Just Add Ink #402 | Choose Two

It’s a choose two theme this week for Just Add Ink.  We give you three choices – and you craft using your favourite combination of 2!

It’s stencils, foil or feathers this week – what will you choose?

I went with foil & feathers – and playing with a new toy!!!

JAI #402 Foil & Feathers | kelly kent

Late last year we had the chance to pre-order Stampin’ Up!’s new positioning tool called the Stamparatus.  They arrived this month and it’s been so fun to play!  It’s officially available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue (release date: June 2018) – I’ll make sure to update you once it’s available to order again.

So much more than the standard positioning tool, it’s got an awesome hinge feature which makes repetitive stamping a breeze – these feathers took me no time at all and look how straight & evenly spaced they are.

JAI #402 Foil & Feathers | kelly kent

You can go back over and stamp the same image to get a great solid image – like for the Basic Gray sentiment.

The feathers are an easy spot for my card, but I’ve been a bit sneaky with the foil component.  The DSP background is the Sale-A-Bration Springtime {FOIL} DSP – only available for a couple more days (until 31st March 2018) so I thought I’d give it one last outing!

JAI #402 Foil & Feathers | kelly kent

If you love the stamped images, you’ll find them both in the Feather Together stamp set from the Annual Catalogue!

Thanks for joining me today for Just Add Ink.

If you have some craft time over Easter and create something wonderful with stencils, foil & feathers, be sure to share it with us on the Just Add Ink blog.  You’ll also find all the design team cards there.

If some crafty shopping is also on your agenda over Easter, my online Stampin’ Up! store will be open all weekend!  With free Sale-A-Bration choices until 9pm (WA time) on Saturday 31st March 2018.  Click here to browse the online store!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #171 | Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to the final CASEing the Catty hop with the theme of Sale-A-Bration.

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You have less than a week to get free gifts with your qualifying Stampin’ Up! order.

It’s the perfect time to stock up on essentials, long standing wishlist items and 2016-2018 In Color favourites.

You have so many Sale-A-Bration choices!

See the first release catalogue here.

See the second release catalogue here.

And then there’s these current catalogue items available (click to enlarge)….

Sale-A-Bration 2018 | kelly kent

For my CASEing the Catty project this week, I CASEd a project from the very first SAB 2018 catalogue .

Instead of the colours & products shown, I used some of the items available from the third release (flyer above).

Sale-A-Bration 2018 | kelly kent

The embossing folder is the Petal Pair Textured Impressions, the patterned paper is from the Color Me Happy kit and the blue sparkles peeking out from behind the sentiment is the Myths & Magic Glimmer.

Sale-A-Bration 2018 | kelly kent

I’ve added in the silver printed vellum from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  The dies from this suite are on the third SAB release!!!

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set which you’ll find in the first SAB catalogue.  So many beautiful options to choose from in 2018!

Sale-A-Bration 2018 | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me today with the CASEing the Catty Design Team for one last burst of Sale-A-Bration inspiration.

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous Rachel Palmieri and her beautiful cards!

If you’d like to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration choices, you can place an order in my online store (open 24-7) until 31st March 2018 (midnight EDST).  Click here to shop.

If your wishlist is long, join my Paper Adventures team for a sensational deal on the Starter Kit.  $169 for the Starter Kit which includes $235 of your choice of products, free shipping and two extra stamp sets!!  Click here to join.

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Just Add Ink #400 | Photo Inspiration

Wow!!!  Just Add Ink celebrates 400 challenges this week!

Thank you for all your support of each & every challenge – from visiting the main blog to support the design team to joining in with challenges.  THANK YOU!!!

Challenge #400 is a fabulous specked egg photo inspiration…

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It might help to get you in the mood for some Easter creating, or might be great colours for a baby card!  Whichever way the photo inspires you, I can’t wait to see what you upload to the blog to get you in the mood for some Easter creating. for you 400th challenge!

I went Easter – being a good opportunity to be organised for some Easter gifts this year!  It feels good to have something done prior to the night before!

I like to maintain I work best under pressure – but the sense of achievement is a nice (if unique) feeling!

