Friday, January 31, 2020

12 Kits of Occasions Jan. 2020 - LEFTOVERS

Hello friends.  It's the last day of the month and that means it's time for the 12 Kits Of Occasions post!  We're doing a little bit of changing up this year, so figured January would be a good month to use up some of our leftovers from previous months.  I've only been on the team for a little over a year now, and I certainly have LOTS of leftovers, so I can only imagine how much some of the ladies who've been on the team for years and years have leftover in their stash!  All that to say, you're in for a treat this month with lots of creativity and FUN and you can find it all right HERE.

I'm not going to post all the details on each card, but if you have any questions on products used, just shoot me an email!  So let's get started...

This first card was made with leftovers from Lisa's kit, and I just love this sweet bunny image!  She had included a few of these images in the original kit, so I'm so glad I saved one as it was a lot of fun to color up and layer onto the pretty DSP's.

This card came from leftovers of Kim's Friends & Foods kit.  Our oldest daughter LOVES donuts, and I thought I could get away with the snarky sentiment since the card was so cute!  I love that the box for the donuts has a slit in it to tuck the donuts in too!  I added a bit of dotted tissue paper to the box and used 3 of the dotted DSP's from Kim's kit for the background.  Hopefully my daughter will appreciate the humor in this card...especially if I bring her a few donuts too!


This card used leftovers from Jeanne's Good Fortune kit, and I'm not sure why I never used these little Ninja's the 1st time around, but they were just too CUTE to not use this time!  I love the embossed background that Jeanne included and I just die cut a circle out so I could add another die cut circle of the DSP...made a perfect backdrop for the white die cut pagoda and my Ninja's.  Think this card will be going to my grandson...he'll love it!!

This card came from leftovers of Kara's For The Graduate kit, and I switched it up a bit by making it into a birthday card instead of a graduation card.  I loved these images and the DSP and I never seem to have any kids cards on hand, so that's why I switched it up a bit and just used a sentiment from a SU! set I have.  I'll put the number on the inside when I figure out who the card is going to!

This fun card came from Nancy's Party In The Park kit, and since I'm a bit low on birthday cards this was a perfect card to put together!  I love this little die frame with the opening shutters that Nancy included and can remember thinking that I didn't want to use it and save it for something special...I think in real life terms it's called hoarding!  What better way to use it though than on a birthday celebration card?!

And speaking of hoarding, these plaid papers from Tracey's June Celebrations kit were definitely HOARDED!!  I absolutely LOVE these plaid DSP's (Lawn Fawn) and have saved every tiny scrap!!  I never used the feathers the first time around, so a Father's Day card seemed perfect and I'm ahead of the game for at least one celebration this year!!

And I had to use a tag from my kit leftovers because I'm still hanging onto Christmas this year and just can't seem to put it all away, and also because I am completely hooked on this Geo Snowflake Stencil from SugarPea Designs that Kara got me hooked on, and it's just too pretty to put it away yet!  I still had extra tags die cut and also a few of the small bears from MFT's Polar Bear Pals set, so it made a quick and easy tag and I'm another step ahead for next Christmas!

I still have so many leftovers from the other kits and just ran out of time to create more, but this was such a FUN idea that I hope we do it maybe once a year?!  Let us know what you all think after visiting the other gals (HERE) and if this is something you'd like to see each year.  I mentioned at the beginning of my post that there are some changes coming to the 12 Kits of Occasions, and sadly a few of our beloved members are stepping down for the time being...Lisa, Lindsey, and Kara.  They will all 3 be definitely missed, but we know the friendships forged through this team will remain strong and lasting.  Changes can be wonderful too though, so make sure you come back next month to see what's in store...we won't disappoint you!!

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


  1. Marcia, how fun that you have lots of leftover to make more cards. So good to see the extras!

  2. What a wonderful collection of cards made by using your scraps. Each one is darling!! I especially love the donut card and think the sentiment is hilarious and that sweet little bunny in the topiary card is too cute for words. Wasn't it fun using up these bits of leftovers?? I too still have plenty of leftovers to make even more cards. You have some beautiful pieces of artwork here my friend that will bring lots of smiles to their recipients.

  3. So many beautiful cards, Marcia and all so filled with happy colors! You are right we have so many leftovers and I am glad we did this again , it was so fun to use some of the past Kits . The donut box with soft pretty colors and the tissue is so yummy. Your colorful balloon card is absolutely darling and sure to make someone smile. Hope you enjoy your weekend sweet friend.

  4. Donuts, polka dots and a punny sentiment what's not to love about that card! Those ninjas are too cute and I like seeing my bunny driving by. You've done a wonderful job with the leftovers Marcia. It's fun to see bits and pieces of our previous kits come to life!

  5. No way! these were the leftovers!! WOW!! what a fantabulous line up of ADORABLE!!

  6. Gosh, Marcia ... you worked your usual amazing magic with your 'leftovers' ... what a fabulous collection! I was especially taken by the detail on that scrumptious, tissue lined box of donuts ... by the adorable bunny in his grassy car ... and with that handsome polar bear with his cracked ice background! Brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. What a fantastic idea and what a delight to see all these fun cards, Marcia! You definitely should do it again.

  8. Marcia...these are all so amazing, love each one! Your sweet donut card is fabulous, just that wonderful sentiment and your amazing background!!! But honestly love them all, so impressed with your incredible talent.

  9. Wow!! What a fabulous array! You know what really caught my eye was the tissue with the donuts! I love you attention to detail... Terrific makes!

  10. Oh Marcia, I just can't get over all the amazing cards and tag you created! They are all so different and fun! I love the colors of your ninjas to go with that paper, and I know your daughter will get a kick out of the doughnuts. Great way to make a birthday card with the balloon and rainbow paper, and you are really rockin' that stencil! Everything is just wonderful!


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