Hello stampers! Do you ever order take out? I love to do that, especially if it is from a great restaurant. It means that I get to eat in the privacy of my own home, open my own bottle of wine and truly relax. I can put it on my own nice dishes and I get a great meal without any clean up. That is what a card kit is for card makers. We all know how to make a beautiful card but sometimes it is so nice when you get to make incredible cards without having to think or prep anything! Now not all card kits are created equally. There are some that I really don’t like at all because they LOOK like card kits. They look like something that you might have picked up at the dollar store and all you had to do was add a little glue. Yuck. Incredible Like You is not that kind of kit. No way! It is a kit that is just beautiful, a kit that makes you wonder, how did you do that? A kit that makes you say, I want it and I want it all. Now the best part about a kit like that is that you can finally invite your non-cardmaking friends to join you for a fun evening. Just promise them some wine and good food and an evening of fun and you will have an event that you will talk about for years to come. I LOVE hosting events like this, so if you live in the Chatham, Ontario area, message me and I will help you plan a fun evening for your friends. We can tailor it to your budget or their budget. If you live far away we can do a Facebook chat or a Skype call and I can coach you through how to have a fun event with your friends. We could all use some more fun in our lives! Let’s take a look at what you can make with this kit.
Are you stuck in a rut? Having a hard time finding inspiration? Have a case of the winter doldrums? Then order yourself this kit and invite some of your friends to join you in making them. Even the most “non-crafty” people will have success with these cards. Most people don’t know it, but deep down we are all creative. We all want to make beautiful things but we are bound by fear of failure. Let’s get out of that box. It would bring me great joy to help you on that journey. The cards that are shown above are made using the matching stamp set Incredible Like You. If you scroll to the bottom of this post you will see the icons of all the products used in this kit. If you want to order them and you live in Canada, just click on them and you will be directed straight to my online store. It is a bit scary how easy it is to be separated from your money! But, hey, you can’t take it with you and the purpose of having it is to bring joy to your life, so let go and live a little. You deserve it. You can change up the cards entirely by simply changing the sentiments. I used the stamp sets Hello Cupcake (a free sale-a-bration set with a $60 purchase), Strong & Beautiful and Itty BItty Birthdays to make my alternative samples.
This one has a beautiful Granny Apple Green sparkle paper background. It is so beautiful in real life. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays and is a cinch to stamp with the Stamparatus.
Here is a close-up of the first card. I love the details that are part of this kit. The thick grapefruit grove baker’s twine, the silver edged labels for the sentiments and the rhinestones, not to mention the glimmer paper accents. The sentiment “You are loved completely” comes from the set Strong & Beautiful.
The card below is simply stunning. The watercoloured flowers are already printed on the card base but they match perfectly with the coordinating stamp set Incredible like You, so you can stamp the inside to match the outside!
The card below also makes you look like a creative rock star. The watercolour wash background is preprinted on the card base. All you have to do is stamp a sentiment on the label and layer it all together. So easy to do after a long day of work. It requires very little concentration so it is perfect in a group setting with your friends, some lovely appetizers and a mellow glass of wine! Who says that winter is a terrible season? Take advantage of those cold, dark days and do something creative and fun indoors. Cultivate your friendships and make them more meaningful.
One of the things I like the most about the stamp set Strong & Beautiful is that we can use it to celebrate each other. As women we are often in a competitive and sometimes hostile environment. We can change that! When you notice something in another woman, celebrate it. Tell them. Boost their confidence and make them smile. We could all use a little more of that in our lives, so be the change you wish to see in the world!
This kit would also be perfect for a fundraiser. If your would like to raise money for a worthy cause, let me know and I would be honoured to help. I will give ALL of my commission on the sale of these kits to raise money for your charity.
The one thing that I used for making the cards in this kit that I found to be most useful is the silicone mat and tombow adhesive. You use the sponge technique where you put a little squeeze of liquid glue on the silicone mat in the corner. “Flatten” it out a bit with your sponge and then you can sponge the back of the pretty lacy mats so that you can adhere them to the card fronts without glue oozing everywhere. I also used this on the back of the open glitter leaves.
Here is a video that I made showing you the different options and telling you what I think about this kit and how you can use it. I hope that you have a super day and that you can positively impact some lives with the cards that you make and send. It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference!
If you live in Canada and would like to purchase any of these products, please click on the icons below and that will take you straight to my online store. Please do use the current host code and I will send you a lovely card in the mail to show you my appreciation. You can find the host code in the sidebar to the right of this post. The best deal is always the starter kit, and now even more than ever! You can get $225 in product for only $135, no shipping or tax. Want to do that? Just click here.