Friday, August 26, 2011

Just Add Ink #82

Hi all

It seems that I can only find time once a week at the moment to update my blog as I have been busy juggling other commitments, including working at H&R Block preparing tax returns. It has been a big adjustment going back to work almost full-time, 4 days/week, but an enjoyable change though, including being paid!

This week over at Just Add Ink Jo Eades has challenged us to find something in our craft stash that we have had for a while and not used and to use it in a new project. I didn't think I was going to get this week's challenge completed in time, but as I was the one managing the post over at Just Add Ink this week, I had the power to add my project at the last minute...if I could find the time or an item to make something!

So after preparing this week's post at Just Add Ink I went into my craft room to see what I could find and came across a "Simply Sent card kit" which has been in my stash for a while now and not used. A Simply Sent card kit is one that has all items pre-prepared for making quick and easy cards, great as a gift for new stampers and cardmakers or for someone who wants to make a bunch of cards quickly. I didn't feel I had time to mount the stamp set supplied, so I decided to just use the pre-cut cardstock and accessories, and use a stamp that was just sitting on my craft desk waiting to be inked up. The stamp I used was one that I got at Stampin' Up!'s recent Convention Love What You Do and I thought this might make a nice card to give those who attend my upcoming New Catalogue Launch.

Here is my small collection of cards, made in 10 minutes, I still need to finish the rest of the cards from the kit...

Project Supplies:
Stamps: Love What You Do
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (Kraft), Real Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Real Red buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge

I sometimes think I shouldn't "think" about what I need to make or how to put something together and just do it because I was happy with the result of these very "quick and easy" cards...what do you think?

Now why don't you rummage in your craft stash and find something you have forgotten you had and create a project to share with those who visit us over at Just Add Ink. Also, don't forget to pop on over there to see the other inspirational ideas from the rest of the Design Team.


Jo said...

These turned out great Mae. I've got a couple of Simply Sent kits that I could have used for this challenge too!

KimB said...

I think these are just perfect for your new catty launch Mae. Wonderful starring sentiment and lovely bright happy colours.
Kim xxx

Tania Gould said...

I think they're great!!! I so love those little birdies too! Great quick "whip'em up quick" cards!

Patrice said...

Terrific set of cards Mae. I've never purchased a Simply Sent Kit - think I might have to give them a try.

Nikki Spencer said...

A brilliant idea Mae, killing 2 birds with one stone...not that l condone that sort of thing! They are great CAS cards perfect for mass producing, l hope your launch goes well for you.

Jodene said...

Great set of cards Mae! You have reminded me that I should put some ink to that stamp :)

Anonymous said...

these are funky ... cheers Andrea & the dogs!


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