CASEing the Catty #210 | Sale-A-Bration

Hello 2019!!!  After several years of using the same graphics, CASEing the Catty has had an update!!!  I love the new graphics – so bright & fresh!  Thanks to the crew members who contributed to the redesign!

A new year also bring us new CASEing the Catty crew members!!!  Welcome to the talented ladies who are joining us – Tina Gillespie, Lauren Meiklejohn, Michelle Strazds, Siobhan Fitzsimmons & Shannon Kissane.  All of these crafters have been regular contributors to CTC in 2018 and have been asked to join the design team.  Is joining a design team on your goals for 2019?  Make sure to participate in your favourite challenges on a regular basis as you never know when the design teams are on the lookout for more members!

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We’re starting CTC for 2019 with a Sale-A-Bration hop.  There’s 19 pages of fabulous showing not only the great free products on offer until the end of March, but also Occasions & Annual Catalogue products they coordinate with.

I’ve chosen to case the layout & colours from the bag on page 6 and turn it into a card.

 

This layout is very versatile – an embossed background, central element and overlayed sentiment.  You could make it work for pretty much any set in the catalogue.

Needlepoint Nook CTC#210 | kelly kent

I’ve used the Needle & Thread bundle – primarily inspired by the sensational embossing die in the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  I could use this on every card I make – it’s so pretty!

Needlepoint Nook CTC#210 | kelly kent

The detail in the stamps are amazing – just like they’ve been stitched!  I’ve used Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake to match the inspiration picture.

The ‘friend’ word is from a fabulous new bundle called Well Said.  It contains 51 cling stamps in the stamp set with various greetings and 24 dies containing staple words for papercrafting.  It’s an investment – but worth it with all the use you’ll get from this set.

Needlepoint Nook CTC#210 | kelly kent

It’s great to be back creating for challenges.  They are always such a source of inspiration for me.  I’m most inspired with a purpose and some direction – I suffer from severe lack of motivation without a specific card or task in mind!

To join in with this week’s CASEing the Catty challenge, click on the link below to visit our Facebook group.

There’s more fabulous inspiration on the hop.  Next stop is one of our talented new crew members – Michelle Strazds.

Thanks for joining us!


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ESAD Blog Hop | Occasions & SAB 2019

I’m so excited for today’s hop with my ESAD friends – it’s a huge hop filled with Occasions and Sale-A-Bration inspiration!!!

Thanks to Lou Kitzelman for her stellar organisation that makes these hops happen.  Everyone hopping today is part of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator only group called ESAD.

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For my projects today, I have focused on Sale-A-Bration products – because.. who doesn’t love FREE!  The winners of Sale-A-Bration 2019 for me is the embellishments – pretty paper, cool wood elements and fantastic ribbon are sure to lift all your 2019 projects.

Check out this stunning DSP with full colour butterfly prints on one side and black and white prints on the other side.

This DSP was the starting point for the projects I’m sharing today – desk calendars.  I’ve added in a couple of new Occasions products too!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

The calendars both use the Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements and Organdy Ribbon.  These are all items you can choose for free when you order $90+ on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products.

Note: I’m in Australia, the SAB ordering requirement may be different in other regions.

I made the first desk calendar in Highland Heather to coordinate with the DSP and set butterflies set on a quaint tea cup.

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

You’ll find the tea cup in the Occasions Catalogue – a beautiful new set called Tea Together.  I stamped it twice – once on Whisper White and once on the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  Using paper snips, I cut around the cup, handle and part of the saucer (this technique is called paper piecing and is best for the crafter who doesn’t mind a little bit of fussy cutting!).

The main cup shape – on Whisper White is cut using another Sale-A-Bration choice.  The coordinating framelits are available as a level 2 Sale-A-Bration item.  You can select the Tea Time Framelits when you spend $180+.

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

The second desk calendar has a Balmy Blue colour scheme – don’t you love all the colours Stampin’ Up! brought us in the 2018 colour refresh!!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

I just love that crazy butterfly DSP with a vellum overlay!  And the pretty ribbon adds a fantastic touch to projects.   The SAB combo pack has 23m of ribbon (4.6m x 5 colours!) – what a great choice for a free item.

The itty bitty butterflies in the middle of each of the wood elements are cut from the DSP using the Butterfly Duet punch.  It punches so many of the butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP…. so you’ll want to make sure the punch is part of your $90 order if you’re choosing the DSP as your free SAB option!

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

Want to make your own 2019 desk calendars?  I followed my instructions from 2015!  See the original post here.

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of A4 (Australian size) cardstock in half (it’ll be 4-1/8″ x 11-11/16ish”)
  2. Score at 5″, 10″, 10-3/4″, 11-1/2″
  3. Fold cardstock into a triangle shape, with a mountain fold underneath.  Adhere the little flap to the inside of the triangle.
  4. Calendar front – Mat 1: 3-7/8″ x 4-3/4″; Mat 2 (DSP): 3-5/10″ x 4-1/2″

Butterfly Desk Calendar | kelly kent

I love this time of the year!  How lucky are we that Stampin’ Up! designs such beautiful products and then gives them to us for free!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Unless I’m your last stop, there’s plenty more inspiration to guide your Sale-A-Bration shopping list.

Next to visit is my gorgeous friend in Victoria – Cheryl Algie.

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If there’s any broken links (this sometimes happens), refer to the list below to pick the hop up at a different point.

