Sweet Strawberry

My gorgeous sister-in-law celebrated her birthday last week and one of the presents we got her was dehydrated strawberries. So, it seemed wonderfully fitting that I could make a strawberry card to go with it.

Sweet Strawberry | kelly kent

I was able to earn the Berry Blessings DSP during Sale-A-Bration but didn’t get a good chance to use it. It works so well with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set – which we get to enjoy for some time yet, so I’m feeling lucky to have this in my stash.

Sweet Strawberry | kelly kent

The stamp set coordinates with the Strawberry Builder Punch, which makes it oh-so-easy to make those cute little strawberries. I’ve stamped them in Real Red with Garden Green stalks. The leaves are Old Olive & Granny Apple Green and the flowers are Balmy Blue. The best part? The punch cuts out all of those cute pieces! No fussy cutting required!!!

The pleats on the front of the card are a bit of a give away that there’s more to this card. I have no idea what this fancy fold is called but it was fun to make. The card base was 10″ wide, scored at 1″, 3″, 7″ & 9″. The length is 5-7/8″.

Sweet Strawberry | kelly kent

I love this fold for showing off the DSP! If you cut it right you can line up the patterns on each side to create a split panel.

The best way to keep this style of card together is using a belly band. I’ve jazzed it up with more DSP and a double layer of die cuts from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Sweet Strawberry | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set in Night of Navy. I don’t often use black for sentiments – the darker classic tones work so well for a bold & smooth finish.

If you also have some Berry Blessings DSP but haven’t yet bought the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, let me enable you to *NEED* it! At $55.75 for both the stamp set and punch, it’s one of the best value combinations in the catalogue!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Social Stamping | brights

Hi there! Thanks for joining me and my Stampin’ friends for the first Social Stamping Blog Host of 2021. I started these hops in 2020 as a way to stay connected during the pandemic. I had no idea at the time we’d still be sharing projects as a group almost a year later! To see the full list of participants for today’s hop, click here to view the main blog host post.

The theme for today is the Brights Colour Collection. I think this is the happiest range of colours and projects made with these colours are fun and bold and interesting.

I’ve used the Brights DSP Stack – which is currently available in the Starter Kit for anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration. Sale-A-Bration finishes tomorrow (9pm WA time) so please message me this weekend on Facebook, Instagram, leave a comment here or send me an email if you need more information. Or, if you know how it works and you’re ready to join my Paper Adventures team, you can purchase your Starter Kit by clicking here. If it doesn’t find me automatically as your demonstrator, you can search for me using my name “Kelly Kent’ and location “Dalyellup’.

I made two cards for this hop so I could use all 10 colours in the Brights collection – Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape.

Brights | kelly kent

The first card uses Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight.

Brights | kelly kent

I cut the Detailed Hearts Die in Basic White cardstock and then again in the DSP so I could layer the hearts within the frame. So I didn’t waste any of the DSP, I cut 1.5″ strips of each colour and then cut out just the segments of hearts I needed.

I won’t lie, this card was time consuming – but it’s worth placing each of those little hearts into the space and filling it up with pretty colour.

Brights | kelly kent

The sentiment for both cards is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set – white heat embossed on black cardstock as I love the contrast of black, white and the pop of colour from the Brights.

The second card has been swirling around my mind for a while – I’ve had feathers on the brain! And the combination of Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape seemed like the perfect colour combination to make it come to life.

Brights | kelly kent

The feather die is from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. The pretty scallop edge is from the Be Mine Stitched Dies. And the die I’ve used for the hello there sentiment is from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Brights | kelly kent

Next up on the blog hop for some more bright creations is my gorgeous team member Lisa Whitehead. Lisa took advantage of a joining special with Stampin’ Up! a couple of years ago and has just celebrated her 2 year Stampinversary.

If you’d like to get your hands of 5 packs (200 sheets!) of DSP just for buying a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, then now is the time. This DSP will be available in the upcoming catalogue released in May 2021, so you’ll be among the first to have it in your stash. Click here to start adding items to the Starter Kit.

Thanks for hopping with us today. We look forward to sharing another colour collection again next month.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Circle Celebration

There’s only so many themes you can manage in crafting. So as the years go by we see the themes come & go. In the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue we’ve got more hearts, more flowers, another butterfly set, the return of dragonflies, succulents again, chickens back on the scene and more returning favourites.

One of the returning themes I was most excited to see was a gorgeous set of circle patterns. I love the combination of elements they’ve chosen in this artwork and it was in my top 5 stamp sets from the new mini at add to my collection.

Circle Celebration 154440 | $30

Each of the circles offers a unique artwork style, but somehow they all seem to work together in an eclectic way!

Here’s a quick that was fun to put together in blue & green tones by layering the circles over each other. I started with the large watercolour circle and worked from there.

Circle Celebration | kelly kent

The colours are: Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Just Jade & Smoky Slate. I love an ombre colour palette!

Circle Celebration | kelly kent

The ‘hello there’ is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. That font combination is an absolute winner for me!

Circle Celebration | kelly kent

This set has so many possibilities and will work so well with so many other sets in my collection. Welcome to the family Circle Celebration!

You can order yours in the online store.

You’re welcome!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com