Colour INKspiration #37 | Brights

We’re celebrating the Brights for Colour INKspiration #37.

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I love the Brights!  On most days they are easily my favourite collection – but I struggled a little with this challenge.  Maybe it was just choosing three – or not being able to combine them with other colours to make them shine!  Too much bright???

I got there in the end with a whimsical watercolour theme.

Colour INKspiration #37 Brights | kelly kent

I started with Shimmery White cardstock, a lot of water and my three Brights – Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape & Melon Mambo.

Colour INKspiration #37 Brights | kelly kent

Once this was done, I somehow got to a flamingo theme.  Maybe because the watercolour reminded me of a style of watercolour painting I love with animals painted in wonderful colours.

I love this emu painted by Vanessa Perske for the Love Your Sister charity.

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When I chose my colours, I hadn’t intended to be able to embellish with Glitter Enamel Dots – but in a wonderful twist of crafting fate, the new colours include Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape & Melon Mambo!!! (and Granny Apple Green).

Colour INKspiration #37 Brights | kelly kent

What’s your favourite Brights trio?  We’d love for you to join the challenge via our Facebook group.  Click here to join.

Your project needs to have 3 colours from the Brights collection to be eligible to be part of the top 5 voting for the challenge.  You can add any of the Basics (Whisper White, Basic Black & Very Vanilla) and metallics if you want some bling!

As usual, the design team came up with amazing projects this week.  This hop is full of fun, creative designs!

To see more, visit one of the brightest & bubbliest people I know – Nicole Wilson

Thanks for hopping with us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Delightfully Detailed

Every month I run a class for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in my team (but all demonstrators in the area are welcome).  I aim to include products & techniques in each class that expands their wishlist!!!

Sometimes it’s hard to know how much you’re gong to love a product til it’s on the table and you’re crafting with it!

In May, we made these sweet cards using the Delicately Detailed Laser Cut DSP.  There’s multiple sheets in each pack of 2 different designs – one page of smaller (card front size) designs and a sheet of 12″x12″ floral pattern.

As I was cutting up this paper for the class preparation, I did wonder if the Delightfully should be replaced with “Delicately”… it’s a bit of a handful to keep the precious paper in tact as you cut it up, but the end result is worth the precarious handling!

We used the floral design cut into 4″x6” pieces to make these two cards…

Delightfully Detailed DSP | kelly kent

The card on the left is the DSP coloured with Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel & Night of Navy.  The card on the right is the negative of the colouring – the DSP acts as a mask.  Such a pretty, fun & easy technique.

Delightfully Detailed DSP | kelly kent

The thank you sentiment & die panel is made using the Stitched All Around stamp set & Stitched Labels

I didn’t think I’d love Blueberry Bushel as much as I do – it’s such a gorgeous tone!

Delightfully Detailed DSP | kelly kent

The colouring across the DSP was achieved using the sponge brayer.  We used three different sponges, but if you’re doing this at home, you can use one brayer – start from the lightest colour (Balmy Blue for this card), then the medium tone (Blueberry Bushel) and then the darkest tone.  Sweep from side to side to apply the colour evenly, make sure to ink all the way around your brayer and overlap the colours so they blend.  Everyone likes a different method of colouring but I find the brayers are much easier for me to achieve an even colour than sponge daubers.

I do love an ombre card, but this would be a great design in a range of colours!!!  What would your choice of 3 colours be?

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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 Team Blog Hop | Colour Revamp

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Thanks for joining us for the monthly Paper Adventures blog hop.

Tonight’s theme is the Color Revamp.  As part of the new catalogue, Stampin’ Up! did a complete shake up of the colour range.  We saw favourite colours retired, retired favourites return and got new colours to love.  You can read more about the details here – click here.

There’s 53 colours in the range – 10 In Colors, 10 Neutrals, 10 Brights, 10 Subtles, 10 Regals & 3 Basics

2018 In Color Collections | kelly kent

2018 Color Collections | kelly kent

Although I love the variety within and between each of the colour collections, my long-time favourite collection has been Brights.

I think the revamp has given it a fun shake up.  4 colours remain in the collection, 4 colours moved to the Regals collection 2 colours retired and we saw 6 new colours join the Brights family.

3 of these were returning In Colors (Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana) and 3 are new (Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape).

I have two projects to share with you tonight.

The first uses all 10 colours in the rainbow order they appear in the catalogue.  Previously Stampin’ Up! has used alphabetical order to arrange the colours.  The Color Revamp brings us a beautiful rainbow effect for each collection!

