I bought my first Simon Says Stamp card kit, which I think is quite possibly my first ever card kit, or “subscription” type box of any kind lol, but I decided to purchase this one because I liked the range of products included and it looked like pretty good value over all at $34.99.

simon says stamp october card kit

OK, first of all I already have an Alcohol Lift Ink pad as I bought one as soon as they became available here, but a second one will be used as a gift for a friend.  I also love alcohol inks and out of the three included in the kit, I already have a Sunshine Yellow and a Stream, so the only new colour for me is the Sunset Orange, but that’s ok, as I use Stream a LOT, and can always do with more, and the yellow and orange will go well together for autumn cards. It might seem funny that I would buy a kit that has products in it that I already have but I really liked the overall theme of the kit and I love love love working with alcohol inks so I’m good with having more of them.  I also really loved the colours of this kit, and especially the foils, and I was curious to try the toner printed cards.

simon says stamp card kit

Anyhoo, moving on, here’s what the box looks like.

simon says stamp card kit

The funny thing is that given when I placed the order, when it was dispatched and how long it was likely to take to get here, I thought it was a pretty safe bet that it would not arrive while I was away visiting friends.  BUT it actually arrived the day after I left!!! So then when I got back I had to go collect it from the local post office.  I was really impressed with how fast this order was, as had I been home, I could have had the October card kit on October 2nd!  Since I was away, I picked it up today on the 6th.

simon says stamp card kit

All of this lovely crafty goodness fitted quite nicely in this small flat box.

simon says stamp card kit

Here’s a close up of the alcohol inks and the Alcohol Lift ink pad which is full size btw

simon says stamp card kit alcohol ink colours

I did some quick experimenting with the three alcohol inks that are included in the kit.  I like how the orange and yellow inks look together – not my usual colour palette but I like them and I already have a project idea in mind.

What’s in the kit:
Simon exclusive 6×8 stamp set – Sketched Flowers and sentiments
3 exclusive Gina K. Designs toner-printed Foil Cards
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils Autumn Pack
3 Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Inks in Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, and Stream
a three pack of 5.5 x 8.5 Simon Says Stamp Yupo Original white paper
FULL-SIZE Alcohol Lift-Ink from Tim Holtz and Ranger
3 sheets of hand-picked, coordinating cardstock from Simon

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