Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Non Traditional Christmas

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I absolutely cannot believe this is our second last team blog hop of the year.

How did it get to November so quickly???

We are delighted to share this hop with Carolyn Bennie who is guest designing with us this month for our theme…

Non-traditional Christmas

I am a great fan of projects outside of the box for Christmas, whether it’s in the design, colours or theme.

Today, I’m sharing  two projects with you.

The first is non-traditional Christmas colours.

I always love seeing bright & pretty Christmas colours!!!

My choice for today is some of my favourites pretty colours…

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Non Traditional Christmas

I wanted to contrast them against a clean & simple white card.

So, using the tree dies from the Christmas Staircase thinlits, I started with a white tree.  Because of the proportions of the tree, I’ve opted for a square card (which I almost never do!).

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

The tree sits on on a 4-3/4″ Whisper White mat with a 5″ border in Berry Burst.  The card base is 6″ square (so cut at 6″ from a 12″ piece of cardstock and score in half @ 6″).

Of course a square card needs a special envelope and thanks to my Envelope Punch Board, it’s super easy to whip one up!

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

Are you dazzled by all the pretty coloured jewels?  And wondering how you missed them in the catalogue?  You don’t buy them coloured – but they are easy to make!

Our new Stampin’ Blends colour over the smooth surface of our rhinestones, pearls and metallic embellishments.  So, these pretties are made by colouring the rhinestone jewels with Stampin’ Blends.

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

To match the colours I’ve chosen for my card, I used the light & dark Rich Razzleberry Blends, the dark Bermuda Bay, the dark Pool Party and the dark Old Olive.  I also added in some uncoloured rhinestones to for another variation in colour.

The base of the tree and the inside of the card are stamped using the Paint Play stamp set.  The sentiment is from the always faithful Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent


The second card I’m sharing today uses an everyday stamp set to create a Christmas card.

Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck on the sets that are specifically labelled as Christmas.  But, you already own a dozen or more stamp sets that have lots of versatility.

I love the Build A Bike stamp set and thought a bike would make a good alternative to a Christmas sleigh!

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

The present is from the Ready for Christmas stamp set and the sentiment from Christmas Quilt stamp set.

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

I’ve matched the non-traditional theme with traditional Christmas colours of red & green.

If you love red & green, the Quilted Christmas DSP is a perfect choice!  It comes in a 6×6″ paper stack, so after cutting the DSP for my card front, I had a strip left over.

This was perfect to brighten up the inside of my card…

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

I don’t always use angles in my card, but it seemed to follow through nicely to have the inside purposefully wonky too (since the front was!).


I can’t wait for you to see what the rest of our Paper Adventures team has created for this hop.  I am always inspired by their creativity and you’re going to love how they’ve all thought outside the box.

Next stop from here is to our guest designer – Carolyn Bennie in South Australia.

It was wonderful to see Carolyn again at OnStage on the weekend!

kelly kent & carolyn bennie

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

We are always hopeful that the links between blogs work!  But just in case they don’t, here’s a full list.  We have 2 teams members joining us from Facebook.  Our Paper Adventures team is inclusive of all ways of sharing and for all levels of experience!

Kelly Kent
Carolyn Bennie (Guest Designer)
Siobhan Fitzsimmons
Anne Barker (Facebook) –
Coriana Boothey
Sheila Pybus (Facebook) –
Mandy Depiazzi
Narelle Simm

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OnStage 2017 – November in Melbourne

You’ve been warned… this post is long with lots of photos! (feel free just to look at the photos or skip on by the whole thing!)

The blackout period for OnStage news ended this morning, which means it’s time to share the event highlights (for me) with you.

Many thanks to Siobhan Fitzsimmons who unreservedly shared her photos with me, so I actually have some to show you!  I am terrible at remembering to take photos!!!  So, with her complete permission, what you see below (all with my watermark) are a mix of my iphone photos and Siobhan’s professional photos.  You’ll be able to tell the difference!!!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

My trip to Melbourne started at 7.30pm on Thursday night – Mum and I travelled to Perth airport (about a 2 hr drive) and checked in for our flight to Melbourne.

This is us leaving Bunbury (you can see the excitement all over our faces!)

