Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Non Traditional Christmas

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I absolutely cannot believe this is our second last team blog hop of the year.

How did it get to November so quickly???

We are delighted to share this hop with Carolyn Bennie who is guest designing with us this month for our theme…

Non-traditional Christmas

I am a great fan of projects outside of the box for Christmas, whether it’s in the design, colours or theme.

Today, I’m sharing  two projects with you.

The first is non-traditional Christmas colours.

I always love seeing bright & pretty Christmas colours!!!

My choice for today is some of my favourites pretty colours…

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Non Traditional Christmas

I wanted to contrast them against a clean & simple white card.

So, using the tree dies from the Christmas Staircase thinlits, I started with a white tree.  Because of the proportions of the tree, I’ve opted for a square card (which I almost never do!).

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

The tree sits on on a 4-3/4″ Whisper White mat with a 5″ border in Berry Burst.  The card base is 6″ square (so cut at 6″ from a 12″ piece of cardstock and score in half @ 6″).

Of course a square card needs a special envelope and thanks to my Envelope Punch Board, it’s super easy to whip one up!

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

Are you dazzled by all the pretty coloured jewels?  And wondering how you missed them in the catalogue?  You don’t buy them coloured – but they are easy to make!

Our new Stampin’ Blends colour over the smooth surface of our rhinestones, pearls and metallic embellishments.  So, these pretties are made by colouring the rhinestone jewels with Stampin’ Blends.

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

To match the colours I’ve chosen for my card, I used the light & dark Rich Razzleberry Blends, the dark Bermuda Bay, the dark Pool Party and the dark Old Olive.  I also added in some uncoloured rhinestones to for another variation in colour.

The base of the tree and the inside of the card are stamped using the Paint Play stamp set.  The sentiment is from the always faithful Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent


The second card I’m sharing today uses an everyday stamp set to create a Christmas card.

Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck on the sets that are specifically labelled as Christmas.  But, you already own a dozen or more stamp sets that have lots of versatility.

I love the Build A Bike stamp set and thought a bike would make a good alternative to a Christmas sleigh!

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

The present is from the Ready for Christmas stamp set and the sentiment from Christmas Quilt stamp set.

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

I’ve matched the non-traditional theme with traditional Christmas colours of red & green.

If you love red & green, the Quilted Christmas DSP is a perfect choice!  It comes in a 6×6″ paper stack, so after cutting the DSP for my card front, I had a strip left over.

This was perfect to brighten up the inside of my card…

Paper Adventures Non Traditional Christmas | kelly kent

I don’t always use angles in my card, but it seemed to follow through nicely to have the inside purposefully wonky too (since the front was!).


I can’t wait for you to see what the rest of our Paper Adventures team has created for this hop.  I am always inspired by their creativity and you’re going to love how they’ve all thought outside the box.

Next stop from here is to our guest designer – Carolyn Bennie in South Australia.

It was wonderful to see Carolyn again at OnStage on the weekend!

kelly kent & carolyn bennie

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

We are always hopeful that the links between blogs work!  But just in case they don’t, here’s a full list.  We have 2 teams members joining us from Facebook.  Our Paper Adventures team is inclusive of all ways of sharing and for all levels of experience!

Kelly Kent
Carolyn Bennie (Guest Designer)
Siobhan Fitzsimmons
Anne Barker (Facebook) –
Coriana Boothey
Sheila Pybus (Facebook) –
Mandy Depiazzi
Narelle Simm

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Christmas Gift Box Card

Happy Halloween & last day of October!!

We don’t actively celebrate Halloween (though I’m sure this will change in future years as the girls beg to join their friends in the fun!), so today’s share is a Christmas card.

Cards featuring a gift box have been flooding my Pinterest feed of late thanks to some lovely designs.  I made one earlier in the month using the Painted Autumn DSP.

This is another version, using the Christmas Around the World DSP & traditional Christmas colours…

Gift Box in a Card | kelly kent

If you’re a fan of DSP, or would like to stock up at a discount, today is the final day of the Buy 3, get 1 free promotion.  This DSP – Christmas Around the World – is one of 13 patterns you can choose from!

