Just Add Ink #383 | Add Cake

Chloe has suggested adding ‘cake’ for Just Add Ink this week.

What a fabulous theme!

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Everyone loves cake – yes???  Or at least the icing!

Hands up who’s been to a birthday party where your child has only eaten the icing from the cake!  That’s me!!!  Always holding (and eating) a plate of second hand cake!

My inspiration for this card came from the current cake decorating trend of ‘drip’ cakes.

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This is something I could never achieve in actual baking!!!

But playing with paper – that’s a different story!

It turns out the straw from the Coffee Cups Framelits makes for excellent drips!

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I wonder if I didn’t tell you this was a cake inspired creation if you’d be able to tell!  But hopefully you can see it….Just Add Ink #383 | kelly kent

Pink, gold & white is a lovely colour combination – but doesn’t the leafy green just brighten it up!Just Add Ink #383 | kelly kent

To see all the other calorie-free cake inspired creations, pop over to the Just Add Ink blog.

If you ‘whip up’ your own cake creation this week, please add it to our gallery.

Thanks for sharing in the fun of Just Add Ink!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #363 – Anniversary

As it turns out, the Just Add Ink Anniversary challenge was perfectly timed for me!

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Not quite as perfect as Chloe, who celebrates her wedding anniversary today, but well timed to create some “stampin’versary”cards for some of my stamping friends who also celebrated Stampin’ Up! anniversaries during May.

It’s all part of Sara Douglass’ #MakeACardSendACard challenge.  I am absolutely loving sending out lots of happy mail.

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

Because of my ongoing battle with a set number of hours in the day (just 24 – to do EVERYTHING!), these cards got in the mail a little later than I wanted, so they will probably hit the east coast after this goes live.  But that’s ok!

I took this opportunity to have a play around with colour combinations for the new In Colors.  Until this point, I’d used coordinating colours – Pool Party & Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst & Sweet Sugarplum…. you get the idea!

The creative crew over at Stampin’ Up! HQ have put together a fabulous list of colours that work well together for each of the 5 new In Colors.

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It’s a great way to expand your natural colour boundaries!

So, these are the 5 cards & colour combinations I chose…

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And up close and personal…

 

Fresh Fig with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight & Pear Pizzazz

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Powder Pink with Night of Navy, Soft Sky & So Saffron

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Lemon Lime Twist with Island Indigo & Melon Mambo

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Tranquil Tide with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum

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Berry Burst with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie

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The insides were decorated in the same way, with the peekaboo ‘happy anniversary’ panel from the front and a Rose Garden vellum die cut across the base.

I haven’t taken a picture of all of the colours – this gives you a looksie at the design…

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I have been working hard on my card insides this year – and also the envelopes!  It’s rude to send a naked envelope… apparently!

Luckily, the floral stamp from the Floral Phrases stamp set matches the Fresh Florals DSP that I used on the card front.

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And then they were finished and in the mail to 5 stamping friends!

Happy mail is on it’s way!

If you’re ever in need of someone to send happy mail to, pick me!  Checking the letterbox is one of my favourite daily activities and I always get so excited when the contents are pretty!

Speaking of pretty, an anniversary theme lends itself to some pretty amazing cards.

Head over the Just Add Ink blog to see what the design team created this week, and add your anniversary card to the mix!

 

 

Just Add Ink #357 Colour Combination

Hello!  Thanks for joining me for Just Add Ink #357.

It’s always a pleasure to design cards for a challenge – and this colour combination, put together by Jan, is a dream!

This sweet card is on it’s way to brighten someone’s letterbox.  I try to send as many handmade cards as I can – it really is a wonderful feeling to check the letterbox and take out something pretty!

I’ve used the Rose Garden thinlit, deconstructed into Sweet Sugarplum blossom & Island Indigo leaves, which I’ve stapled to the Sahara Sand panel.

I love stapling on cards – it’s mess-free, quick, easy & gives the pieces of the card movement.

But of course, you don’t always want them showing – so for this card, I’ve covered them up with a Very Vanilla Thick Twine bow.

If you’ve tried to order pearls in the last couple of weeks you’ll noticed that they have disappeared!  Don’t worry, they’ll be back on 1st June 2017 when the new catalogue starts in a configured format.  I haven’t seen them yet, but I hear they are flatter – perfect for mailing!


I’m still trying to decorate the inside of my cards (and the envelopes too!)…

It adds such a nice touch to open a card up and see more prettiness!


Do you have someone in mind this week to send a handcrafted card to?  Make a list of people that you’d like to shower with paper happiness!!!

Use our colour challenge combination for your card and share your creation with us on the Just Add Ink blog.

You’ll also find the rest of the design team cards – and with colours as beautiful as these, you know the range of projects will be stunning!!!


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Stamp Review Crew – Rose Wonder

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Welcome to the first March Stamp Review Crew blog hop.

The fabulous crew will be dazzling you with beautiful projects made with the Rose Wonder stamp set – and coordinating Rose Garden Framelits.

This stamp set, as you can see by the number of sentiments, lends it’s to so many occasions.  It really has something for everyone.

And of course, rose can come in any colour you like.


If you’re travelling around the hop, you might just have come from Twila -isn’t she great?

Make sure to keep hopping til you get back to where you started!

For my SRC project, I’ve use the no-line watercoloring technique to create a yellow rose of sympathy.

