March Card Kit Debut – Wendy

Hi All;

One of my favourite things about co-owning The Paperie is being involved in the creation of the kits and designing with them. There’s something exciting about opening a kit and playing with a set selection of coordinating products.  March’s card kit features a stamp set by one of my favourite companies Lawn Fawn.  Lawn Fawn stamps are great quality and so whimsical that they make for great cards.

When working with the March kit I tried to keep track of any product I used from my stash that was outside of the kit contents that way it would be easy for you to recreate with supplies of your own.  I’ve also tried to provide more detailed instructions.  For those of you who get card kits let us know if you enjoy  having instructions on the blog. Here are the ‘extra’s’ that I used:

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  • A couple of dies
  • Pennant Epiphany Tool (love that they come in so many options!)
  • Gold and White Uniball pens
  • Dimensional adhesive
  • Mint and Georgia Peach Color Shine Sprays
  • White Hero Arts Dauber
  • Versacolor Cubes in coordinating colors *I love to pull these out since you can also emboss with them – great versatility especially when working with a kit
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Glossy Accents
  • Circle Punch
  • Post-it tape
  • clear embossing powder (not shown)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink (not shown)
  • Big Shot (not shown)
  • Corner Chomper (not shown)

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For the first card I:

  1. used my scattered dots die to ‘punch’ holes in the orange dot paper and create a panel
  2. I used the Kraft to create a normal A2 Card Base
  3. I made a strip at the bottom of the orange with the multicoloured chevron from the paper pad
  4. cut a narrow strip from some left over white
  5. tied twine
  6. added sentiment with the alpha stickers

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For the second card I:

  1. Used the green as my card base
  2. Cut a piece of patterned paper into a panel 4 x 5 1/4
  3. tapped the Mint and Georgia Peach Color Shine onto the card panel
  4. cut a banner out of the blue polka dot
  5. added a small strip of the same patterned paper as the panel
  6. used white Uniball to ‘stitch’ on either side of the strip
  7. stamped Happy Birthday in Tuxedo Black Memento
  8. clear embossed the balloon animal onto the orange polka dot paper
  9. fussy cut out balloon animal and adhered with foam adhesive

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  1. Cut blue chevron patterned paper 4 X 5 1/4 & adhered to ivory card base
  2. cut narrow strip of polka dot paper and adhered to bottom of chevron panel
  3. ‘stitch’ with white Uniball just below the strip and near top of panel
  4. stamp Happy Birthday in black ink on strip of white
  5. adhere sentiment strip with foam adhesive
  6. adhere 3 wood veneer star bursts with glossy accents
  7. round bottom corners of card with Corner Chomper

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  1. Create card base with Kraft paper
  2. Cut strip from woodgrain patterned paper & adhere to card base
  3. apply 3 stars and sentiment from the rub-on set (love these!)
  4. Gold heat emboss the stars from stamp set in a row at bottom of card base – so pretty in real life

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  1. Create card base with Kraft cardstock
  2. cut panels of 2 types of patterned paper and round top left corners
  3. Adhere to card front lining up bottom right corners
  4. Die cut cameras and adhere
  5. use alpha stickers for sentiment
  6. Round top left corner of card base

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This might be my favourite card of the one’s I made.

  1. Create card base out of Kraft cardstock
  2. Cut a panel out of the multicolour chevron
  3. Cut a 1/4 smaller panel out of white cardstock
  4. Use versacolor & clear embossing powder to heat emboss the balloon animal to the bottom left of white panel
  5. Use Versamark and gold embossing powder to add the stars from the stamp set.
  6. Adhere panels
  7. Stamp Happy Birthday in black ink

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This card was tons of fun to make.

  1. Create card base with the red/ white polka dot paper
  2. Create rectangular panel out of woodgrain patterned paper
  3. Use hole punch to punch out 15 of the circle icons from the patterned paper
  4. Adhere woodgrain panel to card base
  5. Adhere circles with foam adhesive
  6. Add sentiment with alpha stickers
  7. Tie ribbon and tie with knot

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  1. Make card base with white/ red polka dot paper
  2. Use the Studio Calico product packaging to create a card base
  3. tie red ribbon around chevron bag and adhere to front of panel
  4. adhere the vellum camera to front of bag
  5. adhere sentiment with alpha stickers

I think I will use this card for giving a gift card which would fit in bag on front.

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  1. Create green panel for card base
  2. Create white dots with Hero Arts dauber
  3. stamp stars on random dots with versacolor
  4. Cut panel from pattern paper (brown with icons)
  5. use up some scraps of patterned paper to create two banners to adhere on top of panel
  6. Adhere 3 star burst wood veneer with glossy accents
  7. use sticker alphas to spell Thanks

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I also created 2 mini cards using the ivory as a card base.

For the one on the left I:

  1. stamped ‘party’ on 3 scraps of blue patterned paper
  2. used pennant Ephiphany tool to punch out 3 banner flags
  3. wrapped and tied twine around card
  4. adhered pennants as if they are hanging from twine
  5. Used versacolor and clear embossing powder to heat emboss the balloon animal
  6. rounded bottom two corners

For the card on the right I:

  1. Cut a strip of patterned paper and adhered to left side of card base
  2. stamped the stars & sentiment using verscolor
  3. tied yellow ribbon around top of card

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As with every kit (page or card kit) when I’m done using the bulk of the kit for cards/ layouts I usually make a set of 4×6 / 3×4 cards for my Project Life album.  The patterned paper in this card kit was especially great for this with its icons and calendars.

Hope you enjoy playing with this month’s kit.  Stay tuned to the blog for Sara’s amazing creations – you can always count on Sara to do something different with the product!

Wendy

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