CASEing a Coffee Card

I hit up the catalogue this week for a card using the Coffee Cafe stamp set.

Do you ever use your catalogue for inspiration?

CASEing refers to “Copy And Share Everything” or “Copy And Selectively Edit”.

When I first joined Stampin’ Up!, the Annual Catalogues were marketed as ‘ideas books’.  And it’s such a good description.

The pages are filled with ideas for colour combinations, layouts, techniques & other ways you can use your Stampin’ Up! supplies.

This gorgeous photo shows so many ideas for the Coffee Break Suite…

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper

Cards inspired from the catalogue can either be a direct copy of what you see, a mix of elements or a starting point for your own creation.

Coffee Break | kelly kent

My finished card used the layout at the right of the catalogue photo, the DSP background from the card above it and added some copper heat embossing & woodgrain textured embossing (which I have realise as I write this, is not longer current!).

Coffee Break | kelly kent

If you already love using the catalogue for inspiration, or if it’s a new concept to you, you might want to join our CASEing the Catty Facebook page.

Each week we select a catalogue category or theme and set a challenge for you to ‘CASE’ the catalogue.

I find my best creations often come out of challenges!

Be inspired!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List

Advertisements

Colour INKspiration #11

We’re 10 challenges down and I continue to be inspired & amazed by all the entries that you are contributing on our Facebook page each fortnight!

Are you ready for another???

Colour INKspiration #11 is blues & browns – and I can’t wait to see what you create!

Image may contain: coffee cup and drink

This one stumped me for a while – I don’t naturally use a lot of Marina Mist!

But, they don’t call it a challenge because it’s my favourites each week!

I was dazzled by the other cards the design team made – continue on the hop to see the amazing creations!!!

After quite a bit of paper pushing, this is what I came up with…

Colour INKspiration #11 | kelly kent

The longer it sat, the happier I was – just a clean & simple masculine card!

The Wood Textures DSP really helped me out on this one!  I love that DSP stack!


Did you spy the new embossing paste again?

I think I’m going to use this on every card for the next forever!!

Colour INKspiration #11 | kelly kent

Please join us with your card for this challenge.  All the action happens on our Facebook page – no blog required to participate with your gorgeous creation!

But if you have a blog, feel free to leave a link so that members of the group can visit you.

Next up on the crew’s blog hop is Jackie Noble over in New Zealand!  You’re going to love what she’s created!

CASEing the Catty #131 – Everyday Occasions

Happy Sunday – of a long weekend here in WA!

How lovely is an extra day of family time and a short week of activities!?!

More time for craft and other fun things!!!


This is our first CASEing the Catty of the new catalogue and we’re starting with the Everyday Occasions section!

No automatic alt text available.

I always love going back to the annual catalogue for ideas – because there are so many of them!!!

Today I’m going for a masculine look with a motorcycle card.

I used this scrapbook layout as my inspiration…

To create this card…

CASEing the Catty #131 | kelly kent

It’s not a direct translation of the scrapbook page, but instead I’ve taken the key elements and added.

All the things I loved about the layout appear in my card including the One Wild Ride stamp set, Hexagon Embossing Folder and Best Badge Punch element.

CASEing the Catty #131 | kelly kent

I’ve changed up the colours to black, white, Dapper Denim & Smoky Slate and used some white embossing rather than stamping.

The theme on this card was too good not to carry over to the inside and a coordinating envelope!

I was able to add a few more of the scrapbook features this way too!

CASEing the Catty #131 | kelly kent

I love many of my Stampin’ Up! creations, but I particularly love this card.

The grungy style is slightly different to what I would normally put together – thanks to the inspiration from the catalogue!


Guess what???  CASEing the Catty are looking to add more design team members.

To apply, participate in our CASEing the Catty challenges during June by uploading your inspired project onto our Facebook page.

Next up on our first 2017-18 Annual Catalogue challenge is the gorgeous Rebecca Scurr.

Bec has been busy planning ahead for all the wonderful challenges that are coming up!  Thanks Bec!

We’d love to see you join in!


Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00

Colour INKspiration #10

Another amazing fortnight of challenge entries!

If you’re not already on our challenge page over on Facebook, join us to for wonderful ideas shared every day by crafters just like you!

It’s our 10th challenge this week – which is a wonderful achievement for Bronwyn Eastley and the Colour INKspiration team.

If you’re already on your way hopping, did you love what Denita made?  I always admire her creativity.