The photo inspired me to head to the chocolate isle and pick up some speckled chocolate eggs (called Mini Eggs… since when???).

And create some specked DSP using the Eclectic Expressions stamp set (exclusively available during Sale-A-Bration)….

Speckled Egg DSP | kelly kent

Which I then used to turn into speckled egg bon-bons…

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

I used the instructions on my Stamping Sunday Naturally Eclectic post, but adjusted the size to be able to get 2 pieces from an A4 pieces of Whisper White thick cardstock.

Here’s the revised instructions for A4 cardstock (click the link above for some helpful photos):

  • Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in half (at 5-7/8″ along the long edge) = 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
  • Score (going down the long edge, across the short edge) at 1-3/8″, 2-3/4″, 4-1/8″ & 5-1/2″
  • Fold along the first score line and insert into the Envelope Punch Board at 1-3/4″ and punch
  • Repeat for all score lines (fold, punch) and finally without any folding on the edge
  • Do the same for each score line, 1-3/4″ from the other edge
  • Adhere along the small strip to create a box shape
  • Finish with ribbon on each end & embellishments on top

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

The sentiment is from my trusty ‘all occasions’ stamp set – Teeny Tiny Sentiments in a Stitched Oval Shape with Mini Silver Sequin Trim & Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

Having chocolate as a prop in the photo was a fabulous idea – someone had to eat it afterwards!  We’ll call that quality control!!!

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you get the chance to join our 400th challenge – or make some Easter bon-bons!  Or eat some chocolate (lets keep the goals achievable!).

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop | Sale-A-Bration

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It’s Fri-YAY and time for another *epic* Paper Adventures team blog hop.

We’re delighted to be joined by Carolyn King – a talented demonstrator Perth, just up the road from me.

The theme for today’s hop is Sale-A-Bration.  We have 3 more weeks to take advantage of this fabulous promotion.  Every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products between now & 31st March 2018 earns you a free gift.

You can browse all the options in my online store (click here) or see the pdfs….

Click here for the release 1 pdf

or click here for the release 2 pdf

Today I’m sharing products available from both releases.  On 3rd January, the first round of Sale-A-Bration gifts was released.

This included the super funky Epic Celebration stamp set, free with any $90 purchase.

Epic Celebration | kelly kent

This stamp set is perfect for kids, teenagers and all those big kids (adults) who still love their grunge.

For this set of cards I complemented the stamp set with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder for some quick & easy cards.  Teens are usually more interested in what might fall out of the card, than the card, so I kept it simple!!!

You can colour the images from the stamp set using Blends or Markers (I used Blends).

Epic Celebration | kelly kent

Or they look cool in white embossing on coloured cardstock.

Epic Celebration | kelly kent

The colours I’ve chosen are classic & bold – perfect for a rock n roll theme!

The Tailored Tag punch from the Occasions catalogue fits the sentiment snugly in the middle.

Epic Celebration | kelly kent


As if one round of Sale-A-Bration choices wasn’t enough, on 16th February, Stampin’ Up! spoilt us with a second round of choices.

There are 3 options to redeem from the second release –

These products are gorgeous! If you’ve been saving your pennies & waiting to order, then you’ll love the choice of items to redeem as your Sale-A-Bration gift.

I’ve used the Eclectic Expressions & Springtime Foils DSP to create this fun card.

Eclectic Expressions | kelly kent

It’s so easy to use all the builder pieces in the Eclectic Expressions stamp set to make a cute background.

Eclectic Expressions | kelly kent

I tried really hard to get a photo that showed the amazing metallic shine of the specialty DSP – but it’s truly one that you’ll say ‘wow’ as you unpack it!!!

Here’s my best attempt….

Eclectic Expressions | kelly kent

Trust me – it’s gorgeous!!!  Here’s the very glamorous photo from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for hopping with the Paper Adventures team today.

Keep hopping to visit the lovely Joanne Gaff over on Facebook and see her awesome Sale-A-Bration projects.

