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I'm back. After an 8 month break, I am so excited to be back in the 12 Kits of Occasions club where every month a group of 12 crafters take turns hosting a themed card kit. Although I am glad to be back, I'm so sorry it took a sweet friend (Jeanne Jachna) leaving in order for me to do so, but I plan to make the most of this opportunity.
When I opened my package of goodies from Kim Heggins, this month's hostess...I knew the kit was going to be something great...something cute and scary...something that was going to cause tons of card making ideas to swirl around in my head. It did! Want to see why?
Before I show you my cards...here's a little peek of the kit we had to work with this month:
|Photo courtesy of Kara|
Look at all this! Didn't Kara take the best picture capturing all the great ingredients in our kit from Kim?
Here's the cards that I made with our September kit:
I think everyone must have had a Trick of Treat bucket at some point...I know every one of my kids had one and it was so much fun re-creating those buckets with all the cute embellishments that Kim sent us. I used Lil' Inker Stitched squares for mats and some black jute twine to suspend the buckets across my card. I pinked the edges of the chevron patterned paper from our kit and added my own die cut sentiment. First card done...about 1/2 hour total.
Kim sent us lots of die cut silhouettes in black and I used two of them to create quite the mess with glitter. I ran both die cuts through my Xyron, then dipped them both into black glitter. Wow, a mess, but totally worth it as they are so shiny and really dress up the cute bingo card Kim sent us. I also used a Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval cut from black...the bingo card fit perfectly over it along with more great patterned paper and ribbon from Kim. If you include the the clean-up of glitter everywhere...this one took about 45 minutes or so to finish.
For card #3 I tried to use up a whole bunch of the kit ingredients on this card...it is definitely a hand it to you kind of card because it has lots of pieces to it. This one is going to my little niece who loves to paste stickers everywhere. Her mother is going to love me for this one. I used a Lil' Inker Folded tag and one of the embellishments Kim had attached to our packages. It was too cute to not use it. I added a rhinestone and some of the twine that Kim sent us in our kits. That chevron ribbon also was in the kit and this one took about an hour to finish.
My final card is my favorite.
The trick or treat sentiment and the crow are Silhouette cut files from Kim and pairing them with the Impression Obsession Halloween Hill die cut made the creation of this card the fastest of them all. I love when a card just practically makes itself (as Joyce of Cards by the Sea) always says.
Thank you Kim for helping me to have a fun and creative Saturday! Ready to see some more Halloween magic? Here's a link to the other members of our 12 Kits of Occasions card club.