Hello! I have a happy, card-filled post today. I was lucky enough to guest design for the 12 Kits of Occasions group two months this year, and I am thrilled that I get to participate in their September "Rewind". Even after making several cards, I still had oodles left in my kits...and so did everyone else, so today's cards are all made from the leftovers (May and June's kits in my case). AND...this is the really exciting part...I've been invited to join the 12 Kits Designers on a regular basis. Yippee!!! I was a stunned and excited and nervous all at the same time when sweet Renee sent the invite. Who wouldn't want the chance to get to know these wonderful ladies (whom I've long admired) better and have fun creating with kits while doing it? Speaking of these talented ladies, I cannot wait to see what they've done with their leftovers! Head over to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to check it out, and if you are interested in any of the supplies used on my cards today, click on the Monthly Kit Supplies tab at the top while you are there. :)
Okay, here we go! I'll start with the cards I made from May's kit:
This is my first attempt experimenting with a clear card stock base. I created a little scene, gluing some die cuts inside and some outside of the card. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but the only problem is that I'm not sure where I'll write....didn't really think that part through. Maybe under the waves?
Birthday Boat Clear Card
May Kit Supplies + PTI (clear cardstock, Cloud 1 & 2 Die), The Twinery (Maraschino Twine), Lil' Inkers (Stitched Rectangles die)
You are Knot Alone Card
May Kit Supplies + CTMH (hemp, outdoor denim ink), PTI (Star Prints Stamp Set)
I had lots of fun patterned papers left from my May Kit, so I pulled them all out and pieced them together on this card. I was most excited to use one of the cool wood die cuts Joyce included in the kit. I added the little stamped stars to the die cut.
While I had the clear cardstock out, I figured I might as well make a shaker card. I love them, and this one was super easy to put together with this awesome self-adhesive text die cut Joyce included in the kit. Love the little bit of texture added by embossing a cover up die from Lil' Inkers.
Birthday Shaker Card
May Kit Supplies + Lil' Inkers (Pieced Chevrons Cover Up Die), PTI (clear cardstock), Pretty Pink Posh (sequins)
Okay, time to switch to the cards I made using my June Kit leftovers. By the way, have I mentioned yet that I had so much fun making these cards! I can't believe how easily they came together, and I was all smiles the whole time I was creating.
Thank You Card
June Kit Supplies + Lil' Inkers (Stitched Rectangles Die)
Love the simplicity of this one. I thought the little flower die cuts in the kit were so cute, and if I had more of them, you better believe I'd be mass producing this card.
This little birdie actually came stamped as a smooching little pair of birdies, but as I mentioned last week, I really need a bunch of thank you cards at the moment, so I trimmed him out by himself. I added a little speech bubble and that was that.
June Kit Supplies + PTI (Bubble Talk Dies) + SSS (Thanks) + colored pencilsMarybeth used to wrap the kit in was beautiful, and way back in June I wanted to use it on a card. As soon as I found out we'd be revisiting the kits, I was determined not to let this opportunity pass to use that gorgeous tissue paper. My card's layout was inspired by this sketch.
|Studio Calico Sketch|
Happy Anniversary Card
June Kit Supplies + tissue paper, white thread
Almost done...just one more card to share.
Happy Wishes Card
June Kit Supplies + PPP (marshmallow sequins) + SU! (embossing plate)The little polka dot bag on this card was another piece of packaging that Marybeth used for her kit. I loved it. Honestly, I loved all the packaging in the kit and saved every piece of it. I thought that this would be perfect to stuff a gift card into, and I love the generic nature of the sentiment because it allows me to use this card for nearly any occasion.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I sincerely appreciate the visits and sweet comments you all leave. Just as a little heads up...I anticipate my blog and activity in blog land will be on the quieter side for the next little bit. I'm not really sure how long, but we're going through some pretty big (but good) changes around here. It may take a bit to adjust and life to return to "normal".