Am I a kit snob?
Yes, I rarely purchase a card kit. I am very particular about the quality of both papers and embellishments I want to use.
The first Stampin' Up! kit I bought I altered very little. It can be very rewarding to create cards and not have to worry about design. Especially when life gets in the way...those times when I don't have time to make a card for several days can be frustrating. When I am able to get back to crafting, I can be blocked creatively. I have found that a card kit can be the perfect remedy.
The second card kit I purchased was also Stampin' Up! I bought it only because I just had to have the stamps included in the kit. Then I used the elements in the card kit to create my own cards.
I have been admiring Kristie and Amy's cards using Basic Grey Bittersweet papers. I have not been able to find these at my local craft stores. I did manage to find and buy a Basic Grey Bittersweet card kit (the last one)! And I did not change a thing on 6 of the 8 cards. I have a theory that it is impossible to make a bad card with Basic Grey papers and products. I did not design the cards pictured; I simply followed the directions. And it was fun! I cleaned up my Tivo'd American Idol auditions and made 8 cards in the time it normally takes me to make 2 or 3. I only took a picture of 5 of them. I did alter two of them for use as anniversary cards for my parents and my dh. I'll post those in March and June, respectively.
Make it a great day!