Wednesday, February 28, 2018

12 Kits of Occasions - Faith & Family

Good morning!  I always love when it is time to share our 12 Kits of Occasions projects, but this month I'm especially excited because it was my turn to put the kit together.  My kit is named "Faith & Family" (thanks, Michele, for naming it!), and the colors and flowers were inspired by one of my daughter's dresses.  This kit is different from any of the other kits I've put together because this time I built it around the sentiments...they are all the things I want to say to  some of my family who are going through a difficult time right now.  It was definitely created with love.  This is going to be a really picture heavy post (I made a lot of cards!), so I'll try to keep my commentary brief.  I'll include the main supplies, but you can find all the details and my full supply list for everything in the kit on the 12 Kits Blog HERE.
 Supplies: PTI Faith stamps & dies; Concord & 9th Polka Dot Turnabout
By the way, I love this die and it is on Last Chance status at Concord & 9th.  It's definitely worth picking up before it's gone. 
 Supplies: Papertrey KIS: Encouragement; Concord & 9th Lily; Clearly Besotted Scallop dies
 Supplies: Concord & 9th Hooray Bundle & Just Because Dies; We R Memory Keeps embossing folder
 Supplies: Right at Home: His Love; Concord & 9th Polka Dot Turnabout, Tree Ring Background; Spellbinders: Poppies Etched dies

I shared a card I made using this poppy die a couple weeks ago that I colored with colored pencil.  That was definitely a labor intensive way to use this die.  This time, I just sponged ink on with an ink blender and it was so fast.  It gives a totally different result and the softness seemed fitting for this card, which is one of my favorites.
 Supplies: Right at Home: His Love; Spellbinders: Poppy Pocket Die; Lil' Inker: Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Die

Speaking of poppy dies, here is a better view of the Spellbinders Poppy Pocket die that I promised to share with you.  This die is etched as well, and I used the embossing as guides for the rhinestone placement.  I've cut this out in lots of colors, and it really is such a beautiful die. 
 Supplies: Clearly Besotted: Simply Succulents & Simply Succulents Too stamps & dies; Concord & 9th: Stuck on You

Aren't these succulents adorable?  I love them and all the fun ways to mix and match and decorate the pots.
 Supplies: Concord & 9th Blooms Fill-In; The Stamp Market: Fun Florals, Watercolor Bouquet ; MFT: Zig Zag Stitched Circles

This card reminds me so much of my daughter's dress that was the initial inspiration for the kit.  The dress is gray with flowers on it...just like this card.  
Supplies: Concord & 9th Blooms Fill-In; The Ton: Summer Blooms

Concord & 9th's Blooms Fill-In  is one of my favorite stamps I used in this kit.  I love that I you created beautiful, colorful background patterns with lots of colors filled in, or simply stamped once like I did here.

  Supplies: Right at Home: His Love; Concord & 9th: Just Because Dies
Concord & 9th: Detailed Booms and Hope Label Dies; Lil' Inker: Stitched Mats: Rectangles; PTI: Center Stage Cover Plate Die
 Supplies: Concord & 9th: Above Average, Blooms Fill-in Dies; WPlus9: Petunia Builder
Supplies: Concord & 9th: Just Because DiesStuck on You; WPlus9: Rose Builder

The rest of the sentiment is on the inside and reads "You deserve the very best", but I forgot to take a picture of that part.
 Supplies:  Concord & 9th:  Above Average, Stuck on You DiesThe Stamp Market: Fun Florals; PTI: Noted: Scalloped A2 Dies

This little pot is dimensional, and I love how the bouquet just pops off the card.  And I'm super excited about this scalloped card die from PTI.  I've wanted it for a loooong time and just bought it.  It's so fun, especially because lately I've been a little bored with just standard card sizes.  It may not look like it in the photos, but the cards I made with this kit are a bunch of different sizes.    
Supplies: Concord & 9th: Petals & Pallets BundlePlaid Background; WPlus9: Modern Petunia, Petunia Builder

