Stamping Sunday January Tutorial Bundle

Stopping in tonight to share some exciting news!!!

The Stamping Sunday design teams have combined to create a monthly tutorial bundle!  The projects will have a different theme each month and are designed exclusively for Stamping Sunday by the design team members.

January’s tutorial features {FIVE} amazing tutorials by Denita Wright-Smee, Cheryll Miller, Danielle Bennenk, Sara Levin & myself.

The theme for January is Brushos & Sale-A-Bration.

You can see the Stamping Sunday Sale-A-Bration blog hop here.

If you’ve been curious about Brushos, need some project ideas and want a list of expert tips all in the same place, then this is the tutorial for you!!!

Order $50 of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products from me in January and the tutorial is yours for {FREE}.  I’ll email it to you once I’ve received confirmation of your order.

If you live outside of Australia or already have a demonstrator you purchase from, there’s great news – you can buy the tutorial via my PayPal store.

Click on the graphics below to purchase in either Australia dollars, US dollars or Euros.

I’ve love to see what you create with Brushos and your favourite Sale-A-Bration products!!!  Send me a picture and I’ll upload it to this post.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

 

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Picture Perfect Birthday

Hello!  The Stamping Sunday Design Team would usually hop together on the fourth Sunday of the month, but that’s Christmas Eve, so we’ve brought it forward a week – hopefully you don’t mind!!

Thanks to Sara Levin for all her wonderful work coordinating the Stamping Sunday blog hops in 2017.  What a pleasure to hop with such a talented group of stampers!

The theme for this hop is the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set & coordinating products from the suite.  This range will be available in the upcoming Occasions catalogue!  Get ready for some sensational sneak peeks!

To see a list of everyone joining in this week’s hop, including our marvellous guest designer – Brian King – click on the cute blue frog.

My first project for today is a card for my brother who turns 32 next week.  How convenient that the gorgeous Picture Perfect Party DSP features balloons in the shape of a ‘3’ & a ‘2’.

Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

One side of the DSP is photographic images – like the balloons!  And other side is printed patterns like the stripes and Lemon Lime Twist pattern.

Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

I’m probably never likely to add ‘celebrate the good stuff’ to a card, so I cut this sentiment up to have ‘celebrate’ on its own.  This way it’ll get lots of use!

Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

The photo DSP adds such a realistic element to your projects.  Wait til you see it in person – it has a definite wow factor!


Although this set is very clearly birthday themed, the second project I’m sharing with you is actually for Christmas!  I always like to be able to find the alternative uses in my Stampin’ Up! products.

The gift bow is fantastic for all gift giving occasions – including on this Christmas gift card holder.

Stamping Sunday Picture Perfect Birthday (Christmas) | kelly kent

This gift card hold is simple to create.  Cut a piece of cardstock to 9-1/4″ x 3″ and score at 3-1/2″ & 7-1/2″.  Add a strip of DSP to the inside (9″ x 2-3/4″).  Decorate the front with coordinating cardstock & DSP (1″ & 3/4″ wide) and the cute bow from Picture Perfect Birthday.  The sentiment is perfect for this card!

Stamping Sunday Picture Perfect Birthday (Christmas) | kelly kent

You don’t have to add a Bunnings gift card to the middle – but the colour combination works well!!!

I also used the bow as a ‘star’ on the top of my Christmas tree for the card!

Stamping Sunday Picture Perfect Birthday (Christmas) | kelly kent


Thanks for hopping with us today!

To see more projects, please keep hopping.  Next up on the list is Brian King who has kindly agreed to share his talents with us today.  You’re going to love what he’s made!

Click on the blue frog for the full line-up.

Merry Christmas to you & your family from the Stamping Sunday Design Team!  We’ll be back in 2018 with more Occasions Catalogue projects!

If you live in Australian and I can help you with a copy of the Occasions catalogue, please let me know!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Easel Calendar Instructions

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

A couple of weeks ago, I shared this Easel Calendar as part of my Stamp Review Crew project using Painted Harvest.  You can find the original post here.

