2020 – 2021 Annual Catalogue | Order now

The wait for the 2020 Annual Catalogue and all the pretties inside is over!

You can view the catalogue online by clicking here, or click here to browse in the online store.

My top 3 must have bundles are:

Hippo Happiness stamp set + Hippo & Friends Dies | $84.50
So Much Happy stamp set + Happy Dies | $80
Playful Alphabet stamp set + Pattern Play Dies

My top 3 accessories:

Cling Adhesive Strips – add these to your old style clear stamps to help them stick! | $14
Gold Hoop Embellishments | $13
Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes – such a cute way to package gifts & notecards | $13

If you’re seeing lots of things that you’d be happy to add to your craft room, there’s a fabulous special on the Starter Kit this month. For $169, you’ll get $235 of your choice of products from the new catalogue plus any bundle of your choice! You’ll also get free shipping and a 20% discount on all your purchases until at least October 2020. To purchase a Starter Kit and join my Paper Adventures Team (Australia only), click here.

To arrange a workshop for your & your friends and see the new catalogue in action, please send me a message!

My new class schedule is coming soon! I can’t wait to craft with you again!

My online shop is always open for ordering – click here to browse the new style online store! Stampin’ Up! have had a complete revamp. You’ll love the added search features, the streamlined look and the big pictures so you can see what you’re buying!

If you have any questions or need help with your order, please get in touch via Facebook or email.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Paper Shares | 2020 Annual Catalogue DSP

Ever flipped through your Stampin’ Up! catalogue and thought “I want it all!”???

The best way to move through your wishlist at record speed is to join my Paper Adventures Team.  “Joining” a direct sales company is not nearly as scary as it sounds, and you can trust me when I say that you can absolutely join as a personal shopper with no pressure or expectation to sell to anyone.  I have a team of happy shoppers who enjoy their 20-25% discount, early access to products, invitations to events and the fun of being part of a craft obsessed group of people.  To join, you simply need to purchase the Starter Kit for $169.  You’ll get $235 of products with free shipping. This is already a great deal, but during June (starting 3rd June and ending 30th June), new demonstrators to join Stampin’ Up! will receive an additional bundle (stamp set + punch or stamp set + dies) in their Starter Kit for free.  Message me on Facebook or email me to chat more about what it means to be part of the Stampin’ Up! family.

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If you’re already a demonstrator, or happy to continue with personal shopping at retail price, but want ALL the DSP (patterned paper), you might be interested in my DSP Shares.  I offer these every catalogue and it’s a great way to get all the patterns of paper available in the new catalogue, but in a smaller quantity. This means you can have every design but only pay a fraction of the price.  I buy each pack, cut it down into 4 equals shares and package it up for you.  Each share is 1/4 of the retail price.

I will update on Wednesday to include photos of each DSP, but until then, here’s what the DSP Shares include:

SUITE COLLECTION
132 sheets of 6″x6″***
$60

Artistry Blooms (12)
Flowers For Every Season (12)
Forever Greenery (12)
In Good Taste (24)
Ornate Garden (12)
Peony Garden (12)
Playing With Patterns (12)
Playful Pets (12)
Whale of a Time (12)
World of Good (12)
BONUS: Rainbow Glimmer (2)
BONUS: Brass Foil (2)

***Note: DSP can be left as 6″ x 12″ where possible.  You still get the same amount of DSP, it is just left in bigger pieces for patterns that come in 12″x12″

COLOR COLLECTION
60 sheets of 6″ x 6″
$32

2020-2022 IN COLORS (10)
2019-2021 In Colors (10)
Brights^ (10)
Neutrals^ ($10)
Regals^ (10)
Subtles^ (10)

^Note: Packs contain alternating patterns in each colour collection.  To receive one of each pattern in each colour, please order two Color Collection Shares ($64).

Buy both the Suite Collection DSP and the Color Collection DSP for $82 (save 10%).

Tracked shipping Australia wide is $9.


To order, please complete the form below and I’ll contact you with payment details.

If you don’t have a demonstrator in Australia and still need an Annual Catalogue, please contact me as I have spares to send.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Social Stamping Blog Host | Hearts

Hello!  Welcome to Social Stamping #10! When I first suggested this to my stamping friend, I wasn’t sure where we were heading.  It was a great way to keep us connect during the COVID-19 times and a way to share via our blog when we couldn’t share in person.

In most parts of Australia, we are easing back into the new normal.  Where I live, we are one week away from phase 3 restrictions – which means playgrounds are open again, beauty salons can welcome customers, sports can start again and restaurants are able to run a full dining room.  With everything crossed that we don’t regress, I am going to enjoy phase 3.  I hope that wherever you are in the world, you are feeling safe and positive that your area has this under control.

The theme for today’s Social Stamping is “hearts”.  Throughout this pandemic, I’ve seen so many examples of people with big hearts, acts of love & kindness and an outpouring of community spirit and togetherness.  Please enjoy the projects the designers have put together and take inspiration for some craftiness this weekend!

If you haven’t seen the other Social Stamping Blog Hosts, check out the theme for each week by clicking on the links below:

Week 1: Hello
Week 2: Thank You
Week 3: Rainbows
Week 4: Friend
Week 5: War & Peace
Week 6: Birthdays in Isolation
Week 7: Family
Week 8: Sunshine
Week 9: Animals

Thanks for hopping with us.  Without you, blogging wouldn’t be nearly as much fun!

Participant List | hearts
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Narelle Simm
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Vicki Boucher
  5. Julia Quinn
  6. Lisa Whitehead
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Michelle Strazds
  9. Chantell Randall
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Sheila Pybus
  12. Andrea Mears
  13. Andrea Sargent
  14. Elizabeth Gross
  15. Peta Stephen
  16. Denise Buetler

Social Stamping | hearts

I’m having one of those weeks, months, or is it years?!? where I can’t believe it’s the end of May!  Time is just rushing by!

My stamping friends have now joined me for ten Social Stamping Blog Hosts – a big thank you to them for sharing in this with me.  What started as a way to connect and share during COVID has now become a Saturday ritual.

The theme for today is hearts.  You can see the whole list of designers who are participating by clicking here for the Blog Host post, or keep clicking on the next button to take the trip around.

Hearts are such a wonderfully uplifting symbol.  For me, they are about love, kindness and friendship.  The card I’ve made to share today is about all of these things.  It uses the ‘sending hugs’ heart from the Share Sunshine PDF.  This exclusive digital stamp set is available until 2nd June 2020. Click here to purchase and contribute to the COVID-19 fundraiser.  So far, Stampin’ Up! have raised almost $200,000 (US).  Click here for instructions to make some cards using DSP & the Share Sunshine images.

The colours and styling for this card started with wanting the heart to be printed on Crumb Cake cardstock.  So far, all the cards I’ve made and many of the ones I’ve seen other share have printed the sentiments on Whisper White cardstock.  I wanted to try it out on Crumb Cake – and I love it!!!  The sentiment is cut using the solid heart from the Heart Punch Pack.

Sending Hugs | kelly kent

One of my favourite combinations for Crumb Cake is Mint Macaron and Whisper White.  I had the Forever Fern bundle delivered this week and I couldn’t wait to use the gorgeous leaves from the Forever Flourishing Dies.  These dies were available as an early release to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  They can be purchased by customers from Wednesday (3rd June).

Sending Hugs | kelly kent

I’ve added in some Vellum leaves because I love how this softly fills out a leafy flourish.  There’s also Nature’s Twine and Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon behind the heart for some lovely texture.

Here’s my little cheat trick for getting the twine on each side without looping across the back.  This saves a lot of ribbon for big shapes!  Add some Tear & Tape (or other double sided adhesive) to the back of the shape.  Make a circle with the twine or ribbon and then fold it back on itself From the front, it will look like it loops across and back, but you’ll save yourself a heap of ribbon or twine (especially for large shapes).

Cheat tip - twine loop | kelly kent

You can add more ribbon behind the twine loops for extra texture, like I’ve done in my card using the Whisper White Polka Dot ribbon.

Sending Hugs | kelly kent

While I was taking photos of my cards today (because last minute is how I roll!), these little guys appeared on the fence.  Native to Australia, Kookaburras have the most amazing ‘laugh’.  We often hear them in the trees but we don’t see them as much.

Kookaburras | kelly kent

One more share, since hearts are all about love – here’s an anniversary card I made for the Social Stamping May Kits.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

It uses ink blending on the back panel and then hearts from the Detailed Hearts Die.  I was happy to see this appear in the new catalogue – it’s a gorgeous array of hearts that looks beautiful on every card!  To see more about my May Social Stamping Kits, click here.


Next blog to visit for the heart themed Social Stamping is my very wonderful friend Narelle Simm.

Thank you for joining us!  Have a great (crafty) weekend!  It’s wet and cold here – perfect weather for cups of tea and lots of card making!

 

Social Stamping | May 2020 Kit

It’s looking promising for returning to holding classes, but we are not quite there yet.  I’m excited to continue to bring Social Stamping to your home – via kits.

The May kit contains the cardstock & embellishment supplies to create 3 cards.  All cards use ink blending, so you’ll need ink plus brushes or sponge daubers to create this effect.  Add your favourite adhesive and stamped sentiments to complete your cards.

Social Stamping May Kit | kelly kent

To purchase the May 2020 kit, click on the icon below.

Social Stamping Kit – May 2020

Cardstock and embellishments to create 3 cards using ink blending technique. Includes post or delivery Australia wide. Does not include blending tools, adhesive, stamps, ink or stamped images. Instructions on making cards will be emailed within 48 hours of payment

A$15.00

Thank you for supporting Social Stamping.  I look forward to being able to craft together in person soon!

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CLEAR CASE INSERTS | Stampin’ Blends 2020 Update

Thank you for visiting my blog to download Clear Case Inserts for organisation & storage of your Stampin’ Up! favourites.  Today I am sharing updated versions ready for the 2020 release of Stampin’ Blends.

These are available for you to download and print free of charge and are for personal use only.  You are welcome to share a link to this page with your stamping friends & customers.  Please do not upload these files to your own blog, Facebook page/group or any other online source.

Clear Case Inserts - Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

Click on the graphic below to download inserts (in one PDF file) for:

  • Stampin’ Blends – BRIGHTS
  • Stampin’ Blends – NEUTRALS
  • Stampin’ Blends – REGALS
  • Stampin’ Blends – SUBTLES
  • Stampin’ Blends – BASICS
  • Stampin’ Blends – 2020 IN COLOR COLLECTIONS
  • Stampin’ Blends – BLANK TEMPLATE

Stampin' Blends - Free Printable Insert for storage | kelly kent

These are designed using A4 paper sizes.  For correct printing, ensure ‘actual size’ in printing options.

Each insert slides into the cover of a Full Wide Case from Stampin’ Up!.  Click here to see in the online store.

A note about the 2020 update of Stampin’ Blends
The previous edition followed a rainbow format.  The 2020 update follows the colour families. However, only 7 pairs of Stampin’ Blends will fit in a Full Wide Case.  Despite this, I have made the decision to offer storage this way.  If you own the full set of Stampin’ Blends, you may like to use the Blank Template to store extra Blends that don’t fit in the case with the same colour family.  Or, you may like to use the Blank Template to store all your Blends in the order you choose.

Thank you for your support!

CLEAR CASE INSERTS | 2020 In Colors

*Insert squeal here*

There’s just 10 sleeps until the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue!!!  You will have started to see some sneak peeks of new products to come, and many of you will already have hard copies of the catalogue in front of you – and a giant shopping list I’m sure!!!

Lots of the current chat is about the 5 new beautiful In Colors that will be joining us.

2020-2022 In Colors | kelly kent

We’ll very soon be adding ink pads, markers, refills, paper, ribbon & embellishments in these bright & fun new colours.

As always, I’m here to help with some storage solutions for your markers and ink refill.

Clear Case Inserts - 2020 In Colors | kelly kent

The markers fit into a Clear Mount Stamp case.  Click here to see in the online store.  The half wide cases for the ink refills are sadly discontinued.  But since I know so many of you still own this style of case I have included the printable insert.  Click below to download

These are available for you to download and print free of charge and are for personal use only.  You are welcome to share a link to this page with your stamping friends & customers.  Please do not upload these files to your own blog, Facebook page/group or any other online source.

These are designed using A4 paper sizes.  For correct printing, ensure ‘actual size’ in printing options.

Thank you for visiting each year to download my clear case inserts.  Your traffic helps sustain my blog and allows me to continue to offer them free of charge.  Share the word with other Stampin’ Up! storage addicts!

You can also subscribe to my blog so that you never miss a thing.

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The new catalogue countdown is on!  What’s the number 1 thing on your shopping list?  Mine is Robyn Cardon’s $1 million dollar sales set.  See Robyn’s sneak peek here.

Social Stamping | animals

Hello!  Thanks for joining us for today’s Social Stamping Blog Host.  I’m joined by some amazing designers to share projects with the theme ‘animals’.  To see a full list of everyone joining in today, click here for the participant list.

