ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Holiday Catalogue

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Hello!  Welcome to our latest ESAD Blog Hop.  We’re celebrating the start of the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

I may be a little biased since SU! is my favourite card making supply company, but they have hit another winner with this catalogue!

Be prepared for your wishlist to grow as you visit each of the talented ESAD members participating in this blog hop!  A full list in available at the end of this post – just in case there’s any broken links!

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If you haven’t yet seen a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, you can download the digital version here.

Hard copies are available from your local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  If you don’t yet have a demonstrator to supply you with all your stamping needs, you have plenty of choice along this hop!!!


I have added some lovely new items to my Stampin’ Up! collection of late, but one particular area I have been stocking up in, is the Memories & More card kits.

There are 4 kits available in the Annual Catalogue and a Christmas collection in the Holiday Catalogue.

I’m not a large scrapbooker or memory keeper, but I throughout the year I’ll make one-off pages for the girls as posters for their room.  Eventually there will be enough of these to make an album!!!

But, while the cards are handy for these pages, the main reason I buy them is they are the perfect size for cards!  It’s like gaining a whole new pack of DSP (which we know I love!).

Each Memories and More card kit contains 72 double sided cards (20 of the large size and 52 of the smaller size), sticker sheets and acetate overlays (numbers vary based on the kit).

Today I’m sharing creations I’ve made using the Merry Little Christmas card kit from the Holiday Catalogue.

First up, I’m sharing a scrapbook page I’ve made…

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Kit | kelly kent

By simply layering the Memories & More cards onto a page from the Merry Little Christmas DSP (yes, we love a coordinating suite!), this page is ready to go with our family memories from Christmas 2017.

The full page lined card leaves plenty of room for journalling and I’ve left the Old Olive cardstock ready to layer a photo on!

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Kit | kelly kent

Check out the ‘family’ sticker on the top right card.  How cute are those stickers for adding extra detail!?!


The second project I’m sharing with you today is 4 cards that I whipped up really quickly using a sheet each of Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive cardstock (cut in half to make 2 cards per sheet).  There’s also some Basic Black cardstock too in the mix to keep within the colour theme of the card kit.

Here are the first two….

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Kit | kelly kent

All the large size cards are just slightly bigger than our card fronts here in Australia, so I trimmed them down to 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″.

The small cards are already 3-7/8″ tall, so those fit just fine and meant I could display the whole gorgeous card on each of these designs.

I added some silver snowflakes from the sticker sheet to the card on the left and the silver ‘merry’ sentiment to the card on the right.

Here’s the other two…

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Kit | kelly kent

For the card on the left, the sentiment comes from a small card – I just cut it out with my paper snips.

The card on the right has a sticker from the cardstock sticker sheet.  The Kraft coloured cards have a beautiful ‘pearl white’ print on them.

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Kit | kelly kent

To make the scrapbook page and the four cards, I only used a fraction of the cards in my kit.  There’s 36 unique designs (with two sides, so really 72 options), which gives you plenty of creative leeway if you like that freedom, but lots of direction if you just want to whip up some ready to go cards this festive season!


My last share for today is a project I’ve been meaning to make happen for some time, but this blog hop has given me the kick up the bum to do it!

The card kits come in cute little cardboard boxes, but it means every time you want to play with your cards you’ve got to get them all out (and then put them away).

Like so many of our stamping supplies, the clear cases are a perfect solution for storage.

These kits fit best in the full size wood cases.  These little gems accidentally got missed from print run of the Annual Catalogue, but they are very much still available.

Memories & More Free Printable Case Inserts | kelly kent

{Looks like a washi tape insert is next on my list!}

You can download the free printable inserts for your Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card kit here….

Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Kit - free printable insert

And the other four Memories & More card kits from the Annual Catalogue here

Memories & More Annual Catalogue Kits - free printable inserts

Well, that’s all from me.  It seems I’m a little excited to return to blogging.  So good to see you all!!!

Next up on the hop is the totally gorgeous Josie Dean – you’re going to love what she’s made.

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Thanks for joining us!  We love hearing from you if you have time to leave a comment.

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Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Kelly Kent  {you are here!}
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Cheryl Algie
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Chloe Evans
  11. Sharon Dalton
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Nicole Wilson
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Sandra Mastello
  20. Cathy Pinchbeck
  21. Rose Packer
  22. Barbara Williams
  23. Jessie Holton
  24. Rosalie Desmond
  25. Liv Ingle
  26. Ellen Woodbridge
  27. Rebecca Scurr
  28. Mandy Depiazzi
  29. Samantha White
  30. Libby Dyson
  31. Lisa Gibson
  32. Delys Cram

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ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Annual Catalogue Favourites

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Hello!  Thanks for joining for for another ESAD Blog Hop.  For all the info on ESAD, see the graphic at the end of this post.