It got such an amazing response – I am so humbled by your lovely comments.

Many people asked me for a tutorial.  I hadn’t planned on writing a tutorial, but here’s the measurements and some basic instructions on how I put it together.

Note: All measurements are design for Australian/European A4 cardstock.  If you are in the US, some adjustments may be required.

STEP 1

Make a normal card base by cutting an A4 sheet of cardstock lengthways and scoring at half way (cut at 4-1/8″ lengthways, score at 5-7/8″ across).

STEP 2

Make the easel fold component by cutting a piece of cardstock 4-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ and scoring across the short edge at 1/2″, 1-3/4″, 3″.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 3

Attach the easel component to the bottom of the card base with a strong adhesive – making it into a triangle with a foldable base.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 4

Make a pocket for the front of the card by cutting a piece of cardstock 6-1/8″ x  x 4-1/8″.

Score at 1/2″ & 1″ from both short edges and one long edge.  Cut the bottom score lines into the pattern below…

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 5

Fold the edges up to create a box shape (that doesn’t have a back).

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 6

Apply strong adhesive and attach it to your easel.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 7

Finished!  Decorate using whatever design you’d like to look at for the next 12 months!

The cardstock on the front is 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ for the bottom layer and 3-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ for the top layer.  Adhere them together and slide into place (they sit inside the pocket).

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

The pocket can hold whatever you need – pen & post-its, note paper, emergency chocolate!

The note paper I used came from a large paper cube from Kmart.

The calendars are from Craftie Cafe mounted on a piece of DSP measuring 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″.

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

Thanks for visiting!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Hello Ladybug | FMS#307

I was shopping during the week and saw a super cute singlet that reminded me of a gorgeous friend of mine.

And of course, a super cute spontaneous present needs a matching handmade card.

It’s been a while since I’ve made anything using punch art – so this was fun!

Hello Lady Bug | kelly kent

The overall card design was inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketch.

It should have finished last week – but a technical glitch means they’ve kept it open – lucky for me!


Red, white & black is always a great colour combination.

I added in a touch of silver to brighten it up.

Hello Lady Bug | kelly kent

The bugs are made using the 3/4″ circle punch, shapes from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch & the small leaf shape from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

Make your own ladybug:

Antenna – small leaf with all but top circle cut away from the stem

Head – largest circle from Cookie Cutter

Body (top) – 3/4″ circle cut in half & separated slightly

Body (bottom) – 3/4″ circle trimmed at top edge so it’s not visible

Dots – smallest circle from Cookie Cutter

Here’s another little bug hanging out on the inside…

Hello Lady Bug | kelly kent

And here’s a picture of the card with the inspirational gift…

Hello Lady Bug | kelly kent

In a week filled with some bad news stories & terrible world events, let’s flood our personal spheres with kindness!

Send a pretty card, help someone out & smile often.  Bring out your best!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Snowman Slider

Slider cards are always a good option if you want a card with ‘wow’ factor.

Everyone loves moving parts – especially the young and young at heart!

The mechanism for every slider card is the same – create a track using a punch or framelits, make a sliding component and add a shape to the top.

I was using coins for my slider component until a child tore apart my handmade card to get to the coins…. so I’ve swapped to washers!!!

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My Tuesday class asked to make a slider card last month so they could see all the steps of putting it together.

With Christmas on the agenda, it seemed like a good idea to put the Seasonal Chums stamp set & framelits to work!

Snowman Slider | kelly kent

Seasonal chums are great because they have a matching framelit!  Simpy snip around the snowman’s hat where the tag was designed to fold – such an easy shape!!!

The other stamp set you see is the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.

As well as being the coordinating stamp set for the the amazing Watercolour Christmas Project Kit, this set is just perfect for cards.

It has large sentiments in a cute font and some fun coordinating images.

The DSP for the slider track is the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.  I’ve reinforced it with a layer of Whisper White cardstock to make sure it holds up to all that sliding fun.


The slider track for this card is made using the Classic Label Punch.

