Birthdays are the new Christmas | gold pineapple

Happy Boxing Day! As we head into that glorious period between Christmas and New Year where we are lucky enough to all be on holidays here at Papercraft HQ, it’s mighty hard to remember what day it is! But with nothing on the agenda other than what to eat next and when we’re next going swimming, that’s not really a problem!

How was your Christmas yesterday? Did some of the most lovely presents under the tree have your name on them? Did you get to spend the day with family & friends? Was the day peaceful and merry? I hope at least one of these things happened for you, if not all three. We had a lovely day with my family – eating, drinking and enjoying the beautifully warm weather.

As well as celebrating Christmas at this time of the year, we also celebrate my brother’s birthday, which was just a few days before Christmas.

As well as a board game he wanted, I took a gamble on getting him pineapple cider for his present. It was a lucky choice and he loved it! Not one to pass up the opportunity to coordinate a gift and card, this creation was a mix of the gift bag his present was packed into and the pineapple cider theme.

Gold Pineapple | kelly kent

The pineapple die cut is from the In the Tropics Dies in Basic Black for the fruit and Gold Foil for the leaves. The DSP is from a retired one from my stash – I’d tell you which one but I can’t find it now! My retired DSP stash is extensive – I can’t bear to part with any of it in case it’s perfect for a card in the future (like this one).

Gold Pineapple | kelly kent

I kept the front sentiment free and added ‘happy birthday’ to the middle in gold metallic ink – another retired favourite. The Approaching Perfection stamp set is a new one you’ll be able to earn for free in Jan & Feb 2021 with any $90 purchase as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Approaching Perfection | kelly kent

Simple is good when it comes to those guy cards!

Happy birthday to my baby bro. You can check out his beautiful photography on his instagram – The Life of Py.

Birthday Brother | kelly kent
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Sweet Birthday Wishes

There really is something for everyone in the new Occasions catalogue!

Check out this oh-so-cute Fruit Basket bundle that’s part of the Tutti-Frutti suite.

I am head over heels in love with the Tutti Frutti DSP, which I’ve been using on almost every fun & bright card I’ve made this month!

I first saw the Fruit Basket stamp set & punch pack when we attended OnStage late last year.  It’s definitely easy to overlook in the catalogue- but has this amazing addictive quality to it when you actually have a play.

Here’s what I made at OnStage…

Tutti Frutti | kelly kent

Those little fruit images really are the sweetest!!! They stamp slightly larger than the punch, so it’s easy to line them up within the punch boundaries without spending hours ‘getting it right’.  My kind of bundle!!!

The sentiments are varied and useful.  We used the ‘happy birthday to you!’ in yesterday’s class to make this cute card!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

You know, I’ve never liked those doilies much!  They are little old fashioned for my usual style of cards – but they work perfectly for this theme!!!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

I had a minor moment of ‘perspective’ that the pineapple, strawberry & pear are all the same size…. which is obviously not going to happen like that in a fruit bowl in real life.  And then, I got over it and just decided they are too cute to care!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

These teeny tiny punches are available in a set of 4 for $40, or buy together with the stamp set for $61 (Australian pricing).

My online store is open 24-7 for all your cute & tiny stamping needs.

Click here to shop!

And every $90 of cute earns you a Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Earn one or all of them!!!

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