Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 34 – March 2021

Oh this kit is super fun! I think we all mostly make Birthday cards so we will be able to use this over and over. The main die cuts a 3D Birthday shaped pop out and just by changing up the paper you can change the look of your card. The pretty purple box contains over 300 elements including a large metal die, acrylic stamps, card blanks, envelopes, gems, ribbons, and lots of beautiful colored and patterned papers. The patterns in this kit are really fabulous.

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 the Spectrum Noir quick dry inks for stamping. 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 sentiments. 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 even share a tip on how to get “happy” on the pop out… I hope you get some inspiration….

Since only the word “BIRTHDAY” is on the die we will have to improvise First I cut out HARRY from the letters on the die.
Then I easily snipped the right leg of the R to make it a P – repeat and you now have HAPPY!
Changing the letters to a different color make them stand out on the card
For this card I added a block of solid paper to the top and bottom of the interior and it really helped to bring the letters to a deeper depth.
This card was so fun to make. I used the die with several pieces of solid cardstock and cut out the letters so that I could mix and match colors. With the scraps I cut a few smaller borders for the top and bottom of the interior. I also decided to add a cap for the top of each of the pop outs for a different look.

I could have made a ton more cards with this set if I had more time, but I am sure I will reach for these items again in the future because they were so much fun and easy to make. 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!!