Gift Box in a Card | kelly kent

The other promotion ending today is the opportunity to earn the limited edition Merry Patterns stamp set (available with $450 of orders).Gift Box in a Card | kelly kent

Although not on special this month, I wanted to highlight this hidden gem in the Annual Catalogue- the Bow Builder Punch. Perfect all year round, but particularly cute at Christmas!

Gift Box in a Card | kelly kent

If you’d like to take advantage of the DSP offer or Merry Patterns stamp set, they are both available until 9pm WA time.  Click here to browse my online store.

Please touch base with me if you have any questions!

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

This Little Blogger… is taking a break!

Everyone needs a little holiday every now and again, and before we head into the Holiday Catalogue at full steam, I’m taking some time away from the computer and giving my blog a little break during August.

Blog Free August | kelly kent

I’m still going to be spending lots of time creating beautiful things – I just won’t be sharing them here.

There’ll be a little bit of action on my Facebook page, so if you think you’ll miss me, be sure you like my Facebook page!

I’m looking forward to seeing you in September, refreshed & recharged and excited for the next creative journey!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Text Ya Later!

There’s a cool new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that I know lots of crafters will love!

It’s called Text Ya Later and it comes with 59 photopolymer stamps that give you all the builder pieces you need to make text conversations.

It’s a little sassy and a lot of fun – and I can see this being a hit with teenagers, plus pretty much anyone who owns a mobile phone!

I used it to send welcome cards to the ladies who have signed up for my Stamp Club.

Text Ya Later | kelly kent

The DSP is from the Color Theory DSP and each colour inspired the overall colour theme for each card.

Here’s a close up of the Berry Burst card…

Text Ya Later | kelly kent

They said ‘yes’ (thumbs up) and I said ‘thx! you’re the best, so excited for you, *high five*’.

Text Ya Later | kelly kent

I had so much fun putting it altogether.

The spiral punch across the stop of the DSP is a sneaky retired punch that I loved for the mixed of new technology & old technology, and I carried that theme through with the pen from the Crafting Together stamp set.

Text Ya Later | kelly kent

And since I had that stamp set out, I thought the ‘do something creative every day’ was the perfect inside sentiment for a group of crafting fanatics!

Crafting Forever | kelly kent


If you’d like more information about joining a Stamp Club, please email me.

The short version is – a group of 5 Australian crafters sign up to a virtual club (there’s no meetings, it’s all conducted online – so you can live anywhere in Oz!).  It runs for 5 consecutive months with a minimum spend from each participant of $50 per month.  You take turns to receive the hostess rewards.  It’s a fabulous way to slowly but surely add those things from your wishlist.

You might like to use your hostess rewards to buy the coordinating set for Text Ya Later.  It’s a host exclusive called You’re Delightful.

Sound like fun?  Let me know you’re interested by emailing me or contacting me on Facebook.

*** Stamp Clubs can only go ahead with 5 committed members.

If your wishlist is much more substantial than a $50 spend, then join me & my Paper Adventures team by becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

There’s a fabulous joining special in July that you really can’t go past!  Click here for all the info!

 

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!!!

 

 

 

Colour INKspiration #07

Thank you once again for all the support you’ve been giving our colour challenges!

It’s the second Wednesday of the month, which means a new colour combination to inspire us!

This fortnight, we’re playing with a sweet palette of Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette & Tip Top Taupe.

I’m so pleased to be celebrating my 2 favourite outgoing In Colors.  With the retirement list released yesterday, make sure you’ve stocked up on all the 2015-2017 In Color supplies you need.  Once they sell out, they’ll be gone {forever!}.

I was going to tuck away my new OnStage stamps and share them with you a bit later, but I couldn’t resist for this card on 2 counts….

  1. This stamp set is adorable!
  2. The colours are perfect for a little piggy!!!

So, let me introduce you to one of the little piggies we’ll be meeting when the new catalogue launches on 1st June 2017.

I love this time of the year – the triple dipping is wonderful for creativity!

I have products from the two current catalogues plus all the sneak peeks from the upcoming catalogue!  It’s going to make for some fabulous creations!

I took the colour theme through to the inside of this card too…

This piggy is going to be a hit!  Such a happy little gal!

Thanks for joining me for a colour filled blog hop.

