Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Card For My Brother (( & A VIDEO ))

Hello, crafty friends!!'s official! I've killed a kit! The August card kit from Simon Says Stamp (Summer Dreams) was just so fantastic! When all is said and done, I have 17 cards from this kit, and of course I still have the Distress Markers and the stamp set (Ice Cream Dreams), so I could still go on making more cards! I'm sure everyone has different ideas of when a kit is "killed", but I consider this kit killed because I don't have enough paper or embellishments left to make another card.

Today I'm sharing a couple more cards that I made with the kit and a video of one of the cards I made!

Okay, here's one of my cards. I was really trying to use up a bunch of my scraps for this one, so I made a "panel" pattern with a some of the papers. This is when I love that the papers are 6x6 because I cut off at least a half inch from the papers when I use them for cards and the leftover pieces work out great for a card like this! I did have to use a piece of paper from my stash (the striped paper), but I think it looks okay!

I used some of the embellishments from the kit (the love and striped tab came as one piece, I just cut it in half). The ice cream and popsicle pieces are all ones that I created when I first got the kit. I just kept them in the little baggie that held all of the other embellishments. You'll see that I used that striped paper again. I just punched it with my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch. I just bought this punch at A.C. Moore on a super clearance rack and I love it! 

For this card I took a bunch of the papers and created a sort of "starburst" pattern. I ended up not liking it too much, but I refuse to waste all that paper! So I covered it up with some ice cream cones and a large banner piece. Here's that border punch again! 

And this is my last card! This is one I made special for my youngest brother. He just started his second year of college and I miss him so much! Don't laugh, but he's only 10 minutes away from me. It's just so strange that he's in college. So so strange. I remember helping pack his school supplies for elementary school! Oh well. I made a promise to myself that I would try to send him more cards this year, so I guess I'm off to a good start! 

Here's the video tutorial for this card : 

Thank you so much for reading through this super long blog post! If you liked this video please don't forget to rate and subscribe to my YouTube channel! 

See you soon! 

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