Monday, August 19, 2013

Perfect Project Kits Day 1


One of the most exciting things about the Holiday Catalogue is the wide assortment of kits and bundles available.  The Simply Created line has me particularly enthused because of all of the possibilities they hold.  This week, while I'm away enjoying some sun (I hope!) and R&R, I want to feature a couple of these kits and some of the fabulous things you can do with them.
My first focus will be the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (133463).  


Now, I have to admit that upon first glance I kind of wrote this kit off because I never host Thanksgiving dinner anymore...I am busy at my booth the Rockton World's Fair all of Thanksgiving Weekend!  However, when I received this kit for free as part of my Title Benefits Bundle, I decided to crack it open and see what possibilities it held.  Was I ever glad I did!


Thank you card and envelope made using the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (133463) and the Truly Grateful stamp set (131733)

Envelope made from the napkin holder pouch.  The belly band acts as the closure for the envelope...the flap just tucks in behind to secure it.


There is a TON of product included in this kit!  I was amazed at how much I could do with it and STILL have leftovers.  Today's project is one I designed as the Make-n-Take for my monthly team meeting.  Yep, I had enough product to make SEVEN of this card and envelope ensemble and still had lots left for the other projects I'll show you later in the week. The only thing I used that was not part of the kit is the Sahara Sand card stock for the base of the card.   At $24.95, here in Canada, this kit is a fantastic value!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another project.  In the meantime, here are a couple of tips for recreating this project:
  • When stampin on the chalkboard labels, be sure to use white Staz On ink...the white craft ink will smudge.
  • To create the box-pleated strip, which is 4" wide when folded, you'll need a 5-1/2" strip of the Tangerine Tango paper that is scored at:  1", 1-1/8", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 2-1/2", 2-5/8", 2-7/8", 3", 4", 4-1/8", 4-3/8", and 4-1/2"
  • The leaves are sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • The sentiment on the envelope is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.  The acorns are also in Chocolate Chip ink and are stamped on Sahara Sand and fussy cut.

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