Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Favourites

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Hey there!!  Thanks for joining our Paper Adventures team blog hop for October!

The theme for this hop is ‘favourites’.  I wanted the team to share some of their style and personality with you – so keep hopping to learn more about what makes stamping fun for them!

If you haven’t started here, then you may have hopped over from our guest designer – Angela Meiritz-Reid.  She is every bit as gorgeous in person as she is online and we are delighted she agreed to hop with us today.

Next up is the host with the most – Siobhan Fitzsimmons!  Click on ‘next’ at the end of the post to see her favourites!


Siobhan hosted us at her beautiful homestead in the Perth hills on Sunday.

We turned our regular team meeting into a whole day retreat.  It was a wonderful luxury to share craft time with an amazing group of ladies.

The creative part of the day was filled by shoebox swaps.  Every team member designed a project and brought everything they needed to complete the card – all in a small box.

The cards were beautiful, with a gorgeous variety.  You might see some of them tonight!

Here’s an action shot of the shoebox swaps.  Thanks to Siobhan for the excellent photography!

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop October | kelly kent

This is what my swap looked like all packed into the box…

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop October | kelly kent

And once it was made…

Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

So, my favourite???

It’s new things!  There’s nothing more exciting to me than the privilege of owning new stamps, ink, paper & tools!

My card features two new products  – Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers) and a cute new stamp set called Colour Me Happy.

Here’s my beautiful markers….

Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

They are an absolute dream to colour with!  The easiest alcohol markers you’ll ever use.  And they match our existing colour range!!

My card features three of the marker duos – Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight & Pool Party.

Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

Demonstrators were lucky enough to have a special ordering period for the new Stampin – available for everyone to order.  If new things are your favourite too and you’d like to be able to order first (and at a discount!), you should join our Paper Adventures team. Click here for more info!

If being a demonstrator isn’t for you just now, the Stampin’ Blends will be available to purchase on 1st November 2017.

Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

With 3 catalogues a year plus limited edition releases, there’s never shortage of new favourite products to own!!!

Next up on the journey of favourites is Siobhan Fitzsimmons – she has a favourites list as long as mine, so I can’t wait for her to narrow down just one favourite to blog about!!!

Thanks to my amazing team, and our fabulous guest designer, Angela, for sharing their favourites!  I always love seeing what others are swooning over!

I know my wish list will grow seeing all the fantastic projects!!!

Luckily, there’s always a stamping order just around the corner in my house!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


 

 

Participant List:

Angela Meiritz-Reid (guest designer)
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In Love With the Merry Patterns Reindeer

It might be his sweater, but there’s something delightful about the reindeer stamp in the Merry Patterns stamp set.

Merry Patterns is an exclusive stamp set only available during September & OCtober this year – which means you have 13 shopping days left to earn him.

All orders of $450 or more will include this awesome stamp set in your box!

Orders can be just yours, or a combination of yours, your family &/or your friends.  Sweep those order together, email them to me and get your paws on this cute Christmas set!

Here’s a card we made at class earlier this month:

Merry Patterns Reindeer | kelly kent

I love Night of Navy, white & silver for a classically modern Christmas combination.

Merry Patterns Reindeer | kelly kent

And of course, snowflakes again! {swoon}

To place an order, simply contact me direct or visit my online store.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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World Card Making Day Special Deals

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World Card Making Day is coming up in October!

Stampin’ Up! are celebrating with 15% off select card-making essentials, plus a deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive between 1 and 10 October!

This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on card-making supplies and keep celebrating all year long!!

For the Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) promotion:  Add Fast Fuse to your order (item 129026). Then add the two Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills (item 129027) to your order. Your order will not add them automatically. After you add the two refills to your order, the price listed will show $0.00 for the two free refills.

And, because October is an awesome month, there’s also a special on Designer Series Paper.

Buy 3 packs and get the fourth free on a select list of popular designs.

Choose 4 packs yourself, or team up with a friend and buy 2 packs each – splitting the cost!

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You can shop 24-7 in my online store (October host code is: 9XVXJYQS).

Add the specials and any other items to your list.  Shipping is a low $5.95 up to $120 and then 5% of your order amount from $120.

If you’d like to place your order directly through me, send me an email!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


Notecards & Stamp Sets, available at prices below 1-10 October 2017

Designer Series Paper Available during October in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Sale!

