Friday, April 30, 2010

Express the Moment - May kits are here!

Got my Expressions card kit from ETM yesterday - what a fabulous conglomeration of fun springy things are inside this month! Ribbons - stamps - some funky sticky rub-ons, patterned papers, buttons and more. . . Here are just a few card ideas for cards I made using this months' kit.

The kit includes these great papers and embelishments from the Birds of a Feather collection by Three Bugs in a Rug. Perfect for making enough "bird-day" cards to last the rest of the year! Hooray! There is even an acrylic stamp by Daisy Bucket in the kit for stamping "make a wish" on anything that you want.

The kit also includes some fun papers and stickers from Three Bugs called "celebrate" - the stars and patterns are so much fun to work with and also make GREAT birthday cards.

You also get a really pretty sheet of pink flocked paper called artsy.licious by ChatterBox - it goes great with the patterns and flowers from the kit - I can't get enough of this warm fuzzy paper. :)

One of my favorite things in the kit this month is this great product by We R Memory Keepers - they are rub-on sentiments that have stickum on one side. You can add foil, glitter, flocking, or whatever you want to make these rub-ons totally unique on your project. See the "miss you" sentiment on the above card? I added pink flocking to the rub-on to make it match the pink flocking on the patterned paper. Neat! Here is a little tutorial on how to use these rub-ons. They are really fun.

Here's a pic of the rub-ons and my card that I am going to add them to.

Cut and apply the rub-on like you normally would to any project.

After your rub-on is adhered, peel up the clear plastic cover but SAVE IT. Add glitter, flocking, even embossing powder to the rub-on. The surface of this rub-on is sticky - so whatever you sprinkle will stick to it! Genious! I love it.

Here is the part where that piece of clear platic comes back into use. Put it back down OVER the glitter, powder, or flocking and lightly press with your rub-on tool. This helps the glitter or whatnot adhere to the rub-on with a good bond.

Remove the plastic and tap / shake / brush lightly to remove any remaining glitter. Complete the project by adding any other embelishments - I added some doodle lines with a glitter pen and a few buttons with twine.

That's it for my May Expressions kits - I can't believe how many fun things I found inside! I still have enough products left over to make some more cards and my 8x8 page for the month. Now don't forget to check out the Express the Moment crop this month - it will be Saturday, May 22 and those who attend will get to do lots of fun projects including this make-and-take card using supplies that are also found in the May Expressions kit! It's a fun pocket card and yours truly gets to help demonstrate the making of this card. I can't wait - hope to see you local people at the crop. . .  you don't have to be local to take advantage of the awesome value that the monthly ETM kits are - stop by Express the Moment to check them out. Thanks for stopping by!

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