Just Add Ink #410 | Inspiration

Hello!  It’s a wonderful photo inspiration for Just Add Ink this week.

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Jo chose this amazing photo.  I could have made a hundred different cards – so many elements to be inspired by.

The design I settled on was inspired by the hello wall hanging.

Hello Birthday Girl | kelly kent

I loved adding the bling to the bright blue & pink combination of Bermuda Bay & Melon Mambo.  I heard a few sighs of relief when these colours made it through the Color Revamp!!!
Hello Birthday Girl | kelly kent

The ‘hello’ stamp is from one of my favourite stamp sets on the retirement list – :”Hello Friend”.  And the ‘birthday girl’ is from a long retired set called “Hello” that I keep because I love it!!!

The dot is from the Text Ya Later stamp set (amazing what gems are hiding in other sets!).  I really thought I would use this stamp set lots – but I think the type of cards I’m making are much more unicorns and rainbows than mobile phones at the moment!  It’s a good one to keep for later.

Hello Birthday Girl | kelly kent

I’m sure I’ll be going back to this inspiration photo in the future – there’s so much potential!

To share your creation with us, visit the Just Add Ink blog and upload your card to the linky tool.

Make sure to check out all the amazing design team projects too!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew | Sweet Cupcake

Hello – thanks for joining me & my international stamping friends for another Stamp Review Crew hop.

Today’s theme is Sweet Cupcake.  This was one of the first sets I remember Stampin’ Up! releasing that had a truly 3D theme using 3 step stamping.  When you get the cupcake & candle pieces lined up just right – the effect is amazing!

Both of these items are on the retirement list – and the framelits are available at a 20% discount in the South Pacific (Australian & New Zealand) market.  Until 31st May 2018 or stocks run out.

I’ve used the Sweet Cupcake stamp set with some other retiring favourites to create a very pretty pink card!!!  As well as Calypso Coral & Blushing bride for the cupcake, I’ve snuck in the new Petal Pink cardstock (available 1st June 2018).

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake | kelly kent

I was a little stumped on what I could make with this stamp set that was different to what was already floating about on Pinterest.  So, I left my creating til the very last minute!!!  Inspiration did finally strike thanks to Katrina Duffell who was the guest designer for our team hop on Friday evening.

Katrina created a gorgeous card where she stamped directly onto a Delicate White Doily.  The result was sensational – and I thought I’d try it out with the cupcake stamps.

Doesn’t it look cute!!!

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake | kelly kent

The card was finished with pretty pink DSP from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP in the Occasions catalogue (also retiring), the happy birthday sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set (one of my favourite happy birthdays!) and some Glitter Enamel Dots (on the retirement list also!!).   There was quite a liberal use of Wink of Stella to finish the cupcake (thankfully not on the retirement list – sparkles finish every card perfectly!).

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake | kelly kent

I went from uninspired to loving the final product!  Thanks Katrina.  You can see her inspirational card by clicking here.

I can’t wait for you to see what the rest of the crew create using this stamp set!  Next up is the amazingly talented Jay Soriano in the UK –

Thanks for hopping with us.  Don’t forget to shop online for all your retirement list favourites before they are sold out.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Retirement List

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Welcome to the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop for May.

I love May…. it’s my birthday month, the weather is often amazing and we are on the cusp of a new catalogue!  Lots of happy in May!

With the change in catalogue coming, the theme for our May hop is the retirement list.  And our fabulous guest designer is the Ink Paper Girl – Katrina Duffell.

I made two cards to share today featuring a range of retiring colours.  See all the Colour Revamp info by clicking here.

You’ll want to make sure you’ve got cardstock, ink, refills and embellishments to match any colours you’ll be keeping post retirement.   There’s lots of new colours to love, but if you’ve got a favourite, make sure you’re not chasing the ink refill at crazy prices after it retires.  They are only $6.50 and available until 31st May (unless they sell out earlier) in my online store.  Click here to browse.

There’s 3 pinks retiring from the range that I used in my first card.  Sweet Sugarplum from the In Colors range, Pink Pirouette from the Subtles and Rose Red from the Regals.

Retiring Pink Tones | kelly kent

Retiring products on this card include the Birthday Blooms stamp set, Painted with Love DSP & Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  All the DSP except Wood Textures is retiring – so add any favourites to your May order.Birthday Blooms | kelly kent

I’ll be blogging with Sweet Sugarplum right up til the last minute!!  And I’ve stocked up so I can keep using it in my craft space for years to come!  And Brick Wall is staying as well (I’m still shocked about that retirement!).

