True Gentleman

I always look forward to the masculine theme suite that is released in the Occasions Catalogue.  Last year we played with tools in the Nailed It Suite.

This year it’s all bow ties, combed hair and smart spectacles for the True Gentleman Suite.  Time to create a whole range of ‘dapper’ cards.

Using a whole product suite really makes it easy to whip up designer cards!

Here’s the full range of True Gentleman products…

The coordinating colours are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide & Very Vanilla.


Here’s a couple of cards I’ve made using the products…

The first card uses the punch & DSP to create a tiled background – isn’t it a great shape!!

True Gentleman | kelly kent

You can nudge the punched shapes up against each other, or if you prefer, leave a gap like I did so the card base colour comes through too.

True Gentleman | kelly kent

There’s so many options within my existing craft stash that coordinate with this suite including the Burlap Ribbon & Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Night of Navy..


The second card I’m sharing for today uses the “have a dapper day” stamp from the Truly Tailored stamp set.   I added the ‘birthday’ from the Birthday Wit stamp set – it coordinates so well!!

Dapper Birthday | kelly kent

How awesome is that plaid DSP??

Dapper Birthday | kelly kent

And you’ve got to love the embellishments from this suite – Corduroy Ribbon & True Gentleman wood buttons!

Dapper Birthday | kelly kent


Make sure to order these supplies before May, ready for our Father’s Day in September.  The seasonal offerings don’t line up with the US for Father’s Day, so you’ll need to plan ahead!

Shop 24-7 in my online store.

To see products in action, see the colours and feel the quality, book an in-home workshop.  I can travel anywhere within the greater Bunbury area.

I’d love to craft with you & your friends!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Fortune Telling Panda

If there’s a Pinterest favourite in this year’s Occasions catalogue, I think the Party Pandas are winning the race!

Being black & white, pandas are very versatile and blend in with any colour palette!!!

One of my Occasions Catalogue loves was the Fortunate To Know You stamp set….

With a Chinese heritage in common, these stamp sets are a match made for each other!

Panda Party Noodle Box | kelly kent

He’s delivering some good fortune birthday messages!

Panda Party Noodle Box | kelly kent

And although technically not actually a bamboo print, the Petal Passion DSP in it’s black & white glory is another wonderfully versatile product from the Occsaions catalogue!

Panda Party Noodle Box | kelly kent

That panda just melts my heart!!!

You can earn him free with any $90 order.  Order your Stampin’ Up! favourites and every $90 will allow you to choose a Sale-A-Bration reward.

Shop online – click here to browse!

If you have any questions or I can help you by showing you Stampin’ Up! products in person, please let me know!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Wizard Magic

Earlier in the month one of our Paper Adventures team celebrated her birthday.  But I didn’t see her til last week, so had to hold off sharing her card & present until she had received it!

Coriana, the birthday girl, is a Harry Potter fanatic.  Joanne from our team made Coriana a fabulous Harry Potter inspired card – see it here.

I went down the Myths & Magic path and made Coriana a flip flop card (one of my favourite layouts to show pretty DSP).

This DSP is called Myths & Magic.  It’s a specialty design with silver foiling on one side of each page – just magic!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

I used the DSP on the back layer, at the left side and fussy cut the mystical beings from one of the pages, sticking them at various points of my card.

The left and right sides of the card move.  Here’s a picture with the left side open…

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

And at full spread.  I like that you write your message on the inside layers of the card.  It’s like a card on a card!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Every birthday girl needs a gift – and every gift deserves pretty packaging!!

This is a sweet & simple lip balm holder.  See the tutorial from Pootles here.

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Again, the fussy cut DSP adds a great finishing touch!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Happy birthday {MONTH} Coriana!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #392 | Something New Blog Hop

Hello!  Slowly but surely the year is getting underway and I’m starting to see February on the horizon – jeepers!!!

The Just Add Ink challenges are back for 2018 with a “Just Add Something New” blog hop from the Design Team.

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At this time of the year, with a catalogue just launched in January, we all have lots of new to choose from.  There might also be something not new in age – but newly inked or cut.

Whichever it is, it’s always a good push to get creative with something you’ve bought but only admired!

