Finally made some cards and spent some time on my blogs today!
This is the kit I was using today. It is one of the kits included in the World Card Making Day Offer from Stampin' Up! You can see everything that is included - generous supplies to make five each of two different designs. Click for a closer look. It contains the gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and a 2-way glue pen. Much more of it than you need to complete the cards in the box - so great to have extra for Christmas sparkle! Lots of extra twill zig-zag tape too. And of course there are the ink spots and stamps as well as brads, glue dots, and foam pads.
For the card above, I used a Very Vanilla card base. I cut a piece off of one of the Old Olive card bases from the kit, and ran it through my Cuttlebug in the Bloom Dots folder - a good match for the flowers from the stamp set I thought. Stuck that at the bottom, and cut a piece of red twill to go across the top. The glue dots are very good for fixing on the ribbon - only three of them hold this nice and firmly on the card. I then stamped one of the flowers in the three different ink colours in the kit on a scrap of vanilla, and cut them out. They are fixed on with Stampin' Dimensionals, and have some of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the centre. Finished off with the greeting stamped in Old Olive. Really quick and easy!
Here's another design you could make. I love the dotted square stamp - it makes great backgrounds. For the one above, I used my Stampamajig to place the squares accurately so that the dots from one square sit exactly on top of the other. I used pieces of Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla exactly as they are from the kit. Stamped the greeting onto the Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Pie ink, and the dotted squares onto the Vanilla with Old Olive. Stamped the three flowers in Real Red and Pumpkin Pie on a scrap of Vanilla. Added the glitter and a brad in each of the centres after cutting them out. Fixed on with Stampin' Dimensionals.
And here is the last card I did today from this kit. Again using a pre-folded card base from the kit, and the Vanilla and Pumkin Pie pre-cut pieces. Used the Stampamajig for placement of the dotted squares and flower stem. The flower was done in the same way as the previous card. The ribbon has the ends frayed for added decoration. Another quick and easy one.
See here for the offers on this, and the other kits, starting on 4th October.