These Little Piggies Say “Happy Mother’s Day”

I’ve been able to convince the Little Piggies that they needed to come for another holiday at my house.

They were Nanna Papercraft’s Prize Patrol stamp set from OnStage (visit her on the Paper Adventures team blog here), but she has been very generous in letting me borrow them.

I can’t order my set until the catalogue starts in June!!!


I thought the cute little piggies would make great Mother’s Day cards.

This Little Piggy | kelly kent mypapercraftjourney.com

Though this set doesn’t specifically have sentiments for Mother’s Day, I was able to add in other sets in my collection to create this theme.

You could do the same for birthdays!

I’ve used the Playful Palette DSP for the backgrounds – it’s on the retirement list at the moment (at a discount!).

Since Sweet Sugarplum is one of my favourite colours, and the piggy is pink – it was perfect for these cards!!!  The orange was just a bright & cheerful bonus!


The first card uses the ‘because of you’ stamp from Oh So Succulent and the Mother’s Day stamp from Circle of Spring.

I thought they worked well together with the happy flying pig!

This Little Piggy | kelly kent mypapercraftjourney.com


I love the piggy in the next card – it’s just so happy!

I masked out the ‘you make me’ above the happy and added in the Mother’s Day sentiment from the Thoughtful Banner stamp set.

This Little Piggy | kelly kent mypapercraftjourney.com


And the final card is actually where this trio started!

This Little Piggy says, Happy Mother’s Day!

This Little Piggy | kelly kent mypapercraftjourney.com


These three cards will be part of my market stock for Monday’s open house!

Happiness is doing things you enjoy – and a large part of that for me is making pretty things for others to delight in!

I hope there’s some inspiration in these cards for everyone!

We all spend so much time on the internet – blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook!

Translate all those good ideas into some craft projects of you own.

Whether you take some elements of a card and make it your own, or if you copy the whole card and get your craft on!

Happy crafting,


This Little Piggy (available 1st June 2017) plus these great Mother’s Day stamp sets…

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OnStage 2017 – Prize Patrol Swaps

I’m so excited for my Paper Adventures team to be participating in their first blog/FB hop!

We are delighted for Melissa Gifford to be joining us as a guest designer, as we had the pleasure of sitting with her at OnStage.

Thanks for joining us!!!

We’ve got a great theme today – cards/projects made using the stamp sets we got for our Prize Patrol.

What’s a Prize Patrol?  Glad you asked!  Prize Patrol is a wonderful part of each Stampin’ Up! event where you are allocated a colour/pattern/design and at key moments of the event, they choose one of those colours as the Prize Patrol winner.  In recent events, every colour has been called, which means that we all go home with a lovely gift.

At OnStage, the gifts were all stamp sets that will appear in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Across a table of 8, I think we got 6 different sets to take home – so lots of variety to share today!

Look for the link at the end of each blog or FB page to take you to the next creation.  I’ll also post a full list at the bottom of this post in case you get lost.


I felt very lucky to receive the Ribbon of Courage stamp set as my Prize Patrol.

This set was designed by Patty Bennett to celebrate her sales milestone of $1 million!  You can read her story here.

I know there are lots of crafters who are going to love this stamp set & coordinating framelits, and all that it represents.


For my swap, I have paired the stamp set with some of the beautiful patterns from the upcoming Fresh Florals DSP Stack.

I used the two pink tones from the new In Color Collection –

Powder Pink…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

And Berry Burst…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

To show my team a different type of card fold, I used a simple but effective design called a flip flop card, or a double fold card.

This is the top view…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

The measurements for this style of card:

  • Cut a card base (4-1/8″ x 8-1/4″), score at 5-7/8″
  • DSP for base: 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″
  • DSP for flap: -7/8″ x 2-1/8″
  • Flap 2: 6″ x 3″, scored at 3″
  • Flap 2 mat: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Thanks again for being with us for our first team blog hop.

We hope to make this a regular event now that the team are sharing more of their projects online.

If you’re interested in joining Stampin’ Up! and our Paper Adventures team, you can find more information here.

Next up on the blog hop is Sheila Pybus – you’ll be going to Facebook for this one.

