Stamp Review Crew – Labeler Alphabet

Hello Monday!  Hope your week has started well!

Today for Stamp Review Crew, this wonderful international crew of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are creating using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

You may have just come from the gorgeous Linda Callahan in the US!  Or starting here with  me in Australia.  Next stop is Tanya back in the US!  Wonderfully international – and very talented!!!

This stamp set is a long time favourite of mine!  Alphabet stamps are already good for when the sentiments you’ve got don’t quite fit the occasion!  Or to add that personal touch.

This sassy get well card I made earlier in the year is still one of my favourites.


I’ve made three cards to share with you today.

The first card is to go with a present I bought for Miss Papercraft’s teacher.  They’ve been reading all of the books in the Roald Dahl series, so when I saw a Roald Dahl fact book / sampler, I thought it would make a great classroom resource.

Of course every good present needs a card, so I made this card inspired by the part in Matilda where she telekinetically raises a piece of chalk to the blackboard and writes on it.

Stamp Review Crew - Labeler Alphabet | kelly kent

I left the ‘A’ unfinished as I’m sure there are lots of adjectives that a teacher could use to describe a class full of year 1 students!!!  Awesome, atrocious, amazing, awful….

It’s a vocabulary lesson right there!

Stamp Review Crew - Labeler Alphabet | kelly kent


The next card is for a little Warrior who has a long history of medical treatment.  I lovely friend put me onto the Communified Facebook page, where each month they share the story of a chronically ill child.

June’s Warrior is Tayte.  He loves lego, so I made him this interactive Lego waterfall card.

Stamp Review Crew - Labeler Alphabet | kelly kent

The Labeler Alphabet stamp set was handy to not only add his name (because a personal touch is always awesome) but the ‘pull’ instruction so they could work out how to get the card to move.

Stamp Review Crew - Labeler Alphabet | kelly kent


And the final card for today is another mermaid card.  Did you enjoy my colour combinations last week?

Here’s another set of colours – Marina Mist, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Berry Burst & Basic Black!

Stamp Review Crew - Labeler Alphabet | kelly kent

This card is my take on the ‘be a unicorn’ theme.

Who doesn’t want to be a mermaid?

Stamp Review Crew - Labeler Alphabet | kelly kent


That is all today!!!  As you can see, I love this stamp set a lot!

And find it easy to find ways to use it in my cardmaking, but I can’t wait to see how the rest of the crew have used it!

Next up is the wonderfully talented Tanya Boser

Thanks for hopping with us!


Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set

Important extras for the blackboard card

Important extras for the Lego card

Important extras for the mermaid card

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Celebrate with a Playful Pals Lego Man!

Let’s celebrate – it’s another great (and simple) use for the Playful Pals stamp set.  This set is great for kids creations, so when I wanted to make a Lego head for a custom birthday card, I thought I’d try it out!

I love how simple it is to create because all the pieces are ready to go. Eyes – check!  Smile – check!  Head – check!  And even a block to make him look like a Lego head!

Playful Pals Lego Man. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love using letter stamps to add personalised touches – especially for kids that will never have their name on any stationary in the newsagency.

Did you have a name like that?  I did ok as a child – Kelly was a very popular name in the 80s!  Not so much so now – I don’t think I’ve come across a young child called Kelly.


Quinn’s birthday present is a bag full of Lego men.  My girls love Lego, but I have discovered it is incredibly difficult to buy individual Lego people for free play.  You can get themed ones in sets, but not a handful of random men.  That is, until I found a top-secret supplier!  I really hope Quinn’s Lego collection enjoys an influx of 20 new Lego friends!

Now, how to wrap 20 oddly shaped Lego men?  My answer for any difficult to wrap present is always a gift bag.

The Petite Cafe Gift Bags are one of the hidden gems of the Annual Catalogue.  You’ll find them on page 151 along with other great packaging ideas.

The Cafe bags are super cute to style & add your own personal (Lego) touch!

Playful Pals Lego Man card & Petite Cafe Gift Bag. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you didn’t want to fill your bag full of Lego men, you could put lots of other things inside.  They are approx 8.9 x 6.4 x 20.3cm and totally safe for holding food.

