Stamp Review Crew | Sweet Cupcake

Hello – thanks for joining me & my international stamping friends for another Stamp Review Crew hop.

Today’s theme is Sweet Cupcake.  This was one of the first sets I remember Stampin’ Up! releasing that had a truly 3D theme using 3 step stamping.  When you get the cupcake & candle pieces lined up just right – the effect is amazing!

Both of these items are on the retirement list – and the framelits are available at a 20% discount in the South Pacific (Australian & New Zealand) market.  Until 31st May 2018 or stocks run out.

I’ve used the Sweet Cupcake stamp set with some other retiring favourites to create a very pretty pink card!!!  As well as Calypso Coral & Blushing bride for the cupcake, I’ve snuck in the new Petal Pink cardstock (available 1st June 2018).

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake | kelly kent

I was a little stumped on what I could make with this stamp set that was different to what was already floating about on Pinterest.  So, I left my creating til the very last minute!!!  Inspiration did finally strike thanks to Katrina Duffell who was the guest designer for our team hop on Friday evening.

Katrina created a gorgeous card where she stamped directly onto a Delicate White Doily.  The result was sensational – and I thought I’d try it out with the cupcake stamps.

Doesn’t it look cute!!!

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake | kelly kent

The card was finished with pretty pink DSP from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP in the Occasions catalogue (also retiring), the happy birthday sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set (one of my favourite happy birthdays!) and some Glitter Enamel Dots (on the retirement list also!!).   There was quite a liberal use of Wink of Stella to finish the cupcake (thankfully not on the retirement list – sparkles finish every card perfectly!).

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake | kelly kent

I went from uninspired to loving the final product!  Thanks Katrina.  You can see her inspirational card by clicking here.

I can’t wait for you to see what the rest of the crew create using this stamp set!  Next up is the amazingly talented Jay Soriano in the UK –

Thanks for hopping with us.  Don’t forget to shop online for all your retirement list favourites before they are sold out.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew | Truly Tailored

With 5 Mondays in April, it’s time for a bonus hop!

The Stamp Review Crew are hopping today with lots of wonderful creations featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set.

This stamp set coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch, True Gentleman DSP, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon and True Gentleman Buttons.  We’ll be seeing the tag punch & buttons in the new catalogue, but the rest has made an appearance on the retirement list.  I expect this suite will sell out fast!!!

Don’t forget that our Father’s Day is at a completely different time of the year to the US Father’s Day, which means we don’t usually end up with a good offering of masculine / Father’s Day specific sets by September.  It’s time to plan ahead with your DSP & stamp choices!!!


For this hop I used my favourite page of the True Gentleman DSP – the glasses.  The stamp set has a matching sentiment for a funky & stylish card!

Stamp Review Crew - Truly Tailored | kelly kent

I also love the reverse side of this paper – why do they do that to me???

While I had this paper on my desk, I thought I’d make a more involved card by matching it with glasses from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set

Stamp Review Crew - Truly Tailored | kelly kent

It required some fussy cutting to get the glasses – but worth it for this fun card!  What a perfect sentiment to from the Truly Tailored stamp set!

You really can’t beat the easy coordination of buying products from a suite put together by the Stampin’ Up! artists.

Stamp Review Crew - Truly Tailored | kelly kent

There’s lots of new suites to look forward to in the new catalogue!

But make sure you don’t miss out on any of your retiring favourites!

Next stop for some more ‘tailor’ made fun is my super stylish friend Lou Kitzelman!

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Stamp Review Crew | Magical Day

Hello!  Today is a magical Stamp Review Crew hop featuring my international Stampin’ friends and the Magical Day stamp set.

This product suite, including the coordinating Magical Mates stamp set, Myths & Magics DSP, Myths & Magic DSP and Myths & Magic Washi Tape, are all retiring soon (31st May – or when stocks run out!).

It was so lovely to know we have this blog hop for inspiration to keep the magic alive!!!

Make sure you buy all your retiring favourites {like Magical Day} before they sell out.  Shop the retirement list in my online store.


 

The cards I made for today’s blog hop are based on the theory of design I talk about in my Stamp In Confidence module two video.  Stamp In Confidence is a tutorial program I have developed with my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman.  Visit the blog here for all the info.

Stamp Review Crew - Magical Day | kelly kent

As I’ve been putting together the content for this video, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about design.  How I design cards, what ‘rules’ I use and what are the important elements of design when making cards.

Module Two brings all this together in a video tutorial with written information to support it.  If you’ve been feeling like you need a bit of guidance so that you can independently design cards with confidence – you’ll love Stamp In Confidence.

