Sunday, August 31, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions...Kara's Birthday Kit!


Hi everyone!  So glad to be back to 12 Kits of Occasion projects with these awesome ladies, and I thank them SO MUCH for being patient and kind to me during my stamping hiatus!  I'll be posting some projects over the next month featuring kits that I missed from Jeanne, Joyce, Marybeth, and Tracey. Even though school is back in session as of Wednesday, I'm thinking things might slow down a bit...at least for September!

But on to Kara's amazing kit of the month with the theme of BIRTHDAY!  We got a wonderful bunch of stamped items and dies from WPlus 9( (even the Ink Splats stamp set!), Paper Smooches, Papertrey Ink, and Simon Says Stamp!

Up first is a floral card with the WPlus 9 stamp set and coordinating dies..."Spring Blooms."  I love their sets of mini flowers!


Paired the Curved Card die from Simon Says Stamp with the flowers and a sentiment from WPlus9's  More Fresh Cuts, and the blossom images from Fresh Cut Florals.  The chevron embossing folder is from Lifestyle Crafts.

The next two cards were my girls' favorites.  I will keep these as templates for the birthday parties they attend...and see some shopping in my near future! ;)


I used the sweet balloons from Whole Lotta' Happy and the sentiment and die cut banner from Simon Says Stamp's "Tilted Banners."


Kara sent us the coolest glossy paper from DCWV called "Whiteboard" and once I used it, I wanted it on everything!  It really gives cards a fun modern feel and makes the colorful images and paper pop!

Kara also generously included the WPlus9 stamp set "Ink Splats" in our package!  I combined it with my WMS "Splat It" set to make this card...


And last, a tag...or course!  My daughter Claire will be turning 9 in October, and I made a tag for her...


The tumbling number die cuts are from WPlus9's  Modern Numerals die and the arrow is from Paper Smooches Cardbooking 1 die set.  I stamped the "9" with "Ink Splats" again.




Some Wink of Stella glitter pen on the die cuts and more of that delicious "Whiteboard" paper for the tag, cut with a Hero Arts die.

Can't leave without some contest information!  Kara not only gave us each a WPlus9 "Ink Splats" set...but there is one for a lucky winner TOO!  Be sure to stop by Kara's blog HERE for your chance to win, and visit our guest designer Alanna's blog HERE!

Thanks SO much for visiting today!


13 comments:

Kara said...

I love your projects! The balloons in the oval look great and your ink splat card is PERFECT!! Love them all!

Lisa said...

Oh gosh Kelly I love all of these so much, couldn't pick a fave if I tried!!

Marybeth said...

Welcome back, we did miss you. You sure came back with a bang....these are stunning Kelly! LOVE your oval and splat card...nice work.

Joyce said...

Yay, Kelly. I am so happy to see that you are back and creating with us again. I sure have missed you and your fabulous style. Love all your cards from today, especially that first stunner.

Kim Heggins said...

Too darn cute! I love them all but your oval window with the festive balloon bouquet is simply fabulous and so creative. Welcome back!

Renee said...

Let me just say I agree with Claire!
She's a smart one, mama! :)
That balloon card is awesome...
love that oval backed with that fun paper and balloons!
The ink splat card...
and that fabulous tag...
Kelly, you rocked it! :)

Sharron said...

A big WELCOME BACK to you, Kelly! We've missed you. It's so good to see your fantastic designs again. LOVE your balloon bouquet in an oval, against the rainbow paper--perfect! And your splat design is amazing!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful projects Kelly, love that big oval so striking and the tag--fun!

Jeanne J said...

Sorry I'm late to the party Kelly! The Labor Day holiday had me sneaking peeks so DH wouldn't catch me interrupting "Family Time"! I love your post - especially the first with the hot pink embossed background and beautiful flower arrangement. Your balloons with the colorful background are so HAPPY and the prettiest inksplats I have ever seen. A rainbow of color!

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Cathy Weber said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that balloon card! The patterned paper behind the balloons was just the right touch! I also LOVE your number tag...such a cute idea with the number 9 cut from the paint splotched paper. I am looking forward to all sorts of new creations coming from you in the coming months! Great job this month, my friend.

Julia Aston said...

What gorgeous cards you created here Kelly! That's some wonderful card kit you received!

Kim Heggins said...

Kelly...wow, these are awesome! I love them all but your card with that wonderful bouquet of balloons is simply stunning and so so fun.