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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Kit Collections Blog Hop - June 2021 | A Little Smile

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards
 
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Happy Friday!  Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I am hopping with the Crafty Collaborations team on the Kits Collection Blog Hop as we highlight the newest Kits that became available on June 1st!  We love these kits and we know you will, too, especially after you see what else you can make with the kits after you have completed them.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

In June 2019, I fell in love with the Paper Pumpkin Kit, A Little Smile (click here to see where I made the kit), and now it is available around the world for everyone to enjoy!!!!  This has been most favorite kit of all time!  Why you might ask?!  Look below and you can see for yourself!

A LITTLE SMILE CARD KIT (ENGLISH)

A LITTLE SMILE CARD KIT (ENGLISH)

These are the cutest cards that can be handed out to anyone that you see - the cashier at the store, your neighbor, the mailman, the delivery guy, the person held the open for you...  you just might want more than one kit.  But if you really love it, you need to remember that the kits in the Kits Collection are only available while supplies last.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

You might even want to CAS(e) these amazing cards and create some of your own like I have.  I decided to keep with the small feel of the cards and made mini slim line cards.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

Two kit cards are in the above picture so you can see the size comparisons.

Project Details

I love creating mini slim cards!  You can create three card bases from one sheet of cardstock and they fit in our medium envelopes.  Several Basic White and Crumb Cake card layers measuring 2-1/2"x 5-1/4" were made to create added dimension to the card fronts.  The Timeless Tropical stamp set was used to stamp the palm trees...  I had several extra palm trees from my kit, so I used some with these cards along with the extra embellishments.  The Friends are Like Seashells Bundle, Smooth Sailing Dies and In the Tropics Dies will make some lovely embellishments with Shimmery White Cardstock.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

The Dark Crumb Cake and Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends were used to create the above backgrounds along with the textured stamp in the kit.  The colors were added after the edge was torn...  I think coloring the layer and then tearing the edge would also make a lovely card.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

Torn Basic White layer over the Crumb Cake layer for this one along with extra embellishments and labels were all that was used for this card.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

The Basic White layer was stamped and off-stamped with the textured stamp that was inked with the  Coastal Cabana Ink Spot included in the kit.  The Crumb Cake layer was similarly stamped with Crumb Cake and the edge was torn.  To add a bit of softness, I grabbed my sponge dauber that had been previously inked with Whisper White Craft Ink and rubbed it around in circles.  The other elements are from the kit. 

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

A Basic White layer measuring 2-3/4" x 5-1/2" was colored with Coastal Cabana and Old Olive inks using Blending Brushes to create the soft hued background.  The embellishments were from the kit.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

These two cards were created from the 3" x 11" strip that makes the slightly wider third slim line.  Instead of folding it in half to create another mini slim line, the strip was scored at 4-1/4", folded and extra length was trimmed off.  Of course, you could fold the extra length inwards and create a pocket for a gift card or tea bag (click here for details).  The backgrounds were created with Light Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay and Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.  The Timeless Tropical palm trees were colored with Stampin' Write Markers.  Basic White scraps were used to stamp the sentiments with Paper Snips creating the fish tail edges.  And guess what?!?  This size card fits in the Printed Designer Box!!! 

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

What You'll Need to Make These Projects

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Blending Brushes
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Bone Folder
  • Paper Snips
  • Simply Shammy
  • Stampin' Pierce Mat

STAMPS:

  • A Little Smile Card Kit 
  • Timeless Tropical Photopolymer Stamp Set 

INK:

  • Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Regals Stampin' Write Markers
  • Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers

PAPER:

  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Basic White Medium Envelopes

OTHER:

  • Linen Thread


You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.   

If you've ever wondered what a Paper Pumpkin kit is like now is your time to test it out with this amazing card kit and/or any of the other kits in the collection!  What's the difference you may ask?  Paper Pumpkin is only available in the USA and Canada with certain kits available around the world.  Paper Pumpkin is a subscription card kit delivered to your mailbox each month where you are surprised with what's inside!  The Card Kit Collections are for those who don't like surprises and want to know what they're getting.  Card kits are great for beginning stampers and for those who want something "to go" with them without having to pack up their craft supplies... stamping while traveling, camping or watching your child's sports practice.  And then there are those who want the card kits just to get the exclusive products whether it's the ink spot, the embellishments or the stamp set.  What type of stamper are you?  Which kit would be best for you?

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Kits Collection Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the A Little Smile Card Kit and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired so you know what else you can create with this fun, amazing card kit!  There are so many more ideas that I am sure you are already thinking about so you can make someone's day just by sharing a handmade card.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #8 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#justbecausecards #thankyoucards #randomactofkindnesscards #minislimlinecards #stamping #cardkits #kitscollectionbloghop  #alittlesmilecardkit #timelesstropicalstampset #20212022annualcatalog #simplestamping #multiplecardsmadeeasy #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

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