Tea Party Trinkets

Miss Papercraft turned 9 this week.  See here for her birthday card and poster.

Now that there’s 3 mini mes at Papercraft HQ, they are on a roster for a big party, but I’m a soft touch when it comes to celebrating birthdays (I love celebrating birthdays!), so I make sure the kids have a celebration of some kind.  Miss 9 chose a tea party with a few of her friends from school.

It was a lot of fun to put together a high tea for little people!  We prepared a menu, I made food & drinks and we served using the fine china set gifted to me by Mr Papercraft’s Grandma.  Why is it that we always keep the “good stuff” hidden away.  It’s such a delicate and pretty set – I’ve made a resolution to get it out regularly!

Here’s the table setting ready for the girls…

All Dressed Up | kelly kent

I made them all a little bag as a table gift using the All Dressed Up Die.  I often find dies that make 3D items a little fiddly, but this set is a dream to use.  The tabs are lovely and wide and the bag does together beautifully.  You can add the straps in a variety of ways to create lots of different looks.  I’ve attached from the back corner to the front, using magnets to attach to the front for easier opening.

All Dressed Up | kelly kent

I added the strip of left over DSPf from the 12″ strip (I’ve used a retired floral pattern called Floral District) to a piece of white copy paper to make a cute coordinating placemat.  All those bespoke touches are what makes papercrafting so special to me!

All Dressed Up | kelly kent

The bags are a great size when made up. We filled them with an assortment of trinkets including a scented mini pen, hair elastic, lip balm, notepad and necklace.  The notepad was super easy to make to size by cutting down copy paper (2″ x 2-3/4″), punching with the retired Spiral Punch and clipping together with a cute mini clip.  The clips were on the Clearance Rack a little while ago (I love getting a great deal on cute Stampin’ Up!). Click here to see what’s currently available on the Clearance Rack.

All Dressed Up | kelly kent

The necklaces were made using DIY jewellery supplies with a 1″ circle punch in the same DSP as I used for the bags (did I mention I love it when things match???)!  You can find these on ebay by searching for 25mm Pendant Setting Cabochon Tray.  You’ll also need glass domes and a necklace chains.

How cute is this high tea cake stand.  I stumbled across it by accident last year.  The top layer is Banana & Raspberry “Ice Cream” (made using just those two frozen fruits in the Thermomix), pikelets on the middle layer and fruit kebabs on the bottom layer.  My kids insist on having marshmallows on the fruit kebabs!!!

All Dressed Up | kelly kent

If you’d like the All Dressed Up Dies to make their way to your craft room, you can shop in my online store by clicking here.

Good night!  It’s time for this birthday Mumma to head to bed for some much needed sleep!

OnStage 2017 Swaps

Today is the day!!!  We’re up early and ready to spend the day immersed in all things Stampin’ Up!

One of the highlights of OnStage for many demos is participating in swaps.

Generally, you make multiples of the same design and “swap” these with other demonstrators – building a supply of fresh ideas & inspiration.

Each event, I try to make something interesting – which often ends up being a 3D item.

This time around, I took a ‘shine’ to the You’re Priceless stamp set which set me on the path of diamonds.

So, my OnStage 2017 Melbourne swaps is a lollipop packaged in a diamond sleeve with a stained glass diamond on the front.

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

These would make great party favours for a princess party, gifts of encouragement for your team or a cute just because gift to brighten someone’s day!

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

The diamond shape is created using the Window Box Thinlit.  Instead of making it into a box, I put a folded piece of cardstock and cut the hexagon shape.  I then snipped off the bottom corners and created the pretty pattern on the front using the die from the Window Box set.  The design already has tabs, so it was easy to make a pouch for the lollipop to sit in.

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

As I’m typing this, I’m thinking it needs more photos, so I’ll add a quick photo tutorial or video when I get home!

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

The stained glass diamonds are made by cutting the diamond shapes from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits in Champagne Foil and pouring a mix of silver glitter & Fine Tip Glue over the top.

I laid them out on a freezer sheet (because I had many – the silicone craft mat available from Stampin’ Up! also works well).  You can add the glue & then sprinkle with glitter, but I just poured the glitter into the Fine Tip Glue bottle and shook well.

Stained Glass Diamonds | kelly kent

Once they were dry, I cut away the extra glue from around the diamond and adhered them to my lollipop project.

The stained glass technique adds a great bling factor a project!

