For the Love of Sharing | Llamacorn

For the past many years I’ve mainly shared on my blog the projects I’ve made using only products available in the online store (at the time of posting).  This means that some of the cute & fun projects made for special people or special occasions that contained retired product didn’t make it here.

With my change of direction for 2019, I’ve decided to start adding more of a variety.  I’m still buying new – so there’ll be new ones, but I’ll also add in retired favourites.  I know many of you keep your Stampin’ Up! and have craft rooms filled with things no longer found in catalogues – but also that you still love and use these products.  Lets add some new inspiration!

Today’s share is a llamacorn (a totally trendy llama and unicorn mix) for a 9 year old birthday card.  I didn’t realise llamacorns were a thing – but they are and surprisingly fun to make!

Llamacorn Punch Art | kelly kent

To create your own llamacorn, I used a mix of retired Stampin’ Up! and the Magical Unicorn stamp & die set made by a company called Pink Fresh.

Head – Cloud die from the Rainbow Builder Dies (retired)

Face – Heart die from Sweet & Sassy Dies (retired)

Snout – 1″ circle punch, mini heart punch (retired), hand drawn mouth)

Neck – hand cut

Hair – Sliding Star Dies (retired) watercoloured on Shimmery White

Horn, flower, ears & eyes from Pink Fresh Bundle

DSP – Painted with Love (retired)

Frame – Rectangle Stitched Dies in Gold Foil

Sentiment – And Many More stamp set (retired) with Classic Label Punch

Cardstock base – Blushing Bride

Llamacorn cardstock – Whisper White

Llamacorn Punch Art | kelly kent

Punch art is a first love of mine, so you can imagine how much fun it was to put this together!

Here’s one more photo 🙂

Llamacorn Punch Art | kelly kent

Thanks for letting me share all that I love!

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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 - 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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CASEing the Catty #86 Everyday Occasions

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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 - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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 - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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 - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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.

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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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Magical Birthday Fairy Slider Card

Doesn’t this sweet little fairy just look like she’s flying!  So, she was the perfect fit for one of those slider cards I promised.

Magical Birthday Fairy Slider Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Slider cards are so easy to make, especially when you’ve got the Sliding Star Framelits & Foam Adhesive Strips on your desk!

Simply cut a piece of cardstock that is smaller than your card front.  Use one of the slider pieces to create a pathway for your object to move along/around.  Adhere to your card base with foam strips and then using washers/coins/similar (I had to use two piece of thick cardboard I cut myself because all the round shiny things I could find were too big to hide behind my fairy!), place one under the pathway, add foam strip (or a dimensional) and then add the other on top.  Finish with your movable image (like a fairy).  Easy as punch (or framelit…. bad stamping joke!).

Magical Birthday Fairy Slider Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Those fairies are just way too cute!!!

Magical Birthday Fairy Slider Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

My photography doesn’t share the secret – but I will.  This card is full of Wink of Stella.  It’s a fairy’s best friend!!!  Kelly x


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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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