Paper Adventures – Team Swaps

The Paper Adventures Team met yesterday for a fun team meeting.  We chatted, had a cuppa, make a card and bonded over this crazy little thing called Stampin’ Up!

Many thanks to Anne for being the hostess with the mostest.

We also participated in ‘swaps’.  Each attended team member made a card and swapped this with the team members.

Swaps are wonderful for inspiration.  As one of my wise and wonderful team members said regarding swaps –

I hope to make time, I don’t want to miss out on receiving something inspiring.  I have gotten something out of all the swaps I’ve received.

And I totally agree with her.

From a colour combination, to a card fold, way of putting the design together, particular use of a stamp, or an unknown or long forgotten technique, there’s always a take away from someone else’s creativity.

It’s like the best version of Pinterest.

Here is what I made for my team swap.

Paper Adventures Team Swap May 2017 | kelly kent

I wanted to make something connected to our team theme & motif (paper aeroplane), and although the Shooting Star stamp set and coordinating Sliding Star Framelits will be retiring this week, they will be staying in my collection.

Paper Adventures Team Swap May 2017 | kelly kent

Do you like the shooting stars?  I used messy watercolouring to splash some colour on them.

This technique is great – because you don’t have to be too careful with your colouring (which I’m generally not even if I’m trying to be neat!!!)

Paper Adventures Team Swap May 2017 | kelly kent

The slider card is easy to make in this square shape simply by folding into thirds.

Paper Adventures Team Swap May 2017 | kelly kent

Cut the cardstock into half down the long middle, and then score at 3-7/8″ from each end.

Using the circle slider die (or 2 large circle dies), cut the sliding parts from the middle panel.

Fold the bottom third under the middle panel to form the back of the slider and secure with dimensionals in each corner.

Add the centre circle (with dimensionals) to complete the slider pathway.

Using something small, circular & metal (I used 5c coins, washers also work well), make the sliding mechanism and attach the paper plane.

The cards I received from the Paper ADventures team are just gorgeous!  I’m sure my team will blog or Facebook them so you can see them too!

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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 -

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 -

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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CASEing the Catty #86 Everyday Occasions


Hello!!!  It’s my first gig as a designer for the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEST), the CTC Crew will share lots of great ideas with you from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. They will either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, to name a few examples, as a springboard for their own creations.

This week, the Crew are showcasing ideas from the Everyday Occasions section of the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue (pages 66-91).

This is my chosen card on page 91.  The catalogue shows just the top corner of the card – but here’s a look at the full card!

I loved the colour combination and uneven paper distribution for the background.

Images (c) Stampin' Up!

I haven’t (yet) purchased the Superstar stamp set it features, so instead I used the Shooting Star stamp set to make a spinner card.  I thought this was fitting given this features on the same page as the sample!

CASEing the Catty #86 - Everyday Occasions. Shooting Star Spinner Card. Kelly Kent -

It’s always so hard to pick up in the photos, but my card is sparkly & bright with both gold and clear Wink of Stella!

I also used the gold Wink of Stella pen to colour my Gorgeous Grunge splatter and then stamped as usual.  This worked beautifully!

CASEing the Catty #86 - Everyday Occasions. Shooting Star Spinner Card. Kelly Kent -

Did you spy the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate on my card?

This is new in the 2016 catalogue – it’s gold on one side & silver on the other!!!  And it comes in 3 awesome patterns!  It’s always good to have some fancy hardware in your stash!!!

CASEing the Catty #86 - Everyday Occasions. Shooting Star Spinner Card. Kelly Kent -

Next on the hop is another new crew member.  Allow me to introduce the supremely talented Krissy Buck!  If you’d like to go backwards, you’ll be visiting Brownyn Eastley – the creator of the CTC blog hop!

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Every month CTC welcomes your catalogue inspired project.

Click on the photo below to take you to the July challenge link up.


Thanks for your support on my first official CTC project!  I’d love to hear from you if you have time to leave me a comment!


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