Friday, 27 March 2020

Notes of Kindness Card Kit

So things are pretty strange right now.  New Zealand is in lockdown with the Coronavirus and everyone (who is not an essential worker) is at home.  

Yesterday was supposed to be my monthly card class but of course that couldn't happen.  I decided to do a video instead on the project we were going to be completing.  

This is the Notes of Kindness Card Kit and in the video I show you what's in the kit, how to make the four beautiful cards that are in the kit - there are 5 each of 4 designs so you actually make 20 in total - and at the end I show you some alternative cards I made using the stamp set from the kit. 



On page 63 of the 2020 Mini Catalogue is a page called "Maximise Your Kit Sets".  It gives you great ideas on how you can use the stamp set that comes in the kit, to make other projects after you've made all the cards from the kit.  That's where I got the inspiration for this full sized masculine card from:

 
I've used the Golden Honey Speciality Designer Series Paper which was free with Sale-a-bration, however it has now sold out.  You can use any Designer Series Paper that you have, or you can do as the sample did and use cardstock and emboss it with an embossing folder.  

I have switched mine around and embossed the top part using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and used the Designer Series Paper on the bottom. 
For these two notecards I used the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack.  With the vanilla card I matted an orange card from the pack onto Basic Black cardstock before adhering it to the card.  Then I stamped the Thank You stamp in Versamark ink on a scrap of black card and heat embossed it with Gold Emboss Powder then adhered it where I liked it.

The white notecard is a card from the pack directly adhered to the notecard without any matting.  This time the Thank You is stamping in Terracotta Tile ink.  

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Meerkat baby

My daughter's friend has just welcomed a new baby brother into the family so I needed a baby card.  I decided to use the meerkats from Sale-a-bration that I think are so cute.
I've used a mish mash of items from all over the place for this one. The striped paper is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack and the sentiment is from the Animal Outing Stamp Set.  

For the die-cuts behind the meerkat - which I hand-cut and coloured with my Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake) - I used the Painted Labels Dies from the Peaceful Poppies Suite in the Mini Catalogue.  The big swirly one is Balmy Blue and the yellow one is Daffodil Delight to match the matting behind the paper. 

Then I thought the meerkat needed grounding somehow, so I cut some grass to go under his feet.  You might have seen the Ladybug dies which are part of the Sale-a-bration co-ordination products.  You can earn the Little Ladybug host stamp set for free when you host a workshop during Sale-a-bration.

LITTLE LADYBUG HOST CLING STAMP SET 

Its such a cute set that you're going to want to earn this one.  If you haven't seen, there are dies which are purchasable to go with this stamp set that not only cut out the ladybugs, but also cut out the flower both as a whole or just as a flowerhead.  Then there are several dies which compliment to bring your project to a whole new level.  The grass die-cut is one of those dies.  See the whole set below


Finally I finished the card with some matching retired Balmy Blue organza ribbon and some rhinestones.  I coloured the rhinestones with my Balmy Blue Blend (alcohol marker) to match everything else.

Oh and the sentiment on the inside of the card is from another oldie but goodie retired stamp set called Baby Bear.