Saturday, May 7, 2016

Make it Market -- Don't Forget to Write

I got some new crafty goodness in the mail today and I won't lie - I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this package since Sunday at 10 pm when ordering for it went live at the Papertrey Ink website. I was sitting, debit card in hand, ready.  I'm happy that it arrived here in less than a week. I even cleaned off my desk and table in my studio today in anticipation of it's arrival so that I could spread everything out and really look at it. Seldom does anything hit the market that homes in on my personal style more than this kit.  I knew it when we got the sneak peek on the 15th of April.

One of the really awesome things about this kit are the 22 pages of instructions Betsy wrote and put into a PDF for those of us who purchased the kit, telling us how to recreate all 4 of her Stationary Sets right down to the ink colors.  Since we have all of the stamps and dies to go with this kit, we can create it in any color combination we want.  I used Hawaiian Shores and Amethyst Allure for this first card.  This kit is so well thought out with every litle accent included in the stamp set.  There are stamps or dies for the main words in the greetings.  I'm sure you will be seeing lots of things using this kit in the future.  

For the card I made today, I selected one of the A2 card fronts from the kit that I wanted to use for my project.  I cut the decorative square frame and the label from Stamper's Select White and stamped the corner flourishes in Amethyst Allure Ink on the Square Frame then the label flourishes in Hawaiian Shores.  

There are alphabet stencils included in the kit in two different sizes so you can personalize anything for anyone.  In this case, I (Vicki) am sending this card to another Vickie (who happens to be married to my husband's twin brother and has the same last name as me) so the "V" works great for both of us as would the "F". *Ü* I'm going to sit down in a little while and make a couple of the other options to send her with it.  She is one of my biggest supporters and is also very dear to me.  I know she has an event coming up at the end of the month, so I'm going to send a couple of gift tags to her that she can use if she likes.  

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is asking us to use stenciling in a project this week and I think this is just the ticket.  

I'm off to play a bit more with stamps, ink and paper so I will catch you all later!  Have a great weekend and thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog.  

1 comment:

  1. this is beautiful!! love the colors and the monogram! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!!


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