I am showcasing two products that I was super excited to get but hadn’t yet made it to a project – the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper from the Occasions Catalogue and the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration choices.

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

This card is actually relatively simple – but the oh-so-pretty flourish cut from the Petals & More Thinlits in the turquoise glimmer adds a special touch!

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

The colours for the peacock are Bermuda Bay & Island Indigo – which I’ve then carried through to the overall card colours. I do love a monochromatic card!!!

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

If I was only allowed one favourite from the Occasions Catalogue, it might very well be the Petal Passion suite – there’s just so many ways you can use it and so many things you can do with it!!!

To join in our ‘Something New’ challenge, head over to the Just Add Ink blog where you can upload your project.

To see what new things Chantell has been playing with click on the next button below.

Thanks for hopping with us.  We’re looking forward to a wonderful 2018 full of inspirational challenge and amazing challenge entries!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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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Sweet Birthday Wishes

There really is something for everyone in the new Occasions catalogue!

Check out this oh-so-cute Fruit Basket bundle that’s part of the Tutti-Frutti suite.

I am head over heels in love with the Tutti Frutti DSP, which I’ve been using on almost every fun & bright card I’ve made this month!

I first saw the Fruit Basket stamp set & punch pack when we attended OnStage late last year.  It’s definitely easy to overlook in the catalogue- but has this amazing addictive quality to it when you actually have a play.

Here’s what I made at OnStage…

Tutti Frutti | kelly kent

Those little fruit images really are the sweetest!!! They stamp slightly larger than the punch, so it’s easy to line them up within the punch boundaries without spending hours ‘getting it right’.  My kind of bundle!!!

The sentiments are varied and useful.  We used the ‘happy birthday to you!’ in yesterday’s class to make this cute card!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

You know, I’ve never liked those doilies much!  They are little old fashioned for my usual style of cards – but they work perfectly for this theme!!!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

I had a minor moment of ‘perspective’ that the pineapple, strawberry & pear are all the same size…. which is obviously not going to happen like that in a fruit bowl in real life.  And then, I got over it and just decided they are too cute to care!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

These teeny tiny punches are available in a set of 4 for $40, or buy together with the stamp set for $61 (Australian pricing).

My online store is open 24-7 for all your cute & tiny stamping needs.

Click here to shop!

And every $90 of cute earns you a Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Earn one or all of them!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

2018 Occasions Catalogue DSP Share

Calling all paper lovers – the new range of DSP available in the 2018 Occasions catalogue is sensational!!!

Sign up for my paper share and receive {EVERY NEW DESIGN} in 6″x6″ size.

96 sheets of pretty paper for only $36.

All the patterns – cut perfectly for you!

Postage is available Australia wide for $8.50 (total cost = $44.50).

2018 Occasions DSP Share | kelly kent

If you think this paper looks amazing on your phone or computer screen, wait til you get it in your hands!  3 of the designs have metallic foiling, one has real life photography and all have amazing patterns you’ll fall in love with.

Paper shares are a great way to have it all at a fraction of the price!!!

Did I mention how much I love pretty paper???

To get yours: leave me a comment on this post, or click here to send me an email.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Introducing Occasions & Sale-A-Bration 2018!

After months of waiting to be able to fully share the amazing products of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue by Stampin’ Up! ®, I can finally sing from the rooftops and share with you in full – online and in person!!!

To see the Occasions catalogue, click here.

January through to March is a special time for Stampin’ Up! lovers as each $90+ purchase (before shipping) gives you a {FREE} product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  This year there’s 2 special release items available with $180+ order.

To see the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, click here.

To get your hands on a hard copy of either catalogue, send me a message!

If you have a long wishlist, you may like the {SHOP} or {JOIN} promotions that run during Sale-A-Bration (January – March 2018).

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Earn extra host rewards on all orders from 3rd Jan – 31st March 2018 over $400!

JOIN

Join my Paper Adventures team during January, February or March by purchasing a Starter Kit for $169.  Choose $235 of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products plus TWO extra stamp sets of any value and have it all shipped to your door at no cost.  Enjoy purchasing Stampin’ Up! until at least July 2018 at a 20% discount.

Sound like fun?  Click here to join my Paper Adventures team.

