July 2018 – A Recap of All the Fun!

There’s so much going on in July with Stampin’ Up!

I’m going to try to summarise it all in this blog post, but be sure to contact me if you have any questions!!!

Designer Series Paper Sale Buy 3 Get 1 Free

Free Ink Pad Assortment

  • Join Stampin’ Up! in July and receive the usual Starter Kit deal – $169 for $235 of products plus free shipping – and get an 10 x ink pad colour collection for free (value $117).  Choose from Brights, Neutrals, Subtles, Regals or In Colors.  Click here to join my Paper Adventures team.

Stampin' Blends

So fun much to be had in July!

Happy stamping,

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Jolly July – Christmas has come early!

I’ve just read this week’s Stampin’ Up! updates and all I can say is {WOW}!

Stampin’ Up! are offering a joining special in July that is simply amazing.

Join my Paper Adventures team (Australian stampers only) any time between 1st July and 31st July and you’ll be able to add 10 ink pads to your starter kit at no extra cost.  That’s on top of the great Starter Kit deal we already offer.

Choose from the 4 Color Collections – Brights, Neutrals, Subtles or Regals, or both the In Color Collections (2017-2019 & 2018-2020).

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The Starter Kit is $169 and includes your choice of any $235 of products (plus the ink pad assortment) with free shipping . You’ll be an active demonstrator until at least January 31st 2019, during which time you will receive access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! news, preview & early ordering for 2018 Holiday and 2019 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues, support via my Paper Adventures team, plus you’ll get 20%+ discount on every order you place (or 20% commission on orders from customers).

I can answer any questions you have about being part of the Stampin’ Up! family – send me an email, or a message via Facebook.

If this is the offer you’ve been waiting for, click here to start selecting your free ink pad assortment & starter kit items.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Get Ready for the July DSP Offer…

We’re heading into the last week of June.  The shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere has passed and I’ve seen people asking how many sleeps til Christmas!!!

Are you ready for the second half of the year???

Stampin’ Up! is kicking the new financial year off with a DSP sale – which is fabulous because I’ve worked out which ones are my favourite (and that would be all of them!).

During July, buy any 3 DSP patterns from the standard ($19.25) range and choose 1 free.

DSP Offer Juy 2018 | kelly kent

Which pretty patterns are on your list???  I’m happy to combine orders for local customers – let me know if there’s 2 patterns on your wishlist and I’ll pair you with someone else to make the most of this great special.

Or shop online – http://bit.ly/shopSUwithkellykent if your wishlist is full & ready to go!!!  Specific DSP links below.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

The 10 DSP patterns part of the July 2018 Buy 3, Get 1 Free Offer…

Note: this offer runs 1st July – 31st July.  If you add these items to your shopping cart & check out before 1st July, you will be charged for all 4 packs.

Calling All Direct Sales Superstars…

We all know someone in direct sales, and many of us are customers of this style of home based business.  It’s a wonderful way to shop – and the personal touch of your own consultant is the icing on this shopping experience.

Perhaps, you are the superstar of your own direct sales business?  Do you share your love of candles, soap, stamps, oils, make up, skincare with your family, friends & customers?

There’s lots of us out there – and often what sets us apart from the other consultants of the same type of product, is our customer service.  Our willingness to go the extra mile for our customers, the expert knowledge we have and the presentation of our business.

A thank you card with an order, beautifully packaged samples, a welcome the team, congratulations on a promotion or sending birthday wishes to a customer or team member – these are all special touches that are noticed and appreciated by our customers & team.

It can be costly and not always easy to find options to fit all these needs. But not anymore!

I’m so excited to share this all-inclusive kit with you that Stampin’ Up! have released in their 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue – the Darling Label Punch Box.

You get a stamp set that covers all your needs – birthday, thank you, hello (welcome), best wishes, thinking of you & congratulations.  An easy to use punch that fits all 6 stamps, together with a block & two coloured inks for stamping.  It comes in a gorgeous tin – which is perfect for storing your supplies or using it for gift packaging once you’ve unpacked your kit.