Today we are celebrating our favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There’s 25 talented crafters participating today, so make yourself a cuppa (or pour a wine!) and enjoy the clever and inspirational creations to come.

If you’re already hopping, you will have seen the stunning creations from my friend Lou Kitzelman.  Click on the next button below (after my projects) to visit another gorgeous friend of mine – Cheryl Algie.

The friendships I’ve made through Stampin’ Up! is something that I am forever grateful for!  It’s wonderful to have connections across the world!!!


The content of this blog hop was surprisingly easy for me!!!

Sometimes I struggle with ‘favourite’, but I’ve really been loving the Soft Sayings Kit & stamp set.

It’s priced at $61 for the Australian market, and in your cute little box, you receive materials to make 20 cards (including patterned envelopes – yep, no naked envelopes here!!!), a 15 piece stamp set, a block for stamping and an ink spot.

Today I wanted to show you how wonderful the stamp set in the kit is.  I have a ‘soft’ spot for good greetings – and this stamp set covers it all!

It’s easy to miss the kit stamp sets!  They are tucked away in the box and we often use them to make the kit cards but forget that they are more than the kit!!!

So, the first thing I did was make a clear case insert for the stamp set.  I always do this for my kit stamps sets – I break them free from the cute box and store them with my usual stamp sets.  This way they are on display and I don’t forget them!

Soft Sayings stamp set - free printable case insert | kelly kent

Click here to download & print your own Soft Sayings insert for a clear case.

To buy clear cases, click here or see my product link up at the end of this post.

They were accidentally missed from the print run of the catalogue this year – whoops! – but they are still very available!


Although I absolutely love the cards in the kit, I wanted to show you how easy it is to whip up some cards using the greetings & flowers/leaves in this stamp set.  And hopefully inspire you to see this stamp set as more than just for your kit.

I’ve used some of my favourite layouts to make a set of cards using the stamp set in the Soft Sayings kit.

ESAD Blog Hop - Soft Sayings stamp set | kelly kent

The colours are consistent with the kit colours.  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Gold & the core colours from the kit.  Using colours that the Stampin’ Up! concept design team have put together is one of my ‘tips’ for easy card making.

Tranquil Tide….

ESAD Blog Hop - Soft Sayings stamp set | kelly kent

Lemon Lime Twist…

ESAD Blog Hop - Soft Sayings stamp set | kelly kent

Berry Burst…

ESAD Blog Hop - Soft Sayings stamp set | kelly kent

Powder Pink…

ESAD Blog Hop - Soft Sayings stamp set | kelly kent

There are so many sentiments in the stamp set, it’d be easy to make a heap of cards using your favourite colours & layouts, and keep them for when you next need a card in a hurry!

Or make up the card basics and then add the sentiment as you’re rushing out the door!!!

The kit cards are good for this too – and the beautiful colours & design of the Soft Sayings kit make them perfect for all occasions!

If you finish your kits cards in a hurry, Stampin’ Up! have introduced a refill for the kit this year.

You get all the card making materials and can use the blocks, inks & stamp sets you already own.


Thanks for hopping with me today.  Next up on your journey is Cheryl Algie and her great variety of projects!

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If you’re hopping when we first go live, please be patient with any broken links – they happen!!!  Lou will be working hard behind the scenes to get everything to run smoothly!

If you want to skip ahead to any of the blogs, you’ll find a full list of participants below!

Have a wonderful week!


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Blog hop participants:

  1. Josie Dean
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Carolina Evans
  4. Kim Oliver
  5. Sandra Mastello
  6. Lou Kitzelman
  7. Kelly Kent – you are here!
  8. Cheryl Algie
  9. Rebecca Scurr
  10. Sharon Dalton
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Monique Fielder
  13. Courtenay Heuston
  14. Terri Hawke
  15. Barbara Williams
  16. Kristel Rimmer
  17. Maree McIntosh
  18. Kathryn Ruddick
  19. Rosalie Desmond
  20. Linda Whalley
  21. Amity Knight
  22. Peta Stephen
  23. Megan Lenske
  24. Richelle Fletcher
  25. Carly Middleton

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ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

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There’s lots of excited Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and customers this week, because we’re only a few sleeps away from the release of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!

To spread some more of that excitement, a group of demonstrators from the ESAD Facebook page are getting together today to participate in a Sneak Peek blog hop.

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You’re going to see lots of amazing samples as you hop around more than 20 blogs of talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

If you’re already on the way then you’ve just seen the gorgeous work of my friend Lou Kitzelman.  I’ll take this opportunity to give her a big pat on the back for all the hard work she does to organise these blog hops!

