Stampin’ Up – Designer Tin of Cards – Project Kit Review + Giveaway
Recently I received a card from a dear old friend. This is a person who I had lost touch with for many years, and through the use of modern technology I was able to track down her email. While I had her email for a couple of days, I was hesitant to hitting the send button.
I finally decided to hit the send, and held my breath for her to reply. I had included my address in case she wanted to send me a mailed letter. The same day I heard from her I also received a physical card in the mail. Almost instantly I was filled with an excitement and could not wait to open this letter from a long-lost friend.
While the card was simple, the sentiment meant the world to me. With a simple card, the years between us melted away and a fresh start was beginning. When I got the Designer Tin of Card Project Kit I began to think of the ways that I could give someone the same thing that the card I received gave me.
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 Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit allows you to make 16 cards in 4 different designs. Each card has its own special touches that make it perfect for any reason and occasion.
The following items are included in the kit:Kit includes
* 16 card bases and envelopes
* Printed tin box with lid, 6-3/4″ x 4″ x 5-3/8″ (17.2 x 10.2 x 13.7 cm)
* File tab dividers
* Printed die-cut images
* Die-cut Designer Series Paper and vellum
* White cardstock tags with gold foil print
* Washi tape
* Baker’s Twine
* Gold paper clips
The stamp set included is versatile and are appropriate for almost every occasion. The Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Set is a 2 sheet set that has a useful assortment of words, designs and shapes that provide many options.
As I normally do, I recommend 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 but the wipes seemed to clean them of the residual ink that was left over.
The kit is a combination of areas to stamp sentiments and when put together creates a personalized hand-made card. Also included are various embellishments that make the card unique. Also included is a blue striped tin with customizable dividers that can store either your completed cards or card parts. I created one each of the cards, and plan to assemble the rest of them when I know the occasion that I am sending the card for.
The instructions were simple and I was able to follow along, and appreciated the tips included in the instructions. 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.
I will tell you that it does take some time to create the cards, I spent about 3 hours working on the 4 card set. This is was more about the fact that there is minor embellishments and my overall speed. That being said it was the stamping and the embellishments on each card kit that produced an extraordinary card, so the time spent was worth it.
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GIVEAWAY: Stampin’ Up is offering a Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit to my readers! (1) reader will receive the (1) – Designer Tin of Card Project Kit (Item # 141651) that will include 4 each of 4 designs, and 16 white envelopes. Also included will be Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 141739). This is a $40.00 value!! Open to residents in the US only. I will be randomly choosing 1 person on December 19th (12/19/2016) to receive this designer 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!!!