Wednesday, April 1, 2015

12 Kits with Marybeth!


This month at 12 Kits of Occasions, it was Marybeth's turn to be the hostess, and this West Coast girl treated us to a delicious "Song of the South" kit!  She had me at the first peek of gingham!

Up first, I decided to tackle Laura Bassen's double partial die cut technique for PTI's Make It Monday. This card took me like 12 tries, and FOREVER to get the final design, hee!  Laura makes it look so easy!  I found it was best if I cut the rectangle first, then placed the "hello" sentiment.  I had tried using the Headline Alphabet to spell "herd" and "moo" and that didn't work out.   Also, my Cuttlebug has very warped plates which is bad for lining things up for this technique.  So I went to my Grand Calibur with flatter, longer plates, and a single word die, and had more success.


The sentiment is from "Friends 'til the End."  Don't look to close, those edges are a little sketchy and somehow the "O" broke loose from the paper while it was in the machine! :)

The patterned papers that Marybeth sent were SO gorgeous and this rooster image was my absolute favorite!


I used PTI's Hexagon cover plate to cut the papers for the background and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps "French Country."


Cut the rooster out with the largest label from the Small Labels Nestabilities set, and added silver brads at the corners.

Last is a sweet scene with PTI's new Scene It: Skyscapes dies and a krafty rooster cut with the "On the Farm" dies...


I cut the hills with the Stitched Hills dies from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment is also from WMS "French Country."



Underneath the scene is black cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug Hexagon folder and then brushed over with Fresh Snow ink for a chalkboard effect.

Oh how I love this kit, and have a lot left over to make more cards!  Thanks so much to you, Marybeth, for spoiling us with so many lovely things this month!

Our special guest this month is RENEE, our original Southern Girl, back with some fun cards to share!  Also Jeanne Jachna is offering up an extra kit this month!  Just leave a comment on the 12 Kits blog HERE and a winner will be drawn in mid-April.  Don't forget to visit our Facebook page here and our Pinterest pages for inspiration, now divided by month!


14 comments:

Joyce said...

What a fantastic bunch of cards, Kelly. I ignored your instructions not to look too closely, and honestly could not find one single flaw anywhere. Especially love the card where you used the hexagon die to cut your patterned papers. A perfect way to get a country look.

I Card Everyone said...

Kelly!!! How did I miss your blog? Your cards are just darling... love what you've done with those darling farm animals and patterned papers! You don't even know how much I want that hexagon coverplate...So, SO cute!
=] Michele

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards Kelly!! You girl always make these kits shine.

Vikki Hein, Roseburg, Oregon said...

You hit a triple with this set of cards! The country theme is awesome. I'm going to try your suggestion of cutting the larger frame die first before the "word or object" is cut.

Kathryn A said...

Wow! I love all of your cards!! (I knew I should have ordered the gingham paper...). You've also inspired me to use my "On the Farm" set!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic collection of cards Kelly, I am not even tackling that partial die cutting technique--well done. Love the card with the sun rays!

Julia Aston said...

this style and set of colors are right up your gingham alley Kelly! great designs on your cards!

JD/ Jill said...

All beautifully done...you really aced this kit!

Lindsey said...

Oh, Kelly, these are amazing! All your effort for the first card was totally worth it. I love all the extra details you added, too. And I love your idea with the rooster. I kind of feel like I'm the only one who didn't know how to use him. lol. And I just knew that an adorable scene could be created, but I loved the dies so much I just couldn't bare to glue anything down until I felt like the design was just right. Your card turned out amazing...looks like I'll just be CASEing you. :)

Bonnie said...

Oh yes I LOVE this set of cards! I am just an absolute LOVER of all things farm/chicken etc. ANyway - love your MIM card too - all so gorgeous!

Stebbins Family said...

Yehaw! What great country cards and you nailed the MIM technique beautifully!

Sharron said...

Sorry to be so late with a visit. Fabulous collection of cards this month! Love the MIM design with the gingham and animals! And your rooster design is gorgeous. Love that background! Wonderful card with the sun rays and clouds too. I enjoyed those die cuts so much and have them at the top of my wish list. Unfortunately they are always OOS!

Marybeth said...

Hi Kelly. Easter kept me crazy busy. Love your first card and I never posted my MIM but you made it work. Your black and red rooster is amazing too. Great job and thanks again for the picture.

Jeanne J said...

I couldn't wait to see what you would do with this kit Kelly! I knew you'd rock the gingham and for sure you did! You blew me away with the hello cut from the pattern paper, and then scrollllll... bam! that red black and white honeycomb rooster! WOW! Are you really gonna make me buy that die now? sigh..