How cute do they all look ready to give out today!

OnStage 2017 Diamond Lollipops | kelly kent

I can’t wait to see the amazing projects my fellow demonstrators share with me today.

And then after we swap, it’s the main event!  A whole day of new products!!!

Think you might want to be a part of the fun at a future Stampin’ Up! event?  Join my Paper Adventures team and you can!  I’m secretly hoping the April 2018 event will be in Perth – we’ll know soon!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop – Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies


Hello!  Thanks for joining me for another ESAD Blog Hop.  This one is celebrating all things “new catalogue”.  As always, SU! have delivered and the 2015-16 is filled cover-to-cover with beautiful things that will keep your crafty soul singing!

There are 20 fabulously talently ladies on the hop today.  If you’re on your way around, then you’ve just come from Richelle’s blog – isn’t she wonderful?!?

Starting here?   Then keep going until you get back.  And if you have time, leave the bloggers a comment – we love hearing from you!

I changed my mind a couple of times for today’s blog topic, before finally settling on the Cutie Pie Thinlits die.

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This “cute” little set goes with the Sweet Stack Project Kit, so that you can make replacement cake slices when you’ve used the ones included in the kit.

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And, it also has a matching stamp set!

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Some ideas for using the die set to make cake wedges (courtesy of the Stampin’ Up! creative team):

It looks great as a cake.  As a thinlits set, it ticks lots of boxes for me! Cute cake, matching stamp set, refills for the project kit…

But, the best news of all (I think) is you can use it to make so much more than just cake slices.  There are some great ideas floating around on Pinterest including a watermelon slice, swiss cheese & cherry pie.

To add to the mix, here are some ideas for creations with the Cutie Pie Thinlits die that would make great kids birthday presents or party favours:

Police in Action Cutie Pie Thinlits Brick Wall Embossing Folder Tip Top Taupe cardstock
Police in Action
Cutie Pie Thinlits
Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Tip Top Taupe cardstock
Buzzy Beehive Cutie Pie Thinlits English Garden DSP
Buzzy Beehive
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including scallop shape)
English Garden DSP
Delightful Dijon cardstock
Fairy House  Cutie Pie Thinlits (including flower & candle)
Fairy House
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle, flower & candle shapes)
Dinosaur Cave Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle shape) No Bones About It Stamp Set
Dinosaur Cave
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle shape)
No Bones About It Stamp Set

The finished box/wedge is a great size inside – which gives you room to include something to play with (Lego, insects, fairy dust, dinosaurs…) or something sweet (cake, lollies, chocolates).  It’s roomier (and taller) than the Curvy Keepsake box, so you are not as limited by what fits inside.

One last note on the Cutie Pie Thinlits dies: there was an error with the instructions they included that gives an incorrect picture for assembling the main box.  If you have a set, check that you’ve got the new instructions (download here).


Next “stomp” on the hop is over to the lovely & creative Andrea Buckland.  Thanks for joining us!  Remember, if you have time, we all {LOVE} comments!  Kelly x

Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue

If you haven’t seen an ESAD blog hop before and you’re wondering where we all hail from, here’s some more info [click to enlarge]:

ESAD Info 2015 Catalogue Colours

Here’s a full list of the participants.  If you get lost along the way, come back here and click on the links to each blog.

1. Rachael Lewsley – http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/

2. Libby Dyson – http://libbystampz.com/

3. Keryn Campbell – http://kerynscards.com/

4. Rochelle Blok – http://rochelleblok.blogspot.com.au/

5. Liv Ingle – http://www.inkreations.com.au/

6. Lou Kitzelman – http://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com.au/

7. Jackie Noble – http://www.creativejax.co.nz/

8. Monique Fielder – http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au/

9. Ria Kaire – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen

10. Courtenay Heuston – http://bagsthatone.blogspot.com/

11. Richelle Fletcher – http://www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/

12. Kelly Kent – https://mypapercraftjourney.com/

      YOU ARE HERE!!!

13. Andrea Buckland – http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com.au/

14. Narelle Fasulo – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/

15. Leonie Schroder – http://www.stamp-a-latte.com/

16. Pauline Bennetts – http://www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede/

17. Kathryn Ruddick – http://www.katlodesigns.com/

18. Barbara Williams – https://stampingbarb.wordpress.com/

19. Cherie Davies – http://cheriedavies.blogspot.com.au/

20. Chloe Evans – http://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com.au/