Sharing What We Love

Year by year, our Paper Adventures team continues to grow as Stampin’ Up! loving crafters join the journey.  Some jump in feet first knowing they are going to love it.  Some take a little longer, but most of our team stay for a while to enjoy the team environment, fantastic discount and perks of being a demonstrator.

We celebrated another success in the team last month when Mary promoted to Bronze Elite. Mary’s 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue wishlist just became an even better deal with a 25% discount on all the Stampin’ Up! she orders.

I celebrate all the successes my team have with a card and gift.  This is the card I made for Mary using everyone’s favourite May pre-release suite – Share What You Love.

Share What You Love | kelly kent

I added in the new Stitched Labels Framelits (available to demonstrators on pre-order now, and to customers from 1st June 2018) – they are oh-so-special!!!

Stitched Labels Framelits | kelly kent

And since Mary couldn’t make it to our demonstrator class last week, I made a Statement of the Heart frame for her craft room.

Share What You Love - Statement of the Heart Shadow Box Frame | kelly kent

If you’d like your very own discount, demonstrator perks and belonging to a wonderful group of stampers, then join our Paper Adventures team.  It’s a wonderful risk-free opportunity #nothingtolose.

Click here to start your Paper Adventure or message me to get more information.

Join Stampin' Up! #nothingtolose | kelly kent

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CASEing the Catty #178 | Goodbye Annual Catalogue

Happy Mother’s Day!!!  I hope it’s been filled with all the things that make you happy.

Welcome to one of our final CASEing the Catty hops for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  It’s free range this week to CASE any of your 2017-2018 favourites.

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It’s a catalogue full of pretty inspiration photos, so always hard to narrow it down!

With new In Colors on the horizon to fall in love with, I was drawn to the friends we made in 2017/18 and this bright selection on page 94 of the catalogue.

Tranquil Tide is one of my favourite colours and it was this design that formed the basis of my CASEd project.

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I used it as the inspiration for Share What You Love shadow box frames.

Share What You Love Shadow Box Frame | kelly kent

We made these in our team/demo class on Friday in Tranquil Tide or Rich Razzleberry.  I love hearing how much everyone is loving the Share What You Love suite.  Share What You Love Shadow Box Frame | kelly kent

The centrepiece of the shadow box frame is the Statement of the Heart stamp plus other Share What You Love pretties.  They are all part of the Gotta Have It All Bundle available until 31st May 2018.  All items in this bundle will be available after 31st May as part of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue – except this Statement of the Heart stamp set.  This is a pre-release exclusive!!!  It doesn’t feature in the new catalogue.  The only way to get it is to order the Gotta Have it All bundle.  Click here to view in my online store.

Share What You Love Shadow Box Frame | kelly kent

There’s lots of great tutorials for making shadow box frames.  I visited CraftyCarolineCreates – her youtube video is excellent for the shadow box instructions but also turning it into a gift box.  See it here.

To get a rectangle frame, I started with cardstock that was 10″ x 8″.  We scored at 1/2″, 1′, 1-1/2″ & 2″ from all 4 edges. Cut out the 4×4 grid made on each corner.

Caroline has a great tip for making neat corners by scoring at 2-1/2″ (top and bottom) from each short edge (just to the second score line) and then cut tabs in.

To finish as a frame – add adhesive to the outside edge and roll in to create the edges.  Secure the long sides first (sides with tabs) and then the short sides.  Glue dots under each corner help to hold the frame edges in place.

This style of frame is wonderful for decorating your craft room, or giving it someone as a home decor item.

Next on your CTC journey is the gorgeous Sandra Collett in New Zealand.

If you have time this week, we’d love for you to share a catalogue inspired project.  Join all the fun on our Facebook group.

We love seeing what you make each week!  And choosing a CASEing the Catty winner!

Did I mention as well as Mother’s Day, May is my birthday month???

Stop by on Tuesday for a fabulous birthday hop with my stamping friends!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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