For the Love of Sharing | Gymnastics

Today is the last day of my social media hiatus where I’ve been sharing scheduled posts on my blog and staying off my usual social media hangouts – (Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest).  I love social media – it’s great for connecting and fabulous for inspiration but I really felt that it was time for a break.  Time to refocus and reconnect, and spend some time being very ‘in the moment’ with my family during school holidays.

I’m always busy doing something crafty and even with my time away from the screen, I’ve still being getting inky with some Paper Pumpkin kits I had not yet completed.  There’s something very wonderful about creating pretty cards that someone else has designed using pieces that all come out of the same box.  Stampin’ Up! kits are awesome!

As well as playing with paper, I love getting craft in other genres too.  Hands up who loves to dabble in a range of creative outlets???  One of my loves is designing and applying vinyl.  Some weeks it feels like to do more with vinyl than I do with paper!  Being able to customise and personalise gifts is the best!!!  And it goes well with stamping – cool vinyl gifts always needs an awesome card!

Today I’m sharing this years and last years thank you creations for the team at Bunbury PCYC who wore tirelessly week in, week out coaching gymnastics.  Coaching shows wonderful passion for a sport – it takes a special person to step into a coaching role!

In 2019 I personalised water bottles…

Eat Sleep Gym Repeat | kelly kent

And made a gym themed card….

Gymnastics | kelly kent

Products: Retired SU washi tape, retired Large Letters Dies, Tumble On stamp set (Waffle Flower), Stampin’ Blends

In 2020 I personalised insulated coffee cups with inlaid lettering…

Gymnastics | kelly kent

And personalised bags using the same technique…

Gymnastics | kelly kent

Buying a heat press this year has been a total game changer when it comes to applying vinyl!

I might have been a little too excited at how the 2020 gifts turned out and forgot to take photos of the tags I made using the Gift Wrapped bundle!  Whoops!  The bows looked cute, so I’m sure I’ll make them again for another gift and be sure to share!

I know how much Miss Papercraft loves gym and it was nice to be able to show our appreciation with some fun gifts.  Thank you to all the parents, volunteers and paid professionals who coach and mentor in junior sports.

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For the Love of Sharing | Llamacorn

For the past many years I’ve mainly shared on my blog the projects I’ve made using only products available in the online store (at the time of posting).  This means that some of the cute & fun projects made for special people or special occasions that contained retired product didn’t make it here.

With my change of direction for 2019, I’ve decided to start adding more of a variety.  I’m still buying new – so there’ll be new ones, but I’ll also add in retired favourites.  I know many of you keep your Stampin’ Up! and have craft rooms filled with things no longer found in catalogues – but also that you still love and use these products.  Lets add some new inspiration!

Today’s share is a llamacorn (a totally trendy llama and unicorn mix) for a 9 year old birthday card.  I didn’t realise llamacorns were a thing – but they are and surprisingly fun to make!

Llamacorn Punch Art | kelly kent

To create your own llamacorn, I used a mix of retired Stampin’ Up! and the Magical Unicorn stamp & die set made by a company called Pink Fresh.

Head – Cloud die from the Rainbow Builder Dies (retired)

Face – Heart die from Sweet & Sassy Dies (retired)

Snout – 1″ circle punch, mini heart punch (retired), hand drawn mouth)

Neck – hand cut

Hair – Sliding Star Dies (retired) watercoloured on Shimmery White

Horn, flower, ears & eyes from Pink Fresh Bundle

DSP – Painted with Love (retired)

Frame – Rectangle Stitched Dies in Gold Foil

Sentiment – And Many More stamp set (retired) with Classic Label Punch

Cardstock base – Blushing Bride

Llamacorn cardstock – Whisper White

Llamacorn Punch Art | kelly kent

Punch art is a first love of mine, so you can imagine how much fun it was to put this together!

Here’s one more photo 🙂

Llamacorn Punch Art | kelly kent

Thanks for letting me share all that I love!

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