Celebrating with Shimmer Paint + Clear Case Insert

I {LOVE} new products – especially accessories!

They breathe new life into all the products you already have.

One of the new ranges I was most excited about in the Holiday Catalogue was Shimmer Paints.  For some long term Stampin’ Up! addicts, these are a ‘returning’ product as some colours were previously available in the range.  For me, they are a totally new toy to play with.

There’s 4 colours – Bright Copper, Champagne Mist, Frost White & Vegas Gold.

You can start with one, or add all four!

I went into shimmer overload for this card to celebrate one of my Paper Adventures teamies promoting to Bronze Elite.  She now gets a bigger discount on all her Stampin’ Up! spending!  Congratulations Gayle!

This card features the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint.

Shimmer Paint | kelly kent

It’s nearly impossible to get photos that do any shimmer product justice!  I tried – but this card is best seen in person!

Shimmer Paint | kelly kent

There’s three different ways I’ve used the shimmer paint on this card

  • applied to cardstock with a sponge dauber (“YOU” die cut)
  • misted to the card base using alcohol (Isocol) and shimmer paint in a Stampin’ Spritzer
  • Applied directly to the stamp and used as an ink

Shimmer Paint | kelly kent

Each colour of shimmer paint will give a different effect.  You can mix the shimmer paint with ink refills to create a coloured shimmer.  Or swirl 2 shimmer paints together for a frosted marble look.  The possibilities are endless!

When you order your shimmer paints (click here to visit the online store), make sure you have sponge daubers and spritzers in your collection – or make sure to add these products to your order as well.  They make using shimmer paints so easy!!!  Isocol is available from the medicinal section of Coles, Woolworths or your local supermarket.  Look for the bright green bottle.

As usual, the Stampin’ Up! Clear Cases make the perfect storage solution. All 4 shimmer paints (and their sponge dauber partners) fit into a half stamp case.  Click here to see this product in the online store.

Clear Case Insert - Shimmer Paint | kelly kent

Click below to download a free printable insert.

For the full range of Clear Case Inserts – click here.

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CASEing the Catty #100 Presents & Pinecones


Sunday again???  Is it just me, or do they come around quickly???

How was your weekend?

This lucky chicken spent the weekend away celebrating the wedding of my beautiful friends (did you catch the card last night?) and spending time with my besties.

And then back home for some cuddles with the Little Misses.

My cup is full!!!

Congratulations on CASEing the Catty – 100th hop!  Woo hoo!

For this hop we are sharing projects inspired by creations in the Presents & Pine Cones section of the Holiday Catalogue – pages 18-31.

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I could have chosen a dozen (or more) catalogue photos to CASE – this section is full of great ideas!!!  I’ve earmarked them for later!

This was my final choice – using the Merriest Wishes bundle.  I really love it but haven’t used it nearly as much as it deserves!

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My focus was the features of the gift on the right.

I turned it into this card using the copper foil and Petals & Paisleys DSP.

CASEing the Catty #100 - Presents & Pine Cones. Merriest Wishes tag cards. Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.

I also love the photo next to it in the catalogue…

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So I got inky again and made this card too, using a simliar layout/theme but different colours & tag.

CASEing the Catty #100 - Presents & Pine Cones. Merriest Wishes tag cards. Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team have made including our guest designer – Lou Kitelman, who was the winner of the September CASEing the Catty challenge.

It could be you this month!  Enter your Presents & Pine Cones project here.


And then hop on to see what the gorgeous Krissy has created this week.

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Bronzed & Shining – Congrats to Joanne!

A huge congrats to Joanne this month who joined Stampin’ Up! in June and has already been promoted to Bronze Elite!

She’s a star!

Star of Light Copper Congrats Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I wanted to celebrate the occasion for her, so I made this copper (bronze) card using the new Star of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlits.

Star of Light Copper Congrats Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

So pretty!  Copper foil, copper embossing folder, beautiful Star of Light swirl and silver Starlight star for contrast!

I also wanted to add a Stampin’ Up! touch to a little gift, so continuing with the copper (bronze) theme, I added a copper foil trim to this cute Typo letter.

Typo Letter with the Stampin' Up@ touch - Copper Foil trim! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It turned out so cute!  And I can’t wait to see it on Joanne’s desk, inspiring her each day to keep shining!

Typo Letter with the Stampin' Up@ touch - Copper Foil trim! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If she needs an extra little sparkle, it lights up!!!

Star of Light Copper Gift Set. Congrats card & Typo copper-trim letter. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you’d like to join us on our “Paper Adventure” (like our new team name?), we’d love to have you!

Joining Stampin’ Up! is a fabulous, risk-free opportunity that every crafter should try at least once 🙂  Want to know more?  Click here!!!

I’d love to create more bronze & silver gifts as we all take this adventure together!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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*** Some products may not be available in the online store until 1st September 2016!

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