The other day I went through the exercise of opening one of the kits and making all of the cards. Then I yawned and promptly set them aside. I think I need more of a challenge. These kits are really meant for people with no time but still want to make their cards (it took me about 30 minutes to make 18 cards...), or for new stampers who want instant gratification. Now usually *I* want instant gratification, but, well, I guess I am just not a kit kind of gal.
Let's give them a gander, okay?
I used the Peace stamp from the retired Perfect Endings set instead of the suggested 'To You & Yours' set that I did not buy. Eh, it's okay. But it was nekkid! Nekkid, I say! The kits had NO RIBBON! The nerve! So - I added some. This one uses the retired Taupe grosgrain (yes, I hoarded it.)
Here is card #2. Nekkid, until I fixed it by adding some ribbon.
And here is card #3. Yes, more ribbon. It needed it, okay?
I need to tell you, though, the story of the fate of these 18 cards (not to worry - it's a happy ending!) It all started yesterday at lunch, when a co-worker of mine mentioned he'd probably not have time to get his Holiday cards this year, so he would just not send any. A little alarm went off in my brain, and I asked him if ...oh, say ... 18 cards would be enough? He thought Yes, so I brought them in today to show him. He liked them and agreed to buy them. I told him I wanted to add ribbon to make them look more finished, but he said I did not need to do it for him. Well, I wasn't; I was doing it for me.
I even went so far outside of my usual routine as to stamp on the envelopes, too:
Things get really wild around here sometimes.
That's about all the excitement I have to share this evening. I am still working on another project for my December workshops, but none of my attempts have panned out to anything workshop-worthy yet. Well, one of them has, but it needs a heat gun for embossing, and I already have two embossing projects. I'll either need to cut one of those (definitely possible) or come up with another idea. I'll do a little more lurking and see what I can dream up in the next few days. ;-) Thanks for stopping by!