These last two cards are my mom and sister's favorites.  I think they're my favorites, too. :) I've never turned Concord & 9th's Pallet vertically, and I love how it makes it look like a fence this way.  Our fence out back is pretty greyed like this and my climbing plants are constantly growing and peeking through the slats, so I decided to recreate the look on my card.
Supplies: Concord & 9th: Just Because Dies; PTI: Friendship Jar: Summer Fillers; Pretty Pink Posh: Storybook 1 Die, Thoughtful Greetings; WPlus9: Modern Petunia, Petunia Builder, Rose Builder

This card was one of the very last I made.  I basically just filled the jar with a bunch of leftover pieces from the kit, but I love how it turned out.  And speaking of leftovers, I have hardly anything left from my kit.  I made 16 cards!  That's a record for me.  I've sent every card I've made this year, and hope to get these in the mail over the coming weeks.  My goal this year is to focus on being a card sender more than a card maker.  
I am SO excited to see what my teammates have made with my kit!  I'm sure you'll want to check them out to, so make sure you visit The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog next.  Thanks so much for sticking with me through this super long post.  Have a blessed week!


  1. Wow Lindsey~ You've blown this kit out of the water with all these stunning cards! It's amazing the beauty that can come from our struggles. These cards are beautiful and you will bring hope and joy to all who recieve them. Thank you so much for putting together such a love filled - thoughtful kit!

  2. WOW!! You are above average..... like WAY above, with this beautiful kit AND all of your a-mazing cards (16!) you've created! Each creation is a lovely way to say 'I care' - full of color, beauty and your special touch.

  3. A fabulous kit, and a wonderful goal, Lindsey... I've embraced the Mail Monday concept, myself!
    I admire your Faith, and adore your little family, sweet girl ... thanks for including us in it! xxoo

  4. Over the top, love, hope and joy filled kit! Beyond comforting to play with each element and plan with each sentiment. Thank you, thank you, Lindsey! xoxo!

  5. PS, forgot to say, your cards are over the top too! So glad for the inspiration for what's left over! More xoxo!

  6. Lindsey such a beautiful and thoughtful kit. You made so many many wonderful cards. I loved every bit of your kit and I still have lots leftover to play with. Thank you so much, I love seeing the kit through your eyes!

  7. Oh my many gorgeous and inspiring creations! Just amazed at all the incredible cards you made. I really loved your kit, all the wonderful and inspiring sentiments and soft sweet flowers and festive and fun backgrounds. If I had to put a kit together that was you, this would be it, you truly have a heart of gold and so much love! Thank you so much for this amazing kit!

  8. Oh wow! You went to town and have given me so many wonderful ideas! Like the Hope with the delicate white flowers and so many more. I loved so many of the sentiment as I don't always add them to my card. I might just go in the craft room and make a few more. Love the crate looking like a fence and I love your new scalloped die, I have that too! Thank you again for a wonderful kit! Since I didn't want to waste any papers , I feel you inspired me to line more envelopes, thanks for that too, Lindsey!

  9. Oh my goodness had you ever delivered us a magnificent faith filled post! Your family is so blessed to have you in there lives, in their corner and soon a bit of you in their mailbox. These are all just wonderful Lindsey. Thank you (and little Meg!) for the beautiful kit!

  10. Lindsey!! These are all GORGEOUS. I especially love that pop of bright electric blue!

  11. You have shared so many beauties and I love the little stories with each. Yesterday I placed an order for three items due to your kit from Concord & 9th. Thank you for the inspiration.

  12. What an amazing kit you put together for us Lindsey! I can't believe all the cards you made! Lots of clever ideas too! I love the morning glories peeking through the wood slats, the gorgeous floral arrangements, and swoon.. that lacy die cut peeking out from beneath the "HOPE" die cut! This was such a fun kit to work with - every element more beautiful than the next - like a wonderful present! Thank you so much!

  13. A gorgeous kit, Lindsey ... and a wonderful theme! All your cards are just so pretty ... and the sentiments are so heartfelt ... they'll sure lift the spirits of the recipients! I do hope the tough times in your family will ease very soon ... prayers that they will. Hugs, Anita :)