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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June Team Birthdays!

June was another month full of birthday in the our Paper Adventures Team!

I’m still in my matchy-match card and gift phase.  It’s fun not only matching my papercraft materials to the necklaces, but matching the necklaces to the recipients!

First up it was Cate’s birthday!  Cate joined a couple of years ago, using her birthday money to buy her starter kit.  The rest is history!

Paper Adventures Team Birthdays June 2017 | kelly kent

Cate loves purple!  It was tricky to get a photo of this card showing off just how lovely the Bundle of Love DSP is!

Paper Adventures Team Birthdays June 2017 | kelly kent


Then it was Narelle’s birthday.  Narelle is my stamping sister and the one who lead this pony to the Stampin’ Up! pond!

Paper Adventures Team Birthdays June 2017 | kelly kent

Narelle is quite partial to pink!

I used the bleach technique on the panel of this card to remove the colour from the flowers – simple but effective!

Paper Adventures Team Birthdays June 2017 | kelly kent


And it was also my upline’s birthday – Maxine Norrish, who once upon a time said, “would you like to join, you’ll get free paper”… And the rest is history!

Paper Adventures Team Birthdays June 2017 | kelly kent

These colours are perfect for the types of outfits that Maxine wears!

Paper Adventures Team Birthdays June 2017 | kelly kent


Isn’t it amazing how well our Stampin’ Up! products coordinate with fashion & trends!  The SU! concept design are awesome!!!

If joining Stampin’ Up! is on your radar, pop in tomorrow – there’s a great joining special in July!!!


Like these cards???  Click on the products below to browse in my online store for supplies!

It’s the Weekend!!! Time to get your craft on!

It’s the weekend.  Know what that means for me?  No more work til next week and time to craft!!!

I’ve got lots of exciting things on my list including a CASEing the Catty project for Sunday and more market goodies.

But today, I wanted to share this ‘pop of colour’ card I made using the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

Pop of Colour card using Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I layered the flower stamp in Basic Black Archival ink in the corner using the masking technique and then added a coloured version on top for a ‘pop of colour’.

Add some texture with gold metallic thread and Rose Garden thinlit leaves, a sentiment at the bottom and it’s finished!

Pop of Colour card using Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Happy weekend!  May your sleep ins be late, your coffee hot and your craft time plentiful!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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There’s always more paper on the horizon… 2016 Annual Catalogue DSP Paper Share

Hello! Today I’ve got 2 things to share you with you.

The first is a cute card layout doing the rounds at the moment featuring one of my favourite retiring DSPs.

This is a Double Z Pop Out Card.  I first saw them on Lou’s blog but this particular card was inspired by Carol Lovenstein’s design.

Double Z Pop Out Card - English Card DSP & Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I just love the English Garden DSP.  Sadly I missed stocking up when it went onto the retirement list.  Lucky for me there’s lots of new favourites in the new catalogue which is just 1 week from being available to everyone!!! *happy skip*

Double Z Pop Out Card - English Card DSP & Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Which brings me to the second thing to share – my DSP paper share available from 1st June 2016.

Although it’s always sad for a paper lover {hoarder} like me to say goodbye to so many papers, the new papers are just beautiful – wait until you see them!!!

2016 DSP Paper Share Kelly Kent text version V2

That’s a lot of paper!!!  The paper share is $45 this time around, which will get you 114 sheets of stunning 6″ x 6″ patterned paper plus a bonus set of In Color DSP.

It’s open to all Australian residents (including demonstrators). Postage can be arranged for those of you who aren’t close enough for pick up {postage estimate is $8.25 in a tracked satchel}.

Paper shares are a great way to try all the new pretty papers and have a bit of everything for all the different types of products you want to make – but at a fraction of the cost.  Trust me – it’s handy to have different colours and types of paper in your collection.

Once you’ve worked out what your favourites are, you’ll be able to buy full packs of those!!!


And by popular demand I will also be offering a ribbon share for the new & beautiful 3/8″ (1cm) Ruched Ribbon.  2.2m of each of the 5 new In Colors for $18.  {Postage estimate is $2.50 as a large letter}.

2016 Ruched Ribbon Share - Kelly Kent, mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ll be placing the first paper share order on the week of 1st June, so email me now to put your name on the list.

Kelly x


Note: if you read this blog post when it was first uploaded, you might have a slightly different version of the paper share.  The edited version has the correct amounts of each paper in the share and slightly updated price point.  Sorry for any confusion! Kelly x

Timeout Tuesday – GPD#037

It’s Tuesday again and after a busy couple of weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to find some quiet craft moments today!

It’s been a productive day – ticking quite a few things off the craft list including this lovely colour challenge over at Global Design Project.

I love Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe together and went with this duo as my main focus with just a touch of Island Indigo for the sentiment.

GDP#037 - Birthday Blooms colour challenge - Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe & Island Indigo. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

As always, the simplest cards with the most beautiful of DSPs is the perfect combination!

I’ve being trying to put together something for the Just Add Ink challenge this week too but it contains 4 different blue tones – and I just can’t do it!!!  Do you ever have a craft block???

You can check out the amazing JAI design team inspiration here.  They did better than anything I could create! Looking forward to playing along with JAI next week. Kelly x

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Just Add Ink #296 – Nature

I’m sneaking in an extra late-night post today so that I can show you my card for the Just Add Ink Nature challenge.

Stampin’ Up! has a love of all things nature – flowers, animals, outdoor scenes.  There was actually too much choice – and that was just from the new Occasions catalogue!

I ended up deciding on the beautiful flower from the Birthday Blooms stamp set because I haven’t yet had a chance to ink it up yet & colour it in!

Just Add Ink - Nature. Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I used my blender pens & the ink from my ink pads to colour the flower, taking my colour palette from the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  And, {it’s not my fault}, but I’m unable to add a flower to a card at the moment without brushing it over with my clear Wink of Stella pen.

Just Add Ink - Nature. Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s so sparkly & pretty!!!  Although my liberal use isn’t quite like raindrops on the petals, I love the ‘misty’ feel it adds.

I’m thinking of using this stamp set in my upcoming classes – what do you think ladies?  Kelly x

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Blender Pens

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