Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Lots of Happy
Finally, I have a project from the new Occasions Catalogue to share with you – about time right? 😉 On my first look through the new catalogue one of the goodies that really stood out for me was the Lots of Happy Card Kit on page 15 and this gorgeous kit was on my very first order.
I haven’t bought many kits before, but the colours in this one really appealed to me, I loved the versatile stamp set and the chance to add two extra colours to my Watercolor Pencils was the clincher 🙂
The kit makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs and I started by making one of each design exactly the same as the kit only using the items included with the addition of Tombow Multipurpose Glue and a Blender Pen. I also used my Basic Black ink pad instead of the included Stampin’ Spot.
I really love how my first five cards turned out, the colouring took time, but was easy and enjoyable and the small images are very forgiving for little mistakes. I think this would be a perfect kit for anyone who likes to colour, but doesn’t want it too complicated.
The card bases are pre-cut and scored and all the other elements just need to be popped out from their backing, so even though the colouring took a while, the assembly was super fast. I love all the layers and texture on these cards and was very happy I didn’t have to die cut it all 🙂
Even though this kit has a refill, I think it would be easy to recreate the look of these cards using other Stampin’ Up! products that you may already have in your stash and I’ll be sharing some ideas very soon.
The kit comes with four watercolour pencils, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry – which are in the current Watercolor Pencil range and Flirty Flamingo & Lemon Lime Twist – which are exclusive to this kit.
The colouring is very simple, you start with the lightest colour and then add some shading with the darker one, I did use a Blender Pen on my cards to soften the pencil marks and blend the colours together more, but the images still look beautiful using just the pencils alone.
The Lots of Happy Card Kit is an all-inclusive kit, which means it comes with everything required to complete the kit. The only extras needed would be some scissors and a ruler – to measure & cut the ribbon and an adhesive of your choice to adhere the flat elements to the card base.
Three of the cards are quite small and aren’t suitable for mailing, but would be the perfect addition to a small gift or bunch of flowers. The second and third smallest can fit a gift card in the envelope with the card as well.
Stampin’ Up! have provided a video that gives a really good overview of the kit as well as some handy tips and tricks. If you have already bought this kit or are thinking about purchasing it, make sure you have a look before you start creating.
I hope you liked my quick look at this new kit, it really is lovely and I can’t praise it enough. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my stepped up ideas using this kit with you soon.
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