School Pencil Tin – Stampin’ Style!

It’s back to school day here for Miss Papercraft and I know there won’t be any tears in our house.

And why would there with oodles of new stationary to get acquainted with!?!  She’s a demo in the making!

I went the easy (lazy) route this year for school supplies.

The school ordered the stationary for me, Spencil provided the book covers, pencil case, chair cover & backpack and the ever so lovely Madonna at Bold Badger Designs made me pencil labels.

Effort level – minimum, success level – high!


All that time efficiency did leave me a little extra time to get creative, so decided that rather than send Miss P with a naked pencil tin, I’d jazz it up a bit for her with my stamping supplies.

I’m sure I could have also streamlined the pencil tin too, but the booklist suggested a recycled canned fruit tin – and Miss P was excited about eating a tin of peaches!

So, this is my ‘upcycled’ pencil holder…

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It features burlap ribbon & Whisper White baker’s twine around the middle…

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And a ‘tag’ for my special Miss, reminding her how amazing she is (not that she lacks any confidence – oh to be 5 again!).

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The tag is made using the Swirly Scribbles dies, Stitched Framelits, Large Letters and the Bitty Butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.

The sentiment comes from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (‘are’ stolen from ‘carefree’) and ‘you’ from the Endless Thanks stamp set.

Upcycled School Pencil Tin with Stampin' Up! supplies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And just like that, my big girl is off to year 1!

{with a cool pencil tin!}

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Just Add Ink #336 – Colour Challenge

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This week’s Just Add Ink #336 colour challenge was definitely a challenge for me!

I love all these colours – but together???

Just Add Ink #336 - Colour Challenge


The design team have done an awesome job of putting them all together!

This is what I came up with…

Just Add Ink #336 - Colour Challenge. School's Out For the Summer spinner card! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Not everyone wants a ‘fluffy’ card, so my my plan was to create a ‘thank you teacher’ card with a more oddball sentiment than the traditional.

Just Add Ink #336 - Colour Challenge. School's Out For the Summer spinner card! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here’s in Australia, the school year finishes as summer arrives.

Hello summer, goodbye school!!!

If this colour combination is calling your name, please join us for the weekly challenge.

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