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

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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…

Just Add Ink #352 Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we’re playing with colours.

These colours, that were suggested by Nikki.

They are oh-so-pretty and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.


I wanted these colours to be the ‘pop’ among a white CAS (clean and simple) card.

So, I’ve used my favourite lady from the Beautiful You stamp set to create this ‘thinking of you’ card.

Have you seen this technique before – where you stamp onto patterned paper, cut it out and stick it over your stamped image.

It’s called paper piercing.  And it works so well with the Beautiful You ladies.

After making this version, I decided I wanted a happier one, so created another version with the dancing lady…

It seemed fun – and perfect for Mother’s Day with the pink & blue theme.


Please visit the Just Add Ink blog and see the beautiful creations the other design team members have made.

You can also join in the challenge there with your one Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo & Smoky Slate delight.


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OnStage Display Board Samples – Succulent Garden Suite

WARNING! This post is photo heavy!!!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve finally found the time to share the samples I created for OnStage in Brisbane in early November (so only a month late!!!).

What an amazing experience – one that I urge you to apply for next time Stampin’ Up! puts the call out for display board stampers.

Check out the calibre of demos I displayed with!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I had some great products to play with from the Succulent Garden Suite.

This gorgeous stamp set called “Oh So Succulent”….

Plus this 2-step stamp set called Vertical Garden…


I also got other goodies in my box, which formed the theme for my creations including new cotton ribbon in Whisper White & Sweet Sugarplum, Succulent Garden Cardstock (Mint Macaron, Old Olive & Tip Top Taupe), Fabulous Foil Acetate, Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad, glassine gift bags, gold clips, and more!

And with those wonderful products at my fingertips plus some of my current favourites, this is what I created to share with other demonstrators at the 2016 OnStage event in Brisbane.

Let’s start with the succulents…

Everyone loves a good pun – and this stamp set is perfect for ‘succ’ulent puns!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A popcorn gift box (filled with jellybeans in a glassine bag) and tied off with gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum cotton ribbon.

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The happy birthday sentiment is stunning.

I love the font they’ve used in the Oh So Succulent stamp set!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


This is my favourite card – one of the great sentiments paired with a Hello Lovely Project life card in the place of DSP!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Of course I had to have a traditional succulent rock garden…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A card for Mum using the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment and those cute succulents as flowers…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a gift card folder decorated with a ribbon flower (the ribbon is soooo soft & beautiful!)…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


This card is a little left field – I thought the little oval stamp in the set looked like a jelly bean….

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Another favourite – this is my scrapbook page with a centrepiece photo of my girls in their fairy garden, surrounded by a succulent swirl – and the sweet sentiment “the best love story is the one you write together’.

So true for sisters!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here’s the girls with their scrapbook page when they visited me during lunch one day!

{Looking at the camera is not a strength at this moment!}

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A shaker card using one of the small flowers to create a background pattern…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And then there’s the projects featuring the Vertical Garden stamp set…

A housewarming gift – stamped glassine bag filled with a seed packet…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A “Hello baby” card…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A Project Life style memory page – this is my parents who just moved closer to us after spending 33 years in the same house!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a foxy z-fold welcome card that could be used for a baby or housewarming…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


After making so many succulent samples, I thought I’d never want to look at another succulent stamp again.

But, guess what???  It’s a firm favourite and I’ve used it so much since getting home from Brisbane.

Succulents are so trendy at the moment!

The stamp set comes with dies, which just arrived yesterday and I’m excited to use (fussy cutting succulents has not been the most fun part of the creating!).

There’s also a truly beautiful DSP!!!

So, as my new catalogue stash grows, I promise to share more samples with you!!!  You’ll fall in love too!

I’m expecting catalogues next week.  You can pick up yours at my launch, at the next class you attend or if you’re not local, ask me to send you one by filling in the form below.

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Card Style of the Moment – Pop Out Swing Card

I’m a very ‘of the moment’ card maker.  I find a style I love, make a bundle of cards and then move on to my next favourite.  I’m not very timely with my trends (usually months behind everyone else) – but that just means there’s all the more samples out there to inspire me!

This style of card is called a Pop Out Swing Card and it’s amazing!

The card sits flat for posting, but when you open it, the middle panel sits within the card front and makes it 3D and fabulous!

You know what else is fabulous? The creativity of Debbie Henderson – I have a super craft crush at the moment.  I love her work and have found myself linking you back to a number of her projects over recent months.  The Pop Out Swing Card is another gem from Debbie’s Designs.  You can find Debbie’s samples & instructional video here.

These are my versions of the Pop Out Swing card – it’s definitely a wow design!  I’ve had such fun making these – and each one looks so different, even though the card basics are the same!

I’m definitely be making a few more of these and then I’ll be on the lookout for the next card of the moment.

Seen or made any ‘wow’ designs?  Leave me a comment and I’ll be sure to check them out!  Kelly x


PICTURE PERFECT HUMMINGBIRD BIRTHDAY

Pop Out Swing Card - Picture Perfect Birthday design. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Pop Out Swing Card - Picture Perfect Birthday design. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

NUMBER OF YEARS ANNIVERSARY

Pop Out Swing Card - Number of Years Anniversary design. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Pop Out Swing Card - Number of Years Anniversary design. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

A NICE CUPPA / PRETTY PETALS BEST MOTHER

Pop Out Swing Card - Have A Cuppa Best Mother design. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Pop Out Swing Card - Have A Cuppa Best Mother design. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Product List – PICTURE PERFECT HUMMINGBIRD BIRTHDAY

Product List – NUMBER OF YEARS ANNIVERSARY

Product List – A NICE CUPPA / PRETTY PETALS BEST MOTHER