Stamp Review Crew | Forever Fern

Hello Monday (in Australia!) & welcome to another Stamp Review Crew hop.  I’m joined by my stamping friends from around the world as we all share projects made using the same Stampin’ Up! stamp set.  You can find the full list of participants and link on the Stamp Review Crew blog.

Today it’s the Forever Fern stamp set and coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies.

This is one of those sets where the dies really complement the stamp set, so I know you’re going to see some wonderful projects today using the whole suite.

I really enjoy experimenting with the styling of a stamp set that has quite a strong theme in the catalogue.  There’s lot of green tones in this suite, so I’ve taken the turn to the left and gone pink.

Forever Fern | kelly kent

The inspiration for this card started with wanting to use the Gold Hoop Embellishment.  They are just the sweetest!

Forever Fern | kelly kent

I mixed my embossing colours with gold, silver and white on the same card!  White for the sentiment on Basic Gray cardstock, silver leaves on Sahara Sand cardstock, gold leaves on Sahara Sand cardstock and silver splatters on the card base.  I figured while I was mixing it up, I’d try out a few different things.

Forever Fern | kelly kent

The card base is Rococo Rose layered with Whisper White and more Rococo Rose. The embossed layer is the 3D Brick & Mortar folder. And the ribbon is the new Metallic Mesh Ribbon and the Braided Linen Trim from the Annual Catalogue.


There’s more Forever Fern projects waiting for you by clicking the next button through the hop.  From here, you’re travelling to the US to visit the wonderful Holly Krautkremer.

Thanks for joining the fun with us today!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Stamp Review Crew | Celebrate Sunflowers

Hello!  Thank for joining us for a Stamp Review Crew hop.  I’m going my friends from around the world as we share projects made using a featured stamp set.  Today it’s the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and coordinating Sunflowers Dies.

My projects for today use the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set together with the Swirly Frames stamp set.  The frames create a great border for the sweet sunflower images.

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

I first stamped the frame in Basic Gray ink and then used strips of copy paper to mask the edges of the frame and stamped the large sunflower in the middle using Bumblebee ink.

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

I then layered the framed sunflower with 2020-2022 In Colour DSP (Bumblebee), added a banner (made using the new Banners Pick A Punch).and a white on black heat embossed sentiment with a little fussy cutting.

The second card I made had the same features but used the smaller sunflower, a different layout and more of the 2020-2022 In Colours.

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kentTo mask the frame for this card I stamped the frame on copy paper and then cut out the middle with snips.

Celebrate Sunflowers | kelly kent

It was super difficult to capture in the photo, but I stamped one of the leaf images on the card base and embossed in clear for a subtle background effect.


Thanks for joining us today.  To keep hopping and see more projects made with the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, visit Mary Haugen.  You can see the whole list of participating bloggers at the main Stamp Review Crew post by clicking here.

Have a fabulous week – I hope it’s wonderfully crafty with lots of sunshine & celebrations!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamp Review Crew | Jar of Flowers

Hello there crafters!  Thanks for joining me today.  I’m hopping with my friends around the world as part of the Stamp Review Crew where we showcase a Stampin’ Up! stamp set.  Today it’s the Jar of Flowers stamp set – and the coordinating suite of products, which includes a punch, shaker domes, ribbon, DSP and more!

I love the array of flowers that this stamp set comes with.  And of course, I L-O-V-E the Jar Punch.  Coordinating bundles are a win in my book!

The first card I’m sharing today features the sunflowers.  Sunflowers are just so bright & cheery.  Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

This suite has been created with a focus on the 5 new In Colors.  They are featured heavily in the Flowers for Every Season DSP and provide an excellent colour palette to base your project colour combinations on.

Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

I love the combination of white, yellow & blue together.  The sunflowers have been painted using Bumblebee & Cinnamon Cider ink using a Wink of Stella Pen – so they are extra shimmery when you see them up close!

Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

I added more sunflowers to the inside – because I love a good carry through of a theme!!!  This suite is perfect for layering – the colours coordinate, the DSP matches and the accessories bring it all together.

Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

The Jar of Flowers stamp set is one of the few image only sets in the catalogue.  This is a purposeful design feature so that you can match it with all your favourite sentiment sets.  I’ve used the Happy & Birthday words cut separately from the stamp in the Happiest of Birthday stamp set.  This is a great staple for every crafter.  Birthday cards are the most common type of card sent (accounting for half of ‘everyday’ cards sent), so it helps to have a fabulous set such as this in your collection.

