Stamp Review Crew – Flower Shop

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Good morning!  It’s cold here (as you would expect during winter!) – what’s the weather like in your part of the world?

Today brings another Stamp Review Crew post and we’re taking you on a Flower Shop journey.  It’s another fabulous coordinating set with a stamps and a matching punch!!!

 

These hops go around (and around), so if you’re after the full set of inspiration, keeping clicking ‘next’ until you end up back here – or wherever you started.

Maybe you started with Betty over at Kitty Stamps – which means there’s a lot lot of fun to go!

Or maybe you started with Shana’s Stress-Free Stamping and I am your last stop – did you love all the projects???

Or maybe you hopped backwards and I’ve got that all wrong!

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No matter which way you go, these hops are so much fun, with lots of talented designers and there’s {ALWAYS} a heap of projects that are on my ‘CASE’ list.

Many thanks to Tanya for her tireless & super proficient organisation of the hops!


This project started for me as soon as I opened my packet of Affectionately Yours DSP.  It contains 2 sheets of 5 double sided designs and 2 sheets of amazingly fancy single sided designs.

My card uses one of the fancy designs.  Although possibly too beautiful to cut up, I wanted to show off the fabulous copper colour that’s new to the Stampin’ Up! range this year.

So, with my big-girl-brave knicks on, I cut the pretty DSP and made a Flower Shop spinner card using the coppery floral DSP & a copper embossed Flower Shop flower.

Stamp Review Crew - Flower Shop Spinner Card. Affectionately Yours DSP & Cooper Embossing Powder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.
The beautiful copper embossed flower up close…

Stamp Review Crew - Flower Shop Spinner Card. Affectionately Yours DSP & Cooper Embossing Powder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve used money (2 x 10c pieces) to keep my flower on the circular track – but washers of the same size also work.

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Many thanks to Cheryl who saved the day by sending me a copper embossed flower to finish my project.  I had it all planned out… but my embossing powder didn’t arrive in time!  I’m thankful for all the lovely stamping friends I’ve made simply by sharing a love of paper.

I wanted to show off the full effect of this card with a video.  This is my first time taking, editing & uploading a video.  It’s super simple, but gives you an idea how the spinner card works.


How to make your own spinner card:

  • Cut a piece of cardstock/DSP to fit your card base (mine is 3-5/8″ x 5-3/8″)
  • Run through the Big Shot with the circle framelit from the Sliding Star set or if you don’t own this, with 2 circle framelits (one large, one small placed where you want your ‘track’)
  • Remove the “O” shape left by the framelits and stick the remaining two pieces (your card front and circle) to your card base using dimensionals or foam tape.
  • Sit a coin/washer under the “O” gap created by your circle and card front.  Attach a dimensional to the coin/washer and place another coin/washer on top.  This will create a fixture that runs around the ‘track’.
  • Attach your flower (or other embellishment) to the top coin/washer with glue dots.

Did you notice the Sliding Star Framelits & Shooting Star stamp set in the new catalogue?  This cute little set lets you make spinner/slider cards with all the hard work done for you.  I’m working on some more spinner cards this week and will share soon!

Until then, keep hopping!  Next stop is Shana!  Kelly x

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Playful Pals – Minion

Today is another birthday party for the Littlest Miss – it’s mighty hard to keep up with their social lives!!!


The party theme is Minions – so I had to pull another Minion card out of the bag.  You can see all the previous Minion creations here.

If you’re a regular blog visitor or subscriber (thank you!!!), you know my current favourite product is the Playful Pals stamp set & matching framelits from the Occasions catalogue.

It seems like you can pretty much make anything from those pieces… including a Minion!

Playful Pals - Minion. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I had such fun making this card for Will’s second birthday.


The background clouds are a piece of DSP from the Shine On Speciality pack.  It’s a heavy cardstock weight, so as well as using it like you would a normal DSP, you can also use it as a card base.  How very luxurious!

Playful Pals - Minion Birthday card using Shine On Speciality DSP, Balloon Builder stamp set, Balloon Bouquet punch. Large Numbers framelits & Hello SAB stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Want to make your own Playful Minion?

Here’s the breakdown…

Body – large solid oval piece stamped in Daffodil Delight

Arms – large solid oval piece stamped in Daffodil Delight then punched out using the Owl Builder punch.  Then trimmed from feet upwards into arm shape.

Overalls – large solid oval piece stamped in Pacific Point then trimmed in to overall shape

Overall Pocket – small solid semi-circle stamped in Pacific Point then outlined in Basic Grey marker

Feet – small solid triangle (ish) piece stamped in Basic Black

Hair – whiskers stamped in Basic Black

Goggle Band – hand drawn in Basic Black marker

Goggles / Eyes – small eye shape stamped in Basic Black, then coloured around the eye shape using a silver Sharpie marker and cut with a 1/2″ circle punch. Eyelids coloured in Daffodil Delight marker.

Smile – small smile shape stamped in Hello Honey


Happy Birthday to Will!   Hope you have an amazing Minion party!  Kelly & the little Misses x

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Toot Toot – It’s Thomas & the Cameo

I’ve made a few Thomas cards across my crafting time.  He’s a tricky customer for punch art because of the unique shape of his train cab.

