3 reasons you should use craft kits

I've always stayed away from using the kits that Stampin' Up! offers.  I thought if I succumbed it was like cheating because all you had to do was assemble things, and that wasn't creative - was it?  Well I'm ready to eat some humble pie and admit - I was wrong, very very very wrong.  And here's why.

1.  Kits are easy to use.  They are perfect for beginners or if you've lost your creative mojo.  What could be more easy that following a set of instructions and just doing what you're told.  Fool proof.

This is the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit I used in today's project. 
2.  Kits help you look like a pro.  Because it's tried and tested for everyone kits look awesome and are super easy to use.  Make one up and give it as a gift and you'll look like a long time crafting pro and everyone will want to learn from your crafting genius (well maybe not quite but they will be impressed).  And they aren't boring.  You can add, change, tweak to make them your own.

Here's the 13 cards that I made from the project.  I even added some extra sparkles from some glittery extras I had lying around.
3.  Kits are super fast to make, and a great gift.  Ok that's 2 reasons in one but it's true.  Just before Christmas I was looking for a gift for a friend.  She'd posted that morning about how she loved writing thank you cards and I knew that it was the perfect opportunity for me to make up a kit of cards for her to give away.  I made the lot in under an hour and it was a beautiful, thoughtful gift that I know she's enjoying using. I'm sold on crafting more kits as gifts.

I love this kit as it's perfect for someone who wants some visual inspiration on their desk and in their life everyday.  It even comes with a cool box to give it in after you've made it.
So there you have it - 3 reasons why kits are awesome, and how I wish I'd tried them earlier.  Time to go order a few more and take advantage of Sale-a-Bration for some freebies.

Have you used kits and do you like them?  Let me know in the comments below.

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It's time for Sale-A-Bration 2016

I love January.  I set new intentions for the year - definitely more crafting in 2016 - and the sales are on.  Yay - I can get a bargain to help me on my new years mission to craft more.

Sale-a-bration 2016 is on from now until the end of March.  If you've been thinking about buying some Stampin' Up! goodies now is the time as you’ll earn 1 FREE Sale-a-bration item for every $90 you order!  Which means its a perfect time to stock up :-) This year there are 11 products to choose from – 7 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and Project Life Cards!

To check out the catalogue click here or the image below.

Make a note - the 3 products on pages 16-19 are only available until February 15 (when some more new products will be released). 

Can't wait and want to order straight away? You can do it anytime in my online store.

Happy crafting.

Blogging for birthdays

You can never have too many birthday cards in your stash.  There is always an occasion to use them so I like to try and keep a supply on hand.

Here's a simple one I made a little while ago using lots of layers.  Layers of stamping, layers of card, layers of ribbon and some layers of colour.

I used the aqua painter to watercolour my stamped cake.  If you've never used one to watercolour it's the easiest thing ever!  Even if you have no arty bone in your body you can make it look good.  Check out a little video here is you want some tips on how easy it is. 

I'm so excited to get in my craft room this weekend and catch up on my Christmas crafting.  Fingers crossed I'll be both productive and creative and have a lot to share with you.

Happy crafting.
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