May Card Kit in the Mail

Everything New!

Our May Card Kit in the Mail available NOW!

The kits will include all new In Colors, papers, and other products!

Here's your chance to see all the NEW THINGS!

May sample card set

Cards shown are from a past kit and are only intended to show the quality of the cards in the kit.

Use our Card Kit in the Mail to help you get a quick start on your card making needs!

The cards are designed to be versatile and could be made for almost any occasion!

You'll get a complete kit with instructions with color photos of the 8 card designs!

The kit will be pre-cut and will include all the embellishments, specialty adhesives, and an envelope for each card.

You just need to stamp your own greeting for the outside and something for the inside if desired!

You can order a single kit, one of each of the 8 designs for $25!

A double kit, gives you two of each of the designs for $45!

A triple kit will include three of the eight designs and your cost is $65!

For those of you who have your own product, and are a little more experienced at making cards, you could just order the instructions for $10.

 

Use the downarrow to select the type of kit you'd like BEFORE clicking BUY NOW!

Card Kit

Kits will be available to order until Thursday May 20 at 9 pm central time.

Kits will be mailed out no later than Wednesday May 26  

Card Inspiration

A fun, fast and pretty card idea!

 

My friend Cheryl made this card for one of our Card Kit in the Mail offerings last year!

 

 

I love this card because you can make it as a horizontal card (top fold) or as a vertical card (left fold).

 

You can use ANY paper that you love both sides of the paper or mix and match patterns from the same pack!

 

Grab something from your stash and make this card along with me!

 

I hope you'll share your version in our Show and Tell post on Facebook at about 11:00 am every Sunday!

 

Hot Tips:

Determine which direction you're going to open your card.

Determine if the paper you're using is directional and will need to be cut so that it runs in the proper direction.

Choose your color combination!

You can get your color combination from the paper you choose to use!

All Stampin' Up! paper packs list the colors used on the back of the package.

 

Cutting instructions:

 

Cardbase: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", fold in half and decide if top fold or vertical

Turn appropriate direction

Background layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

Paper pieces: Cut 2 strips of paper 1 3/4" X 4 3/4" high. Then cut each strip into two pieces 1 3/4" (x 1 3/4") and 3" (x 1 3/4"). You can use patterned paper or you can emboss cardstock for the pieces (see card below). Mix and match. You decide!

Greeting piece:

Coordinate cardstock for background of tag and neutral for the main piece.

This card used a die for the background, then used a 1/4" narrower piece of neutral cardstock which was cut with the same die to create a layered look. Something similar could be done with a favorite punch.

 

Assembly instructions:

 

  1. After folding card base and determining if vertical or horizontal, then stamp greeting inside card first when using a light colored card base like shown.
  2.  Arrange the paper pieces onto the background layer as shown on either example and allow equal spacing between pieces before adhereing.
  3. Attach the background layer to the cardbases using Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp your greeting onto the neutral greeting piece.
  5. Attach the colored accent pieces to the back side of the greeting piece.
  6. Attach the combined greeting pieces to the front of the cardbase using Dimensionals. 

 

Note: On the Mint card (below) a piece of ribbon was laid across the seam of paper pieces and is wrapped to the back of the background layer. Use scotch tape to hold the ribbon to the back of the background piece before attaching to the cardbase.

Use your favorite embossing folder to add interest!

I love embossing folders to add quick interest to a piece of cardstock and you can see on the card version above that even a simple piece of cardstock looks pretty amazing embossed!

Do you have a favorite color combination or an upcoming occasion that could use a card like this?

Maybe you're running low on supplies or want to add a few items?

Take a look at the new items in my online store!

Well here's another version of the layout!

 

This card is done with a Pool Party cardbase.

The background piece is Crumb Cake cardstock

The two paper pieces are done in Misty Moonlight and Rich Razzleberry.

This one didn't do any embossing on the Misty Moonlight cardstock. It looks great without, doesn't it?

The greeting tag is made with simple Basic White cardstock punched with the Everyday Label Punch.

I hope these tips and ideas inspires you to pull out some paper and make a card!

Then go one step further and send a card!

After all CARDS are hugs with a fold in the middle!

