Honey, I Shrunk the Kit!

Honey I Shrunk the Kit logo

Honey, I Shrunk the Kit! was an idea inspired by a beautiful concept called The 12 Kits of Occasions. I loved the idea that card-makers could take turns ‘shopping their stash’ to send a theme-based card kit to other card-makers, with a view to create a variety of different cards with the same material. In essence, HISTK is a shrunken version of The 12 Kits…, hence the name. More details can be found here.

Since its inception, our little hive of ‘Honeys’ have grown from three to six, and back to five, namely:

Current Designers:

Creator/ Coordinator: Hazel Hodgkins (Hazel’s Paper Designs)

Sarah Gray (Funky Fossil Designs)

Shona Chambers (Twine Around)

Sarah Platt (Sazzle Dazzle Crafts)

Anita Bowden (Neet & Crafty)

Retired Designers:

Sandie Munro (London Days)

 

Take a look at our most recent kit and associated post:

September 2017

Theme: All things Summer

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Hostess: Anita Bowden (Neet & Crafty)

Supplies:

Stamps:
Your Next Stamp – Flippin’ Fabulous (crab/sentiments)
Clearly Besotted – Life’s a Beach (flip flops/sentiments), So Sweet II (ice cream), Hung Up on You (mini cocktail/sentiments), Good Times II (sentiments), Petite Plushies (lolly/pinwheel)
Hero Arts – Let’s Chill (palm/hibiscus/cocktail/beachball/sentiment)
Avery Elle – Sip Sip Hooray (sentiments)
The Greeting Farm – Rain Snow Shine (girl)
Little Claire (beach huts)
Clear Impressions – Sea Breeze (deck chair)

Dies:
Paper Smooches – Warm Wishes, Birthday Words (cheers)
Echo Park – Flamingo Palm die set
Newton’s Nook – Hibiscus
Clearly Besotted – Scalloped Edges die collection

Patterned Paper:
First Edition – Paradise Crush (floral)
Decotime – no name (ice creams)

Ribbon – Dovecraft

Gems – Papermania Glazed Gems Iridescent

Reversible coloured card from stash

 

June 2017

Theme: Going Up

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Hostess:Hazel Hodgkins (Hazel’s Paper Designs)

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Gerda Steiner Designs – You’re Koalafied/ STAMPlorations – Noteworthy 2/ Bella Stamps – Tomorrow’s Dream & A Beautiful Day/
  • DIES: MFT – Brushstroke Birthday Greeting/ Clearly Besotted – Let’s Party Die Collection / Spellbinders – Day Dreams (sun and clouds) / Butterflies (not sure)
  • OTHER: Patterned paper: Stampin’ Up! – Birthday Basics (retired) / Yellow twine (my stash)
  • CARDSTOCK: the heavier white watercolour cardstock used for most of the die-cuts (minus the mini koala) is Arches Watercolour Medium 300gsm. The stamped images are on X-Press It Blending Card for Copics.

May 2017

Theme:

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Hostess: Shona Chambers (Twine Around)

Neat & Tangled:

  • Sequins
  • Big Hugs die-cut
  • Awesome die-cuts
  • Awesine Stamp Set (sentiments)

Winnie & Walter:

  • Friend die-cut

My Favorite Things

  • Hugs die-cut
  • Cool Cat stamp set
  • Beast Friends stamp set
  • Otterly Love You stamp set

Studio Katia

  • Stitched Creative Nested Squares (on watercolour cardstock)

Pretty Pink Posh

  • Stitched 3-window die cut
  • Stitched Rectangle die-cut (on watercolour cardstock)

February 2017

Theme: Heartfelt

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Hostess: Sarah Gray (Funky Fossil Designs)

Cardstock: Sheena’s Stamping Card (from Crafters Companion)

Stamps: including: Mama Elephant – Holidays, Winnie & Walter – My Precious, Paper Smooches – Blossoming Buds, and Neat and Tangled – Heart of Gold.

Die-cuts: Simon Says Stamp Wafer Dies: Sending; Sketch Heart; Nested Hearts; Avery Elle: Simply Said You Elle-ment,  and Tonic:  Layering Basics-Traditional Hearts.

