Friday, August 16, 2013

How I killed a card kit – Part 1

I recently came across the phrase “killing a kit” in the Studio Calico forums.  It basically means using up just about everything in a kit.  A while ago I got the August 2013 card kit from Simon Says Stamp and it’s been sitting and waiting for me to play with it.  A few days ago, I made the decision that not only was I going to play with the kit, but I was going to KILL IT!   

(BTW, I have an affiliate link to SSS which means that I’ll get a teeny commission on anything you purchase after clicking on the link in my sidebar, but other than that, I’m not connected in any way to SSS – just a loyal customer!)

Now, less than a week later, I’ve got 11 A2 cards, 2 4.25” square cards, 3 mini note cards, 1 4x6 Project Life title card, and 4 PL journaling cards!!  And just a few scraps of cardstock and patterned paper left over.  This is the very first time I killed a kit and I couldn’t be more excited to share this adventure with all of you!

First of all, here’s a picture of the kit:

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It came with a stamp set, cardstock, patterned paper, a note card, some embellies, and a stencil.  Here are some of the A2 cards I came up with:

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I used the stencil and some white ink to make the background, then attached the flower that came in the kit over a stem I cut myself out of some of the patterned paper.  I die cut the leaves using a MFT die and added a sentiment from the stamp set.

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I loved the look of the white stenciling on kraft, so I did it again with this card.  A simple sentiment, the heart colored with a copic, and some twine finish it off.

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This card used half the woodgrain cardstock, the hello flair and the twine from the kit.

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For this card, I die cut a flower and leaves using MFT dies and added them with some twine from my stash to the other half of the woodgrain CS.  Oh, and I shoved a small pearl into the center of the flower.

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I used the stencil with my Big Shot machine to emboss the white textured panel.  I layered it over 2 different PPs and topped it off with a banner stamped with a sentiment from the kit set and a little die cut heart from Your Next Stamp (that’s a sneak peek at a new die being released this month!).

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This last card for today used the pink CS from the kit and a darker pink ink to sponge over the stencil to make the focal pattern.  I added a couple thin strips of lighter pink CS on either side of the panel and finished it off with twine from my stash and a sentiment from the kit set.  I’m entering this card into the SSS challenge – Monochromatic.

I hope I’ll see you back tomorrow for Part 2!  TFL!

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Gorgeous CAS cards Maureen, they are all so elegant & I absolutely love the MFT flower.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx