Top 10 Cardmaking Kits: March 2018
March is finally here – hurrah! Although we’re not entirely sure what March thinks it’s doing… this month is supposed to herald the grand unveiling of spring – instead the UK’s kicking off the month under a blanket of snow, in sub-zero temperatures! Tut, tut, March.
But still, we can’t really complain about snow days… if you’re stuck indoors anyway, it’s the perfect excuse to get crafting! We’ve a variety of treats for you in this month’s pick of the cardmaking kits, with some pretty spring palettes (we’re ever-optimistic spring WILL show up eventually!) some sizzling summery designs in anticipation of the warmer months ahead… and a sneaky Christmas collection because, to be honest… this month’s snowfall got us feeling a little bit festive! So sit back (under a blanket!) and relax, whilst we take you through this month’s Top 10…
Kicking it off at number 10 is our gorgeous Create and Craft Easter Treat Bundle. We just fell in love with the quirky combination of cork sheets, and pretty spring colours. The crafty use of cork is something you don’t come across all too often, and helps to add texture and stability to your projects, whilst ensuring they really stand out from the crowd! If texture’s your thing, you’ll also love the ‘Weave Your Magic’ textured card that’s included in this kit – it features a weave-effect finish so you can create something dynamic, with minimum effort required!
Originally gifted to us by the Greek Gods, the incredible Wonder Woman is now headed straight for your craft table! If you know a woman who is just as incredible as this iconic DC heroine, then this super kit is all you need to craft her some gratitude! There are so many goodies in this epic collection you won’t know where to start… but once you do, you certainly won’t want to stop! Dies, stamps, toppers, stickers… the list goes on, much like Wonder Woman’s list of awesome abilities! We thought this kit would be just perfect for creating bold Mother’s Day cards, birthday cards for her, and more.
Toning the colourscheme down just a tad, if the vivid palette of Wonder Woman is not what you’re looking for, then the vintage glamour Kanban brings to the table might be just your cup of tea! This gorgeous kit is just bursting with elegance (and bursting at the seams, with a whopping 54 elements included!) perfect for crafting for a variety of occasions. Stunning foiled card adds instant glamour to a selection of vintage inspired designs, featuring flowers, gifts, afternoon teas, and more. Ideal for a spot of sophisticated crafting!
Love foiled designs so much, you’d like to create your own? Say no more! We’ve the perfect kit for you right here. Our Create and Craft Designer Foil Card Kit includes everything you need to create magnificent laminated foiled elements you can add to cards, scrapbook pages, gift tags… and anything else you can get your crafty hands on! Okay, strictly speaking it’s not a cardmaking kit – but we were so excited by the dazzling effect this kit could have on your cards, we just had to include it! A whopping 250 beautiful die cut elements are included, boasting stylish black borders that will add oodles of elegance to your projects. The foils you’ll need are also included – you just need to use these goodies with a lamination machine, and the world is your sparkly oyster!
Can you tell we got carried away with sparkling things this month? Okay, now I know it’s March, and I know this is a Christmas kit – but with all the snow we’ve had recently, we just couldn’t help but come over all festive! This enchanting collection from Dovecraft contains everything you need to create some truly unique Christmas cards. Check out the wonderful shaped wooden toppers that are included! We were also drawn in by the super stylish stag designs dotted throughout this kit – and if you read our earlier blog post about this crafting trend, you’ll know it’s all the rage right now! (And if you didn’t read it, please do check it out, as it includes a stunning free stag’s head download!)
We’re going from snowflakes and stags, to sunny paradise for number 5 – because if you are getting a bit fed up with winter, we believe this collection to be the perfect antidote! Packed with pretty papers and holiday-themed decorations, this lovely kit will certainly blow away the cobwebs and have you reaching for your sunglasses! There’s no need to imagine beautiful beaches and perfect palms with this kit on your craft table – you’ll feel like you’re there already! So if you’re keen to add some colour to your projects and focus on sunnier days to come, this is the perfect pick.
4. My Paper Stash Shades and Shadows Paper Kit and Bendy Card Template with Insert Kit and Topper Kit
Sunshine is well and truly at the forefront of our minds as we move onto Number 4. This pretty cardmaking kit is quintessentially spring, and includes everything you need to create eye-catching dimensional cards for all occasions. Filled with butterflies, birds, rolling meadows and sunny blue skies, the soft watercolour designs in these cards are destined to bring cheer to any recipient. Beautiful inserts enable you to make every aspect of your card a sunny one, and coordinating toppers make creating card after card easy.
Sticking with pretty spring palettes, we move onto this gorgeous kit from Fabscraps. What we love most about Fabscraps, is the beautiful scrapbook feel they enable you to bring to your card creations, with a combination of papers, and three-dimensional embellishments. This Floral Charms Kit enables you to play around with chipboard die-cuts, ribbon flowers, sparkling rhinestones and more. If dimensional designs are your thing, then this is the kit for you!
Pining for a day at the beach? Now there’s no need to leave your craft room, thanks to this pretty kit! Another offering from Fabscraps, this Summer Loving Mini Card Kit contains all you need to create more than 30 sensational greetings cards! Combining vibrant colours with detailed vintage beach imagery, this kit is packed with embellishments, stencils, stamps, stickers and more. Enjoy an afternoon amidst sand and sunshine, with no suncream required!
And at the Number 1 spot this week, we just had to put this gorgeous Discover England Collection from Paper House! Because no matter how much we complain about the crazy weather, or daydream about faraway beaches…we know that there’s plenty of inspiration right here, too! Packed with iconic designs and landmarks, this quintessentially British kit is packed with papers, embellishments and stickers for you to craft with. Get creative with big red buses, telephone boxes, Big Ben and more… home is, after all, where the heart is!
What do you think about this month’s picks – do you have a firm favourite? Let us know in the comments below which you love, and why!