I’m super late to post on this (ugh, real life… *hanging my head in frustration*) but I didn’t want to allow it to pass without sharing!!! My sweet friend Courtney Kreeber has launched a new venture that I think you will be excited about! Her new company, Create and Inkspire debuted in June, with an online cardmaking magazine *and* in July also launched a monthly card kit! There is a small fee for the magazine ($3.99 per month or $19.99 for 6 months), but it provides you with a discount for the card kits that basically pays for the magazine membership. Unlike other monthly card kits, you currently do not need to sign up for months at a time. They go on sale the 15th of each month and it’s first come, first serve. The price for a kit is $35.99 for non-members and $32.39 for members. I wanted you to see all the goodies that come with the kit. The stamps are designed by Courtney herself! Here is how it arrives and all the goodness inside: cardstock, specialty paper, watercolor paper, 2 stamps sets, 2 stencils, Nuvo shimmer powder, Nuvo masking fluid, Trinity Stamps gems, twine, and a sweet treat!
Perhaps the picture of the kit from the Create and Inkspire website shows it better:
Exciting news!!!! I am beyond excited to share that I have been featured in the July magazine!!! I’m so eager for you to see the card and read the tutorial I wrote for the magazine. It was such an honor to be chosen and I hope to perhaps have another opportunity down the road to be published again!!! As with other publications, I cannot share my article on my blog for several months as it is exclusive to the magazine during this time. I urge you to consider the $3.99 membership to try out the subscription, read my tutorial, and consider if it is something you wish to continue with. My favorite thing about the Create and Inkspire magazine is that it features everyday crafters that you may not have heard of before. Clearly I am not “craft famous” and yet I had the wonderful opportunity to be published. While the names of the crafters featured may not be recognizable to you, I promise there is a immeasurable depth of talent being showcased, and you may just find your new favorite blogger, YouTuber or Instagram account!!! Here is the picture Courtney shared on Instagram from my tutorial:
Stay tuned as I get inky and play with this kit! I plan on bringing you along with me as this is my very first kit *ever*, and I’m very curious to see how far I can stretch the supplies in it. I’ve thought about subscribing to other kits in the past, but I don’t typically care for all the paper and ephemera that comes in other kits or that you can’t pick and choose which sets you want. It appealed to me that I could purchase a Create and Inkspire kit when I wanted without a commitment, and I can skip any month if I need to. If you have been on the fence about kits or think they are not for you, maybe my real life trial of this kit will be of interest to you! If not, she sells some of the kit pieces separately too, so if you have to have the stamp sets, you can get those without the full kit. Courtney has so much planned for the future of Create and Inkspire, but like any business venture, you start off small and keep adding to it. I’m so happy for her and I can’t wait to see where she takes this next!!! As for me, I should be back very soon with my first kit project!!!
Congratulations, Karen, on being published in the first issue of the new magazine! Fabulous card and the gold embossing on the background lattice work is gorgeous.
Thank you, my friend! It was stressful trying to come up with something worthy of publication, and I’m still not sure I nailed it. The article has been well received by readers though, so I guess I did OK for my first time 😊
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[…] I’ve already played with another image from the set, and have a fun background picked out for it, so I shall be back again before you know it with Take 4. As a reminder, this is the debut kit from Create and Inkspire, a new company founded by the amazing Courtney Kreeber. I don’t know if there are any full kits left, but she sells the stamps and stencils separately, so hurry and see if you can grab yourself some goodies before they are all gone! And save the date!!! The August kit goes on sale August 15th, in just a few days!!! For more info about the C&I kits, check out her website or see my post on the kit unboxing HERE. […]
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