I punched the entire shape at each edge (lining up the outer edge of the punch with the edge of the cardstock) and then joined the two shapes by punching again in the middle.

This is a close up of the ‘slider sandwich’…

Slider Card Mechanism | kelly kent

And another view of the card…

Snowman Slider | kelly kent

I love these soft colours!!

If you need any supplies to make your own slider card, visit my online store to shop up a storm!

There’s some great specials during October!!  Click here for more info.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Naturally Eclectic

Hi there!  Welcome to another Stamping Sunday blog hop.

We are a group of international demonstrators invited by Sara Levin to hop with her on the 4th Sunday of each month.

You can see the full line up of participants this month by clicking on the cute blue frog.



You are currently hopping with Kelly Kent from Bunbury, in the south west of Australia.

Each hop has a theme, and I’m delighted that this month it’s all about the Naturally Eclectic Suite from the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! ® Annual Catalogue.

This is probably one of my favourite product lines from the catalogue!

I love the colours, patterns and styling of this suite.  It’s perfect for layering!!!

Naturally Eclectic Suite…

 


For this hop, to show off my favourite elements of the suite (which is all of it!), I made a ‘missing you’ card and birthday bon-bons.

Stamping Sunday - Naturally Eclectic | kelly kent

Here’s both projects in more detail (warning: lots of photos today!)…

Stamping Sunday - Naturally Eclectic | kelly kent

The stand out winner for me in this suite is the lattice die from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  It’s very pretty and wonderfully versatile.

I have used it in the card to create a window for the shaker element (it doesn’t have a solid outline, so it creates a great window), to create the shaker confetti and as a background element on the card base!

Stamping Sunday - Naturally Eclectic | kelly kent

The Eclectic Layers Thinlits are fabulous.  Several of the pieces are designed to only emboss (not cut) – which adds great variety to the die set.

The heart die is one the embossing patterns.  I’ve embossed it on Berry Burst and Dapper Denim and then snipped around the shape with scissors.

Stamping Sunday - Naturally Eclectic | kelly kent

There’s 4 sweet sentiments in the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.  I’ve stamped the ‘missing you’ but cut it into single words before adhering it over my hearts.


The other 3 sentiments (“you’re so lovely”, “oh, hello friend” & “I like you”) were perfect for these bon-bons (crackers) I made with my envelope punch board using the gorgeous Naturally Eclectic DSP.

Stamping Sunday - Naturally Eclectic | kelly kent

I finished the ends with the new Crinkled Ribbon – it’s so soft and ties beautifully!!!

Each bon-bon has a body wash from The Body Shop.  You could fill with other small treats, but I often give these away as birthday gifts, so have designed the measurements to fit!

Stamping Sunday - Naturally Eclectic | kelly kent

Making another appearance is the lattice die, so the recipient can see what’s inside their gift without breaking it open!

Stamping Sunday - Naturally Eclectic | kelly kent

And each bon-bon is embellished with the flower & leaf die cuts, with a stamped flower sentiment.

The cardstock packs that are available to coordinate with each DSP pattern are a great way for stampers to build up their paper stock – and have the colours they need to match each DSP!

Stamping Sunday - Naturally Eclectic | kelly kent

To make your own bon-bons (for birthdays, Christmas or other occasions where you need cute packaging!):

  • Cut a piece of DSP at 8″ x 6″
  • Score (going down the long edge, across the short edge) at 1-3/8″, 2-3/4″, 4-1/8″ & 5-1/2″
  • Fold along the first score line and insert into the Envelope Punch Board at 1-3/4″ and punch
  • Repeat for all score lines (fold, punch) and finally without any folding on the edge
  • Do the same for each score line, 1-3/4″ from the other edge
  • If you want the peekaboo window, cut with the lattice die
  • Adhere along the 1/2″ strip to create a box shape
  • Finish with ribbon on each end & embellishments on top

I took quick photos of a template to show you how it folds into the EPB…

Bon Bon Template | kelly kent

and what it should look like before you stick it together (this is without the peekaboo window).

