Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m here today to share my first project of 2022. For this post, I will be using the Simple Stories Lemon Twist card kit. The kit comes fully loaded with everything you will need to make 8 card fronts. It includes the card bases, pre-cut background papers and die cut, as well as chipboard pieces. Also, there are instructions with pictures to assemble each card front.
I have not used a card kit before so I was excited to try making these cards. Before assembling my cards, I punched out all of the pieces. Then, I sorted the pieces into separate piles for each card. It made assembling my cards a breeze! The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Besides the kit, all I needed was glue! Personally, I like all of the layering in these cards. And the nicest part is that there’s not a lot of bulk since the layers are paper and thin chipboard pieces.
Adding a Personal Touch to Your Card Kit
The Lemon Twist card kit is a great way to quickly decorate card fronts. However, there are no instructions for decorating the inside of the cards. While this is nice because it allows the maker to use the cards for almost any occasion, I want my cards to be finished inside. So, I decided to use some of the extra pieces from the card kit, as well as stickers, Washi tape, and stencils from the Lemon Twist collection, to add some decoration.
First, I will use Washi tape and the stencil from the collection and Coastal Surf colored Nuvo mousse to add lemons to the inside of some cards as a border. To give it variety, I will make both horizontal and vertical borders.
Next, I will use stickers from the Lemon Twist sticker book. I like this booklet because it has some of the same images as the fronts of the cards. It also has letters to spell out sentiments in the cards. The best part is that the stickers match the card fronts perfectly!
For my decorations, I will add stickers in layers so that it has a similar look as the front of my cards. But I will try to use smaller stickers so there is room for a sentiment and message to the recipient.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can take a pre-cut card kit and add some personal touches. Head over to the FotoBella online store to grab your Lemon Twist card kit and other supplies today!
~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team Member