So I’ve made a few cards in my thirty odd years on this planet. Some of them have survived decades (thank you mum) and others went un-appreciated and into the recycling. However I’ve never used a kit before to make them. Preferring to freestyle the design at bit. So when I was asked to review the Stampin’ up Card Kit. I wondered if I would like it or not.
When it arrived it was a little bit of heaven for a crafty hoarder like me. Insider were all the bits needed to make the four different sets of cards.
- Set of 7 photopolymer stamps
- Clear stamp block
- 20 printed card bases and coordinating envelopes
- Printed, gold foil, white, and vellum die-cut accents
- White/gold foil labels
- Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot
- Watercolour Pencils in Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry
- Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ombre Ribbon
Making the Stampin’ up Card kit
So I loved all the little bits that came in the card, but something in me rallied against being completely directed into how the card should be laid out. These instructions would be perfect if you’d never made a card before. But I wanted to play with the parts and make something of my own design.
I really enjoyed stamping the sayings for the cards and now may buy some more stamps to play with.
Although a limited colour set to decorate with, they blended really well and I liked the vintage effects I could get with them
I haven’t quite finished all the cards. But these are some of my favourite ones I’ve made so far.
This one would be perfect for anyone, male or female. A simple sweet, thank you note.
I wasn’t quite satisfied with the stamping on this one, but I liked the contrast of the three patterned elements.
Initially I really wasn’t keen on the black and white stripes in the Stampin’ up kit, but they do make the lime and raspberry really sign out.
Final one, which I think I’ll be giving to a friend who is leaving work soon. I was chuffed with the quality of the stamp and I like the combination of all the different shapes.
I think kits are a good introduction to a craft. You have everything in the box to get you started and clear instructions to make you happy with the final outcome. However, for me I find them a little limiting and would just have to add my own personal flourishes to feel fully satisfied with the make.
You can get the Stampin’ up Card kit from their website for £31.50
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