Christmas 2016 – Santa Photos

Since it’s the last day of the Holiday Catalogue, it’s probably fitting that today’s post is a throwback to Christmas.

I picked up the girls Santa photos today- late, I know!  I only get Santa photos so there’s some consistent record of them growing up, because, as you know, I’m terrible at all other memory keeping!!!

The photos were super cute, but didn’t come with a special folder, so I decided to make my own – in scrapbook style!


It was fun to pull out some Christmas things again (especially my reindeer die) and make it all pretty.

Christmas 2016 - Santa Photos Scrapbook page.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And of course, add in some new pretties (lace doilies – so in love!) to frame the photos…

Christmas 2016 - Santa Photos Scrapbook page.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Large Number Framelits are fabulous for scrapbooking because of their grand size!

Christmas 2016 - Santa Photos Scrapbook page.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

See my suggested starter kit on how to get the Large Number {AND} Letters into your collection for less than half the retail price.


Goodbye to Christmas 2016!  Unless you want to place one last order from the Holiday Catalogue.  You can shop in my online store until 9pm (WA) time tonight.  The host code for January is YBEWYEMH.

From tomorrow, it’s all about 2017 with the release of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues!

One more sleep craft addicts!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

 

 

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Celebrate the New Year – End of Year Closeouts

That’s right, the 2016 Holiday Catalogue will end at 9pm (WA time) tomorrow night.

You have all day today and all day tomorrow to place any last minute orders.

Some items are carrying over – see the list here and will still be available from 4th Jan.

Everything else goes into retirement!

So, if there was anything you loved, anything on your wishlist that you didn’t buy yet or any specials you want to buy now and put away for next Christmas, jump on my online store and fill that shopping cart!!!

The host code for January is YBEWYEMH.


Some of my favourite creations from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue were…

CASEing the Catty #108 Holiday Kits.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

CASEing the Catty #97 - Favourite Holiday Bundle. Santa's Sleigh Z-Fold Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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CASEing the Catty #100 - Presents & Pine Cones.  Merriest Wishes tag cards.  Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.

I definitely got the most use from Santa’s Reindeer, the Warmth & Cheer DSP, Stitched with Cheer stamp set, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and the Merriest Wishes bundle.

What were your Holiday Catalogue favourites???

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

 

 

A Very Merry 2016 Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you & yours!

I hope you have a lovely day planned with great company, lots of laughter and a few crafty presents!

This is my final Christmas card share for the year!

In keeping with my non-traditional Christmas card colours, these are the cards I made for my class participants.

Here’s my set up, ready for my class ladies to arrive (complete with an early Christmas present of new catalogues!)

Merry Christmas - Silver & Pink Glitter Noel Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here’s a close up of the card…

 

Merry Christmas - Silver & Pink Glitter Noel Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The details:

Silver embossed background using the hatched stamp from “You’ve Got This”.

Blushing bride “Noel” from Wonderful Wreath Framelits

Silver stars using the Confetti Stars Border Punch


And they also got a decorated tiny treat box filled with Lindt choccies!

Merry Christmas - Silver & Pink Glitter Noel Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Without meaning to, all of the products I used for this Christmas gift set were from the Annual Catalogue!!! (except that gorgeous dragonfly that I wanted to show off from the upcoming catalogue).

It was a lovely reminder to me about the versatility of all the products in my stash!

Who knew that the “A Little Foxy DSP” would make such a good Christmas pattern???


Merry Christmas to everyone!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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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Lucky Elephant Christmas Wishes

I love the cross-over time between being able to pre-order as a demonstrator from the upcoming catalogue and still having current catalogues to play with.

For a short period of time, I can double dip – and have twice as much to play with!!!

Which has the potential for all kinds of crazy creations.

Like these lucky elephant Christmas cards…

Lucky Elephant Christmas Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

From the Holiday Catalogue…

Jolly Hat Builder Punch (141847), Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (141991) and Tin of Tags stamp set (142180).

Lucky Elephant Christmas Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

From the upcoming Occasions Catalogue…

Lucky Elephant Stamp Set (142939 / 142936)


Only a few sleeps til the big day!  I think I’ve sent the last of my Christmas cards out, though it always feels like there’s one more!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamp Review Crew – Sweet Stack

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Good morning & welcome to the final Stamp Review Crew hop for 2016!

