This month our hostess is Kim Heggins of Cupcakes, Cards & Kim. Kim has such a sweet and cheery personality, it was no surprise when I opened up my kit and saw a package full of bright, happy and Springy ingredients. Here's a picture of all the goodies Kim sent us.
Aren't all those papers and ribbons pretty? Don't they make you happy just looking at them? Here are the cards I made with Kim's great April kit.
Anyone who knows me won't be surprised by this card...I have a special fondness for that window die and when I saw the pretty stamped butterfly from Paper Smooches, I knew it would look so pretty fluttering by my window. I added a little greenery using a Lil Inker scalloped die and just for fun (and because I have hardly used it) a little floor lamp with a gingham lamp shade.
My second card makes use of the tiny little strips of paper that bordered each patterned paper sheet (Pebbles by Family Ties). It seemed such a waste not to use those little pieces which had such a pretty pattern on them.
|See the little strips at the top?|
I cut each strip into a little banner and added some buttons, a frame, sentiment and little butterfly, all ingredients from our kit.
My last card is my favorite. I LOVE the birdhouse patterned paper. I loved it so much I almost didn't even use it because I could hardly stand to cut into it. I also wanted to use the yellow die cut (My Favorite Things Sentimental Flourish) and decided to hang it from a brad on my card. I also used some new stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps
(A Good Egg) and a few of the cute little die cut birds that Kim sent us in our kit. I am not sure if I am going to use this card for a new baby or a new house, but either way, I love how it turned out.
I want to thank Kim for a great start to our new 4 of a Kind challenge and I hope you all will visit Kim, Joyce and Marybeth to see what they have made with their April kits.