Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop: Birthday Theme

It’s my birthday, which makes it the perfect reason to have another team blog hop!

With all the originality I could muster, the theme for this hop is ‘birthday’!

Be sure to click on the link at the end of each post to take you to the next blog or Facebook page and see what the talented Paper Adventures team have created.


It’s super handy having your birthday in the same month as pre-order!!!

Happy birthday to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am most excited about the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle.

I have been waiting for a Happy Birthday Thinlit – and the coordinating stamp set is stunning (to a font nerd like me).

So of course, it was first on my pre-order list!

Using this bundle, and the cute little girl stamp from the Birthday Delivery stamp set (another new catalogue gift… from me to me!), I made this gorgeous balloon overload birthday card.

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

I love that many of the new Stampin’ Up! products coordinate with products we already have – like the Balloon Bouquet punch!

And how amazing is that birthday thinlit!!!

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

And did you spy the cuter-than-cute bow holding all the balloons together?

Blank of course, so I can fill it in once I've worked out just how much I need!

Pre-tied bows in the 2017-2019 In Colors are available on 1st June!


Since I’m all into buying my own birthday presents – I make it very easy for my family – I thought a gift voucher was in order.

This is the gift voucher holder I made to keep it safe…

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

I carried over the theme of the little girl and colours from the balloons.

You’ll notice the voucher has been left blank… so I can fill it in once I’ve worked out just how much I need!

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

What a cute little set!

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

Thanks for hopping with us today and sharing in my birthday!

Next up is our guest designer for this hop –  my gorgeous friend, Lou Kitzelman.

If you need a list of participants in this team hop, here’s the full list.

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More Birthday Adventures

I am in great company this month for birthdays!

During the week, it was the birthday of one of my Paper Adventure team members – Kristel Rimmer.

Kristel was my very first Paper Adventurer – back when it was just us, and the idea of having a ‘team’ was all very new.

She’s been an amazing support, a great cheerleader and a wonderful friend to share this creative journey with.

These little gift sets are becoming a fun little project for each team birthday that comes up!

Paper Adventures - Team Birthday | kelly kent

Kristel’s necklace reminded me of the Definitely Dahlia background stamp – and a spotlight panel!

Definitely Dahlia | kelly kent

And some copper to finish the look!

Happy Birthday Kristel – wishing you everything amazing this year!


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OnStage 2017 – Prize Patrol Swaps

I’m so excited for my Paper Adventures team to be participating in their first blog/FB hop!

We are delighted for Melissa Gifford to be joining us as a guest designer, as we had the pleasure of sitting with her at OnStage.

Thanks for joining us!!!

We’ve got a great theme today – cards/projects made using the stamp sets we got for our Prize Patrol.

What’s a Prize Patrol?  Glad you asked!  Prize Patrol is a wonderful part of each Stampin’ Up! event where you are allocated a colour/pattern/design and at key moments of the event, they choose one of those colours as the Prize Patrol winner.  In recent events, every colour has been called, which means that we all go home with a lovely gift.

At OnStage, the gifts were all stamp sets that will appear in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Across a table of 8, I think we got 6 different sets to take home – so lots of variety to share today!

Look for the link at the end of each blog or FB page to take you to the next creation.  I’ll also post a full list at the bottom of this post in case you get lost.


I felt very lucky to receive the Ribbon of Courage stamp set as my Prize Patrol.

This set was designed by Patty Bennett to celebrate her sales milestone of $1 million!  You can read her story here.

I know there are lots of crafters who are going to love this stamp set & coordinating framelits, and all that it represents.


For my swap, I have paired the stamp set with some of the beautiful patterns from the upcoming Fresh Florals DSP Stack.

I used the two pink tones from the new In Color Collection –

Powder Pink…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

And Berry Burst…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

To show my team a different type of card fold, I used a simple but effective design called a flip flop card, or a double fold card.

This is the top view…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

The measurements for this style of card:

  • Cut a card base (4-1/8″ x 8-1/4″), score at 5-7/8″
  • DSP for base: 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″
  • DSP for flap: -7/8″ x 2-1/8″
  • Flap 2: 6″ x 3″, scored at 3″
  • Flap 2 mat: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Thanks again for being with us for our first team blog hop.

