OnStage 2017 – Prize Patrol Swaps

I’m so excited for my Paper Adventures team to be participating in their first blog/FB hop!

We are delighted for Melissa Gifford to be joining us as a guest designer, as we had the pleasure of sitting with her at OnStage.

Thanks for joining us!!!

We’ve got a great theme today – cards/projects made using the stamp sets we got for our Prize Patrol.

What’s a Prize Patrol?  Glad you asked!  Prize Patrol is a wonderful part of each Stampin’ Up! event where you are allocated a colour/pattern/design and at key moments of the event, they choose one of those colours as the Prize Patrol winner.  In recent events, every colour has been called, which means that we all go home with a lovely gift.

At OnStage, the gifts were all stamp sets that will appear in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Across a table of 8, I think we got 6 different sets to take home – so lots of variety to share today!

Look for the link at the end of each blog or FB page to take you to the next creation.  I’ll also post a full list at the bottom of this post in case you get lost.


I felt very lucky to receive the Ribbon of Courage stamp set as my Prize Patrol.

This set was designed by Patty Bennett to celebrate her sales milestone of $1 million!  You can read her story here.

I know there are lots of crafters who are going to love this stamp set & coordinating framelits, and all that it represents.


For my swap, I have paired the stamp set with some of the beautiful patterns from the upcoming Fresh Florals DSP Stack.

I used the two pink tones from the new In Color Collection –

Powder Pink…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

And Berry Burst…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

To show my team a different type of card fold, I used a simple but effective design called a flip flop card, or a double fold card.

This is the top view…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

The measurements for this style of card:

  • Cut a card base (4-1/8″ x 8-1/4″), score at 5-7/8″
  • DSP for base: 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″
  • DSP for flap: -7/8″ x 2-1/8″
  • Flap 2: 6″ x 3″, scored at 3″
  • Flap 2 mat: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Thanks again for being with us for our first team blog hop.

We hope to make this a regular event now that the team are sharing more of their projects online.

If you’re interested in joining Stampin’ Up! and our Paper Adventures team, you can find more information here.

Next up on the blog hop is Sheila Pybus – you’ll be going to Facebook for this one.

Don’t forget there’s a full list of participants at the bottom of this post if you need it.


Blog Hop Participants

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Sheila Pybus (Facebook post)
  3. Coriana Boothey (Facebook post)
  4. Kristel Rimmer
  5. Mandy Depiazzi
  6. Melissa Gifford
  7. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
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OnStage 2017 Display Board Samples

Are you ready for more OnStage sharing?

So far I’ve shared…

It really was a sensational event where I indulged my love of stamping.

The final piece of my OnStage experience was being selected as a Display Board Stamper.  This involves getting a box of not yet released products and making 15 samples to display on a board at the OnStage event.

All these opportunities have left me feeling very humbled & honored!!!

I had a great array of products in my box including the Eastern Beauty stamp set and accessories, new In Colors, Five for All stamp set, Circle Tab punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, ribbons, sequins, washi, bags & more.

This is my board:


Theme 1 for my creations was the new In Colours – me oh my!!!

I’ve already shown you the Decorative Ribbon Border punch & 2017-2019 In Colors in my In Color Reveal post.

Here’s a couple more In Colour creations…

My beautiful girls enjoying feeding the birds at the Wildlife Park in Bunbury.

A cello bag shaker card using the 2″ cello bags, deconstructed gold Striped Treat Bag and new Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

And a bookmark using Powder Pink, Calypso Coral ombre ribbon and gold mini sequin trim!!!


Theme 2 for my display board sample was the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  This is on pre-release for demonstrators during April and customers during May.

You don’t have to wait until June to be able to make beautiful projects like these.

Clear Tiny Treat box with Eastern Palace DSP, gold sequin trim, shimmer ribbon, gold vinyl stickers & Eastern Beauty flowers.

More of that amazing black shimmer ribbon!

Stunning trims – sequins & ombre ribbon with the Circle Tab punch in gold.

Using the Eastern Palace suite in a Dapper Denim, Gold & Vanilla colour combination.

Using the New In Colors – Tranquil Tide & Fresh Fig with the Eastern Palace suite.

Theme 3 is takes a completely different turn – and I will share that with you in detail tonight when my Just Add Ink post goes live!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my samples.

I love to share, so if anything you see will work for your catalogue launch, workshop or blog, take the ideas you need!

 

 

 

 

2017 Catalogue Launch – Bigger & Better

At OnStage we got a copy of the new catalogue which is available to customers in June 2017.

Are you enjoying all the sneak peeks???

The new catalogue is sensational – and I’m making plans for an amazing catalogue launch to go with it!

This year it’s going to be an all day crafting session!!!

Book your place for an amazing day filled with stamps, ink, paper & fun across 15 hours.

{Disclaimer: you do not have to stay until midnight, but the option is there!}

Registration cost includes table space, new catalogue, meals, snacks & refreshments throughout the event, prizes, games, make & take.

Bring your own craft projects & tools to create during the event.

$50 fee is payable on RSVP to secure your place.

Places are limited and I anticipate this event will fill quickly.

A whole day of uninterrupted crafting?  Living the dream!

OnStage 2017 – New Colour Reveal!

One of the main highlights of a Stampin’ Up! event is all the sneak peek opportunities.  We saw so many beautiful things on Saturday – including the 2017-2019 In Color range.  You are going to love it!!!

