Look see what I got to play with this week:

When I first saw this, I thought, "hmmm, a hunting kit, well,....".  I really wasn't sure whether or not I would be able to do anything with this, but when you open the collection up, there are some amazing elements in there:

  • Deer, stags, bear, eagle, rabbit
  • Grenades (which you can turn into Christmas ornaments......)
  • A tree (or a Christmas tree in my case ;)) 
  • Leaves
  • Ribbons
  • Mats
  • Stamps
  • Jeep
  • Binoculars
  • Buttons
  • Targets

All you would need, in fact for a hunting kit and more beside.  So what do you do when faced with a kit like this?  Obviously, you make some Christmas and birthday cards with a little bag to put them in!!!

I made in total seven 3" x 3" cards with plain white envelopes (made all  by myself using my Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool (and try saying that quickly ;)!!! So, here are the birthday cards:

That is my attempt at a make birthday card!  The Happy Birthday was made using the alpha from the kit and then covered with glitter glue after printing.  The whole base of the card was actually printed and I cut out two extra deer to make a slight 3D effect.  I also used distress ink on the sides of the card background.

Then I did the more girly cards using the mats and papers in the kit?

And this is the close up (don't you just love those mats?!!!):

The baker's twine is from my stash.

Then the Christmas cards:

You can see I used the grenades as ornaments and covered them with glitter glue.  Well, I really didn't want to do a hunting card so Christmas ornaments seemed like the next best thing ;).  The base for the first card was printed out hence the pins on the grenades...do you think anyone has noticed them?!! I also added glitter glue to the background as you really can't have a Christmas card without glitter, now can you?!  

Here's a close up of the tree card:

Not bad from a hunting kit, eh?!!

I then used some red card stock to create a plain bag to hold all seven cards and their envelopes (made from plain copy paper cut down to 5" x 5" and scored diagonally at 2.25" on each side):

The bag was so easy to use as I just printed a template I found on the Split coast Stampers website and cut it out.  I made the handles from the scrap card stock and attached them using brads in my stash.

So, next time you see a kit and you aren't too sure what you can use it for, just remember the possibilities are endless.  I reckon you can use any kit for just about any theme as this has shown!

Well, it's late Sunday night now and a glass of red wine is loudly calling my name, so I'm off to drink it!

Happy scrapping!