Matchy Matchy Celebrations

Today, we’re sending birthday wishes to one of the Paper Adventures team members.

I do love it when the present I choose for someone has a great concept for a matching card.

Happy Birthday Siobhan!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day.


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Heat Tool

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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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Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List – Bird Family

 

Product List – Dragonfly Family

Glue Dots

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ESAD 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

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Hello!  And welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop.  Today we’re showcasing products from the brand new Annual Catalogue.

Make a cuppa, grab some chocolate and spend a bit of time with us as you travel around in a circle of amazing creativity.  Your wishlist is sure to grow – I know mine has.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a list of participating blogs at the bottom of this post.  If you’re already hopping, you’ve come from the wonderful Narelle. If you’re starting here or continuing on, the next stop is the fabulous Delys.

2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop ESAD Info

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I’ve been waiting patiently all week for my boxes of new fun to arrive – and they … didn’t!

So I’ve had a bit more time to play with the gorgeous In Colors and today I’m sharing my “Delightful Duos” with you.  These, in my opinion, are the best coordinating choices for each of the 2016-2018 In Colors.

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos . Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Each card features the same layout but uses a different In Color – do make cards in batches like this?  It’s a great way to make a bundle of cards quickly.

Other new products that feature are the Swirly Bird stamp set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Dapper Denim & Island Indigo. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Emerald Envy & Garden Green. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Flirty Flamingo & Watermelon Wonder. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Peekaboo Peach & Pumpkin Pie. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

ESAD 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop - Delightful Duos Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry. Swirly Bird/Scribbles & Thoughtful Banners. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Do you have a favourite duo?  Sweet Sugarplum – Rich Razzleberry is still rating highly for me, but I’m also loving the Dapper Denim & Island Indigo combination!


I’m really, really, really hoping that my boxes arrive in the next couple of days and I’ll soon be sharing new products with you!

Until then, keep travelling on the blog hop for more inspiration.  Next stop is the always lovely Delys Cram.

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If you have time to leave some comments along your way – thanks!  We love hearing from our visitors.

Kelly x


BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:


Like any of the products you saw in today’s projects?  If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you shop in my online store.  Click on any of the product links below to be transported there!


If you already have a demonstrator, please support their business and shop with them.  If you don’t live in Australia, you can find a local demonstrator via the Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy shopping!

It’s an ESAD Blog Hop… next week! For now, it’s more pre-order fun!

Did you visit earlier in the week and I promised an ESAD blog hop?  Well, quite a few of us were under the pump over the past week with catalogue launches, illness and generally crazy lives.  So, we’ve decided to put it off til next week.

This forms part of a really great decision I think – because by next week, many of us will have had BBBs (Big Brown Boxes) of Stampin’ Up! arrive on the doorstep and I’m anticipating some great variety of project from the new catalogue.


Not to leave you high and dry,  I still wanted to show you a few projects I’ve been working on with items from my pre-order.  These items are all now available for everyone to order (online or through your demonstrator).

This is a card we made in a class last week using one of my favourite ‘fancy fold’ designs – a Shadow Box card.  We used the Sitting Here stamp set, Playful Palette DSP and new In Colours!

Shadow Box (portrait) using Sitting Here stamp set, Playful Palette DSP & 2016-2018 In Colors. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

One of the greatest things about this card design is that it stands up when displayed, but folds flat for putting into an envelope.

Shadow Box (portrait) using Sitting Here stamp set, Playful Palette DSP & 2016-2018 In Colors. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And then because I hadn’t made one of these in a while and the Sitting Here version reminded me how fun it was, I made another (in the landscape orientation) using some more pre-order favourites.

This little boat is from the Swirly Bird stamp set.  So, as well as stamping out some great swirls & scribbles, you can also use the pieces in the stamp set to make boats, birds, kites and more!

