Time for 4 of a Kind cards again, month #7! Our group of four take turns making idential kits of card-making ingredients from which we make cards and reveal them onthe 16th of the month. This month's hostess was Joyce of Cards by the Sea
. I had my fingers crossed which set Joyce was going to use, she dropped a hint a few months ago and I was so excited when I opened up my kit for this month. It was PTI's On My Couch and On My Couch Additions. Those super cute little couch and chair images have always caught my eye, but I had just never gotten around to purchasing that set. Dumb on my part because it is adorable!
Here's a picture of the kit that Joyce sent us:
Joyce must have been diecutting all day, there were so many cute images on October Afternoon Farmhouse paper. There were also some houndstooth embossed cardstock, lace, buttons and some fillagree border diecuts. Lots to work with. This month I made three cards:
Thank goodnesss I remembered to take a picture of this one, it's already been sent to Joyce's mom who is recovering from surgery. I used the embossed white stripes to mimic . I thought the striped patterned paper kind of looked like wallpaper so together they create a cozy little backdrop for the cute red couch and pillow. Every single thing on this card except the rhinestones was from the kit.
My second card uses all of the diecuts that Joyce sent me, some of the patterned paper and is topped off with one of the handmade button roses Joyce made. Can you believe she made those buttons herself? I also added two diecut doilies my friend Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life
sent me from Cheery Lynn (Kiwi Doily and Nautical Wheeler). There are 5 layers of diecuts on the front of this card, a record for me!
My last card uses the Grand Madison Window die to reveal a cozy scene through the window. I also used one of the lamps from PTI's Lighten Up stamp set and used one of the Fillagree Border diecuts from our kit as a valance. Just because I thought it was pretty, I added another border die to the inside of the card. I used a little rhinestone to "hang" the picture on the wall.
Joyce did a great job with her kits this month, so much so that I've ordered the sets for myself! Now that you've seen my three cards, make sure you check out what my three friends have made with their kits.