Fond Farewell

I'm excited that this new catalog is starting soon, but that also means some of my favorite products are going away.

 

First there are many bundles that the products aren't going away, but the 10% savings are going away!

 

Don't miss that!

 

Must haves!

 

If you don't have these ESSENTIALS may I suggest you grab them up today while they are still available!

 

My next favorite way to add to any project is to do embossing.

These folders are going away and some of my favorites! I think you'll like them too!

 

Product List

 

 

April 2021 Card Kit in the Mail

April Card Kit in the Mail SOLD OUT! No longer available!

The kits will include retiring products!

This is the last chance to use some of our favorites before they retire for good!

Sad but sweet!

April 2020 card set

Cards shown are from a past kit and are only intended to show the quality of the cards in the kit.

Use our Card Kit in the Mail to help you get a quick start on your card making needs!

The cards are designed to be versatile and could be made for almost any occasion!

You'll get a complete kit with instructions with color photos of the 8 card designs!

The kit will be pre-cut and will include all the embellishments, specialty adhesives, and an envelope.

You just need to stamp your own greeting for the outside and something for the inside if desired!

You can order a single kit, one of each of the 8 designs for $25!

A double kit, gives you two of each of the designs for $45!

A triple kit will include three of the eight designs and your cost is $65!

For those of you who have your own product, and are a little more experienced at making cards, you could just order the instructions for $10.

April 2020 Card Kit in the Mail

Cards shown are from a past kit and are only intended to show the quality of the cards in the kit.

Kit will be available to order until Thursday April 22 at 9 pm central time.

Card Kits will be mailed out no later than Tuesday April  7!

Flowers for All Seasons quick card

Lb 6 wm

Versatile and quick! Use paper strips to add interest to your card front and use color choices from the paper pack to make the design come together quickly! All of the instructions are included for this card as well as an alternate color idea.

Happy Birthday Card Kit in the Mail

This card kit is SOLD OUT!

One year ago Card Kit in the Mail

March 2021 is the one year birthday of Card Kit in the Mail!

 

Let me tell you a little about my business model.

I'm a fan of the Party Plan model that most direct sales businesses are based on.

I've hosted and attended MANY, many parties.

You know the routine:

You attend a party that your friend booked and you order to help her get things for free or as bonuses.

Since I always felt awkward "asking" for the bookings, I quickly turned to a monthly, in person stamping event as something to offer.

It allowed me to offer stamping fun without anyone feeling obligated to purchase more than the supplies they'd be using that day.

I'd invite people I had met, and have them come and make 8 projects that myself and my stamping partner created.

Some people would even purchase double or triple sets to work on in the time they had to stamp together.

I loved these gatherings.

They worked well with the limited time I had available and it provided a "day away" for my stamping friends who attended.

I had always dreamed of doing more online. I see what other Demonstrators do online. I liked some of what I saw, and didn't like some.

I always knew "someday" I'd create an online version of my business, but last March I was FORCED to do it.

Our state as well as most of the country was put into LOCKDOWN for a "few weeks".

The birth of Card Kit in the Mail

I had already prepped my projects for our March in person stamping day which was shut down, so I offered the projects to those who had RSVP'd to the stamping day.

I had a couple people take me up on the "kit" version but still had some prepped projects available.

Next I reached out to a large group of people all over the country and offered a "kit" version of the projects.

This sold out the remaining prepped projects, so I just needed to put together a little instructions with photos of the finished projects so anyone could take the kits and prep them into finished cards.

MARCH CARD KIT IN THE MAIL is special!

To celebrate the Card Kit in the Mail we will have two bonus card projects with each kit.

The single kit will include 10 cards for only $25.

The double kit will include 18 cards for $45

and the BEST DEAL is a triple kit will include 26 cards for $65.

If you'd like to just purchase the instructions, there's an option for that as well!

As usual the kits include all the pre-cut, punched and die cut pieces, envelopes, as well as any embellishments required.

You will need to provide your own stamp set and ink to complete the projects, but they are designed so that you can make the cards for any occasion of your choosing.

Kits are SOLD OUT!

Mile a Minute Card idea

Mile a Minute cards!

