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Are you familiar with Stampin' Up's Simply Scrappin' Kits? Available in 9 different themes for only $19.95, these kits are a bargain. Each kit contains 8 sheets (2 each of 4 colors) of our textured 12x12 cardstock, 6 sheets of our 12x12 Double Sided Designer Papers (3 each of 2 designs), and 6 sheets of 6x12 self-adhesive die cuts (2 each of 3 designs).
While preparing for Tammy's workshop next week, I started playing with the Merry & Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit. This kit has a winter/Christmas theme using the unusual color combo of Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Bashful Blue. Working with only half of the kit, I used four sheets of the 12x12 textured cardstock and some of the self-adhesive cardstock die cuts to make these 8 long cards. You can get 2 cards (measuring 6 5/8" x 6" when open) from one piece of 12x12. I still have plenty of the die cuts left and didn't use any of the double-sided designer papers. Plus, I still have the other half of the kit that I'll use to add some quick 6x6 pages to my Christmas Album.
Why did I decide to make this size card? Well, besides being the completely trendy thing in cards right now, I can turn this card into a quick money holder by using the Slit Punch (item# 104388 $5.95). Slip it into our Small Open-End Envelopes (pack of 20 for $7.50), add some cash or a check, and you have a quick and easy gift!