Sarah’s stash: doilies, patterned paper and chipboard hearts 

November 2016

Theme: Vintage Vessels

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Hostess: Hazel Hodgkins (Hazel’s Paper Designs)

Stamps:

  • Clearly Besotted: My Cup of Tea; Time to Relax; A Little Something
  • Stampin’ Up!: Jars of Love
  • Paper Smooches: Free Spirits

Dies:

  • Clearly Besotted: My Cup of Tea; Time to Relax; A Little Something
  • Stampin’ Up: Everyday Jars framelits
  • Paper Smooches: Free Spirit Icons

Patterned Paper:

  • Stampin’ Up: Time for Tea (retired)

Embellishments:

  • Creativ: Metallic Paper Doilies; Jumbo Gold Rhinestones

September 2016

Theme: Monster Madness

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Hostess: Sarah Platt (Sazzle Dazzle Craft)

Stamps:

  • Clearly Besotted: Eye on You; Out of this World; Blast Off
  • Lawn Fawn: Monster Mash

Dies:

  • Pretty Pink Posh: Peek-a-boo; Stitched Frame

Patterned Paper:

  • Doodlebug

Embellishments:

  • Doodlebug: Sprinkles; Baker’s Twine
  • Sarah’s Stash: Googlie Eyes

June 2016

Theme: City Breaks

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Hostess: Sandie Munro (London Days)

Stamps:

  • Papertrey Ink: City scene
  • Freshly Squeezed Stamps – skyline, photo-frame and various sentiments (sadly, retired)
  • Avery Elle -Love Note

Dies:

  • Do Crafts : X Cut Build a Scene (Bus and taxi)
  • Papertrey Inks: City Scene-(Eiffel Tower)
  • Tim Holtz-Globe

Patterned paper

  • Sandie’s stash: Love heart DSP
  • Finnish Craft Shop: DSP metro and tube line

April 2016

Theme: Hello Spring!

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Hostess: Shona Chambers (Twine Around)

Stamps:

  • Waffle Flower: Welcome Spring
  • Clearly Besotted: Fabulous Fuschias; Sweet Rose (retired)

Dies:

  • Waffle Flower: Lacy Flower Mats; Lacy Flowers; Flower Circles Inverted

Patterned Paper:

  • Echo Park

February 2016

Theme: You’re a Gem

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Sarah Gray (Funky Fossil Designs)

Stamps:

  • Wplus9: Sparkle & Shine
  • Avery Elle: Many Thanks

Die:

  • L’il Inkers: Girl’s Best Friend Diamond Die
  • Hero Arts: Star Background Die

Embellishments:

  • Diamond rhinestones

December 2015

Theme:Christmas

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Hostess: Hazel Hodgkins

Stamps:

  • Clearly Besotted: Rockin’ Robin
  • Serendipity Stamps: Warmest Wishes

Dies:

  • Serendipity Stamps: Bird Die
  • Serendipity Stamps: Birdies Dies
  • Poppy Stamps: Jumbled Merry Christmas

Patterned Paper

  • Stampin’ Up! (retired): Winter Frost DSP Stack
  • My stash: Merry Christmas patterned paper; patterned vellum

Embellishment:

  • Stampin’ Up! (retired): Frosted Finishes Embellishment
  • Krafter’s Korner: Scalloped tag

October 2015

Theme: Being There / Sending Love

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Hostess: Shona Chambers (Twine Around)

Stamps:

  • Create a Smile: Bad Day
  • Wplus9: Wishing You

Dies:

  • Paper Smooches: Dainty Flowers
  • Paper Smooches: Baby Shower

August 2015

Theme: Latte Love

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Hostess: Sarah Gray (Funky Fossil Designs)

Stamps:

  • Create a Smile: Coffee First
  • Paper Smooches: Cyber Cafe
  • Mama Elephant: Origami
  • Stamplorations: Latte Love

June 2015

Theme: Gratitude

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Hostess: Hazel Hodgkins

Supplies:

Cardstock:

  • Stampin’ Up!: Daffodil Delight; Whisper White; Beyond the Garden DSP (retired)
  • Eraldo di Paolo: Watercolour paper 300gsm

Stamps:

  • Stampin’ Up!: Lotus Blossom
  • Tamar Nahir-Yanai: Clear Stamps 4

Die:

  • Casual Fridays: Bubble Labels

Embellishment:

  • Stampin’ Up!: Baker’s Twine-Pool Party

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