And now on to my creations!

Today’s shares are all about one of the bundles you’ll be able to order in the new catalogue.

I’m feeling quite sneaky today because I have the pleasure of sharing something with you that not too many people have had the chance to play with – yet – but I know will be in the shopping carts of many on Thursday.

It’s the Circle Tab Punch and Tabs for Everything stamp set!

The Tabs for Everything Stamp Set was in our bag at the April OnStage event (so lucky!) and the Circle Tab Punch appeared in my beautiful box of products for my display stamping board for OnStage #demoperks

Apart from it’s amazing uses… cards, scrapbook pages, organisation and the new planner (!!!), one of the best things about this product set is the price!

The bundle is only $54.75 in Australia and $66.50 in New Zealand!  All new bundles in the catalogue are priced to give you a 10% discount.


I used the punch in my display board samples (see them here and here) – on it’s own and with complementary products, but as with many Stampin’ Up! products, it really comes into it’s full amazinglness when used as a coordinating set.

To show you the wonderful potential, I’ve paired it one of the new DSPs.

It’s bright & fun – you’re going to love the Pick A Pattern DSP!!!

This pattern seemed perfect for the paintbrush stamp from the Crafting Forever stamp set.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

I’ve used the tab on the edge of the centre panel for the ‘happy’ sentiment and the ‘birthday’ sentiment in the Classic Label punch.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent


The colours in this DSP are gorgeous!

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

For this card, I’ve used the punch negative as a little cubby for the animals – which are fussy cut from the Pick A Pattern DSP.

 

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

And the ‘hello’ sentiment from the Tabs for Everything stamp set – it’s packed full of cute (and practical) little words!


The final card uses the camera/photo page from the DSP – and following that theme, I created a film strip using the stamps from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

With a tab pull at the end – of course!

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek | kelly kent

Did you notice the use of the Classic Label Punch in these creations?  It’s not part of the bundle, but many of the sentiments fit this punch perfectly.

I am a huge fan of the Classic Label Punch – and the ability to punch out sentiments (and get them straight!).


If that wasn’t enough to tip the Circle Tab Punch onto your wishlist, then you might be tempted about how easy it is to create catalogue tabs for your new catty!

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

With just the Circle Tab Punch, 3/4″ circle and the {FREE} Catalogue Tab downloads below, you’ll be able to totally organise your catalogue!

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

Print the tab labels onto Whisper White cardstock, punch using the 3/4″ circle, attach to the left side of the tab and fold in half around each page, attaching at the rectangle tab section to create a sturdy tab.

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

I’ve suggested colours & page numbers – but this part is really up to you!

All my tabs sit on the right hand side of the catalogue, regardless of whether the section starts on this page or the even page number before it.

Click on the links below to download the printable pdf with Australian spelling.

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

Click on the links below to download the printable pdf with American spelling.

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

Catalogue Tabs - Stampin' Up! 2017 Annual Catalogue | kelly kent

I hope you find these useful – and get a total kick out of a nicely labeled catalogue!  It certainly makes all those products easier to find!!!

If you’ve made it to the end of my post, you’ve done well!!!

Thanks so much for hopping with us.  Please continue the hop by seeing what the lovely Libby Dyson has made.

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Libby is one of the admins on our ESAD Facebook group – lots of thanks to her for all the effort she puts into provided a place for us to gather.

I love being part of this wonderful family I call Stampin’ Up!


Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Kelly Kent – you are here
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Rachael Lewsley
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Megan Lenske
  8. Cheryl Algie
  9. Leonie Schroder
  10. Kristel Rimmer
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Rosalie Desmond
  14. Tanya Bell
  15. Renee Lynch
  16. Violette De La Croix
  17. Sharon Dalton
  18. Kim Oliver
  19. Peta Stephen
  20. Sandra Mastello
  21. Courtenay Heuston
  22. Monique Fielder
  23. Cathy Pinchbeck
  24. Richelle Fletcher
  25. Maree McIntosh
  26. Rebecca Jacovou

ESAD Blog Hop – Eastern Palace Suite

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Hello!  I’m excited to be hopping with a group of talented demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand today.

We all hang out on a Facebook page called ESAD and have a love for all things Stampin’ Up!

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You are in for a treat today as the group showcases the Eastern Palace Suite.  I get to see the projects as you do, and I’m so excited for the creativity that will unfold as we hop around!

There’s a full list of participants at the end (in case there’s broken links) but hopefully it will all work out and you’ll just be able to keep clicking on ‘next’.


If you love Pinterest and Instagram, I’m sure you’ve already seen lots of Eastern Palace ideas floating around.  This beautiful suite is a pre-release from the Annual Catalogue that starts on 1st June.

