Ink & Inspiration ~ Annual Catty Sneak Peek Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog (Kayla MacAulay) in Australia.
Thank you for popping by my blog.
This is my first time participating in the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop with talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world.
I am so excited to be participating in this hop and sharing with you sneak peeks from the new Annual Catalogue that will go live on June 1st.
There are so many exciting new products coming and a renovated colour family! 
I think the new colours are the thing I am most excited about! In my project I am sharing today I have used LOTS of new colours as the inspiration for my card along with a brand new Host set that you are eligible to purchase at a discounted price and only for hosts when you either host a workshop or place an order of $250 Australian Dollars or more.

This beautiful stamp set is called Artfully Folded and it grabbed my attention from the new catalogue straight away. I love paper cranes and so this set was right up my alley!

The paper crane is a symbol of hope & healing and in Asian culture it is believe that if you fold 1000 paper cranes your wishes will come true. How beautiful is that?

Here's a look at my completed projects.
I made a set of two handmade cards in the same design/theme, just with slightly different colours.
I used a combination of brand new Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam and Blackberry Bliss with a touch of Silver and Bermuda Bay!
I love these colours together!

Here's a close up of my finished cards. I have white embossed the gorgeous flowers onto the Gray Granite background layer and love how this really made them 'pop' and become a feature.

I also added some beautiful metal leaf embellishments from the Nature's Poem suite of products. I love these leaves and they have become one of my favourite new embellishments. I am going to be using them lots!
I have also used some brand new striped Bermuda Bay ribbon and some of the gorgeous Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon underneath my main feature on my card.

I just love the sentiment 'Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful' that I used on the card.
How beautiful would that be to send to a friend that just needed some kind words and encouragement? 

Here's a look at the insides of my cards which I also decorated. 
I stamped the floral piece in Coastal Cabana and added a couple of stamped and fussy cut paper cranes which I have accented with some Clear Wink of Stella.

I can't wait to pop these cards in the mail to some beautiful friends.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog today and got some inspiration using brand new products. Be sure to check the bottom of the post for all the supplies I have used.

Check out the following blogs to see more sneak peeks from all the amazing blogs that took part.

Happy crafting. xx

SHOP ONLINE: My online store is open 24/7 and you can always shop for the supplies I have used to create any of the projects on my blog. Click on the images of the products at the bottom of the post to be taken right to my online store. 

QUESTIONS: Do you have any questions? Please leave me a comment or send me an email to

ARE YOU IN AUSTRALIA & NEED A CATALOGUE? Let me send you one (if you don’t already have a demonstrator) Email me with your postal address to

Product List
Card Stock A4 Coastal Cabana
Card Stock A4 Coastal Cabana
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Lisa Eaton said...

Oh my gosh those cranes are adorable!!! I’m in love with these cards, the colour combo is gorgeous xx

Cheryl Hewak said...

Such a beautiful card. I just received my catalogue and will definitely look into purchasing this stamp set. Thabnks

Jenny Hall said...

Lovely, Kayla!!

Stamping Beauty NZ said...

Gorgeous cards Kayla, and love the colour combo x

Janneke said...

Your cards are amazing ;)
Love the color combination Kayla

Jessie Holton said...

I overlooked this stamp set but you've added it to my wishlist haha! So glad to have you on the team! Sorry my comment is a bit late! Thanks for playing along with the May #IIBH xx

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