Wednesday, July 31, 2019

12 Kits Of Occasions July 2019 - Best Summer Ever

Hello friends.  It's the end of another month and that means it's time for the 12 Kits Of Occasions post where Marybeth is our hostess this month, and we're celebrating the Best Summer Ever!!


Look at all the fun papers (Echo Park), die cuts, images, and sweet sentiments Marybeth gave us to work with!!  And doesn't Lindsey do such a fabulous job of photographing all these goodies for us each month?!!  Most of my cards this month are EXTREMELY SIMPLE as a nod to Marybeth, who in my humble opinion is the Queen of elegant CAS cards.  Lots of people can do CAS, but Marybeth makes CAS always look like perfection!  It's hard to explain, but I am always blown away how BEAUTIFUL her cards are and yet still so simple!  Anyway, let's get on with it shall we??!!



I used the white frame (from the tulip die cut) and backed it with some of the Echo Park DSP, and then simply added the die cut HELLO and the ice cream cone.  A little bit of pink baker's twine finished off this card.  Definitely feels like Summer, doesn't it?!!



This card was so simple to put together as Marybeth did all the work having stamped and die cut the flowers (Filled In Florals by Concord & 9th) and Mason jar (Just Mason Around by The Greetery).

I did a little bit of ink blending on this Cool Treats (Concord & 9th) and then added to a background that I dry embossed and added more of that fun Echo Park DSP to.  I doubled up on the pop dots that I added to the center back of the ice cream treat to give it some dimension...looks good enough to eat, doesn't it?!


I think this is probably my favorite card...it's a bit larger than a normal A2 card (6" across) so that I could fit the whole sentiment A Flamingo A Day Keeps The Winter Away on the card.  It was part of the DSP and I just trimmed a strip to fit along the bottom of my card and then stamped a Flamingo from PTI's Some Like It Hot stamp set.  Marybeth had also added some really cool Flamingo washi tape with our kits and I added that to the inside...


Isn't that just too cute?!!


I just LOVED this Garden Poppy Stitched Frame die cut (Poppystamps) that Marybeth included in her kit, and did just a simple blended background using Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, & Wild Honey DOX inks.  The sentiment is from SSS's Sketched Flowers.


And last but not least, I had to make a shaker with the lovely sequin mix Marybeth included in the kit!  I ended up using a Copic on the rinds of the watermelon slices in the DSP so that it matched the color of the sequins better, but otherwise, this was another really quick and simple card.


And here they are all together!  Such a FUN kit Marybeth!!  I truly had a blast playing with all the goodies and cannot wait to see what all my teamies came up with using the same items!  You can check out what the rest of the DT came up with and a list of all the supplies we used right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


14 comments:

  1. Every card was a treat to see, Marcia! I understand exactly what you mean about Marybeth's style and your nod to her was spot on! That flamingo card had me smiling from ear to ear with the sentiment, and I love how you used the washi on the inside and your flamingo stamp to pull it all together! I need to remember your watermelon shaker card because, even though the slices are pp, they look like they are shaking around in there too! Your ink blending really highlights the white die cut poppies frame, and looks amazing on the popsicle as well! Everything, Marcia, everything is wonderful!

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  2. Wonderful group of cards, Marcia! I love the flamingo, sentiment, washi tape and die cut! My very favorite is the PS tulip die cut with your perfect ink blending! Have a happy August!

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  3. What a fantastic summery collection, Marcia ... there's elegance, style and so much fun in it! Each card is wonderful ... the poppy frame over that delicious blending really caught my eye ... and I laughed out loud at the flamingo ... must get one of those if it keeps the winter away!! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. You totally ROCKED this kit!! The way you used the pattern papers and all your fun layering-just stunning!! GREAT cards!!

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  5. Thank for your very sweet comment , Marcia! I love all your cards here today, the background on the Poppystamps die frame is gorgeous, like a beautiful sunset! The shaker card and Hello card are beautiful CAS cards. You made me proud friend!

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  6. Bright, fun and perfect for summer!

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  7. The Garden Poppies, the watermelon shaker, the pink flamingo...I could go on and on Marcia! You've done Marybeth's kit proud. These are all delightful!

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  8. These are all so fabulous, Marcia! Loved seeing all your special touches! The blending on the popsicle and background of the garden poppy frame looks amazing. The flamingo card is my favorite--so clever! Wasn't it wonderful how the kit papers could so easily be turned into designs.

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  9. Fantastic grouping of beautiful, fun and bright, summery cards Marcia! Looks like you had a lot of fun with the kit! xx

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  10. Oh Marcia these are all so beautiful!! I love how you used this kit! Amazing designs and each one stands out!

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  11. Six sensational and stunning cards...love each one! Your sweet flamingo is my personal favorite but your shaker card is just as amazing! Your vase filled with those beautiful flowers is as sweet as can be and I love how you used those sweet hello dies!

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  12. HI Marcia! Pretty cards! I love the little accents you added to each.. that bitty watermelon slice above the Hello die cut.. the beautiful ombre color blending on the poppy frame .. flamingos inside and out .. and the beautiful arranged florals ! Soooo pretty!

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  13. Marcia what a gorgeous collection of cards you made with Marybeth's kit. You make me want to start all over again. Month after month you make the absolute most of your kits and inspire me completely! You added so many lovely details and your in blending background on the poppy stamps die is beautiful. Well done!

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  14. Oh my Marcia, you totally rocked Marybeth's kit this month! I love the snowcone card and the popsicle cards backed with that fun summer paper. The watermelon shaker card is brilliant and I love how it looks like the watermelons are shaking around inside too. I think my favorite is the flamingo card.... everything just goes together so perfectly and who doesn't smile when they see a bright pink flamingo. All your cards are fabulous my friend! (hugs)

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