I have been trying to catch up with old card kits. I am on a roll, but I keep finding boxes that I have stashed away in interesting places.
I really like this card kit. I like the red, white and blue color theme and the stamp set is just inspiring!
I made SIX cards with this kit. I think I could have made more, but there are stacks on boxes to go thru. I am sooooo behind!
To start with, I wanted to dive into the color theme. I made a simple card that really focuses on the colors.
The next card is also a simple design. I loved this pattern paper and really wanted it to be a major focus on the page. I pulled out my favorite large word die from Simon Says Stamp. This HELLO die has been on several of my cards and I just love it. I die cut several “hello” and glue them together to give it thickness. Whenever I do this I think it looks just like a Thicker chipboard word.
For this card I wanted to use some of the puffy stickers that came in the kit. I die cut the typewriter print paper with a postage stamp die frame. Which just pulls the whole “Mail/Typewriter” theme together on this card.
To continue the mail theme, I colored in a Tim Holtz crazy bird. I even cut a slit in card to slide an envelope under his beak. I used Glossy Accents on his eyes to give him some extra dimension, but I don’t think you can see it very well in this picture. I copic colored the envelopes to change the color of the paper to match the bird. I really like this bird. I know this bird will be back!
I decided on this card to pull away from the mail/envelopes/color theme and do something different. I used an embossing folder that gave this great dimension on the paper. It is simple, yet elegant.
My final card, and my favorite card started out as a mistake.
I was trying to make stripes and they looked funny and awkward. So I blended it all together and it started to look like a sunset on the ocean.
I added some black foliage on the bottom. It looks so serene I decided to make it a somber card that I can send to someone having a hard time.
I hope you enjoy looking at my creations.
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