Hello 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue!!

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It’s time!  The launch of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue happens today!!!

If you haven’t yet seen the catalogue in person, click here to view the pdf copy.  You may also like to contact your local demonstrator to request a hard copy – as the only thing better than flicking through the pages of a catalogue, is having the products in your hands!!!


There’s lots of love in the new catalogue.  It’s filled with pretty suites, fabulous stamp, dies & punches, gorgeous papers, awesome new colours, sensational embellishments and fantastic ideas!

I’m starting the new catalogue with a ‘hello’ card. This sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set seemed fitting!  I’ve framed it in a Stitched Nested Label – one of the must have products of the new catalogue!

Good Morning Magnolia | kelly kent

This stamp set contains a very large magnolia stamp.  It’s amazing – incredible for being the feature of your card and awesome for colouring.

The magnolia is stamped in Early Espresso ink with Mossy Meadow watercoloured leaves.  I’ve dabbed the middle of the flower with some Rose Gold Shimmer Paint that came with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley in May.  If you didn’t order the Everything is Rosy Medley, you can achieve a similar look with Blushing Bride ink and Wink or Stella or Champagne Shimmer Paint.

Good Morning Magnolia | kelly kentThe flower is slightly too large to sit well in the landscape orientation, so I’ve trimmer the bottom leaf and tucked it behind the flower.  I like this layered look.

The DSP is one of the patterns from the Magnolia Lane DSP.  The colouring for the magnolia on this card was inspired by another sheet of the DSP.

If you’re looking for more magnolia ideas, I love this colour resource by Bronwyn Eastley – click here to see her magnolia colour combinations.  Thanks for sharing Bron!


For all your new catalogue needs, please visit my online store.  Click here to browse.

To see new catalogue products in action, come to my next class.

Unable to make a Monday morning class but still interested in card making?  I’m open to changing my class schedule – please let me know when you are free.  I’m also planning some #simplestamping classes where we’ll make a bundle of cards to take home.  Leave me a comment to register your interest or subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the action!

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The world needs to be filled with as many pretty cards as we can!!


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CASEing the Catty #231 | CASE Anything

It’s the final CASEing the Catty blog hop of the current catalogues!  The last hurrah for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue!  We officially welcome the new catalogue into our craft rooms on Tuesday (4th June).

As a giant send off, the theme for CTC this week is ‘CASE Anything’ – absolutely any project you can find in either the 2019 Occasions Catalogue or the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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What started for me as a “I’ll just change something retiring to something new” has ended up being a whole spread of change.  Once I started using the new “Follow Your Art” suite, I just couldn’t stop!!

From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, I chose project photo for the Coffee Cafe bundle…

And redesigned the cards in the photo to use the It Starts With Art stamp set, Arts & Crafts die, Follow Your Art DSP and Button Button Embossing Folder.

Follow Your Art | kelly kent

These stamps & dies are so much fun to work with and perfect for crafters – making them a great choice for cards for your crafty friends & stamping customers.

Here’s a close up of each card….

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The coordinating colours for this suite are Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point & Whisper White.

The suite features images of our favourite SU products from ribbon to colouring tools to reinkers, glue gun, buttons, scissors & more!!!

This suite and the rest of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue is available to order on 4th June 2019.  You can place your order in my online store (click here).

I also have a DSP share available for pre-order (limited spots available) which will get you the entire new DSP range in 6″x6″ pieces. You can own it all – including this Follow Your Art DSP featured in this post – at a fraction of the cost!  Click here for all the information on the DSP share.


And just like that, CASEing the Catty is done for the 2018-2019 Catalogues.  Join us next week for new action from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue!!!

Keep hopping to see what the lovely Michelle Stradz has created as her ‘last project’.

See you next week!


