Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Photo Inspiration

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Hello, happy Friday!!!

Thanks for joining us for July’s Paper Adventures team hop.

Today the team, along with our guest designer – Sharon Dalton – are using this gorgeous photo by Paper Adventures team member Siobhan Fitzsimmons, to inspire our creativity.

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There was no further instructions – team members could take whatever they liked about this picture and use it for their creative spark.  It could be the colours, the patterns, the nature theme, the bees…… and I can’t wait for you to see what they’ve made.

I used the colours of the flower to inspire a bold watercolour background.  I started with Crushed Curry and blended in Lovely Lipstick before adding some highlights with Real Red ink.  Watercolouring always softens the colours and gives such a lovely effect.

Artfully Folded Watercolour | kelly kent

To replicate the bees, I gold embossed the paper cranes from the Artfully Folded stamp set.  This set is another host exclusive – available only to purchase with Stampin’ Rewards.

The gold embossing is so pretty in the light!

Artfully Folded Watercolour | kelly kent

Thanks for joining us for today’s hop.  There’s a full participant list at the end of this post.  To keep hopping in order, visit my talented friend & teamie (our photographer!) – Siobhan Fitzsimmons.

In case you haven’t seen it, there’s a great joining special in July for all stampers who join our Paper Adventures team – 10 {FREE} full size ink pads (a complete colour collection) when you join.  Starter kits are just $169 – and come with your choice of $235 of Stampin’ Up! products, 20%+ discount until at least January 2019, access to our Paper Adventures team page, early access to the Holiday Catalogue – and more!!

Click here to read more about the July joining special or click here to join!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Just Add Ink #404 | Shaker

Are you up for a fun weekend challenge?

Just Add Ink are adding….. {SHAKERS}

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There’s something about sequins, sparkles & moving pieces that take a card to the next level!

See all the design team shaker cards on the Just Add Ink Blog.

You can also add your own shaker card to the challenge gallery.

I was inspired by the works of Jackie Aitken this week – a fellow JAI design team member.  Jackie has been posting some seriously awesome pocket cards lately and I wanted to try it out!

This is my version styled using the Picture Perfect Party suite…

Picture Perfect Party Shaker | kelly kent

The shaker element is hiding in the pocket….

Picture Perfect Party Shaker | kelly kent

A little unorthodox, but I’m planning for Miss Papercraft to use a sharpie and write the birthday message onto the vellum!!!

Picture Perfect Party Shaker | kelly kent

Did you spy the coordination between the Picture Perfect Party DSP – confetti photography & the circle shaker pieces.  Such a simple shaker insert to make using 3/4″ circles in the coordinating colours – Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach & Whisper White.

Picture Perfect Party Shaker | kelly kent

The Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon was a late withdrawal from the Occasions catalogue due to supply issues.  It doesn’t matter though – it’s so easy to make using a strip of cardstock sewn down the middle & finished with paper snips.  Cute paper ribbon in any colour!!

Nothing says happiest birthday wishes like these colours do!  I can’t wait to make some more fun & bright pocket cards!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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CASEing the Catty #162 | Sweet Soiree

I’m excited to be hopping today with the CASEing the Catty Crew.

The theme for this beautiful Sunday is pages 10-14 of the Occasions Catalogue.  Most of this section is the gorgeous samples showcasing the Sweet Soiree Suite.

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It was the shaker card on page 10 that caught my eye – the card below next to the yellow cake…

Sweet Soirée

I didn’t buy the stamp set & framelits from the Occasions catalogue – I started with the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit…

It’s full of the same elements & features of the stamp set and DSP – but already beautifully coloured and cut.

The embellishments formed the first theme for my CASEd shaker card…

CASEing the Catty #162 Sweet Soiree | kelly kent

I used a 4″ x 12″ piece of the Sweet Soiree DSP, scored at 6″, as the card base.  Because this is a specialty DSP, it’s crisp & strong.  Such a deluxe touch to have DSP across the whole card!

CASEing the Catty #162 Sweet Soiree | kelly kent

The flowers, ribbon & tassel are all from the embellishment kit.  The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  The shaker fill is silver glitter.


There’s two other Speciality Papers in the Occasions catalogue with the same texture/weight – Painted with Love and Myths & Magic.  So, I created two more variations using the same layout & styling.

Painted with Love…

CASEing the Catty #162 Painted with Love | kelly kent

This card has the new Gold Glitter Flakes as the shaker insert.  It doesn’t shake – but clings to the Window Sheet due to the high surface area & static content.  Cool effect!!!

CASEing the Catty #162 Painted with Love | kelly kent

Myths & Magic….

CASEing the Catty #162 Myths & Magic | kelly kent

The shaker component of this card is the Metallics Sequins.  Sequins are my go-to when I want a really good shaker insert!

CASEing the Catty #162 Myths & Magic | kelly kent

How cute is the unicorn???

In a house of girls, it’s going to get a good workout here!


There’s so much I love in the Occasions catalogue.  I could buy the whole thing without taking a breath!

To see more beautiful projects using the Sweet Soiree Suite and other new products, click through the blog hop – the Crew have done a fabulous job (as always!).

From here, you’re visiting Queensland and the wonderful Megan Lenske.

If you’d like to join the challenge to CASE the gorgeous catalogue project, you can find the challenge page on Facebook.  Click here to take you to the Facebook page.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you have an amazing week!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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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!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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New Stampin’ Up! is just around the corner!

It’s the 1st December and that means… Occasions catalogue pre-order!!!

There’s thousands of eager demonstrators around the world pouring over their new catalogue and selecting the items they first want to own from the 2018 Occasions catalogue.

I can’t wait to be able to show you the inside pages of the catalogue!

But for now, it’ll just have to be sneak peeks of what I’m making!

The theme of the new catalogue for me is ‘pretty’.  There’s lots of florals, pretty colour combinations and sweet images….

Like the birds from the Flying Home stamp set!

Occasions 2018 Flying Home | kelly kent

We made this sweet card at a demo class last month so I could show my team this gorgeous set that I got as part of my CentreStage experience.

Occasions 2018 Flying Home | kelly kent

We coloured the bird houses with the Stampin’ Blends.  They glide on – making colouring a dream!

Occasions 2018 Flying Home | kelly kent

The pretty paper is from the Sweet Soiree DSP.  Each sweet contains silver detail – it’s gorgeous!!!   And the sentiment?  You’re going to love the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set!

You might be happy to wait until 3rd January 2018 for new supplies but if you can’t wait, then join our Paper Adventures team.  You can add Occasions catalogue items to your Starter Kit ($169 for $235 of products with free shipping)!  And then enjoy a 20% discount on all your favourite Stampin’ Up! all the way through Sale-A-Bration 2018.

Click here to join the fun!

I’m ordering catalogues today.  If you’ve shopped with me in the past 6 months, I’ll make sure you receive one.  If you live in Australia, don’t have a demonstrator and would like a catalogue, please let me know and I’ll send one your way.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com