Stampin’ Up! carries some fun kits for scrapbooking, card making and gift giving. Every now and then I love to make a kit because they are quick and easy. Sometimes I follow the kit directions and other times, I do my own thing with the kit. I did a bit of both with the Boutique Boxes kit in the Spring Catalog.
I used the basic kit parts, but instead of making a bunch of little boxes, I created a couple of gift card holders, boxes oriented in different directions and one large box putting two box templates together. The only extras I added included ribbon, baker’s twine and a flower from the Pop-Up Posies Kit (#131395). The Boutique Boxes kit can be purchased separately (#129306) or as a bundle with A Little Greeting Stamp Set (#129111). The bundle product number is (#131104).
This was a fun little craft, as was the Pop-Up! Posies kit. It’s the kind of thing you can make on the coffee table while you are watching a movie. Most of the time, I enjoy getting lost in the creative process of designing a card or project from scratch. I do enjoy modifying kits or seeing what I can do with them beyond what they are created for.
This kit would be perfect to tuck little favors in or a few pieces of candy. You actually end up with 8 little boxes if you use the kit the way it was intended. They would be perfect gift card holders as well.
I like to keep craft kits around because I like to have a stash of things to entertain my kids with. At least…when they were younger! I would pull out the box of craft kits and they would each pick something to make. We would spend a creative afternoon together chatting and creating. To this day, my daughter still likes to keep craft kits on hand so she can spend an afternoon creating and relaxing. She lives in a college dorm, so space for storing craft supplies is limited. A kit with everything she needs to complete a project is the perfect solution. She has a little box with scissors, adhesives and things like that in case she needs them. Just realize, that once you start your kids crafting, they will be crafters for life!
Announcement from Stampin’ Up!
Carryover Stamp Sets
April 24, 2013
With the release of the retired list, some of you may be wondering which Christmas stamps will still be available. Don’t cry or pout, we’ve gotcha covered!
- Evergreen Stamp Set (available in French)
- Greetings of the Season Stamp Set (available in French)
- Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set
- More Merry Messages Stamp Set (available in French)
- Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set
- Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set (available in French and Spanish)
Can you handle more good news? These sets will still be available during the 2013-2014 catalog year. They will not be featured in the catalog, but will be available in the Online Store.
I will keep you posted with more updates!
Retired List of Stamp Sets and Accessories:
These stamp sets will be available until June 3, 2013. The accessories are available only while supplies last! If you have these things on your wish list, get them while you can!
How can you get one of the New 2013-2014 Annual Catalog?
Remember that if you place an order in my Online Store before the end of April, I will send you a copy of the New 2013-2014 Annual Catalog for FREE as soon as they arrive! (I ordered them today! I can’t wait to see what Stampin’ Up! has in store for us!) This is a special thank you to my customers for placing orders in April!
Virtual Club Members: I’ve already ordered a catalog directly from Stampin’ Up! just for each of you! They will be sent directly from Stampin’ Up! as soon as they leave they warehouse! That is a thank you from me for being one of my valued club members!!!
There is nothing like having a catalog in your hands to look at, mark up and add Post-It notes to!!!!
Thank you for visiting today!