I’ve paired the colours from the Brights Collection with an elephant silhouette.  This oh-so-cute punch & coordinating Little Elephant stamp set is a new addition to my collection from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Color Revamp: Brights Collection | kelly kent

How beautiful is that rainbow???

Color Revamp: Brights Collection | kelly kent

Do you have a favourite colour???  It’s hard to choose, and probably depends on my mood.  At this moment in time, my favourite new colour is Granny Apple Green, my favourite returning colour is Coastal Cabana and my favourite carry over colour is Bermuda Bay!!!


The second project I am sharing today is a set of thank you cards I made to send out with my DSP & Ribbon Product Shares this week.  Curious about how to get all the paper & ribbon without spending $$$???  Click here to see the post on my 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue Product Shares.

Inspired by the pretty colours of the Brights collection, and other new things I was itching to play with, I created this set of cards using the 6 ‘new/returning’ Brights.

Color Revamp: Brights Collection | kelly kent

The three returning In Colors – Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade

Color Revamp: Brights Collection | kelly kent

The three new colours –

Color Revamp: Brights Collection | kelly kent

Here’s a close up of the amazing Granny Apple Green…

Color Revamp: Brights Collection | kelly kent

When making cards to go with orders, I like to show them what products they might have admired in the catalogue actually look like.

This card features the stars pattern from the Bokeh Dots stamp set, the dreamcatcher from the Follow Your Dreams stamp set and the thank you stamp from Love What You Do stamp set.

The panel on the left is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  It’s a little tricky to see what it looks like in the catalogue, so I wanted to share how beautiful it looks in person.

Color Revamp: Brights Collection | kelly kent

These cards were so easy to make using my Stamparatus.  I was able to set the position and ink each layer several times to get some great depth of colour – and ensure an even inking.on the background stamp.

There’s so many amazing new products a part of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  I look forward to sharing more with you over the coming months.  Click here to browse the online store.

Next up on the hop is our guest designer – Sara Levin.  Thanks to Sara for joining us.  You’re going to love what she’s made!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Product List – Elephant Hello

Product List – Dreamcatcher Thank You

CASEing the Catty #182 | Tea Room

It’s been a blustery weekend here in southwest WA!  Perfect weather for crafting in my pjs but not so good for taking photos for my blog!  What a problem to have!!!

Thanks for joining us for CASEing the Catty #182 as we start our tour through the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue – available now until 3rd June 2019.

We’re CASEing (Copy & Share Everything) the Tea Room suite and following pages of the catalogue.

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One of the things I loved the most as I was flicking through the catalogue was the use of the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles on Linen Thread…

It takes a little while to thread them on (they are so cute & tiny) but it’s worth the effort for the extra wow to adds to a card.

Tranquil Textures Sprinkles | kelly kent

I added them to some Lined Alphabet creations I’ve been making using this amazing stamp set and my Stamparatus.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

Perfect for one card or some Saturday afternoon mass production, the Stamparatus makes lining up the letters a breeze.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

I did every second letter of birthday on the first pass and then the other letters to complete the word on the second pass.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

I then did the same with happy to make my sentiment panel.  It was quick to whip up lots of these which I’ve left uncoloured, ready for when I want to coordinate with a DSP that suits the recipient.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

The happy birthday card was made with the Share What You Love DSP and coloured with Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

The thank you card uses Tranquil Textures DSP with Night of Navy, Pool Party & Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends.

Lined Alphabet | kelly kent

I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Blends colours!!!  Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam – yes please!!!

We’d love for you to join us at CASEing the Catty.  Head over to Facebook for all the action!  There’s a weekly challenge with weekly winners!

The Tea Room CTC hop continues with Angela Meirtiz-Reid in New Zealand.

Thanks for joining us,

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #175 | Occasions Big Shot

Hello Sunday!!!  I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Today I’m sharing a card I designed using the CASEing the Catty #175 theme – Favourite Occasions Big Shot Project.

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There’s lots of Big Shot Projects to love in the Occasions catalogue!  I needed a layout to use with my new Animal Outing stamp set which I have been itching to get inky since we got it at OnStage.  You’ll be able to add it to your collection when the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue goes live in June #demoperks

The stamp set contains fun cartoon animal images including a rhino, frog, giraffe and a super cute kangaroo & koala combination.

Animal Outing | kelly kent

It’s rare we get Australian animals in stamp sets, so I just love the kangaroo image!!!

I’ve used the layout of the (left) picnic card on page 6 of the Occasions catalogue…

…as the base for my kangaroo creation!

