Stamp Review Crew – Oh So Succulent

Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop, where international demonstrators on the crew get together to showcase a chosen stamp set.

Today, we are celebrating the Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating Succulent Framelits.

Who knew there were so many ideas you could use for succulents???

They are super popular right now and I am in awe of some of the incredibly life-like creations I’ve been seeing from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!

Did you love what Charlet created using the succulents???  Don’t forget that this post forms part of a ‘hop’ which means if you click on the next button below, you can visit a number of different blogs – all featuring projects with the same stamp set.  Great for inspiration!


My share for today is a project set using the stamp set for the card and the framelits to create a little potted succulent.

The card was fun to make using the sweet little succulent flowers.

I inked up the outline stamp in my chosen colour and stamped.  I then inked up the solid stamp in the same colour, but stamped off onto my scrap to get a lighter tone.

I find this order the easiest way to line it all up – but experiment to find the strategy that works best for you.

For the embossed heart strip, I created a slight variation in colour by inking up my embossing folder with Sahara Sand ink before putting my cardstock in and running it through the Big Shot.

This means the hearts stayed lighter and the background had a slighter darker tone.


I’m often on the lookout for cute little gifts to give to friends on their birthday.  I {LOVE} gift giving!

These little succulent pots are just perfect!

Start by cutting 2 of each size of the succulent flowers.  I used Mint Macaron cardstock and was able to get all the flowers I needed from 1/2 an A4 sheet of cardstock.

Sponge each flower with Tip Top Taupe or Crumb Cake ink to add a more natural look, then sponge the edges with Rich Razzleberry ink.

Glue the flowers one on top of each other – start with the largest size & work your way down to the smallest.  Offset the flowers to create a full succulent look.

Once your flower is constructed, it’s time to ‘plant’ it.

In Australia, you can get the pots from the craft section of Kmart.

I hot glued a polystyrene ball into the bottom (50mm – available from Spotlight).  This provides a great base for you to glue your succulent onto.

Fill the gap between the ball & the succulent with little pebbles.  I found the perfect size pebbles at Bunnings.

I finished decorating the pot with some burlap ribbon & a Sweet Sugarplum bow.

These are easy to create – just a little inky with all that sponging!

Shampoo & dishwashing liquid both work well for inky fingers!!!


For the next lot of succulent inspiration, you are heading to the east coast of Australia to see what Bruno has come up with.

Thanks for hopping with us!


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Stamp Review Crew – Rose Wonder

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Welcome to the first March Stamp Review Crew blog hop.

The fabulous crew will be dazzling you with beautiful projects made with the Rose Wonder stamp set – and coordinating Rose Garden Framelits.

This stamp set, as you can see by the number of sentiments, lends it’s to so many occasions.  It really has something for everyone.

And of course, rose can come in any colour you like.


If you’re travelling around the hop, you might just have come from Twila -isn’t she great?

Make sure to keep hopping til you get back to where you started!

For my SRC project, I’ve use the no-line watercoloring technique to create a yellow rose of sympathy.

It’s a little oversized for the jar – but I love it as a statement piece!

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I’ve tried no-line watercolouring before, but felt like I was little better at it this time around.

Though, as you can see, there’s still room for improvement!!!

Using watercolour paper definitely helps.


I decorated the inside of the card with a framelit from the Rose Garden set and some of the DSP I used on the front.

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I certainly am enjoying my self imposed challenge to pay more attention to the insides of my cards.

I also using Mint Macaron as much as I can in the few months until it retires.

If this is one of your favourite colours too, be sure to stock up before it goes!!!


I know you’re going to love what Heidi has made using the Rose Wonder bundle – she’s always so inspirational!

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The SRC posts are all scheduled to go live at the same time, but there’s sometimes a mishap or 2 along the way.

Please be patient with us as we sort out the kinks in the first couple of moments.  At some point the day of the hop, the Stamp Review Crew main post will also go live.  Check back here for the full line up.

Thanks for joining us – isn’t it fun travelling around the world from your computer or phone!?!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew – Lift Me Up

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An exciting Stamp Review Crew today as we hop around the world showcasing the Lift Me Up stamp set – and coordinating thinlits!