Don’t forget there’s a full list of participants at the bottom of this post if you need it.


Blog Hop Participants

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Sheila Pybus (Facebook post)
  3. Coriana Boothey (Facebook post)
  4. Kristel Rimmer
  5. Mandy Depiazzi
  6. Melissa Gifford
  7. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

Just Add Ink #357 Colour Combination

Hello!  Thanks for joining me for Just Add Ink #357.

It’s always a pleasure to design cards for a challenge – and this colour combination, put together by Jan, is a dream!

This sweet card is on it’s way to brighten someone’s letterbox.  I try to send as many handmade cards as I can – it really is a wonderful feeling to check the letterbox and take out something pretty!

I’ve used the Rose Garden thinlit, deconstructed into Sweet Sugarplum blossom & Island Indigo leaves, which I’ve stapled to the Sahara Sand panel.

I love stapling on cards – it’s mess-free, quick, easy & gives the pieces of the card movement.

But of course, you don’t always want them showing – so for this card, I’ve covered them up with a Very Vanilla Thick Twine bow.

If you’ve tried to order pearls in the last couple of weeks you’ll noticed that they have disappeared!  Don’t worry, they’ll be back on 1st June 2017 when the new catalogue starts in a configured format.  I haven’t seen them yet, but I hear they are flatter – perfect for mailing!


I’m still trying to decorate the inside of my cards (and the envelopes too!)…

It adds such a nice touch to open a card up and see more prettiness!


Do you have someone in mind this week to send a handcrafted card to?  Make a list of people that you’d like to shower with paper happiness!!!

Use our colour challenge combination for your card and share your creation with us on the Just Add Ink blog.

You’ll also find the rest of the design team cards – and with colours as beautiful as these, you know the range of projects will be stunning!!!


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*** some products on the retirement list may already be sold out

Colour INKspiration #08

Everyone loved the soft & pretty colours of last fortnight’s Colour INKspiration challenge #07.

I lost count of how many ‘lovely’ adjectives I used on commenting on all the beautiful projects!!!

This fortnight’s challenge is going to be polarising!  It’s deeper & darker and more moody!

And features Delightful Dijon which is rarely a favourite colour on anyone’s list!  But I admit that it has grown on me as it nears retirement!!!

I think it’s perfect for cards with a nature theme, masculine/neutral cards or baby cards.

I almost went down the baby card line, but on reflection, I’ve used that theme a number of time for challenges recently.

So, I decided on a neutral / masculine thank you card.  You could easily change the sentiment on this card and make it a birthday card instead.

Since this challenge features 2 of the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors – Delightful Dijon & Tip Top Taupe – I decided on a retiring stamp set too.

It’s a great time of the year to have one last play with sets that won’t make the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue like the Work of Art stamp set.

UPDATE: It seems like I forgot to check if this set was actually retiring.  It’s not!!! Whoopsie!  Thanks to one of the DT crew for checking for me!

Pleased to be able to share it with you for another year to come!

This card is quite simple, with a fun repetitive pattern using the circle stamp from Work of Art.

Effective techniques don’t always have to be hard work!

This card uses second generation or stamping off to achieve a lighter variation of the same colour.  It’s perfect for darker colours to get some light & shade.

I’ve stamped in Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe and Soft Suede in full strength for some spots, then with technique to achieve a softer tone for each colour for other spots.

You stamp as normal, then stamp again without reinking – getting a lighter colour (second generation).  Or if you just need the lighter version, stamp onto scrap/scratch paper first then onto your project without reinking.

I’ve used it again on the inside of the card…

I’ve added a ‘you’re the best’ sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set in white heat embossing on Early Espresso cardstock.  I love the light on dark effect of heat embossing in white.

I was excited to see that All Things Thanks is carrying over!!!

And although you can’t tell in the photo, the case base is made using the new Very Vanilla {THICK} cardstock!  So excited we’re going to have this style of cardstock in VV as well as Whisper White!


You’re going to want to keep going on this hop to see all the amazing ways you can use Delightful Dijon & those moody neutrals.

Next up is the talented & lovely Jackie Noble.

Thanks for visiting!

If you’re inspired to enter our challenge, please visit our Facebook page to join the fun!