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

I was super productive during the wait for our flight and was able to get some blogging done so I had some posts to share with you while I was at the event having fun.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my team presents & OnStage swaps.  If you missed these posts, you can find the team presents here & swaps here.


By Friday, all 7 of the Paper Adventure Teamies attending the event had landed in Melbourne (albeit some a little more sleep deprived than others) so we set aside Friday as a team activity day.  We had a sensational brunch at the Grain Store in the Melbourne CBD, explored the markets and checked out the DFO.

This is us at brunch..

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

Around the table: Kristel, Sheila, me, Mandy, Siobhan, Amy & Anne.

Friday night was a team dinner for the rest of the team and the pleasure of a CentreStage leadership dinner for me. One of the privileges of my Silver Elite title is dinner and training on the night before the OnStage event.

Here I am all glammed up on my way out.  I actually didn’t take any photos at the event – too busy having a good time!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

The CentreStage dinner was amazing – great company, lovely food, training that was just spot-on for my needs and some extra special gifts to take home with us including the new catalogue!

So while my roomies wondered what was in the new catalogue, I was already flicking through with lots of oooo-ing and ahhhh-ing over the wonderful items on every page.  Eventually I had to put the catalogue down and get some sleep because we had an early start the next day!


Saturday saw the 7 of us walk on over to the OnStage event at Melbourne Park (the tennis centre!)..  I felt so blessed to share the experience with such a fun, talented and awesome group of ladies!

We got a little excited about going as a team, so we had team shirts (designed by me) and team earrings (created by Kristel).

6 of my Paper Adventures team made the trip with me – I felt so blessed to share the experience with them!

We got a little excited about going as a team, so we had team shirts (designed by me) and team earrings (created by Kristel).

Here we are at the OnStage photo booth…

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

L-R: Sheila, Siobhan, me, Kristel, Mandy, Anne & Amy

And of course we all took the drink bottles I designed as team gifts.  You’ll notice they coordinate with the t-shirts – every good stamper loves their coordinating range!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent


The day was filled with new products, old and new friends and all the fun of a wonderful Stampin’ Up! event.  You really can’t appreciate how special these days are unless you attend one.

Here are some action shots…

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OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

Those radiant smiles you see in all the photos are 100% natural – it’s such a buzz being at a Stampin’ Up! event.

Amongst the day’s activities, we saw the amazing achievements of demonstrators at the end.  Several of my team got recognised for Quick Start (way to go Sheila & Mandy) and promotion to Bronze Elite (big congrats Siobhan, Sheila & Mandy!).

I got recognised for sales, leadership & recruitment, which I found out this morning, all added up to being the #28 demonstrator in Australia for the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! year.  Thanks for all the support!!!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

I also got to walk across the stage to recognise my 5 years with Stampin’ Up! and achieving 100,000 Flex Points for the year (earned through sales, recruiting, leadership and other promotions).

My stage walk was fun and got me a snuggle with the gorgeous Bonnie from the US office!

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent


Across the day we got to hear about & see the new products being released in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues, we got to take some new products home and we got to stamp 4 projects with the new catalogue items.

Here’s a look at my ‘stash’ by the end of the event…

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 30 years of business next year, so they spoiled us with some exclusive merchandise – a cute little shopping bag and a 30 year pin.

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

Our bag (the orange on the bottom layer) contained a stamp set, notebook, pens and mug at check in.  And then I filled it with more stamps through the day from Prize Patrol, an all-attendee giveaway and a stamp set from the tools we used for our stamping projects.

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

Did I mention we stamped???

Four awesome projects, all with new items that you’ll be able to purchase from 3rd January 2018  (or 1st Dec 2017 if you’d like to join our Paper Adventures team).

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

This is the Bubble Over Collection – super cute for all ages…

Bubble Over | kelly kent

The Sweet Soiree Collection – these colours just make my heart sing!

How cute are the boxes and that DSP – oh-my!!!

