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Mr & Mrs Papercraft from mypapercraftjourney.com.

I know I always love seeing little sneak peaks into the lives of my favourite crafters – and thought you might like to see the people behind the blog!

This is Mr Papercraft & I at a wedding we attended on the weekend – a rare child free night out!

Mr P is very supportive of my Stampin’ Up! journey but I haven’t yet been able to convince him to join me as a supporting demonstrator.

Did you know that your spouse can join you in running your Stampin’ Up! business and be your supporting demonstrator.  Twice the fun!  The family that stamps together ….


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Today is the last day you (and your spouse!!!) can join Stampin’ Up! and take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration joining special.

Pay only $169 for your starter kit and get $295 of products (the ones you choose, not the ones Stampin’ Up! thinks you need).  That’s $126 of free product plus free shipping!!!

You might like to consider joining to be a hobby demo that buys to boost your personal stash.  Or you’re a Stay-At-Home mum that needs something ‘just for you’.  Or you’d like to run a business with the support & backing of a quality international direct sales company.  Whatever the reason, we’d love to have you on board.

Want more info?  Click here.

Ready to sign up and get free stuff?  Click here.

I’d love to welcome you to Team Papercraft.  Kelly x

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Sale-A-Bration Duos: Two days to go!

There’s less than 48 hours left of Sale-A-Bration 2016.  Once it ticks over to 1st April (in the Eastern States), the extravaganza is over!

Today I’ve got 3 Sale-A-Bration duo cards to share with you, all featuring 2 different SAB products.  Just in case you need a last minute reminder how awesome the products are this year.

There’s 14 on offer altogether, which are your choice today & tomorrow only with any $90 order.

I’ll be placing one final SAB order tonight at 8pm (WA time).  As a thank you for all your support during SAB 2016, I’m offering free postage on all orders Australia wide.

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If you shop online, please use the host code: 49VBYC77, and email me to claim your postage back.  If you’re local, email me or phone me your order directly.

It’s been a pleasure to share Sale-A-Bration with you this year!  I know I’ll be using lots of these products long after the SAB door closes – well done & thank you to Stampin’ Up! for another great promotion!  Kelly x


Card #1 – Pedal Pusher stamp set & Botanical Gardens vellum

Sale-A-Bration Duo: Pedal Pusher stamp set & Botanical Gardens vellum. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Card #2 – Wildflower Fields DSP & Botanicals For You stamp set

Sale-A-Bration Duo: Wildflower Fields DSP & Boatnicals For You stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Card #3 – What I Love stamp set & Party Pants stamp set

Sale-A-Bration Duo: What I Love stamp set & Party Pants stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Press For Champagne!

My lovely sister-in-law made a very specific request for her birthday card this year.  She wanted something styled on the Lisa Golightly ‘Press for Champagne’ sign.  She even posted a picture on my Facebook wall – with lots of advance notice!

This was a super fun request and I decided as awesome as it would be to have a ‘Press for Champage’ card, what if the card had rotating options!

So, here we go Caris…. here’s your Press for Champagne birthday card…

Press for Champagne Rotating Birthday Card. Balloon Builders stamp set & Birthday Bouquet DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Or, if you’re feeling a little more ugg boots & oversized jumper than LBD & stilettos…. here’s your Press for Hot Chocolate card too!

Press for Champagne / Hot Chocolate Rotating Birthday Card. Balloon Builders stamp set & Birthday Bouquet DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

That’s right, the card has a spinner in it, so you can rotate the sentiment to be either champagne or hot chocolate depending on your mood.

Press for Champagne Rotating Birthday Card. Balloon Builders stamp set & Birthday Bouquet DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Happy birthday Princess Caris!  Enjoy your champagne & all the other birthday treats that come your way.  Team Papercraft x

Press for Champagne (Hot Chocolate) Spinner Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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The gold frame is a download from the Silhouette Cameo store.

Shopping online?  The current host code is: 49VBYC77.  Thanks for your support!

Butterfly Explosion! JAI304

It’s Just Add Ink time again – is it just me, or are these weeks flying by?

A great inspiration challenge this week with a bold photo chosen by Jodene.

Those colours just pop!  I’m not sure where in the world this is – but it looks like somewhere I’d like to visit!!!


For me, it was the colours that formed most of my inspiration.  As well as the idea of something floating in the sky.

Here is my butterfly explosion card…

Just Add Ink #304 - Butterfly Explosion card. Kellly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.Unfortunately the mason jar framelit & stamp set is on the retired list (from many a years back), but it was just such a perfect image for my butterflies to be escaping from that I couldn’t resist using it (maybe some of you still have it in your collection???).

The gorgeous butterflies, however, are very much available.  You can find them hanging out in the Annual Catalogue as part of the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  This set is so lovely and gets regular use at my house!

What’s better than one sweet butterfly???  An explosion of sweet butterflies!  Kelly x


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Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies

Today is Good Friday, which for us means no school, no work & no appointments!  We are spending the day in our pjs doing things that make us happy – like playing games, eating yummy food & doing some craft.

