Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Hostess Sets

Hello!  I’m about half way through my quiet August, thanks to everyone that has joined me on Facebook, subscribed to my blog ready for September or visited old posts!

What have I been up to???  I’ve still been creating – birthday cards, cards for friends, cards for orders and some cards just for fun!

I’ve also had early nights, watched a few hours of terrible tv (and some good tv too), read some books, caught up with friends, spent time with my family and focused on my Paper Adventures team.

I, with 6 of my team registered on Tuesday to attend the next OnStage event in November.  We’ve chosen to visit beautiful Melbourne and I’m very excited!!!  The event is so popular that it sold out in 5 hours!


Paper Adventures - Blog Hop Header

Tonight I’m popping back into the blog to participate in my Paper Adventures team blog hop.

The theme for August is ‘host sets’.  These sets are only available for purchase with hostess rewards, which can be earnt on any order over $250 in Australia.  This can be your order alone, a combined order with family/friends or the order from a workshop held in your home. And the even better news for host sets is that they have a special price – usually 50% of the suggested retail price.

There’s 6 host sets in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue…

I needed to make a card for a couple who bought their first home – but I wanted it to be fun!

So, I made a neighbourhood with moveable cars & trucks!

Paper Adventures team blog hop | kelly kent

The track was made using the straw die from the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I made the first road and then just kept cutting intersecting roads until my streets were complete.

Paper Adventures team blog hop | kelly kent

The houses are white embossed and the roads marked with white gel pen.

The cars & truck are attached to washers, which are separated with dimensionals, allowing them to slide along the roads.  They get a bit stuck at the corners, but that’s ok!!!

Paper Adventures team blog hop | kelly kent

Interactive cards are always so much fun to make and an exciting way to celebrate the happy news of a new house.

The In The City stamp set is totally amazing (as you’ll see on this hop).  There’s 60 photopolymer stamps in the set – which makes the options endless for creating cards!

Next up on our team hop is Anne Barker (via Facebook) with a totally different In The City project – it’s pink & oh so pretty!!!

If there’s any broken links along the way, or you want to visit blogs using direct links, the full participation list is here:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Anne Barker (Facebook)
  3. Melissa Gifford (guest designer)
  4. Mandy Depiazzi
  5. Sheila Pybus (Facebook)
  6. Kristel Rimmer
  7. Coriana Boothey
  8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  9. Narelle Simm

Thanks for sharing the joy of creating with our wonderful team.

If you live in Australia and would like to join Stampin’ Up!, our Paper Adventures team would love to have you!  Visit here for more information about the benefits of becoming a demonstrator.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Heat Tool

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Country Livin’

Obviously you can’t own everything in the catalogue (well, most of us can’t!), and no crafter enough has ‘enough’ stamp sets…

But every time I think I’m at a point where there can’t be too many more sets on the wishlist, I get swayed to just one more!

I borrowed the Country Living’ stamp set from a friend so I could use the old truck for a card I had in mind.

And found that I *needed* to own this stamp set.  Just three stamps… but so many uses!  And a great option in your stash for male cards.

Here’s 2 cards I made with the truck…

A Fold Out Card

Fold Out Card - Country Livin' truck. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Folded-out view…

Fold Out Card - Country Livin' truck. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a “Behind the Trees” card…

(the best instructions I’ve found for this type of card are on Ann’s blog – click here)

Behind The Trees - Country Livin' & Lovely As A Tree stamp sets. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can’t wait for my set to arrive so I can make more Country Livin’ cards.  After all, I am a ‘country’ girl now!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Blender Pens

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