Unfortunately I needed to do a sympathy card this week; fortunately I had the Ecstasy Crafts Reddy Cards kit: 3D Diecut Condolence Roses with Crosses. All I needed to do was decide what my card base would be and put it together with a sentiment.
After choosing some burgundy Bazzill cardstock and cutting it to a 4.25 x 11 to fold into an A2 size, I then cut a piece of Charcoal American Crafts POW! Glitter Paper to mat my card. (Let me tell you, I love their glitter paper and this style cuts like butter.) I glued the mat to the cardstock and the ecstasy base to the glitter mat and then began building the flower. Each layer is clearly numbered and it is a matter of sticking pop-ups behind the pieces and aligning with the previous layer. Super easy. Fortunately, I had all the needed supplies at home; unfortunately I did not have the fantastic new Clear Pops from ASI Kool Tak. I bet when those arrive these layers will look even more fabulous than they do now.
The card is so amazing (and quick and easy) that I, who am not one usually for kits, have decided this will become a staple in my stash.