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** not available until 4th June 2019 when 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue goes live

ESAD Blog Hop | 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

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Hello!  We are so close to the new Annual Catalogue – the excitement is building!  I’ve joined in with my South Pacific ESAD stamping friends to share a huge blog hop of sneak peek projects and fun ideas for the upcoming catalogue.  Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and keep click on next until you get back to where you started.  If you’re already sipping & hopping, then you’ve come from the delightful project of my talented friend Rochelle Blok.  Click on the next button below to visit another fabulous friend – Jo Stubbings.

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When thinking about what I was going to make for this hop, I realised the most obvious thing would be the share the new In Colors with you.  I’ve shared a couple of sneak peeks of my favourites over the last week (Rococo Rose & Pretty Peacock) – but there’s 5 altogether!

Using the Colour Collection DSP, a new stamp set called Butterfly Wishes and the Stitched Nested Labels, I created an In Color gift set…

2019-2021 In Colors | kelly kent

The Colour Collections are available in all 50 Stampin’ Up! colours – with the current patterns of stripes & spots retiring and new patterns being launched of script, mosaic, gingham & diamonds.  You can purchase in the 4 colour families (Brights, Subtles, Neutrals & Regals) and 2 In Color collections (2019-2021 & 2018-2020).

Here’s the colours of the 2019-2021 range…

ROCOCO ROSE

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TERRACOTTA TILE

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PRETTY PEACOCK

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SEASIDE SPRAY

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PURPLE POSY

** Purple Posy ink is currently available while Stampin’ Up! fix a quality issue.  I’ve used Highland Heather ink.  It’s a darker shade – but the tone is great and it’s a great substitute while we wait for the high quality SU! product we’re used to.

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Do you have a favourite??  I actually think I’m going to love them all!  Even Terracotta Tile is growing on me!

Butterflies are definitely a crafting staple for stamps and it was lovely to see another sweet butterfly set in the catalogue. Butterfly wishes has stamps that coordinates with the Butterfly Duet punch, new butterfly shapes and gorgeous sentiments.

The butterfly I’ve used on this card is the DisINKtive style of stamping – very detailed!  It doesn’t like super inky pads, so to get a beautifully crisp image, make sure to scrape back the ink on your ink pad (an old credit card works well as a scraping tool) and use the less inky section you’ve created to add ink to your stamp.Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

To add some extra texture to my butterflies, I’ve stamped once on the label and again on a piece of scrap – cutting front wing of the second butterfly and then adhering it for a fluttering effect.

Any stamp set that has great images AND a birthday sentiment is top of my wishlist.  Don’t you just love the ‘Birthday wishes’ of this set???  I’ve heat embossed in white (my favourite way to add a sentiment) and cut using the Darling Label Punch (a returning item from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue).

Butterfly Wishes | kelly kent

You know I’m a fan of anything stitched, so it’s no surprise the Stitched Nested Labels have been on high rotation here at Papercraft HQ.  The stitching is a dotted line (rather than the dashed line we’ve seen in the other stitched sets) and it’s just delightful!!!  They are bundled with the Free As A Bird stamp set – and I know you’ll see lots of amazing projects on the hop using these products.

To continue on the inspirational journey that is the ESAD blog hop, visit my friend Jo Stubbings and her creative sneak peek…

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Thanks for hopping with us!

Check back in on Tuesday 4th July for a link to the new online catalogue.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and need a hard copy of the catalogue, message me your address so I can send you one!

Blog hop participant list:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Rochelle Blok
  3. Kelly Kent {YOU ARE HERE}
  4. Jo Stubbings
  5. Nicole Wilson
  6. Denise Buetler
  7. Sandra Mastello
  8. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  9. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  10. Shannon Kissane
  11. Libby Dyson
  12. Jo Weedon
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Carly Middleton
  15. Lisa Whitehead
  16. Bronwyn Eastley
  17. Cathy Pinchbeck
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Rebecca Scurr
  20. Richelle Fletcher
  21. Jackie Noble
  22. Mandy Depiazzi
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Maree McIntosh
  25. Samantha White

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** not available until 4th June 2019 when 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue goes live

2019 Annual Catalogue DSP Shares

Stampin’ Up! have come up with a winner (again!) with a fabulous new catalogue set to launch next week.  With so many amazing products, your catalogue is sure to be marked with lots of ‘need it’ flags.

