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