12 Kits Of Occasions {June 2014}

Monday, June 30, 2014

Good Morning!
Can you believe tomorrow is the beginning of July?
So far the summer has been beautiful here in NJ.  Warm and sunny, but not to hot.
The lawn could use a little rain.  I put in a request for an evening thunderstorm ;)
Since today is the last day of the month I can finally share cards I have created with this month's kit.
Marybeth put together a really beautiful, elegant wedding themed kit, with a few whimsical elements included too!
These kits that we create and send to each other are so much fun.
I encourage you to get together with some friends and give it a try!
Renee wrote a post awhile ago that might help you get started.
This month we have a guest designer that has been with us before,
I loved getting the opportunity to work with these champagne glasses.
I  added a bit of clear Wink of Stella and some pearls to enhance them. 

Love this multi-heart die cut! I layered it over a stamped and gold embossed piece that Marybeth sent.  To make the 'happy' die cut work with the design I added some gold embossing powder {twice}.

For these last two cards I discovered I was able to transform the pearlized papers from a subtle tone-on-tone white to vibrant color.  I used PURECOLOR Dye Inks to add color.  It worked perfectly. The pearlized areas resist the color while the paper absorbs it!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have fun hopping around for more inspiration!

Supplies used that were not included in the kit:
Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: WP9 Fresh Cut Wreaths,  SSS All Occasion Banners
Ink: WP9 Ocean Drive, Mojito
Dies: SSS Tilted Banners, PTI Mat Stack 5, Lil' Inker Small Bow Die
Other: Pearls

June 2014 Hostess: Marybeth Lopez
Stamps: ( Papertrey Ink ; Gatsby Glamour, Propose A Toast, Congratulations Stamp Set, Keep It Simple Anniversary Set ; ( WPlus9; fresh Cut Florals, Basic Banners ; (Paper Source ; Confetti , Calligraphy,Leafy Vine ( Stampabilities ; Heart Line, Love Birds, Happy Anniversary ( Impression Obsession Inc; Love Is, His n Hers Outhouse ( Print Works Collection ; Always , Beautiful Day ( Mama Elephant; Love Quotes
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Gatsby Glamour, Propose A Toast / WPlus9 Basic Banners, Fresh Cut Florals/ Mama Elephant: Love Quotes Creative Cuts /Cas-Ual Fridays : Petal Set / Serendipity Stamps : Happy Die and Floral Frame and Embellishment Dies
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink :Sweet Blush , Berry Sorbet / Stamping Up : Calypso Coral
Patterned Paper : DCWV White Fern / The Paper Studio Blanc Boutique Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Ink: Pale Tomato mid tone/ Stampin Up: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette / Versa Mark, Versa Fine Onyx Black / Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Coca
Glitter: Martha Stewart ; Cotton Candy Ribbons : Hobby Lobby
Gems: Hobby Lobby
Pin: Hobby Lobby; wedding


  1. Gorgeous wedding and anniversary cards. All the die cuts are amazing.

  2. Kara I love the way you changed the color of the paper Wow! Love that idea. Beautiful cards! The heart card with the gold happy is gorgeous!

  3. Now I'm torn between CASE'ing you and Tracey with those champagne flutes...
    LOVE what you did with those embossed dots!!
    And the then the layered heart die cut...
    But the WOW factor is that paper...
    I die over how you added the colors...
    gonna have to try it...
    it's such an incredible effect! :)

  4. Wonderful collection of sweet and romantic cards Kara...I love them all!

  5. Oh .. kicking myself here Kara - so clever to ink up that card stock. I was missing some color and I had the solution in front of me the whole time! My favorite card? The Happy with the heart cut out behind it. Love the collage look, all the elements you used, and the peek of coral around the sides.

  6. make me want to try that ink thing with the beautiful papers...SO smart it! I was just about to write that your first card is my favorite with those pearl champagne bubbles...but then, there's that ink technique...have to say that is the winner for me!

  7. Fantastic cards, Kara. And, I'm glad I saved some of that patterned paper, because I want to try your inking technique.

  8. SO much PRETTINESS to drink in Kara!! Love your "happy" card, just gorgeous!

  9. AMAZING, Kara!! Love the cut out heart with the 'happy'. I'm really liking using two coats of embossing. It really shows off the die cut. And your technique with the paper is an awesome idea. Can't wait to try it out!

  10. Kara your cards are completely over the top--wow! All are just gorgeous and you transforming the penalized paper is so cool and I am so glad that I can give it a try now. The aqua box is a favourite!

  11. FAB idea to ink up that tone on tone paper. So cool!

  12. Kara, I love that first champagne card! I love how you tilted the glasses and added the little pearl bubbles :) Then the gold happy card with the die cut hearts is simply stunning! The gold is beautiful :)


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