Endless Thanks Spring Thank You Card and More! 6 Card Ideas to get you Started with the Starter Kit!

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Ever have one of those days where the mojo just couldn’t seem to get in gear?  That was me yesterday, I think it took me 4 cards before I started coming up with something I liked!  But this all stemmed from a fun challenge I came up with yesterday…

Pick out a Stampin’ Up starter kit and create class samples that a new demonstrator could use for their first event using just what they got in their starter kit!

I often get people asking me,”What should I get in my starter kit?” and I have a general list of what to get and where to get started, but I thought I’d try to put together one that uses the kit to it’s full potential.  Especially, when you have promotions like the Two FREE Stamp Sets with Starter Kits ordered by 6/30  (that’s TOMORROW!)  But this is what I came up with:

June 2015 Starter Kit value suggestion

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See?? I told you it was an amazing deal… especially because it comes with no obligation and just lots and lots of opportunity!  So, on to the opportunity part, I told you I was having some Mojo struggles yesterday, but thankfully about 4 cards in I started putting together this card and I just LOVED IT!!  What do you think?

Tips for making this card:

  • Grab the Endless Thanks stamp set and your favorite ink colors and you can use the curved vine to make your own custom wreath!

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  • Stamp the larger flower with Watermelon Wonder onto a scrap of Watermelon Wonder cardstock and then cut out by hand for a wreath focal point.  (Its only one little flower so it isn’t that bad for all you folks who don’t like fussy cutting! Winking smile)
  • Spice it up by adding one of the In Color Blossom Accents.  You’ll want to use a Glue Dot to adhere your Accent to the cut flower.

  • The sentiments come mix & match style in the stamp set, so have fun and mix & match your ink colors!  Here I have Memento Black and Delightful Dijon.
  • Use different colors for your wreaths to fit different times of year!  Add more leaves in orange, red, and yellow for the fall…navy, soft sky, and sahara sand for winter, etc.  This summery combo is just the 2015 – 2017 In Colors – Mint Macaron for the vine, then Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, and Delightful Dijon.

  • If you cut your cardbase to be 5.5” x 8.25” and fold in half, you can easily wrap some of the Cucumber Crush dotted lace trim around the front of the card and tie into a pretty knot to the left of your wreath.

This would make an easy card for a class or workshop.  If you want to make it slightly more economical for a large group, instead of using the Blossom Accent, cut out the large flower and then add a rhinestone in the middle.  Voila!  A pretty flower for your wreath!

Now, I told you, I was trying to come up a few cards you could make with this starter kit.  I mean, really, what is the point of getting a starter kit of lots of fun stuff if there is only one thing you can do with it? Smile  So, while I will not claim these are all my best samples ever, they are all ones you would be great for some classes or workshops.  Plus, with your starter kit, you would have supplies to make LOTS of all of these cards – So invite lots of people to join you for your kick off event! You could even do 2 or 3 at your first event and then do 2-3 more at your next event…how is that for planning?!

If you decide to join my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group, I’d be happy to send you close up pictures of all of these cards and cutting dimensions for all of the paper pieces.  Smile   I also give everyone in our group copies of my class by mail project tutorials each month.  So you’ll continue to get more class and project ideas throughout the year too!  We can’t wait to welcome you to our group!  Get started by ordering your Starter Kit here

Coming to my Playing with Color – Meet the In Colors Class or getting it as a kit by mail?  I’ll be including the supplies for this as a bonus card for you!  I just loved it so much and you’ll have all the ink, so I figured why not add it in to the class!  RSVP here or order your kit by mail!

Suggested Starter Kit items & item numbers:

  • 2015-2017 In Color Ink Pad & Cardstock Bundle (#138358)
  • 2015-2017 In Color Ink Refills (5 colors – #138329, #138332, #138331, #138330, #138328)
  • 2015-2017 In Color Markers (#138333)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)
  • Memento Black Ink (#132708)
  • Notetag Punch (#135860)
  • In Color Blossoms Accents (#138383)
  • Dotted Lace Ribbon (Cucumber Crush -(#138423)
  • Rhinestones (#119246)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Glue Dots (#103683)
    Endless Thanks Stamp Set – FREE w/ June 2015 Promotion (photopolymer #138796)
  • You’ve Got This Stamp Set – FREE w/ June 2015 Promotion (wood mount – #139572,  clear mount -139575)
  • Shipping – FREE!
  • Business supplies (catalogs, order forms, event invite postcards, and more)

Starter Kit Value

kit value – $179.50 plus tax & $17.95 in shipping…
Cost by June 30th?  ONLY $99+ tax.  That’s a $98.45 SAVINGS! It’s 50% off!!


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