Looking for an easy way to get your crafting on? Stampin’ Up! has a great Kits Collection that has lots of fun designs. On my recent holiday I took along this For The Guys Card Kit. It had everything I needed to make it as designed, including adhesives, a clear block and a Stampin’ Spot ink pad. There are photo instructions, and even a link to a video to see how to make it!
My North American readers who have been around for a number of years may recognise this as a re-issued Paper Pumpkin kit. It was one of my favourites, so I was happy to purchase it as part of the Kits Collection. Here is how it was designed to be made by SU’s concept artists:
The kit comes with supplies to make 5 each of these 2 designs. I did some playing around with alternative designs, and made a total of 12 or 13 cards (some I did many months ago when I first ordered the kit, so I’ve lost count). Here are my designs:
For this one I pulled one of the Mint Macaron envelopes open to expose this nice woodgrain print, and cut the big panel down to go on a card base. Then I cut one of the woodgrain and plaid panels down to have just part of the plaid section. I adhered the pre-cut landscape layers together on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and cut them out with one of the Stylish Shapes circle dies. I suggest doing this a few layers at a time, since it’s really too thick to fit through the Cut & Emboss all together. I used another Stylish Shapes die to cut the banner from Mint Macaron and stamped the sentiment.
I took the remaining part of the landscape and cut it to fit on the Mint Macaron square cut with another Stylish Shapes die. It’s layered on Sahara Sand stamped with the sentiment then embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder before going on a kit card base.
This one uses another set of the landscape layers, this time die-cut with a square Stylish Shapes die. I used one of the banners from the kit, and the smaller section of the envelope left from the first card.
Part 2 of the landscape layers, added to a Stitched Rectangle cut from Sahara Sand.
I added a layer of the brand-new He’s The Man Designer Series Paper to this one, along with the remaining woodgrain and plaid layer left from my first card.
Whether you want an easy crafting project to do with the kids or friends, or you want to use a kit as a creative springboard, I encourage you to check out the Kits Collection and have one or two in your stash (what a cool thing to be able to pull out as a gift!).
Here are the supplies I used for these cards: