Colour INKspiration #19

Thanks for joining us for another Colour INKspiration challenge.

Can you believe we’re up to #19???  Your support has been amazing!

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Let me share the colours for challenge #19 with you – they are divine!!!

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Yellow, gray & white is one of my all-time favourite colour combinations.

I admit, I don’t love the green in there (for the project I wanted to make) but the design team have used it as a wonderful contrast.

October happens to be an anniversary month for friends of mine.

And, by happy coincidence, their wedding colours were yellow & gray!

How amazing was the beautiful yellow bridesmaid dress I got to wear – total princess moment!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney

So, I’ve used this challenge to make a sweet anniversary card…

Colour INKspiration #19 | kelly kent

As a striking background, I’ve used the silver snowflakes in a repeated pattern.

Colour INKspiration #19 | kelly kent

The anniversary sentiment is courtesy of the Number of Years stamp set.

‘Anniversary’ was too long for the Classic Label punch, so I had to improvise using a pencil & template!  It’s always fun to be creative with our cardmaking pieces!

Colour INKspiration #19 | kelly kent

As for Garden Green – I snuck it in for the ‘th’!

I would have been totally happy to leave it out – but the challenge rules made me hide it there!


This wasn’t the only anniversary card I needed to make for October.  It seems October is a popular month for weddings amongst my friends!

Another set of friends are celebrating one sweet year together.

This is their card….

1st Wedding Anniversary | kelly kent

I made it to match the colours & styling of their wedding card.

1st Wedding Anniversary | kelly kent

The anniversary sentiment for this card came from the Milestone Moments stamp set.  I love that font!!

1st Wedding Anniversary | kelly kent

Do you send anniversary cards to the couples whose weddings you’ve attended?

I’ve tried hard over the years, but since my record keeping system is scattered (and that’s a kind description!), they often sneak up on me!!!

A card in the mail is always wonderful, especially when it’s not expected.

#makeacardsendacard


That is all I have to share with you today!

Please continue the hop to see the fabulous project my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman has made using these colours…

Don’t forget, you can join in the challenge fun over on the Colour INKspiration Facebook group.

Thanks for hopping with us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List – 5th Anniversary Card

Product List – 1st Anniversary Card

Better Together Wedding Wishes

I’m at a wedding today – the beautiful union between one of my best friends from uni & her suave (now) husband.

This is the card I made for them, using some of my favourite supplies.

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Many of the products I used for this creation are at the top end of pricing – but don’t let that deter you.  They are great, solid investments that you won’t regret.

The first is the Large Letters framelits and Letters for You stamp set.

Letter sets are amongst my favourite purchases – it adds so many options for personalisation.

For me, one of the greatest pleasures of card making is being able to create something you can’t easily buy in the retail market.

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The best value purchase for this set is using the 50% discount you earn when hosting a workshop with sales of $750 or more.

Any crafter can be a host – ask me how!


The next great investment is the Better Together stamp set.

It’s {FILLED} with really useful sentiments in great layouts and fonts.  You’ll be able to use them on all your cards & projects.

Better Together stamp set - wedding card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I added the sentiment to the outside of a custom made envelope – just for a different touch!


The final ‘must-have’ is the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits – so elegant and such a lovely feature piece.

It looks stunning in gold glimmer paper!!!

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Lots of wedding wishes for the happy couple.  Now, it’s time to party!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List

Heat Tool

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Wedding Wishes – Bloomin’ Heart Dress

This idea has been floating around for a while since chatting to a friend about the possibilities for the Bloomin’ Heart die but it’s taken a little while to make it to the top of the to-do list.

But here we are – on a Saturday that I hope is the perfect wedding day for many brides around the world.  As it gets colder here in WA we are nearing the end of our ‘wedding season’.  Though you never can quite tell what the weather will be like at any time of the year!

Mr P & I got married in February, which is notoriously hot in Australia.  Low & behold it was 40 degrees + all week (and we’d chosen black on black suits for the groomsmen!) and there was a bit of weather panic going on.  Not that we needed to worry – Friday 13th rolled around and luck was on our side with a beautiful 29 degree day.