This week I needed a Thomas card for a special little man and went searching the net to see if I could find an SVG cut for my Cameo to help me out with the punch art side of things.


Success!!!  {kind of..}

You can find the download via the Cute As A Fox page (note: it redirects to a download page and there are some requests to sign in etc…. nothing is ever as easy as it seems!).

Unfortunately, the SVG download didn’t work in the Cameo software (I’ve now read the comments on the post and it seems the SVG is designed for a Cricut).

Not to be deterred from my plan, and a little problem solving later, I did manage to use the images from the pdf instructions & the trace function in the Cameo software to get all the pieces.  Slightly frustrating, but now that I have it all sorted, I’ve saved it for future Thomas cards.

Here’s is the end result of the process.  You’ll see that I still chose to print & punch out Thomas’s face – I think he looks more authentic with his actual face rather than attempting to do this with shapes & punches.

Thomas the Tank Engine Stampin' Up! & Silhouette Cameo hybrid card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Thomas font is called Flange BQ and you can download it here.

I love how well my Stampin’ Up! range works with anything I want to cut in the Cameo to create cards with that extra special touch.

And how gorgeous is the glittery 2 using the Large Numbers Framelits.  It’s hybrid card making at its best!  Kelly x

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Girls Like Pirates Too!

Hello!  Tomorrow we’re off to a party with a pirate theme (how organised am I??), with 2 birthday girls as the guests of honour.

Which makes, this card perfect for my ‘girls like … too’ series.  Yes, girls like pirates too!


When I was thinking of what kind of girly pirate card I would like to make, the Playful Pals bundle was sitting on my desk from the Easter Treat Tubes I made earlier in the week…. and the cogs starting creaking!

What if, as well as animals, the Playful Pals bundle could make other cute characters – like pirates?

As it turns out, the pieces are perfect for this with an eye patch, facial features, ponytails all ready to go …

Girls Like Pirates Too - Playful Pals Pirate Punch Art. Freshly Made Sketches #226. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To finish my card, I went looking for a sketch layout and thought this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #226 was perfect.

My “Girls Like Pirates Too” card…

Girls Like Pirates Too - Playful Pals Pirate Punch Art. Freshly Made Sketches #226. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

As you know, I love a good theme – and pirates are always great birthday card inspiration!  The best card I have ever made (in my opinion) was a Jake the Pirate punch art card.  Ahoy & happy birthday little pirates!  Kelly x

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My Little Pony – Applejack for an Apple Party

The little Misses and I are off to a party today – that’s right, it’s party season again for Team Papercraft.

In the coming months I’m looking forward to sharing some of the kids birthday creations with you.


Today’s share is a My Little Pony card featuring Applejack.  My girls love MLP at the moment.  It seems that half of my childhood memories are cool again!

My Little Pony - Applejack birthday card. Silhouette pony design, Celestia font & Stampin' Up! cardstock & specialty papers. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The card is a combination of traditional papercraft and Silhouette e-cuts (you can purchase the pony here).

The “My Little Pony” font is called Celestia and you can download that here.  How cute is it???

And for all the details on the Stampin’ Up! products I used, check out the list at the end of the post!  It was awesome to be able to use the cute little apple from the Tree Builder punch.

Did you spy the gorgeous shiny paper as the card backdrop?  It’s from one of the new DSPs in the Occasions catalogue called “Shine On”.  It’s Kraft & silver foil and totally stunning.  It’s a heavier weight than normal DSP, which gives it a little bit of luxury.  Plus, it sparkles!!!

You can go shopping for all the Stampin’ Up! products used in this card except the Peach Parfait cardstock and Metallic Gold ink which are now retired – thankfully I still had both in my retired pile so that I could do Applejack justice and add some more sparkle to the card!

Happy Birthday Tayla!  We’re excited to celebrate with you and hope you love your MLP card.  Kelly & the little Misses x

PS, {Shhh…. the best kept Stampin’ Up! secret at the moment?  The three limited edition Sale-A-Bration choices that were due to ‘finish’ on 15th Feb are still available (until stocks last) to redeem with any $90 order}

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Tea Cups Full of Baby Love

Hello!  Today I wanted to share with you the baby shower invites I made for a friend.  Although they are invites, we designed them in card style, so really you could use this layout for a welcome baby card too.

The initial concept was a baby peeking out of a tea cup.  Then I thought a stack of cups would look nice… And a great way to include some pretty Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper.

Baby Shower invite / Welcome Baby punch art card. Stampin' Up! Cups & Kettle Framelits, Have A Cuppa DSP and Suite Sayings stamp set. Occasions 2016. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The mumma-to-be wanted to use the Have A Cuppa embellishments somehow, and it may be a little left of centre, but I thought they’d make cute dummies…

Baby Shower invite / Welcome Baby punch art card. Stampin' Up! Cups & Kettle Framelits, Have A Cuppa DSP and Suite Sayings stamp set. Occasions 2016. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the idea of a silver spoon in the baby’s mouth gave me a giggle – just tickled my humour that one!  As did the ‘peekaboo’ sentiment – a baby shower is kind of like a peekaboo, right?  With baby hiding away waiting for the right moment to appear.

