Hello Ladybug | FMS#307

I was shopping during the week and saw a super cute singlet that reminded me of a gorgeous friend of mine.

And of course, a super cute spontaneous present needs a matching handmade card.

It’s been a while since I’ve made anything using punch art – so this was fun!

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The overall card design was inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketch.

It should have finished last week – but a technical glitch means they’ve kept it open – lucky for me!


Red, white & black is always a great colour combination.

I added in a touch of silver to brighten it up.

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The bugs are made using the 3/4″ circle punch, shapes from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch & the small leaf shape from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

Make your own ladybug:

Antenna – small leaf with all but top circle cut away from the stem

Head – largest circle from Cookie Cutter

Body (top) – 3/4″ circle cut in half & separated slightly

Body (bottom) – 3/4″ circle trimmed at top edge so it’s not visible

Dots – smallest circle from Cookie Cutter

Here’s another little bug hanging out on the inside…

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And here’s a picture of the card with the inspirational gift…

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In a week filled with some bad news stories & terrible world events, let’s flood our personal spheres with kindness!

Send a pretty card, help someone out & smile often.  Bring out your best!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #119 Sale-A-Bration

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Hello!  Hope you’ve had a great week.

Welcome other CASEing the Catty blog hop where we show you creations that have been inspired by the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues.

Today we’re being inspired by the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for the second last time.  There’s just over 2 weeks until your chance to earn Sale-A-Bration products is finished for another year!

If you see anything you like, Sale-A-Bration rewards in Australia are earned with any $90 purchase until 31st March 2017!


Along the blog hop today you’ll find projects that were inspired by pages 16-19 of the SAB catalogue.

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This the one that caught my eye on page 18…

Images © Stampin' Up!

I took the box in the middle and used the key elements to changed it into a kids birthday card!

I just love the Happy Birthday stamp from Designer Tee!

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Can you see the design parallels?

The blue horizontal stripy panel, happy birthday stick, ribbon & twine feature, a blue, white & yellow main element and the touches of gold were all carryovers from the original sample.

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I love how this turned out and have already used it for a sweet little 3rd birthday card.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Rebecca Scurr

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If you’re keen to join us – please visit our Facebook page and upload your entry!

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Thanks for stopping by!  See you next week,

If you live in Australia and I can help you with any stamping supplies that you need, please visit my online store.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Colour INKspiration #03

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Good afternoon!  If you’re reading this as I post it, I’m out on a birthday experience with Miss Papercraft.

She’s 6 next week and part of her birthday present is a mermaid photo session with Busselton Mermaids!

So, when I saw the timing of this week’s Colour INKspiration challenge, I knew it was perfect timing to share a little project I’ve been working on.

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Late last year for a birthday card, I created a mermaid using the Fox Builder punch!

Crazy I know – but the pieces work.  And a Punch Art Picture Tutorial has been {LONG} overdue!!!

Here’s Miss Mermaid…

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And this is what she looks like on her birthday card…

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Here’s my mermaid…

Photo courtesy of Busselton Mermaids.

Want to make your own mermaid?

These are the pieces you’ll need…

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I’m so excited to see your mermaid creations!  Please share with me on Facebook or via email.

I take the time to make these tutorials so that you can use them for your crafting pleasure!

(And so I can remember how to make a mermaid for next time!!!)

Next up on the Colour INKspiration is the lovely Simone Bartrum.

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Thanks for visiting & sharing in what we do!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew – Playful Pals

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Hello Monday!

Today is going to be heaps of fun at Stamp Review Crew as we find our inner child!

Join me & my international Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends as we share our projects inspired by the Plaufyl Pals stamp set.

This set comes with a set of coordinating framelits and lends itself to all kinds of weird & wonderful creations!

Look at all those pieces!!!


I went down the punch art route for my cards today.

This set is great for building animals, like this cute bear.

I’ve paired it with one of the sweet sayings from the Suite Sentiments stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, for a just because card. Do you ever send cards for no particular reason?

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My other creation was a cute little piggie. It was fun to add bodies & not just have animal heads.

With another “Suite Sentiment” to finish the card!

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I thought I’d be able to share my instructions for these creations easily, but I don’t even know how to name half the pieces in this set!!!