Happy birthday Quinn – looking forward to celebrating with you!  Kelly & the little misses x

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Boys Will Be Boys, But Girls Like Lego Too!

My Little Miss Papercrafts have been loving playing with Lego of late.  As well as the traditional Lego, you can also buy ‘girly’ sets now in purple, pink, aqua & a pale yellow – it’s such a lovely colour combination.

So, when it was time to make a couple of birthday cards this week, it was Lego all round – because girls like Lego too!

This is the traditional ‘boy version’ using red, blue & yellow.  The overlapping bricks were done using the masking techqniue of stamping the image onto a post-it note, cutting it out and sticking it over the previously stamped image so it ‘masks’ out the image and they don’t overlap.  I used my blender pen to colour these bricks – otherwise they end up too dark if you just use Stampin’ Write Markers.

Custom Lego birthday card. Boys Will Be Boys & Remembering Your BIrthday stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And this is the ‘girl version’ with modern Lego colours.  Because the colours from the Subtles Collection are much lighter, I was able to colour the bricks directly using the Stampin’ Write Markers.

Girls Like Lego Too Custom Birthday Card. Boys Will Be Boys & Remembering Your Birthday stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Lego lettering was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  You can download the Lego font here.  There was a bit of fusing around with welding & offsetting but I was so pleased to be able to replicate the style of the Lego logo.

Happy Birthday to the little Lego loving birthday kids.  I hope they love their new sets.  Kelly & the little misses x

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ESAD 2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop – Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies

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Hello!  Thanks for joining me for another ESAD Blog Hop.  This one is celebrating all things “new catalogue”.  As always, SU! have delivered and the 2015-16 is filled cover-to-cover with beautiful things that will keep your crafty soul singing!

There are 20 fabulously talently ladies on the hop today.  If you’re on your way around, then you’ve just come from Richelle’s blog – isn’t she wonderful?!?

Starting here?   Then keep going until you get back.  And if you have time, leave the bloggers a comment – we love hearing from you!

I changed my mind a couple of times for today’s blog topic, before finally settling on the Cutie Pie Thinlits die.

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This “cute” little set goes with the Sweet Stack Project Kit, so that you can make replacement cake slices when you’ve used the ones included in the kit.

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And, it also has a matching stamp set!

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Some ideas for using the die set to make cake wedges (courtesy of the Stampin’ Up! creative team):

It looks great as a cake.  As a thinlits set, it ticks lots of boxes for me! Cute cake, matching stamp set, refills for the project kit…

But, the best news of all (I think) is you can use it to make so much more than just cake slices.  There are some great ideas floating around on Pinterest including a watermelon slice, swiss cheese & cherry pie.

To add to the mix, here are some ideas for creations with the Cutie Pie Thinlits die that would make great kids birthday presents or party favours:

Police in Action Cutie Pie Thinlits Brick Wall Embossing Folder Tip Top Taupe cardstock
Police in Action
Cutie Pie Thinlits
Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Tip Top Taupe cardstock
Buzzy Beehive Cutie Pie Thinlits English Garden DSP
Buzzy Beehive
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including scallop shape)
English Garden DSP
Delightful Dijon cardstock
Fairy House  Cutie Pie Thinlits (including flower & candle)
Fairy House
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle, flower & candle shapes)
Dinosaur Cave Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle shape) No Bones About It Stamp Set
Dinosaur Cave
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle shape)
No Bones About It Stamp Set

The finished box/wedge is a great size inside – which gives you room to include something to play with (Lego, insects, fairy dust, dinosaurs…) or something sweet (cake, lollies, chocolates).  It’s roomier (and taller) than the Curvy Keepsake box, so you are not as limited by what fits inside.

One last note on the Cutie Pie Thinlits dies: there was an error with the instructions they included that gives an incorrect picture for assembling the main box.  If you have a set, check that you’ve got the new instructions (download here).


 

Next “stomp” on the hop is over to the lovely & creative Andrea Buckland.  Thanks for joining us!  Remember, if you have time, we all {LOVE} comments!  Kelly x

Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue

If you haven’t seen an ESAD blog hop before and you’re wondering where we all hail from, here’s some more info [click to enlarge]:

ESAD Info 2015 Catalogue Colours

Here’s a full list of the participants.  If you get lost along the way, come back here and click on the links to each blog.