Stampin’ Up! have very generously put together 2 products bundles that you can purchase during May.

The Eastern Palace Starter Bundle is $104.75 and includes everything you see in this picture including the Very Vanilla notecards & envelopes for {FREE}.

Order it now!


The Eastern Palace Premier Bundle includes all these amazing items for $178.25.

The {FREE} items for this bundle are the Very Vanilla Thick cardstock & Very Vanilla notecards.

Order it now!


Last Sunday I participated in an Eastern Palace blog hop and featured a soft & pretty theme.

Today, it’s all about the traditional and I wanted to show you what you could make with the products in your Premier Bundle!

Using all of the products above – except the Lemon Lime Twist Ink – I made this cute little 6-pack of Very Vanilla Notecards.

ESAD Blog Hop - Eastern Palace | kelly kent

In this gift set is 6 notecards & 6 envelopes decorated using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits, Gold Vinyl stickers & Eastern Palace cardstock pack.

ESAD Blog Hop - Eastern Palace | kelly kent

It’s all packaged together with a belly band made using the Eastern Palace DSP, Eastern Medallion Framelits and a Fresh Fig Mini Tassel.

ESAD Blog Hop - Eastern Palace | kelly kent

Each notecard features a peekaboo front.

I still wanted the sender to be able to write a message on the inside, so I stuck a card within the card and created a hidden message flap.

ESAD Blog Hop - Eastern Palace | kelly kent

The Eastern Medallions are the standout of this suite for me – so many creative options!!!

Many of the framelits in this set do not cut all the way around the edge, which makes them perfect for card fronts & envelope flaps!!!

ESAD Blog Hop - Eastern Palace | kelly kent

I used two different designs, one each in Fresh Fig, Dapper Denim & Tranquil Tide for my notecards.

I was so inspired by Lynsay’s envelope decoration on the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – what a great idea to embellish the envelope flap with this suite.

The Eastern Beauty stamp set added the perfect finishing touches to my envelopes.

ESAD Blog Hop - Eastern Palace | kelly kent

 

I didn’t set out to create a sentiment free gift set, but that’s how it ended up!  And on reflection, it’s actually perfect!

Who doesn’t need a set of cards on standby for ‘any occasion’?

You could actually add a sentiment on these cards as needed.  The curved stamps from the Eastern Beauty stamp set would look great around the curve of the die cut.


Thanks for enjoying this suite with me today.  Next up on the hop is the always gorgeous, very talented and someone I’m proud to call a friend, Lou Kitzelman.

She organises these hops & does a great job of keeping us all in line!  Not an easy task when working with such a big group, all with different levels of technical expertise!

You’re going to love what she’s made!

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If you’d like to own either of the Eastern Palace Bundles, these links will take you to my online store, where you can purchase them for your collection.

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Kelly Kent – { YOU ARE HERE }
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Kim Oliver
  5. Libby Dyson
  6. Cheryl Algie
  7. Peta Stephen
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Leonie Schroder
  10. Kristel Rimmer
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Narelle Fasulo
  13. Monique Fielder
  14. Ellen Woodbridge
  15. Rosalie Desmond
  16. Cathy Pinchbeck
  17. Juan Ambida
  18. Carly Middleton
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Jessie Holton
  21. Amity Knight
  22. Tanya Bell

ESAD Blog Hop – SAB 2017 Last Chance

ESAD Blog Hop SAB Last Chance 2017

It’s another full week of blog hops & design team projects – woo hoo!

I’m excited to start with the ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2017 Blog Hop.

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Prepared to be amazed as the demonstrators on this hop show you great ideas on how to get the most out of your Sale-A-Bration products.

Or, tempted to buy a bit more of your wishlist, just so you can earn another choice!

There’s 13 available – 10 in the first release and 3 in the second release.


I love so many of the products, but I’ve definitely been dazzled by the 6×6″ assorted glimmer paper.

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How could I not? It’s in my favourite colours!!!

Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron & Sweet Sugarplum!

You get 4 sheets of each colour- and although glimmer is traditionally used sparingly, when it’s this good, you’ve got to splash it about!

So I’ve used it to create 3 repetitive shape patterns.

ESAD Last Chance SAB 2017 Blog Hop. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Succulent flowers for the Mint Macaron

ESAD Last Chance SAB 2017 Blog Hop. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Bright & bold circles for the Bermuda Bay

ESAD Last Chance SAB 2017 Blog Hop. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And pretty hearts for the Sweet Sugarplum.

ESAD Last Chance SAB 2017 Blog Hop. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve used the glimmer colours to stamp matching sentiments for each card and some ribbon to finish it off!