Today, this talented group of international demonstrators are sharing their creations using the Sweet Stack stamp set.

This sweet set was originally designed to pair with the Sweet Stack project kit and can still be used with the Cutie Pie Thinlits dies to create cake slices fit for a queen!


I’m still in the middle of my Christmas card list (yep, I’m a deadline girl), so I’ve gone with a love-based Christmas theme.

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Stack Christmas Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This card is for Mr Papercraft, so it’s ok for it to be a bit lovey-dovey.

You might not (or you might!) want to send a Christmas card like this to your boss!!!


To create the heart filled circle, I stamped the long heart stamp several time (one under another) and then cut it with a stitched circle.

{Great news – the Stitched Shape Framelits will be available again in January!!!).

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Stack Christmas Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

For my sentiments, I stamped the ‘love you to pieces’ in Basic Black ink and cut that with the smallest stitched circle

{Have you noticed how the stitched framelits are currently appearing on almost every card I make???  They are sooooooo fabulous!}

Then I wrapped my card using the gold twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio in the current Holiday Catalogue.  Unfortunately this is a retiring product, so if you want to stock up, you’ll need to do that before 4th Jan (or stocks run out!).  The good news is that it’s appearing in the online store at the moment at a discounted price!!!

And the final sentiment piece is a Real Red ‘Merry Christmas’ from the Star of Light stamp set (this is a carryover item and will continue to be available until 31st May 2017).


I’m so excited to see what the rest of the team created with this set – particularly the next stop on the hop, the stylish Mike Funke who is super talented at getting the most of a single stamp set!

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Thanks for supporting my Stamp Review Crew creations through 2016 – I look forward to more projects with the Crew in 2017!

The next hop goes live on 2nd January – see you then!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew – Christmas Pines

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!  How’s your list going?

Are you super organised and have all of your cards made, addressed & sent???

I am {NOT} that person – I’ll still be making cards right up to the last minute!!!

I’m sure a list would help, but there’s always someone I seem to forget.

I love giving gifts – it’s a great time to express to those around you how much you care, how much they mean to you or that you appreciate their contribution to your life.

We leave presents out for the postie & rubbish collectors, I give treats to my hairdresser & beautician and then there’s family, friends, teachers….

It’s the most wonderful time of year!!!  But a busy one!


I’m excited about today’s Stamp Review Crew hop – I can’t wait to see what the crew has designed using the Christmas Pines stamp set.

It comes with coordinating thinlits – so there’s everything to love about this festive set!


Now, I don’t actually own this bundle, but I have a lovely customer who extends me the most wonderful privilege of using her products before I deliver them if there’s something she’s ordered that I want to try.  I really do have the best customers!

After using the Christmas Pines stamp set and Pretty Pines Thinlits (**buy as a bundle to save 10%**), I’m sad that they aren’t staying on my craft table!

What a beautiful set!!!  I particularly love the sentiments – and the ‘may your Christmas sparkle with joy & happiness’ saying was the inspiration point for my cards for this hop.

I’m still on my non-traditional colour love fest, so today it’s Sweet Sugarplum again!

I used the little heart detail stamps to create borders for each card and the sparkle background stamp for my present.  Add some glimmer for a bit more sparkle!!

And then of course that delightful sentiment – heat embossed in gold or silver!

Stamp Review Crew - Christmas Pines. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Do you prefer SSP & gold?

Stamp Review Crew - Christmas Pines. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Or SPP & silver?

Stamp Review Crew - Christmas Pines. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s a tough call!  I just love both of these cards.

If I was getting a gorgeous handmade card for Christmas – either of these would just delight me to no end!!!

Do you think I can send myself a Christmas card?  Perhaps with a Stampin’ Up! gift voucher inside??


Next stop for more great Christmas inspiration is one of our newest crew members – Charlet Mallett.  I can’t wait to see what she’s created!

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If you get lost anywhere along the hop, click here to go back to the main SRC post.

Good luck with your Christmas card making.

May all the special people in your life get the good DSP & straight cards!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Heat Tool

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Glue Dots

$8.00