Stamp Review Crew – Crafting Forever

Hello!  And welcome to the first Stamp Review Crew blog hop for September.  We (a fabulous group of international demonstrators) hop twice a month – all using the same stamp set.

If you’re already hopping, then you’ve visited the gorgeous Linda Callahan.  Next stop after me is over to Mike Funke who always makes great use of the stamp set!

Today, we’re sharing projects we’ve made using the Crafting Forever stamp set.

This set doubles as the Angel Policy copyright set available in the Annual Catalogue.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! encourages you to sell your handcrafted projects to family/friends, at markets and online?  All they ask is that you follow their Angel Policy and use a copyright stamp on your project.  The policy applies to both demonstrators and customers selling their creations made using Stampin’ Up! products.

Most of the time, this goes on the back of your card along with your contact information…

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You can find more information about Stampin’ Up!’s Angel Policy here.


Now to the projects!

I haven’t made anything using shrink plastic in a while, so for my projects today, I’ve made some little scissor charms and added them to my creations.

These are super easy to make!  Simply stamp the scissor stamp on white shrink plastic (get this online or at your local craft store) in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Allow to dry (or not – but it’ll smudge….. I was a little impatient and you can see some of the smudging!).

Once dry, colour the image using Sharpies (or any other alcohol based markers you own).  Cut around the shape with your snips and if you want to be able to attach it, punch a hole in the corner.

Then place the pieces between two pieces of vellum on a baking tray into a pre-heated 150 degrees Celsius oven (check the instructions on the brand of shrink plastic you buy, but this worked for me) for a couple of minutes.

Voila!  You end up with cute little scissor charms.

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You can also make decorative labels by stamping the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink and cutting with one of our punches (I used the Pretty Label Punch).

Once I had my charms made, it was time to add them to a pretty project!

The first one I had in mind was scissor charms!  Depending on who you hang out with, you might know a few stamping buddies that have scissors very similar to yours!

Add personalised charm to your scissors so you’ll know which ones to claim as yours – in the most stylish way possible!

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I also added some of my favourite ribbons & trim to add some colour.  Apart from the pretty factor, I had an ulterior motive – my craft desk is black and I always seem to lose my scissors!!!  This will brighten them up and hopefully they’ll jump out at me when I’m looking.

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The next project was, of course, a card – complete with one of my most favourite new DSP patterns!  This gorgeous green mix is from the Painted Autumn DSP that has just been released in the new Holiday Catalogue.

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I love a good banner, ribbon & DSP card, and the scissor charm worked well with the design.

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I wouldn’t have picked it at the start of the Annual Catalogue earlier this year, but Tranquil Tide is fast becoming a favourite of mine!!!

I was actually disappointed that I didn’t have any Tranquil Tide ribbon in my stash!  I’ll be fixing that little issue on my next order!

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If you’ve never tried your Stampin’ Up! stamps with shrink plastic, then buy some soon and have a go!  It’s fun and give extra possibilities (smaller but awesome) to all the stamps you own!


To keep looking at wonderful creations with this stamp set, hop over to Mike Funke and see his fantastic creativity….

Thanks for joining us,

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Stamp Review Crew – Swirly Birds

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Hey there 2017!!!

My first design team post for the year is with the Stamp Review Crew.

I’m delightful to be hopping with this talented group of international demos again this year.

You’re currently with Kelly in Australia, but please hop all the way around as you get inspired for projects created with the Swirly Bird stamp set.

This cute & swirly set has a matching set of framelits.  I confess to having used the framelits more often than the stamps, so it was lovely for these projects to focus just on the stamps.


I’m sharing two cards today.

First, the ‘bird’…

Stamp Review Crew - Swirly Bird. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This card was a custom request by a friend as a housewarming card for a family with 5 kids.

I made the birds into a mummy & daddy, and changed the eggs into little hatchlings in the nest.

Love the cloudy DSP background?  That’s a Sale-A-Bration freebie, which will be available with every $90 (Australian) purchase from 4th Jan (2 more sleeps!).


My second card is ‘swirly’…

Stamp Review Crew - Swirly Bird. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I used the spots and swirls from the Swirly Bird stamp set to create a lively background for my dragonfly family.

The dragonflies are also available from 4th Jan!


With so many pieces in this stamp set, there’s lots you can do with it!

Next up on the hop for inspiration is the wonderful Debra Burgin.

