This first card is a sample from the Happy Hello Simply Sent card kit which was available for free during the recent Sale-a-bration event (which unfortunately ended on March 22). I got one kit and assembled it immediately and, quite frankly, wasn't wowed. I then got a second kit and decided to add some of my own touches to it, and during the process remade the original cards. I now have 16 cards (8 per kit) that I'm quite happy with! My own touches include a back panel to square the card off, several different sentiments, and a variety of different buttons and twines. Here's a picture to give you the general idea:
The second Simply Sent kit is from awhile back, and I may even have gotten it from the Clearance Rack in the Stampin' Up! store. The kit includes materials to make ten cards plus a reusable storage box with index cards to organize the cards by event. Even at full price, that's a great deal! Here's the box:
... and the ten cards I designed with the stickers and card bases provided:
In the course of two days (spaced a couple days apart due to circumstances), I made a total of 26 cards! How awesome is that? I don't know that I would ever convert to kits for all my card-making, but it was nice to be able to sit down with a kit and have all or most of the materials I needed provided AND to not have to put a lot of thought into design because Stampin' Up! did that for me.
That being said, I think you'll really enjoy seeing a batch of 23 cards I made from scratch in my next post!
Thanks for visiting!
Joyce Spear (a.k.a. StamperJoyce)