Let me help your Stampin’ Up! budget by offering a 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue DSP Share.

What is a “Share”?

A share is a select range of products from the catalogue broken into smaller quantities so that you can order more of your favourites.  Smaller quantities means a smaller cost.  Think of it as a try before you buy option – or a get it all now option.  Buy {ALL} the DSP designers as a ‘sampler’ – allowing you to see the detail, patterns and weight of each DSP before committing to a full pack.  For the designs you love, there’s always the option on a later order to add a full pack!

What makes up a “Share”?

I’ve calculated what I need for each share, how many people the share will include and the total cost.  I collect orders until I fill the share and then I order all the materials required for the share.  Once they arrive, I cut the paper or ribbon and package for delivery or pickup.

How do you get your items?

Prices are for local pick up from Bunbury, Western Australia.  Postage is available Australia wide at a flat rate cost of $8.50.  If you need to add postage, please click pay for postage below.

DSP Share – Add Postage

Pick-up in Bunbury not possible? Add postage to your order for Australia wide delivery in a tracked satchel

A$8.50

When do you get your items?

DSP Shares will be ordered as soon as the required places are filled.  From this time, it takes approximately 2 weeks for the paper to arrive to me and it to be cut & packaged.  If you are local & picking up, I will contact you to arrange a pick up date.  If you have opted for postage, I will contact you with a tracking number once your parcel is posted.  Postage of the DSP Share to you will add extra time (at the mercy of Australia Post).

In the unlikely event I am unable to complete the numbers required for a share, I will refund your purchase via PayPal.

I will communicate each step of the way with you so you know just where your DSP is at!


2019-20 Annual Catalogue DSP Share Suites | kelly kent

DSP Share – Suite Collection (2019-2020 Annual Catalogue )

All the new DSP from the Suite Collections - 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue | 12 designs | 78 sheets of 6″ x 6″ DSP

A$34.00

2019-20 AC DSP SHARE


2019-20 Annual Catalogue DSP Share Colour Collections | kelly kent

DSP Share – Colour Collection (2019-2020 Annual Catalogue)

All the DSP from the Color Collections - 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue | 10 In Colors + 40 core colors | 60 sheets of 6″ x 6″ DSP

A$32.00

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DSP Share – Suite & Color Collections (2019-2020 Annual Catalogue)

Receive both collections (Suite & Color) of DSP – 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue | 138 sheets of 6" x 6" DSP

A$65.00


DSP Shares are open to any Australian resident including Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

If you have any questions about how the shares work, please leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

Thanks for letting me share my love of DSP with you again!

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CLEAR CASE INSERTS – 2019 In Colors

Can you believe that in just over a week we’ll be enjoying yet another sensational new catalogue release!  On 4th June, it’s go-go-go time for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.  Hopefully you’ve been able to get a hard copy from your beautiful demonstrator and have been planning out that shopping list!

If you don’t have a demonstrator, live in Australia and still need a copy of the catalogue, I’d love to send you one.  Just send me a message on FB or contact me by email.


One of the first purchases I make each year is the new In Colors.  For the 2019-2021 period, I’m excited to have 5 new gorgeous colours join us!

Introducing the new In Colors…

Can you spot an immediate favourite?  One of these colours has been on my colour wishlist forever – can you guess which one???


New colours mean new storage – click on the link below to download Clear Case Inserts for the 2019-21 range.

If you need Clear Case Inserts that I’ve released previously, please visit the main page (click here) where you’ll find them all ready to download.

Note: Clear Case Inserts need to be printed with settings for ‘actual size’.  I am based in Australia and therefore, the case inserts are made for A4 paper sizing.  If you ‘shrink to fit’, you’ll find the proportions don’t match the clear cases.



