Stamp Review Crew | Lemon Zest

Hello!  Welcome to a Stamp Review Crew blog hop where I am lucky enough to hop with an internationally talented group of demonstrators.  We all use the same stamp set to create projects that we hope will inspire you to create with this set too.

Today’s hop is all about the Lemon Zest stamp set – and the coordinating Lemon Builder Punch.

Until just recently, I didn’t own this stamp set (and because I don’t mind fussy cutting, I still don’t own the punch).  Given the zest theme of this stamp set, it never quite made it to my wishlist – until my friend Mandy used the Happy Birthday stamp in a class and all of a sudden I saw it in a new light.

The size & font of the Happy Birthday is just perfect for the style of cards I made, so of course I rushed to order it and have been enjoying it since.

Because it was the happy birthday I loved, that’s what I’ve used for my Stamp Review Crew projects.  I can’t wait to see what the other members of the crew have made so I can extend my love of this set!

The first project uses two other stamp sets to make up the Happy Birthday song!

Stamp Review Crew - Lemon Zest | kelly kent

I’ve added in ‘to you!’ from Banners For You and ‘to my friend’ from Little Elephant.

I love how this card turned out – it’s fun and shows off that gorgeous Happy Birthday stamp!

Stamp Review Crew - Lemon Zest | kelly kent


The second card I’m sharing came about because I needed a first birthday card for one of our Mini Paper Adventurers.

I already had Little Elephant on my table – and it’s such a cute set I couldn’t resist adding an elephant.

Instead of making a lemon, I’ve used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the segments and make a background for the elephant to sit on.

Stamp Review Crew - Lemon Zest | kelly kent

And of course, that beautiful birthday stamp front & centre.

Stamp Review Crew - Lemon Zest | kelly kent

In some ways the coloured wheel reminds me of the board game Trivial Pursuit – but I couldn’t quite think of a witty enough sentiment to go with it!

For more (traditional & no-so-traditional) uses for this stamp set, please keep hopping and visit the gorgeous Holly Krautkremer in the US.

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CASEing the Catty #184 | Delightfully Detailed

Welcome to CASEing the Catty on this lovely Sunday.

We’ve started our voyage through the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue and today we’re CASEing catalogue projects on pages 38-51 – which starts with the Delightfully Detailed suite.

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My choice this week was the cute hello card on page 44.

I took the colours, overall layout and use of the Darling Label punch and added the Little Elephant bundle to create a bright baby card.

Little Elephant | kelly kent

The background DSP is from the Broadway Bound Speciality DSP – it’s full of gold, silver & black patterns on one side and bright, fun colours on the other.  This was my surprise love when I unpacked the new designs.  It’s sensational in real life.

Little Elephant | kelly kent

I can’t get enough of the cute little elephants from the Little Elephant bundle.  The Little Elephant stamp set coordinates with a punch created just for this set.  You get two sizes of elephant and a whole set of adorable stamps!

The other detail I wanted to show you from this card was the gorgeous new gold cord…

Little Elephant | kelly kent

There’s also a black version!  Want one of each new ribbon & trim in the catalogue at a fraction of the cost?  You’ll love my 2018 Ribbon Share.  Click here to see the details.


Thanks for joining us for today’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.

For more great inspiration, keep going on the hop and visit the gorgeous Angela Meiritz-Reid in New Zealand.

You can join the challenge too.  CASE any project from pages 38-51 and share your project in our CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Colour INKspiration #26

It’s Colour Day!!!  I’m hopping today with the Colour INKspiration Crew and these amazing colours!

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All those beautiful blue/greens together…….. beaches, peacocks, flowers, mermaids, butterflies……

And then there’s me…..

My frequent use of challenge colours for baby cards has not escaped my attention!

This is my creation using those gorgeous colours….

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I initially had a moment of ‘OMG’ what DSP do I have in these colours.  We have lots of lovely DSP but since they removed the paper stacks, the single colour choices are limited.

But then inspiration hit and I knew some of these colours were in our Memories & More kits.  These kits have to be one of the best kept secrets of every catalogue.  Packed with pretty patterns & fun designs, they add a great fresh element for card makers & memory keepers.

Colour INKspiration #26 | kelly kent

The Sahara Sand designs can be found in the Bundle of Love card pack and the Emerald Envy design is from the Perfect Days card pack.

Add in Tranquil Tide & Bermuda Bay cardstock and this colour combination is complete!

