Time for 4 of a Kind cards again, month #7! Our group of four take turns making idential kits of card-making ingredients from which we make cards and reveal them onthe 16th of the month. This month's hostess was Joyce of Cards by the Sea. I had my fingers crossed which set Joyce was going to use, she dropped a hint a few months ago and I was so excited when I opened up my kit for this month. It was PTI's On My Couch and On My Couch Additions. Those super cute little couch and chair images have always caught my eye, but I had just never gotten around to purchasing that set. Dumb on my part because it is adorable!
Here's a picture of the kit that Joyce sent us:
My second card uses all of the diecuts that Joyce sent me, some of the patterned paper and is topped off with one of the handmade button roses Joyce made. Can you believe she made those buttons herself? I also added two diecut doilies my friend Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life sent me from Cheery Lynn (Kiwi Doily and Nautical Wheeler). There are 5 layers of diecuts on the front of this card, a record for me!
My last card uses the Grand Madison Window die to reveal a cozy scene through the window. I also used one of the lamps from PTI's Lighten Up stamp set and used one of the Fillagree Border diecuts from our kit as a valance. Just because I thought it was pretty, I added another border die to the inside of the card. I used a little rhinestone to "hang" the picture on the wall.
Joyce did a great job with her kits this month, so much so that I've ordered the sets for myself! Now that you've seen my three cards, make sure you check out what my three friends have made with their kits.