School Pencil Tin – Stampin’ Style!

It’s back to school day here for Miss Papercraft and I know there won’t be any tears in our house.

And why would there with oodles of new stationary to get acquainted with!?!  She’s a demo in the making!

I went the easy (lazy) route this year for school supplies.

The school ordered the stationary for me, Spencil provided the book covers, pencil case, chair cover & backpack and the ever so lovely Madonna at Bold Badger Designs made me pencil labels.

Effort level – minimum, success level – high!


All that time efficiency did leave me a little extra time to get creative, so decided that rather than send Miss P with a naked pencil tin, I’d jazz it up a bit for her with my stamping supplies.

I’m sure I could have also streamlined the pencil tin too, but the booklist suggested a recycled canned fruit tin – and Miss P was excited about eating a tin of peaches!

So, this is my ‘upcycled’ pencil holder…

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It features burlap ribbon & Whisper White baker’s twine around the middle…

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And a ‘tag’ for my special Miss, reminding her how amazing she is (not that she lacks any confidence – oh to be 5 again!).

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tag is made using the Swirly Scribbles dies, Stitched Framelits, Large Letters and the Bitty Butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.

The sentiment comes from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (‘are’ stolen from ‘carefree’) and ‘you’ from the Endless Thanks stamp set.

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And just like that, my big girl is off to year 1!

{with a cool pencil tin!}

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Stamp Review Crew – Endless Thanks

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Can you believe how fast this year is flying by?  This is the second Stamp Review Crew hop for the month.  Make sure you join us on the first and third Monday of each month.

Twice a month you’ll get the chance to skip, hop & jump around the world for ‘endless’ inspiration all focusing on the same stamp set.

Today we are showcasing the delightful Endless Thanks stamp set – available in photopolymer and featuring sentiments of thanks & gratitude.

I am grateful.  Because of this hop, my eyes were opened to the true potential of this set.  Although it’s heavy on sentiments, it features a small collection of complementary stamps that are great to use as design elements on your cards.  I must admit, I often overlook these stamps and get caught up in the sentiments.

So, with eyes wide open, I had fun creating some simple cards using the ‘extras’.

Stamp Review Crew - Endless Thanks. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

FLOWERS

As a background

Stamp Review Crew - Endless Thanks. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

As an embellishment on a tag

{PS, this card is going to the Flaming Magnolia’s cafe where we had lunch last week – amazing customer service & great food.  I thought they’d like to hear about it – and what better way than a handcrafted card!}

Stamp Review Crew - Endless Thanks. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To create a wreath

Stamp Review Crew - Endless Thanks. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


HEARTS

As a border

Stamp Review Crew - Endless Thanks. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

As a feature panel

Stamp Review Crew - Endless Thanks. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Who would have thought it was so easy to make 5 different cards using 1 stamp set???  And they aren’t even all specifically ‘thank you’ cards!

If you love this stamp set, then you’re sure to love Endless Birthday Wishes too.  Check out the SRC hop from earlier in the year.

Next up on this hop is Holly – she’s so creative!!!  If you want to hop backwards, it’s the clever projects from Dawn.

Click on the links below to take you there!

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Glue Dots

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Decorative Corner Fold Card

#imbringingbirthdaysback

Today is Kristel’s birthday.  Happy birthday!!!

Kristel was the first member of my team and is a wonderful companion to share my journey with.

Since we’re bringing birthdays back, it seems fitting that the card should be fun, vibrant and a little fancy.

This wonderful Decorative Corner Fold card was designed by Debbie Henderson of Debbie’s Designs.  We made the Botanicals version during last month’s Tuesday class after Joy found it online and thought it looked pretty special.  She’s right – it’s fabulous!

The reasons for it’s fabulousness are simple – it’s easy to make but looks fancy and can be prettied up in any way you like.


For Kristel’s card, I’ve gone with Party My Way DSP, Balloon Celebration balloons and Endless Birthday Wishes sentiments.

I took lots of photos of this one to show off all the features.

The front view…

Decorative Corner Card - Party My Way, Endless Birthday Wishes & Balloon Celebration stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Side view, including a panel to write on….

Decorative Corner Card - Party My Way, Endless Birthday Wishes & Balloon Celebration stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It folds flat for posting…

Decorative Corner Card - Party My Way, Endless Birthday Wishes & Balloon Celebration stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The awesome trick to attach the front panel & keep it 3D…

Decorative Corner Card - Party My Way, Endless Birthday Wishes & Balloon Celebration stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And one more view…

Decorative Corner Card - Party My Way, Endless Birthday Wishes & Balloon Celebration stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


You can follow Debbie’s measurements and directions exactly (instructions here, video here), or you can follow my slightly adapted measurements to fit with Australian cardstock.  You will get two Decorative Corner Cards from one piece of A4 cardstock.

Instructions:

  • Cut your cardstock in half (so you have 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″)
  • Score across the long edge at 2″, 4″, 6″ & 8″
  • Place a strip of Tape & Tear along the 1/4″ edge left by the scoring
  • Adhere this to make your ‘box’
  • To make the front panel, punch 2 x 1-1/4″ circles. Fold in half & with the folds meeting, place adhesive on the back & adhere to the card front.  Place adhesive on the front & add your decorative panel (the picture above or Debbie’s video will help if this doesn’t make sense!).

Enjoy decorating your card with whatever stamps & DSP fit your theme.  Thanks to Debbie for her generous sharing of her instructions & measurements.  Kelly x

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