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.

Free As A Bird Sneak Peek | kelly kent

And then when totally opened out…

Free As A Bird Sneak Peek | kelly kent

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.

Free As A Bird Sneak Peek | kelly kent

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.

Free As A Bird Sneak Peek | kelly kent

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

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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!!