Christmas Cheers!

It’s Christmas!!!

Sending a very Merry Christmas to you and your favourite people.

Just a quick share today….

Christmas Cheers | kelly kent

Using some retired favourites and some products soon to join them on the retirement list, this card coordinated well with some gifts I made for family & friends this year.

Christmas Cheers | kelly kent

Warm Hugs stamp set – used here for the heart and Christmas tree – is already sold out. If there’s anything from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue on your wishlist that you haven’t yet added to your shopping cart, it might be time for a little Christmas retail therapy today!

Christmas Cheers | kelly kent

Sending lots of positive Christmas vibes your way today for a day that is filled with amazing company, great food and cold drinks!

Cheers to a wonderful Christmas – with love from Papercraft HQ xxx

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Paper Adventures Team Hop | gift wrapping & packaging

Hello! Thanks for joining in for the November edition of the Paper Adventures Team Hop. Today’s theme is oh-so-relevant as we embark on the end of year festive season – teacher presents, thank you presents, Christmas presents…. it’s all about gift wrapping and packaging.

We welcome Lorri Heiling from the US as our guest designer. I have a big crush on Lorri’s crafty style and love everything she shares. You can check out her blog – Confessions of a Stamping Addict – by clicking here. Such a great title for a blog – it sums up where we are all so well!!!

I can’t wait for you to see what the team share for gift wrapping and packaging ideas tonight. I’m excited for the inspiration, as I love giving out presents!

My packaging is going to be your go-to this Christmas when you need something easy but super cute – it’s the Mini Coffee Cups & Coffee Caddy from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue.

Mini Coffee | kelly kent

As well as the coffee cups and caddy, you’ll also need:

  • a choice of DSP (Heartwarming Hugs)
  • a sentiment stamp set (Warm Hugs)
  • ribbon or twine (Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe & Real Red Braided Linen Trim)
  • cello bag (Mosaic Gusseted Cello Bags)
Mini Coffee | kelly kent

You may also want to use the Warm Wraps Dies – they cut out the cutest band for your Mini Coffee Cups. They coordinate with the Warm Hugs stamp set, giving you lots of options for embellishing your sweet treats. I’ve filled the cello bag with locally made Rocky Road and popped a sachet of hot chocolate powder into the coffee cup.

Mini Coffee | kelly kent

If you thought the Mini Coffee Cups & Caddy were just for Christmas, then look at the next version I made. By changing up the DSP and colours, it’s really easy for this to be a birthday or thank you gift.

Mini Coffee | kelly kent

This one features the Flowers for Every Season DSP and ribbon combo pack.

Mini Coffee | kelly kent

There’s Favourites chocolates in the cello bag and a generic ‘for you’ sentiment, ready for any occasion. The stamp set is still the Warm Hugs one I used for the Christmas version – such a versatile one to have in your collection.

Mini Coffee | kelly kent

I’ve used the Banner Triple punch for the tag on each creation, but you could also cut banners with scissors if you don’t own this yet. It does make banner ends a breeze!

Mini Coffee | kelly kent

Which version do you think you’ll have the most need for this season? All occasion or Christmas? There’s 8 cups and caddys in each pack . I’m going to make up all 8 and have them ready to give out in December. It’s part of my strategy for less rush this year! Will it work??? Probably not – last minute crafting is always a thing in my craft room! More ideas than time!!!

Next up to share their awesome gift wrapping and packaging ideas is Mandy Depiazzi. She’s the queen of boxes and I know you’re going to love what she’s made today.

Have a wonderful weekend. I’ve got a full schedule on my craft on my to-do list with preparation for Social Stamping to do and a couple of blogs during the week to create for #bestjobintheworld!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Participant List:

Lorri Heiling (Guest Designer)
Siobhan Fitzsimmons
Kelly Kent
Mandy Depiazzi
Lisa Whitehead
Narelle Simm
Robyn Houston

Just Add Ink #518 | Add “T”

Hello!  I can’t wait to see the entries we get for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge!  We’re adding “T” – anything that starts with the letter t or is about the letter T.  It feels like an episode of Sesame Street!

 

Just recently, I saw a project shared by Amanda Mertz where she used the Stitched Triangles Dies to create Santa – so incredibly cool and so creative!  You can see Amanda’s original card by clicking here.

This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to CASE Amanda’s Santa design – Just Add Triangles!!!

Stitched Triangles Dies | kelly kent

I’ve used a Thick Whisper White cardstock base and cut 1-1/2″ from the bottom front and then cut another 2-13/16″ (this becomes the middle layer).  You’ll now have a piece of Whisper White left (4-1/8″ x 7-3/8″) – score this 5-7/8″ to create the card back and top flap.  The top flap & bottom segments measure 4-1/8″ x 1-1/2″) .  This style of card is called a Peekaboo Card.

