Thursday, August 31, 2017

12 Kits Of Occasion ~ August

Good morning friends~  August has flown by already and fall is definitely in the air!  Even though I hate to see summer end, fall is always a welcome change. The end of August brings us to the always fun, group post from the 12 Kits of Occasion gals.  This month's kit was from Lisa Elton of My Paper Tales.  Her taste is flawless and I just adored the fun colors and patterns she included in this months "Teacher's Pet" kit.  So adorable!!

Here's my cards and projects:

I didn't really want to separate the PTI Enclosed Apple but I kept going back to putting the school bus behind the detailed die so I went with it.  And just look at that darling embossed cardstock in the background.  I could do with more of that!
 This card would be a great card to give to a child's school bus driver at the end of a long school year.  I have a deep respect for them as I'm sure they have to deal with a lot of crazy kids!

 This is the second half of the PTI Enclosed Apple.  I added a little Fired Brick Distress Ink around the edges and some detail with a white gel pen.  The leaves are the only thing I added of my own.  They are cut using PTI's Stamp A-Fair Exploring the 1940's.  Lisa included lots of button and bakers twine for the perfect finishing touches.
 Lisa included so many of these cute little critters.  I colored this one using Copics.  She already had it cut out using the sweet scalloped tag so I just added a couple more polka dotted leaves since I had them sitting on my table.

 Fun felt flowers, buttons and ribbon are all from the kit.  I wanted to hoard this darling paper from October Afternoon that Lisa included.  I just know I'm going to see the other gals projects and wish I had saved it so I could CASE them!
 All of the elements Lisa put in her kit were as cute as could be.  Just look at that sweet polka dotted apple button! Is anything any cuter??
Another darling little image to color and some fun stars.  Lisa thought of everything!
Finally these two adorable little milk cartons from Lawn Fawn.  I added the Spellbinder Apple A Day because I had already used up the apples Lisa sent.  These will be filled with pure sugar candy and sent to my great littles out of state.  

I still have plenty of leftovers to CASE my wildly talented team mates.

Thank you so much Lisa for such a fun kit!  Makes me wish I still had little ones at home but I know my great littles will enjoy getting some happy mail from their auntie.

Be sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasion Blog to see what my talented teamies have cooked up for you using this kit.  And add to the list a visit to Judy Marino of Judy's Card Corner as she's Lisa special guest this month!

I'll be entering one of these projects into the following challenges:
Color Throwdown
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Back To School
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff ~ Back To School

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Kim Heggins said... in love with your sweet cards. Just love how you dressed up those wonderful and yummy apples. Just too darn cute. And those sweet milk cartons, just fabulous! Can't wait to see what you fill them with.

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Birgit! OMG .. those smiling apples at the end! How cute! I love love love that first card with all the embellishments stacked up.. and all the sweet bows with the button centers! Beautiful!

Marcia Hill said... ALL the cards and milk cartons you created here Birgit! What a fun, FUN kit to play with and love how you photographed them all too with the lined notebook paper in the background! Totally head over heels in love with all the little buttons included in this kit and in fact I'm quite jealous as I LOVE them! You did a GREAT job with this kit Birgit and I'm sure your littles are going to love receiving these special goodies!! :0)

Judy1223 said...

Birgit, I laughed when I read your comment about that lovely October Afternoon paper...I hated to use it in case I got a better idea from one of the team's blogs! I LOVE your cards and your adorable milk carton set! WOW!!! I love how you used all the little bits...the buttons, the twine, the flowers. I also love how you layered the apple thanks over the bus! (Mind blown!) It has been so much fun playing with this kit this month, thank you all for having me as a guest!

Lisa Elton said...

I have some of that OA paper left over that I have a feeling I will be hoarding LOL!! YOU made so many cute things with the kit Birgit. The apples you added to the milk cartons are so sweet. I'm so happy you enjoyed the kit. I knew the moms and grandmas on the team would put it to good use!

Nancy Penir said...

Hi Birgit! Yes, I wanted to hoard that paper too! Especially when Lisa told us about her quest to find it. Your projects are their typical amazing, loved every one. the milk cartons are the cutest. LOVE how you shade your elements to look so real! All so sweet. Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness these are just the cutest school themed cards, sure to bring a smile and start their year off good!
I love the felt flowers for fall cards, you have me wanting to break mine out too :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Birgit I hear you about how fast August went and today I went out in long pants and a long sleeve shirt and wish I had a sweater--a bit chilly. What a fun collection of cards, you definitely made the most of Lisa's fabulous kit. Your colouring and the pieces you put together are created so many lovely cards. Love that you created two milk cartons and the apples with faces on the side are so sweet!

I Card Everyone said...

OH my goodness, what a delight to see your darling projects... the bus behind the apple? Perfectly perfect idea - always go with your first thought, Birgit - it's always the right choice. Every element from the kit was used brilliantly, my friend - wish I had a few more sheets of that darling paper, too!!! xx

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Such adorable cards and I love those milk cartons! Too bad more parents don't have the time to celebrate their little ones going back to school or their teachers starting a new year. These cards are so happy looking; any child should be proud to give one to a teacher or bus driver.

Darlene said...

WOW! You've been BUSY! These milk cartons are adorable!! GREAT JOB on all!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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Sharron said...

These are all so fabulous, Birgit! And the staging for photographing your projects is marvelous too. Both designs with the apple look so great. Love the added accents with the white gel pen. Things like that make such a difference! I think we all were tempted to hoard the papers. That floral design was really hard for me to cut. Love your adorable milk cartons. The little faces make them even more fun!

Lindsey said...

Birgit, these are SO SO cute! The way you added the leaves to put make the little mouse image look like an! Your darling smiling apple! Your fabulously colored! The school bus inside the! You had so many creative ways of using these products. I'm leaving feeling completely inspired (and happy!).

Kelly S. said...

These are ALL so amazing! I just love the "Enclosed" apple with the school bus peeking through and those sweet apple milk cartons! Such creative projects and cards, one and all~!

alice k. said...

What a plethora of cute cards, just perfect for Back to School encouragement! Thank you for joining us at UYS challenge.

Donna Phelan said...

What wonderful Fall Back To School themed cards! I love those BIG apples and the little milk cartons you created--sooooo CUTE! Well done!

Catherine said...

All your cards are awesome! I love each design and how you added the perfect elements to each. So cute! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Chris C said...

Cute, cute, cute back to school cards! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

Patti said...

Birgit these are truly adorable!! Lisa outdid herself with the kit this month and you made it come to life!! Sweet as can be A+++

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Birgit. Love the apple images from PTI! SWEET images on all the cards... and great color combos.

Darnell said...

Oh, Wowza, Birgit, you have really outdone yourself with Lisa's amazing kit!! Each one of these is sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

WOW! You clearly were enamoured with this kit,based on the array of joyful creations you've shared here! All are gems; especially smitten with the darling bunny! Such a cutie! I'll be scouting out the kit ingredients for sure; perfect for making cards for my now-in-Grade 2 niece and starting-kindergarten nephew! Thank you for the smiles!

Karen Letchworth said...

Super cute and creative, Birgit. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talents with us. I always LOVE and appreciate having you play along.
Word Art Wednesday

Vickie Y said...

Adorable cards and project. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Marybeth said...

Sorry I am so late. Darling projects and two milk cartons! The apples look adorable dressed up a bit! I bet you made Lisa proud!