The Missing Daisy

As I was running through my Daisy Delight rehearsal the day before my OnStage presentation back in April, I realised I couldn’t find one of the cards I’d made!

Not to panic, I had lots of other ideas to show everyone, but I did wonder what had happened to the card!

Well, fast forward to this week and I found the missing card (ironically while I was looking for something else I thought I’d lost… but actually hadn’t… oh dear!)

I was so excited to see it again – and it’s too cute not to share!

Here it is…

This yellow & navy combination has reminded me how beautiful & bright those colours are together!

There’s a gorgeous page in the Delight Daisy DSP full of yellow flowers on a blue background!!!

Here’s another view….

Subbing out a letter for an image is a great way to add creativity to a word.

The ‘you’ is from the Daisy Delight stamp set.  Because it’s photopolymer, I have actually cut the ‘thank you’ into two parts.  This means I can use them separately, or line them one of top of each other.  If I want the whole word, it just pieces back together on the block!

Are you a stamp cutter???  Or does that idea just send you into a tail spin?

Cutting or no cutting, these stamps will be available on Thurs when the Annual Catalogue launches!

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CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions – Favourite Big Shot Project

Thanks for joining me for a CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.  The design team will share their projects for the week in this blog hop.

Then, we ask you to join us and share your creations.  You can find all the action on our Facebook page.

The theme this for CASEing the Catty #125 is Favourite Big Shot projects from the Occasions catalogue.

As always, a hard decision!  But I decided to create with the Dynamic Hexagon embossing folder – because I love it, which definitely makes it a favourite!

It’s currently part of the Urban Undergound suite in the Occasions catalogue and will appear again in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue!

I have cased the “Dad” card on the left, and transformed it into a baby card!

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions Big Shot Projects | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

This embossing folder has no limits of use and looks great on pretty much every card!

I can cause cracking on your cardstock.  To prevent this, spritz your card with water before putting it in the folder.  Sounds crazy – but it works!

I made the inside a little more ‘baby’ than industrial using the Moon Baby stamp set (also carrying over – yay!).

CASEing the Catty #125 Occasions Big Shot Projects | Kelly Kent mypapercraftjourney.com

Did you know that all bundled pricing finishes at the end of each catalogue cycle – even if the products carry over to another catalogue. That means that you have just over a month to get a 10% discount on the Large Letters framelits & coordinating stamp set. They are definitely a huge investment – but well worth it! And 10% helps!!!
And, while they are bundled, it’s possible to include them in your starter kit!!
Join my Paper Adventures team for the Starter Kit price of $169 and include this bundle (item number: 142348) as your kit selection (remember: it’s fully customisable).  You’ll get free shipping too – saving you even more!

There’s so much choice for creating this week – please join us in using the catalogue as your inspiration for a Occasions catalogue Big Shot themed creation.

Add your creation to the CTC#125 album on our Facebook page.

Continue the hop by visiting the delightful Rebecca Scurr and seeing what she has made.


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CASEing the Catty #109 CASE Anything

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As we near Christmas, there’s lots of “lasts” for the year.

Last week was the last day of school (yay to sleep ins and no packed lunches!), next week is the last of work for me and today is the last CASEing the Catty blog hop for 2016!

It’s a free range theme today, so the crew are CASEing anything that takes their fancy.

For me, it’s another baby card.  Do you remember the cute ‘pink but not pink’ elephant card from CTC#106?

Well, bubba Zoe is here and I wanted to make her a card that coordinated with the baby shower card.

This is the inspiration pic using the Large Letters Framelits & Letters for You stamp set in a frame…

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I thought the styling was perfect to create a card for Zoe.

CASEing the Catty #109. Large Letters & Letters for You baby card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Simple but wonderfully personal.  She’s a bit young to appreciate it, but I know her parents will love it (even if they don’t love the “pink”!)


Do you love the Large Letters as much as I do???  They are awesome- but may have been on your wishlist for some time.