Stitched Triangles Dies | kelly kent

I made my version of the Santa using:

Hat: 1 x Real Read Isosceles Triangle #3
Hat Trim: 1 x Whisper White Isosceles Triangle #4
Face: 1 x Petal Pink Equilateral Triangle #3
Eyes: 2 x Basic Black smallest circle on (retired) Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Nose: 1 x Petal Pink larger circle on (retired) Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Moustache: 2 x Whisper White Isosceles Triangle #1
Beard: 1 x Whisper White Equilateral Triangle #3
Jacket: 2 x Real Red Equilateral Triangle #3
Pom Pom: white (retired) Assorted Pompoms

Here’s a reference for the sizing of the Stitched Triangle Dies:

Stitched Triangles Dies with sizing | kelly kent

The rest of the card has Garden Green cardstock for the background mats.  The centrepiece is 3-1/16″ x 4-3/8″ and the top and bottom panels are 4″ x 1-3/8″.  The DSP is from Heartwarming Hugs cut at 3-7/8″ x 1-1/4″.  The embossing folder used on the Whisper White panel is from the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders (pack of 2 thin folders).

Stitched Triangles Dies | kelly kent

How cute is that sentiment?  It’s from the Warm Hugs stamp set – new in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue.  I’ve cut it using the Tailored Tag Punch – which is typically wider, but by marking even points on both sides of the reverse of the punch, you can create a fun conventional hexagon shape.  I’ve marked at 1.5″ wide and used the method shared by Stampin’ Up! in this video.  The ribbon is from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.

Tailored Tag Tip | kelly kent

I mentioned before this this card is a Peekboo style.  Here’s what it looks like when it stands up.

Stitched Triangles Dies | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge.  If you are inspired to “Just Add T”, please stop by our blog to share your project in our gallery.

Have a great weekend!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

 

A Miss Papercraft Birthday | Frozen Again!

It’s hard to believe that the first Frozen movie was released in 2013 and Disney’s ice empire has been a family favourite for almost 7 years!

Little Miss Papercraft had a first birthday extravaganza with a Frozen theme in 2014 (see the decor fun here).  Fast forward 6 years and we did it all again today!

There’s some wonderful snow themed products coming up in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue, which I had the pleasure of pre-ordering this month.  This catalogue is available to customers from 4th August 2020.  My regular customers will receive their copy of the catalogue this week.  If you need a copy of the Australian catalogue and don’t have a demonstrator, please let me know via email or Facebook.

Using a combination of new product, Annual Catalogue favourites and retired gems, this is the Frozen inspired birthday card I designed for Miss Papercraft.

Frozen Spinner Card | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the retired Magical Mermaid stamp set and the card base is also a retired favourite – Blueberry Bushel.

When you wind up the snowflake in the middle, it spins around…

This is the reverse side of the snowflake…

Frozen Spinner Card | kelly kent

The Snowflake Splendor DSP is new – you’ll find it in the upcoming Aug-Dec Mini Catty.  I’ve embellished it with Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems (also new) and Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

I already had snowflake dies, which are long retired, but kept in my stash for Frozen like occasions.  Although, I was super tempted by the gorgeous Snowflake Wishes bundle in the upcoming mini.

I did invest in some Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – it’s nice to have some sparkle again after Stampin’ Up! retired the previous colour range of glimmer paper.

To make a spinner card you’ll need the Layering Circles Dies and twine to adhere the spinning element.  I used the Night of Navy, white & silver twine from the Flowers for Every Season Combo Pack.

Frozen Spinner Card | kelly kent

The card was personalised with the birthday girl’s name in blue glimmer.  I used the Playful Alphabet Dies for these letters, and also the ‘7’ on the spinning element.  The inside layer was textured using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and the labels for the card (the name panel and the circles on the spinning snowflakes) are from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

I added the writing panel for this card to the back of the fold, so I could write a full message without worrying it would be seen through the spinner hole.

Frozen Spinner Card | kelly kent

Did you spy the party favour bags in the background of the card photos?  I used the snowflake die (retired) in blue glimmer with a new stamp from the Warm Hugs stamp set.  (Given Olaf from Frozen enjoys warm hugs, this coincidence made me smile!).  I teased apart the same twine used on the cards for a thinner (and differently coloured) version to attach them to the bags.

Warm Hugs | kelly kent

I had a total fail on the coordinating wrapping paper for the theme, but couldn’t go past this pink unicorn roll from Kmart!

Frozen Spinner Card | kelly kent

Here’s a picture of the birthday girl looking beautiful with her Frozen inspired face paint.  If you live in the Bunbury area and need a face painter, contact Shelle’s Fancy Face Painting – she was amazing!  Click here to visit her Facebook page.  She also does school holiday workshops and other awesomely creative things!

Images © kelly kent

The girls got to choose their design – each one with a super cute bling cluster to make them feel like the princesses they are!   I couldn’t bear to make Miss Papercraft wash her face before bed tonight!!!

Happy birthday to our gorgeous 7 year old!!!!  May your adventures of the next year be ‘cool’ and ‘royal’!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com