Do you like to make super quick cards? Sometimes, a quick card is all my little people will let me get accomplished, (#momlife) and the Spellbinders Quick & Easy Card Club makes things so simple and streamlined! The amount of ephemera, embellishments, sentiment stickers, and patterned and plain papers that you receive in this kit is unbelievable. The Happy Skies Ahead kit for April 2023 is filled with a wide variety of themes, so that you can create tons of cards or even scrapbook layouts covering a multitude of subjects. I created these three cards lickety split, and there is still a ton of product left to create so many more cards!
I always start with these kits by sorting out the pre-printed ephemera, organizing them into groups by subject or color family, so that I can get a rough idea of what I’m working with. I then go through all of the sentiment stickers and chipboard greetings, trying to see which pieces might work together seamlessly. I love that so many of the elements have the beautiful gold foil accents!
The kit also comes with double sided adhesive tape and foam tape in addition to card bases and solid colored A2 cardstock card fronts in coordinating colors, so all you have to do is assemble your elements in your arrangement and add adhesive! So simple and quick. I couldn’t resist the beautiful pale blush cardstock included in the kit, so these first two cards feature a blush background with a group of images clustered in the center. I used one of the printed chipboard accent strips to create a ground for my little bespectacled bear and his bed of flowers. I used only the floral embellishments that were printed all the way to the edge to keep things cohesive. (Maybe I am the only one who notices things like that?)
For my second blush card, I used one of the sheets of patterned paper to create a tablecloth for my little birthday tea party scene! The variety of subjects and styles that is included in the pre-printed ephemera packs is just marvelous; these cards are just a small sampling of the fabulous embellishments included in the kit! I added a chipboard greeting and puffy sticker for this fun birthday card. I love how much dimension the chipboard and puffy sticker embellishments add to the card front.
To further illustrate the variety of styles and colorways that you can achieve with these kits, I created this orange and blue card with a citrus theme. After sorting out my coordinating citrus-y ephemera pieces, I trimmed one of the pieces of 6×6 pattern paper down and added a thin gold strip on either side to enhance the gold foil accents on the embellishments. I mounted the patterned piece on a panel of included sky blue cardstock (coordinating with that sweet little citrus postage stamp embellishment), then arranged the flowers and citrus images on the card front, creating a larger scale patterned background from the patterned paper. I always start creating custom patterns by placing the largest images first, then filling in the open areas with the next smallest images, then finally adding the smallest images, which in this case is the chipboard hearts.
I used the gold foil striped chipboard alphabet stickers and puffy stickers to create a custom sentiment that works perfectly with the citrus theme of the card! Totally different from the first two projects, but it just shows how much variety you can create with the vast assortment of components from this kit!
If you liked this Happy Skies Ahead kit, you have until 4/27 to become a new subscriber! The kits ship out by the end of the month, and you can learn all about the extra deals and discounts that you can receive as a Club Member HERE. Thanks so much for reading, and have a marvelous day!
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