Stampin’ Up! have a great joining promotion running from 4th Jan 2017 – 31st March 2017 – which means you can construct yourself a fabulous starter kit and save lots of money on your Stampin’ Up! wishlist.

Plus, you’ll be save 20% on all your favourite Stampin’ Up! products as long as you stay a demonstrator.

Sale-A-Bration 2017 recruiting flyer. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Contact me if I can share more information about how being a part of my Paper Adventures team works.


Next stop to inspire with you more lovely products for your wishlist is the gorgeous Liz Gross.

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You may also want to join us for our last challenge of the month.  The winner each month is invited to be a part of a CTC blog hop the following month.

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Thanks for sharing my CTC experience with my this year.  It was an honour to be invited to the team and I’ve loved creating each week.  Challenges and blog hops really bring out the best in my creativity!!!

The CTC crew will be back in the second week of January, ready to share lots of creations inspired by the new catalogue.

If you’d like a catalogue posting to you, please fill out my request form here.

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This is how I Stamp-A-Stack – Christmas 2016

On Saturday, I hosted 8 lovely ladies for a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack.

What is a Stamp-A-Stack?  Typically, it’s a chance to make cards in bulk.  The card designs are a little simpler, but you walk away with more.

For this reason, they are perfect for Christmas where people often send cards in larger numbers.


When planning my S-A-S, I decided we were going to make 12 cards – 4 each of 3 designs.

The ad went out, and not only did I fill the class I’d advertised, but I filled another one as well!!!

Now, despite knowing that the cards needed to be stripped back a little so we could get through them in the class time, I’m not so good at simple and just love to spoil my class participants with interesting cards.

So, even though I promised 4 cards of 3 designs, I actually ended up making 2 variations of each design so we actually had 2 each of 6 designs in the end.

So, here’s what I ended up thinking of as my the deluxe S-A-S of 2016!!!

Card 1 – a variation of my shrink reindeer CTC swap from OnStage

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 2 – a silver & purple variation of the card above!

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 3 – peekaboo tree card using Build A Birthday

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 4 – peekaboo tree card using Warmth & Cheer washi tape

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 5 – stitched card using Letters for You stamps

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 6 – stitched card using Merry Tags bauble & Large Letters

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The ladies loved the cards and were just fantastic at getting through all my ‘deluxe’ designs within the class time!

I helped them a little by doing some of the elements before the class (like the cute little reindeers) so there wasn’t too much wait time.

Do you have a favourite from the stack of cards?  I think mine is one of the stitched letter cards – maybe the JOY?!

I know they’ll all come in handy when it’s time to start sending cards.  How’s your stash looking?

If you need more supplies, don’t forget my November promotion.  All online orders using the host code TGEH7KV6 during November will go in the draw for $100 of Stampin’ Up! products.

Happy shopping!

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Better Together Wedding Wishes

I’m at a wedding today – the beautiful union between one of my best friends from uni & her suave (now) husband.

This is the card I made for them, using some of my favourite supplies.

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Many of the products I used for this creation are at the top end of pricing – but don’t let that deter you.  They are great, solid investments that you won’t regret.

The first is the Large Letters framelits and Letters for You stamp set.

Letter sets are amongst my favourite purchases – it adds so many options for personalisation.

For me, one of the greatest pleasures of card making is being able to create something you can’t easily buy in the retail market.

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The best value purchase for this set is using the 50% discount you earn when hosting a workshop with sales of $750 or more.

Any crafter can be a host – ask me how!


The next great investment is the Better Together stamp set.

It’s {FILLED} with really useful sentiments in great layouts and fonts.  You’ll be able to use them on all your cards & projects.

Better Together stamp set - wedding card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I added the sentiment to the outside of a custom made envelope – just for a different touch!


The final ‘must-have’ is the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits – so elegant and such a lovely feature piece.

It looks stunning in gold glimmer paper!!!

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Lots of wedding wishes for the happy couple.  Now, it’s time to party!!!

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Happy “Demonstrator Support Appreciation Week”!

Good morning!  I know lots of my readers and followers are fellow demonstrators – did you know that this week has been nominated as “Demonstrator Support Appreciation Week”?

Demonstrator Support are the staff at the Stampin’ Up! offices around the world that help us to be a seamless part of the company.  They are the Angels on the other end of the phone or email that help us when we have questions or when things go wrong.  Not everyone can claim to have the best boss in the world, but when you call or email DS (as they are affectionately known), there’s nothing but kindness at the other end.  Their patience is unlimited, they are super knowledgeable and they always know how to help!  So, a big shout out to Clare, Ana, Mel, Natalie and Jess for being awesome!

To me, feeling supported as a demonstrator is also due to the hard work of the behind the scenes staff.  So, thanks to Aaron (Business Development Manager), Jeanette Woods (Events Coordinator) and Donna Williams (Marketing & Training Coordinator) in the Australian office and Emma Parkin-Wilson (NZ Manager) and Lesley Winstanley (Emma’s lovely assistant) in the office across the waters.

To show our appreciation, quite a number of demos have organised thank yous to keep the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! staff smiling all week.  There’s been chocolates, balloons and morning teas so far.  I wonder what else the week will hold???  You can see all the updates on the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Facebook page.


I heard yesterday that my care package arrived safely, so I can now share it with you here.

For the team in Sydney, I made personalised post-it note pads.  Post-it notes are a must for me at work, so I thought they might come in handy for the DS staff too.

Personalised Decorated Post-It Notes. Large Letters framelits, One Big Meaning stamp set and Blooms & Bliss DSP.

After seeing all the amazing treats that have been delivered, my calorie-free option may be a good balance!


We all know that a gift isn’t complete without a card…

Impossible Puzzle Shaker Card - Thanks. Large Letters framelits, Letters for You stamp set and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What starts off looking like a simple card is actually (what I’m calling) an impossible puzzle shaker card.

The letters all line up with the background to spell out thanks.  But I’m wondering if anyone in the office will be able to get them all back into place…???

Impossible Puzzle Shaker Card - Thanks. Large Letters framelits, Letters for You stamp set and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The negatives from the shaker card made a beautiful & elegant card which I sent off to the Stampin’ Up! head office in the States.

Large & simple thank you card using Large Letters framelits and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


If you’d like to join the fun and send a card or gift to either the South Pacific or US Stampin’ Up! office, these are the contact details…

Stampin’ Up! – South Pacific Australian Office
PO Box 1210, Burwood, NSW 1805

Stampin’ Up! – South Pacific New Zealand Office
PO Box 60450, Titirangi, Auckland

Stampin’ Up! – Head Office US
12907 S 3600 W, Riverton, UT 84065-6972, United States


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Want to make your own impossible puzzle card? Here’s the list of products I used…

Happy Mail!

It’s always exciting to have parcels containing new products arrive on the doorstep.  Yesterday I unpacked, sorted and repacked 6 boxes of fabulous new goodies!

Stampin' Up! - The best kind of doorway hazard!!! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

They weren’t all for me!  So this morning, I delivered stamps, paper and bags of fun to my lovely local stampers.


And this afternoon, I’ve had a chance to get inky and play with my new things!!!

What to ink first was an easy choice for me.  My instant catalogue favourites were the Foxy Friends bundle(stamps, punch & DSP) and the Letters For You / Large Letters bundle (stamps & framelits).

And this is what they look like together…

Foxy Friends bundle & Large Letters bundle. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can you spot all the new products???  As well as the ones I mentioned above, there’s also the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, letters from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set and the Classic Label punch.

Back to the craft table now – I’ve got so many ideas and so little time!!!  Kelly x

PS, so many thanks to my ever patient husband!!!

Tempted by any of the products I used?  

Here’s the list with direct links to my online store.