Bon Bon Template | kelly kent


Thank you for hopping with me today.  If you’re following in order, the next stop is the gorgeous Danielle Bennenk in the Netherlands!

Click on the cute blue frog for the complete blog hop list.  You can hop through the order, or choose as it suits you!


No matter where you visit, you won’t be disappointed with the amazing range of projects created by the Stamping Sunday Design Team!

I hope you enjoy the last moments of your weekend!

I’m in the middle of another great book (this one by Australian author Fiona Palmer), so it’s a cosy corner with a cup of tea and more Australian romance for me!

Oo-LaLa! Kissing Technique!

In my final technique blog post based on the cards we made in last week’s class, I’m sharing an oldie-but-a-goodie…

The Kissing Technique

Everyone likes kissing – right?  And we {love} stamps… so this must be amazing!

Kissing stamps involves pressing them together before you stamp them on your project.  This leaves the imprint of one stamp on the other, creating a pattern or colour change within the main stamp.

Kissing Technique | kelly kent

For this card, we inked up the Stylized Birthday stamp in Smoky slate and the cross-hatched stamp from the You’ve Got This stamp set in Real Red.  We ‘kissed’ the birthday stamp onto the background stamp, transferring the red ink to the Happy Birthday sentiment.  Then we stamped onto our cardstock.

Kissing Technique | kelly kent

This technique is great in that each project ends up with a slightly different finish!

And different colour combinations will achieve a different look.

Have a play – it’s a great experiment in trial and error!


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Beautiful You – Reflection Technique

This is another card from my technique class last week.

One of my favourite presentations from the Brisbane OnStage event last year was Jackie Noble’s Beautiful You presentation.

This stamp set lends itself to so many amazing techniques including paper piecing, masking and the reflection technique.

We used it in class to try out the reflection technique. It’s so pretty – and like many techniques, easy when you know how!

Beautiful You - Reflection Technique | kelly kent

The reflection really makes it look like she’s dancing along the water!

The how-to:

  • Stamp the lady – I used Memento Black on Shimmery White
  • Stamp her again on a piece of Window Sheet
  • With the ink on the underside of the Window Sheet, line up the puddle & press onto the cardstock to create a reflection stamped image. It will probably be a little blurry – just like a reflection in a puddle.
  • Colour the lady’s dress in Daffodil Delight with an Aqua Painter and the puddle in Pool Party.
  • Using only a very dilute amount of ink, colour the reflection image. It should be much lighter than your main image.

Beautiful You - Reflection Technique | kelly kent

I added in a few more techniques for this card – simple touches that add extra interest.  I’ve sponged the doily so it matches my colour scheme and I’ve stamped my sentiment directly onto my DSP.

As we near the end of this catalogue and look forward to a new one, I’m using lots of my beautiful DSP.  I need to make room for more!!


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Colour INKspiration #03

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Good afternoon!  If you’re reading this as I post it, I’m out on a birthday experience with Miss Papercraft.

She’s 6 next week and part of her birthday present is a mermaid photo session with Busselton Mermaids!

So, when I saw the timing of this week’s Colour INKspiration challenge, I knew it was perfect timing to share a little project I’ve been working on.

Colour INKspiration #03

Late last year for a birthday card, I created a mermaid using the Fox Builder punch!

Crazy I know – but the pieces work.  And a Punch Art Picture Tutorial has been {LONG} overdue!!!

Here’s Miss Mermaid…

Colour INKspiration #03 - Mermaid Punch Art Tutorial. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And this is what she looks like on her birthday card…

Colour INKspiration #03 - Mermaid Punch Art Tutorial. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Here’s my mermaid…

Photo courtesy of Busselton Mermaids.

Want to make your own mermaid?

These are the pieces you’ll need…

Mermaid Punch Art Picture Tutorial using Fox Builder Punch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m so excited to see your mermaid creations!  Please share with me on Facebook or via email.

I take the time to make these tutorials so that you can use them for your crafting pleasure!

(And so I can remember how to make a mermaid for next time!!!)

