End of Year Closeouts


There’s just under a month until we welcome in the new year and just over a month until a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue starts!!!

Stampin’ Up! are offering a range of products at a discount including clearance rack, retiring holiday catalogue items and overstocks from the Annual Catalogue.

When: 1st December 2016 – 3rd January 2017

Where: Shop online or by calling or emailing me!

What’s available?

Stamps – click here to view the range in my online store

Bundles – click here to view the range in my online store

Paper – click here to view the range in my online store

Everything else – click here to view the range in my online store

The catch?  Some items are only available until stocks last!

To make way for new products, most of the Holiday Catalogue is retiring and will be unavailable after 3rd Jan (or before if stocks run out).

You can see the full list of retiring products here.

If you see anything you {HAVE} to have, order quickly so you don’t miss out.

All orders during December 2016 will receive an I ♥ Stampin’ Up! key chain.

OnStage 2016 Swaps - I ❤️ Stampin' Up! Keychains. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you’re shopping online, please use the host code: AHE6NMEE. Using a host code helps me to provide incentives & gifts for you throughout the year!

While it’s sad to talk about our Holiday Catalogue favourites retiring, it’s exciting to think about what’s coming!

I’m having a new catalogue launch party at my house.  There’ll be tea & coffee, cake, prizes, product samples, catalogues & fun projects to make.

The cost of the event is $10 and to keep the event personal, I’m limiting it to 12 people.

Occasions 2017 Launch Event Invite.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

RSVP & payment is required to secure your place.  Please fill out the contact form below & I will be in touch regarding payment & confirmation of your place.

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Just Add Ink #339 – Sketch

Just Add Ink Design Team

I love a good sketch!  And for me, this is one of the best.  Thanks Narelle!!!

Just Add Ink #339 Sketch

This sketch has great simple elements that make it easy to layer up your favourite shapes into a unique card!

Make sure to visit the main Just Add Ink blog page – the design team has come up with some sensational examples of where this sketch can end up!

It’s still a non-traditional Christmas here at Papercraft HQ, so to go with the sketch, I’m trying out a Bermuda Bay & silver combination.

And my love affair with Santa’s reindeer continues.  I’m fond of a good silhouette!

And I’m even more exited because Santa and his reindeer are not retiring just yet!!!

Just Add Ink #339 - Sketch. Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.


If you’ve got some time at the craft table, please join us for the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

Anyone is welcome to play!  Extend your creativity and have some fun!!!

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Final Day of Online Extravaganza!


Today is the final day of the Online Extravaganza and there’s a fabulous set of specials to see it out.


My pick of the list is the {MAGNETIC PLATFORM} which is 35% off – that means you’ll only pay $45.50 (normally $70!) if you buy it today.

You can also the buy the Snow Flurry stamp set & punch bundle for 20% off – just $54 today.

Or choose the Bell punch at an amazing 40% off – just $18.60. This cute punch can be used year round and will not be retiring when the Holiday Catalogue finishes.

Or add to your paper collection with the stylish Playful Palette DSP stack – 40% off also = $10.50 for 48 sheets of 6 x 6″ paper!

See the magnetic platform in action by watching the youtube video below.

I think it’s a craft room staple.  If you don’t have one, you’ll want to take advantage of the 35% off special and order one before 9pm WA time (midnight EDST) tonight.

If you shop online, not only will you get delivery straight to your door, but if you use the host code TGEH7KV6, you’ll also get an entry into my draw for $100 of Stampin’ Up! products.

November 2016 - Host Code promotion.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m drawing this tonight, so order today and be in the running!

While you’re in the online store – have a look at the Clearance Rack!  You’ll find lots of ideas for CHristmas presents for you crafty friends and maybe even a thing or 2 for yourself!!!

If you need any help with ordering, please let me know!

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CASEing the Catty #106 Favourite Hostess Set


It’s a full Sunday today, with another hop for you to enjoy!

Today at CASEing the Catty, it’s all about the hostess sets from the Annual Catalogue – pages 198 – 201 or Holiday Catalogue – page 3.

Images © Stampin' Up!

I’ve already CASEd the Holiday Catalogue for my CTC swaps – you can see my shrink reindeers here.

So, today I’m CASEing the Annual Catalogue, specially the layout from this beautiful card.

Images © Stampin' Up!

I thought this would make a perfect starting point for a card for the baby shower I attended today.

There’s was a ‘no pink’ brief – which I {TOTALLY} ignored!!!

I’m a pink lover and having had 2 girls – I know how hard it is to avoid pink for little girls – it’s everywhere!!!

The biggest Little Miss Papercraft’s favourite colour has always been yellow.  It’s so difficult to get yellow anything for girls!

In fairness, the pink was inspired by this beautiful bandana bib I bought as part of their baby shower gift – which matches our Sweet Sugarplum cardstock perfectly!