Sweet Soiree | kelly kent

Petal Passion Collection – it’s all black & white, but you can add pops of colour (like in this card) to transform it to all kinds of occasions and styles…

Petal Passion | kelly kent

And finally the cute little tags are from the Tutti-Frutti collection. You know those times when you see something in the catalogue and think you don’t really need it, but then you stamp with it and before you know it, it’s on your order…. well, that happened to me with these cute little fruits!  #sorrynotsorry #itwasthepineapples

Tutti Frutti | kelly kent

Saturday finished for us with a dinner shared with a group of amazing designers from the Just Add Ink / Colour INKspiration / CASEing the Catty design teams.  We hit up Chinatown for a banquet dinner complete with deep fried banana & ice cream – yum!!!


Sunday saw the end of the stamping and a day to sleep in, explore Melbourne, catch up with one of my friends from uni (who now lives in Melbourne) and see a show.  I could have easily stayed the rest of the week in Melbourne – my exploration was really only the tip of the iceberg.

Melbourne really turned on the weather for us – it was sensational!

Melbourne | kelly kent

I totally fell in love with the culture, vibe and energy of the Melbourne CBD.


Monday saw the trip back to Western Australia.  There wasn’t any blogging on the way back, just a special Stampin’ Up! order to place of all my new catalogue favourites.  I’m looking forward to sharing some sneak peeks with you over the coming months.

I had two very happy little Miss Papercrafts greet me when I got home.

Maddie helped me model my new Stampin’ Up! t-shirt – a beautiful gift from CentreStage…

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

And then I lost them to the presents I brought back from Melbourne.

A new book collection for our bookworm…

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

And a game for the family to play….

OnStage 2017 | kelly kent

Mr Papercraft was too busy eating Haigh’s chocolate to pose for a photo!

It’s lovely to be back at home, but Melbourne was a memorable experience that I’m so grateful for.

I’m already planning for the next event in November, because guess what???  We’re going to Perth!!!

The OnStage Live event is in Orlando and the three South Pacific local (one day) events are Perth, Sydney and Auckland.

Anyone who is a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! at he time of the event can go!

Join my Paper Adventures team between now and January and you’ll be able to register for the event.  Need more info?  Click here to see my joining page or contact me to chat through the details.

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is truly amazing – what a great family to be part of and great ‘paper adventures’ to be had.

Thank you to my family in Bunbury for making it possible for me to go east to feed my own passion, my teamies who joined me on the adventure, all of my team for supporting me, the Stampin’ Up! staff for putting on such a great event, the demos who took part by setting/packing up, creating samples or doing a presentation and the wonderful group of demonstrators I spent the day with.

See you in April, when we do it all again!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

 

Get Ready for the Stamparatus!!!

We are currently in radio silence mode with all things new catalogue… but I have permission to share with you an exciting new product that will be available in 2018.

It’s a stamp positioning tool called the Stamparatus!

Stamparatus - pre-order now for 2018 delivery | kelly kent
They’ll be $85 (Australian pricing) and are available for ordering from 17th November, with delivery from 1st Feb 2018 (first pre-order window).

The features of this tool are unlike any stamp positioning tool you’ve ever seen – they are amazing!!

Stamparatus - pre-order now for 2018 delivery | kelly kent

This is oh-so-exciting.  It’s been developed by demonstrators to suit the needs of crafters!

Watch Carrie in this video tell us more about the amazing features of the Stamparatus…

There’s 3 opportunities to reserve your own Stamparatus…

Stamparatus Pre-Order Dates

Reservations will be available on the dates above (from 5am Perth time on 17th Nov, 6th Dec and 16th Jan).  These reservation windows will allow Stampin’ Up! to accurately predict how much stock they need to order from the supplier and limit disappointment when new and exciting products go on backorder!

During these dates you can reverse your Stamparatus by clicking here.

You must already have an online Stampin’ Up! account (the one you use for shopping in the online store) and a credit card for the purchase.  The funds will only be taken from your card once shipping begins.

Once your Stamparatus becomes available, you can take advantage of any promotions running at the same time (like Sale-A-Bration!).

I’ve answered most of the questions I think you’ll ask above, but you can read the full FAQ questions document by clicking here.

The Stamparatus Reservation Tutorial can be downloaded here.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

There is no doubt over the coming months that everyone is going to be talking about the Stamparatus and you’re going to want to get your hands on one!

If you’re even a little bit curious, make sure you get a reservation.  You can always cancel your reservation if you change your mind.

