Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Retirement List

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Welcome to the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop for May.

I love May…. it’s my birthday month, the weather is often amazing and we are on the cusp of a new catalogue!  Lots of happy in May!

With the change in catalogue coming, the theme for our May hop is the retirement list.  And our fabulous guest designer is the Ink Paper Girl – Katrina Duffell.

I made two cards to share today featuring a range of retiring colours.  See all the Colour Revamp info by clicking here.

You’ll want to make sure you’ve got cardstock, ink, refills and embellishments to match any colours you’ll be keeping post retirement.   There’s lots of new colours to love, but if you’ve got a favourite, make sure you’re not chasing the ink refill at crazy prices after it retires.  They are only $6.50 and available until 31st May (unless they sell out earlier) in my online store.  Click here to browse.

There’s 3 pinks retiring from the range that I used in my first card.  Sweet Sugarplum from the In Colors range, Pink Pirouette from the Subtles and Rose Red from the Regals.

Retiring Pink Tones | kelly kent

Retiring products on this card include the Birthday Blooms stamp set, Painted with Love DSP & Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  All the DSP except Wood Textures is retiring – so add any favourites to your May order.Birthday Blooms | kelly kent

I’ll be blogging with Sweet Sugarplum right up til the last minute!!  And I’ve stocked up so I can keep using it in my craft space for years to come!  And Brick Wall is staying as well (I’m still shocked about that retirement!).

Birthday Blooms | kelly kent

There’s a big change of blues in the Colour Revamp.  We are losing Dapper Denim from the In Color range, Soft Sky & Marina Mist from the Subtles, Island Indigo from the Regals and Tempting Turquoise from the Brights.  I’ve featured three of these in my second card.

Retiring Blue Tones | kelly kent

The Feather Together stamp set formed the theme for this card.  I really loved this stamp set (and perhaps didn’t get nearly as much use from it as I should).  I’ll be keeping this in my stash for personal use as well.  Sweet Sugarplum feathers anyone???

Feather Together | kelly kent

The embellishments (banner & sentiment) are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  I’m not sure I ever used these framelits to their full potential – it really is a great set.

Feather Together | kelly kent

There were lots of angles for my retirement projects. I’ve covered….

Colours I’ll miss: Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo

Colour I won’t miss: Soft Sky, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi

Stamp set I loved: Feather Together

Stamp set everyone else loved: Birthday Blooms

Embossing Folder I’m surprised to see retiring: Brick Wall

Totally Under-used Framelits: Mini Treat Bag

Embellishments I loved: Glitter Enamel Dots

Ribbon I loved: Island Indigo 1/4″ Ombre, 1/8″ Gold

DSP I loved: Painted with Love

DSP everyone else loved: Color Theory

Click on any of the products above to visit them in my online store.


To see what retired products the other team members have used, click on next on each blog until you get back to where you started.

Up next is my gorgeous friend & sideline Stampin’ Up! teamie, Narelle Simm.

Thanks for joining us!

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ESAD Blog Hop | Occasions & SAB

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Hello Sunday!  We’re about half way through the school holidays here and loving life!  How is your January going?

Today you’re joining us for the ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop.

ESAD is a Facebook group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand.  We share ideas, support each other and a couple of times a year some of the group unite for a blog hop.  You can see all the info about ESAD at the end of this post.


Each of the 23 participants on this hop will be sharing with you some of what they’ve been making with products they’ve bought from the new Occasions catalogue.

This month, thanks to her new catalogue purchases, Anne from my Paper Addventures team promoted to Bronze Elite!  Since joining, Anne has found a delightful balance of adding to her stash and sharing what she loves with others.

Anne’s achievements meant an opportunity for me to get creative with one of my new stamp sets that I knew was going to be amazing for team gifts & recognition as soon as I saw it!

It’s called Yay You and is full of encouraging and uplifting sayings!

This stamp set is hiding away in the host section of the Occasions catalogue – page 54.  Exclusive host stamp sets are only available to purchase using Stampin’ Rewards.  You can earn these on any order over $250 (your own order or combined totals at a workshop).

There’s a great special running during Sale-A-Bration where orders of $400 or more receive an extra $40 of rewards.  It’s a fantastic time to get your family & friends together for a craft session hosted by me and take advantage of all those rewards to be earned.

Enough chat… let me show you what I made for Anne….

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

I combined the Yay You stamp set with the pretty Painted with Love DSP.

Although part of the “Valentine’s” offering in the Occasions catalogue, those shades of pink & gold are perfect for any occasion.