Wouldn’t it be amazing if these colours appeared in the next Stampin’ Up! catalogue?

A girl can always hope!


The next stop on this inspiring hop is Courtenay Heuston.  You’re going to love what she’s created!

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Thanks for joining us.  If you have time to leave a comment, please do!  Some of the participants on this hop are seasoned hoppers.  But for some, this is the first time they’ve participated in a blog hop, or the ESAD blog hops are their big moment!  Give them some love to let you know that you’ve appreciated their projects!

If there are any broken links, check on the list below to continue your journey.

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Blog Hop Participants

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Tanya DeRoy
  4. Leonie Schroder
  5. Nerida Carter
  6. Bec Ross
  7. Andrea Buckland
  8. Nicole Wilson
  9. Kim Oliver
  10. Kelly Kent YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Courtenay Heuston
  12. Rachael Lewsley
  13. Violette De La Croix
  14. Monique Fielder
  15. Libby Dyson
  16. Narelle Fasulo
  17. Cheryl Algie
  18. Maree McIntosh
  19. Barbara Williams


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ESAD Blog Hop – 2017 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue

Good afternoon!

Today you’ve joined me for another ESAD blog hop!  Thanks for stopping by!

This hop is all about the new catalogues that launched on Wednesday – Occasions & Sale-A-Bration 2017.

Prepare for your wishlist to grow, to be excited about things you didn’t notice the first time and fall in love all over again with your favourites.

If you’re already on your way hopping, did you love what the fabulous Monique made???  If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to keep hopping til you get back here – that’s a full loop.

There’s a few of us on this hop & so much talent!.   So, settle in with a cuppa or wine and enjoy the inspiration as you travel around Australia and New Zealand looking at all the amazing creations.

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My project has been swirling around in my head for the past couple of weeks after my Mum made a great banner card as a display for Christmas.  She CASEd Julie Kettlewell’s Christmas Concertina card.  Thanks to Julie for her youtube video – I used this as the starting point for my measurements.

As this idea grew in my mind, I decided I wanted it to be more of a display keepsake than a one off card – and I had the perfect little lady to make it for, who turns 6 this month.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

How perfect is the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite from the Occasions Catalogue for all things girly???

I overlayed vellum on top of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to create some additional texture.  I thought about using all the same DSP for this design – but actually love the eclectic look of having the DSP sampler across the card.  Besides – how would you choose just one of those gorgeous designs???

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To finish it all off, I added lace trim from the So Detailed Thinlits – perfectly pretty!!!

Because of the fold pattern, the card easily folds into a little pocket and can be held closed with some pretty Very Vanilla Satin ribbon.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To make this Carousel Concertina Card, I cut several pieces of Sahara Sand cardstock:

  • 2 of 10-1/4″ x 4″ (A)
  • 1 of 10″ x 4″ (B)
  • 2 of 3-5/8″ x 4″ (C)

The two larger pieces (A) were scored in landscape (long edge) at 2-1/2″. 5″, 7-1/2″ & 10″.

Piece B was scored in landscape at 2-1/2″. 5″, 7-1/2″ & 10″.

These 3 pieces were then joined to create one large concertina piece with piece A (1/4″ tab to the left), then piece B overlapping on top and then piece A (1/4″ tab to the right) with the left edge under piece B.  You need to adhere the pieces together with glue or tape – crossing over a whole panel at each edge of piece B.  Julie’s video does a great job of showing this!

To finish the edges cut the floral So Detailed thinlit from each of the C size cardstock pieces.  You’ll need to trim the edges (the die is bigger than needed) to get the finished shape.  Cut off the ragged edges into rounded flower petals.

Adhere the edge created by the die to the tab at the left & right edge of your concertina card.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Since this is home decor and not a greeting card, I needed to make a coordinating birthday card for the birthday girl.

I drew elements from the concertina card including the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, gold embossing & carousel horsey.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Cupcakes & Carousels. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The finishing touches for the card were a birthday sentiment and a trio of sequins!

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card - Cupcakes & Carousels Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What a perfect gift set!!!  I can myself making a few of these for all the birthday princesses we have throughout the year.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Personalised Concertina Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Next stop on the Occasions & SAB 2017 ESAD Blog Hop is my stamping buddy – Nicole Wilson, who is also here on the west coast.  Have fun for a bit longer here in sunny WA!

