Paper Adventures Team Hop | All That Sparkles

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It’s time for one last Paper Adventures team hop before 2018 leaves us.  What a wonderful year of creative projects!  Thank you to my fabulous team for participating every month and taking the time to share their creativity via their blog or Facebook page.  I really appreciate the effort!

We’re finishing with a super fun theme – “All That Sparkles”!  Although I have come across a few crafters who don’t enjoy glitter, lots of us bathe in the sparkle!!!

With a new catalogue just around the corner, I’ve chosen to share some the pretty products I’ve been collecting while pre-order has been available to demonstrators.

The 2019 Occasions Catalogue has lots of exciting new products, including lots of beautiful butterflies!  Choose from a butterfly punch, butterfly dies – or both!  They layer so prettily!

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

The other new product that I’m oh-so-excited by is rectangle stitched framelits!!  I’ve been waiting for these for so long!  Wendy Cranford has putting together an amazing resource for sizes (include mat sizes) for each of the rectangles.  See it here.

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

The hearts on the garland were made using the new Dog Builder punch. The dog is super cute – but the heart is amazing too!

A Little Butterfly Note | kelly kent

And that amazing multi-coloured foil I’ve used for the mat and butterflies is a Sale-A-Bration choice for 2019.  It’s free when you spend $90!!!  This generous gift features 8 sheets of 12″ x 12″ metallic foil in Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick – 4 of each colour.

If you’re new to Stampin’ Up!, you’ll be excited to hear that every Jan-March (this cycle it starts on 3rd Jan 2019), Stampin’ Up! offers free gifts with every $90 you spend on products.  EVERY $90 for all that time.  There’s no limit to how many you can earn!


Sale-A-Bration also brings us a fantastic opportunity on a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  Purchase a $169 Starter Kit and you’ll get your choice of $315 of products and a 20% discount on all purchases until at least July 31st 2019!

Or, purchase the deluxe Starter Kit for $210 and get $315 of your choice of products, an exclusive (and limited edition) Craft & Carry Tote and a 20% discount on all purchases until at least July 31st 2019!

If either of these options sound enticing to you, send me a message on Facebook or an email and I can give you more details!

To continue the hop and visit projects from some more of our Paper Adventures team, visit Sheila Pybus on Facebook with her glittery project.

Have a great weekend!  I hope it includes lots of craft time!

Participant List:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Sheila Pybus (Facebook)
  3. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  4. Narelle Simm

Product List

*** Products available to demonstrators 5 Dec 2018 – 2nd Jan 2019. Available to customers from 3rd Jan 2019.

Stamp Review Crew – Christmas Pines

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!  How’s your list going?

Are you super organised and have all of your cards made, addressed & sent???

I am {NOT} that person – I’ll still be making cards right up to the last minute!!!

I’m sure a list would help, but there’s always someone I seem to forget.

I love giving gifts – it’s a great time to express to those around you how much you care, how much they mean to you or that you appreciate their contribution to your life.

We leave presents out for the postie & rubbish collectors, I give treats to my hairdresser & beautician and then there’s family, friends, teachers….

It’s the most wonderful time of year!!!  But a busy one!


I’m excited about today’s Stamp Review Crew hop – I can’t wait to see what the crew has designed using the Christmas Pines stamp set.

It comes with coordinating thinlits – so there’s everything to love about this festive set!


Now, I don’t actually own this bundle, but I have a lovely customer who extends me the most wonderful privilege of using her products before I deliver them if there’s something she’s ordered that I want to try.  I really do have the best customers!

After using the Christmas Pines stamp set and Pretty Pines Thinlits (**buy as a bundle to save 10%**), I’m sad that they aren’t staying on my craft table!

What a beautiful set!!!  I particularly love the sentiments – and the ‘may your Christmas sparkle with joy & happiness’ saying was the inspiration point for my cards for this hop.

I’m still on my non-traditional colour love fest, so today it’s Sweet Sugarplum again!

I used the little heart detail stamps to create borders for each card and the sparkle background stamp for my present.  Add some glimmer for a bit more sparkle!!

And then of course that delightful sentiment – heat embossed in gold or silver!

Stamp Review Crew - Christmas Pines. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Do you prefer SSP & gold?

Stamp Review Crew - Christmas Pines. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Or SPP & silver?

Stamp Review Crew - Christmas Pines. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s a tough call!  I just love both of these cards.

If I was getting a gorgeous handmade card for Christmas – either of these would just delight me to no end!!!

Do you think I can send myself a Christmas card?  Perhaps with a Stampin’ Up! gift voucher inside??


Next stop for more great Christmas inspiration is one of our newest crew members – Charlet Mallett.  I can’t wait to see what she’s created!

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If you get lost anywhere along the hop, click here to go back to the main SRC post.

Good luck with your Christmas card making.

May all the special people in your life get the good DSP & straight cards!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List

Heat Tool

$50.00

Glue Dots

$8.00