Today I'm using the Happy Hello Simply Sent kit which is free as part of Stampin' Up's Sale-a-bration promotion, but in fact it's more like a sad goodbye as Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow. If you have your eye on any of the Sale-a-bration free gifts, please do email me your order as soon as possible!
It's easy and fun to make cards with kits like this one and the Simply Scrappin' kits (on 167 and 168 of the annual catalogue). Come and see what I've been up to:
The Sale-a-bration Happy Hello kit contains 8 die-cut cards, printed with a trendy chevron design, and these wonderful contrasting envelopes. You also get Basic Grey bakers twine, stickers in a gorgeous combination of Basic Grey and Daffodil Yellow, and sparkly rhinestones to embellish with. The set would make a lovely gift for someone who doesn't craft because you can keep it very simple, as I have in the card above...
... or you can go off piste and do your own thing as we crafters love to do! I made this quick card using one envelope, one die-cut card, a sheet of Whisper White card stock and few of the embellishments as well as the following two cards. In this one, I trimmed the shaped card stock and envelope for my background and added the stickers and a sentiment in a jiffy!
Here's a card for someone who has achieved a goal or passed an exam or driving test. I found that it was easy to cut stars out of the larger flower stickers using my Merry Minis star punch, and gave them a celebratory look with rhinestones.
Here's another card to celebrate an achievement. This time I've used the offcuts of the grey sticker and the patterned card stock to create banners which I've ribbon-tailed with a square punch. I used markers to isolate the words on the sentiment, making a 'here's to' ticket to place on the banners and stamping the 'you' directly onto the card base. I embellished with a row of rhinestones - Stampin' Up's rhinestones come with two chains of these to make lines easy.
There's heaps of the kit left and I've got plans to make it into a mini scrap book to house this year's Easter photos - those colours will be perfect!
Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey and Baja Breeze markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Happy Hello Simply Sent kit (Sale-a-bration freebie), Basic Rhinestones (for the small ones), Square punch, Merry Mini punch set, stamp-a-majig
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My son is getting better now and so boredom has set in. Yesterday, feeling that I could do with some help with my blog, he suggested a featured post for each day of the week: Two Minute Tuesday for example (I told him that might be stretching the concept of fast just a tad!) Six Minute Saturday, Seven Minute Sunday... He also came up with Faffing About Friday (no change there then!) and Make What You Want Monday (Hmm!) before I decided he could do with a more constructive activity!
See you tomorrow for a bit of the usual Friday faffing!