Technique Class – Embossed Stamping

Today’s class participants requested that they learn more techniques that they could apply to their card making at home.

We did a range of things including reflection stamping, ‘kissing’ and embossed stamping.

I’ll share them all eventually, but I’ll start with “embossed stamping”.

It’s a whole new way to get use from your embossing folders.

Instead of running them through the Big Shot, you use your ink pad to ink up the inside cover then close it with your cardstock instead.  Give it a good press and the embossing folder pattern is inked on your cardstock.

We used the Brick Wall folder – it looked great!

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I was so in love with this card, I made a few variations for other occasions.

Mother’s Day…

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Anniversary…

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Creating in multiples is a great way to build a card stash & make the most of the all the different papers and inks you have.

Which colour combination do you love the most?  I think the Mother’s Day blue & yellow stole my heart!


I always have so much fun at classes.  If you’re in the Bunbury area and would like to make cards, get in touch with me so we can lock in a date to create!

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Stamp Review Crew – Rose Wonder

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Welcome to the first March Stamp Review Crew blog hop.

The fabulous crew will be dazzling you with beautiful projects made with the Rose Wonder stamp set – and coordinating Rose Garden Framelits.

This stamp set, as you can see by the number of sentiments, lends it’s to so many occasions.  It really has something for everyone.

And of course, rose can come in any colour you like.


If you’re travelling around the hop, you might just have come from Twila -isn’t she great?

Make sure to keep hopping til you get back to where you started!

For my SRC project, I’ve use the no-line watercoloring technique to create a yellow rose of sympathy.

It’s a little oversized for the jar – but I love it as a statement piece!

Stamp Review Crew - Rose Wonder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve tried no-line watercolouring before, but felt like I was little better at it this time around.

Though, as you can see, there’s still room for improvement!!!

Using watercolour paper definitely helps.


I decorated the inside of the card with a framelit from the Rose Garden set and some of the DSP I used on the front.

Stamp Review Crew - Rose Wonder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I certainly am enjoying my self imposed challenge to pay more attention to the insides of my cards.

I also using Mint Macaron as much as I can in the few months until it retires.

If this is one of your favourite colours too, be sure to stock up before it goes!!!


I know you’re going to love what Heidi has made using the Rose Wonder bundle – she’s always so inspirational!

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The SRC posts are all scheduled to go live at the same time, but there’s sometimes a mishap or 2 along the way.

Please be patient with us as we sort out the kinks in the first couple of moments.  At some point the day of the hop, the Stamp Review Crew main post will also go live.  Check back here for the full line up.

Thanks for joining us – isn’t it fun travelling around the world from your computer or phone!?!

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CASEing the Catty #101 Favourite Annual Catalogue Bundle

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Hey there – thanks for joining me today for another CASEing the Catty blog hop.

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Today at CTC, we’re CASEing our favourite bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

The variety from the team is great – and reflective of how different we all are.  Which makes it a great hop!

From here, you can either go back to see what Julia has made, or hop on to see Monique’s creations.

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“Favourite” anything is always a challenge for me.  Who wants to choose just one of anything?

I know I drive Mr Papercraft insane when we go out for dinner.  I delightfully request (make him) that he orders something I like so we can share.  Who wants one awesome restaurant meal when you can have 2?

So… when it was another ‘favourite’ here at CTC, well…!!!  I love all bundles!

But, as I was trying to decide, this cute card caught my attention on the front cover.

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Jar of Love and Everyday Jar framelits are definitely a favourite in my stash.  I just love the creativity they offer!


My CASEd verison of the card included a colour change, sentiment change and embossing folder change.

The overall layout and design was too good to change!!!

CASEing the Catty #101 - Favourite Annual Catalogue bundle. Jar of Love & Everyday Jars Framelits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The catalogue is full of great tips & tricks – if you just look closely at the designs.

For this card, the original artist has layered stamped images with die cut images and added lots of texture.

I’ve done the same!

CASEing the Catty #101 - Favourite Annual Catalogue bundle. Jar of Love & Everyday Jars Framelits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Please (pretty please!) play along with us at CTC.  Upload your favourite annual catalogue bundle here – I’d love to see what you’re making!

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Then, hop along to Monique to see what’s on her favourite list…

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CASEing the Catty #92 Everyday Occasions

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Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

Today it’s all about the Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue (pages 66-91).  This section contains many of my catalogue favourites, so I’m excited to see what the crew has come up with.

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I’ve used the card & bag designs on page 73 as my inspiration to create a trio of wedding cards.

I love a classic & elegant wedding card.  And nothing says wedding to me more than metallics.

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The bag on the left of the inspiration picture was the starting point of my card designs.  The copper through the DSP and the textured background lead to this creation…

CASEing the Catty #92 - Everyday Occasions. Wedding Wishes Trio - Bronze (Copper). Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Did you spot the *sneak peak* items from the Holiday Catalogue?  Embossed DSP (Fancy Frost) and Copper Foil!!!


Next up was the card on the right, to create this silver stunner…

CASEing the Catty #92 - Everyday Occasions. Wedding Wishes Trio - Silver. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Once again I’ve used the *sneak peak* Fancy Frost Speciality DSP.  The texture is amazing – you’ll easily fall in love with this DSP when you see it in person!


I’m not sure if all the Olympics I’ve been watching has infiltrated by crafting sub-consious, but I had a desire to make just one more card – in gold!

I carried through all the elements from the previous cards – metallic foil, Sunshine Wishes heart, Wedding Wishes label – and that beautiful Fancy Frost DSP.

