12 Kits of Occasions {July} + A Giveaway

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This month we are celebrating birthdays!
Christina's kit came at the perfect time for me because I know so many people with birthdays in July, August, and September.  This kit was full of fun products I 've wanted to try, like the Wplus9 cupcakes and the adorable Memory Box lanterns.

How fun?
I love the idea of opening a small envelope and out pops balloons, sequins, and stars!
I've already used this card for a little boy who's turning 1!

This is my idea of celebrating...anything sweet!

Christina sent so many beautiful papers.  I wanted to use a lot of them, on one card.
That's not something that I do well, but I know someone who does.
Her name is Stacey, and she makes the most beautiful cards.  You have probably seen in her in The File once or twice {OK, a lot}!
I used this card of hers to guide my design and I love it!

This one is fun!
Sort of makes me thing of opening up a bottle of bubbly at an outdoor party that has festive lanterns strung up!!

This cupcake, all glittered up, is my favorite from this month.
To see the full card and to be entered into the GIVEAWAY hosted by Christina,  
visit the new 12 Kits Of Occasions Blog
Each month you will find one card from several of the ladies; their favorite!
You will also find a detailed list of the kit contents.
Can you tell I really loved this kit?
Check out what all of the other ladies have made with theirs.
I can't wait to see myself!



  1. Nothing but party fun going on here. Your balloons coming out of the envelope is just adorable! Love that one. Your outdoor party card is beautiful and the enamel dots look great! Each card is perfect,great work here...again Kara!

  2. That envelope rules! I tried with my candle die cuts and it wasn't working...but ahhh balloons and stars are the key!!! Love them floating right out on a wish ;). Love the happy lanterns and your candy dot placement is like confetti. The banner and cupcake card is so colorful and happy with an awesome layout to boot!

  3. I'm so glad I still have that envelope! :)
    And the lanterns...
    I knew you would show me what to do with my leftovers from this amazing and fun kit! :)
    Love them all...
    as always! :)

  4. There is no way I can remember every detail you have blown me away with today Kara, so I am just going to tell you that this was definitely your month! The cards are so good! That envelope and balloon card? I can imagine we are going to see lots of that idea out there from now on. You need to pin that one to your own FIF! Great job this month, I loved them all.

  5. Great cards! Love how bright and happy this kit and your cards are!

  6. Very fun and festive Kara!! Those lanterns are pretty great but your sparkly cupcake is simply delightful!!

  7. Oh my goodness Kara - the one thing I couldn't figure out - the envelope you totally rocked. It totally stole the show here - all those balloons popping out of the envelope! How fun. I think my next fave would be the dots that start out small and get bigger at the top - you definitely captured the bubbly effect here!

  8. Oh, wow, Kara, these are all so wonderful!!

  9.! I love your amazing bundle of cards, just stunning, each and every one of them! But your lantern card is so stinkin' festive...with all of fabulous epoxy dots floating up from celebrate, this cards is screaming to go to a party! Love them all Kara!

  10. Kara, what an incredible job you did with this kit! I love the balloons coming out of the envelope with the scattered stars and sequins. Love that darling cupcake on a stand and the cut out banner at the top on the second one. You are so right about Stacey being an inspiration with her layered papers--you did an amazing job CASEing her! Your little lanterns look so sweet with the "bubbles" rising up through them, and I just adore the card you shared on the 12 Kits blog. Awesome job on all of these!

  11. They are happy, fun creations...great kit!

  12. All such fabulous cards Kara. I love the balloons popping out of the envelope--brilliant. It was fun to see how everyone used the banner and the way you used the lanterns with the candy dots--LOVE. I have to say that I am in love with your glittered cupcake too! Good enough to eat.

  13. OK, now I understand the neutral : ) These are all so happy-feeling! And really, isn't that exactly what a card should be? Love the Chinese lanterns with the dots!

  14. These are so much fun! I love them all. And I love that each card is so different. When I saw your really layered card I thought of Stacey even before I read that she had inspired the design. You obviously executed the look perfectly.

  15. Awesome set of cards. Love the balloon card. So different from everyone elses. Those little lanterns are cute too. Your sunburst card is striking.

  16. These are all so wonderful. I am getting lots of ideas for how to use my left overs. I think I love what you did with the lanterns the most.

  17. Amazing, Kara! I love the envelope card--balloons, stars & sequins--perfect for a party!! Every card is so festive. Love your fabulous design with the lanterns and the cupcake in the sunburst is a brilliant idea! Can't wait to play with my leftovers!!

  18. Kara.....I'm soo glad I saved that cute envie so that I can CASE that balloon card from you!!! Absolutely amazing card design!! My next favorite is the cuppie with the flower on how you did the banner!!

  19. Oh man Kara, the balloons coming out of the envelope are awesome!! I didn't use my envelope, and this is the best idea ever! I also really like the enamel dots and how you used them floating up behind the lanterns.

  20. Must have missed this... the card with the lanterns is my favorite card... could be the enamel dots ;P


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