Here’s the close up of each of the cards – they were so fun to make!

Unicorn.  Sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set…

Stamp Review Crew - Magical Day | kelly kent

Knight (triple layered!!!)

Stamp Review Crew - Magical Day | kelly kent

Dragon. Sentiment from World’s Best Trophy stamp set.

Stamp Review Crew - Magical Day | kelly kent

Mermaid. Sentiment from Sunshine Sayings stamp set.

Stamp Review Crew - Magical Day | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me today for Stamp Review Crew.  There’s a bonus hop this month due to 5 Mondays in April!!!  Stay tuned for another great suite on display on 30th April!!!

Next up on this Magical blog hop is the gorgeous Lauren Alarid.

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Stamp Review Crew | Happy Birthday Gorgeous

We’re ending your Easter long weekend with a Stamp Review Crew hop.

The theme this week is the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.  Currently, it’s bundled with the awesome Happy Birthday Thinlit.

I love the fonts in this set – plus all the other images!  Balloons, flowers & more!

This is the card I made for today’s hop.  I styled it using the theme from the catalogue – where it’s matched with the Foil Frenzy DSP.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous | kelly kent

The coordinating colour for the foil DSP is Berry Burst (used as the card base) – which we will see in the next catalogue since it’s part of the current In Color set.  But Sweet Sugarplum is part of the outgoing set – so I’m using it as much as I can!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous | kelly kent

Other than losing those 5 colours (Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peach Peekaboo & Sweet Sugarplum), there’s no guarantees about what we’ll see carrying through to the next Annual Catalogue.  I am hopeful about keeping some of my favourite products!!


This card isn’t new to my blog, but in case you didn’t see it when I shared it last year for a Just Add Ink challenge, I wanted to share this very Australian Christmas card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamps to create gumnuts!

Just Add Ink #389 Bush Christmas | kelly kent

Thanks for joining us today!

Get another cuppa & Easter egg ready and keeping hopping to visit my sweet friend Holly & see what’s she’s made.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamp Review Crew | Bubble Over

Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Hop.

Today this wonderful group of international demonstrators is sharing ideas using the Bubble Over stamp set – and coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.

This bundle is currently available in the Occasions Catalogue, but I’m pleased to be able to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has shared a list of some of the items we’ll see in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue – and Bubble Over is one of them!!!

So, enjoy today’s hop with lots of ideas you’ll be able to use for the next 15 months!!

My first card uses the stamp set together with the Truly Tailored stamp set & coordinating Tailored Tag punch.  You’ll also spy the Bubbles & Fizz DSP which is available until the end of the month as a Sale-A-Bration item (free with $90 purchase).

Bubble Over | kelly kent

My second card is a completely different style.  Instead of bubbles from drinks, I wanted a card with the type of bubbles that kids blow!  The small girl framelit from the Birthday Friends set was perfect in black to create a silhouette of a girl blowing colourful bubbles.

Bubble Over | kelly kent

Thanks for hopping with me today.

For more wonderful bubbly projects, please keep hopping & visit my friend Holly

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Stamp Review Crew | Petal Palette

Hello Monday – the third Monday of February, which means I’m hopping with the delightful Stamp Review Crew.

This talented group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators hail from all around the world.  This week we’re sharing designs with the super popular stamp set Petal Palette.

Get ready for some amazing designs to inspire you!

My absolute favourite from this stamp set – the one stamp that has been overworked – is the large trio of flowers.

So, that was my first creation…

Petal Palette | kelly kent

I used the no-line watercolouring technique to colour the flowers.

Ink the stamp in a soft colour (I prefer Sahara Sand) and stamp onto scrap to remove most of the colour, then again onto your piece of Whisper White.

Use an Aqua Painter to go over the image lines and shade within the flowers/leaves.

Petal Palette | kelly kent

For my second card, I set myself a challenge to use the other stamps in case 2.

This was the result…

Petal Palette | kelly kent

And I’m so happy with how it turned out!!!

It can be fun outside of the comfort zone!

Petal Palette | kelly kent

My tip for creating outside of your usual style or realm is to keep as much the same as you can.  For this card I chose colours I know I like (yellow, gray, white & black are a favourite combination of mine) and a layout & stamping style I’ve used before.  All I had to do was slide the stamps into the design and we have a card!!!

Petal Palette | kelly kent

If you haven’t added this set to your supplies yet, I bet this blog hop is going to drive it straight to the top of your list!

Keep hopping and visit my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman.