Without it being a conscious choice, this card it totally created from products you’ll find in the Annual Catalogue.  I know it’s been sobbing quietly in the background while I’ve been having fun with all the new Occasions Catalogue products.  Dust off AC!  It’s your time to shine!!!

Colour INKspiration #26 | kelly kent

If you shop in my online store, you’ll find all the products including Annual Catalogue, Occasion Catalogue, Sale-A-Bration choices and even a great array of discounted items on the Clearance Rack!

To find more things to add to that wishlist, keep hopping to see more Colour INKspiration projects.

Next up is the gorgeous Jackie Noble from New Zealand who has a magical way with colour!

Thanks for joining us!

If you’re inspired by this colour palette, then we’d love to see your creation.  Add it over on our Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook page.  Click here to visit.

Without entries, challenges cease to continue, so thanks for your support!

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Welcome Baby – Not So Wild!

One of the cutest new stamp sets from the new catalogue is “A Little Wild”.

It’s only a little wild because really it’s just super cute!

The stamps have a front & a back of each animal – and matching dies to make them into tags!

I can see all kinds of uses for this bundle, but this week I just used the cute little elephant to create a personalised baby card.

I gave my lightbox another go to take these photos only to decide that I’ve been totally spoilt by natural light in the past few months!

So, I think it’ll be back to my wood table & brick wall for the rest of this week!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

The elephant is my favourite stamp from this set – so perfect for new little people!

She’s a little shy looking with closed eyes, but with a Stampin’ Write Marker, I was able to open her up with bright eyes!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

I used one of the cute sentiments in the stamp set to add some prettiness to the inside too!  And another elephant – and some of the gorgeous new washi tape!

A Little Wild | kelly kent

So many pretties!

I love gray as a coordinating colour!  Gray & pink, and gray and yellow are two of my favourite baby combinations!

I’ve got more ‘wild’ projects to share with you later in the week – sparked by an idea I saw on Pinterest!

How many hours a day do you spend on Pinterest compared to actually creating?  I think if you can strike an even balance, you’re doing well!


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Colour INKspiration #06

Hello!  Welcome to our second Colour INKspiration for the month of March.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries we got for the first challenge for March – #05.  You can see them on our Colour INKspiration Facebook page.

Colour INKspiration #06 gives us a great combination of rich & fresh colours – Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral & all things gold!

For me, I just couldn’t move away from the Middle Eastern luxury feel – which led me back to my favourite elephant!!!

He’s definitely around for the next 2 months – so I’m going to be making the most of him!

How cute is the gold touch on his caparison?  That was inspired by this super cute pink elephant card made by Robyn Cardon.

I carried through the colours to create a fun inside of the card too…

I love splatters and have quite a few stamp sets that work well to create that bottom left to top right splatter pattern!

We’d love for you to join us on the Facebook page to see what other stampers are creating with these colours & to share you own creation.

Speaking of amazing creations (because I know yours will be), please hop on to the gorgeous Lou Kitzelman and see hers.  This lady is a never ending bottle of talent!

Thanks for supporting Colour INKspiration.

We’ve been dazzled by your contributions & amazed by how many people keep joining the fun!


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Just Add Ink #347 Colour Combination

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It’s all about colour this week for the Just Add Ink challenge as we create to this little colour quartet dreamt up by Kim.

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Regals are my least used colour story in the Stampin’ Up! collection.

So, this combo with 2 ‘subtles’ and two regals was definitely a challenge for me.

But, as luck would have it, inspiration struck as I picked up my bag to go out…

Just Add Ink #347 - inspiration photo. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What if, the Lucky Elephant, wasn’t a solid colour – but fabulously floral – like my bag!

And from there, it all flowed!

{LOVE MY BAG? It was a custom creation many moons ago by Kylie at Sew Fun by Kylie.  I think it’s time for a wash!!!}


One of my favourite Brisbane OnStage presentations was by Angela Meiritz-Reid who had all kinds of wonderful ideas for using the elephant from the Occasions catalogue.

This is one of them – outlining the elephant shape with a marker, rather than inking it up.

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I then stamped it onto the Inside the Lines DSP, and using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, I followed the faint markings to create an elephant outline.

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

From there, it was a matter of colouring the DSP using the challenge colours…

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Then snipping it out and adding the beautiful elephant to a card!

