It's Kit Kraft Wednesday . . . that day when I use my monthly kits.
This week I decided to not only use my kits, but to find a better way to collect the pieces from previous kits so they aren't all lying around in separate boxes and containers. In doing so, I dug out some paper from old Simon Says Stamp Card Kits to create a card with some other stamps in my collection (not from kits), and I also created a card from last month's Studio Calico kit.
Yes - I'm using my supplies! It was easy to see which kits I connected the best with from the supplies that were left over from each month. Let me tell you, there is little left from the December, March and April Kits. But what I love about the variety is that I'm learning to connect with new product that I might not otherwise purchase on my own. The kits force me outside of my comfort level and I've been happy with the results.
So here is a little something I created using paper from the February 2014 Card Kit . . . Basic Grey's Fresh Cuts collection (which I LOVED). I created this using this week's Seize the Sketch.
Copics were the order of the day for this card! And I just adore this stamped image from Unity Stamp Company.
With my Studio Calico kit, I created using supplies from the kit. I was going for something on the masculine side. There were two sheets of the green/white dot paper in the kit, and I decided to cut the banners from one and embellish and place back on the other. So the diagonal stripe piece was from the second sheet, cut and embossed with Stampin' Up Iridescent Ice embossing powder (the only thing not from the kit) and glued back onto the kit. The yellow legal pad banner was stamped on and cut from one and then popped onto the other.
The two frames were cut from felt and cork in the kit and I "magically" linked them. I embossed underneath them, but it's not too noticeable in the photo.
My challenge for next week's Kit Kraft Wednesday? To open two sealed boxes I've not gotten around to using yet. Kit Kraft Wednesday will need to be kicked up a notch for sure. Two cards this week, maybe three for next . . . we'll see.
Hope you find some time to use items in your stash.
Supplies Used - Happy Place
Cardstock: Bazzill** and Xpress
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey Fresh Cuts**
Stamps: Are We There Yet from Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Memento and Copic Markers
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Other: Pretty Pink Post Sequins
**from Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit
Supplies Used - Thank You
Pattern Paper: Tim & Beck*
Stamps: JJ Bolton*
Dies: Craft Die Frame*
Ink: Memento, Versamark, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
Other: Cork* and Felt*
*from Studio Calico Hello Hello Card Kit