Peekaboo Window Card | Hippo Birthday 2 Ewe!

I’m sharing another birthday card today -it’s been a wonderful week of celebrations.

When the new catalogue first released, the Hippo Happiness bundle was one of my top picks.  It’s even better in person than the catalogue! It has super cute animal images and amazing dies to complement – and so much potential for fun projects.

The Peekaboo Window fold for this card was inspired by Chris Slogar.  You can see her post by clicking here.

Hippo Happiness | kelly kent

It’s a regular card base with a peekaboo feature and a fold out centre – the perfect combination to be able to have the hippo and sheep take part in the ‘hippo birthday 2 ewe’ birthday greeting pun.

Hippo Happiness | kelly kent

The layering on the dies in the Hippo & Friends set is so pretty!  The “stitched” element is my favourite finish for dies.  I’ve used the baby wipe technique for stamping the hippo – Gorgeous Grape & Magenta Madness ink on a baby wipe, but with a shimmery twist as I spritzed the baby wipe with a mix of Frost White Shimmer Paint & Isocol before inking up the stamp.  This gave the hippo a marbled effect with a shimmery finish.

Hippo Happiness | kelly kent

The inside layer is stamped repetitively using the ‘hippo birthday’ sentiment from the Hippo Happiness stamp set in Mint Macaron ink.

Hippo Happiness | kelly kent

The very inside of the card finished off the birthday pun with the sheep (‘ewe’).

Hippo Happiness | kelly kent

The balloons are all stamped using the baby wipe technique & shimmer paint/Isocol mix.  The sheep is stamped in Smoky Slate & Basic Gray.  All the animals have two parts that make them up, which adds a great level of detail.

Colours for this card are:

Card Base: Magenta Madness
Card Front: Rainbow Glimmer
Card Labels: Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Whisper White
Card Insert: Whisper White, Just Jade, Flowers for Every Season DSP

Hippo Happiness | kelly kent

The whole card front in the new Rainbow Glimmer is a little indulgent, but the colours are so spectacular and the recipient is worth it!  It’s a great way to show off the wonderful colour change and perfect for the cuteness of the hippo!

Sparkly wishes for a great week!

 

The Hair Raising Birthday Adventures of Mr Papercraft

Today we celebrate Mr Papercraft’s birthday!

I bought the Dad Jokes stamp set from the Occasions catalogue with great glee because he loves his groan worthy and stereotypical Dad jokes.

And I love stamp sets!

“Hi Hungry, I’m Dad” is on high rotation around here.

But, with the recently hair raising adventures of Mr Papercraft, his birthday card took an ironic (suggestive) turn…

Dad Jokes | kelly kent

Mr P is growing out his hair to transform it into a mullet.  I keep hoping he’s teasing me, but the hair keeps growing.  Here’s a light hearted male model progress photo from Christmas Day….

It seemed like more fun to add a hair pun to the card.  I’ll save the other sentiments for later in the year.

Dad Jokes | kelly kent

TIP: If you’re planning your purchasing & stamps for the year, make sure to buy any of the Father’s Day sets you love to your order before May.  Father’s Day in the US is in June, so these sets rarely continue to be available for our Father’s Day in September.

I’ve mixed in products from the True Gentleman Suite.  I always love the suggestions & coordination Stampin’ Up! provide in their product suites.

Love, love, love the colours & styling of the Truly Tailored stamp set (I’ve masked out the middle of one of the stamps & used the border to frame the scissors), Tailored Tag Punch & True Gentleman DSP.

Dad Jokes | kelly kent

I added the “Happy Birthday, Dad” sentiment to the middle with more pretty paper & burlap ribbon….

Dad Jokes | kelly kent

Happy Birthday to the wonderful man that we are lucky enough to call “Dad”!

When you find him, send him here.  Just kidding!!!

Love you Daddy Papercraft, from the Little Miss Papercrafts xxx

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Just Add Ink #353 Critters

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Thanks to the fantastic suggestion by Karren, this week at Just Add Ink, we’re all making or stamping critters.

This has created a bit of discussion on the JAI design team page as we chatted about what defines a critter???

It seems that any living creature or animal-like character fits the bill.

I wonder if my Gruffalo card would pass the critter test? (PS, I am never making that card again!)


My critter thoughts took me to a special birthday card I wanted to make for a very special person!

Carolyn Bennie, who is just as delightful in person as she is over a computer screen – had a birthday this month.  And one of my all-time favourite designs of hers was this cute swinging koala.

Now, it’s hard to compete with that level of amazingness – but I do know that she appreciates and loves a good pun.

As do I!

So, I sent “koalaty’ birthday wishes over to South Australia.

Just Add Ink #353 - Critters. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This is my third version of a punch art koala (see the other two here and here).

I decided that this one would be made using the Blossom Builder punch (and the 1/2″ &  1-1/2″ circle punches).

Just Add Ink #353 - Critters: Koala punch art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To make your own Blossom Koala:

Ears: 1/2″ circle with flower in the middle

Head: 1-1/2″ circle

Eyes: Owl Builder Punhc

Nose: leaf

Mouth: hand drawn

Body: 1-1/2″ circle

Tummy: large petal

Arms: leaf

Legs: leaf with end snipped off


This might be the best koalaty (quality) one yet!

Thanks for letting me share it with you!

You can find all the design team projects by visiting the Just Add Ink blog!

You’ll also be able to upload your critter inspired projects & join the challenge.

I’m looking forward to seeing lots of cuteness!

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Party Like You’re Irish – St Patrick’s Day 2017

It seems that this is a good week for a pun!

Who doesn’t love their name on a card??

Wishing you a Happy St Patrick’s Day!!!


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Just Add Ink #351 “L”

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When Just Add Ink gives you “L”, it’s time to add lemons!  Or at least that’s what I thought of!

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Some days times I find it hard to follow me – so I certainly don’t expect you to!!!

But I hope you enjoy my fun card.

Just Add Ink - Add "L". Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The just add “L” made me think of lemons (who knows why that was my first thought!).

And we just happen to have this amazingly bright & beautiful lemon pattern at the moment in the Fruit Stand DSP, so this fun card was born.

I do love a good pun!

Just Add Ink - Add "L". Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course I couldn’t resist adding some wink of stella – it kind of reminds me of the morning dew!

Despite Delightful Dijon not being one of my favourite colours, I seem to be using quite a bit of it!!!

I must remember to order more before it retires at the end of May. Have you stocked up on the retiring In Colors yet?

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Thanks for joining me for another Just Add Ink project.

If this sketch is calling your name – and it should! – please upload your creation to the Just Add Ink blog.  We love seeing what you make!

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