I’m back again with the rest of the cards I made using the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit. I don’t know if a 10 cards 1 kit is a feature I will have every month since some month’s the kit just isn’t to my taste and I don’t make a purchase. Also, YouTube is filled with people doing videos like this and I know because I watch them. For now, I’m just going to take it one month at a time as I settle in for this next year. As I am typing this, the kit is still available for purchase but if you might want to hurry and grab it. You never know how long these kits will be in stock. To see part 1 featuring this kit, click here.
Unless otherwise noted, all card sizes are A2 which is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
On to the cards:
This card was inspired by the inspiration sheet included in the kit. (I have since misplaced my inspiration sheet and can’t remember who created the card. If I find it, I will update the post and find a link to the card.) I used the Delicata Pink Shimmer cube to stamp a row of hearts across the bottom. Originally, the idea was to place 3 hearts but spacing is not a strong skill I have. In denial, I decided I could eyeball it and well, we now have 4 across the bottom. They looked a little plain to me so I used the stitched heart and SSS Intense Black Ink to add some interest. I lined it up as best I could but you know… There is a tiny solid heart stamp in the set and I used the same black ink to stamp some between the hearts and create a little cluster in the corner. Added the sentiment and a little strip of some of the patterned paper and it was done.
For this card, I used a Simon Says Stamp Heart Parade Die to create a border along the bottom of the card. The negative piece was perfect to use to align the die cut. However, I liked the look so I stuck it down with some tape runner. I adhered the thin die cut by using a glue pen. I heat embossed the sentiment and little hearts in white and had some spillage because I forgot to use my anti-static powder pillow. Always use the anti-static powder pillow.
For this card, I used the hearts cut from the border die used in the previous card. This was sort of the idea I had for the card in the first post that I did not like. I’m not thrilled with this card, but it is better than the other so I call it a win. Looking back at it now, I could have used some Distress ink to color the hearts or used a narrower strip of the patterned paper to make the card work out better. Meh, it is what it is. I’ll keep trying.
For this card, I fussy cut some of the flowers from patterned paper and stuck them around one of the sentiment cut outs. I used foam tape to add some dimension to a few of the flowers and used tape runner for the others. To finish it off, I added some clear sequins and glitter pen.
For this final card, I stamped the XOXO border stamp down the center of the pink card base. Using a die from my stash, I created a little tag and kept it simple by just using one sentiment cut out. The little heart in the center I colored with a PrismaColor coloring pencil to give it a little character. I stuck everything down with foam tape. This is a very plain card because everything else I tried to add to it just looked wrong and out of place so I left it as is.
I hope you liked my first 10 cards 1 kit feature. I get a lot of kits throughout the year from various companies so this feature will most likely come around again. To see the first post with the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit, click here.
Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year. January 1, 2018, I awoke to find the hot water frozen in my kitchen and the drain on my washer froze so we were baling… This year is off to a great start!
Thanks for stopping by!