September 1, 2012

My Type of Friend Card Kit

Welcome to the weekend! If you missed it, yesterday I had a big shop update with lots of new product. You can view all the new items in this blog post and all of the products are now in the shop too.

One of the most fun items in the shop update is my newest card kit called My Type of Friend. Below you can see all the contents of the kit.
In the kit, there is enough product to make 5 completed cards with wax paper packaging. The sacks are the packaging for this go round but many of you have already picked up a package of the cream envelopes that can be used instead of the waxed paper sacks. The line of cardstock and coordinating envelopes that I've found to use in my card kits is really good quality. I'm very pleased with the weight and feel of the products and I'm happy to use them on my personal cards.
My goal with the card kits is to keep the quantity small enough so that I can still mass produce them but also add in some speciality items. One of the unique items in this card kit is the 4 x 6 sheet of mini typewriter Instagrams. I've used this little image before on some projects and thought it would be so fun to add to some office themed cards for this kit. You can cut apart the square images and use 5 for the cards. You'll have one extra photo to use for a separate project. I'll have more to show you on that in an upcoming blog post.
I've also selected one of my favorite products from Elle's Studio to use in the kits. This fun Lil' Snippet: Notes card is just perfect for office themed cards. I'll show you some additional uses soon for the extra portion that you will cut off the card.
The kit will also uses one of my favorite Crate Paper patterned papers (I originally said it was October Afternoon, my apologies). With the kit you'll also get 5 yards of brown/white baker's twine and a full roll of Tape Measure Freckled Fawn Washi tape.
Here's what the completed cards will look like. Very suitable for any occasion with the inside of the cards left blank.
I'm a hug lover of the office theme, as are many of you. This is a great card design to add to your stash. And there's plenty of fun details like the added button and little strip of Washi tape. The color scheme with the golden yellows and olive greens are very suitable for the Fall season coming upon us too.
In lieu of a traditional envelope, the cards will come with the supplies to create these fun waxed paper sacks to hold the cards. I love it when the card becomes a little gift in itself. You could easily tuck in a gift card, small notepad or a few flat, packaged candies for the recipient of the card.
There will be enough Washi tape to wrap around the front of the waxed paper sack. Simply insert the card and fold the sack around to the back side, then secure with the Washi tape. Then tie a length of baker's twine around the card like a package, string on the tag and secure it with a loopy bow. So cute that the recipient might want to admire the package before ever opening the card. :)
Please refer back to this post for photos of how your cards will be assembled and for any special tips. I think the card designs will be easy enough to assemble just by looking at the photos but if you purchase a kit and ever need help, just shoot me an email.

Today's tip: Once you cut apart the Elle's Studio sheet, you'll notice that the bottom portion of the notecard has an indentation in the lined paper design. There's also the word "date". In my card design (look at the photos above) you can see that I've covered up both of those parts of the notecard. To do this, adhere the golden yellow paper strip over the portion of the notecard that has the indentation. Then using pop dots or regular adhesive, adhere the circle sentiment over the word "date". Just a little strategic placement of the embellishments to cover up those parts.
I hope you enjoy this card kit as I know it will become one of my favorites.

You might like some of these products to go along with your cards:
5 Cream Envelopes- In case you want to use regular envelopes instead of the waxed paper sacks for packaging.
Vellum Envelopes-These really show off your beautiful, hand crafted cards.
5 Yards Brown/White Baker's Twine-An additional bundle to have on hand.
Mini Typewriter Instagrams-Use for additional cards, notebooks, cute tags, packaging, etc.
Clear Card Boxes-All 5 of your cards and envies will bit in a clear box. Tie up with baker's twine and any tag from the shop for an instant gift idea.
Printed Hang Tag-These would fancy up the waxed paper sacks so much. I think they fit in great with the office supply theme.

Coming soon:
Cards as gifts........I'll be doing separate blog posts on how to use cards as gifts and how to get it organized. This might come in really handy for those of you who might like to give cards for Christmas presents.

Additional items made with the kit.....There will be a few extra items in your card kit. I'll show you a fun project using that extra mini Instagram + I'll show you a few ways that you can add extra embellishing to the card kit items to bling it up a notch.

Halloween shop items.....It's my favorite holiday to decorate and make gifts/cards for. I've been collecting some unique items to add to the little shop of horrors. I can't resist making some Halloween cards and gifts to send to friends and family. I'll share some of my new finds with you.


Kristy Hansen said...

I have been loving what you have been doing with card kits. What great ideas you are sharing. I have been jotting down ideas to use up some of my own hoarding papers to make room for new "stuff".....thank you for the ideas. LOVE THEM!

Dawn Gross said...

I agree with Kristy! I just ordered the new kit and I can't wait for the Halloween stuff to come out! Weee!

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I just shared it on my FB page Shaped by Grace! Thanks for sharing -- I'm off to Target! ;-) Have a great week!
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Unknown said...

This is a great card kit, so creative (as usual). Loving all the new products in your store. I am making a list now of things I could use with holiday packaging. Friday night I came home from work, put on my pj's, got in my comfortable chair, ate oreo's while going back through all your Halloween posts on my iPad, making lists of things I want to try off your posts (cards, tags, recipes, packaging). Life is good. Thank you for being a big part of my happy, creative life.

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