More Than Just Cards

The (very) soon-to-be-released Spark Kits have a decidedly card-related lean, but what else can you do with them? I’m so glad you asked!

Blueberry-Mint

Blueberry-Mint

With our blue-green combo I used the patterned card base to make a rather nifty origami shirt (all I added was a few sticky-backed pearls to serve as buttons). A couple more card bases, cut on the fold, were transformed into foldover tags embellished with the included sentiment stamps and stencil, the cut off corners and punches holes, and a bit of baker’s twine.

Finally, I glued 4 of the envelopes together into an accordion-fold book, slipped in some of the card fronts and made decorative tabs from pieces of one of the white cards included in the kit. I stamped a bunch of messages on the free envelope flap to act as a decorative flap. This sort of multi-pocket item works well for giving a variety of gift cards, sending a set of recipes to a friend, or even a spaced-out message–like a burma shave but without the moving vehicle!

Strawberry-Chocolate

Strawberry-Chocolate

Three card bases from our pink and brown combo got their ends folded and attached to make a colorful accordion-fold book, embellished with scraps from the other projects, some stamping, and some stenciling. Two of the card fronts glued back to back, cut, and folded into a pinwheel look very cute when attached to a pencil, but would also look just as cute attached to the front of a card, maybe with a brad to let it spin. And speaking of pencils, I used some of the sentiments stamps in the kit, a white card front, and the pink card front to make some flags that would also be perfectly at home on party straws.

Cherry-Sugar

Cherry-Sugar

The diamond-patterned paper of our red and grey kit inspired a very geometric mini-garland with the addition of some twine. A red card base was transformed into a sweet little pillow box complete with stamped tag, and the scraps from the garland were made into a very Mondrian-esque bookmark.

As soon as I get them edited there will be videos of all of these projects available on our YouTube channel, with more fun to come, to watch this space for updates! And, yes, the kits themselves will be available in 2 weeks! (Sooner if you’re a newsletter subscriber: go sign up for first dibs!)

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