Just in case you’re also having a ‘good’ Friday and have some time at the craft table for some last minute Easter crafting, I wanted to share these cute little bunnies with you I made for Easter teacher gifts this year.


They are made using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits dies and Playful Pals stamp set.

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

So cute!!!  But super tiny – this surprised me a little.  Although I’ve been using this bundle lots, I hadn’t made a pyramid creation yet.

They meausre at approx 7cm tall and 6cm (square) across the bottom.  I was able to squeeze a mini Lindt bunny and 3 little Lindt eggs in, but that was all!  Which was actually the perfect amount for this project.


The good news about them being so small, is I was able to get all the pieces from half an A4 piece of cardstock (including the ears & bow).  This makes them very economical to make.  And with the pyramid thinlit die doing all the hard work for you, putting them together is a breeze as well – just line up the tabs with adhesive as needed.

{Don’t forget to add some ribbon before the final stick if you want a little handle}

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

 


How cute is the honeycomb embellishment as a little tail?  They come in white, blue & pink – which makes them perfect for every bunny!

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tags were made using the “Happy Easter” from the Easter Lamb stamp – I’m a sucker for a good font – cut out with one of my favourite punches, the Washi Label.


These Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies went down a treat with the teachers!  I wonder if they’ve eaten all their chococlates yet???

Happy Easter to everyone – hope your weekend is lovely! Kelly x

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Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 – ESAD Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD blog hop.  This time we’re sharing our favourite products from the 2016 Sale-A-Bration range.

It’s your last chance to see & earn them – you’ve only got one more week before these items are gone forever!!!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.


There’s 13 talented ladies on the hop today – all with some seriously dangerous inspiration!!!

Did you come via’s Amity’s great projects?  I always love seeing what she’s made!

Today I’m sharing projects I made using the Metallics Glitter Tape.  Although I loved lots of the Sale-A-Bration projects (and shared lots of my creations with you over the past 3 months!), I haven’t really shown off the glitter tape yet.  Which is a shame – because it’s truly stunning.

ESAD Blog Hop - 3 great Metallics Glitter Tape projects. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

But don’t worry, I’m going to change that now and show you three different projects I made featuring the tape.

I’ve also thrown a couple of other SAB products in the mix too!!!


The first share uses the silver glitter tape as a card embellishment together with silver ribbon.  Simple but lovely – I love purple & silver together!

And how amazing the dandelion DSP???  This is also a Sale-A-Bration product – from the Wildflower Fields DSP.  So cute!

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape & Wildflower Fields DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

 


With Easter just around the corner, I couldn’t resist using the white tape to add some sparkle to this cute little gift card holder.

Did you know that the tape can be coloured to create a different look altogether!!!  I brayered the tape with Blushing Bride ink to add a touch of colour to the egg.

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape Easter Egg Gift Card Holder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And my final share is using the gold glitter tape – as tape!  I’ve used it to attach a Memories in the Making Project Life card (also a Sale-A-Bration choice!) to my card front.  The stick on this glitter tape has to be seen to be believed – the quality is amazing!

The sentiment in from the Limited Edition Sale-A-Bration stamp set – Party Pants.  I tried out embossing in gold on the acetate PL card – that was tricky business!  The static on those sheets is crazy and I had all sort of flyaways going on!!!!

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape, Memories in the Making Project Life Cards & Party Pants stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


So, as you can see – so many Sale-A-Bration choices… so many projects to try!

If you see a Sale-A-Bration product you like here, or in any of the Blog Hop projects, you’ll want to place an order before next Thursday (31st March 2016).  Once it hits Thursday at 9pm (WA time), Sale-A-Bration finishes and all of these products retire.

The catch?  You can’t actually buy any of the Sale-A-Bration products.  But, you can redeem your choice (with no maximum limits) for every $90 you spend {before shipping}.

Shop online or email me your list!  I plan to put in one last Sale-A-Bration order next week- if you’re local to Bunbury and would like to share on postage, let me know!


It’s my pleasure to send you on your way now to the incredibly talented Lou Kitzelman and her Sale-A-Bration temptations!

Leave us a comment if you have time – we love to hear what you think!  Kelly x

If you get lost along the way, this is the full list of participants…

1. Emily Campbell

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Monique Fielder

4. Kathryn Ruddick 

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Amity Knight

7. Kelly Kent – you are here!

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Pauline Bennetts

10. Narelle Fasulo

11. Jackie Noble

12. Carly Middleton

13. Barbara Williams

Playful Pals – Minion

Today is another birthday party for the Littlest Miss – it’s mighty hard to keep up with their social lives!!!


The party theme is Minions – so I had to pull another Minion card out of the bag.  You can see all the previous Minion creations here.

If you’re a regular blog visitor or subscriber (thank you!!!), you know my current favourite product is the Playful Pals stamp set & matching framelits from the Occasions catalogue.

It seems like you can pretty much make anything from those pieces… including a Minion!

Playful Pals - Minion. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I had such fun making this card for Will’s second birthday.


The background clouds are a piece of DSP from the Shine On Speciality pack.  It’s a heavy cardstock weight, so as well as using it like you would a normal DSP, you can also use it as a card base.  How very luxurious!