It’s a little oversized for the jar – but I love it as a statement piece!

Stamp Review Crew - Rose Wonder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve tried no-line watercolouring before, but felt like I was little better at it this time around.

Though, as you can see, there’s still room for improvement!!!

Using watercolour paper definitely helps.


I decorated the inside of the card with a framelit from the Rose Garden set and some of the DSP I used on the front.

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I certainly am enjoying my self imposed challenge to pay more attention to the insides of my cards.

I also using Mint Macaron as much as I can in the few months until it retires.

If this is one of your favourite colours too, be sure to stock up before it goes!!!


I know you’re going to love what Heidi has made using the Rose Wonder bundle – she’s always so inspirational!

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The SRC posts are all scheduled to go live at the same time, but there’s sometimes a mishap or 2 along the way.

Please be patient with us as we sort out the kinks in the first couple of moments.  At some point the day of the hop, the Stamp Review Crew main post will also go live.  Check back here for the full line up.

Thanks for joining us – isn’t it fun travelling around the world from your computer or phone!?!

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It’s the Weekend!!! Time to get your craft on!

It’s the weekend.  Know what that means for me?  No more work til next week and time to craft!!!

I’ve got lots of exciting things on my list including a CASEing the Catty project for Sunday and more market goodies.

But today, I wanted to share this ‘pop of colour’ card I made using the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

Pop of Colour card using Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I layered the flower stamp in Basic Black Archival ink in the corner using the masking technique and then added a coloured version on top for a ‘pop of colour’.

Add some texture with gold metallic thread and Rose Garden thinlit leaves, a sentiment at the bottom and it’s finished!

Pop of Colour card using Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Happy weekend!  May your sleep ins be late, your coffee hot and your craft time plentiful!

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Rose Garden – Stained Glass Effect & Hello Chrissie!

Welcome to Stampin’ Up! Chrissie!!!  This card is on it’s way to the newest member of Team Papercraft to say HELLO!

Chrissie is excited to start doing workshops & classes in her local area (northern NSW).  She’s got an incredibly crafty background and so much passion!  So, if you’re in her area and looking for a fresh Stampin’ Up! face, make sure you get in touch with her.

Rose Wonder Stained Glass Window technique. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


For Chrissie’s card, I used a complementary colours to fill the rose & create a ‘stained glass’ effect with the Rose Garden Thinlits.  It looks amazing.  A little time consuming for the first one, but by using all the pieces from each colour, you can actually create 2 of these in no time at all.

How to create your own stained glass window…

  • Make your outline by cutting the die from a piece of cardstock – I used Basic Black for my outline.  You can discard the middle pieces, but keep the die cut.
  • For the ‘stained glass’, cut the die again using two shades of the same colour – I used Cherry Cobbler & Real Red.  Save these pieces (it’ll be helpful to keep them in rose formation if you can).
  • Using the ‘negative’ cardstock, trace around the border of the rose on a piece of scrap cardstock.  Cut this out to create a backing for your stained glass rose.
  • Apply adhesive to the scrap rose & place the outline piece on top.
  • Then, (working quickly before your adhesive dries if you are using a liquid glue) add the pieces back in to the rose, alternating the two colours.
  • You can also do this for the leaves using two shades of green – I used Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz

You’ll notice I’ve done some creative adaptations to the rose – chopping off the petals it comes with and replacing them with the smaller ones in the set.


Stampin’ Up! is an amazing risk free opportunity.  The only expectation is $440 in sales per quarter – the rest is up to you!

If you think you’d like to try, then take advantage of the great joining deal like Chrissy did.  Your starter kit will be $169 and you’ll get to choose $295 of products, with free shipping and a free business kit.

You can find all the info about joining up here.  If you have more questions, please contact me.  If you’re ready to join – click here to get started.

Kelly x

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Want to place an order?  Don’t forget about the hostess rewards share running this month.  See here for all the details.  If you’re shopping online, the host code to add to your shopping bag is 3FHV3BF2.

The Most Stella Find in the Occasions Catalogue

Have you had a chance to look through your Occasions catalogue yet?  It’s full of beautiful new products – most of them ‘must-haves’ for me!

You’ll want to make sure that you have Wink of Stella on your wishlist.  Flip to page 24 and look for them in the middle of the page.  It’s easy to miss these gorgeous pens but they are amazing – and need to be part of your crafting stash!  It comes in clear and gold.  If you’re unsure, which colour to get (and the craft budget doesn’t extend to both), then start with the clear, as this adds a subtle touch of shimmer over any colour.

Wink of Stella - clear - with Rose Garden Thinlits.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

They shimmer is truly spectacular – you can’t really capture it in a photo, but I tried!  The best thing to do is order one for yourself and try it out.

I’ve paired the Wink of Stella pen with the Rose Garden framelits.  These are spectacular in their own right and if the number of samples already on Pinterest are anything to go by, it’s going to be an incredibly popular bundle in the new catalogue.  The font on the coordinating stamp set is beautiful!

Rose Garden Thinlits & Rose Wonder stamp set (available as a bundle).  Rose is coloured with the clear Wink of Stella pen.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Haven’t been able to see these products in a catalogue yet?  Sign up to receive one in the mail.

Can’t wait to see the products in real life?  You might be interested in my launch event on 9th Jan.  I’d love to see you there.  Kelly x