Today I would like to introduce you to CardMaker's Kit of the Month club. While I have worked on a few of the kits for this club, to this point, I have never actually seen the finished kits. A few months ago I received some sample kits to try out for myself.
So, now I'm here tell you more about them!!
As I said, I have worked on a few of the kits so I am fairly familiar with what goes into them. For starters one may look at the kit and say well, that's simple. But, I know from experience that a lot goes on behind the scenes to bring you these kits and the process itself is far from simple. From the creation of the samples, to the writing of the instructions, to editing and photography many hours are invested in order to save club members time. The first kit that I worked on was the Simple Comfort kit which featured the technique of 3D layering. The card looks simple when included in the finished product, right? It is! But, those that know me know I am typically a very clean and simple card designer. So, truth be told, I made this particular card multiple times before it was "just right" and approved for the final kit. lol
These kits are great for beginning paper crafters because with each kit users will not only learn a fun new technique, but the guess work has been taken out of it. Friendship Blooms is the first kit that members receive when they join the club. This kit features the technique of sanding and has not only instructions but also enough supplies to create 8-10 cards. If you are just starting out with paper crafting these kits are also a good way to try a variety of products (and techniques) and decide which ones you want to make future investments in.
The second kit I received is the third or fourth in the club shipments and features multi-fold cards.
Here are some samples of the cards you can create using the kit and instructions.
While I like learning new techniques and having instructions to make things quick and easy, I tend to go my own way when presented with kits. I really like the idea of having a selection of matching papers and embellishments to create my own card designs with. Of course, you aren't just limited to the kit contents. It makes a nice addition to the supplies you may already have. I made this card in just a few minutes using some of the kit contents and added some of the gems I already had in my supplies.
Here's a quick rundown from the great folks at CardMaker to explain what the kits are all about:
· When members join, their first kit is over ½ off the usual price - $7.99 (plus postage & processing)
· They also receive 5 free gifts along with their first kit: zippered carrying pouch, bone folder, embossing and piercing tool, “created by” stamp, and acrylic block.
· Kits will be sent about every month at the cost of $16.99 (plus postage & processing)
· There is no minimum purchase and members can cancel at any time.
· We offer a 100% guarantee of satisfaction.
· Each kit includes exclusive materials to make 8-10 cards such as:
o Quality card blanks and envelopes
o Printed papers
o Die-cut sheets
o Decorative stickers or rub-ons
o Clear acrylic or self-cling rubber stamps
o Color-coordinated ribbon and embellishments like brads, buttons, glitter, pearls, rhinestones, flowers, and more!
o A full-color, step-by-step instructions
· None of the kits or kit components is sold in retail – they are sold exclusively to members of CardMaker Kit Club!
· Each kit features an occasion like birthdays, thank-you cards, friendship, etc.
· Each kit teaches a fun technique like embossing, stenciling, quilling, iris folding, specialty card folds, and simple layering techniques
· There is also an instructional video for the first kit and for using the free gifts. http://www.cardmakerkitclub.com/video.html
· To view a gallery of kits, go to: http://www.cardmakerkitclub.com/project_gallery.php
· To join or learn more, just go to http://www.cardmakerkitclub.com
Thanks for stopping by today!!!