Mother’s Day 2020 | Double Flower Box

Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you’ve had a wonderful day, and despite the challenges of life as we know it at the moment, that you’ve been able to connect with, share memories of or make plans to see your mum. For those of you who have children, I hope you were able to add new memories with them this year – either in person or through technology.

I had a lovely day with the three Little Papercrafts. I scored a sleep in, a leisurely cooked breakfast, some time in the sunshine, a family catch up via Zoom and dinner with Nanna Papercraft.

Mother’s Day 2020 | Nanna Papercraft & the Little Papercrafts

When your Mum loves card making and stamping supplies as much as you do, there’s a little bit of pressure to create a fabulous card for special occasions. Thankfully Nicole Wilson’s Double Flower Box Card came to the rescue!!! You can find Nicole’s tutorial in the May Flower Tutorial bundle from The Dimensionals. Click here to view Nicole’s post and click here to go direct to the page where you can purchase the tutorial.

This is one of those great folds that folds down flat to fit into a normal envelope, even though it’s wonderfully 3D when opened up.

Here’s the front with Painted Poppies stamping, Best Dressed DSP and Stitched So Sweetly Die with a sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.  The colours for this card are Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White.

And here’s the middle when it opens up….

I was blown away by all the design features of Nicole’s card tutorial. She included ribbon placement, full cutting instructions for the clever planter box and great embellishment like the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for the background.

The planter boxes are a card in a box style (which are not my favourite to put together) but the instructions make it so easy!

Here’s what they look like from the top angle.

The flowers for my card are fussy cut (with lots of love) from the Best Dressed DSP and layered on the front and middle layers of the planter boxes.

This card was so much fun to make and a win with my Mum!

After a busy but fabulous day, I’m going to spend the last few hours of Mother’s Day sitting quietly with a cup of tea made in my new kettle!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Mother’s Day 2020 |Tea Together

As I scrolled through the last chance retirement list, I was reunited with stamp sets, that sit on my shelf, but had been totally forgotten by me!

Tea Together stamp set, and the coordinating Tea Time Dies, from the Annual Catalogue will both retire on 2nd June, and are both available at a discount until then (or supplies run out).

No matter how many stamps on the shelf, there’s always some that get used more than others.  This one was definitely a forgotten favourite!  And it has such a lovely Mother’s Day sentiment, so the timing of my find, with Mother’s Day coming up on 10th May, is perfect.Tea Together | kelly kent

I love drinking tea – it’s my favourite drink (I would drink 4-8 cups a day) and although I rarely use a tea pot to brew it, every tea drinker knows that brewed tea from china cups always tastes better!  The Little Papercrafts have kindly bought me a new kettle for Mother’s Day that boils water on the top of our wood fireplace.  I hear it takes the tea to a new amazing! I wonder if I can talk them into giving it to me early?

Tea Together | kelly kent

The stamp set and dies are not the only retiring items featured on this card.  We’re also saying goodbye to:

  • Stitched Label Dies
  • Blueberry Bushel cardstock, ink & ribbon
  • Neutrals DSP stack (this may have already sold out in the Australian online store)
  • Tufted Embossing Folder (I’m very sad about this one!)

If there’s anything you’d like to add to your craft supplies before it sells out, my online store is open 24-7 with shipping straight to your door. Click here to shop.

Tea Together | kelly kent

What forgotten set has gathered dust on your shelf?  It’s time to wipe off the dust and have another play!  What inspired you to buy it in the first place?  Check out Pinterest, Google & Instrgram to see all the new inspiration your crafty friends have added since you bought it.  Make and share a new creation!  It’s time to love our forgotten stash!

Have a great crafty week,

Stamp Review Crew | Dressed to Impress

Hello and welcome to the safest way to travel the world at the moment – through an international blog hop!  You’re currently visiting Kelly Kent in the South West of Australia, having jumped over from Nikki Spencer on the eastern coast.  This is my favourite beach to take the kids to swim – the inner harbour.  It’s always calm and is a great shallow depth for the kids to splash around in.

With COVID-19 having impact across the globe, I want to take the chance to give you a virtual hug and pass on my thoughts that you are all healthy & safe.

This virus is somewhat all consuming at the moment – it’s on tv, in social media and in everyday conversations.  In fact, unless you are in total media & social blackout, it’s very hard to avoid.  And that can be overwhelming and scary.  I love this Fred Rogers quote – look for the helpers!

