Challenged Answered! Part 1

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! At least, it’s still Monday where I live …that counts, right?

Last week on my Instagram page I issued a challenge – well, two actually. First I showed off my January 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp and challenged myself to make 10 cards from it. Then, I upped the challenge by asking you, my viewers, to suggest types of cards to make! I only had two takers on a chance to receive a free card so … Heather, one of my ScrapHappy Sisters, and Aurela, my friend and neighbour, will be receiving cards from me in answer to their suggestions.

I decided to film the whole process to give you a really good look at just how inspiration strikes me. Today I’m showing you the first 5 cards I’ve made with this kit. Be warned, this is a longer than normal video! Guess I can’t commentate and create at the same time – LOL!  Enjoy!

Card #1 – For my 11 year old daughter

Card #1 - for Paige

To get my juices flowing and to get used to how the products in this kit work together I made a simple Valentine’s card for my middle daughter.

Card #2 – For Hannah’s grown son

Card #2 - for Hannah

This is about as masculine as I could get that kit! I think I did fairly well and I hope Hannah likes this card!

Card #3 – For Aurela’s brother-in-law

Card #3 - for Aurela

My friend Aurela requested a birthday card so that required a different stamp set. And as she needed this card for her brother-in-law, a few extra “manly” supplies. I found additional papers in my stash – a 6.5″x 6.5″ Kaiser Kraft paper pad to be precise. From the kit I used the blue polka dot paper, two images from one of the cut apart papers, two little word block stamps from the stamp set and the glitter which I sprinkled over drops of glue.

Card #3- For my 13 year old daughter

Card #4 - for Marley

I hope this dark floral pattern is sophisticated enough for my teenager! Not that she’ll even look at the card, it’s all about the chocolate. Am I right?

Card #5 – For my 8 year old daughter

Card #5 - for Christine

Thank goodness for little girls who are into all things cutesy! Rainbow puffy stickers, heart emoji faces, and all the pink I could find!

I’ve still got 5 more cards to make to reach my goal of 10 from this kit. I think I’ve got enough card stock left to make a few more than that but we will see. It’s not too late to send me a request. Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight tomorrow (PST) and I’ll work your request into my creative process.

Thanks for looking!

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