Thank you for visiting each year to download my clear case inserts.  Your traffic helps sustain my blog and allows me to continue to offer them free of charge.  Share the word with other Stampin’ Up! storage addicts!

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Kelly’s Stamping Friends | Birthday Blog Hop 2019

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Happy Birthday to me!  Tomorrow is my special day and to celebrate, it’s become a bit of a tradition (we’re in our third year) of gathering my stamping friends and having a blog hop.

I’m joined by 23 of the sweetest, most talented stampers that the South Pacific has to offer.  Enjoy the project from each creator and then click on next to hop through to the next project.  The hop runs in a circle, so you don’t need to start at any particular point – just keeping scrolling through the beautiful artwork and click on next until you get back to where you started.  If any of the next links are broken (it happens sometimes!), there’s a list of participants at the end of this post.

Seeing as it’s my birthday, there’s a loose birthday theme for tonight’s hop.  But (because it’s my birthday and I can break the rule), I have strayed slightly from that theme and my card is a thank you – a great big thank you to all the designers who have joined me on this hop to celebrate and another big thank you to everyone who visits us!

Free As A Bird Sneak Peek | kelly kent

For this hop, I’m sharing with you some of my new birthday presents.  I love the happy coincidence that my birthday month is also a Stampin’ Up! preorder*** month.  I love gifts – giving gifts, getting gifts, buying myself gifts!  Happy Birthday to me!

***Preorder means a demonstrator can order from a new catalogue or promotion earlier than its release.  Customers will be able to order new items shown on this post from 4th June.  Can’t wait?  Ask me about joining my team.

Free As A Bird Sneak Peek | kelly kent

This card features the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Free As a Bird and coordinating dies – Stitched Nested Label Dies.  The stamp set has the most beautiful bird & flowers combination and the dies are a dotted edge – a new pattern for the SU range.  The stitched edge effect creates a fabulous border both inside & out.

Although this card looks pretty on the front, the magic happens when you fold it out.  I’ve combined a couple of ideas to create a Window Front Z Fold Card.  The card front has a Nested Die cut out and the bird panel is actually attached to the Z fold in the middle of the card.

Let me show you more pictures.  Here’s the card when the Z is still folded  but the card front is open.

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And then when totally opened out…

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I’ve added a couple of little magnets to keep the card closed when it’s all folded back in.

The measurements for this card:

Card Base – 4-1/8″ x 11-11/16″ (half an A4 page lengthways), scored at 5-7/8″

Insert – 3-7/8″ x 11-1/4″, scored at 2-13/16″ & 5-5/8″

DSP (left panel) – 2-11/16″ x 3-3/4″

Cardstock (middle panel) – 2-11/16″ x 3-3/4″

DSP (right panel) – 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″


I love that those gorgeous birds are a feature inside & out of the card.  I’ve stamped all the images for this card in StazOn ink and coloured them with ink and an Aqua Painter.

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The Bird Ballard DSP I’ve used in the card is from the same suite as the stamp set.  These colours helped me to choose the colours for colouring.  The card base is Petal Pink, the Nested Label is Soft Suede and for colouring I’ve used Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Old Olive & Smoky Slate.

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As well as the whimsy of the birds and the flowers, I  love the sentiments from this set.  And I thought given all the wonderful friends I have along on this hop with me, the one I’ve chosen for the inside (Your friendship means the world to me) is just perfect!!!

Free As A Bird Sneak Peek | kelly kent

Did I mention how much I love gifts?  I’d like to gift this card and a sampler of the pretty Bird Ballard DSP to someone special.  To be in the running, leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll choose a winner on Tuesday 28th May 2019.


Next up on for the birthday fun is the gorgeous Shannon Kissane.

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Thank you for hopping us with today and for being part of my birthday celebrations!!!


