"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Monday, April 30, 2018

Guesting at 12 Kits of Occasions!

Hey friends!  April has been a fun and exciting month for me and I'm ending it with a turn as the guest designer for the 12 Kits of Occasions!  I was so surprised and excited when Lisa (one of the 12 Kits design team members) contacted me about being her guest this month.   Obviously I said yes, lol!  Lisa's kit (called My Little Chickadee) is full of super sweet images of birds and flowers.  It was so fun working with it to create the cards that I'm sharing today.  One of the pieces that jumped out at me when I checked out the kit contents was the circular piece that had the sentiment "and I think to myself what a wonderful world" on it.  I paired the sentiment up with the die cut tag (PTI's Tag Sale 4).  Some little wood veneer birds were included in the kit and I adhered one to the tag and then adhered my tag to a piece of the paper Lisa included that I die cut with an A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot rectangle die.  I finished off the card with some cream paper twine.

The second card I made uses another circular sentiment from the kit.  This time I adhered the vellum circle to one of the stamped pieces that Lisa provided in the kit.  I trimmed it down and matted it with cardstock from the kit.  Some vellum from the kit was trimmed down and adhered to patterned paper that was die cut with the Stitched Dot rectangle die.  The sentiment piece was adhered and then I added a little wood veneer bird to the center and aqua buttons (from PTI) to the top and bottom of the vellum strip.  I used another sentiment from the kit that I die cut with an AJVD Polka Dot Circle die and matted with an AJVD Stitched Scalloped Circle die.  That was adhered to the inside of the card, but I wasn't able to get a good photo of it.

I want to thank Lisa, again, for asking me to be a guest designer this month! I thoroughly enjoyed her kit and have lots left over to make several more cards!

Have a wonderful day!

12 comments:

Marybeth said...

Hi Rosemary, we are so excited to have you join us this month! I love both cards you created with Lisa’s kit, both are simply beautiful!

artful-notions said...

Welcome Rosi! 2 adorable cards. The natural twine was the perfect finish for the 1st card. And I love the sweet robin's egg blue buttons on the 2nd! So glad to see your beautiful cards in the 12 Kits' roll call this month!

I Card Everyone said...

Welcome, Rosemary! it is delightful having you on our team this month! Lisa is fabulous at pairing paper products, and picking a paper-player, too! [say that a few times in a row!]
Your cards are precious!
=]

Kim Heggins said...

Hello Rosemary and welcome to 12 Kits...so excited that you are our guest designer this month. Love both of your sweet cards, each one as beautiful as the other.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on guest designing, Rosemary! Just love your pair of cards - so fun with the mix of papers and dies!!

Lisa Elton said...

I'm so happy to have you joining us this month Rosemary, thank you! Your cards are both lovely. The natural jute twine goes perfectly with the wooden birds and neutral colors from the papers. Love the button treatment on the second card!

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Rosemary! Nice to meet you! I love your beautiful cards! The twine bow is the perfect accent for a nature theme like this.. and I love the wood veneer bird in the center of the "A Little Birdie" Sentiment!

Greta said...

How fun to end the month as Lisa's GD! She couldn't have picked a better person! What a lovely kit & you've made beautiful cards! I especially love the second one with that beautiful paper & the vellum strip!

Birgit said...

Hi Rosemary~ What a delight to have you guesting with us this month. Your cards are just darling! The twine bow is such a nice, natural touch to Lisa's kit. Your use of printed papers and layering is pure perfection!

Tracey McNeely said...

Rosemary so fun to have you joining us this month and the cards you made are just so darling! Have fun playing with your leftovers. I love doing that once I see what every one else has done!

Anita in France said...

Sorry, Rosemary ... hardly been around for 10 days or so, and am catching up just now on all your recent makes ... lovely and inspirational as ever! Congratulations on Guest Designing with the 12 Kits Team ... your cards are gorgeous ... soft, delicate and dreamy! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharron said...

Hi, Rosemary! What a wonderful treat to have you join us this month. Both of your cards are gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed Lisa's kit as much as I did. Love how you used the little wooden birds--such sweet accents!