Animal Outing | kelly kent

This fun stamp set comes with framelits (can’t wait for those!) and is going to be a huge hit in the new catalogue!!!

Animal Outing | kelly kent

Let’s have a look at that cute kanga one more time.  She’s easy to colour using your favourite colouring method.  I’ve used Watercolor Pencils & Aqua Painter for this card.

Animal Outing | kelly kent

I know you’re going to be seeing lots more of her!

To join my team & have early access to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue (plus a fabulous discount on all your new catalogue spending), click here.

To keep hopping (punny!), visit my lovely friend Fi Cobbin in Sunbury, Victoria (which rhymes with Bunbury and could be another source of a great pun!!!).

Join the challenge by CASEing a favourite Big Shot project from the 2018 Occasions catalogue and sharing it on our Facebook group.

You love seeing what you make!

Have a great week,

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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*** Animal Outing available in 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue from 1st June 2018.

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | BLACK

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Happy Friday 13th!

In fitting with “black Friday”, our theme for tonight’s Paper Adventures team hop is “BLACK”.

We are welcoming Sue Plote from the US as our guest designer this week.  Sue is fabulous and we’re delighted to have her hopping with us.

There’s a full list of participants at the bottom of this post – just in case of broken links.

You are currently with Kelly Kent in Bunbury, Western Australia.

Last month, I had the privilege of hosting a retreat day for demonstrators local to my area.  You can read more about it here.

One of the cards I made on the day was designed by Claire Oliffe using the Black Ice technique.  I hadn’t tried this before – and totally loved it!!!

Claire provided us with instructions based on Melissa Kerman’s you tube tutorial.  See it here.

I used the Hanging Garden stamp set for my two Black Ice cards.

Hanging Garden - Black Ice | kelly kent

This is yet another technique that looks complicated but is so easy when you have the tools & instructions!

For my first card, I used one of the hanging baskets.  I made the Black Ice segment on Silver Foil first and then cut it out using a circle framelit.

Hanging Garden - Black Ice | kelly kent

The hardest thing about these cards was getting photos that show how fun they look once finished!

Hanging Garden - Black Ice | kelly kent

You’ll need:

  • Foil in a colour of your choice
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • Stamp set
  • Heat tool
  • Versamark
  • Clear embossing powder.

StazOn ink was retired from our range, but I’m excited to be able to share that we’ll be seeing it back again from 1st June 2018.

Hanging Garden - Black Ice | kelly kent

In (very) simple terms, to get the black ice effect, the steps are:

  • Drag the StazOn pad down the foil (and back up again) to create some distressing
  • Stamp your images on the foil in StazOn
  • Dry with your heat tool on setting 1 (or wait for it to dry)
  • Drag the Versamark pad down the foil, cover with clear embossing powder and melt with your heat tool on setting 2

Easy – right???


I loved the first card so much I made another one using a larger panel for the Black Ice technique with all the hanging baskets.

Hanging Garden - Black Ice | kelly kent

This card used Champagne Foil – you can use any colour foil.  It’s the slippery surface which allows for the distressing that gives you the effect.

Hanging Garden - Black Ice | kelly kent

I really love the darker edges you get when using a whole piece of foil (I cut the edges off for the first card).

Hanging Garden - Black Ice | kelly kent

This is a technique you’re going to want to try!!!

If you live in the Bunbury area and would like a guided tutorial, we can arrange a technique workshop just for you!


Next up on the Paper Adventures team hop is our guest designer – Sue Plote

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Stamp Review Crew | Bubble Over

Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Hop.

Today this wonderful group of international demonstrators is sharing ideas using the Bubble Over stamp set – and coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.

This bundle is currently available in the Occasions Catalogue, but I’m pleased to be able to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has shared a list of some of the items we’ll see in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue – and Bubble Over is one of them!!!

So, enjoy today’s hop with lots of ideas you’ll be able to use for the next 15 months!!

My first card uses the stamp set together with the Truly Tailored stamp set & coordinating Tailored Tag punch.  You’ll also spy the Bubbles & Fizz DSP which is available until the end of the month as a Sale-A-Bration item (free with $90 purchase).

Bubble Over | kelly kent

My second card is a completely different style.  Instead of bubbles from drinks, I wanted a card with the type of bubbles that kids blow!  The small girl framelit from the Birthday Friends set was perfect in black to create a silhouette of a girl blowing colourful bubbles.

Bubble Over | kelly kent

Thanks for hopping with me today.