Birthday Blooms | kelly kent

There’s a big change of blues in the Colour Revamp.  We are losing Dapper Denim from the In Color range, Soft Sky & Marina Mist from the Subtles, Island Indigo from the Regals and Tempting Turquoise from the Brights.  I’ve featured three of these in my second card.

Retiring Blue Tones | kelly kent

The Feather Together stamp set formed the theme for this card.  I really loved this stamp set (and perhaps didn’t get nearly as much use from it as I should).  I’ll be keeping this in my stash for personal use as well.  Sweet Sugarplum feathers anyone???

Feather Together | kelly kent

The embellishments (banner & sentiment) are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  I’m not sure I ever used these framelits to their full potential – it really is a great set.

Feather Together | kelly kent

There were lots of angles for my retirement projects. I’ve covered….

Colours I’ll miss: Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo

Colour I won’t miss: Soft Sky, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi

Stamp set I loved: Feather Together

Stamp set everyone else loved: Birthday Blooms

Embossing Folder I’m surprised to see retiring: Brick Wall

Totally Under-used Framelits: Mini Treat Bag

Embellishments I loved: Glitter Enamel Dots

Ribbon I loved: Island Indigo 1/4″ Ombre, 1/8″ Gold

DSP I loved: Painted with Love

DSP everyone else loved: Color Theory

Click on any of the products above to visit them in my online store.


To see what retired products the other team members have used, click on next on each blog until you get back to where you started.

Up next is my gorgeous friend & sideline Stampin’ Up! teamie, Narelle Simm.

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop B

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Hello!  It’s my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than a blog hop with my fabulous stamping friends.

Actually, I’m feeling very loved on my birthday evening as I hop with two wonderful groups of stamping friends.

This is blog hop B – the second list.  There’s another thread which features blog hop A – the first list (click here to visit).  You don’t want to miss the creations on the other side!!!

There’s no theme for tonight.  Everyone is simply sharing with us something they’ve made that they love.  In this crazy busy life, we sometimes need an excuse just to create for fun, for love and to be creative.

My birthday falls at a wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue cycle.  I get to spoil myself each year with new Stampin’ Up! and call them birthday presents.

Part of my present to myself was all the new Stampin’ Up! colours – In Colors, returning colours and new colours!!!  You can read all about the Colour Revamp here.

For the first time since they arrived, I had a play with the 2018-2020 In Colors.  Can you believe it – “2020”. I still remember when this was so far away!!!  I also remember Y2K (year 2000) and the technology panic!

The 2018-2020 In Colors are bright, fun and very on trend with the colours we’re currently seeing in fashion, home decor and advertising.

Stampin' Up! 2018-20 In Colors | kelly kent

Although none of the In Colors are specifically featured in the Garden Impressions DSP, they coordinate beautifully with the fun & bright patterns.  This was the starting point for my creations for blog hop B.

Garden Impressions DSP | kelly kent

I matched each In Color with a pattern from the DSP and then added in coordinating ombre colours.  I love cards with a monochrome/ombre palette!

I also added the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (that large gorgeous floral die cut & cute little flower) and a pretty stamp from the Stitched All Around stamp set.  BOth of these items are currently available (along with the Garden Impressions DSP) on demonstrator pre-order #demoperks #happybirthdaytome

Here’s each In Color and the colours I matched.  Can you spot some of the other new colours we’re welcoming in June?

LOVELY LIPSTICK

Lovely Lipstick | kelly kent

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GRAPEFRUIT GROVE

Grapefruit Grove | kelly kent

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PINEAPPLE PUNCH

Pineapple Punch | kelly kent

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CALL ME CLOVER

Call Me Clover | kelly kent

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BLUEBERRY BUSHEL

Blueberry Bushel | kelly kent

Blueberry Bushel | kelly kent

If you don’t love these In Colors on first impressions, let them wash over you for a while.  You’ll come to love the fun they add to your craft collection!!!

2018-2020 In Colors are available from 1st June 2018.  Get yours early by adding them to a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and join the SU! adventure.  Click her for more information.


Many thank you to all my stamping friends who have joined me today to share in my celebrations through this hop!

