Hi and welcome to another ESAD blog hop. Whether you are starting with me or have hopped over from seeing Barbara, make sure you follow each link to see what we all have made for you. There are just over 3 weeks left for you to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration promotion. For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose one FREE product (Yay 👏!) from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. There are so many gorgeous products that are really versatile. I thought that you might like to find out a way to earn 3 FREE products that will enable you to create cards for any occasion throughout the year so I came up with this......a tin of cards!
Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape not your cup of tea? No problem just swap them for your favourite paper and washi tape. The designs will work with any colour scheme. Just add the coordinating cardstock, ink, ribbon and embellishments from your stash and you can get creating. The Tin of Cards stamp set is really versatile and is perfect for stamping on the section dividers which come with the tin plus for creating cards. I chose the Metallic Ribbon and the Carried Away DSP as my other FREE products but you can easily choose products that suit your needs. The Carried Away DSP is great to add a pop of colour to the designs. Any stamp set that you own that has words and phrases will work perfectly with the Letters for You bundle. I tried to stick to one set but ....well......you knew I was never going to be able to do that so I have also used Crazy About You but Stampin' Up! has so many others that you could use.
So enough talking lets and let's get onto the projects. This is the card tin I made for myself.....
........and this is a fancier version I made for a lucky door prize at an event I held last week.
The tin comes with 9 dividers that you can quickly decorate with Designer Washi Tape and the Tin of Cards stamp set.
I've had a terrible virus this week so simple was the name of the game....and let's face it.... life is often getting in the way so we always need simple card designs that pack a punch. I had a simple design that I stuck to for the most part. I just added things depending on what took my fancy. To save time I decided that I would work smarter not harder. So I carefully placed the letter framelits on the DSP so that I could make 2 cards from 1 piece of DSP - the single letters on one and the negative space left over for the other. I cut standard A5 card bases and then DSP and cardstock for mats, dealt them out like cards, decided what phrases I would use and away I went. I was on a roll and got them all done from start to finish in and hour and a half. Not bad for 12 cards by a girl with a virus!
So on to my designs......finally!
Millie, my trusty assistant, needed to check that I had everything set up correctly. Luckily because I hadn't realised the bow would look better with frayed edges thanks to a bit of chewing! Who knew!
I was running out of puff but of course you can use the letter stamps to stamp on the envelopes and card insides. I have used elements from my card fronts inside and on each envelope. This bundle is quite a large purchase but as you can see there is so much scope and ......you know I want to say it......versatility! You can create for all occasions and to suit any theme.
Next in our blog hop is my lovely friend Megan Lenske so make sure you hop on over to see what lovelies she has in store for you.
Blog Hop Participants
1. Lou Kitzelman - You are here!
2. Megan Lenske
3. Tanya DeRoy
6. Bec Ross
9. Kim Oliver
10. Kelly Kent
12. Rachael Lewsley
14. Monique Fielder
15. Libby Dyson
16. Narelle Fasulo
17. Cheryl Algie
18. Maree McIntosh
19. Barbara Williams
Oh wow Lou ! You have knocked it put of the park with this project ! Love Millie's touch as well ! Who knew ! 😀😀😀 I do hope you feel better soon too 😀😀😀ReplyDelete
I just adore these Lou - great way to make stunning cards without it taking forever. And get lots of use from the fantastic Large Letters bundle. LOVE IT!!! Kelly x PS, sending get well hugs - from afar - cos I don't want to get your bugs.... #sorrynotsorryReplyDelete
For a girl with a virus, you sure got a lot accomplished this week. Fantastic project, get well soon xxReplyDelete
Wow Lou. Just love what you have done. Fantastic use of the tin and gorgeous cards to place inside. Thanks for the inspiration and for organising the blog hop for usReplyDelete
Wow, what a great project..............love your colorsReplyDelete
Love love love your tin of cards! Violette xxReplyDelete
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Great thinking Lou, I love the use of the negative images...Waste not want not as my Mum used to say. Everything looks amazing Lou and all done while ill....Hope you are feeling better very soon xxReplyDelete
I love your tin and cards. Love Milly helping you too.ReplyDelete
Wow! Someones been busy. I love your whole project.ThanksReplyDelete
Wow Lou your cards are fantastic and love how you decorated the tin. Millie is such a crafty cat!ReplyDelete
Love the boldness of the cards they are great and loving the decorated tin xReplyDelete
Well done for getting so much done while you're sick! They look awesome Lou xReplyDelete
Amazing project Lou using the Large Letters bundle. Hope you are feeling better.xxxReplyDelete