Don’t you just love new toys that make stamping even easier???  I know I do!

How many sleeps til 1st Feb???

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Christmas Quickie – Christmas Around the World DSP

We’ve been having a discussion within our Paper Adventures team about the kind of cards that are best suited to Christmas.

I’m not sure if I send out more Christmas or birthday cards, but being as the Christmas ones are all concentrated at the end of the year, there seems to be a need for at least some of the designs we send to be simpler.

The type of card that’s easier to mass produce and kind on the budget but still full of the same handmade love that we make all year round.

I have just the card for you!  You can change the colours & DSP, but essentially, this layout is perfect for mass production.

Christmas Around the World DSP | kelly kent

What’s better though, if you do use the Christmas Around the World DSP, it already has a full page of greetings in a number of different languages. I’ve used these as my sentiment – which saved a team of time!

Christmas Around the World DSP | kelly kent

I like the exotic touch of a foreign language greeting!!!

But of course there’s also some cute English versions…

Christmas Around the World DSP | kelly kent

I confess to using retired twine for these cards.  Miss Papercraft was helping and she chose this gorgeous gold thread from last Christmas.  It’s one of my favourites and I couldn’t resist!

Which reminds me of a graphic I shared with my team last week…

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It’s all about the choices!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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OnStage 2017 Swaps

Today is the day!!!  We’re up early and ready to spend the day immersed in all things Stampin’ Up!

One of the highlights of OnStage for many demos is participating in swaps.

Generally, you make multiples of the same design and “swap” these with other demonstrators – building a supply of fresh ideas & inspiration.

Each event, I try to make something interesting – which often ends up being a 3D item.

This time around, I took a ‘shine’ to the You’re Priceless stamp set which set me on the path of diamonds.

So, my OnStage 2017 Melbourne swaps is a lollipop packaged in a diamond sleeve with a stained glass diamond on the front.

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

These would make great party favours for a princess party, gifts of encouragement for your team or a cute just because gift to brighten someone’s day!

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

The diamond shape is created using the Window Box Thinlit.  Instead of making it into a box, I put a folded piece of cardstock and cut the hexagon shape.  I then snipped off the bottom corners and created the pretty pattern on the front using the die from the Window Box set.  The design already has tabs, so it was easy to make a pouch for the lollipop to sit in.

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

As I’m typing this, I’m thinking it needs more photos, so I’ll add a quick photo tutorial or video when I get home!

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

The stained glass diamonds are made by cutting the diamond shapes from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits in Champagne Foil and pouring a mix of silver glitter & Fine Tip Glue over the top.

I laid them out on a freezer sheet (because I had many – the silicone craft mat available from Stampin’ Up! also works well).  You can add the glue & then sprinkle with glitter, but I just poured the glitter into the Fine Tip Glue bottle and shook well.

Stained Glass Diamonds | kelly kent

Once they were dry, I cut away the extra glue from around the diamond and adhered them to my lollipop project.

The stained glass technique adds a great bling factor a project!

How cute do they all look ready to give out today!

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

I can’t wait to see the amazing projects my fellow demonstrators share with me today.

And then after we swap, it’s the main event!  A whole day of new products!!!

Think you might want to be a part of the fun at a future Stampin’ Up! event?  Join my Paper Adventures team and you can!  I’m secretly hoping the April 2018 event will be in Perth – we’ll know soon!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

OnStage 2017 Team Presents

Well, it’s here!!  And we are here!  Myself and 6 of my Paper Adventures team are in Melbourne for a weekend filled with fun, stamping and great friendships.

Today we enjoyed a marvellous brunch and saw the sights of Melbourne.

At brunch we shared team swaps.  I know some of my team will blog their own creations, so I’ll leave that to them and just share what I gave out.

This weekend is going to be such a special memory, so I have created a little memory box using the Mini Pizza Boxes.

OnStage 2017 Memory Box | kelly kentI thought it would be a great way to help them remember their OnStage experience.  Thanks to iPhones, it’ll  be easy to get some happy snaps while we are away.

OnStage 2017 Memory Box | kelly kent

And then an accordion fold in the middle ready for photos!  The paper aeroplane is our team motif, so I have kept this cute stamp from a retired set for team projects!

