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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Simply versatile

Simply Sent Lifelong Notes Made UpYou've probably already seen these cards before - they are the two predesigned cards in the Lifelong Notes Simply Sent Kit. The kit includes enough supplies to make five of each of these styles and even has directions on how to assemble them. I think that the top card is great for men because of the colour scheme and the geometric design. No flowers - I'm sure that they'd be relieved about that! It must be just about every macho man's worst nightmare - to receive a really pretty floral card on their birthday in front of their friends accompanied by a "Here's your prezzie, Honey Bunny Sugar Puff!" *grin*

One of the things that I enjoy most about these kits is creating projects using the supplies to make something that is radically different from the predesigned cards - I suppose it is the MacGyver in me! I also like using things out of my existing stash with the items in the kit for maximum synergy.

Simply Sent Lifelong Notes another wayThe card on the left is a CASE of a card from the Stampin' Up! Sydney Regionals. I added some Certainly Celery DSP, used a stamp from Occasional Greetings and a mat pack and I reckon it looks nothing like the ones above. What do you think?

The card on the right is for the girly girls who would have looked at the other three cards and wondered whether you had confused them with your hubby. I punched out a scallop from a sheet of Summer Picnic DSP and created holes using my 1/16" circle punch, used Basic Black on vellum for the medallion centre, a couple of lengths of Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon and a stamp from Cheer & Wishes. Stampin' Write Markers in Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery sure came in handy too. Pretty girly, huh?

Simply Sent Kits are 20% off for a very short time only (October 4-11) so please send in your orders early so that you don't miss out.


thestampspot said...

I picked that case straight up!!! Like what was said to us at Regionals though, someone has created it before, so why try to create something different - it works so use it!!!

Great cards and I like how you explained you don't have to stick to whats in the kit!

:) Marcia

Joanna Wassens said...

These cards are great Lin Mei!

You are so clever.


Lin Mei said...

Marcia, I'll have to CASE more often then! Even I come up with something, someone has probably done it before.

Happy Blogaversary! Thank you for taking the time to visit during all your festivities :) Everyone, Marcia has some fabulous BLOG CANDY on offer!

Lin Mei said...

Thanks, Jo! Love your Christmas projects. Now, those are really clever!!

Belle said...

The 'girly' card is great because the colours make it modern and cool. And I love the holes punched in the scallop (going to copy that when I get my punch!).

Lin Mei said...

Thanks belle! I'm sure you will do wonderful things with the punch :)

Sue Madex said...

I love seeing what people come up with once they've finished making the kit cards. Love your versions Lin Mei.

Lin Mei said...

Thanks Sue! I do too - it's like looking people's CASEs but the supplies are a little bit :)