Unboxing! Love From Lizi | July 2018 Card Kit

Hello Folks! Scott here with my LFL July 2018 Card Kit unboxing! As usual, this kit is over-stuffed with supplies and a few surprises as well, so let’s get right to it!IMG_5061As is the practice now, we get 5 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ letter size card stock – 2 copic-friendly smooth White, one Golden Sunshine Yellow, one Red Berry, and one Sky Blue. We get four specialty card stock (half-sheets) all in a pearlescent shimmer – Forest Green, Oyster White, Soft Pink and (Lizi calls it) Blush but I think it’s more of a pinkish beige.IMG_5059We get 12 sheets of 6″ x 6″ single-side card stock featuring an assortment of beach-y icons and fun patterns. The circular floats, the ice creams, the shells and the bunting banners all have glitter accents for a little extra sparkle. Looks like we’re headed to the beach!IMG_5058I’ve been with Lizi for a year now and this is the first time our monthly kits include eight decoupage sheets!! Now, remember, European decoupage is all about layering images on top of each other for a 3-D effect, instead of the American version where decoupage is all about gluing multiple layers down as flat as possible. IMG_5063Every sheet is die cut so you just have to pop your images out, and they have numbered each layer so you know to start with Layer 1 for the bottom, add layer 2 on top of that with foam dots, layer 3 on top of 2 and so on to complete your 3-D image. Each one of the decoupage sheets is different and features little animals (or are they stuffed toys?) in various summertime activities. There is also a lot of glitter highlighting different parts on all of these pieces! Earlier this year, I did do a 10C1K video for Lizi’s “Oh, Baby” Special Edition Card Kit that shows off this decoupage technique nicely. You can check that out here if you’re interested: OH BABY video. IN FACT… Lizi has recently introduced an Oh, Baby Mini Kit that includes most everything from the original kit less the alpha dies. And it’s a mini kit so it’s affordable!IMG_5056The “Let’s Shellebrate” stamp set is extremely special this month. It is an ‘infinity’ stamp, meaning that the patterns match up on all four sides so you could actually cover a 12″ x 12″ (or larger!) piece of paper with this pattern stamp. A very nice pattern of assorted shells that is just begging for some intense coloring! There are also 4 individual shell stamps and 3 sentiments: “Happiness come in Waves”, “Let’s Shellabrate!” and “Best Escape Anyone Can Have” (BEACH). VERY interesting stamp set! We get another stencil this month: a 4′ x 4″ Love From Lizi exclusive stencil “Bubbles” (we didn’t get the negative cuts this month) – and our featured die is a nicely detailed ice cream cone with a chocolate ‘flake’ bar for dipping, and some Candy Floss Pink glitter peel-off pin stripe stickers. These are translucent glitter again and will change appearance depending on what color they are mounted on top of. Very cool!IMG_5054And that brings us to the Embellishments Bag! WOO-HOO! First, we get our ribbon for this month: a full meter of 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon in blue with little white cabanas, and three 1/8″ thick satin ribbons in Lemonade, Teal Zeal and Orange. Our Nuvo Crystal Drops this month are ‘Simply White’, and we get four large ephemera die cuts that match the beach-y elements of our kit this month. Lizi has thoughtfully included two sheets of foam squares to compliment the decoupage sheets in the kit, as well as a sample pouch of the ‘Summer Sprinkles’ sequin mix. Also included are 9 small beach-y wood veneer die-cuts and four little shell beads (yes, there are holes in those shells for stringing!). Lizi’s big “let’s throw in something unique this month” is a small bag of play sand. That’s right! Good old fashioned sand-box sand! What Fun! We also get two larger wood veneer pieces that are actually printed (the cabana and the ice cream) and a sheet of puffy banner / bunting stickers. Wow! Lots of fun items this month. I always love the fact that Lizi doesn’t fill her kits up month after month with different varieties of the same items, but actually tries to regularly change things up and keep us thinking on our toes!Screen Shot 2018-06-24 at 3.55.25 PMThat’s all the goodies in the Love From Lizi July 2018 Card Kit. As of posting, there are still kits available at Lizi’s website, so if you’d like to get in on some of this summer fun, please use my link to shop: http://bit.ly/LFLlink. Subscribers have until midnight (British time) on June 25th to add items to their subscription box for no added shipping charges! If the decoupage sheets pique your interest, then I suggest adding the “Oh Baby Mini Kit” to your subscription for more chances to experiment with this European version of decoupage. That’s all from me today, please share this with anyone who you think might enjoy what Lizi has to offer! Thanks for sharing your time with me and Happy Crafting!

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