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If there’s broken links anywhere along the hop, head back to the main Stamp Review Crew page for a full list of participants in this hop.  The SRC post goes live just a touch later than mine, so if that link doesn’t work either, check back a little later!!!

Hope your New Year has started in style.

Mine involved friends, family, craft and some household organisation.  If that’s the way my year continues, I’m a happy girl!!!

I’m looking forward to lots of crafty fun in 2017 – please join me on mypapercraftjourney.com, Facebook & Pinterest so you don’t miss a thing!

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Stamp Review Crew – Picture Perfect

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It’s been a while between Stamp Review Crew hops for me, so I’m excited to be back in the mix again today!!

Let me take you around the world for a “Picture Perfect” blog hop.  The hop aims to travel in a circular fashion, but if you get lost along the way, just click on the banner above to take you to the main SRC page.

That’s right, today it’s projects feature the Picture Perfect photopolymer stamp set.

This cute set features 3 multi-step designs including a rose (with leaves), hummingbird & starfish, plus great sentiments for all occasions.


I decided to create tags to use as features on my card fronts – with no-so-perfect watercolour stamping.

As you’ll see on the hop, the 2, 3 or 4 step stamping in these designs create beautiful 3D images that leap off the page.

I wanted to go a little whimsical, so I stamped each layer and then immediately washed over with an aquapainter to make it run.

Here’s the starfish (with Serene Scenery DSP)…

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the rose…

Stamp Review Crew - Picture Perfect. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And my favourite – the hummingbird!

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There’s so much you can do with this set!

I can’t wait to see what the crew came up with, starting with Holly Krautkremer.

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Stamp Review Crew – Host Set Bonus Hop

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Hello Long Weekend Monday!

And welcome to a bonus Stamp Review Crew blog hop featuring sets from the Host section of the current catalogues.

Host Sets can be purchased at special pricing using your rewards from any qualifying workshop or order ($250+ in Australia).

Want to know more?  Ask me – or your local demonstrator – to help you earn Stampin’ Rewards.

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You are once again travelling around the world for a whirlwind of inspiration!

At the moment, you are in Bunbury, Western Australia.

If you get lost along the way (usually because there’s a broken link), click on the banner at the top of this post to take you to the full list of participants.


I have chosen the “Love You Lots” stamp set today – the animals are just so cute!!!

I matched them with some well known nursery rhymes – can you pick them?

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Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The layout for my card trio is inspired by the sketch from Just Add Ink #330.


How did you go with singing the nursery rhymes???

There’s Hey Dee, Hey Dee Ho, the great big elephant is so slow…

Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme set: Hey Dee Ho. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

3 Blind Mice, see how they run….

Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme set: 3 Blind Mice, see how they run. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And, Galumph went the little green frog!

Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme set: Galump went the little green frog. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Each card has it’s nursery rhyme printed on the back!

Stamp Review Crew - Love You Lots Host stamp set. Nursery Rhyme Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Thanks for joining me! I hope you enjoyed my nursery rhyme cards.

Did you have a favourite?  Was it because of the rhyme or card???  I love them all but always have a soft spot for elephants.

I think they make a fun change for a baby or children’s birthday card!


Next blog for this hop is the fabulous Rochelle – you’ll love what she’s made.  Click next to visit her.

You can also go backward if you’d like to travel from here to Betty’s blog and see the great project she shared.

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Stamp Review Crew – Timeless Textures

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Morning!  Officially it’s spring here in Bunbury, Western Australia – but someone forgot to tell the weather man!  So, instead of bright and sunny, it’s overcast and a little soggy!

Not to worry, stamping & blog hopping doesn’t need perfect weather and in fact, it’s nice and cosy at the craft table!!!

Snuggle up, and come around the world as we visit international blogs in search of inspiration for today’s feature stamp set – Timeless Textures!

It’s a set with unlimited possiblities and I can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with.


During the week, I’d decided that I was going to use the stamps to form a repetitive background sequence in clear embossing.

I’d only intended to make a couple, but as I started matching the background pieces with other stamps in my collection, it was fun to keep going!

