Stamp Review Crew | Christmas Quilt

It’s that time of year when it’s the last of everything for 2017!

This is the last blog hop the Stamp Review Crew will do for 2017.  A big thanks to Tanya Boser for all her hard work coordinating the hops – it’s a pleasure to be involved with a talented group of stampers!

The theme for today is the Christmas Quilt stamp set – and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelits.

I thought this bundle would be around forever – but sadly it made its way to the retirement list.  If you have it on your wishlist, you’ll need to buy it soon.  Once 2nd January comes around, these items will no longer be available (or earlier if stocks sell out!).


I have been making, packaging, wrapping and giving lots of gifts this festive season.  Between coaches, teachers, friends & family, there’s lots of opportunities to share some handmade love in Australia!!!

I can wrap a box like a pro.  One of my jobs while I was at university was selling fragrance in a department store – so I spent hours wrapping gift boxes and boxes of perfume for lucky ladies & men!

Give me a box to wrap any day!  But irregular shapes are not my thing!!!  So if it’s not a box, it’s going in a gift bag.  Easy, fun & pretty – ticks all the boxes!

And it also provides opportunities for coordinating cards.  As usual, Stampin’ Up! are right on trend with packaging options this Christmas.

Here’s two cards that were inspired by a gift bag – using the Christmas Quilt stamp set!

First up is a Christmas theme…

Stamp Review Crew Christmas Quilt | kelly kent

This one was based on a wine bottle bag featuring brightly coloured Christmas trees.

Stamp Review Crew Christmas Quilt | kelly kent

I used the quilted triangle stamp to recreate the cute little Christmas trees and the trunk using the stitching!

Stamp Review Crew Christmas Quilt | kelly kent


The second card is a thank you card for Miss Papercraft’s teacher…

Stamp Review Crew Christmas Quilt | kelly kent

I used the diamond pieces to recreate the geometric pattern on the bag!

Stamp Review Crew Christmas Quilt | kelly kent

You could use the dies to cut these out, but I just quickly snipped them with my paper scissors.

The colours are Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist & Pool Party.

Stamp Review Crew Christmas Quilt | kelly kent


I had so much fun playing with the shapes and making my creations nothing to do with quilting!!!  There’s so many ways to use our stamping supplies.

I know you’re going to see lots of great quilted creations if you keep hopping.

Visit Dawn Tidd in the US next for her great ideas.

Thank you for your support in 2017!

See you next year – our first Stamp Review Crew hop goes live on 1st January 2018!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Just Add Ink #336 – Colour Challenge

Just Add Ink Design Team

This week’s Just Add Ink #336 colour challenge was definitely a challenge for me!

I love all these colours – but together???

Just Add Ink #336 - Colour Challenge


The design team have done an awesome job of putting them all together!

This is what I came up with…

Just Add Ink #336 - Colour Challenge. School's Out For the Summer spinner card! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Not everyone wants a ‘fluffy’ card, so my my plan was to create a ‘thank you teacher’ card with a more oddball sentiment than the traditional.

Just Add Ink #336 - Colour Challenge. School's Out For the Summer spinner card! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here’s in Australia, the school year finishes as summer arrives.

Hello summer, goodbye school!!!

If this colour combination is calling your name, please join us for the weekly challenge.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List

Teachers Cards – “Merry Christmas from the whole bunch”

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These two ‘super-size’ card designs are the product of a custom request from one of my favourite customers.  She dreams up big ideas then it’s my job to turn them into a reality.  The brief for this one was to create 4 personalised Christmas cards in green & gold for kindy teachers with flowers or balloons and the phrase “from the whole bunch”.  There was a bit of agonising (on my part!), but the final result was amazing.  I loved them, she loved them & the teachers loved them – that’s a win!

