12 Kits of Occasions: April with Jeanne

It's the last day of the month and I am excited to show you what I have made with this month's 12 Kits of Occasions kit...a super-deluxe, fabulous, die-cut laden package with so many ingredients...I made 5 cards and didn't even make a dent in the package.  Our hostess this month is Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life.  I imagine Jeanne had to go out and buy herself a new die cut machine after all the cranking she did to supply us with this great kit.  Here's a picture of this month's ingredients:
Photo by Kara Vrabel

I wasn't kidding about the great big kit, was I?  There's lots to look at this month and we have two guest designers listed below, so here are my cards:
This is my favorite...I loved the great big oval shaped doily and the beautiful and intricate die cut.  Every single thing on this card is from our kit and I especially love the bold patterned papers Jeanne gave us.
Like I said, lots and lots of die cuts, especially beautiful florals.  

 I even made good use of the negative parts of the die cut!  
I loved the little ticket and the woodgrain photo frame.  I thought the embossed panel looks a lot like little tickets so the combination was an easy choice for me.
This last card is going to my mom on Mother's Day.  Is that a lot of patterned paper, or what?  I added yet another flower die cut, doily and mom sentiment.  

Want to see more from the 12 Kits of Occasions group?  Head on over to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog so that you can go around and see what the rest of the team has done with this month's kit.
We are joined this month by two guest designers...and very talented ones at that.  Please stop by the blogs of Nancy Penir and Erin Thiem.  I can't wait to see what they have done with Jeanne's kit.  
Thank you Jeanne...this was one of my very favorite months for the 12 Kits of Occasions...there literally was something for everyone!
All the supplies are listed on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog under the tab Monthly Kit Supplies 2014 here.


Marybeth said...

Love what you have on display here Cathy! I love your wood and ticket card,glad I saved it . I see a lot of Jeanne layering and designs look on your cards. I cannot believe all the dies in this kit. Love the last mom card with the LIL scalloped edges,beautiful work!

Cathy I wouldn't expect anything less awesome than your post--gorgeous cards and so much patterned paper. How do you use it all and yet keep your cards so clean! Your first and last and my fvourites!

Jeanne J said...

OH Cathy - where to start? Love love love the first one with that bright bloom and yummy turquoise bow... so clever to use the negative of the die cut on the third and all they layers of pattern paper on the last. Wow! A real treat for the eyes. I should book mark this page for any time I'm missing my flower garden.

Cathy, I'm suggesting frames for each and every one of these gorgeous creations! The first one (your favorite and mine) is so beautiful, I'm sending you my stash of ribbon so you can tie all my bows! and can't forget the Mother's Day card. I love the triple trim with all those yummy papers!

OMGosh, there are 5!!!! rows of scallops! LOVE!

Kara said...

lovely cards! love your use of the negative!! awesome!

Sharron said...

Oh, I knew you would do an amazing job with Jeanne's kit! Your first card is incredibly gorgeous--love, love, love! Using both the one die cut & its negative was so creative and I love your bright card with the woodgrain frame. Gorgeous Mother's Day too--love the layered scallops and how the flower pops against the white doily.

All of these are SO pretty, Cathy! So many beautiful die cut images and embossed papers, I'm sure it was a lot of fun making these beautiful cards!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous is right...the kits and your cards! Love how you layered it up and went CAS with the goodies from this fabulous kit.

Vickie Z said...

Fantastic!! Jeanne does love a bit of color....you "ran with it"!

Lisa said...

Holy smokes Cathy theses are fantastic!! I love seeing how all of your girls make the same products look so different!

JD/ Jill said...

All Lovely cards!

Joyce said...

What a fantastic display of cards, Cathy. You made such great use of all those fantastic die cuts and the beautiful floral papers. And, they are all truly classy and elegant, your signature style.

Cathy...wow! Each one a little mater piece, so classy and elegant and so you. I love them all. Your use of the patterned paper and those beautiful flower dies. My favorite of your cards is your first one, that gorgeous posie with the leaves behind it, so clever and then your bow, so pretty.

Deepti said...

I am late but how could I ever miss ur post on 12 card kit. Its a bundle of goodness, a treat to my eyes :) love ur awesome creations !!

Oh my oh my! That first card? Wowza! Love that huge bloom. Then the thank you card with the simple stem on the left is so delicate and pretty :)

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