Friday 22 June 2012

Card Kit - Day 1

I'm back. Sorry for my absence...
I had a LOVELY time with my family. Really special, given that I don't get to see my sister and brother a whole lot. We had lots of laughs and fun. Perfect. :)
Anyway - as I was packing to go away, I received a very wonderful gift from the super kind Heidi at Simon Says Stamp. She sent me one of her FABULOUS July Card Kits. So, I grabbed some black ink, an acrylic block, and a pair of scissors and packed the kit along with all Lily's toys. I thought I might be able to grab a few minutes to create something or other while away...
And BOY did I have fun. These kits are perfect for this kind of thing - a little vacation, a weekend away... all you need is a couple of tools and you have the ingredients for LOADS of cards.
Heidi includes a glossy sheet of card ideas by the wonderful Kristina Werner if you get a bit stuck for inspiration, but I didn't have that problem. The items in the kit are put together so well that it's easy to come up with ideas, and before I knew it, I had made 5 cards. I have LOTS of supplies left too for another day. AND a fab stamp set that is a definite new favourite.
So, I'm going to share one card a day for the next 5 days. :) All of the cards use ONLY materials found in the kit along with black ink and a sewing machine.  Here's a picture of the kit contents:
And, here is today's card:

It could be used as a gift card holder as the envelope opens to the side. A fun little extra. :)
So, Heidi - thank you. I LOVE the kit. And I recommend it whole heartedly. It was so exciting to open this little box of delights. And even more exciting sketching and designing these cards. :)
Back tomorrow with card 2.


Latrice said...

This is so great! Live the envelope for a gift card. Love the stitching down the edge.

Sarah J Moerman said...

FABULOUS card, Lucy!!! I did something similar with one of the envelopes but love how yours turned out so much more!

Marianne said...

I just don't know how you do it ... I admire how you can turn a few simple ingredients into such a stunning card.

Fairy Cardmaker, Lisa said...

Very clever! Love it.

Billie A said...

Love all 5 of the cards. Beautiful. I may have to think hard about subscribing for this kit.