Christmas 2016 – Santa Photos

Since it’s the last day of the Holiday Catalogue, it’s probably fitting that today’s post is a throwback to Christmas.

I picked up the girls Santa photos today- late, I know!  I only get Santa photos so there’s some consistent record of them growing up, because, as you know, I’m terrible at all other memory keeping!!!

The photos were super cute, but didn’t come with a special folder, so I decided to make my own – in scrapbook style!


It was fun to pull out some Christmas things again (especially my reindeer die) and make it all pretty.

Christmas 2016 - Santa Photos Scrapbook page.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And of course, add in some new pretties (lace doilies – so in love!) to frame the photos…

Christmas 2016 - Santa Photos Scrapbook page.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Large Number Framelits are fabulous for scrapbooking because of their grand size!

Christmas 2016 - Santa Photos Scrapbook page.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

See my suggested starter kit on how to get the Large Number {AND} Letters into your collection for less than half the retail price.


Goodbye to Christmas 2016!  Unless you want to place one last order from the Holiday Catalogue.  You can shop in my online store until 9pm (WA) time tonight.  The host code for January is YBEWYEMH.

From tomorrow, it’s all about 2017 with the release of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues!

One more sleep craft addicts!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

 

 

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.

Images © Stampin' Up!

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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Top Shelf Birthday

With all the hype around the new Holiday Catalogue, it’s easy to forget all about those lovely stamps in the Annual Catalogue.

This is a card I made for a friend’s birthday using the Mixed Drinks stamp set.

There are so many fun ideas for this set – in fact it was Holly’s great beer card that she posted today that reminded me I hadn’t shared this with you yet!

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

3 drinks for the birthday boy…

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And 3 cheers on the inside of the card.

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The sentiments included with Mixed Drinks didn’t quite have the right tone for the card I wanted to make, so I made my own!

In my (humble) opinion, every crafter needs to have the Labeler Alphabet stamp set in their craft stash.  It let’s you add any sentiment you need to your card.

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s sometimes trickier to make cards for males, but I’m yet to meet a male that wouldn’t appreciate a card all about drinking!

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Hedgehog Friends Shaker Card

We’re off to a birthday party this afternoon, which means another cute card!

Today’s fun creation is a shaker card using the Painter’s Pallette easel, Love You Lots hedgehogs and a birthday banner from the Time of Year stamp set.

I’m still having a blast experimenting with products from the new catalogue!  Love You Lots and Time of Year are both hostess sets.  They are specially priced & can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards.  In Australia, all workshops & orders over $250 start earning Stampin’ Rewards!

Hedgehog Friends Shaker Card - Love you Lots, Time of Year & Painter's Pallette stamp sets plus Playful Palette DSP and Large Number die. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Yep, another shaker!  If it shakes, spins or slides, then I’m all over it at the moment!!!

Hedgehog Friends Shaker Card - Love you Lots, Time of Year & Painter's Pallette stamp sets plus Playful Palette DSP and Large Number die. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This card was easy to make using the basic shaker card combination:

  • front panel (easel)
  • window sheet
  • foam adhesive strips
  • back panel (hedgehogs)

Tip: Use your embossing buddy on your window sheet & back panel to reduce the static and help your shaker filling to move more freely!

The new Layering Square Framelits made making this card a breeze!

Hedgehog Friends Shaker Card - Love you Lots, Time of Year & Painter's Pallette stamp sets plus Playful Palette DSP and Large Number die. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I filled with fine glitter (a first for me) and sequins.  You have to be careful when making shaker cards that you don’t overfill them.  Less is more!  Kelly x


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