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Who says, a card kit should only be used to make cards, right? I will show you how I used the supplies from Simon Says Stamp April 2016 card kit to make framed art.

The pack of stickers and patterned papers in this kit worked perfectly to make art that has daily reminders to “be awesome”. This will work great for your home, office or even craft room.

Framed art using SSS April 2016 card kit

I started with an IKEA Ribba 4″x6″ White Wooden Picture Frame like this one here. I removed the mat that’s included in this frame to cut out a cardstock as big as the mat itself. I used a pink cardstock, but none of the background shows anyway, so you could used whatever you have available.

I then used the inside opening of the mat to lightly outline the area on my cardstock that would actually show through. This was the area that I decorated with patterned papers and stickers.

Framed art using SSS April 2016 card kit

I used two broad and one thin strip of papers to cover the outlined area and then arranged all the stickers the way I wanted them to be. I added one of the clips that says “today” to the mix, too. I also used a couple strips of patterned papers which had the sentiment for “Don’t count the says. Make the days count!”

I only used scor tape to adhere the patterned papers strips and the “today” clip, as I did not want dimension to this one. It would get squished with the glass in front anyways. I did consider removing the glass altogether, but then decided against it.

Once I had all the elements the way I wanted them to be, I added it to the frame. To bring a little bit of the inside artwork to the outside of the frame, I added some matching stickers (even sentiment stickers) to the frame itself.

Framed art using SSS April 2016 card kit

Framed art using SSS April 2016 card kit

Easy peasy, right? Use it for yourself or give it as a gift to someone special.

I am so happy I tried this card kit. Every month, this pack of coordinating crafting goodies gives me a chance to explore new ways to get creative.

You can subscribe to this (no obligation) card kit of the month program for $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $29.95 plus Shipping and Handling. And you can also buy many of the elements of the kit separately. Clicking here takes you directly to this April edition of the kit and the supplies list below has links to individual items.

I also made one more project, a really quick and easy card, using this same kit. You can read all about it here.

Projects using SSS April 2016 card kit

Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

xoxo, ~Varada

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