OnStage April 2018 – Presenter & Display Board Showcase Blog Hop

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Together with my lovely friend Sandra Collett, I’ve had the pleasure of coordinating a blog hop for some of the international stars of the April 2018 OnStage event.

If you’re loving all the new catalogue sneak peeks, then you’re going to love this blog hop!

There’s 15 talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators on this journey.

Click on the next button to start with Sandra Collett in New Zealand, then keep clicking ‘next’ on each blog to travel all over the world.

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It’s wonderful to be able to share in the success of my fellow demonstrators!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

The full list of participants:

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Introducing… Stamp In Confidence

My gorgeous friend Lou & I have been working hard in 2018 to design a series of online class modules with unique content.

We wanted to provide an option for novice and developing stampers to build their skills and knowledge and therefore their confidence to create fabulous, unique cards.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen people ask for advice in online groups, admit to trawling Pinterest, spending hours on YouTube….

We’ve designed a series of modules that include live-style videos (real-time, no editing), tutorials, written content and online support.

These modules will suit new stampers, stampers who aren’t happy with the quality of their projects, stampers looking to refine their technique and stampers who want to develop their skills but don’t have the option of attending classes.

Module One registration is open now with the content due for release Mid March.

Each module is only $6 (Australian currency, or your country’s equivalent via PayPal). The value for each module is exceptional!

You can find all the information on our new Stamp In Confidence blog – stampinconfidence.blogspot.com.au.

Thanks for your support.  These modules may not be for you, but we appreciate you spreading the word to someone you know who might enjoy them!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Perennial Birthday

The Perennial Birthday stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue is designed to go with the Perennial Birthday Project Kit (see how that works!!).

This is the gorgeous stamp set…

And the amazing kit…

Both are stunning!  But you don’t have to purchase them together (you can…. but you don’t have to!)

Perennial Birthday | kelly kent

This card was quick to stamp in Memento Ink & colour with Stampin’ Blends.

Perennial Birthday | kelly kent

The colours for the large flowers are:

  • Dark Pink Pirouette & Light Rich Razzleberry
  • Light Rich Razzleberry & Dark Rich Razzleberry

The leaves are Light & Dark Old Olive.

The little flowers are Light Night of Navy, Dark Pink Pirouette & Light Rich Razzleberry.

If you’re ever unsure about colour combinations – pop back to the catalogue and see what colours the concept artists have used in the catalogue samples.  Always good for a hit of inspiration!

Perennial Birthday | kelly kent

Much of the reason I love this stamp set is about that birthday greeting – it’s just too gorgeous for words #fontnerd

There’s 6 birthday sentiments and 8 other stamps – perfect for all your birthday creations!

Shop for stamping supplies here…. you know you want to!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Come on a Paper Adventure with us!!!

Join Stampin' Up! with Kelly Kent
How’s the catalogue perusal going? Overwhelmed by how many pretty things you want?? Let’s make this easier – join and save!
 
Join my Paper Adventures team to save on your wishlist for at least 6 months (more if you continue to work your way through your wishlist during that 6 months).
It’s a risk free process with absolutely no hidden agenda other than to link you in with a great discount! Consider it a VIP customer club if you like! No parties, no expectations.
 
Join now and you’ll get two of the stamp sets on your wishlist for FREE! The Starter Kit (what you buy to join) is just $169, which gets you $235 of products from your wishlist with free shipping (plus don’t forget those 2 free sets!).
 
I can answer any questions you have.
Or jump online to complete the easy form to join – http://bit.ly/joinSUwithkellykent
I can’t wait to have you join us for a Paper Adventure!!!
kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stampin’ Up! Kits – So Much Happy!

I was using my collection of Stampin’ Up! kits to make some customer thank you cards and fell in love all over again!

Stampin' Up! Kits | kelly kent

They are amazingly quality, with high-end design and offer options for beginner & experience crafters.

For the beginner – look for all-inclusive kits and follow the instructions to create beautiful cards with only extra adhesive required.

For the experienced crafter – add in supplies from your craft stash to change up the designs & add your own personal touch.

Each new catalogue release brings new kit options.

There are three kits available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue plus a planner.

Here’s two of the card kits….

Soft Sayings Kit | kelly kent

Oh Happy Day Kit | kelly kent


Color Me Happy was a special release card kit designed to showcase the beautiful new Stampin’ Blends.

Some alternative colours/designs shown here with a sneak peek of the Magic & Myths Washi Tape…

Color Me Happy Kit | kelly kent


There are two new kits available to purchase from 3rd January 2018 in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

Perennial Birthday Kit | kelly kent

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

If you’ve never owned a kit before, make sure you have a New Year’s resolution to buy one!!

If you’ve already added kits to your collection, you’re going to love the new kits available in the New Year – they are special!!!

Classes are available in the Bunbury area for you & your friends to make any style of kit under my guidance.  It’s a great social get-together.  Email me to arrange a date!

If you’d prefer to purchase a kit, I can be persuaded to put it together for you for a small cost.

What can I say, I just love making cards!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Featured Kits

Perennial Birthday Project Kit

$45.00
available 3rd Jan 2018

Lots Of Happy Card Kit

$61.00
available 3rd Jan 2018

 

2017 Holiday Catalogue Carryover List

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It’s that time of year when we start to think about changing over to the new catalogue.  Next up is Occasions 2018 & Sale-A-Bration!!! You may already have spied some of my sneak peeks!

Many of the items in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue are retiring.  You can find the full list here.

But….quite a few of my favourites are staying around for another catalogue cycle (yay!), which means they’ll be available to purchase until at least 31st May 2018.

Even though the individual items will still be available, any items in a bundle (ie, stamp set & punch) will not be available at the discounted bundle price after 2nd Jan.  If they are on your wishlist, you may like to consider buying them before the catalogue finishes and saving yourself 10%.

Here’s the items that are staying (click to enlarge)…

My online store is always open and accepts pajama wearing shoppers!

Click here to shop!!!

I also offer gift vouchers, which can be used anytime you’re ready, so start dropping hints to partners, children, parents, other family & friends that what you really want for Christmas/your birthday/just because is Stampin’ Up! dollars to spend in the new catalogue!!!

My delivery of new catalogues arrives tomorrow (or so the Australia Post app promises me!), so if you’re a current customer of mine, expect pretty pages to appear in your letterbox soon!!!  If you haven’t shopped with me in the past 6 months, send me a message to arrange a catalogue!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

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…

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop

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

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!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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