Christmas Cheers!

It’s Christmas!!!

Sending a very Merry Christmas to you and your favourite people.

Just a quick share today….

Christmas Cheers | kelly kent

Using some retired favourites and some products soon to join them on the retirement list, this card coordinated well with some gifts I made for family & friends this year.

Christmas Cheers | kelly kent

Warm Hugs stamp set – used here for the heart and Christmas tree – is already sold out. If there’s anything from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue on your wishlist that you haven’t yet added to your shopping cart, it might be time for a little Christmas retail therapy today!

Christmas Cheers | kelly kent

Sending lots of positive Christmas vibes your way today for a day that is filled with amazing company, great food and cold drinks!

Cheers to a wonderful Christmas – with love from Papercraft HQ xxx

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Colour INKspiration #30

Welcome to a Colour INKspiration blog hop where Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand share their creations using the same colour palette and then invite you to share your creations with us via our Facebook group.  Click here to visit Colour INKspiration Challenges.

These are the colours for challenge #30 based on this amazing inspiration photo.

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This is Pebble Shore Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.  I’d love to visit and see these spectacular colours in real life!

This is my creation using these bold & fun colours…

Happy BEER Day! | kelly kent

I love a good pun!

Happy BEER Day! | kelly kent

But I added a beer to the inside of the card with a birthday message – just in case they didn’t get the pun!

Happy BEER Day! | kelly kent

Don’t forget to share your card using these colours via our Facebook group.

Thanks for visiting.  Next up on the Colour INKspiration hop is my gorgeous friend with an amazing way with colour – Kim Badelt.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Masculine

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Welcome to our first Paper Adventures Blog hop of 2018!

We are lucky to be joined by January’s guest designer – the gorgeous Jenny Hall.  Jenny lives in the US and is currently freezing & surrounded by snow!

The theme for today’s hop is ‘masculine’ and I can’t wait for our talented team to share their ideas with you.

It’s a male heavy birthday month here at Papercraft HQ.  Mr Papercraft enjoyed his birthday earlier in the week.

I often make a couple of cards for him – one from me and one from the girls (you can see theirs here using the hilarious Dad Jokes stamp set).

This is the card I made for him to go with his beer using new products from the Occasions Catalogue.  You’ll see the Bubble Over stamp set, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits dies (page 32) and the awesome new Narrow Notecards & Envelopes (find them on page 19!), plus Tutti Frutti DSP (page 29).

Mr Papercraft’s favourite special occasion ‘treat himself’ beer is a local brew called Little Creatures Pale Ale.  One might actually call it a ‘craft beer’!!!

Bubble Over - Little Creatures | kelly kent

The brewery is about 2 hours from where we live now and 20 mins from where I grew up as a child.  Their venue is amazing and they serve yummy food too!

This is us enjoying a lazy afternoon at Little Creatures on a family holiday last year.  Little Creatures has a sand pit, so the Little Miss Papercrafts were off playing!

Mr & Mrs Papercraft | kelly kent

PS, the shirt Mr Papercraft is wearing in this photo is actually from a different brewery – “Beer is better than therapy”.  It always gets a good chuckle & nod from people who read it when we’re out!  Mr P loves his beer!!!


It was fun to take the elements of the beer design and use Stampin’ Up! products to create a crafty version.

And when you’re having fun, who wants to stop at one???

This is Mr Papercraft’s ‘everyday beer’ of choice – Carlton Dry.

Bubble Over - Carlton Dry | kelly kent

And his favourite holiday beer – Bintang (available in Bali)

Bubble Over - Bintang | kelly kent

The Narrow Notecards and Envelopes are a great size and the long narrow style adds some diversity to your supplies.

Each piece of Tutti Frutti DSP is softened with an overlay of vellum which curled in the heat of the day while I was quickly taking photos.  I don’t mind this look, but if you wanted it to stick, daub some Multipurpose Adhesive glue in the corners or use Fast Fuse.  Both are transparent options for sticking down vellum.

I also used the DSP to line the envelope for a great coordinating touch.  Cut a circle (any size smaller than the flap will work, I used 2-5/8″ from the Layering Circle Thinlits).

Bubble Over Beer | kelly kent

Do you have a favourite beer? I haven’t managed to acquire a taste for beer.  Every now & again I’ll have a sweet apple cider, but I can’t stand the smell/taste of beer.

Nanna Papercraft tried a Radler beer (beer with lime/lemon) recently and loved it!  It sounds interesting and refreshing!

There’s lots of amazing weather here in Western Australia at the moment.  We’ve been having lots of fun outdoors – I hope my craft table isn’t feeling too neglected!!!

Not quite the same story for Jenny with the cold & snow in the US!  She’s spending plenty of time indoors, though her boys have been home on a break from school, so I’m not sure her craft table has seen as much action as usual either!

