Hello Altenew friends! Norine here back with you today with several projects I created from the Family Matters Card Kit.

The kit includes stickers, wood veneers, enamel dots, a frame die, washi tape, chipboard stickers, a stamp set, plus 12 card bases and colored envelopes! I made 5 cards and a traveler’s journal layout, and I have plenty of items in the kit left to make many more!


Let’s get started!

The sheet of stickers that comes in the kit has a delightful variety of small and large colorful images, including the gorgeous floral bouquet sticker I’ve used on the card above. I painted lines on the card panel with black watercolor paint and mounted that on a card base. Then I die cut the frame die and used the negative center part of the die-cut, popped up with Fun Foam. Onto the die-cut cardstock, I adhered the floral sticker and the acetate word. I stamped part of the “you are an amazing” phrase to go with the “awesome” word, onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I added a few enamel dots to finish it off.

Next is a card made using the wood veneers as its focal point.

I started by arranging the wood veneer bloom and leaves onto some packaging (for easy removal) and used that to indicate where to lay down watercolor paint on a piece of watercolor paper. I daubed shades of green and red paints in the general areas of the bloom and leaves, not worrying about the specific shapes too much. Then I splattered the painted paper with the same paint colors and set it aside to dry. Once dry, I was able to adhere the wood veneers on to the card front. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto vellum, tearing the top and bottom edges for interest, and wrapped the ends around the card panel before adhering all to the card base. Finally, I used some sequins from my stash to finish off the card.

The next 3 cards are a variation on a theme. In the kit is a sheet of cardstock die-cuts that include several white outline roses. I am obsessed with those die-cuts!

I used the Artist Marker Refills to create these cards, by dropping ink onto Yupo paper and spreading and blending the color with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol.

There really is no prescribed way (that I know of) to achieve an exact outcome when playing with alcohol ink, so you kind of need to be ok with whatever results you end up with. I kept my rose die-cut close by so I could continuously lay it over my Yupo paper as a guide to where I wanted more or less color. Then I dropped in three different shades of each color in the general area of where I wanted the shape, then used an alcohol-soaked cotton swab to blend and pull the color into its shape. When the ink blended too much and became muddy, touching down with the cotton swab would help to move the ink around.

For the coral colored bloom card, I used a blend of Frosty Pink, Peach Perfect, Crimson and Mango Smoothie.

The lavender card was created using a blend of Midnight Violet, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, and Sapphire.

These double blooms were made with a blend of Crimson, Velvet, Rouge, and Grapevine and the leaves were all a blend of Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, and Dusk.

The happy birthday sentiment comes from the Family Matters Stamp Set and the sequin embellishments are from my stash.

The last project I created with the Family Matters Card Kit, is a traveler’s notebook layout. I love this format for memory keeping as I find it quick, simple, and easy to finish. Today, I used 2 photos from my daughter’s wedding a few months ago.

Once again, I used one of the white cardstock rose die-cuts, as well as the acetate die-cut butterfly, the acetate word “beautiful” die-cut, some wood veneer hearts, and the blue and green enamel dots.

Any other elements such as patterned paper, tags or die-cuts came from my own stash.

I love a kit that crosses over so easily from card making to memory keeping and I love the variety of products provided in the Family Matters Card Kit that will allow me to make many more projects.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for stopping by today!


Family Matters Card Kit
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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36 Artist Marker Refill Set — Altenew
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Crimson Artist Marker Refill
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Frosty Pink Artist Marker Refill
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Peach Perfect Artist Marker Refill
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Mango Smoothie Artist Marker Refill
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Midnight Violet Artist Marker Refill
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Lavender Fields Artist Marker Refill
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Deep Iris Artist Marker Refill
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Sapphire Artist Marker Refill
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Rouge Artist Marker Refill
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Forest Glades Artist Marker Refill
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Frayed Leaf Artist Marker Refill
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Evergreen Artist Marker Refill
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