Thursday, August 31, 2017

12 Kits of Occasions - Teacher's Pet

Good morning!  I don't think there is a better way to celebrate the closing of a month than to "play cards" with my 12 Kits of Occasions teammies.  I love that this group connects friends from across the country, and this month our fabulous hostess is Lisa from My Paper Tales.  I had the hardest time using Lisa's Teacher's Pet kit...not at all because it was difficult to work with (because it was not), but rather I loved it SO much that I didn't want to use any of it because then it would be gone.  So many times I just looked through the pieces and smiled and smiled. Then finally I came up with an idea to use it...and to keep it. 
 I used nearly all the darling images Lisa sent from Purple Onion Designs as well as the cute apple buttons on my banner.  I cut the alphabet with Neat & Tangled Journaling Alphas Dies and adhered them all onto stitched circles cut with Concord & 9th's Hooray Ribbon Dies. Aren't these little critters so darling?  That is why I couldn't part with them.
Since I already had the Hooray Ribbon Dies out, I decided to use them to create a card using some papers and ribbon from the kit.  I really love all the layering pieces in this die set, and the the way the medallion part ends up being dimensional kind of blows my mind.  I made many a banner with medallions back in the day and it took forever to score and fold each one.  So glad to have this die to make it so easy.  And it's great on cards, too.  
I loved the floral patterned paper Lisa sent and florals + stripes is one of my favorite combos, so I stamped the stripes using Concord & 9th's Hooray Stamp Set then trimmed them into strips and pinked the edges with the Hooray Ribbon Dies.  I even used one of the edger dies in the set to cut the notches out of the real yellow ribbon Lisa sent.  The sentiment comes from Concord & 9th's Hooray Stamp Set .
I was all about using my scraps this time around, so I paired some of my leftover letters from the banner with this darling Enclosed Apple from Papertrey Ink and the cute sentiment banner (all from Lisa's kit). 
This last card uses even more scraps...the negatives from the letters, some extra medallion dies, even a strip of paper.  I paired all my scraps with the cute bus, pencil strip, and die cut sentiment circle in the kit. (PS You can find all the supplies Lisa used to put together this kit here.)
I was kind of surprised that I only ended with 4 projects because I used quite a bit of what Lisa sent.  I guess the banner alone used quite a few things.  Thank you, Lisa, for such a fabulous kit!  For even more inspiration (and there is lots!) makes sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog next.


  1. Lindsey I think your banner idea was such a perfect way to keep all the goodness from Lisa's supplies! What a brilliant idea. I too found it hard to part with the fun elements from this kit. Love your medallion (why do I think a purchase is coming on) and the way your used the alpha dies on the next two cards. Love all your projects!

  2. Love your cards, Lindsey! And what a wonderful banner--you'll have it as a constant way to enjoy all those fabulous images! All those letters are perfect for a school theme.

  3. There's our girl! Lindsey, I couldn't wait a minute longer to see what you teased us with ... that banner is absolutely adorable!!! Do the kids just love it??? I imagine they do! Your cards are A: amazing... B: beautiful... C: charming as they ever could be!!!! xx

  4. Fabulous, fun cards, Lindsey ... and your banner is such a brilliant idea ... so beautifully put together! Love that this will come out to cheer the children on after each school break ... you're creating a family tradition! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Oooooh is that banner ever CUTE!! What a great way to save those darling images for your family to enjoy. Your cards are all just a fabulous as they can be. Thanks for making my little kit shine!

  6. WOW! You clearly were enamoured with this kit, based on the array of joyful creations you've shared here AND your desire not to use it all up! I'm especially smitten with the back to school banner! I'll be scouting out the kit ingredients for sure; perfect for making cards for my now-in-Grade 2 niece and starting-kindergarten nephew! Thank you for the smiles!

  7. Sorry Im so late! The banner is darling and such a great idea! You clearly did a wonderful job with Lisa's kit! I love the black one with the alphabet background! Looks like you are ready to go with beautiful cards on hand now!

  8. Lindsey , love what you created with Lisa's Kit! The banner is as sweet as can be and a wonderful idea! I thought I left a comment but it must have been on Instagram . Im in the mood to make a banner now!