Personalised Christening Wishes

I had the pleasure of being asked to make a personalised Christening card last week.

For me, the personal touch is one of the biggest bonuses of making cards!

My inspiration for the layout came from Vanessa Webb’s beautiful anniversary card.

I love all the layers & texture of this style of card.

A close up of the cross feature…

How I told you how much I love those doilies???  I bet I have!!!

And the Stitched Shapes – oh my!

So many pretty things to love – and make into sweet personalised cards like this one.


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Colour INKspiration #05

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Did you love the colours from last fortnight for Colour INKspiration?

We had so many people enjoying the bold & beautiful purple & yellows!!

This week for Colour INKspiration, we take a softer turn into the pastels.

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This trio of colours lend themselves so nicely to so many occasions!

My initial thought was a pretty wedding card…

Colour INKspiration #05 - Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I had the idea to create the background piece by repetitively die cutting the floral centrepiece die (hexagon shaped die) from the Window Box Thinlits until the cardstock piece was covered.

I then overlayed it on the bokeh piece of DSP from the Falling In Love DSP.  This DSP pack is perfect for this challenge!!!

Once the background was finished, I added my sentiment on an oval stitched shape and decorated with a pink flower & blue butterfly.

Colour INKspiration #05 - Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Sometimes finding ways to keep within the constraints of the challenge colours is the best fun of a colour challenge!


I loved the wedding card, but  I couldn’t shake off the idea of using these colours for a baby card.

How cute are these little babies from the Moon Baby stamp set?

This card for some oh-so-cute twin boys born just a little while ago.

Colour INKspiration #05 - Twin Babies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Even though it was a traditional baby blue theme I was going for, the pink worked beautifully for a shower of hearts as they drifted down!

Colour INKspiration #05 - Twin Babies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m so happy with this card!!!


Please join us with your Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand creations!

You can add any neutral or metallic to complete your artwork.

All designs need to uploaded to our Facebook page to be in the running to win our top 5 crew pick and overall winner for the challenge.

Can’t wait to see what cards & other projects are inspired by these soft & beautiful colours!

Next stop on the hop for more sweet inspiration is Julia Quinn

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CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love

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Hi there!  As we get closer to a big week of love, today at CASEing the Catty, we’re being inspired by the “Sending Love” pages of the Occasions catalogue – pages 14-19.

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When I say a big week of love, I’m not kidding in my house.

Next week sees Valentine’s Day, our wedding anniversary and Miss Papercraft’s 6th birthday.

There’s a few cards still to make on my to-do list!  I should have multi-tasked, but there was a photo in the catalogue that I couldn’t go past.

I’m totally in love with the cute images from the Moon Baby stamp set, and love the catalogue sample.

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But it was the ‘swirly’ type embellishment that caught my eye.

This and the cute bow die was the sole reason I bought the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits!!!

So, when I saw it in the catalogue, mixed with the Moon Baby stamp – I knew I had to CASE it!


I wanted a softer, more traditional colour pallette for my baby cards, so I created pink & mint versions.

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The dotty background was a bolder version of the subtle splatter on the sample card.  I made it by stamping the spotty stamp from the Perpetual Birthday stamp set in Blushing Bride or Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate & gold heat embossing.

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I swapped the rectangle for the largest stitched circle – because so in love with those framelits.  And it’s all about love this week!

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And finished the card off with the sweet ‘twinkle twinkle’ sentiment from the stamp – gold embossed of course!


Thanks for sharing another blog hop with me!  I hoping you’re enjoying all the weekly inspiration from my blog and my stamping friends.

Next up is the lovely Elizabeth Gross & her take on the same photo inspiration – you’ll love what she’s created!!!

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Please join us on Facebook to share your own creation inspired by the Sending Love pages of the Occasions catalogue.

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Visit again tomorrow for another inspiration filled hop!!!

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Just Add Ink #345 Sketch

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This week at Just Add Ink we’re creating to a sketch designed by Narelle.

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I love this sketch and could make a dozen cards without blinking using the circles as my starting point.


It’s been all about new products lately, so I’m taking a pause and going back to some Annual Catalogue favourites with this foxy little baby card…

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love the products in the “A Little Foxy” suite.

