Valentine’s Day is in less than two weeks so I thought I’d get a jump on making a card!
I decided to go with the ‘Perfect Blend’ card, as my gorgeous husband Big C drinks lots of coffee. In fact, I bought him a Nespresso machine for Christmas, which is apparently the best present I’ve ever given him!
The My Greeting Box subscription allows you to build up a collection of crafting and cardmaking accessories, so some of the things, such as the coffee stamps and brown ink, were included in the January box, and some others, including the acrylic block and black ink, had come in previous boxes.
The instructions, as always, were very clear. I didn’t manage to get my lines of coffee beans lined up as perfectly as in the example picture, but it still looked pretty good!
It was even less noticeable once the paper circle had been removed. I knew I was totally capable of stamping the sentiment too high, so decided to use the cup stamp on the card as a guide.
It worked! Perfect spacing. As for the colouring, there were colouring pens included in the November box, but I discovered that they seem to vanished into my beloved daughter’s stash of art supplies. So instead I used my own personal (and inaccessible to little hands!) colouring pens.
I used the same colours as in the example in the instructions, but decided to leave the lid uncoloured.
Measuring out the backing card was the trickiest part, as the measurements were quite specific. When they were all layered on I decided to trim the bottom of the card, where the edges weren’t quite straight.
Next time I’m going to use my little set square to make sure I cut proper right angles when it comes to measuring out rectangles.
When it was finally stuck on the the card backing, it looked fantastic!
This card was great fun to make. It was actually remarkably simple and fast, less than an hour, including searching for colouring pens and ruler. I think it looks incredibly effective and like it took way more time! The instructions were very easy to follow, and I really enjoy using the stamps.
I love the theme of these cards. I’m going to use this one for Valentine’s Day, but will certainly make the others to give to my husband at random times just because I love him. I might even be brave enough to create my own, because there are more stamps than are used in the designs provided.
If you’d like to have a go at making cards but have felt slightly intimidated at what it might require (I have!) then do try this subscription. It’s wonderful. Oh, and great gift for your crafty pals!
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