Hi there! Beginning in 2023, I have the pleasure of helping Spellbinders share their new Easy Card Kit of the Month each month. This new card kit features all of the different elements you need to create literally dozens of cards. I was shocked at how much was included in this kit. If you love ephemera, patterned paper, and embellishments, you’re going to want to subscribe to this kit. It’s absolutely cram-jam with enough supplies to create so many cards so easily. (The title of the card kit is not a misnomer!) It even comes with adhesive! All you need to create darling cards super fast is a trimmer and maybe a few odds and ends. These first two cards were created almost entirely with contents from the Easy Card Kit of the Month. Let’s get started with the details!
The main theme for the January 2023 Easy Card Kit of the Month is plants and home. But, there are lots of other little bits and bobs included in the chipboard and ephemera packs. As I have, ahem, a black thumb and cannot keep a cactus alive (not joking), I wanted to focus on some of the other elements included in the kit. The patterned paper included in the kit features a lovely color scheme, with lots of muted green, blush pink, and black, with flashes of gold foil.
This first project features a chipboard frame, which I used as a backdrop to my coffee cup focal point. I used one of the blush cardstock card fronts included in the kit, then added some patterned paper hearts, a chipboard frame, and a few embellishments. The kit comes with two sheets of puffy stickers, a bag of chipboard embellishments, a bag that is absolutely chock full of printed ephemera (with two of each design, so there are *so* many ways to use them!), and a sheet of beautiful gold foil-embellished gems in coordinating colors.
I used the included tape roll and foam adhesive to adhere everything to my card front, allowing my heart embellishments to float up from the coffee cups like little bubbles. For the greeting, I used one of the puffy sticker embellishments. I thought this card would be perfect for your valentine! How perfect would a sentiment that said “I love you more than coffee” be on this card? You could easily combine stamps that you already have in your stash to create even more possibilities!
My second card puts me in mind of an engagement or even a new home or job. I love the colors in the patterned papers that were included in the Easy Card Kit of the Month, and I used that as my jumping off point for this card. I trimmed one of the sheets of paper down to create an accent strip for my blush cardstock card front. To accent the little gold foil dots on the patterned paper strip, I added a strip of matte gold foil on each edge of the patterned paper panel to help bring out the shine of that gold foil! I popped it up on the blush card front with some foam tape.
As I was investigating the printed ephemera pack, I fell in love with this sweet bicycle die cut… I had to use it as the focal point for my card! I popped it up on the card front with some more foam tape (I love that they even include foam adhesive in the Easy Card Kit of the Month), then accented it with some floral ephemera from the kit, topping it off with a little butterfly. I added a couple of puffy stickers for the greeting, adding that “congratulations” to make this card work for tons of different celebratory occasions! I added a few gems included in the kit to add a bit of sparkle.
Spellbinders also has a coordinating die set called Happy Plant that coordinates nicely with the contents of the Easy Card Kit of the Month. I began by cutting the different components of the Happy Plant die set, using the blush pink included in the kit for the base, as well as some green cardstock from my stash and the green cardstock included in the kit for the plants. The green was just a little too bright and intense to suit the color scheme that I had in my mind’s eye, so I used an alcohol marker to tone the color down and to make two different shades of green. It’s easy to customize the kit with just a few supplies from your standard stash! I also die cut the plant stand from some more matte gold cardstock that I used on the previous card.
The patterned papers in the Kit of the Month feature a beautiful black grid paper accented with gold foil. I trimmed down the grid to fit a creamy A2 card front (also included in the kit), matting it with a slightly larger panel of black cardstock from my stash.
I arranged all of the plant die cut pieces and adhered them to the gold and black grid paper with some more foam adhesive. For the greeting, I used one of the puffy stickers included in the Kit of the Month. I matted it on a slightly larger strip of blush cardstock to coordinate with the plant pot, then popped it up with some foam adhesive. Perfect for a new homeowner or to accompany a housewarming gift!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. If you’ve not looked at Spellbinders’s kits before, I highly encourage you to check them out. They have a plethora of beautiful, super high-value kits available, including 3D Embossing Folders, Stitching, Dies, and Stamp+Die combos, all of which you can check out HERE. The designs at Spellbinders have been out-of-this-world awesome lately, and these kits continue that trend! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!