For this card I’ve used all of them – the DSP, the punch and the stamp set.

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Plus sentiments from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

You can see the ‘hello’ in this photo with a sneak peak of the inside of the card too.

I’m still working making the insides pretty as my 2017 goal!

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Be sure to check in with the Just Add Ink blog as see what the design team have made this week.  So many wonderful ideas all from the same sketch!

You’ll see lots of them feature the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies – because they are awesome.  If you haven’t ordered them yet, you should!!!  Click here to view them in my online store.

Please join us for the challenge this week and upload your card to the Just Add Ink blog.

This sketch is so easy to use – and will set you on the pathway to your own amazing creation!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

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Colour INKspiration #01 New Challenge Hop

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Welcome to the first official challenge for Colour INKspiraton – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to pre-challenge colour combination – you guys were really ready for this!!!

I think part of the initial success is that anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.

We’ve seen some amazing creations in the past week and the excitement in the group is infectious!  Click here to join the Facebook page and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –

The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Then it’s over to you with a 12 day period for crafters to upload their own creations using 3 or more of the challenge colours.

If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.


Let’s get started!

This is the first delicious set of challenge colours…

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So many lovely colours to choose from – you can choose your favourite 3 – or all 6! (3 is the minimum to meet the challenge guidelines).

You can also mix in any Stampin’ Up! neutrals that you need to make your project perfect.


The first 4 colours are my favourite – so pretty and perfect for a baby card I wanted to make.

Colour INKspiration #01. New baby heart card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course, I’m playing with new products again.

The hearts are from the new Love Notes Framelits and the sentiment is from a fabulous new stamp set called Milestone Moments.

How lovely is that font???  I’m going to get a lot of use from this stamp set!

And although not new to the Stampin’ Up! range, I took the chance to buy the 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper pack when it was on special during the End of Year Closeout Sale.

Some people might use it for pretty envelopes (and I might too) but my first thought was – ooooo, more DSP options!!!  It’s a lighter weight than usual DSP, but still perfect for card fronts.


Thanks for visiting today.  Next stop is Monique Fielder and her colourful project.

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If you love the challenge colours, please join us on the Facebook page and upload your creation.  Or, just stop by to see what other crafty people make of the colours.

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CASEing the Catty #109 CASE Anything

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As we near Christmas, there’s lots of “lasts” for the year.

Last week was the last day of school (yay to sleep ins and no packed lunches!), next week is the last of work for me and today is the last CASEing the Catty blog hop for 2016!

It’s a free range theme today, so the crew are CASEing anything that takes their fancy.

For me, it’s another baby card.  Do you remember the cute ‘pink but not pink’ elephant card from CTC#106?

Well, bubba Zoe is here and I wanted to make her a card that coordinated with the baby shower card.

This is the inspiration pic using the Large Letters Framelits & Letters for You stamp set in a frame…

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I thought the styling was perfect to create a card for Zoe.

CASEing the Catty #109. Large Letters & Letters for You baby card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Simple but wonderfully personal.  She’s a bit young to appreciate it, but I know her parents will love it (even if they don’t love the “pink”!)


Do you love the Large Letters as much as I do???  They are awesome- but may have been on your wishlist for some time.

Stampin’ Up! have a great joining promotion running from 4th Jan 2017 – 31st March 2017 – which means you can construct yourself a fabulous starter kit and save lots of money on your Stampin’ Up! wishlist.

Plus, you’ll be save 20% on all your favourite Stampin’ Up! products as long as you stay a demonstrator.

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

Contact me if I can share more information about how being a part of my Paper Adventures team works.


Next stop to inspire with you more lovely products for your wishlist is the gorgeous Liz Gross.

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You may also want to join us for our last challenge of the month.  The winner each month is invited to be a part of a CTC blog hop the following month.

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Thanks for sharing my CTC experience with my this year.  It was an honour to be invited to the team and I’ve loved creating each week.  Challenges and blog hops really bring out the best in my creativity!!!

The CTC crew will be back in the second week of January, ready to share lots of creations inspired by the new catalogue.

If you’d like a catalogue posting to you, please fill out my request form here.

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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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