Wow where does the time go??? It's the last day of July already!!! The nice thing about it though is that tomorrow, 1st August, starts a month long promotion for the amazing Kit's collection from Stampin' Up! . There will be discounts on all yes All kit's of upto 30%!!!
Now let's talk a little about kits. When they were first introduced to the SU product line up I admit to being a little, oh ok maybe more than a little, dubious. After all why use a kit when I have a room full of stash...I love spending time crafting.... I've been doing this for a long time... I'm always inspired to create?
Well let me tell you I have changed my tune and become a convert to the little beauties ✨️ They are still perfect for beginner crafters, they are self contained goodie boxes, they can be great time savers and will always be a great way to kick start your creativity.
But, and this is why I really changed my mind, they give my creativity focus and allow it to blossom and grow all at the same time! I never though I'd say it but I really do love the SU kit's! As you'll discover if you come back evwry day this week.
But lets talk about what a kit is. Firstly there are a variety of kits available. There are craft kits which range from home decor to gift packaging to tags everything need to create these fun projects can be found in the kit.
Then there are 2 types of card kits. Every card kit comes in its own box perfect for storing you kit but also your finished works of art. Each contain card bases and envelopes, embellishments and adhesives. The first type is one that is pre printed and doesn't require you to stamp. The second card type of card kit contains stamps, acrylic block and an ink pad which you can add to your stash after all the projects are made 😉 And let's not forget the box ...what crafter doesn't love a box to decorate and use for storage 😃
Wow now that was a lot of words! So let's cut to the creative stuff and have a look at today's projects. As it's #makeitsimplemonday I thought I'd share my favourite non stampin card kit. Called Saying Thanks it's a beautifully bright and bold box of goodness.
For today's inspiration I have chosen to create the card on the right hand side of the picture. I then took the same card base and an envelope and created a further 3, yes 3, different cards just by adding card bases from my stash.
So here is the card as shown in the kit.
Did I mention that every kit comes with and amazing photo instruction leaflet with tons of useful information in it? Well it does and I highly recommend looking through it before you start creating.
For my first 2 cards I cut one of the kit card bases in half and added them to some card bases from my stash. I didn't fold the card base and instead cut the length to fit my card bases. I used the sentiments from the kit.