Just Add Ink #348 Ombre

Just Add Ink Design Team

This challenge is going to be a fun one – I can tell!!!

Why you ask?  Because I had fun making my design team card!

The theme this week for Just Add Ink is ombre – suggested by Rochelle.

Just Add Ink #348 Ombre

Ombre is the gradual blending of one colour to another or going from a light shade to a dark shade.

It’s a lovely way to add texture to a card or project and a great way to get the most out of your Stampin’ Up! colours!

Stampin’ Up! reinvented their brayer for this annual catalogue and rather than the traditional hard rubber brayer, you can now buy beautiful soft spongy brayers that roll like a dream!

They are perfect for an ombre background – like this one in Watermelon Wonder on the loved up anniversary card I made for my parents.

38 years married deserves a pretty card and a whole lot of love!!!

Just Add Ink #348 - Ombre. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can you spot the trio of ombre?

I’ve used a brayer ombre background, beautiful ombre ribbon from the Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit and picked an ombre colour pallette for my love letters.

Just Add Ink #348 - Ombre. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Everything was finished off with a very liberal application of Wink of Stella to make it all sparkle!!!


We’d love to see you join us this week at JAI with your ombre creations.

Upload them to the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also check out the design team posts by visiting the blog.

Thanks for joining me again!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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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…

Stamp Review Crew - Lift Me Up. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Mint Macaron Note…

Stamp Review Crew - Lift Me Up. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

So Saffron Birthday…

Stamp Review Crew - Lift Me Up. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


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!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #346 Add Two

Just Add Ink Design Team

Last year as a trial Just Add Ink introduced a new type of challenge – ‘Add Two’ (from a choice of three).

They’ve been popular and I’m not surprised – it’s fun to see where the creativity takes everyone when they have some choice.

This week we are choosing from hearts, flowers & butterflies.

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This challenge was perfect timing for me – my wedding anniversary with Mr Papercraft is next week.

Part of our wedding ceremony included a butterfly release.

Butterflies are a symbol of new beginnings and releasing them during a wedding celebrates the new journey for the bride & groom.

Butterfly Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you look carefully just near my flowers you can see one of the butterflies – I think it was Mr P’s fluttering off!

This one stopped for a pause (and photograph) before making it’s way into the world.

Butterfly Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


How amazing that Nikki chose such a wonderful trio of elements to add this week.

I’ve chosen butterflies (of course) and hearts to create a card for Mr P that features a reference to our special memories.

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And I carried the theme through to the inside of the card with more hearts, butterfly feature & gold touches.

I love the ‘you’re my person’ stamp from the Falling For You stamp set.  Actually – I love that whole stamp set!!!

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Be sure to check out the Just Add Ink blog to see what ‘two’ the other design team members chose.

And share your creation with us using the linky tool on the Just Add Ink site.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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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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“Embossible to Resist” You …. Happy Anniversary!

If there was an award for the worst blog post pun of the year – this might win it!

I try to think of quirky things to call my blog posts to keep it interesting, but this one made me groan out loud.  Then it was too good (bad) to ‘resist’.  Oh dear!

The title is a play on the emboss resist background (and ‘impossible to resist’… just in case my sense of humour is too quirky for you!), here is Mr P’s wedding anniversary card…

Emboss Resist Love Bug Anniversary Card - featuring Beautiful Ride, Number of Years and Kinda Ecletic stamp sets together with Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com. Funnily enough, Stampin’ Up! aren’t shy of a few quirky titles themselves.  The spotty background is from the Color Me Irresitible Specialty DSP pack which has 6 sheets of white/clear emboss resist papers and 6 sheets of coloured/clear embossed papers.  They are super cool – ready for you to add your own touch.

To create my background, I selected the white/clear spotty design and stamped the Kinda Eclectic sun in Hello Honey.  I then sponged Blushing Bride ink over the sun image and Pool Party ink around it, making sure to overlap the colours a bit and get a purple tinge as well.  I love the end result!  I don’t do much sponging – but I should!  It’s lots of fun!

The Love Bug is from the Beautiful Ride stamp set (can you beleive this is the first time I have inked it up!  Don’t worry, it’ll be getting lots more use!), stamped on to the recently available Perfectly Artistic Sale-A-Bration DSP.

And that lovely senitment is from the Number of Years stamp set.

Happy Anniversary Mr P!  It might be a week late, but I’m told that love is patient & kind!  Kelly x

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Project Love – Making Memories

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Mr Papercraft is unavailable this V-Day, so there wasn’t any pressure to get his card done by today (thank goodness – it’s been a crazy week!).

So, this morning’s agenda was a sleep-in, late breakfast and some craft time with the Little Misses.

It was a love theme all around with me making a Valentine’s Day card for Mr P and the misses making Valentine’s treat boxes.


Remember when I bought the Project Life Memories in the Making stamp set just for that delightful swirl stamp?  Well, it was time to fall in love with the whole stamp set…

And create this loved up card for Mr Papercraft.

Valentines Day card using Project Life Memories in the Making stamp set, Card & Labels Framelits & Perpetual Calendar stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course there’s some clear Wink of Stella glitter, gold embossing and some lovely layers!

Valentines Day card using Project Life Memories in the Making stamp set, Card & Labels Framelits & Perpetual Calendar stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Guess what?  The theme for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge is something starting with “V”… like Valentine’s Day!  So as exciting as the prospect of a volcano card with a lurking vulture at a fabulous vacation spot might be… I’m going to go with the boring theme of Valentine’s Day!


I really love this sweet card.  Happy Valentine’s Day Mr P – soulmates are hard to find, glad you’re mine!  Mrs Papercraft x

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Just Add Ink 295 – I Love You Sew!

Hello!  Have you had a lovely start to the week so far?  We’ve just returned from a lovely camping trip to Molloy Island in the South West of Australia.  It’s a beautiful place I didn’t realise existed until just recently. What a hidden gem!

Camping doesn’t involve stamping, so I’ve had a lot of time over the past few days to think about what my Just Add Ink card will look like.  My starting inspiration for this week’s sketch challenge was a card I saw on Pinterest by Debbie Henderson that used the new two tone Baker’s Twine from the Occasions catalogue and the Love You Sew hostess stamp set to make little thread bobbins – so cute!

This is the JAI sketch…

Somewhere in the midst of the night sky, open air & freedom that camping provides, it occurred to me that the cute little Bow Paper Clips Embellishments from the Occasions catalogue would make great bobbins.

Turns out, I have good ideas when I’m out camping!

Just Add Ink #295 - Sketch Challenge using products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue: Bow Paper Clips Embellishments, Baker's Twine Combo Pack & I Love You Sew Stamp Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And then, because I had so much fun making this card with my little bobbin twine clips, I made another card using similar elements…

"I Love You Sew" card using products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue: Bow Paper Clips Embellishments, Baker's Twine Combo Pack & I Love You Sew Stamp Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Why stop at one, when two is twice the fun???  Kelly x


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