Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Total Papercrafts kit 2 for March

Our second kit for March has caused us loads of headaches as it seems we chose one of this year's most popular releases from My Mind's Eye - the Rhonna Farrer 'Be Unique' range.  We had originally preordered an embellishment from the range to go with the papers we had chosen only to be sold that it had been discontinued.  Time was pressing on so we quickly chose another embellishment from the range - you guessed it, that and EVERY other co-ordinating embellishment has now been discontinued.  Now, you might find a little bit of this in stores we needed HUNDREDS of these items so it ws back to the drawing board and quick!!

I have had a love affair with Washi tape for quite some time, not the DIY version but the proper Japanese tape that has a unique feel and translucency to it.  Its very difficult to get the real stuff in bulk without having to buy thousands of rolls and while I love it, I don't think I love it that much!  I approached an amazing online store www.washitapes.co.uk who agreed to source it on our behalf and they really pulled out all the stops.  So we have a full roll of 'proper' washi tape in the kit for you this month.  I also sourced some fabulous vintage wooden school rulers, something I'd had in the back of my mind for quite some time.  So out of neccessity we have ended up with a really cool and very on trend kit for this month.

So I am sorry that the kit sample is very late being posted this time but the kit contents arrived on Tuesday afternoon which left me less than 24 hours to get it designed.  Those attending Essex club will have the instructions printed off and waiting at club - just let us know that you are attending as per usual.

The kit is in soft shades of kraft, white, soft blue, grey and yellow - very fresh and spring-like in feel and so very easy to match to a single 6" x 4" portrait photo.  There is no theme, the only text in the kit is on one of the papers which says 'unique' but every person, photo and event is unique so you have a pretty wide scope.  The title on the sample was added uing the alphabet from one of last month's kits but you can very easily cut one from the card and/or patterned paper remaining in the kit.

The kit contains; cardstock, 3 sheets of double sided patterned paper, a roll of washi tape, a wooden ruler, a length of grey satin ribbon, a sheet of bespoke stickers, cocktail sticks and natural hemp twine.  The kit also contains a unique discount code to use at www,washitapes.co.uk  for all Total Papercrafts kit subscribers - check out the gorgeous range of colours and designs they have in stock and you too may find yourself falling in love with it!!

You will need to bring along a black inkpad, strong wet adhesive, a decorative border punch and a medium butterfly punch if you have one. The punches used to create the sample will be available to use at club.  The sample also used Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Mustard seed to create the coloured butterflies but any co-ordinating tones of ink would work just as well.

We hope that the dramas to finally bring you this kit were worth it and we were really pleased to receive kit 1 for April today as well so hopefully we can get cracking right away!!

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