Hello stampers. I think the Color Me Happy kit is aptly named (except of course for the American spelling!) For most of us, colouring makes us happy. It is relaxing and fun, and with the Blends it is even more special. A true testimony of this came from one of my Blends Club members. She admitted that she really didn’t like colouring. It stressed her out. Until she used the Blends. Now she loves colouring! Unfortunately the Blends are not available right now, they were so popular that they sold out of their inventory, so now you have to wait until June to get them. You snooze, you lose.
I thought I would do a blog post on this kit since you can’t find it in any of our catalogs. It is in the Blends brochure, but that has also not been widely dispersed. This kit is available on its own or as a bundle with the coordinating stamp set. The kit comes with 16 cards and 16 beautiful envelopes. It also includes tassels, gold tape, white baker’s twine and assorted sequins to finish off your cards with flair.
Here is a photo of the stamp set. You can choose to just get the kit and then make it a class I offer, but if you love the set or would like to make them on your own or use the lovely stamp set for other projects, then I would advise saving 10% and getting the bundle. My favourite image in this set is the birds. The one on the right looks like he’s had a rough day and the pink one on the left is trying to cheer him up a little. The Oh Hello is also terrific, especially with the stamparatus so you can stamp it several times to get a nice deep black tone.
Another reason for this blog post is that this bundle is available only while supplies last, so here is your heads up to not let this one get away on you and also to take advantage of this last week of saleabration!! Here is a shot of the kit components.
Do you see those envelopes? Trust me, anyone getting one of these cards in the mail are going to be quite excited knowing that they are getting very special mail indeed. It’s all in the details!! Add a small item to your order, only $8 worth and you will also qualify for a free saleabration product. If you choose to do so, please use the current host code: FFX3Z2H6.
Kits are a welcome sight when your brain needs a break but you still want to make something beautiful. That is all I took with me for my week away at a friend’s home on the lake. Made me very happy and stress free! I highly recommend it. Hope you all have a very blessed Easter!
Hello stampers. Project Kits are a wonderful form of “almost instant” gratification. They also come in a very nice package that is nice to give away as a gift complete with the finished cards or tags, or it makes a useful and pretty place to store crafting supplies in your stamp room. You also have the choice of buying your own stamp set to go with the kit, or just coming to my place and using my stamp set and saving some money. I also like them because they are very portable. So if you are going to the cottage or to visit your in-laws, or have to wait a while in a hospital waiting room you can take it with you to pass the time pleasantly. Here is a nice shot of one of each of the completed items.
Sometimes it is fun to stamp alone, but it is also great fun to get together with a group of friends or fellow crafters to stamp together. There is always so much laughter and sharing in my stamp room. Good food is also a great addition. That is why I like to offer kits as potluck parties. Everyone brings a dish to share and that way you may even go home with a new recipe! There is no extra cost for coming for the day or evening, just the cost of the kit. This kit, Birthday Bright Project Kit is very reasonable at only $37. You will make 12 cards and 12 gift tags. The date for this Potluck Party is Thursday March 30 at either 10am or 6:30pm. Deadline for registration is March 10.
This card has some adorable banners going across it. It is a little fiddly but not too bad at all. I think it is worth it for getting such an unusual card, but if this is not your thing we can find an alternative for it for sure. The card bases are all terrific, in fact they are so nice it is a shame to cover most of it up!
The last card in this kit has a recessed birthday cake. There is also a birthday cake shape that pops out of the card base which you can use on a different project. Bonus! The card also has some great colourful enamel shapes on it which give it some lovely detail. Whoever gets this card will be feeling the love.
Here are the tags included with the kit. You can either be an over-the-top gift giver and have a coordinating card and gift tag, or you can double the value of your money and give some people just a cute tag with their gift and no card. Sometimes that is not so bad. Depends on who is getting it right? If you know they are the type who don’t save cards for more than a few days, then a tag is just the thing.
Here is a close-up of the balloon tag that uses a honeycomb embellishment. I love the colour combination and all the little details on this one.
Here are the present tags. A word of caution here. If you look closely you will see that the silver foil on the saffron tag is a little gunky. Yup. Don’t use fast fuse to adhere those parts. I learned my lesson. Even that little adhesive remover tool wouldn’t get it off completely. It just kind of spread the gunk around. So on the watermelon wonder tag I just used a few glue dots. Your fine-tip glue pen will also do a fine job, pardon the pun!
So, if you are wishing that winter would just end, and you need a creative fix, come on out to the potluck party and we will have some fun together. You can also gather up a few friends and come together. What a wonderful day or evening out. Don’t forget about sale-a-bration too. This fabulous sale goes until the end of March and there are two great things about that. One, you get to choose a free item with every $60 purchase before shipping and tax. Two, the starter kit is a super amazing deal. Not only do you get to pick out $165 worth of product from the annual catalog, the Occasions catalog or the clearance rack, you only pay $135, no shipping, no tax. AND you get to choose two free stamps sets out of any catalog as well. You can also come to my team retreat day on Monday February 27. Check it out:
Well, happy stamping. Until next time, warm hugs, Jackie