1. Rachael Lewsley – http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/

2. Libby Dyson – http://libbystampz.com/

3. Keryn Campbell – http://kerynscards.com/

4. Rochelle Blok – http://rochelleblok.blogspot.com.au/

5. Liv Ingle – http://www.inkreations.com.au/

6. Lou Kitzelman – http://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com.au/

7. Jackie Noble – http://www.creativejax.co.nz/

8. Monique Fielder – http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au/

9. Ria Kaire – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen

10. Courtenay Heuston – http://bagsthatone.blogspot.com/

11. Richelle Fletcher – http://www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/

12. Kelly Kent – https://mypapercraftjourney.com/

      YOU ARE HERE!!!

13. Andrea Buckland – http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com.au/

14. Narelle Fasulo – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/

15. Leonie Schroder – http://www.stamp-a-latte.com/

16. Pauline Bennetts – http://www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede/

17. Kathryn Ruddick – http://www.katlodesigns.com/

18. Barbara Williams – https://stampingbarb.wordpress.com/

19. Cherie Davies – http://cheriedavies.blogspot.com.au/

20. Chloe Evans – http://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com.au/

 

Walk the Birthday Plank – Another Lego Treat Cup Card

Do you remember the pirate ship birthday invites?  Well, to get a card worthy of those invites, I had to go the extra mile for the birthday card!  So, using a similar ship design, I created another treat cup flip/easel card featuring a naughty pirate walking the plank.  The best part – when you ‘flip’ the card, the pirate ‘falls’ off the plank.  I love handmade cards – how could you not? #defnotahallmark.  Kelly x

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The 'flip'
The ‘flip’
Side view
Side view
Close Up
Close Up

Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Simply Scored

Thinlits: Circle Card

Framelits: Apothecary Accents, Banners, Bitty Banners

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

Punches: 2-1/2″ Circle

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento

Stamp: Hardwood Background

Extras: Circle Treat Cups, Season of Style Washi (retired), Lego & Bamboo Skewer (not SU!)

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Flipping Out for a Lego Treat!

A little while ago I saw a card on Pinterest with a Lego man in a treat cup and instantly put it into the “what an idea!” category.  So, with a perfect little birthday man in mind, I set to work.

To create my version of this fabulous idea, I used the Circle Card die with an extra score line to make it more like an easel, stuck the little Lego policeman into the Treat Cup and decorated using blue & white.  Today, he’ll be on his way to wish Liam’s a very happy 3rd birthday and join his new Lego family.  I hope the toys  are ready for some law & order (if he’s allowed to escape)!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Simply Scored

Thinlit: Circle Card

Punches: 1-3/4″ Circle, 2-1/2″ Circle

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Speciality Paper: Silver Foil

DSP: Brights Paper Stack (Pacific Point chevron)

Ink: Night of Navy

Stamp Sets: A Happy Hooray, Hello Love

Extras: Circle Treat Cups, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Lego (not SU!)

Birthday Blocks – Lego Card

Lego is back in fashion again thanks to a new LEGO movie.  Having two young girls, Lego is not yet on our radar, so I haven’t seen the movie – but I hear it’s good.

The request for this card was something ‘Lego’.  Lego is a lovely punch art theme – all circles & squares.  In my big new catalogue order, I purchased Hello Honeycomb specifically for the little sentiments.  I got a chance to break it open for this card because they fit beautifully into the 3/4″ “Lego” circles.  Rather than a standard C6 card, the dimensions are 6″ x 4″ to fit the straightforward maths needed for the blocks [my Lego blocks are 1″ x 2″, 1″ x 2″ or 1″ x 3″].

If punch art isn’t your style, but you know a Lego fan, then take a looksee at the new Boys Will Be Boys stamp set – it has a great Lego blocks stamp.  Good for the little ones and the big kids at heart!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer

Punches: 3/4″ Circle, Merry Minis Punch Pack

Cardstock: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point

Stamp Set: Hello Honeycomb

Extras: Stampin’ Dimensionals