Today I have several cards to share with you, but they have one common thread. All are created using supplies from the On Its Way Simply Sent kit.
Sometimes I feel pity for kits… I know many stampers overlook them in fear of being too “limited” in their creative process. I am the exact opposite. Call me crazy, but in the midst of being a mom to two young children, sometimes I need a creative starting point to aid my tired brain. On top of that, I am sometimes deterred from creating because I know how hard it’s going to be to keep the kids out of my spread of supplies, and how much I’m going to dread cleaning up the big mess I always seem to make. Solution: kits. All the work is basically done for me, especially if I replicate the card design exactly.
See? I used the other sentiment from the coordinating Thanks & Hello stamp set, but other than that, the card I made is identical to the project sample included with the kit. After getting my feet wet with the initial card design, I branched out a little, still using only the materials included in the kit but this time substituting a sentiment from one of my all-time fave sets, Teeny Tiny Wishes. If you have an occasion, Teeny Tiny Wishes has your sentiment. It’s a HUGE set considering it includes 24 stamp images. Simple!
Now if you’re feeling really brave, you can start adding in some of your own supplies for a quick yet lovely little card.
The new In Color, Strawberry Slush, brightens up the tame grays and adds a sweet little touch to the card. Did you notice the new Pansy punch I used for the layered flower? I love that it’s a smaller scale than our other flower punches, so it doesn’t overwhelm the design. It’s so cute! A sparkly silver glimmer brad is the perfect center for a flower of this size.
Create the look
Tips: Don’t be afraid of using a kit as inspiration for your next project! Besides, the recipient won’t know Stampin’ Up! cut your card stock for you :o)
Kit: *NEW* On Its Way Simply Sent kit (131373)
Stamps: *NEW* Thanks & Hello (131459- wood only), Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748- wood, 127802- clear)
Ink: Basic Gray (126981), *NEW* Smoky Slate (131179)
Card Stock: *NEW* Strawberry Slush (131295)
Terrific Tools: *NEW* Pansy Punch (130698)
Exceptional Embellishments: 3/8″ Glimmer Brads, basics (121003)
If you love the idea of kits and you love getting surprises in the mail, you will LOVE having a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Did you know that I’ve started a Pinterest board specifically to collect the absolute best inspiration using supplies from Paper Pumpkin? Be sure to follow all my boards so you don’t miss a thing.