CASEing the Catty #98 Warmth & Cheer

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Happy Sunday!  This post comes to you from my idyllic camping location in country WA!

How’s the serenity???

Today at CASEing the Catty, it’s all about Warmth & Cheer – I could do with some warm right now!!!

Someone forgot to tell the Weather Man that we’re firmly in Spring!

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We’re CASEing projects from pages 12-17 of the Holiday Catalogue.

I love the swirly scribbles wreath from this card on page 17.

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I used it to inspire 3 completely different Christmas cards!!!

Start with a catalogue picture and think of 3 ways to change it up.

It’s a great way to craft in bulk, but ending up with 3 different finished projects.

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For the first card, I changed the orientation of the card, but kept the colours, washi strip and double layer wreath the same as the catalogue inspiration.

This is one of the easiest ways to change up a card without thinking too much about it!

CASEing the Catty - Warmth & Cheer. Swirly Scribbles Wreath. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The next version uses the catalogue sample as a starting point to inspire a completely different design.

I added banners instead of a cardstock & washi panel, a one layered wreath, a die cut bow and a layered sentiment.

CASEing the Catty - Warmth & Cheer. Swirly Scribbles Wreath. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And the final card has the same layout, but in non-traditional Christmas colours of purple & gold.

CASEing the Catty - Warmth & Cheer. Swirly Scribbles Wreath. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Apart from the wonderfully clever samples that the catalogue offers, I love the versatility of the designs.

I don’t have the Be Jolly, By Golly stamp set used for the sentiment in the sample – so I just substituted words from other sets in my collection.

Most of the products used in my cards come from the Annual Catalogue – using a Holiday Catalogue sample!

I hope I’ve been able to inspire you to get into your craft room and CASE something from the Warmth & Cheer section of the Holiday Catalogue.

It’d be great if you shared your creation on the CTC page.

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Each month the team chooses a winning entry & invites the winner to take part in the design team blog hop the following month!

The challenge is open to anyone – in Australia and beyond.  Could it be you???


If you’ve just started here, you’ll want to hop all the way around until you get back to me.

The last stop before me is Julia Quinn & her great project and the next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented Jackie Noble in NZ!

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And, if you love what you see, leave a comment or two as you hop around.  We love hearing from you!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Waiting for New Patterns … My Personal Challenge To Use the Old!

As always, when there’s new product on the way across to me, I’m pretending to wait patiently while secretly desperate to get my mittens (it’s cold here!) on fresh new stamps, dies and paper!!!

So, this week, as I ponder where I’m actually going to put all the new DSP, I’ve challenged myself to use some of the much loved & long retired DSP I have in my stash.


This is one of the cards we made at class this week using the Festival of Prints DSP (one of the old-style paper stacks!).  The style is called a Flip Flop cards and you can find Megan Dave’s video instructions here,  I have written out my adapted measurements for Australian cardstock below.

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This is another of those great ‘fancy fold’ greats that looks impressive but is super simple to make.  The two panels fold out so you can write your message under the front panel, but it all folds flat to put in an envelope (and keep your Christmas message hidden from everyone but the recipient!).

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

But … it wasn’t all old!  We used one of the swirls from the new Swirly Scribbles thinlit set to create a Christmas wreath!

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I try to use only current Stampin’ Up! products in my class because it’s not fair to use a product that customers fall in love with but then can’t buy!!!  But, this card style is fabulously versatile and can be made in any DSP you own and for any occasion – just change the colours & stamps!!!

Make sure you try this – it’s lots of fun.  Thanks for Liz for sharing the inspiration.  Kelly x

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Instructions for Australian cardstock & card sizing:
(colours listed for reference to the sample card)

  • Cut piece of cardstock at 4-1/8″ x 8-7/8″” (Cherry Cobbler)
  • Score at 5-7/8″
  • Cut a cardstock mat at 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ (Crumb Cake)
  • Cut a piece of DSP at 3-5/10″ x 5-3/8″ (floral green DSP)
  • Cut another piece of DSP at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/8″ (spotty red DSP)
  • Cut a piece of cardstock at 3-1/4″ x 10″ (Old Olive)
  • Score at 5″
  • Cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 3″ x 4-3/4″ (Very Vanilla)


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