- parrot die ( 5.25x2.25')
- 6x6 "Tropical Bliss" paper pad
- 6x6 "Aztec" stencil
- 6x8 "Tropical Birds" stamp set
I kept the card kit simple as the products really speak for themselves. The kit is priced at $39.95. However, the value of it is $55.
We have very limited quantities since this is our first kit, so take advantage of the great deal!
If you've been around from the very beginning, you know I started my Youtube channel and passion for sharing card making inspiration through "10 card 1 kit" videos. I always found them to be a fun challenge to come up with so many different ways to use a single kit. They really stretched my creativity. I couldn't be more excited to showcase the 10 cards I made using my very own card kit!
To celebrate the launch of our first kit, I decided to give one away! Be sure to leave a comment on the video tutorial above by June 16th to enter yourself into the chance to win. The winner will be announced on the Scrappy Tails Youtube channel and blog on June 17th!
Be sure to check out my video above to see how you can paper piece the parrot to look like a Macaw or a traditional rainbow parrot!
Through the stencil, I ink blended "Squeezed Lemonade", "Carved Pumpkin" and "Abandoned Coral" distress oxide inks on a white card panel (4.5x65'). From the center of the panel, I cut an oval.
Using whatever inks that were left over on my blender brushes, I went over the white areas on the oval to mute the pattern so my parrots would stand out more. I also added a black oval frame to break up the pattern a bit.
Finally, I added my white heat embossed sentiment and some black pearls around my birds. (All of my sentiments today were white heat embossed on black card stock and cut out with their coordinating dies).
On the orange rectangle I glued down another Macaw I made using the "Parrot" die that's included in the card kit. All of my parrots are super dimensional. I did this by adding two heavy weight white die cuts behind the bases and each wing of the birds. They ended up looking almost like a chipboard piece!
I embellished the birds branch with a few leaves and hibiscus flowers from the Tropical Birds 6x8 stamp set. (I pre stamped, colored and die cut my stamped images before assembling my 10 cards. This saved me a lot of time! The coordinating dies are available for separate purchase.
I also embellished this card with black pearls to finish it off.
Card three features my favorite pattern paper from the "Tropical Bliss" 6x6 paper pad. I knew I had to showcase it on a large card base, so I went with a slimline! Unfortunately, that meant I had to "join" two patterns together to cover my card panel.
I was able to hide the seam where the two patterns meet with a pink oval that I stenciled with "Picked Raspberry" distress oxide ink using the "Aztec" 6x6 stencil. This paper also comes in a 12x12 size to make your life easier decorating your larger card bases and pop up cards!
On my oval, I glued a few stamped images including a flamingo, some more leaves and hibiscus flowers, along with two coordinating sentiments. I also embellished it with lime green gems.
I normally always include one interactive card in my 10 card 1 kit videos. I try to keep my extra supplies to a minimum so that I can really feature the contents of the kit. However, I do like to pull in some embellishments from my stash including sequins for shaker cards!
I made this one a "flat shaker" by folding acetate around my pattern paper panel. Be sure to check out the video to learn how to make these!
I kept the design simple by gluing a pattern paper strip on top of the acetate with another die cut parrot and a sentiment.
Card Five & Six
Cards five and six are the same design with different pattern papers. The paper pad includes a page with a cockatoo and a parrot image, I thought they'd look great as the focal point on two cards!
I paired the cockatoo strip with the white leaf pattern paper. I know it's busy, but I really like how it turned out!
I fussy cut the cockatoo and the parrot from a second sheet of the same pattern paper to pop them on top of the strip. It added some nice interest to an otherwise simple layout.
I also fussy cut some plumerias from the same pattern paper to tuck underneath my sentiment.
For card six, I swapped the background pattern paper and tucked a few fussy cut leaves and one plumeria underneath my sentiment.
I embellished both cards with black pearls.
One of my favorite birds from the stamp set is this parakeet. I thought the colors on him matched perfectly with the plumeria pattern paper from the paper pad.
To help the parakeet stand out, I die cut a circle from a neutral yellow pattern paper. I also matte it with white card stock to break up the two patterns.
To the top right of the circle I added a flower and leaf cluster. To the bottom left of the circle, I added my parakeet and a few more leaves and another hibiscus.
As a finishing touch, I embellished the circle with a few orange gems.
I had to have another excuse to make a pink card, so flamingos it is! I knew when I saw that flamingo pattern paper I had to use it with the flamingo stamps.
To break up the busy pattern and allow my stamps to shine, I cut a heart from the back side of the flamingo paper (yes it's double sided). I also added a black matte behind the heart and popped it up with foam tape.
On the heart, I added my flamingo, my sentiment and another flower and leaf cluster. I embellished around the cluster with some lime green gems.
The "Tropical Birds" 6x8 stamp set includes two beautiful large bird images. They took a long time to COPIC color, so I wanted to keep the cards simple and allow them to shine.
I used up my scraps and added them to the bottom of my card base. The colors matched perfectly with the colors on my bird!
On the top left I added my sentiment and embellished the card with some lime green and orange gems.
This last card features the beautiful cockatoo image from the stamp set. Again, I kept the design simple to really help the image shine.
To go behind my cockatoo, I cut a black oval and a smaller oval from the yellow aztec pattern paper and layered them together.
I added my cockatoo to the bottom left. To give it dimension, I glued two heavy weight white card stock die cuts behind my colored one. I did this on a few of my cards, I really like the even dimension the die cuts provide.
On the top right of the oval, I added another flower and leaf cluster. This card was finished off with my sentiment and a few black pearls surrounding it.
That finishes off the 10 cards I made using the new Scrappy Tails "Tropical Bliss" card kit. Please let me know if you'd be interested to see more cards made with this kit. I have a few more ideas!
Thank you all for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!