Colour INKspiration #18

Hello!  It’s time for another colour INKspiration challenge.

For this fortnight, we’re crafting with these colours colours (and this totally amazing inspiration pic)…

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Pink, gray and neutrals – plus, any green of your choice.

This card was made for our newest design team member – Jackie Aitken.  Check out her first project with us – it’s sensational!

I used quite a few features of the inspiration picture to try something totally different for me – a busy card with lots of texture!!!

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My green of choice was Pear Pizzazz for some touches of ‘greenery’ in my planter boxes.

Colour INKspiration #18 | kelly kent

I added Sweet Sugarplum ink to the embossing paste to make a cute pink brick wall.

Have you tried this?  It’s easy and fun to colour the embossing paste!

The floral shapes come from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits – it’s a great set!

And the butterfly is cut from the new Champagne Foil – so pretty!!!


This is a fabulous set of colours and the design team have an amazing range of projects to share with you!

You can continue the hop by visiting the delightful Lou Kitzelman and her cute pink project!

Don’t forget, you can add any green to the quartet – Powder Pink, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand & Sweet Sugarplum.

And any metallics!

Can’t wait to see what you upload to our Facebook Challenge page.  Click here to jump on over.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – DSP

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Good evening & welcome to the September edition of our team blog hop.

I’m so proud of what our Paper Adventures team has achieved this year.  Many of them have undertaken new activities – starting a blog, running classes, selling their creations, with lots more adventure on the horizon!

It’s so empowering to be part of such an amazing group of ladies!!!

Today’s theme is “DSP” – which in Stampin’ Up! lingo refers to Designer Series Paper – the range of exclusive patterned paper created by the Stampin’ Up! design department.

DSP is one of my favourite products in the range!  I buy all the patterns in each catalogue!  I love having the variety at my finger tips.

An affordable way to own every design is to purchase a Paper Share.  Find out more about the Holiday Catalogue one here.

Many crafters hoard DSP – afraid to use up all their favourite patterns or cut into those beautiful sheets.

I don’t have this fear and use DSP whenever I can!  I cut it, stick it and use it on so many of the cards I create.  It’s my favourite background!

When I was thinking of what to make for this hop, I wanted to explore ways to use DSP that aren’t always my first thought.

I came up with several – you can emboss it, stamp on it and use more than one pattern.

The two I am sharing with you today are…

DIE CUT IT!

The variation in colour makes for a great background for die cut pieces.  Or, in the case of this card, I used the ombre colour palette from the Color Theory DSP to  create variation in texture for my butterflies….

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And the Wood Textures DSP to create a custom envelope…

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The second project I’m sharing is great for when you need a quick card…

RIP IT!

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I almost always use DSP in a solid rectangle background piece or in a long strip!

This diagonal rip is perfect for pretty papers with lots of detail, like the Petal Garden DSP.

I’ve also added some DSP (in my traditional strip style!) to the middle of the card…

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Can you tell how much I love DSP?

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

So, here’s the challenge for the week –

Cut & use a piece of DSP that you’ve been ‘saving’ or choose a different way than your “DSP-go-to” for a project.

If this blog hop has inspired a need for more DSP, check out my Holiday Catalogue Paper Share, choose a current DSP from the online store or visit the Clearance Rack of the online store for some DSP at great discounts!!!

Next up is our guest designer for this hop – Marian Fleming.

Marian is a demonstrator in Perth that I met at OnStage and recently visited us for a class.

Crafting with Marian Fleming | kelly kent

How awesome that a common love of stamps makes it so easy to make new friends!

Thanks for sharing in our team hop today!

If you want any more information about how to get a ticket for the Paper Adventures train, click here for all the details about joining Stampin’ Up!.

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Colour INKspiration #11

We’re 10 challenges down and I continue to be inspired & amazed by all the entries that you are contributing on our Facebook page each fortnight!

Are you ready for another???

Colour INKspiration #11 is blues & browns – and I can’t wait to see what you create!

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This one stumped me for a while – I don’t naturally use a lot of Marina Mist!

But, they don’t call it a challenge because it’s my favourites each week!

I was dazzled by the other cards the design team made – continue on the hop to see the amazing creations!!!

After quite a bit of paper pushing, this is what I came up with…

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The longer it sat, the happier I was – just a clean & simple masculine card!

The Wood Textures DSP really helped me out on this one!  I love that DSP stack!


Did you spy the new embossing paste again?

I think I’m going to use this on every card for the next forever!!

Colour INKspiration #11 | kelly kent

Please join us with your card for this challenge.  All the action happens on our Facebook page – no blog required to participate with your gorgeous creation!

But if you have a blog, feel free to leave a link so that members of the group can visit you.

Next up on the crew’s blog hop is Jackie Noble over in New Zealand!  You’re going to love what she’s created!

Just Add Ink #333 – Just Add “G”

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It’s challenge time at Just Add Ink and this week the design team are sharing projects inspired by the letter “G”…

It might the colour, theme, shape or embellishment – it just has to incorporate “G”.

To see what the design team has created – visit the Just Add Ink blog here.

You can also add your own entry – we’d really like you to play along!!!


For my project this week, I wanted to try out a card that emulates a graffiti style.

I admire legal & well completed graffiti – it can be a great work of art!

Just Add Ink #333 - Just Add "G". Watercolour Graffiti Wall. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I created my graffiti wall by first watercolouring a piece of Watercolor Paper in a random pattern using Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo & Cherry Cobbler inks.

Because I’m impatient, I dried it off with my heat tool on the lowest setting.  Watercoloring always looks much better when it’s dry!

I then ran it through my Big Shot in the Brick Wall embossing folder.

With the “G” theme today, I couldn’t resist using gold glimmer paper for my graffiti writing, which I created using my Silhouette Cameo & the WHOA! font (you can download this here).

Just Add Ink #333 - Just Add "G". Watercolour Graffiti Wall. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations & enter your own “G” project!

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ESAD Blog Hop – Sneak Peek 2015 Annual Catalogue: Layered Letters Alphabet Stamp Set

Thanks for joining me on another ESAD Blog Hop.  There are only 2 more sleeps until the new catalogue goes live!!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, pop back here tomorrow for the link.  You’ll be in heaven – 189 pages of pure papercraft bliss!

Until then, be dazzled by the work of 13 talented ESAD ladies as they treat you to projects using products that were available to demonstrators on the sneak peek list {and will be available to you very shortly, so start making that wishlist!}.

If you are doing the round trip, you’ve come from fellow WA demo Andrea Buckland, who makes the most stunning cards!

Make sure to keep hopping until you get back here so you’ve seen everyone.

One of the ‘wow’ moments of the Gold Coast convention for me was seeing the Layered Letters Alphabet stamp set used during one of the on stage presentations.

I must admit, if I’d just seen this in a catalogue, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought.  But, as with lots of SU! products, once you’ve seen them in real life, they are hard to resist.

You might have noticed that I love fonts and lettering.  I’m frequently downloading new ones to use on cards & custom made stationary.  So, it was easy to fall in love with this contemporary typography!

In addition to the 26 alphabet letters, you also get 6 special characters and 2 shapes which gives you endless design options!

Here’s what I came up with:

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I had so much fun making these.  I love the bold simplicity of the font!  It lends itself to so many occasions and project types.

And … because the set is photopolymer – you can see exactly where you are placing the letters.  All of these cards were stamped by sight – not a stamp-a-ma-jig in sight!

Next stop for some more tempting teasers is Nicole Wilson – another WA demo who is not only a fabulous crafter but a wonderful person too.   It’s fabulous to be part of the SU! family.  Kelly x

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The whole blog hop team:

1. Rachael Lewsley

2. Andrea Buckland

3. Kelly Kent YOU ARE HERE!

4. Nicole Wilson 

5. Libby Dyson

6. Cherie Davies

7. Narelle Fasulo

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Bernice Collins

10. Monique Fielder

11. Courtenay Heuston

12. Donna Chapman

13. Amity Knight

Punch Art Week of Power – Humpty Dumpty

Punch Art has always been a passion of mine.  It came to my attention recently that I haven’t had too many creations that fit into this category lately.  So, I’m making a super effort and for the next week it will be Punch Art Power Week!

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The first project is Humpty Dumpty on his wall.  This card was made for Eric’s 1st birthday to fit with his Humpty theme.  I was so pleased with how he turned out!  Happy Birthday Eric!  Kelly & the little Kents.

Here’s the breakdown:

Egg & Clothes: Ovals Framelits (3rd smallest) – Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler & Island Indigo

Arms & Legs: Hexagon Punch (double cut) – Cherry Cobbler & Island Indigo

Eyebrows: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (double cut) – Crumb Cake

Eyes: Owl & Cupcake Builder PunchesWhisper White & Basic Black

Mouth: 3/4″ Circle PunchReal Red

Bow: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack & Owl Builder PunchCrushed Curry

Buttons: Owl Builder PunchBasic Black

Shoes: Word Window Punch (double cut) – Basic Black

Wall: Ticket Duo Builder PunchCajun Craze

Number: #1 from File Tabs EdgelitsBasic Black

Sentiment: Word Window & Modern Label Punches, Making Spirits Bright Stamp SetPacific Point