Thursday, June 11, 2009

KITS2REMEMBER- Happy Birthday Card and Starry Night Album

Hi everyone. I have a few minutes to post two projects before I go help out with making cheesecakes from scratch for a fund raiser we are doing. So here we go....

Last weekend we went to a birthday party for a 5 year old and I needed a card. So what better way then to make one using great K2R products. I used the acrylic letter "h" that Jessica sent me in my Krew pack, the wonderful flourish stamp (item #1-02), flora doodles jeweled flowers by Petaloo, purple cardstock, Stazon Jet Black ink, and some acrylic stamps that I have from Close to my heart for the "appy birthday." After cutting the card stock down to my desired size I destressed the edges with the stazon ink pad and then stamped the flourish three times on the cardstock in a random pattern. Then I took the portective cover off the back side of the letter and stamped on the letter as well. Once the letter was dried I adhered that down to the card using a glue dot. After I adhered the letter I put the flowers on the letter making sure that I placed them over the spot where I put the adhesive to keep the letter down. Once that was done I added the rest of the letters to spell out "appy birthday" using the stazon ink again and my stamp set. Here are a few photos.

I have never used the acrylic letters before, but now that I have I am going to have to get some more from time to time. They are so cool and there are so many possiblites. There are other shapes as well! So check it out HERE. If you have tried them we would love to hear about it.

OK. Jessica came out with the Starry Night Album Kit awhile ago and I know some of you out there picked it up. Jessica asked us to take a look at the directions to put it together and come up with some "altered" books using the same products. I finally finished mine and would like to share it with you. Now I love Jessica's ideas and designs that I usually love to follow her plans. It was a little hard for me not to, but here is what I did. I didn't have the gold paint and so instead I used a black paint dabber instead. She used gold stickles and I used, black diamond and gold glitter glue. Now I would say that the glitter glue didn't work as I had hoped but it did come out okay. On my front cover I added more star stamps that came from the kit and painted Class of 2009 using a mask I made out of left over vinyl and black paint dabber. Before I started the panels I took the black paint dabbers to the edge on all the acrylic pages and then added the gold glitter glue to the edges and allowed it to dry before I started scrapping it. The first acrylic panel I did the same as Jessica's, however one the second panel I made a frame out of the star paper and added a ribbon around the one side. Then I took a small piece of ribbon and just tied a not around the the other piece of ribbon. Stamped the stars and added Diamond Black stickles to the stars once dry. On the back I put the star pattern paper making sure to adhere it down where the frame on the front side was so no adhesive showed and cut ot the edges so that the star could be seen completely. The forth piece of acrylic I but the lined paper and adhered two of the black enevlopes that I had stamped on and glittered up making sure that the flap is on the side you don't adhere. I did that so that you could tuck it momentums in them. One the back side I did the exact same thing. I did make sure to stamp as well on the acrylic and add stickles or the glitter glue. One the last panel I stamped it just like Jessica but I used both the diamond black stickles and the gold glitter glue to give it a little shine. After that was done I look 5 of the leftover black envelopes that came with the kit and made a mini book. I stamped on the one with the star, added the glittle glue and the title. I did make sure that the opening of the envelope was on the end so that you could tuck things into it. I did take the flap and tuck it in the envelope to thatthey didn't get messed up.

One thing that I like about Kits2remember is that you get a great product and directions for kits BUT you can do what you like and make it your own. We are not in anyway saying that you have to follow our design we are just here to inspire you to create. So don't be afraid to make our kits work for you! Afterall you got to LOVE it, right? Be your scrappy creative self that is what scrapbooking is all about.

Now I am off to help bake 18 cheesecakes, wish me luck!


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