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.

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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).

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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.

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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!

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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?


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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