Thursday, April 30, 2020

12 Kits Of Occasions April 2020 - Happy Birthday

Hello friends.  Well it's been quite the month, hasn't it?!  I think Spring has finally sprung in my neck of the woods, and I'm hoping that we're getting closer to the end or at least figuring out answers to this pandemic, and that life can get back to some sense of normalcy, although I wonder if things will truly ever be the same?  But time continues to march on, and as it's the last day of the month, it's time for our 12 Kits Of Occasions post, and Nancy is our hostess this month and celebrating BIRTHDAYS!

Nancy packed this kit full of all things birthday...I really needed to ramp up my stash of birthday cards and also this kit was just plain FUN to play with!  So sit back, relax, and let me show you what I came up with using just some of the images and die cuts Nancy included in the FABULOUS kit!

This card was so gosh darn simple, but I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!  Nancy included the die cut panel and the stamped candles (MFT - Make A Wish), and I just inserted the candle bases, and then added acetate and foam tape and gold sequins to make a shaker card.  I finished with the sentiment banner Nancy provided and added a few gold gemstones from my stash.

And of course I had to make another shaker card with this die cut panel and the dotted DSP Nancy included...all I did was add the acetate, foam tape, and card base and bakers twine.  Oh and some flat sequins to shake around!

This was another quick and easy one and will be perfect for a masculine card too!  Nancy provided the embossed panel (Cuttlebug) and the die cut "O Happy Day" (Concord & 9th) out of a really shimmery deep red cardstock, and I just added really thin strips of foam tape behind the die cut sentiment before adhering to the embossed panel, and then layered with a black panel and white card base.  And finished with a piece of black & white bakers twine.

Nancy also stenciled the balloon background for us (MFT - Big Balloons Stencil), so all I had to do was color (Copics) up one of the little PI gals (MFT - Birthday Besties) and add her to the background.  I colored her balloon at first, but didn't like the way it looked against the stenciled balloons, so cut out another balloon and left it uncolored...liked it much better this way!  My sentiment was from MFT's Happy You Day.

Isn't this stenciled Hand Drawn Tile (Altenew) piece absolutely beautiful?!!  I truly didn't want to cover it up with a sentiment or die cut or anything as it's just so pretty all on it's own!  I did trim about a 1/4" off each side so I could fit it onto a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square card, and even that about did me in to have to take anything away from it!!  I finished it simply by adding a few enamel dots and the black string with a Tiny Tag (PTI).

Nancy also included all the pieces to make a little cardstock purse from Concord & 9th and Becky Roberts...I had SO MUCH FUN making this sweet little purse!!

Nancy included all the black and gold pieces and then die cut the purse body from white cardstock so we could stamp it with whatever we wanted.  Nancy had done a post back in March (Keeping Christmas: March) where she made up a bunch of the purses for Christmas using Christmas DSP, and of course after seeing that post I HAD to order the dies for myself!  And of course I wanted to use DSP on my purse too, so I just cut two of the purse bodies from SU!'s Peaceful Poppies DSP and adhered them to the white cardstock purse bodies Nancy included.

I mean LOOK at all the detail with the little tassel and heart charm and tag...could these purses be any cuter?!!  I totally can't wait to see how the rest of the DT decorated up their purses!!  And they are the perfect size for a gift card or small treats!  Becky Roberts designed a little half cut circle flap so you can keep the purse closed, but I have these very tiny magnets that I got from Amazon HERE that work great with just a couple glue dots.  Our oldest daughter's birthday is tomorrow and once I can see her again she'll be receiving a little gift in this sweet purse and I just know she's going to love it!!

So here's a re-cap of everything I made with Nancy's AWESOME kit, and I still have lots of leftovers that I can use after I see what everyone else did with their kit contents...we always end up inspiring each other!!  YOU can check out what everyone did with Nancy's kit too right HERE, and also check out the full list of supplies Nancy included in her kit right HERE.

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


Birgit said...

Adorable! Adorable! I didn't want to see your post come to an end. Each card is just darling Marcia and I'm so glad to see how you allowed that tile to be the star of the show on that card. I couldn't bear to cut it either and it's still sitting waiting to be used. I just knew I'd find all the inspiration I need from our gifted team members. The purse is beautiful in the poppy papers!! I'm so glad you're finally getting some spring weather. Please blow it my way. ;0)

Marybeth said...

Well said in your intro, so hard for so many.
Love your purse and all the details you were brave enough to add (lol) adding the tissue is a nice added touch. Ok I just read you cut some out of patterned paper, my next question was going to be how’d you do that! Its gorgeous ! Love the little girl on the balloon card all wonderful projects Marcia!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards and that purse...swoon. So fantastic.

I Card Everyone said...

Your little purse made me 'clutch' my heart, Marcia!! LOL Fantastic cards, too!

Bonnie said...

Wow! I can see you had a ball with this kit, Marcia! The shakers are such fun and the balloons with the little gal makes me think of Addie. The stenciled piece is gorgeous and I'm glad you didn't cover a bit of it up! But that purse is AWESOME! I love that poppy paper with the black trim! Such fantastic detail! Your daughter will love it!

Ros Crawford said...

Holy moly! These are all so beautiful! I have to say I adore that purse and the poppy paper you used is gorgeous! Well done to you my friend you always inspire... Stay well

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous collection of cards, Marcia ... fun, bold, bright and so celebratory ... I'm rather taken with the polka dot shaker ... love interactives! Oh my, that little purse ... wow ... so striking and stylish in that poppy paper with the black and gold trim ... your daughter is going to be blown away! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...five simply incredible cards Marcia! I love that we made one the same, so fun! Love your sweet shakers too and that handbag, simply over the top gorgeous!!!!! Really love each and everyone!!!

Loll said...

WOW! What a lot of fun you've had making these fantastic cards and sweet purse. Now I want to go out and buy that purse die too! :) I love the cards. All happy and upbeat, which is what everyone needs right now. Great work Marcia! xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Marcia these are all so fantastic! You are so right about needed to ramp up the birthday card stash, I have never been so behind with mine. I love everything you did, all your cards and so lovely and your purse, OMG amazing! My kit took its time getting here but it is on my desk waiting to play. I am touring everyone's blog to get some inspiration and there is plenty here! I am hoping this is over soon too my friend, stay safe!

Lisa Elton said...

Your shaker cards are too much fun Marcia, especially the candles! And that purse, love it!