For the second card I’m sharing, it’s really about the whole suite – featuring the DSP, punch, dome shakers, ribbon and the long stripey stamp from the set as a straw to create an M&M milkshake slider card!

Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

The flap the shaker dome sits on lifts up from the card front revealing the way to the M&Ms.

Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

When you pull out the sliding piece, the mini M&Ms fall out of the back of the jar.

Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

And once the recipient has enjoyed all the yummy chocolates, they can still enjoy their card.  Or they can fill it up again and send the card to a new chocolate lover.

Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

The shaker domes that coordinate with the punch and stamp set add so many more options on how to use this set.  The domes can be filled with an array of small pieces.  I’ve seen a great tool themed card where the jar was filled with nails, bolts & screws – what a fantastic idea!!

Jar of Flowers | kelly kent

For more fabulous ideas, please keep hopping and visit the blogs of the other Stamp Review Crew design team members.  They always come up with inspirational projects.

Next stop is my gorgeous and always creative friend Lou Kitzelman.

Have a great week!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Stamp Review Crew | Timeless Tropical

Happy Monday! I’m hopping with my lovely friends from around the world for the Stamp Review Crew. You can see the Stamp Review Crew blog for the full list of participants.

 The chosen stamp set for today is Timeless Tropical, a carryover into the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

Recently, I made a postcard style card for a Social Stamping using the Silhouette Scenes stamp set. When planning a project for this hop, I thought another version with the palm trees would look cool!

With so many of us being under travel restrictions due to COVID, the option to see the tropical imagery in person are limited! I’m looking forward to a sunny and sweet blog hop today filled with sweet tropical dreams!

I stamped the trees in Versamark and then heat embossed them in black, before cutting with rectangle dies and inking using makeup brushes & ink pads.

I used the 2020 In Colors for the postcard. The panels are Bumblebee, Just Jade and Magenta Madness. The base is Misty Moonlight and the sentiment is Cinnamon Cider.

The reverse side is stamped with images from the Swirly Frames stamp set to form the postcard structure and then themed with more of the Timeless Tropical stamps.

If you’re chasing some holiday vibes and summer fun, there’s more ahead on the hop.

Next is the fun & fabulous Mike Funke in the US.

Thanks for hopping with us! Have a great week!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamp Review Crew | Daisy Lane

Hello!  Thanks for joining me and my international stamping friends for the first Stamp Review Crew hop of the new catalogue.  We’re excited to show you lots of new sets.  We also have a new blog – Stamp Review Crew – where we will host the main list for each hop.  This post tends to go live a little later than the individual blog posts, but a great reference if there’s any broken links or you want to browse through projects from previous hops.  You can find our previous blog by clicking here for an amazing number of projects from previous Stampin’ Up! catalogues.

Today’s chosen stamp set is Daisy Lane – a carryover set from the 2019 Annual Catalogue.  It has two coordinating punches – the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy punch.

Having spent some time playing with the Daisy Punch previously (see here to read about a presentation I did at a Stampin’ Up! event in 2017), I wanted to feature the smaller daisy stamp & punch for this project.

Daisy Lane | kelly kent

I love being able to pair carryover products, which we’ve seen and used for a while, with new products which freshen everything up.  This card features a Just Jade panel embossed with one of the patterns from the Greenery Embossing Folder Duo.  Just Jade complements Mint Macaron so well – which is the colour I selected for the flowers.

Daisy Lane | kelly kent

Each daisy is made up of two stamped & punched segments to create a full flower.  The leaves are heat embossed in white on Vellum and fussy cut.

Daisy Lane | kelly kent

The sentiment is a lovely large size, but in a delicate light font that adds a great finish to the card.  “Friend” is a favourite sentiment of mine to use – it covers so many occasions!

Speaking of friends, next up is the gorgeous Heidi Baks in the USA with her pretty Daisy Lane designs.

If you’re in Australia and you’d like to purchase the Daisy Lane stamp set or any other Stampin’ Up! supplies, please visit my online store for the full range.  If you need a hard copy catalogue, let me know and I’ll happily send one out to you.

Thanks for hopping with us.  I hope you have a great week!