Hello September – Let’s Holiday!

Hello September | kelly kent

Hello!  Well, didn’t that go quickly!!!  August is done!

It’s September and I’m back in the land of blogging.

The little break was lovely and gave me time to slow down the extreme crafting speed and spread my time a little more evenly between my family, friends and other hobbies.

We had some unseasonably warm and sunny weather over the last weekend – which just finished off my month wonderfully!!!  I’m hoping there’s lots more of that to come.

What does September hold?

I’ll be creating again for the design teams I’m lucky enough to be a part of, so watch out for those posts.

There will also be a scrap camp in the mix, more classes and of course, a new catalogue to play with!

If you don’t have a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue, which starts today and runs through til 2nd January 2018, I can send one anywhere in Australia.

If you’d like to view an online copy, click here.


As always, one of my loves from the new catalogue is all the gorgeous DSP!

I have DSP shares available for anyone in Australia who wants it all but at a fraction of the price –

DSP Share - 2017 Holiday Catalogue | kelly kent

If 96 pieces of beautiful paper takes your fancy, please send me an email (or leave a comment here) and I’ll make it happen!


As a ‘welcome back to blogging’ gift, everyone who orders from me in September will get one of these cute little treat pouches.

September Treats | kelly kent

This is the hot chocolate variety, but there’s also a coffee treat if that’s more your thing!

The cute little pouch is a ‘diaper fold’ and made using a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP!

They make great gifts for colleagues, friends and people you want to give a gift to over the festive period.

September may seem a little early to get started on gifts, but 25th Dec will be here before we know it!!!

If I can help you with anything from the Holiday Catalogue, please let me know!

My classes are still running during September.  Would you like to join us?

I’d love to see you!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Earn Some Brownie Points with a Gift Voucher!

There comes a moment in every Stampin’ Up! addict’s life when they politely smile at a perfectly lovely gift and think ‘if only that was a stamp set’.

Most craft lovers have a long & extensive wishlist – that can never be satisfied, even with countless spending sprees!

So, consider this a community service announcement for all those husbands, kids, family & significant others…

I can provide a gift voucher for any Australian Stampin’ Up! addict.

Stampin' Up! Gift Voucher | kelly kent

It comes with a beautiful handmade card.  You choose the spending spree amount, I organise the rest {including posting it directly to the recipient if required!}.

I know I’d love to receive this card with a gorgeous surprise inside!

Oh So Eclectic | kelly kent

To arrange your gift voucher, email me or message me on Facebook.

To drop a not so subtle hint to your loved ones, send them the link to this post: https://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017/07/04/gift-voucher/

PS, how awesome is it that my gift voucher design features two of the new In Colors – Tranquil Tide & Powder Pink – {AND} the Oh So Eclectic stamp set is a fabulous match!!!  And I’m still so in love with the Happy Birthday Thinlits!

Oh So Eclectic | kelly kent

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Amazing July!

Well, it’s official, we’re half way through the year!

Hope the first half has been wonderful for you.

Today’s post is full of all the exciting things that are happening in July if you love Stampin’ Up!

The first one is {BIG}!

If you’ve been thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! – or even if you hadn’t considered it before now – then read on!

During July, Stampin’ Up! are offering two bonuses with the already amazing value that comes with your Starter Kit.

You can purchase your fully customisable starter kit for $169 which includes your choice of $235 of products, free shipping and business supplies, and you’ll also get the pre-release Carols of Christmas stamp set {AND} an Essential Gift Pack.  That’s $121 of free gifts!

Our team – Paper Adventures – is constantly growing and we’d love to have you join us, no matter what reason you have.  It might be that you’re looking forward to a 20% discount on all your Stampin’ Up! supplies.  It might be that you’d like to be part of a supportive team of like-minded crafters.  It might be that you’re looking for a business opportunity.  Or you might just want to see what it’s like!

As always, there’s no pressure or expectations with Stampin’ Up! other than a minimum spend of $454 every 3 months.  That spend can be just yours – or you can sell to family,  friends & customers to keep up your minimums & earn some income.

Anyone who joins in July will be an active demonstrator until at least 31st January 2018, regardless of how much or little you spend during that time.  This means a guaranteed 7 months of discount on your favourite products, plus that amazing pack of extras during July!

