Stampin’ Up – Birthday Bright Project Kit Review + Giveaway
When I was young I knew my now husband since we were friends and hung around the same social circle. At the time I considered him my best male friend, yet there was one thing about him I did not know – he is from a large family. Now when I say a large family, I am not kidding – just his immediate family of sisters, parents and us there are 13 of us. That is starting from 5 people to 13 now, and this is not uncommon as you dig further into his extended family. The most people in one branch of the not to extended family rings in at 16 people with what started with 6 people.
Since there are so many people, and it seems to be constantly growing, there are many events, birthdays and moments to celebrate. Given the fact that there are so many special occasions, the need for cards is constant and ever-expanding.
The fact is that as much as we want to personally celebrate each individual achievement, birth, wedding, anniversary or seasonal holiday, it is impossible with a family of over 50 people and that is just in town! Card’s are simple easy sentiment’s that can be sent anytime, and for almost any occasion. With a simple card, the recipient knows we are thinking of them even if we can not attend, so when I got the Birthday Bright Project Kit I was able to make some cute cards, and stash them for the celebrations ahead.
The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Stampin’ Up, but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.
The Birthday Bright Project Kit allows you to make 12 cards, – 4 each of 3 different designs. Also is the materials to make 12 gift tags which is 4 each of 3 different designs.
The following items are included in the kit:Kit includes
* 12 card bases
* 12 white envelopes
* 12 gift tags
* White cardstock elements, solid and die cut
* Silver foil and silver glimmer paper die-cut elements
* Cotton paper fringe
* Solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine
* Enamel shapes
* 4 black mini bows
* 4 black mini clothespins
* Acetate sheets
* 4 Watermelon Wonder honeycomb circles
* Envelope address stencil
* Dimensional foam strips
* Cute 9″ x 9″ x 3-1/2″ (22.9 x 22.9 x 8.9 cm) storage box
The stamp set included is versatile and are appropriate for almost every occasion. The Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set is a 1 sheet set that is really birthday centric, and includes almost any sentiment that you want to convey for the special day.
I keep my recommendation that to keep stamp cleanup easy the use of baby wipes can be used to clean the surface of the stamps. When you use the black ink it is important to note that the ink does have a tendency to stay on the stamp. The wipes do seem to clean the stamps of the residual ink that is inevitably left on the stamp.
Since the kit is birthday centered the cards are perfect and contain confetti, The cards are a combination of areas to stamp sentiments and a birthday image, which when put together creates a personalized hand-made card. Also included are various embellishments that make the card unique and the cards allow for your own creativity to take flight.
The instructions were simple and I was able to follow along, and appreciated the tips included in the instructions. The Birthday Bright Project Kit allows for creativity, and the ability to make each item different despite it being in one kit. If I had one suggestion, it would be to put the color images on a page opposite the instructions, so that they can be used a visual reference.
As with many handmade items it does take some time to create the cards and tags but the time is well spent. Included in this kit is a handy envelope address stencil, which I had never had the opportunity to use before. I have to say I loved the result of how the address looked, and I am not sure I will address a card without it again. I immediately extracted this from the kit and put it in a place where it will be used when cards do go out – it made addressing envelopes easy, and even looking.
I loved the Birthday Bright Project Kit and this would be a perfect collection of cards for birthdays as well as coordinating tags for any gifts that might accompany those cards.
If you want a good-looking kit that has what you need to create the perfect tags and cards, the Birthday Bright Project Kit is the kit you have been looking for!
GIVEAWAY: Stampin’ Up is offering a Birthday Bright Project Kit to my readers! (1) reader will receive the (1) – Birthday Bright Project Kit (Item # 142769) that will include it includes enough supplies for 12 cards, – 4 each of 3 designs, and 12 gift tags – 4 each of 3 designs. Also included will be Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 142835). This is a $49.00 value!! Open to residents in the US only. I will be randomly choosing 1 person on April 26th (4/26/2017) to receive this bright kit!!! To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Stampin’ Up! Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!