Four of a Kind-May Edition

Here we are again, this time for the May edition of Four of a Kind and it was my turn to play hostess this month.  Here is the kit I came up with to share with Joyce, Renee and Kim.
I used Papertrey Ink's Trendy Tree Tops stamps as the main ingredient of my kit.  It is a great stamp set, especially for CAS cards.  Some of the other ingredients included patterned paper from Basic Grey Indie Bloom collection, card stock embossed with a cloud embossing folder, lavender twine from Ribbon Carousel, diecut grass, clouds and notched flowers cut from felt and some photo finisher diecuts.   So, what did I make with them?
My first card uses the cloud embossing folder and Trendy Tree diecuts.  I love the little cut-outs on these dies.  Photo finisher dies make the best labels for sentiments, especially this one from Trendy Tree Tops.
Here's card #2:
Just one tree on this one, tucked inbetween some diecut grass (My Favorite Things die).  I added some of the felt clouds and the sentiment is stamped onto a Strawberry Patch frame from Papertrey Ink.  I used some embroidery floss to stitch a little border around it.

My last card is my favorite because it uses my Grand Madison Window die.
I don't think there is anything I can't envision peeking out from behind that great window die.  This time I created a scene from the inside looking out.  The inside is an embossing folder to look like wainscoting and I used a photo finisher diecut for the top rail.  Doesn't that patterned paper look like wallpaper?  I stamped a houndstooth pattern using a Market Street houndstooth stamp and the tree trunk is dark chocolate felt.  The little flowers are from a tiny punch with teeny pearls for the center.  I used the cloud embossing folder again on this one and a Spellbinder tag with some red Ribbon Carousel jute twine.

It always amazes me how different our cards always are despite the fact that we use the exact same ingredient kit, so let's see what Joyce, Renee and Kim have come up with!
Kim

15 comments:

Renee said...

Love the window scene...
those houndstooth hills are perfect with these funky patterns...
which I may need to pick up some of these papers because even though they're not my "norm" colors...
I loved them!! ;)
So bright and vivid!
They're all fabulous!!
You sent a great kit...so many things!!
And I have enough for at least 4-5 more cards...
at least!! :)

Wow Cathy, your cards are outstanding and your kits is fabulous too. I love the papers you chose to use and Trendy Trees is perfect for CAS cards.

Cathy, a question. What embossing folder do you have for the clouds?

Joyce said...

What an incredible collection of cards. Of course, you started with an amazing kit! I love them all. Of course, I expected a window card, but I never know exactly how you will do it, so that is always a treat. You were so clever in using some of the ingredients you sent that stumped me--like those darling little flowers and those glittery pearls--I'm glad I still have mine, so I can case you. I can't pick a favorite--I love them all.

Kim said...

Cathy, thank you so much for the fabulous kit, it really made me think outside the box even though I did happen to get two self assembling cards. The bright and vivid colors are just to stunning. I knew someone would end up using the window die and it is my favorite of your cards. Those rolling hills and the felt tree with all of the blooms, just so sweet. All of your cards are awesome and thank you again for the wonderful kit!

Marybeth said...

Looks like another wonderful kit ! Love all three cards you made. The window one is so cleaver, the way you added only flowers to the tree, great idea! Yes, the paper looks just like wallpaper , and the wainscoting is perfect with this card. I love the Trendy Trees!

Christina said...

These are all so cute and colorful! Those trees look like they'd be a lot of fun to play with. The window card is my favorite, too!

WOW! The last one with the window scene is a piece of art! Just LOVE it :) And then the first is my second favorite...love that the purple pearls are the "grass" for the trees :)

BethieJ said...

Cathy LOVED your creations and the FUN kit you sent! Such FUN colors!!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Sharron said...

What a fantastic kit you put together! The colors are wonderful! And your cards are fabulous! Love them all but I kept going back and looking at your second card. Adore your plaid tree with the little gems and the stitching around the sentiment!

Amy said...

Hands down....... The window card wins! I love the blooms you added and that embossed card stock on the bottom.

Kara said...

love the cloud impression plate and the tree through the window!!

Susan said...

I love them all!! You are making me wish I had ordered the Trendy Trees set. I really love the tree through the window with the houndstooth hills and the sweet little flowers.

Pauline said...

These are all so fabulous Cathy, I really like the pastel shades, and the whimsical die cut trees are just lovely.

What beautiful cards! I love the color palette! And your scenes on the cards are all charming!

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