Tuesday, March 31, 2015

12 Kits of Occasions: Song of the South

Hello, friends!  I am happily back for this month's 12 Kits of Occasions cards.  Our theme is "Song of the South" and the sweet and oh-so-wonderful Marybeth is the hostess.  She put together the most fabulous kit!  I had to snap a quick photo before I opened it.   See how cute it came packaged?  (Please don't mind the legos, box of trucks, and couch cushion [aka fort] in the background.) :) 
I started making cards right away, and I'm so glad I did because then my kiddos got sick and we've had birthdays and lots of extra things pop up this month.  Two of my favorite cards (and best ideas in my opinion) are actually only partially finished. :( One uses those fun bottles in the picture above, but the good news is that means you'll get to see more of this awesome kit later. The kit included four sentiments in the same style, so I started by making a simple set of cards.  The only extra supplies I used were pinking shears and twine. 
It makes me smile seeing them lined up all together.
Sometimes I'm surprised by how I use the supplies from the kits.  I used a ton of patterned paper this time, and I also made a shaped card...two things I don't do all that often.  I used the largest banner in the kit as a template to trim out a second banner to make my shape card.  
Don't you just love that giant sentiment banner?  I liked it when I saw it in Papertrey's February release, but I love it now that I have been able to use it and see the brilliance of the die design close up.  That brings me to the topic of the only negative thing about these kits....they make my wish list grow! :) 
The strawberries in this kit just called to me (probably because I love to eat strawberries in any form-raw, frozen, dried, baked in pies, dipped in chocolate, blended in smoothies, atop shortcake for my favorite birthday treat, etc.!) After I stamped the sentiment I got to thinking the only thing sweeter than strawberries would be sugar dipped strawberries, so I did another rare thing...I got out the glitter.  The photos make them just look wet, but really they are nice and covered in clear chunky "sugary" glitter.
I sure hope you'll take a moment to visit these wonderful ladies to see how they've used Marybeth's beautiful kit, and don't forget to pop over to the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to see all the supply details and to enter in to win next month's kit.  It'll be a good one...they always are! :)
PS I'm entering these cards into the Simon Says "Anything Goes" Wednesday Challenge.

23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Especially love all the gingham!

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  2. Love 'em!
    Those sweet note cards...
    and those sugar dipped berries...
    I remember those from my childhood.
    Fresh from the garden, rinsing and then dipping in sugar...YUM! :)

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  3. Lindsey I just love your sugary sweet strawberries!!! The set of note cards are adorable ... wow, so much fun...
    =] Michele

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  4. Where to begin Lindsey? You got me with those sugar dipped strawberries that took my breath away.. and then bam! Look at all the amazing cards you made! You used all the produce tags that I was stuck on! I love the one that you attached with the bit of washi! The bit of gingham and button twine you used gives me that "down home" feel! Love them!

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  5. Beautiful cards, Lindsay! The sugar dipped strawberries are genius :)

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  6. What a fun kit. I absolutely LOVE the strawberry card. If you don't have any one in mind to send it to, I would love to set it out in my art studio. You know how much I love strawberries and gardening. Hint, hint!

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  7. Lindsey, you really pushed the boat our here, these are all fantastic ... I especially love the sugar dipped strawberries ... seems I could just pick them off the screen and start munching ... yum! Anita :)

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  8. Love your projects!! Those strawberry's look yummy!:)

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  9. Lindsey....these are just all so so sweet! Love your sweet set of cards, so clever and just adorable too! Your glossy strawberry card is my favorite and I am so happy that I still have those to play with. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!

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  10. You should package the notecards up as a gift set, they are PRETY!! Love your scrumptious sugary strawberries too!

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  11. LOVE your set of cards! And those sugary strawberries are too good to be true! This kit is so inspiring. Such a delight to visit you and see your amazing creations.

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  12. Oh my! Those strawberries look good enough to eat! And I love them as much as you!! :) Love your wonderful card set too! Such a fun set of creations!

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  13. Gorgeous cards!! All wonderfully designed!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  14. Oh my goodness, Lindsey, these are so warm and happy! Yes to gingham! Love it all! And that sweet notecard set is wonderful!

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  15. Your cards looks so good all grouped together Lindsey! I love these! You have so many wonderful cards for one busy mom. Your sugar strawberries have me wanting to sugar the strawberries I have in the fridge.....no I say to sugar but absolutely love it on your card! You sure did a wonderful job with this kit! I love them all!!!!!!

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  16. Wow Lindsey...yiur cards are fabulous! I LOVE the strawberry card. You knocked it out of the park with that one...the big banner card was one of my favorites too. I need to be more like you and get started as soon as I receive my kit...well done!

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  17. These are all just so fantastic, and really, you made so many. I can't believe you started with an apology and have more half finished cards to show us later. Love your card set. I loved those old fashioned labels, but I really like how you used them better than how I used them. And, your sugar glittered strawberries are truly mouth watering.

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  18. Fabulous job with the kit, Lindsey! Those are such great labels and you found a fantastic way to use them for your card set--love them! I wanted to use mine and couldn't come up with a design I liked so now I'll know just what to do! Your strawberries look so amazing--and yummy too! The sugaring was a brilliant idea!

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  19. Lindsey each and every card is just gorgeous. I love that very first one with the red gingham background.You really showcased those labels! You made so many awesome cards. No need to apologize about the background--just elements of a happy home. :)

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  20. Beautiful! Love, love, love the theme of this kit! Your cards look so lovely!!! Hugs, Gracie.

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  21. Oh, wow, Lindsey, these are all so very charming! I've been on a bit of a break so I missed everyone's 12 Kit post. I'll have to work my way around because the contents are fantastic! I hope you are doing well!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Just had to pop by and wish one of my favorite crafters a 'happy birthday'! A sweet birdie told the blogworld, (Marybeth), and I had to join in with hugs and blessings!

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