Hello, Crafty Internet! So I’m a little late on this one and I hope it isn’t too late. It took me a while to decide if I wanted this kit. The February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is full of great things and I don’t regret getting it. It just took me a while to decide for sure that I wanted it. It has sold out on the site as I type this, but the products are for sale individually on the site.
I apologize for the poor image. The day was very cloudy. Anyway, as I said, the contents were great. However, there were some items I could have done without. I’m not a big fan of embossing folders and the wooden images didn’t stir anything. But, the scissors, the tacky glue, the stamp set… The good / not so great ratio was too even to call for a while. I kept going back to the site to look at it…think about it…and finally thought that if I was spending this much time looking at the thing I might as well get it.
So I did, (obviously, or why would I be building this post?).
Card # 1
I thought of this card as soon as I saw the stamp set. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink to stamp the paint tubes and the sentiment. The watercolor pallet that came with the kit were marvelous. The orange on the end I created by mixing a little of the red/pink and yellow colors. The paint tubes aren’t stamped in a perfect line and that just adds to the charm.
Card # 2
In keeping with the watercolor theme, I used the pallet to create this card while I had the fun stuff out to play. Again, I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black to stamp with. It really works great with watercolors; no smear at all.
Card # 3
This flower printed background was lovely so I took some Nuvo drops in white and just added a dot to the center of the larger flowers. I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock and attached it some foam tape to add a little dimension. I really like the Thanks sentiment. So cute.
Card # 4
I kept this card simple as well, using the patterned paper for the background. The circles I die cut using the Sizzix side kick and I just love that machine. I white heat embossed the sentiment. It came from a previous kit’s stamp set.
Card # 5
I loved the paper with the little cameras on it. So I fussy cut them out, attached them to the card base with foam tape and added Glossy Accents to the lens for added interest. I searched high and low for a die that had a smile sentiment but couldn’t find one. I know I have one somewhere in this house. I’m 98.5% certain I have one.
Card # 6
For this card, I used the striped patterned paper and cut it down to the corners. I stamped the sentiment with the Intense Ink and colored in the circles using the watercolors included in the kit.
Card # 7
For this card, I did cut some letters from a set I got from Altenew. I love the big chunky letters. They are so fun. I colored them using the watercolors from the pallet. I used a black strip to keep them looking like they were floating on the card. Also, I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to each letter to give it a little more sparkle.
Card # 8
The typewrite patterned paper makes a great background on the black cardstock. I white heat embossed the sentiment and little heart. I thought about adding some glossy accents to the little hearts on the typewriters, but that would have ended up a huge mess for me.
So there it is…not 10 cards, but close enough. I do have enough left over to make a few more cards with scraps and such. I do think I’m going to skip the March Simon Says Stamp card kit. It is cute though so I may change my mind.
Let me know what you think in the comments below and thanks for stopping by!