|card 6 - scraps|
I spread the entire kit across the table, then started looking at Pinterest to find some ideas on how to make the most of the set. I chose 5 cards that used most of the set and used scraps to make a 6th design. I made 5 of each card for a total of 30 cards from the original kit of 10, by only adding a pack of ivory card bases from Hobby Lobby that came in a pack of 50 for $6.99. You can frequently find it 50% off and I keep many on hand. I have a few scraps left and one of each label, as well as the ribbon. The card base that was included in the kit was kraft. I trimmed 1/4" off the long side, then cut each short end at 3 3/4", leaving a half inch piece in the middle with the score line as my scrap. I cut those apart on the score line and used them for some of my labels on one of the cards and strips for the last card. Cards 1,2,3 and 5 all use the original card bases. Cards 4 and 6 feature the liner from the envelopes included in the kit. I opened the envelope and the inside was a perfect 5 1/4"x3 3/4" mat layer. I also used the coordinating Garden Green and Soft Suede ink spots from prior kits on cards 3 and 4. The last touch, was stamping all the envelopes with the bough stamps in Garden Green ink to match the cards. By the time I was done, the 30 cards cost less than .80 each. What a bargain to stretch the kit and get the most from your money.
Thanks for looking! April