Friday, January 31, 2014

12 Kits with Sharron!


The last day of a long, cold January!  But we have plenty to warm your heart today with a most amazing kit for the 12 Kits of Occasions from our hostess Sharron Gregory!  We are celebrating Valentine's Day and we received the most adorable kit. It was just jam-packed with teeny cellophane bags of die cuts and embellishments in the most unique Valentine colors of pink, peach, strawberry, tan, and white.  The Teresa Collins "You Are My Happy" patterned papers were adorable, and there were little die cuts and stamped images to match each sheet!  Aaaand mini elephants....

Lots and lots of mini elephants!  I could hardly stand the cuteness!  (Never knew this Martha Stewart punch existed)!

I used them on my first project with some washi tape and this adorable sentiment.  Sharron sent us two panels of die cut hearts and I used the negative piece as a stencil since I participated in the class all about them last weekend with Online Card Classes.  (I still haven't even had a chance to look at Day 4 :)!


I used Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste over a piece of paper that was misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Guilded Gold and Cherub Pink.  Such a fun shimmery card in real life :).
I couldn't put the elephants away yet...



This time I lined them all up in a row to fit the sentiment.  I could imagine telling my daughters, "I love you thiiiiis much (the length of a 4 elephant parade and beyond, of course)" !!



More sweet die cuts.  This time some love birds and a teeny, leafy branch.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Sweethearts set.  The tan paper has a very subtle, texture that reminded me of woodgrain.


Another fave in the kit box was this typewriter image and some coordinating sentiments.


I chose this one and decorated it with mini hearts.  I sliced the  typewriter top at the "paper feed" part so I could make it look like this note was rolling out, hot of the presses ;)...


And one more try with white embossing paste.  I used a stencil from Hero Arts and lots of the glorious sequins that Sharron sent.

We learned a trick in class from Debby Hughes to pour glitter over the embossing paste after you remove the stencil and the paste is wet.  So shimmery!  Love the sweet die cut "hello".


The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps My Heart set, which Claire just happened to release new dies for this week!  See them here and here, along with the most adorable Mini Mail tiny envelope dies!

I have no doubt that I will be using Sharron's kit again this weekend!  There is so much good stuff left and two weeks until Valentine's Day!!

Be sure to stop over at the 12 Kits Blog for links to everyone's blogs and the supply list!  Ohhh, and to see our special guest Michelle from Pretty Periwinkles who made the most fabulous cards with this kit!  You can also always check out or Facebook page and Pinterest board, too!

16 comments:

Joni nina Andaya said...

GORGEOUS Kelly!!! Love the kit...pretty colors :)

Cathy Weber said...

I could hardly wait to see your cards Kelly...I just knew there was going to be some stenciling mixed in with your cards...and I was not disappointed! Love the one with the glittery chevrons and I love the little birds resting on the branch...going to CASE that idea as I didn't use my birds or branches yet!

Marybeth said...

Kelly ...I love the glitter on the paste and the texture you added to some of your cards. I just assumed the elephants were from ME not MS love them and the way you used them. You heart card ...hugs and kisses is my favorite simply elegant! I think I am going to love all the typewriter cards today .....beautiful !

Jeanne J said...

Oh I've been playing with the embossing paste too - but mine isn't sparkly! Nice addition Kelly! I love what you did with those cute little elephants too - the spritzed background - the little guys in a row ending with the heart! Adorable!

Darnell J Knauss said...

As I'm saying to all of you this month, I've been waiting to see the February kit coz I knew you girls would just fill Blogland with lots of hearts and love and you didn't disappoint me! Your cards are all incredible, Kelly, but I have to applaud you for incorporating the stenciling so beautifully!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

Kelly these are are as cute as can be! Love your card with the little birds perched on the branch, very sweet!!

The Paper Parade said...

Kelly that glitter stencil is awesome!! I love how it turned out :) I also love the adorable elephant cards. The lovers one is too cute, and I love how you have the ears poking out in the other :) That first card with the splatters is so distinguished!

Renee said...

OMGosh!!
Kelly these are all incredible...
the stenciling is amazing...
should I give it a try?
I know I'm just gonna make a big mess though but you make it look so easy!!
Kara has been tempting me with this paste for a while...
I may take the plunge.
Anyway...I LOVE them all!
The sweet ellie's...
which mine went missing and now I HAVE to find them...
they're all so fabulous!! :)

Sharron said...

Kelly, I'm swooning! Love what you did with the kit! Every one of your cards is just fabulous!! The stencil embossing looks fantastic. I really must give it a try. Glad you had fun with the elephants too. I think that is such a cute punch and finally had a reason to buy one.

Trish said...

It was such fun seeing your stencil class influence. Your cards are gorgeous and I can't wait to do the chevron with glitter on top of the embossing paste. Love, love all your cards

Joyce said...

What a group of gorgeous cards, Kelly. I love all of them, and especially the fact that you incorporated your new stencilling class into your creations. And, I think I need to get that elephant punch--you sure did the cutest things with those guys.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly you rocked the stenciling and embossing paste my friend! You elephants are cute as a button and the rest are all so fabulous as always!

Kara said...

beautiful cards!! love the ones where you added texture with your stencils!

Kim Heggins said...

Kelly...I love all your cards but your sweet typewriter card is my favorite. I love how you tucked that paper in the roller and those sweet little hearts are just perfect! Your sweet row of elephants are just so fun too and so perfect with that sentiment and the embossed background...too cute!

Christina said...

What a great bunch of cards with this kit! You did such a cute job with the elephants, and I'm loving your use of the embossing paste. I still haven't given it a try, but it looks especially pretty with the glitter on your last card. Your typewriter is adorable with the twine bow, and what a great idea to cut a slit for the sentiment to tuck in side.

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my goodness what a sweet post! I think I missed this 12 kits post somehow! Adorable cards and I love the embossing pastes! The glitter tip is so fun - have to try that for sure! And oh those elephants are cute!!