4 of a Kind - A La Carte

It seems like it has been a very long time since I posted 4 of a Kind cards...and it has!  This month ends nearly two years of our Four of a Kind kit club and sadly, our good friend Renee has decided to leave our group.  Renee is super busy, busy, busy with her family, house and other obligations and has decided to cut back a bit.  I know we all have enjoyed the fabulous kits she has created, always packed full of lots of stamped images, beautiful patterned paper and a ton of matching embellishments!  We will miss you Renee, but know that we will continue to see your great projects all over blogland.  We are also changing our 4 of a Kind club up a little too.  It will now be 4 times a year and we will be welcoming Marybeth of Marybeth's Time for Paper as the 4th person in our group and realized that now we are all "California Girls" too, kind of a fun coincidence.

We are calling this month's kit "A La Carte".  Over time we have all stored up a huge pile of left over supplies from our past kits and decided to make this month's cards using anything we want from that left over pile.  Here is a picture of just a small portion of my left over ingredients:
 There was so much I couldn't even fit a fraction of it in the picture frame, but I think you get the idea...I had a lot to work with!
 My first card is my favorite, most of the ingredients came from one of Kim's kits with Papertrey Ink's Fruit Fusion set.   I love the cute apple paper and the picket fence she included in our kit.  I just embossed the fence with a woodgrain impression plate added some little punched branches and little tiny blobs of Marvy Uchida liquid applique that puffs up when you heat it.  The little banner was from one of Joyce's kits and I added my own loop-de-loop border and embossing folder for the brown card base.
 My second card is primarily from one of Joyce's kits using Up, Up and Away.  I found that I had a few hot air balloons left over as well as the sentiment and embossed background.  I also had some orange pom-poms Joyce gave us in a later kit.  All I added for this was the window die cut and the felt cloud.  Those balloons always make me smile!
My last card uses mostly ingredients from one of Renee's kits, with beautiful patterned paper and stamped images from Sewing Box Hugs.  She even included a cute bow from Lil Inker.  I cut my own doily, punched the patterned paper circles and added the twine ribbon from one of Joyce's kits.  I topped it off with a button that could have come from just about anywhere!

My cards are all so different this month...I can not wait to see what the other girls have come up with.  Make sure you look at them all!


A super selection of cards!

Joyce said...

Oh, Cathy--I just love all of your cards. You did such a great job pulling ingredients from different kits and mixing and matching to come up with the perfect combination for each card. That was such a great idea, and now I wish I had thought to do it that way. Seeing your hot air balloon card made me think of that great project you made that month. And, the window makes me smile to remember your 'window phase' where I could always count on you to include a window on every single card.

jkstiles77 said...

I don't think I can pick a favorite card ... I love things about every one of them! So cute! I really like the window die cut on the second card ... might I ask where that can be purchased? Thanks so much for sharing these cards with us .. just lovely!

Cathy, this is so much fun, I love your photo all of the supplies spread out...Your cards are simply amazing and so detailed. My favorite one is your last card using Renee's kit. I love that beautiful red doily on that blue paper and so many incredible layers. I have had so much fun with our little challenges and am looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring.

Marybeth said...

That was a great idea to do A La Carte with all the leftovers. Your first card with the fence is adorable ( I need to get mine out). Love the window card will the Pom poms such a cute scene. Beautiful twine and bow on the last one.
Can't wait to be a part of the group , glad Renee is still part of the 12 kits!

Swoon Cathy, I love all of your cards. You have such amazing style my friend and I am so impressed that you were not overwhelmed with all the leftovers. Sad to see Renee has left but happy to see Marybeth has joined the ranks. Inspired as always!

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful job cathy! I love all of them- all the detail on the window box, those pom poms with the balloons, and all the color on the last - love that twine and the paper bow too. SO clean and professional looking!

Kara said...

such a great way to use up those left over bits of kits! I'll miss seeing renee's take on the kit, but of course adore Marybeth!! You're cards are amazing!!

Sharron said...

Love every one of your cards! They are all different but all are wonderful! What a great way to use up leftovers. I'm so glad to see you all are continuing. I always love seeing what you do with each kit. So sad to see Renee leaving but glad to see Marybeth stepping into her space.

Renee said...

So different...
and so fabulous!! :)
I'm going to miss these kits each month...
but I'm really not going anywhere...
I will still be around looking for trouble...
destroying perfectly good paper!! :)
And Marybeth is perfect for this...
I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!
I miss it all so much...
but I know exactly where to find you! :)

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