If you’d like more information, or if you’re ready to sign that paperwork, click here!


After having so much fun with the Bonus Days promotion last year, Stampin’ Up! are running it again.

For every $90 spent in the same transaction during July, you’ll get a $9 voucher to spend in August!


It’s going to be a sensational July!!!  If you have any questions about any of the promotions, or I can help you with an order, please get in touch with me by email or Facebook or visit my online store.

What an amazing time to love Stampin’ Up!

PS, if you saw an earlier version of this blog post you might have seen the pre-release info for Carols of Christmas!  This is a demonstrator only promotion for July.  But don’t worry, you’ll be able to order this set in August!!!  If you really love it and want it in July, you’ll just have to join as a demo!!! Hehe!!  Thanks to my lovely friend Cheryl for proof-reading my posts!  Everyone needs a friend like Cheryl!

Oh So Popular Daisy Punch!

Stampin’ Up! customers loves a good punch bundle – and the Daisy punch with coordinating Daisy Delight stamp set has been a hit!

During the demonstrator pre-order period and the first 2 weeks of the catalogue, we’ve bought & sold so many Daisy punches that the company is unable to keep up with supply!

That’s amazing!!!

So, from tonight, this punch will temporarily be turned unorderable until more stocks arrive in late July.

If it’s on your wishlist, but you haven’t ordered it yet, you may still be able to sneak in an order today.

Daisy Punch

$31.00

You can continue to order the stamp set, but as the punch is unavailable, the bundle will become unorderable also.


We loved using it at my launch on the weekend.

This is the other make & take card that attendees created.

The punch is wonderfully efficient, but fussy cutting the daisies is totally possible (just ask Linda!!!!).


The patterns the Delightful Daisy DSP are gorgeous and will also continue to be available!

So, although we’ll be eagerly awaiting the return of the daisy punch, there’s plenty of beautiful products in this suite that you can buy to fulfil your daisy needs!

Pretty gems anyone???  PS, these are amazing with the Eastern Palace suite!

If you miss out on the Daisy punch and would like to be notified when it comes back into stock, let me know!

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{LOVE} Paper? Read on…

Pretty patterned paper is always one of my favourite new catalogue products!

I have a wonderful collection and like to use it regularly!

Nothing brightens up a card like a piece of DSP!!!

But, of course with 14 new designs in the catalogue (actually 15 if you count the Fresh Floral In Colour stack), that’s a lot of DSP to collect.

Of course, buying full packs of each design add a substantial cost to your wishlist!

I’d like to help out by coordinating a paper share.

You’ll get 102 sheets of beautiful new DSP in 6″x6″ size.  All for the low cost of $43.

Postage is available Australia wide for just $7 if required (total cost of the paper share with postage is $50).

Each paper share includes at least one of each design in each pack, except specialty packs where designs will be allocated randomly.

Random allocation of specialty papers enabled me to keep the costs low.

The Fresh Florals Paper Stack is not including in this DSP share.  

But all the designs shown below are!

2017 DSP Share | kelly kent

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People often tell me how much they love participating in paper shares.  They end up with paper that they never thought they’d love – but they do!  They have a range of colours & designs on hand for any occasion.  And it’s a great way to work out which designs you’d like to buy a full pack of.

The 6″x6″ sheets are a great size.  You get one full standard card front, plus a strip for another card or project, or you can keep at 6″ size and create 3D projects.

Sound like something that will get this new catalogue started in style for you???

Fill in your details below and I’ll contact you to finalise the details:

This paper share is open to Australian residents, including Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

You’re going to love having so much paper to play with!

 

The 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is here!

Annual Catalogue is Live!

There’s no way you could have missed this news… but in case you have…

The 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue starts today!

You can download the pdf copy here.

If you like flicking through the real deal, you can get a copy from any Australian demonstrator.

Don’t have a demonstrator?  Send me an email, I’d love to be yours!

I’ve been agonising over my order for some weeks now!  In the end I couldn’t decide, so it’s one of everything!  Don’t tell Mr Papercraft!!!  Just kidding (maybe)!

Here’s my top 10 must have items from the new catalogue, in no particular order…

 

  1. Soft Sayings Kit – 145466 – $61

This kit is perfect for every crafter – beautiful colours and trendy design.  Did I mention value for money???

