Thursday, February 28, 2013

Simon Says Stamp January 2013 Card Kit

This year I decided to subscribe to the monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I've been eyeing the adorable kits every single month but was hesitant to commit to spending part of my monthly allowance. Well,  I couldn't take it. The stamps were so adorable, and the price was amazing, so I finally made the commitment. And, boy, am I glad I did!

I am huge fan of kits because they take the guess work out of making cards. And, one of my goals was to make four cards a month. (Yeah, that's not many, but more than zero, lol)

I'm finally getting around to photographing and sharing my cards.

At first, I made two cards that were exact copies of samples that Kristina made.

Simon Says Stamp: January 2013 Card Kit

But, then the creative bug hit. In the middle of the night, my brain was wide awake with ideas. The first idea I had was to highlight the zig zags, but at an angle.

Simon Says Stamp: January 2013 Card Kit Simon Says Stamp: January 2013 Card Kit 
I had some heart doilies that I had misted, and one of them matched the green and gray paper perfectly. I also decided to start decorating the inside of the card as well.

Simon Says Stamp January 2013 Card Kit Simon Says Stamp January 2013 Card Kit Simon Says Stamp January 2013 Card Kit 

Several cardmakers were utilizing watercolors on their cards, and I was smitten. I tried it with a card, but...EPIC FAIL. Never one to waste, I turned it into a distressed card with lots of purple, mint, and brown. I like the color combination, but I'm not sold on the card.

Simon Says Stamp: January 2013 Card Kit 

Not too fond of this card, either. I think it's the ribbon that really turns me off. But, I like the design. I'll have to try that again with different colors.

Simon Says Stamp: January 2013 Card Kit Simon Says Stamp: January 2013 Card Kit

I really love the navy cardstock that was included in the kit. Navy is a very trendy color right now. I definitely need to add more navy to my projects. I also wanted to make a card with a window. This one was huge, lol!

Simon Says Stamp: January 2013 Card Kit Simon Says Stamp: January 2013 Card Kit

I used some old Martha Stewart lace circle stickers I got on clearance to make flowers. I love the kraft circle stickers included in the kit. I think I will order some more of those!

Simon Says Stamp January 2013 Card Kit Simon Says Stamp January 2013 Card Kit Simon Says Stamp January 2013 Card Kit

I made several other cards, some using only stamps. I also used the kit on my Project Life spread for Week one. Definitely will be sharing soon. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I love your ideas, thanks so much for sharing!

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