Monday, June 15, 2015

Terrific Tin of Cards Project Kit, A Few Tips & A VIDEO!

Boy, did I have a great weekend!  I spent Saturday afternoon making the Tin of Cards Project Kit with my friend, Traci.  And on Sunday, my family and I hung out all day and had a bunch of fun.

Have you seen the Tin of Cards Project Kit?  Sure you have.  It's on the front cover of the new Annual Catalog!  It's so much fun to put together, but it's also fast and easy too!  

Not only do you get 16 cards and envelopes and all of the accessories to put them together, but you also get an adorable green and white striped tin to store them in.  LOVE this tin!  To put it together as shown, all you need are the coordinating stamp set (shown below), a few stamp pads and some adhesive.

Tin of Cards Project Kit

If you like these cards, then don't forget to add the Tin of Cards Stamp Set to your order because the Project Kit and Stamp Set are sold separately.

Instructions are included in the kit, but below are a few tips of my own for when you are putting yours together.  

Card #1

This is the easiest card to put together in the set.
  1. Adhere the patterned cardstock to the inside of the card front (use 4 Mini Glue Dots on each corner of the printed side).
  2. Stamp your sentiment onto the die cut banner and adhere it to the card.  
  3. Finish it off with those adorable gold epoxy hearts, and it's ready to give.
Card #2

Another fun and fast card to put together.
  1. Adhere the Crushed Curry strip to the center of the card first.  
  2. Stamp the border above and below the strip.  
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the wooden word bubble, grab a gold glitter heart, and adhere both to the card front.  Now you're done.

PLEASE NOTE:  Stampin' Up! recommends stamping in StazOn Jet Black Ink on the wooden element.  Because I am afraid of staining, I do not use StazOn on my photopolymer stamps.  I tried Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, but it bled.  So I used a black ink pad I have been using since 2007--Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink in Onyx Black--and it worked beautifully.
Card #3

This card takes the longest to put together because there are several elements to stamp, metallic gold thread to tousle, and butterflies to put together.  But the pay off is fantastic!
  1. Stamp all of the sentiments and borders first, then set all of those pieces aside to give them sufficient time to dry.  
  2. Like Card #1, use 4 Mini Glue Dots in each corner of the polka dot window sheet to adhere inside the card over the die cut opening.  
  3. Use the Paper-Piercing Tool to punch out all of the small pieces from the die cut butterflies.  
  4. Use a small strip of washi tape to adhere the gold thread to the back of the large butterfly.

Card #4

This card was hard to photograph, but it's gorgeous in person...I promise. 
  1. Adhere the gold foil overlay to the card base first, then stamp inside the lines.  (Like mentioned above, because I did not use StazOn, I did not stamp onto the gold foil overlay like the instructions suggest.)  
  2. Tousle the black and white baker's twine and adhere it to the back of your sentiment with a small strip of washi tape.  
  3. Add the sentiment (using two Stampin' Dimensionals) and epoxy stars to your card.  
PLEASE NOTE:  The round die cut sentiments are in different languages, including English, French, and, I believe, German (there are 4 of each in each language and range from "happy birthday" to "hello").  Stampin' Up! is going global, so this is not a mistake.  I love it and hope you do too!

Here's Traci opening her Tin of Cards Project Kit.  It was like Christmas in June!

For more tips on how to put this fun Tin of Cards Project Kit together, check out Stampin' Up!'s video below.

I LOVE this project kit and hope that you'll add one or two (one for a friend!) to your order.  Putting it together with a friend is so much more fun than doing so alone, right?

You will find all of the Stampin' Up! products I used to create these cards below.  Place your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item. 

Until next time, happy crafting!

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