CASEing the Catty #92 - Everyday Occasions. Wedding Wishes Trio - Gold. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Plus, one more *sneak peak* – we’re getting gold baker’s twine. It’s so thin & delicate and just beautiful to tie.  It comes in a pack with Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green which makes it perfect for all your Christmas projects – and more!


CASEing the Catty #92 - Everyday Occasions. Wedding Wishes Trio - Gold, Silver & Bronze (Copper). Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I hope you enjoyed my tranformation from the catalogue to some clean & simple wedding cards.

We’d love for you to add your own project inspired by the Everday Occasions section of the catalogue. Click on the link below to take you to the link-up.

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Keep clicking below to visit more CASEing the Catty design team blogs.  You may have come here from Deb’s beautiful card – if not, click on the previous button below to take you there.  If you’re travelling in a circle, click next to see Julia’s fabulous Thoughtful Branches card.

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Thanks for visiting!  I’ll be sharing more holiday catalogue *sneak peaks* during the week.

If you’ve fallen just a bit more in love with the Thoughful Branches bundle during this hop, don’t forget that it’s limited edition & only available during August!  Click here for more information about ordering.

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Stamp Review Crew – Jar of Love

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Are you ready for a blockbuster week of inspiration???

It starts today with another Stamp Review Crew starring the Jar of Love stamp set (and it’s best friend the Everyday Jars framelits!).


This bundle is a favourite of mine and I’ve already had a lot of fun with it.

Mason jars have been ‘on trend’ for a number of years now and they lend themselves beautifully to cards & projects.  As you’ll see today, there are oh-so-many things you can put in jars!

The stamp set is ready to go with flowers, fish, fireflies and more!

But, for something different, I thought I’d show you some ideas that combine the jars with other sets from the Annual Catalogue.

So, this is Jar of Love & Friends!

Featuring Feather Together, Seaside Shore and Live, Love Grow stamp sets.

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love & Friends. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


JAR OF LOVE + FEATHER TOGETHER

This card turns the smallest jar into a little ink well and uses the feather from Feather Together as a quill pen to create some gentlemanly birthday wishes.

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JAR OF LOVE + SEASIDE SHORE

This card uses the largest jar to keep a shaker jar full of shells – with some glitter to jazz it up!

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JAR OF LOVE + LIVE, LOVE, GROW

And the final card turns the medium size jar into a vintage mason jar in solid colours – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White & Smoky Slate – with beautiful Live, Love, Grow foliage poking out the top!

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Each card was such fun to make and hopefully I’ve been able to add some applications for the stamp set to your reportoire.

Next stop on this international blog hop – and it’s a big one today {popular set!!!} – is another Aussie – Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle’s style is amazing, so I know you’ll love what she makes with Jar of Love.

As it happens, I’m in the middle of an Australian stretch, so the blog before me (if you want to go backwards) is Nikki Spencer – also very clever and inspiring!!!

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If you get lost at any point of the hop, just click on the banner at the top of this blog post and it will take you to the main list (*** this might not be live until later on Monday).

Thanks for joining me today!  Check back in frequently this week – I’m promising lots and hoping to deliver!!!

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Beautiful Birthday Wishes – Pop Up Slider Card

I got many beautiful birthday wishes this year including some lovely handmade creations.  One of these was from a fellow demo & friend – Nicole Wilson – who made me a pop up slider card.  It was awesome, and as much as I loved it, I confess to taking it apart to see just how it was made!

And since then I’ve been making lots of pop up slider cards for special occasions.

It didn’t surprise me when a Google search for ‘pop up slider card’ revealed that the original designer was Dawn Griffith!  I love her work.  You can find her video tutorial here.


So, I’ve made lots of these over the past few months, but this particular version was made for a special friend – and it included so many of my favourite new Stampin’ Up! products.

Jar of Love Pop Up Slider Card featuring Jar Of Love stamp set, Everyday Jars Framelits and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

There’s Sweet Sugarplum (favourite colour), Jar of Love bundle (one of my favourite bundles) and Blooms & Bliss DSP (def in my top 3 DSP choices!).

Jar of Love Pop Up Slider Card featuring Jar Of Love stamp set, Everyday Jars Framelits and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

As usual, I tweaked the measurements to make the most of the DSP & Australian cardstock sizes.  So, my finished card front measured 4″ x 5-7/8″.

This meant that I had to make slight adjustments to the other pieces so it all lined up.  Good thing I like maths & numbers!

My adjusted pieces were:

  • Front (DSP) 4″ x 5-7/8″
  • Back 4″ x 7/8″
  • Scoring/cutting for the front panel 3/4″ from each edge
  • Scoring of DSP (middle panel): 1-1/4″, 3-3/16″ from bottom edge
  • Pull up piece (that sits in the middle of the card) 5-1/16″ x 3-1/16″
  • Pop up piece (that sits on the middle front panel) 2-1/2″ x 3-13/16″

Note: some of the measurements are slightly wacky – I think this is due to “loss” that sometimes happens when scoring & cutting.  If you follow the above measurements, it all works out in the end.  Alternatively, you might like to visit Dawn’s video tutorial to take down the measurements she uses.

Jar of Love Pop Up Slider Card featuring Jar Of Love stamp set, Everyday Jars Framelits and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

There’s something about this card that just tickles my fancy.  I think it’s the combination between the colours, the style and the overall sweetness that makes it one of my most favourite cards (ever) to come from my craft table.

Jar of Love Pop Up Slider Card featuring Jar Of Love stamp set, Everyday Jars Framelits and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Thanks to Nicole for a fabulous birthday gift, to Dawn for her generous sharing of her ideas & designs and to Stampin’ Up! for putting together such an amazing line up of products for 2016.  Feeling the love tonight!  Kelly x


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