I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Berry Burst & Rich Razzleberry – left to right across the banner.  And then the fun triangle string in Fresh Fig.

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

The DSP has beautiful gold elements, but this was a celebration of Anne’s {BRONZE} achievement so I mixed the metallics and added copper trim & copper embossing to the card.

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

I also created a cute little gift bag for Anne’s gift.  Which was some Stampin’ Up! product and a personalised ruler for her emerging business identity.Personalised Ruler | kelly kent

The bag, made using two ‘fronts’ from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, has the same elements as the card – because I love a coordinating set!

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

Those banners – so pretty!

Yay You & Painted with Love DSP | kelly kent

Anne joined last Sale-A-Bration and hasn’t looked back since!

New Stampin’ Up! family members are always welcome – join the fun!


Thanks for joining me as part of this blog hop.

Next up you’re heading to the gorgeous & talented Kim Oliver.

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If you see anything you like while hopping today, visit the Stampin’ Up! online store to purchase your favourite products.  We have our own Australian warehouse, so items are shipped directly to you at low shipping costs starting at from $5.95.

Shopping in pyjamas is encouraged – as that is truly the most creative outfit on this planet!

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All that is pretty is pink….

If you get lost anywhere along the way (we try hard, but broken links sometimes happen), the full list is here…

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent {YOU ARE HERE}
  8. Kim Oliver
  9. Ellen Woodbridge
  10. Fi Cobbin
  11. Megan Lenske
  12. Barbara Williams
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Maree McIntosh
  15. Delys Cram
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Monique Fielder
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Courtenay Heuston
  20. Leonie Schroder
  21. Libby Dyson
  22. Rachael Lewsley
  23. Jessie Holton

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CASEing the Catty #95 Favourite Holiday 3D Item

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Good evening & welcome to the CASEing the Catty blog hop.  Lots of creations today that are 3D or inspired by 3D samples from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

Thanks for visiting me today – for full inspiration, keep hopping until you get back to me again.

My projects were inspired by the Halloween treat bag on page 55.

CASEing the Catty #95 - Favourite Holiday 3D item. Jar of Cheer - Christmas version & Jar of Love - birthday version. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

With Halloween not being a major holiday / event in Australia, I don’t often make Halloween projects.

But this treat bag is such a cute layout!  And there’s jar options at present for Christmas & Everyday Occasions….

So, it used it to recreate…

Christmas version using the Jar of Cheer stamp set (page 25 HC)…

CASEing the Catty #95 - Favourite Holiday 3D item. Jar of Cheer - Christmas version. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Birthday version using the Jar of Love stamp set (page 75 AC).

CASEing the Catty #95 - Favourite Holiday 3D item. Jar of Love - birthday version. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

 

What’s inside?  Yummy jellybeans housed in the new wider treat bags.  They measure 5.1cm x 20.3cm. You can find them on page 176 of the Annual Catalogue.

And tied at the top with beautiful silver Glitter Ribbon – which comes in a pack with Sweet Sugarplum Glitter ribbon, oh my!  You’ll find them on page 37 of the Holiday Catalogue.

CASEing the Catty #95 - Jelly Bean filled Treat Bags. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Want to make your own???  Here’s what you need to do…

  • From Whisper White cardstock, cut both bag pieces to from Mini Treat Bag Thinlit
  • Stamp a jar on the front panel in Basic Black Archival ink (I used the medium size jar from the Jar of Love stamp set)
  • Mask your jars using paper or a post-it and then stamp the background using a textured stamp – I used stamps from the Timeless Textures stamp set in Crumb Cake
  • Using favourite ink colours & your Aqua Painter, add colour to each jar.  Allow it to dry.
  • Stamp images in your jars & colour with markers if desired to add more intense colour to parts of the image (ie, the scarf on the snowman)
  • Add a sentiment on top of one of the jars.  I punched these with 1-1/2″ circle and layered some metallic thread & silver ribbon behind
  • Put your bag together with strong adhesvie (such as Fast Fuse) and fill with something yummy!

*** Full supply list for each project below

 

CASEing the Catty #95 - Favourite Holiday 3D item. Jar of Cheer - Christmas version & Jar of Love - birthday version. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Thanks for hopping with me today.

There’s 2 ways to go from here – back to the wonderful creativity of Deb Speijers or onwards (& upwards) to the fabulous Monique Fielder.

The choice is yours!

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If you’ve loved the projects you’ve seen on the hop and would like to add yours to the mix, please join us for the monthly challenge.

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Product List – Treat Bags (both projects)

Product List – Christmas

Product List – Birthday