Top Shelf Birthday

With all the hype around the new Holiday Catalogue, it’s easy to forget all about those lovely stamps in the Annual Catalogue.

This is a card I made for a friend’s birthday using the Mixed Drinks stamp set.

There are so many fun ideas for this set – in fact it was Holly’s great beer card that she posted today that reminded me I hadn’t shared this with you yet!

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

3 drinks for the birthday boy…

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And 3 cheers on the inside of the card.

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The sentiments included with Mixed Drinks didn’t quite have the right tone for the card I wanted to make, so I made my own!

In my (humble) opinion, every crafter needs to have the Labeler Alphabet stamp set in their craft stash.  It let’s you add any sentiment you need to your card.

Top Shelf Birthday - Mixed Drinks stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s sometimes trickier to make cards for males, but I’m yet to meet a male that wouldn’t appreciate a card all about drinking!

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Stamp Review Crew – Blended Bloom

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Hello May!!!  I’m excited that my birthday month of celebrations starts with a Stamp Review Crew post.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Stamp Review Crew format – it’s an international hop that highlights the fabulous talents of demonstrators around the world who all make projects using the same stamp set.

You might have already started the journey and been to see Martha in Canada.  Currently, you’re with me in Australia and next you’re off to America to visit Debra!


This month it’s all about the Blended Bloom single wood mount stamp.  Sadly, this beautiful flower is on the retirement list – but that also means you can buy it while stocks last at 20% off retail price.

Blended Bloom is fantastic for colouring practice (I still need lots of that) and lends itself to so many occasions, colours & designs.

Today I’m sharing a Mother’s Day creation with you.  Did you know that Mother’s Day is at different times of the year around the world!?!  In Australia (and the US), we’re spoiling our Mums this Sunday, but Mums in the UK got their special day back in March!  Interested in Mother’s Day activities around the world?  Have a look at this Wikipedia list for all the details!

I love Wikipedia and looking up quirky background information! But back to the craft…

This is my Mother’s Day project set.  It’s all pink & grey which I {LOVE} as a colour combination.

Stamp Review Crew - Blended Bloom Mother's Day Project Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The card has a beautiful Hardwood Background panel (staying), Little Letters (going) and a Blended Bloom flower coloured with an Aqua Painter.

Stamp Review Crew - Blended Bloom Mother's Day Project Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course, if there’s a pretty flower on my craft table, it’s going to get ‘winked’ (Wink of Stella is staying!).

Stamp Review Crew - Blended Bloom Mother's Day Project Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The treat box is made using the Gift Bag punch board (staying!). Instead of adding holes to the top for closure as per the instructions, I made tabs top & bottom of my cardstock and added a ‘lapel’ close.

Stamp Review Crew - Blended Bloom Mother's Day Project Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To make this style of treat bag:

Cut a piece of cardstock to 10″ x 8-1/4″.  I punched & scored as per the instructions for the first long side.  I then rotated 180 degrees and did it again for the second long side (but making sure the panels matched up with what I had already scored).

This gave me 5 panels (2 sides, a front, a back and a tab for sticking together).  I cut all the tabs from the ‘top’ of the bag except the back one which folds down to make the lapel closure.  I then stuck it together on the bottom & side as per the traditional instructions.

Fill with treats, fold down the lapel closure and wrap a ribbon or twine around it to keep it all looking pretty.  I used Smoky Slate thick baker’s twine (going).  And then added another Blended Bloom flower to coordinate the design with my card.


Happy Mother’s Day to all those lucky Mummies out there – I hope the kids or fur babies get organised during the week and spoil you rotten.

I’ll be pre-ordering my own M.Day present tomorrow!!!  At least I {ALWAYS} get what I want!

Next stop is Blended Bloom goodness from Debra.  Click on the ‘next blog’ link below to see what she has created.

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If you get lost during the hop, you can always head back to the main page.

Make sure you check back in with me tomorrow – I’ll be sharing something very special ready for the new catalogue coming in June.  If you love being organised, you won’t want to miss it!  Kelly x


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Blended Bloom Wood-Mount Stamp Set

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Little Letters Thinlits Die

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Smoky Slate Thick Baker’S Twine

$6.25
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