Introducing the Eastern Palace Suite

Hello!  I hope your Easter has started well!

It was a little about Easter today and a little about the new Eastern Palace suite – which I introduced to my birthday card class this morning.

The Easter part was the lovely gifts I got from some of the attendees…

Shhh ….. Those eggs are already eaten.

So spoilt!!!


Two of the cards we made during today’s class featured the pre-released Eastern Palace Suite.

This beautiful suite from the upcoming Annual Catalogue is being released before the catalogue even starts!

It’s available to demonstrators during April and customers during May.  I’ll post all the ordering details in early May.

And a few samples in April to get you excited!

This is the first card we made featuring the Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits and Eastern Palace Speciality DSP.

You’ll also spy the stunning new Mini Sequin Trim.  I was lucky enough to get some of this as part of my display board stamping box for OnStage.

It’s amazing!  And will be available when the new catalogue is released on 1st June 2017.


The next card we made featured the beautiful medallion thinlit again – this time transformed into a doily to use in a layered frame card design.

On this card is also some items that are carrying over into the upcoming catalogue – Feather Together stamp set, White Accents, Bold Butterfly Framelit – and one of the 2017-2019 In Colors!

I was on the fence about Lemon Lime Twist initially, but as predicted, I’m absolutely falling in love!  I really love it with this black, white & gray combination where the colour just pops!


The third card we made for this class featured retiring products.  There was a little system glitch during the week where stamp sets were unorderable due to being in discontinued mode.  There was however stock in the warehouse!

So, good news!  The glitch has been fixed and the retirement list is full of your favourites again – but probably not for long!

If there’s anything you want, be sure to shop in my online store!

Host code for April is JQENNDM4.

Can you spot the retiring items?

I count 5….

As always, I’m going to miss items from the 2015-2017 Annual Catalogue – but I’m so excited about what’s to come!!!

I can start sharing physical copies of the catalogues with you when they arrive on my doorstep in mid May.  Until then, you’ll have to enjoy the sneak peek samples I share with you!

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CASEing the Catty #111 Sale-A-Bration

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Did you love the switch to Facebook for CASEing the Catty last week?  We had so many amazing entries CASEing the projects from the Party Animal suite & next few pages of the catalogue.  Overall for CTC#110 we were CASEing pages 4-7 of the Occasions Catalogue.

Quite a few people thought they couldn’t participate because they didn’t have the stamp sets in this section.

Hopefully, we’re getting the message out – but just in case you missed it – CTC isn’t about recreating the sample projects in the catalogue, but more taking whatever inspiration you can from the photos.  It might be the layout, colour combination, design feature, stamp set or overall theme.

Let the catalogue start your creative process and see what you come up with!  It’d be great to see more stampers join in again this week.


This week is CTC#111 and it’s all about introducing the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Images © Stampin' Up!

The crew has free range on the whole catalogue this week – I can’t wait to see what sparks everyone’s attention.

For me, it’s another Inside the Lines card – the paper has 4 designs and I’m working my way through them!  You can see two of them here.

My card is a variation of the design at the bottom right of the sample picture above (with perhaps a touch of the top right too):

CASEing the Catty #111 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To achieve this look, I brayered the DSP with Rose Red ink and then coloured the flowers & dragonfly with my new Watercolor Pencils before giving the flowers a once over with an Aqua Painter.

Adding water to the pencils smooths the colour & blends it beautifully.

How pretty is the Rose Red?  One of my team pointed out that I rarely use Rose Red.  Here you go Anne – Rose Red in action!

The dragonfly is embossed in copper, and so is the sentiment, which is from the Sale-A-Bration set “Any Occasion”.


I’m making the effort in 2017 to decorate the insides of my cards.

I’m on beginner level, so it’s a strip of DSP, some dragonflies and a birthday sentiment!

It does add another layer of love to the card.

CASEing the Catty #111 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I’m sure the projects on this hop will inspire some wonderful creativity and add a little more to your wishlist!

 

Next stop is Miss Rachel and her lovely designs.

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If you {NEED} those Sale-A-Bration items in your craft room, it’s a choice of 12 – one per $90 you spend with Stampin’ Up! until 31st March 2017.

Shop online or email me to get your order on the way.

If you’ve got time to craft this week, consider joining our challenge via Facebook.

Simply be inspired by any of the photos in the Sale-A-Bration 2017 catalogue and upload your card to the challenge album.

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Can’t wait to see what you make!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Stamp Review Crew – Jar of Love

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Are you ready for a blockbuster week of inspiration???

It starts today with another Stamp Review Crew starring the Jar of Love stamp set (and it’s best friend the Everyday Jars framelits!).


This bundle is a favourite of mine and I’ve already had a lot of fun with it.

Mason jars have been ‘on trend’ for a number of years now and they lend themselves beautifully to cards & projects.  As you’ll see today, there are oh-so-many things you can put in jars!

The stamp set is ready to go with flowers, fish, fireflies and more!

But, for something different, I thought I’d show you some ideas that combine the jars with other sets from the Annual Catalogue.

So, this is Jar of Love & Friends!

Featuring Feather Together, Seaside Shore and Live, Love Grow stamp sets.

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love & Friends. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


JAR OF LOVE + FEATHER TOGETHER

This card turns the smallest jar into a little ink well and uses the feather from Feather Together as a quill pen to create some gentlemanly birthday wishes.

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love + Feather Together. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


JAR OF LOVE + SEASIDE SHORE

This card uses the largest jar to keep a shaker jar full of shells – with some glitter to jazz it up!

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love + Seaside Shore. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


JAR OF LOVE + LIVE, LOVE, GROW

And the final card turns the medium size jar into a vintage mason jar in solid colours – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White & Smoky Slate – with beautiful Live, Love, Grow foliage poking out the top!

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love + Live Love Grow. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Each card was such fun to make and hopefully I’ve been able to add some applications for the stamp set to your reportoire.

Next stop on this international blog hop – and it’s a big one today {popular set!!!} – is another Aussie – Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle’s style is amazing, so I know you’ll love what she makes with Jar of Love.

As it happens, I’m in the middle of an Australian stretch, so the blog before me (if you want to go backwards) is Nikki Spencer – also very clever and inspiring!!!

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If you get lost at any point of the hop, just click on the banner at the top of this blog post and it will take you to the main list (*** this might not be live until later on Monday).

Thanks for joining me today!  Check back in frequently this week – I’m promising lots and hoping to deliver!!!

Kelly Kent - mypaperacraftjourney.com


Product List – Feather Together

Black Stampin' Emboss Powder

Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder
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RETIRED

Heat Tool

$50.00

 

Product List – Seaside Shore

Heat Tool

$50.00

Glue Dots

$8.00

Product List – Live, Love, Grow

Heat Tool

$50.00