My Little Pony Extravaganza

Mr Papercraft and one of the misses are off to a My Little Pony themed birthday party today while I slave away in my real job!!! I suppose someone has to earn money for all the stamps I buy!

Being the excellent wife I am, I made sure he was all set for the event with a card and present to match the occasion.

With the help of my Silhouette, this is my pony creation…

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If you want to make your own pony, click here for the Silhouette download link.

Although I had some help with the pony, lots of features in the card are courtesy of my ever-faithful Stampin’ Up! collection. Can you spot them?

  1. The rolling grassy hills are made using the Sleigh Ride framelits.  Just snip off the tress, houses or Santa and you have a perfect curvy line.
  2. The cardstock (except the pink glimmer, which was leftover from another project) is all Stampin’ Up!
  3. The balloon on Pinkie Pie (did my Google research once again!) uses the Chalk Talk framelits and silver metallic thread.
  4. The birthday sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday
  5. As always, the owl & cupcake builder punches came in handy for the finishing touches on the eye
  6. And although retired, I still love my Perfect Print Bigz dies for the lettering.

I hope Mr Papercraft enjoys Emily’s My Little Pony party.  He’s on a roll this week – it’s the 3rd children’s birthday party he’s attended!!!  Might get him to make the card & buy the present for the next one and get the full party experience!  {I’ll even let him share my SU!}  Kelly x

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The Festive Flower Punch… JAI285

I’ve had a festive flower on my to-do list since I first got this punch in August.  And can you believe, over 2 months later, this is first time I’ve used the punch to make an actual flower.  I’ve been using it – to make fish, for the cute little crosses, for the petal shape… But I haven’t actually constructed a whole flower.

Until today!  The Just Add Ink colour combination screamed “FLOWER” to me, so I took the opportunity and ran with it.

Now, I confess, I didn’t actually watch the Stampin’ Up! video that gives you great advice about how to make the flower up.  I just winged it…  But, I ended up with a pretty flower, so all good! The video is definitely worth watching though!

Here is my very first festive flower!

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Now, I wasn’t sure about this colour combination at first.  All those sweet subtles with Night of Navy, but as usual, the challenge was a great opportunity to try something different – and the colours work!  Who knew!!! {Apart from the clever girls at JAI of course!}

And my love affair with the Watercolor Wishes stamp set continues.  The selection of sentiments are just beautiful.

Now, I’ll have to watch the video, get punching and make a Christmas poinsettia flower just like the designers intended. There’s more than one way to make a festive flower!!!  Kelly x

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Glue Dots

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Sweet & Simple Sympathy Wishes

I often find it challenging to find the right balance for sympathy cards.

I was really happy with how this one turned out – the simplicity of the design, the muted colours and the subtly of the ‘you’re in my thoughts’ message.

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Do you recognise the sentiment?  It’s from one of the most amazing sets available this year and comes as part of the Watercolor Wishes kit.  The set contains lots of useful sentiments with beautiful typography & styling.

Do you like the butterflies on the card?  They are two-step stamped using the Garden in Bloom stamp set, fussy cut and then adhered on top of a matching butterfly silhouette.

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Sometimes the simplest and sweetest cards say it best.  Kelly x

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Glue Dots

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Stampin’ Up! & E-Cutting this Halloween

As you travel around the blogs of avid card users, you’ll notice that many have other tools that supplement their favourite hobby.  Apart from most crafters loving the hobby of building their collection, there’s good reason to supplement your Stampin’ Up! stash.

Tools (aka: toys for big girls) are a great way to extend what your favourite products can do for you.  For me, the addition of an e-cutter (I have a Silhouette Cameo) made it possible for me to use the great basics in the Stampin’ Up! range to create wonderful custom designs.  I most often use it for lettering to create personalised creations.  But it’s also great for cutting shapes that are just too tricky with punches or dies.

The other great benefit of an e-cutter (once you’ve bought your machine), is the cost effectiveness of just buying what you need.  These Halloween invites are a perfect example.  Halloween isn’t a big holiday in Australia.  Many people don’t celebrate or participate in the festivities and so I usually bypass the ghosts & ghouls in the holiday catalogue.

But … this year Miss 4 decided she wanted to have a Halloween party with family.  Mostly I think so she could persuade me to buy her another costume for the dress-up collection.  So, with a tea party in the planning stages, we used a spider web cut file and e-cut lettering to create these Halloween invites…

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Dress ups optional but encouraged!  I’m sure it will be a fun afternoon with my little witches.  Now, what to dress up as … Kelly x

Wednesday Update – 21st October 2015

I think I’m finally back into the swing of things!!!  I hope you’ve been enjoying the more regular posting of late.

