Easel Calendar Instructions

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

A couple of weeks ago, I shared this Easel Calendar as part of my Stamp Review Crew project using Painted Harvest.  You can find the original post here.

It got such an amazing response – I am so humbled by your lovely comments.

Many people asked me for a tutorial.  I hadn’t planned on writing a tutorial, but here’s the measurements and some basic instructions on how I put it together.

Note: All measurements are design for Australian/European A4 cardstock.  If you are in the US, some adjustments may be required.

STEP 1

Make a normal card base by cutting an A4 sheet of cardstock lengthways and scoring at half way (cut at 4-1/8″ lengthways, score at 5-7/8″ across).

STEP 2

Make the easel fold component by cutting a piece of cardstock 4-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ and scoring across the short edge at 1/2″, 1-3/4″, 3″.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 3

Attach the easel component to the bottom of the card base with a strong adhesive – making it into a triangle with a foldable base.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 4

Make a pocket for the front of the card by cutting a piece of cardstock 6-1/8″ x  x 4-1/8″.

Score at 1/2″ & 1″ from both short edges and one long edge.  Cut the bottom score lines into the pattern below…

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 5

Fold the edges up to create a box shape (that doesn’t have a back).

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 6

Apply strong adhesive and attach it to your easel.

Easel Calendar | kelly kent

STEP 7

Finished!  Decorate using whatever design you’d like to look at for the next 12 months!

The cardstock on the front is 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ for the bottom layer and 3-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ for the top layer.  Adhere them together and slide into place (they sit inside the pocket).

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

The pocket can hold whatever you need – pen & post-its, note paper, emergency chocolate!

The note paper I used came from a large paper cube from Kmart.

The calendars are from Craftie Cafe mounted on a piece of DSP measuring 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″.

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

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kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Painted Wreath

How’s your Christmas card prep going?

I’d like to say I’m organised, but Christmas is coming at me so fast…!

I have some designs worked out and some time planned to create!  That’s a good start – yes??

Here’s one of my latest cards using the Painted Harvest flower as a wreath.

 

Painted Wreath | kelly kent

I have no idea who to credit the original wreath adaptation to, but what a cool idea!  From sunflower to Christmas wreath!

Painted Wreath | kelly kent

I coloured some pearls with the dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to make textured berries on my wreath.

The wreath is stamped in Pear Pizzazz for the bottom/fuller layer and Garden Green for the top/smaller layer.

Painted Wreath | kelly kent

I can’t wait to have my cards made and send some happy around the world.

And I’ll be checking my letterbox for happy mail of my own!  The joys of having stamping friends is knowing you’ll blessed with some handmade goodness.

#makeacardsendacard

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Happy Thanksgiving

On any other year, Thanksgiving comes & goes in Australia without it featuring as part of my holiday calendar.

This year, I have been invited by friends to a Thanksgiving dinner!

I am totally out of my depth for making Thanksgiving cards – so I went searching in the catalogue for inspiration.

The card on the bottom left of the photo was my inspiration.

This is how my card turned out…

Happy Thanksgiving | kelly kent

I kept with the Painted Harvest stamp set and Painted Autumn DSP but added in a Crumb Cake layer, changed the Garden Green to Tranquil tide, added some vellum leaves and finished with some pearls!

Happy Thanksgiving | kelly kent

Same, same but different!!!  Don’t forget that the beautiful pages of the catalogue are your friend when you need spark of inspiration or a guiding theme for a stamp set or product.

Happy Thanksgiving | kelly kent

I am thankful for having a wonderful support network of not only my family, but friends that are as important to me as family!

I hope you have a long list of things that bring you happiness!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Stamp Review Crew | Painted Harvest

Hello & happy Monday!  Thanks for joining us for the Stamp Review Crew blog hop.

Myself and a group of my wonderful Stampin’ Up! friends from around the world share with you a project or two inspired by a stamp set from the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

Today we’re highlighting the Painted Harvest stamp set.

I’m excited to share with you that this stamp set and coordinating Leaf Punch will carryover to the Occasions catalogue and continue to be available until at least the end of May 2018.

However, discount available at present when you buy these items in a bundle (stamp set & punch together = $58.50) will not continue into the new catalogue. So, if this stamp set is on your wishlist, you’ll want to purchase it before 2nd January 2018 to get the best deal!


For my project today, I’ve made a sweet little gift set with a calendar and note-writing paper.

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

This style of easel card are often made with post it notes in the pocket, but I wanted this one to be extra special so I stamped each of the notecard pages with the Painted Harvest stamps.

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

A stamp positioning tool makes job like this so much easier – I can’t wait til we all get our hands on the Stamparatus!  See here for all the details.  The next reservation window opens on the 6th Dec.

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

We’re going to see a rainbow of Painted Harvest flowers during this blog hop – because the only limitation on colour combinations is your imagination!

I’ve stamped mine in Blushing Bride, Powder Pink and Smoky Slate.

