Top 10 Card Kits: April 2018
It’s fair to say we’ve experienced a relatively staggered start to spring this year, thanks to the quirks of the British weather… but stay optimistic, crafters! Sunshine, spring blooms, and warmer times are now most certainly making an appearance – thank goodness! At Create and Craft, we’re celebrating the long-awaited arrival of spring with oodles of colour and energy, as we dive into this month’s Cardmaking Kits Countdown. Discover plenty of outdoorsy designs to get stuck into, as well as a mixture of delicate spring palettes and big bright colourschemes that promise to see off the last of winter!
There’s no denying we are officially in springtime, so let’s kick off this month’s round up with our gorgeous Step into Spring Bundle! Packed with everything you need to create splendid spring designs, this bundle is jam-packed with goodies you can combine in so many ways to get creative! Play around with antique gold ribbon, lace trims, pearl beads and gems, atop dotty iridescent foiled card and fantastic floral designs. Carefully put together to coordinate perfectly, the only limit is your imagination once you get this lot on your craft table!
After something a touch more tropical? No problem! This stunning collection from Zara B is the perfect choice for crafters who want to create cards that are going to pack a punch. Featuring a fruity colourscheme, this card kit will certainly wake you up and add instant energy to your craft room! Think summer birthday cards, home decor projects, and beyond. These gorgeous garlands and sentiments come with mixed media paper, cards, envelopes and more for you to unleash your creativity on!
And if you loved all that colour… then you are going to adore this! This mega Scooby Doo bundle is bursting with vibrant designs, across dies, stamps, toppers and more! Play around with a vivid colour palette that can be used to craft for big kids and little kids alike, and create a variety of cards sure to raise smiles. Stock up on Scooby snacks and lock the craft room door… this lot will keep you busy for a while (as long as those meddling kids don’t come knocking!)
Inspired by nature, this pretty kit provides an easy way to add the beauty of everything you see outside to everything you create inside! Discover birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more amidst wonderful sentiments that would suit a range of projects. Play around with pretty background papers and add eye-catching detail to your crafts with the included embellishments… the quality of the components in this kit is just fantastic!
As we move yet another month closer to summer, those of you who love to travel might well be getting the itch to get abroad… but if you’d like to enjoy the beauty of the exotic from the comfort of your very own craft room, then Pollyanna Pickering has done the hard work for you! Inspired by the animals Pollyanna has seen on her expeditions to Antarctica, Asia and Australia, this stunning collection will transport you to faraway lands, and enable you create incredible cards with ease! Not only is this collection packed with crafting goodies, but you’ll also receive the CD-ROM, meaning re-stocking your pretty papers is easy with your PC and printer!
Are you in the mood to holiday yet? Well you’re about to be! Evoking the sun-soaked marble streets and pink palaces of Marrakesh are the rhythmic, recurring patterns of the Moroccan Haze collection. The designs are reminiscent of the tiles found in the intricately carved archways and ornate mosques of Marrakesh, but with a softer palette of pastels, greys and pinks, finished with opulent gold foil. This certainly is a holiday in a kit, and we recommend using this kit to create gorgeous home decor projects as well as cards!
Hunkydory’s best-selling Twilight Kingdom range was so popular with crafters, that we just had to include the follow-up – Twilight Under the Sea. With that same ethereal colourshceme instantly recognisable as Hunkydory’s Twilight, this stunning collection takes you faraway, to a magical undersea world filled with mythical mermaids, forgotten treasures, and tranquil sea creatures. Get creative with these stunning silhouettes, and see where the sea takes you!
Combining an elegant colourscheme with a fun outdoorsy theme, this pretty collection from Hobby House is a must-have for spring and summer! Designs including a vintage caravan decked with colourful bunting and a washing line in the breeze really get us in the mood to get outside! The cardstock itself features a gorgeous pearlescent finish, perfect for adding subtle shimmer to your creations, whilst the pretty pinks and greens continue across all the elements, so you can create coordinated crafts with ease.
Continuing to embrace our love of all things outdoorsy, we move onto this month’s Number 3… it’s the gorgeous Craftwork Cards The Great Outdoors Collection! A super stylish colour palette of earthy browns, olive greens and night-sky blues comes together to evoke a summery campsite feel that’s perfect for the warmer months ahead! Create birthday cards for summer celebrations, or use these gorgeous designs to add holiday vibes to your summer scrapbooks. Whatever you choose to do with this beautiful kit, we’re pretty confident you’ll love it!
At Create and Craft HQ, we are firm believers that crafting is the key to happiness – so when we saw this adorable ‘Bee Happy’ collection, it just had to take the top spot this month! Dotted with sparkle throughout, this set is jam-packed with an utterly adorable selection of bees, honeycomb, florals and more in an outstanding colour palette. Play around with cute bee charms, mini wooden pegs, jewels, frames and more… we guarantee you’ll be smiling the entire time these goodies are on your craft table!