The full list of participants in today’s hop:

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CASEing the Catty | #165 Sale-A-Bration

Hello Sunday!  And welcome to a CASEing the Catty blog hop, where the design team shares their creative inspirations from the pages of the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

Today’s theme is Sale-A-Bration…

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You’ll see a range of projects inspired by the samples of the 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

I loved the ombre effect of the sample at the bottom of this photo on page 17…

So I set about making this feature the centrepiece of my card.  I think the sample used cardstock for their letters.  I created something similar using the Stampin’ Blends and Shimmery White Cardstock.

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

I coloured across the cardstock for this card….

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

Here’s what it looked like before I die cut –

Ombre colouring with Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

Colours:

  • Light Pink Pirouette, Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Rich Razzleberry, Dark Rich Razzleberry
  • Light Night of Navy, Dark Night of Navy, Dark Bermuda Bay, Light Bermuda Bay
  • Light Daffodil Delight, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Light Pumpkin Pie

Here’s a close-up of the die cuts.  I backed the cardstock with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets before I ran it through the Big Shot – it makes it so easy to stick them on with no fuss or mess!

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

I coloured down the cardstock to get this style of ombre…

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

Here’s the pre-cut cardstock

Ombre colouring with Stampin' Blends | kelly kent

Colours –

  • Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Rich Razzleberry, Dark Rich Razzleberry
  • Light Night of Navy, Light Bermuda Bay, Dark Bermuda Bay
  • Light Daffodil Delight, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pumpkin Pie

Celebrate 'Amazing' You | kelly kent

The twine – which started white – was also coloured using Stampin’ Blends by running it under the brush tip along a clear stamping block.  To get a slightly ombre effect, I

The addition of the ink from the blends makes it a bit thicker & more rustic, so I was able to curl the ends slightly using closed scissor blades.

I will never tire of my Blends!!  Have you got yours?  There’s lots of colours but if you add a couple of colours to each order you place, you’ll have a gorgeous set before you know it!


We’re just short of half way through the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  Which means there’s still plenty of time to earn your rewards – and also 4 new items to look forward to very soon.  The second Sale-A-Bration release starts on 16th Feb!!!

Next up for the design crew is Mel Pagano and her super cute Hedgehugs creation….

Thanks for joining us,

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Stamp Review Crew | SAB Bonus Hop

There’s nothing quite as fun as a bonus anything!!!

This is a fun bonus because we’re blogging about…. {BONUS PRODUCTS!}

That’s right, a whole blog hop by the gorgeous Stamp Review Crew sharing what they love about the Sale-A-Bration choices for 2018!

And there’s lots of lovely choice (click to enlarge)….

*** Sale-A-Bration rewards in Australian dollars (check with your local demonstrator for spend requirements in your region).


Today I’m sharing with you the oh-so-lovely Memories & More cards that you can choose for absolutely nothing with a $90 order.

These pretty floral designs coordinate with the Sweet Soiree range in the Occasions catalogue.  You get 72 double sided cards (52 small and 20 large).

,As always, you can use these cards to make scrapbook pages, pocket style memory keeping and use them as embellishments/DSP on a card.

But I started thinking, what else could these tiny pretties do?

They could easily be used for love notes in lunchboxes, writing a fancy shopping list or slipped into a clear phone cover for an interchangeable pattern!

You could also make a pretty bookmark….

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent

How apt is ‘love this story’ that I chopped from two of the cards and stuck to one of my favourite designs (chopped to 2″ wide and punched using the Scalloped Tag Topper).

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent


Next up I used the little cards – chopped in half – to made a banner for Miss Papercraft.

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent

She starts Kindy next week and isn’t all that keen on learning the letters in her name.  So I designed this as a game that she could put the letters in order and then thread them on the ribbon string.

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent

I work in Child Development, so snuck in the fine motor threading skill as well as the letter recognition!!!  She’ll never know we’re working – because it’s so pretty!!!

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent


The last project I’m sharing was inspired by the gorgeous Jackie Aitken.  She sent me a card last year with my address on a Memories & More card – stuck to the front of the envelope.  Jackie has a series of blog posts showcasing how she made 44 cards with the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack.  Click here to visit the first post in the series.

Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Soiree Memory & More Cards | kelly kent

The extra detail on the envelope made me smile and I’ve haven’t forgotten it!  I know she won’t mind me sharing it with you.


You can see how easy it is to use these pretty cards and how many ways you can use them in your crafty projects.

For more wonderful crafting projects using Sale-A-Bration items, please keep hopping and visit my very wonderful, and always inspiring friend Lou Kitzelman

Thanks for visiting!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #392 | Something New Blog Hop

Hello!  Slowly but surely the year is getting underway and I’m starting to see February on the horizon – jeepers!!!

The Just Add Ink challenges are back for 2018 with a “Just Add Something New” blog hop from the Design Team.

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At this time of the year, with a catalogue just launched in January, we all have lots of new to choose from.  There might also be something not new in age – but newly inked or cut.

Whichever it is, it’s always a good push to get creative with something you’ve bought but only admired!

I am showcasing two products that I was super excited to get but hadn’t yet made it to a project – the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper from the Occasions Catalogue and the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration choices.

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

This card is actually relatively simple – but the oh-so-pretty flourish cut from the Petals & More Thinlits in the turquoise glimmer adds a special touch!

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

The colours for the peacock are Bermuda Bay & Island Indigo – which I’ve then carried through to the overall card colours. I do love a monochromatic card!!!

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

If I was only allowed one favourite from the Occasions Catalogue, it might very well be the Petal Passion suite – there’s just so many ways you can use it and so many things you can do with it!!!

To join in our ‘Something New’ challenge, head over to the Just Add Ink blog where you can upload your project.

To see what new things Chantell has been playing with click on the next button below.

Thanks for hopping with us.  We’re looking forward to a wonderful 2018 full of inspirational challenge and amazing challenge entries!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamping Sunday January Tutorial Bundle

Stopping in tonight to share some exciting news!!!

The Stamping Sunday design teams have combined to create a monthly tutorial bundle!  The projects will have a different theme each month and are designed exclusively for Stamping Sunday by the design team members.

January’s tutorial features {FIVE} amazing tutorials by Denita Wright-Smee, Cheryll Miller, Danielle Bennenk, Sara Levin & myself.

The theme for January is Brushos & Sale-A-Bration.

You can see the Stamping Sunday Sale-A-Bration blog hop here.

If you’ve been curious about Brushos, need some project ideas and want a list of expert tips all in the same place, then this is the tutorial for you!!!

Order $50 of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products from me in January and the tutorial is yours for {FREE}.  I’ll email it to you once I’ve received confirmation of your order.

If you live outside of Australia or already have a demonstrator you purchase from, there’s great news – you can buy the tutorial via my PayPal store.

Click on the graphics below to purchase in either Australia dollars, US dollars or Euros.

I’ve love to see what you create with Brushos and your favourite Sale-A-Bration products!!!  Send me a picture and I’ll upload it to this post.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

 

Introducing Occasions & Sale-A-Bration 2018!

After months of waiting to be able to fully share the amazing products of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue by Stampin’ Up! ®, I can finally sing from the rooftops and share with you in full – online and in person!!!

To see the Occasions catalogue, click here.

January through to March is a special time for Stampin’ Up! lovers as each $90+ purchase (before shipping) gives you a {FREE} product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  This year there’s 2 special release items available with $180+ order.

To see the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, click here.

To get your hands on a hard copy of either catalogue, send me a message!

If you have a long wishlist, you may like the {SHOP} or {JOIN} promotions that run during Sale-A-Bration (January – March 2018).

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Earn extra host rewards on all orders from 3rd Jan – 31st March 2018 over $400!

JOIN

Join my Paper Adventures team during January, February or March by purchasing a Starter Kit for $169.  Choose $235 of your favourite Stampin’ Up! products plus TWO extra stamp sets of any value and have it all shipped to your door at no cost.  Enjoy purchasing Stampin’ Up! until at least July 2018 at a 20% discount.

Sound like fun?  Click here to join my Paper Adventures team.

Or click here to read more about the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!


If you ever have any questions about Stampin’ Up! products, please get in touch with me to have a chat!  Email me here.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com