Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Hey, crafty friends! It’s Taylor here today! The month is coming to an end and I’m super excited to share our September kit with you today! It’s always fun to get a card in the mail “just because” and our Hey There kit includes everything you need to create vibrant, bold cards that send good vibes to your friends and loved ones. You can easily accomplish the trendy multi-colored shadows that will make your sentiments stand out from the crowd and the sentiments designed for the inside of your card are great for all those ‘just because’ occasions!
So what’s unique about our kits? First, there’s no subscription necessary. Also, in keeping with our mission to Share Joy, we encourage you to send the cards you create by including six envelopes in a variety of colors along with six custom envelope seals to match the theme of the kit. Each kit comes packaged in a zippered pouch with a coordinating vinyl sticker making it easy to keep the supplies together.
Here’s everything included the Hey There Kit – which retails for $70:
- Hey There Stamp & Stencil Combo set
- Hey There Shadow die
- Hey There Sunshine stencil
- Dotty Ray stencil
- Good Vibes stamp set
- 6 Custom Envelope Seals
- 6 Colored Envelopes
- Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label
You will also be able to purchase additional envelope seals separately!
Click below to grab your Hey There Kit and then keep scrolling for all of the inspiration!
In the video, Mindy gives you a closer look at everything included in the Hey There Kit. She shares how to stencil the multicolored, dimensional shadow onto the ‘hey there’ sentiments, create backgrounds with stencils in the kit, and how to put everything together and create colorful cards to brighten someone’s day!
For the stenciled backgrounds, Mindy used a Versamark mini ink cube to stencil the Dotty Ray design and then embossed it with white embossing powder. To pop the ‘hey there’ sentiment up on her project, Mindy die cut several layers of the Hey There Shadow die from Sugar Cube cardstock and adhered them all stacked up. You can use foam squares to pop up your sentiment as well, but several layers of cardstock ensures full coverage underneath your sentiment die cut piece.
In the video, Mindy shared a few fun background variations that she did, including embossing the Dotty Ray stencil with gold embossing powder and using the Hey There Sunshine stencil for a background.
Check out the list below for everything that Mindy used on her projects:
Now, let’s take a closer look at the different elements of the kit as well as more inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Note: All of these items currently are only available as part of the Hey There Kit.
The new and innovative Hey There Stamp & Stencil Combo set includes three ‘hey there’ sentiments in different styles of a block font that you can stamp and then add a multicolored, dimensional shadow using the coordinating layering stencils. The stencils have etched alignment guides to make lining up everything snap! Use the coordinating Hey There Shadow die to cut out the stamped and stenciled ‘hey there’ sentiments for your projects!
Latisha Yoast let the ‘hey there’ sentiment take center stage on this card. She stamped the solid ‘hey there’ sentiment in Sugar Cube ink on Toffee cardstock, added the stenciled shadow using Cherry Pop, Cookie Monster, and Lime Zest inks, and cut it out with the Hey There Shadow die. She complimented the shadow color combination by adding strips of the same colors of cardstock underneath the sentiment on the card.
I love how Jill Hawkins used just the ‘hey’ portion of the ‘hey there’ sentiment and repeated it three times down the front of this Mini Slim card. Jill used the lined font style stamped in Oreo ink and added the shadow with Lollipop, Pineapple, and Cookie Monster inks.
There are two stencils included in the kit to create background designs on your projects using the Hey There Kit. The Hey There Sunshine stencil has a customized space for the ‘hey there’ sentiment in the center of the stencil and has sunray style beams radiating out to the edges. The Dotty Ray stencil has a dotted ray design that goes over the top and underneath whatever element is at the center of your project – the ‘hey there’ sentiment happens to fit perfectly, but there are likely others in your collection that would work as well!
Kavya foiled the Hey There Sunshine stencil for a stunning look on this card created with the Hey There Kit. To foil a stenciled design, apply Transfer Gel Duo through the stencil, let it dry completely, add the foil on top, and add pressure or heat (we prefer heat for best results) to transfer the foil to the design. I also love the pop of the ‘hey there’ sentiment on Kaya’s card that is embossed in white over a pink and orange blended background!
Annette Allen used the Dotty Ray stencil to apply the Blueberry ink above and below the ‘hey there’ sentiment on her card. She then turned the stencil 90 degrees and added more dots with Peapod ink so that the dotted design goes all the way around – so fun! Annette stamped the ‘hey there’ sentiment in Blueberry ink and then added the stencils shadow using Peapod, Lollipop, and Plum Punch inks.
Heather Nichols combined both of the stencils to create the background on her cards. She first stenciled the Hey There Sunshine stencil with Sugar Cube ink on her signature Toffee cardstock and then added the Dotty Ray stencil in multiple colors over the top. The ‘hey there’ portion of Heather’s card is also a shaker card that she filled with Bits & Pieces – Sparkly Stars!
The Good Vibes stamp set includes seven sentiments to send groovy thoughts and good vibes to the special people in your life. The font design coordinates perfectly with the Hey There Stamp & Stencil Combo set and these sentiments can work well on both the front and inside of your cards!
Jen Shults used the Good Vibes stamp set to add a sentiment to the inside of her Mini Slim card created with the Hey There Kit. I love how Jen added the dotted rays from the Dotty Ray stencil on each side of sentiment in colors to coordinate with pinks and purples on the front of her card.
Jill Hawkins let the ‘big hugs’ sentiment shine as the focal point on the front of her card. She added the dotted rays with the Dotty Ray stencil on the sides of the sentiment in a rainbow of colors and cut it out using the Stitched Circle Stacklets die collection. She layered the die cut circle over a background stenciled with the Hey There Sunshine stencil.
Laurie Willison used the ‘…great big squeeze’ sentiment from the Good Vibes stamp set on the front of her card to complete the sentiment combined with ‘hey there’. Laurie set the sentiment into a rectangle stenciled with the Masking Stencils – Rectangles set and I love how she added a tiny heart at the very end!
And finally, the Hey There Kit includes 6 envelopes and 6 custom envelope seals that coordinate with the theme of the kit. The six A2 envelopes match the following cardstock colors: Lollipop, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Granny Smith, Sprinkles, and Sugar Cube. The cute envelope seals are made from durable, weatherproof material and are sure to bring a smile to the recipients of your cards. Don’t forget that you can purchase additional envelope seals in the TE webstore right now!
Today I’ll be unboxing the new Hey There Kit during “T Time” at 1PM Central Time on the Taylored Expressions Facebook Page and would love to have you join me! If you miss the live broadcast, it will be available to view afterward. I hope to see you there!
Make sure to click on the TE Creative Team + our special guest designer links below to hop to each of their blogs and see what they created with the new kit. Stop back to the TE blog this Thursday for more Hey There Kit inspiration!