Darling Label Kit | kelly kent

The Darling Label All-Inclusive Punch Box is $78. You don’t need much else to be on your way to amazing packaging or super cute cards.

Here are some suggested bundles to get you stamping to meet all your superstar needs.

PACKAGING OPTIONS

Let’s start with two cute ways to package samples & gifts. Your team and customers will be in awe of this next level touch!

Darling Label Kit | kelly kent

Darling Label Kit | kelly kent
Packaging Bundle 1 – click the links below to add to your online cart

Darling Label Kit | kelly kent

Darling Label Kit | kelly kent

Packaging Bundle 2 – click the links below to add to your online cart

CARD OPTIONS

Next up, let’s look at some quick & easy ways to make cards with your kit supplies.

Darling Label Kit | kelly kent

Darling Label Kit | kelly kent

Card Making Bundle 1 – click the links below to add to your online cart

Darling Label Kit | kelly kent

Card Making Bundle 2 – click the links below to add to your online cart

Make it extra special with these add on products (as pictured in my samples)

Darling Label Kit Extras | kelly kent

Extras – click the links below to add to your online cart


The stamp sets in kits come on a clear plastic sheet.

If you prefer to store the stamp set in a clear case, here’s the printable insert – free to download and print.

Click here to add Clear Mount Stamp Cases to your order.

Printable Clear Case Insert - Darling Label Punch | kelly kent


If you have any questions about using Stampin’ Up! products in combination with your direct sales business, contact me on my Facebook page to arrange a 1:1 consult (Australian residents only, though feel free to contact me if you’re an international direct sales consultant and I can redirect you to a local Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator).

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Paper Adventures Winter Retreat

Winter has hit with a vengence in south west WA – it’s wet, it’s cold and it’s windy!!!

There have been a few glimpses of sunshine before the regular winter programming returns.

Luckily, for us, stamping is an indoor sport – perfect for all weather.  Too hot – craft in the air-con, too cold – craft with the heater on!!!

Last year we started an annual Paper Adventures Retreat Day, hosted by one of our teamies who has a gorgeous residence in the Perth Hills.  2017 saw us travel up for a beautiful spring day.

2018’s planning involved a wet weather winter trek!!!  We arrived safely and had a wonderful day of crafting – and even managed to sneak some sunshine for a team photo.

Paper Adventures Team Retreat 2018 | kelly kent

Retreat days are all about the crafting and eating!!!

The eating was a shared morning tea. lunch & afternoon tea with everyone contributing something delicious for the day.  Our hostess kept us well hydrated with copious cups of tea and fabulous coffee.

The crafting was make & take style with each of us bringing a project in a box.  You make the sample, cut up the kits and put all the materials in a box.  The boxes are passed around and each crafter makes & takes home one of each design.  It needed to be easy enough to make with minimal instruction within a 30 minute time frame.

I wanted to share the new embossing mat with the team, so this was my card for them to make…

Embossing Mat | kelly kent

The butterfly is from the new Sprintime Impressions Thinlits but instead of cutting it, we layered it with the Embossing Mat to leave the outline on the cardstock.

Embossing Mat | kelly kent

Other supplies in this card are Nature’s Poem DSP, Stitched Label & Stitched Shapes Framelits and Hanging Garden stamp set.

Because each person created with a different box and created a different card in each time slot, I offered an alternative layout using the same pieces –

Embossing Mat | kelly kent

This is always a fun way to create a ‘different’ card but not having to completely design.  Design & colour choices are always the most complex part of creating cards.

Embossing Mat | kelly kent

Thanks to our Paper Adventures team for being wonderful – they really are the loveliest people I know!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List

2018-2019 Annual Catalogue & Product Shares

One the most exciting days on the Stampin’ Up! calendar is here!!!  From today, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue is available for you to view & shop!!!

Click here to download the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Click here to browse all the products in the online store.

Of course, your wishlist will be long and interesting!!!  There’s so much to love in the new catalogue!

Let me help you budget for some of those items by offering two options for DSP Shares and a Ribbon Share.

What is a “Share”?

