Good Morning and here is to a start of the weekend…woot-woot for so many reasons…first it is the weekend but this is the best part…we are going to be having some WARM WEATHER on the East Coast…a totally welcomed bit of news for me and trust me…I have had one super grumpy pig as Miss Daisy just is not a fan of the cold!
As I shared yesterday…I have some wonderful customers that just love kits…and trust me – I GET IT!
On yesterdays post…I showcased a sentiment from this kit to make yesterdays sweet card and today…it is all about this kit. I truly think that this kit is just breezed over in the annual catalog (page 15) as you all flip right to the stamps and leave the Stampin’ Up! kits to a “thought for the perhaps future” and stampers….let me tell you – this IS a keeper!
After I had a date with this product I am showcasing today…it was a joy and a rewarding feeling to be able to sit down and have all of the products needed in one box and complete a kit with the end result of 20 completed cards plus I have a great photopolymer stamp set that has fun and useful sentiments that will be used for other projects!
Here is a video that Stampin’ Up! did that showcases this products…its a great overview but trust me…this is so straight forward and I love the saying…of Stamp and Stick! – cause’ lets face it – there are times that we just simply do not want to think but we want to craft and create with completed results…that is exactly what this kit will do for you!
I have had this kit sitting in the super cute box that it comes in for some time…and all it was doing was collecting dust. Well….I had someone remind me about this kit as she was ordering one and I thought…I need to put this together myself and that is what I did!
Here are some of the thoughts that I had through the journey in putting it together and I will tell you right off the bat…I am NOT the best in following directions as I am one of those just DIVE IN and DO kinda person….
- I loved the fact that everything that you need is all in one place
- Even though they were supplied in the box, I used my own ink (in the full size) and I prefer my acrylic blocks and also the glue dots that are on the roll – just a personal preference but all of these are supplied in a kit version and heck – we all keep the stampin’ spots!
- I actually enjoyed the fact that the sizes of the cards varied – it was great to have that assortment to grab and go!
- I was happy that the color choices of the designs were so bright and vibrant…a super fun POP with each and every design
- I think the price is extremely fair. $35.00 for the whole kit and the stamp set….a keeper that will get lots of use and the best ….it is a photopolymer!
Below you can see this stamp set. As you recall…I try to “condition” my stamp sets as I go to use them for the 1st time. It is a great habit to get into and then I stamp a full image of the stamp set to store with the stamp. I personally condition my stamps with Black ink and I can hear many of you gasping but I like to see the images…really cuts down the search and rescue on my work space.
Now grab that cup of coffee and get ready for 4 great pictures that showcase each of the cards. I grouped them together as by the size of the cards and one thing that I did not show is….the envelopes – the envelopes are all in a kraft paper and a fun change from white!
I have not jazzed up the envelopes (as I usually do) and I am really not sure if I will as the cards are just so fun and fresh! After all…this is one of the things that people struggle with….time and thinking what to do….and this kit is all about….getting it done – feeling confident!
Enjoy the pictures…they are fun – RIGHT????
I told you…..they are just super cute…Here is another thought – I know that we are the crazed crafters but I also know that we have many friends and family that are not….
- maybe it’s because they feel like they aren’t creative…. (this is crazy as we ALL have a creative gift inside)
- maybe it’s because they don’t have the time…
- maybe it’s because they say…”I don’t need another hobby”…
- maybe it’s because they say – “I’m not going to invest in all of THAT STUFF” ….(I think that they are talking about the STUFF that we have and guess what – I LOVE MY STUFF)
I think you know where I am going with this….and guess what – This kit would be a fabulous and fun time to get together with these kinda people (we all have and know them) and just have fun!
You are just $15.00 away from picking a freebie from the SAB offerings….so I say….no brainer, grab some basics that we use all the time and have a win-win…..20 completed cards that are ready to go when you need one….a great stamp set to use in the future and a FREE Product from Sale-A-Bration….works for me….how about you!
Have a great weekend….be safe, make memories and make someone SMILE!
p.s. – please make sure that you look at the LONG LIST of products that I used to make this post….. (tee-hee-hee)…YEP – that is right….JUST ONE THING!!!!!
Thanks for sharing what you created with this kit. The perfect stash, ready to go!