Or click here to read more about the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!


If you ever have any questions about Stampin’ Up! products, please get in touch with me to have a chat!  Email me here.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Have a Magical 2018!

Happy New Year!

The clock has just ticked over here in Bunbury, Western Australia, though I know if you are in other parts of the world, you’ve either been in 2018 for hours, or have hours to go til your celebrations.

Wishing everyone a magical 2018!  We have the start of the Occasions catalogue to look forward to on Wednesday and many more beautiful products throughout the year!

I was a little late getting some of my Christmas cards out, so I sent through some of these cards using the Myths & Magic Suite.

Have a Magical 2018 | kelly kent

Myths & Magic Suite – Available 3rd Jan 2018 

I probably should have paid more attention – there is actually a banner framelit that cuts out the magical!!!  All that fussy cutting!  We’ll just pretend that’s the look I was going for!

Have a Magical 2018 | kelly kent

The eclipse style of this card gave me left over numbers, so I decided to make a second version.

Have a Magical 2018 | kelly kent

And with the cute mythical creatures of the stamp set, I couldn’t resist adding some decoration to the middle..

Have a Magical 2018 | kelly kent

A bit of the washi or glimmer paper would have looked amazing in there too!!!

So much still to discover from the new catalogue!


I can start taking orders now, ready for Wednesday, so if your wishlist is ready, email it through.  Or shop in the online store anytime from Wednesday morning.

Hello 2018, we’re going to have fun!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Picture Perfect Birthday

Hello!  The Stamping Sunday Design Team would usually hop together on the fourth Sunday of the month, but that’s Christmas Eve, so we’ve brought it forward a week – hopefully you don’t mind!!

Thanks to Sara Levin for all her wonderful work coordinating the Stamping Sunday blog hops in 2017.  What a pleasure to hop with such a talented group of stampers!

The theme for this hop is the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set & coordinating products from the suite.  This range will be available in the upcoming Occasions catalogue!  Get ready for some sensational sneak peeks!

To see a list of everyone joining in this week’s hop, including our marvellous guest designer – Brian King – click on the cute blue frog.

My first project for today is a card for my brother who turns 32 next week.  How convenient that the gorgeous Picture Perfect Party DSP features balloons in the shape of a ‘3’ & a ‘2’.

Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

One side of the DSP is photographic images – like the balloons!  And other side is printed patterns like the stripes and Lemon Lime Twist pattern.

Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

I’m probably never likely to add ‘celebrate the good stuff’ to a card, so I cut this sentiment up to have ‘celebrate’ on its own.  This way it’ll get lots of use!

Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

The photo DSP adds such a realistic element to your projects.  Wait til you see it in person – it has a definite wow factor!


Although this set is very clearly birthday themed, the second project I’m sharing with you is actually for Christmas!  I always like to be able to find the alternative uses in my Stampin’ Up! products.

The gift bow is fantastic for all gift giving occasions – including on this Christmas gift card holder.

Stamping Sunday Picture Perfect Birthday (Christmas) | kelly kent

This gift card hold is simple to create.  Cut a piece of cardstock to 9-1/4″ x 3″ and score at 3-1/2″ & 7-1/2″.  Add a strip of DSP to the inside (9″ x 2-3/4″).  Decorate the front with coordinating cardstock & DSP (1″ & 3/4″ wide) and the cute bow from Picture Perfect Birthday.  The sentiment is perfect for this card!

Stamping Sunday Picture Perfect Birthday (Christmas) | kelly kent

You don’t have to add a Bunnings gift card to the middle – but the colour combination works well!!!

I also used the bow as a ‘star’ on the top of my Christmas tree for the card!

Stamping Sunday Picture Perfect Birthday (Christmas) | kelly kent


Thanks for hopping with us today!

To see more projects, please keep hopping.  Next up on the list is Brian King who has kindly agreed to share his talents with us today.  You’re going to love what he’s made!

Click on the blue frog for the full line-up.

Merry Christmas to you & your family from the Stamping Sunday Design Team!  We’ll be back in 2018 with more Occasions Catalogue projects!

If you live in Australian and I can help you with a copy of the Occasions catalogue, please let me know!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com