Yesterday I wasn’t feeling brilliant. Today despite dosing myself up on Tylenol I’m actually feeling worse. So I’ve decided to have a lazy day. As soon as I’ve finished this post I shall make myself some hot chocolate and retire to the sofa. There I will stay except when I need to get up to change the DVD. Meanwhile you can enjoy today’s project created using the stamp set from The Best Remedy Kit, together with the Day At The Farm Designer Series Paper (DSP) available for free during Sale-A-Bration.
A LITTLE BIRD OR TWO
When I decided to make a get well card I immediately thought of the Best Remedy Kit. This kit contains everything you need to make nine cards (3 each of 3 designs). But what many people forget is that once you’ve made your cards you still have the stamp set! So having grabbed that I chose “A little birdie told me you were under the weather”. Then using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped my sentiment onto a 1″ x 3″ piece of Daffodil Delight Card.
Next I went looking for some little birdies and I found a whole flock in the free Day At The Farm 12″ x 12″ DSP pack. With the basic card design in my head I knew I needed to cut 3 pieces.
I cut my first piece 2-1/4″ high x 6″ wide. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed it onto the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. After using Paper Snips to trim off the excess paper (using the edge of the flap as a guide) I set the envelope aside.
Next I cut a piece of the DSP 3″ wide x 5-1/2″ tall, along with a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Daffocil Delight Card. Using liquid glue once again I mounted the DSP onto the card layer. Then I attached the sentiment to the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and set that aside with the other pieces.
For my card base I cut and scored some Balmy Blue Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
I still needed one final piece of DSP and cut that 3/4″ wide x 5-1/4″ high. Using liquid glue I fixed this piece down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then along the left-hand edge of the DSP I glued a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Daffodil Delight Card.
Before going any further I went back to The Best Remedy Stamp Set and the Tuxedo Black ink pad. From the set I chose the “feel better soon!” sentiment and stamped it onto the Basic White layer. Then I fixed the completed layer inside the card base.
Finally using Stampin’ Dimensionals I mounted the main piece onto the card front and my project was complete.
You know it’s funny that I keep finding uses for a paper pack that I originally thought I didn’t need or want. At this rate I’ll need to get another pack while I still can!
For more projects feturing The Best Remedy Kit see my earlier blog posts:
BEST REMEDY AND OTHER KITS
In case you missed it, The Best Remedy and numerous other kits are not found in any Stampin’ Up! catalogue. This is because the range is changing all the time. You’ll find all the currently available kits in the Kits Collection section of my online store. As a kit sells out it will be removed from the store and will reappear when (if) it comes back into stock.
The Kits Collection contains kits for all occasions, and for my Canadian customers many are available in French as well as English. There are a lot of card kits in the collection but other types of papercrafting projects too. You’ll also find that not all the kits include stamps (check the full description for details). If a stamp set is included you can see the artwork by scrolling through the photos included in for each item.
Just remember that availability of each kit is not guaranteed. So if you want one (or more) make sure you order them before they go out of stock and disappear from the online store.
FREE PAPER – The Day At The Farm DSP is not available to buy as it’s one of the exclusive products in the Sale-A-Bration promotion. However you can get it for free simply by choosing it when you place a minimum $60 order (before shipping and taxes). Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th, however all free Sale-A-Bration items are only available while stocks last.