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Thanks for sharing in the excitement of the new catalogue with me!   At the bottom of this post there’s a full list of participants (just in case of any broken links) and a product link up in case you know any little princesses who *need* some cupcakes & carousels in their life!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Monique Fielder
  5. Kelly Kent – you are here
  6. Nicole Wilson
  7. Peta Stephen
  8. Rachael Lewsley
  9. Samantha White
  10. Josie Dean
  11. Cheryl Algie
  12. Libby Dyson
  13. Andrea Buckland
  14. Cheryl O’Bree
  15. Nerida Carter
  16. Cathy Pinchbeck
  17. Megan Lenske
  18. Tanya DeRoy
  19. Maree McIntosh
  20. Juan Ambida

ESAD Blog Hop – 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites

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Good afternoon!!  Thanks for joining me for the ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop.

There’s just over a month left to shop this beautiful catalogue, so today the demonstrators from the ESAD Facebook group are going to remind you what you’ve forgotten from your wishlist!

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I’m a little late to the Paisleys & Posies party (better than never hey!), but it arrived last week and I can see why everyone has fallen in love!

The stamps and dies are beautiful!!

They are sweet & floral, with a great variety of shapes.


Since the 2016 Holiday Catalogue has lots of Christmas inspiration – and we’re at that time of the year, for my blog hop project, I’ve used the Paisleys dies and Paisley & Posies stamps to create a Christmas tree!

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I even decorated the inside using one of the cute sentiments from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set and matched it with the Christmas sentiment from the My Hero set.

How well do those 2 sayings pair together???

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


While I was playing with my new favourite bundle, I thought a little treat box would look perfect along side this card!

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (you can find them in the Annual Catalogue) are perfect for Christmas gift packaging.  I’ll be making a few of these this season!

And the dies from the Paisleys set make it super quick & cute to dress it up.

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Did you spy some of my other Holiday Catalogue favourites in my projects?

I {LOVE} the gold twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack.  I’m super hopeful that this will make it to the 2017 Annual Catalogue as a stand alone item.  Pretty please Stampin’ Up???

You will also have spotted the Warmth & Cheer DSP and washi tape.  The colours are great for a traditional Christmas theme.

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourites Blog Hop. Paisleys & Posies Christmas. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Please hop on and check out the other great designs from Australian & New Zealand demonstrators.

Next stop after me is the amazing Chloe Evans – you’ll love her holiday inspiration!

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If there’s a broken link anywhere in the hop, you can find the list of participants at the bottom to get you back hopping.

Thanks for your support of our craft – it’s so lovely to be part of lovely community!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:
1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kelly Kent – you are here!
3. Chloe Evans
4. Jackie Noble
5. Josie Dean
6. Libby Dyson
7. Rebekah Crisp
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Andrea Buckland
10. Leonie Schroder
11. Delys Cram
12. Rose Desmond
13. Cathy Pinchbeck
14. Peta Stephen
15. Monique Fielder
16. Narelle Fasulo
17. Nerida Carter
18. Courtenay Heuston
19. Megan Lenske
20. Carly Middleton
21. Nicole Wilson
22. Renee Lynch
23. Nicole Osborne Ashton
24. Amity Knight
25. Rachael Lewsley
26. Cheryl O’Bree
27. Tanya DeRoy


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ESAD Blog Hop – 2016 Holiday Catalogue

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Hello!  And welcome to the first of 3 blog hops I’m participating in over the next 17 hours – you’re in for a treat!

First up is the ESAD hop which is featuring projects from 25 South Pacific Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

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You’ll hop back & forwards between Australia and New Zealand to sample the delights of the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

If you missed the release on Thursday, or saw it and are crazy excited like us, then make sure to visit all the blogs – the creativity is wonderful!

Blog hops go in a big circle.  So, if you’ve hopped from Cathy in our national capital (Canberra) – thanks for visiting me in Bunbury, Western Australia.  Just started or still going? Make sure to visit Leonie next, back on the east coast (Sydney).


Now, for my project.  I’m sharing a fancy fold card using one of my favourite bundles from the new catalogue – Star of Light stamp set & Starlight Thinlits.

 

I’ve already seen so many lovely cards on Pinterest using this bundle (buy both the stamp set & thinlits and save 10%).

Want to pin my Christmas Trinket Easel Card?  Click here.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas Trinket Easel Card featuring Star of Light stamp set, Starlight Thinlits, Christmas Trinkets and Petals & Posies DSP. Full instructions included. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s surprisingly easy to make (see full instructions below) & lots of wow.

ESAD Blog Hop - 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas Trinket Easel Card featuring Star of Light stamp set, Starlight Thinlits, Christmas Trinkets and Petals & Posies DSP. Full instructions included. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

When flat, it’s a pretty card with beautiful colours and that lovely star…

ESAD Blog Hop - 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas Trinket Easel Card featuring Star of Light stamp set, Starlight Thinlits, Christmas Trinkets and Petals & Posies DSP. Full instructions included. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

When open & in easel layout, the free-hanging ornament is stunning.