Hope you enjoy yet another ESAD Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Shannon Kissane
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Narelle Fasulo
  6. Rachael Lewsley
  7. Angela Harders
  8. Kelly Kent – {YOU ARE HERE}
  9. Cheryl Algie
  10. Jenna Watkins
  11. Libby Dyson
  12. Sharon Dalton
  13. Rose Packer
  14. Sharni Haines
  15. Denise Buetler
  16. Peta Stephen
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Lauren Meiklejohn
  20. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  21. Katrina Duffell
  22. Tatiana Tobin
  23. Cathy Pinchbeck

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Kelly’s Top 3 – Occasions 2019

January is always such an exciting time of the year on the Stampin’ Up! calendar as it marks the start of a new catalogue – Occasions 2019 – and combines with Sale-A-Bration!

Click here to download the new Occasions catalogue.  Message me if you live in Australia and would like a copy posted.

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Click here to download the new Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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As always, Stampin’ Up! have designed a sensational range of new products.  It was so hard to choose just 3, but here are my top 3 choices for your first order..

  1. Rectangle Stitched Framelits – I cannot love these enough.  They come in 13 different sizes, perfect for lots of different uses and layering options.  Click here to order.
  2. Piece of Cake bundle – with stamp set and Cake Builder Punch.  It was love at first sight for this bundle when I saw Lou Kitzelman showcase it at OnStage in November.  Visit her blog here for lots more samplesClick here to order.
  3. Needlepoint Nook – one of my favourite DSP options from this catalogue.  Another great presentation at OnStage by Liz Gross (see her blog here).  Did you know the DSP was created in stages.  First the concept art team designed the embroidery patterns, then they had them embroidered by a needlework expert, then they photographed them to be the amazing images we see on each sheet of DSP!  Click here to order.

Here’s a quick card I made to show you my favourites in action!

Piece of Cake & Needlework Nook | kelly kent

Colouring the flowers on the cake was easy – I just selected the colours in the DSP!

Piece of Cake & Needlework Nook | kelly kent

I’m pretty sure you’re going to see those rectangles on every card I make this month!!!


Every order during Sale-A-Bration (3rd Jan – 31st March) earns your choice of reward from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  There’s two levels of gift – spend $90 to choose a level 1 reward or $180 to choose a level 2 reward (or 2 level 1 rewards if you prefer).

Got a big shopping list?  Every order of $400+ earns a bonus $40 of Stampin’ Rewards.  Shop by yourself, or collect orders with family & friends.  Click here to shop.

Local to Bunbury?  I can come to you and run a specially designed Sale-A-Bration workshop and help you and your friends earn rewards.

And finally, the last piece of amazing Sale-A-Bration news is the fantastic Starter Kit offer.  $169 gets you $315 of your choice of products, free shipping and a 20% discount to purchase more of your favourites.

There’s also the option to upgrade your Starter Kit to include the Craft & Carry Tote.  This exclusive tote is only available to new demonstrators. The upgrade is $210 and includes the above items from the $169 kit plus the tote.

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and join our awesome Paper Adventures team.

Please let me know via Facebook or email if you have any questions or if you need help with an order.

My online shop is available 24-7.  Click here to browse.

I’m excited to have lots to share with you this Sale-A-Bration.  If there’s anything you’d like to see in action, please let me know!!


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Paper Adventures Team Hop | All That Sparkles

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It’s time for one last Paper Adventures team hop before 2018 leaves us.  What a wonderful year of creative projects!  Thank you to my fabulous team for participating every month and taking the time to share their creativity via their blog or Facebook page.  I really appreciate the effort!

We’re finishing with a super fun theme – “All That Sparkles”!  Although I have come across a few crafters who don’t enjoy glitter, lots of us bathe in the sparkle!!!

With a new catalogue just around the corner, I’ve chosen to share some the pretty products I’ve been collecting while pre-order has been available to demonstrators.

The 2019 Occasions Catalogue has lots of exciting new products, including lots of beautiful butterflies!  Choose from a butterfly punch, butterfly dies – or both!  They layer so prettily!

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

The other new product that I’m oh-so-excited by is rectangle stitched framelits!!  I’ve been waiting for these for so long!  Wendy Cranford has putting together an amazing resource for sizes (include mat sizes) for each of the rectangles.  See it here.

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

The hearts on the garland were made using the new Dog Builder punch. The dog is super cute – but the heart is amazing too!

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

And that amazing multi-coloured foil I’ve used for the mat and butterflies is a Sale-A-Bration choice for 2019.  It’s free when you spend $90!!!  This generous gift features 8 sheets of 12″ x 12″ metallic foil in Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick – 4 of each colour.

If you’re new to Stampin’ Up!, you’ll be excited to hear that every Jan-March (this cycle it starts on 3rd Jan 2019), Stampin’ Up! offers free gifts with every $90 you spend on products.  EVERY $90 for all that time.  There’s no limit to how many you can earn!


Sale-A-Bration also brings us a fantastic opportunity on a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  Purchase a $169 Starter Kit and you’ll get your choice of $315 of products and a 20% discount on all purchases until at least July 31st 2019!

Or, purchase the deluxe Starter Kit for $210 and get $315 of your choice of products, an exclusive (and limited edition) Craft & Carry Tote and a 20% discount on all purchases until at least July 31st 2019!

If either of these options sound enticing to you, send me a message on Facebook or an email and I can give you more details!

To continue the hop and visit projects from some more of our Paper Adventures team, visit Sheila Pybus on Facebook with her glittery project.

Have a great weekend!  I hope it includes lots of craft time!

Participant List:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Sheila Pybus (Facebook)
  3. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  4. Narelle Simm

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*** Products available to demonstrators 5 Dec 2018 – 2nd Jan 2019. Available to customers from 3rd Jan 2019.