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Scientists are rapidly building their knowledge of the virus and it’s behaviour, our public health teams are working around the clock to give guidance on policy & procedures that will keep us as safe as we know how and our global medical teams are amazingly taking care of business as people become unwell.

For anyone who ends up in some form of quarantine, isolation or social distancing, I hope your craft room provides you with some solace.  If there was ever a time to hibernate and craft til your heart is content – this is it!


The Stamp Review Crew are today sharing projects inspired by the Dressed to Impress stamp set and Best Dressed suite.  We hope we can provide you with some inspiration on how to use your supplies at home.

I love the mix of floral and cosmetic images in this suite.  So I’ve mixed those two themes to create this sweet card.

Dressed to Impress | kelly kent

The card base & base layer are Rococo Rose cardstock with Subtle Embossing Folder.  The background flowers were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then coloured in Stampin Blends (Rococo Rose, Pink Pirouette, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock).

Dressed to Impress | kelly kent

The centrepiece is labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies in Blushing Bride & Mint Macaron with a perfume bottle stamped in Memento & coloured with Rococo Rose & Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends. I love being able to make the perfume pink.  The matching dies (All Dressed Up) take away the need to fussy cut any of these images!

While I was studying at university to be a Speech Pathologist, I worked at a department store, and for most of my 5 years there, I worked in the cosmetics department.  I spent my weekends selling lotions & potions, perfumes & sprays, lipsticks & eyeshadows.  The perfumes in particular were always so mesmerising, in their fancy bottles and with their beautiful scents.  Chanel #5 is undoubtedly one their most recognised scents, but the pretty pink “Chance” was one of my favourites!

Dressed to Impress | kelly kent

I’ve made this card into a Mother’s Day card, which is very organised for last-minute-me!  Please remind me of where I have stored it in 2 months time!!!

Next visit is to Charlet Mallett in the US –

Thank you for joining us!

Wonderful Mother’s Day

It was Mother’s Day here in Australia today.  I enjoyed a weekend of family time as I celebrated being a Mum to my three mini Papercrafts and also celebrating with my Mum – Nanna Papercraft.

I received thoughtful gifts from my gorgeous trio – a handmade box with gift vouchers, a personalised decorated stationary set, presents from the school Mothers Day stall, cards & artwork from school and a cute llama mama nightie which I shall be snugly wearing to bed tonight!

Here’s a proud Mum share of their handmade papercrafts (with thanks to Nanna Papercraft for being the facilitator).

Mother's Day 2019 | kelly kent

I’m also sharing one of Maddie’s Mother’s Day artworks because it was so cute – my love of paper, stamps & inks is no secret in this house!

Mother's Day 2019 | kelly kent


For my Mum this Mother’s Day I’ve been working on a Mini Album Card using Floral Romance DSP.  I love the combination of green, purple, pink & white – in such a delicate balance.  I was able to complete it this week when my Everything is Rosy Product Medley arrived.

Wonderful Romance + Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

Sometimes when products have an identity within a bundle, it’s hard to see them any other way, but the stamps & dies that come in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley are so versatile, they go with lots of the other Stampin’ Up! designs – especially florals.

Wonderful Romance + Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

Somewhere between a scrapbook album and a fancy card, the Mini Album is a great way to take the card to a whole new level!  This is the second Mini Album card I’ve shared.  You can find the first one as part of the ESAD blog hop last month with full instructions – click here.

Wonderful Romance + Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

You can see how well the stamps & dies blend with the DSP for a wonderful collaboration.  Mixing between suites & bundles gives new life to everything you own!

The sentiment stamp set I’ve used for this card is called Strong & Beautiful and is on page 48 of the Occasions Catalogue.  It’s full of empowering words and fabulous phrases – ready to stamp and send to your Mum, girlfriends, team members or other women in your life worth admiring.

Wonderful Romance + Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

The vellum sheets in the Floral Romance DSP are so delightful!  Delicate yet bright, they add elegance to every project!  For this card I’ve used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to Whisper White cardstock before adding them as a layer to my card.

The Floral Romance DSP is on the Last Chance Retirement List.  If you love this DSP, it’ll be worth stocking up now before it is no longer available.

You’ll find the links to all the products I used in the table below.  Click to be taken to my online store where you can browse til your heart is content!


I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, and the week ahead is filled with wonderful!


