Welcome to Paper Adventures

There’s never a bad time to join Stampin’ Up! – but Sale-A-Bration is a really great time.

There’s all the usual benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! plus 2 extra stamp sets in your Starter Kit.

All for the kit cost of $169.

Sale-A-Bration 2017 Join


Joining Stampin’ Up! means different things for different people.

My Paper Adventures team has grown during 2017 with Sheila, Anne & Mandy joining the fun.  Welcome!!!

Sheila joined so that she could come to the OnStage event which is being held in Perth this April.

Anne joined to save money on her favourite products.

And Mandy joined because she wanted to fully absorb herself in a new wonderful hobby.

It doesn’t matter what your reason is, it could possibly be the best decision you’ve made!


I’m so excited to have new team members – stamping is more fun with friends!

Using some of my new products from the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogues, and a demonstrator supply stamp set (order code: 135815), I made welcome gifts for the new team members.

Every gift starts with a card!  For the card, I used the Vertical Garden and All Things Thanks stamp sets together with the Carried Away DSP.

Welcome to Paper Adventures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Then the gift – engraved bone folders personalised for our team by Courtenay at Etch n Scratch.

Welcome to Paper Adventures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The bone folders were packaged using my Envelope Punch Board and decorated with Carried Away DSP, ‘Best Decision Ever’ sentiment from the demo supply set of the same name and a cute little paper aeroplane (which is our team logo) from the Iconic Occasions stamp set – how convenient is that?


Stampin’ Up! offers cute packaging options and I try to use them whenever I can.

So, I finished it all off by putting the card and bone folder in an embossed glassine bag and holding it all together with some banners, another aeroplane and a gold binder clip.

Welcome to Paper Adventures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here’s a close up of the embossing – it looks amazing!

Welcome to Paper Adventures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Welcome to my new team members!!!

Welcome to Paper Adventures. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m so excited for 2017 and all it holds!  The potential for me and my team is enormous!!!

Stampin’ Up! allows us to be creative, to have something that is ours and to share that with each other.

What’s would be your reason for joining Stampin’ Up! ???

To find out more, have a read here, or send me an email and we’ll chat.

Ready to board the plane?  Get your boarding pass (starter kit) here!  Join the fun!!!

Anyone over 18, who lives in Australia can join Paper Adventures.  Are you our next member?

Come join us!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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OnStage Display Board Samples – Succulent Garden Suite

WARNING! This post is photo heavy!!!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve finally found the time to share the samples I created for OnStage in Brisbane in early November (so only a month late!!!).

What an amazing experience – one that I urge you to apply for next time Stampin’ Up! puts the call out for display board stampers.

Check out the calibre of demos I displayed with!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I had some great products to play with from the Succulent Garden Suite.

This gorgeous stamp set called “Oh So Succulent”….

Plus this 2-step stamp set called Vertical Garden…


I also got other goodies in my box, which formed the theme for my creations including new cotton ribbon in Whisper White & Sweet Sugarplum, Succulent Garden Cardstock (Mint Macaron, Old Olive & Tip Top Taupe), Fabulous Foil Acetate, Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad, glassine gift bags, gold clips, and more!

And with those wonderful products at my fingertips plus some of my current favourites, this is what I created to share with other demonstrators at the 2016 OnStage event in Brisbane.

Let’s start with the succulents…

Everyone loves a good pun – and this stamp set is perfect for ‘succ’ulent puns!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A popcorn gift box (filled with jellybeans in a glassine bag) and tied off with gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum cotton ribbon.

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The happy birthday sentiment is stunning.

I love the font they’ve used in the Oh So Succulent stamp set!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


This is my favourite card – one of the great sentiments paired with a Hello Lovely Project life card in the place of DSP!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Of course I had to have a traditional succulent rock garden…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A card for Mum using the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment and those cute succulents as flowers…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a gift card folder decorated with a ribbon flower (the ribbon is soooo soft & beautiful!)…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


This card is a little left field – I thought the little oval stamp in the set looked like a jelly bean….

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Another favourite – this is my scrapbook page with a centrepiece photo of my girls in their fairy garden, surrounded by a succulent swirl – and the sweet sentiment “the best love story is the one you write together’.

So true for sisters!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here’s the girls with their scrapbook page when they visited me during lunch one day!

{Looking at the camera is not a strength at this moment!}

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A shaker card using one of the small flowers to create a background pattern…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And then there’s the projects featuring the Vertical Garden stamp set…

A housewarming gift – stamped glassine bag filled with a seed packet…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A “Hello baby” card…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


A Project Life style memory page – this is my parents who just moved closer to us after spending 33 years in the same house!

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a foxy z-fold welcome card that could be used for a baby or housewarming…

OnStage 2016 - Brisbane. Display Board Samples - Succulent Garden Suite. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


After making so many succulent samples, I thought I’d never want to look at another succulent stamp again.

But, guess what???  It’s a firm favourite and I’ve used it so much since getting home from Brisbane.

Succulents are so trendy at the moment!

The stamp set comes with dies, which just arrived yesterday and I’m excited to use (fussy cutting succulents has not been the most fun part of the creating!).

There’s also a truly beautiful DSP!!!

So, as my new catalogue stash grows, I promise to share more samples with you!!!  You’ll fall in love too!

I’m expecting catalogues next week.  You can pick up yours at my launch, at the next class you attend or if you’re not local, ask me to send you one by filling in the form below.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com