Just Add Ink #400 | Photo Inspiration

Wow!!!  Just Add Ink celebrates 400 challenges this week!

Thank you for all your support of each & every challenge – from visiting the main blog to support the design team to joining in with challenges.  THANK YOU!!!

Challenge #400 is a fabulous specked egg photo inspiration…

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It might help to get you in the mood for some Easter creating, or might be great colours for a baby card!  Whichever way the photo inspires you, I can’t wait to see what you upload to the blog to get you in the mood for some Easter creating. for you 400th challenge!

I went Easter – being a good opportunity to be organised for some Easter gifts this year!  It feels good to have something done prior to the night before!

I like to maintain I work best under pressure – but the sense of achievement is a nice (if unique) feeling!

The photo inspired me to head to the chocolate isle and pick up some speckled chocolate eggs (called Mini Eggs… since when???).

And create some specked DSP using the Eclectic Expressions stamp set (exclusively available during Sale-A-Bration)….

Speckled Egg DSP | kelly kent

Which I then used to turn into speckled egg bon-bons…

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

I used the instructions on my Stamping Sunday Naturally Eclectic post, but adjusted the size to be able to get 2 pieces from an A4 pieces of Whisper White thick cardstock.

Here’s the revised instructions for A4 cardstock (click the link above for some helpful photos):

  • Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in half (at 5-7/8″ along the long edge) = 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
  • Score (going down the long edge, across the short edge) at 1-3/8″, 2-3/4″, 4-1/8″ & 5-1/2″
  • Fold along the first score line and insert into the Envelope Punch Board at 1-3/4″ and punch
  • Repeat for all score lines (fold, punch) and finally without any folding on the edge
  • Do the same for each score line, 1-3/4″ from the other edge
  • Adhere along the small strip to create a box shape
  • Finish with ribbon on each end & embellishments on top

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

The sentiment is from my trusty ‘all occasions’ stamp set – Teeny Tiny Sentiments in a Stitched Oval Shape with Mini Silver Sequin Trim & Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

Having chocolate as a prop in the photo was a fabulous idea – someone had to eat it afterwards!  We’ll call that quality control!!!

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you get the chance to join our 400th challenge – or make some Easter bon-bons!  Or eat some chocolate (lets keep the goals achievable!).

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Country Livin’

Obviously you can’t own everything in the catalogue (well, most of us can’t!), and no crafter enough has ‘enough’ stamp sets…

But every time I think I’m at a point where there can’t be too many more sets on the wishlist, I get swayed to just one more!

I borrowed the Country Living’ stamp set from a friend so I could use the old truck for a card I had in mind.

And found that I *needed* to own this stamp set.  Just three stamps… but so many uses!  And a great option in your stash for male cards.

Here’s 2 cards I made with the truck…

A Fold Out Card

Fold Out Card - Country Livin' truck. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Folded-out view…

Fold Out Card - Country Livin' truck. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a “Behind the Trees” card…

(the best instructions I’ve found for this type of card are on Ann’s blog – click here)

Behind The Trees - Country Livin' & Lovely As A Tree stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can’t wait for my set to arrive so I can make more Country Livin’ cards.  After all, I am a ‘country’ girl now!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Blender Pens

$17.00