Products on the Retirement List

 


Products you’ll find in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue

Heat Tool

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WEDFEST Wedding Card

A friend of mine was invited to a WEDFEST wedding in the UK – and asked me to create the wedding card, to match the amazing invite.

I had never heard of a WEDFEST before, so I did a quick Google – wow!  So much fun!!!

Imagine going to a wedding that’s styled on a festival!!!  The theme totally revolves around all things awesome & cool!!!!

The event photos are fabulous and I have permission to share the beautiful bride and her sensational Lego bouquet – amazing!!!

Now, I won’t have to tell you how much fun it was to create a lanyard WEDFEST card to fit the theme!!!

This card is ‘oversize’ at twice the size of a normal card.  An event this big, needed a card to match!

The background was personalised and computer generated to include bride, groom & their 2 children plus “WEDFEST” to keep on theme!

The middle panel is a cello bag shaker card, again personalised with the wedding details, set on a brayered shimmery rainbow backdrop.

You hear this a lot on blogs, but the photos don’t do this card justice!

Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness!  If married life continues to be the party that WEDFEST was, then it’s going to be a fun ride!!!


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*** some items may no longer be available in the online store

Heat Tool

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Going Global – Marker & Ink Refill INSERTS in German & French

It was only today that I remarked to a stamping friend – “how did we ever craft without the internet?”.

And with access to so much information on the internet comes globalisation of our stamping circle.  I am pleased to have stamping friends across the world from many different nationalities.

I know that most of my blog visitors each day come from places other than Australia – and this is wonderful!

So, when I got an email from a new stamping friend – Claudia Ausborn – asking if there was a way to modify my marker inserts to her native German, I thought this was a great chance to add another set of inserts to the range.

You can find the current Stampin’ Up! clear case colour collection in English here.

I’m pleased to introduce….

After feedback on previous sets, I’m also trying pdf version of each colour collection, in the hope that this will make it easier to download & print.

They should load by clicking on each picture set below.

I hope you enjoy them!

If you have any issues with downloading them, please get in contact with me.

GERMAN

Clear Case Insert - German | kelly kent

Clear Case Insert - German | kelly kent

Clear Case Insert - German | kelly kent

Clear Case Insert - German | kelly kent

FRENCH

Clear Case Insert - French | kelly kent

Clear Case Insert - French | kelly kent

Clear Case Insert - French | kelly kent

Clear Case Insert - French | kelly kent

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions – Favourite Big Shot Project

Thanks for joining me for a CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.  The design team will share their projects for the week in this blog hop.

Then, we ask you to join us and share your creations.  You can find all the action on our Facebook page.

The theme this for CASEing the Catty #125 is Favourite Big Shot projects from the Occasions catalogue.

As always, a hard decision!  But I decided to create with the Dynamic Hexagon embossing folder – because I love it, which definitely makes it a favourite!

It’s currently part of the Urban Undergound suite in the Occasions catalogue and will appear again in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue!

I have cased the “Dad” card on the left, and transformed it into a baby card!

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions Big Shot Projects | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

This embossing folder has no limits of use and looks great on pretty much every card!

I can cause cracking on your cardstock.  To prevent this, spritz your card with water before putting it in the folder.  Sounds crazy – but it works!

I made the inside a little more ‘baby’ than industrial using the Moon Baby stamp set (also carrying over – yay!).

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions Big Shot Projects | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

Did you know that all bundled pricing finishes at the end of each catalogue cycle – even if the products carry over to another catalogue. That means that you have just over a month to get a 10% discount on the Large Letters framelits & coordinating stamp set. They are definitely a huge investment – but well worth it! And 10% helps!!!
And, while they are bundled, it’s possible to include them in your starter kit!!
Join my Paper Adventures team for the Starter Kit price of $169 and include this bundle (item number: 142348) as your kit selection (remember: it’s fully customisable).  You’ll get free shipping too – saving you even more!

There’s so much choice for creating this week – please join us in using the catalogue as your inspiration for a Occasions catalogue Big Shot themed creation.

Add your creation to the CTC#125 album on our Facebook page.

Continue the hop by visiting the delightful Rebecca Scurr and seeing what she has made.


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Heat Tool

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