Pierced Blooms Dies | happy birthday

Hello Sunday! It’s autumn here in Australia (known as fall for some of you) and the weather is absolutely glorious. Warm during the day, balmy at night and not a touch of wind at all this weekend. Yesterday we played tourist with family who have visited us and did a high ropes course. This is me hanging out at 10m above the ground with one of the Little Miss Papercrafts.

I have no fear of heights, but wow – some of those obstacles are challenging! Quite the change in pace from the comfort of the craft room!


Today I’m sharing with you a quick and easy duo of cards. They are made using the Pierced Blooms Dies – and all the hard work is done with the detail in the dies.

As suggested by the product name, when you cut these dies using your cutting machine, it pierces all the holes you see and makes them so pretty!

The colours for my flowers are Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness and Just Jade for the leaves.

I made two variations of this card with a subtle differences to how I arranged the flowers how they worked in with the sentiment. Even the die cut for the sentiment has a gorgeous pierced edging.

The DSP for this card is the True Love DSP – the black and white patterns are a staple for me this catalogue. I’ve used the Subtle Embossing Folder on the background layer to add a bit more texture and complement the stitching.

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. It’s such a pretty arrangement of fonts and fits so perfectly in the die.

Enjoy the rest of your day! There will be no adventure for me today, I’m taking it easy and enjoying the level ground of my craft room!

Blossoms in Bloom | CASEing myself

How quickly are these months rolling around??? The first week of March is almost done which means it’s time to get ready for some more birthdays. This year for my team birthday cards, the them is yellow. This was the first design (see the original blog post here) –

Pretty Perennials | kelly kent

I’m still in love with the yellow, black and white combination, so I decided that rather than start with a new design, I would CASE (copy and selectively edit) the previous version. Using Daffodil Delight, True Love DSP and the Blossoms in Bloom bundle, this is the next version of the team birthday cards…

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

The card base for this card is Basic Black with the card front being layered with True Love DSP, a scallop edge border from the Ornate Borders Dies and Basic White cardstock. The Many Layered Blossom Dies are the focal point of the card. The bottom layer is cut in Daffodil Delight and the top layer in Basic White. I used Adhesive Sheet on the white cardstock before cutting to help stick the layers together. I hate messing around with wet glue – it seeps everywhere. I love the clean finish of using Adhesive Sheets.

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set – one of my absolute favourites for everyday sentiments.


When I make cards in a layout like this, I will almost always make a second in a different variation – change the colour, change the orientation. It’s a formula that works for me to create a bank of cards for my stash (and if you follow my blog or socials, you will have seen me do this often). The alternative to this card was a Rococo Rose “hello” version.

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

I’m going to miss this colour when it retires at the beginning of May, so I’m trying to use it as often as I can!

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

The black & white with a pop of colour is a design combination that works with every colour, so you can sub in your favourite colour and create your down version of this card.

Blossoms in Bloom | kelly kent

Happy birthday to all our March Paper Adventures team members. I hope you all have a wonderful birthday month – filled with lots of happy!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Pretty Perennials

Is a stamping Mumma allowed to have favourites??? Luckily for the products in my collection, my favourites are constantly changing but at the moment I am totally in love the with Pretty Perennials stamp set and Perennial Petals Dies.

So far I’ve shared a super cute ice cream punch art creation using these dies – you can see that here, and a happy mail swap card – you can see that here.

The cards I am sharing today were made for my team and customers. I love being able to send a card as a thank you with an order and I always send out birthday cards for my team.

The theme this year for my team birthday cards is yellow – and they’ll find out why when they get their birthday card in the mail. Not everyone loves birthdays, but I have always enjoyed celebrating another year for my family & friends.

Pretty Perennials | kelly kent

This card is a little fussier than my usual style, but the flowers (stamps & dies) in this set layer so beautifully!

Pretty Perennials | kelly kent

I’ve used three different yellows – So Saffron, Daffodil Delight & Bumblebee. I love that our ink & cardstock coordinates so you can confidently use them together and they have the same tone.


After making the yellow version, I decided to change up my usual colour choices and add in a purple version. Purple is not a tone I usually craft with – which is funny because it matches so well with so many other colours! You’ll often find one of the purple tones in DSP!!!

As I so often do, I changed a few things in the original design to create a same same but different card. Different layout direction, different colours, different DSP pattern, different sentiment option. For very little brain power you get a wonderfully coordinating, but unique card.

The colours in the purple version are Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy. Due to issues with manufacturing that couldn’t be resolved, we haven’t had Purple Posy ink for most of the time the colour has been available. Luckily, Highland Heather when stamped off comes pretty close and is a great substitute!

The black & white DSP on both cards is True Love DSP from the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I’ve seen lots of B&W lovers say there should be a B&W option in every catalogue and you know what – I think I have to agree. It provides such a good base for cardmaking, especially when mixed in with monochromatic cards.

Pretty Perennials | kelly kent

While we are celebrating all things happy, happy back to school day for all the students in Perth & the South West that returned to school today. Thankfully a week of lockdown meant we were able to return to life as usual in the south west and expecting the same for Perth again very soon.

Have a fabulous week!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com