Ok, so this month my Product of the Month is the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card Collection and Accessory Pack.
I LOVE this kits, you get heaps of Project Life cards, stickers, Washi tape, and other fun embellishments, and they are great for documenting family holidays, Christmas, Halloween, etc. But I know there is more that you can do with them than just memory keeping (don’t get me wrong, I love memory keeping! but I know its not everyone’s bag!)
So, I grabbed my kits the other day and made some really cool cards using just the cards in the kit (plus some cardstock for the card bases) and the goodies in the Accessory pack.
Some of the cards in this kit are based around Halloween and Thanksgiving, and although Halloween in growing in popularity, Thanksgiving is definitely an All American Holiday! So I knew I needed to find a different purpose for these cards. I always need Thank You cards (each and every customer that shops with me gets a Thank you), and so I took this lovely spotty 6×4 card and cut it down to 4 x 5 3/4″ to fit my card base, added a strip of Washi tape, a punched Decorative Label, and the Thankful sticker from the Accessory kit. The ‘for you’ is part of a stamp from Good Greetings, I coloured with Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker and added to the label.
I love this card! Baby It’s Cold Outside, and I thought it paired beautifully with this Old Olive ‘jumper’ print card! I have rounded the corners with the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Corner punch, and added some stars from the Accessory pack with some multi-purpose liquid glue.
This thought is my favourite of the 3 cards! This card took me ages! I love the look of a Shaker card, but I have never made one (until now!) and I have to say, I’ll be grabbing some foam tape before I make one again! I used a Real Red card base, and added the Old Olive Polka dot print 6 x4 card (cut down a little) to the front, before adhering the red snowflake 3 x4 card to the centre.
The accessory pack comes with 3 of these lovely printed acetate 3 x4 cards, one says Merry Christmas, one has a wood grain print, and the other is Halloween themed. And this Merry Christmas just screamed ‘Shaker card’ to me! I have a little confession to make here, the Sahara Sand frame around the acetate piece is cut using Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A dies, because that is what I had on hand.
Then came the fiddly part! I really need some foam tape next time because to create the ‘shaker’ you have enclose all those sequins in something! Well, I didnt have foam tape (and now I’m thinking about it, this would have been a great time to use those edge pieces from the Dimensionals!), but I do have a whole heap of foam squares from a well know craft superstore (I wasn’t wasting this many dimensionals! sorry!), and used those to enclose my sequins. So, the Sahara sand frame is attached to the acetate piece, then I stuck foam squares around the edge of the acetate, piled the sequins in the centre of the snowflake card, and stuck the acetate, frame, and foam squares, over the top!
I love the look, and it would be super simple if I had some foam tape!
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