Hello Folks! Scott here with my Unboxing of the Love From Lizi October 2017 Card Kit!
As usual, the October Card Kit is chock full of great supplies, and this month the kit is Halloween themed! Let’s start with the LFL exclusive Stamp Set:
Now, I have a bone to pick with this Stamp Set! (Sorry! I couldn’t help it!) What a great set of stamps! One could almost assemble a complete skeleton here..!! And to make things better, the sentiments are all puns!! This is a very interesting combo of great Halloween images paired up with fun sentiments that can be used most anytime! Very cool!
We get 5 sheets of A4 Cardstock (11.7″x8.3″) in Black, Cream, Bright Yellow, Deep Brown and Orange. This is standard letter size paper in Europe. It is easy to trim it down to 11″ and then split the 8.3″ in half for a standard A2 card base (just slightly smaller at 4.15″). Then we get 5 half-sheets of ‘specialty’ metallic cardstock in Copper, Golden Yellow, Graphite, Burnt Orange and Citrus Green. We also get that interesting piece of black lace that’s fairly stiff and lightly shiny – very interesting!
Pattern paper is next with this great collection of 12 6″x6″ single-sided pattern papers – great Halloween colors, and fun patterns… love the yellow coffins and blood splattered handwriting! Green and black stripes is quintessential Halloween, and the harlequin patterns are great fun as well.
WE also get this great 12″x12″ sheet of bottled extract labels (cut below the horizontal labels for shipping). The Chicken Toes and Spider Hair make me laugh! Though I do believe Octopus Ink is a usable cooking ingredient these days!
On the back of the Extract Labels is this great tree and bat pattern in oranges and reds.
And vellum images return this month with this 12×12 collection of 7 Halloween panels with black embossing. I love playing with the vellum images that Lizi often includes, and I think of them as a very European craft staple. Love the moon and bats!
Of course we get a Chameleon Pen – this month in the color BR1 / Taupe, and the Love From Lizi Peel Off Stickers!!! PURPLE MIRROR PEEL OFFS! STUNNING! (I wanted to break out last month’s peacock die when I saw these peel offs!) Can’t wait!
And now the goodie bag of embellishments! We get over a yard each of Orange and Black 1/4″ satin ribbon, black rick-rack, and black and white baker’s twine. Middle left to right is a FULL roll of washi tape in Taupe, Black and Cream stripes, a jar of LFL Embossing Powder in ‘Pumpkin Pie’ which is orange and brown with glitter. The die this month is this great Door die which seems very intricate and begs for inlay die-cutting! We have three RIP plastic Gravestone buttons, and 3 sets of googly eyes in three different sizes. We get more glitter with the Nuvo GLITTER Drops this month in ‘Midnight Sky’ – kind of a grey-blue with tons of multi-color glitter throughout. We also get 2 plastic spiders on a nest of ‘spider web’ flossing, and on the bottom, actual surgical gauze in 2 widths (did someone say “mummy”?) and that lovely 2.5″ wired ribbon of glittery purple!
This month’s Card Kit seems to be right up my alley…!! There’s NO pink and puns are included!! I can’t wait to start playing around with this kit and see what I can come up with…! I’m not real big on Halloween celebrations, and I don’t think I’ve ever sent anyone a Halloween card, but this kits sparks my imagination and I see Halloween cards in many of my friends and families future…!! Thanks for joining me here, and I will do my best to come up with some fun and unique ways to use this kit! Spread the Cheer!!