Baby Shower invite / Welcome Baby punch art card. Stampin' Up! Cups & Kettle Framelits, Have A Cuppa DSP and Suite Sayings stamp set. Occasions 2016. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Baby Punch Art Instructions:

  • Head – Extra-Large Oval in Pink Pirouette
  • Hair – Mini Cupcake (Party Punch Pack) double cut with the XL Oval in Early Espresso
  • Eyes – Middle size circle from Owl Builder in Whisper White; Circle from Cupcake Builder in Basic Black
  • Nose: Middle size circle from Owl Builder in Blushing Bride
  • Hands – Feet from Owl Builder in Pink Pirouette
  • Dummy – Middle size circle from Owl Builder in Basic Gray; Large size circle from Owl Builder in Smoky Slate; Have A Cuppa Embellishment of choice

It was great to get back to a little bit of punch art – and nothing like a cute baby with it’s silver spoon dummy to make it a fun task !  Kelly x

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Project Love – Making Memories

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Mr Papercraft is unavailable this V-Day, so there wasn’t any pressure to get his card done by today (thank goodness – it’s been a crazy week!).

So, this morning’s agenda was a sleep-in, late breakfast and some craft time with the Little Misses.

It was a love theme all around with me making a Valentine’s Day card for Mr P and the misses making Valentine’s treat boxes.


Remember when I bought the Project Life Memories in the Making stamp set just for that delightful swirl stamp?  Well, it was time to fall in love with the whole stamp set…

And create this loved up card for Mr Papercraft.

Valentines Day card using Project Life Memories in the Making stamp set, Card & Labels Framelits & Perpetual Calendar stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course there’s some clear Wink of Stella glitter, gold embossing and some lovely layers!

Valentines Day card using Project Life Memories in the Making stamp set, Card & Labels Framelits & Perpetual Calendar stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Guess what?  The theme for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge is something starting with “V”… like Valentine’s Day!  So as exciting as the prospect of a volcano card with a lurking vulture at a fabulous vacation spot might be… I’m going to go with the boring theme of Valentine’s Day!


I really love this sweet card.  Happy Valentine’s Day Mr P – soulmates are hard to find, glad you’re mine!  Mrs Papercraft x

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Just Add Ink 297 – Colour Challenge

I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Rhonda, my newest recruit.  We did some Stampin’ Up! training and of course – made a card!

Rhonda included the Happy Home stamp set and Home & Hearth Thinlits in her kit – so this was the starting inspiration for our card.

Combined with the Just Add Ink #297 Colour Challenge palette,

we made this cute card…

Happy Home Stamp Set and Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies from Occasions 2016 catalogue. Just Add Ink # 297 Colour Challenge. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Use your Aquapainter with Pool Party & Pear Pizzazz inks to get a subtle background finish for your Happy Home window scene
  • Turn the cardstock diagonally in your Stylish Stripes embossing folder to get straight stripes
  • Use punches to make 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ circles and add them to your Label Bracket punch to create a layered sentiment

I have someone very special in mind to give my card to, I hope they like it!  Kelly x

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Boys Will Be Boys, But Girls Like Lego Too!

My Little Miss Papercrafts have been loving playing with Lego of late.  As well as the traditional Lego, you can also buy ‘girly’ sets now in purple, pink, aqua & a pale yellow – it’s such a lovely colour combination.

So, when it was time to make a couple of birthday cards this week, it was Lego all round – because girls like Lego too!

This is the traditional ‘boy version’ using red, blue & yellow.  The overlapping bricks were done using the masking techqniue of stamping the image onto a post-it note, cutting it out and sticking it over the previously stamped image so it ‘masks’ out the image and they don’t overlap.  I used my blender pen to colour these bricks – otherwise they end up too dark if you just use Stampin’ Write Markers.

Custom Lego birthday card. Boys Will Be Boys & Remembering Your BIrthday stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And this is the ‘girl version’ with modern Lego colours.  Because the colours from the Subtles Collection are much lighter, I was able to colour the bricks directly using the Stampin’ Write Markers.

Girls Like Lego Too Custom Birthday Card. Boys Will Be Boys & Remembering Your Birthday stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Lego lettering was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  You can download the Lego font here.  There was a bit of fusing around with welding & offsetting but I was so pleased to be able to replicate the style of the Lego logo.

Happy Birthday to the little Lego loving birthday kids.  I hope they love their new sets.  Kelly & the little misses x

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Team Papercraft – Bigger & Better!

Some exciting Team Papercraft news this week!

Welcome to Cherie Snell who took advantage of the fabulous bonus in the starter kit and joined Stampin’ Up!  She’s excited to continue to build her Stampin’ Up! collection at a great discount.

And, congratulations to Kristel Rimmer who this month will promote to Bronze Elite.  She’s looking forward to saving even more on the products she loves.

Woohoo for you Congratulations card featuring Botanical Gardens Vellum, Balloon Builders & Balloon Celebration and All Boxed Up stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s a wonderful time to join the fun.  If you have any questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d be happy to answer them.  Kelly x

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