Wizard Magic

Earlier in the month one of our Paper Adventures team celebrated her birthday.  But I didn’t see her til last week, so had to hold off sharing her card & present until she had received it!

Coriana, the birthday girl, is a Harry Potter fanatic.  Joanne from our team made Coriana a fabulous Harry Potter inspired card – see it here.

I went down the Myths & Magic path and made Coriana a flip flop card (one of my favourite layouts to show pretty DSP).

This DSP is called Myths & Magic.  It’s a specialty design with silver foiling on one side of each page – just magic!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

I used the DSP on the back layer, at the left side and fussy cut the mystical beings from one of the pages, sticking them at various points of my card.

The left and right sides of the card move.  Here’s a picture with the left side open…

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

And at full spread.  I like that you write your message on the inside layers of the card.  It’s like a card on a card!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Every birthday girl needs a gift – and every gift deserves pretty packaging!!

This is a sweet & simple lip balm holder.  See the tutorial from Pootles here.

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Again, the fussy cut DSP adds a great finishing touch!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Happy birthday {MONTH} Coriana!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Creating Kindness Blog Hop | Guest Designer

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Hello – I’m tickled pink to be hopping with the Creating Kindness Design Team this month.

The theme for this hop is ‘Colour Inspiration’.  I can’t wait for you to see what inspires all these wonderful crafters.

For me, it’s all about pink in this house.  It’s a 3-1 ratio (4-1 if we’re counting the dog!), with Mr Papercraft being seriously outnumbered.

And girl power around here means pink!

A couple of years ago we transformed one of our bedrooms into a pink paradise and bought new bed linen for the girls.

Bedroom Makeover | kelly kent

{I think they like it!}

I had such fun searching for designs that matched the vision in my mind for pretty & pink.  Given the intensity of the walls, I wanted lots of white in there too.

After a long search (and a little luck), I found two gorgeous designs – and it’s one of these beautiful patterns that have inspired my colours & card designs for today.

This is the reverse side which started the colour journey…

Bedroom Transformation | kelly kent

From this, I took the three gorgeous bright colours – and these are my inspiration colours for my project…

And this is the front side – which formed the concept & design part of my card…

Bedroom Transformation | kelly kent

Although I love the silhouette effect of the gray amongst all the colour, I wanted to bring this design to life.

So, in full colour, this is my card…

Creating Kindness - Colour Inspiration | kelly kent

When I’ve made this style of card previously (which I love!), I’ve called it a flip-flop card.  I’m not sure if that’s still what crafters are calling it!

Creating Kindness - Colour Inspiration | kelly kent

It’s a great design that folds out and you write in the middle panel.

Creating Kindness - Colour Inspiration | kelly kent

The bottom layer is my favourite of this card – handmade DSP using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and modelled on the reverse of the quilt cover.

Creating Kindness - Colour Inspiration | kelly kent

Look at all those fun shapes!

My other favourite part is the bike on the front from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.

I just love how it all comes together and the inspiration from the front of the quilt for the heart balloon posy….

Creating Kindness - Colour Inspiration | kelly kent

All up this was such a fun card to make – and all because of the bright and vibrant colours.

Creating Kindness - Colour Inspiration | kelly kent

For more colourful inspiration, please visit the gorgeous Maria Willis.

Creating Kindness Blog Hop

The full list of participants:
Jay Soriano
Jenny Hall
Kelly Kent { YOU ARE HERE }
Maria Willis
Carolynn Sander
Cheryll Miller
Danielle Bennenk
Marcy Denning
Jessie Holton

Thanks to the Creating Kindness DT for having me!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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OnStage 2017 – Prize Patrol Swaps

I’m so excited for my Paper Adventures team to be participating in their first blog/FB hop!

We are delighted for Melissa Gifford to be joining us as a guest designer, as we had the pleasure of sitting with her at OnStage.

Thanks for joining us!!!

We’ve got a great theme today – cards/projects made using the stamp sets we got for our Prize Patrol.

What’s a Prize Patrol?  Glad you asked!  Prize Patrol is a wonderful part of each Stampin’ Up! event where you are allocated a colour/pattern/design and at key moments of the event, they choose one of those colours as the Prize Patrol winner.  In recent events, every colour has been called, which means that we all go home with a lovely gift.

At OnStage, the gifts were all stamp sets that will appear in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Across a table of 8, I think we got 6 different sets to take home – so lots of variety to share today!

Look for the link at the end of each blog or FB page to take you to the next creation.  I’ll also post a full list at the bottom of this post in case you get lost.


I felt very lucky to receive the Ribbon of Courage stamp set as my Prize Patrol.

This set was designed by Patty Bennett to celebrate her sales milestone of $1 million!  You can read her story here.

I know there are lots of crafters who are going to love this stamp set & coordinating framelits, and all that it represents.


For my swap, I have paired the stamp set with some of the beautiful patterns from the upcoming Fresh Florals DSP Stack.

I used the two pink tones from the new In Color Collection –

Powder Pink…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

And Berry Burst…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

To show my team a different type of card fold, I used a simple but effective design called a flip flop card, or a double fold card.

This is the top view…

OnStage 2017 Paper Adventures Prize Patrol Blog Hop | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

The measurements for this style of card:

  • Cut a card base (4-1/8″ x 8-1/4″), score at 5-7/8″
  • DSP for base: 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″
  • DSP for flap: -7/8″ x 2-1/8″
  • Flap 2: 6″ x 3″, scored at 3″
  • Flap 2 mat: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Thanks again for being with us for our first team blog hop.

We hope to make this a regular event now that the team are sharing more of their projects online.

If you’re interested in joining Stampin’ Up! and our Paper Adventures team, you can find more information here.

Next up on the blog hop is Sheila Pybus – you’ll be going to Facebook for this one.

Don’t forget there’s a full list of participants at the bottom of this post if you need it.


Blog Hop Participants

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Sheila Pybus (Facebook post)
  3. Coriana Boothey (Facebook post)
  4. Kristel Rimmer
  5. Mandy Depiazzi
  6. Melissa Gifford
  7. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

Waiting for New Patterns … My Personal Challenge To Use the Old!

As always, when there’s new product on the way across to me, I’m pretending to wait patiently while secretly desperate to get my mittens (it’s cold here!) on fresh new stamps, dies and paper!!!

So, this week, as I ponder where I’m actually going to put all the new DSP, I’ve challenged myself to use some of the much loved & long retired DSP I have in my stash.


This is one of the cards we made at class this week using the Festival of Prints DSP (one of the old-style paper stacks!).  The style is called a Flip Flop cards and you can find Megan Dave’s video instructions here,  I have written out my adapted measurements for Australian cardstock below.

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This is another of those great ‘fancy fold’ greats that looks impressive but is super simple to make.  The two panels fold out so you can write your message under the front panel, but it all folds flat to put in an envelope (and keep your Christmas message hidden from everyone but the recipient!).

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

But … it wasn’t all old!  We used one of the swirls from the new Swirly Scribbles thinlit set to create a Christmas wreath!

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I try to use only current Stampin’ Up! products in my class because it’s not fair to use a product that customers fall in love with but then can’t buy!!!  But, this card style is fabulously versatile and can be made in any DSP you own and for any occasion – just change the colours & stamps!!!

Make sure you try this – it’s lots of fun.  Thanks for Liz for sharing the inspiration.  Kelly x

Season of Joy Flip Flop Card for my personal challenge - using retired DSP (Festival of Prints). Christmas wreath with Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Instructions for Australian cardstock & card sizing:
(colours listed for reference to the sample card)

  • Cut piece of cardstock at 4-1/8″ x 8-7/8″” (Cherry Cobbler)
  • Score at 5-7/8″
  • Cut a cardstock mat at 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ (Crumb Cake)
  • Cut a piece of DSP at 3-5/10″ x 5-3/8″ (floral green DSP)
  • Cut another piece of DSP at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/8″ (spotty red DSP)
  • Cut a piece of cardstock at 3-1/4″ x 10″ (Old Olive)
  • Score at 5″
  • Cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 3″ x 4-3/4″ (Very Vanilla)


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