Hey everyone! I hope your week is going well, especially since we are now in summer! And to celebrate it, I thought I would share the new all inclusive kit, the Boho Beach Kit, item 162418.
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If you aren’t familiar with our kits, Stampin’ Up! now releases a new kit each month that has everything you need to create 8 or more cards or some other fun crafty kit. This kit is adorable and since the card bases are printed on the front and the back, it makes it super ease to cut them apart and add them to other card bases to stretch your kit. Not to mention the exclusive stamp sets that come with most of the kits. Let’s take a look at my two alternate projects created with this kit, which are both fun fold cards.
Here are the measurements for the first card:
- Card base in Lost Lagoon cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, trim card front in half diagonally
- Card base from kit cut in half, one piece cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and cut diagonally
- Basic White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut in half diagonally
I have to say that when you want to create a fun fold and can’t come up anything, Pinterest is your best friend! This style card is roughly cased on a card by Sherry Roth over at Stamped Treasures. I do have to say that I love the colors in this card base the best. Blues, teals and browns have always been colors I have gravitated to, so no surprise! Once I found the style of card I wanted to create, I created the card base in Lost Lagoon, one of our returning colors. Rather then add yet another layer of cardstock, I chose to just trim the kit card base. Once I cut the base diagonally, I attached the lower piece to the front of the Lost Lagoon base and the top piece on the inside of the card. Next I stamped the sentiment, in Pecan Pie ink which is the ink spot in the kit, on the label from the kit, added some adhesive to the back of it and added some Linen Thread on the one side. I also added the die cut leaves in the center of the label. Next, I stamped the pelican from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and die cut it with the coordinating die. I added a couple of dimensionals at the bottom of the die cut and attached it on the card front. I then added the label over the pelican die cut with dimensionals, making sure to the dimensionals attach to the lower part of the card. Since the kit didn’t have any bling, I added some of the new Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems in the bronze color. They goes PERFECTLY with this kit!!
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment, also from the Waves of Inspiration, the speckles, stamped off first, in Pecan Pie ink and the leaves from the kit in Lost Lagoon, stamping off first. Then I added it to the inside of the card.
Isn’t that a fun card? Now if you wanted to add a large hand written message, you could always add the other half of the Basic White layer to the back of the card front to give you plenty of room for writing. Now let’s look at the second card.
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Pecan Pie cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and trim off 1 1/4″ off the front
- Kit card base cut at 4″ x 4″, 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
- Pecan Pie cardstock, die cut with largest die from Countryside Corners
- Basic White cardstock cut at 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, score one side from corner to corner to create flap
This fold is actually the fold we created at our team meeting this past Saturday. After I trimmed all of the layers, I added adhesive to the short side of the scored label and attached it to the back of the 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the kit card. I then attached it to the inside of the card. This creates the flap for the front. In the video I stamped the speckles on the front flap before adding the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment on a label from the kit and added it to the strip I trimmed from the kit card base. I wrapped some of the Linen Thread from the kit around it and tied it in a bow. I added some adhesive to the back and attached one of the leaf die cuts from the kit. Next I added some dimensionals to it and added it to the front of the flap. I then added the 4″ x 4″ piece of card base to the card front. I stamped the speckles and leaves in Pecan Pie and then added two of the die cut leaves with a dimensional to create the “lock” to secure the flap when the card is closed. And of course, I had to add some more of that bling.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the kit at the right on the layer and attached it with Stampin’ Seal. I colored the die cut umbrella from the kit with the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Marker and then attached it with some Mini Glue Dots. I also added the chair die cut from the kit.
Again, you can always add another piece of cardstock on one of the flaps if you wanted to have space to write a message. The best part about both of these cards, is I get to use the pretty envelopes from the kit for my cards!
I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and that I inspired you to try one of our kits. If you would like to purchase one, head over to my online store here. You can see all of the kits that are available at the moment. There are some that are home decor, so that don’t have stamps, some for friendship, even birthdays! Which ever kit you decide on, you’ll get everything you need to complete the cards, including ink and an acrylic block. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Have a great rest of your week, and I thank you for stopping by my little blog!