 

Stamp Review Crew | Painted Poppies

Hello & happy Monday!  I hope things are wonderful in your part of the world.  I’m hopping today with my friends around the world as part of the Stamp Review Crew.  If you’ve come from Cindy in the US, welcome to the Southern Hemisphere where you are visiting me in Western Australia.  From here you go to Lou on the east coast of Australia, so keep hopping around until you’ve seen all the great projects.   You can see the main post for this hop by clicking here (note: there may be a delay until this link goes live).

Today we’re all hopping using the Painted Poppies stamp set.  This is currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Jan-June Mini Catalogue, but will carry over to the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue from June.  It’s bundled with the Painted Labels Dies.

This suite also includes coordinating DSP, embellishments (sequins, ribbon & elements) and another stamp set and bundle die (Peaceful Moments stamp set & Poppy Moments Dies).

The main colours of this suite are red, purple & green (Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow & Old Olive).  It also features Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo & Pool Party.  To create different look on the main trend, I’ve focused on Pool Party for my set of cards – specifically the Pool Party striped sheet from the Peaceful Poppies DSP.

Painted Poppies | kelly kent

All the stamping for these cards is white heat embossing – mostly on White Vellum.  I love the look it gives!  Stampin’ Up! have used this technique in the Poppy Elements (as well as watercolor paper and printed elements).

Painted Poppies | kelly kent

Painted Poppies is an image only stamp set, which gives stampers the opportunity to pair it with their favourite sentiment sets.  You can use the coordinating set from the suite (Peaceful Moments stamp set) but any greeting will work with these gorgeous floral images.  I’ve used the Label Me Bold stamp set (currently on the Last Chance Retirement List).  The ‘from me’ sentiment is perfect for a card that suits any occasion and I do love a good happy birthday sentiment!

Painted Poppies | kelly kent

I really love the poppy field stamp in this set.  I’ve stamped it twice here so the poppies flow across the whole card.  The vellum crinkles a little when you heat emboss it, but I love the texture that adds!

Did you notice that White Baker’s Twine is retiring?  It’s possibly the product I’m most sad about losing.  I use white twine on EVERYTHING!  I’ve stocked up, so I’ll be able to add it for a while longer, but I might have to start learning to tie by bows with just one wrap instead of two or three!!!

Painted Poppies | kelly kent

This card uses the label as a background from the Poppy Labels Dies (as well as the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for the DSP label).


Thank you for joining me today.  Next up, you’re visiting my stamping bestie, Lou Kitzelman over in Queensland where the sun is bound to be shining, and you’re always going to find great inspiration on her blog!!

Have a great week!

Stamp Review Crew | Bonanza Buddies

It’s the third Monday of the month, and I’m happy to be hopping with my blogging friends from around the world as part of the Stamp Review Crew.

The featured stamp set today is Bonanza Buddies – from the Stampin’ Up! Jan-June Mini Catalogue, together with the Bonanza Dies.  See the list of participating crew members on the main Stamp Review Crew post here.

This set was love at first catalogue sighting for me.  I’m excited to see all the creative ways the crew are using it.

I had a few ideas for this hop, but when I saw Julie Davison post the measurements and tutorial for a Double Wonder card set, I knew this suite would be perfect for that project.  You can see Julie’s post by clicking here.

The Double Wonder tutorial gives you 10 cards (and one bonus card, so 11 really) from 1 sheet of 12″x12″ DSP.  Julie suggests using two 6″ x 12″ sheets and then mixing & matching the patterns.

I used these four patterns from the Birthday Bonanza DSP

These are my cards

Bonanza Buddies Double Wonder | kelly kent

The best part about using this DSP, stamp set and dies for a set of cards was the fun colours I got work with and the super cute animal theme.  The coordinating colours I’ve used are Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay in cardstock, ink & Stampin’ Blends.

Between all the different designs, I used almost all of the stamps from the Birthday Bonanza set including the sentiments.  I also used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Classic Label Punch.

Here are some more photos of the cards –

Bonanza Buddies | kelly kent

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This style of cards would work for almost every DSP.  You could keep it simple with just cardstock, sentiments & DSP, or you could step it up like I have to incorporate a whole suite.  Many thanks to Julie for sharing this project.


Next up is my lovely friend Charlet Mallett to see the magic she’s created with this set.

Thanks for hopping with us.

Stamp Review Crew | Love You to Pieces

The Stamp Review Crew are sharing an ‘oldie but a goodie’ from the Annual Catalogue today – Love You To Pieces stamp set and the coordinating Puzzle Pieces Dies.  You may have just arrived from Holly’s blog – welcome, or if you are starting here, make sure to see all 4 blogs on the hop.

