Sunday, May 31, 2015

12 Kits of Occasions: May 2015

Hello, friends!  Can you believe May is almost over?  Crazy, right?  The good news is that the end of the month means another 12 Kits of Occasions post.  Our hostess, Jeanne, sent an all boy themed kit.  It was awesome. (Many thanks, Jeanne!) I struggle with masculine cards, so it was great to have everything picked out for me.  Who would have thought there were so many masculine embellishments?!  Make sure to check out all the details of the kit and the other 12 Kits designers' cards here on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog. And we have two guest designers this month, so there is even more to enjoy! 
Okay, so the first one I made didn't exactly embrace masculinity, but I just happened to need a thank you for some friends who took our family to the aquarium, and well...those fish were just perfect.  I'm not sure if the open-mouthed ones are getting ready to talk or to chomp the fish in front's tail, but either way I like them.  And the googley eyes just make me smile.
I absolutely loved the patterned paper in this kit.  The prints were fantastic, and I thought they would make great ties.  Since Father's Day is around the corner, this one is for my dad.
I know it looks fairly flat, but actually it has more dimension than you'd think.  The "D@D" is popped up, and the printed ties are adhered on the inside of the card.  You can just see them through the negative die cuts.  It was a fun way to make a very mailable card a little more interesting.
This next card is for my brother-in-law.  He is an outdoorsman, and he happens to have a birthday in a couple weeks.  This deer Jeanne included could not have been more perfect.  The little orange strip was a scrap.  It's the backside of the the navy blue chevron paper that I trimmed off to make the card a tad smaller, and I love the little pop of color it added.
This next one goes to my father-in-law.  I thought I was so clever thinking to hang the tools on the cork paper until I looked at our 12 Kits post and saw that my teammate Marybeth did the same thing. :) I fussed and fiddled with this card for a couple days.  I'm not sure why.  
The inside was one of the most time-consuming parts. I bought this Lawn Fawn alphabet for times just like this, so I could create my own sentiments, but it did take me quite some time to line up each of those letters.  Michele is the queen of good puns, and I totally thought of her while making this card.
Well, that's it for me today.  I barely scratched the surface with this fabulous kit.  So many ideas, so little time.  Since my post is short(ish), you should have plenty of time to check out how everyone else used the kit, so head here next!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

18 comments:

  1. Awesome masculine designs!

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  2. Love how each of your styles come through in the cards you design with the kit. Your CAS designs are awesome Lindsey.

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  3. Lindsey they are all incredible...
    and SO CASEable!!!
    Love them all! :)

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  4. Really fun cards! I love their whimsical look!

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  5. Such fabulous cards!! I love the last one with the fun sentiment inside!! Great use of the kit!!

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  6. Lindsey, you made me so happy with your lures card. They were one of my favorite parts of this kit. That deer card with that tiny pop of Orange is just MAGICAL. Awesome work.

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  7. You made lots of awesome cards Lindsey! I dont know where to begin! At the beginning right? The fish with the word balloon - so colorful and fun, the ties...dang it why didnt' I think of those... need that tie die (whose is it???!!) the deer is picture perfect, love the strip of colored paper over the sentiment... AND my favorite is the one with the tools! I dont know why I didnt use the cork board - I love yours!

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  8. Ok, I am for sure CASing your tie cards , love them and what a great way to show off that amazing patterned paper Jeanne sent. I think we all came up with the tool board , kinda knew we would. Love yours and the inside of the last card looks great! Oh , love the fish card too.... very cute!

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  9. These are all just terrific Lindsey!! I like your dad tie card, super cute!

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  10. Lindsey!!! Oh I tooltally love your pun!!! and every single darling card ... love LOve the ties - you thought ties, and I went straight to the boxer shorts!!! Really awesome designs...
    =] Michele

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  11. Oh my goodness! Your cards are all fantastic! I love how you used the fish! And your tie card is so fun with the negative die cuts! Such a great set of cards! I too have tons leftover and will definitely be making more cards! :)

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  12. Wonderful masculine cards, Lindsey! My fave is the one with the tools--so cute!

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  13. These are all so fantastic, Lindsey! Love your fish design! The ties were a fabulous idea too, so perfect with all the great papers. Love the tools on the corkboard--definitely an awesome idea--so I'm glad I still have enough tools to CASE that one!

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  14. Fabulous...just so fabulous Lindsey! My favorite it that tie card, so fun and so stinkin' clever too. Now I need to find a tie die...just love all that you made with Jeanne's fabulous kit.

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  15. Fantastic set of cards, Lindsey. You did a great job. Especially clever to hang the tools on the cork board and also to use the negative of the tie die.

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  16. What a brilliant selection of cards, Lindsey ... the negative tie one is so cool and those fun (or should I say fin!) fish with the googly eyes are fantastic! The deer is really striking and that tool board ... so clever ... especially the punny sentiment! Anita :)

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  17. Lindsey you did so many amazing cards. I adore your fish on the bright blue water background!! Seriously love that. Wonderful Father's Day cards and you did so well with all that you have going on my friend!

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  18. I just love that tie card and how you put the Dad over the ties! And how cute that you have the lures talking with the cute word bubble :)

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