Sunday Showcase: Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

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Hi Stamping Friends!

I'm mixing it up for today's Sunday Showcase—I'll be featuring cards from the fantastic new Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (#134797)!  Have you seen it?  I have to say that after spending a couple of hours putting together the 20 cards from the kit, I'm completely impressed!  I wanted you to see just how awesome it is for not only new stampers, but for ANYONE who is crafty!

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What Is The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit? 

kit contains EVERYTHING needed (well, minus adhesive & scissors) to
create 20 beautiful, hand-made cards for almost any occasion!

Stamps & ink

Along with all the card stock, pre-printed die-cuts, button, twine, clips and envelopes (you'll see more on that later), you'll also get a clear mount Occasions stamp set, a clear block, two colors of ink, and Dimensionals!  It's all in there! 

Whole kit & caboodle

The Whole Kit & Caboodle!  Look at all the stuff you get from that little box!  The best part is that it is only $29.95!  What a value!  That's less than $1.50 per card, plus you keep the stamp set and ink to use for future projects!  Too Cool!

  • Perfect For New Stampers!  Since it includes all the components, it is absolutely awesome for anyone wanting to try stamping for the first time with very little investment.  
  • Perfect For Experienced Stampers!  I had a blast creating these cards, and honestly, I typically don't like ready-to-assemble kits.  There's a lot of mixing & matching possibilities with the embellishments, giving it a real hand-made feel!  
  • Perfect For Tweens & Teens!  I know girls, and even boys, would love putting these together with family, friends or on their own!  It's a fun and creative activity!
  • Perfect For Group Activities!  Try it with Girl Scouts, youth groups, church groups, retirement centers, cards-for-troops events, fundraisers, birthday parties…I could go on and on!
  • Perfect As A Gift!  It's a great price-point for holiday & birthday gifts for any crafting friend!

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Card Tips & Tricks Guide—I was also impressed with the 14-page, full-color instruction guide that comes in the kit!  Stampers will find photos of each completed card with tips and tricks on assembling them.  So helpful!


Let's See The Everyday Occasions Cards!

You'll create four 3" x 3" mini notes, ten 3" x 5" note cards, and six 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" standard cards with the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit.  You could easily mix & match the pieces to create your own cards, but I followed the instruction guide for my samples. Let's take a look at each one!

Mini 1 - gray  Mini Card #1

Oooh!  They included some Silver Glimmer Paper accents!

Mini 2 - kraft for you  Mini Card #2

All the layered pieces are pre-printed and die-cut.  Punch them out of the sheets and go!

Mini 3 - gray stripes  Mini Card #3

Each card base has reversible (pattern/solid) printed card fronts!  This one has Basic Gray stripes on one side, and the other side is solid Basic Gray.  The insides are white, making them easy to write on immediately.

Mini 4 - honeycomb  Mini Card #4

The greetings are designed to fit on most of the die-cut pieces, or use them on the inside of the card.

Note 5 - calypso  Note Card #5

I love the cute arrow clips! 

Note 6 - yellow polka green chev  Note Card #6

You get LOTS of Basic Gray Baker's Twine to spruce up every card!

Note 7 - indigo mosaic  Note Card #7

The cards are designed to be very versatile, featuring masculine and feminine styles…

Note 8 - calypso birthday  Note Card #8

…able to be used for all ages…

Note 9 - pool stripe thanks  Note Card #9

…and covering many different occasions!

Note 10 - curry chev congrats  Note Card #10

Many cards feature Pool Party buttons, like the ones from last year's Sale-A-Bration.

Note 11 - curry chev birthday  Note Card #11

All of cards and embellishments are in fun, bright, easy-to-coordinate colors: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, kraft (darker than Crumb Cake), Basic Gray, Gumball Green, and Calypso Coral.

Note 12 - indigo plain birthday  Note Card #12

The note card size is perfect for attaching to gifts or hand-delivering to family, friends and co-workers.

Note 13 - pool stripe for you  Note Card #13

There are many mini heart accents…

Note 14 - pool stripe heart  Note Card #14

…and larger hearts, too!

Card 15 - gray polka  Card #15

I love the printed tags with twine!

Card 16 - heart  Card #16

There are also Tea Lace Paper Doilies…

Card 17 - feathers  Card #17

…and, trendy, die-cut feathers that are so popular right now!

Card 18 - curry dot thinking  Card #18

Many of the cards have a pretty collage style.

Card 19 - kraft fluorish  Card #19

Heavy-duty envelopes in white or kraft colors are included for every card!  The kraft color matches the background on this card.  It's almost like a Baked Brown Sugar color.

Card 20 - gray feather  Card #20

This one is one of my favorites!


And, when you're all done, you still have all these parts & pieces left over to use on more projects! 

Box of finished cards

Here's my box of finished cards, all neat and organized and ready to send!  Woot!  I don't often comment on the packaging, but it really is a nice, sturdy box to store all your contents and finished cards!

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Angie's Additional Tips & Comments

  • Dimensionals
    —I tend to use lots of these, so one sheet was not enough for me. I used about 1-1/2 sheets.  
  • Punching Out Embellishments—The pre-cut pieces come on sheets and you have to punch them out.  As much as you may be tempted…don't punch them all out first. Trust me.  Pieces will be much easier to find when you keep the sheet intact. Heh.
  • Smearing Ink—The card stock and embellishments have a smooth finish, so inks take a tad longer to dry than our standard card stock.
  • Quality Envelopes—The envelopes included are not the ones sold in the catalog.  They are a little more textured feeling, but are still heavy, high quality envelopes in kraft and white colors.
  • Get Creative—Add your own rhinestones, buttons, ribbon, designer series paper and different stamps to make the cards your own!  Endless possibilities for the advanced stamper!

Bottom Line: This Is A Fantastic Value!  I can't emphasize enough how much of an AMAZING VALUE this cardmaking kit is!  I'm was truly impressed by the quality of the supplies and amount of stuff you get for a great price!  I definitely gets my Too Cool Stamp of Approval!

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Thanks for stopping by the Sunday Showcase today!  I appreciate you visiting and I hope you'll try out the awesome Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit!


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