PARTICIPANT LIST
1 Kelly Kent
2 Shannon Kissane
3 Tina Gillespie
4 Monique Fielder
5 Leonie Stuart
6 Michelle Strazds
7 Mandy Depiazzi 
8 Rochelle Blok 
9 Narelle Simm 
10 Catherine Creer
11 Lou Kitzelman
12 Sandra Collett 
13 Sharon Dalton 
14 Denise Buetler 
15 Siobhan Fitzsimmons
16 Jan McQueen
17 Cathy Pinchbeck
18 Richelle Fletcher 
19 Melissa Gifford 
20 Rachael Lewsley
21 Nicole Wilson
22 Julia Quinn
23 Sheila Pybus
24 Leonie Schroder

Marvellous May

As we hit the final stages of April, I’m excited for all that May holds.  Lucky for me it’s my birthday month – so I don’t have to feel guilty about all the presents I’m going to buy myself.

Top of my list is the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  This exclusive release is only available during May 2019 – and only as a product bundle.

Available to order from 1st May 2019.  In Australia, the product code is 150059 and will be $139 (plus shipping).  This link will work in my online store from 1st May – click here to order. Use the host code: 63PH63XY to receive a birthday gift from me to you!

I’d suggest ordering earlier in the month.  Supplies of this gorgeous suite are limited and only available while stocks last.  With rose gold being so trendy right now, I know lots of my customers and demonstrator friends are going to want to own this exclusive set of products.

The list of inclusions in this product medley is amazing!  I’d buy it just for that DSP & foil sheets – hello rose gold!!!

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

Here’s a close up of the stamp set artwork…

See the suite in this video…

I just can’t wait!!

Here’s some sample projects made by the Stampin’ Up! staff with the suite –


The next thing on my birthday list is a present directly from Shelli Gardner – the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!  She’s made a So Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit that will be available across the globe!  And it gets released O N   M Y   B I R T H D A Y !  That means I HAVE to have it – yes?!

Paper Pumpkin is usually only available in North American and some parts of Canada, but this kit is so special, they’re letting us get in on the action too!

This kit will be $37 in the Australian online store and is available from 15th May 2019 while stocks last.  Product code: 152032.

From 15th May, this link will connect you to the product in my online store – click here.  Or, register your interest in this kit with me and I’ll order it for you on 15th May so you don’t miss out.

Here’s a video showing you the sneak peek of the kit contents…


And finally, the third thing that makes me excited in May is the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue pre-order!

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As a demonstrator, I get a head start on ordering from the new catalogue!!!  You can too by joining my Paper Adventures team.  Preorder items can be added to your Starter Kit, so from 2nd May, purchase the starter kit for $169 and fill it with $235 of new catalogue preorder items.  You’ll receive free shipping on your Starter Kit – and a discount on any further orders with a 20% discount until at least October 2019.  Work your way through your wishlist with demonstrator perks.

Click here to read more &/or join Stampin’ Up!

Part of my preorder will also be a stock of the new catalogue.  I’ll be delivering these to anyone who has placed an order with me in the past 6 months.  If you haven’t ordered through me previously and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to send you a copy of the catalogue to spark your creativity & passion.  This catalogue is amazing – you’ll want a copy!

Facebook or email me with your address and I’ll make sure to get one in your hands as soon as they arrive with me.


So you can see what a marvellous May it’s going to be!!!

If you’d like to have me at your house for a workshop with your family & friends, please get in touch.  I’m available to show you my preorder items, retiring products and carryover items.  Alternatively, you may like to attend a class at my house in Dalyellup (Bunbury).  I have a class this coming Monday – 29th April 2019.  The next class is Monday 20th May 2019.

You can contact me via Facebook (click here) or email (click here).

It’s going to be a great month – celebrate with me and buy yourself a little something.  Click here to browse the online store.

All orders placed during May will receive a little something extra from me.  You all know how much I love giving gifts!

Happy birthday to me!!