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

A cute gift like this deserves amazing packaging, so I’ve decorated a Clear Acetate Box. These are the perfect size for Australian sized cards – thanks SU! for considering the needs of the international market!

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

It’s great to be able to continue the theme of the gift through to the packaging with the same colours & design features.

I always love a stamp set and punch bundle and this one is no exception!  The leaf punch is a great embellishment for so many projects.

Of course, I love leaves in vellum!

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

The ‘for you’ comes from one of the sentiments.  I just masked out the other words that I didn’t need.

From this…

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

To this…

Stamp Review Crew Painted Harvest | kelly kent

I love pretty gifts!  Everyone should be able to own a little piece of handmade prettiness!

UPDATE – 2nd December 2017 – you asked for a tutorial/instructions.  Click on the link to visit the measurements and a quick photo tutorial on how I put it together.

To see more gorgeous creations, please keep hopping!

Next up is the beautiful Heidi Baks

Thanks for joining us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

A DSP Journey…

With the great DSP special on during October, I got inspired to go back to a favourite card design of mine where the DSP is the highlight!

I ended up going on a ‘paper adventure’ with some gorgeous patterns.

And some favourite stamp sets – Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Painted Harvest.

The colour journey started with this pretty design from the “Whole Lot of Lovely” DSP…

DSP | kelly kent

And then realised that this retired pattern from the Birthday Bouquet DSP (recently on the Clearance Rack) was a very similar pattern with a pink influence…

DSP | kelly kent

Which then reminded me of the delightful patterns in the Daisy Delight DSP…

DSP | kelly kent

And this one too…

DSP | kelly kent

So, all up in an afternoon of pottering about at my craft table, I was able to create a stack of pretty cards using gorgeous DSP.

DSP | kelly kent

Some of these cards will be sent to my friends having birthdays this month.

#imbringingbirthdaysback
#makeacardsendacard

Have you sent any cards this month?

It’s such a buzz to receive one – send a card and be the person to put a smile on someone’s face!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Do you need more DSP?  Here’s the designs available during the buy 3, get 1 free promotion running til 31st October 2017….

World Cardmaking Day 2017

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I have been invited to hop with a totally amazing group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world to celebrate World Card Making Day – what an honour!

This is a hop you’ll want to run through from start to finish!!!

If you’re already hopping, then you will have just come from the delightful & talented Amy Koenders in the US.

Currently you’re visiting Kelly Kent in Bunbury, Australia.

And next up is our very own South Pacific Artisan Design Team Member – Paula Dobson from New Zealand.

Click on the next button at the end of this post to hop on over to Paula’s blog.


It was a totally free slate for this blog hop – which means we’re going to see some amazing projects.

I took this opportunity to think about what card making means to me – which has led me to share 3 different projects with you that each focus on what card making brings to my life.

The first project is about my team.  When I first joined Stampin’ Up! I could have never predicted that I would surround myself with strong, talented women with many things in common – but bonded by a love of paper, stamps & ink!

During the week, I sent out this card to each member of my team.

I wanted to reach out to them with personalised messages of thanks for their support and congratulations on their successes during the year.

End of Stampin' Up! Year Team Cards | kelly kent

These cards were made using my favourite elements of card making – beautiful DSP, white embossing, vellum, and a spray of flowers.

With one of my new favourite stamp sets – Hello Friend!  The floral wreath is simply stunning!

And how perfect is the sentiment from Labels to Love for cards that celebrate the end of the Stampin’ Up! year!!!  The Holiday Catalogue is not just about Christmas!

End of Stampin' Up! Year Team Cards | kelly kent

I also included a gift for everyone – a charm with their initial & a paper aeroplane (our Paper Adventures team motif).

End of Stampin' Up! Year Team Gifts | kelly kent

It could have many uses but I think it’d make a cute scissors charm or key chain decoration.

This is how I attached it to the middle of the card – with the Circle Tab Punch

End of Stampin' Up! Year Team Gifts | kelly kent


The next project was made during a class and represents my customers.

I am fortunate to spend time every month with a group of ladies who all love card making.

Each class is full of laughter, stories and friendship – and is a highlight of my month!

This is an eclipse card we made last month using the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Painted Harvest Eclipse Card | kelly kent

You’ll never guess the colours for the sunflowers…

Painted Harvest Eclipse Card | kelly kent

Crushed Curry (that one was probably easy enough) and Peekaboo Peach (I have no idea what possessed me to pick that ink but it totally works!).

We stamped the fern in Sahara Sand and leaf in Old Olive at random points between the flowers.

This is another style of card that looks impressive but is oh-so-simple when you know how!


The final project for my post today reminds me of the both the friendships I’ve made because of this wonderful hobby and the power of sending a card.

I’ve sent cards around the world, across Australia and across my own town.

They’ve been sent for all kinds of reasons – because it doesn’t have to be someone’s birthday to send a card! #makeacardsendacard

A friend and I affectionately refer to handmade cards as ‘happy mail’ because there’s nothing nicer than checking the letterbox and finding something made & sent just for you!

