Saturday, June 30, 2018

The 12 Kits of Occasions - Sum Sum Summertime!

It's the last day of the month and you know what that means right? It's time for The 12 Kits of Occasions! The 12 Kits of Occasions is a group of 12 friends who all love to paper craft. Every month we take turns making a kit for the rest of the group. We all receive the same kit with the same items. On the last day of the month we reveal what we each made with the kit. It's fun to see how we used the product in different ways. Sometimes the projects are similar and sometimes they are very different.

Our hostess this time is Michele Ferguson from I Card Everyone blog! This post is bittersweet because Michele has decided to leave the group at the end of the year. I've enjoyed getting to know Michele and her wicked sense of humor and will miss her being part of this group. The kit she put together for us reflects her love of laughter and clever intellect.

Here's a peek at the kit.. pretty patriotic papers in red, white and blue... the cutest marching band ever - each little guy EMBOSSED from My Favorite Things, and Son of the Beach.. cute summer fun from Ellen Hutson Designs!

I'm always on the lookout for things in the kit that I didn't use so I can CASE and stretch my goodies even further. Waste not, want not! SO my trixies this time included the bit of baby blue seam binding, vellum die cut tag, and the printed "sun of the" you see in the bottom right corner of the photo.

I had loads of fun.. here's what I made... 

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

What a fun array of cards, Jeanne! I adore Michele and agree 100% about her clever and wicked wit. So sorry to hear that she is stepping away from the group. Onto the cards. Love that marching band set. Great job using it! That boy running to the beach/water just cracks me up and you've used him so well. The lady and her sentiment also made me laugh. I can totally see Michele's influence in this kit. Excellent work with it! :)

Marcia HIll said...

Every one of your cards is just FABULOUS Jeanne!! Totally in love with both your marching band mice cards...SOOOOO CUTE!! And the beach cards are also so dang cute and just beautifully water colored too! And the rabbit with the loooooong ears just slays me...too funny and cute!! It definitely shows that you had aa lot of fun with Michele's kit and I've loved seeing all these wonderful creations this morning!! :0)

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my...so many wonderful and detailed creations! Love them all. Love how you final card, the pink and gray are as sweet as can be. Love your incredible backgrounds for your beach cards, so amazing! Will come over and give me a lesson? But your adorable mice steal the show, they are so much fun! Wishing you and your family a fabulous 4th of July!

artful-notions said...

Jeanne, your cards light up my happy! The boy running on the beach has the most wonderful watercolor bg, adore that one with the white and kraft base. And beach lady's ombre outfit is gorgeous. I love your added elements; sunglasses, crab and shells. And love how we thought alike with the r/w & blue bunnies together with the extra large 'celebrate'! Have a great weekend!

Birgit said...

All your cards are fabulous Jeanne! I love the band bunnies on the printed floral paper and I'm wishing I had more bunnies so I could do the same. The water colored beachy backgrounds are amazing. Love them all! Happy 4th!

richardbreaks said...

These are awesome! I just love the band members with the floral backgrounds! We just saw The Music Man in Stratford, Ontario, so I'm really digging those right now.

Michelle said...

Oh.... all so bright and beautiful, with your signature mix of pattern and color - AND two perfectly colored beach-y backgrounds! But love that soft gray/pink bunny too! A fabulous summertime collection!
Wishing you a happy, fun-filled 4th of July!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh goodness Jeanne, I'm ooohing and aaahing over each and every one!! Love the floral paper with the bunnies, your amazing background for that cute fella running to the beach (love the kraft stripes too!), and you sweeter than sweet pink with the star spangled floppy eared bunny! Wishing you a Happy 4th!

Sharron said...

SOooooo very in love with your cards this month! Your marching bunnies look extra adorable. The floral backgrounds are so much fun and you always use companion papers so beautifully. And speaking of backgrounds, the beach designs have the coolest watercolored look. And I adore the sweet long-eared bunny, so pretty in pink! Hoping you have a fabulous 4th, stay safe--and cool!!

Marybeth said...

Boy am I ever late to the kits post, sorry! Well you never disappoint not ever! Each card has me swooning at your amazing ideas! Loving the way you put together the celebrate card just perfect! Loving the background for both beach cards..... you rocked this kit!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne, your post is so cheerful. One card after another of fabulous summertime colour! Love that you made two cards with the marching band, I need to make another. Beach lady and the beach runner are coloured perfectly and love the watercoloured background! As always I love seeing the extras you add to your kits and how you manage to use all the bits and pieces without clutter! xo

I Card Everyone said...

Jeanne, I'm so sorry that I've included so many tricks - it certainly wasn't my intention! lol See this is why I must call it quits - I'm much better playing with other peoples Kits, but not so great at putting them together!
I really love your cards - always so much fun seeing your layering genius!
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