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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cards Made Using Simply Scrappin' Kit - Part 1 of 2

The other day on the message board, we were talking about the Simply Scrappin' kits that Stampin' Up! sells. Since my main passion is card making, I must admit I hadn't really look at these kits at all as a purchase for myself. Barb (Snowmanlover) mentioned that she was doing a workshop using this kit and each person attending was going to make 12 cards from half of a kit. I ordered a kit and decided to put it to the test.

First I did a review of what was in the kit and posted it to my blog. It was loaded with textured cardstock, designer series paper, and self-adhesive die cuts. Cards definitely could be made from those items and if you add in ribbon, a few of our wonderful stamps you can do even more.

I did add 11 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock to use as my card bases. Then the items in the Simply Scrappin' Christmas Jingle kit could be used for accents, embellishments, etc. I must admit I was shocked when I was able to create 21 (yes, you read that correctly) cards from 1/2 of the kit. That means I could easily get 42 cards from this kit by adding in ribbon, a couple of stamps, and some imagination. You definitely could do this too. I hope some of you will try it.

I absolutely love the red & white border die cut that I used in the middle of the card. I hand wrote the sentiment.

I used the snowman from the Christmas Punch Hostess Level 2 set. The tiny borders on the right are actually scraps from the die cut. I thought they looked perfect on this card and they already were self-adhesive.

This card was Hal's favorite. It is 100% from the kit. I used my Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen to write Merry Christmas. This pen is opague and works beautifully on any dark card stock.

This card is my absolute favorite. I added in the ribbon (it's polka dot on the other side), along with using the Uni-Ball Signo pen to accent the scallop circle with white dots.

There is such varitey in the borders and other die-cuts. The circle one is actually two that I layered. The sentiment is from the Christmas Punch Hostess Level 2 stamp set.

A simple card made 100% with the die cuts in the kit. Again, I only used 1/2 of what was in the kit. So there are many to choose from.

I added in the polka dot ribbon (it is solid on the other side). Doesn't it look great with the polka dot paper. The ribbon is 3/4" wide and is called: 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, item #115608, Real Red. It is $8.95 for approximately 10 yards.

Another card done with die cuts and the circle one is actually two that were layered. I really like the striped borders. The borders are 12" wide in the kit. I cut them in at 5 1/2" and 11" since my cards are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Then used the leftover end to create little boxes for a card too.

The die cuts are so easy to use. They are self-adhesive so you peal the back and stick on the card exactly where you would like them. Quick and easy.

The ornaments are die-cuts too. They are a perfect match to our stamp set called: Tree Trimmings, item #116722.

This is card #11, I have 10 more that I will post tonight or tomorrow. Aren't the stars great! They are made using our star and our large star paper punches. You punch out the small star first, then line up the larger punch over the negative image on the card stock. It creates this cute border star allowing the card base to show thru. Small star punch is item #109045 and large star is item #110710. You can achieve the same effect using the small tag and the tag paper punches too. Small tag is item #108264 and the tag is item #105934.

I was so pleased with the results of these cards that yesterday I ordered a second Simply Scrappin' Christmas Jingle kit. I would highly recommend these kits whether you use them for scrapbooking or for card making. They are really a great value and are easy to use. All of the Simply Scrappin' kits are on pages 164 through 167 of our main catalog (idea book & catalog 2009 - 2010).

If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please contact me directly OR use my Stampin' Up! website and click on "Shop Now"

Be sure to check back for the additional 10 cards I made from 1/2 of this kit.

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1 comment:

Snowmanlover said...

Mary they look great! You are sweet to mention me. Yep, we love to make cards, even out the scrap kits but what great kits they are. Your cards are awesome. I am having so much fun making mine!!

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