Love You to Pieces Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I love the versatility of this set.  It makes great cards of love, support and gratitude, but is also fantastic for card ideas for the younger generation.  Both young and old love puzzles in our house.  We’d have an isolation puzzle on the go at the moment, but Little Master Papercraft is just the perfect height to sweep his little hand over the table top and drop all the pieces on the floor.  So, for the moment, the only puzzles I am seeing are on cards!

Being in isolation was the driving force of the theme for the cards I am sharing today.  The Little Miss Papercrafts are showing incredible maturity and resilience in the face of many life changes at the moment.  They are no longer going to school, they can’t play with their friends and all their after school activities have been cancelled.  Instead we are completing school work through an online portal, playing at home with only each other for company and taking the time to do other activities such as craft and baking.

On the weekend we baked chocolate brownies to share with our friends – with stealth ninja contactless delivery. The kids loved the chance to get out for a drive and surprise their friends with treats.

Gifts are always better with a handmade card, so in the bag with the sugary treats, I popped a puzzle card for them to complete using a photo of their friends as the puzzle picture.

Love You to Pieces | kelly kent

The sentiment seems appropriate at the moment.  They are missing their friends and desperately wish they could all hang out again soon.  Soon they will, but until then we are embracing different ways of communicating.

The puzzle pieces are in the 3″ x 3″ Envelope which has been attached to the card using removable tape.

Love You to Pieces | kelly kent

The frame on the front of the card is the same size as the completed puzzle, so can be used to hold the puzzle in place.  I’ve used Foam Adhesive Strips under the frame layer to give it some structure.

Love You to Pieces | kelly kent

I didn’t leave any instructions (kids have a much better imagination than adults!) – I know they’ll work it out.   They could glue it in place and put the card on display, or they could pack it away to do again another time.

Love You to Pieces | kelly kent

With the puzzle as the centrepiece of the simple card front, I also decorated the inside to elaborate on the theme.

Love You to Pieces | kelly kent

I added in “miss you” from the Well Said stamp set.

Have you ever heard the saying blue & green should never be seen?  I really like it together for kids cards.  There’s something great about how basic the colours are.  This combination is Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel & Granny Apple Green.

Love You to Pieces | kelly kent

Using a photo (or printed copy of a photo) is a great day to add a truly personal touch to a card.  It’s an activity and a memory all in one!


Next blog to visit today is the lovely Linda Callahan in the USA.

So great to have you visit today.  I hope your week is less of a puzzle and more of finished masterpiece.

Stamp Review Crew | Timeless Tulips

Good morning buttercups – or is that tulips?

I’m hopping with my international stamping friends and I know you’re going to love the inspiration to follow!  If you’ve hopped from Cindy’s blog – welcome!

Today’s chosen stamp set for the Stamp Review Crew is Timeless Tulips and the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.

For a little bit of whimsy (in a time when we can’t let life get to serious), I made my flowers into rainbow tulips.

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You won’t find these growing in nature – they are dyed with split stems to create this effect, but oh-so-pretty nonetheless!  Our local farmer’s market often sells roses with this gorgeous colour pattern.

Rainbow Timeless Tulips | kelly kent

The tulips were easy to make using the Stamparatus.  I added each ink one colour at a time with Sponge Daubers, pressing down between each ink so the colours didn’t blend.  The colours are Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the stems.

Rainbow Timeless Tulips | kelly kent

This stamp set has a coordinating punch – no fussy cutting required and super quick to get all those tulips ready for a cute little bunch.  I’ve added some Old Olive splatters on the Whisper White behind the tulips for a touch of texture and tied all the tulip stems together with Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  I’ve left it white , but this ribbon takes colour so easily using Stampin’ Blends or your ink pad.

Rainbow Timeless Tulips | kelly kent

The DSP for this card is from the Honey Bee Specialty pack which was a reward choice during the 2020 Sale-A-Bration.  It was so popular that it’s all gone now, but until Tuesday evening, there’s heaps of other products you can add to your order when you spend $90 or more.

Rainbow Timeless Tulips | kelly kent

I’m finding myself using hello sentiments a lot lately.  Timeless Tulips has a beautiful font and this ‘hello’ looks great heat embossed in black.


To see more tulip projects, please keep hopping.  Next blog to visit is my friend Charlet Mallett.

I hope your week is full of pretty colours!

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!