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A Rosy Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow in Australia and to help out my husband, I did my own Mother’s Day shopping this year.  I treated myself to the amazing Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

This limited edition selection of products is even more amazing in real life than any sample I can show you!  But, I’ll try…..

Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

The Rose Gold features throughout this suite are fabulous – from the foiling on the DSP to the edging on the ribbon, Rose Gold Foil, Shimmer Paint and mirorred embellishments.  Plus, there’s more Rose Gold that I wasn’t able to fit on the card in the form of printed & foiled die cuts.

Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

The medley is $139 – and includes:

Everything is Rosy | kelly kent

I thought I had used everything in the medley to make my card, only to realise I’d left off any of the amazing die cuts!  I’ll have to show those in another card soon.


I was so excited to have this bundle arrived, I did a Facebook Live when I unboxed it.  See the replay below…

If you have a sneaky suspicion you’ll need to buy your own present too, click here to order one for yourself!!!

No matter which kind of mum you are – human, fur baby, plant, fish, best aunty ever… have a lovely Mother’s Day tomorrow – I hope it has all the things that make you happy.


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Happy Mother’s Day 2018

Nanna Papercraft is away for Mother’s Day this year – enjoying the delights the international world has to offer!

So, I’ve had to be sneaky and chase her along the way!

This is her card, delivered to her holiday location over the weekend…

Apron of Love | kelly kent

The Apron of Love bundle – stamp set & coordinating framelits – is available in the Occasions catalogue will continue through to the 2018 Annual Catalogue.  Buy both the stamp set & framelits before 31st May 2018 and save 10% (bundles expire for any items that carry over to a subsequent catalogue).

Apron of Love | kelly kent

The stamp set has a great range of sentiments including Mum/Mom (how clever is the use of that font!!).

Apron of Love | kelly kent

The Mother’s Day sentiment is from the You’re Inspiring stamp set – another set we’ll be enjoying for the year to come.  I borrowed from Nanna Papercraft’s craft room…. no point in lonely stamps at her house while she’s away!

Apron of Love | kelly kent

I hope all mummies have a great day this coming Sunday (Mother’s Day in Australia).

I have gift vouchers available if any of your children need ideas, or buy your own very thoughtful gift in my online store.  Click to start your list!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Mother’s Day 2017

Don’t freak out – I’m a day early on the Mother’s Day celebrations!

Nanna Papercraft goes away today so we celebrated last night.

Which means I can share my 2017 Mother’s Day card and gift with you, just in case you’re a deadline runner (like me) and it helps with anything you’re creating this weekend!

Mother’s Day 2017 is all about new catalogue sneak peeks!

Nanna Papercraft’s card is made using the upcoming Wood Textures DSP (absolutely gorgeous), Lovely Words Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Finely Woven Ribbon, Copper Trim and 2 of the new In Colors – Berry Burst & Powder Pink!

That’s a whole lot of new lovelies in my stash!!!  Feeling very lucky right now!

Mother's Day 2017 | kelly kent

It’s such a wonderful perk of being a Stampin’ Up! demo to have all these items to play with before the catalogue release next month!

And of course, there’s always all my favourites that are carrying over, like Thoughtful Banners.


To match her card, I made a decorated paper cube to go on her craft desk.

Mother's Day 2017 | kelly kent

The copper trim is truly amazing!  It’s coiled tightly along, but a little teasing and it forms all kinds of shapes.  You have to see this in person!!!

In an absolute stroke of luck, Kmart are currently selling these paper cube pads with rose gold (copper) edging and pink dot pages, which matched my project perfectly!

Mother's Day 2017 | kelly kent

I do love a fabulously matching project – and if the stationary matches too, well, that just makes my day!!!

Mother's Day 2017 | kelly kent

Happy Mother’s Day to Nanna Papercraft!  Hope the cocktails are cold, the seas calm and the other passengers aren’t too annoying!

Love Team Kent x

Technique Class – Embossed Stamping

Today’s class participants requested that they learn more techniques that they could apply to their card making at home.

We did a range of things including reflection stamping, ‘kissing’ and embossed stamping.

I’ll share them all eventually, but I’ll start with “embossed stamping”.

It’s a whole new way to get use from your embossing folders.

Instead of running them through the Big Shot, you use your ink pad to ink up the inside cover then close it with your cardstock instead.  Give it a good press and the embossing folder pattern is inked on your cardstock.

