Hello! I hope you have a day of crafting planned. If not, book one soon! Today I’m designing with August’s kit. I’m not usually a card maker, but I made an exception for this. After unboxing these goodies, I set myself a challenge to use as much of the kit as possible, including the packaging. Here’s what I came up with.

I began by using the tissue paper to create a stamped collage which I can use for pretty much any of my projects. I used grey ink for a softer effect and started with the largest stamp, then gradually used the smaller stamps – like a jigsaw.

After that, it became an organic process playing with the stamps to create a berry bush on coral card and the Nuvo pens. I’m not a perfectionist, so you will see partially blended colours in my work – if you prefer to blend seamlessly, then do it!

I added in some Distress Oxide ink to create some depth and the letter stickers to create the full sentiment and, at the same time, a rather cheesy pun; ‘You Are Berry Special.’

Mission successful. I’ve used almost all the stamps and the packaging to create this pretty little card, and I have tissue paper left over for other projects! Not only is the kit versatile, but it will also go a long way. I know there are a few boxes left at the time I write this, so why not grab yours and have a play?