Sunday, 14 February 2010
I have been busy working on projects to include in a "get stamping" kit we will be launching on Create and Craft at the end of the month. The idea has been to put together a very basic set that means you can make a few cards with just the things in the box plus a pair of scissors a glue stick and maybe a pencil and ruler. If you have the added bonus of foam pads then hey you could go mad!
I have designed the projects in the box so that could be made with nothing more than said scissors and a glue stick. The idea being it could be a first step to stamping or a stamping set for those temporarily deprived of their stash, so they get a quick fix. Ahh now your laughing but when we sold something like this before I remember it being bought my Jan who is an avid stamper with loads of kit but all her equipment had gone into store for a couple of months whilst they moved house and suddenly Christmas was coming and she still hadn't got her gear back.
The box contains stamps, flowers ( OK so I designed it bound to be flowers!) words and as Elaine would say twiddly bits. Eleven stamps in all. 10 sheets of card in 4 pastel colours, 10 sheets of white stamping card. 5 card blanks and 5 envelopes, a block and two ink pads one of which in a duo pad with purple an green in it..so three colours of ink, so like they say when they sell CDs. 11 stamps, 5 colours of card ( inc white) and 3 ink colours, that is a whopping 165 different sheets of paper you could design with just one ink colour and one stamp on each, add combinations of stamps and colours as they say WOW!#
Just think how many different cards could be made just by stamping flat papers and cutting or tearing them to fill an A6 card.
It is amazing isn't it. As I said before everything in the projects has been made with just scissors and a glue stick, it has been hard not to reach for glitter or aquash. I did give in and use a paintbrush and water as I thought that was fair and the card could be completed without doing that.
Anyway this is just one card, watch out for the rest. Oh and if you like the flowers they will be available in slightly different format without the rest of it.
Elaine has been busy making an ATC with these stamps checkout her blog