Today is the last day of the Kit Sale, with discounts up to 30% off. I usually purchase one or two kits a year and as soon as the Boho Beach Kit was introduced I purchased it right away. I think it is one of the most beautiful kits we have ever had. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, being a Pisces, I’m drawn to beach and ocean-themed images! In all the years I’ve been a demonstrator, I never held a kit class until this kit came out and everyone loved it! We made two cards as shown in the kit instructions and then made three additional cards showing alternative options for making the cards using elements of the kit and combining them with different stamp sets, dies and papers.
The next three cards are the alternative versions I designed.
For this card I used a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for the base and cut down one of the cards in the kit to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, adhering it to the card front. I used another card front to die cut a 3″ circle. Stamp the large shell from the Season of Chic stamp set with Lost Lagoon ink and run through die cutting machine with coordinating Chic die. The smaller shells were die cut from a piece of Lost Lagoon Soft Shimmer Paper. The bow was made from a piece of Wild Wheat Jute Trim that I separated into one strand.
Cut a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for the card base. Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 4″ x 4 1/2″. Cut the front of a card base at 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. Cut apart one of the envelopes and trim it down to 3 3/4 x 3 1/4″. Die cut edge of the envelope piece with the torn edge die from the Seaside Bay dies and adhere to the card base. Stamp the large and small bird images from the Seaside Bay stamp set and color with Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake and Pecan Pie Stampin’ Blends. Cut with Seaside Bay dies. Stamp grass and sand images from stamp set with Pecan Pie and Wild Wheat ink. Adhere birds to card front, adhere to Pool Party cardstock, and adhere piece to white card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp greeting from kit.
Use one of the card bases from the kit. Adhere umbrella, leaf and bench from kit. Stamp greeting from the Paradise Palms stamp set with Pecan Pie ink and run through die cutting machine using the hexagon die from the Something Fancy dies. This set is now retired but it is one I won’t part with because of the wonderful greetings in the set, which are perfect for these cards! Cut a length of the linen thread and wrap it around twice, adhere to card and adhere stamped greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using a small piece of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper, run through die cutting machine using several different shells from the Chic die set.
These are close-up photos of the two cards shown in the kit instructions.
I used Wink of Stella on all of the cards and assorted embellishments for some extra summertime glitz!
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