Lots of Happy Card Kit

I would like to share one more card kit, Lots of Happy Card Kit, then I will get back to cards using new stamp sets. I wanted to make a Thank You card for a neighbor that helped me with a new car battery. I didn’t want anything with flowers or cute patterns, not his style (wink)! So I pulled out Lots of Happy. I remembered the bold black and white stripes and great label options. Once I pulled out the pieces I wanted to use, I decided I needed just a little bit of color but simple, because I wasn’t going to use the flower and vellum pieces that come with the kit. I used a simple pattern from the new Animal Expeditions Designer Series Paper.

I like the way it turned out and easy to make! The Lots of Happy Card Kit has three size envelopes and cards that can be used as gift cards or the full size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card for mailing like I chose for his card. There are lots of patterns to color with the watercolor pencils included in the kit, vellum shapes, white and gold foil tags and labels, ribbon,  cardstock for the card bases and of course stamps with a variety of sentiments.  You can find it on page 9 of the Annual Catalog or by clicking on this link then Kits on my website to see all of the card kit options.

I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.  – Ferdinand Porsche.

Create Joy! Deena

Calligraphy Essentials Kit

The new Calligraphy Essentials Kit is a project kit with supplies to make 16 cards of four designs. In yesterday’s blog I talked about creating quick and easy cards by using some of the various Stampin’Up! kits such as Paper Pumpkin, new and returning cards kits or Memories & More card packs.  The Calligraphy Essentials Kit is one of the new project kits that you will find at the front of the Annual Catalog on pages 6-11.

Watch the Stampin’Up! product video as Shannon shows us how she practiced lettering and created cards from the kit.  

Click here to watch the video!

I’ve also posted the image from my Online Store of the products included in the kit,

A few months ago I began seeing an ad on Facebook with creative lettering kits.  I didn’t know at the time that Stampin’Up! was going to introduce this great project kit with practice pages for lettering. I like the workbook that I ordered but I must admit the Stampin’Up! lettering in the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit are better so I can’t wait to order it and resume practicing my lettering.  Sometimes there just isn’t a word or a sentiment in the stamp sets that says exactly what you want.  The various letters stamp sets certainly help with that, but at the very least,  I would love to hand write prettier greetings inside of a card!

I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to a machine. I think the writing is better when it’s done in handwriting.   – Nelson DeMille, American author

Create Joy! Deena

Project kits make card creation easy!

Stampin’Up! project kits make card creation easy! Whether it is a monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit, new and returning card kits at the front of the new Annual Catalog or our lovely Memories & More card packs, you can put together a card easily and quickly!  You can make the card just as suggested in the directions or do your own thing. As a matter of fact since my card sample for today was so easy, I decided to share cards from the May Paper Pumpkin kit (that I just got around to opening!). I’ll post the products below the two samples.

Today’s Card Sample

For this card I used the new Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack. No stamping, no ink! The card packs were originally created for memory keeping and scrapbooks but so many of us began to use the lovely designs on cards we were creating that Stampin’Up! introduced Whisper White Memories & More cards and envelopes. There are two sizes with 10 cards and envelopes per pack. Use the 3×4 inch for small cards or the 4×6 inch for larger cards. You can find them on page 194 of the Annual Catalog.  I just used a larger card design, trimmed it a bit and put on a standard 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. 

Product List

 

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Design from the Catalog

With the anticipated June Paper Pumpkin on the way to me, I figured I better open up May! That happens some months. Now that I have opened it, I love it! I have seen so many great cards by other demonstrators and Paper Pumpkin fans, but I wasn’t sure what I would think. LOVE IT!

I created two cards as suggested in the monthly kit (if you aren’t familiar with Paper Pumpkin, it’s a monthly subscription that includes everything you need to create a project with a different theme or project every month). Then I used the cardstock and mountain stickers along with items from the Annual Catalog to create a third card.

May Paper Pumpkin Kit: 

Did I mention the ink color this month is Mossy Meadow! Now you know why I love it!

My Alternate Card:

Product List – along with the May Paper Pumpkin cardstock, mountain & tree stickers and stamps 

 

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.  – Helen Keller

Create Joy! Deena