Sunday, June 30, 2019

The 12 Kits of Occasions - Summer Fun!

Hello!  This is probably a bit shocking to see a new post from me.  As life would have it, shortly after my last post we've had one major health issue after another within our family and friends, including the passing of my grandmother.  Most of the cards I made I sent to my grandmother, and it's been a struggle to get back into making cards again.  But I am thrilled to be able to join my 12 Kits of Occasions friends today using a kit packed full of summer fun.  
I decided to really embrace the "summer" part of this kit.  There were lots of cute patterned papers, and this particular one seemed perfect to use with The Stamp Market's Skinny Upper Alpha Dies, which I was anxious to try out.  I framed the card out with one of MFT's Stitched Rectangle Stax, and added this cute pineapple and hibiscus (from Papertrey Ink's Some Like it Hot set) that were also included in the kit.  Simple, but it makes me smile.
When I was making my first card, I layered some plain black letters under "SUMMER" to give it more dimension.  I ended up really loving my scrap piece of negative die cuts, so I trimmed it down and used it on the next card.
As soon as I opened my kit from the wonderful Birgit, I saw this cute flamingo and knew I had to use him.  He's also from PTI's Some Like it Hot. (Why don't I own this cute set?!) I popped him up on top of a trio of Echo Park's Palm Leaves, and used that fabulous negative scrap piece in the background. 
Obviously I only scratched the surface of the kit here, but it felt good to dip my toes back in the cardmaking pool again.
You can see oodles more inspiration by my wonderful friends over on the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog.  Hoping you have a beautiful Sunday and a wonderful week!  Thanks for stopping by!