Stamp Review Crew – Seaside Shore

Hello Monday!  And welcome to a Stamp Review Crew hop featuring the Seaside Shore stamp set.

The Stamp Review Crew are an international group of demonstrators that share projects on the first and third Monday of each month – all inspired by the same stamp set.

I love the range of talent in this group!  If you’ve already been hopping, did you love the wonderful creations by Australian designer Juana Ambida – such creativity!!!

If you’ve just started here, keep hopping for more great ideas.  Next stop is the lovely Linda Callahan in the USA.  Click on the next button at the end of my blog post to be transported across the globe to visit Linda’s blog.


I’m so excited to see the potential of this set unfold during this hop.

I love all the little fish & marine details of this stamp set and wanted to use them in my first card to create an underwater scene.

Going with this idea, I created a z-fold card, with the z-fold piece across the top of the card to mimic a jetty.

The Wood Textures DSP came in very handy for this card!  Each jetty piece is 3/4″ wide.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

The ‘sand’ was made using embossing paste (very roughly applied) and dusted with gold glitter and left left to dry.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

Z-fold cards fold flat and post in a normal size envelope – which I love!!


For my Stamp Review Crew projects, I always like to try to make another project to show the stamp set in a different way.

The book I’m reading at the moment (a birthday present from a wonderful friend) has this saying throughout the book as a central theme.

It’s one I love – and also makes a good theme for a card!

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

I’ve stamped the same fish 6 times – 5 in black, and then the red one as a focus point.

Using masking tape, I altered the sentiment in the stamp set to just read ‘swimming’ and added ‘just keep’ using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

Because the front is fairly simple, I wanted to stamp the middle too.  I love that Stampin’ Up! offers so many opportunities for coordination in their range (on purpose or by happy accident) and thought that the ‘just breathe’ sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set was the perfect addition to this theme.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

As an aside, which black ink is your favourite – Memento or Archival??

I almost always use Archival because I love the rich black colour.  But here’s a tip…

Have you noticed that it’s sometimes difficult to get a good solid image with the archival ink?

If you ink it up well, stamp on scrap and then ink again, the second time you stamp will be a rich & solid image.

I’ve found this tip is especially important when using photopolymer stamps.

Black Archival ink {WILL} stain your photopolymer stamps – but that’s ok!  It’s all part of the fun of being an awesome stamper!!!


I hope you enjoyed my projects today.  Feel free to leave a comment – I read each and every one and love hearing from you!

To see more great ideas, please hop through to Linda Callahan

Hope your week has started fabulously!!!

Waving to you from wintery Australia!!!


Important products for the Jetty Z-Fold Card

Important products for the Just Keep Swimming Card

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Stamp Review Crew – Colorful Seasons

With a new catalogue to inspire, the Stamp Review Crew are ready for action!!!

If you haven’t seen a Stamp Review Crew before, you’re in a for a treat!  SRC is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, who, on the first and third Monday of the month, share projects inspired by a current stamp set.

Today, we’re creating using the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating products from the Color Theory Suite including the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Images © Stampin' Up!

They all appear in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  It was available on pre-order for demonstrators, so there has been some amazing ideas floating around already.  But, you’re sure to find lots more today!

The hop goes around in a circle, so for the full experience, keep hopping until you get back to where you started!

If you’ve already been hopping, then you’ll have seen the beautiful work of Artisan Design Team member Rochelle Blok!

I had a giggle on the weekend when I saw Rochelle’s Artisan Design Team projects using this stamp set.  My projects today are quite similar!!!  Snap Rochelle! #channelingmyinnerArtisan

I actually made these cards last week as I spent Thurs – Sat in Perth at a training course for my paid job as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist.

I’ve been trying to take photos in full sun (quite the challenge as we head into winter!), which has taken a lot of organisation!


My cards were inspired by two things –  winter started this week in the Southern Hemisphere, and as this blog hop goes live today, I’ll be on my way to Perth (again), to see the Frozen Disney on Ice show.

The two Little Misses love Frozen and can practically recite it word for word, and can certainly sing all the songs!  I’m sure it will be quite magical!