A share is a select range of products from the catalogue broken into smaller quantities so that you can order more of your favourites.  Smaller quantities means a smaller cost.  Think of it as a try before you buy option – or a get it all now option.  Buy{ALL} the new DSP, Color Collection DSP and/or Ribbon in a ‘sampler’ and then purchase full packs or reels of your favourites.

What makes up a “Share”?

I’ve calculated what I need for each share, how many people the share will include and the total cost.  I collect orders until I fill the share and then I order all the materials (paper or ribbon) required for the share.  Once they arrive, I cut the paper or ribbon and package for delivery or pickup.  There’s three options to choose from.

What 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue Shares are available?

Prices are for local pick up – to add delivery, see section below on getting your order.

2018 Annual Catalogue DSP Share

All* the new DSP from the catalogue | 12 designs *Does not include the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper – this just won’t cut down nicely for a DSP share or the Color Collection DSP – see below for details on this share.

A$50.00

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DSP Share – Color Collections

DSP in each of the Color Collections – Neutrals, Brights, Regals, Subtles, 2018-2020 In Colors & 2017-2019 In Colors = 50 colours.

A$30.00

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Ribbon Share

31 designs of ribbon & trim from the new catalogue including ribbon, cord & twine.

A$44.00

2018-19 Ribbon Share jpg

Buy All 3 Shares

Want all the new catalogue shares??? This is the option for you!

A$120.00

2018-2019 Product Shares JPG

How do you get your items?

Postage is available Australia wide at a flat rate cost of $8.50.  Local pick-up is available from Bunbury, Western Australia.  If you need to add postage, please click pay for postage below.

Postage

Make sure to checkout this item to ensure delivery of your paper share if you are not able to pick up locally. Postage is available Australia wide via tracked satchel.

A$8.50

When do you get your items?

Items will generally be ready to post within 2 weeks of you receiving your order.  In the unlikely event I am unable to complete the numbers required for a share, I will refund your purchase via PayPal.  If you are local & picking up, I will contact you to arrange a pick up date.  If you have opted for postage, I will contact you with a tracking number once your parcel is posted.

If you have any questions, please let me know!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Color Revamp Color Swatch

As part of the gifts we received at OnStage, those that attended the CentreStage leadership dinner got to take home a beautiful Color Swatch.  It featured all 53 colours from the 2018 Color Revamp – complete with labels.

I have already made & gifted my own version of this great idea to my Paper Adventures team members, and now I’m offering them to you.

2018 Stampin' Up! Color Revamp Color Swatch - Buy Now | kelly kent

There’s 3 easy ways for Australian residents* to get their hands on this useful colour wheel which will become part of your main crafting toolkit….

  1. Join my Paper Adventures Team and receive a Color Swatch as a welcome gift (click here to find out more about joining Stampin’ Up!).
  2. Place an order from 1st June – 16th June 2018 in my online store of $100+ (before shipping) using the host code: 6TTS2UDN.  Click here to shop online.
  3. Purchase via the PayPal payment link below for the low price of $14.75.  That’s the same as a pack of cardstock – only you’ll get all 53 colours, labeled & bound with an elegant Chicago Screw fastener.  Not local?  Choose tracked delivery option at $23.25 to have your Color Swatch delivered Australia wide.  Delivery starts 1st June 2018.
2018 Stampin' Up! Color Revamp Color Swatch - Buy Now | kelly kent

Color Revamp Color Swatch – local pick up

A$14.75

2018 Stampin' Up! Color Revamp Color Swatch - Buy Now | kelly kent

Color Revamp Color Swatch – including Australia wide tracked delivery

A$23.25

*Due to Stampin’ Up! policy I am unable to sell these outside of Australia.

2018 Stampin' Up! Color Revamp Color Swatch - Buy Now | kelly kent

They measure 7cm x 7cm and feature the colours from the 2017-2019 In Colors, 2018-2020 In Colors, Neutrals Collection, Brights Collection, Subtles Collection, Regals Collection and 3 Basics – all 53 colours available as part of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp.

