Hello crafty friends!
I am back and have completed 10 cards with the DIY card kit. At first I thought, I am only going to make 5 cards but I had patterned paper left and still had some supplies in the kit I had not used so I went ahead and made 5 more.
All in all, this worked out great! I created 10 lovely cards and I have used all the paper and cardstock in the kit, almost all of the paper lace strips and all of the card bases I set aside for the kit. I am bundling up a recap of all the cards in one blog post just as I did before but I am keeping the videos as individual card tutorials. When I tried to combine them all in one video, it turned out to be quite a lengthy video. As a viewer I don’t always have time to watch long videos so as a YouTuber I try to keep my videos under 15 minutes (usually I aim for 10 min or less).
But I find in this way it is easier to follow along and there is (I hope) a greater appreciation for each card and the creative process. Below are images of the next 5 cards created with the card kit and some info on each.
For this card I used one of the patterned sheets that had these beautiful vintage style tags. I also used some of the pearl embellishments from the kit that I had yet to use!
I thing this would make a cute card for a young graduate or to celebrate a milestone with a special date.
For this card I brought in some gilding flakes I had in my stash to add shine and interest. I also incorporated a shaker element in the tag using clear micro-beads as contents.
I think this card can be appropriate for many things. It is very feminine and has a vintagey feel.
For this card I was happy to use the gold cardstock and this pretty patterned paper with the phrase “I love you” throughout. I also used gold heat embossing for the rose stamp and added a small banner and sequins. The pink and gold satin twine pulls the colors together and grounds the design.
This would definitely be a great valentine, anniversary or even as just because.
For this card I knew I wanted to use the butterfly die-cut and rose stamp and I also included the gold metallic cardstock for contrast. Using an embossing folder, I created a polka-dotted texture to the navy cardstock.For the sentiment I chose a word die and I diecut the word Celebrate from cram colored cardstock as well as from a white foam sheet to give it dimension. To make it yellow, I rub a saffron inkpad by Kaisercraft on the paper. I really like the dimension and texture of this card.
I might used this card as a birthday card, but it could also be used for many special occasions.
This card was one of the simplest to create and also one of my favorites. I have thought about creating scene cards before but this was my first true attempt. It is also a Spanish card with the sentiment reading “Together our entire lives”. It is so sweet and I plan on sending this card to my parents for their anniversary next month.
This completes the card made with this kit. I really enjoyed creating with the kit and it was interesting but not as difficult as I thought it would be to make this many cards using a limited amount of supplies.
I will be returning with an embellishment post soon once the videos for this card kit series have all been uploaded to YouTube. Thank you for following along with me while I completed the card for this DIY Card Kit! Have you tried to create using just a limited amount of supplies or using a card kit? I’d love to know what your experience was!
Until next time XoXo