You may have started this hop with Bronwyn Eastley in Tasmania, Australia and travelled this way to the other side of the country (Bunbury, Western Australia) – or this part of the world might be your first point.

Stay down under with us for a while before taking off back to the US for more great projects.


Lots of the cards I’ve made with this bundle have been created using the colour palette from the Carried Away DSP – bright & fun.

I wanted to try some soft & pretty cards for today’s hope projects.

The starting point for each of these cards was a different shape from the Stitched Shapes Framelits – one circle, one oval & one square.

I watercoloured each piece with a different favourite subtle colour & then decorated with stamped & white heat embossed shapes from the stamp set in the same colour to create three different monochromatic cards.

Blushing Bride Love…

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Mint Macaron Note…

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So Saffron Birthday…

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Cards don’t have to be complicated to be lovely – sometimes clean & simple is best!

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous Rochelle Blok – one of many Artisans on the crew.

There’s certainly a lot of talent in this group, so enjoy as you hop around the world and collect ideas for how you might use your Lift Me Up bundle.

If you get lost anywhere along the hop due to a broken link, head back to the Stamp Review Crew blog to get you on track again!

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Thanks for sharing the fun with us!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew – Sunshine Sayings

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Happy Monday & welcome to the Stamp Review Crew hop featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set (and matching framelits!).

Though this awesome hop is full of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators coming from different corners of the world, you’re in a bit of an Aussie patch at the moment!!!

I’m writing to you from the west coast of Australia – the south west corner in a country town called Bunbury.

If you’re not starting here, you’ve come from the gorgeous Nikki Spencer on the east coast of Australia – wasn’t her project lovely!

Don’t stop at this blog though, because after this you can click through to take you back east to visit Bruno’s blog.


I love the Sunshine Sayings bundle.

The font is just wonderful for the stamps & framelits and the ‘happy birthday’ is in high rotation on my cards because it fits so nicely in the Classic Label punch.

Since we’re showcasing the stamp set during these hops, I always try to make the stamps my feature.

With a set so heavy on words, than can be a bit of a challenge!

But there’s also the flower, leaf & stem stamps to use – so I did!

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They look just beautiful when they are stamped and then coloured with the same colour ink using an Aquapainter.

I straightened out the stem and used it to create a haphazard border.

And finished it all with the stamped & die cut sentiments mounted on vellum.

You can see the extra flower on the envelope – it’s so nice to make it all coordinate!  There’s also one on the inside of the card.


Thanks for hopping with me today.  Next up is Bruno who has put his creative spin on this bundle.

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If you love the designs that the demonstrators are sharing, please leave us a comment – we love to know who’s visiting!

I’d love to know where you all visit from.  Cardmaking is such an international hobby – I’m always so humbled that the internet allows us to share with each other across such great distances!

Until next time,

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew – Sale-A-Bration 2017

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Hello!  Today you’ve joined us for a bonus hop with the Stamp Review Crew.

The Crew will be sharing creations that highlight stamp sets from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

It’s a ‘free for all’ – so I can’t wait to see the variety on this international showcase.


I’m highlighting the Tasty Trucks stamp set – it’s so fun & cute!!!


I’ve already made a food truck or 2 with this set (and used the sentiments lots!).

Since I love looking for alternative uses within a stamp set, especially on SRC hops, I’ve thought outside the box and created 3 ideas that will help you to get the most from Tasty Trucks.

#1 – Birthday Banners

Don’t forget about the little stamps in set.  They often make great backgrounds – like this colourful & bright banner card.

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#2 – Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Miss Papercraft got invited to a teddy bear’s picnic birthday party – what a cool theme!!!

I’ve paired the tasty food stamps with the bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas (which is still available in my online store) and the gingham pattern from Succulent Garden DSP.

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#3 – Vintage Caravan Goodbye

I’ve been seeing some great adaptations of the food truck into other things, which got me thinking – it’s almost a caravan…

With a few alterations, this is my version of a vintage campervan…

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I hope you enjoyed my ideas for the Tasty Trucks stamp set.