2018 Stampin' Up! Color Revamp Color Swatch - Buy Now | kelly kent

My team are loving having these on their craft desks so they can check colours, compare colours, match colours, create colour combinations and work on which colours to next add to their wishlist.

They will boost your creativity and make the process so much easier!!!

There’s nothing better than making crafting easier!

Buy for yourself, treat a crafty friend or use them as team incentives.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop B

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Hello!  It’s my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than a blog hop with my fabulous stamping friends.

Actually, I’m feeling very loved on my birthday evening as I hop with two wonderful groups of stamping friends.

This is blog hop B – the second list.  There’s another thread which features blog hop A – the first list (click here to visit).  You don’t want to miss the creations on the other side!!!

There’s no theme for tonight.  Everyone is simply sharing with us something they’ve made that they love.  In this crazy busy life, we sometimes need an excuse just to create for fun, for love and to be creative.

My birthday falls at a wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue cycle.  I get to spoil myself each year with new Stampin’ Up! and call them birthday presents.

Part of my present to myself was all the new Stampin’ Up! colours – In Colors, returning colours and new colours!!!  You can read all about the Colour Revamp here.

For the first time since they arrived, I had a play with the 2018-2020 In Colors.  Can you believe it – “2020”. I still remember when this was so far away!!!  I also remember Y2K (year 2000) and the technology panic!

The 2018-2020 In Colors are bright, fun and very on trend with the colours we’re currently seeing in fashion, home decor and advertising.

Stampin' Up! 2018-20 In Colors | kelly kent

Although none of the In Colors are specifically featured in the Garden Impressions DSP, they coordinate beautifully with the fun & bright patterns.  This was the starting point for my creations for blog hop B.

Garden Impressions DSP | kelly kent

I matched each In Color with a pattern from the DSP and then added in coordinating ombre colours.  I love cards with a monochrome/ombre palette!

I also added the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (that large gorgeous floral die cut & cute little flower) and a pretty stamp from the Stitched All Around stamp set.  BOth of these items are currently available (along with the Garden Impressions DSP) on demonstrator pre-order #demoperks #happybirthdaytome

Here’s each In Color and the colours I matched.  Can you spot some of the other new colours we’re welcoming in June?

LOVELY LIPSTICK

Lovely Lipstick | kelly kent

Lovely Lipstick | kelly kent

GRAPEFRUIT GROVE

Grapefruit Grove | kelly kent

Grapefruit Grove | kelly kent

PINEAPPLE PUNCH

Pineapple Punch | kelly kent

Pineapple Punch | kelly kent

CALL ME CLOVER

Call Me Clover | kelly kent

Call Me Clover | kelly kent

BLUEBERRY BUSHEL

Blueberry Bushel | kelly kent

Blueberry Bushel | kelly kent

If you don’t love these In Colors on first impressions, let them wash over you for a while.  You’ll come to love the fun they add to your craft collection!!!

2018-2020 In Colors are available from 1st June 2018.  Get yours early by adding them to a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and join the SU! adventure.  Click her for more information.


Many thank you to all my stamping friends who have joined me today to share in my celebrations through this hop!

Next up on hop B is the totally gorgeous Angela Meiritz-Reid over in New Zealand.

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, or there’s a broken link, there’s a full participant list below – click on any of the links and visit an amazing friend with a fabulous project!!!

Thanks for sharing my birthday with me!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Participant List (B)

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Sue Vine
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Rebecca Scurr
  6. Julia Quinn
  7. Danielle Bennenk
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Richelle Fletcher
  10. Sara Levin
  11. Sandra Roberts
  12. Catherine Creer
  13. Cheryl Taylor
  14. Rochelle Blok
  15. Ine van den Eijnden
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Jo Weedon
  18. Courtenay Heuston
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Fi Cobbin

Share What You Love Blog Hop

Hello!  I hope your weekend was fabulous!

I’m hopping today with a group of my lovely stamping friends.  Thanks to Leonie Schroder for bringing us all together.

We have all been getting crafty with the pre-release suite – Share What You Love and will be sharing projects we’ve been making with this gorgeous suite.  It appears in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, but for the month of May, you can purchase three bundles featuring products from this new suite.