We hope to make this a regular event now that the team are sharing more of their projects online.

If you’re interested in joining Stampin’ Up! and our Paper Adventures team, you can find more information here.

Next up on the blog hop is Sheila Pybus – you’ll be going to Facebook for this one.

Don’t forget there’s a full list of participants at the bottom of this post if you need it.


Blog Hop Participants

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Sheila Pybus (Facebook post)
  3. Coriana Boothey (Facebook post)
  4. Kristel Rimmer
  5. Mandy Depiazzi
  6. Melissa Gifford
  7. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

OnStage 2017 – Team Presents

We’re on the other side of the OnStage event, and I’m still buzzing.  It was such an amazing day for me.

I’ll share more tomorrow once the blackout is over!

Today I’m sharing the gifts I made for my team to celebrate a fabulous day out!

For each member of my team who attended yesterday, I made them a decorated frame with magnetic sheeting where the photo normally goes.

They can use it however works best for their business, but the use I had in mind was as a place to keep their framelits while they are using them &/or until they get around to putting them away.  No more lost little framelits!

Do you love the dragonfly embellishment???  It’s another shrink film creation!!!

Simply cut the dragonflies from white shrink film, place on a baking tray between 2 sheets of vellum and pop in the oven for 2-3 mins at 150 degrees Celsius.

The colours matched my swaps for the day – it was a celebration of some of my favourites: Bermuda Bay & Sweet Sugarplum!


No gift is ever complete without a beautiful card to go with it!

Of course, I made myself a frame too – and I’m loving having a place to pop my dies while I’m in a flurry of creativity!!!


Would you like a personalised frame?  Join my Paper Adventures team and I’ll deliver or send one to you.

Now is such a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! because tomorrow, the new catalogue will be available for demonstrators to view!

You’ll get to pre-order amazing products in May and everything you buy during your time as a demonstrator will be at an amazing 20% discount!!!

As usual, joining Stampin’ Up! comes with no pressure… but join in April and you’ll have until September 2017 to get to the first minimum sales amount (approx $453 retail, less with your discount!).

If this sounds like something you’d love, then I’d love to have you on my Paper Adventures team!  You can join the fun here by purchasing your fully customisable Starter Kit for $169.


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$8.00

Stylish Silver Celebrations

It’s time to celebrate again for our Stampin’ Up! team – Paper Adventures!

Joanne has worked extremely hard at her business over the past 6 months and earned herself a promotion to Silver!!!

{CONGRATULATIONS JOANNE!}


I try to recognise and reward my team as much as possible – it’s the fun part of being in a team!

My colour combination was silver (of course) and one of my favourite colours – Sweet Sugarplum with a ‘celebrate you’ theme.

So pretty!!!

A special occasion calls for special effort – so I embellished the inside too!

And of course, a gift with the same theme…


If you think being a part of a Stampin’ Up! team would be fun for you, then we’ve always got our arms open for more Australians! (Sorry everyone else, Stampin’ Up! have strict rules on borders).

Joining our Paper Adventures team is easy & a fabulous deal – especially at the moment!

Joining Stampin’ Up! is just $169.

Until the end of March 2017, this cost gets you a full customisable (ie, you choose everything that goes into it) kit with $235 of products in it, a business supply kit (in case you want this – if you don’t, I’ll have it!) AND {TWO} extra stamp sets (of any value!).

Did I mention free postage on all of that?

*** After 31st March 2017, the starter kit will still be available but the 2 extra stamp sets won’t be included.


Once you’ve joined, the journey is up to you.  You can buy, sell and join in the fun for as long as it suits you & your quarterly minimums are $455 (or more).  Once it stops being fun, you simply stop being an active demonstrator.

If you want more info, please email me.

If you’re excited to join – follow this link to join the fun!

An example of a great value starter kit…

This is just an idea – you can put whatever you like in your kit to the value of $235 & 2 extra stamp sets!

It’s so exciting!!!  If you’re not sure about joining, my advice is to just do it!  And then take it from there!

I’d love to be writing more of these posts and celebrating more amazing people!!!


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