Four of a Kind - November with Joyce

It seems like we just posted our Halloween-themed Four of a Kind cards, but in reality it has been a whole month and I have a brand new batch of cards to share with you.  This month, our Four of a Kind hostess is Joyce of Cards by the Sea.  Take a look at the great kit that Joyce sent us.

Photo courtesy of Joyce

This is an especially nice month for me as I have never used any of these stamps before...Joyce really knew how to pick them, didn't she?
My first card uses the great felt leaves that Joyce sent us.

 The only thing I added that wasn't in the kit was the leafy vine embossing folder, everything else came in our kit.  I love that neat wooden button, looks very rustic to me.

My second card also uses leaves, but a different variety.

 I cut up some of the beautiful patterned paper that Joyce sent us...and she sent a lot!  I pieced it together and zig zag stitched it.  The cute sentiment banner is from Lil Inker and the frame is from PTI Framed Out.  I added another one of Joyce's nice buttons and a thick twine bow.  This is my favorite of the three cards.

My last card uses one of the leaf stamped sheets Joyce sent us, although I think she intended them to be cut out individually, I thought the four leaves together made a great focal point for my card.
Again, every single thing was included in our kit.  I love that orange pom pom trim!
It is always fun to get to try new things, it is rare that I receive a kit where I haven't tried a single thing in it before, but wow, did I have a good time!  Thanks Joyce for a great November kit.
Make sure to check out the cards made by the other "three" in our Four of a Kind club.  


Joyce said...

Oh, Cathy--where to begin. You did such a great job with this kit--and used everything in ways I had never thought of! I love how you used all those felt leaves on the first card to make such a soft and beautiful focal point. The second card does such a great job of highlighting some of the different patterned papers, and I adore what you did with that piece of Framed Out--why have I never thought just to use the frame? And, you are just too clever to use those leaves stamped as a focal point. That was not my intention, but it really looks great, and I am going to try this sometime. So glad you liked my kit.

Kim said...

Cathy, simply amazing cards! I would have never thought of leaving those four leaves together on your last card, just so clever and really makes for a fabulous thank you card. That orange pom pom trim is just the perfect finishing touch too. Your first card is my favorite, I am in love with that embossing plate! It really makes the perfect back drop for that trio of felt leaves (which I still have, so happy about that). Such a stunning card. All of your cards are just beautiful!

Renee said...

They're fabulous Cathy!!
Love the embossing on the first...
perfect for a fall card!
And the paper strips and stitching on the 2nd...
but really lovin' the row of leaves...
wish I had though of that...
but I cut into mine! :)
Though I did hoard my pompom ribbon! :)

Kara said...

love the colors in this kit!! great cards!

Sharron said...

Joyce really created an awesome kit and your cards are all so amazing! I love the one with felt leaves and that great embossed background. Beautiful combo of papers on your second card and great design on the last. I really like the four leaves used together and the orange pom pom trim!

Cathy you totally worked magic with this kit. Your first card is just jaw dropping gorgeous! Love the pom pom ribbon too.

Marybeth said...

Wow,Cathy! Your cards are amazing. Love the first one with that gorgeous embossing pretty. The stitching and layout of the second one is beautiful. Gota love the pom- poms on the last one. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your beautiful family.

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful kit and beautiful cards Cathy! I love all the pretty colored leaves and YOUR STITCHING! Such a nice touch and makes a big difference - love it! I think my fave is the second one - so many patterns mixed and matched and that pretty framed button!

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