes: 1″ circle punch/framelit, largest circle from owl builder punch, circle from cupcake builder punch

Beak/Heart: heart from itty bitty accents punch

Wings: scalloped leaf from flower fair framelits cut to size

Feet: skinny flower from flower fair framelits


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Happy Birthday to Mason!  We hope your day is ‘hootastic’. Kelly & the mini Hoots! x

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1st Birthday Strawberry Kisses

Little Lucy turned 1 this week and had a strawberry themed family celebration.  And, as I love a good theme – I couldn’t resist making her a sweet birthday card for the occasion.

Do you recognise the shape I’ve used for the mat card centrepiece? It’s actually the Decorative Label punch taken from MDS, imported into Silhouette Studio & cut out with the cameo.

Happy birthday Lucy – may all your years be as sweet as your first!  Kelly & the strawberry patch kids x

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Just Add Ink #252 Sketch Challenge – Happy Easter

This week at Just Add Ink its a sketch challenge.

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I’ve been wanting to try this ‘on the angle’ look for a while, so thanks for the push JAI.

With Easter only a month away, I thought it was time to get started on inking up my Occasions Easter sets and using them to create a ‘Happy Easer’ creation. Isn’t the bunny cute? He was a little delicate to fussy cut, but worth the effort! Kelly x

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The Octonauts visit in GUP-A (plus a GUP-A Curvy Keepsake Box)

Another weekend, and another birthday party!  Kirill is celebrating turning 4 today with an Octonauts themed party.  I have previously made a card featuring Octonauts punch art. During the Octonauts re-creation, I realised they weren’t as involved as they seemed at the time, so I have updated the original post to include instructions.

This time around, I have taken the Octonauts theme one step further and added Captain Barnacle’s underwater vehicle – GUP-A.  This post is full of photos, which I hope will help you to make your own Octonauts & GUP-A. Note: this card is 6″ square.

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And if you look closely, you can see GUP-A has a 3D light!

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And once again, it’s a birthday Curvy Keepsake Box.  GUP-A in total 3D!

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And the back of GUP-A…

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Happy Birthday to Kirill!  We hope he has a great day and enjoys his adventures with his Octo-friends.  Kelly & the little Octo-fans x

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As well as the original punch art items (see the list here), these projects features the following supplies:

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Happy Bee-Day Punch Art

I’ve been wanting to make a bumblebee using punch art for a while, so when I was asked this week to make a 2nd birthday card, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.  As it turns out, my bee is more ‘framelit’ art than punch art using the Flower Fair framelits for the body & wings – but cute nonetheless!

Once it was finished I realised this card ended up being a little different to my usual style – it’s busy (like a bee!) with overlapping layers – but I love it!  Always great to have a play with different ideas.  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Thinlits: Hexagon Hive, Little Letters, Mini Treat Bag

Framelits: Flower Fair, Balloon

Edgelits: File Tabs

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Punches: Hexagon, 1″ Circle, Cupcake Builder, Owl Builder

Specialty Paper: Vellum

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey

Ink: Jet Black Memento

Stamp Sets: Honeycomb Hello, Celebrate Today, Memorable Moments

Embellishments: Linen Thread

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-way Glue Pen

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