The Lisa Bearnson kit I found was a RAK I received from a friend. I decided to do the Friend card first. Now, it's quite a simple process using a kit, and the card would have looked perfectly nice as it was. But you know me, I gotta put my touch on it, so I added a few things. Here's how mine turned out:
Then I punched little brad holes for all of the strips. I didn't want to use staples on 2 two of them and brads on 2. That meant I had to go try to match brads in my stash with the 4 that were supplied and of course I couldn't, so I used all brads from my stash.
Then I completed the card as per kits directions. When I was finished, it felt like it needed a little *pop*, so I looked for something small and white. Seems like I often go to these little Heidi Swapp chipboard flowers that I acquired ages ago, and so it was again. Pop pop pop. Done. Even with all of my little add-ons, I think the entire thing took 30 minutes...maybe an hour if I count bathroom time and getting coffee, etc.
Therein lies the beauty of a kit card: less brain drain, less prep time, less stress. And, I can definitely see these supplying me with inspiration for other cards. While I was making this one, I really got into the strips and then realized that I could use these birthday strips I've had forever on a card using the same layout. If you knew how many idle moments I've wasted staring at those strips and thinking, what the heck can I do with these? Here, you can stare at them, too, lol:
|These would look great on a #10 business size, half-sheet, or even a 5.5" square card...|
|Reggie luuuuuuuvs his treat. :-)|
Why in the world I thought he would stand still for me to snap the treat in his mouth, only the Lord knows! That's a blur of him instead.
Okay, I soon realized that I needed to hold onto that stick while snapping the shot. So today was his lucky day. He would get 2 sticks and I'd get another chance at a shot. This time it worked, barely. It's a little tug of war between us. You can see him ready to turn tail with his loot.