Welcome to the June Creative Card-iology Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Kit Collection, which are currently on sale for BOGO 50% off. Kits are a fun and easy way to create cards or other projects – you can put them together by yourself or gather some friends or family together to create together! And they make wonderful gifts! The BOGO 50% off sale makes it a great time to shop for all your gift-giving needs.
I chose to feature the Celebrate Today Magnetic Board kit for my project today. I tend to be a bit disorganized and forgetful sometimes, and this kit has some great options for keeping appointments, tasks to do, and other things I want to remember right in front of me. This kit is $25.00, and I bought a second one at 50% off in the current sale – one to keep track of the projects I need to create, and the other as a reminder of Scripture verses to meditate on or people to pray for.
The kit includes the framed magnetic board with the picture hangar already attached on the back, 2 sheets of 12x12 double-sided patterned paper, 3x4 cards with calendars blanks and list-making options, decorative stickers and headings to use, 2 small file folders to put together, a roll of double-sided adhesive and magnetic clips.
I wanted to be able to reuse some of my lists, so I applied some clear adhesive-backed shelf liner onto calendar cards and list cards. This will allow me to use dry-erase markers to keep my lists current and also use more of the decorative side of the rest of the cards for card making projects.
I also applied the clear adhesive shelf liner to both side of one set of the 12x12 paper, which will keep these papers looking good for a long time and allow me to change out the back ground if I want to. I removed the picture hanger from the back of one of the frames and applied magnetic strips on the back so I could hang it on my refrigerator.
I cut one of the other pieces of patterned paper to 9.25” x 5.75” and applied the shelf liner to both sides of this paper to make a cover for a pocket size traveler notebook cover and made inserts for this notebook with coordinating cardstock covers. I used a sentiment from the retiring Flowering Rain Boots stamp set as a focal piece for my notebook cover.
My final creations with this kit were several cards using the cards and stickers from the kit, with the addition of a few embellishments I had on hand. It's amazing how much you can create with a kit and a few extra supplies!
I hope you’ve been inspired by these projects and the projects my fellow bloggers have created to try out a kit. Kits are the easiest way to get started creating with Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous color coordinated products – don’t miss this opportunity to craft with family or friends at the discounted price! You can use order kits by clicking on this link and using host code UPGZZBQ9 at checkout.
If you’d like more detailed instructions and inspiration for using the Magnetic Board Kit and making the traveler notebook cover, sign up here for the class on Tuesday, July 12, at 7:00 pm. Or invite some friends, schedule a time to get together with me, at my place or yours, and I'll walk you through making the projects together - you'll earn free hostess rewards! The class is $20 if you already have your own Celebrate Today Magnetic Board Kit, or just $5 for the extra supplies if you order the kit by using the link above.
Don’t forget to visit my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below and seeing what they’ve done with Stampin’ Up!’s Kits Collection! We love your feedback, so don't forget to leave a comment.
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