You may be surprised to hear that there were only 2 stamp sets in my box yesterday! The majority of the new stuff was accessories. Lots of paper, the new In Color Collection, buttons, and then a new type of product called “Simply Sent Card Elements Kit”. It is similar to our previous card kits, but also alot different. This kit has enough paper, ribbon, brads, buttons, and adhesive die-cuts to make 9 cards. There are full color samples, and very detailed instructions for 3 cards (you make 3 of each design). There is also a bunch of paper left over……so I am keeping it all together and seeing how many additional cards I can make with the scraps. How’s that for being “cost effective”??? Those words make my hubby happy…….but little does he know how much it really costs! Last night when it was getting late, and I was becoming more “brain dead”, this little kit was so easy to work on because it told me what to do! I am guessing that each of these kits will feature a coordinating stamp set. However, I did NOT purchase the stamp set that goes with this one……..total oversight………I will be ordering it right away! I was unable to stamp the images on the 9 cards so they are “generic” cards right now! I leave about half of my cards blank anyway. Then I can add an appropriate sentiment when the time comes. I tried to get creative after the 9 kit cards…….keep in mind I was getting close to a sedated state………the first card didn’t really turn out like I wanted. But then I created a very simple and adorable card using my punches…….and I love it!!!
Here are the 9 cards from the kit:
Here are the 2 cards I made using one of my new stamp sets. This set is a new Level 3 Hostess Set that will be featured in the new Idea Book and Catalog. It is called “Window Dressing”. There are several images that can “sit” in the window, or “look out” the window, as well as 3 verses. It is an adorable set featuring simple line drawings.
So, gotta run for now! We have a few fun things going on today……one of them is a surprise party and just in case she is reading the blog, I better not speak a word!! More on that later!!!