ESAD Blog Hop | See Ya Later Favourites

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Hello!  Thanks for joining me for the second blog hop of the weekend.  I had so much fun hopping yesterday with my stamping friends for a birthday themed blog hop.  Today I’m joining in with my ESAD friends – sharing retiring favourites from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and the 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalogue.  ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and is a Facebook group with membership for any Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who lives in Australia or New Zealand.

It’s so hard to pick favourites to share in this type of hop.  As always, I’m sad to see lots of products go to the retirement list that I’ve loved and enjoyed.  Some of these, I’ll keep on my shelves to use for years to come.  Some I will find new homes for so that I can make room for some new favourites.  The 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue gets released on 3rd June 2020.  The items shared on this hop are only available until 2nd June or stocks in the Australian warehouse get depleted.  If you’re yet to add a wishlist item to your shopping list, or if this hop adds a few things you didn’t know you needed to have, make sure to contact your demonstrator to place an order ASAP, they will run out fast.  If you don’t have a demonstrator, you are most welcome to shop in my online store.  Click here to browse.

For today’s hop, I’ve use the For the Love of Felt Project Kit to create some cute cards and tags.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

I’ve had major felt envy for some time, so I was super happy to add this kit to my collection, only to discover weeks later that it was on the retirement list.  So, this blog hop was the perfect motivation to pull this kit out while it’s still current and share it with you.

The kit comes with the materials needed to make 12 cards (4 each of 3 designs) including card bases, envelopes and amazingly deluxe felt embellishments and other accessories.  The felt flowers included in this kit take it to the next level – they add a wonderful luxury to the cards.  To further add to the beautiful vibe of this kit, it all comes in a pretty coordinating box.

To make up this kit you need to add a stamp set, some inks and some adhesive.  For the beginner stamp who is still building up their tools, it’s recommended that you purchase the For the Love of Felt stamp set, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce inks, paper snips, Multi Purpose Adhesive & Snail tape runner.

As an avid crafter, I already have lots of supplies to work with, so I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set (already sold out from the retirement list – but I know lots of you will have this in your stash already), Terracotta Tile, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick inks and the usual papercrafting tools.

As I always do with kits, I followed the instructions to make up one of each card.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

The real stitching on the felt flowers is just so pretty, and the texture the felt adds to the card is beautiful.

After making up the cards following the kit designs, I cut down one of the card bases and used the pieces that were suggested for that card on 2 tags and a small notecard.  The layering on each card are made from a generous allocation of felt flowers, paper leaves & flowers, twine and sequins, which was more than enough to spread over 3 mini projects.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

Kits are perfect for beginner crafters because they contain most (if not all) the materials you need to create gorgeous cards straight out of the box.  They are also perfect for casual or avid crafters to mix in their other supplies and start to create their own designs.

Although I love the colours and styling of these cards, it was the felt flowers that I desperately wanted to get my hands on.  The are beautiful in their simplicity and make a wonderful embellishment on cards.

Here’s a couple of alternative designs I made using the card bases and accessory pieces with some retiring DSP.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent

The “stamps” on these cards are a digital release – Share Sunshine PDF.  Purchasing this printable stamp set contributes funds towards COVID-19 relief efforts.  Click here to see more info and buy this exclusive set.

For the Love of Felt | kelly kent
Best Dressed DSP, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies
For the Love of Felt | kelly kent
Tropical Oasis DSP, Stitched Rectangle Dies

Don’t forget that all the DSP in the current catalogue is retiring (even if the stamps & dies that coordinate are carrying over).  If you have a favourite, you’ll want to stock up before it sells out or disappears.

Time to keep hopping to check that you’ve got all the items from the Last Chance Retirement List that you can’t live without – and I’m sure a few more that you didn’t know you needed!  Next temptress on the hop is my talented friend Nicole Wilson.Image may contain: possible text that says 'ESAD Blog Hop Next Blog'

Thanks for joining us!

Participant List

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Denise Buetler
  4. Sue Vine
  5. Melissa Gifford
  6. Mae Collins
  7. Sharni Haines
  8. Lou Kitzelman
  9. Rebecca Scurr
  10. Libby Dyson
  11. Narelle Fasulo
  12. Cathy Pinchbeck
  13. Lynsey McCord
  14. Bronwyn Eastley
  15. Jenny Hayward
  16. Mandy Depiazzi

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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Lots of Happy

Hello everyone!  It’s been a little quiet on the blog this week as I balance finding some craft time together with going back to work.  10 weeks of long service leave went way too quickly!!!

I’m checking back in today with the Stamping Sunday Design Team to share ideas for two of the kits in the Occasions Catalogue.

Join the team as they share spin off designs & projects from the Lots of Happy Kit & Perennial Birthday Kit.

For the full link up list, click on the cute little blue froggie.

View the kits in the online store by clicking on the links below…

The Lots of Happy Kit is an all-inclusive kits and supplies all the materials you need for 20 cards including envelopes.  You’ll also get a stamp set to keep, black ink spot, 4 watercolour pencils, ombre ribbon and dimensionals.  2 of the Watercolour Pencil colours are exclusive to this kit!  You may like to purchase an Aqua Painter to use with the Watercolour Pencil if you don’t already own one.

The Perennial Birthday card coordinates with the gorgeous Perennial Birthday stamp set.  You can choose to use stamps you already have in your collection to finish this kit or purchase the Perennial Birthday stamp set to use with the kit.  This kit has supplies for 16 cards, including envelopes and a beautiful storage box for the finished set of cards – complete with dividers.


All Stampin’ Up! kits come with written instructions and videos are available on the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel.  Click here to visit.

I love using the kits as extra supplies in my stash to create some different designs.

Today I’m sharing three cards I’ve made using supplies from the kit together with the Wood Textures DSP.

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

The first card I made used the flower cut out from the kit, the watercolour pencils and the ‘lots + lots of happy’ sentiment.

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

By changing the background to the Stitched Shapes squares cut from a series of scraps I had from another Wood Textures DSP project, I was able to change the look from the card kit designs to something completely different!

Continuing on with the Wood Textures theme, I used another sentiment to create a birthday card…

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

And a final one using the Waterfront stamp set and another sentiment from the Lots of Happy Kit…

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

This stamp set is photopolymer so I’ve cut the thank you part away from the ‘for being a friend’ part so I can use just the thank you or join it back together on the block and use all of it.

I love that the all-inclusive kits give you a stamp set to keep!  They are always full of a variety of useful sentiments.

If you’d like to store yours with your other stamp sets, you can purchase the clear cases as a pack of 4 and download & print the case cover by clicking on the link image below.

CLEAR CASE INSERT - LOTS OF HAPPY KIT | kelly kent

To see all the clear case inserts I have created – free to download & print – click here.

See the clear cases in the online store..

Next up on this blog hop is the gorgeous Denita Wright-Smee, or see the full link list by clicking on the blue frog.

You may also be interested in our exclusive Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle with 6 more project ideas including full measurements & instructions. Click here for all the info!

That’s all from me for Stamping Sunday.  After a lovely year designing with Sara Levin & the team, this is my last blog hop.  I’d like to thank Sara for the opportunity and the Stamping Sunday team for their creativity & friendship.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Stampin’ Up! Kits – So Much Happy!

I was using my collection of Stampin’ Up! kits to make some customer thank you cards and fell in love all over again!

Stampin' Up! Kits | kelly kent

They are amazingly quality, with high-end design and offer options for beginner & experience crafters.

For the beginner – look for all-inclusive kits and follow the instructions to create beautiful cards with only extra adhesive required.

For the experienced crafter – add in supplies from your craft stash to change up the designs & add your own personal touch.

Each new catalogue release brings new kit options.

There are three kits available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue plus a planner.

Here’s two of the card kits….

Soft Sayings Kit | kelly kent

Oh Happy Day Kit | kelly kent


Color Me Happy was a special release card kit designed to showcase the beautiful new Stampin’ Blends.

Some alternative colours/designs shown here with a sneak peek of the Magic & Myths Washi Tape…

Color Me Happy Kit | kelly kent


There are two new kits available to purchase from 3rd January 2018 in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

Perennial Birthday Kit | kelly kent

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

If you’ve never owned a kit before, make sure you have a New Year’s resolution to buy one!!

If you’ve already added kits to your collection, you’re going to love the new kits available in the New Year – they are special!!!

Classes are available in the Bunbury area for you & your friends to make any style of kit under my guidance.  It’s a great social get-together.  Email me to arrange a date!

If you’d prefer to purchase a kit, I can be persuaded to put it together for you for a small cost.

What can I say, I just love making cards!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Featured Kits

Perennial Birthday Project Kit

$45.00
available 3rd Jan 2018

Lots Of Happy Card Kit

$61.00
available 3rd Jan 2018

 

Tin of Cards – The “B” version

Yesterday’s Tin of Cards class was great fun!  The “tin” is the clear winner in this super cute set, but the contents are lovely also.  You get materials to make 9 dividers and 16 cards with a full set of instructions.  You can see the Stampin’ Up! video here for more information about how to put together your cards.

Call me crazy, but I wanted a bit more of a challenge from my tin, so I played around with the pieces to come up with some alternative designs to the ones available in the instructions.

With the exception of a few pearls (I couldn’t help myself – the butterflies needed the extra bling!), all cards are made using only the materials in the kit and the recommended extras.

Here they are:

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16 different cards made – using only the kit & recommended extra items.  {Did I mention you get envelopes too?}.  I even ended up with a few extra pieces which I can use when making other cards.

The popularity of this kit has far exceeded Stampin’ Up!’s expectations and you can see why – the cards you can create are gorgeous, it caters to everyone’s level of stamping and it’s lots of fun.

I plan to run this class again later in the year.  If you’re interested in joining me, please let me know.  Or, if you’d like to get started on your Tin of Cards kit now, hop over to my online store and order the kit & stamp set (links below).

It’s a fabulous item to add to your own collection or would make a very special gift for a very special friend.  I know lots of people who would love to receive a Tin of Cards.  Shame that I love mine so much I’m keeping it!!!  Kelly x

Product List

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CLASS SCHEDULE – July & August 2015

I have finally sorted myself out and organised a class schedule!

These will be small, boutique classes run from my kitchen table (Bunbury, Western Australia). You will create beautiful projects in a fun, relaxed environment. Class content can be tailored to meet your stamping needs.

Unless specified, all classes are $20 per person and include all materials to make 3 cards/projects plus supper/morning tea.

As places are limited to 4 per class, payment is required upon booking.  Please allow approx 3 hours for classes.


JULY classes:

Thursday 2nd July 2015 – 7pm (almost full)

Tuesday 14th July 2015 – 9.30am (FULL)

Thurs 30th July 2015 – 7pm

JULY kit class:

Saturday 25th July 2015 9.30am – Perpetual Calendar $30

This kit provides the materials you need to make a perpetual calendar.  I will provide the stamp set, ink pads and adhesives required.

Once made, you can keep it for yourself or give it to someone special as a gift.

AUGUST classes:

Tuesday 11th August 2015 – 9.30am

Thursday 27th August 2015 – 7pm

AUGUST kit class:

Saturday 22nd August 2015 9.30am – Tin of Cards $50

Book your place for a class featuring the hottest new addition in this year’s catalogue (this kit sold out nationally after only a few days!).

In this kit you will get all the materials you need to make 16 beautiful cards (including envelopes), category dividers and tin to keep them in.  I will provide the stamp set, ink pads and adhesives required.

Once made, you can keep it for yourself or give it to someone special as a gift.

Please contact me (kelly.kent@westnet.com.au) to reserve your place or book directly online via my Stampin’ Up! wesbite (youll find the calendar all the way at the bottom of the page).  I can’t wait to get started!  Kelly x

ESAD 2015 Retirement List Blog Hop – Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

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Welcome to the ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop where you will travel around 10 blogs giving you one last showcase of some of those favourites.  If you’re heading around, then you’ve just come from Narelle’s blog.  If you’re starting here, then keep going until you finish at Narelle so you’ll know you’ve seen everything.

So … some of the ESAD girls got together for this blog hop to give you some final inspiration for those items on the retirement list.  Unless sold out earlier (and lots of the list already has!), these products will be available until 2nd June 2015.

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I’ve have selected the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (134797) to show you today.  Kits are wonderful for lots of reasons, but the two top ones have to be value for money and ease of cardmaking.

So, if you purchase the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, what do you get?

  • Enough materials to make 20 cards of various sizes from full size cards to cute note cards
  • Envelopes to match each size of card
  • A 7-piece stamp set with stamps to suit “every” occasion (happy birthday, thinking of you, thanks, love, congratulations, for you and ‘made for you’ to put on your handmade creations)
  • A clear block to mount your stamps on
  • 2 coordinating ink spots (Basic Grey & Island Indigo) – you can’t buy the ink spots on their own anymore, so this makes them super special!
  • Embellishments to give your projects a bit of wow (twine, buttons, clips)

It all comes in a super cute storage box with full instructions for only $51.95.  You just need to add in your preferred adhesive and have a pair of paper snips handy.  From there, it’s up to you & your craft style what you create.

You can follow the included instructions (more or less) and create cards like this:

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Or you can play with the pieces and create cards like this:

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Or you can go totally crazy and jump outside of the box to create other items using bits and pieces from your box and other products from your stash.  The next three ideas are all made using three of the cards that come in the kit, the stamp set and some craft room favourites:

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Retiring: Labels Framelits
Tags Retiring: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits
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Retiring: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits
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Tea Bag Envelope Gifts

Have I convinced you that you need to order at least one kit from every catalogue because they are such good fun!?!

You’ll want to get this one before it’s gone.  You might also want to add a set of clear-mount stamp cases to your order so you can print this cover & store your stamps just like your others.  This will mean they will stay on your radar and you can keep using them once your kit materials are all made up (download the full size version of the cover here).

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That’s all from me for this blog hop.  Next blog to visit is Rachael Lewsley at My Stampin’ Haven who is showing off (among other products) the Label Love stamp set – which I am going to miss immensley!  Thanks for joining us!  Kelly x

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Here’s a full list of the blog hop participants:

1. Kelly Kent – you are here!

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Rebecca O’Gorman

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Leonie Schroder

7. Donna Chapman

8. Cherie Davies

9. Amity Knight

10. Narelle Fasulo