Category Archives: Simply Created card kits

Paper Pumpkin – Joy to the World

About 2 weeks ago I received my Paper Pumpkin kit and I have been busy creating and sharing my makes over on YouTube but only just getting round to blogging what I’ve made.

For those of you that want to follow me over on YouTube and watch how I made these etc Here is my channel

I’ve made 4 videos in total using the Paper Pumpkin kit and here are the cards I’ve made.

The first two are very similar to the ones that were designed by SU on the accompanying leaflet. Of course I did change them just slightly.

Cards 3, 4, 5, 6 were using the kit keeping to fairly simple layouts but using the envelopes as dsp etc.

Card 7 I had great fun doing some messy play! Loved creating the inky background. I did add in a little extra colour with some Mossy Meadow and the Cherry Cobbler berries oh and stampin blend pen too!

Hope you enjoyed these. I’ve got loads of leftovers in the kit so wondering what I will make next?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Blue AT Coin swap

I took part in a pocket letter swap and received an amazing one made by Karen with the Boho Indigo kit. She was generous to also include lots of extras in the back.

I decided to create my artist trading coins for the Artist trading coin swap where the challenge for this month is BLUE using some of the bits and pieces Karen had gifted me.

I layered up the vases and added some of the leaves and then layered it onto coins I had painted with fresco finish paint.

I added the hello sentiment using gold pen to edge the sentiments.

I used the same gold pen to add dots around the edge of the coins.

I finished off with sequins and added some wink of stella to one of the leaf die cuts in each coin.

Love how these came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Seriously the best project kit

I bought the Seriously the best project kit when I did my little SU splurge the other day, again to make life simple for a few projects… I call it my stick and go time! Gives my brain a break!

Here’s the pic from the catalogue of the contents…

Here are the first few cards I made using it…

One of the cards I added the Magnolia Blooms stamped flower too, and one I pulled in another patterned paper from my stash, but otherwise I kept it pretty simple using mainly items from the kit!

Simple! And my brain got a rest!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Magnolia hello notecards

I’ve recently bought some Stampin Up stash and it included a little notecard set. I made up a few of them when I wanted a simple playtime the other day.

Each one I did slightly differently, either with a different embellishment of or by changing the orientation.

I love it when a card kit gives you the basics but you can still make each item individual!

I use little cards like this in with swaps I make as a little extra to send a message to the recipient.

The envelopes I stamped one of the flowers from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set that works well with this little card kit.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Lost Lagoon

Happy Monday!

Another of the In Colors for you… Yes it is time to go for a dip in …

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Love this colour! But I have to admit I didn’t end up using a lot of it for this card… But hey, that’s just the way it goes sometimes!

I actually started with the scrap of DSP which was from Soho Subway and then grabbed some bits and pieces that were leftovers from other projects… Like the piece of Strawberry Slush which had been punched out using the Chevron punch, then a circle from Basic Grey and some bakers twine. Finally time to add some Lost Lagoon… I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamps on the card blank, and overlapping some of the DSP, then I took some white linen cardstock and created the two other toppers… One using the Serene Silhouettes circle stamp and the other using a stamp from a card set.

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I then decided it needed some more pink in there so added in a little Bliss butterfly.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Another card to keep up with the princess’ social life!

Yes the princess was invited to another social get together on Friday… So here is the card I made for the gorgeous girl in question!

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The girl stamp I have had in my stash for an age… Love her! Coloured her with inks and waterbrush and then stamped the sentiment from one of the simply create card kits. I then corner rounded the panel and edged it, added a scrap of ribbon and then fixed it to the card blank. I seem to be in a DL card blank mood a lot at the moment. Funny how you go through phases I suppose!

Simple to create card, and perfect for the princess’ friend.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Hip hip Horrah! Made festive!

My lovely talented friend Helen ran a class using the Hip Hip Horrah simply created card kit and I wasn’t able to attend, but did enter a little competition she ran on her Facebook page and won the kit! Woo hoo! And incredibly generous of her! Look at the lovely set of stash!

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However the cards that SU designed, although cute, we’re not really what I wanted to make so I decided to make a set of Christmas cards instead! Yes that’s right … This cheery summery set ended up Christmassy!

Taking a picture of the finished designs proved a little difficult so good luck seeing everything!

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Then I selected some of the ones that are my favorites that I made for you to have a closer look. I used some random HOTP stamps I got in a freebie for most of them, with some additional word stamps!

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Leftover from the kit are still a lot of arrow stickers which I wanted to save for scrap booking projects and a couple of the speech bubble stickers again I saved for other projects. I also haven’t used the stamps, paper clip and twine embellishments. I did however add some rhinestone gems to most cards …. Have to have some bling!

I think because I am not so good at following instructions this is a good way of me using these fabulous card kits! Plus I get more out of the kit as I still have bits and pieces to use!

Happy crafting!

Catherine