Twice As Nice with Color Me Happy

I’m going to start this post by saying my favourite words when it comes to shopping…

FREE SHIPPING!!!

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That’s right!  For all of today (Sydney time) – midnight until 11.59pm or 9pm Sunday until 8.59pm tonight, Stampin’ Up! is covering the shipping on your order.  You can order online (the host code is: K3RDKZAT) or you can contact me and I’ll place an order on you behalf.

You can add anything to your cart and the final cost will be just your product total.  How awesome is that???

There’s no minimum or maximum spend.   So it’s a great chance to get those things you keep forgetting to order, or go nuts on your wishlist.


If you’re looking for inspiration for things to add to that shopping cart, the Stampin’ Up! world is loving the new Stampin’ Blends. See more info about them in yesterday’s ESAD blog hop.

Today I’m sharing the kit they’ve released to coordinate with the Blends – 16 cards in 4 designs that are perfect for colouring, with deluxe matching envelopes!

The card kit and clear stamp set is only $66.50 (with free shipping today!).

Great value – yes??? Beautiful colours – yes!!!

This is one of my favourite kits ever!  And if something is your favourite, you want to see lots of it – yes?

Stampin’ Up!’s kits are made with premium materials including card bases that are printed all the way across.  Without altering them, this means you get colour on the front & the back of the card.

While this is beautiful, it got me thinking about how I could use the quality of the kit materials to my advantage…

So, I cut the based up, added them with some of the supplies I already have in my stash to create two cards instead of one for each design.  And since you get 4 of each card type, I ended up with 8 of each design and 36 cards in total.

Color Me Happy Kit | kelly kent

Of course, this adds a bit of cost to the overall supplies used – but really, it’s coloured cardstock bases, Whisper White for stamping and some scraps of other coordinating colours.  Essentially, the cards are now twice as economical.  And at just over $2.50 each, they weren’t that expensive to start with anyway!

Color Me Happy Kit | kelly kent

8 of these cards are the square design in the kit, but when I changed up those designs, I added the square card base I’d cut to a full size coloured base – giving me 8 more full size cards.

Color Me Happy Kit | kelly kent

You could make all the cards full size if you didn’t like square cards (but then you wouldn’t get to use the ah-may-zing envelopes!!!).

Color Me Happy Kit | kelly kent

If you’re tempted to add some (or all) of the Stampin’ Blends to your order, or anything else on your wishlist, today is the day!

Free shipping til 8.59pm WA time tonight (11.59pm – EDST / Sydney time).

Visit my online store by clicking here.  The host code is: K3RDKZAT.

Or contact me direct so I can place an order for you.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit

Hello Sunday!  Do I say that every week?

CASEing the Catty is one of my favourite challenges to be involved with – the catalogue is a treasure trove of amazing samples and creavity!

I feel like it brings out the best in my creativity and this week is no exception.

I just love the cards I created for challenge #128 – CASEing our favourite kit.

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We know that picking favourites is a tricky one for me… but when it comes to kits, it was an easy flick to the Watercolor Wishes all-inclusive kit.

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

This kit started a real love affair for me with kits, although with a stamp set, block, ink spot and all the materials you need to make 20 cards, what’s not to love?

These all-inclusive kits are perfect for every crafter.  For the ‘just getting started crafter’, they provide everything you need to be able to make beautiful cards.  For the novice crafter, they take all the hard work out of design.  And for the experienced crafter, they are a box of ‘easy’ – perfect to pack up & take on holidays, to kids sport or a good go-to when you just want to create!

For my CASEing the Catty projects, I wanted to highlight the great layout & designs of kit cards.

They are designed to be simple and appealing – lovely to look at but not too complex to put together.

Based on the designs in the photo, I used other items in my craft stash to make similar lovely but easy cards.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

The sentiments are all from the Better Together stamp set (which lots of my team are getting this month thanks to a great promotion offered to Sale-A-Bration recruits!) and each card features the Falling in Love DSP.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

I also used pearls as a feature through the card set.

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

Using catalogue pictures to inspired card layouts is a great way to get a project started!

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

And here’s the full set together…

CASEing the Catty #128 Favourite Kit | kelly kent

I didn’t make these cards to be a set, just to show variety, but given the coordinating features they would actually make a lovely gift set.

I hope I’ve been able to remind you today that you don’t actually need lots of supplies to make great cards!

Stick to the basics of paper, stamps & ink and you can’t go wrong!


Next place to visit on the hop is the gorgeous Judy May, with equally as gorgeous creations!

We’d love for you to join us on Facebook and share your creations.  You’ve got all week, and all weekend to create, with entries open until Sunday evening 7pm (AEST).

Thanks for sharing in the fun!


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Thoughtful Branches – available now!

Have you been gazing adoringly at the sneak peaks of the Thoughtful Branches bundle as it floated around cyber-space during July?

Check out these blog hops for endless inspiration…


Amazing news – it’s now available for you to purchase.  This exclusive, limited-time bundle is in my online store during August 2016.

The bundle includes the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits.

They really are beautiful – with a fabulous amount of variety from one bundle.

Thoughtful Banners stamp set - available August 2016.  Purchase via my online store (Australia only) to receive 2 free card kits.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I’m offering a bonus with this bundle for my customers!!!

Purchase the Thoughtful Branches bundle via my online store using the host code: XABCFUZF and I’ll send you 2 card kits to match your bundle.  Unfortunately, I am only able to offer this extra to customers in Australia.

All cardstock, DSP and twine included with full instructions – just add ink, adhesives and your new bundle!

Thoughtful Banners stamp set - available August 2016.  Purchase the bundle  via my online store (Australia only) to receive 2 free card kits.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Exclusive, limited-edition bundle - Thoughtful Branches.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Exclusive, limited-edition bundle - Thoughtful Branches.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s too beautiful not to add this to your collection!  If I can help you to make this happen – please let me know!

Local customers – I’ll be placing an order tonight at 8pm (WA time).  Please email or phone me if I can add the Thoughtful Branches bundle (or something else) for you.

Not local?  Order online using the hostess code – XABCFUZF.

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