On my final treatment day at Queen's hospital I brought in cards to give as gifts to many of the staff who had taken care of me. Three of the staff were men so I decided to design a special card kit with them in mind and so my Emergency Preparedness Card Kit was born.
When I handed this kit to the guys at Queens I told them, "You took good care of me and now I'm going to take care of you". I remember one of the guys looking up after receiving this gift and saying, "Thank You, I can really USE this!!".
I created several of these kits for my Home for the Holiday's fair this past weekend. Let's take a closer look at the cards that are inside.
Every single card in this set has the exact same measurements for the base of the card.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, 3 x 5 1/4 Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, 5 1/4 x 1 Colored Card Stock.
Because I added different sizes of card stock for the sentiment and focal point it makes each card look different. I love preparing kits this way because it makes it so easy to know what to do when each card has the exact same background dimensions. Also, because the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper is so eclectic, it makes it simple to create coordinating cards that each have a unique look to them.
Let's take a closer look at each one.
This first card features our new Stampin' Blends markers. I love to color and the new Stampin' Blends are so nice to work with. This cute cake stamp comes from our Birthday Memories Suite. The name of the stamp set is Birthday Delivery. My favorite part of this card is the addition of the different color of shiny sequins from our new Sequins Assortment.
The next card created for this kit shows a very pretty floral paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. I found that the set Beautiful Bouquet had a similar flower stamp in it, so I used it for both the flower image and the sentiment stamped in the circle focal point. I added a rhinestone to the center of the flower too.
The third card in this set is this soft and pretty Valentines day card created with the Blooming Love stamp set. I love the softness of this Blushing Bride monochromatic card. I added a little silver foil paper behind the sentiment to add some shine and some rhinestones to add sparkle to this little love note.
The final card in the set is an apology card. Let's face it, we all experience times where we need to say "I'm Sorry". So why not do it in a hand stamped card? I had one guy pick up one of these kits and tell me at the craft fair, "This is really a great idea, I could use this!!! I just don't know what i'd do with that Sorry card though, I'd never need that one!" He then smiled suspiciously and walked away with a kit in hand!
When all packaged together this makes a gorgeous set of cards and a really practical gift. I plan on giving these out to a few of the guys on my Christmas List this year. That way I can help them be prepared for any unexpected "UH-OH" moments that happen when a special day arises and they are in need of a card.
I hope you liked this fun idea and are inspired to make a few emergency kits of your own for your Holiday Gift Giving this year!
Hope you have a Happy and Blessed Day,