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:
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.
I agree with that sentiment completely – I’m always ready to craft!
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.
I love this sentiment and know I will use it over and over again. It’s such a great simple encouragement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a great sentiment! I liked that this paper collection lends itself to encouraging cards. We can all use those!
And that ‘hugs enclosed’ sentiment is the perfect way to finish it off.
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
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