So, with a colour theme of Whisper & Shimmery White, Elegant Eggplant, Dapper Denim, the Color Theory DSP and Memories & More Cards, I created these two cards…

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent

The first card uses a snowflake card from the Memories & More Card Pack.  I added extra snowflakes, embossed in white and a banner/ribbon flourish for my sentiment to sit on.

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent

The sentiment is a combination of the ‘beautiful’ from the Colorful Season stamp set (I masked out the other words) and the happy birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

The Pretty Label punch is new (and gorgeous!).  I’ve added a shadow using the same punched shape, just slightly offset behind it.

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent


The second card uses white on white die cuts – which I love for a textured effect.  Depending on how you look at the card, it often looks like they’ve been embossed.

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent

I used the Pretty Label punch again for the sentiment and more of the delightful Glitter Enamel Dots.

They come in four colours are I’ve been able to use them on all sorts of cards!  A princess needs a little glitter!

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons | kelly kent

So, although we don’t’ have snow where I live, there’s always a use for snowflakes for Frozen inspired princess cards!

Next up on the Stamp Review Crew list is Juan Ambida who has something amazing to share using the Colorful Season stamp set.

Thanks for hopping with me!  I hope you enjoy the four seasons in one day concept!

Do you have a favourite season?  Mine is summer – I love the hot weather, and only just tolerate the cold!  We had such as cold winter in Bunbury last year, I’m really hoping for a milder one this year!!!


Products in the Color Theory Suite

Centre Step Card – Colour Theory Suite

There’s only a week and a half until all the new catalogue lovelies are available!

It’s been a delight to share them with my classes this month and build excitement for a catalogue with a strong ‘wow’ reaction so far!

Thank to brilliant instructions from Di Barnes, my class attendees made a centre step card this month.

Centre Step Card | kelly kent

Amazingly easy (when you have great instructions – find them at Di’s blog here).

Centre Step Card | kelly kent

There’s lots of great panels in this card to decorate.

Here’s a look at the back…

Centre Step Card | kelly kent

There’s quite a few sneak peek products on this card including the Colorful Seasons stamp set (I love those Cherry Blossoms!), Seasonal Layers Thinlits (how amazing is that chair!), Color Theory DSP (you’re going to love this) and some new In Colours – Berry Burst & Fresh Fig.

Centre Step Card | kelly kent

If you need a catalogue, let me know.

If you’re local to the Bunbury area, you might be interested in attending my launch event on 10th June – more details here.

Have a great week!

 

Happily Ever After – Thank You Card Gift Set

It’s time for a break from the craft table to attend a wedding!

Mr & Mrs Papercraft have put on some pretty clothes and are having a night out!!!

Although it’s become traditional for monetary wedding gifts in our current generation.

I understand the wishing well – we did the same!  Most couples have already set up house long before they got married and money allows them to buy big ticket items that they want or need.  I will always be grateful for our dishwasher!

I wanted to break from tradition and share some handmade love for the couple’s wedding.

Their wedding invite was so pretty and reminded me of the Seasonal Layers bundle that I’ve been playing with this month.

So, I made 25 notecards in the blossom theme with the gorgeous sentiment from the All Things stamp set ‘ thank you for sharing in our happily ever after’.  So sweet!!!

All Things Thanks is available in the 2017 Occasions catalogue and to my delight, appears in the upcoming Annual Catalogue.

In a very happy coincidence, I was able to package of all of the cards into a box that one of my birthday gifts came in during the week – talk about perfect timing!

And a perfect fit!  The box fits 25 card and decorated envelopes perfectly!

In the same style, I made a wedding card for the happy couple, using masking tape to block out the ‘thank you’ part of the sentiment, leaving just a wonderful wedding sentiment!

The gift set and wedding card use a few retired/retiring items.  There are some things in my stash that I keep for personal creations.

From long ago, I used the Brushed Gold cardstock – it’s perfect for weddings!  Do you still have some tucked away?

From not so long ago, I used Mossy Meadow cardstock (it matched the invite!).

And from now, the soon to be retired the Falling Petals embossing folder.  I’m keeping that one forever!!!

Once the card is all written out, I’ll be finishing it with flourish of ribbon & a bow.

I love handmade!  And I hope this thank you notecard set helps out the happy couple!

Here’s to a wonderful night!!!