Sunday, July 13, 2008

new stampin up

Yay! I played with some new SU! products last night! I have always wanted a Simply Sent kit from SU! but could never bring myself to buy one because I knew I could get it for less in other ways. So...when SU! had the Flower Power Simply Sent Kit available for pre-order I knew I had to try it. I'm so glad I did! This particular kit also requires that you have the Wow Flowers stamp set but there is relatively little stamping on the cards you make with the kit...which are to the right. I love the bright colors and the kit has die cuts as the main images...very neato as I like die cuts. Anyway, this kit makes nine cards and each has at least ribbon as an embellishment on each card. Two of the cards also use a brad or button. Instead of just layering the die cuts on top of each other I used the suggested dimensionals to pop up the top two layers which makes them even more fun!

Then, because I had extra textured paper and designer paper I had to make a couple of cards of my own design from them. I got two more cards (so a total of 11 cards from this kit!) out of the extras. I did have to use my own white grosgrain. I had two extra more mustard brads so I used those on the back card in the corners. While I would not make this simple of cards normally I wanted to try and use just what was in the kit so that everyone could see it is easy to use and the cards are cute!

So...what do you guys think? The regular catalog price on the kit will be $15.95 from which you will be able to make 9 cards (at least, remember I made 11). If you want to use the Wow Flowers stamp set that set is $12.95 but you could easily substitute other thank you/birthday sentiments that you already have to make these cards as well.

Today I really need to buckle down and get some stamping projects done. I have several things coming up to be due so I need to get it going! It should be fun though 'cuz I don't think we have anything planned except maybe to see Kung Fu Panda. I'm looking forward to that too! Popcorn

I hope you all have a super Sunday. See you back here tomorrow!

9 comments that make my day!:

Katie Skiff said...

Those are so pretty..so bright and cheery! I love those kits, but yes, don't ever buy them. I do think they would be great for a long trip tho.

Have a fun Sunday and enjoy the movie. We always wait for them to come out on DVD...such a waste to take our lil kids to the theater!

Dani said...

Wow! I love them! I always like the kits but I have never bought one either! I can't wait for the new catty!

Let me know how the movie is...I want to see it so bad! My kids, not so much! LOL!

Beedubya said...

I wanna gooooo! (she said with a distinct whine) I can't wait to see that movie! We haven't got a movie theater in town and to top it off, the closet theater only has movies shown in french. Alas...I shall wait for it bluray disc. Po' me. I love your cards! The DP is gorgeous!

Belas Creating Place said...

These cards are delish.....lovely...
Have fun at Kung Fu Panda. My kids and I are hoping to go next week...."HI YA"

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

These cards are adorable. You know me - I'm all about simple and bright! :) Is that an oxymoron? lol. Anyhow, love them! :)

Alexandra said...

These are beautiful Lorie - wow!! I love the new preview stuff, and can't wait to get my stuff tomorrow so can play!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog because I now I have found yours! Have you saved and will be back! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Diane said...

Oh Wow Lorie,those are wonderful!
Love all the fun bright colors!!!

Christi said...

I've never bought a kit either but seeing this might make me change my mind soon. ;) Everything is adorable!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh thank you for the BOOST of motivation. I purchased this and have not touched it yet! I will have to get working now that I have seen something done with it!!! TFS!