2. Love Today Planner Kit – 144257 – $64

Use as a journal (that’s my plan) or a beautiful daily organiser!  Beautiful and practical – that’s why it’s perfect!

3. This Little Piggy stamp set – 143922/143919 – $35/$49

These little piggies are the cutest – need I say more???

4. World’s Best Trophy stamp set – 143691 $47

So many people & roles in this stamp set.  I can see myself getting lots of use from all those words!

5. Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle – 145301 – $64.75

I’ve been waiting for a ‘happy birthday’ thinlit, and here it is!!!  It’s a bonus that the stamp set is beautiful!

6. Little One stamp set – 144776/143673 – $28/$37

This stamp set just appeals to me – I love the teepee!!!

7. Bundle of Love Speciality DSP – 144143 – $21

Love, love, love the patterns & colours.  I’m actually in love with all the DSP!  Check in on Saturday for details of my paper share.

8. Embossing Paste, Tools & Masks – 141979/142808/144103 – $11.50/$9/$10

I’m ready for a new technique – the possibilities with this paste are already swirling around my brain!

9. Mini Dimensionals – 144108 – $6

Everything’s better in mini!!!

10. Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder – 143708 – $17

Wood is so awesome right now!!!  This embossing folder will make wood backgrounds & features so easy!!!


I could do 10 of these lists so easily!

The new catalogue is awesome.  I feel privileged to be associated with a company that puts such care and detail into it’s product range.

All the things you love about Stampin’ Up! are in full force in this catalogue – coordinated products, trends you’ll see in your everyday life, quality that lasts and a wealth of ideas in one little book.

If I can help you place an order, please get in touch with me.

If you like to shop online (I do!), you can find my online store here.

I’m so excited about this catalogue – it’s going to be awesome!

For those coming to my launch on the 10th, get ready to have some fun!!!

 

 

 

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Eastern Palace Suite

I’m excited today to share that I’ll be joining a group of international demonstrators in a monthly blog hop!

Welcome to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop hosted by Sara Levin, a demonstrator in the US, who has brought us together to share projects inspired by a suite or theme.

It was perfect timing this month for the Eastern Palace suite with pre-release starting tomorrow.

You can find all the products details for this beautiful suite at the end of this post.


For me, one of the most amazing things about this suite is the Eastern Medallion Thinlits – and they inspired the design of my projects today.

For my first project, I used the floral dies for this Eastern posy, combined with the Everyday Jars Framelits – which are carrying over into the new catalogue.

As I’ve already shared a few samples with you for the Eastern Palace Suite {I was lucky enough to get this in my display box}, I wanted to stray away from the deep & majestic colours of the suite, and try it out in some sweeter colours.  I kept the gold influence though!

The flowers are cut from watercoloured paper in Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight & Pool Party.  Using watercolor paper adds some great texture!

As do those Gold Faceted Gems in the middle of my flowers.  They technically aren’t part of this suite, but they may as well be – they go so well!

The beautiful gold DSP is one of the specialty pages from the Eastern Palace DSP, and the cute Fresh Fig tassel comes in a pack with Tranquil Tide & Gold (so luxurious!).


My second project to share with you is a coordinating set of gift tags using the Eastern Medallion dies to create a doily.  For me, this is a sensational feature of this Thinlit set!

Many of the dies in this set are designed to only just the middle section out.  This means you can change the layering, create borders if you need them and snip the edges free to make pretty shapes.

For these tags I have layered them with the sweet colours used in my card, added some gold bling and a sentiment.

The sentiments are from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.

Some of them are designed on a natural curve, but being photopolymer stamps, I was able to bend them into a straight shape to create little sentiments for my tags.


Thanks for joining me today for my first Stamping Sunday contribution, and thanks to Sara for inviting me to participate.

Click on the blue frog to see the list of participants in the hop.  If you love this suite, you won’t want to miss seeing what my clever crafty friends made!


If you’re in love with this suite, here’s all the details on ordering during pre-release in May.

You have a choice of two bundles – both with free gifts!

Bundle 1 – Eastern Palace Starter Bundle – perfect for the beginning crafter!

Order it online here from 1st May 2017.

Bundle 2 – Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – perfect for the avid crafter!

Order it online here from 1st May 2017.

Watch the Eastern Palace Suite video on You Tube to see the products!