OnStage 2017 Memory Box | kelly kent

I am so grateful for my team joining me in Melbourne (no mean feat to traverse the continent for a one day event), so I wanted to make them some gifts to commemorate our time together.

Nanna Papercraft is always on board with my crazy ideas and happily helped me to embroider these beautiful scarves with …. our aeroplane!  Thanks Mum!

OnStage 2017 Team Scarf | kelly kent

 

I thought a scarf was particularly fitting given Melbourne’s reputation for 4 seasons in one day!  Hopefully we catch some nicer weather than they had earlier in the week for Melbourne Cup!

OnStage 2017 Team Scarf | kelly kent

The scarf is protecting another gift – personalised water bottles!

I’ve been using my Cameo lots lately to add adhesive vinyl to glass & plastic items as gifts.  Several of my team were commenting how much they’d like something made for them…. little did they know what I was scheming!!

OnStage 2017 Personalised Water Bottles | kelly kent

There’s one for me too – I didn’t want to miss out!!!

OnStage 2017 Personalised Water Bottles | kelly kent

A big thank you to my team for making this weekend so special!

If you see us at the event, please say hi!  It’s going to be a great day!!!

I’m off now to the CentreStage event to see more of my demo friends, have a lovely dinner and get a sneak peek at the new catalogue.

There’s no sharing til next week though – my lips are sealed!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Just Add Ink #385 | Sketch

If you’re reading this as it goes live, I will be spending some time at the airport – on my way to OnStage in Melbourne.

I feel oh-so-lucky to be attending the event, spending the weekend with my team and getting a sneak peek at the new catalogue.

Tonight’s Just Add Ink theme is a sketch by Kim.

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Make sure you stop by the JAI blog to see the amazing creations the Design Team has come up with!

I took some liberties with this sketch (I’m either completely literal or a bit loose!) to fit an idea I had for a birthday card.

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch | kelly kent

I turned the circle into a heart and used ribbon for the banner elements.

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch | kelly kent

And of course some bling!!!

The sentiment words are from the World’s Greatest Trophy stamp set.  I was so excited when this appeared in the Annual Catalogue – it’s great to have people words on hand (like ‘wife’.. this card was made for my Dad to give my Mum for her birthday).

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch | kelly kent

The heart was made using Washi Tape laid across Whisper White cardstock and then cut using a pretty heart from the Sweet & Sassy set of dies.

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch | kelly kent

Thanks for visiting to see my JAI project this week.

If you’re excited to see new things, check in with me next week for some OnStage posts!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Hello Friend Pizza Box Set

I’m not sure if we’ll find out at OnStage this weekend what is carrying over from the Holiday Catalogue, but I’m very hopeful we’ll see the Mini Pizza Boxes for many catalogue cycles to come.

I’m a sucker for mini anything!!!

I shared a Christmas set of mini cards packaged in a pizza box as part of my CASEing the Catty project featuring our favourite Big Shot product.  You can see my sewing inspired card set here.

The set I am sharing today was a class project class month.  It’s pretty & sweet and features the Hello Friend stamp set.

Hello Friend Card Set | kely kent

The boxes were colouring using a mix of Isocol (rubbing alcohol) and reinker.  I chose Sweet Sugarplum, but we had a range of different colours at the class.  Blushing Bride looked lovely too!

Hello Friend Card Set | kely kent

The top of the pizza box was the 4 cards were decorated using the stamps from Hello Friend.

The wreath stamp looks great when stamped as a wreath, or also lovely when stamped as a border around the edge of the cardstock (like on the front of the pizza box).

Here’s a close up of the 4 cards…

Hello Friend Card Set | kely kent

Hello Friend Card Set | kely kent

We stuck to the same 3 colours for each card – Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry & Tranquil Tide, but also added in some other products like a circle punch, flowers from Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits and butterflies from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits & Bold Butterfly Framelits.

Hello Friend Card Set | kely kent

Hello Friend Card Set | kely kent

You’ll also spot some Champagne Foil!  I love it!

The cards are 3″ x 3″ when finished, so we used 12″x12″ cardstock to cut from.  This gives 8 cards per sheet – or uses half a sheet for a card set like this.

