Earn Some Brownie Points with a Gift Voucher!

There comes a moment in every Stampin’ Up! addict’s life when they politely smile at a perfectly lovely gift and think ‘if only that was a stamp set’.

Most craft lovers have a long & extensive wishlist – that can never be satisfied, even with countless spending sprees!

So, consider this a community service announcement for all those husbands, kids, family & significant others…

I can provide a gift voucher for any Australian Stampin’ Up! addict.

Stampin' Up! Gift Voucher | kelly kent

It comes with a beautiful handmade card.  You choose the spending spree amount, I organise the rest {including posting it directly to the recipient if required!}.

I know I’d love to receive this card with a gorgeous surprise inside!

Oh So Eclectic | kelly kent

To arrange your gift voucher, email me or message me on Facebook.

To drop a not so subtle hint to your loved ones, send them the link to this post: https://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017/07/04/gift-voucher/

PS, how awesome is it that my gift voucher design features two of the new In Colors – Tranquil Tide & Powder Pink – {AND} the Oh So Eclectic stamp set is a fabulous match!!!  And I’m still so in love with the Happy Birthday Thinlits!

Oh So Eclectic | kelly kent

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Introducing… Embossing Paste!

One of the things I was most excited to try in the new catalogue was the embossing paste.

And I was not disappointed!!!

A full embossing paste kit consists of 3 separate products – make sure you order all of them to get the best finish!

We used the embossing paste on the weekend for one of the make & takes at my launch event.

Attendees got to make one of the notecard designs – and, judging by what was left over, the Lemon Lime Twist was the favourite!!!

I’m not sure if it was the embossing design or the colour!

Because it was a make and take, and for most (including me) the first time they’d used embossing paste, we kept it nice & simple.

The Happy Birthday thinlit was a great addition to the front for a quick & easy birthday card!

I’m curious to have a real play with the embossing paste – so many possibilities!!!

The New Thinlit You {NEED}

There are lots of amazing new catalogue projects – but the Happy Birthday Thinlit (and coordinating stamp set if you love a bundle) is a ‘must-have’ for every craft room.

The font is lovely, the size is great and although we’ve had lots of great words in the past, there’s been a definite gap in the birthday zone.

Not anymore…

Check out this cute card I made for my friend – another Kelly – using her birthday balloon present as the inspiration for the design.

This is the balloon…

Happy Birthday Thinlit | kelly kent

Which I recreated using the Happy Birthday Thinlit in silver glimmer, the star flourish from the Star of Light stamp set (which has carried over to the new catalogue) – heat embossed in white and then I scattered the card base with gold glimmer & shimmery white spots.

Happy Birthday Thinlit | kelly kent

There’s a second layer of Happy Birthday behind the silver – this gives it a lift!  And of course vellum to ‘frame’ it.

Happy Birthday Thinlit | kelly kent

Coordinating cards & gifts are always a favourite of mine!

Happy Birthday Thinlit | kelly kent

It’s the magic of being able to create something really special & really personal!!!

I know I’ll be using the Happy Birthday Thinlits to make lots of cards this year!

If you {NEED} them in your craft stash, check with your local demo.  If that’s me, you can order in my online store or send me an email.

 

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop: Birthday Theme

It’s my birthday, which makes it the perfect reason to have another team blog hop!

With all the originality I could muster, the theme for this hop is ‘birthday’!

Be sure to click on the link at the end of each post to take you to the next blog or Facebook page and see what the talented Paper Adventures team have created.


It’s super handy having your birthday in the same month as pre-order!!!

Happy birthday to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am most excited about the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle.

I have been waiting for a Happy Birthday Thinlit – and the coordinating stamp set is stunning (to a font nerd like me).

So of course, it was first on my pre-order list!

Using this bundle, and the cute little girl stamp from the Birthday Delivery stamp set (another new catalogue gift… from me to me!), I made this gorgeous balloon overload birthday card.

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

I love that many of the new Stampin’ Up! products coordinate with products we already have – like the Balloon Bouquet punch!

And how amazing is that birthday thinlit!!!

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

And did you spy the cuter-than-cute bow holding all the balloons together?

Blank of course, so I can fill it in once I've worked out just how much I need!

Pre-tied bows in the 2017-2019 In Colors are available on 1st June!


Since I’m all into buying my own birthday presents – I make it very easy for my family – I thought a gift voucher was in order.

This is the gift voucher holder I made to keep it safe…

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

I carried over the theme of the little girl and colours from the balloons.

You’ll notice the voucher has been left blank… so I can fill it in once I’ve worked out just how much I need!

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

What a cute little set!

It's My Birthday Team Blog Hop | kelly kent

Thanks for hopping with us today and sharing in my birthday!

Next up is our guest designer for this hop –  my gorgeous friend, Lou Kitzelman.

If you need a list of participants in this team hop, here’s the full list.

Stamp Review Crew – Thoughtful Banners

Good morning!  It’s my birthday today!  And I’m so excited to spend it celebrating with you!

Today for Stamp Review Crew we’re creating using the Thoughtful Banner stamp set.

It’s full of amazing teeny tiny sentiment words  – perfect for building all kinds of phrases.

I can’t wait to see what the crew comes up with!


Since it’s my birthday, I have created birthday cards!

I’m all about white embossing on coloured cardstock at the moment.

#itsmybirthdayandillmakewhatiwantto

This card was inspired by the colour chart that appears in the new catalogue.  I can’t show you the inside pages of the catalogue online yet, so you’ll just have to trust me that it’s amazing – until you can get your hands on a copy.

The clever designers at Stampin’ Up! have put all 50 colours together so they flow through a rainbow of awesomeness.

I can’t show you the catalogue rainbow, but I can show you mine!  I left out the neutrals (I’ve never seen a Chocolate Chip rainbow!) and split the remaining 40 colours into 2 halves.

The top half…

Stamp Review Crew - Thoughtful Banners | kelly kent

And the bottom half…

Stamp Review Crew - Thoughtful Banners | kelly kent

How pretty is that rainbow?

Projects like this celebrate the joy of having an amazing Stampin’ Up! collection where I am lucky enough to own every colour.

Stamp Review Crew - Thoughtful Banners | kelly kent

The ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’ dies are cut from the upcoming “Happy Birthday Thinilt”, which will appear in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, starting 1st June.

Stamp Review Crew - Thoughtful Banners | kelly kent

I cut it out twice and carefully trimmer the connecting segments for each of the words.

Stamp Review Crew - Thoughtful Banners | kelly kent

Each card was finished with Glitter Enamel Dots – another new catalogue sneak peek!  You are going to love them!  Beautiful glitter finish in 4 great colours!

Stamp Review Crew - Thoughtful Banners | kelly kent

There was a little bit of work involved in this project, but thankfully my creativity is not limited by fussy cutting!  Or the need to cut straight!!!

Any guesses what was on my birthday list this year?  I’ll give you a clue… it starts with Stamp and ends with Up!

I like to make the challenge of buying birthday presents easy!

And with new products as amazing as the ones on pre-order, who can blame a girl for buying pretty things???

I hope you have a great day!  Please continue to be inspired by the crew’s amazing creativity by visiting Betty Traciak.

And for more birthday celebrations, visit my blog again tonight for a special birthday blog hop with my Paper Adventures team.