Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Making card kit projects unique

I picked up a card kit at my LSS (on sale!) and spent an enjoyable evening putting the cards together but I really wanted to adapt the cards and make them more unique and personal to my style. I decided to take the finished card kit cards and use them as toppers on larger cards with additional layers & embellishments. This worked great since the kit cards were quite small and there was plenty of leftover paper.

The first card is based on a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (see below). I rotated the sketch and used the kit card as the central "image". I chose to have lots of white space to avoid having the final card be too busy as well as keep it looking fresh & crisp.

Challenges - "Merry & Bright" card:

Crafty Hazelnut's  - Christmas card without snow
Pal's Paper Arts - colour combo
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch

The second card is based on a sketch from Cupcake Craft. Again, the central "image" is the kit card with additional paper and ribbon elements added. Instead of stretching the ribbon across the card, I tried looping it - I really like the extra dimension and interest. I added some red Stickles to the tree and the corners of the "celebrate" banner - after all, Christmas cards can never have too much glitter!

Challenges - "Celebrate" card:

All that Stickles - Xmas red stickles
Cupcake Craft - sketch
 Pretty Little Ribbon - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes


  1. These are both so pretty!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  2. Two great Christmas cards Shelley, thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge.

    B x

  3. Grat Christmas cards, well,done for getting ahead with them! Tanks for joining us at cupcake his week, Rebecca x

  4. Very attractive card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 111 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. X

  5. Lovely work and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  6. Fantastic cards! Thank you for playing at PPA!

  7. You have a very pretty card, I love how you used our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  8. Beautiful cards! I love your papers and colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  9. That's my favourite tip - using white space when you're not sure how to incorporate every element of a sketch! And you've done a perfect job on these - kudos to you for being ahead of the curve for next Christmas :) Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  10. What lovely Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. Lovely, lovely layers. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown. Kim L.

  12. Lovely holiday card. Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

  13. Very Pretty! Thanks for having fun with the Pals this week!