Alternative Uses for the Watercolour Wishes Card Kit

The Watercolour wishes kit is awesome! I can’t remember if I have mentioned it much before, but this years Stampin’ Up!® kits are amazing. We have instant crafting satisfaction 8 times in the annual catalogue and 3 times in the brand new Autumn/Winter book too! That’s a whole lot of crafting! From cards, to stationary, to home decor there is something for everyone.

Stampin' Up! UK Watercolour Wishes Thanks Card

My favourite kit by far is the Watercolour Wishes card kit, which makes 20 unique cards all featuring the totally on trend Watercolour look but without any of the mess! I have got to mention the stamp set that comes with this kit, it features 12 stamps covering all your most important everyday card making occasions

The great folks at Stampin’ Up!® have made a video to show you what’s in the kit and what the cards look like if you follow the instructions

However, I had to find some alternative uses for this kit. I just don’t need all that many cards (not when I make cards for my blog, and customers, and custom orders!), but I do use cute bits of packaging for gifts and things

Stampin' Up! UK Watercolour wishes gift packaging

Aren’t they cute! I will admit to using the kit to make a different card, but I could not resist making that heart card into a sweet card for my new husband (not that there was an old one!) I also used one of the larger cards in the kit to make a handy folder style gift, just adding some of our lovely Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim as a closure.

That box is such a handy size. Taking one of the larger cards score at 1″ on all four cards, before creating the box base from a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.


Lid – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

scored on all four sides at 1″

Base – 9 7/16th x6 7/16th

scored on all four sides at 1 1/2″

The belly band was created by cutting a 1 1/2″ strip off the long side of a piece of A4 Watermelon Wonder card stock, and helps to hide the score line on the top of the box (it should have been a card remember!)

All three projects were finished using a couple of the embellishments from the kit; Washi Tape, Wooden Elements and Sequins!

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