Stamp Review Crew – Lift Me Up

Stamp Review Crew - Lift Me Up

An exciting Stamp Review Crew today as we hop around the world showcasing the Lift Me Up stamp set – and coordinating thinlits!

You may have started this hop with Bronwyn Eastley in Tasmania, Australia and travelled this way to the other side of the country (Bunbury, Western Australia) – or this part of the world might be your first point.

Stay down under with us for a while before taking off back to the US for more great projects.


Lots of the cards I’ve made with this bundle have been created using the colour palette from the Carried Away DSP – bright & fun.

I wanted to try some soft & pretty cards for today’s hope projects.

The starting point for each of these cards was a different shape from the Stitched Shapes Framelits – one circle, one oval & one square.

I watercoloured each piece with a different favourite subtle colour & then decorated with stamped & white heat embossed shapes from the stamp set in the same colour to create three different monochromatic cards.

Blushing Bride Love…

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Mint Macaron Note…

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So Saffron Birthday…

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Cards don’t have to be complicated to be lovely – sometimes clean & simple is best!

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous Rochelle Blok – one of many Artisans on the crew.

There’s certainly a lot of talent in this group, so enjoy as you hop around the world and collect ideas for how you might use your Lift Me Up bundle.

If you get lost anywhere along the hop due to a broken link, head back to the Stamp Review Crew blog to get you on track again!

Stamp Review Crew - Lift Me Up

Thanks for sharing the fun with us!

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Colour INKspiration – Coming in 2017!

As the year closes out, it’s time to start planning for 2017.

And I have some exciting news to share – there’s a new challenge coming in 2017 – Colour INKspiration.

This bi-monthly challenge is all about colours & creating to colour combinations.

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It’s going to be heaps of fun, with all the action happening on Facebook, which opens it up to lots more Stampin’ Up! enthusiasts.  No blog required – just join the Facebook page.

I’m delighted to be on the Colour INKspiration Crew, which means I’ll be sharing cards and projects I’ve created using the colours for each challenge.  The crew consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

A new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT). which will be accompanied by a Colour INKspiration Crew blog hop. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.

Don’t forget that this challenge is open to anyone – you don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to join in.

So, click here to request to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.


As a bit of pre-challenge fun, the group creator, Bronwyn Eastley from AddINKtive Designs surveyed the group on their favourite green, blue & yellow from the Stampin’ Up! range.

The winning combination was Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay & Daffodil Delight.

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These are all gorgeous colours and there have been some amazing creations already.

I was inspired to use these colours for succulent birthday card.

Colour INKspiration pre-challenge fun.  Succulent Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I hadn’t played with the dies from this suite before this card.  I’m so pleased with them – they are lovely with excellent shapes for layering.  So quick & simple to create a stunning succulent or flower centrepiece.

Colour INKspiration pre-challenge fun.  Succulent Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I added some texture to my succulent by gently sponging the leaves with Mint Macaron ink.  Using the same ink as cardstock colour allows for subtle depth.


Inspired by Paula Dobson’s pre-challenge entry, I decided this card needed just a little lift – and a lined envelope would be the perfect accompaniment.

Colour INKspiration pre-challenge fun.  Succulent Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

How beautiful is the DSP from the Succulent Garden suite?  I just love all of the products in this range.


I can’t wait for the first challenge, which you’ll see in a few short weeks.  Pop by on 11th Jan to see what me and the rest of the design team have come up with.  Then, join us on Facebook to share your own creation!

Can’t wait til then???  Join us now with your Mint, Bermuda & Daffodil creation!!!

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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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CASEing the Catty #107 Favourite Holiday Punch Bundle

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Hi there!  Thanks for joining me for the CASEing the Catty blog hop.

This week it’s all about our favourite Holiday Catalogue punch bundle.

Normally I struggle with ‘favourites’ – but this was a no brainer for me!

I have used the Cookie Cutter Christmas set more than anything else in the catalogue.

It is my favourite holiday catalogue punch bundle!!!

The image options are so versatile and super fun to use for the lighthearted Christmas approach!


It certainly came in super handy this week as I needed to create a Christmas Card gift set for an event prize.

The catalogue had three perfect inspiration options…

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Which I adapted to for a set of standard sized cards.

