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! :)
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.