Here’s my best attempt…

WARNING: lots of fussy cutting ahead

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Colours: Delightful Dijon, Real Red & Basic Black

  • Ears: solid semi circle
  • Head: solid large oval
  • Eyebrows: hand drawn
  • Eyes: wide set eyes
  • Nose: solid small triangle
  • Mouth: small mouth
  • Shirt: solid large oval, cut to size
  • Sleeves: solid semi circle
  • Body: solid large oval
  • Arms: solid trunk, trimmed
  • Legs: solid trunk, trimmed
  • Feet: solid semi circle, trimmed into an oval

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Colours: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo & Basic Black

  • Ears: pointy ear – just the outer outline
  • Eyes: wide set eyes
  • Nose: solid small triangle
  • Mouth: small mouth
  • Shirt: solid large oval, cut to size
  • Body: solid large oval, lines stamped using the wide mouth
  • Arms: solid trunk, trimmed to a skinny tube
  • Legs: solid trunk, trimmed

Spread some handmade love this week and send a ‘just because’ card. It’s so lovely to receive something in an envelope that isn’t a bill!!

Next up on the hop is my stamping friend – Dawn Tidd.

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May your day be full of wonderful friends that are worthy of cards & may you have lots of fun making them!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Deluxe Punch Art – Jake the Pirate

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We are off to another 4th birthday party today (it’s how we roll!).  Today’s event has a pirate theme hosted by a good friend of mine who is a wonderful kids party planner, so I set out to make a pirate worthy of the occasion.  Jake (modelled on Disney’s Jake the Pirate) turned out to be the most complex punch art I’ve created to date – but also the most rewarding.  I’m not sure Jake will ever get a re-run and I don’t think I could create a picture tutorial even if I tried, but for those of you that are punch art enthusiasts, see the list at the end of this post for the shapes I used to create Jake.  It did take quite a bit of snipping & remodelling, so be prepared to manipulate your ‘punched pieces’.

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Now, a pirate can’t be a real pirate without his bounty of treasure, so Jake comes with a Curvy Keepsake Pirate Treasure Box.  Thankfully this ‘beauty’ carried over and reappears in the 2015 Occasions catalogue.  Authentically created using the Hardwood Background Stamp [Soft Suede cardstock & Early Espresso ink], Gold Foil & Silhouette Cameo Skull, this treasure box is filled with loot for the birthday boy.

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Happy Birthday to today’s little pirate.  We hope you have a great day and look forward to celebrating with you.  Kelly & the pirate misses x

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Punch Art Instructions – Jake the Pirate:

  • Hair: cut freehand
  • Eyes: 1/2″ Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Eyelet Border Punch
  • Eyebrows: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Ear: 1/2″ Circle Punch
  • Bandanna: Large Oval Punch, small petals from Flower Fair Framelits
  • Vest: Triangle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch
  • Shirt: Balloon Framelits, Cupcake Builder Punch
  • Arms: Pram from Baby’s First Framelits
  • Pants: Word Window Punch, Large Oval
  • Boots: Booties from Baby’s First Framelits, Bow Builder Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch
  • Sword: Large petal from Flower Fair Framelits, Bow Builder Punch, 1/2″ Circle, Cupcake Builder Punch,

I haven’t linked any of these shapes (too many!), but if you need to add any of the products to your collection, visit my online store for the full range.

*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during January 2015 using the TF7WJGE3 to receive another free gift from me! ***

Frozen Themed Cards – Olaf

The final card in the Frozen series is the very lovable Olaf.  There are lots of variations floating around cyberspace, here is mine to add to the mix.  Punch art characters remain my first love!  Kelly x

How to build your own snowman:

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punches: Bird Builder, Itty Bitty Accents, Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, 1/2″ Circle1-1/4″ Circle, 1-3/4″ Circle, Large Oval, Small Oval, Artisan Label

DSP: Winter Frost (retired)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo

Ink: Island Indigo

Stamp Set: Label Love

Accessories: Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue Pen

 

 

 

 

Frozen Themed Cards – Anna

Next on the big screen is Anna.  She is my daughter’s favourite and the hero of the movie!  One again, this princess punch art uses the Dress Up Framelits.  Princess cards are quite addictive!  Kelly x

How to make Princess Anna’s Dress:

  • Using the sleeveless dress framelit, cut out 2 Pacific Point dresses and 1 Basic Black dress
  • Cut 1 PP dress in half and leave one as is.
  • Either by freehand or using the Full Heart punch, create a ‘v’ shape in the middle of the BB dress.  Add Gold Foil to the back of the BB piece and cut around it to create a small gold border.
  • Using Rose Red, cut the largest die from the Apothecary Accents framelits set – cut this in half longways.
  • Cut two Rose Red 1-1/4″ circles.  Cut each again using the punch so you end up with an oval shape.
  • Cut a Tempting Turquoise 1″ circle for the neckline and a small strip of Elegant Eggplant for her cape (I used the now retired Horizontal Slot Punch).
  • Attach all the pieces together so they look like the picture below.  You may have to trim some of the pieces down so they fit better (especially the Apothecary Accent pieces).