These ornaments come in a set of 24 (8 each of 3 designs).

I’ve used the cute little silver bell from the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments pack, but can’t wait to use the holly & gingerbread men too!

ESAD Blog Hop - 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas Trinket Easel Card featuring Star of Light stamp set, Starlight Thinlits, Christmas Trinkets and Petals & Posies DSP. Full instructions included. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve paired it with a new DSP from the catalogue – Petals & Paisleys Specialty – which is not actually a Christmas themed paper, but works so well with these colours!  And makes it a super versatile investment!

Easel cards make great Christmas cards because they look amazing displayed on a mantlepiece (for the traditional) or side table (for everyone else!).

ESAD Blog Hop - 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas Trinket Easel Card featuring Star of Light stamp set, Starlight Thinlits, Christmas Trinkets and Petals & Posies DSP. Full instructions included. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Make your own Christmas Trinket Easel Card…

*** Measurements are in inches and suit Australian A4 cardstock.
If anyone has adaptations for US cardstock, I’d be happy to share.

*** Tutorial designed to go with pictures below

ESAD Blog Hop - 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Christmas Trinket Easel Card - with full instructions . Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

CARD FRONT

  1. Start with a piece of cardstock that is half A4 (longways) – 4-1/8″ x 11-5/8″ {Pool Party}
  2. Score at a quarter of the way (2-15/16″) and half way (5-7/8″) – fold & crease
  3. Mark the middle point along the fold and with your card front folded, punch a 1″ circle – roughly in the middle of the card front, along the fold
  4. Adhere a decorative panel to the bottom of the card front – I used Very Vanilla embossed with Petal Burst – 3-7/8″ x 2-13/16″
  5. Turn to the reverse side of the card front and re-punch the circle you made so the decorative panel doesn’t show through
  6. Stamp the swirl from Star of Light in Pool Party across the top panel of the card front and the Merry Christmas sentiment in Basic Gray Archival ink.

STAR CENTRE

  1. Cut two solid stars from Mint Macaron cardstock (Starlight Framelits)
  2. Cut one large decorative star from Silver Foil cardstock (I use an adhesive backing sheet to make the sticking process easier)
  3. Adhere the silver foil star to one of the Mint Macaron stars
  4. Using the 3/4″ circle punch, cut a circle from the middle
  5. Line up both Mint Macaron stars and using the 3/4″ punch again, cut the middle from the second MM star in the same place
  6. Using the 1/8″ handheld punch, punch a little hole above the circle on the Mint Macaron/Silver star combination
  7. Thread twine (I used metallic gold) through your chosen Christmas Trinket, and then through the little hole so that your trinket hangs in the middle of the star
  8. Adhere the string to the back of the star (I used Fast Fuse) and cover with the second MM star
  9. Adhere the bottom portion of the star to the card front so that the two side points line up with the card front crease line

CARD INNER

  1. Adhere a piece of DSP to the inside of the card – I used Petals & Paisley – 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″
  2. Stamp the ‘May your season be peaceful…” sentiment in Basic Gray Archival ink on Very Vanilla cardstock
  3. Cut using the largest label from the Tags & Labels Framelits
  4. Adhere to a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock (2-1/8″ x 2-5/8″) and place rhinestones in each corner
  5. Adhere to the DSP (towards the bottom so it doesn’t show through the circle when the card is closed) with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Optional: add a piece of Very Vanilla to the back of the card as a writing panel (3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″)


Thank you for joining me for this blog hop.  Next stop is the always inspirational Leonie Schroder.  Or hop backwards to see what Cathy Pinchbeck made.

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If you get lost at any point along the week, there’s a full list of participants below.

If you love what you see, please leave a comment – it’s so lovely to hear from the people that are visiting!

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Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Libby Dyson
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Rachael Lewsley
  5. Cathy Pinchbeck
  6. Kelly Kent {YOU ARE HERE}
  7. Leonie Schroder
  8. Delys Cram
  9. Monique Fielder
  10. Richelle Fletcher
  11. Barbara Williams
  12. PapillonPapercraft
  13. Kathryn Ruddick
  14. Michele Jutrisa
  15. Carolina Evans
  16. Liv Ingle
  17. Rochelle Blok
  18. Emily Campbell
  19. Samantha White
  20. Andrea Buckland
  21. Maree McIntosh
  22. Renee Lynch
  23. Peta Stephen
  24. Jackie Noble
  25. Alisa Tilsner

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ESAD 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

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Hello!  And welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop.  Today we’re showcasing products from the brand new Annual Catalogue.

Make a cuppa, grab some chocolate and spend a bit of time with us as you travel around in a circle of amazing creativity.  Your wishlist is sure to grow – I know mine has.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a list of participating blogs at the bottom of this post.  If you’re already hopping, you’ve come from the wonderful Narelle. If you’re starting here or continuing on, the next stop is the fabulous Delys.