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I had so much fun colouring my elephant, I decided to make another version – but this time with touches of gold!

Using gold embossing powder, I added a gold caparison to his back.

Never heard of a caparison?  That’s what the blanket on the back of an elephant, horse or donkey is called!

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The whole card…

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

My tip for colouring with the Regals is to try using an Aqua Painter rather than the markers.  It provides a lighter, softer shade of the same colour.


Please join us with your creation by visiting the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also check out the creativity of the awesome design team.

If you need to place an order to add some of the fabulous Inside the Lines paper (free with any $90 purchase), head over to my online store.  Shop all for your favourites plus Sale-A-Bration rewards will apply until 31st March 2017.

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Lucky Elephant Christmas Wishes

I love the cross-over time between being able to pre-order as a demonstrator from the upcoming catalogue and still having current catalogues to play with.

For a short period of time, I can double dip – and have twice as much to play with!!!

Which has the potential for all kinds of crazy creations.

Like these lucky elephant Christmas cards…

Lucky Elephant Christmas Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

From the Holiday Catalogue…

Jolly Hat Builder Punch (141847), Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (141991) and Tin of Tags stamp set (142180).

Lucky Elephant Christmas Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

From the upcoming Occasions Catalogue…

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Only a few sleeps til the big day!  I think I’ve sent the last of my Christmas cards out, though it always feels like there’s one more!

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CASEing the Catty #106 Favourite Hostess Set

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It’s a full Sunday today, with another hop for you to enjoy!

Today at CASEing the Catty, it’s all about the hostess sets from the Annual Catalogue – pages 198 – 201 or Holiday Catalogue – page 3.

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I’ve already CASEd the Holiday Catalogue for my CTC swaps – you can see my shrink reindeers here.

So, today I’m CASEing the Annual Catalogue, specially the layout from this beautiful card.

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I thought this would make a perfect starting point for a card for the baby shower I attended today.

There’s was a ‘no pink’ brief – which I {TOTALLY} ignored!!!

I’m a pink lover and having had 2 girls – I know how hard it is to avoid pink for little girls – it’s everywhere!!!

The biggest Little Miss Papercraft’s favourite colour has always been yellow.  It’s so difficult to get yellow anything for girls!


In fairness, the pink was inspired by this beautiful bandana bib I bought as part of their baby shower gift – which matches our Sweet Sugarplum cardstock perfectly!

So, it’s actually not pink…

CASEing the Catty #106 - Favourite Hostess Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And when you add ink all that black, grey, silver & gold, it’s not really all that pink at all!!!

Really!!!  Hopefully they’ll love it and I won’t be the only rule-ignoring guest!

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Next place to visit for this blog hop is the wonderful Judy.

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If you’re inspired to share a hostess project with us, please join the monthly challenge.

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Stamp Review Crew – Host Set Bonus Hop

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Hello Long Weekend Monday!

And welcome to a bonus Stamp Review Crew blog hop featuring sets from the Host section of the current catalogues.

Host Sets can be purchased at special pricing using your rewards from any qualifying workshop or order ($250+ in Australia).

Want to know more?  Ask me – or your local demonstrator – to help you earn Stampin’ Rewards.

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You are once again travelling around the world for a whirlwind of inspiration!

At the moment, you are in Bunbury, Western Australia.

If you get lost along the way (usually because there’s a broken link), click on the banner at the top of this post to take you to the full list of participants.


I have chosen the “Love You Lots” stamp set today – the animals are just so cute!!!

I matched them with some well known nursery rhymes – can you pick them?

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Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The layout for my card trio is inspired by the sketch from Just Add Ink #330.


How did you go with singing the nursery rhymes???

There’s Hey Dee, Hey Dee Ho, the great big elephant is so slow…

Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme set: Hey Dee Ho. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

3 Blind Mice, see how they run….

Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme set: 3 Blind Mice, see how they run. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And, Galumph went the little green frog!

Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme set: Galump went the little green frog. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Each card has it’s nursery rhyme printed on the back!

Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Thanks for joining me! I hope you enjoyed my nursery rhyme cards.

Did you have a favourite?  Was it because of the rhyme or card???  I love them all but always have a soft spot for elephants.

I think they make a fun change for a baby or children’s birthday card!


Next blog for this hop is the fabulous Rochelle – you’ll love what she’s made.  Click next to visit her.

You can also go backward if you’d like to travel from here to Betty’s blog and see the great project she shared.

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