Hello stampers. I just finished playing with the Soft Sayings Card Kit. Now I must admit that not all kits are created equally. In fact, there are some that I really don’t like at all. This one is different. It reminds me a bit of the kit in last years catalog called Watercolour Wishes. The card bases are really nice, the stamp set is versatile and the cards are really just lovely. The kit also comes with a very nice sized acrylic block and a basic grey ink pad.
I made up half the cards just the way they are shown in the kit and now I have the other half left to play with and try something new. There are twenty cards in the kit so it is nice to be able to make some quick and easy cards and then get more creative with the second half. For the first time ever, there is also a refill kit available if you want to make more of these beautiful cards. The original kit is $46 Canadian and the refill kit is $28.
Here is a close-up of two of my favourite cards in this kit:
The washi tape and the twine as well as the tranquil tide and lemon lime twist leaves and the gold glimmer leaves are all included in the kit. Dimensionals and a mini basic grey ink pad are also included. This kit is great to take along to a trip to the cottage, or camping for a rainy day. I like taking one with me when I visit my 85 year old mother so that we have a nice activity to do together while we chat. She loves to get creative and then be able to give a special card to someone on her mind. I am hoping to offer this as a fun class in August combined with a barbecue potluck. It is always a nice change to come and make a whole stack of cards while visiting with friends and then enjoying great food. Then you get to go home with great cards and a stamp set and block that you can keep using for many more beautiful creations.
When I first saw this kit I knew I would use the pretty die cuts as masks. This morning I quickly made a few very simple cards using our wonderful foam brayers along with night of navy, lemon lime twist and berry burst. I am very happy with how they turned out. Take a look!
No, you’re eyes are not playing tricks on you. This truly was a very quick card and I just held the die cut in place for a mask and it is slightly askew. No time to fix it though. Sometimes there is beauty in imperfection!
I really love how that card turned out. I used three foam brayers, one for each colour: night of navy, berry burst and lemon lime twist. I used washi tape on the back to hold the die cut mask in place. It really is quite sturdy so you should be able to reuse it many times. The last card could easily be used as a masculine card. It uses two colours, night of navy and lemon lime twist.
I hope you like this kit as much as I do. I barely touched the tip of the iceberg as far as all the options available with this great kit. Happy stamping!!
I had a bit of time to make one more card and I decided to use a different colour palette, berry burst and powder pink. Looks great with some of the new glitter enamel dots. I kind of like that I can add an “addendum” after I have posted a blog post. I hope you don’t mind! The suitcase is packed, pedicure booked last minute for tomorrow morning and then I can relax on the plane and hopefully catch a snooze.