You’re going to love it – the designs, patterns and colours are beautiful!  There’s 3 products bundles available to purchase (see all the info at the end of this post).

Here’s some sweet projects I created with the Love What You Do stamp set, Pearlised Doilies, Share What You Love DSP, Share What You Love Pearls & Lovely Floral Embossing Folder – with some of my favourite colours!

The first card features the oh-so-pretty DSP (my favourite part of the suite) with a new In Color – Grapefruit Grove.

Share What You Love | kelly kent

The second card is a mix of the gorgeous DSP and stamps from the Love What You Do stamp set.  The sentiments in this set lend themselves so nicely to the current trend of fussy cutting around the words.

Share What You Love | kelly kent

The final card features the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder – gorgeous just as it is, or you can add some colour by brushing with your ink pad.  This is White Craft ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.

Share What You Love | kelly kent

There’s so much to love about this suite!!!

To see more gorgeous projects, visit the list of blog hop participants by clicking on the cute little blue frog, or click through to the next person on the list – Leonie Schroder.

The flyer for the pre-release can be found by clicking here.

Or, scroll below to see pictures of the available items and links to purchase in my online store (Australian customers).

Thanks for joining me & my stamping friends today!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Bundle 1: Just Getting Started, click here to buy it via my online store

It includes:

Share What You Love Bundle 1

Bundle 2: A Little More, Please; click here to buy it via my online store

It includes:

Share What You Love Bundle 2

Bundle 3: Gotta Have It All; click here to buy it via my online store

It includes:

Share What You Love Bundle 3

There’s also an early release of the 2018-2020 In Colors.

Buy the Stampin’ Pads before the catalogue officially releases.  Click here to buy via my online store.

2018-2020 In Color Stamp Pads

 

It’s a {COLOUR REVAMP}

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Some of the biggest news to come from OnStage is new colours!  It was time for a colour revamp where we see significant changes in the colour range – and I’m oh-so-excited by the choices Stampin’ Up! have made!!!

Some of the colours we’ve known as Brights, Regals, Neutrals & Subtles are retiring.

Retiring Colours 2018 | kelly kent

Four of the 5 In Colors from the 2016-2018 collection are retiring – Flirty Flamingo joins the core colour range (saying goodbye to Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum).

Retiring colours makes way for new colours, so we are welcoming a mix of returning In Colors and brand new never before seen colours.  Is your favourite coming back???

There’s still 4 main colour collections (with the same titles) plus 2 x 5 In Color Collections (10 In Colors in each catalogue) and 3 Basic colours (Whisper White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla) for a total of 53 colours.

2018 In Color Collections | kelly kent

2018 Color Collections | kelly kent

How beautiful is that rainbow of colour!!!

As well as new colours to enjoy, we’re also getting a new stamp pad case!!

It’s stacked with innovative features – slimmer, stackable & easier to open.  The new pads & refills will also contain a defoaming additive – which improves the consistency of the ink.

You’ll see these slowly integrate into the range over the next couple of months, starting with the 2018-2020 In Colors and rolling out to the new/returning colours and existing colours in the range.


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The final piece of Stampin’ news is the release of the retirement list for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue & 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

See the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue Retirement List here

See the 2018 Occasions Catalogue Retirement list here

Visit the online store by clicking here ***

*** the online store is the easiest way to keep tabs on item availability.

If you have any favourites on the retirement list, you’ll want to order them soon.  Availability of products is variable with many only being available while stocks last.

Note about ink pads on the retirement list: You’ll see all ink pads on the retirement list – whether they retire permanently or are being repackaged.  Use the information in the first part of this blog post to check which colours are permanent retirements and which colours are continuing and will be available in the new style.

Basic Gray & Basic Black Archival Ink pads are both retiring.  Basic Gray will return as a core colour in the classic ink pad style.  StazOn Jet Black is returning as a permanent alcohol based ink option.


The online store is open 24-7 with shipping direct to your door (click here to visit).  If you’d like to use the host code & receive a thank you gift from me, the code for April is: 2AR3XM3B.

If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! colours or product availability, get in touch with me.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com