Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Retirement List

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Welcome to the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop for May.

I love May…. it’s my birthday month, the weather is often amazing and we are on the cusp of a new catalogue!  Lots of happy in May!

With the change in catalogue coming, the theme for our May hop is the retirement list.  And our fabulous guest designer is the Ink Paper Girl – Katrina Duffell.

I made two cards to share today featuring a range of retiring colours.  See all the Colour Revamp info by clicking here.

You’ll want to make sure you’ve got cardstock, ink, refills and embellishments to match any colours you’ll be keeping post retirement.   There’s lots of new colours to love, but if you’ve got a favourite, make sure you’re not chasing the ink refill at crazy prices after it retires.  They are only $6.50 and available until 31st May (unless they sell out earlier) in my online store.  Click here to browse.

There’s 3 pinks retiring from the range that I used in my first card.  Sweet Sugarplum from the In Colors range, Pink Pirouette from the Subtles and Rose Red from the Regals.

Retiring Pink Tones | kelly kent

Retiring products on this card include the Birthday Blooms stamp set, Painted with Love DSP & Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  All the DSP except Wood Textures is retiring – so add any favourites to your May order.Birthday Blooms | kelly kent

I’ll be blogging with Sweet Sugarplum right up til the last minute!!  And I’ve stocked up so I can keep using it in my craft space for years to come!  And Brick Wall is staying as well (I’m still shocked about that retirement!).

Birthday Blooms | kelly kent

There’s a big change of blues in the Colour Revamp.  We are losing Dapper Denim from the In Color range, Soft Sky & Marina Mist from the Subtles, Island Indigo from the Regals and Tempting Turquoise from the Brights.  I’ve featured three of these in my second card.

Retiring Blue Tones | kelly kent

The Feather Together stamp set formed the theme for this card.  I really loved this stamp set (and perhaps didn’t get nearly as much use from it as I should).  I’ll be keeping this in my stash for personal use as well.  Sweet Sugarplum feathers anyone???

Feather Together | kelly kent

The embellishments (banner & sentiment) are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  I’m not sure I ever used these framelits to their full potential – it really is a great set.

Feather Together | kelly kent

There were lots of angles for my retirement projects. I’ve covered….

Colours I’ll miss: Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo

Colour I won’t miss: Soft Sky, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi

Stamp set I loved: Feather Together

Stamp set everyone else loved: Birthday Blooms

Embossing Folder I’m surprised to see retiring: Brick Wall

Totally Under-used Framelits: Mini Treat Bag

Embellishments I loved: Glitter Enamel Dots

Ribbon I loved: Island Indigo 1/4″ Ombre, 1/8″ Gold

DSP I loved: Painted with Love

DSP everyone else loved: Color Theory

Click on any of the products above to visit them in my online store.


To see what retired products the other team members have used, click on next on each blog until you get back to where you started.

Up next is my gorgeous friend & sideline Stampin’ Up! teamie, Narelle Simm.

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Clear Case Inserts – Updated for 2018 Colour Revamp

I’m sure you’ve already heard that Stampin’ Up! have totally overhauled their colour range for the 2018-2019 catalogue release.

It’s exciting to see all the colours that will be returning plus new colours that will be joining the range!

A Colour Revamp means we {NEED} new storage!

I love storing my markers and ink refills in the Stampin’ Up! Clear Cases.  Click on the links below to purchase these storage options from my online store.  Each comes in a set of 4.

They stack oh-so-nicely on the shelf, keep everything organised and make it easy to pull out just the colours you need.

These inserts fit the Clear-Mount Stamp Cases for storing your Stampin’ Write Markers.  Each case fits 10 markers – one per colour collection.

Free Printable Inserts for Stampin' Up! Markers | kelly kent

These inserts fit the Half Cases – Wood Mount for storing your Stampin’ Ink Refills.  Each case fits 5 refills – so 2 cases are needed per colour collection.

Download my free, printable inserts by clicking on the links below.

Have fun updating your colour collections.  I intend to add French & German cases to the collection before the end of the month – subscribe to my blog to make sure you don’t miss the post.

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New colours are ordable for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators now (pssttt…. join my Paper Adventures team to include them in your Starter Kit) and will be available for customers to order on 1st June 2018.

To make sure you have all your favourites on the Last Chance (Retirement) list, visit my online store.  Click here to browse

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com.