Just Add Ink 297 – Colour Challenge

I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Rhonda, my newest recruit.  We did some Stampin’ Up! training and of course – made a card!

Rhonda included the Happy Home stamp set and Home & Hearth Thinlits in her kit – so this was the starting inspiration for our card.

Combined with the Just Add Ink #297 Colour Challenge palette,

we made this cute card…

Happy Home Stamp Set and Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies from Occasions 2016 catalogue. Just Add Ink # 297 Colour Challenge. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Use your Aquapainter with Pool Party & Pear Pizzazz inks to get a subtle background finish for your Happy Home window scene
  • Turn the cardstock diagonally in your Stylish Stripes embossing folder to get straight stripes
  • Use punches to make 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ circles and add them to your Label Bracket punch to create a layered sentiment

I have someone very special in mind to give my card to, I hope they like it!  Kelly x

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2016 Catalogue Launch Event – Card Buffet & a Firie Thanks

Yesterday I hosted (crammed?) a lovely group of ladies at my house to share the 2016 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues & products with them.  As always, it was cosy and everyone was very patient.

If you’re get to see the catalogues, you can view the pdf copies here – Occasions & Sale-A-Bration, view the range online here or request a hard copy here.

Anne Barker was the lucky recipient of the door prize, many took home lucky winner prizes and lots of beautiful cards were made.

So many thanks to Kristel, one of my wonderful team, for helping me out.  You were amazing!


Following on from an idea I’d seen on Carolyn Bennie’s blog, the ‘create’ part of the morning was a card buffet for the lovely ladies to choose from.  I made 6 kits with instructions so they could pick & choose which card/s they wanted to make.  This gave them the chance to play with the products they were most fascinated by.

These were the choices:

Kit#1: Sky’s The Limit Stamp Set & World Traveler Embossing Folder

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #1 Sky's The Limit & World Traveler Embossing Folder.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #2: Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Large Numbers Banner & What I Love Stamp Set

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #2 Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Large Numbers Banner & What I Love stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #3: Wildflower Fields DSP, Large Numbers Framelits & Number of Years Stamp Set

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #3 Wildflower Fields DSP, Large Numbers Framelits & Number of Years stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #4: Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanical Builder Framelits & Enjoy The Little Things Stamp Set

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #4 Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanical Builder Framelits & Enjoy the Little Things stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #5: Rose Wonder Stamp Set & Rose Garden Thinlits

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #5 Rose Wonder Stamp Set & Rose Garden Thinlits.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #6: Balloon Celebration Stamp Set & Balloon Bouquet Punch

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #6: Balloon Celebration Stamp Set & Balloon Bouquet Punch .  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can you guess which kit was the most popular?  It was actually the Botanical Gardens card.  People loved the 3D effect of the flower and the leaf edgelit die – it’s a stunning set with lots of opportunity.


If you’ve been following the news over the past few days you may have seen the tragic bush fires that have are sweeping across the south west of WA.  Over 70,000 hectares of land has been burnt including homes, farms, bush and a complete townsite.  It’s incredibly sad- the loss and devastation is mind blowing.

We are over 50kms away from the closest fire and in no danger, so it was a good chance to use my launch event to help by raising some money and doing what we do best – making some cards to thank the wonderful fire fighters.

These are the cards the ladies made today (filled with lovely messages of support) using the “A Nice Cuppa” and the “Cups and Kettle Framelits“.  I love the diversity, despite the same pieces to work with…

Thank you cards for the WA Firefighters using the Have a Cuppa bundle.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com..

Thank you cards for the WA Firefighters using the Have a Cuppa bundle.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com..

Thank you cards for the WA Firefighters using the Have a Cuppa bundle.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com..

As well as sending these off, I am donating 5% of all orders this weekend directly to the bush fire appeal.  If I can help with you any Stampin’ Up! products and help the bush fire appeal at the same time, please contact me or order online. The host code for this weekend is F97JMFSP.  If you’d like to make an additional donation to the Bush Fire Appeal – click here for details.

Stay safe. be kind to those around you and take time to do what you love.  Kelly x

 

 

 

Oh Pretty Paperness! 2016 Occasions Catalogue Paper Share

Oh my pretty paperness!  Have you seen all the pretty patterns in the new catalogue?  It’s hard to pick a favourite, but if I {HAD} to, it would be the Birthday Bouquet – simply stunning.  Oh, and the Blushing Bride Glimmer – wow!!!

Birthday Bouquet DSP Anniversary Card featuring Large Numbers, Bloomin' Heart Thinlit & Blushing Bride Glimmer - Occasions 2016. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Want them all?  Then you’ll {NEED} a spot in my paper share.  Only $35 and you get 98 sheets of 6″x 6″ paper gorgeousness.

Your 98 sheets of 6″ x 6″ paper includes:

  • 12 sheets of Birthday Bouquet DSP
  • 2 sheets of Blushing Bride Glimmer
  • 24 sheets of It’s My Party DSP
  • 12 sheets of Love Blossoms DSP
  • 12 sheets of Have A Cuppa DSP
  • 12 sheets of Shine on Specialty DSP
  • 12 sheets of Botanical Gardens DSP
  • 12 sheets of Going Places DSP

Delivery is available if you don’t live in the Bunbury area.  The all-important form is below, so I can help you feed that paper addiction!  Kelly x

2016 Occasions Paper Share - Kelly Kent, mypapercraftjourney.com.