I Told You Exercise Was Bad For You!

One of my besties broke her hip last month – at the ripe old age of 32!

After the amazing effort of running a half-marathon, she pulled up sore – to be expected of course!

But even an R&R holiday in Bali wasn’t enough to aid in recovery and no wonder, when scans showed she’d fractured her hip!


I’m a half-hearted exerciser.  I love the concept, but rarely get around to doing it – I’d rather be crafting!

Plus, how many times do you hear of people who exercise getting hurt!

So, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to pop out my ‘exercise is bad for you’ mantra for a sassy get well card!

Exercise is Bad For You | kelly kent

The little bandaged up ‘Mummy’ is from the retired Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.

I’m so glad I kept it!  It fits with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch which is carrying over to the next catalogue.

Exercise is Bad For You | kelly kent


I’m sure she’ll be back to running in no time!  Albeit with a more metallic composition than previously!

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WEDFEST Wedding Card

A friend of mine was invited to a WEDFEST wedding in the UK – and asked me to create the wedding card, to match the amazing invite.

I had never heard of a WEDFEST before, so I did a quick Google – wow!  So much fun!!!

Imagine going to a wedding that’s styled on a festival!!!  The theme totally revolves around all things awesome & cool!!!!

The event photos are fabulous and I have permission to share the beautiful bride and her sensational Lego bouquet – amazing!!!

Now, I won’t have to tell you how much fun it was to create a lanyard WEDFEST card to fit the theme!!!

This card is ‘oversize’ at twice the size of a normal card.  An event this big, needed a card to match!

The background was personalised and computer generated to include bride, groom & their 2 children plus “WEDFEST” to keep on theme!

The middle panel is a cello bag shaker card, again personalised with the wedding details, set on a brayered shimmery rainbow backdrop.

You hear this a lot on blogs, but the photos don’t do this card justice!

Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness!  If married life continues to be the party that WEDFEST was, then it’s going to be a fun ride!!!


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CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions – Favourite Big Shot Project

Thanks for joining me for a CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.  The design team will share their projects for the week in this blog hop.

Then, we ask you to join us and share your creations.  You can find all the action on our Facebook page.

The theme this for CASEing the Catty #125 is Favourite Big Shot projects from the Occasions catalogue.

As always, a hard decision!  But I decided to create with the Dynamic Hexagon embossing folder – because I love it, which definitely makes it a favourite!

It’s currently part of the Urban Undergound suite in the Occasions catalogue and will appear again in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue!

I have cased the “Dad” card on the left, and transformed it into a baby card!

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions Big Shot Projects | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

This embossing folder has no limits of use and looks great on pretty much every card!

I can cause cracking on your cardstock.  To prevent this, spritz your card with water before putting it in the folder.  Sounds crazy – but it works!

I made the inside a little more ‘baby’ than industrial using the Moon Baby stamp set (also carrying over – yay!).

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions Big Shot Projects | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

Did you know that all bundled pricing finishes at the end of each catalogue cycle – even if the products carry over to another catalogue. That means that you have just over a month to get a 10% discount on the Large Letters framelits & coordinating stamp set. They are definitely a huge investment – but well worth it! And 10% helps!!!
And, while they are bundled, it’s possible to include them in your starter kit!!
Join my Paper Adventures team for the Starter Kit price of $169 and include this bundle (item number: 142348) as your kit selection (remember: it’s fully customisable).  You’ll get free shipping too – saving you even more!

There’s so much choice for creating this week – please join us in using the catalogue as your inspiration for a Occasions catalogue Big Shot themed creation.

Add your creation to the CTC#125 album on our Facebook page.

Continue the hop by visiting the delightful Rebecca Scurr and seeing what she has made.


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Geometric Baby Card

Today’s share is a creation I was asked to make for a baby boy born last week with an art teacher Mum who has a dislike for anything traditional & baby blue!!!

Luckily for me, I had some instant inspiration courtesy of his photo introduction on Facebook.

This geometric card in Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White was inspired by his funky baby blanket.

The geometric triangles were made using the fabulous Stitched Shapes Framelits – I just loved their versatility!!!!

I used the smallest size square snipped in half to create triangles which I then layered in a repetitive pattern until the Whisper White based was full.

And of course, I couldn’t go based my large letters to personalise Oliver’s card.

The sentiment is from one of the host sets in the Occasions catalogue – Iconic Occasions.

Heat embossed in white on Basic Gray cardstock – because that’s one of my favourite techniques at the moment!!!!


Welcome to this world baby Oliver!

You will be very loved and your life will be filled with all kinds of interesting colours.  No boring baby blue for you!!!


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Giving is the Real Gift of Christmas – “Iron-On Mugs”

I love giving gifts!!! Christmas is the perfect time to be able to celebrate the people around you – by spoiling them with gifts.

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This year, my major craft project was monogrammed mugs.

I, with the help of Mr Papercraft, made 33 of these delights to give to my colleagues and the staff at the girls’ daycare.  The letters are a My Digital Studio (MDS) download – Sweet Details Alphabet, made from iron-on glitter vinyl, which I cut using my Cameo.  Super cool idea – very awesome outcome.

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Instructions:

To make the letter

  1. Download the Sweet Details Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download from the online store
  2. Import the required letter into Silhouette Studio
  3. Resize the letter, flip horizontally (it will be cutting from the back of the vinyl so you’ll need the design reversed) and trace the border using the low pass filter
  4. Cut the letter out of iron-on vinyl using your cameo

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To adhere to the mug

  1. Wipe your mug with an alcohol swab or solution to remove any grease/oil/grime that will stop your letter from sticking
  2. Remove the clear plastic front from the letter
  3. Place your letter in the position you’d like it to be on the mug and iron carefully using a hot (no steam) iron
  4. Place your mug into a 200 deg C oven and bake for 12-15 minutes
  5. Remove from the oven and gently push against the letter (using a tea towel or oven mitts – it will be *VERY* hot) to secure
  6. Leave to cool completely

Voila!  Personalised mugs.  Of course, if you don’t have an e-cutter, you could still do this project using vinyl cut by hand.

I put a sachet of hot chocolate powder & a couple of marshmallows into the mug then wrapped them all up (the Gusseted Cellophane Bags work well for this type of packaging).

Look out tomorrow for the Christmas card I made to match the tags seen above.  Kelly x

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2014!

HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!

Apart from finding an awesome hobby that keeps me busy and lets my creative side loose, one of the things I love the most about cardmaking & papercraft is the uniqueness of what you can create.  So, it was perfect (I thought!) to share with you today – on World Cardmaking Day – a card I made during the week for a special little baby with a special name.  I was allowed free reign for this design – yay!.  I knew that baby Moses’ Mum & Dad are both keen surfers, so decided I would create a Daddy surfboard, a Mummy surfboard & a baby surfboard, and personalise it with his name on the bottom.  It ended up super cute & I have heard that the parents love it.  And, that is the best praise ever when someone loves what you make.

So, I hope you have a great day and find some time to celebrate what it is about cardmaking that you love.  Kelly x

PS, My surfboards were made by tracing (then cutting) the outside edge of the largest Feathers Framelits – a bit different but it worked!

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Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Feathers, Circles

Bigz Die: Perfect Print Alphabet

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Pack, Confetti Stars

DSP: High Tide ***clearance rack special***

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Basic Grey, Whisper White

Ink: Island Indigo

Stamp Set: And Many More

Extras: Stampin’ Dimensionals