CASEing the Catty #107 - Favourite Holiday Punch Bundle. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

CASEing the Catty #107 - Favourite Holiday Punch Bundle. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

CASEing the Catty #107 - Favourite Holiday Punch Bundle. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I added a couple of gift tags made using the Cheerful Tags Thinlits…

CASEing the Catty #107 - Favourite Holiday Punch Bundle. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And packaged it all up in a full side ‘wide stamp case’.

I love stamp cases – they are great for storing lots of craft items, but they also make fabulous gift packaging!

CASEing the Catty #107 - Favourite Holiday Punch Bundle. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To transform from storage to packaging, you simply need to add a piece of DSP into the plastic sleeve on the outside of the case.

The measurements for the DSP for the wide case is 11-1/4″ x 7″, scoring 5″ from each short edge.

If you want to use the ‘standard’ (slim) case, the DSP measures 10-1/2″ x 7″ (still scored at 5″ from each short edge).


I’m very excited that the Cookie Cutter Christmas punch & stamp set are carrying over.  If you’d like to see the full list of retiring products, please click here.

Next stop for some punchy inspiration is the fabulously fancy Bronwyn Eastley.

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If you’d like to join us for the challenge, please click on the link 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!

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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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Just Add Ink #337 – Doily & DSP

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When we were attending OnStage, Shelli & Sara (founder & CEO) mentioned a few times that their favourite Stampin’ Up! products are stamps.

While I do love the SU! range of stamps, my favourite (if I had to choose just one) is designer paper!

I’m a sucker for pretty paper and still have some of my favourites from years gone by that I refuse to part with (or use the very last little bits of!).

So, when this week’s Just Add Ink #337 was a ‘choose two’ challenge, I knew DSP would be one of mine.

Just Add Ink #337 - Doily, Diecut or DSP

Then, to choose the other!!  I do also love the range of diecuts, but for a different spin, I decided to add a doily.

Deciding on those 2 would be the hard part – right?  Wrong! How does a mumma of so much DSP choose which one makes it to the card???

In the end I hunted for a design from the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue selection which hadn’t seen much love yet – and ended up with the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

I couldn’t decided on a layout, so I created both – and I’m leaving it to you to decide which one looks best!

Just Add Ink #337 - Doily & DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Do we prefer the DSP straight….

Just Add Ink #337 - Doily & DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Or on a diagonal???

Just Add Ink #337 - Doily & DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Traditionally, I’m a straight girl myself – but sometimes it’s good to switch it up!!!

How much does the DSP “pop” with Bermuda Bay as the card front colour?

Which 2 of the options would you choose?  Join us for the challenge – I’d love to see what you create!

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CASEing the Catty #101 Favourite Annual Catalogue Bundle

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Hey there – thanks for joining me today for another CASEing the Catty blog hop.

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Today at CTC, we’re CASEing our favourite bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

The variety from the team is great – and reflective of how different we all are.  Which makes it a great hop!

From here, you can either go back to see what Julia has made, or hop on to see Monique’s creations.

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“Favourite” anything is always a challenge for me.  Who wants to choose just one of anything?

I know I drive Mr Papercraft insane when we go out for dinner.  I delightfully request (make him) that he orders something I like so we can share.  Who wants one awesome restaurant meal when you can have 2?

So… when it was another ‘favourite’ here at CTC, well…!!!  I love all bundles!

But, as I was trying to decide, this cute card caught my attention on the front cover.

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Jar of Love and Everyday Jar framelits are definitely a favourite in my stash.  I just love the creativity they offer!


My CASEd verison of the card included a colour change, sentiment change and embossing folder change.

The overall layout and design was too good to change!!!

CASEing the Catty #101 - Favourite Annual Catalogue bundle. Jar of Love & Everyday Jars Framelits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The catalogue is full of great tips & tricks – if you just look closely at the designs.

For this card, the original artist has layered stamped images with die cut images and added lots of texture.

I’ve done the same!

CASEing the Catty #101 - Favourite Annual Catalogue bundle. Jar of Love & Everyday Jars Framelits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Please (pretty please!) play along with us at CTC.  Upload your favourite annual catalogue bundle here – I’d love to see what you’re making!

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Then, hop along to Monique to see what’s on her favourite list…

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