Next up on the Colour INKspiration is the lovely Simone Bartrum.

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Thanks for visiting & sharing in what we do!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue

Good afternoon!

Today you’ve joined me for another ESAD blog hop!  Thanks for stopping by!

This hop is all about the new catalogues that launched on Wednesday – Occasions & Sale-A-Bration 2017.

Prepare for your wishlist to grow, to be excited about things you didn’t notice the first time and fall in love all over again with your favourites.

If you’re already on your way hopping, did you love what the fabulous Monique made???  If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to keep hopping til you get back here – that’s a full loop.

There’s a few of us on this hop & so much talent!.   So, settle in with a cuppa or wine and enjoy the inspiration as you travel around Australia and New Zealand looking at all the amazing creations.

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My project has been swirling around in my head for the past couple of weeks after my Mum made a great banner card as a display for Christmas.  She CASEd Julie Kettlewell’s Christmas Concertina card.  Thanks to Julie for her youtube video – I used this as the starting point for my measurements.

As this idea grew in my mind, I decided I wanted it to be more of a display keepsake than a one off card – and I had the perfect little lady to make it for, who turns 6 this month.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

How perfect is the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite from the Occasions Catalogue for all things girly???

I overlayed vellum on top of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to create some additional texture.  I thought about using all the same DSP for this design – but actually love the eclectic look of having the DSP sampler across the card.  Besides – how would you choose just one of those gorgeous designs???

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To finish it all off, I added lace trim from the So Detailed Thinlits – perfectly pretty!!!

Because of the fold pattern, the card easily folds into a little pocket and can be held closed with some pretty Very Vanilla Satin ribbon.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To make this Carousel Concertina Card, I cut several pieces of Sahara Sand cardstock:

  • 2 of 10-1/4″ x 4″ (A)
  • 1 of 10″ x 4″ (B)
  • 2 of 3-5/8″ x 4″ (C)

The two larger pieces (A) were scored in landscape (long edge) at 2-1/2″. 5″, 7-1/2″ & 10″.

Piece B was scored in landscape at 2-1/2″. 5″, 7-1/2″ & 10″.

These 3 pieces were then joined to create one large concertina piece with piece A (1/4″ tab to the left), then piece B overlapping on top and then piece A (1/4″ tab to the right) with the left edge under piece B.  You need to adhere the pieces together with glue or tape – crossing over a whole panel at each edge of piece B.  Julie’s video does a great job of showing this!

To finish the edges cut the floral So Detailed thinlit from each of the C size cardstock pieces.  You’ll need to trim the edges (the die is bigger than needed) to get the finished shape.  Cut off the ragged edges into rounded flower petals.

Adhere the edge created by the die to the tab at the left & right edge of your concertina card.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Since this is home decor and not a greeting card, I needed to make a coordinating birthday card for the birthday girl.

I drew elements from the concertina card including the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, gold embossing & carousel horsey.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Cupcakes & Carousels. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The finishing touches for the card were a birthday sentiment and a trio of sequins!

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What a perfect gift set!!!  I can myself making a few of these for all the birthday princesses we have throughout the year.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Next stop on the Occasions & SAB 2017 ESAD Blog Hop is my stamping buddy – Nicole Wilson, who is also here on the west coast.  Have fun for a bit longer here in sunny WA!

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Thanks for sharing in the excitement of the new catalogue with me!   At the bottom of this post there’s a full list of participants (just in case of any broken links) and a product link up in case you know any little princesses who *need* some cupcakes & carousels in their life!

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BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Monique Fielder
  5. Kelly Kent – you are here
  6. Nicole Wilson
  7. Peta Stephen
  8. Rachael Lewsley
  9. Samantha White
  10. Josie Dean
  11. Cheryl Algie
  12. Libby Dyson
  13. Andrea Buckland
  14. Cheryl O’Bree
  15. Nerida Carter
  16. Cathy Pinchbeck
  17. Megan Lenske
  18. Tanya DeRoy
  19. Maree McIntosh
  20. Juan Ambida