Today’s update is a whole lot of info to keep you in the papercraft loop …


This is the updated class schedule for the rest of the year:

*** Due to the busyness of the silly season, classes during late October, November and December will only run if I receive sufficient RSVPs.  If you’d like to attend a class, please get in touch with me.  

OCTOBER:

  • Thursday 29th October, 7pm project set $15 *** (rescheduled from 22nd)

NOVEMBER:

  • Tuesday 10th November, 9.30am general class $20 – FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 19th November, 7pm project set $15 ***
  • Saturday 21st November, 9.30am general class $20 ***
  • Tuesday 24th November, 9.30am general class $20 ***

DECEMBER:

  • Tuesday 8th December, 9.30am general class $20 – FULL BOOKED
  • Saturday 12th December, 9.30am general class $20 ***
  • Thursday 17th December, 7pm project set $15 ***

Classes are a great way to build your skills, your confidence and your card stash.  You are always welcome to copy / recreate my designs, so classes are just the start of your creative journey.

Can’t find a class that suits your schedule?  You make like to consider hosting your own workshop or booking a private stamping lesson.  Individual sessions are $50 for 1.5 hours of personalised papercraft.  I can come to you, or you can come to Papercraft HQ.  Email me to book your class, request a workshop or make a time for a 1:1 craft session.


WEEKLY DEALS – 21st – 27th October 2015


GOT A BIG WISHLIST?

Stampin’ Up! is giving you extra rewards for all orders over $400.  All orders over $400 until 9th November qualify – single, combined, workshop… how big is your wishlist???


GIFT VOUCHERS FOR CHRISTMAS…

Do your loved ones need a push in the right direction to get you the Christmas present you most want?

Pop my contact details on the fridge, in their lunchbox or on the bathroom mirror and ask them to buy you a Stampin’ Up! gift voucher.

Gift vouchers are available for any amount and are redeemable on all catalogue products.  Every voucher comes with a handmade card, so all the work is done for them.  And you get to go on your favourite type of shopping spree!!!


 

Only 64 days until Christmas!!!  So, one last Christmas question – how are your handmade Christmas cards and gifts going?  If you need a hand with ideas or supplies, please let me know!  Kelly x

Fancy, Glittery & Fun – JAI 284

Good morning!  It’s a Just Add Ink share today!

The challenge this week for JAI 284 was a card with a fancy fold.  There are some gorgeous creations from the Design Team and lots of great inspiration if you want to make something other than a standard C6 card.

My Centre-Step Fancy Fold creation uses a tutorial by one of the lovely JAI Design Team members – Di Barnes (Colour Me Happy).  I had the pleasure of meeting Di at the South Pacific convention earlier in the year and she was so lovely to spend time with.  Plus, she’s crazy talented and very generous with sharing full tutorials and instructions for what she makes.

This card started with a fleeting idea that I could combine a card and gift in one project.  I wanted to attach these sparkly butterfly clips in a way that they were part of the overall creation.

In the end, they ended up being the centrepieces!!! and I love the way it turned out.  The 3-D nature of the centre-step card is perfect for displaying the hair clips.

Butterfly Hair Clip card & gift creation with a centre-step fancy fold design (JAI284). Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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Butterfly Hair Clip card & gift creation with a centre-step fancy fold design (JAI284). Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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Custom Glimmer Paper!

Custom Glimmer Paper!

Did you know you can create Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper to match the tones available in the colour collections?  And it’s easy!

Just Add Ink!

Just Add Ink!

Simply take Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, a sponge dauber and your ink colour of choice and apply the ink to the glimmer paper.  The more ink you apply, the deeper the colour will be.

Using this technique, you’ll be able to create glimmer paper to match all your sparkly projects!  Yay!  Kelly x

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Modern Label Punch

Modern Label Punch
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Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die

Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die
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Sunshine Sprinkles Designer Series Paper

Sunshine Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
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Endless Birthday Wishes

Endless Birthday Wishes is just of of the sets available in the “Endless” range from Stampin’ Up!.  Last Christmas they brought out Endless Wishes (now retired sadly!).


Then they brought out Endless Birthday Wishes in the US market and luckily for everyone in the South Pacific, it appeared in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue along with Endless Thanks.  Both sets are only $A28 – making them an affordable and versatile addition to your stamping collection.  The builder style of sentiment makes it easy to create a range of themed cards by adding the elements together.

For this first birthday card, I combined the Endless Birthday Wishes with Little Letters thinlits…

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It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but the candle flames have a touch of Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details.  One of my SU! team, Sonia, swears by glitter on everything – and I think she’s dragging me to the sparkly side, one card at a time!  I’ve been adding sparkles to more than a few of my cards lately.  It really does finish the card off!  Full sparkle ahead!!!  Kelly x

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