When Shannon and I were at CKC a few months ago, we picked up some $5 little card kits to play with in our room. They included card bases and envelopes, an idea sheet, and little embellishments to put together a set of cards.
I had so much fun that I thought it would be a good idea for me to try doing a similar thing with my stash. I figured it might help me start actually USING more of the stuff I have.
I started with a 6x6 paper stack, Wonderful Day by Fancy Pants, and added 24 card bases cut from Stampin' Up! card stock.
Then I went to my stash and pulled out several stamp sets and coordinating embellishments. I didn't separately pull out punches or embossing folders though, because I really didn't know what I would use.
As you can see, I have a large variety of things that I thought I would use for cards. My goal was to make 24 cards from the kit. I'd like to show you the first 12 of them today:
To keep things simple, I flipped through the Stampin' Up! catalog for some layout inspiration. These cards aren't complex, but a few of them do have multiple layers. I love that when I'm done, I'll have a nice little stash of cards to pull from for special occasions or for thank yous.
Here are closer looks at a few of my favorites.
It's taking me longer than I expected to whip up these cards (mostly due to other things taking priority), but I am loving forcing myself to only use the supplies I pulled out. It is definitely helping me to use some stamp sets I hadn't yet, and use up some of my stash. I think when I'm done with this one, I'll start on another kit. (Possibly Christmas...so I can get my Christmas cards done way ahead of schedule this year!)