Basic to Bling – With Moroccan Flair!

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Enjoy the convenience of a card kit and the versatility of creating your own designs with the Designer Tin of Cards.  This card was made following the exact instructions in the kit.  Read on to see 3 variations of this handsome card that take it from basic to bling!

The Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit has supplies ready to make 20 beautiful cards  using 4 different designs.  This card uses the Moroccan Suite from the new Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog to give it a more masculine feel.  The papers in this suite are described as “artfully exotic” and they do NOT disappoint!  This card is very classy – but I wanted more of the mosaic design to show through!  No problem!

Using only the kit supplies, I cut the large white patterned paper into a 2 inch banner as

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Redesign with Kit Supplies Only

shown.  I recut the rust banner also to fit the white paterned banner, then adhered the round stamped label on top with pop dots.  Additional sequins added just the right amount of bling to give this card a new personality.

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Bling and Extras Added






For the third card I changed the design and added a navy banner layered with recut kit paper pieces.  I added the gold striped washi tape to the top of the rust banner and navy twine.  Additional sequins from the kit were applied with mini glue dots to the sentiment and banner.  The orientation of the whole card was changed so that it opens from the side.

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Full Bling


The final card is my favorite!  I recut the kit paper to a modified banner shape as shown and backed it with gold foil paper.  A Delightful Dijon mini doily (new product!) was tucked under the banner and a piece of the new striped ribbon was adhered to the top.  I daubed the card edges and the rust banner with gold ink then attached the rust banner to the top of the ribboned banner.  The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy ink and embellished with sequins. I added a circle of gold foil paper behind the sentiment label then adhered it on top of the rust banner with pop dots (Stampin’ Dimensionals).  The final touch was a gold cording bow attached with a glue dot to the edge of the sentiment label.  The colors in this card are so rich and make it a perfect choice for a more masculine card.

I hope you got a few ideas for how to get more variety from the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit.  It is a beautiful kit as is – designed to be quick and easy with a nod toward beginning stampers.  But experienced stampers can always add their own creativity and “kick it up a notch” to display their own design style.  Check out previous blog posts for ideas for taking each of the 4 card designs in the kit from basic to bling!

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Happy Craftng!

Lynda Falconer

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit      #114173       $27

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit

Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set      #141739       $26

Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set

Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad   #129670   $6.50

Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

Night of Navy Card Stock   #100867   $8

Night of Navy 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock

Foil Sheets – Gold   #132622   $4
Gold Foil Sheets



2015-2017 In Color Doilies  #141674  $6

2015-2017 In Color Doilies

Solid Baker’s Twine – Night of Navy    #141684    $3

Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine

5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon – Delightful Dijon   #141430    $8

Delightful Dijon 5/8" (1.6 cm) Mini Striped Ribbon

Stampin’ Dimensionals   #104430   $4

Stampin' Dimensionals

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