From this morning, all demos have access to view the new colours & annual catalogue online – can you feel the excitement?!

Although I can’t share the inside pages of the catalogue with you unless you join my team, I can share some of the sneak peeks here on my blog.

And I can share the retirement list from the current Annual Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue!  Click here to see what doesn’t make it to the next catalogue.


Are you ready for the new colours?  These pretties will launch on the 1st June 2017.

Allow me to introduce to you the 5 new beautiful In Colors…

Of course when new colours come out, we’re desperate to see them in action.

Here’s a comparison between the new colours & similar existing colours within the range.

These samples are from my Display Board at OnStage Perth. The card base is a Whisper White notecard.  The sentiments are from the new Eastern Beauty stamp set (available to as a special preview suite on 1st May) and the colour strips are using the new Decorative Ribbon Border punch.

Stampin' Up! 2017 In Color Comparison - Berry Burst | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

I could have actually done a green comparison too for Tranquil Tide – it’s a transient colour in that the way you perceive it changes based on what colours you match it with!  Cool, hey!


The new colours are just beautiful!  Do you have a favourite?

I always have an instant favourite – Berry Burst and a slow burn…. one I didn’t think I’d love until I started using it.  I wonder which of the other 4 that will be… there’s a little niggle telling me it’s going to be Lemon Lime Twist.  Watch out for some bright and fun creations over the next year!

New colours need more storage, so please download, use and share my marker and ink refill inserts.

To download these files in pdf format, click here.

The individual files are hosted on Dropbox and can be downloaded in jpg format or word document by clicking the links below…

2017 – 2019 Stampin’ Write Marker Insert (printed size: 17.8cm x 14.3cm)

2017 – 2019 Ink Refill Insert (printed size: 16.1cm x 8.3cm)

2017-2019 Marker & Ink Refill Inserts WORD document

If you’d like other colour ranges from previous years, please click here for posts that include more download links.

If you have any issues accessing any of the files, please send me an email so I can help you.

I hope you enjoy these free printable inserts!

If you need to stock up on cases, click on the photos below.


Excited about the new colours???  Stampin’ Up! customers can order the full range of new colours from 1st June 2017.

Stampin’ Up! demonstrators can order from 2nd May 2017.  If you’d like your In Color range sooner and at a discount, then you might like to join my Paper Adventures team.

The Starter Kit is $169 and includes your choice of $235 of products, free shipping and a 20% discount on all purchases while you are a demo!  You’ll also get a free gift from me!

If you’d like the join the new color frenzy, you can find more info here or if you’re ready to purchase your Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

We’re ready to say hi!!!

Amazing Mandy!

Did you see the special I posted this morning for recruits who sign on during Sale-A-Bration?

Mandy joined our Paper Adventures team in January and found a passion she didn’t know she was missing!

Her cards are amazing – check out her newly started blog!


I had the wonderful opportunity of making a celebratory card for Mandy this week – as she promoted to Bronze Elite and earned the final part of the Quick Start program.

Mandy will now get 25% discount on all her purchases (Bronze Elite perk), 10,000 flex points for achieving Quick Start and because she made her first quarter minimum, she’ll get the Better Together stamp set.

How amazing is all that!!!

Here’s the fun card I made to celebrate her success…

I took a few photos of this fun card to try & share all the pretty details with you.

This is his fancy blanket – copper embossed and blinged up with pearls.

I’m enjoying all the different ways you can change this elephant up!

And the inside of the card…

And another view of the front…

I’m really loving this elephant – I’m sure you’ve noticed!!!

A few fellow stampers have blamed me for enabling them!  I’m always happy to lead you down the path of temptation!

Do you have a last minute order before Sale-A-Bration finishes on Friday???

Don’t miss out on those fabulous freebies!


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Join Stampin’ Up! – It’s Amazing!!!

One of the things I love the most about Stampin’ Up! is how well they look after their demonstrators.

We have easy & direct access to amazing people at head office, great support and wonderful promotions.

I was so excited yesterday for my new recruits that signed on during Sale-A-Bration to find out that they qualify for a free stamp set next month – just for enjoying this amazing hobby!

Want to know the great news for you?  There’s still time to get on board.

Anyone who signs up with Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration – which doesn’t end til Friday (9pm WA time) – can be part of this amazing special too!

Join this week (before midnight Sydney time) and you’ll get…

  • Your choice of $235 of products
  • Two extra stamp sets (any value)
  • The opportunity to earn another free stamp set just by making your minimums next quarter
  • Catalogues to share with your family & friends
  • A discount of 20% for everything you order while you are an active demo
  • A no penalty opportunity to try out being part of the Stampin’ Up! family
  • Access to my Paper Adventures Facebook page

Ready to jump on board this amazing special?  It’s possibly the best one I’ve seen in my (almost) 5 years with Stampin’ Up!

Join the fun – sign up here.

If you have any questions – send me an email and I’ll get back to you right away.

Sale-A-Bration 3rd release

As we near the end of the Sale-A-Bration period, Stampin’ Up! have released 8 more options for you to choose as Sale-A-Bration rewards.  See the list below.

I’m doing an order tonight, so if I can add anything for you, please let me know!

If you’d like to shop online, please visit my online store.  Use the host code: BCXWWYKA to qualify for another free gift from me!