The colours for Colour INKspiration #10 are amazing {again} and will stretch the way in which you look at your crafting projects.

Image may contain: 1 person, text

Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate and Delightful Dijon!

This is the last time the crew will play with Delightful Dijon as it’s set to retire next week.

Have you bought all the items you *need* from the retirement list?  Next week it’ll be all about the new catalogue!


When I first sat down to play with these colours, I was raiding Nanna Papercraft’s craft room while she’s on holidays.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Delightful Dijon is an absolutely perfect colour for beer!

So, with the Mixed Drinks stamp set in my hand, this is what I created for Colour INKspiration #10….

Colour INKspiration #10 | kelly kent

Lots of Island Indigo & Smoky Slate – because I love them!

Whisper White to break all those strong colours up (don’t forget you can use any neutral or metallic in your Colour INKspiration project).

Delightful Dijon – because it makes fantastic beer!

And just a touch of Cajun Craze for the sentiment to finish the challenge!


I’m not sure if you’ve looked at the Mixed Drinks stamp set (it’s awesome!)…

There’s only one beer mug?  How did I get it to ‘clink’ I hear you ask?!?

Colour INKspiration #10 | kelly kent

I used the reflection technique to flip it over.

Stamp in Versamark & emboss the beer mug as normal.

Then, stamp it again on Window Sheet.  Turn the window sheet upside down and very carefully (it’s slippery and wants to slide away from you producing a truly spectacular beer googles effect!) press down on the stamped image.  This will transfer it to the cardstock -as a mirror image.  Emboss as usual and colour both images with an Aqua Painter and Delightful Dijon ink.


I’ve also put a special touch on the inside.

If you’re going to send a beer themed card, you should probably send beer money…

Colour INKspiration #10 | kelly kent

Personally, I’d rather stamping money… but I guess they don’t hold the same appeal for everyone!

Next up for some colourful inspiration is my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman

And join us on Facebook for the challenge.  It runs for three weeks, so plenty of time to get inky!


Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00

Stamp Review Crew – Nailed It

The Stamp Review Crew has the pleasure of sharing the Nailed It stamp set with you today.

If you’re hopping around the world, I know you were dazzled by Charlet’s amazing project.  If you’re starting here, settle in for a great series of “Nailed It” projects.

Click on the next button at the end to visit Artisan Design Team Member and SRC chief – Tanya Boser.  If you get lost at any point – head back to the main Stamp Review Crew blog for a full list of participants.

Unfortunately, this amazing set ended up on the retirement list.  It came with coordinating framelits – which are now completely sold out.

If you’re in Australia, as you read this, there might still be a few wood mount sets available in the online store.  Check here.


Given that there’s the possibility no matter where you are around the world, you might still be able to buy this stamp set, I have used only the stamps in my 2 projects today.

It did require some fussy cutting – but the shapes are easy to cut around!

For my first project, I used the stamps & white heat embossing to create a tool background for a Father’s Day card.

Father’s Day in some parts of the world is coming up soon – so the large  “Happy Father’s Day” hexagon in this set is perfect for the occasion!

Plus the tool theme is an obvious winner for a masculine themed card.

I’ve added in the coordinating washi from this bundle – which is still available on the retirement list!  Along with other great items from the Annual & Occasions catalogue.

Browse my online store.


The second card I am sharing today is based on the inspiration provided by the Global Design Project #084.

Participants in this challenge were encouraged to CASE the designer – Michelle Last.

The tools seemed like a great way to hang a cute little frame!!!

The nails and hammer are fussy cut – a little fussy but an easy way to use this set without framelits.

To perk up the sadness around Nailed It not carrying over, I thought it would be a good time to add in another sneak peek.

Coming up in the new catalogue is a cute stamp set called Crafting Forever.  You’re going to love the craft related sayings like this one…

It basically sums up all activity in our house!!!

Crafting Forever, Housework Whenever | kelly kent


Thank you for joining me for this edition of Stamp Review Crew.

Be sure to click on next and see what the gorgeous & talented Tanya Boser has created with the Nailed It stamp set.

If there’s anything on the retirement list that you’re thinking you’d like to own, you’ll want to shop sooner rather than later!

While you’re browsing the retirement list in my online store, check out the clearance rack too for some great specials!

Urban Underground Tools

I love the inspiration that challenges offer.

This week it was the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary that caught my attention when I was designing cards for my Tuesday class.

I love the idea of the three panels!

