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!

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Stamp Review Crew | Picture Perfect Birthday

Can you believe it’s Monday again?   And the second Monday of the month, so I’m delighted to be hopping with the Stamp Review Crew.

The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who get together on the first and third Monday of each month and all create using the same stamp set.

Today we’re sharing ideas for the Picture Perfect Birthday set.  

You’ll find this gorgeous set on page 5 of the Occasions catalogue.  It’s part of the Picture Perfect Party suite – which really is ‘perfect’ because there’s a whole range of coordinating products to work with also!

This stamp set is a mix of fabulous sentiments (love those fonts) and cute party images!

I’ve made two cards to share with you today.  They both feature the Picture Perfect Party DSP – it’s too fun not to use!!!

The first one uses the cute “wonderful, brilliant, fabulous” sentiment and the candles

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

The sentiment is stamped in versamark, then heat embossed with white powder.  Then, using my Stampin’ Blends, I coloured over the wonderful, brilliant & fabulous.  Such an awesome way to add some pop to the sentiment.  After colouring, I liberally coloured the words with my Clear Wink of Stella pen.  Perhaps a bit too liberally – but can you ever have too much glitter???

Both my cards use the same colour combination – lifted from the colours in the DSP.

Picture Perfect Birthday Colour Combination | kelly kent

I think the catalogue lists Peekaboo Peach, but I’ve upped the intensity to Pumpkin Pie!


This is my second card.  I’ve added in a confetti throwing panda. I just love that sentiment!!!

He’s from the Party Pandas stamp set that you can select as your {FREE} Sale-A-Bration order with any $90 purchase.

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect Birthday | kelly kent

Confetti tip: punch out perfect little confetti dots using the Cookie Builder punch.  Don’t try to add glue to the confetti and stick to your card.  Instead, dab tiny dots of tombow glue to your card and drop the confetti dots on top.  This will give you great placement and no mess (if you keep the dots of glue teeny tiny!).

Thanks for hopping with me today!!!

If you’ve only made it through a few posts or you’re starting here, make sure to keep pressing next to jump through the whole Crew. The inspiration is “perfect”!

From here, you’re off to visit the gorgeous Mickey Roberts in the US.

If you’d like to purchase any of the items you see on the hop, my online store is available for Australian customers.  Click here to browse.

Thanks for visiting!

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Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Sketch

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Well, hello December!!!

Our Paper Adventures team has been blogging each month since May – I’m so proud of all the wonderful projects we’ve shared!!!

This month we welcome my beautiful friend Jackie Aitken as a guest designer.  Jackie is a demo who lives in Perth, Western Australia (the town where I grew up) and as well as being so lovely, her designs are amazing!!!  Thanks to Jackie and all my stamping friends that have joined us in 2017 as guest designers.

For December’s hop, I’ve designed a sketch and asked everyone to create a project using this as inspiration.

Paper Adventures December 2017 Blog Hop | kelly kent

Both of my projects tonight contain sneak peeks of what you can expect when the Occasions 2018 & Sale-A-Bration catalogues go live on 3rd January.  So many lovely, pretty & funky new products to own!!!  And some of them are free – yes {FREE} with qualifying purchases!

The first card I am sharing with you tonight is a {VERY} literal use of the sketch.

Party Pandas | kelly kent

New DSP – Tutti Fruitti – where the panels are (the reverse sides are so versatile!), banner across the middle, solid cardstock centre and a sentiment!

Party Pandas | kelly kent

I just can’t get enough of the cute little panda!!!  He’s a free choice during Sale-A-Bration. Spend $90 from 3rd Jan 2018 – 31st March 2018 and you can take him & his friends home!!!

How do I own him now?  #demoperks #joinourPaperAdventuresteam


The second card is a more liberal use of the sketch.

I’ve swapped the panels for soda bottles, the sentiment is in the circle on the middle bottle and the banner is behind the bottles.

Bubble & Fizz | kelly kent

These brightly coloured bottles are from the Bubble & Fizz DSP – another free choice during Sale-A-Bration!  Other coordinating products in this suite are the Bubble Over stamp set, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits and Glitter Epoxy Shapes.

Psssttt…. the framelits cut out the DSP – OMG!

Bubble & Fizz | kelly kent


Are you a little challenged when it comes to lining things up?

Here’s my tips for the panda panel card:

  • Cut your DSP to the size you normally would then trim about 1/4″ off the end.
  • Work out how big each panel needs to be by dividing the length by the DSP by the # panels.  Although I work in inches for cardmaking, the decimal system makes division so much easier!!!.  The panda card has DSP that’s 9.8cm x 13cm, cut into 4.3cm (x9.8cm)  panels
  • Test out that the panel size works – it’s too late once you’ve started sticking!!!
  • When you’ve got the measurement, adhere your end 2 panels first, then the middle one.  This allows you to centre the middle panel with equal distance between the edge ones.  Left to right rarely works out – no matter how hard you try!!

Lining up panels | kelly kent

For the soda card:

  • Adhere the middle bottle first (use a ruler if you’re not so good at judging middle!)
  • Then add the items either side!

Lining up trios | kelly kent


 

Please keep hopping for more great ideas.  Next up is one of our team who is joining in for the first time!  She’s extremely talented, so I’m excited she’s decided to share with you!

Pop over to Joanne Gaff via Facebook to see her take on the sketch.

Thanks for hopping with us today!

If you see any products along the way, everyone on this hop is an Australian demonstrator and can help you with your order.  My online shop is here: http://bit.ly/shopSUwithkellykent

If you’re not in Australia, please visit the Demonstrator Locator at stampinup.com to find a demonstrator who lives close to you.

There are only a few short weeks until new products are available.  Leave me a comment if you live in Australia and need a catalogue sending to you.

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