This card travelled to the US last month to celebrate Holly Stene welcoming a beautiful baby girl into her famiy.

Born To Be Loved | kelly kent

I love all the texture in this card!!!

Born To Be Loved | kelly kent

It also includes some of more of my favorites – Sweet Sugarplum, gorgeous ribbon & trim and lots of layers!

Who are we kidding – most of the Stampin’ Up! range counts among my favourites!!!


That is all from me today!  I hope your Saturday 7th October 2017 contains some stamping happiness – whether it is making a card, sending a card or spending time with crafty friends!

I hope you enjoyed scanning through the pretty pictures.  That’s my style of blog visiting, so bonus points if you read the text too!

Please keep hopping to see the marvellous projects from the rest of the designers on this hop.

From here, click on next to visit Paula Dobson in NZ!

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Just Add Ink #379 | Photo Inspiration

It’s time for another Just Add Ink challenge.

Today the gorgeous Just Add Ink design team are creating all kinds of wonderful projects based on this oh-so-pretty inspiration photo…

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And we want you to join in too!!!  Upload your creation inspired by any element of the photo (colours, theme, patterns) to the Just Add Ink blog.

Each week we choose a winner and two honorable mentions.  I tell you, it’s such a buzz to have your project chosen!  Share your creativity with us!


I took inspiration from the patterns and colours of the jug of that beautiful summery drink.

I am dreaming of days where it will be warm enough in Bunbury to enjoy weather suited to pitchers of fruity drinks!  It’s so cold at the moment!!!  Spring has not sprung in the south west of Australia!

Still, while the sun is only trying to shine, I can grow my own pretty flowers!

Just Add Ink #379 Photo Inspiration | kelly kent

One of the thing I love most about the Painted Harvest stamp set is the number of different colours you can stamp it in!

I am yet to see a colour that I don’t like.  Blue flowers look totally amazing – I’m keen to try that out!!!

Just Add Ink #379 Photo Inspiration | kelly kent

These flowers are stamped in Rose Red, Melon Mambo & Sweet Sugarplum with a SSP & Blushing Bride centre.

This stamp is designed to as 2-step stamping.   I like to add a few extra layers to keep the colours interesting!!!

Thanks for joining me today!  You can see all the design team cards on the Just Add Ink blog.

If you need any stamping supplies, and live in Australia, I’d love to be your demonstrator.

Visit my online store for a fabulous range of products including the gorgeous Painted Harvest stamp set.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

PS, I am aware of my inability to use any other sentiment that the ‘happy birthday’ from Sunshine Sayings stamp set – trust me, I’ve tried – but it really is perfect for my style of cards!!!  I’m looking through the catalogue for my next order to add some variety!


Product List

Leaf Punch

$28.00

Heat Tool

$50.00

Happy September Birthday Paper Adventurers!

It’s birthday time again – can you believe of 365 days of the year, two of our team share the same birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to Kerry & Anne who will both be celebrating this weekend.

I’m still loving using our beautiful DSP to make necklaces – and then of course coordinating cards.

Both cards are a tri fold with a belly band.

I cut the cardstock at 5-7/8″ longways and then scored at 4″ & 8-1/2, with the remaining portion making up the front flap.

For Kerry, I went soft & subtle and used the A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP…

A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP | kelly kent

For Anne, I chose the warm colours of the Painted Harvest DSP…

Painted Harvest DSP | kelly kent

If you’d like to make your own necklaces, this wonderful supplier was recommended by a SU! friend. (Eeek – last time I checked the site was down for maintenance.  Hopefully it’ll be open for your orders again soon!).

There’s a great special on DSP due to start in October.  So, if you’ve enjoyed some of the patterns from your paper stack, October will be a great time to add some full packs to your collection.

Have a great weekend ladies!  May there be many moments of celebration and lots of happy memories made!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


Make your own….

Painted Harvest

It is my mission for every new catalogue that Stampin’ Up! releases to buy the set that everyone is raving about.

Not only because if the masses like it, then chances are that I will too, but because there ends up being a tonne of inspiration available on Pinterest & Facebook!

So, this catalogue, my ‘peer picked’ stamp set is Painted Harvest. It comes with a coordinating punch – a very versatile leaf shape.

And, one of the best features is that bundled together, the stamp set and punch are only $58.50 (Australian pricing).

You can buy the bundle in my online store, click here to be taken there!


When my Stampin’ Up! box arrived this morning (mostly filled with customer orders and just a few goodies for me…. or at least that’s what I’m telling Mr Papercraft), Painted Harvest was the first thing I unpacked.

The sunflower looks amazing in a range of different colours, and I’m looking forward to experimenting, but for my first inking, I was all about the traditional…

Painted Harvest | kelly kent

A clean and simple design to let the sunflower shine!

Painted Harvest | kelly kent

As usual the Painted Harvest coordinated well with other products in the Stampin’ Up! range.  I’ve paired it with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to check in tomorrow and Thursday for some design team cards!

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Product List

Leaf Punch

$28.00