Next up on hop B is the totally gorgeous Angela Meiritz-Reid over in New Zealand.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, or there’s a broken link, there’s a full participant list below – click on any of the links and visit an amazing friend with a fabulous project!!!

Thanks for sharing my birthday with me!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Participant List (B)

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Sue Vine
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Rebecca Scurr
  6. Julia Quinn
  7. Danielle Bennenk
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Richelle Fletcher
  10. Sara Levin
  11. Sandra Roberts
  12. Catherine Creer
  13. Cheryl Taylor
  14. Rochelle Blok
  15. Ine van den Eijnden
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Jo Weedon
  18. Courtenay Heuston
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Fi Cobbin

Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop A

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Hello!  It’s my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than a blog hop with my fabulous stamping friends.

Actually, I’m feeling very loved on my birthday evening as I hop with two wonderful groups of stamping friends.

This is blog hop A – the first list.  There’s another thread which features blog hop B – the second list (click here to visit).  You don’t want to miss the creations on the other side!!!

There’s no theme for tonight.  Everyone is simply sharing with us something they’ve made that they love.  In this crazy busy life, we sometimes need an excuse just to create for fun, for love and to be creative.

My birthday falls at a wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue cycle.  I get to spoil myself each year with new Stampin’ Up! and call them birthday presents.

The card I am sharing for blog hop A uses some of those birthday presents – Share What You Love DSP, Hand Delivered (Host) stamp set & Lined Alphabet stamp set.

Hand Delivered Pop Up Slider Card | kelly kent

This style of card is called a Pop Up Slider Card and I first saw it for my birthday a couple of years ago when Nicole Wilson sent one to me!

The middle panel slides up to reveal a hidden message in the centre.

Hand Delivered Pop Up Slider Card | kelly kent

For this card, I added to the birthday message using the Lined Alphabet stamp set messily coloured (to match the style of the DSP) using the Stampin’ Blends.

Hand Delivered Pop Up Slider Card | kelly kent

The balloons are also coloured with the Blends.  Currently they are unorderable, but they’ll be back soon with new colours in the collection!!!  I’m excited to get my hands on those!

Hand Delivered Pop Up Slider Card | kelly kent

This special card will be going to my birthday buddy – my mother-in-law!

Do you have a birthday buddy?  Someone you share your celebrations with every year?

Many thank you to all my stamping friends who have joined me today to share in my celebrations through this hop!

Next up on hop A is my stamping bestie – Lou Kitzelman.  So happy she’s part of my birthday!

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, or there’s a broken link, there’s a full participant list below – click on any of the links and visit an amazing friend with a fabulous project!!!

Thanks for sharing my birthday with me!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Participant List (A)

  1. Kelly Kent
  2.  Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen

Colour INKspiration #33

Despite two the colours in this combination not being my favourites – I adore the colour challenge we have for you for Colour INKspiration #33!

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Marina Mist and Always Artichoke are both on the retirement list as part of the colour revamp – and there aren’t too many tears being shed here.  Always Artichoke remains one of the only colours I’ve never bought a full pack of cardstock for!!

Strangely though, it adds just the right amount of contrast in this pretty blue & neutral palette.

I love blue, beige and white/cream together.  I don’t often use Very Vanilla but loved the creamy tones it added to this project.

Inspired by the honey tin in the picture and the gorgeous flower arrangement, I have made a tri-fold card with a floral bee theme.

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

It features two stamp sets and a favourite die set.  The flower & bees are from the Garden of Love stamp set and the sentiment is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Garden of Love is retiring at the end of this month.

The jar element & leafy detail are from the Everyday Jars framelits – I love this set!

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

I also added a panel of Hexagons embossing in keeping with the bee theme!

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

The dimensions of this tri-fold card are the length of an A4 sheet (11-3/4″), trimmed at 5-7/8″ across the short side.  Score at 3-7/8″ from each edge (across the long side).  Fold inwards & score.

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

Thanks for joining the Colour INKspiration Crew today and viewing our colour inspired projects.

Colour INKspiration #33 | kelly kent

Please visit my beautiful friend Rachel Palmieri next to see her gorgeous creation…

To join the challenge and share your project with us, pop over to the Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook page (click here).  We love seeing what you make for each new challenge!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


 

Penguin Birthday Wishes

I had the pleasure of making this cute penguin this week for a friend and Paper Adventurer teamie – Kristel.