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I’ve been waiting patiently all week for my boxes of new fun to arrive – and they … didn’t!

So I’ve had a bit more time to play with the gorgeous In Colors and today I’m sharing my “Delightful Duos” with you.  These, in my opinion, are the best coordinating choices for each of the 2016-2018 In Colors.

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos . Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Each card features the same layout but uses a different In Color – do make cards in batches like this?  It’s a great way to make a bundle of cards quickly.

Other new products that feature are the Swirly Bird stamp set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Dapper Denim & Island Indigo. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Emerald Envy & Garden Green. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Flirty Flamingo & Watermelon Wonder. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Peekaboo Peach & Pumpkin Pie. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Do you have a favourite duo?  Sweet Sugarplum – Rich Razzleberry is still rating highly for me, but I’m also loving the Dapper Denim & Island Indigo combination!


I’m really, really, really hoping that my boxes arrive in the next couple of days and I’ll soon be sharing new products with you!

Until then, keep travelling on the blog hop for more inspiration.  Next stop is the always lovely Delys Cram.

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If you have time to leave some comments along your way – thanks!  We love hearing from our visitors.

Kelly x


BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:


Like any of the products you saw in today’s projects?  If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you shop in my online store.  Click on any of the product links below to be transported there!


If you already have a demonstrator, please support their business and shop with them.  If you don’t live in Australia, you can find a local demonstrator via the Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy shopping!

Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 – ESAD Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD blog hop.  This time we’re sharing our favourite products from the 2016 Sale-A-Bration range.

It’s your last chance to see & earn them – you’ve only got one more week before these items are gone forever!!!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.


There’s 13 talented ladies on the hop today – all with some seriously dangerous inspiration!!!

Did you come via’s Amity’s great projects?  I always love seeing what she’s made!

Today I’m sharing projects I made using the Metallics Glitter Tape.  Although I loved lots of the Sale-A-Bration projects (and shared lots of my creations with you over the past 3 months!), I haven’t really shown off the glitter tape yet.  Which is a shame – because it’s truly stunning.

ESAD Blog Hop - 3 great Metallics Glitter Tape projects. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

But don’t worry, I’m going to change that now and show you three different projects I made featuring the tape.

I’ve also thrown a couple of other SAB products in the mix too!!!


The first share uses the silver glitter tape as a card embellishment together with silver ribbon.  Simple but lovely – I love purple & silver together!

And how amazing the dandelion DSP???  This is also a Sale-A-Bration product – from the Wildflower Fields DSP.  So cute!

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape & Wildflower Fields DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

 


With Easter just around the corner, I couldn’t resist using the white tape to add some sparkle to this cute little gift card holder.

Did you know that the tape can be coloured to create a different look altogether!!!  I brayered the tape with Blushing Bride ink to add a touch of colour to the egg.

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape Easter Egg Gift Card Holder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And my final share is using the gold glitter tape – as tape!  I’ve used it to attach a Memories in the Making Project Life card (also a Sale-A-Bration choice!) to my card front.  The stick on this glitter tape has to be seen to be believed – the quality is amazing!

The sentiment in from the Limited Edition Sale-A-Bration stamp set – Party Pants.  I tried out embossing in gold on the acetate PL card – that was tricky business!  The static on those sheets is crazy and I had all sort of flyaways going on!!!!

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop - Metallics Glitter Tape, Memories in the Making Project Life Cards & Party Pants stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


So, as you can see – so many Sale-A-Bration choices… so many projects to try!

If you see a Sale-A-Bration product you like here, or in any of the Blog Hop projects, you’ll want to place an order before next Thursday (31st March 2016).  Once it hits Thursday at 9pm (WA time), Sale-A-Bration finishes and all of these products retire.

The catch?  You can’t actually buy any of the Sale-A-Bration products.  But, you can redeem your choice (with no maximum limits) for every $90 you spend {before shipping}.

Shop online or email me your list!  I plan to put in one last Sale-A-Bration order next week- if you’re local to Bunbury and would like to share on postage, let me know!


It’s my pleasure to send you on your way now to the incredibly talented Lou Kitzelman and her Sale-A-Bration temptations!

Leave us a comment if you have time – we love to hear what you think!  Kelly x

If you get lost along the way, this is the full list of participants…

1. Emily Campbell

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Monique Fielder

4. Kathryn Ruddick 

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Amity Knight

7. Kelly Kent – you are here!

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Pauline Bennetts

10. Narelle Fasulo

11. Jackie Noble

12. Carly Middleton

13. Barbara Williams