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Dress Up (retired), Labels Collection

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punches: Full Heart (retired), 1-1/4″ Circle, 1″ Circle

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

DSP: Winter Frost (retired)

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil

Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Basic Black

Ink: Tempting Turquoise

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday

Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Frozen Themed Cards – Elsa

I made a series of Frozen cards in the lead up to Maddie’s party as part of the fun.  I’ll start by sharing Elsa with you as she is the ‘pin-up’ girl of Frozen.  I am so sad that the Dress Up Framelits are now discontinued – they are perfect for princess cards.  Maybe you still have them in your collection like I do and my cards inspire you to make a Frozen card for a special princess you know!  Kelly x

How to make Queen Elsa’s Dress:

  • Using the sleeveless dress framelit, cut out 3 Tempting Turquoise dresses
  • Cut the straps from one dress, cut another one in half and leave one as is.
  • Either by freehand or using the Full Heart punch, create a ‘v’ shape in the middle of the strapless dress.
  • Again using the sleeveless dress framelit, cut just the top section of the dress using Vellum
  • Using Vellum, cut the largest die from the Apothecary Accents framelits set – cut this in half longways.
  • Attach all the pieces together so they look like the picture below.  You may have to trim some of the pieces down so they fit better (especially the Apothecary Accent pieces).
  • Jazz up Elsa’s dress using glitter – I used Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter and Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details.

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Dress Up (retired), Labels Collection

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punches: Full Heart (retired)

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

DSP: Winter Frost (retired)

Specialty Paper: Vellum

Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate

Ink: Pacific Point

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday

Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details

Baby’s First Framelits Repurposed – Ballerina

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I didn’t make you wait long to see some other uses for the Baby’s First Framelits.  This week is the end of term here in WA, so more thank you cards for all the girls’ activities.  This first share is a card for Alexa’s ballet teacher.  It has been the most delightful experience, watching Alexa and her new ballet friends enjoy learning how to be little ballerinas.  I can’t praise the teacher highly enough – the class is fun, easy going & carefree.  Just the way dancing should be when you’re 3!

To make a beautiful ballerina costume, I used the onsie from the framelit set to make the leotard.  I added a jacket by cutting two more onsies and then cross cutting with the Extra-Large Oval punch.  The bow was made with the hearts from the Owl Builder punch and the circle from the Cupcake Builder punch.  The skirt was made using the ring stack framelit (x3) cut out of vellum that I’d coloured using my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  So pretty – so easy!  This would make the perfect birthday card for a little ballerina.  I know Alexa loved it when she saw it on the craft table.   Kelly x

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Baby’s First, Project Life Cards & Labels, Deco Labels

Punches: Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

Specialty Paper: Vellum

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

DSP: Subtles Paper Stack

Ink: Blushing Bride

Stampin’ Write Marker: Blushing Bride

Stamp Set: Yippee-Skippee!

Accessories: Paper Snips

 

 

 

 

My Little Stampin’ Kingdom – Ben & Holly wish Sophie a Happy Birthday!

One of Alexa’s besties turns 3 today.  From within the walls of my little stampin’ kingdom, I have made her a “Little Kingdom” Ben & Holly punch art birthday card.  Little Kingdom is made by the same producers as Peppa Pig and is a big hit in our house.  Daddy Kent sits with Alexa, eyes glued to ABC-2 watching Ben, Holly, Miss Plum, Gaston and numerous other elf & fairy type characters – all in the name of father-daughter bonding (or so I am told).  I think Little Kingdom is also a hit in Sophie’s house, so I hope she loves this paper art creation.  I hope to have a tutorial for you in the future, but have run out of time at the moment.  As an aside, this is my last full week as a stay at home mum – next week I return to the ‘real world’ of work as a Speech Pathologist.  I’m hoping this doesn’t slow down my blogging and papercraft!!!

Happy Birthday to Sophie, we hope you have a wonderful day!  Kelly x

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