All in all, I made 5 cards in this style.  Here’s the backgrounds…

Stamp Review Crew - Timeless Textures. Clear Embossed Backgrounds. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And here’s the cards…

Block of Dots + Seaside Shore

Stamp Review Crew - Timeless Textures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Circles + Fairy Celebration

Stamp Review Crew - Timeless Textures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Random Dots + Lots of Love

Stamp Review Crew - Timeless Textures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Fleur de Lis + Mixed Drinks

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Woodgrain +  Country Livin’

Stamp Review Crew - Timeless Textures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m undecided if they need sentiments or if they say enough as they are!

What do you think???

Any favourites???  For me it’s never the planned cards but always the afterthoughts that I fall in love with.  I love the cowboy boots!!!

Thanks for hopping with me!

Next stop on the inspiration trail is Shana Gaff and her timeless creations!

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If you get lost anywhere along the way, click on the banner at the start of this post to take you to the full link up.

You won’t want to miss a moment of the hop – each post is so inspiring!

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Stamp Review Crew – Jar of Love

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Are you ready for a blockbuster week of inspiration???

It starts today with another Stamp Review Crew starring the Jar of Love stamp set (and it’s best friend the Everyday Jars framelits!).


This bundle is a favourite of mine and I’ve already had a lot of fun with it.

Mason jars have been ‘on trend’ for a number of years now and they lend themselves beautifully to cards & projects.  As you’ll see today, there are oh-so-many things you can put in jars!

The stamp set is ready to go with flowers, fish, fireflies and more!

But, for something different, I thought I’d show you some ideas that combine the jars with other sets from the Annual Catalogue.

So, this is Jar of Love & Friends!

Featuring Feather Together, Seaside Shore and Live, Love Grow stamp sets.

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love & Friends. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


JAR OF LOVE + FEATHER TOGETHER

This card turns the smallest jar into a little ink well and uses the feather from Feather Together as a quill pen to create some gentlemanly birthday wishes.

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love + Feather Together. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


JAR OF LOVE + SEASIDE SHORE

This card uses the largest jar to keep a shaker jar full of shells – with some glitter to jazz it up!

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love + Seaside Shore. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


JAR OF LOVE + LIVE, LOVE, GROW

And the final card turns the medium size jar into a vintage mason jar in solid colours – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White & Smoky Slate – with beautiful Live, Love, Grow foliage poking out the top!

Stamp Review Crew - Jar of Love + Live Love Grow. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Each card was such fun to make and hopefully I’ve been able to add some applications for the stamp set to your reportoire.

Next stop on this international blog hop – and it’s a big one today {popular set!!!} – is another Aussie – Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle’s style is amazing, so I know you’ll love what she makes with Jar of Love.

As it happens, I’m in the middle of an Australian stretch, so the blog before me (if you want to go backwards) is Nikki Spencer – also very clever and inspiring!!!

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If you get lost at any point of the hop, just click on the banner at the top of this blog post and it will take you to the main list (*** this might not be live until later on Monday).

Thanks for joining me today!  Check back in frequently this week – I’m promising lots and hoping to deliver!!!

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Stamp Review Crew – Botanical Blooms

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Happy Monday and welcome to the first Stamp Review Crew hop for August.

Prepare to be dazzled by the Crew’s inspiration for the Botanical Blooms stamp set.

It’s another set in the SU! range with coordinating framelits for fabulous crafting!


This set was a bit of a challenge for me – because I always go for those luscious dies.  And hardly ever ink up the stamp set.

But, challenge accepted and with a determination to only use the stamp set, I created three one-layer ‘masked’ cards using the sweet flowers, leaves & scatter stamps to create colour bursts.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Each card used masking to contain the stamped images.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Using photocopy paper and various shapes, I ‘masked’ out the white space I wanted to keep clean and stamped the Whisper White card base with a collage of Botanical Blooms.

They overlapped each other quite carelessly and I used another technique called ‘stamping off’ or ‘second generation stamping’ to create lighter tones of the same colour for some of the images.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The colour palette is Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Blushing Bride & Mint Macaron with a striking Basic Black Archival sentiment.

The archival ink is my go-to for anything bold because the depth of colour is awesome and the image is always really solid.

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The lovely bold sentiment you see is a favourite of mine – a single wood stamp set called Stylized Birthday.

I love it for the size & beautiful font!!!


I know you’re going to see lots of amazing inspiration as you keep hopping.

You can go backwards to the super stylish Mike Funke or on to the next stop for the ever-fabulous Dawn Tidd.

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Leave me a comment if you have time – I read and cherish every one!

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