Shadow Box Boat Birthday Card - Swirly Birds stamp set, Thoughtful Banners stamp set & Duet Punch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Shadow Box Boat Birthday Card - Swirly Birds stamp set, Thoughtful Banners stamp set & Duet Punch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Want to make your own shadow box?  It’s really quite simple.

  1. Cut an A4 piece of cardstock in half.
  2. Keep one half (put the other aside for another project) and cut that in half again.
  3. Score 1/2″ & 1″ from each side (long side for a portrait card and short side for a landscape card).
  4. Card front: Fold the 1″ score line under and then back on itself again along the 1/2″ score line.  Cut a shape of choice between the inside score lines using a framelit & your Big Shot.
  5. Card back: Fold the 1″ score line on top and then back on itself again along the 1/2″ score line.
  6. Put adhesive on the back of the card front along the panel made between the 1/2″ & 1″ score lines and attach to the same panel on the card back.

Like to see instructional videos?  I like this one by Dawn.

Stamp, embellish & decorate your shadow box however you choose. You’re best to decorate the back panel prior to the adhesive step (#6) and depending on how you decorate your back panel, sometimes it’s best to stamp before you score (step 3).

Thanks for joining just me today.  I promise a hop filled with fabulous inspiration next week – so visit back then!!!  And tomorrow you can look forward to another Stamp Review Crew hop.  Lots of fun to be had over the coming months as everyone’s creativity bursts with new catalogue love!

Kelly x


Product List – Sitting Here Birthday Card

Blender Pens

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Product List – Swirly Bird Boat Birthday Card

2016 Annual Catalogue Launch Samples

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came to my launch this morning – what fun we had.

There was ooohing & ahhhing over new products, amazement over how pretty the new paper is, prizes won and a few ‘Sweet Sugarplum’ scones devoured!  Recipe here!


The standout winner from the new catalogue was the 2016-2018 In Colors.   The new colours were an instant hit with everyone and the In Color Classic Stamp Pads were the most popular item of the day.

If you couldn’t be with us today, but I can help you with a new catalogue or to place an order for new & amazing products, please email me or visit my online store.  {Australian residents only}

Only 4 more sleeps!!!

Kelly x

2016 Annual Catalogue Launch: 2016-2018 In Colors. Swirly Bird stamp set, Tin of Cards stamp set and Bold Butterfly framelits.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Featuring: Swirly Bird stamp set, Tin of Cards stamp set, Bold Butterflies framelits.

2016 Annual Catalogue Launch: Dapper Denim, Layering Love stamp set & Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Featuring: Layering Love stamp set, Dapper Denim, Swirly Scribbles, Hearts Confetti Border Punch & Softly Falling embossing folder.

2016 Annual Catalogue Launch: Peach Peekaboo, Flirty Flamingo, Gift of Love Hostess stamp set & Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Featuring: Peach Peekaboo, Flirty Flamingo, Gift of Love Hostess stamp set & Thoughtful Banners stamp set.

2016 Annual Catalogue Launch: Emerald Envy, Affectionately Yours DSP, Swirly Scribbles thinlits, Thoughtful Banners stamp set & Triple Banner punch.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Featuring: Emerald Envy, Affectionately Yours DSP, Swirly Scribbles thinlits, Thoughtful Banners stamp set & Triple Banner punch.

2016 Annual Catalogue Launch: Sweet Sugarplum, Sitting Here stamp set, Thoughtful Banners stamp set, In Color Stampin' Write Markers & Brick Wall embossing folder.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Featuring: Sweet Sugarplum, Sitting Here stamp set, Thoughtful Banners stamp set, In Color Stampin’ Write Markers & Brick Wall embossing folder.

2016 Annual Catalogue Launch: Sweet Sugarplum, Playful Palette DSP, Love You Lots Hostess stamp set, Thoughtful Banners stamp set and Duet Banner punch.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Featuring: Sweet Sugarplum, Playful Palette DSP, Love You Lots Hostess stamp set, Thoughtful Banners stamp set and Duet Banner punch.