16 Quick Cards – Tin of Cards Project Kit

StampinUp Tin of Cards Project Kit Congrats by Mary Fish

I need a lot of birthday and congrats cards this month and found a quick solution in the Stampin’ Up! Tin of Cards Project Kit.  I easily whipped up (in about an hour and a half) sixteen simple cards that are ready to go for many occasions.  There are four each of four designs.

StampinUp Tin of Cards Project Kit Dividers

GOTTA HAVE IT!  Perhaps my favorite part of the kit is this adorable striped Mint Macaron Tin and dividers that help me stay organized by occasion.

StampinUp Tin of Cards Project Kit Assembly

The kit includes:

  • 16 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases and envelopes
  • 10 sheets of 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ Designer Series Paper (to adhere to the tin dividers)
  • 4 die-cut Designer Series Paper strips
  • Gold Glimmer Paper hearts
  • Die-cut accents
  • Printed acetate sheet
  • Gold foil strips
  • Gold metallic thread
  • 1 sheet clear star expoxy stickers
  • Gold epoxy hearts
  • 4 wood cutouts
  • 1 tin box with lid
  • 9 file tab dividers (unstamped)

StampinUp Tin of Cards Project Kit Congrats Gold Foil by Mary Fish

I stuck with the original design for simplicity’s sake and speed but you can certainly apply your own creative touches.

StampinUp Tin of Cards Project Kit by Mary Fish Birthday Butterfly

The Tin of Cards photopolymer stamp set is sold separately.  You’ll need your own ink and adhesive, too (not included in the kit).  I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Jet Black Stazon (for stamping on the wood cutouts), Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad, Crushed Curry Classic Stampin Pad, Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad, Glue Dots and Snail Adhesive.

stampin up tin of cards stamp set

Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set #138946
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The stamp set is such a great set of sentiment essentials and is on the list of My Favorite Things from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog found here.  I loved adding the “doodles” and categories to the tabbed dividers–so easy with photopolymer (clear) stamps.

StampinUp Tin of Cards Project Kit Birthday by Mary Fish

IDEA! The kit and stamp set together would make a fabulous holiday gift!  Which of the four cards is your favorite?  How do you like the tin?

If you click the image above, you can watch a Stampin’ Up! video showing a close-up look and step-by-step instructions for the Tin of Cards Project Kit.

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  1. Great, Mary, thanks for sharing. I have 5 of the boxes and the stamp set. 4 for gifts and i for me. Wilt get started soon, I hope, fall and cracked ribs etc have held me up! : (
    But soon : ) Always enjoy your cards and post F L! Hugs!

  2. Awwwww, MsMary, there all beautiful, I bought the stamps set but didn’t buy the bundel, now I can kick my self , Tfs
    Hugs frenchie,

  3. I totally agree that this kit is a MUST HAVE. The cards are GORGOUS……and come together in a SUPER SNAP. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Kadie, for the reinforcement! I now have 16 cards ready to go, especially when I’m in a time pinch. I even switched up the sentiments and made a few sympathy cards because I often need them quickly.

  4. lizbaileycards

    I love the tin! In fact, I’m going to a weekend crop in a few minutes and you’ve inspired me to take my own unstarted tin of cards kit with me! Thanks.

  5. Nancy Farrell

    Good Morning Mary,
    The BD card is my favorite. I love the stamped border around it. I’m going to watch the video now, to see if they show that particular technique . . . so evenly perfect. If not . . . any hints on that?

    • I have good news for you, Nancy. The birthday card with the heart die cut is pre-stamped. You won’t need to worry about precision. However, I used the stamps to add the border to the blue congrats and butterfly cards!

      • A tip for stamping the borders is my same tip for stamping sentiments. The photopolymer (clear) stamps make it easier to line things up (“eyeballing it”). I like to mount them on the block on a diagonal. I find it’s easier to see the edges of the stamp (and you don’t get the prism effect of the edges of the block) and allows for more precision in getting things straight.

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