Lou and I have been chatting lots lately while we plan some great projects to share with you in the future.  Watch this space!!!  Click here to visit the Stamp in Confidence blog.

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Stamp Review Crew | Tabs for Everything

Hello Monday! It’s amazing how quickly each one rolls around, but boy am I always glad to be here to see another week start.

Thanks for stopping by today – I’m hopping with the gorgeous Stamp Review Crew.  A huge welcome to Jay Soriano who joins the Crew this month.  You may have already hopped over from Jay – isn’t his work amazing???

Today’s stamp set of choice is the Tabs for Everything stamp set and coordinating Circle Tab Punch.

There’s lots of cool things you can do with this bundle from pimping your planner, 3D items and fancy cards & scrapbook pages.  I used it last year to create tabs for my Annual Catalogue – see that here.

I love all the little cute sentiments and teeny tiny stamps!  There’s 53 stamps in all – that’s a lot of stamping options!!!

Sometimes my creative journey starts in one place and ends up in a totally different place.  Skip through to the photos if you don’t need this little bit of crazy back story!!!

I started thinking about how great this stamp set is for people who love their planners (….. not me, I’m a digital girl as much as I love the idea of a planner).

Which then lead me to using the stamps on pages with lines…… which made me think of the lined cards in the Memories & More Card Kits that I usually struggle to use on traditional greeting cards – because of the lines or grids.

I often have a stash of those left in any card kit I buy.  But they were totally perfect for this theme, so I set about making postcard (no fold) style cards using a 4″x6″ Memories & More card, a 3″x4″ Memories & More card and coordinating stamps from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

What a hoot!  My plan for these cards is to write the message on the front and post in an envelope, but you could also write on the back if you prefered.

Here are the 5 designs in more detail….

PERFECT DAYS

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

PETAL PASSION

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

PETAL GARDEN

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

BUNDLE OF LOVE

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

COLOR THEORY

Stamp Review Crew - Tabs for Everything | kelly kent

For more ideas for getting the most from the little stamps in this set, keeping hopping.  There’s lots of amazing ideas that will have you getting inky & creative in no time at all!  This stamp set was an all attendee giveaway at OnStage last year, so I know lots of you own it!

Next up is my lovely friend Tanya Boser – I just love everything she makes!

Thank you for hopping with us!  We’ll be back again on the 3rd Monday of the month with another great stamp set to share!

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Stamp Review Crew | SAB Bonus Hop

There’s nothing quite as fun as a bonus anything!!!

This is a fun bonus because we’re blogging about…. {BONUS PRODUCTS!}

That’s right, a whole blog hop by the gorgeous Stamp Review Crew sharing what they love about the Sale-A-Bration choices for 2018!

And there’s lots of lovely choice (click to enlarge)….

*** Sale-A-Bration rewards in Australian dollars (check with your local demonstrator for spend requirements in your region).


Today I’m sharing with you the oh-so-lovely Memories & More cards that you can choose for absolutely nothing with a $90 order.

These pretty floral designs coordinate with the Sweet Soiree range in the Occasions catalogue.  You get 72 double sided cards (52 small and 20 large).

,As always, you can use these cards to make scrapbook pages, pocket style memory keeping and use them as embellishments/DSP on a card.

But I started thinking, what else could these tiny pretties do?

They could easily be used for love notes in lunchboxes, writing a fancy shopping list or slipped into a clear phone cover for an interchangeable pattern!

You could also make a pretty bookmark….

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent

How apt is ‘love this story’ that I chopped from two of the cards and stuck to one of my favourite designs (chopped to 2″ wide and punched using the Scalloped Tag Topper).

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent


Next up I used the little cards – chopped in half – to made a banner for Miss Papercraft.

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent

She starts Kindy next week and isn’t all that keen on learning the letters in her name.  So I designed this as a game that she could put the letters in order and then thread them on the ribbon string.

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent

I work in Child Development, so snuck in the fine motor threading skill as well as the letter recognition!!!  She’ll never know we’re working – because it’s so pretty!!!

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent


The last project I’m sharing was inspired by the gorgeous Jackie Aitken.  She sent me a card last year with my address on a Memories & More card – stuck to the front of the envelope.  Jackie has a series of blog posts showcasing how she made 44 cards with the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack.  Click here to visit the first post in the series.

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent

The extra detail on the envelope made me smile and I’ve haven’t forgotten it!  I know she won’t mind me sharing it with you.


You can see how easy it is to use these pretty cards and how many ways you can use them in your crafty projects.

