Blossoms in Bloom | CASEing myself

How quickly are these months rolling around??? The first week of March is almost done which means it’s time to get ready for some more birthdays. This year for my team birthday cards, the them is yellow. This was the first design (see the original blog post here) –

Pretty Perennials | kelly kent

I’m still in love with the yellow, black and white combination, so I decided that rather than start with a new design, I would CASE (copy and selectively edit) the previous version. Using Daffodil Delight, True Love DSP and the Blossoms in Bloom bundle, this is the next version of the team birthday cards…

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

The card base for this card is Basic Black with the card front being layered with True Love DSP, a scallop edge border from the Ornate Borders Dies and Basic White cardstock. The Many Layered Blossom Dies are the focal point of the card. The bottom layer is cut in Daffodil Delight and the top layer in Basic White. I used Adhesive Sheet on the white cardstock before cutting to help stick the layers together. I hate messing around with wet glue – it seeps everywhere. I love the clean finish of using Adhesive Sheets.

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set – one of my absolute favourites for everyday sentiments.


When I make cards in a layout like this, I will almost always make a second in a different variation – change the colour, change the orientation. It’s a formula that works for me to create a bank of cards for my stash (and if you follow my blog or socials, you will have seen me do this often). The alternative to this card was a Rococo Rose “hello” version.

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

I’m going to miss this colour when it retires at the beginning of May, so I’m trying to use it as often as I can!

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

The black & white with a pop of colour is a design combination that works with every colour, so you can sub in your favourite colour and create your down version of this card.

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

Happy birthday to all our March Paper Adventures team members. I hope you all have a wonderful birthday month – filled with lots of happy!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Just Wanted to Say | baby

Don’t tell Mr Papercraft, but sometimes I will buy a die set (or stamp set) just for one favourite image. I like to think it’s a good strategy because usually you end up loving the other images or dies too and then it’s a whole fabulous set with lots of potential.

I really love the ‘just want to say’ die from the Floral Gallery Dies.

I love the tone and style the die adds to the card. Start here then add the rest of your theme. I needed a card for a gorgeous new baby and his parents to go with a parcel I was sending and ‘just wanted to say’ congratulations – this was perfect!

I added a baby onesies from a favourite retired set – Made with Love and the sentiment from the new Many Messages stamp set and coordinating die. It stamps and cuts a whole range of sentiments – ready for any occasion.

I used Adhesive Sheet on the Basic White cardstock before I cut it, which makes it super easy to apply to your card. For this card, I layered it on Seaside Spray cardstock and then fussy just around the whole sentiment.
Tip: use the negative space of the die cut out to line up your letters perfectly!

I love the range of blue tones in the Stampin’ Up! Range. I’ve used quite a few of them here – Misty Moonlight for the card base, Night of Navy for the card mat, Seaside Spray for the blue accents and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for the baby onesie.

The DSP coordinates perfectly and was a surprise love from this Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue DSP range. It’s one of the patterns in the Sand & Sea DSP – not a pack that I had my eye on, but oh my! It’s amazing when you see all the sheets in person. The scalloped edge die is a favourite from the Oranate Borders Dies. And I love having white twine back on offer in the Snail Mail Combo Pack.

I hope you have a wonderful crafty day!

Stamp Review Crew | SAB 2021

Hello! The Stamp Review Crew are dropping by today for a bonus hop to share projects using 2021 Sale-A-Bration items. Click here to view the Australian Sale-A-Bration catalogue. The items are free with orders of $90 or $180, depending on the product.
Note: Different markets have different sale figure requirements

I have chosen to get inky with the Touch of Ink stamp set (and added in a touch of Oh So Ombre DSP too!).

Touch of Ink | kelly kent

It’s all about the soft subtle tones for this card, inspired by the ombre pinks of the Oh So Ombre DSP. This is an offcut I had after making cards for the Stamp Review Crew So Sentimental hop last week. Click here to see those cards! Are you a crafter that never throws out anything? I hoard all kinds of DSP scraps!

Touch of Ink | kelly kent

The stamp set is a 2 step style with outlines and watercolour style colouring stamps, but I wanted the effect of colouring with in a Blender Pen. I really like the variation in colour depending on where you start colouring first on the image. The leaves are Soft Sea Foam, the flowers are So Saffron and the bird is a mix of Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride. The outlines are all stamped in Basic Gray to soften up the tones for the subtles.

Touch of Ink | kelly kent

The finishing touches for this card – hello friend sentiment in Memento black, a border from the Ornate Borders Dies and pearl accents from the Pastel Pearls Embellishments.

Next up is the gorgeous Nikki Spencer, another Australian 🙂 To see a list of the whole line up, you can visit the Stamp Review Crew blog by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy the hop. Check in next Monday when we share projects using a new catalogue stamp set that I know you’ll love!

Have a wonderful week!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com