Darling Label Punch Box

When I first saw our new Darling Label Punch Kit, all I could say is WOW!  This gorgeous blue and gold tin is so beautiful.  You can see it on page 44 of the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog.  When I looked a little closer at the kit, I saw what was included in it and I knew I had to order it. 

Darling Label Punch Box

Darling Label Punch Box

This beautiful tin is filled with everything you need to create projects for a variety of occasions.  The kit comes with a 6 piece photopolymer stamp set, a punch, 2 Ink Spot pads and a clear block.

As soon as I got this kit I went to work designing a class that used every single image in the stamp set.  I combined this kit with some white note cards and the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper and created a cute matching set of cards.  

The first card, pictured below is a bold and bright birthday card.  I used two different pieces of the designer paper on this card.  I love the glimmering candles that are made out of gold foil.  Like many of the images on this specialty paper they really shimmer and shine.

Broadway Bound Birthday - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Broadway Bound Birthday - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Card number two is a "Hello" card.  This type of greeting is perfect for when you want to send a note to a friend to let them know you were thinking about them.  I love the color combination here.  Lovely Lipstick is such a beautiful color and it really pops when placed next to Basic Black.  This card also features a new embossing folder called Maps, etc.

Darling Label Punch Box Hello Card

Darling Label Punch Box Hello Card

Card number three is also a Thinking of You card but uses a different image from the set.

 I am in love with the Scallop Stripe texture on this card.  This was created by using one of our newest embossing folders appropriately named Striped Scallops!  I love adorning cards with jeweled flowers.  When the Tree Builder punch retired I had to scramble to find another flower to use.  When I didn't see one, I improvised!  I found that our new Bunny Builder punch had the perfect solution.  What works for the Bunny's tail also makes an adorable flower.  I punched out one with Lovely Lipstick Card Stock and then just roughed it up a bit with my fingers before adhering it to the card with a mini glue dot.

Darling Label Punch Box Thinking of You Card

Darling Label Punch Box Thinking of You Card

I love the pop of polka dots on the bottom of the card.  This Designer Paper is so bold, beautiful and fun!

Card number four is a Congratulations Card.  

Darling Label Punch Box Congratulations Card

Darling Label Punch Box Congratulations Card

I folded the top half of the note card in half and folded it back to create a front "fun" fold.  This would work great as a graduation card or perhaps a fun card for a job promotion.

Darling Label Punch Box Thank You 

Darling Label Punch Box Thank You 

Card number five is one of my favorites.  This card is a Thank You gift card holder.   The entire right side of the card can be lifted to reveal an inside pocket for a gift card.  Giving a card like this is such a beautiful way to show your appreciation.

The final card in the set is really unique and different.  I wanted to show that the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper has a soft side too.  Many of the prints are very bold, bright and shiny but the piece I used on this card is soft, subtle and elegant.  It makes a perfect pair for this sentiment that can be used for a Wedding or Anniversary celebration.

Darling Label Punch Box Wedding Card

Darling Label Punch Box Wedding Card

The pattern of this Designer Paper kind of reminds me of the lights that were strung over the reception area at my daughters wedding.

I just love this bright and cherry set of cards and I look forward to making them this weekend..  Would you like to make these cards too?

Darling Label Punch Box Class

Darling Label Punch Box Class

For the past year several of you have messaged me asking if I would ever offer card kits in the mail.  This is something I have decided to test with this particular set of cards because I love them so much and think you would too.   So I will be debuting a test run of my Aloha Mail Card Kits.  

Here is how it will work for the month of July.  Place a $50 order at my online store at stampedwithaloha.com using host code 4E4DGJFF.  You can also email me your order at  stampedwithaloha@gmail.com.  Once your order is received I will pack and ship you some Aloha Mail that will include:  6 Whisper White note cards, Make and Take supplies including pre cut pieces of the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper and Pre-Embossed Card stock.  All punches will be pre punched except the ones you have to stamp and punch with the Darling Label Punch Kit.  You will also receive envelopes and any embellishments needed to complete these 6 adorable cards.  All you will need is the Darling Label Punch Box (which you can purchase as part of your $50 order), adhesive of your choice, a black stamp pad (Tuxedo Black Memento Pad recommended) and for coloring 2 of the images, a coloring tool such as Stampin' Blends, Watercolor Pencils or Stampin' Write markers.

Remember this is a test, so I appreciate your patience as I step out to experience what it is like to provide kits in the mail for all of you.  It is something Ive been fearful of but today I am stepping out in faith with hopes to provide a new service to help those of you who want to make my cards something you can do more easily from the comfort of your own home.  

For more information or to get started with your order email me at stampedwithaloha@gmail.com or go directy to my online store at stampedwithaloha.com.  Be sure to set up an online account so you can shop with me and remember this month use hostess code 4E4DGJFF. 

I'm excited to test this out and hope you are too! 

If you live on Oahu and would like to create these cards at my stamp studio in Kapolei then here is an option for you.

Class will be held on Friday, July 6th at my home in Kapolei from 5:30pm - 7:30pm (drop by at your convenience) or Saturday, July 7th at my home in Kapolei from 9:00am till 11:00am (drop by at your convienence)  If you sign up before Tuesday, July 3rd I will have a punch kit in stock for you.  Otherwise, you can still come but your punch kit will arrive at a later date.

Thanks in advance to all who will help me "Test" this new service and spread a little aloha in the mail.

This special kit offer ends on July 31st, 2018.

If you loved these cards it probably means you love Designer Series Paper.  During the month of July we are having a fabulous special.  When you purchase 3 packs of any of the following papers, you will get one free.  

Here is a flyer followed by a quick two minute video that shows you all the beautiful designs that are on sale this month.

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If you like getting beautiful products at a discount another option for you is to purchase the Stampin' Up! starter kit.  During the month of July there is a special for those who want to join Stampin' Up!. For $99 you will receive $125 worth of Stampin' Up! products of your choice plus this month only you will also receive a set of 10 new ink pads.  This is a $75 value.  There are so many benefits to joining Stampin' Up! if you love our products and want to purchase them at a discounted price this might be a great option for you to consider.  Contact me for more information or click here to read about Joining the Fun.

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Happy July everyone!  This month has already gotten off to such a wonderful start.  I am thankful, grateful and blessed to have another day to look for opportunities to make a difference by spreading aloha, one stamp at a time.

Stamped Blessings,

Cindy

Men's Emergency Card Kit

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.

Emergency Card Kit - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Emergency Card Kit - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.

Emergency Card Kit - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Emergency Card Kit - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.

Birthday Delivery Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Birthday Delivery Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.

Beautiful Bouquet Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Beautiful Bouquet Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.

Bloomin' Love Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Bloomin' Love Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.

Sorry For Everything Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Sorry For Everything Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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,

Cindy