Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a technique to share with you…..the “technique” this week is quick and simple and a wonderful gift item for anyone!!!! The NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog has so many wonderful kits in it and I love each one of them. So far though, my favorite is the Tin of Cards Project Kit!!! I think the Mint Macaron and White striped tin is just adorable!! The kit makes 16 cards with envelopes and dividers for the tin to keep the tin organized! This is the perfect gift item for anyone! We all need cards to use throughout the year so this is perfect for any occasion (I started listing them but it went on and on)!!!
Look at all of this! It is stunning and would make a wonderful gift!!!! Now lets get into the specifics!!!
Are you swooning over this adorable tin like me??? I love it!!! The kit comes with 9 tabbed cards for you to create. There are lots of the Mint Macaron Designer Papers for you to pick from (and 1 extra) to adhere to the front. Then the Tin of Cards Stamp Set has these adorable 3 sided rectangle image that fits perfectly on each tab and then of course all of the card types – Birthday, Thanks, Sympathy, Wedding, Just Because, Baby, Hello, Congrats, Misc. You could always use this for a recipe card box and add other tags to those tabs!
Here is the first set of cards! There are 4 each of 4 designs and coordinating envelopes. This set has these amazing die-cut card bases with that heart across the front. You just adhere the designer series paper in, stamp your greeting on the banner, and add some epoxy hearts! It’s that simple! You can always mix it up and turn your paper over like I did in one of them (that wasn’t a mistake). You can place your greeting and hearts any where you wish and you can use any greeting you need!!!
I love these the most I think!!! That gold foil POPS so much….even my photos were all shiny! I love it! I stamped the Happy on the gold foil and on the white card. The kit came with the white circles already with greetings on there (in lots of different languages) or you could always stamp a greeting from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set in the middle! I love the look of the Baker’s Twine behind a greeting but I think I need to practice some more…..mine all came out looking a little weird I thought. To finish these cards off, there are clear epoxy stars randomly placed on the card!!!
These cards were super quick and simple. The base was already printed with the Bermuda Bay strip. Adhere the Crushed Curry Designer Paper and stamp the border from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set along the top. It was easy to stamp the border because it is a Photopolymer stamp set and you can overlap the center since it is covered by the greeting. I was really impressed with the stamped image on the wooden accents. It came out really clear and bold. I was thinking it would look all grainy and light. Woot Woot for that! Then finish it off with the die cut gold glimmer hearts. I wanted the one to be more manly so I just put 2 hearts on another one!!!
These cards are amazing but they took a little bit longer. All of the butterflies came die cut out already. The vanilla solid butterfly is stamped with a greeting to match the main greeting. Then I used Mini Glue Dots in the center of the butterfly to adhere the yellow one onto the vanilla one. I used them for the coral medium butterfly as well. For the little butterfly I used the curly border stamp to create a center. I also stamped that border on the top and bottom of the card base. The original card base comes with that rectangle popped out and you adhere the polka dot window sheet over that cut out. Behind the big butterfly is some gold thread that is wrapped in loops and peaking out. You really can’t see it in these photos. Now add your butterflies and greeting and you are all set.
Also, look at all of these leftover pieces – 8 white circles, tons of gold foil strips, gold thread, 4 banners, white hearts, and a mint maracon piece of designer paper!!!
To see all of these up close and in action, be sure to check out my Video Tutorial here!!! You can also check out the unboxing and reveal of this kit here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and let me know if there is something you would like to see in action and I’ll do my best to make it happen!
Start thinking of those upcoming holidays and gifts that you need so you can order these kits now!!! Click here to get yours today!