I’ve been busy like a little elf in the craft room, making cards for Christmas.  I wanted to create a series of simple cards, but once I started making them, I saw problems that others might have.  For instance if you don’t have a brayer with the first card, how do you make it…..so I changed my focus from just making fast cards, to making fast cards where you should have comparable supplies to make them.

The second card is really simple, and only requires a few inks and three or four stamps….I didn’t think it would be a stretch for supplies, so on to the third card.  I decided to make it with the Stamps of Life Christmas kit I bought on HSN.com.  It has dies included, and as I was cutting the papers included with the dies, I started thinking about people without dies or die cutters and decided to make a second version that has the same idea, but uses a scallop edge punch instead.  I was hoping that it would allow viewers to make this card without having to buy the kit, since everything else is pretty much things you’d have in your stash.

I’m having a lot of fun with this series and hope viewers are enjoying it.  I am still working on getting more stamp kits and today, heard back from Brutus Monroe, who has offered to send us one of his.  I think this will be a great way for us to find out who have great kits and whose kits are basically a waste of money.  I’ve already seen such a huge difference in value in looking at the different kits, and won’t be giving any of my own opinions, only factoring all costs so the viewer can see for themselves which brands give the best value.  I’ve also seen some odd policies and will be discussing those as well..I love making comparison videos as we all learn so much from them, at least I do..

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