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Ok, go get a coffee, or tea, or hot chocolate, or something – this post is full to the brim with pics so you may need sustenance to get through it! 🙂


It’s Card Kit release time at the Paperie again and Wendy has already shown the beautiful cards she designed with the kit.

I know I say it every time, but this might be my favourite kit yet! It definitely netted the most projects and it contains one of my favourite stamp sets ever! To give you an idea of how good this kit is, I made 4 – 8.5×11 LO’s, a card, a mini album, some lunchbox notes, and a canvas. I’d say that’s pretty good value for a $24.99 kit!

I did give you a sneak peek a few days ago with my Simple Scrapper LO’s so today I’m going to show you the other 2 LO’s and the mini album. I’ll be back soon with the rest but if you want to check it all out now go to the Paperie to see it in person or online at their blog.

The mini album was the first thing I made – as soon as I saw the metallic envelopes I knew I had to use and highlight them!

all you need is love

I did pull out some washi tape from a previous kit, and used a stencil with mist for the cover, but everything else is from the current kit, including the sequins, ribbon, and stamp for the album title:

all you need is love - shine

A fun note about the stamp – I heat embossed using a mixture of gold, silver, and glitter gold powder. The look in real life is very cool!

I kept it pretty simple with just a few words and washi, and the envelope pockets leave lots of room for extra Christmas pictures. I think this would be an awesome gift for a grandparent – small and easy to store with lots of photos!

all you need is love - joyFor this first LO I knew I had to use this out-take picture of Molly during our Christmas Card photo shoot. She’s so funny when she has to get her picture taken and it’s always a negotiation: “I’ll be good for two pictures if you’ll take this one.” And then she makes a crazy face or pose.

smilesI heat embossed the title again, printed the journaling on some of the included patterned paper, and scattered some sequins and doodles throughout:

smiles - titleThe only thing I added from outside the kit were those Basic Grey glitter enamel dots – I love them!

I did a little cluster at the top of the page with some more pieces I fussy cut:

smiles - topThe last LO I made was a bit outside the box – literally!

helloTo fit this in my regular album I’ll simply cut down a 12×12 page protector and sew it shut with the same metallic thread I used to adhere the flags:

hello - flagsSince this was my idea of an abstract tree, I didn’t want to add journaling to the “trunk” so I simply added the title to a circle with the small Studio Calico alphas and journaled around that:

hello - titleAnd that’s it – finally! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed and got a few ideas for yourself and I really recommend you call in to get this kit. Truly, even after all the projects I did, I still have enough paper to make more cards and LO’s! It’s really chock full this month.

See you soon with the rest!