Saturday, July 30, 2016

Stampin' Creative Blog Hop - Cool for Kits

Welcome to the Summer Holidays and this month's Stampin' Creative theme of 'Cool for Kits' a theme where we wanted to showcase just how Cool our kits really are. 

If you've hopped over from the lovely Caroline's blog, you'll have already been spoilt to some fantastic inspiration and if you've started the hop here, then welcome and enjoy!

We have so many wonderful Kits available in the current catalogue, with my all time favourite still being Watercolor Wishes, which is an all inclusive kit and ideal for a gift or for a newcomer. I've been known to take one of these kits Glamping before now … 

Why am I not showcasing this amazing set? … well, for me, the gorgeous Perfectly Wrapped Kit lent itself to the project I had in mind for sharing with you this month.


This kit is just gorgeous and creates no less than 16 different gift packages (4 designs and 4 of each). You need to purchase the coordinating stamp set to complete it, but you can see here, that's its a very usable stamp set for other projects.

I was recently delighted to have been enlisted by the parents of our son's fellow class mates to come up with some pretty presentation for the combined gift we had purchased for their teacher gifts. The stand out flowers, just look so special that I just had to use them.


Having purchased a fabulous experience voucher for each teacher that came simply packaged in a square white box, my job seemed easy. 


The Striped paper was from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper pack and all other embellishments came in the Kit itself. 

The vibrant colour of this stunning flower and the contrast with the Black and White had me creating this striking card to coordinate with it. 


I love the little arrow line from the Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set that sits along the bottom of this card and ties in with the Emerald Envy ribbon. 

To coordinate with the joint gift, I decided to use the box bases that come in the kit to hold a gusseted cello bag of yummy hand selected chocolates as our personal gift to the teachers from our son. The flowers to the front of these boxes were made using the same colour cardstock and various punches.


I'm often drawn to the stamp sets that coordinate with our kits, as you'd ve surprised at just how much you can create with them, aside from making up the kit that it's suggested for. 

I hope you'll hop over to see what delights Eimear has in store for you, but thanks for stopping by.

If you like any of the projects you are seeing today and you'd like to purchase the kits to make them yourself, then take advantage of the last two days of our Bonus Day Vouchers. Earn them this weekend and spend them next month. One £4.50 voucher for every £45 spent. No limits on the number of vouchers earned and you can spend them on whatever product you like next month. 

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the hop. 

Mikaela x


  1. Wow! I love this kit, but you really have shown how you can make SO much more of this fabulous kit. The teachers were in for a real treat!

  2. Thank you so much Emma. Every time I use up the kit, I have to replace it, 'cause it's just so lovely to use and the elements so very versatile. Needless to say, the teachers did enjoy love their gifts xx

  3. Fantastic ideas Mikkaela to split them up like that - and I love the thank you tags / cards too. Sorry it's taken me a while to hop - but it was worth waiting for!

  4. Thank you so much Pip. I just love this set. No worries, I'm pleased that the wait was indeed worth it xx