I love a quick and easy card ideas.

The one I'm sharing today is something I call a Mile a Minute card.

I call it Mile a Minute because you'll get alot accomplished very quickly and there won't be any waste in your paper.

In one of my other favorite hobbies, crochet, there is a stitch pattern also called Mile A Minute.

In that pattern you crochet using double or triple stitches which covers more ground than the smaller single stitch.

I decided I would develop ways to bring short cuts to card making too!

Today I'm going to share some of those secrets to fast cards!

MileaMinute Quick and Easy card idea

Pick your favorite pretty paper!

For my cards I used a free paper I got from this year's Saleabration.

It's called Flower and Field paper.

It is a Level One Saleabration freebie.

It has beautiful flowers on one side and fun patterns on the other side.

This paper is perfect for my Mile a Minute pattern since you will want to use the opposite side of the same sheet of paper.

 

Let's get started with our pattern!

 

Mile a Minute Tip One

Choose your cardstock and accent piece cardstock based on the colors in the paper pack.

If you're using Stampin' Up! patterned paper (also called Designer Series Paper) the colors used on the paper are listed on the back of the package or in the catalog.

This makes coordinating papers and inks easy and it will get you the BEST results!

There are 14 coordinating colors used on this beautiful paper.

Choose 8 coordinating cardbases to match your paper.

I could have used 8 different colors since there were so many coordinating colors, but I used these colors for my cardbases:

I used these colors for accent pieces:

Mile a Minute Tip Two

 

Main paper:

Choose your favorite sheet of 12"x12" double sided paper.

Choose a sheet that you like both sides of the paper.

Determine if there is a distinct pattern as these instructions are for side opening cards. Make sure the pattern is going to run up and down before cutting the paper. Rotate paper is needed.

You will make 8 cards from one sheet of paper.

 

Cut the paper into three columns of 4" wide.

Cut the first two columns into 3" high pieces (total of 8)

Cut the last column into 1 1/2" high pieces (total of 8)

 

Accent:

You will need 8 pieces of accent cardstock strips that are 4" wide x 3/4" to 1" high.

I also used Petal Pink cardstock as a little accent to the Basic White strip.

This was cut using a retired die.

 

Mile a Minute Tip Three

 

Use one ink color to make quick work of your stamping.

For this project I choose Just Jade ink to stamp all my greetings.

You could use Memento Tuxedo black to coordinate easily with any paper you have!

 

Mile a Minute Tip Four

 

Choose greetings for similar occasions.

I choose to make Birthday, Thank You, and Thinking of You cards in one sitting.

I used the pattern to make 8 birthday cards, 8 thank you cards, and 8 thinking of you cards.

I'm showing samples of each style.

My greetings come from retired stamp sets, but you could find greetings in these current stamp sets:

Happy Thoughts

Treasured Medallion (part of the Treasured Medallion Bundle)

Oval Occasions (part of Oval Occasions Bundle)

Ride the Range (part of the Ride the Range bundle)

 

Mile a Minute Tip Five

Stamp your greetings onto scrap pieces of cardstock and make fast work of accenting the cards by using punches.

I choose greetings that would fit into two of my favorite punches:

Everyday Label Punch and

Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch (part of the Posted for You bundle)

 

Mile a Minute Tip Six

To make quick work of assembling the cards, cut layering pieces of cardstock.

For my cards I used Basic White pieces to adhere the patterned paper to before attaching to the front.

Layer pieces of cardstock were cut to be 4" wide x 5 1/4" high.

This layer piece allows me to line up the 4" x 3" patterned paper to the top and the 4" x 1 1/2" piece to the bottom. Then cover the middle with the piece of accent cardstock. 3/4" high will fit between the papers and 1" high will cover the papers slightly.

After the papers are adhered to this layering piece you can trim the pieces if needed (sometimes my cuts aren't exactly straight).

 

Bonus tip:

 

I will use one of these same layering pieces inside a card that has a dark color cardbase like Basic Black or Cherry Cobbler so I have a light colored surface to stamp a greeting or write a message.

 

The Mile a Minute pattern should help you make many, many cards for multiple occasions quickly. 

 

I hope you'll give it a try!