Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator

Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator (210)680-9522

January 07, 2014

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

Yesterday I dragged out the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit that I had purchased a few months ago.  I had made a card or two when it first arrived and then I set it aside.  After the mad rush to get my Occasions swaps completed I had to take a break from thinking too hard.  I always feel pressured to create top of the line, original designs when I do these swaps.  The kit was the perfect break--no thinking but lots of creativity.  I finished off the box and was very pleased with the end results.  I made a few minor changes but nothing too complicated.  Here are a couple of my favorites.

As you can see, there is a little silver glimmer paper on each of these.  When I looked at the sample brochure I wasn't so sure that I would like the color combos.  Surprisingly, they all looked great when they were done.  I almost wish I could buy another kit of just the consumables so I could make another set.  If you haven't considered this kit, it is a great value.  It's just $30 for a clear mount stamp set, acrylic block and all the supplies needed to make 20 cards (134797). 
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January 06, 2014

Cool Kid

Here are a couple of cards I made with a new set in the Occasions catalog for a swap.  I was assigned the stamps sets Cool Kid and So Grateful.  Cool Kid appealed to me because I am such an animal lover.  Sadly, my boys are grown into young men and I don't have a need to make cards for children.  The greetings included in the Cool Kids set kind of left me at a loss.  I guess they could be used for reaching goals or special accomplishments.  What occasion would you use this set for? 

  Both cards feature DSP from the Occasions Catalog.  The cat card uses the Kaleidoscope DSP and the dog card uses the Fresh Prints DSP Stack.  The Super Hero card sunburst technique took a bit of work--mainly time consuming.  I had to make 10 of each card!  See you back here tomorrow for another post.  Thanks for stopping by!