I had a hard time deciding which stamp set to use for this hop – I’ve collected a few with animals and they are all super cute!  After receiving my preorder of new Stampin’ Up! products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue during the week, I decided the new Flowers for Every Season DSP was perfect for the retiring Leave A Little Magic stamp set.

Leave A Little Magic | kelly kent

This time of year is my favourite for mixing the old & the new.  New colours and patterns are an easy way to freshen up a stamp set that has been neglected in your stash!

2020-2022 In Colors | kelly kent

The new In Colors for 2020-2022 are Magenta Madness (used here for the card base) plus Just Jade, Bumblebee, Mist Moonlight (all seen in the DSP) and Cinnamon Cider.  I’m in love!!!

Leave A Little Magic | kelly kent

The style of this card has a flat base and then a folded card in the middle.  It’s super fun to make and so easy!

Leave A Little Magic | kelly kent

There’s a fold over band, which I’ve tucked under the unicorn’s feet to keep it flat.

Leave A Little Magic | kelly kent

The unicorn was stamped on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, heat embossed in silver and coloured with an Aqua Painter and inks (Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Pretty Peacock).  The body of the unicorn has been layered with Frost White Shimmer Paint (which no matter how I tried I couldn’t capture the shimmer in the photo).

Leave A Little Magic | kelly kent

Every unicorn needs a floral crown, so I fussy cut a few flowers from the DSP and added them for a finishing touch.

I can’t wait for you to see more with these new colours.  They are bright and fun and I know you’re going to love them!  New catalogue ordering is available from 3rd June 2020, or join my Paper Adventures Team now to get early access and a great discount!

If there’s any retiring products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue that you’d still like to order, you will need to do so ASAP.  Click here to browse the Last Chance Retirement List in my online store.

Next clever blogger on the list is Nicole Wilson

Thanks for hopping with us!

Social Stamping Blog Host | animals

Hey there!  Welcome to Social Stamping #9!

See the other weeks of Social Stamping Blog Host by click on the themes below:

Week 1: Hello
Week 2: Thank You
Week 3: Rainbows
Week 4: Friend
Week 5: War & Peace
Week 6: Birthdays in Isolation
Week 7: Family
Week 8: Sunshine

The theme for today is animals.  Animals are so much a part of our lives, and I know during all changes of COVID-19, there are a few dogs who have enjoyed the extra company of having us home and a few cats who are wondering why we are invading their space!

I know you’re going to love the designs created by my talented friends on this hop.  We hope we can inspire some creativity in your craft room this weekend!

Participant List – animals

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Chantell Randall
  4. Narelle Simm
  5. Nikki Spencer
  6. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  7. Lisa Whitehead
  8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  9. Peta Stephen
  10. Jan McQueen
  11. Julia Quinn
  12. Sharni Haines
  13. Lou Kitzelman
  14. Shannon Kissane
  15. Michelle Strazds
  16. Andrea Sargent
  17. Sandra Collett
  18. Vicki Boucher

Just Add Ink #506 | Photo Inspiration

There’s something fun about a photo inspiration – I think it’s the different directions that everyone goes in from the same starting point, and the starting point being a style or theme you may not usually choose.

With the combination of bold colours and quirky elements, this great photo (chosen by Nikki) is bound to give us lots of great entries for this week’s challenge.  To join in, share your card on the Just Add Ink gallery (click here to visit).

I really loved the cherry blossom wallpaper that you can see in the background of this photo.  I’ve always had a soft spot for cherry blossoms and hope to one day see them in person in Japan.  The Seasonal Layers Dies have a branch and floral combination, that are not quite a cherry blossom, but a gorgeous flower all the same!  If you love this set, you’ll want to buy it ASAP as it retires in less than two weeks.

Seasonal Layers | kelly kent

I’ve kept with the colours of the inspiration photo – I love yellow and purple tones together, and the white keeps it fresh.

Seasonal Layers | kelly kent

Finished off with a die cut sentiment from the Well Written Dies, I have created this card with zero stamping!  Just some cardstock in great colours, a few sets of metal dies and my die cutting machine.  I know this card will brighten someone’s day when it arrives in their mailbox as happy mail.

To see the rest of the design team cards for this challenge and add your card to the gallery, visit the Just Add Ink blog.

Have a great weekend!