Visit Jenny Hall next on the blog hop….

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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ESAD 2016 Occasions & SAB Blog Hop – Kettles & More…

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Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop.  These are always so much fun and contain lots of inspiration.  There’s 20 crafty ladies in total.  You can hop in which ever direction you like (or at random if that takes your fancy!).  You might be starting here or have come from Carly’s cute projects.  Next stop after this one is Sally – just click on the ‘next blog’ button below.  If you get lost (or want to try the random approach), there’s a full list of participants at the bottom of this post.

I’m putting it out there, this seasonal catalogue is one of the best ones I’ve ever seen!  I {don’t} have one of everything, but it’s been very hard to draw the line on what I *need*, what I {want} and what I absolutely can’t craft without.

My top 3 catalogue buys are:

  1. Wink of Stella in Clear – I have been putting this on almost every card I’ve made since it arrived.  It really is magic!  Can you guess which card from my blog hop projects got the Stella treatment (hint: the answer might surprise you!)
  2. Large Numbers / Number of Years bundle – the size, style & shape of these numbers is perfect to make them a centrepiece on any project and the matching stamp set is just adorable!
  3. Birthday Bouquet DSP (and all the other DSP in the catalogue!) – totally beautiful, do I need to say more?

For today’s blog hop I wanted to show you some ideas I have been stirring up using the Cups & Kettle Framelits dies.  For me, framelit sets are worth buying when I can see the potential in them.  Either as heavy use for what they are made for (like the Large Numbers) or as great builder shapes to be able to make something other than the obvious.

The Cups & Kettle set falls into the second category for me.  As well as the obvious creations you can craft from the suite (paper, ribbon, stamps, trinkets… who doesn’t love a coordinating product range), these cute little framelits offer more than their initial impression.

Have A Cuppa Product Suite

Here’s a traditional card using the cup framelit…

ESAD Blog Hop - Kettles & More... Hello Friend Card - Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies, Hello Stamp Set, Have A Cuppa DSP & Perfectly Artistic DSP.

But then it gets a bit fancier, because the cup can also make a frosty beer mug…

ESAD Blog Hop - Kettles & More... Hello Birthday Boy Beer Card - Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies, Hello Stamp Set, Going Places DSP & Perfectly Artistic DSP.

And this is my favourite…

ESAD Blog Hop - Kettles & More... Hello Baby Card - Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies, Hello Stamp Set, Tin of Cards Stamp Set, Have A Cuppa DSP & Perfectly Artistic DSP.

If you turn the kettle upside down and cut half a circle from the bottom using your 1″ punch, you end up with an elephant.  Finish the shaping by rounding the top corners and cutting part of the handle away.  So much potential in one little set!!!


As well as the great products you can purchase from the Occasions catalogue, there are some fabulous products available for free from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  Two of my favourites are the Hello stamp set and Perfectly Artistic DSP.  These products are limited edition and only available until 16th Feb 2016.  After this time, they will be retired and Stampin’ Up! will release more limited edition products for you to redeem with any qualifying order.

Limited Edition Sale-A-Bration Products

How do you qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product?  In Australia, you can earn one with every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products.

Thanks for joining me on the blog hop.  If you are a demonstrator and would like to join our ESAD Facebook page, please contact me.

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Next blog is Sally Williams.  Click through to see the amazing creations she’s made to share with us.  If you have a moment to leave some comments as you visit, the creators would appreciate hearing from you!  I know I love reading your favourite parts of each project.  Thanks so much!  Kelly x

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FULL LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

1. Richelle Fletcher

2. Monique Fielder

3. Rachael Lewlsey

4. Paula Reid

5. Pauline Bennetts

6. Amity Knight

7. Courtenay Heuston

8. Chloe Evans

9. Carly Middleton

10. Kelly Kent – this is me!

11. Sally Williams

12. Barbara Williams

13. Andrea Buckland

14. Narelle Fasulo

15. Libby Dyson

16. Lou Kitzelman

17. Nicole Wilson

18. Mel Pagano

One for the Men – Beer Bottle Gift Box

Last week I posted a link to a tutorial for a Mini Champagne Bottle Box made using the Envelope Punch Board.  I thought it wasn’t fair that the men missed out – so, good news!  The bottle box also fits a bottle of beer.  ‘Cheers!”  This is a great one for a friend’s birthday, colleague thank you, or even something special for Dad (Father’s Day is only 2 weeks away)!  I love giving gifts and I love it even more when they are beautifully packaged with a cute tag!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin’ Trimmer

Framelits: On Film

Embossing Folder: Arrows

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

DSP: Sweater Weather – clearance rack while stocks last!

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamp Set: Good Greetings – exclusive hostess gift starting 28th August… stay tuned!!!

Embellishment: Early Espresso Baker’s Twine