10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS February Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Happy Friday! I’ve been ready for my weekend since Wednesday – it’s been a busy week.

I’m working with the SSS February 2018 Card Kit and it is currently still available. I’ll be honest, I had to really think with this kit. It’s stuffed full of great items but the paper wasn’t really speaking to me. I decided to add in both of the I’d Rather Be Crafting ephemera packs and one of the 12 x 12 scrapbook papers that I thought had some cute sentiments. With the card kits this year I want to make the best cards possible, even if that means adding in some extras. I know not everyone wants to or can do that though, so I’ll try to keep at least 5 cards that can be made with just the items in the kit. Here are my first 5 cards:

Some stills for you:

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Just about every craft room has a bulletin board so this idea came to me fairly quickly when I was looking a through the papers and ephemera. Also, I feel like brads are making a little bit of a comeback on cards and this was the perfect way to use some of my stash.

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I agree with that sentiment completely – I’m always ready to craft!

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Though cards have mostly taken over my crafting life, I actually double majored in Graphic Arts and Textiles so sewing has a special place in my heart and I don’t pick it up nearly as often as I’d like. I was really happy to create some cards I can send to my stitching friends.

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I love this sentiment and know I will use it over and over again. It’s such a great simple encouragement.

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After the details on the first two cards I was itching for something more simple and this card was perfect. Who wouldn’t smile opening a card with those rainbow hellos on it? I also love the little heart detail in the center of the O.

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A lot of these sentiments were really small and I tend not to use those very often. I thought trimming this larger stamp apart worked well to complete both the front and the inside of the card.

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As you know by now, I love a gatefold card. This strip from the 12 x 12 pattern paper worked perfectly as a belly band to keep it closed and I could just kick myself for trimming it before I actually used it. It worked out alright in the end though.

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This pocket die from Lawn Fawn is new (to me), really cute and sized perfectly for a gift card. I can see myself using it quite often. It’s a great way to add another pop of color on the inside of the card.

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What a great sentiment! I liked that this paper collection lends itself to encouraging cards. We can all use those!

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And that ‘hugs enclosed’ sentiment is the perfect way to finish it off.

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As always I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to get crafting! xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn – Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Fake Tan Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Sunflower Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Freshly Cut Grass: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Minty Fresh Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Deep Sea Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn – Juice Box Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

American Crafts – Aqua Pigment Ink:

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Blueprints 32 Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Gift Card Pocket: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/8 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/4 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/2 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stampin Up Foam Strips

Post It Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tonic Mini Guillotine Cutter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

Tim Holtz Ruler: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’d Rather Be Crafting 12 x 12 Paper

DCWV Cork: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’d Rather Be Crafting Tags & Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

I’d Rather Be Crafting Ephemera: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

DMC Floss #3814

 

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