Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 30 – November 2020

For November, yes I am a little late in posting, it is all about stamping!! We are back to basics and it is feels good. Sometimes I know I can overcomplicate cardmaking which leads to frustration and a lot of wasted time. This box reminded me that we can make beautiful cards that don’t take 2 hours to complete. In the pretty purple box, you’ll find 220 elements including metal dies, acrylic stamps, colored card packs and printed papers, 3 different sizes of card blanks with coordinating envelopes, a cut and emboss folder, extra white stamping card, gems and ribbon in different colors and sizes. The patterned paper is really pretty 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 harmony ink pads for blending. 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 of the cards I made – I hope you get some inspiration….

Using my tri-blend markers, I colored in this full size wreath and these adorable butterflies. The colors in this set are really pretty and can be used year-round.
For this card, I used an old technique that I had almost forgotten about. I inked the cut and emboss folder, added my white stamping card and ran it through my machine. I love the way the ink imprinted on the stamping card for a very different effect.
This one is my favorite. I used the garland stamp and repeated it several times across the top and bottom and colored with my tri-blends. There are so many ways to use the stamps and dies so remember to be creative!

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!!