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Going Places for a 65th Birthday

Project Kit -- Tin of Cards

Hi There!

It's a special week in my neck of the woods.  My husband's 65th birthday is tomorrow and I'm so excited for him!  Him?  Not so much...  I think he should be as he was convinced that he would never live to this birthday, but that's a whole 'nother story.  In any case, I have some things planned for him this weekend that should make him feel pretty darn special.  So we'll see how it goes.

Today's post is about a really lovely project kit from Stampin' Up!  In fact, it's featured on the cover of the Stampin' Up! Catalog:  the Tin of Cards Project Kit.  It looks pretty cool on the catalog cover, but in real life it's even better!  This kit has the ingredients for 16 cards and envelopes, dividers for a greeting card organizer, and the actual tin in which to organize the cards.  The coordinating stamp set, Tin of Cards, has some really lovely stamp images that can be used for a wide variety of projects but I'm especially fond of the number of word images that can be used for pretty much any occasion for which you'd make a greeting card.  In my book, that makes the stamp set an exceptional value.  Here's the entire kit assembled.


Here are the 9 file tab dividers to organize the greeting cards in the tin.


Here is the first of the four card designs.  This one is pretty simple with the wooden word bubble; but the combination of wood and glitter is adorable.


The second card design has a rectangular cutout with a printed transparency window under the butterflies.


The third card design features a gold foil sheet with horizontal cutouts.  I like the idea of stamping on the card front inside the cutouts.


The fourth card design has a large cutout on the card front with a printed panel of paper behind the cutout.  The colors on the paper are so bright and cheerful!


All of these cards were made pretty much as directed on the instruction sheet that comes with the kit using the recommended ink colors and the coordinating stamp set.  It took me a little over two hours to make all of the cards and the dividers so you can see that you'll have a good start to filling your box with cards that will be available right when you need them.  Plus, there's plenty of room in the box for more cards!  

Of course, don't make the kit so that you can keep the cards...Send them out!  Put a smile on a loved one's face and mail them a card that you've made.  It will make their day!

And if you're looking for a great gift for Mother's Day, Secretary's Day, Wedding, or other special event, an assembled Tin of Cards Project Kit would put you right at the top of the "Best. Gift. Ever." list!

Now I'm rolling over to my crafting table to make a birthday card for my husband!

Have a great weekend!


Supplies I used to make this project kit --

Project Kit:  Tin of Cards; Stamps:  Tin of Cards; Inks:  Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Staz-On Jet Black; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tombow Multi, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Bone Folder, Paper Snips 


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