This photo is one of my favourites.  Not the classic pose & look dreamily into each other’s eyes (though we have some of those too) but a shot that captures the fun we were having on one of the most wonderful days of my life.

Mr & Mrs Papercraft get married. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Enough photos???

So, back to that conversion about what else the beautiful Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit could be.  Of course – with that lace-like texture and great shape, would it make a wonderful wedding dress skirt?  Paired with the detailed little butterfly from the Bold Butterfly Framelits, it’s a wedding dress made in paper heaven!  So pretty!

Bloomin' Heart Thinlit & Bold Butterfly Framelit - Wedding Dress Art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tux was a little more boring – and not nearly as important!  I made sure the stunning wedding dress was front & centre of this card.

Bloomin' Heart Thinlit & Bold Butterfly Framelit - Wedding Dress Art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Happy wedding day to all those happy couples out there!  Everything about my wedding day was perfect and I’d go back and do it a million times over!  Though I wish I gotten married {AFTER} I found Stampin’ Up! and Pinterest!  Kelly x

Product List

Hearts Collection Framelits Die

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Oh Pretty Paperness! 2016 Occasions Catalogue Paper Share

Oh my pretty paperness!  Have you seen all the pretty patterns in the new catalogue?  It’s hard to pick a favourite, but if I {HAD} to, it would be the Birthday Bouquet – simply stunning.  Oh, and the Blushing Bride Glimmer – wow!!!

Birthday Bouquet DSP Anniversary Card featuring Large Numbers, Bloomin' Heart Thinlit & Blushing Bride Glimmer - Occasions 2016. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Want them all?  Then you’ll {NEED} a spot in my paper share.  Only $35 and you get 98 sheets of 6″x 6″ paper gorgeousness.

Your 98 sheets of 6″ x 6″ paper includes:

  • 12 sheets of Birthday Bouquet DSP
  • 2 sheets of Blushing Bride Glimmer
  • 24 sheets of It’s My Party DSP
  • 12 sheets of Love Blossoms DSP
  • 12 sheets of Have A Cuppa DSP
  • 12 sheets of Shine on Specialty DSP
  • 12 sheets of Botanical Gardens DSP
  • 12 sheets of Going Places DSP

Delivery is available if you don’t live in the Bunbury area.  The all-important form is below, so I can help you feed that paper addiction!  Kelly x

2016 Occasions Paper Share - Kelly Kent, mypapercraftjourney.com.

 

 

The Demonstrator Happy Dance, Pink Glimmer & Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die…

There’s a collective happy dance doing the rounds today among Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  Today is the beginning of pre-order for the upcoming Occasions catalogue.

And, the added bonus is that all qualifying demonstrator orders during December earn Sale-A-Bration rewards.  That means that demonstrators can earn free products for 4 months of the year!!!

You have probably already seen the new range infiltrating your Pinterest and Google searches.  Well, as those big brown boxes of pre-order goodness start arriving, you can expect to be dazzled by more.

Two of my favourites are the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies… they are instant {wow} and so lovely!

Occasions Catalogue 2016 Sneak Peak - Love Blossoms suite: Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper & Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies. I am in {LOVE}! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Love Blossom suite is perfect romance.  I am in {LOVE}!

Check out this engagement card I put together yesterday…

Occasions Catalogue 2016 Sneak Peak - Love Blossoms suite: Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies & Love Blossoms DSP paper stack. I am in {LOVE}! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

With a custom message inside – I think the little touch of glimmer just sets it all off.

Custom Engagement Card: Sweetheart Punch, Back to Basics Alphabet stamp set, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper & Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can’t wait to share more sneak peaks with you as we travel the pathways to a new catalogue.

But, don’t forget that the current Holiday Catalogue is still in action and will be until 5th Jan 2016 or until products are sold out.  If there’s anything you’ve been considering, get in touch with me to place an order – or do it yourself online.

If you’d like to join me in the demonstrator pre-order happy dance (get products early, earn free products for 4 months of the year, save money on your favourite supplies), you can find more info about joining my Stampin’ Up! team here.  Your $169 starter kit is fully customisable and can include pre-order products.  Happy dance …. happy, happy, happy!  Kelly x