Seems my projects have been coming in bursts lately. One week I am focused on work, later the focus is on sewing, or an event comes up and I need a specific card so I make a few for that purpose. I finally had another card making burst and I’m here to share the results with you.
Mom and I decided about an hour before dinner that we should make 20 cards to send to my family in Japan. I know they prefer ‘simple’ cards (that is, no obscure greetings and no doilies or extra bling) so we opened up a card kit and had them all ready to go well before dinner.
Here’s all 20 cards we made from the Hip Hip Hooray kit, plus envelopes, grey ink spot, clear block and 3 stamps that are also included. Meg, I’m keeping the stamps and block – you can have all 20 cards & envelopes though
Ok, I did augment the kit with a few things I had within arms reach: Calypso Coral ink, thank you stamp from Everyday Occasions kit, bicycle and Hey There Friend stamps from past Paper Pumpkin kits, also a scrap of patterned paper and a tiny piece of black paper. Everything else (clips, shapes, bakers twine) was included in the kit – I didn’t even need scissors or glue!
Those extras were obviously not needed, but they were fun to add and matched really well. When we were done there were still a dozen or more card stock stickers left plus lots of bakers twine, dimensionals and a few clips.
I have had this kit on hand for awhile, originally thinking it would be a nice project for someone else, maybe a nice beginners project for someone. Mom and I are probably not beginners anymore – but we had so much fun putting it together and I was surprised at how lovely the colors looked in person. It’s hard to take pictures of these and show the sweet color palette.
Hip Hip Hooray card kit
item 134998 $24.95
makes 20 cards
Don’t forget it’s still Sale-a-Bration until the end of the March! Every $60 purchase earns you a free item from the list here (pdf will open in a new page) Plus there are 4 new SAB items that were just added this week: