Part 2 of My 10 Card Challenge

Happy Monday!

Today I bring you the second half of my 10 Cards from 1 Kit Challenge and another video. To see Part 1 please visit this post.

My first 5 cards took me awhile to finish. I had a couple extra challenges thrown in there which probably slowed my creative process a bit. Plus I was trying to explain things as I went along. Hard to talk and think at the same time!! For these last 5 cards I decided not to try to talk as I worked and just record a voice over commentary after the fact. I think this format works much better but I’ll let you all have the final word. Let me know in the comments if you like this sped up version better.

Okay, here is Part II – Cards 6 – 10 from the January 2018 monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

Card #6 – Happy Birthday XOXO

Happy Birthday XOXO by Alison Day Designs

Mixing in a Birthday stamp set from an older kit with a coordinating ink colour brings new life to this themed kit.

Card #7 – Heart Shaker Card

Heart Shaker Card by Alison Day Designs

Took a couple tries to remember how to properly make a shaker card but in the end I think this is super fun card for someone to receive.

Card #8 – Forever & Always, an Anniversary Card

Forever and Always by Alison Day Designs

Using Valentine’s supplies to create a card that tells someone you love them, doesn’t always have to be about creating a Valentine’s Day card. This one can easily be given at Valentine’s Day, but it can just as easily be given on an anniversary, wedding day, or any old day of the week! It is never the wrong day to tell someone you love them!

Card #9 – Mosaic Valentine’s Day card

Happy Valentine's Day by Alison Day Designs

I tend to get stuck in my head a bit when presented with a sheet of paper like this one. In its 12×12″ version, the small images would be easy to cut apart and use individually. When its in the 6×6″ format however, it’s a bit tougher! I was watching another YouTuber answer the same challenge (of creating 10 cards from this same kit) and she used this paper like a regular patterned paper. I think I may have quite literally smacked my forehead! Duh! So I thought I’d give it a try and I’ve got to say, I love it!

Card #10 – Thank You card

Thank You by Alison Day Designs

On a Thank You card like this one, the puffy heart stickers do not scream Valentine’s Day which is fantastic. Love being able to use themed products in a non-themey way!

I said at the end of my video that I have a fair bit left of the kit. Here’s what I have left.

Jan2018 kit remainder

One full sheet of the dark pink cardstock plus bits of the red, mint green, and Kraft. Two full sheets of 6×6 paper plus loads of off-cuts – quite a few of which are large enough to create some fun layers. I didn’t use any of the lip puffy stickers and to be honest, I’m not sure I ever will. They are really not my thing! Of the rest, I’ve got 2 rainbows, 3 smiley hearts and one red heart left. Not bad! I’ve got plenty of both the ink and the glitter left and then of course, the stamp set which can be used for future projects. If you are interested in any of the products I’ve used you can click on any of the links above. If you’d like to start receiving your own kit each month please click here. Next months kit looks like this and I am SO excited for it to arrive!

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month FEBRUARY 2018 A COLORFUL CRAFTY LIFE ck0218

That’s enough for today I think. Have a great week! I’ll be playing with the remaining bits and pieces from this kit and I’ll share them over on my Instagram or Facebook pages. Be sure to follow me so you don’t miss them. I’m determined to turn that striped paper into a Christmas card!

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