Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 38 – July 2021

The latest card kit contains 2 intricate pop out scene dies and has fun coordinating stamps to match. The main dies are intended to be used as a center pop out with smaller die pieces to be used as spinners in the center, but you can use these dies in several ways (I’ll show you below). You can also check out the subscription box site for the unboxing and a few demos – Crafters Companion Box site. This pretty purple box contains over 200 elements including stamp sets, metal dies, card blanks, envelopes, pearls, ribbons, and lots of beautiful colored and patterned papers. The colors in this set are mainly navy blues, yellow and browns/tans and they are so rich and a bit different than the usual pinks and purples.

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.  

For stamping, I used the Spectrum Noir quick dry inks and the Harmony Water Reactive inks. I also used the Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers for all of my coloring. I find they are easy to use and blend colors without having to put much thought into it. 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 – let me know which you like best…..

This card uses the dies as they were initially intended. You need 2 card bases and you cut into the center of one of the cards so that it creates a “pop out” for the scenes. You would use the balloons (or butterflies) on a string (as shown) as a spinner. This card is great for displaying since it stands open so well. Notice the purple dotty paper… it is the wrapping from the kit 🙂
Here’s a closer look at the center – the main die cuts the streamers and the cake and the boy (I used spectrum noir tri-blends to color) and the balloons are glued to the string to add movement to the card.
Here is another way you can use the dies. I created a center cut on the front of the card and then took a second layer and went over the white. I offset it ever so slightly down and to the right to create the white shadow behind the navy patterned paper. I glued the butterflies into the center and below that added a sentiment (hidden by the front of the card). In this way the front and inside are decorated but you can see the butterflies on both.
I think this last card is my favorite. I created a silhouette with the solid navy blue so that I didn’t have to do any coloring and I added some fun patterned paper (from another kit) to the inside. It is a very clean look.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I would love to see what you create too so please feel free to share! Happy Crafting!!