8 Cards from 1 Kit

In an attempt to curb my random spending, I joined two subscription services at the end of October: Pipsticks (more on that another time) and Simon Says Stamp. I’d been impressed with the Simon Says Stamps products I’d seen some of my favorite YouTubers display and I finally let myself buy in. My first kit to arrive was the November kit, very fall, very Thanksgiving-y, and very bad timing. When it arrived I was in the crunch time on the yarn bomb so all I could do was open it, ooh and aah over the items, and set it aside until this past weekend.

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With the December kit already shipped and due to arrive at any moment, I thought it wise to go ahead and bang some cards out while watching Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life on Saturday. I usually watch Vicky Papaioannou make 10 cards from each kit and wanted to challenge myself to do the same. You can see the cards she created with the kit over on her YouTube channel (I waited until after I made mine to watch hers) and here are mine in more detail.

Unless noted with a +, everything is from the Thankful Heart kit (currently out of stock, but the stamp set may be available in the future). Just because it’s fallish, doesn’t mean the materials are dated–the stamp set is fabulous for any thank-you occasion! (And, no, this is not a sponsored post. I’m just a fan.)jvanderbeek_simonsaystamp_november_cardkit_thankful-1

  • Red cardstock base
  • Plaid patterned paper
  • Thankful Heart stamp set
  • Celestial Copper Delicata Ink
  • Stickles
  • +White cardstock
  • +Spellbinders Belly Band Two die
  • +Dollar Tree grosgrain ribbon

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  • Red cardstock card base
  • Green/Orange dot patterned paper
  • Red heart patterned paper
  • Stickles

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  • White cardstock card base
  • +Vellum
  • Floral embossing folder
  • Blue patterned paper
  • Floral-heart clip
  • Thankful Heart stamp set
  • Celestial Copper Delicata ink
  • +Xyron Create-a-Sticker

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  • Green cardstock card base
  • Tree patterned paper
  • +White cardstock
  • Thankful Heart stamp set
  • Celestial Copper Delicata ink
  • Stickles

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  • White cardstock card base
  • Wood plank patterned paper
  • White patterned paper
  • +Spellbinders ellipse die
  • Thankful Heart stamp set
  • Celestial Copper Delicata ink
  • +Off-white twine

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  • Green cardstock card base
  • Flower-pot patterned paper
  • Wood plank patterned paper
  • Thankful Heart stamp set
  • +Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • +Helmar Zap Dots

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  • Blue cardstock card base
  • Dotted patterned paper
  • Orange patterned paper
  • Camera patterned paper
  • +Heart punch
  • Thankful Heart stamp set
  • +Coffee Bean Brilliance ink
  • Stickles
  • +Twine
  • +Helmar Zap Dots

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  • Blue cardstock card base
  • Camera patterned paper
  • +Heart punch
  • Thankful Heart stamp set
  • Celestial Copper Delicata ink
  • +Coffee Bean Brilliance ink
  • +Helmar Zap Dots

Things like acrylic blocks for stamping and basic adhesive go without saying, right?

At any rate, my timing was good. I finished these cards (plus the bonus cards for Monday’s blog hop) on Saturday, the December kit landed in my mailbox on Tuesday evening, and last night the special Holiday Card Kit (not part of the subscription–I was at work on Black Friday and did some frustration shopping from my phone at lunch) came in! Now I have two kits to play with!

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