I bought this kit as a Christmas gift for one of the people who helps me with an after-school program I run. She’s one of the “I’m not that crafty-I don’t have time-I really don’t want to invest in lots of supplies” people we all know. Well, she LOVED this kit and now wants more all-inclusives. I hooked her up with the Lots of Happy kit from the Occasions catalog and she ordered a refill at the same time so she could get a Saleabrations freebee, too. (She got the Mixed Medallions Kit). Lots of kits, plenty of cards, and more fun than she might have expected. Thanks for spotlighting the Oh Happy Day kit to show us first hand that it can be for any level cardmaker with beautiful results!
Hi Susan, Well I did look at this kit once. I thought not bad, but I did not realize the stamp set came with the kit. Now, I’m really getting tempted . . .
Love the kits, especially this one.
They are always fun!
Oh darn, I was going to get this kit earlier and save it and use what I could for the hospitalized kid and seniors valentine projects. No twine or embelishments but you can still use the basic parts of the kit. But I forgot to order it. Thanks for the reminder as I can get it and use it later or heavens, make them for my use – novel idea huh? I like most if them with some tweaking. Too bad she didn’t show people in the video to use the bone folder on the twine to get the kinks out!
Story time… I went to the clay art dishes (little heart dishes) at the art center yesterday. I am thinking I am somewhat creative and should be able to make a couple fun little dishes or spoon rests in an hour. It is a noon time $10 fun class. Well, holy smokes bat man! One woman was the daughter of parents who used to have a well known pottery company and she is using all kinds of gadgets for texture and cutting out elaborate shapes. The other woman who swears she has not a creative bone in her body made a large thing for a wall hanging using lace to imprint in the clay and then who knows what else she used to get such elaborate details! I took my cable knit embossing folder to see if I could use it. It worked but when I went to turn it over to add the little feet I lost some of the texture. I used cookie cutters to cut out my hearts unlike the other two who had all kinds of cutting going on. Then, we used glazes and I am sure mine will be gross looking but that is ok as I think I had $10 worth of fun and for once I didn’t sweat the small stuff. I learned the basic idea and can go back for studio time and really create something maybe. The instructor is an artist who does a lot of felt work amongst other things and she convinced me to sign up for some more classes in other areas. One is a watercolor valentine class using the little tins of paint like when we were kids. So, we will see who shows up for that class. I am taking the pin class as these are really cool pins and she sells them for $25-$50 finished when they have the artist boutique. This time do I go with ideas sketched out and hope it works out and get frustrated when they don’t or do I just go and have fun and not worry about what all the other creative people are doing. I do know I want to make a pin with the zipper on it as I want one but don’t want to pay the $$ to buy one. It will be interesting to see what happens in the kiln when they go to fire them and we get them back….probably $10 down the drain well into the waste basket but I had fun and wasn’t stressed which to me was amazing!
I had thought about the kits but then I see all my stash and think I need to use what I have. Now that I’ve seen the cards, I’m more impressed, so I’ll keep thinking about it. It would definitely be an easy way to get cards made to grab when one is needed in a hurry. I love Chris R’s story. I think she has fun wherever she is and whatever she’s doing. Glad she wasn’t daunted by the more experienced attendees. Have a great weekend, Susan. The warmer weather will be so nice.
You should see or hear how I agonize over swaps and challenges etc! So, I was thinking I was going to get all nervous and sweaty agonizing over what to use, how to do, etc. but I just went with it. I really don’t have any friends here where we live now and so I am trying to do something about it. I actually am going to Des Moines to a Cabin Fever stamping day not knowing anybody though the one that invited me is a PAL – Beth McCullough so this will be fun to meet her finally. I sure hope to have fun and not be intimidated by all these demos that will be there. One of my new year resolutions is to have more fun. Can you believe I am quite shy and definitely lack confidence?
Cute cards and all from one kit……well worth it. You displayed them perfectly. Chris, you are a hoot with your stories. They always put a smile on my face. ?
You know me, I LOVE KITS! Then I feel guilty that I used a kit instead of being creative on my own. Is that dumb? That is so dumb! I totally adored this kit. So I bought it and had it sent to my mom. I don’t think she has used it yet though a I haven’t seen it in action. She’s coming for a visit in April (OH MY HECK SHE GAVE ME ADVANCE NOTICE FOR A CHANGE!) so maybe I should tell her to bring it along and get one for myself and a friend and make a play date out of it.