Stamp Review Crew | Many Messages

Hello! Happy Easter! Did the Easter Bunny arrive at your place? Easter chocolate is my favourite so I always make sure to buy a little extra to keep me going through the next couple of months.

I’m hopping today with my friends from around the world. We’re sharing projects using the Many Messages stamp set and coordinating Messages Dies.

Although this stamp set can stand alone in its use, I think it’s best used to complement other themes and sets in your collection. It’s a one-stop shop for all occasions sentiments. But, since this hop is all about this bundle, I’ve tried to incorporate more than just the greetings by using the dies to create a background mosaic as well.

Many Messages | kelly kent

The first card uses the pretty purples in the range to create a ‘magical’ themed card. To coordinate with the styling of the sentiments, I’ve paired with the Hippo Happiness stamp set & dies.

Many Messages | kelly kent

The base is Purple Posy cardstock – sized at 5″ wide and 6-1/8″ long – to accommodate the full die set. I am trying to be more flexible with my card sizing this year and this was the perfect opportunity. I’ve double layered all those die cuts, using the negative to space them as per the layout on the die plate. The double layer gives nice depth and texture without the full height of dimensionals.

Many Messages | kelly kent

The rainbow is cut using different patterns from the range of DSP stacks I have in my collection – past, future and current. The colours are Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy. They are layered on a vellum circle and finished with a heart from the Be Mine Stitched Dies. The rainbow is a cut file I used on my Cameo. You could easily cut something simliar by hand. If you have an e-cutter and would like this gorgeous pattern, you can purchase it from On the Beach Boutique.

The second card uses the same styling but in different colours and another flexible card size.

Many Messages | kelly kent

This card base is Thick Basic White cardstock in 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and I’ve again used tone-on-tone for the die cut background.

Many Messages | kelly kent

The rainbow is Magneta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Goregeous Grape and Bumblebee – and from the DSP stack that is coming up in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue which gets released in May. They were a special pre-purchase available in demonstrators during Sale-A-Bration or part of the starter kit for demonstrators who joined during Sale-A-Bration.

Do you have a favourite? Ombre purples or the bright rainbow?

There really is sentiments to suit a whole range of occasions. The sentments are all on one large stamp and the die plate is also one full piece so you do all the hard work in on motion (well two – stamp once, cut once!). Use some immediately and then save the rest for when you get a quick greeting on a card.

To see how the rest of the crew used the range of sentiments, please keep hopping. The next stop is the gorgeous Ann Schach is the USA.

Thanks for hopping with us today. To see the full line up of amazing designers, please visit the main Stamp Review Crew blog.

Have a great week!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Easter for the Adults!

Happy Easter! While there was lots of chocolate at Papercraft HQ this morning and the Mini Papercrafts very definitely had eggs* for breakfast, the adult presents were a little more…. adult!

*eggs may have been the chocolate variety

Decorated with stamping supplies, these adults only Easter presents were a hit at Papercraft HQ.

Supplies used:

  • Pretty Perennials stamp set
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set (sold out on the retirement list)
  • Fable Friends stamp set (retired)
  • Layering Circle Dies
  • Layering Oval Dies (sold out on the retirement list)
  • Messages Die
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (retired)
  • Cardstock: Basic White, Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Versamark
  • Accesssories: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Ivory, Pink Pirouette (retired)

So many supplies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue that were on the Last Chance Retirement list have already sold out. Make sure to put your order in ASAP if you haven’t yet. Stampin’ Up! orders are definitely an adults only Easter gift! They go nicely with chocolate! Click here to browse the online store.


The Mini Papercrafts spoiled me with the gift of time! And also some eggs to eat while I’m hiding away in the craft room in peace. They always have access to my scrap pile and I love seeing what creations they make!

I hope there is lots of excitement in your house today. In a world that can be serious and full of big issues, it’s nice to stop & experience the magic of Easter.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Just Wanted to Say | baby

Don’t tell Mr Papercraft, but sometimes I will buy a die set (or stamp set) just for one favourite image. I like to think it’s a good strategy because usually you end up loving the other images or dies too and then it’s a whole fabulous set with lots of potential.

I really love the ‘just want to say’ die from the Floral Gallery Dies.

I love the tone and style the die adds to the card. Start here then add the rest of your theme. I needed a card for a gorgeous new baby and his parents to go with a parcel I was sending and ‘just wanted to say’ congratulations – this was perfect!

I added a baby onesies from a favourite retired set – Made with Love and the sentiment from the new Many Messages stamp set and coordinating die. It stamps and cuts a whole range of sentiments – ready for any occasion.

I used Adhesive Sheet on the Basic White cardstock before I cut it, which makes it super easy to apply to your card. For this card, I layered it on Seaside Spray cardstock and then fussy just around the whole sentiment.
Tip: use the negative space of the die cut out to line up your letters perfectly!

I love the range of blue tones in the Stampin’ Up! Range. I’ve used quite a few of them here – Misty Moonlight for the card base, Night of Navy for the card mat, Seaside Spray for the blue accents and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for the baby onesie.

The DSP coordinates perfectly and was a surprise love from this Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue DSP range. It’s one of the patterns in the Sand & Sea DSP – not a pack that I had my eye on, but oh my! It’s amazing when you see all the sheets in person. The scalloped edge die is a favourite from the Oranate Borders Dies. And I love having white twine back on offer in the Snail Mail Combo Pack.

I hope you have a wonderful crafty day!