My projects form part of a blog hop, so continue on to see what Charlene has made using her Sale-A-Bration goodies.

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If there’s a broken link anywhere along the hop, head back to the main page, where you’ll find a full list of participants.

Have a great day – I hope it involves stamping (or tasty treats!).

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamp Review Crew – Playful Pals

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Hello Monday!

Today is going to be heaps of fun at Stamp Review Crew as we find our inner child!

Join me & my international Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends as we share our projects inspired by the Plaufyl Pals stamp set.

This set comes with a set of coordinating framelits and lends itself to all kinds of weird & wonderful creations!

Look at all those pieces!!!


I went down the punch art route for my cards today.

This set is great for building animals, like this cute bear.

I’ve paired it with one of the sweet sayings from the Suite Sentiments stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, for a just because card. Do you ever send cards for no particular reason?

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My other creation was a cute little piggie. It was fun to add bodies & not just have animal heads.

With another “Suite Sentiment” to finish the card!

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I thought I’d be able to share my instructions for these creations easily, but I don’t even know how to name half the pieces in this set!!!

Here’s my best attempt…

WARNING: lots of fussy cutting ahead

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BEAR

Colours: Delightful Dijon, Real Red & Basic Black

  • Ears: solid semi circle
  • Head: solid large oval
  • Eyebrows: hand drawn
  • Eyes: wide set eyes
  • Nose: solid small triangle
  • Mouth: small mouth
  • Shirt: solid large oval, cut to size
  • Sleeves: solid semi circle
  • Body: solid large oval
  • Arms: solid trunk, trimmed
  • Legs: solid trunk, trimmed
  • Feet: solid semi circle, trimmed into an oval

Stamp Review Crew - Playful Pals. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

PIGGIE

Colours: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo & Basic Black

  • Ears: pointy ear – just the outer outline
  • Eyes: wide set eyes
  • Nose: solid small triangle
  • Mouth: small mouth
  • Shirt: solid large oval, cut to size
  • Body: solid large oval, lines stamped using the wide mouth
  • Arms: solid trunk, trimmed to a skinny tube
  • Legs: solid trunk, trimmed

Spread some handmade love this week and send a ‘just because’ card. It’s so lovely to receive something in an envelope that isn’t a bill!!

Next up on the hop is my stamping friend – Dawn Tidd.

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May your day be full of wonderful friends that are worthy of cards & may you have lots of fun making them!

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Stamp Review Crew – Swirly Birds

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Hey there 2017!!!

My first design team post for the year is with the Stamp Review Crew.

I’m delightful to be hopping with this talented group of international demos again this year.

You’re currently with Kelly in Australia, but please hop all the way around as you get inspired for projects created with the Swirly Bird stamp set.

This cute & swirly set has a matching set of framelits.  I confess to having used the framelits more often than the stamps, so it was lovely for these projects to focus just on the stamps.


I’m sharing two cards today.

First, the ‘bird’…

Stamp Review Crew - Swirly Bird. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This card was a custom request by a friend as a housewarming card for a family with 5 kids.

I made the birds into a mummy & daddy, and changed the eggs into little hatchlings in the nest.

Love the cloudy DSP background?  That’s a Sale-A-Bration freebie, which will be available with every $90 (Australian) purchase from 4th Jan (2 more sleeps!).


My second card is ‘swirly’…

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I used the spots and swirls from the Swirly Bird stamp set to create a lively background for my dragonfly family.

The dragonflies are also available from 4th Jan!


With so many pieces in this stamp set, there’s lots you can do with it!

Next up on the hop for inspiration is the wonderful Debra Burgin.

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If there’s broken links anywhere along the hop, head back to the main Stamp Review Crew page for a full list of participants in this hop.  The SRC post goes live just a touch later than mine, so if that link doesn’t work either, check back a little later!!!

Hope your New Year has started in style.

Mine involved friends, family, craft and some household organisation.  If that’s the way my year continues, I’m a happy girl!!!

I’m looking forward to lots of crafty fun in 2017 – please join me on mypapercraftjourney.com, Facebook & Pinterest so you don’t miss a thing!

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