Stampin’ Up! included square envelopes in the Holiday Catalogue which are the perfect size for 3″ cards and fit inside the pizza box, making this a wonderful gift at any time of the year.

I really, really, really hope they stay!  It’s been so much fun using them.

I’ll have another project to show using the Pizza Boxes soon.  I can’t show you now – it’s a top secret OnStage creation (4 more sleeps!)

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Stamp Review Crew | Eastern Beauty

I’m so excited for the first Stamp Review Crew hop of November.  You are hopping with an international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who share projects using the same stamp set on the first and third Monday of each month.

If you’re already travelling, you’ve landed here in Bunbury, Australia from the lovely Stesha Bloodhart from the US.  Next blog is back to the US to visit Holly Stene.  If there’s any kinks in the first couple of hours, pop back later.  We try to get them sorted as quick as possible!

Today’s theme is the Eastern Beauty stamp set.

Sometimes when a stamp set has been around for a while, new inspiration is just what’s needed to give a stamp set a new lease on life!

The Eastern Palace suite was available as a pre-order during April this year, and then launched in the Annual Catalogue in June, so it’s a wonderful time to revisit and see what ideas the Crew can share with us.


When a stamp set comes as part of a product suite, it can be easy to get stuck in the colours & styling of the suite.

So, for my blog hop project, I wanted to take it in a totally different direction.

I’ve channelled a little bit of our faithful leader – Tanya Boser’s styling, and this is what I’ve come up with…

Stamp Review Crew Eastern Beauty | kelly kent

It’s a birthday card for my Mum (who will probably see it here before I wish her a happy birthday in person today!) – Happy Birthday Mum (aka Nanna Papercraft!).

I’ve used the 6 point flower stamp in full strength to stamp the outline, and then used the solid image created by flipping the stamp over and using the ‘back’ of the stamp as a stamp to add colour over the flower.

Stamp Review Crew Eastern Beauty | kelly kent

It was such a fun technique and can be used for any photopolymer stamp that has a symmetrical shape and doesn’t have the middle cut out.  I have no idea if it has an official name, but I’m calling this technique “reverse side stamping”.

The colours used for this card:
*first colour is the flower, second colour is the colour fill (stamped off )

Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Bride
Crushed Curry & Daffodil Delight
Island Indigo & Bermuda Bay

The fun sentiment is from the Big On Birthdays stamp set.

Stamp Review Crew Eastern Beauty | kelly kent

It was fun to make a card that looked so different to all the other cards I’d made using this suite.

I can’t wait for you to see all the other fun ideas on this hop.

Please visit my amazing friend Holly Stene next up…

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


 

CASEing the Catty #153 | Holiday Catalogue Tag

Hello Sunday!

This is the start of a great week – we’re heading to Melbourne this week for the OnStage event.

I think I’ve hit that mildly panicky stage about how much I still have to do, but I’m a deadliner runner – I live for this stuff!!!

There’s quite a few challenge posts coming up this week, and then next week I’ll be able to share some exciting new products from our OnStage experience.

The theme for tonight’s CASEing the Catty blog hop is tags from the Holiday Catalogue.

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This is such a great theme – there’s so many choices!!  Tis the season for giving!  And giving is better when accompanied by cute packaging!

For my project, I transformed the elements of a Halloween tag into a Christmas card!

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This type of CASE always appeals to be because you can create something ‘unique’ using the catalogue styling as a starting point.

My current Holiday Catalogue love is the Musical Season bundle on page 25.

CASEing the Catty #153 Musical Season | kelly kent

The original tag had a circle and two pumpkins, which I’ve turned into a circle, a horn and a drummer boy.

CASEing the Catty #153 Musical Season | kelly kent

The large dots of the packaged candy are now small dots & stripes.  I’ve still included some ribbon – and added some extra bling.

CASEing the Catty #153 Musical Season | kelly kent

I love a good silhouette stamp!  The Little Drummer Boy makes me smile!

We’d love for you to join in on our Facebook page this week.  You can add your holiday tag CASEd project until Monday 13th November over on our Facebook page.

Next up on the hop is Julia Quinn with her great project inspired by a Holiday Catalogue tag.

Thanks for hopping with us today!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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