We used the Nailed It stamp set to create one panel, which once we’d finished stamping, we cut into 3 equal panels.

I love the Urban Underground suite.  Yellow, white & gray is one of my favourite colour trios!!!

And those little embellishments are unreal!

You should try out this sketch, it’s a great starting point for any card!


Product List

It’s All In The Layout!

I’m stopping in quickly today to share with you a card we made at the January class – and then another variation I made, just by changing the colours.

Card making doesn’t have to be hard, or constantly inventive – one of my best tips is to create in multiples.

You can do this several ways …

  • Change the colours
  • Flip the layout to landscape (or portrait)
  • Choose a different sentiment
  • Swap in a different main image (ie, a balloon, butterfly, dragonfly, hot air balloon)

I love banners – and the Triple Banner Punch.  They are great for all types of cards, but particularly good for masculine or neutral cards.

This is the class card we made using the Urban Underground DSP & matching cardstock colours
(which is another time saving tip – let SU! help you with colour matching).

Urban Underground. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I then changed to the card to use the Succulent Garden suite – using the DSP and coordinating cardstock colours.

Succulent Garden. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Next time you sit at the craft table – play around with your designs.  Make some changes and see if you can make a card that’s same-same-but-different with minimal effort.

And while you’re at it, make 2!  That’s a great way to craft efficiently!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List – Urban Underground

Product List – Succulent Garden

Just Add Ink #344 Photo Inspiration

Just Add Ink #344 - Photo Inspiration

How gorgeous is this photo inspiration for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge?

As you’ll see with the design team projects, there’s lot to take from such a vibrant & fun picture!

This photo sat with me for a moment, while my mojo took it’s time to kick in.

But in a flash of  inspiration, I decided I’d use the lady as a key layout element and turn the photo into a sketch!

Just Add Ink #344 - Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I kept the water ripples as a background element but added in an ombre pattern by layering Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise & Bermuda Bay in the Seaside Embossing Folder.

The main element is the new Star Blast Edgelit die.  I’m having lots of fun using this!

Just Add Ink #344 - Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I added in a few of my other new products too.

  • Happy Birthday sentiment from one of the hostess stamp sets in the Occasions catalogue – Iconic Occasions
  • Sale-A-Bration Metallic Ribbon
  • Urban Underground Washi Tape

There’s lots to be tempted by in the new catalogue!!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team cards by visiting the Just Add Ink blog.

We’d love to see you join in too.  Upload your project inspired by the photo using the linky tool on the blog.

Happy crafting!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00

Top Shelf Birthday

With all the hype around the new Holiday Catalogue, it’s easy to forget all about those lovely stamps in the Annual Catalogue.

This is a card I made for a friend’s birthday using the Mixed Drinks stamp set.

There are so many fun ideas for this set – in fact it was Holly’s great beer card that she posted today that reminded me I hadn’t shared this with you yet!

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

3 drinks for the birthday boy…

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And 3 cheers on the inside of the card.

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The sentiments included with Mixed Drinks didn’t quite have the right tone for the card I wanted to make, so I made my own!

In my (humble) opinion, every crafter needs to have the Labeler Alphabet stamp set in their craft stash.  It let’s you add any sentiment you need to your card.

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s sometimes trickier to make cards for males, but I’m yet to meet a male that wouldn’t appreciate a card all about drinking!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00

Masculine Mayhem!

On Thursday night, 5 lovely ladies joined me for a night of cardmaking.  The theme was cards that would be suitable for a male.  I often hear that masculine cards are the hardest to come up with, so hopefully these ideas help you out a little.  Although my designs were made with “Father’s Day” (and happy birthday) sentiments, most of the ladies chose other ones to put on their card fronts including “happy birthday”, “lucky you” & “from me to you”.  The variety in SU! is great!

If you like what you see, are in Bunbury and you’re interested in attending a card class like this one, contact me.  I can invite you to the next one or you can host your own (host your own & earn rewards).  Kelly x

IMG_0434

Stamp Sets: Traveler, Work of Art, World Map Background, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

IMG_0433

Framelits: Mustache, On Film

Punches: Angled Tag Topper, 1/2″ Circle

Stamp Set: And Many More

IMG_0432

Framelits: On Film, Stars, Project Life Cards & Labels

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars**

Stamp Set: Boys Will Be Boys

**Note: some of the links to new products in this blog post will come up with an error until the catalogue becomes available to the general public on 28th August 2014.