We used the Brick Wall folder – it looked great!

Jar of Love | kelly kent

I was so in love with this card, I made a few variations for other occasions.

Mother’s Day…

Jar of Love | kelly kent

Anniversary…

Jar of Love | kelly kent

Creating in multiples is a great way to build a card stash & make the most of the all the different papers and inks you have.

Which colour combination do you love the most?  I think the Mother’s Day blue & yellow stole my heart!


I always have so much fun at classes.  If you’re in the Bunbury area and would like to make cards, get in touch with me so we can lock in a date to create!

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CASEing the Catty #126 Mother’s Day

Thanks for joining me for another week of CASEing the Catty.

This is one of my favourites cards to design each week because the catalogue is full of so much inspiration!

With May almost upon us, the theme this week is CASEing the Catty to create a Mother’s Day card – or conversely, taking a Mother’s Day sample from the catalogue and turning it into something else!

If you’re able to join us for the challenge this week, or to see what everyone is making, head over to our CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page where all the action is!


What inspired me this week?

I’m still having a last play with some of the retirement sets!

You know that old addage – you don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone?  I feel like that about some of our stamp sets.

I haven’t used them in ‘forever’, but now that they are going to retire, I feel like I didn’t get enough use out of them!!!

Picture Perfect is one of those sets – it truly is stunning to use!!!

So, out it came for CTC#126.

I was inspired by the elements of this box.  I loved the black, white, pink & gold colour theme.

I used these elements to create a card.  It features a mix of ‘old’ & ‘new’.

On the retirement list is the Picture Perfect stamp set, Oh So Succulent stamp set (love that Mother’s Day sentiment!), Pop of Pink DSP (for the black & white effect), and Blushing Bride sequin trim.

I’ve also used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist (new In Colors) for the flower & leaves.

The mix of old & new also includes some of the retiring sequin trim & a comparison to the new ‘tiny’ sequin.  You’re going to love the new version!

I carried the colour theme to the inside of the card too…

The ‘you are made of wonderful’ sentiment goes so well with the Mother’s Day theme!


Next up on the Mother’s Day CTC#126 hop is the talented Elizabeth Gross.

Thanks again for visiting, and don’t forget to join us on Facebook.

If you have any items you *need* from the retirement list, shop now in my online store – these products are only available while stocks last.


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These Little Piggies Say “Happy Mother’s Day”

I’ve been able to convince the Little Piggies that they needed to come for another holiday at my house.

They were Nanna Papercraft’s Prize Patrol stamp set from OnStage (visit her on the Paper Adventures team blog here), but she has been very generous in letting me borrow them.

I can’t order my set until the catalogue starts in June!!!


I thought the cute little piggies would make great Mother’s Day cards.

This Little Piggy | kelly kent mypapercraftjourney.com

Though this set doesn’t specifically have sentiments for Mother’s Day, I was able to add in other sets in my collection to create this theme.

You could do the same for birthdays!

I’ve used the Playful Palette DSP for the backgrounds – it’s on the retirement list at the moment (at a discount!).

Since Sweet Sugarplum is one of my favourite colours, and the piggy is pink – it was perfect for these cards!!!  The orange was just a bright & cheerful bonus!


The first card uses the ‘because of you’ stamp from Oh So Succulent and the Mother’s Day stamp from Circle of Spring.

I thought they worked well together with the happy flying pig!

This Little Piggy | kelly kent mypapercraftjourney.com


I love the piggy in the next card – it’s just so happy!

I masked out the ‘you make me’ above the happy and added in the Mother’s Day sentiment from the Thoughtful Banner stamp set.

This Little Piggy | kelly kent mypapercraftjourney.com


And the final card is actually where this trio started!

This Little Piggy says, Happy Mother’s Day!

This Little Piggy | kelly kent mypapercraftjourney.com


These three cards will be part of my market stock for Monday’s open house!

Happiness is doing things you enjoy – and a large part of that for me is making pretty things for others to delight in!

I hope there’s some inspiration in these cards for everyone!

We all spend so much time on the internet – blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook!

Translate all those good ideas into some craft projects of you own.

Whether you take some elements of a card and make it your own, or if you copy the whole card and get your craft on!

Happy crafting,


This Little Piggy (available 1st June 2017) plus these great Mother’s Day stamp sets…