Paper Adventures Team Hop | Water

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Hello!  Our Paper Adventures team is back in 2019 – bigger and better than ever!!!  We’re welcoming one of our new teamies – Lisa Whitehead – as part of this blog hop, and also our guest designer for January – Leonie Schroder.

The theme tonight is ‘water’.  I can’t wait to see what the team creates with this diverse theme – there are so many options!

I flip-flopped on ideas for this blog hop for ages!  Watercolouring?  Beach theme?  My favourite water beverage of choice – hot tea?

I ended up deciding to get one of my new stamp sets inky and use the water reflection technique.

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How beautiful are the horses from the Let It Ride stamp set?

It’s so rare for Stampin’ Up! to bring out a stamp set with horses, I knew this one needed to be part of my collection to keep forever.  With 2 Little Miss Papercrafts in the house, I’m sure we’ll be making cards for horse loving friends for years to come!

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For each card, I stamped the horse / tree image on Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Without reinking, I stamped the image again onto a piece of Window Sheet (acetate) and pressed that ink side down to create a reflection.

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The images were colouring using Stampin’ Blends – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party & Balmy Blue.  The two tones of each blend colour and the way they literally blend into each other made it easy to create a realistic ‘painting’.

Let It Ride | kelly kent

Once all the colouring was completed, I cut it out using a Stitched Rectangle Framelit and then mounted each one using a combination of Granite Gray & Sahara Sand cardstock – each with different embossing (Simple Stripes & Tin Tile).  A bit of linen thread & new Whisper White flax ribbon to finish.

Let It Ride | kelly kent

Everything you need to make a card like this can be found in my online.  Click here to browse or see the product list at the end of this post for individual products.


Thanks for joining us today for another blog hop.  The team enjoys being able to hop each month!  If you think being part of our Paper Adventures team would be the right fit for you (great team support, 20% discount on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products and a sensation deal on the Starter Kit til the end of March 2019), then please join us!  Click here for more info.

From here, it’s off to Facebook to visit Anne Barker and her water themed project.

See you for another team hop in February!

Participant List:
Leonie Schroder (Guest Designer)

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CASEing the Catty #112 Cupcakes & Carousels

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Hello – Sunday again!  Where do the weekends go?

I had a fabulous weekend spending time with my besties from Uni.  We don’t all get to spend time together very often as we all live in different places, so it’s special when it happens.

How was your weekend?  Anything exciting?  Lots of craft?

I’m still in love with all the gorgeous products from the Occasions & Sale-A-Braiton 2017 catalogue.  It’s fun to have new things to play with.

Today’s theme for the CTC blog hop & challenge is the Cupcakes & Carousel section of the Occasions catalogue – pages 8-13.

CASEing the Catty #112. Images © Stampin' Up!

So that means as well as the items in the Cupcakes & Carousel suite, you may also be inspired by the Lift Me Up bundle (page 10), Birthday Blast bundle (page 11), Super Duper stamp set (page 12) and Birthday Bright project kit (page 13).

I can’t wait to see what the Crew comes up with.  And then what projects the members of the new Facebook group will upload!!!  It’s all so exciting!


For my CTC project this week, I haven’t actually CASEd sample from the catalogue, but taken inspiration from one of the product photos.

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The spread of this paper caught my attention and it thought it would make a nice feature on a card!

And it’s a great way to use up all those scraps that accumulate from using a 6″x6″ paper stack for card fronts.

I added the birthday sentiment from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, one of the beautiful new lace doilies (you can’t use these too much – have you ordered some yet?) and a flourish of Calypso Coral twine at the bottom.

CASEing the Catty #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels. DSP Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m still trying to decorate the inside of my cards this year…

CASEing the Catty #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels. DSP Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Next stop for inspiration on the CASEing the Catty hop is the delightful Rebecca Scurr (Bec does all the hard work behind the scenes for CTC!).

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And, please join us for the challenge by adding your creation to the CTC Facebook page.

If you’re not already a member, you can request to join here.

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If you’re inspired by any of the projects on the hop and need more supplies, my online Stampin’ Up! store is open 24/7 with low shipping rates directly to your door!

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Little Letters Have Company … Introducing Little Numbers!

Last year the Little Letters Thinlits joined the Stampin’ Up! family.  This year, they’re joined by the Little Letters Thinlits – what a great combination!

They arrived yesterday in the first of my BBBs on their way over to stock my shelves with awesome new products.  I’m so glad they arrived before my launch event on Saturday.  But – the timing!!!  Today and tomorrow are “real work” days for me, so no sneaky craft.  Arrrgggghhhhh!!!

I did manage to whip this one up last night though – another “not a Hallmark” request.  Hope the horse loving Dad loves the thought his daughter has put into his card.  Kelly x

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Retiring – Pop n Cuts… Photo Finish?

Less than a week now til the new catalogue is up & running.  But that also means only a few days left to buy retiring products from the current catalogue!

Today’s share is a custom card I made for a lovely lady I work with.  She wanted something special for a 50th birthday with a horse & family theme.  Pop n Cuts are my go-to when I want a very special card and I’m sad to see them on the retirement list.  I love the easy 3D feature and because it sits open, it can be a small piece art the recipient can put on display.  I added in the also retiring Dress Up Framelits to create a ‘one-of-a-kind’ themed card complete with a hand cut jockey outfit.  Modern Medley encases the Pop n Cuts card to give it a lovely masculine finish.

Don’t make your retirement list order a photo finish!  If you’re in WA (like me) and want to order anything from the retirement list, your order needs to be lodged with SU!HQ by 9pm on 30th June.  Stampin’ Up! are based in the Eastern States, so everything runs on EST.  But that also means that new releases are often at a reasonable time (9pm is much kinder than 11pm or 1am if you’re in NZ!!!).  If you want to sneak in one more retirement list order, you still have time!  Email me or order online.  Happy shopping!  Kelly x

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