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I was lucky enough to add a Silhouette Cameo to my papercraft family last month.  This card gave me the chance to break it out!!!  I’ve had one on my wishlist for a while and my wonderful hubby surprised me with one #luckyme.  The “Christmas” & “Mrs” wording are digitally cut using the Cameo.  The teachers names are old school – cut in the Big Shot using the Perfect Print Bigz Dies.  And the requested “from the bunch of us” was simply printed using Word on the computer.  Using a variety of techniques & sources gives the card a little extra zing.  I’m looking forward to sharing more hybrid projects with you that use the Cameo as well as traditional papercraft.  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Flower Fair, Ovals Collection, Hearts a Flutter, Cannery (retired)

Thinlits: Label Card

Bigz: Perfect Print Alphabet

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents, Pansy

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil, Brushed Gold, Vellum

Cardstock: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive

Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Positively Chevron, Good Greetings (retired), Perfectly Preserved (retired)

Embellishments: Gold Baker’s Twine

 

 

Teacher Cards – Beautiful Ballerinas

Alexa started dancing this year and loved it!  You might remember last term’s card featuring a ballerina costume made from the Baby’s First Framelits.

My little ballerina
My little ballerina

This term, I couldn’t go past a Pinterest find.  This card is a creation from the craft table of Suzanne Johnson, which I have CASEd to make my own version for my daughter’s dance teacher.  It uses the Work of Art stamp set to create – ‘a work of art’!  Just magical!  It allowed me to pretend, just for a minute, that I have an artistic side!!!  Kelly x

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Baby’s First Framelits Repurposed – Swimming

I’m on a roll with using the Baby’s First Framelits for different punch art.  I’ve found that it also makes a great pair of bathers (togs … swimming costume …) if you chop off the arms of the onsie with a 1″ circle punch.  Which is perfect for a thank you card for Maddie’s swimming teacher.  My girls are both water babies (love being in water), so it’s very important to me that they learn to swim.

The basic design for my swimming card is a variation on yesterday’s ballet card.  I couldn’t resist putting the rubber duckie there as most weeks we sing “5 little ducks went out one day…”!  Sometimes swimming is as much of a workout for the parents as the kids!  The things we do!  Kelly x

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Baby’s First, Project Life Cards & Labels, Deco Labels

Punches: 1″ Circle, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle, Itty Bitty Accents

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso CoralWhisper White

DSP: 2013-2015 In Colour Paper Stack, Lullaby

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Hello Honey

Stamp Set: Yippee-Skippee!

Accessories: Paper Snips

 

Baby’s First Framelits Repurposed – Ballerina

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I didn’t make you wait long to see some other uses for the Baby’s First Framelits.  This week is the end of term here in WA, so more thank you cards for all the girls’ activities.  This first share is a card for Alexa’s ballet teacher.  It has been the most delightful experience, watching Alexa and her new ballet friends enjoy learning how to be little ballerinas.  I can’t praise the teacher highly enough – the class is fun, easy going & carefree.  Just the way dancing should be when you’re 3!

To make a beautiful ballerina costume, I used the onsie from the framelit set to make the leotard.  I added a jacket by cutting two more onsies and then cross cutting with the Extra-Large Oval punch.  The bow was made with the hearts from the Owl Builder punch and the circle from the Cupcake Builder punch.  The skirt was made using the ring stack framelit (x3) cut out of vellum that I’d coloured using my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  So pretty – so easy!  This would make the perfect birthday card for a little ballerina.  I know Alexa loved it when she saw it on the craft table.   Kelly x

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Baby’s First, Project Life Cards & Labels, Deco Labels

Punches: Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

Specialty Paper: Vellum

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

DSP: Subtles Paper Stack

Ink: Blushing Bride

Stampin’ Write Marker: Blushing Bride

Stamp Set: Yippee-Skippee!

Accessories: Paper Snips

 

 

 

 

End of Term Thankyou Cards – Swimming

During the term we are busy little Vegemites, so the next thankyou card in the series is for Alexa’s swimming teacher.  This term of swimming certainly made the teacher work for her money – three kids in the class, each at a very different swimming level.  She did a great job once she got to know all of them and we wanted to say thank you!  Another punch art card – a little girl with goggles, blowing lots of bubbles.  So cute, just like my little water baby!  Kelly x

20140410-193416.jpgSupplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Framelits:  Circles Collection, Holiday Ornaments

Edgelits: Adorning Accents

Embossing Folder: Fancy Fan

Punches: Extra-Large Oval, Large Oval, 1 & 1/4″ Circle, 1″ Circle, 3/4″ Circle, 1/2″ Circle, Owl Builder, Ticket Duo Builder

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Primrose PetalsPerfect Plum, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black

Speciality Card: Window Sheets

Ink: Jet Black Staz On

Stamp Set: Yippee-Skippee!