You can see more design team creations by following this link to the beautiful & talented Nikki Spencer

And be sure to visit the Facebook page to see the challenge entries shared by fellow crafters and upload your own creation using the colours from challenge #7!


Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00

And then it’s over! Goodbye Sale-A-Bration 2017!

 

PS, I know you’ll be busy today, but if any of my stamping friends are deadline chasers (like me) and still want to order or join today, I know you’ll welcome them with open arms.

They can shop in my online store and choose a Sale-A-Bration reward for every $90 they spend.  The host code is: JQENNDM4.

The Seaside Folder and Card Tin are unavailable, but everything else on this list (scroll to the bottom of the post) is still available (at the moment!).

If they have a giant shopping list, they might want to join my Paper Adventures team.  It’s a great deal and I’ll treat them well!

They can sign up here: kellykent.stampinup.net/jointhefun

If they have any questions, they can email me!

Never Ending Succulent Card

Today I’m sharing a card with you that I made for one of my stamping besties.

Lou & I bonded online and then met for the first time in Brisbane at OnStage – where we had a giggle over both being sent the Succulent stamp set for our display board stamping.

So, there’s a touch of irony in this card – the never-ending succulent card!

A Never-Ending card was one of the first fancy cards I made.  It definitely delivered a wow factor then and still does now!!!

Here’s a video of Lou’s card in action…

A never ending card flips and flips and flips – you just keep going!

There are 4 decorated sides in total.

FRONT:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

MIDDLE 1:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

MIDDLE 2:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

BACK:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you’d like to learn how to make a never ending card, please express your interest by filling in the form below:

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Occasions 2017 – Paper Share

Every new catalogue is exciting for me because it means more paper!!!

The patterns in the new Occasions catalogue are soooooo pretty!

Check out this beautiful card I made using the Falling in Love DSP & Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits

Occasions 2017 - Falling in Love DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Want to own {ALL} the new paper?

Then you don’t want to miss my paper share.

It’s the best way to build your paper collection and work out which DSP you love the most.  It’s not alway the ones you think it will be!!!

Just $36 for 96 sheets of beautiful paper!

Don’t live in the Bunbury area? Order a paper share with delivery to anywhere in Australia for $40.

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Request your paper share by completing this form:

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Let’s Go – It’s Occasions & Sale-A-Bration 2017!

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After all that waiting and madly pinning ideas to Pinterest, today is “go” for the Occasions & Sale-A-Brations 2017 catalogues.

You can place an order for your favourite Sale-A-Bration products in my online store (open 24-7) or by emailing me.

If you’re shopping online, the host code for January is YBEWYEMH.

If you haven’t seen the catalogues yet, click on the pictures below to open a pdf copy.

Occasions 2017               Sale-A-Bration 2017


Here’s all the things you’ll want to know about your favourite products

  • The Holiday Catalogue finished yesterday, so other than these carryover products, everything else from that catalogue is now considered retired.
  • The Occasions & Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalogues start today and finish on 31st March 2017
  • The Occasions catalogue is filled with lovely new products to buy
  • The Sale-A-Bration catalogue is filled with love new products to earn.  You get to choose one product for {FREE} with every $90 you spend!!!
  • Have a large order?  You’ll get an extra $40 of host rewards for every $400 order/workshop.  Get your friends together and earn more free products.
  • As always, Stampin’ Rewards can be redeemed on products of your choice including specially priced host sets.
  • Want to join the Stampin’ Up! family – even just to see what it’s like?  You should!  It’s a fabulous risk-free & wonderful opportunity.  Join my Paper Adventures team before 31st March 2017 and in addition to the usual value in your $169 starter kit, you’ll receive 2 extra stamp sets of your choice.  Join the fun today!

Here’s what it all looks like in pictures…

Sale-A-Bration 2017

Sale-A-Bration 2017 Shop

Sale-A-Bration 2017 Join

Sale-A-Bration 2017 Host


My ‘must have’ list is huge – I’m in love with both of these catalogues!!!

If you still need a copy, please leave me a comment and I’ll get one in the mail to you (Australian residents only).

If you’d like to see the products in action, I still have a small number of places left for my launch event on Sunday afternoon.  Visit this post here to RSVP.

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