I spent a very large chunk of last week's play time working on the Simon Says Stamp card kit that I mention in last Saturday's post. I'm a big fan of kits, because I know everything will go together. Combine that with the card-making instant gratification and it's just very satisfying. It's an added plus when I really like the papers and/or color scheme of the kit, which was the case with this one, so I decided to see just how far I could stretch. it.
It turns out that I was able to stretch it pretty far.
I ended up with 30 cards of one sort or another.
The kit came with a package of these wrap-top envelopes (if that what you call them??) in a couple of different sizes that matched the papers. These are just the size for a gift card. Just a little stamping, a little row of embossed hearts on the black one.
For the bigger sized envelope, I made single-layer cards that will slip into the envelopes. I stamped the sentiment with white Stayz On ink on the black plastic "chalkboard" pieces. Some of the designs here are lifts of those done by Kristina Werner on the example sheet that came with the kit.
I have a plan when I work on these kits. I start with cards that use large pieces of the papers.
There were some fancy-border cards included in the kit like the one on the left. That's a Kristina Werner design.
Then the papers start getting smaller...
...and smaller...(The left cards in the two previous pictures were my take on cards by Stephanie Klauck)
...until I get to what I call the shreddies....those last little bits of useable papers. I went through my card stash and pulled out cards with designs I really liked and duplicated them with these papers. Some of the kits have papers in them that I struggle to work with, but not this one. I was sad when I was done with it.