Monday, August 31, 2020

12 Kits of Occasions August 2020 - Simple Leaves

Hello friends.  Well it's the end of another month and time for a new 12 Kits of Occasions post.  This month our hostess is Marybeth and she has sent us all a FABULOUS kit full of Simple Leaves!


Aren't all the colors in this photo so pretty??!!  While not your typical earth-toned Fall colors, I just love the bright, cheery colors Marybeth included in her fun and whimsical kit!  And I really love, LOVE the DSP that she included in her kit from MFT's Woodgrain Whimsy 6 x 6 pad.  All simple elements that are exactly Marybeth's style, and I had no problem coming up with 6 simple cards to share with you today, so let's get started!


The leaves from Concord & 9th's Uplifting Thoughts were already stamped for us, so all I had to do was add the die cut letters (Altenew's Caps Bold Alphabet) that I ran through an embossing folder (SU!'s Subtle) first so that they would stand out a bit more, and then add the single die cut bloom (Altenew's Golden Garden) and a few clear rainstones (PTI) to my Sea Glass card base.


Isn't this embossed Magnificent Sunflower (MB) image so pretty?!  Once again I kept it very simple so as not to detract from the image, and just layered with a piece of kraft and the yellow woodgrain dsp on a white card base (I did use The Greetery's Crimped Frame Die on the dsp).  I added a piece of yellow gingham ribbon and a die cut flag (Gina K) from kraft cs that I stamped my greeting on (The Greetery).


This CAS card uses the outline die cut (The Stamp Market's Just Vine) on the piece of Soft Stone cs that Marybeth die cut with MB's Wrapped Stitch Rectangles.  I added the sentiment from IO (C14672) and then mounted to a white card base that I dry embossed using a FSJ embossing folder.  Hard to tell, but the ef is all leaves.  A few clear gems from Lucy's Little Gem's finished off this card.


Aren't these Large Leaves from The Stamp Market so cool??!!  I popped out all the pieces from the one and glued them to the solid leaf for some added texture on this card and then adhered them to the embossed panel (MB's Chrysanthemum Field).  I used more of the Woodgrain Whimsy dsp, some twine, and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Autumn Flowers (sorry it looks so dark on my photo...shows up much better IRL!).


This is probably my busiest card, using another of the already stamped panels along with more of the Large Leaves and also the die cut "thanks" (PTI's Still Life Summer) and Petite Eucalyptus.  I added a little white bow and some clear sequins to finish of this one.


My last card is another simple one using the Intricate Leaf Square (MB) and die cut "enjoy" (PTI) on another piece of the Woodgrain Whimsy dsp.  I added some SU! gold & twine trim and attached to a white card base and was finished!


And here they are all together!  And now I can't wait to hop along to see what all my teamies came up with using this GORGEOUS kit (thank you, THANK YOU Marybeth!!)...hop along with me right HERE to check it all out! 

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


14 comments:

  1. Wow Marcia, what an amazing line-up of cards! Each one is simply stunning!! I love how you added the single flower over the embossed "HUGS". So pretty! In fact, your embossing adds so much elegance and texture to your cards. I also love how you used the large leaves. I think the one with with yellow leaves and the rich brown sentiment wrapped with twine is my favorite, though they're all stunning as ever!

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  2. Oh Marcia you did such a beautiful job with the simple kit I sent out. Im so glad you enjoyed creating with it. I so love how your sunflower card turned out with the darker yellow patterned paper it's a perfect match.The hugs card is darling too, with the embossed letters. I should have sent a few more so they can be doubled but you made it work with dry embossing...... Love all 6 cards.... oh the golden leaf is beautiful too!

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  3. Fabulous kit work Marcia. So many darling cards. Cant pick a favorite!

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  4. What a fabulous set of 6 from that fun kit, Marcia!! Especially love the petite eucalyptus!! And of course the subtle embossing folder too - I need to use mine!!

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  5. You outdid yourself with these beauties! I'm always in awe how you dress up your cards. The embossed letters, the simple and elegant sunflower, the gorgeous Stamp Market leaves. Love being your teammie, and enjoying your very artistic talent! Hope your all well and the family is safe. So sad out here. Loosing so much to these awful fires... finally able to breathe again! Hugs!

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  6. Wow Marcia! Beautiful cards! I love the added layers that repeat the colors of the stamped leaves making them even more beautiful! The little bows are the perfect accent making them so feminine and over the top!

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  7. Lots of wonderful, fun cards with Marybeth's lovely package of goodies! I can tell you had fun with these!

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  8. I love the beautiful simplicity and clean designs of your cards Marcia! I especially like your sunflower card with the sweet addition of gingham ribbon!

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  9. Oh my....6 simply gorgeous cards!!!! And like I told Birit, I just love how we all seem to think alike and make pretty much the same cards!!! Makes me smile. Love all your cards, love your used of the sweet leaves, just gorgeous!!!!

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  10. Your cards are so pretty, Marcia! Your sunflower card is perfection! The gold leaf layering is one to borrow. The colors are a nice transition into fall.

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  11. I love Autumn (and leaves) and I love how each of your cards so delicately represents the season... the embossed sunflower is beautiful! Wonderful work Marcia!

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  12. Six beautiful cards from your wonderful kit from MaryBeth. I bet you were thrilled when you opened the kit ... leaves are YOUR THING! Great work Marcia! xx

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  13. A collection of loveliness, Marcia ... you've blended the elements in Marybeth's kit so beautifully on each card ... they're all so stylish and elegant! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. So many beautiful cards with Marybeth's kit. Canada Post has decided to keep my kit a little bit longer now I can't wait for it to arrive. I have lots of inspiration from the team!

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