So, it’s actually not pink…

CASEing the Catty #106 - Favourite Hostess Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And when you add ink all that black, grey, silver & gold, it’s not really all that pink at all!!!

Really!!!  Hopefully they’ll love it and I won’t be the only rule-ignoring guest!

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Next place to visit for this blog hop is the wonderful Judy.


If you’re inspired to share a hostess project with us, please join the monthly challenge.


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ESAD Blog Hop – 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites


Good afternoon!!  Thanks for joining me for the ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop.

There’s just over a month left to shop this beautiful catalogue, so today the demonstrators from the ESAD Facebook group are going to remind you what you’ve forgotten from your wishlist!


I’m a little late to the Paisleys & Posies party (better than never hey!), but it arrived last week and I can see why everyone has fallen in love!

The stamps and dies are beautiful!!

They are sweet & floral, with a great variety of shapes.

Since the 2016 Holiday Catalogue has lots of Christmas inspiration – and we’re at that time of the year, for my blog hop project, I’ve used the Paisleys dies and Paisley & Posies stamps to create a Christmas tree!

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I even decorated the inside using one of the cute sentiments from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set and matched it with the Christmas sentiment from the My Hero set.

How well do those 2 sayings pair together???

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

While I was playing with my new favourite bundle, I thought a little treat box would look perfect along side this card!

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (you can find them in the Annual Catalogue) are perfect for Christmas gift packaging.  I’ll be making a few of these this season!

And the dies from the Paisleys set make it super quick & cute to dress it up.

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Did you spy some of my other Holiday Catalogue favourites in my projects?

I {LOVE} the gold twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack.  I’m super hopeful that this will make it to the 2017 Annual Catalogue as a stand alone item.  Pretty please Stampin’ Up???

You will also have spotted the Warmth & Cheer DSP and washi tape.  The colours are great for a traditional Christmas theme.

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Please hop on and check out the other great designs from Australian & New Zealand demonstrators.

Next stop after me is the amazing Chloe Evans – you’ll love her holiday inspiration!


If there’s a broken link anywhere in the hop, you can find the list of participants at the bottom to get you back hopping.

Thanks for your support of our craft – it’s so lovely to be part of lovely community!

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1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kelly Kent – you are here!
3. Chloe Evans
4. Jackie Noble
5. Josie Dean
6. Libby Dyson
7. Rebekah Crisp
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Andrea Buckland
10. Leonie Schroder
11. Delys Cram
12. Rose Desmond
13. Cathy Pinchbeck
14. Peta Stephen
15. Monique Fielder
16. Narelle Fasulo
17. Nerida Carter
18. Courtenay Heuston
19. Megan Lenske
20. Carly Middleton
21. Nicole Wilson
22. Renee Lynch
23. Nicole Osborne Ashton
24. Amity Knight
25. Rachael Lewsley
26. Cheryl O’Bree
27. Tanya DeRoy

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Just Add Ink #338 – Paintbrush Photo Inspiration

Just Add Ink Design Team

Hello & welcome to another week at Just Add Ink!

For challenge #338, it’s a photo inspiration chosen by Jan.

Love this artsy paintbrush picture???

Just Add Ink #338 - Photo Inspiration

There are so many places it could take you!

Colours, themes, shapes, elements!

You can see what the Just Add Ink Design Team came up with by visiting the main blog.

I tend to be quite a literal thinker, so when I saw the paintbrushes, that got me thinking about paint… and then paint splatters.

So, going with the blue, red & purple paint pictured (yep, literal!), and the gold from the brush handles, I created this one-layer card using the Perpetual Calendar stamp set.

Just Add Ink #338 - Paintbrush Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love one-layer cards with a masked centre to create the illusion of layers.

Once I’d made this card – it got me thinking… what other cards could I quickly whip up using the same technique, but other ‘splatters’ and sentiments???

How about stars?

Just Add Ink #338 - Paintbrush Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com..

Or butterflies?

Just Add Ink #338 - Paintbrush Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I could have kept going all night using the other splatters and a trio of pretty colours.

Make your own one-layered card using masking…

First, cut a shape from photocopy paper (ie, an oval, circle, butterfly) and stick it to the middle of your card front with temporary adhesive.

Stamp around the outside edge of the copy paper.  For these cards, I went all the way to the edge, creating a ‘background’.

Remove your copy paper and stamp / emboss a sentiment in the middle.

The sentiments in these cards come from the Watercolor Words stamp set- the font is lovely and the sentiments are a great size!

If the photo inspiration gets your creativity going, please join us for the weekly challenge.

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Joyful Christmas

Popping in quickly today to share one of the cards we made at Tuesday’s class.

The ladies were lovely in humouring my love of non-traditional Christmas cards!!

We made this ‘sweet’ pink & silver card, using the Wonderful Year stamp set.

Wonderful Year Christmas card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

You could make a rainbow of these cards!  If you’ve still got cards to make, it’s a great way to craft in bulk!

What do you think a yellow Christmas card would look like???

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