Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 28 – September 2020

Ok – so it is really October! I am late big time in getting these cards done. The September kit is all about Over the Edge Characters. They really are adorable stamps and dies that let you hang off the edges of your card in any direction. The dies are created in pieces so you can easily cut into part of a card and leave some of the edges attached. It is probably best if I show you. In the pretty purple box, you’ll find 215 elements including metal dies, acrylic stamps, colored card packs and printed papers, 3 different sizes of card blanks with coordinating envelopes, clear gems, and ribbon in different colors and sizes. Everything in the box coordinates so well too!

Sara Davies, the owner of Crafter’s Companion, always puts together a fun kit that is packed with lots of crafty items and new techniques. My kit was delivered with auto-ship through HSN as always.  You can check out Crafter’s Companion website for more information.  This kit, as always, is a wonderful bargain. There is a Facebook group that you can join once you subscribe which provides lots of community support and loads of examples; plus, Sara also has a monthly card kit site that you can refer to for demos/project pages.  

I used my tri-blend markers to color in all of the images and a white pen for some highlighting. I really enjoy coloring with these markers since it takes all of the thinking out of trying to find the right blending colors. CC has an amazing range of coloring products that even a novice can use and look like an artist. For glue, I used a combination of xyron tape, 3D glue gel and I used collall wet glue to raise up a few of the ribbons. I would also recommend the Crafter’s Companion glass mat.  It is a true game changer.  Once you work on a glass surface you will agree!

Here are a few samples of the cards I made – I hope you get some inspiration from my cards….

For this card I used the 6×6 card base and scored the top of the card in half to create a z-fold. Then I cut out the 3 adorable doggies and let part of them hang off the edge of the front flap. I could have done all of this directly on the card and then just cut out the right side, but I did all of my coloring on separate papers.
I decided not to use an over the edge technique for these pups. I just love this design as is. There are a lot of fun stamps and sentiments with this set so you can mix and match!
For this last card, I did a similar z-fold technique with the 4×6 card blank as I did in the first card except instead of a valley fold, I made a mountain fold and added layers. I had colored the adorable kittens on a separate card so I cut them out and added them to the top of the fold to make an easel card. I then created a stopper so the card would easily stand upright.

I hope you enjoyed these cards! Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to see what you create too so please feel free to share! Happy Crafting!!