It is still April on the West Coast, but just barely. I'm late to the party this month, but better late than never. Our hostess this month is Jeanne, and she sent an enormous carton of fabulous crafty goodies. The colors were so fun, bright and perfect for spring, and there were flowers galore. Take a look at what I received.
|Photo courtesy of Kara|
I was so fortunate to get the kit with self assembling cards, because I was not able to sit down and really dig into this kit until yesterday. Not a problem, because 7 cards arranged themselves literally before my very eyes, and all I had to do was add adhesive. Here are my first 7 cards.
I think this one may be my favorite. Jeanne sent some wonderful ribbons, and I really wanted to use them all. I decided to use them as a backdrop behind a die cut heart opening. The sentiment is on vellum, and is adhered to the back of the front panel. Pretty good way to get so many different ribbons on a card and still have a relatively CAS look.
If I had stopped there, I would have had my post up sometime this morning. That was my intention. However, there were several sheets of patterned paper in the kit that were literally calling out my name, demanding to be used. So, since I was late already, I decided to see what those papers wanted to do.
I cut several of the patterns with the Hexagon Cover Plate, to make this card.
This pattern was so pretty, I just sliced it up and glued it down.
This paper was my favorite, and I just wanted to show it off.
That's it for me--I do have lots more stuff left over, and quite a few ideas about how to use my extra supplies. But, I decided I'd better call it a day and get my post up with all the others. I had so much fun with this kit. Thank you, Jeanne, for sending such a huge and fabulous kit.
I am sad to say goodbye to our friend, Christina, who has left out group to spend more time with her family. But, I am happy to welcome two Guest Designers this month--both incredibly talented card makers--Erin from Homemade Cards by Erin and Nancy from Artful Notions.
Next month, I am the hostess, and I have an extra kit to give away. Would you like to join us as a Guest Designer? Please stop by our 12 Kits of Occasions blog page and leave a comment telling me what is your favorite thing about the month of May.
Here is a list of all the other members of our 12 Kits of Occasions group. Please visit them and see what they have created with Jeanne's April kit.
Joyce (that's me)