Playful Pals - Minion Birthday card using Shine On Speciality DSP, Balloon Builder stamp set, Balloon Bouquet punch. Large Numbers framelits & Hello SAB stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Want to make your own Playful Minion?

Here’s the breakdown…

Body – large solid oval piece stamped in Daffodil Delight

Arms – large solid oval piece stamped in Daffodil Delight then punched out using the Owl Builder punch.  Then trimmed from feet upwards into arm shape.

Overalls – large solid oval piece stamped in Pacific Point then trimmed in to overall shape

Overall Pocket – small solid semi-circle stamped in Pacific Point then outlined in Basic Grey marker

Feet – small solid triangle (ish) piece stamped in Basic Black

Hair – whiskers stamped in Basic Black

Goggle Band – hand drawn in Basic Black marker

Goggles / Eyes – small eye shape stamped in Basic Black, then coloured around the eye shape using a silver Sharpie marker and cut with a 1/2″ circle punch. Eyelids coloured in Daffodil Delight marker.

Smile – small smile shape stamped in Hello Honey


Happy Birthday to Will!   Hope you have an amazing Minion party!  Kelly & the little Misses x

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CASEing the Invite – GDP#028 & JAI#303

It’s another challenge double header with the Just Add Ink (Just Add “E”) challenge and Global Design Project (CASE the Designer) perfectly intertwining!

Over at Just Add Ink #303, they are adding “E”.  Which means Easter, eggs, elephants and for me – Elegance!

At Global Design Project #028, it’s time to case one of my favourite Artisan Design Team members Jessica Williams.


One of the cards on my to-do list for the week was a wedding card for the weekend.

My card is a combination of Jessica’s card layout with a touch of lace & ‘elegance’ as I pulled part the wedding invite and used the materials to create a very special wedding card.

GDP028 & JAI303 - CASEing the Designer (Jessica Williams) with this Elegant Wedding Card. Pedal Pusher stamp stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

One of my favourite card making party tricks is to use the original invite in some capacity in the actual card.  This works beautifully for weddings when the invites are usually fabulous works of art in the first place!  Hence, CASEing the invite!

For this wedding card, I used the card base, card front, lace & ribbon together with the super cute Pedal Pusher stamp set.  The wedding theme is black & white, but I couldn’t resist putting in a little Real Red & Cherry Cobbler to create a classic (and elegant) wedding colour combination.

GDP028 & JAI303 - CASEing the Designer (Jessica Williams) with this Elegant Wedding Card. Pedal Pusher stamp stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I often wonder if the recipients notice their original features. Not that it matters, because I always have fun making their cards!  Nothing like a bit of a creative twist to keep things interesting!  Kelly x

PS, Did you notice the addition of the wedding cans from the Beautiful Ride stamp set?  I couldn’t resist adding a little more touch of wedding (and maybe decreasing the elegance level slightly!!!).

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Stamp Review Crew – Made With Love

I am so absolutely excited to share the news with you, that I have been invited to join the Stamp Review Crew!

This talented group of international designers posts twice a month – highlighting a different Stampin’ Up! stamp set in each blog hop that takes you around the world with endless inspiration!

Thanks to the team for having me on board!  You can find a full crew list to the right.


Stamp Review Crew - Made with Love

For my first stamp review, the chosen set was Made With Love – which is a gorgeous baby set from the Annual Catalogue.

When I saw that this was the set, I was delighted – because I am currently organising a baby shower for one of my besties.  I have bought her a couple of cute little baby presents, but I thought she might also appreciate a set of thank you cards to give to her friends and family over the coming months.

With a bit of sponging, some shimmery white cardstock, cute little animals and a lot of fussy cutting – I created this little “Made With Love” notecard holder.

The cute little notecard holder has been my go-to present for the last couple of months in various different designs.  It’s so simple & elegant and the perfect size!

Thanks to Caroline Helwigh Wright for the notcard holder measurements.  You can find them here.

This is the front…

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Thank You card set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What’s inside?  So glad you asked…

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Thank You card set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Thank You card set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

There are 2 each of 4 notecard designs, each featuring a different Made With Love animal on an ombre background.

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Thank You card set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The background was sponged using a piece of cardstock with a 2″ circle punched out to create a template.  With my sponge daubers, I applied my three colours – the top colour is Pool Party, then Bermuda Bay, then Lost Lagoon.  I love the mottled effect of using multiple ink colours.

And with my blender pen, I added a dash of colour to each of the animals.  I love that you can use all your colour tools with only your ink pads – no extra supplied needed!

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Thank You card set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Thank You card set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Thank You card set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Thank You card set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

While I was on a roll with my sponging & fussy cutting, I also made her a card to put away for when the baby is born.  Things that match make my heart sing!

Stamp Review Crew - Made With Love. Hello Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Well, that ended up being very photo heavy!  I may have been a little enthusiastic when I was snapping away {a wee bit excited!}.

The next blog to visit is another new crew member – Holly Stene.  Wait til you see what she’s done with the Made With Love stamp set!

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Until next time,  Kelly x


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