Posted by Wendy
Hope you enjoyed Sara’s layouts yesterday, featuring the card kit. In keeping with our Wednesday Create-a-Card theme, today I’m sharing the cards I made using this great kit. It is selling FAST, so call us if you’d like to reserve one! 726-5323
The cards I made are clean & simple and it seems as though I have a thing for banners lately 😉
This card was super simple; I used two strips of patterned paper adhered to card base and then stapled (with tiny attacher) some of the twine. I cut 3 banners from the patterned paper and adhered across the twine with the buttons (which I put on with glossy accents). I used one of the labels and called it done.
This one was a little more involved. I assembled several of the speech balloon stamps on my craft mat and then pressed onto my acrylic block. I used the Hero Arts White Chalk Ink to create a background on the dark patterned paper; the trick to this is to stamp randomly and go off the paper in some areas. Next I used my white Uniball pen to add some ‘stitching’ to the panel. I used a heart punch to punch out a few mini hearts to match the heart stamp I embossed and fussy cut out. I also embossed the camera on the red polka dot paper and fussy cut that out as well. I adhered the camera and tiny hearts with foam adhesive and used another label to finish the card off.
For this one I used the hexagon patterned paper and cut out 7 different hexagons to form a strip down the left side of the card. I adhered some with foam dimensional adhesive and others with flat adhesive to make a neat effect. I used the ledger paper to create a strip and added some twine with my tiny attacher. Another label finished it off.
This card above is perhaps the easiest clean & simple card – I loved the card base and wanted to show as much of it as I could so I used a patterned paper scrap and a white scrap and made a banner, used the Sn@p alphas to spell my sentiment, threaded a button and adhered it all.
For this one I used the striped paper as a background panel and cut several 1 inch strips of white into banners. I made a pattern by embossing the heart, star and small camera images using VersaColor ink cubes. I’ve been buying these up to create a separate embossing station in my craft room – I love how affordable they are and how I can easily emboss in any colour. I used a Wink of Stella Zig pen to ‘stitch’ the edges, the Sn@p alphas for my sentiment and finished it off with my crop-a-dile and a ribbon bow.
I created a string of buttons on some twine and adhered it to two panels of patterned paper. The arrow panel is with regular adhesive and the hexagon is with dimensional. I cut , you guessed it, another banner from the dark pattern and used it to place the label.
This card took the longest but is probably my favourite. I stamped the speech balloon out 12 times and fussy cut them out, adhered to white panel and then used dimensional adhesive to adhere the panel to the card base. I used the the alphas to spell ‘Hi” and it was done.
For this card I used a white piece as a panel again and then punched out butterflies using an old Martha Steward punch. I ‘stitched’ using a pen around the card base and then adhered 2 strips of the ribbon with Scor-tape. I used the butterfly label and wrote happy birthday for a personal touch.
I like to use kit leftovers to make a few filler and journaling cards for my own Project Life album…
The stamps in this kit are very functional for cards, layouts and journalling cards – love that! When I make the cards with the kit I really try to minimize any supplies that I use that are not in the kit other than consumables or things we are all likely to have in stock. Here is everything I used this month:
I also used flat and dimensional (foam dots) adhesive, my tiny attacher and clear embossing powder (not shown).