School Pencil Tin – Stampin’ Style!

It’s back to school day here for Miss Papercraft and I know there won’t be any tears in our house.

And why would there with oodles of new stationary to get acquainted with!?!  She’s a demo in the making!

I went the easy (lazy) route this year for school supplies.

The school ordered the stationary for me, Spencil provided the book covers, pencil case, chair cover & backpack and the ever so lovely Madonna at Bold Badger Designs made me pencil labels.

Effort level – minimum, success level – high!


All that time efficiency did leave me a little extra time to get creative, so decided that rather than send Miss P with a naked pencil tin, I’d jazz it up a bit for her with my stamping supplies.

I’m sure I could have also streamlined the pencil tin too, but the booklist suggested a recycled canned fruit tin – and Miss P was excited about eating a tin of peaches!

So, this is my ‘upcycled’ pencil holder…

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It features burlap ribbon & Whisper White baker’s twine around the middle…

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And a ‘tag’ for my special Miss, reminding her how amazing she is (not that she lacks any confidence – oh to be 5 again!).

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tag is made using the Swirly Scribbles dies, Stitched Framelits, Large Letters and the Bitty Butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.

The sentiment comes from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (‘are’ stolen from ‘carefree’) and ‘you’ from the Endless Thanks stamp set.

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And just like that, my big girl is off to year 1!

{with a cool pencil tin!}

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ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue

Good afternoon!

Today you’ve joined me for another ESAD blog hop!  Thanks for stopping by!

This hop is all about the new catalogues that launched on Wednesday – Occasions & Sale-A-Bration 2017.

Prepare for your wishlist to grow, to be excited about things you didn’t notice the first time and fall in love all over again with your favourites.

If you’re already on your way hopping, did you love what the fabulous Monique made???  If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to keep hopping til you get back here – that’s a full loop.

There’s a few of us on this hop & so much talent!.   So, settle in with a cuppa or wine and enjoy the inspiration as you travel around Australia and New Zealand looking at all the amazing creations.

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My project has been swirling around in my head for the past couple of weeks after my Mum made a great banner card as a display for Christmas.  She CASEd Julie Kettlewell’s Christmas Concertina card.  Thanks to Julie for her youtube video – I used this as the starting point for my measurements.

As this idea grew in my mind, I decided I wanted it to be more of a display keepsake than a one off card – and I had the perfect little lady to make it for, who turns 6 this month.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

How perfect is the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite from the Occasions Catalogue for all things girly???

I overlayed vellum on top of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to create some additional texture.  I thought about using all the same DSP for this design – but actually love the eclectic look of having the DSP sampler across the card.  Besides – how would you choose just one of those gorgeous designs???

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To finish it all off, I added lace trim from the So Detailed Thinlits – perfectly pretty!!!

Because of the fold pattern, the card easily folds into a little pocket and can be held closed with some pretty Very Vanilla Satin ribbon.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To make this Carousel Concertina Card, I cut several pieces of Sahara Sand cardstock:

  • 2 of 10-1/4″ x 4″ (A)
  • 1 of 10″ x 4″ (B)
  • 2 of 3-5/8″ x 4″ (C)

The two larger pieces (A) were scored in landscape (long edge) at 2-1/2″. 5″, 7-1/2″ & 10″.

Piece B was scored in landscape at 2-1/2″. 5″, 7-1/2″ & 10″.

These 3 pieces were then joined to create one large concertina piece with piece A (1/4″ tab to the left), then piece B overlapping on top and then piece A (1/4″ tab to the right) with the left edge under piece B.  You need to adhere the pieces together with glue or tape – crossing over a whole panel at each edge of piece B.  Julie’s video does a great job of showing this!

To finish the edges cut the floral So Detailed thinlit from each of the C size cardstock pieces.  You’ll need to trim the edges (the die is bigger than needed) to get the finished shape.  Cut off the ragged edges into rounded flower petals.

Adhere the edge created by the die to the tab at the left & right edge of your concertina card.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Since this is home decor and not a greeting card, I needed to make a coordinating birthday card for the birthday girl.

I drew elements from the concertina card including the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, gold embossing & carousel horsey.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Cupcakes & Carousels. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The finishing touches for the card were a birthday sentiment and a trio of sequins!

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What a perfect gift set!!!  I can myself making a few of these for all the birthday princesses we have throughout the year.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Next stop on the Occasions & SAB 2017 ESAD Blog Hop is my stamping buddy – Nicole Wilson, who is also here on the west coast.  Have fun for a bit longer here in sunny WA!

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Thanks for sharing in the excitement of the new catalogue with me!   At the bottom of this post there’s a full list of participants (just in case of any broken links) and a product link up in case you know any little princesses who *need* some cupcakes & carousels in their life!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Monique Fielder
  5. Kelly Kent – you are here
  6. Nicole Wilson
  7. Peta Stephen
  8. Rachael Lewsley
  9. Samantha White
  10. Josie Dean
  11. Cheryl Algie
  12. Libby Dyson
  13. Andrea Buckland
  14. Cheryl O’Bree
  15. Nerida Carter
  16. Cathy Pinchbeck
  17. Megan Lenske
  18. Tanya DeRoy
  19. Maree McIntosh
  20. Juan Ambida

A 2016 Full of Congratulations

2016 has been a wonderful year for our Stampin’ team – Paper Adventures. We’ve seen lots of personal growth, achievements and promotions – way to go team!

Kerry was the most recent promotion, sky rocketing to Bronze Elite!!!  This means that Kerry now earns a minimum of 25% on every order/sale.

To recognise this great achievement, I used some of my new Occasions & Sale-A-Bration products to create a card and gift set for her.

Hot Air Balloon Congratulations Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Since it was a promotion of Bronze proportions, I added in some of the retired Champagne Glimmer paper for the hot air balloon.

Hot Air Balloon Congratulations Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Tip: It’s tricky to cut through the glimmer paper for detailed dies.  Make it easier by tearing off the plastic layer on the back of the glimmer paper.  This makes the glimmer much thinner & easier to cut through.


The pencil case is super cute with metallic ‘rose gold’ (bronze) dots.  I added a shrink plastic “K” for Kerry using the Large Letters framelits, coloured with a Bronze Sharpie on the back before putting in the oven to shrink.

Shrink Letter Keychain. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Here at Paper Adventures, we’ve grown in size over the past year, but there’s still  lots of room for more adventurers.

How do you join the fun?

Becoming part of the Stampin’ Up! family is as simple as purchasing the starter kit.  It’s just $169 with more than $235 of value.

Apart from the {FREE} set of business resources (catalogues etc), everything is the kit is chosen by you.  It’s not old stock that SU! are trying to get rid of, or things you’ll never use.  It’s your way to build your collection.  And it comes with free shipping.

Which makes it perfect for every stamper – from the new hobbiest to the seasoned crafter.

If you’d like to try out being part of the Stampin’ Up! family, you’re going to love the joining special during Sale-A-Bration – starting 4th Jan 2017, where you get to choose 2 additional stamp sets in your kit (of any value) for the same kit price of $169.

Here’s an example Starter Kit you might choose on 4th Jan…

Sale-A-Bration 2017 recruiting flyer.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If this sounds like an opportunity that might suit you in 2017, click here to take you to the sign up page.  If you have any questions, leave me a comment or send me an email & I’ll be in touch.

And one more tidbit from me… joining Stampin’ Up! is risk & hassle free.  Your craft, your way – always.

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Coming Soon – Stunning Doilies!

Oh me oh my….

I’ve been playing around a bit more with the items in my pre-order – and some Holiday Catalogue favourites!

How lucky am I???  Double the fun to play with at the moment!

The new Lace Doilies (142793) are fabulous!

Lace Doilies - available 4th Jan 2017. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

They appear in the upcoming Occasions catalogue, which goes lives on 4th Jan 2017.

Vanilla on one side, white on the other – they are just stunning!

Lace Doilies - available 4th Jan 2017. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Perfect for cards, gifts & more!  If you’re in Australia and don’t have a catalogue yet, don’t forget to ask me to send or deliver you one!

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OnStage Display Board Samples – Succulent Garden Suite

WARNING! This post is photo heavy!!!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve finally found the time to share the samples I created for OnStage in Brisbane in early November (so only a month late!!!).

What an amazing experience – one that I urge you to apply for next time Stampin’ Up! puts the call out for display board stampers.

Check out the calibre of demos I displayed with!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I had some great products to play with from the Succulent Garden Suite.

This gorgeous stamp set called “Oh So Succulent”….

Plus this 2-step stamp set called Vertical Garden…


I also got other goodies in my box, which formed the theme for my creations including new cotton ribbon in Whisper White & Sweet Sugarplum, Succulent Garden Cardstock (Mint Macaron, Old Olive & Tip Top Taupe), Fabulous Foil Acetate, Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad, glassine gift bags, gold clips, and more!

And with those wonderful products at my fingertips plus some of my current favourites, this is what I created to share with other demonstrators at the 2016 OnStage event in Brisbane.

Let’s start with the succulents…

Everyone loves a good pun – and this stamp set is perfect for ‘succ’ulent puns!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A popcorn gift box (filled with jellybeans in a glassine bag) and tied off with gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum cotton ribbon.

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The happy birthday sentiment is stunning.

I love the font they’ve used in the Oh So Succulent stamp set!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


This is my favourite card – one of the great sentiments paired with a Hello Lovely Project life card in the place of DSP!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Of course I had to have a traditional succulent rock garden…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A card for Mum using the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment and those cute succulents as flowers…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a gift card folder decorated with a ribbon flower (the ribbon is soooo soft & beautiful!)…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


This card is a little left field – I thought the little oval stamp in the set looked like a jelly bean….

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Another favourite – this is my scrapbook page with a centrepiece photo of my girls in their fairy garden, surrounded by a succulent swirl – and the sweet sentiment “the best love story is the one you write together’.

So true for sisters!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here’s the girls with their scrapbook page when they visited me during lunch one day!

{Looking at the camera is not a strength at this moment!}

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A shaker card using one of the small flowers to create a background pattern…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And then there’s the projects featuring the Vertical Garden stamp set…

A housewarming gift – stamped glassine bag filled with a seed packet…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A “Hello baby” card…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A Project Life style memory page – this is my parents who just moved closer to us after spending 33 years in the same house!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a foxy z-fold welcome card that could be used for a baby or housewarming…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


After making so many succulent samples, I thought I’d never want to look at another succulent stamp again.

But, guess what???  It’s a firm favourite and I’ve used it so much since getting home from Brisbane.

Succulents are so trendy at the moment!

The stamp set comes with dies, which just arrived yesterday and I’m excited to use (fussy cutting succulents has not been the most fun part of the creating!).

There’s also a truly beautiful DSP!!!

So, as my new catalogue stash grows, I promise to share more samples with you!!!  You’ll fall in love too!

I’m expecting catalogues next week.  You can pick up yours at my launch, at the next class you attend or if you’re not local, ask me to send you one by filling in the form below.

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ESAD Blog Hop – 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites

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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!

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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!

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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!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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

OnStage 2016 Swaps – SU! Keychains

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OnStage is over until the next events in April 2017!!! What a blast I had!!!

Each event gets better and better! As my papercraft journey continued,  I met so many people, put faces to names & reacquainted with some stamping favourites.

I was lucky enough to experience it all with Kristel, who is part of my Paper Adventures team.


There’s a blockout period until Tueday, so I can’t start sharing all the new things from the upcoming Occaions & Sale-A-Bration catalogues just yet.

While we wait for tomorrow to tick over, I’ll share the swap item I made to share with other demos.  Swapping is a fun, voluntary part of Stampin’ Up! events where demos make samples to share with other attendees. Often, these are the same item, mass produced.

I decided, in some sort of crazy brainwave that using the Large Letters (Letters for You stamp set) and red glitter embossing powder, I’d be able to create a fun Stampin’ Up momento keychain!!!

Thankfully the plan came to life and Mr Papercraft & I made over 100 of these little gems.

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

#menofstampinup - Mr Papercraft. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I know you’re wondering how we made them!!!

The secret is shrink plastic! For this project I used clear shrink plastic (Graffix band). I’m going to add the starting size when I get home again – I’ve forgotten!

The shrink factor for this project was about 50% of the original size. But, the brands vary, so check the brand before you buy.

I stamped the letters in Black Archival ink, leaving a space for the heart and gave it 24 hours drying time. You probably don’t need this much, but it does need a little bit of time or it might smudge during the embossing process.

I then used the sweetheart punch to create a mask/template, sponged versamark ink onto the plastic through the template and added Real Red glitter embossing powder.

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

The corners were rounded using my Envelope Punch Board (this is best done before you start stamping) and a 1/4″ hole punched in the top left hand corner.

To transform, they need a visit to the oven. Follow the instructions that came with your shrink plastic for suggested heat & time. Mine took a couple of minutes at 150 degrees Celsius.

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

Watching shrink plastic warp & set is awesome. We lost a few along the way – crafting is not an exact science.

Did you know that  keychain is special!?! Some got a good glitter shower while they baked, some of the hearts spread and some of the letters ran. They were all made with love & I hope the demos that received them loved them as much as I loved making them!!

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

The final step was adding the keychain – one of Mr Papercraft’s many responsibilities! – and packaging them up!

Then, they made the big trip east!

But not before I added one to my keys first!

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


I have one more shrink plastic project to share with you tomorrow that was inspired by the catty for the CASEing the Catty team.

I’ll also be sharing more OnStage fun including the projects I made for my display board, swaps I received and a sneak peak of what you can expect in the new catalogues!!!

It’s a fun time of year! If you’re a bit impatient about SU! news, you’re welcome to join us at Paper Adventures anytime! We have an exclusive Facebook page, with instant access for all team members. Want to know how to ‘get on the inside’? Ask me now!!!

Until tomorrow,

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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