For more wonderful crafting projects using Sale-A-Bration items, please keep hopping and visit my very wonderful, and always inspiring friend Lou Kitzelman

Thanks for visiting!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamp Review Crew | Picture Perfect Birthday

Can you believe it’s Monday again?   And the second Monday of the month, so I’m delighted to be hopping with the Stamp Review Crew.

The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who get together on the first and third Monday of each month and all create using the same stamp set.

Today we’re sharing ideas for the Picture Perfect Birthday set.  

You’ll find this gorgeous set on page 5 of the Occasions catalogue.  It’s part of the Picture Perfect Party suite – which really is ‘perfect’ because there’s a whole range of coordinating products to work with also!

This stamp set is a mix of fabulous sentiments (love those fonts) and cute party images!

I’ve made two cards to share with you today.  They both feature the Picture Perfect Party DSP – it’s too fun not to use!!!

The first one uses the cute “wonderful, brilliant, fabulous” sentiment and the candles

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

The sentiment is stamped in versamark, then heat embossed with white powder.  Then, using my Stampin’ Blends, I coloured over the wonderful, brilliant & fabulous.  Such an awesome way to add some pop to the sentiment.  After colouring, I liberally coloured the words with my Clear Wink of Stella pen.  Perhaps a bit too liberally – but can you ever have too much glitter???

Both my cards use the same colour combination – lifted from the colours in the DSP.

Picture Perfect Birthday Colour Combination | kelly kent

I think the catalogue lists Peekaboo Peach, but I’ve upped the intensity to Pumpkin Pie!


This is my second card.  I’ve added in a confetti throwing panda. I just love that sentiment!!!

He’s from the Party Pandas stamp set that you can select as your {FREE} Sale-A-Bration order with any $90 purchase.

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

Confetti tip: punch out perfect little confetti dots using the Cookie Builder punch.  Don’t try to add glue to the confetti and stick to your card.  Instead, dab tiny dots of tombow glue to your card and drop the confetti dots on top.  This will give you great placement and no mess (if you keep the dots of glue teeny tiny!).

Thanks for hopping with me today!!!

If you’ve only made it through a few posts or you’re starting here, make sure to keep pressing next to jump through the whole Crew. The inspiration is “perfect”!

From here, you’re off to visit the gorgeous Mickey Roberts in the US.

If you’d like to purchase any of the items you see on the hop, my online store is available for Australian customers.  Click here to browse.

Thanks for visiting!

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Stamp Review Crew | Bella & Friends

What a great way to start 2018 – with a Stamp Review Crew blog hop!

Thanks for joining our group of international demonstrators as we all showcase a stamp set.  You can find the main SRC post here.

You are starting the New Year with Kelly Kent in Bunbury, Western Australia.  You may have already visited Nikki on the east coast of Australia, and the next stop is Cindy Elam in the US (I think it’s still 2017 there!).

Today’s stamp set is Bella & Friends from the Annual Catalogue….

It’s the perfect set for any project that needs to be cute!

Although I often make cards, for my blog projects, I’m starting this year with a 3D item using a Pizza Box as the base.  I’m was so happy to hear that these cute little boxes will continue to be available into 2018!

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

Bella & her turtle friend are coloured using Watercolor Pencils & smoothed over with an Aqua Painter.

We have so many amazing colouring options in the range at the moment!  Have you gotten your watercolour pencils out lately?  I’d been neglecting them, but after playing with my Lots of Happy kit during the week, I was reinspired.  That’s where I borrowed the Lemon Lime Twist Pencil from – there’s a few sneaky new colours!!!

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

What’s on the inside????

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

I’m thinking that this would make a great ‘by the phone’ type pad – only no one I know has a tabletop phone anymore!!!  But a notepad you have lying around the house for when you need to jot down a shopping list, phone number or leave a note for someone.

A really cute note!  All the pages are stamped with images from the stamp set…

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

And since there’s cute pictures, I thought it would be good to include some colouring pencils to up the fun factor!

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

I’m sure you spied the calendar on there – it’s always handy to have a calendar on hand when you’re planning ahead!!  I love the size & quality of these calendars available from Craftie Cafe.  Plus, it’s the time of the year when having calendars on projects is very practical!

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent

The paper pad came from Kmart Australia I had in my stash. I can’t find it on the website at the moment, so it might not be available at the moment.  It measures 8cm x 8cm.

Stamp Review Crew - Bella & Friends | kelly kent


Thanks for joining me for this edition of the Stamp Review Crew!

Hop over to Cindy Elam to continue with cute & cuddly inspiration featuring Bella and her friends!

Happy New Year – I hope 2018 is wonderful for you & your loved ones!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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