Penguin Birthday Wishes | kelly kent

Kristel loves penguins, so it was punch art time. Thanks to April Davis for the penguin inspiration.

Penguin Birthday Wishes | kelly kent

The stamps are from the Birthday Delivery stamp set – how cute is that banner!!!  This stamp set and coordinating framelits is on the retirement list.  Available as a bundle, or single items, until 31st May 2018 (or they sell out).

Marina Mist is also retiring in the Colour Revamp, so if this is a favourite colour of yours, be sure to stock up before it disappears!

Happy Birthday Kristel, I hope the celebrations continue all month!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew | Truly Tailored

With 5 Mondays in April, it’s time for a bonus hop!

The Stamp Review Crew are hopping today with lots of wonderful creations featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set.

This stamp set coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch, True Gentleman DSP, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon and True Gentleman Buttons.  We’ll be seeing the tag punch & buttons in the new catalogue, but the rest has made an appearance on the retirement list.  I expect this suite will sell out fast!!!

Don’t forget that our Father’s Day is at a completely different time of the year to the US Father’s Day, which means we don’t usually end up with a good offering of masculine / Father’s Day specific sets by September.  It’s time to plan ahead with your DSP & stamp choices!!!


For this hop I used my favourite page of the True Gentleman DSP – the glasses.  The stamp set has a matching sentiment for a funky & stylish card!

Stamp Review Crew - Truly Tailored | kelly kent

I also love the reverse side of this paper – why do they do that to me???

While I had this paper on my desk, I thought I’d make a more involved card by matching it with glasses from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set

Stamp Review Crew - Truly Tailored | kelly kent

It required some fussy cutting to get the glasses – but worth it for this fun card!  What a perfect sentiment to from the Truly Tailored stamp set!

You really can’t beat the easy coordination of buying products from a suite put together by the Stampin’ Up! artists.

Stamp Review Crew - Truly Tailored | kelly kent

There’s lots of new suites to look forward to in the new catalogue!

But make sure you don’t miss out on any of your retiring favourites!

Next stop for some more ‘tailor’ made fun is my super stylish friend Lou Kitzelman!

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Not a Banana in Sight…

One of my greatest card making pleasures, still after all these years, is being able to make cards that match the present!

A cute little friend of ours had his birthday recently and his gift was the book Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas.  My kids love it!!  See it here on you tube!

Here’s Brian – the star of my card….

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas | kelly kent

You’ll notice there’s not a banana in sight – because piranhas don’t eat bananas!  The inspiration for the DSP came from the bananas in the Tutti Frutti pack – but I’ve used the fun stripy reverse side inside… no bananas!

Apart from his eyes (1-1/4″ circle, 1′ circle, Cookie Cutter Builder punches), the artwork is all free hand cutting – nice & rustic for this cartoon character!

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas | kelly kent

His teeth are the banner from In The Trees stamp set.  That’s the part I love about punch art – matching all the shapes to what I have in my Stampin’ Up! collection.

In The Trees is on the retirement list, plus the Large Number Framelits, Big on Birthdays stamp set, Tutti Frutti DSP  & Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper.  Make sure you get all your favourites before they are gone!

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Colour INKspiration #32

Colour challenges are always so much fun so I was disappointed to miss the first challenge for April.  It couldn’t happen twice, so I’ve made sure I found the time to create for Colour INKspiration #32!

These colours are great together bold & sweet all at the same time.

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With lots of talk about what’s disappearing from the Stampin’ Up! range as we near the new catalogue, it’s also fun to look ahead to what stamp sets we’ll each be keeping for another year of inkiness!

High Tide is one of those sets we can use for at least another year.

I love all the images in this set to create serene costal scenes – like these birds having a paddle at dusk.

Colour INKspiration #32 | kelly kent

Although blue is fairly traditional for a sea & moon scene, I love the freshness the non-traditional Pink Pirouette give the card.

And then a pop of gold is always fun!!!

Colour INKspiration #32 | kelly kent

I don’t often sponge on cards – and I think my reflection lining up could use some work – but it’s fun to try different things on cards!


The hop continues with my gorgeous friend – Nicole Wilson – who lives just up the road (by Australian standards – she’s 160kms / 100 miles away!!!)

Join the challenge by adding your creation on our Facebook group – Colour INKspiration Challenges.  It’s so much fun to see what you create and I know you’re going to go crazy over this combination!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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