Here is what the four cards were meant to look like after following the instructions in the kit:
First of all, I must tell you that the insides of these card bases are adorable: one half of the inside is solid Calypso Coral and the facing side is Calypso Coral/white stripes. The other card is solid Coastal Cabana and striped Coastal Cabana/white. My first thought was, "What a waste of adorableness!" If the card bases had been solid Crumb Cake, fine and good, there wouldn't be a question of hidden cuteness. But they weren't!
I planned to use the supplies to create four different cards. I grabbed one of the Coastal Cabana pieces, and went to work, coming up with this for my first card:
I completely wiped out any sign of the Crumb Cake color in three of my four resulting cards. For the above card, I adhered a piece of white behind the triangles so the entire card was Coastal Cabana, Basic Gray and white.
See the darling Coastal Cabana-colored embellishment in the upper right corner?? Adorable, eh? Stampin' Up! sent along with this kit a WHOLE CONTAINER of these In Color Boutique Details (page 141 of the big catalog), an $8.95 value. Isn't that just the coolest?
Anyway, while I liked the look of my first card, I am especially happy with the second Coastal Cabana one that I created:
As you, my readers, already know about me, I love to use pages of actual music in my creations. This card turned out to be a good showcase for my musical love.
Using the awesome new Spiral Flower Originals Die (page 32 of the Celebrate the Everyday catalog) and two sheets of music together makes a beautiful rose. I mounted it to a black doily made with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits. I loved the way it looked, but I did not like the stripes showing through the holes of the doily. To fix that problem, I cut a circle of the music and adhered that to the back of the doily so MUSIC is what showed through the holes.
Finally, I eliminated the Crumb Cake showing through the triangles by adhering a piece of the music behind them.
I am very happy with this super-dimensional card. What do you think?
Next time I will share with you my final two cards using the Calypso Coral card bases. A little teaser about them: I mostly fashioned one of the cards after the sample. But made it my own.