Oh my, social distancing and avoiding events has restricted so many things, including St. Patrick’s Day celebration – but try to have a Happy St. Patty’s day anyway. The Houston Rodeo (big deal here with enormous income generated for rodeo participants, high school kids competing with their animals for college scholarships and performers) closed down 11 days early last week.
So what do you do when you have to stay home, especially with many of the schools closed, and the kids are complaining how bored they are right now? Crafting kits by mail to the rescue – see the possibilities here!
Stampin’ Up! has a good assortment of card and projects kits, a great way to spend time with family and children. It keeps everyone engaged and excited while creating cards to send to family and friends. And you have peace of mind and less whining about boredom (although you can “wine” if you want while putting the kits together!).
One of those kits is the “Seriously the Best” project kit. It comes with a beautiful storage box with all the pieces you need to create 4 cards of each of 4 designs.
If you want to duplicate them exactly, you’ll need the Seriously the Best stamp set and the Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock ink pads. But you can also use other stamp sets you have and other ink pad colors.
Here’s my first set of cards created just like the kit suggests (the kit comes with pictures and instruction on how to put together).
But then I branched out (haha…do you get the pun?) and created alternative cards using just the items in this kit. I switched the pieces and greetings among different card bases to create these two cards.
Then I cut the blue layer (see original card above) in half and used the halves on these two cards. The greetings came from the Sale-a-Bration “Sending you Thoughts” stamp set which you can earn for free with a minimum $50 purchase by March 31! Which is easy to do when you purchase the project kit + stamp set + adhesive!
Here’s more alternatives using the blue and green striped card bases with the halves of the top blue layer:
So that’s 12 different cards so far and no repeats. Still working on other ideas, but I wanted to get this posted so you can see all cards you can make from this one project kit! And here’s what I have left to create the last 4 cards.
Here’s what I used to create these cards, including the free Sale-a-Bration Sending You Thoughts stamp set. Let the kids’ and your imagination go wild with this kit. You’ll be glad you did!
If you order under $150, use this hostess code when you order. If you order over $150, don’t use the code because you’ll earn free host rewards!
I’m working on several other card and project kits (see the possibilities here) this week to show you all the things you can create while having to stay home with the kids, or just yourself! It’s a creative staycation, or is that craftcation?
Don’t forget, Sale-a-Bration is going on until March 31 and for every $50 you spend, you earn 1 credit towards free product. Also look at these projects you can create using Sale-a-Bration items!
Janice B at JB Stamper