For more wonderful bubbly projects, please keep hopping & visit my friend Holly

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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Lots of Happy

Hello everyone!  It’s been a little quiet on the blog this week as I balance finding some craft time together with going back to work.  10 weeks of long service leave went way too quickly!!!

I’m checking back in today with the Stamping Sunday Design Team to share ideas for two of the kits in the Occasions Catalogue.

Join the team as they share spin off designs & projects from the Lots of Happy Kit & Perennial Birthday Kit.

For the full link up list, click on the cute little blue froggie.

View the kits in the online store by clicking on the links below…

The Lots of Happy Kit is an all-inclusive kits and supplies all the materials you need for 20 cards including envelopes.  You’ll also get a stamp set to keep, black ink spot, 4 watercolour pencils, ombre ribbon and dimensionals.  2 of the Watercolour Pencil colours are exclusive to this kit!  You may like to purchase an Aqua Painter to use with the Watercolour Pencil if you don’t already own one.

The Perennial Birthday card coordinates with the gorgeous Perennial Birthday stamp set.  You can choose to use stamps you already have in your collection to finish this kit or purchase the Perennial Birthday stamp set to use with the kit.  This kit has supplies for 16 cards, including envelopes and a beautiful storage box for the finished set of cards – complete with dividers.


All Stampin’ Up! kits come with written instructions and videos are available on the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel.  Click here to visit.

I love using the kits as extra supplies in my stash to create some different designs.

Today I’m sharing three cards I’ve made using supplies from the kit together with the Wood Textures DSP.

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

The first card I made used the flower cut out from the kit, the watercolour pencils and the ‘lots + lots of happy’ sentiment.

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

By changing the background to the Stitched Shapes squares cut from a series of scraps I had from another Wood Textures DSP project, I was able to change the look from the card kit designs to something completely different!

Continuing on with the Wood Textures theme, I used another sentiment to create a birthday card…

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

And a final one using the Waterfront stamp set and another sentiment from the Lots of Happy Kit…

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

This stamp set is photopolymer so I’ve cut the thank you part away from the ‘for being a friend’ part so I can use just the thank you or join it back together on the block and use all of it.

I love that the all-inclusive kits give you a stamp set to keep!  They are always full of a variety of useful sentiments.

If you’d like to store yours with your other stamp sets, you can purchase the clear cases as a pack of 4 and download & print the case cover by clicking on the link image below.

CLEAR CASE INSERT - LOTS OF HAPPY KIT | kelly kent

To see all the clear case inserts I have created – free to download & print – click here.

See the clear cases in the online store..

Next up on this blog hop is the gorgeous Denita Wright-Smee, or see the full link list by clicking on the blue frog.

You may also be interested in our exclusive Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle with 6 more project ideas including full measurements & instructions. Click here for all the info!

That’s all from me for Stamping Sunday.  After a lovely year designing with Sara Levin & the team, this is my last blog hop.  I’d like to thank Sara for the opportunity and the Stamping Sunday team for their creativity & friendship.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Stamp Review Crew | Petal Palette

Hello Monday – the third Monday of February, which means I’m hopping with the delightful Stamp Review Crew.

This talented group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators hail from all around the world.  This week we’re sharing designs with the super popular stamp set Petal Palette.

Get ready for some amazing designs to inspire you!

My absolute favourite from this stamp set – the one stamp that has been overworked – is the large trio of flowers.

So, that was my first creation…

Petal Palette | kelly kent

I used the no-line watercolouring technique to colour the flowers.

Ink the stamp in a soft colour (I prefer Sahara Sand) and stamp onto scrap to remove most of the colour, then again onto your piece of Whisper White.

Use an Aqua Painter to go over the image lines and shade within the flowers/leaves.

Petal Palette | kelly kent

For my second card, I set myself a challenge to use the other stamps in case 2.

This was the result…

Petal Palette | kelly kent

And I’m so happy with how it turned out!!!

It can be fun outside of the comfort zone!

Petal Palette | kelly kent

My tip for creating outside of your usual style or realm is to keep as much the same as you can.  For this card I chose colours I know I like (yellow, gray, white & black are a favourite combination of mine) and a layout & stamping style I’ve used before.  All I had to do was slide the stamps into the design and we have a card!!!

Petal Palette | kelly kent

If you haven’t added this set to your supplies yet, I bet this blog hop is going to drive it straight to the top of your list!

Keep hopping and visit my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman.

Lou and I have been chatting lots lately while we plan some great projects to share with you in the future.  Watch this space!!!  Click here to visit the Stamp in Confidence blog.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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